I have interviewed authors, and blogger/reviewers
and I look forward to doing many more. But there is another important people that I think we should know more about.
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing a lady that has been so sweet to me. She adores reading cozy mysteries as much as I do, and she visits my blog every day!
Please enjoy my interview with bibliophile
Patricia Wolfe Tucker!
Patricia and Ming
LKBR: Hi Pat! It’s great having you here!
PWT: Thanks, Lisa. Glad to be here!
LKBR: What was the first cozy mystery you read?
PWT: A Fatal Appraisal, by J.B. Stanley (now Ellery Adams) but I didn’t know it as a cozy, then (2006).
LKBR: How did you learn about cozy mysteries?
PWT: I’ve always liked mysteries but got fed up with the bad language, sex and violence in so many books. I started searching for something different and found the cozy mystery genre. Then, I found cozy mystery blogs (yours and a few others) and I was hooked!
LKBR: How long have you been reading cozies?
PWT: In earnest, since the summer of last year (2014). They are my go-to books for reading, now.
LKBR: What does reading cozies mean to you? How do they make you feel?
PWT: Cozies mean a book I can relax with. There’s a mystery to solve and I feel good when it’s finished. I don’t have to worry about being depressed by violence, sex and gore.
PWT: I LOVE pets in cozies, especially cats! I have four cats (two tuxedos and two tortoiseshell) and three mixed-breed dogs (Buddy, the oldest, is 16.)
LKBR: Do you leave reviews? If yes, for all the books you read or just the ones you liked?
PWT: Yes, I leave reviews. I try to review every book I read. I have, in the past, not reviewed a book I couldn’t finish. If you don’t read it, how can you rate it? I can only recall one 3-star review, I’ve given, in the past year and that book caused me to change genres (so maybe I s/b grateful).
LKBR: What has your experience in the Facebook cozy community been like for you?
PWT: I actually created my Facebook page to connect to cozy authors and have found them to be a great group of people. I especially like how supportive they are of each other. I can honestly say some are good friends, now.
LKBR: What other genres do you enjoy reading?
PWT: Christian fiction/mysteries by authors like Vannetta Chapman. One of her series is being described as cozy mysteries, by some, even though in the Christian genre.
LKBR: Bookstores, on-line shopping, or libraries . . . which is your favorite way to acquire your books?
PWT: I used to love visiting used book stores (love the smell of old books) but there are very few left. I, also, used to buy antique books on eBay. Now, I frequent Barnes & Noble or order from Amazon.
LKBR: Print or eBook. Which do you prefer?
LKBR: Do you enter in giveaways for books? If yes, have you ever won anything?
PWT: I do enter giveaways and have been lucky enough to win some! I don’t enter as often as I used to because I’ve found so many wonderful series it will take me forever to read them all, much less start more new ones.
LKBR: What do you do when you’re not reading?
PWT: There’s a life other than reading? I don’t watch much television and much prefer reading. One show I love, though, is Antiques Roadshow on PBS.
Patricia and daughter Melanie
LKBR: If you could say anything to your favorite author (you don’t have to name her/him), what would you say?
LKBR: Buy A Friend A Book Day is August 31. Will you be taking part and buying a book for someone? Will it be a cozy?
LKBR: Thank you, Pat. I loved learning more about you. Happy reading!
PWT: Thank you, Lisa. I look forward to visiting your blog every day. Keep up the good work!
That was so much fun!
I loved getting to know more about Pat.
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