Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Reading Wrap-up For October 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 October with 1,062 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,062 books unread. Apparently, I had a horrible month reading wise. Yep, not a word read, not a page turned! 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

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
- The Wednesday Daughters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton 

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Worst Thing I’ve Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi
- The Rector’s Wife by Joanna Trollope

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, not a very good reading month for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Grade Range: 0

So, there you go! The reading month that was October. I hope that you all had a better reading month than I did; if not a little better. :) See you all next month! :)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Monday, October 9, 2017

I’m a Number Puzzle Fanatic!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

Surprisingly, the pace of my reading was picking up appreciably and then I hit another reader’s block. Last month, I actually read a total of three books; then I fell into a slight reading slump. Mareena is still determined to locate some books for me, even though I keep telling her that I’m sure that they will turn up eventually. She has told me that she just wants to find them for me because it’s frustrating for her to know that they are in my collection somewhere, yet hidden away

I have the distinct impression that the book that I was originally looking for will actually take ages for me to find. Mareena told me that she was certain that it was on the bookshelf just outside my bedroom door, but when she looked for it at the same time that she found the other two books, it wasn’t there. Oh well, I’ll keep searching.

I have been watching a lot of television along with everything else, and have caught a number of horror movies. There have not been that many on like in past years, but it’s only nine days into October. I’m fascinated by true crime stories and true ghost stories and there have been a number of those shows being broadcast as well.

I'm immersing myself in sum-doku and sudoku puzzles as well. I managed to completely finish two sum-doku puzzle books in August. I started another sum-doku puzzle book on Friday, August 18th. Since I have only been working through this particular book for about a month, I’m happy to say that I am almost finished with it. I also started a fresh book on Wednesday, September 20th! As of today - Monday, October 9th - I’ve finished 87 puzzles in the first book and 29 in the new one that I just started.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I read was The Worst Thing I’ve Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi, which I finished reading on Saturday, September 23rd. I have been trying to find something else to read for the past few days, and not having much luck. I finally chose a horror novel that I have never read before called The Brownstone by Ken Eulo; which I have been reading for a week.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Friday, October 6, 2017

I Seem to be Getting Back Into Reading With a Vengeance!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

Surprisingly, the pace of my reading was picking up appreciably and then I hit another reader’s block. Last month, I actually read a total of three books; then I fell into a slight reading slump. Mareena is still determined to locate some books for me, even though I keep telling her that I’m sure that they will turn up eventually. She has told me that she just wants to find them for me because it’s frustrating for her to know that they are in my collection somewhere, yet hidden away

I have the distinct impression that the book that I was originally looking for will actually take ages for me to find. Mareena told me that she was certain that it was on the bookshelf just outside my bedroom door, but when she looked for it at the same time that she found the other two books, it wasn’t there. Oh well, I’ll keep searching.

Well, the second episode of season two of 'The Exorcist' will be shown tonight. It was quite a start to the show and I’m loving the premise of this story already. I am curious to see how the second season develops.

I'm immersing myself in sum-doku and sudoku puzzles as well. I managed to completely finish two sum-doku puzzle books in August. I started another sum-doku puzzle book on Friday, August 18th. Since I have only been working through this particular book for about a month, I’m happy to say that I am almost finished with it. I also started a fresh book on Wednesday, September 20th! As of today - Friday, October 6th - I’ve finished 84 puzzles in the first book and 26 in the new one that I just started.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I read was The Worst Thing I’ve Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi, which I finished reading on Saturday, September 23rd. I have been trying to find something else to read for the past few days, and not having much luck. I finally chose a horror novel that I have never read before called The Brownstone by Ken Eulo; which I started reading four days ago - on Monday, October 2nd. According to Goodreads - as of Friday, October 6th - I've read 77 pages out of 332 or 23 percent of the story.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I’ve Finally Found a Book to Read!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

Surprisingly, the pace of my reading was picking up appreciably and then I hit another reader’s block. Last month, I actually read a total of three books; then I fell into a slight reading slump. Mareena is still determined to locate some books for me, even though I keep telling her that I’m sure that they will turn up eventually. She has told me that she just wants to find them for me because it’s frustrating for her to know that they are in my collection somewhere, yet hidden away

I have the distinct impression that the book that I was originally looking for will actually take ages for me to find. Mareena told me that she was certain that it was on the bookshelf just outside my bedroom door, but when she looked for it at the same time that she found the other two books, it wasn’t there. Oh well, I’ll keep searching.

