Cheli is ROOTing again!

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Cheli is ROOTing again!

Editado: Dez 17, 2020, 10:44 pm

Well, I met my goal again in 2019 and far surpassed it but I'm going to be working on some non-reading projects as well as some travel in 2020 so leaving my goal to 84 - 7 ROOTs per month. I may not get as many stars as 2019 but I really need to reduce the number of books on my shelves.

E-Books/Net Galley 66 Books off my e-readers or NetGalleys downloaded to my Tablet, or Books on my PC Kindle App.
Audio books 12 - Books downloaded to my PC/MP3
ARDs 6 - Books that are already sitting on my shelves or ARCs/ERs awarded to me in 2020

For every ROOT successfully cleared in 2020 I put $1 in my book bank so that at the end of the year I have money for new books! I've already filled my wish-list but there may be a few more before the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, I will place my order with Amazon for my e-book acquisitions and will have additional books to count. The book bank total may be added to if I receive any gift cards for Christmas. I have $107 in my book bank.

Starting Tallies:

Tsundoku (My Unread) = 175 (22 less than last year!!)
PC Downloads/MP3 = 109 (reduced 2)
NOOK = 181 (reduced 5)
Tablet/Kindle = 117 (increased 15)


NetGalley/ER/ARC Awards in 2020 - 90

Total ROOTS = 672

ETA - books I had before 2019 but failed to catalog. These numbers will be tweaked with last day acquisitions and finally reading totals.

Considering that I added 107 new books in 2019 and I have a starting total 96 less than last year's adjusted total - I have reduced my ROOTS well!

I again am aiming to read at least 50% of the new books added in the new year. (I fell a bit short last year.)

But I did really well at cutting my costs - only spending $39 out of my book bank for the new 107 books. That leaves me with $68 plus a $24 carryover from 2018.

Editado: Jan 1, 2021, 9:26 am

Once again I will be tracking how many new books enter my catalog and the target percentage to be read in the current year will remain at 50%.

New Books acquired in 2020

1. Fields' Guide to Fog Amazon 1/1/20 $0.99
2. Trace Elements NetGalley 1/13/20
3. Coconut Layer Cake Murder NetGalley 1/13/20 READ
4. Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut NetGalley 1/13/20 READ
5. The Body in the Apartment NetGalley 1/13/20 READ
6. Pies before Guys NetGalley 1/13/20 READ
7. Little Bookshop of Murder NetGalley 2/4/20
8. Mums and Mayhem NetGalley 2/4/20 READ
9. Here Comes the Body NetGalley 2/4/20
10. Murder Makes Scents NetGalley 2/4/20
11. Emperor's Tomb Amazon 2/5/20 $9.99
12. A Fatal Fabergé NetGalley 2/21/20 READ
13. Death of a Blueberry Tart NetGalley 2/21/20 READ
14. Deep Fried Revenge NetGalley 2/21/20 READ
15. One Fatal Flaw NetGalley 2/21/20 READ
16. Botched Butterscotch NetGalley 2/21/20 READ
17. Murder in the Wine Country NetGalley 2/21/20 READ
18. Stayin' Alive Amazon $6.99 2/25/20 READ
19. Better Off Wed Amazon $0.00 2/19/20 READ
20. Body in the Wetlands Amazon $4.99 READ
21. The Figure in the Photograph NetGalley 3/9/20
22. Kathryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen NetGalley 3/9/20
23. Murder Most Sweet NetGalley 3/9/20
24. Dead in the Doorway NetGalley 3/23/20 READ
25. Murder in the Storybook Cottage NetGalley 3/23/20 READ
26. Proof of Murder NetGalley 3/23/20 READ
27. Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua NetGalley 3/23/20
28. Riviera Gold NetGalley 3/23/20 READ
29. Shredding the Evidence NetGalley 3/23/20 READ
30. Murder in Cannes Amazon $0.00 3/23/20
31. The Queen's Secret LTER 3/20/20 READ
32. Murder with Clotted Cream NetGalley 3/30/20 READ
33. Murder in Waiting NetGalley 3/30/20 READ
34. Marshmallow Malice NetGalley 3/30/20 READ
35. A Sprinkling of Murder NetGalley 4/6/20 READ
36. Still Knife Painting NetGalley 4/6/20 READ
37. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard NetGalley 4/6/20
38. Booked for Death NetGalley 4/6/20
39. Checked Out for Murder NetGalley 4/6/20 READ
40. Divide and Concord NetGalley 4/22/20 READ
41. Penned In NetGalley 4/22/20 READ
42. Murder in the Secret Maze NetGalley 4/22/20 READ
43. Peachy Scream NetGalley 4/22/20
44. The Seaside Cafe NetGalley 4/27/20 READ
45. Eat, Drink and Be Wary NetGalley 4/27/20 READ
46. Murder at Kingscote NetGalley 4/27/20
47. The Body From The Past NetGalley 4/27/20
48. Dough or Die NetGalley 4/27/20 READ
49. Tea & Treachery NetGalley 4/27/20 READ
50. The Arbella Stuart Conspiracy NetGalley 5/26/20
51. For Whom the Book Tolls NetGalley 5/26/20
52. Murder at Beechwood Amazon $2.99 6/17/20 READ
53. A Deadly Edition NetGalley 6/30/20 READ
54. Killer Queen Amazon $6.99 6/30/20 READ
55. Gourd to Death NetGalley 7/1/20 READ
56. Chili Cauldron Curse NetGalley 7/1/20 READ
57. Left-Handed Booksellers of London NetGalley 7/14/20
58. On Borrowed Crime NetGalley 7/14/20 READ
59. Veiled in Death NetGalley 7/14/20 READ
60. Murder at the PTA NetGalley 7/14/20
61. A Waffle Lot Of Murder NetGalley 7/25/20 READ
62. Page Marked for Murder NetGalley 7/25/20
63. Wine Tastings Are Murder NetGalley 7/25/20 READ
64. Christmas Cupcake Murder NetGalley 7/25/20 READ
65. Big Fat Greek Murder NetGalley 7/25/20
66. Uncrowned Queen NetGalley 7/25/20 READ
67. Candy Cane Crime NetGalley 8/24/20 READ
68. Courting Can Be Killer NetGalley 8/24/20
69. All the Devils Are Here NetShelf 8/24/20 READ
70. Death Turns a Trick Amazon 8/24/20 $0.00
71. Sourdough Wars Amazon 8/24/20 $0.00
72. Tourist Trap Amazon 8/24/20 $0.00
73. Dead in the Water Amazon 8/24/20 $0.00
74. Other People's Skeletons Amazon 8/24/20 $0.00
75. Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club Amazon 8/30/20 $0.00
76. Death, Dismay and Rosé NetGalley 9/21/20 READ
77. A Deadly Chapter NetGalley 9/21/20
78. Wedding Bear Blues NetGalley 9/21/20
79. Murder with Oolong Tea NetGalley 9/21/20 READ
80. Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork NetGalley 9/21/20
81. Death in Tranquility NetGalley 9/21/20 READ
82. The Sign of Death NetGalley 9/21/20
83. Ink & Shadow NetGalley 10/1/20 READ
84. A Tourist's Guide to Murder NetGalley 10/1/20
85. The Malt in Our Stars NetGalley 10/20/20
86. The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Amazon 10/9/20 $0.00
87. Murder at Mondial Castle Amazon 10/7/20 $0.00
88. The Aura Amazon 10/18/20 $0.00
89. Double Blind Amazon 10/18/20 $0.00
90. The Florentine Cypher Amazon 10/18/20 $0.00
91. The Scottish Connection Amazon 10/18/20 $0.00
92. The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication NetGalley 10/20/20
93. Reserved for Murder NetGalley 10/22/20
94. A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder Amazon 10/22/20
95. One Poison Pie NetGalley 10/26/20
96. Athena's Choice NetShelf 10/27/20
97. Dead-End Detective NetShelf 10/27/20
98. Cold Reading Murder NetGalley 10/27/20
99. The Deeds of the Deceitful NetGalley 10/27/20
100. Under the Cover of Murder NetGalley 11/9/20
101. Premeditated Mortar NetGalley 11/9/20 READ
102. Windsor Knot NetGalley 11/9/20 READ
103. A Room With A Roux NetGalley 11/22/20
104. Killer Comfort Food NetGalley 11/22/20
105. Egg Shooters NetShelf 11/22/20
106. A Wrench in the Works Amazon 11/22/20 $7.99 READ
107. Eaves of Destruction Amazon 11/22/20 $7.99 READ
108. The Christmas Table Amazon 11/22/20 $9.99 READ
109. The Jewels of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Personal Collection Amazon 11/26/20 $18.41 READ
110. Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle NetGalley 11/24/20
111. Long Island Iced Tina NetGalley 11/30/20
112. The Final Reveille Amazon 11/30/20 $1.00
113. The Final Tap Amazon 11/30/20 $.99
114. The Final Vow Amazon 11/30/20 $.99
115. Transient Desires NetGalley 12/1/20
116. Death Gone A-Rye NetGalley 12/4/20
117. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder NetGalley 12/4/20
118. Murder in Saint-Rémy Amazon $0.00 12/4/20
119. Shot Through the Hearth Amazon $7.99 12/4/20 READ
120. Crown Jewels Amazon 12/12/20 $17.31 READ
121. Crown Jewels of Britain and Europe Amazon 12/14/20 $3.36
122. Murder With a View NetGalley 12/15/20
123. Deadly Editions NetGalley 12/15/20
124. The Birth Order Book B&N 12/22/20 $11.99

Total purchase costs = $115.95

NetGalley - 89 books LTER/ARC - 1 BookBub = 0 B&N - 1 Gifts = 0 Amazon= 33

Editado: Jan 1, 2021, 9:14 am

Books off my e-readers - goal - 66 GOAL ACHIEVED

1. Have a Deadly New Year
2. The Book of Candlelight
3. In Cold Chamomile
4. Lady Risks All
5. Theater Nights are Murder
6. Much Ado about Nutmeg
7. Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece
8. Verse and Vengeance
9. Bridal Suite
10. Bookmarked for Murder
11. A Field Guide to Homicide
12. Coconut Layer Cake Murder
13. Guilty as Charred
14. Stayin' Alive
15. Shredding the Evidence
16. Murder in the Storybook Cottage
17. Murder with Clotted Cream
18. On Tuesdays, They Played Mah Jongg
19. A Sprinkling of Murder
20. Botched Butterscotch
21. Been There, Married That
22. Sauvigone for Good
23. Study In Scarlet Women
24. Southern Harm
25. Statue of Limitations
26. Riviera Gold
27. Prologue to Murder (Bookstore Mystery)
28. Death on the Page
29. Peach Clobbered: A Georgia B&B Mystery
30. Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession: A Novel
31. King's Justice
32. Murder Most Maine
33. Pies before Guys
34. Murder in the Wine Country
35. Body in the Wetlands
36. Deep Fried Revenge
37. Body in the gravel
38. Murder in the Secret Maze
39. Body in the Apartment
40. Divide and Concord
41. Seaside Café
42. Dark Queen Rising
43. Playing the Devil
44. Murder at Royale Court
45. Murder at Beechwood
46. Checked Out for Murder
47. On Borrowed Crime: A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery
48. Cast Iron Alibi
49. Still Knife Painting
50. Proof of Murder
51. Death of a Blueberry Tart
52. One Fatal Flaw
53. Be Our Ghost
54. Out of the Picture
55. Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury
56. Penned In
57. Study in Murder
58. Craks in a Marriage
59. A Devious Lot
60 Mums and Mayhem
61. Bidder End
62. Marshmallow Malice
63. Special Blend of Murder
64. Wine Tastings Are Murder
65. Matchmaking Can Be Murder
66. Fatal Fabrege
67. Bamboozled
68. Better Off Wed
69. Dough or Die
70. Digging for Trouble
71. Death, Dismay and Rosé
72. Tea & Treachery
73. Chili Cauldron Curse
74. Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut
75. Connect the Dots
76. Dead in the Doorway
77. Murder with Oolong Tea
78. Murder in Venice
79. Murder in Waiting
80. Death in Tranquility
81. Veiled in Death
82. Ink and Shadows
83. Murder at the Opera
84. Knot in my Backyard
85. Murder in the First Edition
86. Uncrowned Queen
87. Candy Cane Crime
88. Deck the Hallways
89. Eaves of Destruction
90. Christmas Cupcake Murder
91. Wrench in the Works
92 Gourd to Death
93. Christmas Table: A Novel
94. Eat, Drink, and be Wary
95. Shot Through the Hearth
96. Waffle Lot Of Murder
97. Premeditated Mortar

Some of the books at the top of the list are:

★=NetGalley ARCs

Windsor Knot NetGalley 11/9/20
Egg Shooters NetShelf 11/22/20

★A Spark of Light
Alexander Cipher
★Am I Guilty?
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee
✔★Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession
★Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait
★ Arbella Stuart Conspiracy
Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mysteries)
✔★Been There, Married That
✔★Be Our Ghost

Berried to the Hilt (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries)
✔Better Off Wed
★Big Fat Greek Murder
Blood Spangled Banner: A First Ladies Mystery
Blueberry Blues
★Body From The Past
✔★Body in the Apartment
✔★Body in the Gravel

★Boleyn Deceit: A Novel
★Book Charmer
★Booked for Death
✔★Botched Butterscotch
✔★Bookmarked for Murder
✔★Book of Candlelight
✔★Bridal Suite

Buried Leads
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse
✔★Cast Iron Alibi
Catching fire
★Catherine Howard Conspiracy
✔★Checked Out for Murder
✔★Chili Cauldron Curse

Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses
✔★Coconut Layer Cake Murder
Condemn to Death
Cracked Pot (Clay and Crime Mysteries, No. 2)
✔Craks in a Marriage
✔Connect the Dots
✔★Christmas Cupcake Murder

David Copperfield
✔★Dead in the Doorway
Dead in the Water
★Deadly Chapter
★Deadly Editions
✔★Death, Dismay and Rosé
✔★Death in Tranquility
✔★Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut

Death Turns a Trick
✔Deck the Hallways
✔★Death of a Blueberry Tart
✔★Death on the Page
✔★Deep Fried Revenge
✔Devious Lot
✔Digging for Trouble
✔★Divide and Concord

★Doctor of Thessaly: A Seven Deadly Sins Mystery
✔★Dough or Die
★Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery
✔★Eat, Drink and Be Wary
★Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy
✔★Fatal Fabergé
Fatal Fundraiser
Fatal Judgment
Fatal Masquerade
✔★Field Guide to Homicide
★Figure in the Photograph
Foreclosed: A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery
★For Whom the Book Tolls
Garden Plot (Potting Shed Mystery series Book 1)
Ghost a la Mode
✔★Gourd to Death
✔★Guilty as Charred

Hanover Square Affair
Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures
★Here Comes the Body
✔★Have a Deadly New Year
✔★In Cold Chamomile

★Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen
Jungle Books
Jury of One
★Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen
★Killer Comfort Food
✔Killer Queen
✔★King's Justice

★Knot What You Think
★Lady in the Lake
✔Lady Risks All
★Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Lethal Letters: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #6
★Little Shop of Found Things
★Little Bookshop of Murder
★Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance
★Lost Queen
Love and Murder on the Queen Anne
★Malt in Our Stars
Marked By Fate (Jenkins & Burns Mystery)
Married By Mistake
✔★Marshmallow Malice
✔★Matchmaking Can Be Murder

★Messenger of Athens: A Novel
✔★Much Ado about Nutmeg
✔★Mums and Mayhem

Murder a la Carte
★Murder at Chateau sur Mer
★Murder at Kingscote
★Murder at Ochre Court
✔★Murder at Royale Court
★Murder at the Crossways
Murder at the Lighthouse: An Exham on Sea Mystery
✔★Murder at the Opera
★Murder at the PTA
✔★Murder in the Wine Country
★Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua
★Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork
★Murder in the Bayou Boneyard
✔★Murder in the Storybook Cottage
✔★Murder in Waiting
✔★Murder with Oolong Tea
✔★Murder with Clotted Cream
✔★Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece
✔★Murder in the First Edition
✔★Murder in the Secret Maze
✔★Murder in Venice

★Murder With a View
★Murder Makes Scents
✔Murder Most Maine
★Murder Most Sweet
Murder on the Cote d'Azure
★Murder Once Removed
Napoleon's Pyramids
Natural Causes (The Inspector McLean Mysteries)
✔★On Borrowed Crime
✔On Tuesdays, They Played Mah Jongg
✔★One Fatal Flaw

★One Last Summer
★One Poison Pie
★Orchid Throne
Order of the White Feather: The Sword of Dalamar
Other People's Skeletons
★Page Marked for Murder
✔★Peach Clobbered
★Peachy Scream
✔★Penned In
Perfect Pitch: A Hot Baseball Romance
Peril in Paperback: A Bibliophile Mystery
Perilous Undertaking
✔★Pies before Guys
✔★Playing the Devil

Poisonous Pageant
✔★Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury
✔★Premeditated Mortar

Pretense for Murder
Princess and the Horse (The Princess and the Hound)
✔★Proof of Murder
✔★Prologue to Murder

★Proposal to Die For
★Provencal Mystery
Read and Buried
★Reserved for Murder
✔★Riviera Gold
Robinson Crusoe
★Room With A Roux
★Rose Throne
✔★Seaside Café
✔★ Sauvigone for Good
✔★Shredding the Evidence

★Sign of Death
Silhouette in Scarlet
Sourdough Wars
★Southern Double Cross
✔★Southern Harm
✔Special Blend of Murder

★Spell for Trouble
Spoonful of Murder (A Soup Lover's Mystery)
✔★Sprinkling of Murder
✔★Statue of Limitations
✔Stayin' Alive

Stiffs and Swine
✔★Still Knife Painting
Still Life with Murder
★Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss Mysteries)
✔★Study in Murder
✔★Study In Scarlet Women

Summerset Abbey
★Taint of Midas: A Novel
Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh (Cynster Sisters Duo, Book 2)
Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse
Tastes Like Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries) (Volume 1)
✔★Tea & Treachery
✔★Theater Nights Are Murder

Too Close to Home (Women of Justice Series #1)
Tourist Trap
★Trace Elements
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes
✔★Uncrowned Queen
★Under the Cover of Murder
Unleashed (A Sydney Rye Novel, # 1)
Until Proven Guilty (J. P. Beaumont Mysteries)
✔★Veiled in Death
✔★Verse and Vengeance
✔★Waffle Lot Of Murder

We the Jury
★Wedding Bear Blues
Wedding Dress
Welcome To Last Chance: Number 1 in series
Whodunnit? Murder on Mystery Island: 2
✔★Wine Tastings Are Murder
★Yorkshire (Richard and Rose)
Zen For Murder (Mooseamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series)

Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum
Murder at Mondial Castle
Double Blind
Florentine Cypher
Scottish Connection

Editado: Dez 17, 2020, 9:07 pm

Audiobook ROOTs read in 2020- goal 12

1. Lily and the Octopus
2. All the Devils are Here
3. Windsor Knot

Ones to consider: (★ priority ★★NetShelf)

