APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread

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Abr 2, 2020, 1:42 pm


Password is ROOTS

Daisies generally bloom from early to midsummer, although when grown under ideal conditions, it has a very long flowering season and will even produce a few flowers in the middle of mild winters.

It can generally be grown where minimum temperatures are above −30 °F (−34 °C)) in full sun to partial shade conditions, and requires low or no maintenance. It has no known serious insect or disease problems and can generally be grown in most well-drained soils. The plant may be propagated either by seed after the last frost, or by division after flowering.

Though invasive, the species is still considered a valuable ground cover in certain garden settings (e.g., as part of English or cottage inspired gardens, as well as spring meadows where low growth and some color is desired in parallel with minimal care and maintenance while helping to crowd out noxious weeds once established and naturalised).

The name "daisy" is considered a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Chaucer called it "eye of the day". In Medieval times, Bellis perennis or the English Daisy was commonly known as "Mary's Rose". It is also known as bone flower.

The English Daisy is also considered to be a flower of children and innocence.
The daisy may be used as a potherb. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked, noting that the leaves become increasingly astringent with age. Flower buds and petals can be eaten raw in sandwiches, soups and salads. It is also used as a tea and as a vitamin supplement.

Below is the current list of members that have identified a ROOT goal for 2020 and how many books they read by the end of March. The percentages are calculated and a star awarded for those on target to reach their goals. More stars for farther toward their goal. If anyone's number is incorrect, please let me know and I will make the necessary adjustments.

So go out there and dig those ROOTs.

The goal for April is 1,086.

ahef1963 0 / 100 0.0%
alexa_d 62 / 100 ★★★★★ 62.0%
Ameise1 10 / 12 ★★★★★ 83.3%
arubabookwoman 0 / 36 0.0%
benitastrnad 28 / 60 ★★★ 46.7%
bg853 2 / 25 8.0%
bookworm148 1 / 20 5.0%
bragan 16 / 50 ★ 32.0%
brakketh 4 / 30 13.3%
ca_dmv 3 / 12 ★ 25.0%
clue 16 / 50 ★ 32.0%
connie53 14 / 42 ★★ 33.3%
crazy4reading 1 / 38 2.6%
curioussquared 9 / 50 18.0%
CurrerBell 12 / 40 ★ 30.0%
cyderry 18 / 84 21.4%
detailmuse 14 / 40 ★★ 35.0%
DissamblyOfReason 7 / 100 7.0%
enemyanniemae 21 / 50 ★★★ 42.0%
Erratic_Charmer 13 / 40 ★ 32.5%
Familyhistorian 22 / 65 ★★ 33.8%
FAMeulstee 11 / 24 ★★★ 45.8%
floremolla 8 / 50 16.0%
fuzzi 28 / 100 ★ 28.0%
HelenBaker 14 / 48 ★ 29.2%
Henrik_Madsen 14 / 50 ★ 28.0%
humouress 11 / 40 ★ 27.5%
Jackie_K 18 / 60 ★ 30.0%
Jacksonian 4 / 75 5.3%
jenknox 13 / 100 13.0%
kac522 15 / 45 ★★ 33.3%
karenmarie 15 / 30 ★★★★ 50.0%
klarusu 2 / 36 5.6%
Kristelh 20 / 45 ★★★ 44.4%
Kwharton 0 / 12 0.0%
LadyBookworth 8 / 30 ★ 26.7%
lindapanzo 13 / 48 ★ 27.1%
lilisin 10 / 50 20.0%
LoraShouse 5 / 15 ★★ 33.3%
leslie.98 47 / 75 ★★★★★ 62.7%
madhatter22 8 / 50 16.0%
majkia 25 / 60 ★★★ 41.7%
mandymarie20 19 / 25 ★★★★★ 76.0%
martencat 10 / 30 ★★ 33.3%
Mary_Mignano 1 / 50 2.0%
Miss_Moneypenny 27 / 50 ★★★★ 54.0%
MissSos 2 / 25 8.0%
MissWatson 20 / 50 ★★ 40.0%
nebula21 8 / 48 16.7%
Nickelini 6 / 15 ★★ 40.0%
rabbitprincess 24 / 60 ★★ 40.0%
rainpebble 5 / 36 13.9%
readergirliz 6 / 32 18.8%
readingtangent 17 / 24 ★★★★★ 70.8%
Rebeki 10 / 24 ★★★ 41.7%
ritacate 12 / 24 ★★★★ 50.0%
Robertgreaves 29 / 90 ★ 32.2%
rocketjk 9 / 27 ★★ 33.3%
rosalita 13 / 36 ★★ 36.1%
Sace 7 / 18 ★★ 38.9%
sallylou61 10 / 30 ★★ 33.3%
si 3 / 20 15.0%
sibylline 7 / 30 23.3%
This-n-That 4 / 20 20.0%
torontoc 7 / 30 23.3%
tuna.moriarty 3 / 200 1.5%
Val_Reads 1 / 100 1.0%
vestafan 20 / 60 ★★ 33.3%
wandaly 7 / 18 ★★ 38.9%

