Laura Stanfill recently hosted a giveaway on her blog for the latest addition to books called the flipback. As luck would have it, I won one! My copy was “Piece of My Heart” by Peter Robinson. Thanks again, Laura!
These books are SERIOUSLY amazing. I carried mine with me everywhere. From fishing, to shopping trips, even to church. (As a note, I didn’t read it during church. I read it in the car on the way to church and before the service started.)
And of course, I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures.
For more information on the flipback, you can read an interview about it on Laura’s blog, and a few other of her posts on it as well. Such as All You Want to Know About the Flipback Book (Part 1), Flipback Books, Part 3: The KJV Transetto Bible, and The Flipback Bookmark: Some Photos of “The Other Hand”.
The reading experience was amazing, and I want more flipbacks. At first, it was difficult to manage the feel of it, but over time, it felt natural. And the ease of reading it is something that is more difficult with the size of a normal book.
And, my oldest niece adored it! She would grab it, and knowing my apprehension about her getting ahold of my books would said, “My hands are clean, and I’ll be very careful.” (She tends to stay sticky, so I make her be careful about dirty hands around my books. What is it about kids and being sticky? Anyway, I digress.) She loves books but loved this one more.
Also, the story was fantastic. Here’s what I wrote about it on Goodreads:
This book is really two stories in one. We follow two police officers working on two different cases. One in the nineties and the other in the late sixties, early seventies. The two cases intertwine, and the reader is chasing the murderers along with the police.
This book is a fantastic read. I was on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out who the murderers were.
Would you give the flipback a try?