ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes

This group has become officially dormant. It happens. If you want to revive this group, or create a new group on the same topic see this page.

Together in 2012 we read more than 3,000 of our own books - BOMBS was successful but some of the members were not happy with the name. So this year we have a new name and it's one that states it all. 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 are 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.

We will have a joint ticker and a monthly thread to encourage all who enlist for this fight against the unread book. We will root on each other to reach our goals and win the fight against unread books.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
PRHOB - Paul Reading His Own Books6 unread / 6.Monkey., March 2014
Anita (FAMeulstee) tries to read some ROOTs142 unread / 142FAMeulstee, January 2014
TBR@56 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2013/4 part 149 unread / 49Robertgreaves, January 2014
DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread234 unread / 234cyderry, January 2014
rainpebble ROOTs on!125 unread / 125connie53, January 2014
MissWatson digs up some ROOTS buried since the 90ies57 unread / 57MissWatson, January 2014
Elcee's 2014 tomes1 unread / 1Elcee, January 2014
riverwillow's 2013 attempt to read some books63 unread / 63riverwillow, January 2014
Chèli's Cheering for her ROOT in 201377 unread / 77rabbitprincess, January 2014
BJ's ROOT for 201324 unread / 24connie53, January 2014
konallis plucks deep-rooted books37 unread / 37konallis, January 2014
new years resolution fail1 unread / 1cmartlib, January 2014
Karen_o's 2013 progress in clearing the living room26 unread / 26karen_o, January 2014
Quaisior's ROOTs 201316 unread / 16Quaisior, January 2014
mandymarie20 rifling through her ROOT's 201276 unread / 76connie53, January 2014
Rhea's 2013 ROOT Challenge64 unread / 64cyderry, January 2014
Uncharted territory - Henrik's quest to the Heart of TBR60 unread / 60Henrik_Madsen, January 2014
Bragan vs. the TBR Pile 2013, Part 2: It Begins!296 unread / 296bragan, January 2014
TLOeffler--My Roots168 unread / 168connie53, January 2014
LauraBrook tries to pull out some ROOTS59 unread / 59LauraBrook, December 2013
Connie's challenge 2013 part 2223 unread / 223connie53, December 2013
Shearon, who hates gardening, will pull them out by the roots41 unread / 41connie53, December 2013
2013 could be the year IpsoIvan makes a dent in the shelves129 unread / 129ipsoivan, December 2013
detailmuse’s ROOTings61 unread / 61DetailMuse, December 2013
Lori's (lkernagh) 2013 ROOT for 3074 unread / 74rabbitprincess, December 2013
kkunker's 2013 ROOT challenge31 unread / 31kkunker, December 2013
Terri (tymfos) ROOTs through her bookshelves in 2013170 unread / 170tymfos, December 2013
Conachair's 2013 attack on the ROOTs on the shelve27 unread / 27Ameise1, December 2013
raidergirl3: ROOT record73 unread / 73connie53, December 2013
karspeak whittles away in 201364 unread / 64karspeak, December 2013
rabbitprincess gets to the ROOT of the matter in 2013129 unread / 129karspeak, December 2013
Christina reads her own books in 201381 unread / 81christina_reads, December 2013
Clue 201344 unread / 44clue, December 2013
PolymathicMonkey vs the Shelves in 201392 unread / 92.Monkey., December 2013
Edgewood roams through the tomes in his home25 unread / 25rabbitprincess, December 2013
Tallulah_Rose ROOTs herself towards the goal31 unread / 31Tallulah_Rose, December 2013
Ronincats really needs to read her own books63 unread / 63connie53, December 2013
si reading his own books15 unread / 15connie53, December 2013
Bahzah - ROOTing in a Forest of Books68 unread / 68connie53, December 2013
DeltaQueen Roots Through Her Books in 2013272 unread / 272DeltaQueen50, December 2013
Ireadthereforeiam becomes Ireadmyowntomesthereforeiam25 unread / 25rabbitprincess, December 2013
Majkia Mines a Mountain113 unread / 113majkia, December 2013
chexmix: admitting he is powerless against books92 unread / 92connie53, December 2013
VivienneR grasps at the ROOTS98 unread / 98VivienneR, December 2013
