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Let’s talk about 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, Catherine Coulter, Iris Johansen, Anne Rice, Laura Childs, Tom Clancy, George R.R.Martin, Kim Harrison, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow, Sara Blaedel 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.

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 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!   On Twitter, @GaPirate  Email me at piratepatty@hotmail.com. Have your Marketing people or Publisher contact me for reviews. Top 1000 Reviewer for Amazon. Vine Voice on Amazon. Follow along on Instagram @PatriciaFairweatherRomero

126 responses to “Hello world!”

  1. Hi:) Would you consider looking at Superhighway? It’s about an 18 yr old with superpower to fly through the internet and change data. Reviewers called superhighway: sensational, epic, addictive, unique. Recent incredible reviews are from book bloggers who dont read scifi They called the writing style flawless, brilliant, “by far one of the best books read all year.”

    Please take a look at the reviews. Superhighway is the real deal:))

    bit.ly/super-high-way

    Thanks!!!
    Alex

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    1. Wow, those are some nice reviews. I’ll read it!

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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.

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    1. Hey, my boyfriend lives in fear of Homeland showing up at the door because of my browser history! But you must research! lol

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  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. I would love to read your work. I checked out the books on your site and I see we have a few things in common. PTSD, High anxiety disorder and throw in Crohn’s disease as an extra bonus! My email is http://www.piratepatty@hotmail.com!

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  5. Hi ! i nominated you for quotes challenge . Check it out when you got time … 🙂
    https://percyreads.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/quote-challenge-day2/

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  6. Abby | ThePandaBookBlog.wordpress.com Avatar
    Abby | ThePandaBookBlog.wordpress.com

    Hi! I’m a new book blogger and I stumbled upon your blog. You have such a nice blog and I decided to follow. Would you mind checking my blog out and maybe follow me back? Thank you it would mean a lot to me! (http://thepandabookblog.wordpress.com)

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    vincentcarlos

    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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    1. Those are some good subjects to read! Thanks for stopping by!

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        vincentcarlos

        no problem:)

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  8. C. M. Marquez Avatar
    C. M. Marquez

    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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  9. 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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    1. No problem! I love to share things I like!

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  10. 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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    1. Thank you! Melbourne, huh? Well it is a hot 90 degrees here! I’ll hop over and check out your blog!

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      1. Ooh, that warmth sounds lovely. Could you perhaps send some of that heat over this way? 🙂

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      2. I’ll give that a try!

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  11. First time here, but interesting array of subjects and reviews. I now must follow the blog!

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  12. Fine posts, and a nice blog.
    Congratulations.
    I invite you to see my creations:
    http://paintdigi.wordpress.com
    WELCOME

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  13. 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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    1. I will give her a try! Thanks for the recommendation!

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      1. Let me know if you like it

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  14. Ehy I nominated your blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award, check this article out https://abelinati.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/sunshine-blogger-award/, feel free to join or else if you cannot, do not worry 😉

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      1. you are welcome 😉

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  15. 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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    1. Oh the Little House series was so you!!!❤

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  16. 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. Oh my goodness you must get Crimson Death! I was speechless!!

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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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      2. I agree on the red. Still going Whaaaat????😂😂

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  17. I agree with your fascination of readers having different experiences while reading the same book. Another reason why books are magic on paper. Thanks for sharing your passion for reading.

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  18. 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. I have read most of his. I have a strong stomach!!😌😌

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      1. If you can stomach Palahniuk, you can stomach anything. Good luck in your reading quest. 🙂

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      2. Don Winslow is another pretty gory one.

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      3. 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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      4. Savages and The Life and Times of Bobby Zee. Both his books/movies😊

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      5. Ah, okay. I’ve not seen the latter, but Savages was a decent watch. Keep up the good work on your site.

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  19. 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
    http://www.mostlyblogging.com/get-842-page-views-to-your-blog/
    I also have regular blog parties like Danny.
    Janice

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    1. Thank you. Nice to meet you!

