DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread

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DECEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread

Dez 1, 2021, 10:05 pm

Each month I've been choosing the library or museum because of an event or celebration taking place related to the location of the choice. This month I was able to combine both Library and museum.
In honor of Christmas, I have selected ......
MUSEUM/LIBRARY OF THE MONTH - THE VATICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY (Apologies to non-Christians and best to all for the Holiday season!)

The Vatican Apostolic Library, more commonly known as the Vatican Library or informally as the Vat, is the library of the Holy See, located in Vatican City. Formally established in 1475, although it is much older—it is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one of the most significant collections of historical texts. It has 75,000 codices from throughout history, as well as 1.1 million printed books, which include some 8,500 incunabula.

The Vatican Library is a research library for history, law, philosophy, science, and theology. The Vatican Library is open to anyone who can document their qualifications and research needs.

In March 2014, the Vatican Library began an initial four-year project of digitizing its collection of manuscripts, to be made available online.

The Vatican Museums are the public museums of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Catholic Church and the papacy throughout the centuries, including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display.

Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling and altar wall decorated by Michelangelo, and the Stanze di Raffaello (decorated by Raphael) are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums.

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vatican Museums were visited by only 1,300,000 persons, a drop of 81 percent from the number of visitors in 2019, but still enough to rank the museums fourth among the most-visited art museums in the world.

There are 24 galleries, or sale, in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the last sala within the Museum.

The Vatican Museums trace their origin to one marble sculpture, purchased in the 16th century: Laocoön and His Sons was discovered on 14 January 1506, in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Julius II sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo, who were working at the Vatican, to examine the discovery. On their recommendation, the Pope immediately purchased the sculpture from the vineyard owner. The Pope put the sculpture, which represents the Trojan priest Laocoön and his two sons, Antiphantes and Thymbraeus being attacked by giant serpents, on public display at the Vatican exactly one month after its discovery.

Other artworks in the museums include:

Raphael's Transfiguration

Raphael's School of Athens

APOLLO DEL BELVEDERE was rediscovered in central Italy in the late 15th century during the Italian Renaissance and was placed on semi-public display in the Vatican Palace in 1511, where it remains. It is now in the Cortile del Belvedere of the Pio-Clementine Museum of the Vatican Museums complex.

From the mid-18th century it was considered the greatest ancient sculpture by ardent neoclassicists, and for centuries it epitomized the ideals of aesthetic perfection for Europeans and westernized parts of the world. It is believed that Michelangelo used his face for the face of Jesus in the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.

There are Flemish tapestries made in Brussels by Pieter van Aelst at the time of Clement VII (1523-1534) on cartoons by Raphael's students. They were first exhibited in the Sistine Chapel in 1531,

Gallery of Maps

Cabinet of Masks

But of course, the most famous of the Vatican's artwork is located in the Sistine Chapel. Most think only of the ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo but there are also other artist's works displayed on the walls.

life events of Moses

Temptations of Christ

Pietro Perugino - Baptism of Christ

Perugino’s Delivery of the Keys to St. Peter

Domenico Ghirlandaio’s Calling of the Apostles

Cosimo Rosselli’s Last Supper

Yes, much of the art work of the Vatican is religious in nature, but that doesn't diminish its beauty.

I certainly hope that you all have enjoyed our travels this year to many unique and beautiful libraries and museums.

Editado: Dez 3, 2021, 5:42 pm

Password is ROOTS


The following members have been removed from the active group because 1) they have not reached 25% of the goal and they have had no active participation in the last 6 months.


