Hello May 2019 – Fictionophile updates

April was a busy and interesting month for me. We had a baby shower for my daughter-in-law who is expecting in June. She is having a baby boy, and we are more than delighted at the prospect of becoming first-time grandparents and meeting our little grandson.

I’ve been having a few health issues, one of which has impacted on my reading. I have a retina which is threatening to detach. I’m seeing flashing lights and have floaters in my right eye. I’ve got the local eye specialists on speed-dial. LOL

For that reason, I didn’t read quite as much as I had hoped in April.  Here is a collage of the books I did read. The bigger cover graphics are for the titles I enjoyed the most.

I was invited to be a member of the Bookouture blogger database. As Bookouture is another one of my favourite publishers, I was more than delighted to be included, especially as I live in Canada and they are based in the United Kingdom.

I was accepted into the Facebook Group hosted by Killer Reads. I was very happy about this as I’ve read several of their titles and the ones I’ve read have been stellar!

I received a lovely comment on Goodreads – just had to share it with you.

I opted to go for a ‘Paid’ WordPress plan which should eliminate those pesky advertisements. Let me know if you notice a difference, or have any trouble accessing my blog.

I will be taking part in a Cover Reveal on May 10th – Watch for it!

And remember…Here are just a few of my own short story anthologies:

May also marks the month when I start to read outdoors – which I love.


About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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16 Responses to Hello May 2019 – Fictionophile updates

  1. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Gahhhh your eye, that must be really unsettling! But it doesn’t seem to have slowed you down much at all, you’re still crushing those reviews 😉 Hope it heals up soon for you!

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  2. Lorilin says:

    I hope your eye heals quickly! And thank goodness for the warmer weather. It’ll be nice to get outside again!

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  3. Hope your eye is ok. Sounds like it is being watched carefully.

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  4. I hope your eyes remain stable. Thanks for the update.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your eye problems- hope that’s resolved soon! And congratulations about becoming first time grandparents!! That’s very exciting!

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  6. Hi Lynne. I’m sorry to learn about your vision situation. I hope that your doctors are able to treat and solve the problem soon.


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  7. Carol says:

    I forgot to congratulate you on expecting your first grandchild! It’s amazing! Enjoy!

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  8. Carol says:

    Sorry about your eye woes….that sounds frustrating….hope it’s resolved soon!
    Hopefully your switch in WP plans will be seamless! For some odd reason I have lost my spell check icon on my WP formatting bar…..have you ever had that happen? I’m extra nervous about hitting publish tonight! I’m sure I probably missed something.
    Congrats on your accomplishments this month!
    Rest your eyes now!

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    • Thank-you very much for your kind words Carol.
      As for the spell check icon, I haven’t noticed – but will keep an eye out and let you know if it disappears.
      My move to the paid plan has been seamless so far, but I haven’t claimed my free domain yet. I’m not sure I will as WordPress has told me that it would require some redirects.

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