Monthly Archives: January 2021

Fictionophile’s January 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added NINE titles to my TBR this month. I received ALL NINE of these titles from NetGalley. Do any of these titles sound good to you?  

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Fictionophile’s January 2021 reading wrap-up

Here are the TEN books that I read during the month of January. Many stellar reads here, and truth be told I enjoyed them all. Despite this, my two favourites of the month have to be “The Secrets of Strangers” … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 96 – Beds

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Epitaph” by Anita Waller – Book Review

Before starting out on a much deserved holiday with her best friend Wendy Lucas, Doris Lester discovers that her late husband had fathered a child with his mistress. Doris and Wendy had planned to enjoy the countryside, traveling throughout the … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘A’ #booklovers #bookbloggers

It occurred to me at year end that everyone shares their favourite reads at that time. Well I’m setting out to change that! I have decided that every month I’ll compile a post that lists my favourite reads that begins … Continue reading

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“The Last Thread” by Ray Britain – Book Review

“The Last Thread puts the reader in the driving seat of a complex murder investigation with all the political and operational pressures that investigations engage.” In addition to his paid supervisory role, DCI Doug Sterling works as an unpaid negotiator … Continue reading

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Same book – Different title (a bookworm’s gripe) #BookTitles #bookworms #booklovers #readingcommunity

NOTE: Originally published in March of 2017, this post was last updated on January 24, 2021 My RANT continues… I take umbrage when publishers, in their infinite wisdom, decide to rename a book which already has a perfectly acceptable title. … Continue reading

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Goodreads ratings – use them? ignore them? are they valid? #discussionpost

I am a member of Goodreads. Not only am I a member, but I am also a Goodreads librarian.  I sometimes think that no one uses Goodreads more than I do as I’m on the site several times each day. … Continue reading

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“Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner – Book Review

Frankie Elkin is, in her own words, a scrawny, middle-aged white woman. She is a drifter, an excellent bartender, and an alcoholic. For the past decade, Frankie has devoted her life to finding missing persons. Usually people who are minorities, … Continue reading

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Do YOU choose books by their covers?

I’m certain that most of you know by now that I really appreciate book cover art. What with my long standing ‘Cover Love‘ series of blog posts, and my ‘Wednesday’s Word‘ series, it would almost seem I’m crazy obsessed. That … Continue reading

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“The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin – Book Review

Rachel Krall, a successful podcast journalist travels to a small, conservative coastal town in North Carolina to cover a rape trial. Intelligent, curious, and a champion of justice, Rachel’s podcast signoff is “I’m Rachel Krall and this is Guilty or … Continue reading

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The Book Themed Art of Pawel Kuczyński #BookishArt #PawelKuczynski #BookThemedArt

I haven’t done an art related post in a while, so when I came across this artist’s work on Pinterest, I thought it was a perfect time to remedy that. Kuczyński cleverly uses satire to portray today’s social, political and … Continue reading

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“The Descent” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 39 years old, unmarried, and lonely. She recently had a severe career setback at her previous posting in Bristol due to a betrayal from a co-worker. Now, she lives in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 95 – Bathtubs

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Double Deceit” by Julienne Brouwers – Book Review

The premise is intriguing. Jennifer Smits and her husband Oliver have gone away for the weekend for a break in attempts to heal the rifts in their marriage. However, Oliver goes for a walk after a row, and then is … Continue reading

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