Here is how our active participants stand.

beach85★ 40 / 36 111.1%
benitastrnad★ 85 / 62 137.1%
bragan 81 / 85 ★ 95.3%
brakketh★ 45 / 30 150.0%
ca_dmv★ 12 / 12 100.0%
Caramellunacy★ 38 / 20 190.0%
Carmenere 12 / 25 48.0%
cecilturtle★ 62 / 50 124.0%
Charon07★ 13 / 11 118.2%
clue 46 / 50 ★ 92.0%
Coach_of_Alva 20 / 25 80.0%
connie53 44 / 45 ★ 97.8%
crazy4reading 8 / 30 26.7%
curioussquared★ 59 / 50 118.0%
CurrierBell★ 14 / 13 107.7%
cyderry★ 303 / 84 360.7%
detailmuse★ 40 / 40 100.0%
DisassemblyOfReason 81 / 100 81.0%
enemyanniemae★ 72 / 60 113.3%
FAMeulstee★ 75 / 24 312.5%
Familyhistorian 64 / 65 ★ 98.5%
fuzzi 42 / 100 42.0%
HelenBaker 47 / 48 ★ 97.9%
Henrik_Madsen 43 / 50 86.0%
humouress 26 / 40 65.0%
Jackie_K★ 72 / 60 120.0%
janoorani24 9 / 20 45.0%
johnxlibris 13 / 21 61.9%
justchris 37 / 100 37.0%
kac522★ 75 / 75 100.0%
karenmarie 26 / 30 86.7%
Kristelh★ 51 / 50 102.0%
Kwharton 4 / 12 33.3%
LadyBookworth★ 20 / 20 100.0%
leslie.98 43 / 80 53.8%
lilisin★ 71 / 60 118.3%
lindapanzo★ 73 / 72 101.4%
LoraShouse 11 / 15 73.3%
Lynsey2 33 / 50 66.0%
madhatter22 22 / 50 44.0%
majkia★ 112 / 65 172.3%
martencat 12 / 30 40.0%
misscleasia 6 / 20 30.0%
Miss_Moneypenny★ 125 / 80 156.3%
MissSos 18 / 25 72.0%
MissWatson★ 77 / 75 102.7%
Nickelini★ 52 / 26 200.0%
QuestingA★ 51 / 35 145.7%
rabbitprincess 51 / 60 85.0%
readingtangent★ 52 / 25 208.0%
Rebeki★ 18 / 18 100.0%
ritacate 22 / 24 ★ 91.7%
Robertgreaves★ 93 / 84 110.7%
rocketjk 20 / 30 66.7%
rosalita 46 / 48 ★ 95.8%
sallylou61 29 / 30 ★ 96.7%
si★ 26 / 25 104.0%
sibylline 6 / 16 37.5%
susanj67 33 / 50 66.0%
This-n-That 7 / 14 50.0%
torontoc 29 / 30 ★ 96.7%
vestafan 54 / 60 90.0%
wandaly★ 23 / 18 127.8%

We had some avid readers that reached their goals this month --Rebeki, kac522, Kristelh, lindapanzo, si, brakketh, lilisin, Charon07, ca_dmv, and MissWatson!
Those that have reached their goal - cyderry, Nickelini, CurrierBell, readingtangent, FAMeulstee, LadyBookworth, Caramellunacy, benitastrnad, Miss_Moneypenny, majkia, enemyanniemae, wandaly, QuestingA, Jackie_K, beach85, Robertgreaves, detailmuse, cecilturtle, and curioussquared were joined by Rebeki, kac522, Kristelh, lindapanzo, si, ca_dmv, Charon07, lilisin, brakketh, and MissWatson!

Our top star readers closest to reaching their goals, are:

Familyhistorian 98.5%
connie53 97.8%
torontoc 96.7%
sallylou61 96.7%
rosalita 95.8%

The 2021 Challenge has achieved, but that doesn't mean that we need to abandon our personal efforts to read those ROOTS!

Dez 1, 2021, 11:48 pm

>1 cyderry: Wow - stunning architecture! That library holds a lot of stuff :0)

Dez 2, 2021, 4:35 am

Thanks for all the stats, Chèli. That is a great choice of library for Christmas. Definitely on my bucket list!

I can also report my first ROOT for December! My own ticker is updated, did not touch the group tickers.

