fuzzi's Rehomed (never "Culled") Books Thread for 2020

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fuzzi's Rehomed (never "Culled") Books Thread for 2020

Jan 1, 2020, 2:55 pm

This is a thread to keep track of my culled rehomed books...

In 2018 I rehomed 89 books, not bad.

Last year I rehomed about 130 books!

I'm trying to keep the momentum going here, as I have well over 200 ROOT books on the shelves, slated for reading and possibly rehoming in 2020.

My main ROOT thread is here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/314686

I love encouragement, so please stop by frequently to ROOT me on!

Jan 2, 2020, 3:13 pm

Please forgive the silly question but does your 'rehoming' challenge mean you donate the book or give it to a friend? Since you crossed out 'culled', I thought you could mean boxing up a book and putting it into storage instead. Either way, wishing you good luck with your rehoming project this year.

Jan 2, 2020, 5:34 pm

>2 This-n-That: it's an inside joke with a friend here on LT: I would get scolded for ::shudder:: "culling" books, so I use the term "rehomed" instead, now. It just means that the books have left my domicile, gone to live with a friend, coworker, or at the local used book store.

No books were harmed in the rehoming process...

Jan 2, 2020, 6:53 pm

>3 fuzzi: Ha! Got it now. I guess "culled" does sound a bit harsh.

Editado: Jan 31, 2020, 5:19 pm

17. Guts by Gary Paulsen - (ROOT)

18. Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen

19. Dark Interval by Joan Aiken - (ROOT)

Fev 8, 2020, 7:31 pm

Editado: Fev 27, 2020, 10:10 pm

Editado: Abr 5, 2020, 7:39 am

26. Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (Newbery Medal 1946) - (ROOT)

Mar 6, 2020, 5:19 pm

Editado: Abr 5, 2020, 7:40 am

28. Arabella by Georgette Heyer

29. Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz (Newbery Honor 1983) - (ROOT)

Editado: Maio 1, 2020, 2:21 pm

Maio 3, 2020, 8:51 pm

35. Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock

I gave this 50 pages, but there's nothing between the covers to keep me reading, especially with so many good books waiting on my shelves. Off to the used book store (as soon as it reopens!).

Maio 9, 2020, 2:58 pm

36. The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters

Another satisfying read in the Brother Cadfael series, with more King Stephen/Empress Maud fighting in the background!

Maio 11, 2020, 7:22 am

37. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier (1975 Newbery Honor)

A well-researched and written look at war and how it affects the local community. The subject matter was sobering, but worth reading for mature pre-teens and up.

Editado: Maio 25, 2020, 4:33 pm

Editado: Maio 25, 2020, 4:33 pm

41. Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite De Angeli (1957 Newbery Honor) - (ROOT)

A well-written and believable tale of two Norse youths who wind up captives of an evil Scot lord. The author paints an interesting picture of life just prior to William's conquest of Britain, probably about 1020. While there are scenes of fighting and people dying there is nothing graphic.

Jun 10, 2020, 1:09 pm

42. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman

A very interesting and illuminating journal of sorts, written by a 23 year old young man looking for adventure in the American West of the 1840s. While one might not agree with his analysis about the native societies, his observations appear valid, and his prose paints a clear picture of his time. Occasionally his narrative timeline was muddled, and I had to turn back a page or two to get my bearings, but the chapters flow well for the most part. The attitude of the author and his companions are sometimes upsetting, but should be viewed in the context of the time and the age of the people involved. Definitely recommended.

Editado: Jul 19, 2020, 9:07 pm

43. Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell

This is a semi-biographical story of the young female guide who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Louisiana territory, back in the early 1800s. The author has done a good job fleshing out the characters and avoiding stereotypes, ultimately providing us an interesting tale based upon the journals of the travelers.

Editado: Jul 19, 2020, 9:07 pm

44. Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

This is a cute story about Misty, and the Beebe family, and a new pony they name Sea Star.

It's also making decisions about what's best, not necessarily what one wants. And Wesley Dennis illustrations, woo!

Editado: Jul 19, 2020, 9:08 pm

45. The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters

Adequate entry in the series. I didn't guess the murderer but felt a little let down by how the mystery concluded.

Jul 25, 2020, 5:21 am

Hi Fuzzi. I hope you are doing fine. You are still reading so that's an okay sign.

Jul 26, 2020, 7:58 am

>25 connie53: thanks! We're headed out tomorrow for our road trip to Chicago. I've been too busy with preparations to pick up a new read, but I'm reading L'Amour short stories every night before bed.

Ago 12, 2020, 5:59 pm

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48. Animal Gallery by Brian Wildsmith

A delight for the eyes, with big bright illustrations of animals in their family units, such as "an ambush of tigers".

I'm planning on giving this to my grandchildren, but after reading it just a few more times...

49. The Summer of the Stallion by June Andrea Hanson

The story started with promise, but then became disjointed and not very interesting.

Ago 17, 2020, 4:52 pm

50. Sandy and the Rock Star by Walt Morey - (ROOT)

A teenager rebelling from his Hollywood style parents finds himself on an island with a tame cougar, trying to avoid a trophy hunter who purchased the big cat with the intent of adding another trophy to his collection. It reminded me of a Hallmark or Disney story, without all the saccharine. Good read, believable, and entertaining.

