Monthly Archives: October 2021

Fictionophile’s OCTOBER 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read TEN titles. And, would you believe it, three of them were 5 star reads! I enjoyed every one of them, some more than others of course. One obvious choice for my book of the … Continue reading

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“The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward – Book Review

“How many times can someone bend before they break forever?” Ted – a man who is large and stature, has no friends, and lives in the house where he grew up. Ted clearly has some form of mental illness and … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s OCTOBER 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added eight review commitments to my TBR this month. I received five of these titles from NetGalley. I received “A Good Rest For Some” from Austin Macauley Publishers I received “Other People’s Children” from Simon & Schuster via Kelley … Continue reading

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“Madam” by Phoebe Wynne – Book Review

“…she’d taken the woman’s job, her role, her flat. Her curse.” Rose Christie – is a talented Classics teacher in her mid twenties. She has a terminally ill mother and she has the responsibility of paying the fees for her … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite #Spooktober Reads #BookRecommendations #SpookyReads #OctoberReads

For those of you who read ‘seasonally‘, I thought I’d share 10 of my favorite novels that are perfect for this time of year.

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Teaser Tuesday – October 26, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @PutnamBooks #SarahWinman #StillLife @edelweiss_squad

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from Edelweiss. Today, Tuesday October 26, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“The Death of Jane Lawrence” by Caitlin Starling – Book Review

“A crumbling house, alone on the hill, was enough to make isolated women given to wild imaginings.” Jane Shoringfield is a young woman of high intellect with a logical, practical way of viewing the world and a keen mathematical mind. … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 107 – Scissors #CoverLove #fictionophile #BookCovers

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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“Murder, Forgotten” by Deb Richardson-Moore – Book Review

Julianna Burke is a renowned mystery novelist who divides her time between her Scottish stone house on the North Sea, and her South Carolina beach house on the Atlantic Ocean. Now, at age 58, she has recently been widowed. Her … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “The Dead House” by Billy O’Callaghan – #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday #TheDeadHouse #Spooktober

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 Thin Place” by C.D. Major – Book Review

“Heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.”- Celtic proverb Ava Brent (present day) – is a 38 year old, experienced television journalist based in Glasgow. She has a partner, Fraser, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – October 19, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @AgoraBooksLDN @CathyHayward7 #TheGirlInTheMaze #NetGalley

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday October 19, 2021 I … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (#Kindledeals Ebook bargains) October 18, 2021

Today I’m letting you know about SEVEN bargain Kindle purchases. 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. I purchased these 7 books … Continue reading

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“A Murder Of Crows” by Ian Skewis – Book Review

DCI Jack Russell – a policeman working the final case of a long career. He is due to retire soon. He is somewhat estranged from his wife as they could never really communicate after they both suffered a profound loss. … Continue reading

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Library Reading App Libby Supports Reading Inclusivity #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth @LibbyApp @UproarPRagency

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and key Libby app features such as its dyslexic font option help make reading more accessible for all. Dyslexic fonts help alleviate some symptoms of dyslexia, like the turning and swapping of letters. Though not … Continue reading

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