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fuzzi’ 2019 ROOT Rehoming Thread

2019 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES)

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1fuzzi
Edited: Dec 27, 2018, 11:38am Top

To keep track of my rehomed books...

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

Feel free to stop by and ROOT me on!

2fuzzi
Jan 1, 11:24am Top

I only rehomed 89 books last year, but I’m determined to do better this year.

3Erratic_Charmer
Jan 3, 10:25am Top

'Only' 89 is pretty respectable. Good luck dude :)

4fuzzi
Jan 8, 12:27pm Top

>3 Erratic_Charmer: that's "dudette" to you, ha!

First rehome of 2019 is a book I read this month, enjoyed, but wanted someone else to enjoy:


#1 The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters

5fuzzi
Jan 10, 1:32pm Top


#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.

6fuzzi
Edited: Feb 3, 8:07am Top


#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!

7fuzzi
Feb 4, 10:51pm Top

Hmm. Where did I get the number 7 books rehomed? Time to go back and check...

8fuzzi
Feb 8, 12:45pm Top

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

9fuzzi
Edited: Feb 15, 12:42pm Top


#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.

10fuzzi
Feb 16, 4:07pm Top


#11 Partners - 'NetWalkers: Part One by Jane Fancher

When I downloaded this book several years ago, I thought it would always be there...but not according to Kindle and Amazon. Since I can't read it without paying for it again, I'm just going to count it as an "unread discard" and move on...

11fuzzi
Feb 16, 4:40pm Top

#12 Preacher's Blood Hunt (The First Mountain Man) by William W. Johnstone

Not on the shelves, probably rehomed back in October 2017. Though not listed with all the other books in the series that I rehomed at that time, I'm fairly certain it no longer resides in my house.

12fuzzi
Feb 16, 4:49pm Top

#13 Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Have attempted to read this at least two times. Life's short, so many books...why waste time?

13fuzzi
Feb 16, 4:59pm Top

#14 The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Not interested at this time. Easy enough to borrow from the library if I change my mind in the future.

14fuzzi
Feb 16, 5:05pm Top

#15 The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems by Geoffrey Chaucer

Made an attempt, just not interested at this time. Easy enough to borrow from the library if I change my mind in the future.

15connie53
Feb 20, 4:02am Top

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)

16fuzzi
Edited: Feb 24, 7:57pm Top


#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.

17fuzzi
Feb 24, 7:58pm Top

>15 connie53: thank you!

Now that I have a granddaughter I have an excuse to read children's books again!

18connie53
Mar 1, 1:46am Top

>17 fuzzi: I know. Same here. I'v even bought a few.

19fuzzi
Mar 1, 7:30am Top


#18 An Old Woman's Reflections by Peig Sayers

An interesting collection of stories from an Irish "story-teller" who lived most of her life on an isolated island. It's translated from Gaelic into English, but much of the original lyrical prose is still evident. Worth reading.

20fuzzi
Mar 2, 12:34am Top


#19 In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham

Satisfactory read about a missionary couple kidnapped and held for ransom in the Philippines for over a year. The flashbacks were distracting from the survival story, which was actually interesting.

21fuzzi
Edited: Mar 18, 6:51pm Top

Two books I am fairly certain have been rehomed in one of my purges, but were not recorded as rehomed:

#20 The Untamed West by Jon Tuska

#21 Fall of a Cosmonaut by Stuart Kaminsky (duplicate)

22fuzzi
Edited: Mar 20, 6:45pm Top


#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.

23fuzzi
Mar 27, 8:22am Top


#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.

24fuzzi
Apr 4, 8:16am Top


#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.

25rocketjk
Apr 5, 3:22pm Top

>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!

26Jackie_K
Apr 6, 6:07am Top

>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!

27fuzzi
Apr 6, 9:52pm Top

>26 Jackie_K: i think the older books take more dedication, more concentration, and are harder to read if there are distractions.

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