I finished Death in the Stacks this past weekend, but had already prepared to share some excerpts from it with you for today. I requested Death in the Stacks through Penguin's First to Read program because I couldn't resist a cozy murder mystery set in a small town public library. (The cover is linked to the book's Goodreads page.)
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
September in New England was about as perfect a season as there was on earth. The days became cooler, pumpkins ripened and colorful leaves decorated the trees like they were getting ready for a party, the last colorful gala before winter.
Lindsey Norris, director of the Briar Creek Public Library, rode her bike into work, enjoying the crisp snap to the air and the fresh smell of the briny sea as it rolled in for high tide. She felt a happy burst of optimism fill her up as everything in her world seemed to be all right, especially at work. She'd been in charge of the small library for a couple of years now, and she had come to love the seaside community in which she resided.This is clearly more than just the first sentence, or even the first paragraph. I like the opening of Jenn McKinlay's Death in the Stacks. It certainly fits with the fall season, which doesn't quite seem to be here in Southern California yet. Well, it is a little cooler today . . . And I love that the protagonist is this cozy mystery works in a library.
A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.
"I am the one who decides who is hired and who is fired and how things--"
Pop! The sound cut out on Olive's microphone. Sully was standing beside the dais with the power cord dangling from his grip. [page 56]
Someone needed to be cut off and quick! This was a definite she-got-what-was-coming moment in the book, I thought.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!
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