lindapanzo's 2021 ROOTS

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lindapanzo's 2021 ROOTS

Editado: Dez 31, 2020, 1:24 pm

I'm back for 2021 for my 7th year in the ROOTs challenge. I love being able to see books fly off my bookshelves, print or Kindle, though, of course, I do tend to pick up more.

For 2021, I plan to take a broader view of ROOTs, including both print and Kindle books that I own along with Net Galley books on Kindle.

My goal is 72 but, hopefully, my enthusiasm for reading, which was largely missing in the 2020 pandemic year, will return in full force and I'll exceed this total by quite a bit.

Happy 2021 ROOTing!!

Editado: Dez 30, 2021, 10:23 pm

ROOTS read in 2021:

1. Battered Bluff by Jessica Beck--finished on 1/3/21
2. A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck--finished on 1/17/21
3. A Killer Ending by Karen MacInerney--finished on 1/18/21
4. Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball by Scott Simon--finished on 1/23/21
5. Deadly Delights by Laura Jensen Walker--finished on 1/29/21
6. They Were Her Property by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers--finished on 2/4/21
7. The Herndon Climb by James R. McNeal and Scott Tomasheski--finished on 2/6/21
8. I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel--finished on 2/12/21
9. Out of the Dog House by Dick Portillo--finished on 2/16/21
10. Murder in the Cookbook Nook by Ellery Adams--finished on 2/28/21
11. The Hole Truth by Jessica Beck--finished on 3/10/21
12. Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America's NHL Voice - Mike Emrich - finished on 3/23/21
13. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert--finished on 3/31/21
14. Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs--finished on 4/22/2021
15. Death Comes to Durham by Jeanne M. Dams--finished on 4/29/21
16. The Story of a Photograph: Walker Evans, Ellie Mae Burroughs, and the Depression by Jerry L. Thompson--finished on 5/1/21
17. Murder is in the Air by Frances Brody--finished on 5/8/21
18. Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan--finished on 5/9/21
19. Inked Out by Karen MacInerney--finished on 5/11/21
20. Navy Baby by Debbie Macomber--finished on 5/13/21
21. Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson--finished on 5/16/21
22. Murder in a Teacup by Vicki Delany-finished on 5/18/21
23. The Bath Conspiracy by Jeanne M. Dams--finished on 5/22/21
24. Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman--finished on 5/25/21
25. Fear Strikes Out by Jim Piersall--finished on 5/28/21
26. For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay--finished on 5/30/21
27. Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood--finished on 6/5/21
28. The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America by James T. Patterson--finished on 6/13/21
29. The Art of Betrayal by Connie Berry--finished on 6/20/21
30. In Hot Water by Kate Kingsbury--finished on 6/25/21
31. Slashing Through the Snow by Jacqueline Frost--finished on 6/30/21
32. A Deadly Chapter by Essie Lang--finished on 7/3/21
33. You Have Arrived at Your Destination by Amor Towles--finished on 7/6/21
34. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day--finished on 7/7/21
35. The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945 by Sinclair McKay--finished on 7/8/21
36. Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding by Larry Olmsted--finished on 7/13/21
37. The Meanings of Craft Beer by Evan Rail--finished on 7/14/21
38. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie--finished on 7/17/21
39. Winter by Ali Smith--finished on 7/21/21
40. Donut Disturb by Jessica Beck--finished on 7/30/21
41. The Great Oklahoma Swindle by Russell Cobb--finished on 8/4/21
42. A Room with a Roux by Sarah Fox--finished on 8/11/21
43. A Wrinkle in Thyme by Sarah Fox--finished on 8/14/21
44. Renewed for Murder by Victoria Gilbert--finished on 8/20/21
45. Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson and Jay Cooper--finished on 8/22/21
46. Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers--finished on 8/23/21
47. Wining and Dying by Daryl Wood Gerber--finished on 8/30/21
48. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny--finished on 9/5/21
49. Wicked Wedding Donuts by Jessica Beck--finished on 9/7/21
50. A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany--finished on 9/11/21
51. The Mystery of Albert E. Finch by Callie Hutton--finished on 9/15/21
52. A Christmas Legacy by Anne Perry--finished on 9/16/21
53. All In: An Autobiography by Billie Jean King--finished on 9/19/21
54. Dead Big Dawg by Victoria Houston--finished on 9/21/21
55. Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates--finished on 9/24/21
56. Wolf Hollow by Victoria Houston--finished on 9/27/21
57. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico--finished on 10/3/21
58. Christmas Candy Corpse by Rosemarie Ross--finished on 10/6/21
59. Angel in the Rubble: The Miraculous Rescue of 9/11's Last Survivor by Genelle Guzman-McMillan--finished on 10/11/21
60. Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs--finished on 10/20/21
61. Wicked Harvest by Karen MacInerney--finished on 10/25/21
62. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles--finished on 10/30/21
63. How to Book a Murder by Cynthia Kuhn--finished on 11/2/21
64. State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny - finished on 11/6/21
65. Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico--finished on 11/9/21
66. A Holiday Donut Steal by Jessica Beck--finished on 11/10/21
67. Lupine Lies by Karen MacInerney--finished on 11/11/21
68. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan--finished on 11/15/21
69. E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes by James Patterson--finished on 11/18/21
70. Slay Bells Ring by Karen MacInerney--finished on 11/19/21
71. Long Island Iced Tina by Maria DiRico--finished on 11/23/21
72. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz--finished on 11/27/21
73. Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker--finished on 11/29/21
74. Killer Research by Jenn McKinlay--finished on 12/1/21
75. Christmastime 1939 by Linda Mahkovec--finished on 12/3/21
76. Bruno and the Carol Singers by Martin Walker--finished on 12/4/21
77. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy--finished on 12/6/21
78. The Arc of the Sun by David Samuels--finished on 12/7/21
79. Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas by Lynn Cahoon--finished on 12/9/21
80. Act of War: The Sinking of the Lusitania by Diana Preston--finished on 12/12/21
81. Look: How a Highly Influential Magazine Helped Define Twentieth-Century America by Andrew L. Yarrow--finished on 12/14/21
82. Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon--finished on 12/15/21
83. Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah--finished on 12/18/21
84. A Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon--finished on 12/19/21
85. Christmastime 1940 by Linda Mahkovec--finished on 12/20/21
86. Rockets' Dead Glare by Lynn Cahoon--finished on 12/21/21
87. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany--finished on 12/23/21
88. Corned Beef and Casualties by Lynn Cahoon--finished on 12/23/21
89. Mother's Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon--finished on 12/24/21
90. Christmastime 1941 by Linda Mahkovec--finished on 12/25/21
91. Batter Off Dead by Maddie Day--finished on 12/27/21
92. A Fatal Booking by Victoria Gilbert--finished on 12/30/21

