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fuzzi's Reading Register - 2019 "I'm Still Here and Have No Plans to Leave" Edition

The Green Dragon

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1fuzzi
Edited: Dec 29, 2018, 7:34pm Top



As I’ve done the last few years, I'm planning to strive for the 75 and 100 books read challenges again this year:




75 Book Challenge thread:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301212)

100 Book Challenge thread:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301211)

I intend to continue reading my old/unread tomes (ROOTs), and then rehome them, as I did in 2018. This year I JUST met my challenge of 100, but I’ve decided to repeat the 100 book challenge in 2019 as I still have over 200 books that have been unread for over a year!




My ROOT Progress
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300999)
And here's a ticker for culled rehomed books, read or unread...because finding a good home for a book is important!




Books Culled Rehomed
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301032)
Here's my favorite thread on LT: https://www.librarything.com/topic/177029

All my reviews can be accessed here: http://www.librarything.com/profile_reviews.php?view=fuzzi

Coming soon, my garden and butterfly threads for 2019:

fuzzi's Puttering Around the Demesne in 2019!
(url)


I want to read through my Bible again in 2019, though I fell way short in 2018:





Jump to February's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672970)

Jump to March's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672973)

Jump to April's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672974)

Jump to May's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672976)

Jump to June's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672978)

Jump to July's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672979)

Jump to August's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672982)

Jump to September's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672983)

Jump to October's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672985)

Jump to November's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672986)

Jump to December's Reads:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672987)

Jump BELOW the monthly posts for some discussion:
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301181#6672989)

Ready? Set? Let’s GO!!

2fuzzi
Edited: Feb 1, 7:26am Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300228
January's challenges are the letters Q and A (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
"Q"

Double or Quit by Joyce Stranger - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed

"A"

The Children on Troublemaker Street by Astrid Lindgren - Read and reviewed


Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren - Read and reviewed


Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A Heinlein - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed


Alliance Rising by CJ Cherryh (just released January 2019) - Read and reviewed


God's Secretaries: the Making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson - (ROOT)

*American Author Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300981)
January is "Chaim Potok"

Old Men at Midnight by Chaim Potok - Read and reviewed

*British Author Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/302398)
January is "The Natural World"

Double or Quit by Joyce Stranger - (ROOT)

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301209)
Possible reads for January:

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - (ROOT) - Currently reading, not finished for January

*MysteryKIT*
(waiting to hear if this group will be up and running in 2019)
*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301145)
January is "Prizewinners (and Nominees!)"

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - (ROOT) - Did not read

*RandomCat Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300247#6673068)
January is "Your Name In Print"

The Children on Troublemaker Street by Astrid Lindgren - Read and reviewed


Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren - Read and reviewed
(my grandmother's name was Astrid)

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300984)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 4

The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters


Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A Heinlein


Double or Quit by Joyce Stranger


Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

The Daybreakers by Louis L'Amour - Read and reviewed

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/301204)
January is "Excuses, Excuses"

Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A Heinlein - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed

Books read and reviewed this month:
1. Matthew (King James Bible)
2. The Sanctuary Sparrow - (ROOT)
3. The Children on Troublemaker Street
4. Happy Times in Noisy Village (reread)
5. Mark (King James Bible)
6. The Daybreakers (reread)
7. Luke (King James Bible)
8. Rocket Ship Galileo - (ROOT)
9. Finity's End (reread)
10. Alliance Rising
11. John (King James Bible)
12. Old Men at Midnight
13. Double or Quit - (ROOT)
14. Little Otter is Missing by Kenneth Grahame (abridged)
15. The Wild Wood by Kenneth Graham
16. Acts (King James Bible)

Books culled rehomed this month:
1. The Sanctuary Sparrow - (ROOT)
2. Rocket Ship Galileo - (ROOT)
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)

Male authors read this month: 11 to date
Female authors read this month: 5 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 5
Books read and reviewed: 16
ROOTs completed to date: 4 (one rehomed unread)

Re-read, though not currently listed in a challenge:


