JULY ROOT - Progress Thread
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Below is the current list of members that have identified a ROOT goal for 2018 and how many books they read by the end of June.
Any members who have yet to record a ROOT, have been removed to a separate list until they start. The ticker totals have been adjusted accordingly.
The percentage is calculated and a star awarded for those on target to reach their goals. More stars for farther toward their goal.
If anyone's number is incorrect, please let me know and I will make the necessary adjustments.
So go out there and dig those ROOTs.
4chin8 13 / 75 17.3%
Amberfly 37 / 65 ★ 56.9%
Ameise1★ 13 / 10 130.0%
avanders 2 / 24 8.3%
avidmom 6 / 10 ★★ 60.0%
Benita 40 / 50 ★★★★ 80.0%
benuathanasia 145 / 200 ★★★ 72.5%
bragan 49 / 100 49.0%
brakketh 16 / 40 40.0%
brewergirl 19 / 30 ★★ 63.3%
Britt84 38 / 60 ★★ 63.3%
Caramellunacy 4 / 12 33.3%
clue 20 / 30 ★★★ 66.7%
Coach_of_Alva 12 / 50 24.0%
connie53 30 / 36 ★★★★★ 83.3%
crazy4reading 6 / 30 20.0%
CurrerBell 41 / 75 ★ 54.7%
cyderry 52 / 72 ★★★ 72.2%
DeborahJade 6 / 50 12.0%
deep220 36 / 75 48.0%
deern 8 / 24 33.3%
detailmuse 26 / 40 ★★ 65.0%
DisassemblyOfReason 37 / 75 49.3%
elliepotten 15 / 30 ★ 50.0%
enemyanniemae 34 / 36 ★★★★★ 94.4%
Erratic_Charmer 6 / 30 20.0%
FAMeulstee 154 / 200 ★★★★ 77.0%
Familyhistorian 42 / 55 ★★★★ 76.4%
floremolla 37 / 60 ★★ 61.7%
funky_george 2 / 30 6.7%
fuzzi 36 / 100 36.0%
HelenBaker 33 / 48 ★★★ 68.8%
Helenoel 1 / 25 4.0%
Henrik_Madsen 19 / 40 47.5%
h-mb 18 / 40 45.0%
Jackie_K 42 / 48 ★★★★★ 87.5%
janoorani24 8 / 25 32.0%
johanna414 17 / 25 ★★★ 68.0%
kac522 16 / 40 40.0%
karenmarie 24 / 42 ★ 57.1%
kkunker 13 / 40 32.5%
kootibkiteer 2 / 10 20.0%
Kristelh 34 / 35 ★★★★★ 97.1%
LadyBookworth 13 / 24 ★ 54.2%
LadyoftheLodge 42 / 75 ★ 56.0%
lahochstetler 1 / 50 2.0%
LauraBrook 51 / 100 ★ 51.0%
leslie98 77 / 100 ★★★★ 77.0%
LibraryLover23 21 / 40 ★ 52.5%
lilisin 21 / 50 42.0%
lindapanzo 47 / 72 ★★ 65.3%
lkernagh 36 / 60 ★★ 60.0%
Lisa805 10 / 12 ★★★★★ 83.3%
LoraShouse 12 / 20 ★★ 60.0%
luvamystery65 11 / 40 27.5%
mabith 5 / 20 25.0%
madhatter22 14 / 60 23.3%
majkia★ 54 / 50 108.0%
mandymarie20 7 / 25 28.0%
martencat 15 / 30 ★ 50.0%
Miss_Moneypenny 17 / 60 28.3%
MissSos 10 / 20 ★ 50.0%
MissWatson 45 / 75 ★★ 60.0%
Montarville 6 / 12 ★ 50.0%
nancynova 18 / 75 24.0%
nebula21 29 / 35 ★★★★ 82.9%
Nickelini 12 / 20 ★★ 60.0%
novawalsh 4 / 30 13.3%
Quaisior 49 / 50 ★★★★★ 98.0%
quigui 3 / 12 25.0%
rabbitprincess 49 / 50 ★★★★★ 98.0%
rainpebble★ 31 / 24 129.2%
RavenHill 15 / 91 16.5%
readingtangent★ 47 / 46 102.2%
Rebeki 12 / 18 ★★★ 66.7%
Robertgreaves 56 / 78 ★★★ 71.8%
sallylou61 23 / 36 ★★ 63.9%
si 11 / 24 45.8%
sibyx 12 / 24 ★ 50.0%
Tanya-dogearedcopy 33 / 50 ★★ 66.0%
torontoc 14 / 30 46.7%
vestafan 24 / 50 48.0%
The non-particpating members have been moved to this separate section and our goal was reduced from 4,636 to 3,930.