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  20. 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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    1. I haven’t read much Koontz. I should try to this next year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. I nominated you for an award. Check out my post for Jan. 2nd for details.
    Ena https://prettyplusandproud.wordpress.com/

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  22. Oh My God! I still owe many books to be read then
    Thanks for reminding me 🙂

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  23. 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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    1. Congrats to you as well! Love that smile!

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  24. Thank you for loving my posts.
    I’ll join you in the review on books,love to different view on books.Hope you liked the post ^Have fun^.Love your blog so much.Love to you💝

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  25. 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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    1. Oh Laura. We visited Walnut Grove when I was younger. I still have all of the books.

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  26. 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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    1. Oh my what is it?? Always looking for raw food ideas!

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      1. It’s “Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.” by Laura Miller. She’s such a relatable and funny person; one of the recipes I can’t wait to try is her spicy mango chile wraps.

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      2. I’ve heard of that one. Thanks so much!

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  27. […] Haven       Renxkyoko’s Space          Pirate Patty         Beafree       […]

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  28. It sounds like we love the same authors!

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  29. Thank-You for following & liking some of my publications. I am sorry I don’t read books excepin tech manuals I keep taps on you though

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    1. That’s okay! I read those too!❤

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  30. 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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    1. The Huckleberry Murders does sound fun! I’ll check our Patrick McManus! Thanks!

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      1. He’s really funny, his first books were compiled from his humor articles from “Field and Stream”

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      2. I see that! Thanks for the recommendation! He has a lot of books out!

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  31. 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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  32. Tom Clancy and James Patterson ate two of my favorites! I have to get new glasses so I can start reading again!
    How have I not read your about page for so long!?

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      1. LOL I’ve read posts and I always (except apparently with you) check out the About page first. As soon as I don’t need a ctrl + to see I’ve got to start reading. I miss it SO much!

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  33. Sounds awesome to me! Thanks

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  34. 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.

    Tim

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  35. Oh, I just realised you write two blogs. I mean that you are the same person behind both 🙂 Did you just merge the two?

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    1. No. They are two seperate blogs. One is my obsession with tea and the other is a book review site.

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      1. At least now I know that you are the one and only Patricia on both 😉

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  36. I miss Robert Jordan, personally. All my authors are dying or were already dead. =\

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  37. Love Cathrine Coulter, Iris Johansen, as well as a number of sci fi, and fantasy. J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning and Marjorie Liu , were some of those where I took a change based on a recommendation and loved them.

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    1. Liu is new to me. I’ll try her!

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  38. Charity Mutio Avatar
    Charity Mutio

    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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  39. Hi ya, it’s goof to read about a bookish person who’s not read HP. When I clicked on your link from the comment you left there seemed to be an issue reaching your page. Just so you know…
    🙂

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  40. Just to let you know that I have nominated for bloggers reward.

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  41. I should not have come here. This is a dangerous place. Like Alice’s rabbit hole, I will go down here and never come out to read anything else. Books are for what I live and breathe and if there are none in heaven, I’m not going. I don’t read fast enough to read all the books I want or have collected so far. New books that look scrumptious just keep popping up and I add them to the stack. I will peruse for a bit and call for a lifeline to pull me out of here. I am so in trouble.

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    1. WE shall have our own Book Heaven, where we get all the new books first and then talk about them over tea!

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    delphinethebabbler

    Awesome post! I definitely enjoyed reading this!
    Likewise, there are no “heaving bosoms or glistening chests” from this side of the blogosphere either -lol. Throughout much of my academic career I had thought that I only liked reading classics, 19th century French literature (Balzac, Zola, Proust, etc) but I realized this was only the case because it was all I ever had time to read and I was assigned a massive load of books every quarter. Now that I have graduated and have more freedom in terms of my reading genres I have quickly realized that I am more into the Young Adult, fantasy, and contemporary genres. My favorite new authors that I’ve had the pleasure of discovering so far in 2017 has been Donna Tartt, Haruki Murakami, and Lang Leav.
    And especially now that I’m book blogging, I’ve been receiving so many amazing recommendations from my fellow book bloggers that I am finding myself reading books that I never would have expected to ever pick up before (i.e. When Dimple Met Rishi).
    I definitely look forward to reading more from you in the future… Happy Reading! 🙂

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