The readers leading the way are:

Ameise1 83.3%
mandymarie20 76.0%
readingtangent 70.8%
leslie.98 62.7%

Abr 2, 2020, 1:47 pm

Thanks for setting up the April thread, Cheli. I hope you have a better reading month in April!

Abr 2, 2020, 2:01 pm

I have my first ROOT of the month. I finished Binti: The Night Masquerade on April 1st. This is the way to end a series. Good short novellas done by TOR.com. I think this will be my last TOR.com for a while. I am moving on to other things that are catching my eye.

Editado: Abr 2, 2020, 3:55 pm

After reading all those lovely replies in the March thread, I wanted to offer my method for reading ROOTs that don't fit the month's challenges:

I use the AlphaKIT challenge, where I can match a word in the title or the author's name(s) each month. It keeps me on track reading ROOTs and not shiny new library books...

April AlphaKIT's challenges are the letters "S" and "T": https://www.librarything.com/topic/317656#

Abr 2, 2020, 4:57 pm

My numbers are up to date! Glad to see those stars. Thanks, Chèli :)

Editado: Abr 2, 2020, 5:53 pm

>2 Familyhistorian: It's already better. I finished one book late last night and am ¼way through another already!

>4 fuzzi: I use the AlphaKit every month!

>5 rabbitprincess: Lost my star. :-(

Abr 2, 2020, 6:39 pm

Thanks for keeping us going, Chèli, even through your own reading slump.

Abr 3, 2020, 4:04 am

Two Stars. YES!!! My numbers are correct. Thanks Chèli.

Abr 3, 2020, 6:59 am

Oh, I am doing well! Thanks for the numbers and the lovely picture, Chèli!

My first ROOT in April was Little Women, and I wonder why Daisy is used as a nickname for the two Margarets in the story? Does anyone know?

Abr 3, 2020, 9:03 am

I finished my 1st ROOT for April (#19 for the year) on 1st April and have now updated all tickers. Should add another tomorrow.

Editado: Abr 3, 2020, 9:11 am

>9 MissWatson: Margaret is derived from the French name Marguerite. Daisy translated into French is also Marguerite.

I've always thought of Margaret as Scottish, as it's my mother's name and her family have roots in the Scottish Borders ( no pun intended).

Abr 3, 2020, 9:10 am

>9 MissWatson: Something to do with a Marguerite being a kind of daisy?

Abr 3, 2020, 9:16 am

>11 si: I remember learning that daisy in French was marguerite, but when I checked an online dictionary just now, it gave pâquerette as the translation. I wonder if they're interchangeable or if the usage is different...

Abr 3, 2020, 9:39 am

>13 Rebeki: don't quote me but it looks like they're both varieties of daisies. La marguerite are slightly taller with white petals found in pastures and light woods, while La paquerette are found in meadows and on mowed lawns with petals of either white or pink.

Can you tell how busy I am?

Abr 3, 2020, 11:24 am

>14 si: Ah, interesting. And I am similarly busy :)

Abr 3, 2020, 2:56 pm

>9 MissWatson: Daisy is used as a girl's name and as a nickname for girls named Margaret, after the French name for the oxeye daisy, marguerite.

Abr 3, 2020, 10:13 pm

My numbers are correct (and yay - lots of stars). Thanks Chèli once again for all the work you put into running this group!

Two ROOTs finished today - my thread and all tickers have been updated.

Abr 3, 2020, 10:14 pm

I never knew that marguerite was French for daisy! So interesting.

Abr 4, 2020, 9:57 am

>11 si: >12 Rebeki: >16 cyderry: Thank you, that's it! When I was kid we went to pick wild "Margeriten" on summer Sunday trips. I just didn't know they're called oxeyed daisies in English.

Abr 4, 2020, 10:07 am

And that's #2 for April (#20 for the year) added to all tickers.

Editado: Abr 4, 2020, 12:05 pm

I finished my second ROOT for April. Suffer the Little Children by Donna Leon was one of the longest held titles in my library. I entered it into Librarything on March 17, 2008 when I joined LT. I read it because it was the April title for the mystery read along group. This one was not a conventional murder mystery, and I found it very entertaining.

Abr 4, 2020, 12:27 pm

I finished my first ROOT for April last night, Murder in the Reading Room, the sixth in the Book Retreat series by Ellery Adams.

Abr 4, 2020, 2:18 pm

Reporting ROOT # 15 for the year, # 1 for April

De Darkest Powers trilogie by Kelley Armstrong

All tickers updated

Abr 4, 2020, 4:32 pm

Number #8 for the year and first ROOT for April- review is on my thread and no tickers updated.

Abr 4, 2020, 8:33 pm

My first ROOT of April is Cop Killer, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, translated by Thomas Teal. I've added it to my personal ticker and tried to add it to the group tickers, but I don't think it took. So I shall leave them be.

Abr 5, 2020, 2:48 pm

Second ROOT of April is Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene. I've updated my personal ticker but will leave the group tickers alone.

Editado: Abr 6, 2020, 4:33 am

I wanted to continue riding my classics mood so I picked up Middlemarch but after realizing it took me about 5 days to read 40 pages I decided it wasn't the right book for right now and put it down to make sure it wouldn't lead me into a reading slump. I'm not sure if it was the pace of the book, the topic of the book, or just my edition that made it a bit unwieldy and uncomfortable to hold in my hands.

But as an emergency measure I picked up a mystery, The Tattoo Murder Case, to make sure I'm still reading and this is definitely working! I started it yesterday and am already halfway done so I can see myself finishing this tomorrow. This is yet another old ROOT from 2009 so I'm excited it's finally getting read and off my pile.

Now the question is what I'll read after this one!

Abr 6, 2020, 9:44 am

I finished a ROOT last night. Hopefully my thread and all the tickers have been updated but I was having some internet trouble at the time so I'm not 100% sure.

Editado: Abr 10, 2020, 11:03 am

I finished another ROOT last night. Lies of Locke Lamora was the latest to fall off the high tower of the TBR list.

Abr 6, 2020, 11:11 am

>27 lilisin: I think that is what putting me into a reading funk last month - I book that just wasn't right for the time. I finally put it aside and read a few from favorite authors. Now I'm back on track. In 2 weeks I've read 6 books (5 ROOTS) when in the entire month of March I only read 4. Now I've got to catch up to get my star back!

Abr 6, 2020, 2:10 pm

Reporting ROOT # 16 for the year, # 2 for April

Het eerste boek by Harman Nielsen

All tickers updated

Abr 6, 2020, 3:49 pm

Updated my personal ticker, but not the group tickers, with my third ROOT of April: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Vol. 5: The Twist. This has been my year of comics!

Abr 6, 2020, 7:30 pm

>30 cyderry:

Contrary to our ROOT goal I'm considering going to the bookstore to pick up some more similar light reads for isolation as I only have very long books left on my TBR pile, and as Japan is finally going to declare a state of emergency this week so my company will take that as the push they needed to close.

Abr 7, 2020, 3:16 pm

Anyone else having trouble with Touchstones today?

Abr 7, 2020, 4:23 pm

Yesterday I finished off a two-fer audiobook: Darkstar Academy and Day of the Cockroach, written by Mark Morris and Steve Lyons, and read by Alexander Armstrong and Arthur Darvill. I have updated my personal ticker but not the group ticker.

Abr 7, 2020, 4:27 pm

My TBR pile also had mostly great big tomes on it, and I need some light reading for isolation, so I'm revising my initial goal this year and allowing myself to dip into the box of novels under the bed before the books on my TBR shelf are all finished. They all still count towards my ROOT total!

Abr 7, 2020, 6:32 pm

>34 leslie.98:
I think everybody is having trouble with the touchstones today. They did work this morning at 9 a.m. and they aren't working now.

Abr 7, 2020, 7:10 pm

Thanks for the feedback >37 benitastrnad:! I was getting paranoid that it was just me.

Abr 8, 2020, 9:52 am

I've added my 3rd ROOT for April (#21 for the year) to all tickers.

Abr 8, 2020, 10:07 am

I finished my second ROOT last night, Poet in the Gutter by John Baker.

Abr 8, 2020, 2:29 pm

Reporting ROOT # 17 for the year, # 3 for April

Vergeet haar niet by Nora Roberts

All tickers updated

Abr 8, 2020, 5:16 pm

I've read two ROOTs so far in April:

* The Burglar in Short Order, which is a collection of short pieces featuring Lawrence Block's amiable burglar-turned-bookseller, Bernie Rhodenbarr.