fuzzi's Attempt in 2013 to Extricate Those Deeply ROOTed Tomes!101 unread / 101fuzzi, December 2013
Nickelini tackles Mnt TBR140 unread / 140connie53, December 2013
shinyone's ROOTs63 unread / 63rabbitprincess, December 2013
StormRaven's ROOTs for 201334 unread / 34StormRaven, December 2013
Caroline ROOTs From Her Ipad56 unread / 56craso, December 2013
ROOTing in Sarah's TBR Pile29 unread / 29connie53, December 2013
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 201363 unread / 63benitastrnad, December 2013
What are you best ROOTS for 2013?22 unread / 22LittleTaiko, December 2013
Doglover58's pledge30 unread / 30beach85, December 2013
New5 unread / 5antonomasia, December 2013
torontoc's ROOT Reading for 201357 unread / 57torontoc, December 2013
Your Best Book/s of 2013?1 unread / 1karspeak, December 2013
Dudes22 (Betty) ROOTS through the TBR pile190 unread / 190connie53, December 2013
qebo’s 2013 ROOT challenge21 unread / 21qebo, December 2013
deep220 is trembling in fear!47 unread / 47deep220, December 2013
BBleil's ROOT Challenge 20135 unread / 5MissWatson, December 2013
Lilisin ROOTs in 201335 unread / 35MissWatson, December 2013
Ramblingivy is ROOTing and rummaging through her tbr pile40 unread / 40ramblingivy, December 2013
melonbrawl ROOTs around in the book piles48 unread / 48melonbrawl, December 2013
thorold takes radical action in 201366 unread / 66thorold, December 2013
Pigletto ROOTS them out22 unread / 22connie53, December 2013
G gets to the ROOTs in 201389 unread / 89NielsenGW, December 2013
brewergirl's ROOT list for 201326 unread / 26MissWatson, December 2013
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress thread138 unread / 138laytonwoman3rd, December 2013
LittleTaiko 2013 ROOTS46 unread / 46LittleTaiko, December 2013
Johanna's Clearing her Shelves!42 unread / 42johanna414, December 2013
1Owlette's December Rush6 unread / 6connie53, December 2013
kelsiface's 2013 ROOTed books51 unread / 51kelsiface, November 2013
Nicholette's ROOTS22 unread / 22Nicholette, November 2013
Laytonwoman3rd's ROOT Challenge 201324 unread / 24connie53, November 2013
Meredith reads her own books42 unread / 42mabith, November 2013
lindapanzo ROOTS for reading67 unread / 67majkia, November 2013
Psutto's half the TBR38 unread / 38LauraBrook, November 2013
HelenNZ back for 201344 unread / 44HelenBaker, November 2013
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread112 unread / 112karen_o, November 2013
Ticker Thread - no discussion please93 unread / 93Nicholette, November 2013
laura_88's ROOTs 201329 unread / 29laura_88, November 2013
wildbill ROOT's in 201332 unread / 32wildbill, October 2013
Ameise1's first ROOT challenge44 unread / 44Ameise1, October 2013
Amz pulls up the roots66 unread / 66amz310783, October 2013
ROOT - 2013 - lizamichelle134 unread / 34lizamichelle1, October 2013
Hemlokgang's ROOTing record 201331 unread / 31hemlokgang, October 2013
MoonshineandRosefire's ROOT Pruning For 2013!25 unread / 25moonshineandrosefire, October 2013
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread83 unread / 83rainpebble, October 2013
Carmenere's ROOTS are showing.......and they're getting pulled out!78 unread / 78connie53, September 2013
LucindaLibri—Getting to the ROOT of the Problem!24 unread / 24LucindaLibri, September 2013
TBR@55 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2012/3 part 2154 unread / 154Robertgreaves, September 2013
Game: Movie/Actor Game1 unread / 1lizamichelle1, September 2013
Auntmarge64 - ROOTing for 6010 unread / 10auntmarge64, September 2013
Staffordcastle digs at the ROOT of the towers43 unread / 43staffordcastle, September 2013
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread99 unread / 99karen_o, September 2013
Heduanna's 2013 No-Due-Date Challenge10 unread / 10connie53, August 2013
Nothing like a shiny new year to inspire!31 unread / 31connie53, August 2013
JULY ROOT - PROGRESS THREAD91 unread / 91HelenBaker, August 2013
Regina's 2013 Root garden16 unread / 16thomasandmary, August 2013
HRHTish's Combined and ROOT and Category Challenge for August: Autumn Gothic Immersion, Off the She19 unread / 19HRHTish, August 2013
This is a feature balloon