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Cheli is ROOTing again 2022

Redigerat: dec 22, 2022, 12:24 pm

Well, I met my goal again in 2021 and far surpassed it. I'm going to leave my goal to 84 - 7 ROOTs per month because I'm really hoping that the world will be better in 2022 and that I'll get a bit of traveling in but I'm only going if it's safe.

In 2021 I started a purging project to eliminate books that I know I will never read and I managed to wipe out a good number. I am going to try to continue that project in 2022. My goal here is 50.

E-Books/Net Galley 66 Books off my e-readers or NetGalleys downloaded to my Tablet, or Books on my PC Kindle App.
Audio books 12 - Books downloaded to my PC/MP3 or NetShelf.
ARDs 6 - Books that are already sitting on my shelves or ARCs/ERs awarded to me in 2021
Purge 100 from any source

For every ROOT successfully cleared in 2022 I put $1 in my book bank so that at the end of the year I have money for new books! I've completed my wish-list but there may be a few more before the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, I will place my order with Amazon for my e-book acquisitions and will have additional books to count. The book bank total may be added to if I receive any gift cards for Christmas. I have $105 in my book bank. I did over spend in 2020 so I need to be more frugal with my book bank dollars in 2021.

Starting Tallies:

Tsundoku (My Unread) = 88 (83 less than last year!!)
PC Downloads/MP3/NetShelf = 76 (down 32)
NOOK = 113 (reduced 64)
Tablet/Kindle = 133(up 2)

STARTING ROOT TOTAL = 410 (decreased 180)

NetGalley/ER/ARC Awards in 2022 - 73

Total ROOTS = 483
Even though it shows my ROOTs decreased 180 from the total for last year, I did clear a bunch more, removing books from my wishlist as well. I acquired 116 books - 86 of which were ARCs that automatically go into the ROOT total. Leaving 30 books as new, so the decrease of 184 is massive, right?

ETA - books I had in 2021 but failed to catalog. These numbers will be tweaked with last day acquisitions and finally reading totals.
Considering that I added 112 books in 2020 and I have a starting total 184 less than last year's adjusted total - I have reduced my ROOTS well!

I again am aiming to read at least 50% of the new books added in the new year. I did very well in 2022 with nearly 60% of my acquisitions read! That's the best I ever did!

I'm starting the year with $310 in my book bank from 2021 but I'm reducing that by $19.43 for my budget overrun last year. So my starting total is $290.57.

UPDATE - remaining balance as of 12/22/22 $241.55

Redigerat: dec 22, 2022, 12:22 pm

Once again I will be tracking how many new books enter my catalog and the target percentage to be read in the current year will remain at 50%.

