Monthly Archives: April 2019

Fictionophile’s April 2019 #Bookhaul

I had a fruitful month in April when it comes to new books. Not many were review commitments, but I went a bit wild on Amazon buying up some inexpensive and interesting sounding Kindle books. If you want to learn … Continue reading

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“The Old Religion” by Martyn Waites – Book Review

Tom Killgannon was an undercover cop up North, but now he is living under witness protection in rural Cornwall. Tom Killgannon is not his real name. Now, he works in the bar of the Sail Makers, a small, family-owned pub. … 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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Cover Love: part 74 – Picket Fences

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Apologizing to Dogs” by Joe Coomer – Book Review

“With a splendid cast of characters and the cleverest canine in comedy, Apologizing to Dogs is a hilarious, heartwarming and wonderfully human tale and proves that no matter how old you get, there’s always something worth holding on to, fighting … Continue reading

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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year longlist

Literary awards are not always a guide to what YOU would like, or would have chosen in any given category. However, when it comes to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Award, it seems that they choose the books that … Continue reading

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“Distress Signals” by Catherine Ryan Howard – Book Review

Adam Dunne and Sarah O’Connell have been living together for almost a decade now. He is a screenwriter waiting for his ‘big break‘. She works in PR and supports them both. Adam has just received some good news and finally … Continue reading

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“The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon – Book Review

A chilling ghost story with a twist. “The Invited” takes place in rural Vermont and tells the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 73 – Eggs

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“The Lonely Hearts Crime Club” by Tanya Bullock – Book Review

Somewhere in the Midlands, there is an inner-city apartment building called Shenstone Towers. The residents of this social housing building comprise a cross-section of humanity.  So, lets get right down to it and meet a few of them. Aggie – … 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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“The Greenway” by Jane A. Adams – Book Review

Cassie Maltham, her husband Fergus, and another couple are vacationing in rural Norfolk. The holiday is an experiment of sorts. Fergus thinks that coming back here will be therapeutic for Cassie, who experienced a childhood trauma in the area.  Twenty … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = STRANGER

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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