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Rhea's 2018 ROOTs

2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1anoplph0ra
Dec 21, 2017, 11:26am Top

I want to read or give away 20 books by authors on my shelves whose last names start with A.

2MissWatson
Dec 22, 2017, 4:22am Top

I like your attempt at reading systematically. Good luck with your ROOTing!

3majkia
Dec 22, 2017, 6:49am Top

Good luck!

4connie53
Dec 22, 2017, 12:28pm Top

Good to see you, Rhea and good luck with ROOTing

5anoplph0ra
Dec 22, 2017, 12:31pm Top

Happy ROOTing to all of you too! :)

6tess_schoolmarm
Dec 22, 2017, 2:59pm Top

I tried reading alphabetically for about 6 months--cleared out the A,B,C's....but then it got too restrictive!

7anoplph0ra
Dec 22, 2017, 3:29pm Top

>6 tess_schoolmarm:

I don't think I'll get that far...

8rabbitprincess
Dec 22, 2017, 11:03pm Top

Welcome back and good luck with your alphabetical challenge!

9Jackie_K
Dec 23, 2017, 12:50pm Top

Welcome back Rhea! I hope the alphabetical challenge is a winning strategy for you!

10Familyhistorian
Dec 25, 2017, 1:33am Top

Good luck with ROOTing all those A authored books!

11anoplph0ra
Edited: Dec 26, 2017, 3:39pm Top

Thank you both!

Currently on Chapter 42 of The Tale of Genji - trying to finish it before the new year.

Major spoilers-
So Genji and Murasaki just died. This book is called The Tale of Genji, there's 400 pages left, and Genji dies? It's a big shocker. I'm extremely curious where we're going now. Genji was an ass so the book might be better without him, but I don't like Yugiri any better.

Edit-
Apparently the 3rd princess's son now a major character. That was quite a time skip.

12cyderry
Dec 26, 2017, 6:39pm Top

Welcome!

13floremolla
Dec 30, 2017, 7:24pm Top

Happy ROOTing through 2018!

14connie53
Jan 1, 3:26am Top



Happy New Year, Rhea!

15anoplph0ra
Jan 1, 9:31am Top

Thank you!

Happy New Year too! ♡

16LauraBrook
Jan 1, 1:35pm Top

Welcome back, and happy ROOTing!

17FAMeulstee
Jan 1, 3:32pm Top

Happy reading in 2018, Rhea!

>11 anoplph0ra: I have read The Tale of Genji in 2016.

18anoplph0ra
Apr 3, 9:37am Top

Haha, well it's 4 months into the year and I've read Anthills of the Savanna by Chinua Achebe. 1/20

Luckily I've got "or give away" in my reading goal so it will be met. :P

Also read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Incredibly soul-crushing book.

19MissWatson
Apr 3, 10:33am Top

Welcome back!

20anoplph0ra
Apr 9, 10:26am Top

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams 2/20.

I was grateful for the large amount of white space following chapter breaks because it meant less text to read. I did like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when I read it in high school, but I'm wondering if that wasn't more about admiring that group of upperclassmen who quoted it constantly.

21Jackie_K
Edited: Apr 9, 11:12am Top

>20 anoplph0ra: I read that a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much (although I wasn't convinced by the electric monk, and Dirk himself annoyed me a bit). I really enjoyed the word play and just the writing in general (I've still never read THHGTTG, but will get to it eventually). I can see it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea though.

22anoplph0ra
Apr 9, 11:56am Top

>21 Jackie_K:

Glad you enjoyed it. It tried so hard to be witty and funny that I felt bad not enjoying it much. :(

23anoplph0ra
Apr 9, 11:58am Top

Wait, I realized Anonymous technically starts with A.

Egil's Saga by Anonymous.

3/20. :P

24Jackie_K
Apr 9, 12:13pm Top

>22 anoplph0ra: It's funny how the same thing hits so many different nerves with different people, isn't it? I didn't feel it was trying hard at all (although I do wonder if I'd have liked it as much if I'd already read Hitchhikers Guide - it was my first introduction to Adams). And then there are books that loads of people love that just have me scratching my head wondering what on earth the fuss is about!

>23 anoplph0ra: Nice spot! :D

25anoplph0ra
May 6, 5:44pm Top

Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende

It wasn't bad, but didn't engross me. Like the ending.

4/20

26anoplph0ra
Edited: Aug 30, 9:40pm Top

A Short History of Biology by Isaac Asimov.

5/20

Back from abroad and can read my books again.

Edit: And of course I can't find the two ROOTs was reading before I left... and now they are the only ones I want to read.

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