anoplph0ra / 20
EEasyReaderII / 60
Heather19 / 50
JBarringer / 365
katayseb / 15
KWharton / 10
linda.newman / 25
okeres / 25
pageturner3 / 50
Quasifesto / 36
slategreyskies / 50
surtsey / 10
This month Ameise1 and rainpebble were joined by majkia and readiingtangent having reached their goals!
Next in line to join them are:
The goal for July is 2,293 We're back on track so let's keep it going!!!
Great job, thanks so much. I've read 13 books so far. My number on the list isn't correct.
Thanks once again Cheli for doing all the work, number crunching and setting up the threads etc. And yay for being back on track :)
Met my goal with my first ROOT for July: The Complete Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton. I've been reading this since February, so it's good to finally have it finished. All tickers have been updated.
I'm getting closer to halfway through my goal but bigger tome like books are coming up and I'm running out of little books to pad my numbers. But I haven't read any manga yet this year either which is what usually helps my ROOT goal. But I am super happy with my reading progress in terms of reading novels.
Congrats to everyone who has met their goal. Yay, I have four stars after my name and it looks like we are doing well getting closer to our goal. Good reading everyone!
Thanks from me too, Cheli.
I've just added my first for July (#43 for the year) to all tickers.
I've added my second ROOT for July to all tickers: Who's There: The Biography of William Hartnell, by Jessica Carney.
All of my ROOTs (from this one on) will be donated to the group total.
Just finished Kanehara Hitomi's 蛇にピアス (Snakes and Earrings) which I read primarily in June but finished in July despite being such a short book (114 pages in Japanese version) since the World Cup took over my life. I need to try to finally gather my thoughts on this one even though I had already seen the movie two times before reading the book.
I've added my second for July (#44 overall) to all tickers. I'm not sure if I'll reach my target this month or not (4 more books to go), but if not I definitely will in August.
The book was an ER book which I absolutely loved - Devi Menon's graphic novel Amla Mater.
Way to go everyone! I'm glad we're back on track!
ROOT 1 complete for July (18 read for the year, 42 to go).
Lucky by Jackie Collins
All tickers updated!
I am doing better this year than I expected and am surprised that I am 80% towards my goal. I have been making a conscience effort to read books from my own list rather than gathering new titles. I am also trying to finish up several series, so that I can start some new ones. I am now within three titles of finishing the Aurelo Zen series by Michael Dibdin and only have 1 title to read on two YA trilogies that I have started. Then I can start some new ones. The Brother Cadfael will be the first and the Mrs. Pollifax series are two I want to start this year.
>20 benitastrnad: "trying to finish up several series, so that I can start some new ones"
Oh, to be so disciplined! I keep telling myself to do that but then I am tempted by a new series and can't help myself! Maybe that's why I have 200 series I follow and only 38 are finished or caught up! And I have the books for another 20 to start!!!
My only consolation is that I was told that I couldn't die until I finished all my books, so I'll live forever!
I have the desire of >20 benitastrnad: but the discipline of >21 cyderry: when it comes to my manga (Japanese comics) series. There are just so many I want to read and they all look fabulous so I start a bunch but never finish them! And I tell myself I need to read more before I buy more but yesterday I went to the used book store and two series (sold in complete sets) I want are available so I'm thinking of purchasing them after work today. Let's just ignore the fact that by buying them it'll be adding 60 more books to my manga TBR pile!
In my case I am getting close to retirement and I should have more time to read. When I do retire, I am going to do nothing except get up when I want to, go to bed when I want to, drink coffee and read books. I plan on knocking out a bunch of books during that time. After about 6 months of this I will decide what I want to do next.
>24 benitastrnad: I felt that way when I retired in 2005. Since then I've read over 1400 books.
I read between 80 and 95 the first few years but when I joined LT at the end of 2008 my reading skyrocketed! Now I read around 120 each year! My biggest year was the first here at LT with 162 books read - the 999 challenge(9 books in 9 different categories - I completed a double).
Retirement is definitely a blessing when you need time to read books that have waited patiently for so long.
I'm excited to see 3* by my name and I shifted the % ticker with my first read for the month, Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller.
