Monthly Archives: September 2018

Poll results + A very brief hiatus – back in October…

Just wanted you all to know that because my husband and I are celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary the last week of September…. I’m taking a brief blogging hiatus. Please forgive me if I don’t comment and Tweet your posts.  … Continue reading

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“The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton

Ever since reading “The Forgotten Garden“, I have been a huge fan of Kate Morton’s novels.  Since they have been published in 34 languages and have been international bestsellers, it would seem I am not alone. “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” has … Continue reading

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Cover Love: Part 62 – Under glass domes

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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19 Crimes + a myriad more…

Well folks it finally happened. I have found a perfect excuse to blog about TWO of my passions.  Most people who know me have long realized that I really appreciate a nice glass of red.  This summer I had a … Continue reading

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“Snap” by Belinda Bauer – Book Review

Publisher’s Blurb: A taut, suspenseful new novel from award-winning thriller author Belinda Bauer in which a woman being menaced by a knife-wielding home invader is connected to a string of burglaries in a quaint bedroom community, and the brutal murder … Continue reading

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Readers find the magic

As a lifelong reader, I’ve always known that there is magic to be found within books. So… I thought I’d share a few graphics that helps convey my feelings about reading. (Some I’ve shared with you before – others I’m … Continue reading

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“My Mother the Liar” by Ann Troup – Book Review

Blurb: Two dead bodies. A lifetime of secrets. When Rachel Porter’s estranged mother dies, she returns to her family home filled with dread about having to face her past, and the people who populated it. Little does she know that there … Continue reading

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What device do YOU use for reading BLOGS?

I spent over an hour creating a new blog background for Fictionophile. My husband strolled by my desk and asked what I was doing.  I explained. He completely burst my bubble when he stated: “Why waste your time doing that?  … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 61 – Feathers

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Still Water” by Amy Stuart @SimonSchusterCA @AmyfStuart #BookReview

Two years ago I read and enjoyed a novel called “Still Mine” (see my review) so I was pleased to be able to read the sequel, “Still Water“.  If anything, I enjoyed it even more than the first novel – … Continue reading

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It’s all academic! (fiction with academic settings)

It is that time of year again. Schools and colleges are starting a new year. For this post, I thought I’d share with you some of the titles I’ve enjoyed over the years that have academic settings AND some of … Continue reading

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Hello September (Fictionophile updates and August’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days will soon be over, it is September already!  The photo below shows my husband and I enjoying the beautiful sunset at our summer cottage. Though I’ve been reluctant to add to my already lengthy TBR, … Continue reading

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