Monthly Archives: October 2022

Fictionophile’s OCTOBER 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added TEN review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received SIX of these titles from NetGalley. AND… I downloaded ONE title from Edelweiss TWO  TITLES Do any of these titles sound … Continue reading

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Fictionophile is on hiatus – be patient with me #bookbloggers #bookbloggingcommunity

Well dear folks I finally have a surgery date! I have been waiting a full year, but the time has arrived. I expect to be in hospital for 7-10 days, then a lengthy recovery period. I will try to get … Continue reading

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“Red As Blood” by Lilja Sigurðardóttir – Book Review

Áróra has returned to her birthplace, Iceland, to find her missing sister, Ísafold. Now, she has come to realize that she is probably looking for her sister’s body. Áróra, who lived in Edinburgh, is a financial investigator, though to make … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – October 18, 2022 #NewBook #MeredithAlone @ClaireAWriter #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog @GrandCentralPub

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received from Grand Central Publishing via Edelweiss and I’ll be reading … Continue reading

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“Valley Of Secrets” by Kari Lee Harmon – Book Review

The cover was first drew me to this novel. The setting was an idyllic small Vermont town. I imagined that there would be a mystery element to this book, but it was more a straight out romance. The characters were … Continue reading

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“We Spread” by Iain Reid – Book Review

O.M.G.! What a  creepy and unsettling novel. I’m astounded that a young author like Iain Reid could so eloquently and sympathetically write of advanced old age. His understanding depiction of the vulnerabilities, loneliness, frailties, and memory loss, were quite outstanding. … Continue reading

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“Under A Veiled Moon” by Karen Odden – Book Review

Scotland Yard Inspector Michael Corravan – an Irishman in his thirties, Michael has twelve years experience of policing. He had a challenging childhood because his mother went missing when he was only eleven – leaving him to fend for himself. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Peter Robinson (1950-2022)

This week I was saddened to learn that one of my favourite novelists passed away on October 4th.  You can read Peter Robinson’s obituary as published in the Guardian. Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to … Continue reading

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“Life, Slightly” by Nigel Cooper – Book Review

Jackie – is a good listener. She listens to those who are damaged by what life has thrown at them. She wants to be needed. But what happens when someone listens to her? Gavin – Conflicted about his sexual preference, … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘W’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For October 2022, the 22nd month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘W‘.  I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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