Cheli's 2021 ROOT Thread

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Cheli's 2021 ROOT Thread

Editado: Nov 23, 2021, 12:47 pm

Well, I met my goal again in 2020 and far surpassed it. I'm going leave my goal to 84 - 7 ROOTs per month because I'm really hoping that I get some travel in during 2021 but I'm only going if it's safe.

I've also decided that 2021 is the year to purge out books that I know I will never read so I'm aiming for one hundred there.

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 or NetShelf.
ARDs 6 - Books that are already sitting on my shelves or ARCs/ERs awarded to me in 2020
Purge 100 from any source

For every ROOT successfully cleared in 2021 I put $1 in my book bank so that at the end of the year I have money for new books! I've completed 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 $105 in my book bank. I did over spend in 2020 so I need to be more frugal with my book bank dollars in 2021.

Starting Tallies:

Tsundoku (My Unread) = 171 (4 less than last year!!)
PC Downloads/MP3/NetShelf = 111 (plus 2)
NOOK = 177 (reduced 4)
Tablet/Kindle = 131 (increased 14)

STARTING ROOT TOTAL = 590 (increased 8!!!)

NetGalley/ER/ARC Awards in 2021 - 82

Total ROOTS = 677

Even though it shows my ROOTs increased 8 from the start of last year, I did clear a bunch. I acquired 124 books - 90 of which were ARCs that automatically go into the ROOT total. Leaving 34 books as new, so only an increase of 8 is not too bad, right?

ETA - books I had in 2020 but failed to catalog. These numbers will be tweaked with last day acquisitions and finally reading totals.
Considering that I added 124 books in 2020 and I have a starting total 82 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 nearly achieved this in 2020
I'm starting the year with $107 in my book bank.