Dez 31, 2020, 1:17 pm

Welcome back, hope 2021 is very successful for you!

Dez 31, 2020, 1:24 pm

>3 Jackie_K: Thanks, Jackie. Happy New Year. Hope 2021 is a great reading year for you.

Dez 31, 2020, 1:55 pm

Hi Linda, good to see you are back for another year. I hope you get the reading vibe back. Happy ROOTing.

Dez 31, 2020, 2:43 pm

Welcome back, Linda! Sending you good reading vibes for 2021!

Dez 31, 2020, 3:21 pm

Hoping you get back in the reading groove this year :)

Jan 1, 2021, 9:35 am

Jan 1, 2021, 11:59 am

Wow, lots of visitors. Thanks for stopping by.

With today's snow and ice storm, I'm planning to stay in all day, listen to music and read. Despite my best intentions, my first two books of the year will likely be library books which certainly don't count as ROOTs.

Jan 5, 2021, 8:20 am

Welcome back Linda! Enjoy your reading time!

Jan 10, 2021, 3:04 pm

While my 2021 reading has gone well, I received a whole slew of library books all at once. I'm working through those and will then get back to my regularly scheduled reading.

Jan 30, 2021, 2:34 pm

To reach my ROOT goal for 2021, I will need to read 6 ROOTs a month. In January, probably will finish with only 5 but this wasn't bad considering that nearly every library book I reserved came in all at once this month.

