Monthly Archives: January 2022

Fictionophile’s JANUARY 2022 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

January by the numbers: Total books read: 11 Five star reads: 5 Debut novels: 2 Books that are part of a series: 4 Published in 2022: 4 Backlist titles: 3 Goodreads challenge: 11/120 (9%) GR NetGalley challenge: 9/70 (12%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s JANUARY 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added TWELVE review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received NINE of these titles from NetGalley. and in January, I downloaded ONE title from Edelweiss: Do any of these titles sound … Continue reading

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“Girls Who Lie” by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir – Book Review

Girls Who Lie is the second novel in the FORBIDDEN ICELAND series The Icelandic Police team of criminal investigators include: Hörður Höskuldsson – leader of the Akranes Criminal Investigation Division. With many local connections, he is in charge of the … Continue reading

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“Lost Graves” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

  Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist for the Irish Police. Jessie is single, and a workaholic. Jessie’s longtime friend, Dawn Wilson, is now the Police Commissioner of Ireland. Dawn is … Continue reading

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Q&A with novelist Kate Riordan @midaspr @thenovelry #NationalStoryTellingWeek #YourStoryMyStory #AuthorInterview @KateRiordanUK

Kate Riordan is a tutor at The Novelry. Offering support for beginner and established authors at any stage of their writing career, The Novelry will take writers from the very kernel of an idea through to a polished manuscript ready … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “How Will I Know You?” by Jessica Treadway #ThrowbackThursday #HowWillIKnowYou @GrandCentralPub

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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“Note To Boy” by Sue Clark – Book Review

Eloise Slaughter – an aging, crotchety, overweight and infirm former fashionista with a penchant for Sapphie (Sapphire gin). Lonely, betrayed, and abandoned my her former friends, Eloise lives in squalor. She fancies herself an author and wants her story told … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – January 25, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheKeeperOfStories @SallyPageBooks @HarperCollinsUK @0neMoreChapter_

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 January 25, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Gorge” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

“The hills held so many secrets and there was a reason they kept calling him back.” DI Louise Blackwell – 40 years old, unmarried, and lonely. Still reeling from a severe career setback at her previous posting and the traumatic … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 108 – Doorknobs #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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International publishing – Book availability woes (again)

In May of 2020, I did a similar post but this issue continues to plague me. As a book blogger, I spend a LOT of time reading other people’s blogs and reviews, and perusing the internet for fodder for my … Continue reading

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“The Quality of Silence” by Rosamund Lupton – Book Review

Yasmin is in Alaska to find Matthew, her husband, who is a wildlife photographer. Ruby, her ten-year old daughter accompanies her due to the fact that Ruby is completely deaf and Yasmin didn’t have anyone to care for her back … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Little Black Lies” by Sharon Bolton #ThrowbackThursday #LittleBlackLies

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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“Drift, Stumble, Fall” by M. Jonathan Lee – Book Review

Richard –Richard is an accountant. Married to Lisa, he is the father of eight year old Hannah and toddler Oscar. He loves his children very much, but… Richard feels claustrophobic – absolutely stifled and trapped by his life. He longs … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – January 18, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @CenturyBooksUK #TheLongWeekend @GillyMacmillan

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 January 18, 2022 I … Continue reading

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