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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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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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January 2020 recap – The Ups and the Downs of Bookblogging

Well folks, January has been a mixed bag for me.  I read some very good novels, posted quite a few times with reviews and other bookish stuff, received some stellar titles in my monthly book haul, and, on a personal … Continue reading

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Hello December 2019 – Fictionophile updates

Wow! 2019 is almost over and there are SO MANY more books I wanted to get read this year. December is always such a busy month that I hope I can squeeze a few more reads in. I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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Hello November 2019 – Fictionophile updates

As the weather turns chillier and the lead up to the holiday season is upon us, I thought I’d try something new. For ages now I’ve been trying to get a handle on my NetGalley TBR. First it was attaining … 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 August – #Fictionophile updates

Midsummer already! Time flies when you’re sweating having fun! Yes folks, even Nova Scotia, Canada is having a heat wave.  Not as bad as some places in Europe, but hot nevertheless. (low to mid 30s Celsius) We’ve been having a … 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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Hello April (Fictionophile updates & March #bookhaul)

I am inordinately proud of myself that I read twelve books and blogged 28 times in March! I know this pace will not continue once the good weather kicks in and the temperatures lure me outside. I took part in … Continue reading

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Hello March (Fictionophile updates & February #bookhaul)

I added EIGHT titles to my long list of review commitments in February. They all look amazing! From Edelweiss I received six titles: From NetGalley I received two titles: Even though I added eight titles to my review commitments, I also purchased 5 … Continue reading

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Hello February 2019 (blog updates & January #bookhaul)

February is my birthday month. Here in Nova Scotia, it is often the worst weather month of the year, so I can be forgiven for planning a month of snuggling up with some really good books… right?  I really, really, … Continue reading

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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 support my fellow bloggers as much as I can, time permitting.  I have a vast blogroll of 208 book bloggers whose blogs I … Continue reading

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