2019 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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Together in 2018 we read nearly 4,000 of our own books and reached our goal for the fourth consecutive year! 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 - ...please create a new ticker, do not reuse the current one After a certain period of time they stop functioning regularly so a new one is preferred.
tHE TICKER THREAD IS https://www.librarything.com/topic/300952

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.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
humouress tries setting ROOTs for 201926 unread / 26fuzzi, January 2020
FINAL TOTALS5 unread / 5CurrerBell, January 2020
DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread97 unread / 97humouress, January 2020
This was not really my year for ROOTS2 unread / 2Jackie_K, January 2020
Cheli's (cyderry) ROOTing efforts for 201952 unread / 52cyderry, January 2020
Lilisin ROOTs in 201957 unread / 57lilisin, January 2020
aspirit's Autumn ROOTing15 unread / 15connie53, January 2020
Bragan's 2019 ROOTing157 unread / 157bragan, January 2020
MissWatson ROOTS in 2019217 unread / 217MissWatson, January 2020
Leslie ROOTs again in 201963 unread / 63leslie.98, January 2020
2019 Roots50 unread / 50Coach_of_Alva, January 2020
Nickelini Reads Her Own Books in 201961 unread / 61Nickelini, January 2020
Jackie's 2019 ROOTs part 2100 unread / 100Jackie_K, January 2020
EAM Fights ROOTS for Great Justice!37 unread / 37enemyanniemae, January 2020
FAMeulstee keeps on rooting in 2019256 unread / 256FAMeulstee, January 2020
detailmuse ROOTs through 2019172 unread / 172DetailMuse, January 2020
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 2019120 unread / 120benitastrnad, January 2020
rabbitprincess practises the art of reading her own tomes in 2019207 unread / 207rabbitprincess, January 2020
karenmarie is determined to read 45 ROOTs this year202 unread / 202karenmarie, January 2020
DisassemblyOfReason's 2019 ROOT Challenge15 unread / 15DisassemblyOfReason, January 2020
Connie ROOTs again in 2019 part 3159 unread / 159Jackie_K, January 2020
Brakketh's 2019 up-ROOT-ing48 unread / 48brakketh, January 2020
KWharton ROOTs again and will try to update more regularly!21 unread / 21connie53, January 2020
HelenNZ New Root Goal for 201932 unread / 32connie53, January 2020
Vestafan wants to ROOT just a bit further34 unread / 34rabbitprincess, December 2019
Kristel's ROOTing in 201942 unread / 42Kristelh, December 2019
Erratic Charmer ROOTs once again41 unread / 41Erratic_Charmer, December 2019
Nebula_21's ROOTs 201933 unread / 33nebula21, December 2019
TBR@62 Robertgreaves's challenge for 2019/2020 part 186 unread / 86Robertgreaves, December 2019
Familyhistorian's 2019 ROOTs Reads287 unread / 287Familyhistorian, December 2019
Clue's ROOTS in 201940 unread / 40rabbitprincess, December 2019
H-mb 's 2019 ROOTs33 unread / 33connie53, December 2019
fuzzi’s 2019 ROOT n Tootin’ Thread71 unread / 71fuzzi, December 2019
Majkia Mucks About in the Dirt204 unread / 204majkia, December 2019
LoraShouse ROOTs again in 201947 unread / 47LoraShouse, December 2019
Henrik_Madsen tries to get to the ROOT of his TBR103 unread / 103connie53, December 2019
CurrerBell Thirsts for ROOTS18 unread / 18CurrerBell, December 2019
dogearedcopy's "Spike" List (19/S)65 unread / 65connie53, December 2019
Lucy (Sibyx) digs her ROOTS in 201975 unread / 75sibylline, December 2019
Natalie ROOTs in 2019126 unread / 126curioussquared, December 2019
Mandy's 2019 Roots are just so deep26 unread / 26mandymarie20, December 2019
si reads in 201948 unread / 48si, December 2019
Torontoc reads from her TBR tower in 201954 unread / 54connie53, December 2019
QuestingA ROOT challenge 201967 unread / 67QuestingA, December 2019
Rebeki ROOTs some more in 201910 unread / 10Rebeki, December 2019
