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2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1Coach_of_Alva
Dec 24, 2017, 9:44pm Top

I've made a fresh resolution for this year. I am NOT going to count any book or audiobook that I buy this year for my ROOT totals. I will try to read at least 25 titles, which is laughable considering my backlog.

One request. When I was browsing through other groups and their posts I came across a slang word for very long books. I can't remember it. Would someone help?

2tess_schoolmarm
Dec 24, 2017, 10:43pm Top

BFB= Big Fat Books!

3Familyhistorian
Dec 25, 2017, 1:40am Top

>1 Coach_of_Alva: That's the way that I do it, everything counted as a ROOT has to be acquired before the end of December the year before. Good luck with your ROOT goals.

4connie53
Dec 25, 2017, 3:17am Top

Welcome back to the ROOTers, David.

5Jackie_K
Dec 25, 2017, 10:36am Top

>1 Coach_of_Alva: The other possible word you're thinking of is "chunkster".

Good luck with ROOTing in 2018!

6rabbitprincess
Dec 25, 2017, 2:16pm Top

Welcome back and good luck!

7cyderry
Dec 26, 2017, 5:43pm Top

glad you're with us again!
I call those big fat books chunksters!

8Coach_of_Alva
Dec 26, 2017, 9:12pm Top

"Chunkster" is the word. Thank you.

9Coach_of_Alva
Dec 26, 2017, 9:13pm Top

Chunkster is right, I believe.

10Coach_of_Alva
Dec 26, 2017, 9:13pm Top

Thank you

11Coach_of_Alva
Dec 26, 2017, 9:14pm Top

Good

12Coach_of_Alva
Dec 26, 2017, 11:26pm Top

Back to chunksters or BFBs: how long do they have to be to qualify?

13connie53
Dec 27, 2017, 3:40am Top

Some (like me) use 500 pages as a minimum. The BFB-challenge group uses 600 pages. (I'm a member there too)

14Coach_of_Alva
Dec 27, 2017, 12:42pm Top

Thanks

15connie53
Dec 27, 2017, 1:37pm Top

David, are you a member of the group yet? I don't see you in the list of members!

16floremolla
Dec 29, 2017, 9:32am Top

Welcome back, David and good luck with your 25! I always wonder if there's a Scottish connection with your user name?

17Coach_of_Alva
Dec 31, 2017, 11:59pm Top

I am as of three minutes ago. Thanks for waking me up.

18Coach_of_Alva
Jan 1, 12:00am Top

No. It has to do with a college project on the Crusades.

19connie53
Jan 1, 3:07am Top



Happy New Year, David.

20Coach_of_Alva
Jan 1, 10:46am Top

Happy New Year, Connie

21FAMeulstee
Jan 1, 3:19pm Top

Happy reading in 2018, David!

22Coach_of_Alva
Jan 1, 11:42pm Top

Thank you. Same to you

23MissWatson
Jan 4, 10:04am Top

Welcome back and happy reading!

24Coach_of_Alva
Jan 4, 10:06pm Top

Thank you. Good luck with your reading.

25Coach_of_Alva
Feb 1, 9:24pm Top

January 2018 ROOTS reading

01 Mildred Pierce author, James M. Cain
02 King James Version Audio Bible: The Book of Job reader, LeVar Burton
03 The Decameron author, Giovanni Boccaccio translator, John Florio
04 Marvel 1602 author, Neil Gaiman illustrator, Andy Kubert; colorist, Richard Isanove

26Coach_of_Alva
Feb 1, 9:24pm Top

I will set a goal of 50 books for this year.

27Coach_of_Alva
Feb 1, 9:25pm Top

I tried to wrestle with the Ticker Factory one more time and have decided to consign it to outer darkness. I just can't figure it out.

28Coach_of_Alva
Feb 28, 10:36pm Top

05 The Day of the Lie author, William Brodrick
06 Harley Quinn: Welcome to Metropolis author, Ken Kesel pencillers, Terry Dodson, Craig Rousseau, Brandon Badeuax
07 Sutton author, J. R. Moehringer reader, Dylan Baker

30connie53
Apr 10, 2:13am Top

Good job, David.

32Coach_of_Alva
Edited: Aug 13, 11:58pm Top

13 Sworn to Silence author, Linda Castillo
14 The Sorcerer's Apprentice author, Hanns Heinz Ewers; translator, Joe Bandel
15 The Wake author, Scott Snyder; artist, Sean Murphy
16 Alraune author, Hanns Heinz Ewers; translator, Joe Bandel

33Coach_of_Alva
Jul 2, 12:20am Top

I broke my rules for The Sorcerer's Apprentice, for I bought it in 2018. What does whoever reads this think of it?

34cyderry
Jul 2, 5:51pm Top

Thinks of you breaking your rules or about the book?

Breaking the rules - you make your own rules.
Description doesn't sound like something I want to read.

35connie53
Aug 5, 2:06am Top

>33 Coach_of_Alva: Written by?

36Coach_of_Alva
Aug 12, 9:31pm Top

Me.

38Coach_of_Alva
Sep 2, 12:26am Top

22 Zatanna (Zatanna (2010-2011) authors, Paul Dini and others
23 Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis author, Cara Black
24 Murder in the Rue de Paradis author, Cara Black

39connie53
Yesterday, 6:53am Top

You have been reading lots of Cara black books!

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