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Josephine aka knotbox does ROOT 2017 (for the first time!)

2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1knotbox
Edited: Mar 20, 9:29pm Top

Hello there, I'm setting a modest goal:



I'm not including ebooks and digital audiobooks in my challenge.

ROOTs Read:
z i p - z i l c h - n a d a

See my 75 books challenge: https://www.librarything.com/topic/245331

I'm pretty active on instagram if you want to follow my book/animal exploits: www.instagram.com/exmatria

2knotbox
Edited: Mar 20, 7:49pm Top

20. March 2017 - I've read 23 books, and own approximately 1,138 physical books. I've been chugging along for my 75 books challenge, but none were old books. (Except the one book that was a 're-read'.) Yeesh.

However, my next planned read is A Passage to India which is a ROOT! Yay!

3floremolla
Mar 20, 8:37pm Top

Hi, welcome Josephine and happy ROOTing!

Look forward to hearing what you think of A Passage to India. I started reading it after seeing the movie - in 1984 - but lost motivation to finish it. I was your age then, yikes!

4knotbox
Mar 20, 11:34pm Top

>3 floremolla: I just made my friend read it for some reason, so I'm sure to finish it. I'm already a fan of Forster though, so I'm reasonably sure I'll enjoy *something* about it. Have you read any of his other books?

Thanks for the the well wishes, as well. :D

5floremolla
Mar 21, 6:30am Top

>4 knotbox: no - I liked sci-fi and contemporary fiction in my youth and read very little classics or period literature. I'm now realising I missed a trick there!

Henry James' The Ambassadors is on my TBR list and I've heard that E M Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread has a similar premise so I might like to read both for comparison - have you read either?

6Jackie_K
Mar 21, 10:00am Top

>1 knotbox: Welcome to the group! I hope you find it as motivating as I have (and not as enabling!!).

7cyderry
Mar 21, 10:11am Top

Josephine - glad you're here! Hope we can help you whittle away at your ROOTS!

8knotbox
Mar 21, 12:03pm Top

>5 floremolla: I have not, and I'm not a very big fan of James after reading The Turning of the Screw in high school. In retrospect, I think I'd like that book more *now*. I still prefer sci-fi and fantasy. :)

>6 Jackie_K: >7 cyderry: Thanks, Chèli & Jackie ! I hope so, too. I'm looking forward to making room on my shelves! Haha.

9rabbitprincess
Mar 21, 6:33pm Top

Welcome aboard and good luck with your challenge! This group is an excellent mix of support group and enablers ;)

10knotbox
Edited: Mar 22, 1:16am Top

>9 rabbitprincess: I'm glad to hear it. ;) I had a quick look on your profile and thread, but I can't come up with your name, is rabbitprincess alright to refer to you as? Anyway, I'm really appreciative of the warm welcome.

11rabbitprincess
Mar 22, 6:19pm Top

>10 knotbox: Yup, rabbitprincess or RP work fine! :)

12avanders
Mar 24, 10:24pm Top

Welcome & Happy 2017 ROOTing!

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