Jan 31, 2021, 2:57 am

There is enough time to reach your goal, Linda. I'm a bit behind on my ROOT reading too. I count on the Spring and Summer to catch up.

Abr 4, 2021, 5:08 am

Just popping in to wish you and yours a Happy Easter, Linda.

Abr 4, 2021, 10:41 am

>14 connie53: Happy Easter to you and your family!!

I haven't been reading much at all lately as I've become a "vaccine hunter." I've been spending most of my free time finding covid vaccine appointments for family, friends, and mostly, complete strangers.

Abr 4, 2021, 12:16 pm

You can organize mine too!

Jun 5, 2021, 5:25 pm

I had an excellent reading month in May. At the end of April, my ROOTS were at 21% but, in May, I read 11 books (and all 11 were ROOTS), so I'm now only 4 behind my needed yearlong pace. I'm now at a much more respectable 36%.

I still help out occasionally on vaccine hunting but people can now pretty much walk in anywhere and really don't need much help anymore.

Jul 2, 2021, 6:55 am

Hi Linda, making my rounds on the ROOTers threads. I'm fully vaccinated now, so there is no need for your intervention anymore ;-)

Good job on the ROOTs!

Jul 2, 2021, 10:00 am

>18 connie53: Glad to hear that you got your doses. I mostly retired from it about mid-May when my last close family member/friend got his second dose (my 18 year old nephew who's doses were delayed because of the bike accident). Every once in awhile, if someone asks, such as a friend at work whose son has returned home from university in Scotland, I'll help.

It's been a slow reading year due to the vaccine hunting and, during the past month, with elderly Mom and then elderly Dad in the hospital.

Jul 3, 2021, 12:43 pm

>19 lindapanzo: I hope your parents are out of hospital again and are doing fine, Linda.

Ago 30, 2021, 9:22 pm

I've been picking up the pace on ROOTS the past two months and now I'm only one ROOT behind my necessary pace (to reach my goal).

We've settled into a routine of taking care of Dad. He now goes to a VA doctor and the VA pays for 30 respite days a year for us.

We were supposed to go back to the office next week (after a year and a half). It's been pushed back again, to who knows when.

Ago 31, 2021, 9:44 am

>21 lindapanzo: We were supposed to have gone back in mid-September, but it's been pushed to mid-January. Whew!

Ago 31, 2021, 11:23 am

Hi! I just found your thread, here. What did you think of They Were Her Property? I also read it earlier this year and I thought it was well done, though of course the subject matter is unpleasant. I certainly learned a lot.

Ago 31, 2021, 11:26 am

>23 rocketjk: I thought the same. It was a hard book to read but it overturned a lot of pre-conceived notions I had. Very interesting and informative.

Set 7, 2021, 3:36 am

>21 lindapanzo: What's a VA doctor?

Set 7, 2021, 11:08 am

>25 connie53: The VA is the U.S. Veterans Administration. Dad was in the Army in the late 1950's. So he gets lifetime medical care at VA clinics.

Set 8, 2021, 2:56 am

Thanks for explaining, Linda. We have that here too. Just could not figure out what the abbreviation could mean. It makes sense now.

Set 21, 2021, 9:42 pm

At my worst this year, I think I was 9 or 10 books behind the needed pace to reach my ROOTS goal for the year. Now, with more than a week left in this month, I'm back on pace. Maybe I can even get ahead of the pace. Wouldn't that be nice for a change?

Set 22, 2021, 6:49 am

>28 lindapanzo: Good luck with it!

Out 3, 2021, 12:23 pm

That's a very good job, Linda. Keep it up. I'm behind too. I changed my goal slightly so it must be doable for me too. If only I did not keep buying new books that look far more interesting than the ROOTs that are left om my shelves.

Nov 19, 2021, 8:56 pm

Just TWO books to go til I reach my ROOTS goal for the year!!

Nov 19, 2021, 9:39 pm

Nov 27, 2021, 3:09 pm

Mission accomplished!! 72 ROOTS finished for the year.

Nov 28, 2021, 4:30 am

Well done!

Editado: Nov 30, 2021, 5:20 am

Congratulations, Linda! Very good job.