Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

“Animal Person” by Alexander MacLeod – Book Review @PenguinRandomCA #ShortStories @McClellandBooks #ShortStoryMonth #BookReview

Contents: 1) Lagomorph – A long marriage disintegrates through apathy, meanwhile an elderly albino rabbit named Gunther gives the couple a common interest. 2) The Dead Want – A young man travels far to attend the funeral of his first … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 17, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheCompanion @LesleyjmThomson @HoZ_Books

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 May 17, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Murder Rule” by Dervla McTiernan – Book Review

Hannah – a third year law student who lives with her mother in Orono, Maine. When she learns about the Innocence Project led by a law professor Robert Parekh at the University of Virginia, she leaves her home and travels … Continue reading

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“The Second Cut” by Louise Welsh – Book Review

“Going, going, going, gone!” Rilke is a 47 year old gay man who works as the head auctioneer for Glasgow’s Bowery Auction House. He describes himself in the book as “a man too tall, too thin, too cadaverous to look … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 10, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheFoundling @annleary @simonschuster @ScribnerBooks @msrucci

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 Edelweiss. Today, Tuesday May 10, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Beloved Girls” by Harriet Evans – Book Review

2018 –  Catherine Christophe is 47 years old and works as a very successful barrister in London. She is a workaholic, is happily married and is the mother of two teenage children. Catherine seems haunted by a mysterious event from … Continue reading

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“The Dark Tide” by Simon McCleave – Book Review

Setting – Isle of Anglesey, in Wales, is 260 square miles of stunning scenery with mountains, lakes, and beaches. It is an island steeped in Arthurian legend, and folklore, with a dark history of Roman and Viking invasion. Laura Hart … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 3, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #IrisInTheDark @ElissaDickey @LUAuthors

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 May 3, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“In Cold Blood” by Jane Bettany – Book Review

“Sometimes the truth can be unpalatable”. Detective Inspector Isabel Blood – at fifty-six years old, Isabel has worked her way up through the ranks of the Derbyshire Police. She is happily married and is a mother of three, with only … Continue reading

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Hello May – Fictionophile’s Plans (which are made to be broken)

Well folks, I didn’t expect May to arrive and be still waiting by the phone for my call from the surgeon… I was hoping my surgery would be in the rear view mirror by now. Covid has effected the hospital … Continue reading

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

APRIL by the numbers: Total books read: 12 Published in 2022: 6 Backlist titles: 5 Five star reads: 3 Debut novels: 3 Books that are part of a series: 5 Goodreads challenge: 49/120 (41%) GR NetGalley challenge: 32/70 (46%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s APRIL 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added FIVE review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received ALL FIVE of these titles from NetGalley. Delighted to receive this ARC of Backman’s conclusion to the Beartown trilogy. At a … Continue reading

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“A Dead Man’s Eyes” by Lori Duffy Foster – Book Review

Lisa Jamison – an investigative journalist in her hometown of Seneca Springs, New York. She is only in her early thirties, but has a sixteen year old daughter, whom she adores. She was a teenage runaway who became pregnant at … Continue reading

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“Red As Blood” by Lilja Sigurdardóttir #CoverReveal @OrendaBooks #CrimeThriller @lilja1972

It is my absolute delight to share with you the stunning cover of Lilja Sigurdardóttir’s new novel, “Red As Blood” which will be published on October 13, 2022 by Orenda Books. “Red As Blood” is the second installment in the … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – April 27, 2022 #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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