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.

“The Vanishing Hour” by Seraphina Nova Glass – Book Review @GraydonHouse @HarperCollins #TheVanishingHour #BookReview @SeraphinaNova

“The Vanishing Hour” was a missing persons thriller with a melancholy vibe that was peopled with empathetic and interesting characters. Four young women and two elderly men have vanished from one of the town’s seedier streets over the course of … Continue reading

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“Closer By Sea” by Perry Chafe – Book Review @SimonSchusterCA @simonschuster #CloserBySea @perrychafe #BookReview

“Closer By Sea” is a literary debut that will remain in my memory for some time. It was a coming-of-age story set on an island off the coast of Newfoundland during one pivotal, unforgettable summer when our protagonist, Pierce, was … Continue reading

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

MAY by the numbers: Total novels read: 10 Short story anthologies read: 1 Total short stories read: 5 Published in 2023: 9Backlist titles: 1Five star reads: 6Debut novels: 4Books that are part of a series: 2Goodreads challenge: 57/120 (47%)GR NetGalley … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s MAY 2023 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #ForthcomingTitles #TBR

This month I added TWELVE new review commitments to my TBR mountain. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received EIGHT of these titles from NetGalley. I received THREE of these titles from Edelweiss. Do any of these titles … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 30, 2023 #NewBook #TheGoodOnes @pollystew @HarperCollins #NetGalley #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

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 Harper Collins via NetGalley and I look forward to … Continue reading

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“The Bookstore Sisters: a short story” by Alice Hoffman – Book Review @ahoffmanwriter #TheBookstoreSisters #ShortStory

If you’re looking for a charming yet thought-provoking little story look no further. I read this one while eating my lunchtime salad. Isabel, a thirty-two year old divorce, is a New Yorker who works as a ‘dog walker’ in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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“The Collected Regrets of Clover” by Mikki Brammer – Book Review

“There was something beautiful about the tenuous reality of being human.” “From my experience, the ones who preferred not to think about it while living tended to have the most regrets while dying.” It was very brave for Mikki Brammer … Continue reading

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OverDrive is 20! some fun facts @OverDriveInc #LibraryLove @LibbyApp

OverDrive (parent company of Libby) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of digital lending this month. Started by Cleveland Public Library librarians, OverDrive has served millions across the globe (109 countries), connecting people of all ages to public library eBooks, audiobooks, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – revisiting my 25th #CoverLove post from May 2017 #ThrowbackThursday #BookCovers #Fictionophile

Hard for me to acknowledge that I’ve been doing these Cover Love posts for seven years now! Today I’m featuring my twenty-fifth Cover Love which displayed covers that had DANDELION CLOCKS on them. — Forty titles are featured here. I … Continue reading

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“We All Die In The End” by Elizabeth Merry – Book Review #ShortStories

Like many small towns everywhere, this little town has a real cross-section of residents. Some are quirky, some lonely, some kind, and some mean spirited. They have a variety of lives and lifestyles, as well as individual problems and worries. … Continue reading

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