Ahoy there me mateys! This be the eighteenth book in me Ports for Plunder – 19 Books in 2019 list. When I went to read this book, I realized that there was a problem. I didn’t actually own it like I thought I did! I currently have a self-imposed rule that I can only buy books that I know I will reread and they have to be in ebook form (library book sales being the exception). Also I be in the midst of a hold tally of all the books I own in both ebook and physical forms and don’t want to buy another book until it be complete. So I decided to download an Amazon sample to see if it be good enough to spend me loot. Usually Amazon samples be dangerous because I read, fall in love, and immediately buy the book. Sadly the answer was no to this book. It has promise but not enough for the expensive ebook price. The crew reviews seem to be all 3 stars and up but none of the local libraries have a copy. As I only read the sample, I am not even including this book in the tally of reads for the year. The only reason this post is being written is because of it was on the 19 in 2019 list. What I read didn’t excite me so I am going to abandon this one for now. And maybe for always. Arrrr!
Side note: Only one more to go!!
Goodreads had this to say about the novel:
In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project—and future of time travel—in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team—erasing her contributions from history.
Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?
Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, The Psychology of Time Travel introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and women’s fiction alike.
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