fuzzi’ 2019 ROOT Rehoming Thread
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In 2018 I scaled back to a what I felt was a reasonable goal of 100 books removed and rehomed.
It looks as if I’m going to fall short, but have decided to try again for 100 re-homes in 2019.
My main ROOT thread is here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/300999
Feel free to stop by and ROOT me on!
#2 Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein
I've been valiantly attempting to finish this book, but at the halfway point I've given up, and admitting that I'm not interested in what happens. The story is not engaging at all, and the writing isn't up to par with this author's other works, including his other early "juvenile" books I've read.
#3 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - (ROOT) - Did not read
#4 Little Otter is Missing by Kenneth Grahame (abridged)
#5 The Wild Wood by Kenneth Graham (abridged)
#6 Can I Keep Him? by Steven Kellogg
I kept laughing over this short story about a young boy who keeps begging his mother for a pet. The illustrations are classic Kellogg, with lots going on in the background and margins. This one is heading straight to my granddaughter!
Not sure where I got 7...onward:
#7 A Horse Called Mystery (duplicate)
#8 Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin - (ROOT) - Ebook unread
#9 How To Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley and John Martz
HAHAHA! I loved this book as an adult for the humor, and can't wait to read it to a child who will love the little details on each page. Well done!
#10 Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
Delightful picture book story from the Noisy Village series. The illustrations are so whimsical, I could spend hours pouring over each page, and the Swedish holiday traditions within are similar to those of my own family.
Both of these are being "gifted" to either my granddaughter or my grandnieces.
You are doing so good with rehoming, Fuz.
I really love the way you described the children's books. And I searched for translation into Dutch for my grandchildren. (Non found though)
#16 There's an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
When my children were small we owned a similar book, There's a Nightmare in My Closet, but this one is good, too. The small boy in this tale has an alligator living under his bed, but when his parents check they never see it. How is he supposed to handle the situation? Told with funny illustrations.
#17 The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
I have only read one other book by this author before reading The Tale of Tom Kitten. The pictures are adorable, the story is cute, and I think younger children and their parents would enjoy reading about the naughty deeds of the three kittens in the story.
Both of these are going to my granddaughter.
>15 connie53: thank you!
Now that I have a granddaughter I have an excuse to read children's books again!
Two books I am fairly certain have been rehomed in one of my purges, but were not recorded as rehomed:
#20 The Untamed West by Jon Tuska
#21 Fall of a Cosmonaut by Stuart Kaminsky (duplicate)
EDIT: I'd lent #20 to my father, who just returned it, and it's in the box to go to the bookstore...so now it's officially been rehomed!
#22 Princess Puffybottom and Darryl by Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller
The three stars is for the cute premise and some of the illustrations, only. Maybe I am old fashioned, but having vomit and cat feces and a dog urinating prominently featured in a book for young children is unnecessary and unfortunate, in my opinion.
This ER book is headed for the used book store.
#23 Middlemarch by George Eliot
A thoughtful yet entertaining read about the people and customs of an English town from the earlier part of the 19th century. The characters are very well drawn, their personalities are not superficial, and I was willingly dragged into the story, something I expect a very well-written book should do. This tale is never boring, but as the sentences often have deeper meanings one needs to take time to read this work slowly, unhurried, and without distraction. Quite good and worth the time and effort. Solid.
#24 Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Of all the books that I have read by this author there was only one I did not care for...and this one isn't it!
Woods Runner is a good tale of a 13 year old boy growing up on the western Pennsylvania frontier of the late 1700s. While most of the people in the settlement like their neighbors and bucolic lifestyle, young Samuel takes to the woods where he is most comfortable, disappearing for days while exploring, as well as hunting for the community.
But while he is on one of his trips a force of British troops and Hessian mercenaries attack and destroy the settlement, massacring most of the people yet taking a few as prisoners...including Samuel's parents.
This one is a page-turner, a book I could not put down until I found out how things turned out. While categorized as a youth book, it also is a fine adult read.
>23 fuzzi: I, too, read Middlemarch for the first time recently. Every once in a while I just try to fill in one of the many, many gaps in my classics reading. And I also found that I enjoyed the story and the writing quite a lot. I guess most of these classics are classics for a reason!
>25 rocketjk: I'm another who is dropping the classics into the mix every now and then. I've not read Middlemarch, but am just starting Vanity Fair. I find them harder to read as I get older though!
>26 Jackie_K: i think the older books take more dedication, more concentration, and are harder to read if there are distractions.
NOTE: I have 27 books rehomed on my ticker, so I'm missing a couple I forgot to record...
#27 The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
The seasons of the year, as told first-person through the perspective of an eleven year old boy, living on a farm in northern Minnesota.The descriptions of what he associates with each season are not typical; several times I paused and thought over his view of what might be considered mundane tasks. Caution: he does describe the slaughter of farm animals for food in a slightly graphic manner, but did not revel in it. As tender-hearted as I am, I was able to handle it. Good read.
Now I have 29 books listed on the ticker...but I can't recall #28. Argh.
I'm going to have to do some serious recalculating, soon...
#29 Mermaid Dreams by Kate Pugsley
Maya goes to the beach with her parents, but is too shy to introduce herself to one of the many children playing in the sand. But then she discovers a place of mystery, and perhaps a friend as well?
Cute story, simple colorful pictures. This one heads for my granddaughter's bookshelves.
