Category Archives: ramblings & miscellanea

Better news today

I wish to thank the lovely bookbloggers who supported me through the plagiarism debacle yesterday.  You are all wonderful and deserve five gold stars! The issue has been resolved and the blog content removed. I feel I must share the … 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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Cottage literary rambles

As followers of Fictionophile are aware, I spend the majority of my summer at our cottage on Cape John in beautiful Nova Scotia.  Here is a view out my cottage front living room window that I use as my computer … 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 blurbs – what words will put me OFF?

As a bookblogger/bookreviewer and a retired public library fiction cataloguer, I have read countless ‘blurbs‘ on novels.  Some I read avidly, while others I drop like ‘hot potatoes’! Why would I dismiss a book so readily you ask?  Well, the blurb … Continue reading

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“ough” x 9 pronunciations

Early this month I wrote a blog post called “Glorious, complicated, perverse English language“.  It was fun to write and I enjoyed reading the many comments on the post. One comment though was a challenge!  The comment stated that there are … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s ‘philes’

Adding ‘phile‘ to the end of a word denotes ‘lover of‘ When I began this blog I was going to use Fiction-phile, but after some thought decided that Fiction-o-phile sounded cooler.  It sort of goes with Bibliophile. Anyway, just for … Continue reading

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Genre fatigue – It’s a ‘thing’

Anyone who knows me and has been following this blog for a while KNOWS I love thrillers.  I do, I really do. But… lately I’ve become weary of them. GASP! GULP!  That is not to say that I no longer … Continue reading

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Same book – Different title (a bookworm’s gripe)

I take umbrage when publishers, in their infinite wisdom, decide to rename a book which already has a perfectly acceptable title.  This has occurred with three of the most recent additions to my TBR. Bookworms everywhere must have encountered this … Continue reading

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