Cheli's digging out ROOTs in 2016
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So I'm here to ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES) what I already own!
So after much reflection. I've decided to set my goal again in 2016 to 84 - 25 audios, 45 e-books, and 14 ARDs.
E-Books/Net Galley 45 Books off my e-readers or NetGalleys downloaded to my Tablet, or Books on my PC Kindle App.
Audio books 25 - Books downloaded to my PC/MP3
ARDs 14 - Books that are already sitting on my shelves or ARCs/ERs awarded to me in 2016.
For every ROOT successfully cleared in 2016 I put $1 in my book bank so that at the end of the year I have money for new books! I already have my wishlist created so before the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, I will place my order with Barnes & Noble for my e-book acquisitions and will have additional books to count. The book bank total may be added to if I receive any gift cards for Christmas.
Tsundoku (My Unread) = 227
PC Downloads = 120
NOOK = 222
Tablet/Kindle = 56
STARTING ROOT TOTAL = 625
ETA - books I had before 2016 but failed to catalog.
Thanks so much for all you do for the group, Cheli. And good luck with the ROOTing! I hope we actually make it in 2015!
Thanks, Cheli! Your encouragement and efforts here has helped me, and others, to make a dent in our TBR mountains.
Hi Chèli! So glad you took the time to set up this group again!
Hurray! I love your book bank idea. Have fun filling that up with the proceeds from your ROOT reading!
Books off my e-readers
1. Mary's Christmas
2. Monument to the Dead
3. Diva Haunts the House
4. The Deep End
5. Diva Digs Up the Dirt
6. Thread and Gone
7. Murder Under Cover
8. Six Strokes Under
9. Body Under the Bridge
10. A Bone to pick
11. Wedding Cake Murder
12. Guaranteed to Bleed
13. Treaachery in Bordeaux
14. Cracked Spine
15. Murder on Wheels
16. Falling in Love
17. Waters of Eternal Youth
18. Breach of Crust
19. Crime and Poetry
20. Clouds in my Coffee
21. Tea cups and Carnage
22. This Too Shall Pass
23. Pages of Sin
24. Tree Grows in Brooklyn
25. Murder in the Paperback Parlor
26. And Only to Deceive
27. Rosalia's Bittersweet Pastry Shop
28. Murder at the Mansion
29. Cracked to Death
30. Show Time
31. Black Reckoning
32. Beautiful Pretender
Corridors of the Night
★= top of the list
✔★And Only to Deceive
★And Then She Fell
Around the World in 80 Days
✔Body Under the Bridge
★Brush with Death
★Chapter & Hearse
★Condemn to Death
✔Diva Digs the Dirt
✔Diva Haunts the House
✔★Falling in Love
Fourth Rule of Ten
✔★Gilt by Association
✔★Graves of the Guilty
★Lady Risks All
Love and Murder on the Queen Anne
MELODY and MURDER
✔Monument to the Dead
★Murder a la Carte
Murder at the Vicarage
★Murder Most Maine
Murder on Cue
Murder on the Cote d'Azure
Murder Under Construction
✔★Murder Under Cover
★Murder, Money & Marzipan
✔★Pages of Sin
Pretense for Murder
Prince and the Pauper
★Read and Buried
★Root of All Evil
★Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
★Sex and Salmonella
★Silhouette in Scarlet
✔★Six Strokes Under
★Spoonful of Murder
Still Life with Murder
★Street of the Five Moons
Tastes Like Murder
Third Rule Of Ten
✔★Thread and Gone
Through a Glass Darkly
✔Waters of Eternal Youth
✔★Way of the Wicked
Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor
Whodunnit? Murder on Mystery Island: 2
★Zen For Murder
Audiobooks listened to
1. The Wright Brothers
2. Beastly Things
3. Golden Egg
4. Husband's Secret
5. Our Souls at Night
6. Black Circle
7. Blood on the Water
8. By Its Cover
9. In Too Deep
10. Garden Intrigue
11. Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
12. Corridors of the Night
13. Black Reckoning
14. All the Light we Cannot See
15. Peter Pan
Here are the possible candidates:
★= top of the list
✔★All the Light We Cannot See
✔★Blood on the Water
✔★By Its Cover
★Fellowship of the Ring
✔★In Too Deep
★Laughter of Dead Kings
★Lion in the Valley
Man He Became
Packing for Mars
One was a Soldier
★Peter and Rundoon
★Peter and the Shadow Thieves
★Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Pillars of the Earth
✔Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
ARDs (antique reading devices AKA real books) read
1. Foreign Eclairs
2. Devonshire Scream (ARC)
3. Murder of Mary Russell (ER)
Here are the possible candidates:
★= top of the list
Corked by Cabernet
Death at Bishop's Keep
★Diva Frosts a Cupcake
Gilt By Association
★Going Through the Notions
★Going, Going, Ganache
★Hearse and Buggy
Knit Fast, Die Young
Larceny and Old Lace
Leading Questions in Bridge
Set Sail for Murder
★Setting Trick: Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
★Sup with the Devil
★Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies
New books acquired
1. A Cutthroat Business 1/2/16 B&N FREEBIE
2. Hot Property 1/2/16 B&N FREEBIE
3. Contract Pending 1/2/16 B&N FREEBIE
4. ✔Devonshire Scream 1/4/16 FREEBIE from author
5. ✔The Cracked Spine 1/4/16 NetGalley
6. ✔The Waters of Eternal Youth 1/8/16 NetGalley
7. ✔The Body Under the Bridge 1/11/16 NetGalley
8. Herbert Hoover in the White House 1/29/16 NetGalley
9. ✔Treachery in Bordeaux 1/29/16 NetGalley
10. XGrand Cru Heist 1/29/16 NetGalley
11. XNightmare in Burgundy 1/29/16 NetGalley
12. Fate of the Fallen 2/8/16 NetGalley
13. The Wedding Dress B&N $1.99
14. Supreme Commander B&N $1.99
15. ✔Wedding Cake Murder 2/11/16 NetGalley
16. One Season of Sunshine B&N $2.99
17. ✔Spying in High Heels B&N FREEBIE
18. Sunny Side Up Amazon FREEBIE
19. The Red Dragon and the West Wind B&N $11.95
20. ✔Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe $14.99
21. ✔Silence of the Lamps 3/8/16 NetGalley
22. ✔Murder of Mary Russell LTER
23. ✔Crime and Poetry 3/11/16 NetGalley
24. ✔Breach of Crust 3/11/16 NetGalley
25. A Crabby Killer 3/17/16 B&N FREEBIE
26. Strawberry Cream Murder 3/24/16 Amazon FREEBIE
27. ✔Killer in High Heels 4/5/16 B&N $4.99
28. ✔June 4/6/16 NetGalley
29. ✔Clouds in my Coffee 4/7/16 NetGalley
30. ✔Teacups and Carnage 4/7/16 NetGalley
31. ✔This Too Shall Pass NetGalley
32. ✔Picture Miss Seeton NetGalley
33. Miss Seeton Draws the Line NetGalley
34. ✔Bowled Over 5/3/16 B&N $7.99
35. Nightmares Can Be Murder: A Dream Club Mystery 5/3/16 B&N $1.99
36. ✔Freezer I'll Shoot 5/3/16 B&N $7.99
37. ✔Show Time 5/6/16 NetGalley
38. ✔Rosalia's Bittersweet Pastry Shop 5/6/16 NetGalley
39. ✔Cracked to Death 5/6/16 NetGalley
40. ✔Shards of Murder 5/7/16 B&N $5.99
41. ✔The Beautiful Pretender 6/2/16 NetGalley
42. ✔Killer Look 6/2/16 NetGalley
43. ✔Murder at the Mansion 6/2/16 NetGalley
44. ✔A Most Curious Murder 6/2/16 NetGalley
45. Deadly Dog Days 6/2/16 NetGalley
46. ✔Engaged in Death 6/16/16 NetGalley
47. ✔For Cheddar or Worse 6/26/16 B&N $7.99
48. Night of the Living Thread 6/26/16 B&N $7.99
49. Poisoned Prose 6/26/16 B&N $7.99
50. ✔The Earl's Betrothal 7/2/16 NetGalley
51. ✔The Queen's Accomplice 7/2/16 NetGalley
52. Death among the Doilies 7/7/16 NetGalley
53. ✔The Champagne Conspiracy 7/12/16 NetGalley
54. ✔Engaged in Death 7/12/16 NetGalley
55. Ripe for Murder 7/13/16 B&N $7.99
56. Entangled 7/13/16 B&N $2.66
58. Crushed 7/13/16 B&N $2.66
59. Savor 7/13/16 B&N $2.67
60. Plantation Shudders 7/19/16 B&N $1.99
61. ✔Murder in the Secret Garden 8/5/16 $7.99
62. ✔Drape Expectations 8/5/16 $7.99
63. ✔Crepe Factor 8/10/16 free from author for review
64. ✔Dangling by a Thread 9/13/16 NetGalley
65. ✔Murder of a Queen Bee 9/14/16 NetGalley
66. Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses 9/18/16 B&N $1.99
67. ✔Ordinary Grace 9/18/16 B&N $11.99
68. ✔High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides 9/18/16 B&N $5.99
69. Sweet Masterpiece 9/22/16 Freebooksy
70. Malevolent 9/22/16 Freebooksy
71. ✔Send in the Clowns 9/27/16 NetGalley
72. The Wisdom of Father Brown 10/2/16 B&N Freebie
73. The Donnington Affair 10/2/16 B&N Freebie
74. The Incredulity of Father Brown 10/2/16 B&N Freebie
75. The Secret of Father Brown 10/2/16 B&N Freebie
76. The Scandal of Father Brown 10/2/16 B&N Freebie
77. The Mask of Midas 10/2/16 B&N Freebie
78. The Book Club Murders 10/2/16 B&N $3.99
