Hello, my name is Lynne
all writing published on this blog is my own and is ©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 opinions about the books I read.
I do not receive money for my reviews, and my blog is not remunerated in any way. 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. I feel that the lack of remuneration for my reviews holds the key to their honesty. I would not like to be paid to do this hobby of mine, as I would then feel beholden to always review positively.
I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I am proud to say that I have been pre-approved by nine publishers: Amazon Publishing UK, Poisoned Pen Press, Legend Press, Midnight Ink, Severn House, Aria, BooksGoSocial, Unbound, and Thomas & Mercer for all of their titles offered on NetGalley.
I’m grateful that House of Anansi Press and Endeavor Press have generously opened their fiction catalogues to me. Also, I am a trusted reviewer for Blackbird Digital Books, Head of Zeus, Thistle Publishing, and Orenda Books.
I review titles offered by Edelweiss.
and I am the moderator of the Goodreads group for Edelweiss Reviewers.
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, doing 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, historical and literary fiction.
You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org