Rhea's 2018 ROOTs
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I want to read or give away 20 books by authors on my shelves whose last names start with A.
I like your attempt at reading systematically. Good luck with your ROOTing!
I tried reading alphabetically for about 6 months--cleared out the A,B,C's....but then it got too restrictive!
Welcome back Rhea! I hope the alphabetical challenge is a winning strategy for you!
Thank you both!
Currently on Chapter 42 of The Tale of Genji - trying to finish it before the new year.
Happy reading in 2018, Rhea!
>11 anoplph0ra: I have read The Tale of Genji in 2016.
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.
>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.
Glad you enjoyed it. It tried so hard to be witty and funny that I felt bad not enjoying it much. :(
Wait, I realized Anonymous technically starts with A.
Egil's Saga by Anonymous.
>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
Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
It wasn't bad, but didn't engross me. Like the ending.
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