I have spent most of the past week packing my books for re-carpeting then unpacking them all. The packing was easy but sorting back into alphabetic order, read and unread and then trying to fit them all back on to shelves has been a mission. It was lovely handling them all again and reminding myself of all the lovely books awaiting my attention though.
Finished my 4th ROOT (Guards! Guards!), first for July (and first in months). All tickers updated
I finished my first ROOT for July, The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. Not sure how many ROOTs I will get to this month because library holds keep coming in. That hold button is just so easy to click but why do the books all come at once?
Added my third ROOT of July to all tickers: Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling, which I read as a public-domain ebook.
Reporting book # 31 for the year, # 1 for July
Updating all tickers.
I'm back from my holiday with one ROOT under my belt. I fully intend to go back to serious ROOTing, but I bought all those lovely new ones, so may have to settle for ROOT prevention reading in July...
And that's #46 for the year (#4 for July) also added to all tickers. I'm afraid I abandoned it rather than finishing it, but at least it's over with!
Added my third surplus ROOT to all tickers: Castrovalva, by Christopher H. Bidmead.
#16 and second ROOT of the month- again review is on my thread and no tickers updated
Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Norton Critical Editions) (Third Edition)
First for July, 42/75 ... making enough progress that I should be able to keep my star, but I've got work to do
>24 benitastrnad: I retired from full time work in January 2017, and love every minute of it. More time to do all the things I love, such as travel with my sweetie, drink coffee, go to the bookstore or movies any time I want, and of course read! Sometimes I disappear into my home bookshelves and just mess around with the books, pick them up and read a few pages, just reminding myself of all the great books I have in there.
Just finished my second ROOT for July after returning from Alaska, and well on the way to number 3. I am happy with my progress, since I am at 56% done and got a late start. The Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott
I have finished a couple of ROOTs - my thread is not updated but all tickers have been.
Congratulations to those who have reached their goals already! And everybody else - keep up the good work. You can do it.
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
Just finished Out to Pasture but not over the hill by Effie Wilder presents a look at life in a retirement community--humorous but also poignant, not in any way demeaning to the senior citizens.
Apologies for encouraging acquisitions :) but here's a promotion during Amazon's prime day (today and tomorrow). I used it in the US; not sure if other countries have different codes.
Just added another ROOT to all tickers: The Man in the Yellow Raft, by C.S. Forester.
>47 detailmuse: whew - I can avoid this one since I'm trying to stick to e-books or audis only in my acquisitions.
Eric Jay Dolin, Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse (5***** review)
2nd for July, 43/75
#17 and third ROOT of the month- review is on my thread and no tickers updated.
Finished my second ROOT for the month, Echoes in Death which is the 44th book in the "In Death" series and my 44th ROOT out of 55.
#18 and fourth ROOT of the month- review on my thread and no tickers updated
>49 cyderry: Me too! The only problem is that since they don't take up physical space, it's easy to not realize how many I acquire - when I started keeping track last year, I was shocked by the number!!
Finished another ROOT: Witness the Dead, by Craig Robertson. All tickers updated.
I finished up a series! Yeah!! Well, at least until the author decides to write more about this universe. Revenant Gun is the third and final in the Machineries of Empire series by Yoon Ha Lee. I will say two things about this author - he writes a heck of a battle scene, and he threw some plot twists into this one that I didn’t see coming. The result was a very satisfying end to this trilogy.
BIG SCARE these past few days - my computer was hacked and I lost a bunch of computer files but fortunately I did not lose my big book file that holds all the ROOT data for the calculations I do at the end of the month.
Why do people have to be so mean?
>59 Robertgreaves: Glad the ROOTs are safe. Hopefully nothing even more important was emperilled and that all your personal info is safe.
>54 leslie.98: I soooo get that about ebooks. They seem to disappear on my Kindle because I have so many, and they are so inexpensive that they are easy to buy. I used to think nothing of paying more than $20 for a hardback book.
Just finished Death of a Greedy Woman and A Crossworder's Holiday tickers are up to date!
>61 CurrerBell: Buying those complete works versions is a very good way of making sure I never actually read them. Even omnibus volumes and box sets of 3 or 4 novels tend to get left at the bottom of the heap.
Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings: Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, Pudd'nhead Wilson (Library of America)
3d for July, 44/75. Just barely short of keeping a STAR, so I'll have to get one more ROOT read by the end of the month!
