Hello September (Fictionophile personal updates)

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.

If any of you were wondering about my online silence recently, I had an operation and just got out of hospital. For that reason my ‘Hello September’ post is a few days late.

Here is a brief breakdown of my naive expectations and the reality of the hospital stay:

When you go through trying times, it is easy to find out who your true friends are. I was blessed with many hospital visitors, and many encouraging texts and emails.

I am SO grateful!

I’m delighted to report that there are now 3.588 people following this blog!

That is up 721 followers since Sept. 1, 2018.  I am so grateful that my little blog continues to attract new readers.  Heartfelt thanks to all who take the time to read my posts, leave a comment or two, and share my posts on other social media. I love you all.

My Goodreads Challenge is doing okay

I’m still hanging on to my 80% NetGalley badge (only just)

My Edelweiss feedback ratio is dismal…

Many of you have inquired about the progress of my little grandson. I’m pleased to report, despite a setback this month, that he is thriving.

Look at how much he has grown over the past two months!

That’s all for now. I hope to catch up with all my social media accounts as time permits.

Now… I must READ!

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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42 Responses to Hello September (Fictionophile personal updates)

  1. carhicks says:

    Wow, Lynne. I am flabbergasted, I knew you were having surgery, but I had not idea what was being done and what the recovery would entail. I hope as I type this on the 16th of the month, that you are doing a lot better. I can’t believe the difference in the pictures of your grandson, with only a three month difference, it is obvious he is thriving. He is so adorable and hope you will be able to carry him around soon. Take care of yourself and make sure you follow doctor’s orders so you heal properly. You and your grandson have been in my prayers and I am so happy that things are so much better. Hugs, my friend.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having a rough time of it- I wish you a speedy recovery! And your grandson is so cute!!!

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  3. The Avid Reader says:

    I’m sorry that you’ve had a rough time lately. I hope your recovery is quick!


  4. So lovely to see how that little guy is growing!
    Hope you feel better. Ugh.


  5. Sandra says:

    I’ve been thinking of you, Lynne; so glad to know you are home and recovering. (I confess to a small chuckle at your optimism over reading post op. It just doesn’t happen does it!) Do take care and don’t rush back to normal life too soon. (Now might be a good time to catch up on that reading!)

    As for your wonderful grandson – hasn’t he grown! He looks adorable! Such a cheeky smile!


  6. Hope you’re feeling better soon Lynne! Take it easy and don’t try to rush it!

    Your grandson is doing great and he is such a beautiful boy!

    Rest as much as possible!💜📚🌞

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  7. Carlissa says:

    Hope you have a speedy recovery and can get some reading done!

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  8. So pleased to see you back – but take it steady!

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  9. Mani says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!! And lots of time for reading xx

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  10. yvonnembee says:

    How did I miss you were having such a big op! Wishing you a speedy recovery, and remember to take your time. Gentle hugs and lots of love to you xx

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  11. Lovely to see how your grandson is getting on. You take it easy and give yourself time to get over your own surgery. And hopefully feel up to reading too.

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  12. That photo of the sunset is gorgeous! I hope summer lasts a bit longer so you can enjoy more views like that whilst you’re recovering. xx

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  13. All the very best💐💐

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  14. Carol says:

    Thanks for the update! We’re eager to hear you’re on the road to recovery! I think it takes a couple of weeks for the anesthesia to wear off so I’m sure it was difficult to read! 2 pages is a good start! Baby steps! Most important….REST! Congrats on your blog followers! That’s a difficult stat to raise! Love the sunset picture! 😍 Lots to be grateful for!

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  15. alexandrited says:

    Glad you are home recovering. Hope you are feeling better and will truly be up and about soon. Glad you are reading again!

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  16. Christine says:

    I love your sense of humor, Lynne—you made me laugh. I am happy you are through the hospital part (ugh!) and are on the mend. Your little grandson is precious—I just want to give him a little squeeze! Rest up now and get those pages turning!

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  17. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  18. Hope you feel better and get some well deserved reading time!

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  19. Although it was an ordeal we are glad you are able to share it.

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  20. Oh yes, I remember major surgery and it definitely lays you low. Glad you are home and recovering but that sounded pretty horrendous so take it easy.

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    • Thanks Virginia. I thought that others who might be due to undergo such a surgery might be a little more prepared. We must always remind ourselves how much we have to be grateful for and tell ourselves that “This too will pass.”


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