Monthly Archives: February 2021

Fictionophile’s February 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

Despite it being the shortest month of the year, I managed to read twelve titles in February. This is a personal best for me and I hope I can maintain the pace in future months so as to get a … Continue reading

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♣ ♣ March is ‘Reading Ireland Month’! ♣ ♣ #ReadingIrelandMonth21 #IrishFiction #begorrathon21

For the past several years now, Cathy, over at 746books.com has hosted Reading Ireland Month to promote Irish literature and authors. As I enjoy novels with Irish settings, I am only too keen to participate each year. If you do … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s February 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added EIGHT review commitments to my TBR this month. I received FIVE of these titles from NetGalley. with no commitment to review, but of course I will anyway. I have no commitment to review the titles I receive via … Continue reading

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“You Sent Me a Letter” by Lucy Dawson – Book Review

After finding a man in her bedroom in the middle of the night, Sophie Gardener’s life is thrown into a tailspin. He does not harm her, but gives her a letter which he warns her NOT to open before her … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “A place called Winter” by Patrick Gale – Book Review

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Northern Reach” by W.S. Winslow – Book Review

This is a series of interrelated stories about families in a small Maine fishing community. It follows them all, the ‘haves‘ and the ‘have-nots‘ over a span of time from 1907 to 2017. The characters are related by blood or … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (#Kindle Ebook bargains) Feb. 22, 2021

SEVEN bargain Kindle purchases this week. These books might vary in price from Amazon.ca to Amazon.com to Amazon.co.uk but they are all still BARGAINS!  Probably about what you would pay for a cup of coffee. NOTE: The price tags reflect the U.S. and Canadian prices. … Continue reading

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“The Last Garden in England” by Julia Kelly – Book Review

1907 – Venetia Smith is a single woman in her thirties. Despite the social mores of her time, she has gained a respected reputation as a garden designer. When she is hired to design the garden at Highbury House in … Continue reading

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Love Crime Fiction? Looking to start a new series? #CrimeFiction #TBR #policeprocedural

Despite the fact that I’ve already got several series on the go, my radar is always attuned to crime/police procedural series that sound interesting. I’ve got quite a few series that I’m very anxious to read. In case you also … Continue reading

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“The Wartime Sisters” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

Firstly, the sisters: Ruth Blum – Married to Arthur, an MIT graduate who works overseeing arms assembly, Ruth now lives on the Springfield Armory campus, in a house for officer’s wives. She is the mother to twin girls. All her … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – February 17, 2021 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

I quite like a nosy look at what others are reading. To that end, (and because I’m feeling too lazy today to put together a ‘Wednesday Word’ post), I’m once again participating in WWW Wednesday. Welcome to this week’s WWW … Continue reading

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

As I mentioned last month, I plan to go through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For February 2021, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘B‘. I am choosing these titles from the … Continue reading

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“Valentine’s Day at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn – Book Review

I’ve been reading a lot of crime fiction lately and thought I’d take a wee break by reading this charming, seasonal novella. I met the protagonists when I read the Christmas novella “Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” and thought … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 97 – Women in Red

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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“Nighthawking” by Russ Thomas – Book Review

From Wikipedia: Nighthawking is the theft of archaeological artifacts from protected archaeological sites and areas under the cover of darkness, most commonly by members of the public with the use of a commercial metal detector. This sequel to the author’s … Continue reading

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