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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Better Know a Blogger: Patricia - Patricia's Particularity

Join me in welcoming Patricia as my featured Better Know A Blogger today!

*What is your name/blogger name? Patricia

*What is the name of your blog? Patricia's Particularity 

*Do you have an auto-buy author, someone whose writing is so good, you have to read every single thing they write? Louis a May Alcott & Jane Austen.  I know they are no longer living but they are my 2 favorite authors of all time.  My mother use to read me Little Women as a little girl all the time and now every year I reread the book around the holidays.  It brings a sense of home and peace to me.  I love these authors soo much I havetattoos for both of them. 

Karen: I love how books can bring us back to a certain place or time and evoke memories. What a beautiful answer.

*Who is your all-time favorite couple in literature, and why? (Or favoritemale/female character)
Besides Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, I fell in love with Rose and Dimitiri from the Vampire Academy series earlier this year. They are both strong characters individually and only make each other stronger when they are together.
*Do you have an e-reader? Do you prefer e-books or regular books, or use both? I prefer regular books hands down.  I love seeing all the books siting on my shelves and holding them and being able to literally turn the pages, and not just pressing a button.  I do however have Kindle PC on my computer but only because of the Kindle Limited Free books that they offer.  You can’t beat a real book. 

*What are your Top 5 picks for the best books of 2010? I was finishing up my last year of Grad School in 2010 so I wasn’t able to read as many books as I had hoped (less than 100) but myTop 5 picks for 2010 would have to be…
1.Nevermore by Kelly Creagh  - this book is one of kind, and very unique! I have never read anything like this before
2.Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – Simone Elkeles became a new favorite author after reading this series and her Leaving Paradise series.  There is just something about it that I can’t put my finger on completely.
3.Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu – this book is raw and real and addresses an issue that should be made more public: “Hoarding”, but more importantly, it address how Hoarding affects loved ones.
4. Torment by Lauren Kate – what can I say? The Fallen series is awesome!!!
5.The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade – this book was a nice break from serious and dark paranormal books; while it is paranormal in way it is more fun and cute.

Karen: I loved Perfect Chemistry - you can't go wrong with a Simone Elkeles book IMO and Ghost and the Goth was one of my favorites for 2010 as well. Great books!

*What book or series has been sitting in your TBR the longest? The Blue Bloods series has been on my TBR list for some time. It's not that I don’t want to read them I just haven’t been in the perfect mood to read them.  I started the year reading the Vampire Academy series in just a matter of two months and I think that did it for me in terms of reading whole series all at once (it was an AMAZING series!). 

*What's the best thing about blogging and reviewing books? The best thing about blogging is finding new and exciting books, authors, and fellow bloggers. The Book Blogging World is sooooo much bigger than I ever thought it was.  What makes it even better is that all the fellow book bloggers are generous and kind.  The best thing about reviewing books is reading books! I am a compulsive book buyer. I can’t help myself.  I have always loved reading and I am always reading more than one book at a time. Reviewing books lets me “justify” my book buying/reading and also I love telling people about books that I have just read and books that others should read. 

Thank you for stopping by today Patricia!

We have one more Better Know A Blogger coming up Friday - my good friend Tiger from All Consuming Book's!

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