Category Archives: ramblings & miscellanea

International publishing – Book availability woes (again)

In May of 2020, I did a similar post but this issue continues to plague me. 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 … Continue reading

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The NetGalley Shelf app – Grrrrrrr #NetGalleyShelf #bookbloggers @NetGalley

I have been a NetGalley member since 2013. In that time I have read and reviewed 424 titles using my Kindle. Recently, I’ve come across two titles that did NOT have the option to ‘send to Kindle‘, so I had … Continue reading

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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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