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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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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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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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Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays – from Nova Scotia, Canada

I’ll be away from my computer for a few days celebrating with my family. This year we have a LOT to celebrate.  A new baby grandson, a new job for my daughter (who has a Christmas Eve birthday), and much … Continue reading

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Hello October – Fictionophile personal updates

Autumn is rolling along and I’m starting to realize that once again I won’t get all the books read in 2019 that I wanted to…  Do you go into ‘autumn panic’? This year has been a memorable one for our … Continue reading

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Hello September (Fictionophile personal updates)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days will soon be over, it is September already!  The photo below shows my husband and I enjoying the beautiful sunset at our summer cottage. If any of you were wondering about my online silence recently, … Continue reading

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Hello July – Fictionophile updates

Many of you have inquired about my new little grandson, and I’m happy to report he is improving daily. Our family went through many sleepless nights and worry-ridden, stress-filled days following his surgery, but he has turned out to be … Continue reading

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Hello June – Fictionophile updates

I know that I seldom put anything personal on Fictionophile. It IS a book blog after all. However, there is so much going on in my personal life just now that it can’t help but spill over into all aspects … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s February #TBR – a plan

I surprised myself and actually read ELEVEN titles in January. (My usual is about eight) In the attempt to tame my rather wild TBR (190 titles with review commitments), I plan to read another TEN titles in February. I thought … Continue reading

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Hello January 2019 (Fictionophile updates & Dec. book haul)

I wish a very Happy New Year to you all! In my every valiant effort to cull my overwhelming TBR I really tried to not request any ARCs in December.  I almost succeeded… well give me an ‘A’ for effort.  … Continue reading

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Hello November – Fictionophile updates and October book haul

October was a very sad month for our family because my step-father passed away. He was 93 and had little quality of life left, so for him it was a blessing. Anyone who has been through it knows that even … Continue reading

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Hello September (Fictionophile updates and August’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days will soon be over, it is September already!  The photo below shows my husband and I enjoying the beautiful sunset at our summer cottage. Though I’ve been reluctant to add to my already lengthy TBR, … Continue reading

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Hello August (Fictionophile updates and July’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days are speeding by and August is almost here already! Though I’ve been reluctant to add to my already lengthy TBR, it is only expected that I had to add a few titles.  I am a … Continue reading

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Hello JULY! Happy Canada Day! (+Fictionophile’s June bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! JULY already and the marking of Canada’s official 151st birthday. As many of you know, I spend my summers at our family cottage situated on Cape John, on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia.  It is indeed ‘My … Continue reading

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