Monthly Archives: February 2023

Fictionophile’s FEBRUARY 2023 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

FEBRUARY by the numbers: Total books read: 10 Published in 2023: 7 Backlist titles: 3 Five star reads: 4 Debut novels: 1 Books that are part of a series: 5 Goodreads challenge: 20/120 (16%) GR NetGalley challenge: 9/80 (11%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s FEBRUARY 2023 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added EIGHT review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received FOUR of these titles from NetGalley. I received ONE of these titles from Edelweiss. I received the following THREE titles so … Continue reading

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“The Queen of Dirt Island” by Donal Ryan – Book Review

This was a story that explores some little BIG lives. Little in that they are people who did not travel very far, who might not have had the best education, yet BIG in that they lived with love, passion, and … Continue reading

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“Secrets At The Last House Before The Sea” by Liz Eeles – Book Review

With a stunning setting, empathetic characters, and a myriad of secrets, this warm-hearted romance novel ticked all the boxes. I mean, with a place called Heaven’s Cove, how could it not? The ramshackle old Driftwood House high on the hill … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – February 22, 2023 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. I’ve linked the book descriptions to the Goodreads site for the book. Just answer the three questions below and leave … Continue reading

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“The Writing Retreat” by Julia Bartz – Book Review

Alex, who works at a low paid job in publishing, is an aspiring writer. Now however, she is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block. The block began when she parted ways with Wren, her best friend and roommate … Continue reading

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“We Know You Remember” by Tove Alsterdal – Book Review

First book in the High Coast series featuring Swedish policewoman Eira Sjödin. Translated by Alice Menzies. Winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel • Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year •Shortlisted for the Best Swedish … Continue reading

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“How To Find Love In A Bookshop” by Veronica Henry – Book Review

It’s the season of love, so, on Valentine’s Day I thought I’d read a love story for a change. In a word… this one was delightful! Authentic, empathetic characters, a beautiful Cotswold village setting, love, music, and books… what’s not … Continue reading

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Whimsy on Wednesday #WednesdaysWhimsy #bookbloggers #Fictionophile

I’m falling behind with my reading. Life events (it is my birthday week) and the constant distraction of the internet are partly to blame. Today I’m sharing some of the little things I’ve encountered online that struck a chord with … Continue reading

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Libby is a Matchmaker! @LibbyApp @UproarPRagency

Single and looking for a perfect match this Valentine’s Day? Luckily, the Libby team have recently released a book quiz that will match you with your perfect book! Since it is Library Lover’s Month I thought it the perfect opportunity … Continue reading

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