Underline indicates priority

1. They Stole Our Hearts NetShelf 1/5/22 READ
2. Three Tainted Teas NetGalley 1/7/22 READ
3. The Vanishing Type NetGalley 1/7/22 READ
4. Bitter Roots NetGalley 1/10/22 READ
5. A Margin for Murder NetGalley 1/28/22 READ
6. Death by Chocolate Chip Cupcake NetGalley 1/28/22 READ
7. Dewey Decimated NetGalley 1/28/22 READ
8. Lost Coast Literary NetGalley 1/28/22 READ
9. The Fixer Upper NetGalley 1/28/22 READ
10. The Midnight House NetGalley 1/28/22 READ
11. Marlow Murder Club NetGalley 1/30/22 READ
12. Wedding Bell Blues NetGalley 2/2/22 READ
13. Poppy Harmon and the Backstabbing Bachelor NetGalley 2/22/22 READ
14. Nonna Maria and the Case of the Missing Bride NetGalley 2/22/22 READ
15. In a Garden Burning Gold NetGalley 2/22/22 READ
16. The Pope at War NetGalley 2/22/22 READ
17. Bound By Murder NetGalley 2/22/22 READ
18. A Half-Baked Alibi NetGalley 2/22/22 READ
19. A Hint of Mischief NetGalley 3/5/22 READ
20. The Diva Says Cheesecake! NetGalley 3/5/22 READ
21. The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves 1: Egypt's Fire NetGalley 3/5/22 READ
22. Simmering with Resentment NetGalley 3/24/22 READ
23. Last Princess NetGalley 3/24/22 READ
24. Murder Spills the Tea NetGalley 3/24/22 READ
25. Death a Sketch NetGalley 3/24/22 READ
26. Murder with Darjeeling Tea NetGalley 3/24/22 READ
27. The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club NetGalley 4/10/22 READ
28. A Colorful Scheme NetGalley 4/18/22 READ
29. Murder at Beacon Rock NetGalley 4/18/22
30. Sentenced to Death Amazon 4/18/22 $7.99 READ
31. Peanut Butter Panic NetGalley 4/21/22 READ
32. Death Plans a Perfect Trip NetGalley 5/2/22 READ
33. Along the Shore NetGalley 5/2/22 READ
34. Absence of Mallets Amazon 5/7/22 $8.99 READ
35. Body in the Buick Amazon 5/7/22 $3.99
36. Measure Twice, Murder Once NetGalley 6/2/22 READ
37. A Treacherous Tale NetGalley 6/13/22
38. Spinster's Captain Amazon Freebie 6/13/22
39. You and No Other Amazon Freebie 6/13/22
40. Murder on the Poet's Walk NetGalley 6/16/22 READ
41. Death in the Margins NetGalley 6/25/22 READ
42. Steeped in Secrets NetGalley 7/7/22 READ
43. Bread Over Troubled Water NetGalley 7/7/22 READ
44. Death in the Sunshine Amazon Freebie 7/23/22
45. Smuggler's Moon Amazon Freebie 7/23/22
46. Bookclubbed to Death NetGalley 7/30/22 READ
47. Mischief, Murder and Merlot NetGalley 7/30/22 READ
48. Through the Liquor Glass NetGalley 8/4/22 READ
49. A Vacation to Die For NetGalley 8/4/22 READ
50. A Scent of Murder Amazon 8/8/22 $2.11 READ
51. A Trip with Trouble NetGalley 8/8/22 READ
52. Secrets in the Stacks NetGalley 9/2/22 READ
53. Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous NetGalley 9/2/22 READ
54. Modiste Mishap NetGalley 9/2/22
55. Rake Mistake NetGalley 9/2/22
56. Murder for Good Measure NetGalley 9/2/22 READ
57. Unlikely Heroes NetGalley 9/2/22 READ
58. Paper Cuts NetGalley 10/10/22
59. Frozen Detective NetGalley 10/10/22
60. A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder NetGalley 10/10/22 READ
61. In Farm's Way NetGalley 10/10/22
62. So Shall You Reap NetGalley 10/11/22
63. Some Touch of Madness NetGalley 10/18/22
64. Murder on the Class Trip NetGalley 10/18/22
65. A Flicker of a Doubt NetGalley 10/24/22 READ
66. Four Parties and a Funeral NetGalley 11/7/22
67. Cryptic Clue NetGalley 11/7/22
68. Four Charming Spells NetGalley 11/7/22
69. The Fourth Enemy NetGalley 11/10/22
70. Murder in Chianti NetGalley 11/10/22
71. Gone But Not For Garden NetGalley 11/10/22
72. Berried to the Hilt Amazon $4.99 11/15/22
73. Razing the Dead Amazon $6.99 11/18/22
74. The Body In the Trench Amazon $0.99 11/19/22
75. Hold on for Beer Life Amazon $2.99 11/21/22
76. A Medium Fate Amazon $2.99 11/21/22
77. The Darkest Year Amazon $7.99 11/21/22 READ
78. Poppy Harmon and the Shooting Star NetGalley 12/2/22
79. Primer and Punishment NetGalley 12/2/22
80. Death Comes to Marlow NetGalley 12/2/22
81. Fateful Words NetGalley 12/2/22
82. Dedication to Murder NetGalley 12/2/22
83 Murder at the Spring Ball Amazon Free 12/8/22
84. Death by Chocolate Marshmallow Pie NetGalley 12/22/22
85. Diva Delivers on a Promise NetGalley 12/22/22

