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 – Book Review

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 – Book Review

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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