lindapanzo's 2016 ROOTS
Únase a LibraryThing para publicar.
Este tema está marcado actualmente como "inactivo"—el último mensaje es de hace más de 90 días. Puedes reactivarlo escribiendo una respuesta.
Unlike 2015, where I counted ROOTS for both print books and Kindle books, in 2016 I plan to count only print books. That's where I'd love to have more room.
My goal is 24 ROOTS for 2016.
ROOTS READ IN 2016
1. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson--finished on 1/10/16
2. Meeting Tom Brady by Richard J. King--finished on 1/31/16
3-6. Four books donated to library on 2/9/16
7. Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon--finished on 2/10/16
8-11. Four books due to work clean-up.
12. Chicago Noir: The Classics edited by Joe Meno--finished on 2/26/16
13. The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn--finished on 3/5/16
14-21. Eight books donated, so far, from work library cleanup
22. The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys
23-55 Thirty-three books to conclude work clean up
56. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson--finished on 4/21/16
57. A Scout's Report: My 70 Years in Baseball by George Genovese--finished on 4/27/16
58. Theft on Thursday by Ann Purser--finished on 5/15/16
59. Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin--finished on 5/25/16
60. Grace Interrupted by Julie Hyzy--finished on 6/6/16
61. The Only Rule Is It Has to Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller--finished on 6/23/16
62. The Evening Spider: A Novel by Emily Arsenault--DNF--6/5/16
63. Some Like It Cold: Surfing the Malibu of the Midwest by William Povletich
64. The Punch by John Feinstein--finished on 8/1/16
65. Guest of Honor by Deborah Davis--finished on 9/7/16
66. Tall Tail by Rita Mae Brown--finished on 9/21/16
67-68. Two books donated to the library--10/8/16
69-73 Five books donated to the library--11/14/16
74-78 Five books donated to the library--11/18/16
79-88 Ten books donated to the library--11/20/16
89. Caged Eyes: An Air Force Cadet's Story of Rape & Resilience by Lynn K. Hall--finished on 11/23/16
90. Bill Clinton by Michael Tomasky (ER book)--finished on 11/24/16
91-94. Donated 4 books to the YWCA
95. The Mystery of the Cape Cod Tavern by Phoebe Atwood Taylor--finished on 12/29/16
I think I've finally got my ticker problem sorted it. It seemed to duplicate the 2015 ticker such that, either I've read 118 ROOTS so far in 2016 (ha!!) or I've read 0 ROOTS so far in 2015.
Most of my book purchases are on Kindle but I hope to keep track of physical books I buy/receive, in 2016, to see whether there's a net increase or net decrease at the end of the year.
I've got 4 ER books to read, plus countless others around the house. Reading 24 physical books would barely make a dent in the total but it'd be a nice start. I would hope to go well beyond that number.
My first book of 2016 will probably be a hockey bio of an old favorite Chicago Blackhawks player.
My first ROOT will probably be an overdue ER book, a history of the composer Shoshtakovich and the siege of Leningrad. After I won it, I wondered why I'd even asked for it but it's geared to a YA audience I think and it's a quicker read than I expected.
Good feeling to get somewhat caught up on ER books. I think I have two left, as of now. Maybe I can read those two in March and be all caught up, for now.
Thanks to the work clean-up, I'm adding, er, discarding, more ROOTs than expected. I also browsed the library friends book sale today and bought NO books.
Congrats on finishing!
Also congrats on browsing a library book sale and purchasing no books!
Anyway, I am expecting to find at least 15 or so books that I can donate, which I can count towards my ROOT goal.
I think I also have a handle on those Donna Leon books I was looking for. I hope so, anyway.
I'm a pack rat by nature but all this cleaning/tossing is very therapeutic. I've been sitting in this exact same work area for 12 years. Next month is my 30th anniversary with the company.
You might wonder why I have regular reading books at work perhaps. At one time, I was thought of as the "lending library." People would give me books and I'd put in my own already read books and people would come choose books to take. Well, over the years that was forgotten.
ETA: Hurray!! I've read the first two Donna Leon books and just found numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the series!! I am eager to clean out ones I want to get rid of but happy to find exactly what I was looking for.
I did wonder why your books were at work. I think that's really nice to have a 'library' at work. I lend books out to colleagues too, but I have no shelve with books there.
I also found a copy of Jane Smiley's Moo, which is another I'd hoped to get to soon.
Glad to hear you found the books you're looking for and early congratulations on your 30th anniversary with the company! Wow!!
I haven't done much cleaning during the past few weeks but it is looking like I won't reach the 15 ROOTs I thought I'd find, though I am finding an occasional book I do want to read.
The final tally for today...
33 books to donate and 15 books I want to read.
One book I "found" namely Sue Grafton's D Is for Deadbeat is actually on my Christmas wishlist.
Now the hassle will be taking books out and actually donating them, on a piecemeal basis (based on how much one person can carry).
It feels great to be able to "travel light" around the office, going forward.
Happy Fourth of July!
However, I finally got fed up with the big piles of books in my bedroom and plan to go through my shelves to free up shelf space, either by donating or giving some away.
Here's hoping we have enough energy (and our backs hold out) long enough to complete this task over the coming months!