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EAM Back for More ROOTs

2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1enemyanniemae
Edited: Dec 31, 2017, 10:13pm Top

I'm back again. Or I will be in 3 hours. Going to make my goal a little easier to attain this year (36) and I'll feel like I accomplished the world if I go over. :D

Happy New Year to all and I wish successful ROOTing and nothing but 5 star reads in 2018.



2tess_schoolmarm
Dec 31, 2017, 10:01pm Top

Good luck rooting in 2018!

3rabbitprincess
Dec 31, 2017, 10:19pm Top

Welcome back and have a great reading year!

4cyderry
Dec 31, 2017, 10:46pm Top

glad you're back!

5connie53
Jan 1, 3:00am Top



Welcome back, EAM! Happy new year!

6FAMeulstee
Jan 1, 2:58pm Top

Happy reading in 2018!

7Familyhistorian
Jan 1, 10:24pm Top

Have fun with your ROOTing in 2018!

8enemyanniemae
Jan 3, 7:12pm Top

JANUARY

1. The Big Bamboo (audio) by Tim Dorsey FINISHED 1/3/18

9MissWatson
Jan 4, 10:35am Top

Oh, wow, congrats on your first ROOT and happy reading!

10floremolla
Jan 6, 5:23am Top

Happy ROOTing through 2018, EAM!

11enemyanniemae
Jan 7, 12:42pm Top

JANUARY

1. The Big Bamboo (audio) by Tim Dorsey FINISHED 1/3/18
2. Sunburn by Laura Lippman FINISHED 1/6/18

12Jackie_K
Jan 7, 1:50pm Top

Welcome back! Have a good reading year!

13enemyanniemae
Jan 13, 8:30pm Top

JANUARY

1. The Big Bamboo (audio) by Tim Dorsey FINISHED 1/3/18
2. Sunburn by Laura Lippman FINISHED 1/6/18
3. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart FINISHED 1/13/18

14enemyanniemae
Jan 18, 5:14pm Top

JANUARY

1. The Big Bamboo (audio) by Tim Dorsey FINISHED 1/3/18
2. Sunburn by Laura Lippman FINISHED 1/6/18
3. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart FINISHED 1/13/18
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audio) FINISHED 1/18/18

15enemyanniemae
Jan 25, 8:21pm Top

JANUARY

1. The Big Bamboo (audio) by Tim Dorsey FINISHED 1/3/18
2. Sunburn by Laura Lippman FINISHED 1/6/18
3. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart FINISHED 1/13/18
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audio) FINISHED 1/18/18
5. Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine FINISHED 1/25/18

16tess_schoolmarm
Jan 27, 7:40pm Top

Great January so far!

17enemyanniemae
Jan 31, 10:22pm Top

>16 tess_schoolmarm: Thanks! I really think taking a little of the pressure off has helped put me back on track.

So I completed 5 ROOTs this month. *backflip*

18floremolla
Feb 1, 7:08am Top

Great work, EAM - I'm intrigued by the title Killed by Clutter which is what I will be if I don't put the books down for a while and tackle some housework ;)

19Jackie_K
Feb 1, 7:14am Top

Most of my clutter is (sort of) confined to The Room Of Doom (I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got one of those!), but it is also spilling out! I've decided, as I find it really hard to follow formal programmes for decluttering, that I'm just going to work at decluttering *something* each week this year, and see how that goes. So far I've cleared a bag of stuff from my wardrobe, 3 bags of clothes and lots of equipment she's outgrown from my daughter's room, and sorted out some duplicate books which will go to Barter Books when we next go there. Hopefully I'll keep it up beyond January!