Editado: Dez 31, 2021, 7:11 pm

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 2021

1. Picture Perfect Frame NetGalley 1/9/2021 READ
2. Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer NetGalley 1/9/2021 READ
3. Peaches and Schemes NetGalley 1/9/2021 READ
4. Murder in Marseille Amazon $0.00 1/9/21
5. Death with a Double Edge NetGalley 1/15/2021 READ
6. Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife NetGalley 1/23/2021
7. Ruby Red Herring NetGalley 1/23/2021 READ
8. Draw and Order NetGalley 1/23/2021 READ
9. A Glimmer of a Clue NetGalley 1/23/2021 READ
10. Murder By Page One NetGalley 1/23/2021 READ
11. Murder in the Cookbook Nook NetGalley 1/28/2021 READ
12. A Hex for Danger NetGalley 2/4/2021 READ
13. Cajun Kiss of Death NetGalley 2/4/2021 READ
14. Jokers Wild NetGalley 2/4/2021 READ
15. The Dragon Lady Gets Her Due NetGalley 2/4/2021 READ
16. The Charleston Challenge NetGalley 2/4/2021 READ
17. Lemon Drop Dead NetGalley 2/8/2021 READ
18. Death by Gravity NetGalley 2/10/2021
19. Farm to Trouble NetGalley 2/11/2021 READ
20. Night Moves Amazon $6.99 2/23/21 READ
21. Murder in a Teacup NetGalley 2/23/2021 READ
22. A Fiancée's Guide to First Wives and Murder NetGalley 2/23/2021
23. The Beach House NetGalley 3/1/2021 READ
24. Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown LTER 3/1/21 READ
25. Murder by the Bookend NetGalley 3/4/2021
26. Wining and Dying NetGalley 3/11/2021 READ
27. Book Club Kit: The Midnight Library
NetGalley 3/14/2021 READ
28. Death and Sensibility NetGalley 3/21/2021 READ
29. The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall NetGalley 3/21/2021 READ
30. The Secret Staircase NetGalley 3/21/2021 READ
31. Murder at Wakehurst NetGalley 3/21/2021
32. Castle Shade NetGalley 3/22/2021 READ
33. Whole Latte Murder NetGalley 3/22/2021 READ
34. From Port to Rigor NetGalley 3/31/2021 READ
35. Beauty Expos Are Murder NetGalley 3/31/2021 READ
36. Two Wicked Desserts NetGalley 4/6/2021 READ
37. Mint Condition Murder NetGalley 4/6/2021 READ
38. Hollywood Spy
NetGalley 4/13/21READ
39. Murder with Orange Pekoe Tea NetGalley 4/21/21 READ
40. Dinner, Drinks and Murder Amazon $0.99 4/22/21
41. Diva Sweetens the Pie Amazon $0.99 4/22/21
42. Little Black Book NetGalley 4/28/21 READ
43. A Cookbook Conspiracy Amazon $7.99 4/28/21 READ
44. Book Supremacy
CHIRP $3.99 5/13/21 READ
45. Grim Reader CHIRP $2.99 5/13/21 READ
46. Buried in Books CHIRP $3.99 5/13/21READ
47. Organize Your Corpses NetGalley 5/13/21READ
48. The Cure for What Ales You NetGalley 5/13/21 5/13/21READ
49. The Murders at Foxglove Close NetGalley 5/13/21 READ
50. The Book Stops Here Amazon $7.99 5/17/21 READ
51. Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure Birthday Gift 5/29/21 READ
52. The Scandal At Bletchley Birthday Gift 5/29/21
53. Books of a Feather Birthday Gift 5/29/21 READ
54. Ripped From the Pages Birthday Gift 5/29/21 READ
55. Once upon a Spine Birthday Gift 5/29/21 READ
56. These Tangled Vines: A Novel Amazon 5/29/21 $0.00
57. The Queen’s Spy NetGalley 6/3/21
58. Death on the Shelf NetGalley 6/3/21 READ
59. Renewed for Murder NetGalley 6/3/21
60. Murder 101 Amazon $2.99 6/3/21 READ
61. A Pumpkin Spice Killing NetGalley 6/9/21 READ
62. A Wrinkle in Thyme
NetGalley 6/9/21 READ
63. Cluttered Corpse NetGalley 6/9/21 READ
64. Death Loves a Messy Desk NetGalley 7/2/21 READ
65. Double Chocolate Cookie Murder NetGalley 7/2/21
66. To the Tome of Murder NetGalley 7/2/21 READ
67. Still Life and Death NetGalley 7/2/21
68. Claret and Present Danger NetGalley 7/9/21 READ
69. A Murder Yule Regret NetGalley 7/9/21 READ
70. Crimes and Covers NetGalley 7/9/21 READ
71. Ritchie Boy Secrets NetGalley 7/9/21
72. Marriage Can be Mischief NetGalley 7/9/21 READ
73. Big trouble in little Greektown NetGalley 7/9/21
74. Closet Confidential NetGalley 8/2/21
75. Once upon a Seaside Murder NetGalley 8/2/21
76. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder NetGalley 8/8/21READ
77. Chapter and Curse NetGalley 8/8/21 READ
78. Killer Words NetGalley 8/8/21
79. Bear a Wee Grudge NetGalley 8/8/21 READ
80. Murder Outside the Lines NetGalley 8/8/21 READ
81. Without a Brew Amazon 8/27/21 $8.99 READ
82. A Calculated Whisk NetGalley 8/30/21 READ
83. Bear Witness NetGalley 8/30/21 READ
84. The Mystery of Albert E. Finch NetGalley 8/30/21
85. Getaway with Murder NetGalley 9/2/21
86. Courtesy Call NetGalley 9/2/21 READ
87. Mistletoe Cake Murder NetGalley 9/13/21 READ
88. Death Among the Stars NetGalley 9/13/21
89. Lyin' Eyes Amazon 9/30/21 READ
90. Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder NetGalley 10/2/21
91. Put Out to Pasture NetGalley 10/2/21
92. Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas NetGalley 10/2/21 READ
93. Peril at Pennington Manor NetGalley 10/2/21
94. On the Fringe Amazon 10/2/21 READ
95. The Witch Collector NetGalley & LTER 10/28/21
96. A Fatal Booking NetGalley 11/15/21
97. Murder at the Bake Sale NetGalley 11/15/21
98. Batten Down the Belfry NetGalley 11/15/21
99. Give unto Others NetGalley 11/15/21
100. Burning Pages NetGalley 11/15/21
101. Three More Months: A Novel AmazonFirsts 11/15/21
102. The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe Amazon 11/21/21 $1.99
103. One for the Books CHIRP 11/21/21 $2.99
104. Word to the Wise CHIRP 11/21/21 $5.99
105. Hitting the Books CHIRP 11/21/21 $4.99
106. Death in the Stacks CHIRP 11/21/21 $4.99
107. The King Falls NetGalley 11/23/21
108. Christmas Bookshop AMAZON 12/9/21 $11.99 READ
109. A Fatal Family Feast NetGalley 12/23/21
110. Caramel Pecan Roll Murder NetGalley 12/23/21
111. Antique Auctions Are Murder NetGalley 12/23/21
112. Three Debts Paid NetGalley 12/23/21
113. Rationing AMAZON 12/28/21 $10.64
114. French Paradox AMAZON 12/28/21 $9.99
115. Behind the Frame AMAZON 12/28/21 $7.99
116. Body in the Beauty Parlor AMAZON 12/28/21 $5.99

