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indielamb's 2016 ROOT Challenge

2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes)

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1indielamb
Edited: Oct 17, 2016, 9:39am Top

I just joined the group today, so am a little behind on the challenge. I'm borrowing my challenge from MissWatson's idea. On Sunday, the numbers are drawn and decide the categories to be read, which gives me a choice of 1 out of 6. There is also an additional number drawn (by which the jackpot is distributed, it represents the last digit of the ticket number, so they are 0-9). This will be my fallback if none of the six categories appeals to me in a week. The first draw takes place on 10 April 2016. Watch this space!

The 49 categories are:

1 a book with more than 400 pages - "The Geography of Hope - A Tour of the World We Need" by Chris Turner
2 a mystery or thriller - "P is for Peril" by Sue Grafton
3 a book that became a movie - "Room" by Emma Donoghue
4 a book more than 100 years old
5 a book by a female author - "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George
6 a book set in a different country
7 a non-fiction book
8 a book that was originally written in a different language
9 a book you own but have never read - 'The Advance of Love' by Bruce Sanguin
10 a book from your childhood
11 a classic romance - "Persuasion" - by Jane Austen
12 a book with a number in the title - "Party of One" by Michael Harris.
13 a book published last year - "The Nature of the Beast" - Louise Penny
14 a book written by someone under 30
15 a book with nonhuman characters
16 a funny book
17 a book with a one-word title
18 a book of short stories
19 a popular author's first book - "Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling (in honour of her new book coming out today).
20 a book from an author you love that you haven't read yet
21 a book a friend recommended - "Speaking My Truth - Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School" collected by Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagne, Jonathon Dewar and Glen Lowry.
22 a prize-winning book
23 a book based on a true story
24 a book at the bottom of your to-read list
25 a book your mom/dad liked
26 a book based entirely on its cover
27 a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
28 a memoir
29 a book you can finish in a day - Bear by Marian Engel
30 a book with antonyms in the title
31 a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
32 a book that came out the year you were born
33 a book you bought because of a review
34 a book with a love triangle
35 a book set in the future
36 a book set in high school
37 a book with a colour in the title - Written In Red - by Anne Bishop.
38 a book that made you cry
39 a book with magic - "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke
40 a graphic novel - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 8, Volume 1" by Joss Whedon & Brian K. Vaughan
41 a book by an author you've never read before - "Beasts of No Nation" - by Uzodinma Iweala
42 a book that takes place in your hometown - "Restlessness" by Aritha Van Herk
43 a book set during christmas
44 a book written by an author with your same initials
45 a play - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorn
46 a banned book
47 a book based on or turned into a TV show
48 a book you started but never finished - "Fishing Tips" by John Pentland
49 a book that scares you

2indielamb
Apr 10, 2016, 3:48pm Top


The numbers are: 12 29 34 44 47 49 Bonus 37. So, I am going with 29, a book you can finish in a day: Bear by Marian Engel.

3tess_schoolmarm
Apr 10, 2016, 6:05pm Top

Welcome to the group and good luck!

4indielamb
Apr 10, 2016, 6:27pm Top

Thanks Tess!

5connie53
Apr 11, 2016, 1:19am Top

Welcome to the ROOTers! Have fun.

6Jackie_K
Apr 11, 2016, 5:07am Top

Welcome to the group, I hope you find it helps with your motivation! (certainly did here!)

7MissWatson
Apr 11, 2016, 9:31am Top

Welcome to the group! I'm looking forward to your selections!

8bragan
Apr 11, 2016, 10:55am Top

Oh, this is a fun system! Should be interesting to see what it results in.

9avanders
Apr 11, 2016, 11:45am Top

Welcome & Happy ROOTing!

10indielamb
Apr 17, 2016, 5:34pm Top

The numbers for this week are 9 16 24 30 33 47, bonus 23. I am going to go with #9 - A book I own, but have never read. So I will read 'The Advance of Love' by Bruce Sanguin.

11connie53
Apr 22, 2016, 1:02pm Top

A book in that category is really a ROOT!

12indielamb
Apr 24, 2016, 11:31pm Top

So true!!! :)

13indielamb
Apr 24, 2016, 11:33pm Top

The numbers for this week are 1 2 17 21 29 44, bonus 11. I am going to go with #1 - a book with more than 400 pages. So I will read "The Geography of Hope - A Tour of the World We Need" by Chris Turner.

14MissWatson
Apr 25, 2016, 5:54am Top

Good luck with your 400 pages!

15indielamb
Apr 25, 2016, 5:10pm Top

I'm going to need it. Very busy week ahead, as I'm moving! I must like the pressure!

