Monthly Archives: October 2020

Fictionophile’s October 2020 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added SIXTEEN titles to my TBR this month. I received ELEVEN of these titles from NetGalley and TWO from Edelweiss. Also, I received ONE book directly from the publisher and TWO directly from the authors. AND… I downloaded ELEVEN … Continue reading

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Celebrating #Orentober 2020 @OrendaBooks

As a bookblogger, I’ve been privileged to read and review several titles from the Orenda Books catalogue.  To that end, I thought I’d celebrate #Orentober by sharing some of my reviews for these fabulous novels.  Just click on the title … Continue reading

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“The Lingering” by S.J.I. Holliday – Book Review

“We have to be safe here. It’s all that we have.” Jack Gardiner, a former policeman, and his wife Ali Gardiner, a former psychiatric nurse, have elected to rid themselves of most of their worldly possessions and join a commune … Continue reading

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Top 5 Books on my Wishlist that I REALLY want to read #TBR

Honestly though… my book wishlist is VAST!  At present there are 2.000 titles on my Goodreads TBR! (not to mention the 150 titles on my Amazon Wishlist!) When I was tagged by Mandy at Devouring Books, I put aside my … Continue reading

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“Miss Benson’s Beetle” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review

Forty-six year old Margery Benson is the epitome of the word ‘spinster’. She is a dowdy, plain, tall and wide school teacher with no family or friends to speak of. When her world becomes too much, she decides to go … Continue reading

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“A Song of Isolation” by Micheal J. Malone – Book Review

This book features three main protagonists: Dave – a young man who works as an accountant and is the live-in partner of a movie star. He is fearful that his relationship is precarious and that the love of his life … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = POISON

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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“Everything My Mother Taught Me” by Alice Hoffman – Book Review

The year is 1908. After losing her beloved father, thirteen year-old Adeline elects to never speak again. Her widowed mother, now having to find a way to support herself and her daughter, takes a menial job at a remote island … Continue reading

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“The Shadow Bird” by Ann Gosslin – Book Review

Erin Cartwright, a psychiatrist in her late thirties, is conflicted. Born in small-town Maine, she escaped the clutches of her dysfunctional family and fled to England. Now, back on American soil once again after twenty years, she is posing as … Continue reading

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“The Seven Doors” by Agnes Ravatn – Book Review

Way back in January of 2017 I read this author’s debut novel, “The Bird Tribunal” and it turned out to be my favourite book of the year! Ever since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting her next work. It was worth … Continue reading

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Some creepy October reads from my TBR #Spooktober #halloweenreads #scaryreads

Back before I began my blog, I read seasonably. By that I mean I would read books that ‘fit‘ the season. Now, one of the unfortunate aspects of review commitments is that those books must be read first, regardless of … Continue reading

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“Women of the Dunes” by Sarah Maine – Book Review

“Years, after all, are only numbers. Time is a continuum, but is it linear or coiled in cycles?” This haunting story is told via three separate time-lines. Ulla (800 A.D.) – a pagan Norsewoman who comes ashore the western Scottish … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s recent Kindle Ebook purchases #bookhaul #KindleDeals

What with all the lovely books I’ve been getting lately from NetGalley, Edelweiss, and assorted publishers you’d reasonably think that I wouldn’t purchase any books… RIGHT? WRONG!Anyway, check out these fantastic deals I’ve taken advantage of recently. I never could … Continue reading

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“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” The Bankrobber – made an unwise decision and robbed a bank for only enough money to pay a month’s rent because the divorce lawyer said that was the only … Continue reading

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Books on my #TBR that have an autumn ‘vibe’

Autumn has always been my very favourite season. So much so that I got married in September (43 years ago!) It is no wonder then that I have quite a few covers in my TBR that evoke autumn as soon … Continue reading

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