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2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes)

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Together in 2015 we read over 3,500 of our own books and it looks like we will reach our group goal for the first time! ROOT was successful but there are still books to be read. We will be Reading Our Own Tomes (those old books that deserve their time in the limelight). Join in the fight against unread books! But ROOT also says how we support each other in the effort and cheer each other to their own goal.

Many of us have mountains of books that are just waiting to be read and this is our way of making that decision to read those books. Newer and prettier books are always catching our eyes so older books fall farther to the bottom of the pile. This group is designed to help everyone see those books that have been hiding, and read them with the same joy as a new book arriving from the bookstore.

At the end of each month, we tally up the books that have been read by the members so far, so that we can see if we are still on target to reach our group goal.

To all our new members - When joining the group, please set a numerical goal and create a ticker and copy it into your own personal thread as well as the group ticker thread - http://www.librarything.com/topic/208665,

This will help tremendously at the end of each month when the totals are calculated to show our progress. As we watch the group tickers move, we will root on each other to reach our individual goals and win the fight against unread books.

Total members: 146 members

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JULY ROOT - Progress Thread 120shahneha, February 2018ignore
2016 Rooting Around My Bookshelves -- A Dirty Dozen 39Limelite, October 2017ignore
TBR@60 Robertgreaves's Challenge for 2017/2018 Part 1 10Robertgreaves, September 2017ignore
Carmenere gives her ROOTS the boot in 2016 133avanders, February 2017ignore
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Nerwende ROOTs in 2016 79avanders, January 2017ignore
kkunker's (Kimberly) 2016 ROOT challenge 89nerwende, January 2017ignore
DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread 149benitastrnad, January 2017ignore
Nickelini reads from her TBR pile 183Nickelini, January 2017ignore
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile - 2016 126benitastrnad, January 2017ignore
Connie ROOT's again in 2016 part 4 216connie53, January 2017ignore
fuzzi Wrests and Rehomes Her ROOTs in 2016! 194fuzzi, January 2017ignore
Avidmom's 2016 ROOTS 125avanders, January 2017ignore
FamilyHistorian's ROOT Challenge for 2016 - page 3 70avanders, January 2017ignore
Ipsoivan's ROOTs for 2016 97avanders, January 2017ignore
leslie.98's ROOTs for 2016 216leslie.98, January 2017ignore
HelenNZ strikes again! 41Jackie_K, January 2017ignore
BookDoc16's Final Count for 2016 1BookDoc16, January 2017ignore
rabbitprincess continues the ROOT ritual in 2016 270rabbitprincess, January 2017ignore
Amberfly's third year Rooting 270Amberfly, January 2017ignore
Bragan Keeps It Simple in '16 324bragan, January 2017ignore
Avanders' 2016 ROOTs -- 2nd Thread 270avanders, January 2017ignore
karenmarie's 2016 ROOT challenge thread 2 130avanders, January 2017ignore
Clue ROOTS 2016 80avanders, January 2017ignore
Rooting Tess Page 3 251avanders, January 2017ignore
readingtangent (Elizabeth)'s 2016 ROOTs 148avanders, January 2017ignore
EAM joins the challenge 111avanders, January 2017ignore
ROOTing out the year 159avanders, January 2017ignore
detailmuse's 2016 ROOTings 144avanders, January 2017ignore
TBR@59 Robertgreaves's Challenge for 2016/2017 Part 1 88avanders, January 2017ignore
jen.e.moore ROOTs and ROOTs and ROOTs 188avanders, January 2017ignore
lkernagh (Lori) continues to read ROOTs in 2016 199avanders, January 2017ignore
Jackie ROOTs again, part 2 194avanders, January 2017ignore
brewergirl's ROOT list for 2016 39brewergirl, January 2017ignore
Roberta (luvamystery65) tries to ROOT in 2016 64luvamystery65, January 2017ignore
I have 1231 titles to read 35Coach_of_Alva, January 2017ignore
getrus' root 2016 42rabbitprincess, January 2017ignore
Culls for 2016 47fuzzi, December 2016ignore
BJ's ROOT 2016 67billiejean, December 2016ignore