Dez 2, 2021, 9:11 am

Finally, a featured library that I have actually visited! It was a long time ago now (mid-90s), all I can remember about the Sistene chapel is the hordes of people, meaning it was impossible to see anything apart from the ceiling frescos, if you weren't by a wall you stood no chance of seeing any of the art hanging on the walls. And many of those people were taking flash photos, despite the many signs asking them not to. I'd love to be able to walk through there out of hours, without the hordes!

Dez 2, 2021, 11:36 am

I'm not going to make my challenge this year, first time since I started ROOTing.

But I'm going to try to get as many ROOTs completed in December as I can. :)

Dez 2, 2021, 1:13 pm

Chèli. Thanks so much for all you do for ROOT every year!

Dez 2, 2021, 6:11 pm


73. The Left-Handed Twin by Thomas Perry FINISHED 12/2/21

Dez 2, 2021, 7:07 pm

>1 cyderry: >2 cyderry: Thank you for a great year of beautiful photos, Chèli, and for all your work keeping the group running and the statistics up to date.

Editado: Dez 3, 2021, 6:11 am

>9 Robertgreaves: What Robert says! It's always a great surprise what you will choose as monthly theme. And al that work you put into the group is very much appreciated.

Should I not be in the soon to reach their goal list with 97,8?

Dez 3, 2021, 5:44 pm

>10 connie53: my apologies!

Dez 4, 2021, 8:32 am

I'm going to push really hard to get to my goal! I might not make it either, >6 fuzzi:! But we'll have fun trying :)

Dez 4, 2021, 8:47 am

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Dez 4, 2021, 8:57 am

>12 rabbitprincess: I have 10 to go but my overall reading, not to mention my ROOTing, has slowed down. It's possible but ...

Dez 4, 2021, 9:12 am

>11 cyderry: No Worries, Chèli.

Just a quarter of a book to go and I will have reached my goal.

Dez 5, 2021, 11:51 am

>12 rabbitprincess: you got the idea!

I pushed hard and almost finished my current ROOT, Brother Cadfael's Penance.

Dez 6, 2021, 9:53 am

Finished and reporting my ROOT # 45 for the year, # 1 for December

De laatste ontmoeting by Anita Shreve

My own tickers are updated.

Goal completed!

Dez 6, 2021, 1:02 pm

Thank you for the incredible amount of work you have done to share these beautiful libraries and museums with us this year. The beauty of art and architecture are not defined by the faith of their creators or the subject matter, but by the ability to capture something that resonates within us. I've enjoyed seeing this beauty from across cultures and time in your choices for this year. Thank you again.

I've completed my challenge for the year and caught up on my documentation here. Since you gave us the password for the total ticker, I think I add in my 25 books, but I will check for instructions elsewhere or a confirmation here before doing so.

Dez 6, 2021, 3:38 pm

>17 connie53: Hooray! Well done, Connie!

Dez 6, 2021, 3:41 pm

Well done everybody! I'm scrambling to reach my goal.

I loved the Gallery of Maps when I went to the Vatican.

Editado: Dez 6, 2021, 4:08 pm

>11 cyderry: And me too please Cheli. Thank you for your hard work, and what an inspiring library to finish on. Sadly I don't know whether we will ever travel to Europe to see this, with how the world is. So I will just enjoy the pictures you have posted.

I completed my goal, 48/48 on the 3rd of December with I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, an appropriately inspirational story to complete the challenge. It reinforces why we read.
I hope to add a few more as I complete my various challenges.

Dez 7, 2021, 2:08 am

Thank you for all the beautiful photos, for the encouragement, and for keeping the statistics up to date. I'm afraid I hadn't updated my ticker for a while and it seems to have broken, so I have made a new one. I am glad that you all managed to reach the goal without much help from me!

Dez 7, 2021, 10:11 am

Congrats to everyone who made their goals! I will keep working till the end of the year to get as close to my final goal as possible.

Dez 12, 2021, 11:01 am

Added my first ROOT of December to my personal ticker: Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1. I didn't realize this was a single issue of a comic, so I'll have to try to get the full first volume for the rest of the story!

Dez 13, 2021, 6:43 pm

Added my second ROOT of December to my personal ticker: The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham.