Total purchases 2022 = $49.02

Redigerat: nov 30, 2022, 5:47 pm

Books off my e-readers - goal - 66

1. The King Falls
2. Caramel Pecan Roll Murder
3. Renewed for Murder
4. Reserved for Murder
5. Murder at the Bake Sale
6. Ritchie Boy Secrets
7. Mystery of Albert E. Finch
8. Antique Auctions Are Murder
9. Wedding Bell Blues
10. Vanishing Type
11. French Paradox
12. The Burning Pages
13. Peril at Pennington Manor
14. Pope at War
15. Death by Gravity
16. Put Out to Pasture
17. Body in the Beauty Parlor
18. Three Tainted Teas
19. Fatal Family Feast
20. Closet Confidential
21. Lost Coast Literary
22. Poppy Harmon and the Backstabbing Bachelor
23. Death Among the Stars
24. Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder
25. Last Princess
26. Murder At the Lighthouse
27. Nonna Maria and the Case of the Missing Bride
28. Evil Woman
29. Hint of Mischief
30. Curious League of Detectives and Thieves 1: Egypt's Fire
31. Tony's Bread
32. Double Chocolate cookie Murder
33. Batten Down the Belfry
34. Simmering with Resentment
35. Half Baked Alibi
36. Once Upon A Seaside Murder
37. Murder with Darjeeling Tea
38. Dewey Decimated
39. Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle
40. Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss
41. Absence of Mallets
42. The Other Side of the Coin
43. Death by Chocolate Chip Cupcake
44. Death a Sketch
45. Colorful Scheme
46. The Queen’s Spy
47. Bitter Roots
48. Tuesday Night Survivors' Club
49. Murder on the Poet's Walk
50. Murder Spills the Tea
51. Three More Months
52. Big Trouble in Little Greektown
53. Seven Threadly Sins
54. A Margin for Murder

Some of the books at the top of the list are:

★=NetGalley ARCs underlined definitely priority

Alexander Cipher
✔★Along the Shore
★Am I Guilty?
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee
★Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait

★Arbella Stuart Conspiracy
Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mysteries)
Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club
✔★Batten Down the Belfry
Berried to the Hilt (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries)
✔★Big trouble in little Greektown
★Bishop's Pawn
✔★Bitter Roots
Blood Spangled Banner: A First Ladies Mystery
Blueberry Blues
★Boleyn Deceit: A Novel
✔★Bookclubbed to Death
✔★Bound By Murder

★Bread Over Troubled Water
Buried Leads
✔★Burning Pages
✔★Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse
✔★Caramel Pecan Roll Murder
Catching fire
★Catherine Howard Conspiracy
Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses
✔★Closet Confidential
✔★Colorful Scheme

Condemn to Death
Cracked Pot (Clay and Crime Mysteries, No. 2)
David Copperfield
★Deadly Chapter
✔★Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle
✔★Death by Gravity
✔★Death Among the Stars
✔★Death a Sketch
✔★Death Plans a Perfect Trip

Death Turns a Trick
✔★Death by Chocolate Chip Cupcake
✔★Dewey Decimated

Dinner, Drinks and Murder:
✔Diva Sweetens the Pie
★Doctor of Thessaly: A Seven Deadly Sins Mystery
Double Blind
✔★Double Chocolate Cookie Murder
★Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy
Emperor's Tomb
✔★Fatal Booking
★Fatal Fundraiser
★Fatal Judgment
★Fatal Masquerade
✔★Fiancée's Guide to First Wives and Murder
Fields' Guide to Fog
✔★Fixer Upper
Florentine Cypher
★Foreclosed: A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery
✔French Paradox
Garden Plot (Potting Shed Mystery series Book 1)
✔★Getaway with Murder
Ghost a la Mod
★Give unto Others
Hanover Square Affair
Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures
✔★Half-Baked Alibi
✔★In a Garden Burning Gold

★Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen
Jungle Books
Jury of One
★Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
★Kathryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen

✔★Killer Words
✔★King Falls
★Knot What You Think
★Lady in the Lake
★Little Shop of Found Things
✔★Last Princess
✔★Lost Coast Literary

★Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance
★Lost Queen
Love and Murder on the Queen Anne
✔★Margin for Murder
✔★Midnight House

Marked By Fate (Jenkins & Burns Mystery)
Married By Mistake
★Messenger of Athens
✔★Mischief, Murder and Merlot
Murder a la Carte
✔★Murder at the Bake Sale
★Murder at Beacon Rock
✔Murder at the Lighthouse: An Exham on Sea Mystery
✔★Murder at Wakehurst
✔★Murder by the Bookend

Murder in Cannes
★Murder Makes Scents
★Murder Most Sweet
Murder on the Cote d'Azure
★Murder Once Removed
✔★Murder Spills the Tea
✔★Murder with Darjeeling Tea
✔★Mystery of Albert E. Finch
✔★Nonna Maria and the Case of the Missing Bride
✔★Once Upon a Seaside Murder

★One Last Summer
★Orchid Throne
Order of the White Feather: The Sword of Dalamar
Other People's Skeletons
✔★Peanut Butter Panic
Perfect Pitch: A Hot Baseball Romance
✔★Peril at Pennington Manor
Poisonous Pageant
✔★Pope at War
✔★Poppy Harmon and the Backstabbing Bachelor

Pretense for Murder
Princess and the Horse
★Proposal to Die For
★Provencal Mystery
✔★Put Out to Pasture
✔★Queen’s Spy

Read and Buried
✔Renewed for Murder
✔★Reserved for Murder
✔Ritchie Boy Secrets

Robinson Crusoe
★Rose Throne
Scottish Connection
Silhouette in Scarlet
✔★Simmering with Resentment
Sourdough Wars
★Spark of Light
Spoonful of Murder (A Soup Lover's Mystery)
Stiffs and Swine
Still Life and Death
Still Life with Murder
★Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss Mysteries)
Summerset Abbey
★Taint of Midas: A Novel
Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh
Tastes Like Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries)
✔★Three Tainted Teas
Tourist Trap
✔★Vanishing Type
We the Jury
✔★Wedding Bell Blues
★Witch Collector

Redigerat: okt 10, 2022, 10:04 pm

Audiobook ROOTs read in 2022- goal 12

1. Because of Miss Bridgerton
2. They Stole Our Hearts
3. Leaving Everything Most Loved
4. A Dangerous Place
5. Journey to Munich
6. Murder on the Half Shelf
7. Diva Wraps It Up
8. Not the Killing Type
9. Book Clubbed
10. Hammer of Thor
11. Art of Theft
12. Fatal Chapter
13. The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss
14. The Diva Serves High Tea
15. The Diva Cooks up a Storm
16. The Diva Sweetens the Pie
17. The Diva Spices It Up
18. The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit

Ones to consider: (★ priority ★★NetShelf)

"A" is for alibi
All Over Creation
Because of Miss Bridgerton
Betrayal of Trust
The Bonesetter's Daughter