Total purchase costs = $126.43 Book Bank remaining = (19.43)

NetGalley - 84 books LTER/ARC - 2 BookBub = 0 B&N - 0 Gifts = 5 Amazon= 18 CHIRP = 7

Editado: Dez 23, 2021, 10:50 am

Books off my e-readers - goal - 66

1. Wedding Bear Blue
2. Murder at Chateau sur Mer
3. Page Marked for Murder
4. Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum
5. Birth Order
6. Murder at the PTA
7. One Poison Pie
8. Peachy Scream
9. The Body From The Past
10. Little Bookshop of Murder
11. A Tourist's Guide to Murder
12. Peril in Paperback
13. Spell for Trouble
14. Killer Comfort Food
15. A Big Fat Greek Murder
16. The Figure in the Photograph
17. Murder with a View
18. For whom the book tolls
19. Courting Can Be Killer
20. Farm to trouble
21. Book Charmer
22. Night Moves
23. Cold Reading Murder
24. Here Comes the Body
25. Long Island Iced Tina
26. Under Cover of Murder
27. Death Gone A-Rye
28. Ruby Red Herring
29. Perilous Undertaking
30. Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua
31. Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork
32. Room With A Roux
33. A Glimmer of a Clue
34. Beware the East Wind
35. Wining and Dying
36. Lethal Letters
37. Lemon Drop Dead
38. Where Have All the Birdies Gone?
39. Writing All Wrongs
40. The Deeds of the Deceitful
41. Whole Latte Murder
42. Hex for Danger
43. Murder at Ochre Court
44. Beauty Expos are Murder
45. Peaches and Schemes
46. Crown in Crisis
47. Murder in the Cookbook Nook
48. Midnight Library Book club kit
49. The Malt in Our Stars
50. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard
51. Flower Power
52. Left-Handed Booksellers of London
53. Jokers Wild
54. Murder in a Teacup
55. Murder at Mondial Castle
56. Ripped From the Pages
57. Murder 101
58. Picture Perfect Frame
59. Murder at Crossways
60. Mint Condition Murder
61. Books of a Feather
62. Trace Elements
63. Castle Shade
64. Cajun Kiss of Death
65. Wine and War
66. Murder at Kingscote
67. Once Upon a Spine
68. Dressed for Death in Burgundy
69. Deadly Editions
70. Draw and Order
71. Murder with Orange Pekoe Tea
72. The Sign of Death
73. Pumpkin Spice Killing
74. Secret Staircase
75. Book Supremacy
76. Murder at Page One
77. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
78. Death and Sensibility
79. Booked for death
80. Cluttered Corpse
81. Deadly Edition
82. Death Loves a Messy Desk
83. Second Time Sweeter
84. On the Corner of Hope and Main
85. The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall
86. Little Black Book
87. Transient Desires
88. Crimes and Covers
89. Claret and Present Danger
90. Murder Outside the Lines
91. The Murders at Foxglove Close
92. Marriage Can be Mischief
93. Wrinkle in Thyme
94. Southern Double Cross
95. Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer
96. Lyin' Eyes
97. On the Fringe
98. Without a Brew
99. The Beach House
100. Hollywood Spy
101. Calculated Whisk
102. Death with a Double Edge
103. Chapter and Curse
104. From Port to Rigor Morte
105. To the Tome of Murder
106. Charleston Challenge
107. Dragon Lady Gets Her Due
108. The Cure for What Ales You
109. Death on the Shelf
110. Courtesy Call
111. Bear Witness
112. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder
113. Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas

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

★=NetGalley ARCs underlined definitely priority

Alexander Cipher
★Am I Guilty?
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee
★Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait
★Arbella Stuart Conspiracy
Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mysteries)
Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club
✔★Beach House
✔★Beauty Expos Are Murder

Berried to the Hilt (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries)
✔Beware the East Wind
✔★Big Fat Greek Murder

★Bishop's Pawn
Blood Spangled Banner: A First Ladies Mystery
Blueberry Blues
✔★Body From The Past
★Boleyn Deceit: A Novel
✔★Book Charmer
✔Books of a Feather
✔★Booked for Death

Buried Leads
✔★Cajun Kiss of Death
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse
✔★Castle Shade
Catching fire
★Catherine Howard Conspiracy
✔★Charleston Challenge
Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses
Condemn to Death
✔Cookbook Conspiracy
✔★Cold Reading Murder
✔★Courting Can Be Killer

Cracked Pot (Clay and Crime Mysteries, No. 2)
✔★Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication
David Copperfield
Dead in the Water
★Deadly Chapter
✔★Deadly Edition
✔★Deadly Editions
✔★Death and Sensibility

★Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle
★Death by Gravity

✔★Death Gone A-Rye
Death Turns a Trick
✔★Death with a Double Edge
✔★Deeds of the Deceitful

Dinner, Drinks and Murder:
Diva Sweetens the Pie
★Doctor of Thessaly: A Seven Deadly Sins Mystery
Double Blind
✔★Dragon Lady Gets Her Due
✔★Draw and Order
✔★Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery

★Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy
Emperor's Tomb
✔★Farm to Trouble
★Fatal Fundraiser
★Fatal Judgment
★Fatal Masquerade
★Fiancée's Guide to First Wives and Murder
Fields' Guide to Fog
✔★Figure in the Photograph
✔Flower Power

Florentine Cypher
★Foreclosed: A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery
✔★For Whom the Book Tolls
Garden Plot (Potting Shed Mystery series Book 1)
Ghost a la Mode
✔★Glimmer of a Clue
Hanover Square Affair
Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures
✔★Here Comes the Body
✔★Hex for Danger
✔★Hollywood Spy

★Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen
✔★Jokers Wild
Jungle Books
Jury of One
★Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
★Kathryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen

✔★Killer Comfort Food
★Knot What You Think
✔Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder
★Lady in the Lake
✔★Left-Handed Booksellers of London
✔★Lemon Drop Dead
✔Lethal Letters: Books by the Bay Mystery Series
✔★Little Bookshop of Murder
✔★Little Black Book

★Little Shop of Found Things
✔★Long Island Iced Tina
✔★Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall

★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
★Messenger of Athens
✔★Midnight Library Book Club Kit
✔★Mint Condition Murder
✔★Murder 101

Murder a la Carte
✔★Murder at the Arts & Crafts Festival
✔★Murder at Chateau sur Mer
✔★Murder at Crossways
✔★Murder at Kingscote

Murder at the Lighthouse: An Exham on Sea Mystery
✔Murder at Mondial Castle
✔★Murder at Ochre Court

★Murder at Wakehurst
★Murder by the Bookend
✔★Murder By Page One
✔★Murder at the PTA
✔★Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua
✔★Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork
✔★Murder in a Teacup