79. Murder at the Lighthouse Freebooksy 10/6/16
80. ✔The Lonely Teddy Bear NetGalley 10/10/16
81. Depraved Indifference 12/3/16 NetGalley
82. Time Out 12/3/16 NetGalley
83. Uncorking a Lie 12/13/16 NetGalley
84. Love and First Sight 12/13/16 NetGalley
85. Murder Wears White 12/15/16 NetGalley
86. Immoral Certainty 12/18/16 NetGalley
Total in 2016 = $144.74
One of my friends called it that when I was sitting reading a real book and I got a good chuckle from it. When you think about it in this day and age, they are antique devices for reading.
I'm all for antique reading devices. In fact I only read 2 MRD's (Modern Reading Device) this year ;-))
>10 cyderry: :) I love the ARD idea. I was pleased to discover that my teenaged niece actually prefers ARD over ebooks.
I see you set up a ticker for new books acquired -- that is an idea I will copy! Maybe seeing the numbers will help restrain my one-click buying at Amazon's Kindle store...
Happy 2016 ROOTing! And thank you Chèli for all you do for us!!
Also, I see you have Cuckoo's Calling in your audio list.... looking forward to your thoughts on that one!
Book bank sounds like a great way to motivate more ROOT reading.... even if the money may go towards the purchase of new ROOTs. Good luck with your ROOT reading, Cheli!
Happy New Year, Chèli. Wishing you a great 2016 for reading and ROOTing.
LOVE your setup this year, Cheli! I should do an ebook ROOT too, it's starting to stack up like my physical books are! Good luck this year!
First the intro image -- did you notice the tiny dot at the bottom of that book well? Yes, that's me.
Second, you are the busiest person I've ever known about. When do you find time to breathe? You're also very organized. I gave up long ago. Only reviewing Tomes (MOTs and otherwise) can I keep track of what I've read. That's the extent of my organizing abilities.
Third, those can't be real grandbabies in your personal profile. Those girls are so beautiful, they must be the very best and most expensive life-like dolls ever handmade.
P.S. Is "ARDs" in the public domain, or do you hold the copyright? I'd love to use the acronym, too.
>29 Limelite: When I was working my job evaluations always said "highly organized". I don't know how I would survive without my lists.
Yes, I have 5 absolutely beautiful granddaughters and 2 very handsome grandsons, but I am extremely prejudiced. My oldest, Jackson, will be 7 this month and the youngest is 2½. They all live in other states so I don't get to see them as much as I would like, but I try to go for very special occasions - dance recitals, sports events, etc. And of course, Nonna is always send little things, books especially.
As for ARDs - you are more than welcome to use the acronym - Antique reading devices =ARD
Welcome to the group and happy reading!
>31 cyderry: yes, a great month! Looks like a lot of great reads for the winter :)
Wish I could say February is doing as well but RL is getting in the way!
Yeah it does.. I just finished my first in Feb., but I read a bunch in Jan... such is (real) life ;)
12. Our Souls at Night
13. Six Strokes Under
14. Body Under the Bridge
15. Black Circle
16. A Bone to pick
17. Wedding Cake Murder
18. Guaranteed to Bleed
19. Blood on the Water
20. Cracked Spine
21. Treachery in Bordeaux
All my books read in February were ROOTs!
Nice list & congrats on ALL your February books being ROOTs! That's very impressive!!
>44 Henrik_Madsen: I love cozy mysteries and my main effort besides reading my ROOTs is to try to catch up on all the series that I started so yes, I guess there is a crime theme. I actually have a Greek mythology theme for my Category Challenge:
Zeus - god of lightning, thunder, and the heavens - Anything goes!I've started so many series (150+) so I need something to not only keep me reading the books I already own, but to keep me reading the series I already started. Tickers have been a big help over the years but themes tend to keep me focused.
How about you? Do you tend to have a theme for your reading?
