ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes

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Together in 2013 we read close to 4,000 of our own books - 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.

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 
Utopian Pessimist - Once again hoping to keep up with reading & posting14 unread / 14UtopianPessimist, September 2015
what koalamom read in 2014 month by month60 unread / 60koalamom, May 2015
rainpebble ROOTs on in 2014376 unread / 376Tess_W, January 2015
TBR@57 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2014/5 part 177 unread / 77Robertgreaves, January 2015
Henrik goes treasure-hunting in his own library148 unread / 148Henrik_Madsen, January 2015
Streamsong tries again in 2014144 unread / 144fuzzi, January 2015
Terri (tymfos) trims the bookshelves! Thread 293 unread / 93tymfos, January 2015
DECEMBER AND FINAL ROOT - Progress Thread179 unread / 179rubyandthetwins, January 2015
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 201499 unread / 99benitastrnad, January 2015
Ticker thread - no discussion just tickers please125 unread / 125streamsong, January 2015
crotchetymama3 unread / 30wllight, January 2015
cyderry - Chèli's efforts to ROOT154 unread / 154clue, January 2015
T(erri)Loeffler Tries Again...113 unread / 113LauraBrook, January 2015
Crazy4reading decides to be Crazy and do the ROOT Challenge141 unread / 141LauraBrook, January 2015
Vestafan's TBR bedroom pile must go (down at least)67 unread / 67vestafan, January 2015
Quaisior Attacks Her TBR Mountain Once Again21 unread / 21Quaisior, January 2015
DECEMBER AND FINAL ROOT - Progress Thread6 unread / 6rainpebble, January 2015
LibraryCin's Trim that TBR20 unread / 20LibraryCin, January 2015
jen.e.moore digs away at Mount TBR107 unread / 107jen.e.moore, January 2015
brewergirl's ROOT list for 201441 unread / 41brewergirl, January 2015
LauraBrook tries to dig up more ROOTs in 201451 unread / 51LauraBrook, January 2015
Bragan vs. the TBR Pile, The 2014 Rematch!410 unread / 410bragan, January 2015
Christina reads her own tomes in 2014157 unread / 157rabbitprincess, December 2014
BJ's 2014 ROOT attempt29 unread / 29billiejean, December 2014
rabbitprincess burrows in the garden in 2014235 unread / 235rabbitprincess, December 2014
LadyBookworth year of reading fiction for pleasure74 unread / 74rabbitprincess, December 2014
edgewood digs up more ROOTs for 201429 unread / 29edgewood, December 2014
Lisa's 2014 Root Removal44 unread / 44lsh63, December 2014
kaylaraeintheway: ROOT 2014!121 unread / 121avanders, December 2014
Tess's 2014 Root Reads185 unread / 185Tess_W, December 2014
Michael.Rimmer: ROOT Pile85 unread / 85rabbitprincess, December 2014
detailmuse’s ROOTings92 unread / 92DetailMuse, December 2014
Clue 201474 unread / 74clue, December 2014
deep220's Tomes to be uprooted110 unread / 110deep220, December 2014
JackieKirkham - 1st time ROOTing192 unread / 192avanders, December 2014
Familyhistorian reads what she owns!237 unread / 237Familyhistorian, December 2014
fuzzi's 2014: Weeding Out Those Tenacious ROOTs!130 unread / 130fuzzi, December 2014
avanders' Root Challenge 2014 Part 2198 unread / 198avanders, December 2014
mabith's ROOTS163 unread / 163Caramellunacy, December 2014
Merryann 2014 No. 3 Post-Goal ROOTS32 unread / 32Merryann, December 2014
lkernagh (Lori) ROOTs for 25 in 201486 unread / 86lkernagh, December 2014
Connie's ROOTs in 2014, part 3310 unread / 310connie53, December 2014
Nickelini chips away at her TBR pile in 2014115 unread / 115LauraBrook, December 2014
Amberfly's ROOTs go deep...171 unread / 171Amberfly, December 2014
Shearon keeps at it in 201442 unread / 42Tess_W, December 2014
Hemlokgang ROOTs Around 201438 unread / 38Tess_W, December 2014
JacobsBeloved's ROOT challenge19 unread / 19JacobsBeloved, December 2014
