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.

Fictionophile’s NOVEMBER 2021 Reading Wrap-Up #MonthlyWrapUp

In the past month I’ve read NINE titles. I enjoyed every one of them, some more than others of course. My review of “The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell. This was a missing persons mystery, yet it was more … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s NOVEMBER 2021 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added SEVEN review commitments to my TBR this month. I received FIVE of these titles from NetGalley. and in November, I downloaded TWO titles from Edelweiss: (this month they didn’t offer anything that appealed to me) And this month … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘K’ #GreatReads

This year I”m going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For November 2021, the eleventh month, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘K‘. I am choosing these titles from the books I’ve … Continue reading

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“A Gingerbread House” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

Kate and Gail – two middle-aged sisters. Sisters who are insane – and looking for another sister…    Kate is 54 and very skilled in all matters IT. She uses these skills to lure vulnerable and somewhat naive women to her … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 23, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @GLees_author #TheGirlUpstairs #NetGalley @0neMoreChapter_ #DomesticThriller

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 November 23, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Bring Her Home” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist, and has just lost her lover and partner in a brutal, barbaric, crime. Reeling from her loss, she resigns from her job with the London … Continue reading

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“The Leftovers” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

“How can we ever really know what’s true, when all we have to go on is the contents of our heads?” Callie Taggart is a registered nurse. Due to the fact that she also cares for her mentally unstable brother, … Continue reading

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#FF Friday Finds – a few gems I found on the Internet this week

THREE ARTICLES on the debate regarding listening to vs. reading a book. I am particularly interested in this topic because I tried audiobooks, but found they weren’t for me.  I wonder, was it the book? the narrator? or just the … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Nov. 17, 2021 #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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Teaser Tuesday – November 16, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @MattBrollyUK #TheMark #NetGalley @AmazonPub

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 November 16, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Under Violent Skies” by Judi Daykin – Book Review

Detective Sergeant Sara Hirst is a city girl. Single, in her mid-thirties, she has recently moved to Norfolk from her position with the London Metropolitan Police. Her reasons for the move were two-fold. She wanted to find her birth-father (who … Continue reading

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“About The Authors” a TV Show for readers! #authorinterviews @authors @aboutauthorstv @higret

About The Authors TV is a new American Television Show dedicated to in-depth interviews with high profile authors, hosted by Nashville based author Jake Brown. The first season features interviews with heavy hitters Karin Slaughter, Sue Monk Kidd, Brad Meltzer, … Continue reading

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“Only Human” by Diane Chandler – Book Review

“On the whole, humans want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” – George Orwell Anna Bond – in her mid forties, married for almost twenty years, Anna has reached a precipice in her … Continue reading

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“The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

2017 – Kim is an attractive woman of thirty-nine who is a grandmother of a one year old named Noah. She lives in a modest house in the Surrey Hills with her teenage daughter Tallulah (the baby’s mother), and her … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 9, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @Sourcebooks @RebeccaAuthor #TheSecretNextDoor @NetGalley

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 November 9, 2021 I … Continue reading

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