Ago 22, 2020, 8:09 am

51. The United States in World War 1: The Story of General John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces by Don Lawson

This author provides the reader with an overview of events that led to and included the first world war. He starts the narrative with what happened prior to the United States getting involved, then a slightly more detailed account of the battles that followed in 1918, and the Americans change in fighting methods and strategies. Throughout this book were short but interesting biographies of major and noted people involved and descriptions of the final few campaigns. It was never boring, with enough details to let us know what happened without being graphic.

Editado: Set 18, 2020, 3:03 pm

52. Shadow of a Bull (did not finish)

53. The Cybil War by Betsy Byars

Best friends for years due to similar situations, two boys come in conflict over a pretty girl in class.

The kids are real, and the situations are not contrived. If you appreciate Beverly Cleary's books such as Dear Mr. Henshaw, this should also appeal to you.

54. The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters

This one had me guessing about "whodunit", and had several red herrings to deceive the reader. I liked it as well as most of this series entries, if not a tad more.

55. Take Care of Dexter by Clyde Robert Bulla

This was a strange little book about new neighbors in a rural area. The characters are barely two dimensional, and there is no plot, just vignettes. I was disappointed that potential was squandered.

Out 8, 2020, 9:00 pm

Tickers are down, but this is #56...I think!

The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters

Good entry into the series, with some not obvious revelations reserved for the very end. I also noticed and appreciated more introspection by Brother Cadfael.

Out 12, 2020, 6:33 am

57. Big Wishes for Little Feat by Cheryl Olsten

A beautifully illustrated tale about an unwanted horse and a lonely girl. Story is good, illustrations are lovely.

Out 12, 2020, 6:34 am

58. Whitey's New Saddle by Glen Rounds

Glen Rounds hasn't disappointed me yet. In this small book we visit with Whitey, a ten year old living with his uncle on a cattle ranch. Whitey hopes that the sale of his two steers will give him enough money to buy a brand new saddle of his very own. But then his cattle disappear and he's convinced rustlers did it.

Fun read, good for adults as well as youngsters.

Out 20, 2020, 5:19 pm

59. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Somewhat interesting story told in first-person by a 13yo boy who is "Shanghaied" by the crew of a slave ship. Portions of the tale were a little difficult to follow, possibly due to the author's uneven writing style.

Out 24, 2020, 7:47 am

Nov 12, 2020, 9:56 am

61. Bullet for a Star by Stuart Kaminsky

I've enjoyed other works by this author but until picking up Bullet for a Star I'd not read any of his Toby Peters mysteries. It's a decent read, with lots of name-dropping of Hollywood stars of the 1930s and just the right amount of humor, in my opinion. And for the reader who prefers stories without graphic sex or violence, this almost makes the grade. I'll keep an eye out for additional books in this series.

Nov 15, 2020, 10:19 am

>27 fuzzi: I was just catching up on your topic here. Animal Gallery has such a cute bookcover. Did your grandchildren enjoy it?

Nov 15, 2020, 7:05 pm

>37 This-n-That: as my grandchildren live 1000 miles away I don't get to see all their reactions to packages received. I think I've saved this one for our next trip, in 2021.

Editado: Nov 19, 2020, 6:48 am

62. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer

Pleasant look into the Regency period without too much depth to drag the light plot. Not one of this author's best, but worth reading for anyone who appreciates the genre.

Editado: Dez 5, 2020, 4:16 pm

Dez 11, 2020, 8:42 am

Dez 11, 2020, 9:33 am

Well done for meeting your challenge, though sorry that #100 was a turkey!

Dez 11, 2020, 3:17 pm

>43 Jackie_K: thank you. I prefer to complete a challenge with something good, just didn't happen this time...

Editado: Dez 17, 2020, 6:33 am

102. I'm Sorry by Mercer Mayer and Gina Mayer

Little Critter thinks that just saying "I'm sorry" makes everything okay, but soon finds out he's wrong. Oops, he's sorry...

Bought, read, reviewed, and headed for my granddaughters.

Editado: Dez 24, 2020, 6:46 am

103. Arthur and the Forgetful Elephant by Maria Giron

A combination of delightful illustrations and a whimsical plot make this a pleasurable read for young and old alike.

I'm adding this one to my grandchildren's bookshelves.

Dez 25, 2020, 9:39 am

Happy Holidays from the Netherlands!

Dez 27, 2020, 1:35 pm

>47 connie53: thank you!

Dez 27, 2020, 1:36 pm

104. The Darkness and the Dawn by Thomas B. Costain - Did not read

I just can't get into this. My sister loves Thomas Costain, so I'm sending to her this and two other Costains I've decided to jettison...

Dez 29, 2020, 9:19 am

106. Abel's Island by William Steig

This is a story of a "dandy" mouse who becomes stranded on an island after a flood. How he copes with his circumstances and grows into a thoughtful creature is entertaining. And the simple illustrations are...perfect.

Back to the used bookstore it goes, so another may enjoy it.

Dez 30, 2020, 8:32 am

107. See You Around, Sam by Lois Lowry

Sam is excited about the fake fangs he traded for at nursery school, but his mother won't let him to wear them in the house. So Sam packs a bag to take with him to Alaska, but first has to say goodbye to his neighbors. It's a cute running away story that made me smile.