#BookReview: 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan @TMLoganAuthor @StMartinsPress #stephlvsbooks #29Seconds

29seconds
Book Title and Author: 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
Publication Date and Publisher: September 10, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Pages: 368 pages
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Date Read: August 30, 2019 (hardcopy from the publisher)
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“To give me whatsoever I shall ask, / To tell me whatsoever I demand, / To slay mine enemies and aid my friends” – The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

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17 thoughts on “#BookReview: 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan @TMLoganAuthor @StMartinsPress #stephlvsbooks #29Seconds

    1. I loved it. I’ve honestly not read many other reviews, so I didn’t know they were mixed. Several of the other Traveling Sisters read it too and loved it; it was 4 and 5 stars for them as well…that’s probably as much as I know about review feedback.

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  1. Love your personal connection to Sarah, Stephanie💜 And, I think the more you identify with her circumstances, the more you appreciate this story. My husband was in academia as a full time researcher and I got to see the old boy hierarchy first hand (he wasn’t a part of it). My own experience in corporate business in a male dominated field exposed me to the viciousness of sexual harassment so this story resonated on so many levels.

    Outstanding review, Stephanie!

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    1. Thanks, Jonetta. It really resonated. I had my oldest when I was 20 and 2nd when I was 22, so I really understood what Sarah went through getting that PhD in English with young babies. It’s awful. And really a lot of the older men in academia treat new female professors horribly, whether it’s sexual harassment because that does happen or just as inferior. Of course this was almost 20 years ago when I started teaching and I hope my younger colleagues are finding the environment better although it’s still an unfair ratio of men to women. That old boy hierarchy is still there as you can see with almost every college and university dean and board, unfortunately. I’m glad you understand what it’s about from experience with your husband’s career (how interesting) and the corporate world. It’s such a vicious world.

      Thanks again!

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    1. I thought so too, Jenn! I love when I come across a book that has to do with English professors, especially when they’re interesting, lol. Thanks so much! This is definitely a good one. I’m having my ups and downs…mostly downs right now with health and personal stuff, but I’m trying to take it day by day but not always having the best of luck. I hope you’re doing well. Hugs! ♥

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  2. Oh oops, I knew I was in the minority on this one. I play Word with several professors and asked one if it was still “publish or perish.” All she said was that she was a “wannabe writer.” I doubt that–she’s smart. But I’d love to know her story as well.

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    1. I think there are mixed reviews with this one. I think being personally connected to the story helped a lot too. Oh, it’s still a “publish or perish” world, especially for graduate students looking for a research job or associate professors looking for tenure. If you’re not in a field where research is that important, it doesn’t matter as much-as you know, not all professor are in a specialized field where their research is relevant. But getting published is not always easy with since the academic field is huge, and I hate to say it although it’s true, but men generally get published more than women. I’ve felt like a “wannabe writer” too but I also want to write a novel; however, I’ve thankfully been published and have tenure. I don’t research and write as much as I used to although to bring grants in, it’s still expected. That’s one of the stressful parts of teaching at the university level for sure. I think many women working in academia have a story or two…

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