Monday, June 1, 2015

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 1,039 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,030 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

- The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
- Fortune's Hand by Belva Plain
- Stardust by Robert B. Parker

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- Secrets by Danielle Steel
- Lost...and Never Found by Anita Gustafson
- Third Girl by Agatha Christie
- Domestic Affairs: A Novel by Eileen Goudge
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
- Total Joy by Marabel Morgan

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
- Guilty or Innocent? by Anita Gustafson

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
Bargello Magic: How to Design Your Own by Pauline Fisher and Anabel Lasker
Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book by Erica Wilson
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
- Lost by Gary Devon
- Laceworks by Yoko Suzuki
- Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter
- Assumed Identity by David Morrell
- King's Oak by Anne Rivers Siddons
- The Light at the End by John Skipp and Craig Spector
- The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
- Lost...and Never Found by Anita Gustafson
- Neighborhood Watch: A Novel by Cammie McGovern
- Adam and Evil by Gillian Roberts
- The Violet Closet by Gary Gottesfeld
- The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
- Domestic Affairs: A Novel by Eileen Goudge
- Angell, Pearl and Little God by Winston Graham

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: 2,593
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

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


  1. Wow, looks like you had an awesome month of reading! Way to go!

    I read 10 books this month. I read books from several genres. I'd say that 7 of the 10 books I read in May were the remaining 3 reads were just okay.

    I see you are a member of Paperback Swap. How do you like Paperback Swap? I've thought about joining, but end up exchanging books with other readers on Bookcrossing.

  2. Hello there,
    My daughter and I do enjoy being members of Paperback Swap and the site does have a remarkable selection of books to trade. We've been members ourselves since March of 2009, and we've certainly had great fun interacting with everyone and receiving such marvelous books.

    Occasionally, we've met someone who seems extremely fastidious about the condition of the books that they receive - going above and beyond the parameters of Paperback Swap's Trading Conditions. But we usually put it down to the personal preferences of some of the members.


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! :)