Monthly Archives: April 2020

Fictionophile’s April #BookHaul

Confession time.  For the second month in a row, I went a little crazy and amassed a whopping 15 new review commitments. I am going to blame my greed insanity on self isolation, because well…. I can’t blame myself, can … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = HOME

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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A little light housekeeping – Book Blogger style

Since we’re all stuck at home due this global pandemic, what better time than to do a little light housekeeping – book blogger style.I love being a wee part of this fantastic book-blogging community. To that end, I try to … Continue reading

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“Little Lies” by Heather Gudenkauf – Book Review

Social worker Ellen Moore is a busy, busy woman. Married, with two young children and an infant, her time and her sleep is precious. When she gets a call in the early hours, she knows that the day won’t end … Continue reading

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“The Other Mrs.” by Mary Kubica – Book Review

Sadie Foust has had a sense of foreboding ever since she first saw the house they had inherited from her husband’s sister. Along with the house came an extra responsibility in the form of her niece, Imogen. Sixteen years old, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “I Found You” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read in 2017. “I Found You” was, for me, a memorable FIVE STAR read.  I have recently acquired … Continue reading

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“Letters From the Past” by Erica James – Book Review

With many points of view taken into account, this is a story of family. As in all families, there are those we love, those we like, and those we cannot abide. All are portrayed here. Central to the novel is … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 88 – Playgrounds

In my 88th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about playgrounds on book covers. Eerily enough, the playgrounds on these covers are – for the most part – deserted. Sadly similar to the real life playgrounds everywhere during … Continue reading

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“The Big Finish” by Brooke Fossey – Book Review

Duffy Sinclair – 88 years old, a childless lifelong bachelor, intellectually sound, but has a few health issues. An ex-alcoholic, Duffy hasn’t had a drink in years. He has abused his body his entire life, which has precluded him from … Continue reading

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#FFRC2020 Reading Challenge progress as of April 18, 2020

This year I put myself out on a limb and created a reading challenge. Four other bloggers have decided to join me in #FFRC2020 Here are the eight criteria for the challenge: And here is MY progress so far – … Continue reading

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In the mood for Historical Fiction? #kindledeals

Amazing deals to be had today for Kindle readers! Check out these great deals! These are bestsellers with tons of reviews and excellent ratings by readers. (and NO, I am NOT affiliated with Amazon – I just love a good … Continue reading

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“Hope Close” by Tina Seskis – Book Review

In rural Surrey, there is a tiny insular enclave of four mismatched houses located on a cul-de-sac called Hope Close. Lets meet the occupants of the four houses: Layla and Charles Dolphin – live in a former manor house, the … Continue reading

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“All In Her Head” by Nikki Smith – Book Review

NOW – Alison Reid is a nervous, edgy, woman who works in a library. She feels insecure in her life and in her job. She feels that her boss wants to get rid of her, and she is certain that … Continue reading

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Lume Books – amazing Good Friday Ebook giveaway! @lume_books #kindledeals #ebooks

Lume Books (formerly Endeavor Media) is hosting a spectacular giveaway. Just the thing to cheer you up and keep you occupied while you self-isolate. Today and tomorrow only, you have the opportunity to download any (or all) of fifty of … Continue reading

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UP – the amazing two-letter word

A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition. Read until the end …..  you’ll laugh. This two-letter word  in English has more meanings than any other  two-letter word, and … Continue reading

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