Reading Wrap-up For April at Moonshine and Rosefire

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Rosefire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. I originally posted my reviews over at my daughter’s blog, Emeraldfire’s Bookmark but am now in the process of transferring them all over to my own blog. My daughter makes blogging look like so much fun that I thought that I would try it out for myself! 🙂

Anyway, I started out April with 864 unread books lying around the house and ended the month with 842 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from authors, BookmoochPaperback Swap and a Library Book Sale that Mareena and I went to on April 9th.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Tin Can Tree by Anne Tyler
I Want to do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman
The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman
The If You Were Me and Lived In…Series by Carole P. Roman
Katie: The Real Story by Edward Klein
Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal
The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz
While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King by James Patterson and Martin Dugard
Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier 
All Through the Night: A Suspense Story by Mary Higgins Clark
Last Wish by Betty Rollin

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams by Michael Samuels
The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education Using the Law of Attraction by Michael Samuels
Decorating With Silk and Dried Flowers: 80 Arrangements Using Floral Materials of All Kinds by The Home Decorating Institute
Make it Yours!: Customize and Personalize – the Trading Spaces Way! by Brian Kramer
48-Hour Makeovers: Get a New Look in a Weekend! by Brian Kramer
Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design: Fearless, Fabulous Decorating by Christopher Lowell
– Decorating Hints & Tips: More Than 2000 Practical Solutions to Help You Improve Your Home by Julian Cassell
Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O’Faolain
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
In This Mountain by Jan Karon
The Kennedys: The Third Generation by Barbara Gibson and Ted Schwartz
Loss of Flight by Sara Vogan
Secret For a Nightingale by Victoria Holt
The Shack by William P. Young
The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart
Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
Triangle: A Novel by Katharine Weber
Twice Kissed by Lisa Jackson
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
– Tracy Porter’s Home Style: Creative and Livable Decorating Ideas For Everyone by Tracy Porter
$100 to $1,000 Makeovers: Maximizing Your Decorating Dollars by Brian Kramer
– Maggie Colvin’s Home Style: Quick Make-Overs to Transform Your Home by Maggie Colvin
Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book by Denise L. Caringer
Bonnie Prince Charlie by Moray McLaren

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :)) 
– If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler
Afterage by Yvonne Navarro
Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma: A Salty Tale of a Young Man’s Musical Dreams and Struggles in 1970’s Ireland by Cahal Dunne (2 copies)
The Miracle at St. Bruno’s by Philippa Carr
Shooting at Loons by Margaret Maron
I Want to do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman
The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman
The If You Were me and Lived In… Series by Carole P. Roman
Complete Guide to Creative Needlepoint by Jo Bucher
A Tangled Web: A Novel by Judith Michael
The Love Killers by Jackie Collins
The Hanging Tree: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash
So, Now You Know: A Compendium of Completely Useless Information by Harry Bright
On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Well, there it is…the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me. Here’s a further breakdown:

Books Read: 22
Pages Read: 2,912
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading month that was April. I hope that you all had an equally good reading month; if not a little better. 🙂 See you all next month! 🙂

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight


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