Tag Archives: ebooks

Hello November! (Fictionophile updates)

It is true that time flies faster the older you get.  I defy anyone to disagree! LOL November already. First things first… I took part in the blog tour for “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett. Through my blog, Anne Berger of Albuquerque, New … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s tips for new NetGalley users

Note: This blog post has been updated August 29, 2017 For avid readers, readers who like to share their reading experiences by reviewing, and pretty much any book blogger – NetGalley is a dream come true.       So many … Continue reading

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Book or eReader… my preferences

Although I have literally thousands of hardcover books at home (books do furnish a room – the quote is correct) – I MUCH prefer reading on my Kindle Paperwhite. My reasons are thus: 1.  I can read outdoors and in … Continue reading

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“Medium Dead” by Paula Paul

Picture Queen Victoria dressed in black during her time of deep mourning for her late husband, Albert.  She appears to be a stern old broad…. but could she have been a murderer? The Queen visits a manor in Northern England. … Continue reading

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“Shadows on our skin” by Jennifer Johnston

Joe is an ‘old soul’.  He has the brain of a wise poet in the body of an Irish schoolboy. Living during the height of the ‘troubles’ in Derry Ireland,  writing poetry was the only way Joe could escape his … Continue reading

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“Falling” by Emma Kavanagh

We’ve all had the dream where we wake up startled by the sensation of falling.  Very unsettling… much like this debut novel by Emma Kavanagh.  The book portrays many different forms of falling – both metaphorically and literally – and how … Continue reading

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“Deadline” by John Dunning

To some ardent bibliophiles ebooks are an irreverent format that is somehow disrespectful of books and their history.   Nothing being so sacred as the written word on paper, the feel of a book in your hand etc.  And don’t misunderstand…. … Continue reading

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“The sleeper” by Gillian White

As daylight becomes shorter, there is nothing so comforting as a good novel.  “The sleeper” set in the dark days of December leading up to and including Christmas certainly fills the bill.  To say this novel is atmospheric is an … Continue reading

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I’ve joined NetGalley

I’m excited to now be a reviewer for NetGalley. With hundreds of publishers providing books, NetGalley has thousands of titles to choose from. I’ve begun reading my first title from them: “The sleeper” by Gillian White. For my review of … Continue reading

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