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LoraShouse finally roots one out

2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes)

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1LoraShouse
Edited: Dec 21, 2016, 1:49am Top


2LoraShouse
May 7, 2016, 1:11am Top

Sorry, I couldn't find my original topic. I finally finished The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It was fascinating, and not as difficult to read as I expected. But it was just so looooong.

3LoraShouse
May 7, 2016, 1:12am Top

Next up will be The Seeing Glass. I'm taking a bit of a break from the long history books.

4connie53
May 7, 2016, 2:56am Top

>2 LoraShouse: Good to see you back, Lora.

5tess_schoolmarm
May 7, 2016, 7:44am Top

Congrats on finishing the "long one"!

6avanders
May 9, 2016, 11:43am Top

Yes, congrats on finishing a long ROOT!

7LoraShouse
May 16, 2016, 1:39am Top

The Seeing Glass is done. Now, if I picked all of them this short, I might finish after all. Next I will try Spiritwalker Messages from the Future.

8LoraShouse
Jun 16, 2016, 11:19pm Top

Spiritwalker Messages from the Future is done. I also finished James Patterson's Violets are Blue. Now I am working on Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman.

Reading Stats vs. goals for the year so far:
43 of 75 total books read.
5 of 25 ROOTs
15 new books (read by request or otherwise
20 books from my main reading list
24 Kindle books
3 Audible audiobooks (includes 1 whisper-sync on both Kindle and Audible)
4 library books
2 e-books on Scribd
1 e-book on the Nook app.

Some of these categories overlap.

9connie53
Jun 18, 2016, 2:45pm Top

Nice stats, Lora!

10LoraShouse
Jul 4, 2016, 2:40am Top

Thanks connie53!

Finished Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman. Now working on Crooked Little Heart.

11LoraShouse
Jul 15, 2016, 12:51am Top

Hehe - rolling on now. Finished Crooked Little Heart and Cat on the Scent. Next up, another cat mystery - Murder on the Prowl.

12LoraShouse
Sep 6, 2016, 1:33am Top

Yay! Another one down. Not sure who will go next. Maybe Demonic Males.

13tess_schoolmarm
Sep 7, 2016, 10:24pm Top

Rooting right along!

14LoraShouse
Sep 18, 2016, 12:59am Top

Finished Demonic Males. It was better than I expected. They were talking about inter-group raiding among chimpanzees and the parallels to making war in humans. They also looked at bonobos and why they don't have this same behavior pattern.

I think the next root will be On Mystic Lake. I may not make 25 at this rate, but at least I got up to 10.

15LoraShouse
Sep 18, 2016, 1:29am Top

Update on Reading Stats vs. goals for the year so far:

77 of 75 total books read.
10 of 25 ROOTs
32 new books (read by request or otherwise
30 of 50 books from my main reading list
45 Kindle books
9 Audible audiobooks (includes 4 whisper-sync on both Kindle and Audible)
6 library books
2 e-books on Scribd
4 audiobooks on Scribd
1 e-book on the Nook app.

Some of these categories overlap.

16avanders
Sep 22, 2016, 11:43am Top

>15 LoraShouse: nice stats! Keep it up! :)

17LoraShouse
Sep 28, 2016, 12:39am Top

Thanks! Good to hear from you.

18LoraShouse
Sep 28, 2016, 12:41am Top

On Mystic Lake is done. It was better than I expected.

Not sure what the next ROOT will be - maybe A Conspiracy of Tall Men, or The Complete Robot, or possibly The Piney Ridge Trilogy. All qualify as ROOTs that need to be finished this year.

19LoraShouse
Oct 23, 2016, 2:56am Top

Yay! Another Root finished. Almost half done - in time for the end of the year.

Read The Complete Robot. I am inclined to do A Conspiracy of Tall Men next; it sounds like fun.

20avanders
Nov 3, 2016, 1:46pm Top

Yeah - you can do it - finish strong! :)

21LoraShouse
Nov 10, 2016, 2:15am Top

Thanks!

22LoraShouse
Nov 10, 2016, 2:17am Top

A Conspiracy of Tall Men is now done. Over halfway now. On to The Piney Ridge Trilogy. Might make 15 by the end of the year. Maybe.

23LoraShouse
Nov 28, 2016, 1:27am Top

OK, so done with The Piney Ridge Trilogy. That makes 14. So, at least 15 is imminently doable. The next book will be Raising Cain. I think.

Will we be doing this again next year?

24Jackie_K
Nov 28, 2016, 5:18am Top

>23 LoraShouse: I certainly hope so! There is a poll in the November ROOTs thread asking if we should, and there appears to be a consensus :)

25LoraShouse
Dec 21, 2016, 1:53am Top

Successfully finished Raising Cain. Another one of those books everybody needs to read. The next book will be The War Against Boys, but I don't expect to finish it before the end of the year. Hence why it would be good to continue the ROOT hung into next year. There's still plenty of material in my TBR piles.

26tess_schoolmarm
Dec 23, 2016, 10:33pm Top

27LoraShouse
Dec 29, 2016, 2:28am Top

Thanks! What a pretty pic!

28LoraShouse
Dec 29, 2016, 2:45am Top

Ok, I'm done for this year. I don't expect to finish anything else before the end of the year. However, I hope I am in a position to finish several things early next year.
Happy New Year to everyone!

Final statistics for this year:

115 of 75 total books read.
15 of 25 ROOTs
46 new books (read by request or otherwise
50 of 50 books from my main reading list (only 650 left to go there)
59 Kindle books
14 Audible audiobooks (includes 4 whisper-sync on both Kindle and Audible)
12 library books
4 e-books on Scribd
9 audiobooks on Scribd
1 e-book on the Nook app.

Once again, some of these categories overlap. All of the new books are on the Kindle. Most of the ROOTs are from the main reading list. Most of the library books and books from Scribd are also from the main reading list.

Hope I can find next year's challenge!

29tess_schoolmarm
Dec 29, 2016, 1:25pm Top

Looks like a full reading year. Hope most of it was enjoyable.

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