Finity's End by CJ Cherryh

3fuzzi
Edited: Yesterday, 12:10pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/302398)
February challenges are the letters K and O (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
Books to choose from this month (mostly ROOTs):

Bristlenoses: Catfish With Character by Kathy Jinkings

Fall of a Cosmonaut by Stuart Kaminsky

Charles Kuralt's America

Fear is the Key by Alistair MacLean

Dingo: The Story of an Outlaw by Henry G. Lamond

Little Farm in the Ozarks by Roger Lea MacBride

Ogden Nash (3 different books)

Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell

The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman

"O"

The Good Old Boys by Elmer Kelton - (ROOT) - Currently reading

"K"

Texas Vendetta by Elmer Kelton - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed


Mary Russell's War by Laurie R. King - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed


The Marriage of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed


Can I Keep Him? by Steven Kellogg (non-ROOT) - Read and reviewed

*American Author Challenge*
(http://www.librarything.com/topic/303039#)
February is "Louisa May Alcott"

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Read and reviewed

*British Author Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/296824#6635199)
February is "Read a book by Peter F Hamilton"

Pandora's Star

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for February:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Read and reviewed

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/303180#)
February is "Science and Technology: Innovations and Innovators"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/302501#)
February is "We Need a Break: read a book about a trip, holiday, vacation"

Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren - Read and reviewed

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/303295)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 10

Omnibus is Alternate Realities, individual book is Wave Without a Shore by CJ Cherryh


The Marriage of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King


Mary Russell's War by Laurie R. King


Texas Vendetta by Elmer Kelton


Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin by Allen Zadoff


Partners - 'NetWalkers: Part One by Jane Fancher


Preacher's Blood Hunt by William W. Johnstone


Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper


The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens


The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems by Geoffrey Chaucer

*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

Lando by Louis L'Amour - Read and reviewed

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/302399#)
February is "Colony"

Omnibus is Alternate Realities, individual book is Wave Without a Shore by CJ Cherryh - (ROOT) - Read and reviewed

Books read and reviewed this month:
1. A Horse Called Mystery (reread)
2. Can I Keep Him?
3. Lando
4. Wave Without a Shore - (ROOT)
5. Little Women
6. The Marriage of Mary Russell - (ROOT)
7. Mary Russell's War - (ROOT)
8. How To Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps
9. Christmas in Noisy Village
10. Texas Vendetta - (ROOT)
11. 1 Thessalonians (King James Bible)
12. 2 Thessalonians (King James Bible)
Books culled rehomed this month:
1. Can I Keep Him?
2. Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin - (ROOT)
3. A Horse Called Mystery (duplicate)
4. How To Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps
5. Christmas in Noisy Village
6. Partners - 'NetWalkers: Part One - (ROOT)
7. Preacher's Blood Hunt - (ROOT)
8. Last of the Mohicans - (ROOT)
9. The Pickwick Papers - (ROOT)
10. The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems by Geoffrey Chaucer - (ROOT)
Male authors read this month: 5 to date
Female authors read this month: 7 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 10
Books read and reviewed: 12
ROOTs completed to date: 10 in February

4fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:55pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(http://www.librarything.com/topic/303842#)
March challenges are the letters U and L (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
"U"


"L"

Sackett by Louis L'Amour

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
March is "Jon Clinch"

*British Author Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/296824#6637458)
March is "The Murderous Scots"

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for March:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
March is "True Crime, Misdemeanors and Justice, Past and Present Day"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/303774#)
March is "Brexit Madness: Read a book that takes place in a EU country"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

Sackett by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/303888)
March is "Mystery/Police/Detective"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

5fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:38pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
April challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
April is Jesmyn Ward

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
April is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for April:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
April is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
April is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
April is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

6fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:37pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
May challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
May is "Jay Parini"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
May is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for May:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
May is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
May is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
May is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

7fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:39pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is "Pearl Buck"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

8fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:40pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is "Founding Fathers (and Mothers)"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

9fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:41pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is "Ernest J. Gaines"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

10fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:42pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is "Leslie Marmon Silko"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

11fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:42pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is "Drama"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

12fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:43pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is "W. E. B. DuBois"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

13fuzzi
Edited: Feb 16, 7:44pm Top



*75 Book Challenge* and
*100 Books in 2019 Challenge*
See combined ticker above for progress!
*AlphaCATKIT Challenge* (unofficial)
(url)
*** challenges are the letters and (yearlong challenge letters are X and Z)
""


""

*American Author Challenge*
(url)
December is "Marilynne Robinson"

*British Author Challenge*
(url)
*** is ""

*Classics-I-Have-Not-Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/279823)
Possible reads for ***:

*Nonfiction Reading Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*RandomCat Challenge*
(url)
*** is "TBA"

*ROOT aka Read Our Own Tomes*
(url)
See ticker above for progress
ROOT Total This Month: 0


*Sackett Series Shared Read Challenge*
(https://www.librarything.com/topic/300974)

(TITLE) by Louis L'Amour

*UN-official SFF-KIT*
(url)
*** is "TBA"


Books read and reviewed this month:
1.

Books culled rehomed this month:
1.


Male authors read this month: 0 to date
Female authors read this month: 0 to date
Cumulative Stats
Books culled rehomed from my library: 0
Books read and reviewed: 0
ROOTs completed to date: 0

14fuzzi
Dec 29, 2018, 9:46am Top

Now you can post... ;)

15MrsLee
Dec 29, 2018, 11:06am Top

You are so organized! I'm still in denial that a new year is coming. :)

16fuzzi
Dec 29, 2018, 11:24am Top

>15 MrsLee: hahaha, copy and paste (with edits) is my friend!

I’m working on this with my new iPad (was on 3rd generation, ack) and can do almost anything except some image work. I’ll use my laptop later to finish up.

17suitable1
Dec 29, 2018, 2:56pm Top

>15 MrsLee:

There's a new year coming? I still have too many things left to do in this year!

18SylviaC
Dec 31, 2018, 9:09am Top

It's always a pleasure to follow your impressively organized reading threads, fuzzi. I'm hoping to be around more in the coming year to keep up with everyone. Have a wonderful 2019!

19ChelleBearss
Dec 31, 2018, 11:00am Top

Happy New Year! I love how organized your thread is. I'll be following along :)

20pgmcc
Jan 1, 11:51am Top

Hi, fuzzi. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

21Narilka
Jan 1, 1:27pm Top

Happy New Year! Following along for another year :)

22quondame
Jan 1, 4:11pm Top

23thornton37814
Jan 1, 9:11pm Top

Starred!

24catzteach
Jan 1, 9:51pm Top

I’ll be lurking!:)

25Sakerfalcon
Jan 2, 6:04am Top

Happy new year! I hope it is a great one in books and in real life.

26majkia
Jan 2, 7:07am Top

Happy new year! Your threads are always so.... so. Impressed!

27Peace2
Jan 2, 9:25am Top

Happy New Year! May you enjoy your reading in 2019!

30fuzzi
Jan 12, 5:08pm Top

Sad news: my dog, Tirzah, went for her last ride to the vet on Friday. We are heartbroken, but things will get better.

Here are some photos from the 9+ years we had her:





312wonderY
Jan 12, 5:31pm Top

Oh! My sympathies, dear friend.

Hugs.

32tardis
Jan 12, 6:04pm Top

So sad for you! She was a beauty.

33Peace2
Jan 12, 6:19pm Top

So sorry to hear that. What lovely photos of her.

34pgmcc
Jan 12, 6:21pm Top

>30 fuzzi: I am very sorry to hear that. They are a real member of the family and their loss is very hard. I am thinking of you and your family.

35quondame
Jan 12, 6:29pm Top

>30 fuzzi: Such a sad loss of a dear friend and family member.

36Bookmarque
Jan 12, 6:47pm Top

Oh, that is sad. I'm sorry you lost your friend. They take up so much room in our hearts.

37thornton37814
Jan 12, 7:16pm Top

Sorry for your loss!

38Narilka
Jan 12, 7:24pm Top

Oh Fuzzi, I'm so sorry for your loss.

