2017 ROOTS Challenge - 1327 Books to Read 146 Audiobooks to Hear

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2017 ROOTS Challenge - 1327 Books to Read 146 Audiobooks to Hear

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1Coach_of_Alva
tammikuu 1, 2017, 8:00am

My goal is 25 books/audiobooks.

My titles will be chosen from unread books on the random books list generated when I log on to LibraryThing. I will tried to figure out how to add a ticker. My reviews will be on my site.

By the way, last year I had 1231 books to read. I have made a resolution to buy no books, music, or videos this year. Seriously.

2klarusu
tammikuu 1, 2017, 8:39am

>1 Coach_of_Alva: Happy New ROOTing Year! Good luck with the 'no buying' ... I'm not brave enough for that yet so I'm just going for buying less this year ;-)

3rabbitprincess
tammikuu 1, 2017, 9:14am

Welcome back and good luck! I am impressed by your no-buying resolution! The best I can do is limit buying to certain specific library sales (and using gift cards).

4Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 1, 2017, 3:00pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

5Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 1, 2017, 3:01pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

6Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 1, 2017, 7:12pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

7sallylou61
tammikuu 1, 2017, 3:38pm

>6 Coach_of_Alva: I think if you copied the middle URL -- the one labelled HTML -- your ticker would format properly.

8Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 18, 2017, 9:50pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

9Coach_of_Alva
tammikuu 1, 2017, 7:12pm

My mistake was not to copy the whole thing. Thanks for your feedback and have a good reading year.

10enemyanniemae
tammikuu 2, 2017, 1:45am

Happy to see names I recognize! Good ROOTing and very Happy New Year. Good luck on the no buy zone. I was not able to resist new books last year. I can only hope that I read more this year than I buy.

11Familyhistorian
tammikuu 2, 2017, 1:13pm

Good luck with buying no books! Happy ROOTing.

12Jackie_K
tammikuu 2, 2017, 4:34pm

Yes, good luck with the no buying - I'd really struggle with that, so I'm just going for buying less than I did in 2016! We'll see how that goes...!

13MissWatson
tammikuu 2, 2017, 5:13pm

Happy ROOTing!

14avanders
tammikuu 2, 2017, 7:35pm

Welcome back & Happy 2017 ROOTing!

15LoraShouse
tammikuu 3, 2017, 3:18am

Welcome back. Happy ROOTing. And Good Luck with not buying anything new. I have had years when I didn't buy any new books, but they were mostly when I was young and had no money.

16connie53
tammikuu 5, 2017, 10:25am

Welcome back, Coach! Happy ROOTing.

17Coach_of_Alva
tammikuu 17, 2017, 11:45pm

18Coach_of_Alva
tammikuu 17, 2017, 11:52pm


19Coach_of_Alva
tammikuu 17, 2017, 11:53pm

I have bought some new books, almost without thinking, but I bought them with credits, not cash.

20Limelite
tammikuu 18, 2017, 4:03pm

>19 Coach_of_Alva:

Welcome to those of us under the wagon who fell off in spite of similar resolutions that 2017 would be a no acquisition year.

What took you so long? (heh heh)

21Jackie_K
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 18, 2017, 4:42pm

I bought 4 too, but with an amazon giftcard we got for Christmas, so although they will count as ROOTs I'm counting them as freebies in my yearly tot-up of how much I spend on books, as it wasn't me who shelled out the money! The first one arrived this morning.

22Coach_of_Alva
tammikuu 18, 2017, 9:47pm

03 18-Jan-2017 Lord Jim Joseph Conrad

23Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 18, 2017, 9:49pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

24connie53
tammikuu 20, 2017, 3:11pm

I bought some books too. I just could not help myself. So you are not alone.

25avanders
tammikuu 23, 2017, 11:59am

lol I'll join in the chorus of voices - bought a bunch of books already :-/
Congrats on pulling 3 ROOTs already though! That's good progress :)

26Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 28, 2017, 11:20pm

27Coach_of_Alva
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 28, 2017, 11:23pm


28Coach_of_Alva
maaliskuu 31, 2017, 10:44pm

06 17-Mar-2017 Mycroft Holmes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse, authors
07 25-Mar-2017 I, Claudius Robert Graves, author Frederick Davidson, narrator

29Coach_of_Alva
maaliskuu 31, 2017, 10:47pm


30floremolla
huhtikuu 1, 2017, 7:57am

>28 Coach_of_Alva: the more threads I read, the more books I want to acquire but what's worse is being reminded of one I definitely had but disappeared before I read it - I, Claudius. I'll add this audiobook to my wishlist as I think I'm more likely to enjoy listening to this one than reading it, given it was unread for a couple of decades before it went AWOL. Thanks for the BB!

31avanders
huhtikuu 9, 2017, 7:34pm

>29 Coach_of_Alva: looks like you're making great progress! congrats!

32connie53
huhtikuu 14, 2017, 2:22pm

hi David, just stopping by to say Hi.

33Coach_of_Alva
toukokuu 16, 2017, 10:18pm

Thank. I am still rooting. I am not keeping up with my page, though. Sorry for my rudeness.

34connie53
toukokuu 20, 2017, 4:44am

>33 Coach_of_Alva: No need to say sorry, David. Sometimes real live gets in the way of posting.