Dez 14, 2021, 2:47 am

>25 rabbitprincess:

I just received my copy of The Chrysalids from The Book Depository this past week. It will be one of the first books I read in the new year. Looking forward to it greatly.

Dez 14, 2021, 9:15 am

Three more so far this month.

I am not going to make my goal of 100 ROOTs read this year, but I did rehome close to that number in 2021. :)

Dez 14, 2021, 3:25 pm

Better late than never, I've added my first ROOT for December (#73 overall) to my ticker.

Dez 14, 2021, 4:23 pm

>26 lilisin: Excellent! I really liked it :)

Dez 14, 2021, 8:02 pm

I posted my first ROOT for the month which is also my 65th ROOT for the year which means I met my goal. It's never taken me so long to reach it before. I really should start reading more of my own tomes before they take over!

Dez 14, 2021, 9:23 pm

>30 Familyhistorian: Glad you made it!

Dez 15, 2021, 12:23 am

Congratulations, Meg. Well done.

Dez 15, 2021, 4:16 pm

My goal was to have fifty percent of my total reads be ROOTs. I ended up with 52 Roots out of a total of 105, so I'm happy with that.

Editado: Dez 15, 2021, 6:25 pm

>33 mstrust: Happy for everyone's success!

I have two more off my shelves, Man's Search for Meaning which I've had since 2019 and Are you Mag or Min which I had started in 2016 and never finished... I'm glad I did.

Group tickers updated. These are my first two for December.

Dez 16, 2021, 1:07 pm

I've added ROOT #2 for December (#74 for the year) to my own ticker.

Editado: Dez 17, 2021, 11:07 pm

Another root, Alif the Unseen by G.Willow Wilson. Two more to go to complete my challenges.

Dez 19, 2021, 10:55 am

I've now added my 3rd ROOT for December (#75 for the year) to my own ticker. Group ticker left well alone!

Dez 22, 2021, 12:32 am

I've added #89 for the year to my own ticker; group ticker left alone.

Dez 22, 2021, 11:07 am

Last book needed for my challenge completed- so 30 ROOT books read this year and this is the first ( and last ) for Dec.

Dez 22, 2021, 12:45 pm

>39 torontoc: well done!

Dez 23, 2021, 2:43 am

I won't finish anymore books before the holidays, so my tally is 7 this month and 84 overall. My ticker is up-to-date.
Happy holidays to everyone!

Dez 23, 2021, 5:16 pm

I've added 3 and 4 for December:
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

Group tickers are updated!

Dez 23, 2021, 6:35 pm

I've added #91 for the year to my own ticker; group ticker left alone.

Dez 23, 2021, 9:59 pm

>39 torontoc: Woo hoo, congrats!

Dez 24, 2021, 12:32 pm

Stay safe.

Dez 25, 2021, 1:36 am

A very merry Christmas to all ROOTers celebrating the birth of the Christ child and a kewl Yule to all

Dez 25, 2021, 12:44 pm

Merry Christmas, Cheli, and all my fellow ROOTers!

I've managed to finish ROOT #4 for December (#76 for the year) and have added it to my own ticker only.

Editado: Dez 25, 2021, 5:24 pm

I have completed one more root,The Missing by Tim Gautreaux. An excellent book. I am trying for one more to complete my alphabet challenge but it is 700+ pages so not sure I will make it.

Editado: Dez 25, 2021, 5:36 pm

I completed one more root, The Missing by Tim Gautreaux. It was excellent, trying for one more before years end to complete my alphabet challenge but it is 700 + pages.
I hope you all had a happy safe Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

Dez 26, 2021, 8:26 am

And that's ROOT #5 for December (#77 overall) added to my ticker.

Dez 27, 2021, 8:55 am

Finished my only Japanese-language book this year, インフルエンス, which was a simple but still fun little thriller that explores the dynamic of female friendships. I've read no other Japanese-language books this year and I only read this one because it was a buddy read with a friend so I'm disappointed at myself for having lost the motivation (rather, got lazy about) to read in Japanese. This should be fixed next year as my friend and I have committed to reading one Japanese-language book each month next year which would lead to 12 books read in one year which is something I've never done. While this means I'll read less in general probably, it's a much needed step to take if I'm going to be serious about reading in Japanese.

