fuzzi’ 2019 ROOT Rehoming Thread
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In 2018 I scaled back to a what I felt was a reasonable goal of 100 books removed and rehomed.
It looks as if I’m going to fall short, but have decided to try again for 100 re-homes in 2019.
My main ROOT thread is here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/300999
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#2 Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein
I've been valiantly attempting to finish this book, but at the halfway point I've given up, and admitting that I'm not interested in what happens. The story is not engaging at all, and the writing isn't up to par with this author's other works, including his other early "juvenile" books I've read.
#3 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - (ROOT) - Did not read
#4 Little Otter is Missing by Kenneth Grahame (abridged)
#5 The Wild Wood by Kenneth Graham (abridged)
#6 Can I Keep Him? by Steven Kellogg
I kept laughing over this short story about a young boy who keeps begging his mother for a pet. The illustrations are classic Kellogg, with lots going on in the background and margins. This one is heading straight to my granddaughter!
Not sure where I got 7...onward:
#7 A Horse Called Mystery (duplicate)
#8 Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin - (ROOT) - Ebook unread
#9 How To Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley and John Martz
HAHAHA! I loved this book as an adult for the humor, and can't wait to read it to a child who will love the little details on each page. Well done!
#10 Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
Delightful picture book story from the Noisy Village series. The illustrations are so whimsical, I could spend hours pouring over each page, and the Swedish holiday traditions within are similar to those of my own family.
Both of these are being "gifted" to either my granddaughter or my grandnieces.
You are doing so good with rehoming, Fuz.
I really love the way you described the children's books. And I searched for translation into Dutch for my grandchildren. (Non found though)
#16 There's an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
When my children were small we owned a similar book, There's a Nightmare in My Closet, but this one is good, too. The small boy in this tale has an alligator living under his bed, but when his parents check they never see it. How is he supposed to handle the situation? Told with funny illustrations.
#17 The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
I have only read one other book by this author before reading The Tale of Tom Kitten. The pictures are adorable, the story is cute, and I think younger children and their parents would enjoy reading about the naughty deeds of the three kittens in the story.
Both of these are going to my granddaughter.
>15 connie53: thank you!
Now that I have a granddaughter I have an excuse to read children's books again!
#22 Princess Puffybottom and Darryl by Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller
The three stars is for the cute premise and some of the illustrations, only. Maybe I am old fashioned, but having vomit and cat feces and a dog urinating prominently featured in a book for young children is unnecessary and unfortunate, in my opinion.
This ER book is headed for the used book store.
#23 Middlemarch by George Eliot
A thoughtful yet entertaining read about the people and customs of an English town from the earlier part of the 19th century. The characters are very well drawn, their personalities are not superficial, and I was willingly dragged into the story, something I expect a very well-written book should do. This tale is never boring, but as the sentences often have deeper meanings one needs to take time to read this work slowly, unhurried, and without distraction. Quite good and worth the time and effort. Solid.
#24 Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Of all the books that I have read by this author there was only one I did not care for...and this one isn't it!
Woods Runner is a good tale of a 13 year old boy growing up on the western Pennsylvania frontier of the late 1700s. While most of the people in the settlement like their neighbors and bucolic lifestyle, young Samuel takes to the woods where he is most comfortable, disappearing for days while exploring, as well as hunting for the community.
But while he is on one of his trips a force of British troops and Hessian mercenaries attack and destroy the settlement, massacring most of the people yet taking a few as prisoners...including Samuel's parents.
This one is a page-turner, a book I could not put down until I found out how things turned out. While categorized as a youth book, it also is a fine adult read.
>23 fuzzi: I, too, read Middlemarch for the first time recently. Every once in a while I just try to fill in one of the many, many gaps in my classics reading. And I also found that I enjoyed the story and the writing quite a lot. I guess most of these classics are classics for a reason!
>25 rocketjk: I'm another who is dropping the classics into the mix every now and then. I've not read Middlemarch, but am just starting Vanity Fair. I find them harder to read as I get older though!
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