Tag Archives: Reading

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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Summer reading infographic from “The Expert Editor”

It’s summer, which means vacation time. The sun is out, and the weather is warm. One of the best ways to enjoy a summer day is to sit in the shade with a glass of your favorite beverage and a … Continue reading

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Objectivity in book reviews: can you be honest AND objective?

These past few weeks I have read some rather unpleasant comments about book reviewers. Blogger ‘bashing’ seems popular just now. An example of this blogger bashing: https://prettymessreading.wordpress.com/…/dear-book-blogge…/ When someone – anyone – calls me or my fellow book bloggers dishonest – then steam starts … Continue reading

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Bibliophilia on Pinterest

Bibliophilia (noun): a great or excessive love of books ; also, an enthusiastic or extreme interest in collecting books.     Social media has had a huge impact on readers.  Some even spend precious reading time perusing their favorite social … Continue reading

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“Unlocking worlds: a reading companion for book lovers” by Sally Allen

The name of my blog sort of gives it away.  I read mostly FICTION.  However, the exception that proves the rule is that I read non-fiction if the subject matter is books. With “Unlocking worlds” I felt that I met … Continue reading

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2017 and I’m challenging myself – Want to join me?

Last year I pledged to read 100 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge.  I exceeded that number (but only barely).  Again this year, I’ve pledged to read 100 titles. In addition to the Goodreads reading challenge, I’ve decided to take … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s 2017 reading resolutions

Although I’m not a huge fan of making New Year’s resolutions, I invariably make them. AND, like a lot of other people, I sometimes don’t keep them.  This year I decided to make ‘reading resolutions’, which I hope will be … Continue reading

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“Soft in the head” by Marie-Sabine Roger

This is the engaging story of two people who come together in friendship, kindness, affection, and appreciation. A remarkable and heart-rending novel that perfectly illustrates the quote: “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” The first lines of “Soft in … Continue reading

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“Fog on her glasses” (poem about reading)

I have no idea of the provenence of this little poem, but I think it is great! I found it on Pinterest….  If anyone can tell me the author I will add the credit on this post. I’m hoping that some … Continue reading

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The top of my TBR pile… (or, laments of a book blogger)

I’ve read 27 novels since January 1st, 2016 – so… I’m on track for my target of 100 books this year.  I’ve read some excellent novels – and some that didn’t live up to the hype. Now, with various 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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Love of reading

Yes…. February is love of reading month.  Also my birthday month so I look at it as a sort of personal tribute to my favorite hobby.  As an only child I learned early on that reading is the most enjoyable … Continue reading

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“The readers of Broken Wheel recommend” by Katarina Bivald (Official Blog Tour)

Today, in the age of social media and instant communication, letter writing has become antiquated and uncommon.  Not that many years ago however it was the norm and many people had ‘pen-pals’, myself included. This novel is about two women, … Continue reading

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The MAGIC of reading

This EXACTLY sums up my feelings about reading! Thanks to the Goodwill Librarian on Facebook who posted this photo:

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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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