Well, the first episode of season two of 'The Exorcist' premiered on Friday, September 29th at 9:00 P. M. It was quite a start to the show and I’m loving the premise of this story already. I am curious to see how the second season develops.

I'm immersing myself in sum-doku and sudoku puzzles as well. I managed to completely finish two sum-doku puzzle books in August. I started another sum-doku puzzle book on Friday, August 18th. Since I have only been working through this particular book for about a month, I’m happy to say that I am almost finished with it. I also started a fresh book on Wednesday, September 20th! As of today - Tuesday, October 3rd - I’ve finished 81 puzzles in the first book and 23 in the new one that I just started.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I read was The Worst Thing I’ve Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi, which I finished reading on Saturday, September 23rd. I have been trying to find something else to read for the past few days, and not having much luck. I finally chose a horror novel that I have never read before called The Brownstone by Ken Eulo; which I started reading yesterday - Monday, October 2nd. This is actually the first book in a trilogy that looks really interesting, at least so far.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Reading Wrap-up For September 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 September with 1,063 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,060 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
- Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
- The Worst Thing I’ve Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
The Conscience of the Rich by C. P. Snow
- The Concubine: A Novel by Norah Lofts

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- All Unquiet Things: A Novel by Anna Jarzab
- Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher
- Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
- Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash
- In Love and Friendship by Hilary Norman
- Deadly Whispers by Ted Schwarz
- The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom

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

Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 868
Grade Range: A+! to A!

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

Saturday, September 30, 2017

September's Book of the Month

Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 

We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories...

My picks for 'Books of the Month' will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. September's Book of the Month is: 


The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
Published as: The Kitchen House in February 2010
Publisher: Touchstone


Birth Name: Kathleen Doepker
Born: in Annaheim, Saskatchewan, Canada 

Canonical Name: Kathleen Grissom
Pseudonyms: None

The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom was the twenty-fourth book that I read in 2017. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since June 1, 2015 and it took me eight days to read. I sent this book off to another good home on September 25, 2017.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I Think That I’m Beginning to Get Another Bout of Reader’s Block!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

Surprisingly, the pace of my reading was picking up appreciably and then I hit another reader’s block. So far this month, I’ve read one book that was a reread for me from about four years ago, and two others that have been on my TBR pile for several years. Mareena is still determined to locate some books for me, even though I keep telling her that I’m sure that they will turn up eventually. She has told me that she just wants to find them for me because it’s frustrating for her to know that they are in my collection somewhere, yet hidden away

I have the distinct impression that the book that I was originally looking for will actually take ages for me to find. Mareena told me that she was certain that it was on the bookshelf just outside my bedroom door, but when she looked for it at the same time that she found the other two books, it wasn’t there. Oh well, I’ll keep searching.

I just found out that 'The Exorcist' will be starting its second season on Friday, September 29th at 9:00 P. M. I'm delighted to see that the show was renewed and want to know where it goes from here. As far as I know, the two main characters are now traveling exorcists and will be dealing with a case somewhere in Seattle, Washington.

I'm immersing myself in sum-doku and sudoku puzzles as well: so far, I finished at least two sum-doku puzzle books in August. I immediately started another sum-doku puzzle book on Friday, August 18th. I must say that I have been doing this particular puzzle book for a little bit over a month, then I started a fresh book on Wednesday, September 20th! As of today - Thursday, September 28th - I’ve finished 76 puzzles in the first book and 18 in the new one that I just started.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Worst Thing I’ve Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi, which I finished reading on Saturday, September 23rd. I’m not sure what I want to read next, but I’m leaning towards a horror novel or something that I have already read before. Wish me luck!

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight