Sace Randomly ROOTs to 18

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Sace Randomly ROOTs to 18

Editado: Dez 18, 2020, 9:21 am

December 18, 2020 update: I am already thinking about next year. Obviously I got lazy around june and stopped listing books. My goal next year is to just read what I want when I want and on a whim. No readalongs. No challenges. No prompts. Nada. Just ROOTs. I don't even want to list books that I've read.

June 5, 2020 update: I met my goal this year! This is the first time I've ever completed a challenge on LibraryThing (or almost anywhere!) There is something to be said for setting a redonkulously low standard for yourself.

Of course now that I am thinking about it, 20 in 2020 would been brilliant. Oh well. I like the number 18 better.

How I define a ROOT
Any book or audiobook that I purchased or pre-ordered before Dec 31, 2019 is a ROOT. It's a rather broad definition ;-)

I am making no real plans for the year. The goal is to pick up books at random and read them. I have a few challenges and alongs that I've decided to join, but I'm trying not to make too many plans about those either. Basically I want to make whatever I randomly read fit into the challenge prompt, though I have some books already in mind:

ROOTs Randomly Read
No plans. Not part of a challenge. I just grabbed it from the shelf and started reading.

Alas, not a very successful month as far as random reads.

The Turn of Midnight (Perhaps not that random since it was for a readalong)

Another rather slow month all around (not just ROOTs.) I did manage one ROOT The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery

Think Like a Freak
Silk is for Seduction
The Witch Tree Symbol
Speaks the Nightbird
Monster Vol. 8
Macbeth A Novel

Sad Cypress
The Murder of the Century
Seductive Poison
The Moonstone Castle Mystery
Hard Truth
Precious Victims

How to Hang a Witch
Leaving Van Gogh
Summon the Keeper

Just Mercy
Libertarians on the Prairie
The Wizard of Oz


✔1. Millennial Author: The Kiss Quotient
✔2. Hat/Head Covering on Cover: Letters from Rifka (double duty book, see Middle Grade Reads below)
✔3. #LiveAndLearn-Subject mostly new to you: The Creative Tarot
✔4. Set in Hollywood: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
5. #CoverCrush
✔6. Finish in a Day The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam
7. Makes you LOL
8. Parent and Child Memoir
✔9. Tartan Noir Macbeth A Novel
10. About Genocide Night
11. Pan Asian Author or Silk Punk Jade City
12. Animal on Cover
13. Red, White or Blue Type on cover
14. Eccentric MC
15. YA novel by a PoC
16. #WineorWhine: about wine or MC who whines
17. Banned Book
18. Armchair Travel
19. #ThinkPink
20. Gothic Horror
21. Set in India, Southern Asia
22. #BookClubWorthy
23. New in 2020
24. Bottom of Your TBR

MiddleGradeBuddyRead Challenge
✔ January Letters from Rifka
✔February The Parker Inheritance
March Refugee
✔ April Fish in a Tree

ReadingEurope2020 Challenge
✔ France: Letters From My Windmill
DNF Germany: Grand Hotel
Hungary: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Russia: Dead Souls
Spain: La Catedral del Mar
Turkey: My Name is Red

1/2/2020 The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle From my local library (dead tree)
1/3/2020 Drag Teen From my local library (Hoopla)
3/2020 The Coddling of the American Mind (Hoopla)
3/20 The Gates (Hoopla)
4/27 The Zig Zag Girl (BPL Libby)
4/28 The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch
5/2 That Can Be Arranged (MCCPL)
5/3 Strange Practice (BPL Libby)
5/21 Ways to Make Sunshine (BPL)
5/27 The Mother Daughter Book Club (Hoopla)
5/31 Much Ado About Anne (Hoopla)
6/5 Digital Minimalism (BPL)
6/12 The Selection (Hoopla)
7/30 How Fascism Works (BPL)
8/21 A Dead Djinn in Cairo (BPL)
8/23 Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hoopla)
8/29 The Wrong Side of Magic (Litsy LMPBC)
8/30 Almost American Girl (BPL)
9/3 Awakening Your Ikigai (Hoopla)

Editado: Dez 31, 2019, 1:26 pm

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Dez 30, 2019, 2:22 pm

Welcome to the ROOTers 2020, Sace!

Dez 30, 2019, 6:26 pm

Yay, you're here! :D I have to go set up a thread myself.

Dez 31, 2019, 7:35 am

Good luck with your 2020 reading!

Dez 31, 2019, 10:18 am

>3 connie53: >4 rabbitprincess: >5 Jackie_K: Thank you! I really hope I am more sucessful this year!

Dez 31, 2019, 5:43 pm

Wishing you a happy year of ROOTing in 2020! :)

Jan 1, 2020, 9:23 am

>7 This-n-That: Thank you!

Jan 1, 2020, 1:19 pm

Hi Sace! Happy New Year and happy ROOTing.

Jan 1, 2020, 1:47 pm

HI! Good reading to you! 18 is indeed a good number.

Editado: Jan 1, 2020, 9:50 pm

Jan 2, 2020, 7:35 am

Happy New Year, Sace.

Jan 2, 2020, 12:40 pm

Happy ROOTing!

Jan 2, 2020, 3:12 pm

Jan 2, 2020, 5:59 pm

Happy ROOTing in 2020!

Jan 5, 2020, 2:46 pm

Happy ROOTing!

Mar 14, 2020, 10:07 pm

I am so glad I organized things here. I'm in a little slump but they just closed schools until April 6th so at least I'll have more time for reading.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:15 am

>17 Sace: They've not closed schools here yet, but I expect that will happen at some point. I'm trying to get my head round work, childcare, self/social isolation, and trying not to think about a potential big drop in income. At least I'll not run out of books - I've enough to see me through for a good few years yet!

Editado: Mar 18, 2020, 4:23 am

>17 Sace: Here schools are closed too until April 6th.

Abr 1, 2020, 11:47 am

>19 connie53:
>18 Jackie_K:

Aaaaand now I'm out for the rest of the year. You would think I would have a lot of books read. But the uncertainty (My district still has not given us instructions about distance teaching) is making it hard for me to focus.

Abr 1, 2020, 6:06 pm

>20 Sace: Uncertainty is the worst! I hope you get clear guidance soon.

Abr 1, 2020, 8:55 pm

>20 Sace: This two weeks at a time really is hard for everyone.

Abr 3, 2020, 4:49 am

The measurements here are extended until April 28.

You can of course take your own precautions. Like keeping 1,5 meters between you and anyone else. Not shaking hands or touching in general. Don't leave the house unless you have to for groceries or visiting doctors.

Abr 27, 2020, 9:28 am

>23 connie53: My husband works in a long-term care hospital so I am taking no chances and staying home and not getting near anyone.

Maio 11, 2020, 3:11 am

>24 Sace: Very sensible, Sace. I hope you and your husband are doing fine. It's not easy working in care hospitals. Keep Safe.

Maio 11, 2020, 9:15 am

>25 connie53: Thank you! I hope you are staying safe, too :)

Maio 11, 2020, 9:16 am

May has gotten off to a good start. I've finished several books and even some ROOTs!

Maio 11, 2020, 9:54 am

>27 Sace: Hurray!

Maio 13, 2020, 4:13 am

Maio 26, 2020, 9:38 am

>28 rabbitprincess: >29 connie53: And I'm about to update my ticker AGAIN! I might actually make my goal this year! (There's something to be said for low self-expectations lol)

Jun 9, 2020, 2:35 am

I see you have reached your goal, Sace! Congrats!

Jun 9, 2020, 4:18 pm

>31 connie53: WOO HOO!!!!!!

Jun 10, 2020, 4:02 am

Well done!

Jun 10, 2020, 6:16 am

Well done, Sace

Jun 10, 2020, 11:12 am

>31 connie53: >32 rabbitprincess: >33 MissWatson: >34 Robertgreaves:

Many thanks to you all. I've signed on for this before and promptly failed. Honestly I wonder if I would have met my goal so quickly if there hadn't been a pandemic. That said, this little taste of success has really cheered me. Maybe next year I'll go for 21 ROOTS! ;)

Jun 10, 2020, 1:17 pm