Jean's Tending of Her TBR Garden200 unread / 200majkia, December 2014
Shutzie27's ROOT 2014173 unread / 173Shutzie27, December 2014
Karen_O -- Making Way for More Books72 unread / 72rabbitprincess, December 2014
MissWatson upROOTS more books from Mount TBR141 unread / 141connie53, December 2014
Dudes22 (Betty) Digs Some Roots from her TBR pile223 unread / 223connie53, December 2014
Conachairs 50 for 201460 unread / 60connie53, December 2014
Sarah's ROOTS in 201429 unread / 29connie53, December 2014
Caroline's ROOT Reads69 unread / 69connie53, December 2014
Anansilaw ROOTs Out41 unread / 41connie53, December 2014
Ipsoivan presses on257 unread / 257ipsoivan, December 2014
sallylou61's reading of backlog37 unread / 37avanders, December 2014
torontoc's ROOTS on 201464 unread / 64avanders, December 2014
Dog Eared Copy's 50!65 unread / 65Tanya-dogearedcopy, December 2014
Mandymarie Tomes 201475 unread / 75connie53, December 2014
Stacy's (LittleTaiko) 2014 ROOT Challenge56 unread / 56MissWatson, December 2014
LauraNav - ROOT ROOT, here we go!41 unread / 41rabbitprincess, December 2014
InfoQuest's ROOT attempt54 unread / 54rabbitprincess, December 2014
Eesti23's ROOTS34 unread / 34connie53, December 2014
Avidmom ROOTS Through Her Own Shelves44 unread / 44connie53, December 2014
Kkunker's 2014 ROOT Challenge95 unread / 95connie53, December 2014
Pigletto's Roots67 unread / 67avanders, December 2014
TBR OMG4 unread / 4fuzzi, December 2014
NOVEMBER ROOT Progress Thread129 unread / 129fuzzi, December 2014
lindapanzo's 2014 focus on Antique Reading Devices67 unread / 67LauraBrook, November 2014
laura_88's 2014 ROOT Challenge61 unread / 61Tess_W, November 2014
VivienneR targets the tbr list228 unread / 228connie53, November 2014
westham89's First time ROOTer43 unread / 43westham89, November 2014
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress thread101 unread / 101mandymarie20, November 2014
Laytonwoman3rd's ROOT'em out and READ'em Project 201446 unread / 46laytonwoman3rd, November 2014
Tsundoku: We Obviously All Have Them!2 unread / 2Michael.Rimmer, October 2014
johanna414 reads again!178 unread / 178johanna414, October 2014
new member - modest goal47 unread / 47kittytm, October 2014
TBR@56 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2013/4 part 2188 unread / 188Robertgreaves, October 2014
Tallulah ROOTs again in 2014!90 unread / 90Tess_W, October 2014
Laura's log10 unread / 10Tess_W, October 2014
shinyone ROOTS on in 201466 unread / 66Tess_W, October 2014
raidergirl3: ROOT record60 unread / 60Tess_W, October 2014
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread116 unread / 116rubyandthetwins, October 2014
ROOTilicious Reads (karspeak)71 unread / 71karspeak, October 2014
jessibud2's ROOTing attempt for 201452 unread / 52jessibud2, October 2014
Banned Books Week, 20143 unread / 3Tess_W, September 2014
PRHOT - Paul Reading His Own Tomes36 unread / 36paulstalder, September 2014
leslie.98's ROOTing for Success106 unread / 106leslie.98, September 2014
StormRaven's 2014 ROOT29 unread / 29StormRaven, September 2014
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread138 unread / 138cyderry, September 2014
SK late start3 unread / 3connie53, August 2014
AuntMarge64's ROOT - 30 for 201435 unread / 35auntmarge64, August 2014
Merryann ROOTs in 2014 No. 2259 unread / 259Merryann, August 2014
MAY ROOT - Progress Thread142 unread / 142WebsiteMart, August 2014
ReflexandResolve's 2014 Battle agqainst the TBR bulge14 unread / 14Merryann, August 2014
Caramellunacy revisits the TBR excavation177 unread / 177Merryann, August 2014
Kaydeanne's Books Which have Waited too long to be read.26 unread / 26connie53, August 2014
Ameise1's second ROOT74 unread / 74Ameise1, August 2014
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