I merely went by the titles wich seemed rather crime-like.
I have never been very good at themes or series for that matter. Crime series especially seem to become repetitive after 5-10 issues. The good ideas are used and the pressure to put out a new novel for every christmas season isn't helping either - so I haven't finished many series.
But I do have one theme. I like to read classics and to help that on the way I every year read a book published 200, 150, 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.
Sometimes that's also an opportunity to do some ROOTing - or some planting... ;-)
>46 Henrik_Madsen: That's a neat idea to read books in their "anniversary" years!
>45 cyderry: I like your Greek mythology theme! That's really cool :).
Have to show off my beautiful granddaughter Bella from picture day for her dance class.
Love pictures from dance classes. I cherish those I have from my daughters when they were young. There is just something about seeing them in their dance costumes...
I have read all the Robert Gailbraith except the latest and enjoyed them all. Actually listened to them on audiobook. Can't wait for the latest to get to the library. It may be there now but I'm trying to ROOT!
Better late than never....
22. Foreign Eclairs - pre-ordered 12/30/15
23. By Its Cover - NetGalley
24. Murder on Wheels - NetGalley
25. In Too Deep - pre 2016
26. Devonshire Scream - ARC from author
27. Garden Intrigue - pre 2016
28. Falling in Love - NetGalley
29. Waters of Eternal Youth - NetGalley
30. Murder of Mary Russell - LTER
What is it I can't resist free books?!?
It's not like I don't have anything to read!
An addiction, pure and simple...I don't think I'll ever break the habit!
Mid year adjusted tallies
Tsundoku (My Unread) = 213
PC Downloads = 120
NOOK = 222
Tablet/Kindle = 56
STARTING ROOT TOTAL = 611
NetGalley ROOTs added = 26
LTER = 1
ARC from author = 1
ADJUSTED ROOT Starting TOTAL = 639
ROOTs as of 7/1/16 = 616
New non-ROOT books added in 2016 = 27
Net ROOTs = 45
Unread Non-ROOT additions = 31 (new ROOTs for 2017 if they remain unread)
Well, I have good news and bad news ---
Good News - I finally finished moving all my books to my little library and tagged them for their location so that I know exactly what shelf each book is on, however, during this process I discovered 18 books that had not been previously cataloged so now I have 18 more ROOTs than I thought.
I'm not sure to be happy or not. I'm going with HAPPY!!!
Below you can see my little sanctuary - the shelves are mostly two books deep but some places three books deep and then I have a beautiful old desk for my laptop next to my own TV that I don't have to share with hubby, and then my comfy old recliner with my needlework lamp.
I foresee many happy hours in my beautiful library considering that there are over 600 books waiting to be read!
>70 cyderry: You should definitely be happy - especially if some of the 18 books are forgotten gems. And the chair / reading corner looks so comfortable!
Hi! I couldn't possibly catch up on the threads after my crazy-long absence, but I just wanted to say hi :)
>80 cyderry: I'm very intrigued by this "Drape Expectations" -- is that a cozy mystery?? Did you enjoy it?
>82 cyderry: I love the Miss Seaton books, Chelie. Maybe a re-read is in order.
I've decided that now is a good time to be realistic about some of the books that have been sitting on my e-readers for awhile.
They were free and I know now that I'll just never read them so they are being purged. 54 ROOTS DONE IN A MORNING!
Bait & Switch
Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen
Dagger Before Me
Daughter of Time
Duchess of Love
Front Porch Prophet
Grand Cru Heist
Green Grows the Rushes
Hide in Plain Sight
Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
Maid for love
My Lady Gisborne
Nightmare in Burgundy
Oh, Cherry Ripe
One Deadly Sister
One Man's Paradise
One You Love
Pearl at the gate
Priced to move
Princess and the Penis
Unsuspecting Mage: Book One Of The Morcyth Saga
What's a Girl Gotta Do?
>81 avanders: Sorry I didn't answer sooner - things have been crazy!
Drape Expectations is part of the Caprice DeLuca Mystery series by Karen Rose Smith.
Caprice is an interior designer who specializes in staging for sale. I really enjoy the series, the characters and the decorating tips and recipes.
The first book in the series is called Staged to Death
>84 cyderry: good job!
I am slightly boggled (although not entirely surprised) that there actually exists a book called Princess and the Penis.
>87 Jackie_K: I have to be honest that when I downloaded the book originally, I thought the title was the Princess and the Pens - Maybe the true title turned me off a bit and that's why I never got around to reading it.
>89 cyderry: Hee hee - it didn't strike me as the kind of title you'd usually go for!!
A Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and a Kewl Yule to you and yours, Chéli
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