Murder in Cannes
✔★Murder in the Bayou Boneyard
✔★Murder in the Cookbook Nook

★Murder Makes Scents
★Murder Most Sweet
Murder on the Cote d'Azure
★Murder Once Removed
✔★Murder with Orange Pekoe Tea
Napoleon's Pyramids
Natural Causes (The Inspector McLean Mysteries)

✔Night Moves
✔Once Upon a Spine

★One Last Summer
✔★One Poison Pie
★Orchid Throne
Order of the White Feather: The Sword of Dalamar
Other People's Skeletons
✔★Peachy Scream
✔★Peaches and Schemes
✔★Page Marked for Murder
✔Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

Perfect Pitch: A Hot Baseball Romance
✔Peril in Paperback: A Bibliophile Mystery
✔Perilous Undertaking
✔★Picture Perfect Frame

Poisonous Pageant
Pretense for Murder
Princess and the Horse
★Proposal to Die For
★Provencal Mystery
Read and Buried
★Reserved for Murder
✔Ripped From the Pages
Robinson Crusoe
✔★Room With A Roux
★Rose Throne
✔★Ruby Red Herring
Scottish Connection
✔★Secret Staircase
✔★Sign of Death

Silhouette in Scarlet
Sourdough Wars
✔★Southern Double Cross
★Spark of Light
✔★Spell for Trouble
Spoonful of Murder (A Soup Lover's Mystery)
Stiffs and Swine
Still Life with Murder
★Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss Mysteries)
Summerset Abbey
★Taint of Midas: A Novel
Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh
Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse
Tastes Like Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries)
Too Close to Home
Tourist Trap
✔★Tourist's Guide to Murder
✔★Trace Elements
✔★Transient Desires
✔★Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
✔★Two Wicked Desserts
✔★Under the Cover of Murder
✔★Wedding Bear Blues
✔Where Have All the Birdies Gone?
✔★Whole Latte Murder
✔★Wining and Dying
✔Wine and War


Editado: Jul 18, 2021, 12:32 pm

Audiobook ROOTs read in 2021- goal 12

1. Dead-End Detective: A Piper and Porter Mystery
2. Egg Shooters
3. No Ordinary Time
4. Coming of the Third Reich
5. Stolen Letter
6. Athena's Choice
7. Killer Characters
8. Haunted Hibiscus
9. A Caribbean Mystery

Ones to consider: (★ priority ★★NetShelf)

"A" is for alibi
All Over Creation
✔★★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
✔Coming of the Third Reich
★Columbus Affair: A Novel
★Cuckoo's Calling
✔★★Dead-End Detective
✔★★Egg Shooters

★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
★Lincoln Myth: A Novel
Magicians: A Novel
Medicus: A Novel (Roman Empire)
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel
No Good Deeds
✔★No Ordinary Time
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
✔Stolen Letter
Summer Rental
To the Power of Three
The Warden
What Came Before He Shot Her
What the Dead Know

Editado: Mar 1, 2021, 10:14 pm

ARD - Antique Reading Devices read in 2021- goal 6

1. Crown Jewels of Europe
2. Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

★25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Athenian Murders
Beauty to Die For: A Spa Mystery
★Bridge Cardplay Pb
✔Crown Jewels of Europe
Death at Bishop's Keep
Death on Demand/Design for Murder
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
Mind Over Murder
Nail Biter (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)
Perfect Mistress
Plateful of Murder
Precious Jewel
Queen's Bastard
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
✔Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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, 2020, 6:45 am

Wow Chéli. You have big plans! Happy ROOTing!

Dez 30, 2020, 10:29 am

Wishing you a successful ROOTing year, and thank you again for setting up the group for another year.

Dez 30, 2020, 11:16 pm

Chèli, a nice list of books. You are very organized here. :-) Wishing you a successful year of reading and I hope you're able to add a lot of $$$ to your book bank. Thanks for once again, taking the time to organize this fun group.

