Hello world!

pro_reader_120 Let’s talk aboufavorited_reviews_120t books. What type of book do you like to read? Do you stick to the same authors or are you willing to take a chance on something radically different from your norm? I have a cluster of authors that I gobble up the new books they put out like a binge eater…all in one sitting. And in between waiting for said authors to put out the next book, I have a group of “fill in” authors. And then there are the ones I read because I am so very curious about everything. It has been pointed out to me that my reading list is probably linked to Homeland Security but how can you have an opinion on anything if you haven’t fully researched it?

On my bookshelf you will find every James Patterson novel, every Laurell K. Hamilton, every Stuart Woods, Harlan Coben, Cathrine Coulter, Iris Johansen, Anne Rice, Laura Childs, Tom Clancy, George R.R.Martin, Kim Harrison, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, along with all the classics. I don’t do romance books, no heaving bosoms or glistening abs for me.

Reading is a magical thing that can take you places you would never have access to in the living world. I love everything about books. The cover, the feel and smell of the paper, it all has to come together for me.  Books are like a good friend who stays around. My grandmother told me once “Never get rid of a book or your land.”  I paid attention to that one. Not so much on the other advice, much to the chagrin of my mother.

So here we are going to be talking about books. What we’ve read, what we are reading and what we hope to read. I find it so interesting that two people can read the same book and have totally different takes on it. But that is the fun of books and imagination. Everyone’s is different and I am intrigued by those different opinions.

Stick around for some really good, new authors I have found and feel free to make suggestions and comments!  Join us on FB for free books, authors looking for reviewers and new releases and giveaways! FB Page


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  2. Thanks for visiting, Patty. I’m sure you’ve seen the internet meme — “I know my reading list looks like I’m a terrorist, but in reality, I’m a writer.” I was researching molatov cocktails the other day and this weekend I’m studying US Martial Law plans.


  3. Hi, Patty!
    I didn’t see an email form so I decided to comment here.

    I’ve got two novellas coming in April and I am thinking of doing an unofficial blog tour. I wanted to see if you might be interested in advance access to one or both of them to share your thoughts near publication time, or immediately after. I already have three novels published in the Earthen Witch universe, and these are standalones in that world.

    Have a look at the My Books link on my blog menu to check out the novels and let me know what you think. These novellas are also adult urban fantasy romance, so be aware of that. Feel free to send an email via the form on my about page. Thanks!

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  4. reading is so important. It’s so disappointing that the average college grad will only read 3 books after college. Ever since I read that the average CEO reads one book a week, I’ve been trying to read just as much ever since. The books CEOs read are the books I like to read so anything about psychology, business, personal development, science of the brain or evolutionary psychology is what I mostly read:) I always love to come across blogs that talk about books so I’m glad I found yours:)

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  5. Hello!

    I wanted to thank you personally for taking time to read my blog post “Please Help Our Momma” (https://protomarq.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/helpourmomma/) that was reblogged by Kunal Rane. It means the world to me and my family that someone half way across the world would even bother to read about our cause. I would like to humbly ask if you might consider making a contribution to our crowd funding campaign which can be found here: https://igg.me/at/Hz9-ILFN2P0. Seriously any little bit helps even if it’s only $5.00 or something. If not please at the very least share my blog post and perhaps reblog it for your readers because we are struggling to get it in front of the right people. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    All the best,

    Christopher Michael

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  6. Hi Patty, I just wanted to thank you for all the likes – I really really appreciate your support of my wee blog. I’d love you to guest on it sometime – if you’d like? lots of love Stella HB

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  7. Lovely to visit your blog (via Lindsay at HomeHugsandHuskies). I’ve always loved reading and I share a love of many of the authors you mentioned … James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Tom Clancy. Nothing better than losing myself in a book on a cold wintery Melbourne day. 🙂

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  8. Hi! I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and I don’t know if you have read this series or not but ‘All souls trilogy’ by Deborah harkness is really good. It is a paranormal historical fiction and I love the details in it. Though I’m afraid it has a little bit of romance going on but the reviews are good.

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  9. I love a book I can see, hold, and feel the paper also! I look forward to seeing what books you enjoy! My first love of books was when my parents brought home the first Little House on the Prairie book to me when I was probably in 3rd grade. 🙂 Jen

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  10. Laurell K Hamilton! I still have to pick up the latest in the Anita Blake series, Crimson Death! I love the series so much!

    Great advice from your Grandmother. There’s nothing quite like a paperback. I tried to get into the kindle vibe/ trend, but it’s been lost for years and i don’t even care Haha!

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      1. Really! Eek, exciting! In two minds whether to download it now (& be kept up all night, it’s 22:16 here) or wait. Sounds bizarre, but I only buy/want the red book cover versions. They look nice on the shelf 😂

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  11. I’m not sure how strong a stomach you have, but I would recommend reading Chuck Palahniuk. I simply love his style of writing. Short, succinct sentences/fragments but with tremendous detail and imagery. Note, however, that there are some grotesque narratives of his.

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      1. Unfortunately, unless his work has been adapted for the big or small screen, I won’t find much time to check him out. I’ll keep an eye out, though. I’m a sucker for a juicy detective/killer/dirty city thriller. He sounds right up my street. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  12. HI Pirate Patty,
    Exciting to see a community of readers. I’m an English and Yearbook teacher.
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. I recently wrote How to Get 842 People to Your Blog in Less Than a Day
    I also have regular blog parties like Danny.

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  13. I read a lot, but I’m limited in who I read. I’m very particular. I like who I like, and unless I get a firm recommendation, I don’t try too many new people (about two a year). If I like them, I add them to my TBR list each time I get a new stack of books. Authors I like, Sanderson, Wells, Weeks, Rothfus (I hope I spelled that right), McCaffrey, Butcher, and Koontz. (I do have some Patterson, and I have read Martin.)

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  14. Many congrats on Shaymâ having nominated you for the ‘This or That Book Tag’! Your blog & mine are both on her list – so happy its led me to your great blog, piratepatty 🙂

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  15. I especially enjoy mysteries. And, yes, Patterson tops my list. But the books that had the greatest influence on me (other than the bible) are the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She noticed so much detail in her world. I grew up on the prairie near Laura’s childhood home in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

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  16. I agree with how amazing it is that two people can read the same book and come away with vastly different opinions. I love reading all sorts of books, from fantasy to non-fiction. One book I just picked up is a vegan raw foods cookbook. I’m so used to cooking everything that I’m intrigued about introducing completely raw meals into my diet.

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  17. Just picked up “Atlas Shrugged” after reading “Anthem” I thought I’d take a bigger bite of Ayn. I also picked up “Death Comes to the Archbishop” because I wanted to see how Willa Cather treats a male on the frontier who is trying to spread the Gospel. She is amazing at showing a more realistic Early American picture and I love the scope of her novels. Of course first I have to finish “The Huckleberry Murders” by Patrick McManus which is a fun and funny little country detective story, the third in a series.

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  18. Thank you for reading my post on Traveller Dave’s. I love books – I cannot live without piles and piles on my bedside table. I love Nordic noir and the classics. Every possible genre really. Right now I am re-reading Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway. She wrote so beautifully. I am re-discovering her magic.

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  19. I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. I spend most of my time writing. When I do, Stephen King and Dean Koontz are favs. Yeah, I am horror guy and Mr. King was a huge influence.

    Good blog site. I will be back.


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  20. Hi! I love Kathy Reichs too. Tempe is a jewel :-). And I’m also repelled by anything to do with romance novels….I’d rather dive into the world of crime and mysteries all day long.
    Have a blissful read today.

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