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Join us for #RRBC #RRBCRatersNotHaters w/co-hosts @Pat_Garcia & @pdoggbiker! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA

Join these two entertaining hosts as they rate the books that we all want to, and should read… even if we’re reading to give an honest review (opinion) of them.   Pat Garcia and John Podlaski are two of our top reviewers in the club and they post reviews on a pretty regular basis, so, who better to give an opinion than them?

With the internet trolls on the loose, you just can’t believe many of the reviews you read these days.  I mean, these trolls are on a mission to seek and destroy the greatest of written works, just because they can.  They’re not even real reviewers so we’ll just call them haters.

Enter our super-Reviewers!  They will do what real reviewers do, they will share the good, and sometimes even their constructive critiques of books, in hopes that they will help the authors become better, or to even share praise when warranted.  No worries, though, we’re not here to tear anyone’s work down.  We’re RATERS – NOT HATERS!

Sound like a fun show?   You can bet your bottom dollar it is! 


Author, Pat Garcia:  

As a co-host of RNH, I will continue to provide to our audience the standards of what the show has stood for since its inception; leading with honesty and kindness being only two of those qualities.  What I hope to bring to the show, is the importance of sharing how a story grabs you as a reader.  I am a voracious reader who pulls from all genres to satisfy my literary appetite, regardless of whether it is fiction or non-fiction. In that respect, it doesn’t have to be a book from the genres that I write in.  But I am particular about how the author speaks to me through their writing.  I believe the writer’s voice can either wake a person up, or make the person go to sleep.  I also believe that good writers keep developing their writing voices as they continue to write. Thus, the writing voice, structure, and characterization, are things I will be looking for as I read any book to share my live reviews of on RATERS NOT HATERS. 

Author, John Podlaski:

John served in Vietnam between 1970 and 1971 as an infantryman with both the Wolfhounds of the 25th Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. The Army awarded him the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry among others.

John is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 and Rave Reviews Book Club. He and his wife Jan are both retired and live in Sterling Heights, MI; they recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.

As the newly appointed co-host of the RATERS NOT HATERS podcast, I plan to continue providing club members and listeners with honest reviews of their books and telling it like it is.


This show is presented **Live** via our Zoom Studio.  Members will be sent an invite to the show.  Check your email the morning of.  After each show has aired, you will be able to view the archived version here, as well.

Airs:  Every 4th Saturday of each month

Air Time:  11 AM CT

Show length: 30-minute segment


Next Air Date: 

March 25, 2023


March’s featured titles:

Announced after the show!

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Please Support This Segment’s Show Sponsor: 

“MENNONITE DAUGHTER” by Author, Marian Beaman

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62 thoughts on “Join us for #RRBC #RRBCRatersNotHaters w/co-hosts @Pat_Garcia & @pdoggbiker! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA”

    1. Sorry to miss today’s show. We are heading out to visit granddaughter in Mt Vernon, Wa; this morning.
      Thanks John & Pat for hosting! ✌️Greg😎

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  1. Hi, Pat & John! What an amazing show today! You guys were so great together! And your audience… ooo la la! I can’t wait to see what you’re bringing us next! Keep those reviews coming!

    Today’s book: JOYCE WINIFRED HARRIS-BURKES: How I Remember My Mama! by Shirley Harris-Slaughter! 5 Stars from both hosts!

    Great job!

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  2. Hey everybody! As you know, I announced my farewell address on this segment of Raters Not Haters Show today, and it featured guest Pat Garcia and her book “Let His Banner Over Me Be Love.” I love you all and will see you around RRBC. Be sure to purchase your copy of the book.

    Pat Garcia and John Podlaski are your new Co-Hosts going forward. Please make sure you continue to tune in for the show and support them.

    Thank you, Nonnie Jules, for all the hard work you put into bringing these zoom podcasts to us monthly and everything you do to make our Indie Author’s lives happier.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi, Shirley! You’re welcome! The RAVE WAVES team is what it is in part, due to your service, so we THANK YOU for what you brought to the show and how you helped to establish the foundation for what RATERS NOT HATERS should be, and what it stands for! Giving only HONEST reviews of the books we read – that’s the good, the bad, and the ugly! You never shied away from any of it and that makes me so proud to know you!

      Enjoy your retirement from hosting!

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  3. Thanks everybody for joining me for another episode of Raters Not Haters with Linda Mims, guest. Book Title: Ethni LeDoux.


  4. Thank you, Nonnie, and everyone in the zoom gallery for attending today’s show June 25, 2022. We reviewed my first book, Our Lady of Victory, which proved to be quite interesting and educational. I really appreciate you for helping to make this an enjoyable review.


  5. Everybody from the zoom gallery and Nonnie, thank you so much for helping me make this a lively show for the New Year. Lisa Karazian’s book Bravura was a winner today. It got 5 stars because it was a fabulous read. It was a pleasant surprise and I enjoyed discussing it.

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  6. I want to thank all those who came to the show today. There was a lot to learn. Thank you Nonnie for your support. Without you there would be no RNH.


  7. Hi Joy and Shirley, I finally had a chance to listen to the replay of your show. You both do a a great job of relating your views on the story. I totally appreciated the support for my book as the sponsor, Nonnie. An interesting program. Hopefully I can make it live for March’s show. Thank you for voicing your thoughts on this show.


  8. Thanks to you all that were at our program today. You sure make the program more interesting and interactive! Above all, you never know whose book we are going to review!


  9. I laughed through the replay. It definitely was entertaining. Thanks to my co-hosts and zoom audience of RRBC members.

    Thank you Nonnie for preparing this show. This is our new reality.


    1. Many thanks to Pat and John for featuring my story Sahara Heat today! That was a surprise! As always, it was a lively discussion. Marian, I have your book, Mennonite Daughter queued up on my Kindle and will now move it to the top.

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      1. Hi Maura Beth,
        It was our pleasure reviewing Sahara Heat! I’m passionate about reading and your book stirred my passion. I will post
        my review on Amazon and notate it on the member review board as soon as Amazon approves it.
        Have a lovely weekend.
        Shalom shalom

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        1. Thank you, Pat! A review by you is precious, as I know you are always honest and real. Your comments made me re-read my story to see what happened to poor Jacinta! Sahara did say she hoped her telling the real story would help Jacinta, so I didn’t feel quite as bad. Note to self: if I’m ever a maid, don’t tell on the lady of the house! But Sahara is a naughty one, no doubt about it.

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  10. I enjoyed the 3 viewpoints and honest opinions. It was great for me to learn about a new author. RRBC has a lot of authors I am unfamiliar with and I look toward the coming months to learn more about some of them (I doubt I could learn about all). Thanks for the format!


    1. Aww, so sorry, I missed the reminder email and didn’t tune in. Sorry I missed the show, I’m sure it was great. I didn’t see which book was featured but will keep checking. Apologies, once again!


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