Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

“The house sitter” by Jill Barry

Suzanne and Eddie Deacon aren’t getting any younger. They have been very content in “The Sugar House”, their comfortable, renovated house in mid Wales. However, they have decided that the time to downsize, and move on, has come. They find … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The Wacky Man” by Lyn G. Farrell for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in May of 2016 and was, for me, a 5* … Continue reading

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Where are they now? – Part 2: Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor is the author of the mystery series featuring protagonist DC Michael McKenna. Set in Wales, this police procedural series was one I enjoyed.   The novels in this series include: #1 Simeon’s bride#2 In guilty night #3 The house … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 39 – Cemeteries

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In my thirty-ninth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature cemeteries on … Continue reading

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“Bradstreet Gate” by Robin Kirman

The novel’s title, “Bradstreet Gate,” refers to a Harvard Yard gate that commemorates the Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet and the 25th anniversary of women living in the Yard. In 1997 Julie Patel, a Harvard student, is murdered. “Bradstreet Gate” is … Continue reading

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Bedtime stories for grown-ups (Guest post by Andrew Joyce)

Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups is a jumble of genres—seven hundred pages of fiction and nonfiction … some stories included against the author’s better judgment. If he had known that one day they’d be published, he might not have been as … Continue reading

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I love to read – but I’m in a slump

There I’ve admitted it.  This is the first time since I began blogging that I find myself in a terrible reading slump.  I didn’t realize how bad it was until I saw this today on Goodreads: GULP!!!! I find that … Continue reading

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Precious time (and Fictionophile ratings)

Time is a precious commodity. Whether you are a student, a working single, a working parent, or even when you are retired like I am, there never seems to be enough time to do the things you really enjoy – … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. I haven’t posted for the last two Thursdays, so I hope that you will appreciate my pick for this week. I’ve chosen “Walt” by Russell Wangersky for my Throwback Thursday … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 38 – Locks

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In my thirty-eighth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature locks on … Continue reading

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“The Alphabet House” by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Confession time…. this novel has been on my TBR a long time.  It is the title that has been on my NetGalley shelf the longest. The reason I requested it was solely on the basis of the author as I … Continue reading

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Feeling SO grateful – Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Reflecting on all the hardships in the world, with the devastation of hurricanes and demented shooters…. I am SO very grateful that I live in Canada! I am SO very grateful for my husband, children, and other family members. I … Continue reading

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Book themed art of artist Deborah DeWit

Well folks I found another wonderful artist! While browsing Pinterest I stumbled on just one of these awesome paintings and knew that I had to find more. So… after Googling the artists name, “Deborah DeWit” I found her website.  She … Continue reading

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“Odd child out” by Gilly MacMillan

Welcome to my stop on the TLC Book Tour for this outstanding police procedural!Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are best friends. They are both fifteen years old, very clever, and if truth be told, more than a bit ‘nerdy’. They … Continue reading

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Culling my lengthy TBR list – 5th attempt

Lost in a Story began this idea for blog posts as a way to edit a growing to-be-read list.  You take your Goodreads TBR list, sort by ascending date added, and look at the oldest 5-10 items on your list.  If you … Continue reading

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