Dez 27, 2021, 10:28 am

Happy Holidays to Everyone and wishing you a beautiful New Year 2022!

I've added one last book The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs.

Group tickers are updated.

Editado: Dez 27, 2021, 1:15 pm

I have been largely absent this month so am doing much catch-up today. So far I have finished three ROOT's and hope to finish a 4th before the end of the month.

The three I have finished are:
To Serve Them All My Days by R. F. Delderfield
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez
Last Night at the Ritz by Elizabeth Savage

I loved, loved, loved, To Serve Them All My Days. It made my best book of the year list. I am still not sure what to think about Last Night at the Ritz and of course there was nothing new about Facebook in Chaos Monkeys - just more reason to avoid using it and promoting it.

Dez 27, 2021, 4:20 pm

>54 benitastrnad: my mother loved To Serve Them All My Days, and had several Delderfield's on the shelves for rereads.

Dez 27, 2021, 6:06 pm


Please read the instructions carefully so that we don't have any problems.

Especially, especially do not use the same ticker for 2022 as you have for 2021.

Hope to see you all at the new challenge!

Dez 27, 2021, 8:10 pm

>56 cyderry: Woo hoo!

Coincidentally, just added another ROOT to my personal ticker for 2021: Because Internet, by Gretchen McCulloch. This is my second time reading the book but my first time reading the audiobook, which is narrated by the author.

Dez 28, 2021, 6:26 am

>56 cyderry: Hooray, I was just coming here to ask about the 2022 thread! Thank you so much, Cheli!

Dez 28, 2021, 3:06 pm

Thanks for setting it up!

Dez 28, 2021, 10:19 pm

On a roll with another audio: I, Davros: Innocence, by Gary Hopkins. This is a Big Finish audio drama, the first of a four-part story arc. I'll be listening to the second part tomorrow for sure.

Personal ticker is now up to date with 55/60 ROOTS.

Dez 29, 2021, 7:00 am

>56 cyderry: Followed your link and set up my 2022 thread. Had great fun doing it!

Dez 29, 2021, 10:39 am

I added another ROOT to this month. I finished listening to Raven Tower by Ann Leckie and can't say that it was a great book. Very different than her earlier Science Fiction series. This one falls into the fantasy category and it wasn't that good of a read. Somehow in the reading of it I lost one of the CD's so will have to pay for that when I get back. Altogether a disappointing read/listen.

Dez 29, 2021, 12:26 pm

I would like to wish you and your families the very best of the season and good health and happiness for 2022.

Dez 30, 2021, 1:35 am

>56 cyderry: Ba-ha-ha! I was just wondering if we were ROOTing again next year. I came up one short for this year but should have no problem finding ROOTs for next year too.

Thanks for all the work on the group every year Cheli, and great job on the libraries/museums this year!

Dez 30, 2021, 4:25 pm

I have two more ROOTs to add to December. I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling and I finished reading a book I have bee reading on and off for two years. That one was Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steve Soloman.

Dez 30, 2021, 5:38 pm

I won't complete any more books this year, so my ticker is up to date and final at 48 books — exactly my goal. After a fast start, I really slowed down and I'm amazed I actually got there in the end!

See you all next year.

Dez 30, 2021, 6:20 pm

>66 rosalita: Congrats on meeting your goal! :)

Dez 30, 2021, 6:39 pm

Added another audio to my personal ticker: I, Davros: Purity. Part 3 is on the agenda for tonight, then Part 4 tomorrow.

Dez 30, 2021, 10:28 pm

Dez 30, 2021, 10:39 pm

And another audio: I, Davros: Corruption. These hour-long audio dramas are great for my numbers, haha. Now at 57/60.

Dez 31, 2021, 1:26 am

>66 rosalita: Well done, Rosalita. Congratulations.

>70 rabbitprincess: Come on, RP, you can do it.

