Monthly Archives: October 2017

Welcome November – Fictionophile’s updates and October’s book haul

I love November. Settling back into a routine at home. Doing some holiday planning and shopping. Going for long walks in the crisp autumn air… Autumn is such a beautiful season in Nova Scotia.  I endured a disheartening reading slump … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday #2 (Fictionophile’s #Kindle book bargains)

As many of you know, I’m always excited about a bargain. It occurred to me that my tally of bargain Kindle purchases takes up a lot of space on my monthly recap posts, so I thought I’d do everyone a … Continue reading

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Cover Love: Special Halloween edition (#BookOrTreat)

Although this post is not officially part of my Cover Love series, I thought it would be fun to compile a collection of book covers that evoke the Halloween mood. If I was working in a library or bookstore, it … Continue reading

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“In a cottage in a wood” by Cass Green

Well folks… my reading slump is well and truly over. Over the past few days I’ve read some stellar novels. “In a cottage in a wood” is just a prime example. A compelling novel that made the time I spent … Continue reading

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“Blackwater Lake” by Maggie James

I’m a bit behind in my Goodreads challenge this year so I thought I’d cheat a little and read a novella that has been on my Kindle for a while. The title and cover seemed in keeping with this time … Continue reading

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“Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” by Gail Honeyman – Book Review

“Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine”.  Yeah… sure.  If you fell off a cliff and someone stumbled across your prone body on the ground and asked “How are you?” and you replied “I’m fine”. That kind of ‘fine’. When strangers say … Continue reading

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Marlys J. Millhiser – gone but never forgotten

Since I am preparing to REREAD one of my favorite titles of over thirty years ago, I thought I’d look up the author to find out if she was still writing.  Sadly, I found that she had passed away… (I … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (Fictionophile’s #Kindle book bargains)

As many of you know, I’m always excited about a bargain. It occurred to me that my tally of bargain Kindle purchases takes up a lot of space on my monthly recap posts, so I thought I’d do everyone a … Continue reading

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“The haunting of Haelstrom Cottage” by Tabatha Cross

Do you remember, as an adolescent,  hearing ghost stories around the campfire? The kind where those around the fire took turns with a flashlight beneath their chin? Well… this is such a story! “When places are deprived of sunlight, evil … Continue reading

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Pleased and delighted! #BestBookBlog2017 @TheWriterAwards

I was pleased and delighted to get an email from The Writer Awards. In the email they stated: We had a team review THOUSANDS of recommended book blogs and write short reviews of the best ones they found! Congratulations!  Out … Continue reading

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“The house sitter” by Jill Barry

Suzanne and Eddie Deacon aren’t getting any younger. They have been very content in “The Sugar House”, their comfortable, renovated house in mid Wales. However, they have decided that the time to downsize, and move on, has come. They find … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The Wacky Man” by Lyn G. Farrell for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in May of 2016 and was, for me, a 5* … Continue reading

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Where are they now? – Part 2: Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor is the author of the mystery series featuring protagonist DC Michael McKenna. Set in Wales, this police procedural series was one I enjoyed.   The novels in this series include: #1 Simeon’s bride#2 In guilty night #3 The house … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 39 – Cemeteries

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In my thirty-ninth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature cemeteries on … Continue reading

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“Bradstreet Gate” by Robin Kirman

The novel’s title, “Bradstreet Gate,” refers to a Harvard Yard gate that commemorates the Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet and the 25th anniversary of women living in the Yard. In 1997 Julie Patel, a Harvard student, is murdered. “Bradstreet Gate” is … Continue reading

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