Category Archives: Book bloggers

NetGalley vs. Edelweiss (re: feedback ratios)

We know that NetGalley gives out badges. One that I’ve been striving for is the 80% badge. (I’m now standing at 76%) Just for the fun of it, I decided to figure out what my feedback ratio would be on … Continue reading

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Calling all Edelweiss Reviewers (updated Sept. 28, 2017)

I thought I’d write a short blog post today to raise awareness of this Goodreads group so that hopefully the group will have a more active and vibrant voice. Almost two years ago, I started a GoodReads group for Edelweiss … Continue reading

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Frustration with Blogger blogs

As many of you know, I follow quite a few great book blogs.  Alas…. not all of them are hosted by WordPress. Today while attempting to write a comment on a blog post I got this message… AGAIN! I have … Continue reading

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Bookblogger plagiarism!

Today I encountered something that left me fuming and outraged. I found MY REVIEW of “The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney (dated June 13th, 2017) on another blogger’s blog copied WORD-FOR-WORD!  He has no shame! Lucas Yule gave credit for … Continue reading

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#Blogging platforms (WordPress vs. Blogger)

For some years now I’ve maintained this blog on the WordPress platform. I find it user friendly, easy to customize (even though I use a FREE version of WordPress), and I love the WordPress reader which allows me to easily … Continue reading

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Blogrolls are SO useful (#bookbloggers)

I follow quite a few blogs.  I mean I FOLLOW them, not just on my WordPress reader, but I read their posts, ‘Like’, ‘Tweet’ and ‘Comment’.  I am very fortunate to also have several bloggers who follow my blog diligently. … Continue reading

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Book bloggers, blog rolls, etc.

On sunny days I like to do my housekeeping.  The real kind – shaking mats, washing windows, hanging out clothes, etc.  On foggy, overcast days like today I thought I’d do a little BLOG housekeeping. Since I recently added this graphic to … Continue reading

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What makes a good #bookblog #bookblogger?

The book blogging community has been super supportive of this blog since its inception. In turn, I try my best to return the favor by reading their blog posts and Tweeting links when I feel the post has merit and … Continue reading

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Objectivity in book reviews: can you be honest AND objective?

These past few weeks I have read some rather unpleasant comments about book reviewers. Blogger ‘bashing’ seems popular just now. An example of this blogger bashing: https://prettymessreading.wordpress.com/…/dear-book-blogge…/ When someone – anyone – calls me or my fellow book bloggers dishonest – then steam starts … Continue reading

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A short story by Jelena Borojevic

Today while perusing a few of the blogs that I follow, I came across a remarkable little story.  It was written by Jelena Borojevic, who is a Goodreads author and the Assistant Fiction Editor of Arcadia Press. I had meant … Continue reading

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2017 and I’m challenging myself – Want to join me?

Last year I pledged to read 100 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge.  I exceeded that number (but only barely).  Again this year, I’ve pledged to read 100 titles. In addition to the Goodreads reading challenge, I’ve decided to take … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s 2017 reading resolutions

Although I’m not a huge fan of making New Year’s resolutions, I invariably make them. AND, like a lot of other people, I sometimes don’t keep them.  This year I decided to make ‘reading resolutions’, which I hope will be … Continue reading

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Hello October (Fictionophile updates)

Autumn is fast encroaching.  It is the favorite season of many booklovers, myself included. Autumn lends itself to cuddly blankets, cups of tea, and books.  Alternately reading outside in autumn is wonderful as well.  I enjoy both. September was a great month … Continue reading

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Hello September (Fictionophile updates)

Where did the summer go?  I hope everyone enjoyed the weather and the company of family and friends. I spent a lot of time reading this summer.  It was the first summer of my retirement and I relished every minute. … Continue reading

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Amateur book reviews – my thoughts

Today an article by Peter Derk came to my attention, entitled “7 Things That Are Ruining Amateur Book Reviews.” Go read it and come back. You’re back?   Good. I want to start off by making the point, which has been … Continue reading

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