About

When I am asked to describe myself, I often say I am a Reader, a Parent, and a Partner. I read, all the time. I am a parent to two grown children, who are also Readers. I am a Partner to an amazing man who is not a Reader. We have a solid relationship – he watches soccer, I read; he fishes, I read; he sleeps, I read. It’s beautiful!

Books have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Books were always around when I was growing up, and I ended up in a career that is based on books. I am a librarian who fervently believes that reading, and understanding what you read, is the keystone to leading a successful, productive life.

I’ve been writing this blog for more than 10 years. I write it because it helps me think about what I’ve read. And I read to understand the world in which I live. I also read just because I love a good story!

You can find me on Goodreads and Litsy as PatriciaU, and Twitter as PatriciaU36. In the picture below, I am photographed in the glorious Harold Hacker Hall in the Rundel Memorial Library at the Central Library of Rochester (NY) and Monroe County, where I work. If you’re ever in Rochester, stop by.

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And here is a photo of the exterior of the Rundel Building, all lit up at night!

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Confession: A librarian who works in this building photoshopped the READ on top of the building, but I am working on getting one in real life!

 

2 comments on “About

  1. patriciau says:

    Hello! Thank you fro dropping by. I’m happy to take a look at your book. I will head over to Smashwords and download Twisted Reasons.

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  2. Great site Patricia!

    I am a Goodreads author and I would love to get my books into the Rochester and Monroe County Library system.

    Also, I am wondering whether you would be prepared to be willing to review TWISTED REASONS, the first in a trilogy of international crime thrillers based on arms and human trafficking from a modern ‘rogue’ Russian state. TWISTED REASONS is the tale of two college friends who get drawn into the heist of nuclear material from a former Soviet site. The novel examines the nature of evil, and, in its broader historical and geographical sweep, explores Stalin’s decadent régime through flashbacks that incorporate aspects from my own family’s experiences. The second book in the series, TWISTED TRAFFICK is being published on October 7th of this year. The third novel in the trilogy, TWISTED FATES, which takes place partly in Greece, will be coming out during the course of next year.

    Arriving in Vienna to find his friend Adam Kallay, an official at the International Atomic Energy Agency, presumed dead, crime novelist Greg Martens teams up with Interpol Agent Anne Rossiter and Julia, Kallay’s Russian girlfriend, to solve the case and track the disappearance from a former Soviet nuclear site of enough uranium to make a bomb. The story moves from espionage entrepȏt Vienna to radioactivity contaminated Chelyabinsk and to front-line Georgia, as the three combat arms merchants allied to Russian secret police to prevent the stolen uranium from getting into the wrong hands. Along the way, Greg learns brutal truths about himself and his family.

    I wrote the book when I was living in Vienna, and you might recognize some debt / allusions to Graham Greene’s THE THIRD MAN and the wonderful film based on it.

    In the hope that you would consent to do a review, I have made a downloadable copy for e-readers available to you via the Smashwords website (https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Twisted+Reasons) using the following coupon code at check-out:

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    Thank you and my very best wishes,

    Geza Tatrallyay

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