Monthly Archives: March 2023

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

MARCH by the numbers: Total books read: 11 Published in 2023: 6 Backlist titles: 3 Five star reads: 4 Debut novels: 3 Books that are part of a series: 4 Goodreads challenge: 31/120 (25%) GR NetGalley challenge: 16/80 (20%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s MARCH 2023 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

Despite my wish to get fewer review commitments, I failed terribly this month by downloading ten. YES TEN!!!!  Some were widgets (who can resist those???), some were older requests that finally became available, one was for a blog tour, and … Continue reading

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“The Existential Worries of Mags Munroe” by Jean Grainger – Book Review

I loved the bones of Mags Munroe. She was such an authentic character. This, the first book in a trilogy, follows Mags through her days in the small town of Ballycarrick, Ireland. The reader is privy to her thoughts, her … Continue reading

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“The Irish Boarding House” by Sandy Taylor – Book Review

This novel was heart-warming and filled with delightful, likeable characters. Set in Dublin in the 1950s, it was peopled with mostly Catholic women – women who had faced adversity of one kind or another. Mary Kate Ryan was a wonderful … Continue reading

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Top Five Tuesday: 5Ws – Who, What, When, Where, Why #Top5Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week! This week, we’re picking out … Continue reading

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“The Walled Garden” by Sarah Hardy – Book Review

Oakbourne Hall – a once grand Suffolk Manor House. Oakbourne is now dilapidated and needs much in the way of restoration after being requisitioned by Canadian soldiers for the last five years of WWII. There is no money for repairs, … Continue reading

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Cover Love part 112 – Circular Staircases #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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“The Body Falls” by Andrea Carter – Book Review

This novel, the fifth in a series set in Inishowen, is a well written mystery with likeable characters.  The protagonist is Ben O’Keeffe a country solicitor.  Her law practice is the most northerly solicitor’s office in Ireland. ‘Ben’ is short … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Big Girl Small Town” by Michelle Gallen #BigGirlSmallTown #IrishFiction #ReadingIreland #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday

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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“The Missing Wife” by Sheila O’Flanagan – Book Review

If you like reading women’s fiction novels about starting over, then this is the book for you! Imogen, who lives in Dublin has been married for five years. During that time her husband Vince has changed her so much that … Continue reading

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