Category Archives: Fictionophile report

Hello August (Fictionophile updates and July’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days are speeding by and August is almost here already! Though I’ve been reluctant to add to my already lengthy TBR, it is only expected that I had to add a few titles.  I am a … Continue reading

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Halfway through 2018 – Bookish Reflections

We have now officially passed the halfway point of 2018. Looking back at my reading year so far, I thought I’d share my top ten reads of the 57 books I’ve read since January 1, 2018. I’ve linked the book … Continue reading

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July TBR: a (loose) plan

Well folks this is the 4th month of my plan to get a handle on my TBR.  In addition to trying to get the oldest titles off my list, I’ve been valiantly trying to abstain from requesting anything on NetGalley … Continue reading

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Hello JULY! Happy Canada Day! (+Fictionophile’s June bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! JULY already and the marking of Canada’s official 151st birthday. As many of you know, I spend my summers at our family cottage situated on Cape John, on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia.  It is indeed ‘My … Continue reading

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Hello June (Fictionophile updates & May’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! The months are slipping past at an alarming rate. (That’s a sign of old age, if there ever was one.)  It is June already – the month that we Nova Scotians dig in the dirt / aka … Continue reading

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Surprise Monday Book Post ! #bookpost @SimonSchuster @reid_iain #Foe

I was delighted to find “Foe“, Iain Reid’s latest novel in my mailbox today! His previous novel, “I’m thinking of ending things“, made a huge impact on me so I’m really looking forward to what he has in store for … Continue reading

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Hello May (Fictionophile updates and April’s bookhaul)

If you’ll remember, I vowed to NOT have a very big bookhaul this time.  I’ve been attempting to control my over-large TBR by planning out my reading month and, most importantly, NOT adding to my every growing list of review … Continue reading

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May TBR: a plan

(you know what they say about plans…)       This is my second month of really planning out my reading. Last month was successful. I actually read all ten titles in my April TBR plan, plus another title that … Continue reading

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April TBR: a plan

  Now that March (Reading Ireland Month) is over, it is time for me to attempt to gain control of my reading and buckle down – in the hopes of gaining a small semblance of authority over my TBR. Knowing … Continue reading

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Hello April (Fictionophile updates and March #bookhaul)

Well folks, my “Reading Ireland” went fairly well. I read and reviewed the following seven Irish novels: (just click the title to read my review)  “The railway station man” by Jennifer Johnston  “The secrets of Roscarbury Hall” by Ann O’Loughlin … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winners !

  With only three comments on my Giveaway post, those who commented had a one in three chance of winning a digital copy of Regina Timothy’s novel “Full Circle“. To choose the winner I used the Random Name Picker web … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Well the big day has finally arrived. That day when many of us, Irish or not, wear green clothes, drink green beer, and generally pretend we hail from the Emerald Isle. To celebrate things Irish and things bookish, I thought … Continue reading

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Hello March (Fictionophile updates and Februrary’s #bookhaul)

Well once again it is that month of the year where we are all just a little bit Irish. That being said, I will once again be participating in Cathy‘s “Reading Ireland” challenge. Since I love reading titles set in … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s major #TBR trim

Last year I wrote six posts that reflected my attempts to cull my TBR down a bit, to make it more reasonable, more manageable.  The sixth attempt left me with 1,848 titles remaining on my Goodreads TBR. With so many … Continue reading

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“Girl unknown” giveaway winner! + Poll results

 Hello everyone! I want to wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day! As many of you know, I ran a giveaway that coincided with the blog tour for “Girl Unknown” by Karen Perry.  The giveaway, which was open to … Continue reading

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