Reading Wrap-up For July 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 July with 1,069 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,065 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Bookmooch and Paperback Swap.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
Fortune’s Rocks: A Novel by Anita Shreve

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
– Charming Billy: A Novel by Alice McDermott
Unholy Fire by Whitley Strieber
– Sweet Salt Air: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
More Than You Know: A Novel by Beth Gutcheon

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
The Bloody Countess: Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory by Valentine Penrose
While we Were Watching Downton Abbey: A Novel by Wendy Wax
Next, After Lucifer by Daniel Rhodes
Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
December 6th by Martin Cruz Smith
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
Well, there it is…the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me. Here’s a further breakdown:

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1,427
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was July. 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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Reading Wrap-up For June 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 June with 1,047 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,043 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Paperback Swap, a Library Book Sale that Mareena and I went to on the 7th to celebrate her birthday and Bookmooch.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
The Last Time They Met: A Novel by Anita Shreve 
Dark Debts by Karen Hall
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
– The Castaways: A Novel  by Elin Hilderbrand

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Absent Friends by S. J. Rozan
The Dive From Clausen’s Pier: A Novel by Ann Packer
Henry and Clara: A Novel by Thomas Mallon
I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir by Lee Grant
Japan Took the J. A. P. Out of Me by Lisa F. Cook
Keeping Faith: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Last to Know: A Novel by Elizabeth Adler
Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
More Than You Know: A Novel by Beth Gutcheon
My Theodosia: A Novel by Anya Seton
An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch
On the Street Where You Live: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix by Jane Kirkpatrick
The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories by Michael Sims
– The Race: A Novel by Richard North Patterson
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Spire by Richard North Patterson
Stone Angel by Carol O’Connell
A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes by Hillary Manton Lodge
The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Eleanor: The Years Alone by Joseph P. Lash

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier
Julian’s House: A Novel by Judith Hawkes
Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know About Diabetes – Simply Put by The American Diabetes Association 
The Complete Diabetic Cookbook by Mary Jane Finsand
The Return by Bentley Little
Dark Debts by Karen Hall

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

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1,363
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was June. 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

Reading Wrap-up For May 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 May with 1,049 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,045 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Bookmooch.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
A Friend of the Family: A Novel by Lauren Grodstein
– A Woman’s Place by Barbara Delinsky
The Saving Graces: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
Julian’s House: A Novel by Judith Hawkes

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference to the Myths, Religions, Pyramids and Temples of the Land of the Pharaohs by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin
– Blind Date by Frances Fyfield

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
The Language of Sisters: A Novel by Amy Hatvany
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
Falling in Love With God: Reflections on Prayer by Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. and Colleen Birchett, Ph.D.
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark

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

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1,482
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was May. 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

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 1,051 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,046 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Paperback Swap and Bookmooch.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
A Paper Life by Tatum O’Neal
– A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Return by Bentley Little
– Unsinkable: A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway
The Language of Sisters: A Novel by Amy Hatvany

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel by Alison Weir
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense by Phillip Margolin
In Another Country by Susan Kenney
8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber
A Density of Souls: A Novel by Christopher Rice
Criminals: A Novel by Margot Livesey
Saving Face and Other Stories by Norah Lofts
An Unexpected Family by Joan Mendlicott
A Paper Life by Tatum O’Neal
Country Kitchen Collection: Fruit Basket by House Regency
The Joshua Sequence by Frederick D. Huebner

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

Books Read: 5
Pages Read: 1,725
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

Reading Wrap-up For March 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 March with 1,043 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,039 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from an author, Paperback Swap and Penny Dell Puzzles.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense by Phillip Margolin
An Unexpected Family by Joan Mendlicott
Criminals: A Novel by Margot Livesey

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Tongues by Sam Joyce
Collector’s Series Sum-Doku Puzzles 6-pack: (Volumes 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13) by Dell Magazines

The Open Channel by Jill Morrow
– Engaged to Murder: The Shocking True Story of the Nation’s Most Brutal Triple Murder by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know About Diabetes – Simply Put by The American Diabetes Association
The Diabetes Heart Healthy Cookbook by The American Diabetes Association and The American Heart Association
The Complete Diabetic Cookbook by Mary Jane Finsand

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
– Tongues by Sam Joyce
Friends and Lovers by Helen MacInnes
Dearest by Peter Loughran
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller
Big Girl: A Novel by Danielle Steel
Handsome Women by Judith Henry Wall
Last Kiss by Luanne Rice
A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
Best Friends by Martha Moody

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

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1,108
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was March. 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

Reading Wrap-up For February 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 February with 1,047 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,041 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Paperback Swap.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
The Saints and Sinners of Okay County: A Novel by Dayna Dunbar

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Other Family: A Novel by Joanna Trollope
Overnight Float: A Mystery by Clare Munnings
– The House at Old Vine by Norah Lofts
Dearest by Peter Loughran
Cruel Winter by Anthony Izzo

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
Storming the Magic Kingdom: Wall Street, the Raiders and the Battle For Disney by John Taylor
Angel Cafe by Jill Morrow

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Blood Sugar by Jim DeFilippi
The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
A Scaly Tale by Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
A Ruling Passion: Volume 1 by Judith Michael
The Fever Tree: A Novel by Jennifer McVeigh
The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
A Scaly Tale by Kay Wilkins
Anne McKevitt’s Style Solutions: 365 of the Freshest Looks, Smartest Tips and Best Advice For Your Home by Anne McKevitt
The Saints and Sinners of Okay County: A Novel by Dayna Dunbar
Doctor Love by Gael Greene

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

Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 2,143
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

So, there you go! The reading month that was February. 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

Reading Wrap-up For January 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 January with 1,047 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,043 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from an author, Bookmooch

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Rereads
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay
Come Walk With Me by Joan Mendlicott
– A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown
– Alone Yet Not Alone: Based on the True Story of Barbara and Regina Leininger by Tracy Michele Leininger
Vinegar Hill: A Novel by A. Manette Ansay

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

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1,406
Grade Range: A+! to A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was January. 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