39MrsLee
Jan 12, 8:16pm Top

May you find comfort in your memories. *hug*

40suitable1
Jan 12, 8:16pm Top

It's so hard to lose a pet.

41YouKneeK
Jan 12, 9:20pm Top

>30 fuzzi: I’m very sorry about Tirzah. :(

42majkia
Jan 12, 10:09pm Top

Oh, I know that sadness all too well. But they are such joys in one's life.

43haydninvienna
Jan 12, 10:50pm Top

Lovely dog! So sorry for you.

44fuzzi
Jan 13, 5:41am Top

Thank you, all.

This morning when I woke up I expected to take her outside for her 5am walk. :(

I don't anticipate we will be "dog free" for long, as we have already started meeting with prospective successors to Tirzah. We decided to adopt an adult or senior dog, and there are so many dogs to choose from! Saturday we met a lovely Sharpei/Lab mix that a coworker is fostering, and today we're supposed to go see a GSD cross.

45SylviaC
Jan 13, 8:29am Top

I'm sorry about Tizrah. It's been over a year and a half since the death of our dog, and there are still mornings that I wake up expecting to take her out for her walk. Good luck in your search for a new companion.

46fuzzi
Jan 13, 9:12am Top

>45 SylviaC: (((hugs)))

47NorthernStar
Jan 14, 1:02am Top

>30 fuzzi: I was very sad to see your news about Tirzah. I've enjoyed your pictures of her over the years, and she looks like a lovely girl. I love that picture of her face above.

I hope you find the perfect canine companion before too long. Some dog is going to be lucky to be Tirzah's successor.

48fuzzi
Edited: Jan 14, 8:14am Top

>47 NorthernStar: thank you so much.

The GSD cross came home with us Sunday evening, for a "trial", but I think she's a keeper.

Meet Cleo:



She's 7 years old, pulled by a dog rescue the day she was going to be euthanized. Cleo is a love-bug, wants to snuggle, be petted, and lay on your feet. She leaves my cats alone, too.

And I think my husband is in love. :)

It's amazing how much grief is assuaged by a warm tongue and a wagging tail...

49Sakerfalcon
Jan 14, 8:25am Top

I'm so sorry to hear about Tirzah, but Cleo looks like a real beauty and sounds adorable. I hope she will heal your hearts.

50pgmcc
Jan 14, 9:06am Top

>48 fuzzi: Cleo looks lovely. I am sure she will be very happy with you and will share her happiness with you.

51MrsLee
Jan 14, 9:22am Top

>48 fuzzi: So glad she was saved so she could help you through your loss and into the future!

52SylviaC
Jan 14, 9:36am Top

Welcome Cleo!

53quondame
Jan 14, 11:27am Top

>48 fuzzi: Cleo looks to want all the love you need to give her. Lots of happiness together.

54harrygbutler
Jan 14, 12:53pm Top

Welcome, Cleo!

55catzteach
Jan 14, 11:37pm Top

So sorry to hear about Tirzah! Losing a pet is so hard.

I'm glad you found Cleo! She looks like a love!

56NorthernStar
Edited: Jan 15, 12:07am Top

>48 fuzzi: Cleo sounds lovely, I hope she helps to fill the hole in your heart left by Tirzah.

57fuzzi
Jan 15, 7:02am Top

Thanks for all the thoughtful responses.

A coworker of mine thinks that Cleo became homeless from Hurricane Florence. I tend to agree. Cleo was owner-surrendered in October to an animal shelter in the area that experienced record flooding last September.

So Cleo is my little refugee.

This morning as I was taking Cleo on her morning walk I noted that my car had a thick covering of frost, so I decided to crank it and get the defroster started. As I sat down in the driver's seat and started to put the key in the ignition, Cleo took it upon herself to jump in at my feet, wiggle her way across my legs, leap over the shift, force her way between the front seats and into the back seat. "Oh, boy, a RIDE!" She was reluctant to leave the car and go back into the house.

58pgmcc
Jan 15, 8:22am Top

>57 fuzzi:
That is lovely. I think Cleo will soon have you properly trained.