"A" is for alibi
All Over Creation
✔★★All the Devils are Here
★★Athena's Choice
Betrayal of Trust
The Bonesetter's Daughter
★The Book Thief
Bridesmaids Revisited (An Ellie Haskell Mystery)
Bulls Island,
By a Spider's Thread
★Cloud Atlas
★Columbus Affair: A Novel
★Cuckoo's Calling
★★Dead-End Detective NetShelf 10/27/20
★★Egg Shooters NetShelf 11/22/20
★Fellowship of the Ring: Book One of The Lord of the Rings
Goldfinch: A Novel
Guests on Earth
Handle With Care
Hardly Knew Her
Heavenly Pleasures
Honor Thyself
House I Loved
I Shall Not Want
In Big Trouble
★Jefferson Key: A Novel
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
★King's Deception: A Novel
Lady of the Rivers
Last Lessons of Summer
Last place
Life Sentences
✔Lily and the Octopus
★Lincoln Myth: A Novel
Magicians: A Novel
Medicus: A Novel (Roman Empire)
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel
No Good Deeds
On the Run
One Good Turn: A Novel
One Was a Soldier (A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery)
Over Sea, Under Stone
Pawleys Island: A Lowcountry Tale
Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Pillars of the Earth
Porch Lights
Queen of the Flowers
Return to Sullivans Island
Rituals of the Season
Sarah's Key
Save the Date
A Secret Kept
Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)
Size 12 Is Not Fat
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either
Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel
Summer Rental
To the Power of Three
The Warden
What Came Before He Shot Her
What the Dead Know
✔★★Windsor Knot

Editado: Nov 30, 2020, 8:39 pm

ARD - Antique Reading Devices read in 2020- goal 6

1. Michelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
2. Red Dragon & The West Wind
3. Diva Frosts a Cupcake
4. Chasing Down a Dream
5. Queen's Secret
6. The Jewels of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Personal Collection

Ones under consideration:

★25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Athenian Murders
Beauty to Die For: A Spa Mystery
★Bridge Cardplay Pb
✔Chasing Down a Dream
Death at Bishop's Keep
Death on Demand/Design for Murder
✔Diva Frosts a Cupcake
Face at the Window: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
French Pressed
Gilt By Association
Going Through the Notions
Going, Going, Ganache
Golden Door
Greatest Lover in All England
Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
Hearse and Buggy
Knit Fast, Die Young
Larceny and Old Lace
Lusitania Murders
Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
Mallets Aforethought
✔Michelangelo : the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Mind Over Murder
Nail Biter (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)
Perfect Mistress
Plateful of Murder
Precious Jewel
Queen's Bastard
✔Queen's Secret
✔★Red Dragon & The West Wind

Reliable Wife
★Setting Trick: Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
Stitching Hour: An Embroidery Mystery
Summer Affair: A Novel
Sup with the Devil
Tempest in a Teapot (A Teapot Collector Mystery)
Ten Things I Love About You
Third Secret
Triple Witch: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery
Wedding Soup Murder: An Italian Kitchen Mystery
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Wicked Fix: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery
Wreck the Halls

Dez 30, 2019, 2:25 pm

So happy you do this every year! Thanks Chèli!

Dez 30, 2019, 6:02 pm

Wow!! Cheli what a list!Good luck to you for completing it. Happy reading and "Thanks " for all that you do!

Dez 30, 2019, 6:57 pm

Thanks again for starting the group and keeping the ROOT energy going! Have a great reading year :D

Dez 31, 2019, 12:53 am

Love your toppers! Good luck with your ROOTs plans for 2020.

Dez 31, 2019, 7:39 am

Thanks for setting up the group again, Cheli! Good luck for your 2020 reading.

Dez 31, 2019, 1:20 pm

Many thanks for all you do for us!

Dez 31, 2019, 5:54 pm

Wishing you a happy year of ROOTing in 2020! :) Thanks for hosting the group again.

Jan 1, 2020, 10:06 pm

Great list! I look forward to seeing you plow through it. Happy New Year!!

Jan 2, 2020, 12:38 pm

Many thanks for setting us up again, Chèli. Good luck with your lists!

Jan 21, 2020, 12:11 am

Thanks for keeping the group going. And good luck with your reading. That's a lot to get through.

I listened to The Book Thief and The Cuckoo's Calling near the end of last year on audio. Both of them were really good.

