Monthly Archives: November 2018

Who Is The Most Instagrammed Writer Of All Time?

Guest post and Infographic by Rebecca Armstrong It’s pretty clear that social media has taken over the world, with people constantly sharing updates about their lives, their interests, and hobbies. And those interests definitely include reading! Whilst we might think … Continue reading

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“Lies that Poison” by Amanda Fleet – Book Review

Set on the outskirts of a quaint Yorkshire hamlet, this novel reads like a ‘cozy mystery’ at the beginning… but don’t be fooled. Tom Bowman is a professional baker who has just moved to the area. He has purchased the … Continue reading

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Police procedural series I want to start – Part 1

What am I like???  There are SO many wonderful and compelling series that I’ve already begun which I want to finish, SO many that I’m dying to pursue, WHY would I want to start more? It is a terminal sickness. … Continue reading

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“Our House” by Louise Candlish – Book Review

Louise Candlish has taken domestic noir to new and disturbing heights! We have all, at one time or another, misplaced our wallets, or had them stolen. We can all relate to the period of panic that that type of experience … Continue reading

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Recommended by Book Bloggers… Part 1

I am constantly adding to my TBR. The reason for this? BOOK BLOGGERS! As the recipient of a lot of book blogger support, I try to repay in kind by visiting other book blogger’s blogs. Over the years I’ve naturally … Continue reading

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Breaking down writer’s block: an infographic

I know that in addition to readers and bookbloggers, some of my followers are authors or aspiring to be authors. Therefore, when approached by Freewrite to post this infographic on Fictionophile, I readily agreed. The following is a guest post … Continue reading

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So Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American blog friends. Although Thanksgiving in Canada was last month, I have something to be very thankful for today.  Fictionophile has just met a huge milestone! I wish to extend a huge thank-you to … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = HIDDEN (Cover Love redux)

This is a new spin on my Cover Love posts. Although I still plan to continue my Cover Love series, I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead of pictures. … Continue reading

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“Brainstorm” by Matthew Drzmala – Book Review

BLURB: Clinical psychologist Michael Eriksson makes a living from helping others, but after a series of events he is left fighting to pick up the pieces of his own shattered psyche. When he is called to an attempted suicide on … Continue reading

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“The Fourth Victim” by John Mead – Book Review

Today I’m delighted to take part in the Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour for John Mead’s mystery novel, “The Fourth Victim“.  It is a police procedural set in London’s Whitechapel, so it caught my interest right away. BLURB: Three parks, three deaths, … Continue reading

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“Deep Fear” by Rachel Lynch – Book Review

DI Kelly Porter is back.  But will this new case push her beyond her limits? On a peaceful summer’s morning in the Lake District, a woman’s body is discovered outside a church. She’s been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 65 – Covers ripped from side to side

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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“Go to my Grave” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

Present Day: The story begins with the protagonist, Donna Weaver. She is hosting a family reunion weekend for eight people. Donna and her mother own and run “The Breakers” a refurbished guest house near the sea in Galloway.  Her mother is … Continue reading

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“Foe” by Iain Reid – Book Review

We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have.  Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One … Continue reading

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“The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti – Book Review

It is spring in a small Pennsylvania mill town.  Ten years ago the mill closed its doors for the final time. Since then, the town has suffered a dramatic economic decline. Nate Winters, the high school baseball coach is eager … Continue reading

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