Hello August – #Fictionophile updates

Midsummer already! Time flies when you’re sweating having fun! Yes folks, even Nova Scotia, Canada is having a heat wave.  Not as bad as some places in Europe, but hot nevertheless. (low to mid 30s Celsius)

view from the front step of our cottage – Cape John, Nova Scotia

We’ve been having a nice summer so far. I particularly enjoy reading on the deck with a nice glass of wine. Also, when my son and his wife bring my little grandson down for a visit – that is always a great day.
I appreciate all the kind concern for his welfare. Although he had a very rocky start, he is now thriving and healthy. Last Sunday marked his 2 month birthday.

A family wedding marks the first week of August – Gran is babysitting the little one while his parents have a role in the wedding party.


On the blogging front, I have only added five more review commitments in July. Each month I try to restrain myself, sometimes successfully – sometimes not. LOL

Late this month I am due to have major surgery.  Hopefully the week in hospital and the 4 -6 week recovery period will see me reading a lot – though I might not be blogging very much (or at all) the last week of August.

Wishing you all a delightful month!

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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50 Responses to Hello August – #Fictionophile updates

  1. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Your grandson looks like a champion! Glad to hear he’s doing well! And got all of my extremities crossed that your surgery goes well, that your recovery is smooth and painless, and (of course) that you enjoy every single book you pick up as you convalesce. ❤️📚

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  2. stargazer says:

    I am so glad to hear your grandson is thriving, it is a lovely photo of him! I hope your operation goes well.

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  3. carhicks says:

    Your grandson is adorable and I am so happy that he is thriving. Surgery is always scary, even when it is necessary. Take care to rest and build up your strength before the surgery. I will keep you in my prayers Lynne for a speedy recovery and for the surgeon to perform an amazing surgery.

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  4. Life stays busy for you! Hope your surgery and recovery are uneventful.

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  5. Sandra says:

    Try to enjoy as much of August as you can, Lynne, ahead of the surgery. It’s easier said than done I know, when something major is on the horizon. Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery when the time arrives 🙂 ❤ x

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  6. What a cutie your grandson is! Hope Surgery goes well xx

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  7. Hope all goes well with your surgery and more importantly your recovery. Here’s hoping you can make some inroads into your tbr. Take care xx

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  8. Carol says:

    Happy to hear your precious grandson is thriving 😍 Praying your surgery goes well too!

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  9. Best wishes on your surgery. Your grandson is beautiful. (I guess I should say handsome, but he is beautiful.)

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  10. Your grandson is so adorable. Glad he is doing well. I hope your son is having a successful recovery as well. I wish you a speedy recovery for when you have your surgery.

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  11. Chris Terrell says:

    Lovely photos, Lynne, and lots of positive healing thoughts to you for your surgery!

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  12. Ah, such a cutie and so glad he is thriving and looking so darling. But now, what’s this with your surgery–and major at that? Really sorry to hear about that and hoping your week will pass with you doing much better and thriving as well. Gees, I hate surgery, even when necessary.

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    • Thanks for the caring comment Virginia. I’m a bit of a ‘scaredy cat’ when it comes to surgery and I’m more than a bit nervous. (bowel resection that cannot be done laparoscopically) I figure that all told – I’ll be out of commission for almost a month.

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  13. Your grandson looks great. his height is amazing at 2 month. My girl is 72 cms right now at 8 months. He looks more or less near her height.

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  14. Norrie says:

    Your grandson is adorable 🙂 Give him a kiss from me ❤
    Hope your surgery goes well and you have a wonderful August!

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  15. I’m enjoying these cutie pics of your grandson! Keep ‘em coming💜

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  16. Your grandson looks great! Good luck with the surgery!

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  17. Murielle Cyr says:

    Hope all goes well for you.

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  18. Good luck with the surgery!

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  19. Hi Lynne. I’m glad to hear that your grandson is doing well.

    I wish you a speedy recovery from your upcoming surgery.

    Neil

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  20. Lynne delighted to hear your grandson is much improved. He’s adorable x

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  21. James McEwan says:

    I wish you well and return to happy health after your hospital stay. Be good to yourself.
    I am now one year older today…I don’t shout about my birthday these days, I used to have all the family; round in the garden for a buffet picnic or BBQ – always taking a risk with the weather.
    But instead this year I went to the dentist for a lot of work – my face hurts.
    Take care.

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  22. Aw… what a sweetie pie! I wish I had grandchildren!

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  23. So glad you’re Grandson is doing well. He’s a real cutie and I hope you have a wonderful day babysitting. All the best for your upcoming surgery xx

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