And here they are, listed by author:
High Courage Anderson, C. W
Digital Photographer's Handbook Ang, Tom
National Velvet Bagnold, Enid
How to Live with a Neurotic Dog Baker, Stephen
Blitz Beatty, Hetty Burlingame
Dear Mr. Henshaw Cleary, Beverly
Henry and Beezus Cleary, Beverly
Henry and the Clubhouse Cleary, Beverly
Strider Cleary, Beverly
Homer's Odyssey Cooper, Gwen
The Black Stallion and Flame Farley, Walter (already rehomed)
Black Stallion and Satan Farley, Walter
The Black Stallion Returns Farley, Walter
The Horse-Tamer Farley, Walter
The Island Stallion Races Farley, Walter (already rehomed)
Son of the Black Stallion Farley, Walter
Mrs. Mike Freedman, Benedict
Warleggan (Poldark 4) Graham, Winston (duplicate copy)
A Civil Contract Heyer, Georgette (large print hardcover)
Barry: the Story of a Wolf Dog Hinkle, Thomas C
Smoky the Cow Horse James, Will
Howl's Moving Castle Jones, Diana Wynne
The Jungle Book (Books of Wonder) Kipling, Rudyard
The Jungle Book and The Wizard of Oz Kipling, Rudyard
The Boy Who Would Not Go To School Leaf, Munro
The Call of the Wild and The Cruise of the Dazzler London, Jack
The Call of the Wild (Scribner Classics) London, Jack
Little House on Rocky Ridge MacBride, Roger Lea
The Sarah, Plain and Tall Treasury MacLachlan, Patricia
Kindred Souls MacLachlan, Patricia
The Harper Hall of Pern Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums McCaffrey, Anne
Anne of Avonlea Montgomery, L. M.
Anne of Green Gables Montgomery, L. M.
Anne of Windy Poplars Montgomery, L. M.
Anne's House of Dreams Montgomery, L. M.
Rainbow Valley Montgomery, L. M. (I keep seeing a duplicate, not sure why)
Anne of Ingleside Montgomery, L.M.
Rilla of Ingleside Montgomery, L.M.
Anne Of The Island Montgomery, Lucy Maud
Pat of Silver Bush Montgomery, L.M.
El Blanco: The Legend of the White Stallion Montgomery, Rutherford
Midnight Montgomery, Rutherford
My Friend Flicka O'Hara, Mary
Thunderhead O'Hara, Mary
Green Grass of Wyoming O'Hara, Mary
Wyoming Summer O'Hara, Mary
The Blood of Ten Chiefs (Elfquest, Vol. 1) Pini, Richard
WolfSong: The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol.2 Pini, Richard
Elfquest - Journey To Sorrow's End Pini, Wendy & Richard
Midnight Champion Bucking Horse Savitt, Sam
The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness Shepherd, Jack
The Starlight Barking Smith, Dodie
The Sign of the Beaver Speare, Elizabeth George
Mistress Masham's Repose White, T. H.
By the Shores of Silver Lake Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Farmer Boy Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House in the Big Woods Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little Town on the Prairie Wilder, Laura Ingalls
The Long Winter Wilder, Laura Ingalls
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield Missouri, in 1894 Wilder, Laura Ingalls
These Happy Golden Years Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Child of An Ancient City Williams, Tad
Roger Zelazny's Visual Guide to Castle Amber Zelazny, Roger
Bear's Book Freedman, Claire (Ruthie book)
62 of these qualify as first-time ROOTs.
EDIT: missed Kindred Souls, now added to equal 65.
#95 Thumbelina illustrated by Adrienne Adams
I love this book, but have never been able to remove a strong perfume smell from its pages.
This is weird...books that I have rehomed and removed from "My Library" are suddenly listed again in "My Library", which I only use for books that I still physically have on my shelves or on my iPad.
Anyone hear of anything like this happening before?
List of books rehomed in 2018 that I just removed again from my library on LT:
John Muir's Wild America
A Soldier's Sketchbook by John Wilson
Unleashed by Amanda Jones
Sunshine and Dust
Dust on the Sea
They also were not in the "Read but unowned" category, to which they should have been listed...
Edit: just found one from 2017: Striding Folly. It only is listed as "My Library", but should have also been listed as either "Read but unowned" or "TBR unowned". I never list any book that way.
What a mess...
I found one of my rehomes that I couldn't remember, a spare copy of The Winter Room.
>38 connie53: not that many books. I could see it happening to one or two.
I'm methodical when I catalog my books, that's why I figured the mislabeled books were a glitch of some sort.
#114 The Cookcamp by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen has written many coming-of-age stories about boys, but this tale of a five year old boy away from his mother for the first time is special. His father is away from home, fighting overseas, while his mother works at a factory. Impulsively she sends her son by train to her mother, who is working in a cookcamp deep within the Minnesota woods.
I love how the boy sees the world around him, the growing relationship with his grandmother, and the bond that is formed between him and the older truckers, men building a road through the wilderness. A gem.
#115 Appalling Stories 2: More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice by Various Authors
Mixed bag of stories about political correctness run amuck. While I agree with most of the views contained within, a couple of the authors seemed to try too hard to present their position. However, one of the tales, "Angel of Death", was quite good, the reason the book was gifted to me. Skip the ones that seem contrived and enjoy the remainder of the entries.
#116 I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
Touching story of a priest sent to live with a native American tribe, and how he came to be one with them. Not maudlin or melodramatic, just a gentle tale of friendship.
#118 The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters
The latest addition to the abbey is a young man with night terrors...what sins has he committed in order to act this way? Brother Cadfael works out the clues as usual. I thought I knew the murderer this time, but the motive was not apparent until the end. Good read, as always.
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