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Kimberly's (kkunker) 2018 ROOT Challenge

2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1kkunker
Edited: Dec 30, 2017, 12:41pm Top

I'm glad to be back for another year of ROOTing! For the past 2 years I've set a goal of 40 books and I think that is a good level for me to do again.

Happy New Year to everyone, and good luck reading ROOTs next year!


2connie53
Dec 30, 2017, 11:01am Top

Welcome back, Kimberly and Happy ROOTing.

3tess_schoolmarm
Dec 30, 2017, 11:45am Top

Good luck with your 2018 rooting!

4floremolla
Dec 30, 2017, 12:23pm Top

Happy reading in 2018, Kimberly!

5rabbitprincess
Dec 30, 2017, 1:32pm Top

Welcome back and have a great reading year!

6Familyhistorian
Dec 31, 2017, 2:52am Top

Have a Happy New Year and enjoy your ROOTing in 2018.

7cyderry
Dec 31, 2017, 10:39pm Top

glad you're back!

8connie53
Jan 1, 3:43am Top



Happy New Year, Kimberly.

9FAMeulstee
Jan 1, 3:12pm Top

Happy reading in 2018, Kimberly!

10MissWatson
Jan 4, 9:54am Top

Welcome back!

11kkunker
Jan 7, 3:42pm Top

Finished my first ROOT last night!

1. Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien
This is the last book edited by Christopher, and it recounts the evolution of the heart of Tolkien's legendarium. In it his various drafts (narrative and poetic) are laid out in as close to chronological order as Christopher can get them.

12kkunker
Jan 15, 10:25am Top

Off to a good start this year. I finished off two fantasy ROOTs over the weekend.

2. Ember Falls
Book 2 in a new series about rabbits. Feels a little bit like the Redwall series which I love.

3. Age of Swords
Book 2 in the new fantasy series by Michael J. Sullivan. He's one of my favorite living authors. His Ryria series are great fantasy.

13connie53
Jan 15, 10:50am Top

>12 kkunker: I so agree with your thoughts about Mr. Sullivan. Kimberly. Too bad they won't translate him into Dutch as far as I know.

14kkunker
Jan 17, 10:51am Top

>13 connie53:: I really enjoy his style, I've read all the Riyria books except his newest The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter which I own as a reward from his kickstarter campaign. I'm hoping to get to in the next couple of months.

15kkunker
Feb 2, 4:58pm Top

4. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

16kkunker
Feb 28, 7:11am Top

5. The Fellowship of the Ring

6. Bushcraft First Aid: a field guide to wilderness emergency care

I've fallen behind already, but I'm not too worried. I started a new full time job this month so I've had less free time than before and I'm adjusting to a new schedule. Hoping to pick the pace back up in March.

17MissWatson
Feb 28, 9:17am Top

I hope you're enjoying your new job!

18kkunker
Edited: Mar 1, 7:34am Top

I am enjoying it. I started working in early February as the senior library clerk at the local public library. It's been going pretty well so far, but there's a lot to learn. I've never worked in a library before and now I'm basically running the circulation desk. Thankfully my boss and the clerks I'm supervising are all really nice and helpful.

19connie53
Mar 6, 12:54am Top

>18 kkunker: That sounds like an ideal job for a book-lover!

20floremolla
Mar 6, 4:05am Top

>18 kkunker: >19 connie53: it does sound ideal - I hope you're not too busy to browse the shelves occasionally;)

21kkunker
Mar 15, 8:49pm Top

I have been browsing the shelves a bit, which leads to library books coming home with me. It slows down my ROOTing but that's ok.

I finished one ROOT today.

7. King's Folly

22kkunker
Mar 22, 7:02pm Top

23kkunker
Mar 28, 7:43pm Top

9. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

24kkunker
Apr 30, 6:22pm Top

I managed to finish off several ROOTs in the past two days, so I won't fall horribly behind schedule.

10. The Horse and His Boy

11. The Ghostfaces

12. The Magician's Nephew

25connie53
May 2, 2:40am Top

Great job! But your ticker shows only 9 ROOTs read, Kimberly.

26kkunker
May 7, 5:37pm Top

Thanks for the catch, just updated it.

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