Friday Fun Facts!

James Patterson…since I brought him up this week, I figured this would be a great Friday Fun Facts, since I love his writing, and really had no idea exactly how many books he has written.

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The number of books he has written? I could not find a definite answer, or even a fairly recent answer. He has numerous series, including “The Women’s Murder Club”, Alex Cross, Maximum Ride, Private, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard. He has very recently started writing a series of books aimed at middle-school aged children, and my kids love these books.

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He has also had 10 of his stories made into either movies, made-for-television movies, or television series.

Mr. Patterson has won numerous awards for his writing, and dominated the New York Times Bestsellers list more often than not, including setting a record for 76 hardcover fiction bestselling books by a single author.

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He also often writes with other authors, including Maxine Paetro, Mark Sullivan, and Michael Ledwidge.

Like him or not (and I am so glad I do) this is a writer that I doubt will be retiring his ink pen, or typewriter, or laptop, or anything else he uses to write his stories.

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Do you have a favorite series by James Patterson?

 

 

On My Bookshelf

James Patterson, anyone? I have so many of his books, I think they take up about 3 shelves right now. The thing I like best about his books is that the chapters are short. I don’t like stopping my reading in the middle of a chapter, and his books allow me to get a lot read with easy stopping points. I am not fond of books with really long chapters; I tend to feel like I cannot put it down until I get to the end of said chapter.

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His books are also suspenseful, and full of twists that keep you guessing. I am going to look up and see how many books he actually has out, since it seems like he is putting out at least one book a month. Maybe my Friday Fun Facts subject for this week? Since I missed last Friday I need to make it a good one 🙂 With all that writing, I have still not come across a book that I felt like I have read before. Some authors seem to only change the names of people and cities, and the stories are all the same.

I think the two series I like the best are the “Women’s Murder Club”, and the “Private” stories. Do you have a favorite Patterson book?