Sunday, January 1, 2012

Yearly Reading Wrap-up at Moonshine and Rosefire

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading year 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 about 654 books lying around the house and ended the year with 631 books unread. All of the books that I acquired this year came from Bookmooch and Paperback Swap and Library Book Sales. Quite a number of my books that I read this month left my house to go to new homes so that's something I guess. :)

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

- Lightning by Danielle Steel
- Gad's Hall by Norah Lofts
- Whispers by Belva Plain
- Bright River Trilogy by Annie Greene
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
- The Claw by Norah Lofts
- Firebird by Janice Graham
- Secrecy by Belva Plain
- Random Winds by Belva Plain
- Demon Summer by Elaine Booth Selig

Changes to the TBR pile 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- The Great Fire by Monica Dickens
- Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and Her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate by Diane Fanning
- Ordinary Love and Good Will by Jane Smiley
- Beach Roses by Jean Stone
- Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
- The Doctor's Wife: A True Story of Marriage, Deception and Two Gruesome Deaths by John Glatt
- Thin Air by Robert B. Parker
- Madman in the Mirror by A. J. Gallant
- Evil Twins: Chilling True Stories of Twins, Killing and Insanity by John Glatt
- Scarlet Women by J. D. Christilian
- Full Circle by Danielle Steel
- Where or When by Anita Shreve
- Aches and Pains by Maeve Binchy
- Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
- Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
- Eden Burning by Belva Plain
- The A. B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie
- The King of Lies by John Hart
- Testimony by Anita Shreve
- Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore by Jim Schutze
- Storyville by Lois Battle
- Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle
- The Lonely Furrow by Norah Lofts
- Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
- Breathe, Little Boy, Breathe!: An Emergency Room Doctor's Story by Stephen B. Seager, M. D.
- Harvest by Belva Plain
- The Miracle at St. Bruno's by Philippa Carr
- Crosswordoku by Patrick Blindauer and Frank Longo
Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman
The Attorney by Steve Martini
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
Resistance by Anita Shreve
Faithless by Karin Slaughter
- Gone to Her Death by Jill McGown
- A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
- The Black House by Paul Theroux
- When Darkness Falls by James Grippando
- The Wingless Bird by Catherine Cookson
- Unsavory Delicacies: Three Short Stories of Suspense by Russell Brooks
- The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope
- Murder in Mayberry: Greed, Death and Mayhem in a Small Town by Mary Kinney Branson and Jack Branson
- Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
- Godplayer by Robin Cook
- Windswept by Mary Ellen Chase
- The People From the Sea by Velda Johnston
- Emergency! by Stephen B. Seager, M. D.
- Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba
- Valediction by Robert B. Parker
- The House of Conflict by Iris Bromige
- If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
- The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
- Looking Back by Belva Plain
- Neighbors by Maureen S. Pusti
- The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino
- Heaven in Your Hand by Norah Lofts
- Without a Backward Glance by Kate Veitch

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- The Red Church by Scott Nicholson
- By Her Hand, She Draws You Down by Douglas Smith
Chapter of Echoes by Aileen Armitage
To the Devil a Daughter by Dennis Wheatley
- Bloodprint: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Kitty Sewell
- House of Smoke by J. F. Freedman
- The Worst Thing I've Done: A Novel by Ursula Hegi
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green
- Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories by Michael Norman and Beth Scott
Trust by Kate Veitch
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
The House Beyond the Hill by Michael R. Collings
- Backwoods by Sara Reinke
- The House by Bentley Little
- The Disappearance by Bentley Little
- His Father's Son by Bentley Little
- The Takeover by Jack Drew
Celtic Cross-Stitch Designs by Carol Phillipson
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Martin Dugard and Bill O'Reilly
- The Killing Game by Iris Johansen
- Devil's Eye by Al Ruksenas
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker
- Almost Sisters by Nancy Anderson, Leal Littke and Carroll Hofeling Morris
- Southern Women by Lois Battle
- Ghost Island by Jan O'Donnell Klaveness
Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope by Jenna Bush
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
- Winter Harvest by Norah Lofts
- Thin Air by Robert B. Parker
- The Ambush Murders by Ben Bradlee
- The Zani Murders by Kelly Fero
- Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders by Paul Harrison
- A First Book For Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase
- The Sisters by Cynthia Victor
- What Matters Most by Cynthia Victor
- The Three of us by Cynthia Victor
- Soul Eater by Dana Brookins
- Consequences by Cynthia Victor
- Only You by Cynthia Victor
- Relative Sins by Cynthia Victor
- Leisure Arts 184: More Needlepoint Projects For Plastic Canvas: 16 Projects
- Needlepoint by Better Homes and Gardens
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- The House of Conflict by Iris Bromige

