Hello, my name is Lynne LeGrow (a.k.a. Fictionophile).
I have two major reasons for being a book blogger.
The first is to share my love of reading with others. Nothing gives me so much pleasure as recommending a title(s) or series, then hearing back from someone that they read it and enjoyed it. I love how my blog allows me to connect with other book ‘nerds’ and other bookbloggers and readers around the world.
The second reason is selfish. I use my blog as a way of documenting my own reading and to serve as an additional online place where I can share my book reviews.
I do not receive money for my reviews. I review books because I am an avid reader and love to share my thoughts about the books I read. My blog is a labor of love.
Fictionophile Book Review Policy
As of May 15, 2017 I have 132 titles in my review queue, which prohibits me from submitting reviews in a timely manner. For that reason I will no longer be participating in any blog tours as the deadlines they impose seriously affects my review queue.
I’ve got so many books I’m trying to read and review, I can’t promise to get to any one book in a given time frame. I do not and cannot review every book I receive, and I can’t accept every review request.
I prefer to review mystery or suspense fiction with psychological thrillers being my absolute favorites. I will also review historical fiction, women’s fiction or literary fiction.
I DO NOT review fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, YA titles, or poetry collections.
The novels that I read are given to me in consideration of an honest review (about 95% of which come from NetGalley and Edelweiss).
I no longer accept physical books, only Kindle e-copies.
Fictionophile Blogger Award/Book Tag Policy
Like anyone, I relish any appreciation others might express for my blog. It is a labor of love after all… I am grateful for any and all attention my blog receives.
BUT, that being said I wish to state here and now that this blog does NOT participate in blogger awards, blog hops, or other tagging memes.
I have tried this type of venture previously and found that it was just too time consuming and took away from my reading and reviewing time. I dislike the whole ‘chain letter’ aspect of the awards. Also, I feel uncomfortable ‘tagging’ others to participate.
Thanks anyway – but no thanks!
Fictionophile’s Rating System
Reading time that I treasured. Absolutely just the right book for me at the right time. A book I’d highly recommend.
Reading time well spent. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
Reading time not begrudged. This book had many good points, but it was not entirely to my taste. I would recommend this book with a few reservations.
Reading time wasted. This book was not to my taste and I would not recommend it.
Reading time I’ll never get back. I probably did not finish this book. Ugh!
A little more about me…
I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I am proud to say that I have been pre-approved by eight publishers: Poisoned Pen Press, Legend Press, Midnight Ink, Open Road Media, Severn House, Aria, Red Adept, and Thomas & Mercer for all of their titles offered on NetGalley.
I review titles offered by Edelweiss.
I have participated in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
I have submitted reviews to the online mystery magazine, Gumshoe Review.
I write guest posts for the Mystery & Crime Thrillers blog who sometimes provide me with digital ARCs for review.
I post book reviews on Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and GoodReads. I have ‘Top Reviewer’ status on Amazon and I am a GoodReads librarian.
Before retirement I was the fiction cataloguer for Halifax Public Libraries in Nova Scotia, Canada.
I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, enjoying a glass of wine with my friends, gardening, watching British television drama, word games, crocheting, and jigsaw puzzles. I am the proud mother of two adult children. I love to read, and my favorite genre is mystery fiction. I also have a deep appreciation for classic literature and historical fiction.
You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org