Tag Archives: Fiction

My personal canon (the books that shaped my life)

This post is inspired by a fellow bookblogger, Stephanie at “Adventures of a Bibliophile”.  I really liked her post and thought it would be fun (though time-consuming) to reflect back on those books that shaped me into the reader I … Continue reading

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AudioFile Magazine’s TOP FICTION audiobook titles of 2017

Those who love to listen to their books rather than read them will probably be more than acquainted with AudioFile’s Ezine. List of the 2017 Best of FICTION Audiobooks with review links (Review links are embedded in the graphics and … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 16 – Walking in snow

I find myself attracted to certain kinds of covers.  Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. Dustjackets entice the reader to enter a different world. In this, my sixteenth installment of … Continue reading

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Top 5 titles I’m looking forward to in 2017

I have completed my Goodreads reading challenge of 100 books in 2016.  At present I’m reading #103, “The language of dying” by Sarah Pinborough.I plan to have the same challenge for 100 books in 2017. As I scanned my review … Continue reading

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“Tell me no lies” by Lisa Hall – Book Review

The cover warns you: “Don’t. Trust. Anyone”.  Heed the advice. Stephanie Gordon, her husband Mark, and her young son, Henry, have just moved into a new home in London.  They are attempting a much needed ‘new start’.  Events prior to … Continue reading

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“Christmas in the park” by Laura Lockington

Television morning show producer Sarah Nash has just taken the station up on their offer of voluntary redundancy.  The early morning breakfast show’s quality has deteriorated and the show has been failing as a result.  With her new freedom she … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 4 – Ann Cleeves’ Shetland mysteries

I’m not sure what it is about the remote, isolated, and beautiful Hebrides that attracts so many readers.  All I know is that it is THIS SETTING that first attracted me to this series and enticed me to read it. … Continue reading

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“Yuletide treasure” by Andrea Kane

In “Yuletide Treasure“, the reader travels back in time to late autumn of the year 1860. We visit a grand manor house that has been closed off to the world for years, Farrington Manor, in Dorsetshire, makes for an atmospheric holiday read. … Continue reading

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Cover Love – Part 14 – Keys

I find myself attracted to certain kinds of covers.  Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. Dustjackets entice the reader to enter a different world. In this, my fourteenth installment of … Continue reading

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“And every morning the way home gets longer and longer” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

Ever since I read Fredrik Backman’s “A man called Ove“, I have been a fan.  Since then, I’ve read two other novels of his and loved them both.  Now, the author has written a new novella, and of course I … Continue reading

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“Greythorne” by L.M. Merrington

I perused my TBR for something that would fill be seasonal wish for a title gothic or spooky in tone.  “Greythorne” was the result of my search.  I requested it from NetGalley quite a while ago, for just such an … Continue reading

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“Soft in the head” by Marie-Sabine Roger

This is the engaging story of two people who come together in friendship, kindness, affection, and appreciation. A remarkable and heart-rending novel that perfectly illustrates the quote: “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” The first lines of “Soft in … Continue reading

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Researching a historical novel (Guest post by Andrew Joyce)

My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. I would like to thank Lynne for allowing me to be here today to promote my latest, Yellow Hair, which documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation … Continue reading

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Spooky October reads

Although horror is not my genre of choice, there have been a few horror titles that have stuck with me over the years.  Because of this, I’ve decided to share five titles with you.  I’m anxious to see if you’ve … Continue reading

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“Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett – Book Review

I’m happy to say that TLC Book Tours gave me an excuse to try out an author I’ve always meant to read, but somehow never got around to reading.  Thanks TLC!  I own three of Ann Patchett’s books, including the … Continue reading

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