16MissWatson
Apr 26, 2016, 6:18am Top

You're moving, too? Good luck that everything goes smoothly!

17avanders
Edited: Apr 26, 2016, 11:25am Top

Yes, good luck w/ moving! I LOVE moving, but not ALL the parts that go along w/ it ;P
I love setting up a new space and all the possibilities it offers. I love going through my stuff and weeding out things I no longer use or need.
I don't love the actual physical part of moving, though... hopefully you have lots of help!

18tess_schoolmarm
Apr 26, 2016, 7:34pm Top

Good luck with the moving!

19indielamb
Apr 27, 2016, 9:26pm Top

Thank you! I love all the possibilities as well, but definitely not the physical part of moving! And yes, lots of help! I am blessed with awesome friends!

20connie53
Apr 29, 2016, 6:11am Top

Good luck with the moving. Have fun!

21indielamb
May 1, 2016, 11:57pm Top

The numbers for this week are 2 13 19 24 25 41, bonus 15. I am going to go with #41 - a book by an author you've never read before. So I will read "Beasts of No Nation" - by Uzodinma Iweala.

22indielamb
May 8, 2016, 10:44pm Top

The numbers for this week are 3 9 24 31 33 38, bonus 41. I am going to go with #3 - a book that became a movie. So I will read "Room" - by Emma Donoghue.

23connie53
Edited: May 22, 2016, 12:30pm Top

>22 indielamb: excellent choice! I really, really liked this book. Enjoy.

24indielamb
May 15, 2016, 9:31pm Top

Thank you! I really loved it! It touched so many emotions.

25indielamb
May 15, 2016, 9:37pm Top

The numbers for this week are 4 6 11 15 17 24 , bonus 12. I am going to go with #11 - a classic romance. So I will read "Persuasion" by Jane Austen.

26Jackie_K
May 16, 2016, 5:09am Top

>25 indielamb: Ooh I read Persuasion a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it! Even though not that much actually happened :)

27MissWatson
May 17, 2016, 4:03am Top

>25 indielamb: Oh, I hope you like Persuasion. It's my second-favourite Austen. I have always had a soft spot for the Royal Navy...

28tess_schoolmarm
May 17, 2016, 10:05am Top

>26 Jackie_K: >25 indielamb: I hope you enjoy Austen. I'm not a fan! And Jackie, that's why I'm not a fan, nothing much happens. My friends, who adore Austen, claim she is more of a character study than a plot driven author.

29Jackie_K
May 17, 2016, 4:56pm Top

>28 tess_schoolmarm: I think, of the Austen I've read, Persuasion is the book where the least happened! Personally I generally quite like character studies, so I enjoyed it very much, but I wouldn't say it was a favourite.

30connie53
May 22, 2016, 12:31pm Top

>24 indielamb: Good to hear you loved it, indielamb!

31indielamb
May 22, 2016, 8:38pm Top

I really enjoyed this one as well. The character's are quite diverse.

32indielamb
May 22, 2016, 8:40pm Top

I really enjoyed this one as well. Out of all of the Austen characters, I could most relate to Anne Elliot. When I was younger, I was very much like her. Now, I have much more of a backbone. :)

33indielamb
May 22, 2016, 8:40pm Top

Austen is definitely plot driven!

34indielamb
May 22, 2016, 8:51pm Top

The numbers for this week are 7 15 21 24 32 39, bonus 29. I am going to go with #21 - a book a friend recommended. So I will read "Speaking My Truth - Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School" collected by Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagne, Jonathon Dewar and Glen Lowry.

35indielamb
Jun 5, 2016, 8:00pm Top

The numbers for this week are 2 9 16 38 44 49, bonus 7. I am going to go with #2 - a mystery or a thriller. So I will read "P is for Peril" by Sue Grafton.

36connie53
Jun 7, 2016, 10:46am Top

You are doing great, Indielamb.

37indielamb
Jun 9, 2016, 12:46am Top

Thank you Connie!

38indielamb
Jun 12, 2016, 4:15pm Top

The numbers for this week are 11 25 30 32 40 48, bonus 28. I am going to go with #40 - a graphic novel. So I will read "Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 8, Volume 1" by Joss Whedon & Brian K. Vaughan

39indielamb
Jul 12, 2016, 9:46pm Top

I'm afraid I haven't been on here for 2 weeks, so definitely behind. The numbers for this week are 5 22 32 35 39 45, bonus 6. I am going to go with #5 - a book by a female author. So I will read "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.

