The Reading Habits of Patricia Bradley (with giveaway)

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Patricia Bradley


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?

Other than the Bible, I am not generally a re-reader. There are too many other books on my TBR table as you can see from the photo. That said, I do plan to re-read Exodus by Leon Uris soon. I first read it in the 10th grade and have never forgotten 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?

If a book draws me in, I hate to put it down. I have stayed up until three in the morning to finish a book.

I’d love your thoughts on novellas. Are you thumbs up or down? Or does it depend?!

I love novellas so thumbs up. They can usually be read in one sitting!

Are you faithful to a genre, an author, or simply quality writing?

Quality writing wins every time. I’ll even read a genre I don’t like if it’s a good story with characters I care about.

Which factors most influence your selection of a book?

The first page. I always read it before I select the book.

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Pat’s TBR

Your fiction pet peeve?

When an author does something like putting Tennessee license plates on the front and rear of a car or a safety on a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver. It shows they haven’t done their research.

What book have you read this year that you could not put down, and why?

This is one question I hate to answer with one book since I’ve read so many good books this year. Sandra Orchard’s Over Maya Dead Body is the latest one.

How do you mark your spot – folded page corner, bookmark, dollar bill, whatever is at hand?

A bookmark or whatever is at hand. I.Cannot.Fold.A.Corner.

Whose debut novel impressed you more than you anticipated?

Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay

When reading, what makes or breaks a story for you?

The characters and whether I care about them. If I don’t, it doesn’t matter how intriguing the plot is, I’ll put it down.

What are some of your favourite CF reads from around 10 years ago, or further back?

The O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson and Freefall by Kristin Heitzman.

Snack/drink of choice while reading?

Usually I read at night, so no snack or drink.

What book cover (any genre – ABA or CBA) has really caught your eye?

Mary Ellis’s Sunset in Old Savannah.

Which author makes it easy to turn off your internal editor?

Lisa Harris

What book do you wish you had written? Why?

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron. That book haunts me.

Thanks Pat!

Be sure to get your hands on Pat’s latest Memphis Cold Case novel…

Justice Buried

In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she’s ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she’s out of her league–and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he’s the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.

Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep readers guessing–and looking over their shoulders.

Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the PastA Promise to ProtectGone without a Trace, and Silence in the Dark. Bradley received the 2016 Inspirational Readers Choice Award for the third Logan Point book, Gone without a Trace, and has been a finalist for the Genesis Award, a winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi.

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13 Responses to The Reading Habits of Patricia Bradley (with giveaway)

  1. Thanks for hosting me, Rel. This is an awesome blog!

  2. Interesting post! I enjoy Patricia Bradley’s books. The ones I’ve read, that is, and look forward to reading the others!
    To answer the question–Favorite Christian reads from 10 years ago. Well, shoot! If only I’d had goodreads back then, to keep track of what I was reading.
    I’m not quite sure…I think along the lines of Brandilyn Collins, Harry Kraus, Karen Kingsbury, and maybe even Dee Henderson (still a favorite today).
    (10 years ago I was in the middle of reading lots & lots of pictures books out loud to my kids every day, and didn’t have as much time for reading my own books… LOL)

  3. Hands down Vienna Prelude by Brock and Bodie Thoene.

    Enjoyed getting to know Pat a bit more. Thanks for the chance to win! I’m enjoying the Memphis Cold Case Series so far.

  4. very interesting post. I know my daughter would devour this book. some books that have been favorites for a while are: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg Mary Did You Know? by Mark Lowry and The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere

  5. Enjoyed this post!! Thanks for your giveaway.

  6. Forgot to mention my faves of the past….always loved books by Colleen Coble, Denise Hunter, Robin Lee Hatcher, Karen Kingsbury. I had not heard of Patricia back then, but love her books now!

  7. Wow! Ten years ago my favorite Christian fiction read was Following of the Star by Florence Barclay. That’s the only one I can remember, and it’s a vintage book.

  8. Always love Pat’s books. I’ve got this one and am anxious to read it!

  9. danielle hammelef

    I hate to admit that I didn’t read Christian romance 10 years ago. It’s a new genre for me as I seek clean, heart-warming books to read now.

  10. I would have to go with Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series and Uncommon Heroes series. They are all on my ‘keeper’ shelves. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  11. 10 years ago, my daughter was 3 years old, so the only books in my hands were kids’ books. I remember titles like The Polar Express and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

  12. I was still a teenager then so it would have to be anything by Janette Oke and Stephen Bly.

  13. Anything by George MacDonald (edited by Michael Phillips), Janette Oke, and Michael Phillips.

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