It pays to have friends

My friend Mark Perkins

Mark Perkins commented, “Saw This Common Reader’s 2011 Summer Reading List.”

“Who is your favorite author to read in the summer?” responded This Common Reader. 

“I like James Patterson and just finished David Baldacci’s latest book.”  Then he asked, “Have you heard of”

During these bumpy economic times, it pays to have friends like Mark.  Owned by eBay, is an online discount store which sells all kinds of books: new, used, text, and audio.   It also has movies, music, and games and game systems.  So if you would rather own than borrow from the library Mr. Baldacci’s latest The Sixth Man, you can buy it for $5.99 on  Thanks for the tip, Mark. 

Mark’s favorite authors James Patterson and David Baldacci are popular fiction writers.  Patterson, like other murder-mystery writers, develops a central character.  This is what keeps readers coming back for more; we want to know what’s next for Patterson’s Alex Cross.   One of my favorite series writers is James Lee Burke.  His main character Dave Robicheaux is New Iberia’s (Louisiana) deputy sheriff.  Although the stories deal with dark topics like depression and death, Mr. Burke’s writing is exquisite.  The stories are full of pictorial descriptions of Louisiana’s way of life.  His character’s dialogue is rich with Southern, Cajun and urban dialect.   Mr. Burke’s first installment of the Dave Robicheaux stories was published in 1987.  To date he has published eighteen.

James Lee Burke photo by Robert Clark

James Lee Burke photo by Robert Clark


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