59Caramellunacy
Jan 15, 8:23am Top

I love that! My dad has two dogs who jump in the car whenever they can sneak in (they, too, love a RIDE!). The other day, they jumped in when my parents were unloading something from the car. They wouldn't come back out, so my dad got in the car, drove them around the block, pulled back into the garage, opened the doors again and out they leaped!

60hfglen
Jan 15, 10:06am Top

>57 fuzzi: Cleo sounds remarkably like our Jess (who's named after a character in Footrot Flats).

612wonderY
Jan 15, 10:26am Top

I just looked up the meaning of Tirzah. Oh! It is now my favorite name.

62fuzzi
Jan 15, 10:47am Top

You all have made me laugh this morning, thank you!

I just emailed the rescue and said we're keeping Cleo, what needs to be done (besides paying her adoption fee)?

Ruth, look up the meaning of "Cleo". We thought it was short for Cleopatra, but it's not. It's English in origin.

632wonderY
Jan 15, 11:23am Top

Ah! Very nice!

64hfglen
Jan 15, 1:25pm Top

>62 fuzzi: Rabies shots?

65NorthernStar
Jan 15, 1:32pm Top

>62 fuzzi: Hooray for a wonderful new home with you for Cleo!

66Narilka
Jan 15, 3:54pm Top

Awww :) It sounds like Cleo is going to do great!

67fuzzi
Jan 15, 4:10pm Top

>64 hfglen: just need the tag, she's had her rabies shot (it's mandatory here in NC).

68hfglen
Jan 16, 7:08am Top

>67 fuzzi: Here in KZN, too.

69pgmcc
Jan 16, 7:45am Top

Thankfully Ireland is rabies free.

70MrsLee
Jan 16, 9:21am Top

Hmm, Google says Cleo is a software company. :)

71fuzzi
Edited: Jan 19, 7:33pm Top

>70 MrsLee: good. I could use some extra money.

From DuckDuckGo: The name Cleo is a girl's name of English origin meaning "glory"

72majkia
Jan 16, 12:50pm Top

I'm so glad Cleo has found her forever home.

73catzteach
Jan 16, 10:05pm Top

Cleo sounds like a fun dog! I’m glad you were able to find her, or she was able to find you. :)

74fuzzi
Jan 17, 8:37am Top

>73 catzteach: we found each other. Thank you. :)

75majkia
Jan 17, 10:50am Top

>74 fuzzi: Which reminds me of the magnetic sign I've seen a lot on cars. It's a dog footprint and says "Who Rescued Who?"

76fuzzi
Edited: Jan 19, 7:32pm Top

Cleo, sixth day:

77pgmcc
Jan 20, 2:06am Top

Lovely.

782wonderY
Jan 20, 11:56am Top

Happy dog!

79catzteach
Jan 20, 7:33pm Top

>74 fuzzi: yes, you did. :) she looks very happy.

80fuzzi
Jan 26, 7:52am Top

Argh. I messed up, ordered a duplicate copy of a book that I'd owned since 2016 but neglected to add to my "owned" category.

Guess that means I've been "duped"... ;)

81pgmcc
Jan 26, 8:24am Top

>80 fuzzi:

Been there; done that.

Keep calm and carry on.

(On one occasion I discovered I have five copies (all cheap ones) of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Yes, I have read it.)

822wonderY
Jan 28, 4:14pm Top

>81 pgmcc: But that makes some sense, as it's a translated work. I too like to have several translations of a favorite.

83pgmcc
Edited: Jan 28, 5:31pm Top

>82 2wonderY: Yea! That was exactly what I was doing. Honest!

;-)

ETA: 2wonderY, thank you for the cover story.

84fuzzi
Feb 1, 7:28am Top

Big FOTL (Friends of the Library) used book sale today...I'm going after I leave work.

85Sakerfalcon
Feb 1, 7:55am Top

Oooh, have fun! I hope you find some treasures there. I look forward to hearing all about it.

86pgmcc
Feb 1, 9:22am Top

>84 fuzzi: Happy hunting!

