Category Archives: Fictionophile report

Edelweiss Challenge stats and Fictionophile updates

Hello lovely blogging friends. Believe it or not, we are past the halfway point of 2020. Some, like me, wish that 2020 could be a ‘do-over’ as both personally and worldwide, it has been a bit of a DUD. Anyway, … Continue reading

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4,000 Followers Giveaway – and the winner is….

In June, Fictionophile reached the 4,000 followers milestone.  To celebrate, and to thank you all for supporting my blog, I hosted a The winner receives an Amazon gift card I used the “Random Name Picker” web tool to choose from … Continue reading

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Half-way – Fictionophile 2020 biannual report

Yes, folks we are now halfway through 2020. And what a year it has been! Unprecedented for all of us. Who would have thought that the world could have taken such a divergent path? As everyone in the world will … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s June 2020 #BookHaul

I’ve added ELEVEN titles to my TBR this month. I was auto-approved for four titles, my requests were approved for four more, and three are titles that I was invited to review.   Blackstone Publishing  304 pages Publication date: August … Continue reading

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Recent Kindle Ebook purchases #bookhaul #KindleDeals

I’ve been fairly restrained lately when it comes to buying books, but of course there were a few deals that I just couldn’t pass up. LOL Here are a few titles that I’ve picked up in recent weeks. Total expenditure … Continue reading

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Celebrating 4,000 followers! #Giveaway time!

I am beyond delighted to report that Fictionophile has just passed the 4,000 follower milestone.  When I retired from my library career, in early 2017, I had only 52 followers, so the blog has come a long way since I’ve … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s May 2020 #BookHaul

My greed in amassing books for review continues at an alarming rate. I sacrificed my 80% NetGalley badge and downloaded TEN more titles from them. This was a tough decision, but I can rationalize it by saying I’ll never get … Continue reading

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International publishing – Book availability woes

As a book blogger, I spend a LOT of time reading other people’s blogs and reviews, and perusing the internet for fodder for my own blog. Admit it. This is a virtual world where boundaries can be crossed without fear … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s April #BookHaul

Confession time.  For the second month in a row, I went a little crazy and amassed a whopping 15 new review commitments. I am going to blame my greed insanity on self isolation, because well…. I can’t blame myself, can … Continue reading

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A little light housekeeping – Book Blogger style

Since we’re all stuck at home due this global pandemic, what better time than to do a little light housekeeping – book blogger style.I love being a wee part of this fantastic book-blogging community. To that end, I try to … Continue reading

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#FFRC2020 Reading Challenge progress as of April 18, 2020

This year I put myself out on a limb and created a reading challenge. Four other bloggers have decided to join me in #FFRC2020 Here are the eight criteria for the challenge: And here is MY progress so far – … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s March #BookHaul

Confession time.  I went a little crazy this month and amassed a whopping 14 new review commitments. I am going to blame my greed insanity on self isolation, because well…. I can’t blame myself, can I? These fourteen titles all … Continue reading

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March 2020 Kindle ebook purchases #bookhaul

Anyone who knows me, or follows this blog knows for sure that I have more than enough to read. I’ll never run out of great reading material. However, like most bookworms, bookbloggers, and all other book obsessed people, I cannot … Continue reading

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Anybody out there? Thoughts from the isolated bubble…

This is not the same world that it once was. We are ALL feeling the effects of the terrifying Covid-19 pandemic. Once thought to be the subject of science fiction, our reality proves once again that what was once a … Continue reading

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Home Safe – a lovely break in these stressful times

After almost three weeks away, we have arrived home safe and healthy. We flew to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and then boarded a cruise ship which stopped at Curaçao, Aruba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatamala, Mexico, and then on to San Diego, … Continue reading

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