Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Read-A-Long of Life in Death by Harlow Drake #SundayShorts

This weekend has been full of reading firsts for me. I participated in my first read-a-long with Alchemy of Scrawl, Cabin Goddess, and other members of The Indie Exchange. The book that we read, Life in Death by Harlow Drake, was my very first eBook. Plus this is the first time that I have participated in the Sunday Shorts meme which is hosted each week by Cabin Goddess.

About the Read-A-Long:
I had so much fun reading this book and then discussing it right away with other book lovers. This is exactly what I imagine a book club to be like, although I have never been in one. I loved knowing that we were all reading this book on the same days instead of just having a book for the month and then coming together to talk about it. I could picture Kriss and Coral with their eReaders and their snacks and we were talking on Facebook and twitter while we were reading, not just after we finished.

The book is short and took me just under two hours to finish, even with the interruptions from the kids and husband. It was a great length for a weekend read and a nice introduction to eBooks. I've been really hesitant to try eBooks because I don't have an eReader. Now, I know there are apps for that but the appeal of an eReader for me has always been the eInk. My husband has been reading eBooks on his iPad though so I thought I would give it a try. My verdict - I couldn't sit and read for as long with the iPad as I can with a physical book but for a short read like this it worked out fine. I'm still not ready to attempt reading on it regularly which is probably a good thing because then my husband and I might end up fighting over it! So until I win one of those great giveaways for a Kindle, I'll stick mainly to physical books. My main exception to this rule will be if we end up having a read-a-long through The Indie Exchange once a month because that would be so much fun.

About the Book:

Life in Death by Harlow Drake
February 2012
Wine Not Publishing

Description: When a girl that social worker Kari Marchant places in foster care is brutally murdered, she’s compelled to learn why. Her quest for the truth pits her against friends and coworkers. As Kari works to solve the horrific plot, more people die. How far should she go to learn the truth—even if it threatens her life?

When homicide detective Rance Nicolet meets Kari, his attraction to her is powerful—and the feeling is mutual. But things between them go terribly wrong when Kari’s old lover is found murdered with a letter from her in his pocket. The evidence against Kari is damning. Rance’s personal and professional lives collide. Does he blindly believe the woman he’s falling in love with or follow the evidence no matter where it leads?

About Sunday Shorts:
Sunday Shorts is a meme hosted each week at Cabin Goddess. Here is her description - Sunday Shorts is a fun and unique meme. The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

Please join us at our Goodreads Group and see whats on our shelf! Also please add your link below so everyone can easily hop from blog to blog and read your short! This is a brand new Meme that I hope will grow! If you do not have a blog, you can leave it in the comment section, add it to the group list, share it with your friends on Twitter, just use #sundayshorts when you share! Just remember to have fun!

The Giveaway

The following giveaway is being sponsored by Harlow Drake and The Indie Exchange. Library Girl Reads & Reviews is not responsible for choosing winners or providing prizes. If you are reading this post via email or a feedreader, you will need to visit the blog to enter to win a copy of Life in Death or Amazon gift card using the Rafflecopter entry form.

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