Sickness, Reading and More

Sickness, Reading and More

Over the weekend, I’ve been suffering from some sort of stomach virus. First, I thought it might be food poison or an overload of too much fat, which can still sometimes be a problem. This afternoon, after having a violent repeat of yesterday’s symptoms which on a scale from 1 to 10 rate a 10 + I realized I do indeed have a stomach bug and I am hopeful today’s symptoms are the last.

I must be symptom free all the rest of this day, all day and all night tomorrow and awaken Tuesday fit as a fiddle else I’ll not be able to do my presentation concerning, Seeing Eye guide Dogs and the dos and don’ts when interacting or working with persons who are visually impaired or totally blind and these working dogs, as well as providing information on programs for the blind and visually impaired some of which will be local to our area.

I’ve got no fever. Other than not being able to keep down any food and a headache from the harsh Vomiting and some weakness I feel perfectly fine. In fact, it’s kind of strange to not have other symptoms.

While I’ve endured this miserable virus, which has made it so I’m unable to eat, and finding it exhausting to do much in the way of physical activity, I’ve been devouring books.

Not long ago, someone introduced me to Stuart Woods and the Stone Barrington mysteries, which branched off to the Will Lee series, the Holly Barker Series, the Teddy Fay Series, and the Ed Eagle series.

There may be other series by him as well but if so, I’ve not found them yet.

While reading the Ed Eagle series, I recognized a few overlapping events and characters and soon my curiosity was peaked.

I delved in with both hands and feet and began finding books within series such as the Will Lee series I’ve been reading which had somehow been left out of the list or put in the wrong order.

There were a couple of books by Woods, which didn’t belong to any of the series but due to their similarities in character roles and lightly mentioned connections I added them to the mix.

Then, I began rereading some series with these new finds in place and I began to see things in a whole new light.

I found clues I’d not known of before, I saw new plots and now, have a better understanding of a few characters and their actions.

I’m having a blast reading all this and am currently enjoying finding new discoveries in, Capital crimes DB57122

Here’s what NLS has to say…

Capital crimes DB57122

Woods, Stuart. Reading time: 7 hours, 28 minutes.

Read by Ray Foushee.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Political Fiction

Following The Run (DB 50093), former Georgia senator William Lee is now the United States president while his wife, Kate, heads the CIA. When ex-agent Ted Fay assassinates right-wing politicians, Lee names the FBI to handle the investigation and orders his wife to help. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

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Before we go onto the next book I want to share, let me say the synopsis here doesn’t quite describe how President Lee came to order his wife to help. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Before that I reread, Mounting fears DB74700

NLS states…

Mounting fears DB74700

Woods, Stuart. Reading time: 7 hours, 39 minutes.

Read by David Hartley-Margolin.

Suspense Fiction

Political Fiction

As incumbent Will Lee prepares to accept his party’s nomination for president, he learns that the Taliban have taken over a Pakastani nuclear missile site and the vice president has advanced prostate cancer. Lee must save the world and win the election. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

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I must say, knowing and understanding a few things here and there about certain people and ow they began in these series which connect in lots of wonderful and whacky ways to one another, I’ve come to see these almost like a TV soap would be.

There are twists and turns at every word, plots and subplots forming and reforming on every page and the love lives of these characters are quite amazing and at times intertwined with one another.

In description I’ll say, 3 is the magic number and leave it at that.

Suspenseful, mysterious, and plots thickening until the last word is bound to leave you with a deep need to read every book and absorb and observe every word until you crack the case.

Sometimes I’d have things all figured out in my head. Then, just when I thought the mystery must be solved and the book ended something new would be revealed and the action would accelerate again.

Another thing I enjoyed was how in book series like the Stone Barrington novels, there would be things going on which had nothing to do directly with the events happening in other series such as the Will Lee series or Holly Barker series but when you read all of them you see glimpses of each in the other.

To me and my series addiction this is the best find in the world.

It sure helps while healing from this nasty tummy bug.

Of course when I want to doze and not miss anything important to the cases at hand but still want something to read, I can be found following the beam to the Dark Tower with Roland and the gang in, Wolves of the Calla DB104868.

NLS insists…

Wolves of the Calla DB104868

King, Stephen. Reading time: 25 hours, 56 minutes.

Read by Stephen King.

Fantasy Fiction


Roland and his companions continue their quest to the Dark Tower. In the village of Calla Bryn Sturgis, they meet disgraced priest Father Callahan, who asks for help against the kidnapping wolves. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2003.

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Well, it’s time to walk and feed Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue then lay down and rest some more.

Thanks very much for reading. Please come back soon to see what I’ll list as having been my favorite book by Stuart Woods.

In the meantime, please feel free to comment and let us know what books you’re enjoying and why.

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

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  1. HI Patty, I am sorry you have been ill and I hope you are well now. My family has also been struck down by a cold and we are all snuffling and coughing. I never liked The Dark Tower by Stephen King. It was a series that I just never could understand.

    1. Hi Robbie, first let me thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting on the post.
      I am feeling much better and in fact, should already be in motion. I’m presenting today and I’ve not even walked and fed the dog.
      Anyhow, to the Dark Tower, Until King wrote the revised version of The Gunslinger, I was sort of at a loss with the whole thing.
      Then, I read that version and was drawn to read the next. By the third book, I was hooked.
      The idea that we’re all connected in the ways described in the series to me, is fascinating.
      The ways in which alternate universe is described is also intriguing.
      Well, must run.
      Have a super day!

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