20floremolla
Feb 1, 7:57am Top

>19 Jackie_K: that sounds like a sensible approach. I declutter from one room to another, till eventually it ends up in the garage. Then my in-laws come for their twice-yearly stay and I'm shamed into donating or dumping :/

21enemyanniemae
Feb 1, 10:53am Top

>19 Jackie_K: >20 floremolla: I have a house worthy of the TV show Hoarders. Working at a bookstore for 21 years means that I have thousands of books and they are stacked everywhere. Bookcases, shelves, tables, floor, everywhere. I also worked 15 hour days 7 days a week for all of that time (had a real M-F job AND another part time job on top of the part time bookstore job) so I used my house for sleeping, showering and storage. Mail and other papers just piled up, fell over and grew more. Laundry piled up on the floor in my bedroom until I washed them and then they sat in piles on my bed or on a chair until I used them. I couldn't get to my closet to put anything away if I wanted to. The mess has been so overwhelming that I have turned in circles, not knowing where or how to start getting rid of a lot of it and putting the rest in order. I can clear a little clutter and it reappears within days. I have so many books on decluttering that they are clutter in themselves. But I started reading a book called Unf*ck Your Habitat by Rachel Hoffman and it has really helped. I still have a long way to go but I can see empty floor space in rooms I have not seen in years. I'm optimistic and for once, I really WANT to tackle a little more of it before I go to work or go to bed. Being able to see the changes and knowing that I have the means and ability to prevent it from reoccurring is a great feeling!

22floremolla
Feb 1, 11:14am Top

I read somewhere that we seem to spend the first half of our lives acquiring stuff and the rest trying to get rid of it - good work on seeing progress!

23rabbitprincess
Feb 1, 6:18pm Top

>21 enemyanniemae: That's awesome that you're seeing progress! Cheering you on as you continue!

24enemyanniemae
Edited: Feb 2, 9:22pm Top

>22 floremolla: BOY is that true!! I have no idea where I got this packrat mentality from, it definitely wasn't either of my parents.

>23 rabbitprincess: Thanks! It's nice to have people in your corner. I should have taken before pictures so I can really show off the after... but I would DIE if anyone ever saw what this place looked like. Seriously.

And on a different note:

FEBRUARY

6. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud FINISHED 2/1/18
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Audio) FINISHED 2/2/18
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher FINISHED 2/2/18

25connie53
Feb 3, 2:36am Top

>23 rabbitprincess: I'm cheering too! you can do it, bit by bit!

26enemyanniemae
Feb 6, 9:28am Top

FEBRUARY

6. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud FINISHED 2/1/18
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Audio) FINISHED 2/2/18
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher FINISHED 2/2/18
9. Conclave by Robert Harris FINISHED 2/5/18

27MissWatson
Feb 7, 5:51am Top

Wow, you are really reading up a storm!

28enemyanniemae
Feb 7, 12:42pm Top

>27 MissWatson: trying to make up for last year's meager total? *grin* Well, that and the facts that I can read (discreetly) at the library when there is no work to be done, that I have a glorious hour for lunch instead of 30 minutes to wolf it down, take and antacid and run back to work, and that I love my job so much that I am not super stressed out when I get home so I can read for a bit before bed and it's not just words swimming on a page.

You are doing a great job yourself! I love your cookbook experiment.

29MissWatson
Feb 8, 3:49am Top

Oh yes, a full hour for lunch is glorious!

30enemyanniemae
Feb 16, 11:49pm Top

FEBRUARY

6. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud FINISHED 2/1/18
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Audio) FINISHED 2/2/18
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher FINISHED 2/2/18
9. Conclave by Robert Harris FINISHED 2/5/18
10. The Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley FINISHED 2/16/18

31enemyanniemae
Edited: Feb 19, 12:58pm Top

FEBRUARY

6. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud FINISHED 2/1/18
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Audio) FINISHED 2/2/18
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher FINISHED 2/2/18
9. Conclave by Robert Harris FINISHED 2/5/18
10. The Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley FINISHED 2/16/18
11. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd (Audio) FINISHED 2/18/18
12. The Devil's Labyrinth by John Saul FINISHED 2/18/18

32connie53
Feb 24, 3:43am Top

Good job, EAM.

33enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 18, 11:07pm Top

Thank you Connie! I think I'm done for the month. Next month should be great for reading.

FEBRUARY

6. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud FINISHED 2/1/18
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Audio) FINISHED 2/2/18
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher FINISHED 2/2/18
9. Conclave by Robert Harris FINISHED 2/5/18
10. The Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley FINISHED 2/16/18
11. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd (Audio) FINISHED 2/18/18
12. The Devil's Labyrinth by John Saul FINISHED 2/18/18
13. Strange Weather by Joe Hill FINISHED 2/28/18

34MissWatson
Mar 1, 3:26am Top

That's a lot of books for a short month. Congrats!

35enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 7, 11:03pm Top

>34 MissWatson: I think I am making up for my lack of progress last year. I'm happy about it.

MARCH

14. Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card FINISHED 3/1/18
15. Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks FINISHED 3/7/18

36enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 18, 11:06pm Top

MARCH

14. Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card FINISHED 3/1/18
15. Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks FINISHED 3/7/18
16. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote FINISHED 3/12/18
17. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller FINISHED 3/17/18
18. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith FINISHED 3/18/18

37avanders
Mar 22, 12:17pm Top

Hi!! I've been away and ... so much has happened! I'm happy to see you're doing so well w/ your ROOTing :)

38enemyanniemae
Edited: Mar 25, 5:34pm Top

>37 avanders: It's always awesome to hear from you! Heading over to your thread now to read up on the happenings.

MARCH

14. Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card FINISHED 3/1/18
15. Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks FINISHED 3/7/18
16. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote FINISHED 3/12/18
17. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller FINISHED 3/17/18
18. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith FINISHED 3/18/18
19. Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf FINISHED 3/21/18
20. The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward FINISHED 3/25/18

39connie53
Mar 27, 1:34pm Top

>38 enemyanniemae: I will do that too!

40enemyanniemae
Edited: Apr 29, 11:04pm Top

APRIL

21. The Reluctant Fortune Teller by Keziah Frost FINISHED 4/3/18
22. The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey FINISHED 4/6/18
23. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (audio) FINISHED 4/15/18
24. The Vampire de Sade by Mary Ann Mitchell FINISHED 4/16/18
25. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar (audio) FINISHED 4/23/18
26. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (audio) FINISHED 4/28/18

41enemyanniemae
Edited: May 27, 9:32pm Top

MAY

27. Prisoner's Base by Rex Stout FINISHED 5/7/18
28. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich FINISHED 5/16/18
29. Stealing Your Life by Frank W. Abagnale FINISHED 5/26/18

42enemyanniemae
Jun 2, 7:48pm Top

May was a short month. Next time, for sure.

43enemyanniemae
Edited: Sep 18, 10:43pm Top

JUNE

30. The Emerald Mile by Kevin Federer 6/3/18
31. The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library by Alice Kimberly 6/15/18
32. Odd Child Out by Gilly McMillan 6/15/18
33. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith FINISHED 6/27/18
34. Less by Andrew Sean Greer FINISHED 6/28/18

44enemyanniemae
Jun 30, 2:25am Top

and that's a wrap for June- only 2 more to go to meet goal!

45enemyanniemae
Edited: Jul 30, 2:46am Top

JULY

35. Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager FINISHED 7/6/18
36. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding FINISHED 7/11/18
37. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman FINISHED 7/21/18
38. I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda FINISHED 7/30/18

46enemyanniemae
Jul 30, 2:48am Top

July was a busy month but I managed to read 4 of my ROOTs!!

47MissWatson
Jul 30, 4:24am Top

Congrats on your progress!

48enemyanniemae
Edited: Aug 5, 11:42pm Top

AUGUST

39. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage FINISHED 8/3/18
40 A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen FINISHED 8/5/18

49connie53
Aug 10, 3:10am Top

You have reached and surpassed your goal, EAM! Good job and congrats!

50enemyanniemae
Edited: Aug 28, 8:09pm Top

>49 connie53: Thank you! Now, on to my true (but unannounced and unofficial) goal of 52.

AUGUST

39. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage FINISHED 8/3/18
40 A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen FINISHED 8/5/18
41. Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox FINISHED 8/13/18
42. Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt FINISHED 8/16/18
43. Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston FINISHED 8/20/18
44. Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent FINISHED 8/23/18
45. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler FINISHED 8/28/18

51enemyanniemae
Edited: Yesterday, 10:40pm Top

SEPTEMBER

46. The Third Hotel by Laura Van Den Berg FINISHED 9/5/18
47. Tangerine by Christine Mangan FINISHED 9/14/18
48. Dying Bites by D. D. Barant FINISHED 9/15/18
49. Calypso by David Sedaris FINISHED 9/18/18
50. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley FINISHED 9/20/18

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