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Hello December! (Fictionophile updates + November’s #bookhaul)

December is such a busy month in our family. Not only the lead up to Christmas, but also the month of two family birthdays.  My daughter was born on Christmas Eve, and my brother-in-law on Boxing Day. Every year at … Continue reading

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Culling my lengthy TBR – sixth 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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Welcome November – Fictionophile’s updates and October’s book haul

I love November. Settling back into a routine at home. Doing some holiday planning and shopping. Going for long walks in the crisp autumn air… Autumn is such a beautiful season in Nova Scotia.  I endured a disheartening reading slump … Continue reading

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Pleased and delighted! #BestBookBlog2017 @TheWriterAwards

I was pleased and delighted to get an email from The Writer Awards. In the email they stated: We had a team review THOUSANDS of recommended book blogs and write short reviews of the best ones they found! Congratulations!  Out … 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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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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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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Hello October – Fictionophile updates and September’s book haul

October is a bittersweet month for me. It is usually the month we close up our cottage for the winter (that’s the bitter), and we settle into our autumn routines at home, including getting together with family over Thanksgiving. (the … Continue reading

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Culling my lengthy TBR list – 4th 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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Culling my lengthy TBR list – third 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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Top nine summer reads PLUS September reading plans

Some of my summer reads were, in my opinion, spectacular reads. Now for the truly difficult decision…  Trying to decide on  TOP THREE THRILLERS “What she knew” by Gilly Macmillan “Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings “I found you” by … Continue reading

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#20BooksOfSummer report & recap

20 Books of Summer is an annual reading challenge created by Cathy at 746 Books. The challenge takes place between June 1st and September 3rd, during which time the reader pledges to read 20 books from his or her TBR in three … Continue reading

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Hello September! (Fictionophile updates & August’s book haul)

September has always been my favourite month of the year.  It is for that reason that I got married in September, and this year we will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary! With cooler temperatures at night, and lovely warm … Continue reading

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Culling my lengthy TBR list – second 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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