Category Archives: ramblings & miscellanea

Yes – these are REAL #words

While perusing the internet, I came across an article about words. So, of course I had to then stop and check it out. Reader’s Digest has compiled a list of 15 words that many folk argue aren’t words at all. … Continue reading

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Great books I haven’t read yet… #bookblogger stress

All of the novels in the above graphic are on my TBR.  I do NOT have review commitments for any of them. But these are the ones I really, really, really want to read. Sometimes I wish I could live … Continue reading

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English pronunciation poem

Saw this poem on Pinterest and just had to share it with you. Once again, it has made me fully appreciate how very difficult it must be to learn English as a second language. My love of my native language … Continue reading

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Hello May 2019 – Fictionophile updates

April was a busy and interesting month for me. We had a baby shower for my daughter-in-law who is expecting in June. She is having a baby boy, and we are more than delighted at the prospect of becoming first-time … Continue reading

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WordPress upgrade or not?

For years now I have hosted my blog on WordPress. I have a free plan which displays annoying advertising to my followers. I was thinking of upgrading to a paid plan and wondered if any of you have done this. … Continue reading

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WordPress weirdness…

Hi folks. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Just in case you were wondering…  WordPress has been acting strange lately. Blogs that I have followed for YEARS are now starting to show that I’m not following them at all! … Continue reading

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The A-Z of Me @Fictionophile

A = ALBERT (the love of my life and my husband for the past 41 years) B = BOOKS (DUH!); Blogging; Bev (an old friend); Bread (I could live on bread and wine alone); Beaches; Boats; Barbecued ribs; Brussel sprouts … Continue reading

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

A poem called “I like old things“.   A few graphics from Pinterest that I particularly enjoyed   A free site that checks your site for broken links. It took a while to run, but seeing as my blog has … Continue reading

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12 common confusing words – an infographic

My love of the English language knows no bounds. That being said, it can pose some formidable challenges at times. Below is an infographic from GrammarCheck.net that lists some of the most challenging word usage hurdles.  The one I’m most … Continue reading

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Unsolicited review requests #bookbloggers #authors

As a busy book blogger, I receive many review requests on a daily basis. Most are polite, many are obvious just ‘feeling’ out the process. I try to answer each and every one. Also, like most busy book bloggers, I … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of my Goodreads #TBR

I visit the Goodreads site every day – sometimes more than once a day. It is there that I keep track of my TBR.  How many review commitments I have, deadlines, etc. As many of you know, you can add … Continue reading

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Friday Finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

If you are a bookish nerd like I am, you might have dreamed of sleeping in a library at some point in your lives.  Guess what? You can! If you are planning a trip to Wales, you can sleep in … Continue reading

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Friday finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

Words are so powerful. Sometimes it doesn’t take very many words to make a huge impact. Never was that so evident as in this short, short story by James McEwan: “Let the stars decide” Or, in this (very) short poem … Continue reading

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Reading Anticipation

Many of us complain about our lengthy TBRs – but are we really complaining?  I think not. I have literally hundreds of books, in both print format and digital format that I haven’t read yet. And guess what? I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Books that would cause me to weaken…

In the valiant effort to catch up with my review commitments I have imposed a ‘Request Ban’ on myself.  I am not allowing myself to request ARCs with the abandon I did in earlier years.  It’s hard people – It’s … Continue reading

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