Together in 2022 we reached our goal for the eighth consecutive year with nearly 3,000 of our own books read! ROOT was successful but that doesn't mean that there still aren't 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.

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 READING IS POWER.

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Pinned — NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread48 unread / 48Cecilturtle, Yesterday 8:31pm
Pinned — OCTOBER ROOT - Progress Thread56 unread / 56cyderry, November 2
Pinned — 2023 ROOT TICKER THREAD51 unread / 51EGBERTINA, April 21
Cecilturtle's true roots68 unread / 68Cecilturtle, Yesterday 8:33pm
Familyhistorian's ROOTs read in 2023142 unread / 142rabbitprincess, Yesterday 7:12pm
atozgrl (Irene) Tries ROOTs in 202318 unread / 18atozgrl, Yesterday 4:37pm
Robertgreaves ROOTING again in 2023 2nd Part52 unread / 52rabbitprincess, Yesterday 10:05am
Jackie's 2023 ROOTs - 2nd thread95 unread / 95rabbitprincess, Yesterday 9:49am
QuestingA's 2023 ROOT Challenge56 unread / 56QuestingA, Yesterday 8:29am
Coach of Alva's 2023 Roots67 unread / 67Coach_of_Alva, Yesterday 1:08am
DisassemblyOfReason's 2023 ROOTs25 unread / 25DisassemblyOfReason, Yesterday 12:18am
"I Read a Lot" -- but how many ROOTS will rabbitprincess read in 2023?117 unread / 117rabbitprincess, Friday 10:45pm
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile 2023128 unread / 128benitastrnad, Friday 3:01pm
Mstrust's ROOTs- I Almost Tripped On Them96 unread / 96mstrust, Friday 1:42pm
Kristel's ROOTs in 202374 unread / 74Kristelh, Friday 8:29am
Vestafan's ROOTing still not complete!28 unread / 28vestafan, Friday 7:22am
Majkia's ROOTs142 unread / 142majkia, Thursday 10:15pm
Caramellunacy's 2023 Excavations into Mt TBR64 unread / 64Caramellunacy, Thursday 8:24pm
Moneypenny's 2023 ROOT Log28 unread / 28Miss_Moneypenny, Thursday 9:50am
MissWatson ROOTs149 unread / 149MissWatson, Thursday 5:28am
Elizabeth (readingtangent)'s 2023 ROOTs23 unread / 23MissWatson, Thursday 5:23am
Connie ROOTs for another year in 2023266 unread / 266readingtangent, Wednesday 8:23pm
Nickelini's ROOTS 202363 unread / 63Nickelini, Wednesday 7:47pm
Lilisin ROOTS in 2023!34 unread / 34lilisin, Wednesday 7:21pm
Bumblesby's ROOTs45 unread / 45bumblesby, Tuesday 8:50am
si reads in 202367 unread / 67si, Tuesday 6:17am
fuzzi ROOT ROOT ROOTs in 2023!48 unread / 48fuzzi, Monday 2:16pm
Henrik's ROOTing is more needed than ever70 unread / 70Henrik_Madsen, November 25
Brakketh ROOTs 202316 unread / 16brakketh, November 24
Clue (Luanne) Reads On in 202341 unread / 41clue, November 23
Quaisior's 2023 ROOTs3 unread / 3MissWatson, November 23
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around again in 2023-Chapter 3167 unread / 167BLBera, November 22
rocketjk's 2023 Read Yer Own47 unread / 47rocketjk, November 22
torontoc reads books from her shelves40 unread / 40torontoc, November 19
Sally Lou's 2023 ROOT challenge52 unread / 52sallylou61, November 16
BookDoc16: Back Again for 202319 unread / 19BookDoc16, November 16
HelenNZ back again for 202340 unread / 40HelenBaker, November 10
Curioussquared pulls more ROOTs in 2023194 unread / 194curioussquared, November 9
EAM's Gonna Try It Again in 202325 unread / 25enemyanniemae, November 6
Eg's Roots22 unread / 22EGBERTINA, November 5
LoraShouse is ready to ROOT again in 202338 unread / 38LoraShouse, October 27
Cheli is ROOTing again 202350 unread / 50MissWatson, October 22
KWharton is back!27 unread / 27KWharton, October 20
detailmuse … ROOTing the best books first in 202382 unread / 82DetailMuse, October 14
Crazy4reading (Monica) ROOTs in 202311 unread / 11crazy4reading, October 13
SEPTEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread47 unread / 47benitastrnad, October 2
Robertgreaves ROOTING again in 2023 continued36 unread / 36Robertgreaves, September 30
ca_dmv...Here I Go Again!34 unread / 34ca_dmv, September 25
Handshakes' 2023 Challenge18 unread / 18handshakes, September 12
AUGUST ROOT - Progress Thread64 unread / 64cyderry, September 4
justchris is ROOTing down in the cellar in 202331 unread / 31justchris, August 26
I think I'm ready to try13 unread / 13EGBERTINA, August 19
Rebeki's 2023 ROOTing34 unread / 34connie53, August 19
Robertgreaves ROOTING again in 2023200 unread / 200Robertgreaves, August 16
JULY ROOT - Progress Thread59 unread / 59enemyanniemae, August 1
lindapanzo's 2023 ROOTs15 unread / 15connie53, July 22
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around again in 2023-Chapter 2153 unread / 153BLBera, July 20
MAY ROOT - Progress Thread110 unread / 110benitastrnad, July 2
Jackie's 2023 ROOTs127 unread / 127Jackie_K, July 1
pnppl explores her Terran ROOTs (2023)34 unread / 34pnppl, June 12
question4 unread / 4EGBERTINA, May 29
Elizabeth's ROOTs 202312 unread / 12connie53, May 24
karenmarie attempts to redeem herself in 2023 - part I45 unread / 45connie53, May 22
Floremolla ROOTs around in 202321 unread / 21connie53, May 22
rosalita (Julia) ROOTs around again in 2023-Chapter 1264 unread / 264rosalita, May 4
APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread55 unread / 55benitastrnad, May 3
MARCH ROOT - Progress Thread78 unread / 78benitastrnad, April 2
Lynda (Carmenere) Goes Back to Her ROOTS20 unread / 20connie53, April 1
FEBRUARY ROOT - Progress thread80 unread / 80cyderry, March 6
questions3 unread / 3connie53, February 17
How to create a ticker NEW STYLE2 unread / 2connie53, February 12
Ticker help please10 unread / 10connie53, February 12
Ann_R Tends Her ROOTs in 202318 unread / 18Ann_R, February 8
JANUARY ROOT - PROGRESS THREAD78 unread / 78Robertgreaves, February 2
Wandaly's ROOTS for 2023!6 unread / 6wandaly, January 7
Themeless 20234 unread / 4Ann_R, January 5
Robertgreavs ROOTing again in 20233 unread / 3connie53, January 5
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