Jan 21, 2020, 12:20 am

>15 LoraShouse: Thanks for stopping by. Maybe I'll have to move the Book Thief and The Cuckoo's Calling to a higher priority.

Fev 19, 2020, 12:57 pm

Wow, I'm stunned. Sunday I flew back home from my cruise and left my tablet on the plane, I had been listening to a book. Thinking that nothing would come of it, I nevertheless filed a lost item report with United Airlines on Monday. Tuesday morning they informed me that they had it, and this morning it arrived at my home via FEDEX. It still had 50% charge left! Now I can finish my book!

Great job, United!

Fev 19, 2020, 6:42 pm

>17 cyderry: Wow, that's awesome!!

Fev 20, 2020, 3:54 am

>17 cyderry: It's nice to know that sometimes things work out like that!

Fev 24, 2020, 2:03 am


Fev 28, 2020, 7:21 pm

>17 cyderry: That's amazing! Hope it's a good book.

Mar 11, 2020, 1:43 pm

Kind of in as reading funk. Usually by day 11 of a month, I've finished at least 3 books - nary a one so far this month. Can't seem to concentrate on reading, or maybe I just haven't chosen the right books. Will have to do better the rest of this month.

Mar 15, 2020, 5:41 am

Ahh, a reading funk is so annoying. I hope you have recovered from that.

Mar 19, 2020, 9:52 am

Well, I finally finished my first book in March, but not progressing on the next.

I had a major emotional meltdown in the middle of the night - scared that my idiot husband was going to die! He refuses to stay home from work and then he was going to go play golf tomorrow. I told him if he played golf, to not bother to come home for at least two weeks because I didn't want to catch whatever he might bring home from the golf course. At least he's giving up golf for the foreseeable future.

Mar 20, 2020, 5:39 am

Ohh Chèli. I had the same thing a few days ago. Peet can do the same stupid thing. He wanted to keep his appointment with a few medical people that included close contact. And I was so angry. He is almost 70 years old and has a feeble health. He should know better.

Maio 22, 2020, 2:46 pm

Maio 22, 2020, 7:55 pm

>26 cyderry: Haha! I tend to put up a virtual background of a nice library on my Zoom calls ;)

Maio 23, 2020, 11:45 pm

>26 cyderry: The Zoom background is a thing, isn't it?

Jun 6, 2020, 3:19 am

When we meet with our RL bookclub through zoom everybody has their bookshelves as background. ;-)

Jul 18, 2020, 3:13 pm

Jul 19, 2020, 5:06 am

>30 cyderry: I have done that all weekend.

Jul 25, 2020, 5:15 am

Nov 7, 2020, 4:30 am

Congrats on reaching your goal, Chèli.

Nov 7, 2020, 11:11 pm

Chèli, good job completing your ROOTs goal. You read a lot this year! :-)

Nov 8, 2020, 7:38 am

Congrats on reaching your goal, Chèli!

Nov 8, 2020, 10:37 pm

Congratulations Cheli!

Nov 27, 2020, 10:52 pm

I have been very bad. I spent $40 some dollars on a few coffee table books. I had $92 in my book bank at the start of the year and I may have over spent that amount. I think YTD I've spent $92.99.

No more spending for me!

Dez 12, 2020, 2:25 pm

Dez 12, 2020, 4:54 pm

>38 cyderry: Oh yes!!

Dez 13, 2020, 2:19 am

>38 cyderry: So true

Dez 25, 2020, 6:47 am

>38 cyderry: So true indeed

Happy Holidays from the Netherlands!

Jan 2, 2021, 5:33 pm

Here are my final numbers for the 122 books I read 2020:


Mysteries in a series
series brought current....20

female author: (%).......93%
male author: (%)............7%

paper book: (%).............5%
audiobook: (%).............16%
ebook: (%)...................79%


ratings (4* and above):....36

New Acquisitions Read:.....58
Amount spent overall:...................$115.95


LTER :...............................1
Barnes & Noble:..................1

ROOTS remaining

Tsundoku (My Unread)......171
NOOK ............................178

Jan 3, 2021, 2:40 am

Great stats!