★The Book Thief
Bridesmaids Revisited (An Ellie Haskell Mystery)
Bulls Island,
★Cloud Atlas
★Columbus Affair: A Novel
★Cuckoo's Calling
★Fellowship of the Ring: Book One of The Lord of the Rings
Goldfinch: A Novel
I Shall Not Want
★Jefferson Key: A Novel
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
★King's Deception: A Novel
Lady of the Rivers
Last Lessons of Summer
Last place
Leaving Everything Most Loved
★Lincoln Myth: A Novel
Magicians: A Novel
Medicus: A Novel (Roman Empire)
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel
On the Run
One Good Turn: A Novel
One Was a Soldier (A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery)
Over Sea, Under Stone
Pawleys Island: A Lowcountry Tale
Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Pillars of the Earth
Porch Lights
Queen of the Flowers
Return to Sullivans Island
Rituals of the Season
Sand Sharks
Save the Date
Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)
Size 12 Is Not Fat
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel
Summer Rental
The Warden
★★ They Stole Our Hearts
What Came Before He Shot Her

Redigerat: aug 20, 2022, 12:04 pm

ARD - Antique Reading Devices read in 2022- goal 6
Ones to consider: (★ priority Harry Potter 20th anniversary)

1. Rationing

★25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Athenian Murders
Beauty to Die For: A Spa Mystery
★Bridge Cardplay Pb
Death at Bishop's Keep
Death on Demand/Design for Murder
Face at the Window: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
French Pressed
Gilt By Association
Going Through the Notions
Going, Going, Ganache
Golden Door
Greatest Lover in All England
★Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life ★Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
Hearse and Buggy
Knit Fast, Die Young
Larceny and Old Lace
Lusitania Murders
Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
Mallets Aforethought
Mind Over Murder
Nail Biter (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)
Perfect Mistress
Plateful of Murder
Precious Jewel
Queen's Bastard
Reliable Wife
★Setting Trick: Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
Stitching Hour: An Embroidery Mystery
Summer Affair: A Novel
Sup with the Devil
Tempest in a Teapot (A Teapot Collector Mystery)
Ten Things I Love About You
Third Secret
Triple Witch: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery
Wedding Soup Murder: An Italian Kitchen Mystery
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Wicked Fix: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery
Wreck the Halls

dec 28, 2021, 12:58 pm

Happy New Year and thanks for running the ROOT group again this year! Thanks for including how you work your book budget. I'm a numbers nerd and absolutely love seeing how other people work their book dollars.

dec 28, 2021, 1:00 pm

Thank you again for setting up the group, what a lovely place it is! I love your book bank idea - hope it has lots of deposits this year! :)

Redigerat: dec 28, 2021, 1:16 pm

Thanks for all the hard work you put into this group! Looking forward to seeing what you buy with your book dollars from this year.

dec 29, 2021, 6:45 am

Hi Chèli. I'm really glad you set up the group again. And I love to join again too. Happy ROOTing for you as well. You have great plans. I hope they all work out in 2022.

dec 29, 2021, 8:05 am

Thanks for all you do, ever so much. Happy ROOTing and happy new year!

dec 30, 2021, 2:19 am

Thanks so much for all you do for the group. And happy reading!

dec 30, 2021, 8:44 pm

Happy reading.

As for your stats- I take my hat off to you. You are the "Master".
I personally don't want to know..{yep,head in sand}

Thank you so much for setting this up!!

Happy new Year, may all your book goals be met! :+}

dec 31, 2021, 5:02 pm

Good luck with your reading goals for 2022, Cheli, and hope you have a good year all round!

jan 3, 2022, 2:39 am

A Happy New Year of reading, Chèli

jan 3, 2022, 5:29 pm

You have some great reading plans and processes. I'm with you on the safe-travel bit, and I hope it comes about this year!

jan 3, 2022, 8:38 pm

Thanks for setting up the group again, Cheli. You look very organized. Good luck with all your ROOTing plans.

jan 4, 2022, 5:16 am

Thanks for setting up the group, Chèli, it is such a wonderful place to be. Happy reading to you, and may your book bank be fat at the end of the year!

