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PensiveCat gets back to her ROOTs

2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1PensiveCat
Edited: Dec 21, 2017, 4:48pm Top

Hi!

Last year I read a total of 34 books (the lowest in decades, but at least one of them was a doorstopper!), and only 9 of these were my own tomes. I'm going to be as modest as possible and try for 25 in the ROOT category!



2MissWatson
Dec 22, 2017, 4:26am Top

Good luck and Happy ROOTing!

3majkia
Dec 22, 2017, 6:45am Top

Wishing you lots of wonderful reading, whatever you read.

4PensiveCat
Dec 22, 2017, 10:16am Top

Thanks!

5tess_schoolmarm
Dec 22, 2017, 3:02pm Top

Good luck rooting in 2018!

6rabbitprincess
Dec 22, 2017, 10:59pm Top

Welcome and good luck!

7Jackie_K
Dec 23, 2017, 12:53pm Top

Welcome, I hope you find being in the group as helpful as I have for rooting out those TBRs!

8Familyhistorian
Dec 25, 2017, 1:48am Top

Best of luck with your ROOTing in 2018!

9cyderry
Dec 26, 2017, 7:33pm Top

Glad you're with us!

Would you please copy your ticker to the ticker thread?

10floremolla
Dec 29, 2017, 9:27am Top

Welcome, Catherine - look forward to seeing what you'll be reading. Good luck with your goal!

11PensiveCat
Dec 29, 2017, 10:20am Top

Thanks!

12connie53
Jan 1, 3:18am Top



Happy New Year, Catherine and Welcome to the ROOTers.

13LauraBrook
Jan 1, 1:28pm Top

Welcome, and happy ROOTing!

14FAMeulstee
Jan 1, 3:24pm Top

And again happy reading in 2018, Catherine!

15PensiveCat
Jan 25, 10:37am Top

1. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

I love it when my book club chooses a book I already have at home!
A solid story about Hemingway's first wife as told from her perspective, and a look at 1920s Paris from someone who didn't quite fit in.

16MissWatson
Jan 26, 3:59am Top

Congrats on your first ROOT and the serendipity!

17PensiveCat
Jan 26, 11:07am Top

Thanks! :)

18PensiveCat
Mar 7, 12:03pm Top

2. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Actually a re-read, but I wanted to have it clear in my head when the film adaptation comes out.

19Caramellunacy
Mar 7, 1:02pm Top

>18 PensiveCat:, I am very much looking forward to the film adaptation of that one (but probably won't reread the book beforehand as I find I get a bit cranky if the book - which is almost always better - is TOO fresh in my head...).

20connie53
Mar 10, 12:16pm Top

>18 PensiveCat: I would love to see that movie. I'm must ask my brother to keep an eye out for it.

21PensiveCat
Mar 19, 9:25am Top

3. Poemcrazy by Susan G. Wooldridge

Reminds me of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, but for writing poems.

22PensiveCat
Mar 29, 11:40am Top

4. The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah

Man from Britain moves family to a real fixer-upper in Casablanca. He endures a year of renovations, and has inevitable culture clashes. The story was okay, but I don't know how he seems like a glutton for punishment. Also, I don't know if there's a real understanding of the people of Morocco based on his experiences.

23PensiveCat
Apr 30, 4:41pm Top

5. The Trials of the King of Hampshire by Elizabeth Foyster
An older ER book I finally got around to finishing!

24rabbitprincess
Apr 30, 6:13pm Top

>23 PensiveCat: Excellent! :)

25PensiveCat
Jun 10, 8:15pm Top

6. Kensington Gardens by Rodrigo Fresan
A gloomy, trippy book centered around JM Barrie and the Swinging Sixties. I've had this book over a decade, but its story didn't grow old....I'll show myself out.

26PensiveCat
Jul 23, 9:23am Top

7. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
There's more than one freak in this story...
but I also feel like I need to visit Chicago now!

27Familyhistorian
Jul 25, 1:57pm Top

>26 PensiveCat: That was an interesting read, wasn't it. I read Devil in the White City recently and had the itch to explore Chicago after. I would imagine the city has changed a lot since then!

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