Nebula_21's 2016 ROOT Challenge 49nebula21, December 2016ignore
klarusu ROOTs in 2016 71rabbitprincess, December 2016ignore
kaylaraeintheway Reads Her ROOTs in 2016 64kaylaraeintheway, December 2016ignore
Majkia's (Jean's) Garden of Books 149majkia, December 2016ignore
Crotchetymama (Judith) - Still Buried in Books 1230wllight, December 2016ignore
Kale's 2016 ROOT 90brakketh, December 2016ignore
LoraShouse finally roots one out 29Tess_W, December 2016ignore
Digging deeper: Henrik's rooting for 2016 125Henrik_Madsen, December 2016ignore
Crazy4reading ROOTS for 2016!! 59crazy4reading, December 2016ignore
Jacobsbeloved's ROOT Challenge 18Tess_W, December 2016ignore
tames shelves and stacks 38tames, December 2016ignore
Dr Apple's 2016 ROOT Challenge 7connie53, December 2016ignore
Cheli's digging out ROOTs in 2016 96enemyanniemae, December 2016ignore
MissWatson ROOTS randomly – the third draw 75enemyanniemae, December 2016ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s fourth ROOT 75Ameise1, December 2016ignore
LadyBookworth reads from her own library 51LadyBookworth, December 2016ignore
Lisa Ann's 2016 (Sep-Dec) 2016 Root Progress 58Tess_W, December 2016ignore
leBleuCheese's 2016 ROOT 14Tess_W, December 2016ignore
AuntMarge64's ROOT - 30 for 2016 53Tess_W, December 2016ignore
Benny's 2016 ROOT Challenge 89Tess_W, December 2016ignore
Jenn's Root Challenge 76Tess_W, December 2016ignore
sallylou61's 2016 ROOT challenge 102Tess_W, December 2016ignore
Soupdragon (Dee) attends to her ROOTs in 2016 98Tess_W, December 2016ignore
Lilisin digs out more ROOTs in Tokyo. 84rabbitprincess, December 2016ignore
helenoel's 2016 ROOTs - Climbing Mount TBR 30avanders, December 2016ignore
Torontoc reads from her TBR tower in 2016 96Tess_W, December 2016ignore
mandymarie20 ROOTs 85mandymarie20, December 2016ignore
Stacy's 2016 ROOT Challenge 117LittleTaiko, December 2016ignore
Lori's Rooting Away 36Pigletto, December 2016ignore
Caramellunacy's TBR Excavation continues in 2016 83avanders, December 2016ignore
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread 207cyderry, December 2016ignore
ILuvBookplates Olde Tyme Book Emporium 7avanders, December 2016ignore
Caroline's ROOT's for 2016 98craso, November 2016ignore
lindapanzo's 2016 ROOTS 41LauraBrook, November 2016ignore
LauraBrook digs some ROOTs in 2016 95avanders, November 2016ignore
okrysmastree - aiming to get Mount TBR under 10 volumes tall! 128avanders, November 2016ignore
Johanna's 2016 ROOTS 49This-n-That, November 2016ignore
FamilyHistorian's ROOT Challenge for 2016 - page 2 211Familyhistorian, November 2016ignore
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread 155fuzzi, November 2016ignore
indielamb's 2016 ROOT Challenge 64avanders, November 2016ignore
Weird_O ROOTS 2016 72weird_O, November 2016ignore
MissWatson ROOTS randomly – the second draw 214connie53, October 2016ignore
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread 166billiejean, October 2016ignore
TBR@58 Robertgreaves's Challenge for 2015/2016 part 2 221Robertgreaves, September 2016ignore
QuestingforaQuest Reads Down Her TBR Pile 2016 26connie53, September 2016ignore
Britt's attempt... 64avanders, September 2016ignore
NancyNova joins to get through her TBRs/ROOTS for 2016 36This-n-That, September 2016ignore
karenmarie's 2016 ROOT challenge thread 1 304karenmarie, September 2016ignore
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread 158billiejean, September 2016ignore
Tallulah back again in 2016 20rabbitprincess, August 2016ignore
Word Maven's 2016 ROOTS Challenge 76avanders, August 2016ignore
Lovers/Readers of Gothic Novels 1Tess_W, August 2016ignore
TICKER THREAD - No discussion please 109greenquartz, August 2016ignore
InfoQuest's 2016 ROOTs 48Familyhistorian, July 2016ignore
Connie ROOT's again in 2016 part 3 189Tess_W, July 2016ignore
JUNE ROOT - Progress Thread 103benitastrnad, July 2016ignore
Jackie ROOTs again 301Jackie_K, July 2016ignore
Rootin Rootin Tess 2016 #3 4Familyhistorian, July 2016ignore
Rootin Rootin Tess 2016 #2 232Tess_W, June 2016ignore
Reading group - Tad Williams - Otherland 126connie53, June 2016ignore

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Created: Dec 21, 2015

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