jan 31, 2022, 11:58 am

It was 21° this morning when I got out of bed. Then I saw that it was National Hot Chocolate - perfect!

jan 31, 2022, 2:08 pm

>18 cyderry: That looks absolutely delicious!

feb 1, 2022, 3:41 am

>18 cyderry: Oh, that is absolutely perfect for the nasty weather we're having. Something to look forward to for lunch!

feb 26, 2022, 3:24 pm

Sometimes I think I should purge books I'm probably never going to read, too, but I have a hard time doing it. I always think "Well, MAYBE I will read it..." Or what if I run out of other stuff to read? As if that would ever happen. :)

mar 5, 2022, 6:24 am

Hi Chèli, trying to read all unread posts in all Threads!

>18 cyderry: That's perfect for now. I've just been busy in the frontyard in the sun, but it's cold (6C) so I could do with a cup of Hot Chocolat!

mar 5, 2022, 12:17 pm

Been really busy this year, so far, I haven't been doing so well.

mar 5, 2022, 1:35 pm

>23 cyderry: Haha this photo is extremely relatable!

mar 6, 2022, 5:05 am

>23 cyderry: Oh my, how apt!

mar 6, 2022, 5:36 am

Detta konto har stängts av för spammande.

mar 9, 2022, 9:00 am

>23 cyderry: Oh, man, does that picture speak to me!

mar 23, 2022, 9:04 am

>23 cyderry: Yes! That's me.

mar 31, 2022, 5:37 pm

Now that my husband and I have signed on the dotted line to have a new house built for our retirement, I definitely need to get moving on my purging project. The new house will not have the shelf space that I have now in my library.

Last year I started the purge and I thought I did pretty well, but there were those books that I really enjoyed and was reluctant to part with. Now I know I need to find them a new home.

My sister strained her arm and is unable to hold hardcover books so I am gifting her some of my favorite paperbacks. That will be my April purge this year. I think that 50 some should keep her occupied while she recovers.

apr 1, 2022, 3:42 am

>29 cyderry: Congrats! Downsizing the books will be a major project. Good luck with it.

apr 1, 2022, 1:10 pm

>29 cyderry: Great idea to give some books to your sister! You'll know they have a good home :)

Redigerat: apr 21, 2022, 11:59 pm

Finished these ROOTs this month so far:

Three Tainted Teas
Fatal Family Feast
Closet Confidential
Lost Coast Literary this was my first 5★ in 5 years
Poppy Harmon and the Backstabbing Bachelor
Death Among the Stars
Leaving Everything Most Loved
Murder by the Bookend
Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder
a Dangerous Place
Last Princess

maj 1, 2022, 12:32 pm

Hi Chéli. Nice to give your april purge books to your sister. She can still read without pain and you know your books have a good home and are still assessable if you want to re-read any of them.

Good luck with the hew home!

maj 1, 2022, 1:28 pm

Finished these ROOTs before the end of April
Murder At the Lighthouse
Sentenced to Death
Nonna Maria and the Case of the Missing Bride
Journey to Munich

maj 5, 2022, 8:01 pm

Did my May purge - 27 off the TBR list!

maj 13, 2022, 4:04 pm

>35 cyderry: Good job!

>32 cyderry: Lost Coast Literary this was my first 5★ in 5 years
That got my attention, now in my wishlist

jun 4, 2022, 3:51 pm

May was pretty busy for me - start of preparations for my knee replacement surgery (scheduling all sorts of appointments), 10 day vacation cruise to the southern Caribbean, a return to an anniversary celebration (48 years with the sweetest man on earth), a short road trip to see 2 granddaughters in their dance recital, my birthday celebration and finally home to more appointments!

I still managed to read 13 ROOTS! Not all great but I did enjoy most.