>57 cyderry: Sorry to hear about your computer being hacked, Cheli. I don't understand the mentality behind those actions either. I hope you didn't loose anything of great value.
I added another book for my 3rd ROOT of the month. The ROOTs are going slowly this month because of library holds. SPQR is one and it is a door stopper!
I finished reading Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea while on vacation, which makes one tome down this year as I've been reading mostly short books. I'm also 200 pages into a 900 page nonfiction tome that is really interesting but really great for taking little naps every 10 pages so it's making it a bit of a slow read and now that I'm back from vacation my progress will slow down rather than speed up.
I finished 2 ROOTs that were actual 'dead tree' books - Saint Martin's Summer by Raphael Sabatini and Abracadaver by Peter Lovesey.
Just a fun piece of personal information about the Sabatini book - I have owned this since 2009 when my parents moved but it has been in my family since 1924! My mother's uncle owned 6-7 of Sabatini's books (and some other great adventure stories) which passed to her and then onto me.
Mary Ellen Chase, Sailing the Seven Seas, a childrens' history of current-day interest to the Chase aficionado as a novelist but dated (as to political correctness) for contemporary childrens' reading. It's part of an extensive series of childrens' histories which includes two other Chase books which, like Sailing the Seven Seas, fit into a nautical theme for this month's Reading Through Time challenge.
4th for July, 45/75 ... and I keep my star!
I finished my second series this month! Woot! Woot! I listened to the third and final installment in the Illuminae Files. The third book in the series is titled Obsidio and it was just as much of a thrill ride as the previous two titles in the series by the writing duo of Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This is a great Sci/Fi space opera action series. The recorded version was outstanding. I would recommend this series to anybody.
4 ROOTs for the month of July, bringing my total to 38. Updating my personal ticker and will be returning to my books soon thereafter. Keep reading, everyone!
Just finished Unless by Carol Shields. I think this is number 3 for july and also puts me at 37 books for the year. 2 over my goal. Oh, and I’ve owned Unless since at least 2016.
I've been on holiday and other than finishing my library book I've done very little reading, and won't get another ROOT finished before the end of tomorrow. So my total remains at 4 for July and 46 for the year - I should hopefully reach my target in August, only 2 books to go!
Here is my report for July 2018:
UpROOTED books: 8
ROOTless books: 8
Added to the TBR shelves: 0
The ROOTs were:
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
Aristocrats by Stella Tillyard
Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren
Sins of the Fathers by Ruth Rendell
Rivals of the Republic by Annelise Freisenbruch
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction by Quentin Skinner
Videssos Cycle: Volume One by Harry Turtledove
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
ROOTs in YTD: 64
Tickers have been updated but hopefully not harmed in the making of this report.
Only 3 this month done. Personal ticker updated only.
Happy reading all!
I have managed four ROOTs in all. My own ticker is up-to-date. Too many summer activities.
I had a great month. I read and listened to 6 books. No ticker's updated.
I listened to two books this month.
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography back in 2016 and even though it took me some time to become accustomed to the authors laconic narration it was a very interesting book and I am glad I read/listened to it.
I also listened to Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - this was a bang up action filled ending to the Illuminae Files series.
I read two nonfiction titles this month.
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman and Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King. Both were good nonfiction reading and I recommend them even though they were about two different arts. The first was about reading and writing and the second was about the painting of the giant garden paintings done by Monet in the last decade of his life.
Hello! I'm sorry I fell off the LT planet... but I haven't stopped reading :) I have updated my personal tickers .. I think I'll even see some stars next to my name next month :)
Hope everyone's having a lovely reading summer!
Reporting two ROOTs completed and rather more non-ROOTs read. Only my personal ticker updated
>83 avanders: *waves* HELLO!!! :D
Checking in to report that my ticker is up to date. I read 6 ROOTs this month and am now at 55 total (five over goal, whee!).
I managed to slip in my first manga of the year right before midnight. I've only been reading novels this year which has been fantastic but it would also be neat if this lead to a bit of a manga reading splurge.
Three by Mary Ellen Chase...
This brings me to a total of 6 for July and keeps my star with 47/75.
I snuck in another ROOT today, The Blackhouse was really good and was my 5th ROOT for the month for 47/55.
I finished one last ROOT for the month yesterday - my ticker is updated but not the group ones...
Bad month for me with only 9 books read but they were all ROOTs!
Working on numbers.
i did read one more root that I finished 7/31/18. I will add it to my ticker.
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