Dez 31, 2020, 3:18 pm

I envy your organization of your book acquisitions and I love the idea of the book bank :) How do you deal with library books?
Thank you for your efforts with this group.

Dez 31, 2020, 3:32 pm

>9 beach85: Library books are only counted as ROOTS if there were on my wishlist in the previous year. If I decide to read a book for Book Club, for instance, and it's not on my library wishlist it will fall into the valley of Undiscovered books since they are not part of Mt. TBR.

Dez 31, 2020, 3:35 pm

I love that phrase "Valley of Undiscovered Books" :)

Jan 1, 2021, 6:22 am

Have a happy and healthy year of ROOTing, Chèli

Jan 1, 2021, 6:41 am

Chéli, I want to thank you for your never ending effort to organize this fantastic group. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Jan 1, 2021, 9:30 am

>13 connie53: Thank you, my friend. Tulips from the Netherlands, how special is that! They brought a smile to my face!

Here's hoping that 2021 is a fantastic year in every way for all of us.

Jan 1, 2021, 2:07 pm

Happy New Year Chéli!

Jan 1, 2021, 9:14 pm

Happy new year, and best of luck with your goals! Thank you for organizing the group :).

Jan 1, 2021, 10:38 pm

Yes, thanks for organizing the group, and good luck with your goals this year!

Jan 2, 2021, 3:59 pm

Happy New Year, Chèli! Such impressive lists - good luck with your 2021 reading goals. And thanks again for enabling this lovely Group :)

Jan 2, 2021, 4:22 pm

I've been looking at my TBR list a lot this weekend and have been trying to convince myself that I will get all of them read sometime. However, I know that I will continue to get more books.

The question I ask myself is..."Will I ever get them all read?" If I'm honest, the answer is no. I'm thinking about taking a reality check and eliminating books I know I will never read from my catalog as well as search my shelves and box up books for donation of those I know I will never read.

Should I do this now at the beginning of the year, wait a few months, or hold out still believing that it's possible?

Editado: Dez 23, 2021, 10:51 am

I decided to try this.

JANUARY - Wedding Bear Blues

February - no book

March - Cold Reading Murder

April - Lethal Letters

May - The left-Handed booksellers of London

June - Murder at Crossways

July - The Book Supremacy

August - Camp Jupiter Classified

September - no book

October - Halloween Tree

November - no book

December - Christmas Pig

Jan 2, 2021, 6:38 pm

>19 cyderry: Do some now, and some later -- whenever you feel motivated!

Jan 3, 2021, 3:06 am

>19 cyderry: Just start somewhere and do some now. I would start soon because I know the urge to do so will lessen in time.

Editado: Jan 3, 2021, 4:17 pm

I think I'm going to try to do a few each month. I went through the collection of my TBRs and tagged ones for possible deletion from my catalog and found nearly 200 that I felt I really wouldn't read. I got them either as FREEBIE or a gift they've just been sitting there, so I think I'll try to eliminate 10 a month - that would be 120 for the year.

I think I can do that.

Jan 3, 2021, 4:10 pm

>23 cyderry: That sounds like a great plan!

Jan 3, 2021, 4:19 pm

>23 cyderry: I think that will work, Chèli.

Jan 3, 2021, 4:28 pm

>23 cyderry: That does sound like a good plan. I'd struggle to get rid of books I'd paid for without at least trying them first, but if they were freebies then that feels different.

Jan 4, 2021, 12:03 pm

I have done my first month's purge! 21 books that my sister Maureen gave to me when she moved 8 years ago (somewhere around there) I know that I will not read these so I'm boxing them up for donation.

Jan 4, 2021, 12:10 pm

That's a good start, Chèli.

Jan 4, 2021, 8:18 pm

>27 cyderry: Great start! If/when you encounter books you're undecided about, I'd love to hear how you do decide. I donated a bunch I knew I didn't want to read, but have struggled with dozens of undecideds. I had a plan to read 25-50 pages into each and then decide but haven't made progress on that...

Thank you for leading the group again and good luck with your own ROOTing.