* The Watersplash, the 21st book in Patricia Wentworth's mid-20th century mystery series featuring Maud Silver, governess-turned-private detective. One of the most enjoyable books in the series so far. One of the characters takes a temporary job cataloguing the local squire's library, and I couldn't help thinking how much easier it would be for her to use the LibraryThing app. :-)

Abr 9, 2020, 10:44 am

My ROOT #4 for April (#22 for the year to date) added to all tickers.

Abr 9, 2020, 2:08 pm

Abr 9, 2020, 7:47 pm

ROOT #9 for the year and second book read this April- review is on my thread and no tickers updated

Abr 9, 2020, 9:38 pm

Updated my personal ticker with another ROOT: Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga.

Abr 10, 2020, 10:22 am

My thread and all tickers updated with my most recent ROOTing.

>44 cyderry: Ah, sweet!

Abr 10, 2020, 11:05 am

I finished another ROOT. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman went off the list last night. The weekend readathon here on LT has used my game. Of course, all the hours spent at nome help.

Abr 10, 2020, 11:48 am

ROOT #10 for the year and third book read this April- review is on my thread and no tickers updated

Abr 10, 2020, 1:59 pm

Reporting ROOT # 18 for the year, # 4 for April

De snijkamer by Jilliane Hoffman

All tickers updated

Abr 11, 2020, 5:23 am

I've just added my 5th ROOT for April (#23 for the year) to all tickers. This was also my first DNF of the year.

Abr 11, 2020, 7:51 pm

Finally able to report my first root for the month - but it was 825 pages, Blackstrap Hawco by Kenneth J. Harvey. It was also very well written. Now I can go back to the shelves for something a bit lighter in both content and weight.

Abr 11, 2020, 10:20 pm

Spent the evening audio-puzzling and listening to an audio drama by Big Finish: ATA Girl, about the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. This is ROOT 31 of 60 for me. I've updated my personal ticker but not the group tickers.

Abr 12, 2020, 12:39 pm

I spent much of yesterday sitting in the sunshine reading and finished Masaryk Station by David Downing. This book is the last of the John Russell series and has been languishing on my TBR table for about 2 years. It was a good way to spend a quarantine Saturday.

Abr 12, 2020, 6:41 pm

ROOT #11 for the year and fourth for April- review is on my thread and no tickers updated

Abr 12, 2020, 6:46 pm

I listened to my current recorded book for all of 1/2 hour today and finished it. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez was a very well done recorded book with four different readers for the parts of the four daughters. That made it an interesting book to listen to.

Abr 13, 2020, 9:32 am

How brilliant is this? Look closely at the titles.

Editado: Abr 13, 2020, 10:03 am

Oh, how clever, I need to send to my book club!

I've finished my 3rd ROOT for the month, A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd.

Abr 13, 2020, 4:54 pm

>57 cyderry: That is utterly, utterly brilliant!

Editado: Abr 13, 2020, 5:30 pm

>27 lilisin: Middlemarch sat on my shelves for years before I gave it a try. It took weeks to finish it, but it was so worth it. And I'm not a fan of "chunkster" books. Do go back to it at some point...in a paperback version perhaps?

>44 cyderry: oh, I like!

>57 cyderry: very clever indeed.

Abr 13, 2020, 9:49 pm

>57 cyderry: Ingenious!

Abr 14, 2020, 12:36 am

I just posted my second ROOT for April and now have read 24/65.

>57 cyderry: That's a good one. I wonder how long it took to set that up?

Abr 14, 2020, 2:54 am

>57 cyderry:. Going to post it on my bookclub too!

Abr 14, 2020, 10:40 am

>57 cyderry: Wow! How very very brilliant!

Abr 14, 2020, 11:46 am

I finished another ROOT yesterday and knocked off Convenience Store Woman by Japanese author Sayaka Murata and really liked it. It was full fo sly humor and descriptions of modern society. Very well done novella.

Editado: Abr 15, 2020, 10:56 am

I've added ROOT #6 for April (#24 for the year) to all tickers.

Edited: I've just added #7 (#25 for the year) too, to all tickers.

Abr 15, 2020, 1:58 pm

ROOT #12 for the year and fifth book for April- review is on my thread and no tickers updated.

Abr 15, 2020, 3:27 pm

I have read five ROOTs this month (so far) and have reached the halfway point. Yay! Bring on the second half!

Abr 15, 2020, 4:07 pm

I am having a good month of reading as well - it is all this at home time combined with my decision to stop watching the morning news. Instead I am spending one hour reading before starting my work at home routine.

Abr 15, 2020, 6:55 pm

Another ROOT completed! My thread and all tickers have been updated.

Abr 16, 2020, 10:24 am

I finished another book last night. Mostly because there wasn't anything I was interested in watching on TV. It is amazing how much you can get read in an evening.

I finished the autobiography of cook and teacher Marcella Hazan. Amarcord - Marcella Remembers: The Remarkable Life Story of the Woman Who tarted Out Teaching Science in a Small Town in Italy, but Ended Up Teaching America How to Cook Italian. Yes, that is the full title according to the catalog record from the library, and that in the front of the book, but LT doesn't seem to recognize it. Oh well! There you have it. Even though the book didn't make Marcella Hazan into someone I would particularly like to meet in real life, I ended up admiring her for all she did for food and culture in both Italy and the U.S.

Abr 16, 2020, 11:26 pm

>57 cyderry:. Saw this in our local indie bookstore Facebook page too this week. Brilliant. It does make you wonder what we could do with the titles of our book stacks... I quickly completed a lighter read, Dinner at Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler. Now I have decided to pick up my daughter's copy of The Handmaid's Tale but I am finding it quite slow although my reading concentration isn't great at present.

Editado: Abr 17, 2020, 1:29 pm

Reporting ROOT # 19 for the year, # 5 for April

Drakenmeester by Margaret Weis

All tickers updated

Group Tickers don't show the same numbers.!!

Abr 18, 2020, 1:04 pm

Started slow but am now up to three (3) ROOTs for April, 31 total so far this year. Personal ticker ONLY updated.

Abr 18, 2020, 1:36 pm

Added another to my personal ticker: The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot, which I read as a public-domain ebook.

Abr 19, 2020, 9:18 am

I've finished two ROOTs this month Blood' A rover and The Gauguin Connection.

With these two books I achieved my goal 12/12.

But I will certainly read more ROOTs since the libraries here in Switzerland won't open again until June 8th. I can borrow e-books, but I like to have physical books in my hand.

Abr 19, 2020, 9:20 am

>76 Ameise1: Congrats on reaching your goal! :D

Abr 19, 2020, 9:33 am

>77 rabbitprincess: Thanks so much. :-D

Abr 19, 2020, 11:49 am

>76 Ameise1: Magnifique d'avoir déjà atteint votre objectif! Quel brillant exemple pour nous tous!

Abr 19, 2020, 1:24 pm

>76 Ameise1: Congrats!

Abr 19, 2020, 1:30 pm

I finished the excellent memoir When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago. I really enjoyed this one and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

I took one ROOT of the shelf and because it was so good, I added her two other published memoirs to my TBR list. Took one off - added 2 more. See how life goes for the Reader!

Abr 19, 2020, 3:57 pm

I've added another ROOT to my personal ticker: Here Be Dragons, by Sharon Kay Penman.

Abr 19, 2020, 7:30 pm

ROOT #13 for the year and sixth book for April- review is on my thread and no tickers updated

Abr 20, 2020, 12:11 am

>82 rabbitprincess:
Here Be Dragons is on my TBR shelves. I am working in her Plantagenet series and will start on these books as soon as I finish the other one. My next one in the Plantagenet series will be Lionheart.

Editado: Abr 20, 2020, 12:13 am

I have been reading novellas this year and this weekend I added another one to my completed list. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan. This 140 page gem is certainly worth taking the couple of hours it needs to be read. O'Nan gets the atmosphere just right and brings the characters right to you. Very well done. I have had this ROOT on my shelves since 2011.

Abr 20, 2020, 4:28 am

>79 cyderry: Merci beaucoup, Chèli. Dans la situation actuelle avec des librairies et des bibliothèques fermées, il n'est pas très difficile de nettoyer ma montagne de livres. ;-)

>80 leslie.98: Thanks so much :-)

Abr 20, 2020, 6:50 am

Congratulations, Ameise1. Well done.

Abr 20, 2020, 7:48 am

Thanks so much, Robert. :-)

Abr 20, 2020, 8:33 am

I've finished my 4th ROOT for April and have 2 more in progress.

Abr 20, 2020, 8:49 am

>82 rabbitprincess: oh that's a WONDERFUL book, I hope you appreciated it as much as I did!

Editado: Abr 20, 2020, 8:54 am

>86 Ameise1: Alors, puis-je supposer que la montagne est maintenant une colline?
J'adore me pratiquer sur mon français! Malheureusement, ma montagne continue de grandir.

I hope that no one minds that I practice my French with Ameise1

Editado: Abr 20, 2020, 2:01 pm

Reporting ROOT # 20 for the year, # 6 for April

Staartjagers zang by Tad Williams

All tickers updated

>91 cyderry: don't mind at all. I understand the whole conversation.

Abr 20, 2020, 4:48 pm

>91 cyderry: Pas du tout! Moi je parle français aussi :)

Editado: Abr 20, 2020, 10:35 pm

>91 cyderry:. I also enjoyed using my school girl French skills to translate. Beautiful language.

I have completed another root for the month, In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park. This is a very worthwhile read. The story of a North Korean girls journey to freedom. What she endured was horrific but a testament to a huge strength of character. I enjoyed being able to Google her and see that she is now happily married with a young child but continues her advocacy for repressed people.

Abr 21, 2020, 12:05 pm

I've managed to read FOUR ROOTs this month so far!

Homesick: My Own Story
The Changing Land
The Snare of the Hunter
South by Java Head

Personal ticker updated.

Abr 21, 2020, 5:30 pm

Yay, daisies are my favorite flower, and April is my b-day month! :)

Three more ROOTs for the year so far.

18) Dark Dance (The Blood Opera Sequence, Book 1) - Tanith Lee (acquired 2019)
19) Personal Darkness (The Blood Opera Sequence, Book 2) - Tanith Lee (acquired 2019)
20) Darkness, I (The Blood Opera Sequence, Book 3) - Tanith Lee (acquired 2017)

Updated my ticker only.

Editado: Abr 22, 2020, 9:54 pm

A couple more ROOTs finished but not yet reviewed. All tickers updated.

added later
Brief reviews done and my thread updated.

Abr 24, 2020, 3:43 am

Nine ROOTs so far and I am confident of finishing another one this weekend.

Abr 24, 2020, 3:45 am

I went back to American fiction and read two additional ROOTS this April.

Cormac McCarthy : Child of God
Carson McCullers : The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Not too sure what I'll read next yet so not sure if I can fit in another before the end of April. While I read the McCarthy in one day, the McCullers took almost a week and a half to read.

Abr 24, 2020, 11:40 am

Well, I think my reading funk is over. So far in April, I've read 8 ROOTs!

Stayin' Alive
Shredding the Evidence
Murder in the Storybook Cottage
Murder with Clotted Cream
A Sprinkling of Murder
Botched Butterscotch
Been There, Married That
Sauvigone for Good

I'm hoping to get 2 more done by the end of the month!

Abr 24, 2020, 1:03 pm

I finished another ROOT this week. Icarus by Deon Meyer fell off my book shelves!

Editado: Abr 24, 2020, 1:52 pm

I have been busy with several short works - plays, novellas, etc. - and have added to my thread and ticker. An easy way to increase my numbers after several chunksters earlier in the year ;)

Abr 25, 2020, 5:38 am

It feels weird, in the middle of a reading slump, to be able to say that I've just added my 8th ROOT for the month to all tickers (#26 for the year). But of those 8, 1 was abandoned and 2 or 3 were started prior to April so didn't require so much reading to finish this month. But, I'll take 8!

Abr 25, 2020, 11:26 am

Updated my personal ticker with another ROOT: The Diary of River Song, Series 4, one of my enormous stockpile of Big Finish audio dramas.

Editado: Abr 25, 2020, 9:43 pm

And I've updated my personal ticker again with a short and sweet ROOT: Vampires of Ottawa, by Eric Wilson.

Editado: Abr 26, 2020, 2:02 pm

I finished Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner my fifth ROOT and I'll finish Death in Kew Gardens later today for the sixth. The next book I plan to read is A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith and hopefully will finish it in time to count it for this month.

Abr 26, 2020, 3:53 pm

ROOT #7 Completed: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. That was a really tough read, but beautiful. Highly recommended, but take care of yourself when you read it! Thread and ticker updated.

Abr 26, 2020, 4:20 pm

Finished. Guess I should have made my goal larger. Lots of reading time these days.

Read this month - 8
Total - 26/25
Percentage - 100+%
Tickers updated

Abr 26, 2020, 5:38 pm

>108 mandymarie20: Congrats on completing your goal!

Abr 26, 2020, 6:12 pm


Abr 26, 2020, 6:31 pm

>108 mandymarie20: Great job, Mandy!

Abr 26, 2020, 6:50 pm

>108 mandymarie20: Well done, Mandy Marie

Abr 26, 2020, 8:11 pm

I've got three (3!) more ROOTs to add for April:

* The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. The second Miss Marple mystery, and a delightful one.

* War Brides by Helen Bryan. A good-not-great tale of World War II ina small English village, with a framing device centered around the 1990s reunion of a squadron of English and American soldiers.

* False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. The latest in his Peter Grant series about magical crime-busting in London.

Abr 27, 2020, 3:02 pm

ROOT #8: Mananaland by Pam Munoz Ryan. Middle grade, and just lovely! It's an adventure story and kind of the "hero's journey" subtype. Thread and ticker soon to be updated!

Abr 27, 2020, 5:27 pm

I took another ROOT off my list. Memory by Philippe Grimbert - one of the first books I put into LT is now read. It was really what we in the US call a novella and it is part of my year long novella reading project.

Abr 27, 2020, 11:19 pm

2 more books completed for the month, Life Class by Pat Barker and Toby's Room by Pat Barker. I enjoyed both of these despite them being about life during World War 1. I chose these two books because in New Zealand and Australia we commemorate our soldiers who have fought for freedom on 25th March. It was a different year this year but people all over the country stood in their driveways at 6a.m., instead of gathering for services at War Memorial Halls and monuments. It was very poignant.

Editado: Abr 28, 2020, 12:12 pm

Reporting ROOT # 21 for the year, # 7 for April

Schadevolle jaren by Richard Russo

All tickers updated

Congrats Mandymarie!

Abr 28, 2020, 3:25 pm

ROOT #9: Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler. I read this for professional development for my job as a teacher. Thread and ticker updated.

Abr 28, 2020, 8:12 pm

A couple more ROOTS done - April has been a good month for ROOTing for me! Of course, there were also quite a few acquisitions as well :/

My thread and all tickers updated.

Abr 28, 2020, 9:00 pm

Managed another one in April because it was such a slim book but I really enjoyed reading it. I think I'm going to try now to finally update my own personal thread with my thoughts and comments on the books I've read recently.

Donald Keene : Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan

Abr 29, 2020, 12:35 pm

I've added ROOT #9 for April (#27 for the year) to all tickers.

Abr 29, 2020, 7:39 pm

I finished another ROOT last night. Trackers by Deon Meyer came off my shelves and my TBR list. But then I placed an order for the remaining three books of his that I have not read. Took one off - add three. Umh! Something wrong with that picture.

Abr 29, 2020, 8:23 pm

>122 benitastrnad: LOL - that is a problem that often happens to me!

Abr 30, 2020, 2:08 am

Hi all, Update for the month stands at 5 books read. Only personal ticker updated.
Happy reading all!

Abr 30, 2020, 2:17 am

Thank you

Abr 30, 2020, 2:17 am

Thanks so much!

Abr 30, 2020, 3:12 am

I won't finish my current read today, so 10 it is for April. My own ticker is up-to-date. I'm looking forward to a long weekend of ROOTing!

Abr 30, 2020, 3:35 am

Here is my report for April 2020:

UpROOTED books: 13
ROOTless books: 6
Added to the TBR shelves: 0

The ROOTs were:

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
Smut: Two Unseemly Stories by Alan Bennett
The Prodigal Tongue by Lynne Murphy
The Secret Dead by S. J. Parris
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Jung: A Very Short Introduction by Anthony Stevens
House of Rejoicing by Libbie Hawker (DNF)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Crime Through Time II edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman
The Great Passage by Shion Miura
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch
The Evolution of Ethan Poe by Robin Reardon (DNF)

ROOTs in YTD: 42

Tickers have been updated but hopefully not harmed in the making of this report.

Abr 30, 2020, 7:41 am

I finished two ROOTs this month and am now half way to my goal. I have quite a few non-ROOTs I want to read, so am glad of this breathing space :)

Editado: Abr 30, 2020, 9:48 am

I have read 6 ROOTs in April, that makes makes 17/24 for the year.

ETA: All tickers updated

Abr 30, 2020, 11:29 am

I'm not going to finish any more ROOTs before month-end, so that's a final total of 9 for April for me.

Abr 30, 2020, 4:15 pm

I finished 9 ROOTs for the month for a total of 31 out of 65.

>108 mandymarie20: Congrats for reaching your goal, Mandy Marie!

