Category Archives: ramblings & miscellanea

What a difference a cover makes – A reader’s discussion

Every once in a while, a circumstance causes me to pause and wonder… Do other readers feel the same way I do? Yesterday, I encountered just such a circumstance. I saw this book cover in one of my ‘Kindle Deals’ … Continue reading

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Want the old Classic WordPress editor back? Here’s how…

Well folks, I have to say that this morning was frustrating and traumatic for me. Any access to my old WP editor had vanished completely and I tried to write a book review. Anyone watching me would have laughed. I … Continue reading

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Ebook pricing: a discussion

For the past four to five years, I’ve read nothing but Ebooks.  Some 500+ ebooks have graced my Kindle Paperwhite in that time. Many of these digital books I receive from the publishers via NetGalley or Edelweiss, but I also … Continue reading

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Same book – Different title (a bookworm’s gripe) #BookTitles #bookworms #booklovers #readingcommunity

NOTE: Originally published in March of 2017, this post was last updated on January 24, 2021 My RANT continues… I take umbrage when publishers, in their infinite wisdom, decide to rename a book which already has a perfectly acceptable title. … Continue reading

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Goodreads ratings – use them? ignore them? are they valid? #discussionpost

I am a member of Goodreads. Not only am I a member, but I am also a Goodreads librarian.  I sometimes think that no one uses Goodreads more than I do as I’m on the site several times each day. … Continue reading

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My Life In Books 2020: a bookish game #MyLifeInBooks2020 #bookbloggers #booklovers

My Life in Books: a bookish game I saw this little game on Cathy’s book blog; Nicki‘s book blog; and Kelly‘s book blog. Thanks to Annabel who came up with the latest version. I’m always looking for different ways to … Continue reading

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It’s a sickness… #bookblogger #booklover #bookworm

Logged on to NetGalley to submit a review and I had 4 new approvals waiting for me and then I requested 2 new titles and I just…. So far this month I’ve already amassed eleven more review commitments. That troubles … Continue reading

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Fictionophile updates – a new month September 2020

A year that all of us will remember – most of us NOT in a good way.  As the autumn nears here in Nova Scotia, we are all keeping our fingers crossed that a second wave of Covid-19 does not … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award #bookbloggers #bookblogger

Hello friends! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. With thanks to Sheila from The Quiet Geordie for the nomination. Though I vowed to never take part in any trope that suggests I ‘tag‘ other bloggers, I did this one … Continue reading

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A Summer Book-Bingo – Just for Fun!

Due to the world’s ‘new normal’, many of us are sticking close to home this summer.  Also, those of us who like to read are doing so MORE than ever before. Just for fun I created a SUMMER BOOK BINGO. … 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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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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UP – the amazing two-letter word

A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition. Read until the end …..  you’ll laugh. This two-letter word  in English has more meanings than any other  two-letter word, and … 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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

With the world in turmoil, many St. Patrick’s Day festivities have been cancelled or postponed. Every year, on March 17th, I confess that I’m a little bit Irish.  My solution?  Curl up with a green beer or green tea and … Continue reading

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