35avanders
toukokuu 23, 2017, 8:06pm

>34 connie53: indeed it does!
>33 Coach_of_Alva: Good job on continued ROOTing :)

36Coach_of_Alva
kesäkuu 1, 2017, 2:05pm

08 18-Apr-2017 Ripper Isabel Allende, author Ollie Brock, Frank Wynne, translators
09 13-May-2017 The EC Archives: The Vault of Horror, Volume 3 Mike Richardson, introduction Various Artists
10 15-May-2017 Dear Sweet Filthy World Caitlin R. Kiernan

37Coach_of_Alva
kesäkuu 30, 2017, 10:23pm

38Coach_of_Alva
kesäkuu 30, 2017, 10:24pm



39Coach_of_Alva
elokuu 5, 2017, 10:08pm

15 10-Jul-2017 Al Capone's Beer Wars John J. Binder, author
15 16-Jul-2017 The Longhorns J. Frank Dobie, author Tom Lea, illustrator
17 16-Jul-2017 The EC Archives: The Vault of Horror, Volume 4 Jonathan Maberry, Introduction Various Artists
18 29-Jul-2017 The Yellow Dog Georges Simenon, author Linda Asher, translator

40MissWatson
elokuu 6, 2017, 12:13pm

You're making good progress with your ROOTs!

41Coach_of_Alva
elokuu 20, 2017, 11:34pm

Thank you. I am reading several classics that I've discovered read better at a chapter a day. I am compensating for my slow pace on these by reading a graphic novel, a horror novel, and a mystery novel on the weekend.

42floremolla
elokuu 21, 2017, 5:50pm

this might seem a little off topic but there's a great poster of The Yellow Dog I've had my eye on for ages. Must try to find it online!

43Coach_of_Alva
elokuu 22, 2017, 11:36pm

You will like it if you like Simenon's other novels. I am becoming more fond of him the more I read.

44Coach_of_Alva
syyskuu 2, 2017, 4:37pm

19 6-Aug-2017 Who Goes There? John W. Campbell, author Steve Cooper, narrator
20 16-Aug-2017 A Crime in Holland Georges Simenon, author Sian Reynolds, translator
21 20-Aug-2017 The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley, author
22 20-Aug-2017 Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953 Mike Mignola, Chris Robberson, authors Ben Stenbeck, Michael Walsh, Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Dave Stewart , artists
23 27-Aug-2017 The Grand Banks Café Georges Simenon, author David Coward, translator
24 29-Aug-2017 Chapman's Homer: The Odyssey Homer, author George Chapman, translator
25 31-Aug-2017 Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, authors Alex Maleev, Dave Stewart, artists

45floremolla
syyskuu 3, 2017, 5:07am

Congratulations on reaching your goal!

46Tess_W
syyskuu 3, 2017, 7:29am

Congrats!

47Coach_of_Alva
syyskuu 4, 2017, 12:24am

Thank you!

48Coach_of_Alva
syyskuu 4, 2017, 12:24am

Thank you!

49connie53
syyskuu 10, 2017, 2:57am

Congrats, David!

50Coach_of_Alva
syyskuu 10, 2017, 10:41am

Thank you

51MissWatson
syyskuu 11, 2017, 4:51pm

Well done!

52Coach_of_Alva
syyskuu 16, 2017, 2:08pm

Thank you

54Coach_of_Alva
marraskuu 19, 2017, 8:30pm

55Coach_of_Alva
joulukuu 26, 2017, 9:39pm

38 6-Nov-2017 Tomb of Dracula The Complete Collection Vol. 1 Marv Wolvman and others, authors Gene Colan ,artist
39 11-Nov-2017 Encounters with Enoch Coffin W.H. Pugmire, Jeffrey Thomas, authors Santiago Caruso, Clint Leduc, illustrators
40 25-Nov-2017 Who Fears the Devil? Manly Wade Wellman
41 26-Nov-2017 The Stranger Beside Me Ann Rule

56Coach_of_Alva
joulukuu 31, 2017, 11:51pm

If I had listed only those books read or audiobooks heard that I had purchased before Jan. 1, 2017, my list would look like:
TITLE AUTHOR
01 Aickman's Heirs Simon Strantzas, editor
02 A Wild Sheep's Chase Haruki Murakami, author Alfred Birnbaum, translator
03 Lord Jim Joseph Conrad, author
04 Shakespeare's Sonnets William Shakespeare, author David West, commentary
05 Mycroft Holmes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse, authors
06 I, Claudius Robert Graves, author Frederick Davidson, narrator
07 Ripper Isabel Allende, author Ollie Brock, Frank Wynne, translators
08 Dear Sweet Filthy World Caitlin R. Kiernan, author
09 Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories Doug Murano, D. Alexander Ward, editors
10 The Longhorns J. Frank Dobie, author Tom Lea, illustrator
11 The Yellow Dog Georges Simenon, author Linda Asher, translator
12 Who Goes There? John W. Campbell, author Steve Cooper, narrator
13 The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley, author
14 Chapman's Homer: The Odyssey Homer, author George Chapman, translator
15 Bellefleur Joyce Carol Oates, author
16 Marked P C Cast, Kristin Cast, authors
17 Blue Bloods Melissa de la Cruz, author
18 The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft Leslie S. Klinger, editor
19 Washington : a Life Ron Chernow, author
20 The Vampire Archives Otto Penzler, editor
21 Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories Ray Russell, author
22 Catwoman. Volume 2, Dollhouse Judd Winick, author Adriana Melo, Guillem March, artists
23 Catwoman. Volume 5, Race of Thieves Ann Nocenti and others, authors Patrick Olliffe and others, artists
24 Constantine. Volume 1, The Spark and the Flame Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire, authors Renato Guedes, artist
25 Justice League Dark. Volume 1, In the Dark Peter Milligan, author Mikel Janin, artist