Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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 621 unread books lying around the house and ended the month with 612 books unread. All the books that I acquired this month came from Paperback Swap and Bookmooch and a Library Book Sale that we went to on the 20th.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

- Life Wish by Jill Ireland

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Summer of the Red Wolf  by Morris L. West
- Privileged Information by Stephen White 
- Let the Magic Begin: Opening the Door to a Whole New World of Possibility by Cathy Lee Crosby 
- Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher 
- The Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America's #1 Best-Selling Author by Vickie L. Bane and Lorenzo Benet
- The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher
- The Devil's Hunt by P. C. Doherty
- Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
- Dancehall by Bernard F. Conners
After This by Alice McDermott
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Anne McKevitt's Style Solutions: 365 of the Freshest Looks, Smartest Tips and Best Advice For Your Home by Anne McKevitt
Bargello Magic: How to Design Your Own by Pauline Fisher and Anabel Lasker
Betty Crocker's Working Woman's Cookbook by Betty Crocker
Blood Memories by Barb Hendee
By the Lake by John McGahern
Campbell's Quick Easy Recipes by Patricia Teberg
Christmas Cross-Stitch by Better Homes and Gardens
- City of Bones by Michael Connelly
- The Climb: Tragic Ambition on Everest by G. Weston Dewalt and Antoli Boukreev
- Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier
- Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
- Commitments by Barbara Delinsky
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
- Deadly Grace by Taylor Smith
- Dream Country by Luanne Rice
- God's Other Son by Don Imus
- A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
- The House on Fortune Street: A Novel by Margot Livesey
- The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel
- Islands by Anne Rivers Siddons
- Jordan's Bend by Carolyn Williford
- McNally's Folly by Vincent Lardo
Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon
One Day by David Nicholls
One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
The Orphan Game by Ann Darby
Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs
A Patchwork Planet: A Novel by Anne Tyler
The Peppered Moth by Margaret Drabble
Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
- Right Next Door by Debbie Macomber
- Saul and Patsy: A Novel by Charles Baxter
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice
- Shattered by Karen Robards
- The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate
- A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Trial by Fire by Terri Blackstock
- Two Women: A Novel of Friendship by Marianne Fredriksson
- The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green
The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance by Joan Ryan
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
- The Weight of Silence: A Novel by Heather Gudenkauf
- Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
- Puppets by Daniel Hecht
Like Water For Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
- Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
- Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
- Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
- Privileged Information by Stephen White
- Skull Session by Daniel Hecht
- The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour
- Harvest by Tess Gerritsen

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

Books Read: 9
Pages Read: 3,112
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

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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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! :)