87SylviaC
Feb 1, 9:47am Top

Have a good time!

882wonderY
Feb 1, 10:48am Top

>84 fuzzi:. Great graphic! Have fun!

89thornton37814
Feb 1, 1:34pm Top

>84 fuzzi: Good luck finding some bargains!

90AHS-Wolfy
Feb 1, 2:22pm Top

>84 fuzzi: Hope all the good stuff hasn't gone by the time you get there.

91harrygbutler
Feb 1, 2:24pm Top

>84 fuzzi: Happy hunting at the sale!

92fuzzi
Feb 1, 6:35pm Top

>85 Sakerfalcon: I did find Treasure, aka The Faith of a Collie, which has been on my Wishlist for a while! I'm not sure when it was printed, but it isn't from 1926.

I grabbed a book by Jean Slaughter Doty, Dark Horse and a duplicate copy of The Call of the Wild that's the same edition I had as a child.

For my dh I snagged two Time Life books on WWII, and for my father I found two Robert B Parker books he's not yet read.

93pgmcc
Feb 1, 7:05pm Top

>92 fuzzi: It appears you had a successful day. I hope you enjoy the fruits of your effort.

94fuzzi
Feb 1, 8:48pm Top

>93 pgmcc: I certainly plan to enjoy the books, even though I only bought three for myself.

95Sakerfalcon
Feb 6, 6:31am Top

>92 fuzzi: Great finds! It's always nice to find something from your wishlist.

96fuzzi
Feb 7, 8:12am Top

>95 Sakerfalcon: thanks, I agree!

And the LT app on my phone has been a boon, helping me to recall books on my wishlist.

97fuzzi
Feb 11, 11:51am Top

Day #4 of some sort of virus, upper-respiratory, ick. I have had no interest in reading, but watched a lot of YouTube. Since I am feeling some better, I'll probably try to drag in to work tomorrow.

98pgmcc
Edited: Feb 11, 1:11pm Top

Get well soon. That sort of thing can make you feel really miserable.

99harrygbutler
Feb 11, 12:55pm Top

>97 fuzzi: Ugh! Get well soon!

100SylviaC
Feb 12, 8:06am Top

I'm glad you're starting to feel better. Give yourself time to recover.

101fuzzi
Feb 14, 8:47pm Top

Today I received a package that marked the (temporary) completion of a series that harrygbutler suggested I check out. The book is Prince Valiant Vol. 17: 1969-1970. I now own EIGHTEEN of these gorgeous-looking fun reads.

Now to finish reading them...

102hfglen
Feb 15, 6:12am Top

>101 fuzzi: Good Evans! Did the strip end so long ago?!

103fuzzi
Feb 15, 10:29am Top

>102 hfglen: there are more books to be published...I think #19 is coming out this year.

They've caught up to when I started reading them, late 60s or early 70s.

I've been buying the books in used/v good condition, searching web sellers for the best prices. They are so worth the effort.

104harrygbutler
Feb 15, 10:42am Top

>101 fuzzi: Woohoo, congrats! I've begun reading Volume 9, so I have a ways to go in reading them myself.

>102 hfglen: The strip is still ongoing today, though I've not read many of the more recent installments.

>103 fuzzi: Right you are, Volume 19 is due out in May. I still need to place a pre-order.

105fuzzi
Feb 15, 12:30pm Top

>104 harrygbutler: I stopped reading the Prince Valiant books at #4, until I found #5. I read it last month, now I can continue the series.

Warning, I have a new author I really like, Elmer Kelton. I don't recall who mentioned his works to me, but I have several books of his I'd bought and placed on my shelves. They've been waiting to be read. I picked up Texas Vendetta a couple days ago and am really enjoying it. I'd compare him to L'Amour in that his characters are interesting, the situations are believable, and he's fairly clean.

106Caramellunacy
Feb 15, 1:32pm Top

>105 fuzzi: I think I have snagged Texas Vendetta from my dad! I may have to move it up the mountain.

107fuzzi
Feb 15, 9:03pm Top

>106 Caramellunacy: let me know what you think of it once you've read it.

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