Jan 5, 2021, 8:52 am

Thanks for setting up the group for us, Chèli, and good luck with your plans!

Jan 5, 2021, 6:10 pm

Happy new year and happing ROOTing! I love your topper.
Wow you're already off to an awesome start!

Jan 13, 2021, 4:08 pm

>23 cyderry: Doing a monthly purge seems like a manageable way of going about it. Do you currently have any libraries or organizations accepting book donations? I had set aside a whole box of books last February to donate to my local library and they stopped accepting donations right about the same time. I look forward to the day they feel safe and comfortable with accepting donations again. In the meantime, I'll just hold onto the box. I might just change my mind about a few.

Jan 13, 2021, 6:02 pm

Well, I purged a few more today. After finishing 2 books in one day, I needed to figure out what was next and ended purging 8 more. That makes 29 purges so far this month along with 7 books read already!

Jan 14, 2021, 7:48 am

>33 cyderry: I wish I could be that courageous, Chèli. Excellently done.

Fev 2, 2021, 10:58 am

Okay, guys, I did my February purge clearing 61 old freebies from my NOOK! 28 of those were the first in a series so I really dodged a bullet there because I would have had many more books to acquire if the series were any good. The youngest of these books had been sitting since 2017 and the oldest was from 2011, so I feel certain that I really wasn't going to read these. Yeah! I've reached my goal! It wasn't as hard as I thought.

Fev 2, 2021, 11:27 am

And Wow! You've done it! congrats, Chèli.

Fev 2, 2021, 4:49 pm

>35 cyderry: Congratulations, Chèli!

Fev 2, 2021, 7:19 pm

Woo hoo! Excellent work!

Fev 3, 2021, 6:23 am

Congrats, Chèli!

Fev 24, 2021, 2:43 pm

>35 cyderry: That must have felt good to get that ebook freebiepurging over and done with! Yay! I will likely do the same at the end of 2021.

Editado: Fev 24, 2021, 6:58 pm

>35 cyderry: Excellent work. Now what are you going to do for the rest of the year :-)

Mar 4, 2021, 1:56 pm

Congratulations on the purges, Cheli. What will you do for an encore?

Mar 4, 2021, 2:41 pm

March purges were 28 - 9 CLASSICS, that are leather-bound, were moved from TBR to the LIBRARY status (I purchased them 30 some years ago when I thought they would make a nice look in my "library" if I ever had one), 1 book that was permanently deleted because I can't find it anywhere and am not really interested in hunting it down, and 18 books from my shelves that I've decided I'm never going to read, so I'll pack them up for donation.

That puts my purge total at 118 so far this year.

Editado: Abr 4, 2021, 5:11 am

Just popping in to wish you and yours a Happy Easter, Chéli!

Editado: Maio 12, 2021, 10:49 am

This month my purge activities were related to my wish list and series.

I removed 10 books from my Wishlist and abandoned 4 series with a total of 61 books to be read. I hadn't read a book in these 4 series for a long time (2006, 2009, 2012, 2016) so I think I'm good with not seeing anymore of them.

So even though I didn't eliminate any more ROOTs I did prevent additional ROOTs from being added.

Maio 11, 2021, 3:55 am

Congrats on a successful purge!

Maio 11, 2021, 4:18 am

Good job, Chèli.

Maio 11, 2021, 9:16 pm

>45 cyderry: Good idea to abandon those series!

Maio 12, 2021, 9:53 am

Congratulations on the purging! It feels good even vicariously.

Editado: Jun 3, 2021, 4:37 pm

I'm having trouble with my one eye and it's caused by a cataract so I've scheduled surgery to get it removed on August 2nd. That's the soonest I could get in. However, the doctor said that I might not be able to read for a week or so. What!!! The doctor says that I shouldn't try to read with just the other eye. I didn't have the heart to tell him that that is basically what I've been doing for months. So I need to prepare by getting a bunch of audiobooks ready to go. I'm wondering if 10 will be enough.

