Monthly Archives: February 2022

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

February by the numbers: Total books read: 11 Published in 2022: 9 Backlist titles: 0 Five star reads: 4 Debut novels: 3 Books that are part of a series: 3 Goodreads challenge: 23/120 (19%) GR NetGalley challenge: 18/70 (26%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s FEBRUARY 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added ELEVEN review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received FOUR of these titles from NetGalley. and in February, I downloaded FIVE titles from Edelweiss: I received this title in order … Continue reading

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Sunday Sampler – what I’ve been up to Feb. 27, 2022

The Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted here in Nova Scotia, despite the fact that new cases occur daily. For health reasons, most all of what I’ve been doing lately has been very close to home. This week my husband and … Continue reading

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“Return To Blackwater House” by Vikki Patis – Book Review

Rebecca has recently inherited a large house of the coast of Cornwall. She, her fiancé, and his fourteen year old daughter Ava, have moved down to Cornwall from Hertfordshire. They plan to ‘do up’ the old garage and convert it … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Soft In The Head” by Marie-Sabine Roger #ThrowbackThursday #Uplit

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk (who seems to be taking a blogging hiatus). She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = HALL #WednesdaysWord #booklovers #bookbloggers #fiction

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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“Cold As Hell” by Lilja Sigurðardóttir – Book Review

When Áróra returns to her birthplace, Iceland, she does so under duress – at the behest of her mother. Her sister, Ísafold, has disappeared and her mother wants Áróra to find her. Áróra has been back to Iceland many times … Continue reading

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“Beneath The Stairs” by Jennifer Fawcett – Book Review

Set in a mill town in Upstate New York, the novel captures the desolate feel of a mill town without a mill – because the mill poisoned the town, in more ways than one. The town, which was nestled under … Continue reading

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February is Library Lover’s Month – Celebrate with OverDrive and Libby! #LibraryLove @OverDriveInc @LibbyApp @UproarPRagency #LibraryLoversMonth

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month with the Most Anticipated Reads on the Libby App OverDrive librarians curated a special February collection of must-read titles to celebrate book lovers and lovers of libraries. Love is in the air during the month of … Continue reading

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“The Harbor” by Katrine Engberg – Book Review

Jeppe Kørner, in his forties, is newly divorced from a wife that he loved very much. They separated because his wife wanted children and Jeppe couldn’t provide them. Now, Jeppe is in  a relationship with Sara Saidani, a work colleague … Continue reading

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