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Keskustelu2023 ROOT CHALLENGE

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KWharton is back!

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 2, 5:22 am

Kia ora koutou, hello everyone!
Congratulations on reaching last year's goal. I am going to make my ROOT goal 12 again this year, because it is challenging but achievable. I also have a goal of keeping my ticker working all year, which I think will be harder!

tammikuu 2, 5:21 am

I have tried Ticker Factory on three different browsers (Firefox, Chrome, even Edge) on my laptop and on Safari on my phone, and on all of them it continually refreshes and I can't select a ticker. Would someone be able to set one up for me???

tammikuu 2, 7:38 am

I'm happy to try - do you want to send me a message with what password you want to use? (I promise to delete the message when it's set up, I definitely won't remember it!)

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 2, 1:37 pm

Welcome back!

>3 Jackie_K: if you set up the ticker, I'm not sure how I will know that it is K's,

tammikuu 2, 1:45 pm

>4 cyderry: Hmm, good point!

tammikuu 4, 9:54 pm

Katherine, I note you are New Zealand based, as am I. I wonder if this has some bearing on us not being able to access the ticker thread.

tammikuu 5, 7:26 am

Happy New Year, Katherine and welcome to a new year of ROOTing

>4 cyderry: Use the name KWharton in the ticker?

tammikuu 8, 5:25 pm

>3 Jackie_K: Thanks Jackie_K! I suggest ROOT2023 - I can't see that anyone could get up to too much mischief by getting access to my reading information :-)

tammikuu 8, 5:25 pm

>6 HelenBaker: Who knows? It makes me feel better that I'm not the only one with ticker troubles.

tammikuu 8, 5:26 pm

>7 connie53: Thanks Connie! Happy ROOTing to you too.

tammikuu 8, 5:34 pm

I have ROOTed once already! I read Candide. My copy didn't have an ISBN. It was short and easy to read and my edition had some useful notes by the editor L G Crocker. It is quite a silly exaggerated story, but I guess it gets its point across about different philosophical viewpoints and some of the issues with them. It helped me tick off a ROOT and a "Banned Book" from my local library's summer (it's summer in Aotearoa New Zealand) reading challenge.

helmikuu 1, 4:51 am

I read two ROOTs in January! I finished Can we help it if we're fabulous? which I started ages ago. It was fun, but a little dated.

helmikuu 1, 5:26 am

helmikuu 1, 5:27 am

Oh my goodness! My husband turned off some of the Java stuff on Ticker Factory, and I have a ticker!

helmikuu 1, 7:24 am


helmikuu 1, 4:58 pm

helmikuu 12, 4:21 am

Turns out Dave did not turn anything off - he says he just opened a new tab! I hope I can get back in and still have it work.

I have read a ROOT for February The Cellist of Sarajevo which was beautiful and sad.

It is a novel, but is based on the siege of Sarajevo and a cellist who played in memory of people who died when they were queuing for bread. Apparently the original cellist, Vedran Smailović, was not happy about the book at first, but has since met the author Steven Galloway and might not object to it now.

maaliskuu 21, 1:54 am

Another ROOT for February! Michael Tolliver Lives which I thought was number 7 in Tales of the City but after I'd finished it, I checked Sure of You and it looks like it belongs in between. I enjoyed it - it's quite funny to have started reading the series and it going back to the 1970s/1980s when I was a child and didn't really know what was going on in the world, to now when it's almost in the present time and Michael Tolliver is about the age I am now. There was a bit of redemption for a character I'd felt was hard done by too. It's been a while since I read other books from the series and apparently there are some continuity problems, which I didn't notice.

Now I need a ROOT for March...

huhtikuu 11, 3:27 am

I did not ROOT in March so thanks, past me, for reading two ROOTS in February! I have started Inspiration and Incarnation for April.

toukokuu 22, 7:27 am

Hi Katherine. I've been neglecting my Fellow ROOTers for a few months now and I want to make that right again. So I'm stopping by some of the threads. I hope you are doing fine and still reading ROOTs or NON roots. It doesn't really matter just read .

kesäkuu 14, 3:07 am

Thanks Connie! Don't you worry, I will always always read, even if I don't update my reading here. However, I have been neglecting updating my ROOTs. I am going to brave updating my ticker.

I have read Angels and Men and Inspiration and Incarnation from my ROOTs, and lots of other books that are not from my ROOTs.

heinäkuu 29, 5:32 am

Hi Katherine, here I am again. I don't worry about you not reading. When you are joining a website like this you must have the need to read -virus.

syyskuu 30, 11:57 pm

>22 connie53: Good point!

lokakuu 1, 12:04 am

I have read Popular Music from Vittula which was quite racist and offensive in places and I didn't really enjoy it. I was surprised to see that it was published and translated into English in 2003. I wish they'd cut the racist language out. It might have been OK otherwise.

I also read Domestique which was a different view of a pro cyclist's career than the usual ones by/about the riders who regularly win prizes/races/stages. I learnt a few things along the way. I was a bit surprised though that he didn't discuss why, after his understandable disillusionment with pro cycling, he became a directeur sportif shortly after retiring and has been working in pro cycling since then. I think the book needs an epilogue!

lokakuu 1, 12:19 am

I started another ROOT Tuai which I hope to finish in October. I'm going well so far this year!