The Reading Habits
Are you a re-reader? Why, or why not? And if you are, what are some of the books you have read over and over?
I rarely reread a book unless it’s for research, and those I reread often. Right now I’m rereading Frank Simon’s The Jewel in the Crown because it has cat burglars and a hacker in it…
When is your optimal time to read – do you prefer to read in one long block, or do you also read for five minutes here or there when you can?
I read on my phone sometimes and have caught myself reading at traffic lights, but mostly I like to read at night.
I’d love your thoughts on novellas. Are you thumbs up or down? Or does it depend?!
I like to read novellas, and have written one. I’ve discovered it takes as much research to write a novella as a longer book.
Are you faithful to a genre, an author, or simply quality writing?
Quality writing. I’ve read authors in genres I don’t care for simply because they wrote a great book.
Which factors most influence your selection of a book?
The opening. And then the genre. I prefer romantic suspense or thrillers, but like I said above, if the writing is good, I like them all.
Your fiction pet peeve?
Changing POV in the middle of a scene. That drives me bonkers, even when it’s well done.
What book have you read this year that you could not put down, and why?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had to know how it ended—It’s over 600 pages.
Pat’s TBR for this month!
How do you mark your spot – folded page corner, bookmark, dollar bill, whatever is at hand?
I don’t believe I’ve turned a corner down since I was twelve years old. Usually I use a bookmark, but a dollar bill will do.
Whose debut novel impressed you more than you anticipated?
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout. But I don’t know why…she was in my critique group years ago and her voice was outstanding!
When reading, what makes or breaks a story for you?
That it has a HEA. I will not read a book if I know it doesn’t have a happy ending. There are authors who are known for killing off their hero or heroine that I will not read. J
What are some of your favourite CF reads from around 10 years ago, or further back?
Any Susan May Warren book or Dee Henderson or Kristin Heitzmann book
Snack/drink of choice while reading?
Usually flavoured coffee.
What book cover has really caught your eye?
I like Sandra Orchard’s A Fool and His Monet.
Which author makes it easy to turn off your internal editor?
What book do you wish you had written? Why?
Harry Potter…or Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
Don’t miss Patricia’s latest Logan Point novel and enter the giveaway below…
Two years ago, Bailey Adams broke off her engagement to Danny Maxwell and fled Logan Point for the mission field in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now she’s about to return home to the States, but there’s just one problem. After Bailey meets with the uncle of one of the mission children in the city, she barely escapes a sudden danger. Now she’s on the run–she just doesn’t know from whom. To make matters worse, people who help her along the way find themselves in danger too–including Danny.
Who is after her? Will they ever let up? And in the midst of the chaos, can Bailey keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?