40indielamb
Jul 17, 2016, 8:16pm Top

The numbers for this week are 13 14 16 19 32 42, bonus 31. I am going to go with #42 - a book that takes place in your hometown. So I will read "Restlessness" by Aritha Van Herk.

41indielamb
Jul 25, 2016, 10:06am Top

The numbers for this week are 3 10 12 13 14 48, bonus 1. I am going to go with #48 - a book you started but never finished. So I will read "Fishing Tips" by John Pentland.

42Jackie_K
Jul 25, 2016, 12:46pm Top

>41 indielamb: I wouldn't know where to start with that category, I have so many started-but-unfinished books lying around!

43indielamb
Jul 25, 2016, 7:12pm Top

I know, I chose a short book, cause I'm going rafting with friends for 3 days, so hopefully I'll get it finished. :)

44tess_schoolmarm
Jul 25, 2016, 7:33pm Top

>43 indielamb: Happy rafting!

45MissWatson
Jul 26, 2016, 4:02am Top

>41 indielamb: This is funny, I also went for number 48 this week! Mostly because it fits in with my Arthurian Britain reading. Happy rafting!

46indielamb
Jul 26, 2016, 9:02am Top

I love Arthurian stories. You will have to let me know how the Winter King is! I hope you enjoy it!

47connie53
Jul 31, 2016, 2:57am Top

Happy rafting. I don't think rafting is my kind of thing to do, too scary!

48indielamb
Jul 31, 2016, 4:26pm Top

This is definitely not the scary kind of rafting. Just floating down a lazy river (the Red Deer River in Alberta). No rapids where we were. We'd have to go to the mountains for that.

49indielamb
Jul 31, 2016, 4:32pm Top

he numbers for this week are 12 14 19 28 36 44, bonus 10. I am going to go with #19 - a popular author's first book. So, I'm going to go with Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (in honour of her new book coming out today).

50connie53
Aug 3, 2016, 1:27pm Top

>49 indielamb: Good choice!

51avanders
Aug 30, 2016, 1:16pm Top

>43 indielamb: whitewater rafting? LOVE it.
>48 indielamb: oh, that is also QUITE enjoyable!! So relaxing...

52indielamb
Sep 11, 2016, 11:06pm Top

Well August was a write off (between housesitting & holidays). Very rarely by the computer. Read lots, but didn't do this challenge. So, the numbers for this week are 12 18, 21 30, 32, 35, bonus 37. I am going to go with #37 - a book with a colour in the title. So, I'm going to go with Written In Red - by Anne Bishop.

53connie53
Sep 18, 2016, 2:27am Top

>52 indielamb: Good choice!

54indielamb
Sep 19, 2016, 9:57am Top

Thank you! Really enjoyed it!

55indielamb
Sep 19, 2016, 10:02am Top

The numbers for this week are 9, 15, 27, 29, 39, 49 and bonus 31. I am going to go with #39, a book with magic - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

56avanders
Sep 22, 2016, 12:06pm Top

>55 indielamb: Oh I really enjoyed that one - hope you do too!

57indielamb
Sep 26, 2016, 6:42pm Top

The numbers for this week are 2, 9, 21, 27, 36, 46 and bonus 12. I am going to go with #12, a book with a number in the title - Party of One by Michael Harris.

58indielamb
Oct 3, 2016, 11:09am Top

The numbers for this week are 10,13, 23, 28, 37, 49 and bonus 47. I am going to go with #13, a book published last year - The Nature of the Beast - Louise Penny.

59indielamb
Oct 10, 2016, 9:37am Top

The numbers for this week are 16, 25, 30, 32, 42, 44, 46 and bonus 45. I am going to go with #45, a play - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne.

60connie53
Oct 18, 2016, 1:49pm Top

And how did you like that last one? I'm still not sure if I should buy it.

61indielamb
Oct 20, 2016, 12:03pm Top

It was okay. As it was a play, there wasn't much character development. I'm afraid I found it disappointing. If I were you, I'd get it from the library. I haven't talked to anyone else who has read it, so don't have any other feedback.

62indielamb
Oct 20, 2016, 12:06pm Top

Looks like I forgot to save my post from Sunday for the new numbers. My numbers from Sunday were 1, 9, 14, 22, 30, 37 and bonus 11. I went with #14 - a book written by someone under 30 - "The Opposite of Loneliness" by Marina Keegan.

63connie53
Oct 30, 2016, 2:53pm Top

>61 indielamb: thanks for the tip.

64avanders
Nov 3, 2016, 1:39pm Top

>59 indielamb: >60 connie53: >61 indielamb: Hmm that is good to know ahead of time! I think I have to buy it at some point, but I'll have managed expectations going into it ;)

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