Category Archives: ramblings & miscellanea

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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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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The Cheltenham Literature Festival (I wish I could go…)

In only a few short days, the Cheltenham Literary Festival will be taking place. I know that for myself, living in Canada, and for many of my American followers, going to the Festival is just a happy dream. But luckily, … Continue reading

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The opposite of “Cover Love”

For a long time now I have been sharing attractive book covers via my Cover Love series of blog posts.  You know… those books that have covers that attract the reader, make them pick the book up, read the blurb, … 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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Perverse English language (take 2 – why learning English is hard)

A while back I wrote a post “Glorious, complicated, perverse English language” in which I lamented how very difficult it must be for non-native English speakers to learn the language. This morning I came across a post that exemplifies just … Continue reading

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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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