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and Her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate by Diane Fanning
- The Happiest People on Earth by Demos Shakarian, John and Elizabeth Sherrill
- Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
The Sweet Taste of Burning: A Tale of the Occult by Paul Andreota
Sweetheart, Sweetheart by Bernard Taylor
- Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore by Jim Schutze
The Tarnished Eye by Judith Guest
Aches and Pains by Maeve Binchy
- The King of Lies by John Hart
- The Fallen by T. Jefferson Parker
- Sleep Long, my Love by Hillary Waugh
- The Last Cheerleader by Meg O'Brien
- The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
- The Wingless Bird by Catherine Cookson
Unsavory Delicacies: Three Short Stories of Suspense by Russell Brooks
- About Face by Fern Michaels
- Firebird by Janice Graham
- The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice
- The Lonely Furrow by Norah Lofts
- The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky
- Winter Heart by Frances C. Kerns
- Linda's Homecoming by Phyllis A. Whitney
- An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky
- The Black House by Paul Theroux
- Godplayer by Robin Cook (2 copies)
- Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept the Secrets by James Spada
- Mutation by Robin Cook
- One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
- The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope
- Love me Not by Deanie Francis Mills
- Faithless by Karin Slaughter
- Grave Matters by Margaret Yorke
- Ruin Creek by David Payne
- Marie: A True Story by Peter Maas
- Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Stories by James H. Pickering
Resistance by Anita Shreve
Crosswordoku by Patrick Blindauer and Frank Longo
- The Visitor by Jere Cunningham
The Magic Cottage by James Herbert
Billy by Whitley Strieber
The Forbidden Zone by Whitley Strieber
Gone to Her Death by Jill McGown
- The Coffin Tree by Gwendoline Butler
Murder in Mayberry: Greed, Death and Mayhem in a Small Town by Mary Kinney Branson and Jack Branson
Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin
- How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
- Blind Instinct by Robert W. Walker
- The Architect by Keith Ablow
- Ghostlight by Clare McNally
- Forgiving by LaVyrle Spenser
- Honor Among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer
- The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
- I'll be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark
- The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
- Be Healed by Marilyn Hickey
- Erica Wilson's Children's World by Janet Wilson
- Kirkland Revels by Victoria Holt
- Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: The Uncensored Story of the Jonbenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search For the Final Truth by Lawrence Schiller
- Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
- Death Wears a Red Hat by William Kienzle
- Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
- How to Sell Anything to Anybody by Joe Girard
- Illustrated World War II Encyclopedia by Eddy Bauer
- Neighbors by Maureen S. Pusti
- Hidden Jewel by V. C. Andrews
- The Mallen Girl by Catherine Cookson
- The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino
Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba
- Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
- Grace Point by Anne D. LeClaire
- The Fly on the Wall by Tony Hillerman
- Mitla Pass by Leon Uris
- Silent Treatment by Michael Palmer
- Lie to Me by David Martin
- The Midnight Hour by Karen Robards
- The Green Man by Lee Mather

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

Books Read: 71
Pages Read: 22,424
Grade Range: A+! to C!

So, there you go! The reading year that was 2011! I hope that you all had an equally good reading year; if not a little better. :) See you all next year! :)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm a newbie as far as book blogging goes, having been blogging at my daughter's blog for only about two and a half years. Now it's time for me to get my feet wet on my own. Please be gentle with this blogger. Love to hear from you all. Have a great day! :)