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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Books - Nightstand Book Reviews

Nightstand Book Reviews is worth visiting frequently. It’s the brainchild of Patti Phillips.

Like many of us, Patti has a long love affair with books.

When not reading, or writing about the fabulous books she has discovered, she writes a blog in the voice of Homicide Detective Charlie Kerrian. You can follow his adventures at – which I also recommend.

Patti says she is “a transplanted metropolitan New Yorker/north Texan, now living in the piney state of North Carolina. I am surrounded by books (the iPad is in the pile) and the airport is an hour away when I am ready to explore the physical worlds described in the paper/digital ones.”

You can contact her on Facebook ( and Twitter (@pattiphillips) or reach her by email at

Patti also runs a regular draw for subscribers to her Nightstand Book Reviews. I was one of the lucky recipients this month and expect my choice from her long list in the mail in due course.

Do pay her a visit.

As for authors contacting her about your book, don’t. She has her sources and she “will find you, whether in a brick and mortar bookstore or a virtual one online.”

She has purchased all the books reviewed on this site, whether in ebook or paper format (sometimes both). “I have, however, received thank-you emails, rave tweets, and cyberhugs.” That latter is important, I think. If a reader makes the effort to write about your book, if it’s possible, it’s nice to say “thanks”.

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