Category Archives: ramblings & miscellanea

#BookBlogger Word Search – Sunday Funday

I love this wonderful book blogging community!  Such a warm and supportive group! As a token of thanks to those bloggers who have been SO supportive of Fictionophile, I have created a little ‘Word Search‘ puzzle. Hope you enjoy it! … Continue reading

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English language quirks and perversities

As an English speaking person, I take the vagaries of the English language for granted.  I take joy in reading and discovering the perversities of my native tongue.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to learn English as … Continue reading

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Are you insane?

Be thankful you live in the twenty-first century. Back in Victorian times, when women were considered second class citizens, their families could shuttle them off to asylums at the drop of a hat. Here are a list of reasons you … Continue reading

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Frustration: a chat transcript

Most of you folks know that I live in Canada.  Recently I received a ‘gift’ book from an author who wants me to review her book.  Wonderful? YES.  However… the gift was a gift card for Amazon.com Although I do … Continue reading

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Friday finds (gems I found around the Internet)

Like most book bloggers I spend WAY too much time on the computer.  Sometimes though, it is time well spent. Sometimes you find little treasures.   I thought I’d share three of these gems with you! A fantastically creepy ‘Flash Fiction’ … Continue reading

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My Blog’s name in Books

Last week I participated in a fun meme called the  “I Spy Book Challenge”.  It was SO enjoyable to compose that I thought I’d start one myself. Rules:  1.  Spell out your blog’s name. (this is where you wish your … Continue reading

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I Spy Book Challenge

I rarely take part in blog memes or tags but when I saw this one it looked like so much fun! Cleo from Cleopatra Loves Books and Nicki from The Secret Library did a great job with it, so I … Continue reading

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Online #bookblogger ‘friends’

While perusing Instagram this morning I came across some tragic news. One of the bookbloggers I’ve followed for the last few years has passed away.  She was only in her twenties, beautiful, smart, a young mother. She was always so … 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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Fictionophile and Instagram… a learning curve

Well I finally joined the rest of the universe and signed up for Instagram.  I’m a very visual person and that factor, along with the persuasion of my children and other book bloggers made me finally gather up enough nerve … Continue reading

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My personal canon (the books that shaped my life)

This post is inspired by a fellow bookblogger, Stephanie at “Adventures of a Bibliophile”.  I really liked her post and thought it would be fun (though time-consuming) to reflect back on those books that shaped me into the reader I … Continue reading

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Are you an ‘avid’ reader?

With just slightly over 100 titles read in 2017, I consider myself to be an avid reader.  I know that some book bloggers read WAY more books than that, but still… I consider myself an avid reader. My husband thinks … Continue reading

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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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Topics I can’t resist when choosing a book

I borrowed the idea for this post from fellow bookbloggers, Annie The Misstery, and Renee It’s Book Talk Today I want to tell you about certain themes/topics that I simply can’t resist when reading a blurb, and also those which … Continue reading

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Blogger vs. Reader – Books I REALLY want to read!

The above 10 novels are the books that I want to read right now! They are calling my name and their voices are very LOUD! The problem you ask? Well… NONE of these are on my ‘for review’ TBR – … Continue reading

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