Barbara's 2020 ROOT Challenge

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Barbara's 2020 ROOT Challenge

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Jan 28, 2020, 7:20 pm

What a wonderful way to get the TBR pile or in my case the To Be Heard pile down. I'm an audible addict and it's real easy to keep adding books when they just pile up in the Cloud and you don't have to stare at the piles.

I choose 25 as my commitment as I am going to apply the Bingo list to my ROOTS. Since I have been buying audio books since the 1980s and audible books since 2006 I have quite a few that have fallen through the digital cracks and searching for those that fit the criteria will help spur me on.

Jan 29, 2020, 1:34 am

Welcome to the ROOTers, Barbara!

Jan 29, 2020, 9:24 am

Welcome and happy ROOTing!

Jan 29, 2020, 2:10 pm

Welcome to the group, enjoy your listens!

Jan 29, 2020, 5:27 pm

Thanks for the kind welcomes.

Editado: Fev 6, 2020, 12:05 am

Here is the Bingo list which I appropriated to give me some impetus to go through my ROOTs along with the books I've found which will work. It seemed like a fun list which will keep this challenge very eclectic. I still need to find three more but considering how quick I was able to find these in my dusty ICloud I am not worried.

1.1 Book that's in a Legacy Library

The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin DONE

1.2 Book written by a LibraryThing author

Silent on the Moor - Deanna Raybourn

1.3 Work published in 1820 or 1920

Kristin Lavransdatter "The Wreath" - Sigrid Undst 1920

1.4 Book published in the year of your birth (1946)

The Reluctant Widow - Georgette Heyer

1.5 Book published under a pen name or anonymously

Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

1.6 Book set in Asia

Peony:A Novel of China - Pearl S. Buck

1.7 Mystery or true crime

The Murder of the Century - Paul Collins

1.8 Book involving a real historical event (fiction or nonfiction)

Astoria, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire - Peter Stark

1.9 Book about books, bookstores, or libraries

The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson

1.10 Book with at least 3 letters of "Bingo" consecutively in the title (BIN, ING, NGO, GOB, OBI)

Becoming - Michele Obama

1.11 Red cover, or red is prominent on the cover

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

1.12 Title contains a pun

First Among Sequels - Jaspar Fforde

1.13 Book about birth or death (childbearing, midwifery, human aging, etc.)

An Easy Death - Charlaine Harris

1.14 Book with a proper name in the title

Daisy Jones and the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

1.15 Book published by a small press or self-published

A Shot of Tequilla - J.A.Konrath

1.16 Book published in 2020

Golden in Death J.D.Robb
(This one counts because it is on pre-order) DONE

1.17 Epistolary novel or collection of letters

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chobsky

1.18 Book by a journalist or about journalism

WAR Sebastian Junger

1.19 Book not set on Earth

Spaceman - Mike Massimino

1.20 Mythology or folklore


1.21 Weird book title

Will Save the Galaxy for Food - Yahtzee Croshaw

1.22 Book with "library" or "thing" in the title or subtitle

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

1.23 Book with a periodic table element in the title

Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik

1.24 Book by a woman from a country other than the US or UK

Lost in Math - Sabine Hossenfelder

1.25 Read a CAT

Jan 29, 2020, 6:57 pm

Welcome Barbara!

Don't forget to put your ticker (I saw it in the ticker thread) on your thread here. If you copy it here, you only have to update it in one place but those that visit your thread will be able to see how you are progressing. Have fun with your BINGO ROOTs!

Jan 29, 2020, 8:00 pm

Welcome aboard and good luck with your ROOTS!

Jan 30, 2020, 3:55 am

Good luck with the Bingo, you've got some interesting boks in your list.

Jan 30, 2020, 4:35 am

Nice list, Barbara. And some books I recognize too. Have fun!

Fev 6, 2020, 12:32 am

!st ROOT The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin.

I can't believe I didn't read Le Guin during her lifetime. What a writer!!

The story written in 1971 is about a man in the future (2002), George Orr who has "effective" dreams. That is, whatever he dreams becomes reality. He dreams his Aunt died five years previous and when he awakens she is gone and everyone's memories of her life for the last five years is gone as well, replaced by their belief in the fact she died five years ago. He is sent to a psychiatrist who attempts to use George to manipulate reality into what the psychiatrist believes are improvements.

The world which Le Guin portrays in this future 2002 includes fighting in Afghanistan, tensions in the Middle East and major climate changes due to global warming.

An amazingly prescient novel, beautifully written and a great read.

Fev 6, 2020, 2:38 am

>11 bg853:
That was my first (and still only) Le Guin and I really liked that one as well. I've been keeping an eye out on recommended lists to see which book of hers to read next.