Monthly Archives: January 2020

January 2020 recap – The Ups and the Downs of Bookblogging

Well folks, January has been a mixed bag for me.  I read some very good novels, posted quite a few times with reviews and other bookish stuff, received some stellar titles in my monthly book haul, and, on a personal … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s January 2020 Book Haul

Here are the SIX new titles I received in January in exchange for my honest review. From Edelweiss I downloaded ONE new title: AND from NetGalley, I received FIVE new titles: I’ll start off with the one that I’m most … Continue reading

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January 2020 Kindle ebook purchases #bookhaul

Anyone who knows me, or follows this blog knows for sure that I have more than enough to read. I’ll never run out of great reading material. However, like most bookworms, bookbloggers, and all other book obsessed people, I cannot … Continue reading

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#CoverReveal – “The Cottage on Wildflower Lane” by Liz Davies @rararesources

Looking forward to a ‘feel good’ love story? Check out “The Cottage on Wildflower Lane” by Liz Davies 209 pages ASIN: B083QRXBW9 A sneak peek…. Pre-order links and what could be better?  It is being published on Valentine’s Day! Publication Date: … Continue reading

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“A Rush of Blood” by David Mark – Book Review @severnhouse

Molly – mother of Hilda, ex-policewoman, and manageress of the pub the Jolly Bonnet. Molly is prone to flights of imagination where she almost immerses herself in the history of her chosen neighbourhood. She takes meds to control her hyperactivity … Continue reading

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#FF Friday Finds – a few gems I found on the Internet this week

Words to live by… a poem by Iain S. Thomas called “Enough“ A few graphics from Pinterest that I particularly enjoyed An essay on the Real World Benefits of Reading Fiction  

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“Her” by Harriet Lane – Book Review

Emma – a mother of two very young children. She is constantly exhausted, more than a bit envious of her husband who still works in television, and the couple are struggling financially. Emma gave up her career to be a … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = YEAR

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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Blue Monday? Books are the cure for that.

Yup! Today, January 20th, 2020 is Blue Monday. A term (in the northern hemisphere) that describes a Monday in January, typically the third Monday of the month, that is characterized as the most depressing day of the year.   To … Continue reading

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“The Doll Factory” by Elizabeth Macneal – Book Review

Twins, the Whittle sisters are twenty-one years old and working in a doll factory when we first meet them. They are in the employ of a drug-addled despot named Mrs. Salter. They work grueling hours and live in a damp … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 85 – Paper Dolls

In my 85th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about paper dolls on book covers. I think this is a curious choice for cover art, but strangely it is somehow very effective in some cases. They say you … Continue reading

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It’s not too late! Bookblogger’s Fiction Reading Challenge #FFRC2020 #TuesdayBookBlog #bookbloggers

I was delighted to read a review this week by Sheila (the Quiet Geordie). As of today, she is one of the few bloggers, other than myself, who has decided to join in the Bookblogger’s Fiction Reading Challenge along with … Continue reading

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“The Missing Years” by Lexie Elliott – Book Review

It has been twenty-seven years since Ailsa Calder lived in the Manse. Located in rural Scotland, the Manse has a varied and dark history.  Now, with the recent death of her mother, she has inherited half of this personality-filled house. … Continue reading

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Edelweiss Reviews Challenge 2020

As many of you know, I am the moderator of the Goodreads Group for Edelweiss Reviewers. As a way of whittling down our Edelweiss review commitments I have created a Goodreads Challenge within the group. It is never too late … Continue reading

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“The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” by Cass Grafton – #CoverReveal @rararesources

Rachel’s Random Resources has generously provided me with the cover of Cass Grafton’s novel, “The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” to share with you today. If you are anything like me, any reference to Cornwall piques my interest immediately. About … Continue reading

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