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Kimberly's (kkunker) 2018 ROOT Challenge


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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!

Dec 30, 2017, 11:01am Top

Welcome back, Kimberly and Happy ROOTing.

Dec 30, 2017, 11:45am Top

Good luck with your 2018 rooting!

Dec 30, 2017, 12:23pm Top

Happy reading in 2018, Kimberly!

Dec 30, 2017, 1:32pm Top

Welcome back and have a great reading year!

Dec 31, 2017, 2:52am Top

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

Dec 31, 2017, 10:39pm Top

glad you're back!

Jan 1, 3:43am Top

Happy New Year, Kimberly.

Jan 1, 3:12pm Top

Happy reading in 2018, Kimberly!

Jan 4, 9:54am Top

Welcome back!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 2, 4:58pm Top

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

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.

Feb 28, 9:17am Top

I hope you're enjoying your new job!

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.

Mar 6, 12:54am Top

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

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;)

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

Mar 22, 7:02pm Top

Mar 28, 7:43pm Top

9. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

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

May 2, 2:40am Top

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

May 7, 5:37pm Top

Thanks for the catch, just updated it.


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