Dez 31, 2021, 4:09 am

Congrats, Julia!

Go, go, go RP.

Dez 31, 2021, 11:18 am

In December I have read 4 ROOTs, making a total of 79 ROOTs in 2021.

My own ticker updated.

Editado: Dez 31, 2021, 12:47 pm

Absent for a while, but not not reading! Goal of 40 Roots achieved, partly by judicious expansion of my definition to include books read for coursework, even though they’re new to me.

Sorry not to have been present this year but been distracted by studying for a post-grad diploma. Hope to assimilate the studying and Rooting better in 2022!

Thanks once again for all the work you put into managing this group, Chèli

Dez 31, 2021, 2:16 pm

>70 rabbitprincess: You can do it! We're all ROOTing for you. Ha!

>71 Robertgreaves: Thank you!

>72 connie53: Thanks, Connie!

Dez 31, 2021, 2:17 pm

>74 Robertgreaves: Wow, 105 ROOTs in a year is extremely impressive work! Well done, you!

Dez 31, 2021, 4:29 pm

>75 floremolla: Hurray, Donna! Course books are so totally ROOTS. They should count double if you have to take notes on them ;)

Dez 31, 2021, 4:31 pm

>76 rosalita: Thanks, Julia! I'm going to hold steady at 58/60 with the fourth book in the I, Davros storyline: I, Davros: Guilt. I need time to write up all my month-end and year-end recaps, haha.

Dez 31, 2021, 4:36 pm

>78 rabbitprincess: hehe! I agree RP!

Dez 31, 2021, 4:48 pm

Okay, everybody,

The end of the year is upon us and I will be calculated the final numbers on Sunday, January 2nd. Please try to have at least your tickers updated by then or send me a Private message with your final numbers.

Getting the end of the year done while setting up the new year can get a bit tricky so the PMs help me to keep up easier.


Dez 31, 2021, 5:11 pm

I've just added my final two ROOTs for the year, for a final total of 79 ROOTs (I'd been hoping for 80, but time just ran away with me). I've updated my ticker only.

Dez 31, 2021, 5:24 pm

Just updated my individual ticker for December: 14 ROOTS for December, 5 short of hoped-for total of 100 for the year.

Dez 31, 2021, 6:42 pm

Congrats to everyone who met their goal this year. I came in at an even 70 ROOTs for 2021. Was it just me or was it harder to reach goals in 2021? Here's hoping 2022 is a much better year!

Dez 31, 2021, 7:03 pm

>84 Familyhistorian: Not just you! I felt the same. I had a couple of suffocating reading slumps this year.

Dez 31, 2021, 7:47 pm

>84 Familyhistorian: Actually I had my best reading year ever with 174 books! That was with 2 months below average at the end of the year because of the holidays.

Dez 31, 2021, 8:09 pm

>85 rabbitprincess: I didn't think it was just me, RP. Hope you have better reading mojo in 2022!

>86 cyderry: 174 books! Look at you go, Cheli. All the best for 2022!

Dez 31, 2021, 9:31 pm

Brilliant 'work' all, hope all enjoyed their time perusing the shelves in your home. I will be back in 2022 and looking forward to further discoveries from my shelves.

Jan 1, 2022, 2:39 am

Got 4 read this month, for a total of 76 for the year. I will update my ticker and will see you all in 2022.

Jan 1, 2022, 7:59 am

>84 Familyhistorian: You are not the only one with that feeling. The last 3 months were a struggle for me too. I hope things will be better in 2022 for everyone

My ticker on 2021 ROOTs is up to date.

Jan 1, 2022, 10:22 am

>81 cyderry:, my ticker is up to date.

Jan 1, 2022, 5:28 pm

>90 connie53: I can understand why they were a struggle, Connie. I hope you have a better reading year in 2022!

Jan 1, 2022, 6:45 pm

I had a total of 9 ROOT's in December. No ticker's updated.