rocketjk's 2019 in-house reading51 unread / 51rocketjk, December 2019
mstrust's experiment in self-control129 unread / 129mstrust, December 2019
Sally Lou’s ROOTs for 201978 unread / 78sallylou61, December 2019
Pensive Cat Hikes the TBR Mountain Range in 201956 unread / 56PensiveCat, December 2019
rainpebble's 2019 ROOTS46 unread / 46rainpebble, December 2019
ML Crazy4reading ROOTS in 201959 unread / 59crazy4reading, December 2019
Martencat clears some ROOTs in 201933 unread / 33martencat, December 2019
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread111 unread / 111MissWatson, December 2019
floremolla's 2019 ROOTS85 unread / 85Familyhistorian, December 2019
Moneypenny's 2019 ROOT Log80 unread / 80connie53, November 2019
fuzzi’ 2019 ROOT Rehoming Thread55 unread / 55fuzzi, November 2019
Slicey aims to clear out 38 TBRs13 unread / 13connie53, November 2019
Val_Reads 2019 ROOT3 unread / 3Jackie_K, November 2019
Val_Reads 2019 ROOT1 unread / 1Val_Reads, November 2019
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread104 unread / 104enemyanniemae, November 2019
Alexa D. and the Summer ROOTs Confidence Boost31 unread / 31alexa_d, October 2019
Quaisior's 2019 ROOTs7 unread / 7Quaisior, October 2019
2019 Ticker Thread86 unread / 86aspirit, October 2019
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread113 unread / 113connie53, October 2019
LauraBrook ROOTs in 201922 unread / 22connie53, October 2019
lkernagh (Lori) continues to pull ROOTs in 201944 unread / 44connie53, October 2019
Lady of the Lodge reads in 201992 unread / 92MissWatson, September 2019
How to make stars9 unread / 9connie53, September 2019
Caramellunacy's TBR Excavation in 201945 unread / 45connie53, September 2019
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread93 unread / 93cyderry, September 2019
Connie ROOTs again in 2019 part 2159 unread / 159connie53, September 2019
Jackie's 2019 ROOTs216 unread / 216Jackie_K, September 2019
lindapanzo's 2019 ROOTS16 unread / 16Familyhistorian, August 2019
JULY ROOT - Progress Thread109 unread / 109rocketjk, August 2019
MAY/JUNE ROOT - Progress Thread173 unread / 173rocketjk, July 2019
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s seventh ROOT46 unread / 46Ameise1, June 2019
Johanna ROOTS Again in 201914 unread / 14johanna414, May 2019
Sovay's ROOT 2019 starts badly6 unread / 6Sovay, May 2019
What a nice surprise!12 unread / 12cyderry, May 2019
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread77 unread / 77fuzzi, May 2019
Mirk's root list8 unread / 8MissWatson, May 2019
quigui ROOTing again15 unread / 15connie53, May 2019
Connie ROOTs again in 2019 part 1161 unread / 161connie53, May 2019
May RandomCAT: I could have danced all night...1 unread / 1MissWatson, April 2019
the_traveler's ROOTs for 201932 unread / 32rabbitprincess, April 2019
MARCH ROOT - Progress Thread103 unread / 103benitastrnad, April 2019
LadyBookworth - No stress reading15 unread / 15connie53, April 2019
Chelle tries to ROOT for the first time28 unread / 28connie53, April 2019
Jan's 2019 ROOT Ticker14 unread / 14janoorani24, April 2019
BookDoc16 Digs Deep4 unread / 4BookDoc16, March 2019
FEBRUARY ROOT - Progress Thread117 unread / 117fuzzi, March 2019
brewergirl's ROOTs for 20198 unread / 8brewergirl, March 2019
Bibliotecara Rooting in My Garden4 unread / 4rabbitprincess, February 2019
Donna828 Plans to Read 30 of Her Own Books This Year32 unread / 32Familyhistorian, February 2019
JANUARY ROOT - Progress Thread167 unread / 167Jackie_K, February 2019
madhatter22's 2019 ROOTs: Optimism or Delusion?17 unread / 17connie53, February 2019
Erika's first ROOT8 unread / 8Jackie_K, February 2019
Katrina Tackle's Mount TBR12 unread / 12katrinasreads, January 2019
Midnightbex's Attempt to ROOT Herself Out of The TBR Piles7 unread / 7rabbitprincess, January 2019
TicTocBooker4 unread / 4connie53, January 2019
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