So today I worked on my June purge. I think I did pretty good but it may come back to bite me. This month I reviewed all the audiobooks that I'd downloaded in the past in conjunction with the series that are still waiting to be read. I identified 8 series that I'm going abandon because I haven't read any of the books for some as far back as 2006 and a couple I just wasn't enjoying that much. I have marked 21 audiobook downloads to be deleted and have removed 110 books from the wishlist TBRs (series books that I won't be reading or adding to my TBRs in the future).

If I need more audios while my eye recovers, I'm going to have to hope that the library has them available for download. But I think I'll be okay since I still have over 60.

Jun 3, 2021, 8:10 pm

>50 cyderry: Good luck with the surgery, Chèli

Jun 4, 2021, 4:56 am

>50 cyderry: Good luck with the surgery, and I hope the audiobook stash is sufficient!

Jun 5, 2021, 11:20 am

>50 cyderry: Good idea to plan ahead and have a stash of audiobooks ready! I hope the surgery goes well.

Jun 6, 2021, 2:38 pm

>50 cyderry: Hi Chèli. I hope the surgery goes well. Peet had two similar surgeries a few years ago and that worked out just fine. He doesn't read so I don't know if he had trouble reading the paper or something like that. He did not mention anything about it. Good luck!

Jun 22, 2021, 1:31 pm

Well, something new to report...

About 3 weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of night and my ankle hurt like the dickens. I figured I must have twisted it somehow and would just rest it. But instead of getting better, it seems to be getting worse, so today I went to the doctor and he gave me this fancy new footwear. What do you think?

Good excuse to sit and read.

Jun 22, 2021, 5:37 pm

>55 cyderry: So sorry you are injured and WOW that looks like it means business! How long will you have this 'excuse' :)

Jun 22, 2021, 8:49 pm

>56 detailmuse: at least 3 weeks. my hubbie is not happy. LOL

Jun 23, 2021, 9:51 am

Well, this morning I headed back to the doctor to exchange my boot. The one they had given me didn't allow me to bend my knee. I walked into the Doctor's office carrying the boot and the technician, said "They gave you a Tall, what were they thinking?!" The new one is much better.

Jun 23, 2021, 10:15 am

That must be an encumbrance! My best wishes that you can off soon.

Jun 23, 2021, 9:08 pm

Ouch! May the books be good and the recovery speedy!

Jun 23, 2021, 11:06 pm

Glad to hear the new boot is more suitable. Hope your recovery goes well.

Jun 24, 2021, 10:53 am

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jun 24, 2021, 11:56 am

Well, while I'm kind of forced to sit and read or think about my books, I've located a place that will accept my books that I want to donate and then they will sell them to help a literacy program. Seems a win/win to me! Now I just have to box them up!

Jul 3, 2021, 1:17 pm

How awful, Chèli. I hope you ankle heels soon. I can't see the picture but I understand what it must be.

Jul 25, 2021, 2:47 pm

Hello, Chèli. I’m new here and wanted to say hi and thanks for organizing this group. I was sorry to hear about your ankle—I hope it’s getting better!

I’m really impressed with your book organization and discipline!

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Ago 17, 2021, 3:06 am

>67 cyderry: Oh yes, it certainly counts!

Ago 29, 2021, 8:10 am

I can't see >66 cyderry: and >67 cyderry:

Ago 29, 2021, 5:47 pm

>69 connie53: the links disappeared.

Ago 30, 2021, 6:16 am

That's weird!

Editado: Dez 14, 2021, 3:27 pm

Dez 14, 2021, 2:37 am

>72 cyderry: I agree. Fully.

Dez 14, 2021, 12:43 pm

>70 cyderry: Links from FB are now only visible for a limited time, after a few days (not sure how long) the URL signature expires.

Dez 14, 2021, 3:28 pm

>74 FAMeulstee: I thought something like that might be happening so I've started to save them to my PC and then uploaded to my profile.

Editado: Dez 25, 2021, 11:43 am

Hello Chèli!

>72 cyderry: So true! Lets celebrate reading.

Trying to catch up on threads again. I want to wish you