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Together in 2021 we reached our goal for the seventh consecutive year with nearly 3,000 of our own books read! ROOT was successful but that doesn't mean that there still books aren't 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.

All 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 everyone - please be sure that you have joined the group!!!!!
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.

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.

I chose for this year's picture - 4 young children reading -- didn't we all learn to love books as a child?.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Pinned — DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread85 unread / 85benitastrnad, January 2023
Pinned — 2022 ROOT Ticker Thread57 unread / 57Carmenere, November 2022
Henrik is back for even more ROOTing99 unread / 99Henrik_Madsen, January 2023
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 20233 unread / 3benitastrnad, January 2023
Connie ROOTs again in 2022 part 2164 unread / 164connie53, January 2023
fuzzi prunes more ROOTs Prior to Transplanting in 202264 unread / 64fuzzi, January 2023
Nickelini's Unfashionable ROOT Challenge136 unread / 136Jackie_K, January 2023
Anita (FAMeulstee) keeps on rooting in 2022135 unread / 135FAMeulstee, January 2023
BookDoc16: In for 202224 unread / 24BookDoc16, January 2023
Bragan ROOTs through the bookshelves in 2022155 unread / 155bragan, January 2023
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around in 2022 - Page 3267 unread / 267rosalita, January 2023
Familyhistorian's ROOTs for 2022218 unread / 218Jackie_K, January 2023
Jackie's 2022 ROOTs Part 2143 unread / 143Jackie_K, January 2023
Mstrust Shows Her ROOTs117 unread / 117mstrust, January 2023
fuzzi’s Transplant Thread for 202257 unread / 57fuzzi, January 2023
Cheli is ROOTing again 202260 unread / 60floremolla, January 2023
rabbitprincess is happy just to read with you in 2022159 unread / 159Jackie_K, January 2023
Elizabeth/readingtangent's 2022 ROOTs29 unread / 29Jackie_K, January 2023
Robertgreaves Carries On ROOTING in 2022 Part Deux107 unread / 107Robertgreaves, January 2023
floremolla roots again100 unread / 100floremolla, January 2023
Brakketh continues up-ROOT-ing in 202229 unread / 29brakketh, January 2023
Rocketjk's Ever Hopeful Off-the-Shelf Quest56 unread / 56rocketjk, December 2022
detailmuse ROOTs her newest and tome-iest112 unread / 112DetailMuse, December 2022
Moneypenny's 2022 ROOT Log52 unread / 52Miss_Moneypenny, December 2022
Vestafan ROOTs even deeper42 unread / 42vestafan, December 2022
Caramellunacy's TBR Excavations - 2022148 unread / 148Caramellunacy, December 2022
EAM Back for more ROOTing31 unread / 31enemyanniemae, December 2022
Clue in 2022 Roots On and On and On39 unread / 39clue, December 2022
MissWatson shuffles her ROOTs228 unread / 228Jackie_K, December 2022
Kristel's Here's ROOTing for 202299 unread / 99Kristelh, December 2022
humouress ROOTs in late 202242 unread / 42humouress, December 2022
Majkia ROOTs and Hopes For the Best158 unread / 158majkia, December 2022
Simon reads in 202298 unread / 98si, December 2022
Curioussquared is back to ROOT in 2022210 unread / 210curioussquared, December 2022
Cecilturtle is ROOTing Right Along59 unread / 59Cecilturtle, December 2022
Coach of Alva's 2022 Roots65 unread / 65connie53, December 2022
LadyBookworth reads in 202235 unread / 35connie53, December 2022
Let's Do It! ca_dmv is Back for Another Year!20 unread / 20ca_dmv, December 2022
QuestingA's 2022 ROOTS70 unread / 70QuestingA, December 2022
torontoc reads books from her book towers 202255 unread / 55torontoc, December 2022
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 2022100 unread / 100connie53, December 2022
Lilisin ROOTS in 2022!40 unread / 40connie53, December 2022
Carmenere plucks ROOTS again!12 unread / 12connie53, December 2022
HelenNZ roots again 202273 unread / 73connie53, December 2022
aspirit ROOTing for the Cold Season12 unread / 12connie53, December 2022
DisassemblyOfReason's 2022 ROOTs25 unread / 25connie53, December 2022
Sally Lou's 2022 ROOT challenge55 unread / 55connie53, December 2022
Elizabeth's Rusted ROOTS55 unread / 55connie53, December 2022
LoraShouse ROOTs again in 202241 unread / 41connie53, December 2022
Crazy4reading (Monica) ROOTs in 202235 unread / 35connie53, December 2022
KWharton ROOTs modestly once again!29 unread / 29connie53, December 2022
lindapanzo's 2022 ROOTS26 unread / 26connie53, December 2022
NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread105 unread / 105cyderry, December 2022
OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread72 unread / 72cyderry, November 2022
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread63 unread / 63cyderry, October 2022
Robertgreaves Carries On ROOTing in 2022208 unread / 208Robertgreaves, September 2022
Janoo's 2022 Root Challenge24 unread / 24janoorani24, September 2022
Martencat stops hoarding ROOT’s in 202210 unread / 10connie53, September 2022
Late Start - but Want to Read My Own Books22 unread / 22connie53, September 2022
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread86 unread / 86humouress, September 2022
reflexandresolve: Back to the ROOTs!7 unread / 7connie53, September 2022
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around in 2022 - Page 2274 unread / 274lyzard, August 2022
JULY ROOT - Progress Thread66 unread / 66Robertgreaves, August 2022
Creating ticker5 unread / 5Jackie_K, July 2022
karenmarie's back for another year - part I57 unread / 57connie53, July 2022
Connie ROOTs again in 2022 part 1233 unread / 233connie53, July 2022
JUNE ROOT - Progress Thread78 unread / 78connie53, July 2022
Jackie's 2022 ROOTs157 unread / 157Jackie_K, July 2022
Tara1Reads conquers her ROOTs in 202218 unread / 18connie53, June 2022
Ritacate Rooting for More Great Books19 unread / 19connie53, June 2022
Cora's 2022 ROOTs32 unread / 32connie53, June 2022
MAY ROOT - Progress Thread67 unread / 67cyderry, June 2022
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread64 unread / 64benitastrnad, May 2022
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around in 2022275 unread / 275connie53, May 2022
Quaisior's 2022 ROOTs7 unread / 7connie53, May 2022
ROOTing Again!11 unread / 11connie53, May 2022
MARCH ROOT - Progress Thread95 unread / 95HelenBaker, April 2022
Rebeki ROOTs with renewed relish in 202219 unread / 19connie53, March 2022
FEBRUARY ROOT - Progress thread88 unread / 88fuzzi, March 2022
JANUARY ROOT - PROGRESS THREAD110 unread / 110janoorani24, February 2022
How to post pictures1 unread / 1connie53, January 2022
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