Abr 30, 2020, 6:37 pm

I have been lax in posting my reads but have now updated the past two months of ROOT titles & ratings.
Currently I am sitting at 18 of my goal of 36 ROOTs for the year.
Congratulations everyone on doing so well.

Abr 30, 2020, 7:41 pm

Confirming that my personal ticker is up to date for the month, with 36 ROOTs to date this year.

Abr 30, 2020, 7:48 pm

The Social Distancing Readathon has certainly helped me this month. I have ROOTed 13 titles this month. No tickers updated.

Abr 30, 2020, 7:51 pm

I listened to 1 recorded book this month. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. This was a very well done recorded version that had different narrators for the sections of the book by the different sisters. Very pleasant to listen to.

Normally I would listen to several recorded books but since I am not driving around much there not much listening time.

Editado: Abr 30, 2020, 7:57 pm

I continued my novella reading project this month and read novella 4 titles off of my shelves. This project started with the TOR.com novellas and when the quarantine started I took anything off my shelves that was under 200 pages. I am counting them as novellas. I am trying to read one novella per weekend. These are the four for this month.

Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
Memory by Philippe Grimbert

Abr 30, 2020, 8:01 pm

I had three nonfiction ROOT titles this month. All of them were for the Nonfiction Challenge hosted by Suzanne that is located over on the 75'ers Group. The topic for the month was Immigration, Migration, and Nationality.

97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman
Amarcord: Marcella Remembers by Marcella Hazan
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago

Editado: Abr 30, 2020, 8:11 pm

I had 5 fiction ROOT's this month. I have discovered that my fun reading is all about spy/thrillers. They engross me and keep my mind occupied. Such fun to read during this kind of time. I read three of the Deon Meyer books this month and then ordered the last three of his books that I haven't read. How does that help my ROOTing?

Suffer the Little Children by Donna Leon - this one is for the Lackberg vs. Leon Mystery Challenge I host over on the 75'ers Group
Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch - this is the first in the Gentleman Bastards series
Masaryk Station by David Downing - this is the last in the station series.
Icarus by Deon Meyer - this is book 5 in the Benny Griessel series.
Trackers: A Novel by Deon Meyer - This is book 2 in the Lemmer series

Maio 1, 2020, 3:47 am

Managed to squeeze in another short one, Les Indes Noires (The Child of the Cavern) by Jules Verne. Verne books are definitely a comfort read as they transport you to other worlds with such whimsy. They are also a great palate cleanser when you need something light while you figure out your next read.

Maio 1, 2020, 6:29 am

9 for me for April. Updating personal ticker.

Editado: Maio 1, 2020, 7:51 am

One last ROOT for April: Shotgun by Ed McBain. It's the 23rd entry in this very long series, and a good one. I've updated the ticker thread.

Maio 1, 2020, 10:28 am

Five ROOTs for April - 13/60 for 2020.

All tickers updated but noticed the April Group thread tickers currently standing at different totals - added 5 to each and hope Chèli will manage to sort it out. Thanks, Chèli!

Maio 1, 2020, 10:37 am

I'm just adding another post to ask for a few more folk to post here so that the thread goes past 150 posts - then it's easier for Cheli to start the new May thread as a continuation of this one.

Maio 1, 2020, 10:46 am

4 off-the-shelfers in April gets me to 13 out of my goal of 27.

Editado: Maio 1, 2020, 11:18 am

Added 3 ROOTs this month - still a little behind my target!

Maio 1, 2020, 11:26 am

I have another ROOT to report but is't a book I finished today. But I guess we need a few more post for the Maytread can be linked to this one. I think we need 3 more posts.

Maio 1, 2020, 11:28 am

I'm impressed with everyone's ROOTing this month. I'm glad we're managing to read our way through this.

Maio 1, 2020, 11:30 am

>147 connie53: I'm 30 pages away from finishing a ROOT and am excited at the thought of doing so on the first day of the month :) I won't add it until the new thread is up.

Maio 1, 2020, 11:33 am

Too tempting not to post for the sake of it...

Maio 1, 2020, 12:40 pm

We're doing great this month! I read 14 ROOTs.

Maio 1, 2020, 2:17 pm

May thread is up!

Editado: Maio 6, 2020, 4:53 am

>57 cyderry: So clever! I wonder how long it took to find them all.

>91 cyderry: I don’t mind you practicing your French. I’d love to join you but I’m not sure my French is up to it.

I’ve updated my personal tickers (but I’m too scared to alter the group ticker). I’ve read 4 ROOTS in April and am now up to 17 for the year.
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