These are the ROOT's for December
To Serve Them All My Days by R. F. Delderfield
Last Night at the Ritz by Elizabeth Savage
Devil You Know by Kit Rocha
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonia Garcia Martinez
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steve Solomon

Recorded Books
Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowlin

I think I am over my goal and that is a good thing! even if I didn't read as many books in 2021 as I did in 2020.

Jan 2, 2022, 8:52 am

>92 Familyhistorian: Thanks Meg, I hope so too.

>93 benitastrnad: Great reading month, Benita.

Jan 2, 2022, 2:07 pm

>81 cyderry: Hopefully I updated my ticker in time for the final calculations. I ended up with 55 ROOTs read :).

Happy New Year, everyone, and go us, for shooting way past the group goal!! Congrats!!

Jan 2, 2022, 4:40 pm

The final numbers are in and we have blown away our goal!
Together we ROOTed out nearly 400 more books than our goal!


Here are the individual numbers.....

beach85★ 44 / 36
benitastrnad★ 92 / 62
bragan★ 85 / 85
brakketh★ 50 / 30
ca_dmv★ 14 / 12
Caramellunacy★ 41 / 20
Carmenere 12 / 25
cecilturtle★ 68 / 50
Charon07★ 13 / 11
clue★ 50 / 50
Coach_of_Alva★ 30 / 25
connie53★ 45 / 45
crazy4reading 8 / 30
curioussquared★ 68 / 50
CurrierBell★ 14 / 13
cyderry★ 312 / 84
detailmuse★ 41 / 40
DisassemblyOfReason 95 / 100
enemyanniemae★ 68 / 60
FAMeulstee★ 79 / 24
Familyhistorian★ 70 / 65
fuzzi 51 / 100
HelenBaker★ 50 / 48
Henrik_Madsen 47 / 50
humouress 30 / 40
Jackie_K★ 79 / 60
janoorani24★ 35 / 20
johnxlibris 14 / 21
justchris 43 / 100
kac522★ 80 / 75
karenmarie 28 / 30
Kristelh★ 56 / 50
Kwharton 4 / 12
LadyBookworth★ 20 / 20
leslie.98 43 / 80
lilisin★ 84 / 60
lindapanzo★ 92 / 72
LoraShouse 14 / 15
Lynsey2 34 / 50
madhatter22 22 / 50
majkia★ 121 / 65
martencat 19 / 30
misscleasia 6 / 20
Miss_Moneypenny★ 125 / 80
MissSos 20 / 25
MissWatson★ 84 / 75
Nickelini★ 52 / 26
QuestingA★ 57 / 35
rabbitprincess 58 / 60
readingtangent★ 55 / 35
Rebeki★ 18 / 18
ritacate★ 25 / 24
Robertgreaves★ 105 / 84
rocketjk 22 / 30
rosalita★ 48 / 48
sallylou61★ 30 / 30
si★ 29 / 25
sibylline 6 / 16
susanj67 36 / 50
This-n-That 7 / 14
torontoc 30 / 30
vestafan★ 61 / 60
wandaly★ 23 / 18

This final month we had 10 members reach their goal - sallylou61, connie53, rosalita, clue, HelenBaker, ritacate, bragan, Coach_of_Alva, vestafan, and janoorani24.

They joined cyderry, Nickelini, CurrierBell, readingtangent, FAMeulstee, LadyBookworth, Caramellunacy, benitastrnad, Miss_Moneypenny, majkia, enemyanniemae, wandaly, QuestingA, Jackie_K, beach85, Robertgreaves, detailmuse, cecilturtle, curioussquared, Rebeki, kac522, Kristelh, lindapanzo, si, ca_dmv, Charon07, lilisin, brakketh, and MissWatson!

62% of the active members met their goal.

I hope that everyone enjoyed the challenge and will be as enthusiastic again in 2022!

Jan 2, 2022, 5:23 pm

Well done everyone!!!
Way to go!!!
Congratulations to everyone who met their targets!
And for those who didn't- it's a new year!!
Happy reading everyone!

Jan 3, 2022, 6:18 am

I love to see all the numbers. Thanks Chèli. I hope you had time to celebrate New Year too.