Saturday, April 8, 2017

I'm Loving Watching the Movies on Cable!

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.

To be perfectly honest, I haven't really been doing that much lately. Actually, I really haven't been feeling all that well for the past couple of weeks. I do have a doctor's appointment next month, but since I keep a good eye on my blood sugar levels, I'm not all that worried about my diabetes.

I'm having some difficulty walking properly, but mentioning that to the doctor has only resulted in being told that she couldn't do anything more than prescribe Tylenol for me. I know that it sounds like she thinks I'm a hypochondriac or something, but that's not it: I'm just on a medication that would react badly with Advil. So, basically the only pain reliever that I can take is Tylenol.

I'm actually still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 153 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I have also started doing jigsaw puzzles again as well. So far - or as of Wednesday afternoon, April 5th, at least - I've done eleven jigsaw puzzles out of the giant box of twelve that I have.

As for watching intriguing movies, Mareena and I watched The Day Reagan Was Shot on television. The movie was actually released in 2001, but was broadcast on the 'Decades Channel' on Thursday night, March 30th. Apparently, Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30th, 1981. Since the 'Decades Channel' seems to broadcast many movies or television programs to commemorate major events or anniversaries, that movie seems particularly appropriate.

Actually, I must admit that even though the shock and fear experienced by the country was totally to be expected, I was still quite shocked to see just how much of a tailspin everything went into 'behind the scenes'. I mean nobody can really be fully prepared for an assassination attempt obviously, but oh my goodness, I wasn't expecting to see just how close the government came to utter chaos. At least, it seemed that way to me as I watched the movie.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage which I finished on Friday, March 3rd! Actually, I have one other book by this author on my bookshelf already, although The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage is the first book of hers that I have read. I suppose it makes sense since this was also Ms. Brundage's debut novel.

I just started reading The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb on Wednesday, March 29th! Actually, the book arrived in the afternoon mail two days before that. I was absolutely thrilled because I kept looking through my own library and nothing was really catching my attention.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

After a Two Week Hiatus, Welcome Back Reading!

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.

To be perfectly honest, I haven't really been doing that much lately. Actually, I really haven't been feeling all that well for the past couple of weeks. I do have a doctor's appointment next month, but since I keep a good eye on my blood sugar levels, I'm not that worried about my diabetes.

I'm having some difficulty walking properly, but mentioning that to the doctor has only resulted in being told that she couldn't do anything more than prescribe Tylenol for me. I know that it sounds like she thinks I'm a hypochondriac or something, but that's not it: I'm just on a medication that would react badly with Advil. So, basically the only pain reliever that I can take is Tylenol.

I'm actually still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 150 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I have also started doing jigsaw puzzles again as well. So far - or as of Sunday night, April 2nd, at least - I've done ten jigsaw puzzles out of the giant box of twelve that I have.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage which I finished on Friday, March 3rd! Actually, I have one other book by this author on my bookshelf already, although The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage is the first book of hers that I have read. I suppose it makes sense since this was also Ms. Brundage's debut novel.

I just started reading The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb on Wednesday, March 29th! Actually, the book arrived in the afternoon mail two days before. I was absolutely thrilled because I kept looking through my own library and nothing was really catching my attention.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Monday, April 3, 2017

Thank Goodness That my Mini Reader's Block Seems to Have Disappeared!

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.

To be perfectly honest, I haven't really been doing that much lately. Actually, I really haven't been feeling all that well for the past couple of weeks. I do have a doctor's appointment next month, but since I keep a good eye on my blood sugar levels, I'm not that worried about my diabetes.

I'm having some difficulty walking properly, but mentioning that to the doctor has only resulted in being told that she couldn't do anything more than prescribe Tylenol for me. I know that it sounds like she thinks I'm a hypochondriac or something, but that's not it: I'm just on a medication that would react badly with Advil. So, basically the only pain reliever that I can take is Tylenol.

I'm actually still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 148 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I have also started doing jigsaw puzzles again as well. So far - or as of Sunday afternoon, April 2nd, at least - I've done ten jigsaw puzzles out of the giant box of twelve that I have.

As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage which I finished on Friday, March 3rd! Actually, I have one other book by this author on my bookshelf already, although The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage is the first book of hers that I have read. I suppose it makes sense since this was also Ms. Brundage's debut novel.

I started reading Psychward by Stephen B. Seager, M. D. on Thursday, March 9th! This is actually a reread for me from approximately six and a half years ago. Although I've read 70 pages out of 251 - approximately 28 percent of the book by Sunday, March 12th - my reading pace is still remarkably slow.

I just started reading The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb on Wednesday, March 29th! Actually, the book arrived in the afternoon mail two days ago. I was absolutely thrilled to learn that because I kept looking through my own library, and although I keep finding some really great books, I couldn't settle on a specific book to read.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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 1,059 books lying around the house and ended the month with 1,058 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

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! Not too bad though, I suppose:))
- The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Doctor's Wife: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage
- Unnatural Causes by P. D. James

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

Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 342
Grade Range: 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