Here is the list:

Hint of Mischief
Curious League of Detectives and Thieves 1: Egypt's Fire
Murder on the Half Shelf
Diva Wraps It Up
Double Chocolate cookie Murder
Batten Down the Belfry
Simmering with Resentment
Half Baked Alibi
Once Upon A Seaside Murder
Murder with Darjeeling Tea
Thursday Murder Club
Dewey Decimated
Death by Chocolate Snickerdoodle

jun 5, 2022, 6:59 am

Hi Chéli. I've been neglecting the ROOTers for some time. Live, sunny days, babysitting the grandkids and doing volunteer work for the library at Lonne's school. And reading of course. Today is a rainy day with some thunderstrokes. A perfect Sunday for reading al those neglected threads.

I'm impressed by the amount of ROOTs you have been reading in >37 cyderry:.

When is your surgery planned. I've had my knee replaced some years ago and very happy with it. I would do it again in a second when the need arises again. I think that won't be long because my other knee is now doing stupid things.

jun 5, 2022, 8:37 am

You have had a busy month, Chèli! Happy belated birthday!

jun 5, 2022, 9:01 pm

>38 connie53: My surgery is scheduled for Monday June 20th.
I've put the surgery off during COVID but now the knees are screaming for attention. Ever since I've been on the doctor's schedule, the knee that is going first has decided that it doesn't have to be nice anymore. On my cruise last month I had a motorized scooter so I was okay but when I went to see Bella and Maddie's dance recital, I was suffering in the amount of steps that I had to take.

I know that this is just the start because the other knee will need to be replaced as well and I really would prefer to have my orthopedic surgeon here do it before we move. So probably in the next 12 months both knees will get some attention.

Everyone that I have talked to who have had their knees replaced were pleased with the results so I am looking forward to some relief.

jun 7, 2022, 9:15 am

I hope you will feel the same relief as I did, Chéli.

jun 29, 2022, 3:46 pm

Well, I'm in major recovery mode from my knee replacement.
Here's what I looked like after 4 days. The bruises are popping!

Needless to say my concentration is a bit off.


jun 29, 2022, 3:50 pm

>42 cyderry: Ooft, that looks like a Jackson Pollock - maybe you should sell yourself to a gallery and make your fortune! ;) I hope you are recovering well, and are bouncing back to good health soon!

jun 30, 2022, 2:57 am

>42 cyderry: Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

jul 5, 2022, 4:16 pm

>42 cyderry: Glad you're through the early days and hoping you're already feeling better!

jul 19, 2022, 9:09 am

I hope you are doing much better by now, Chèli.

Redigerat: aug 6, 2022, 4:25 pm

Doctor says at 6 weeks I am farther along than most of his patients!

aug 9, 2022, 10:50 am

>47 cyderry: Excellent news!

sep 3, 2022, 7:11 am

>47 cyderry:. Great news! Keep it up.

sep 12, 2022, 3:05 pm

Well, I was progressing in my recovery pretty well, until I took a ride (1500 miles total in 5 days) to pick out all the finishes and options for the new house. Needless to say, I was hurting by the time I got home. My sweet husband was brilliant in that he brought an ice bag along on the trip so whenever he could get it refilled, I had ice in the car. My knee was swelling again and fortunately, I had no PT scheduled for several days. I spent most of them with my leg elevated with ice. Saw the doctor again last week, and he advised I not make the trip again for awhile. Tim went back this weekend without me. Thanks to technology I was able to be on the framing walkthrough remotely.

sep 12, 2022, 4:41 pm

>50 cyderry: Ouch, yes, I think that is sensible to stay local for a while. I hope the swelling and pain reduces very soon.

sep 13, 2022, 5:07 am

>50 cyderry: I hope you're on the mend!

sep 16, 2022, 11:26 am

>50 cyderry: I hope you are doing better, Chèli. It was a long trip and you are right in staying at home for the time being.

Redigerat: sep 18, 2022, 12:05 pm

Well, since it appears that our move to South Carolina will be in February/March timeframe, I decided that I needed to start accelerating the purge. Today, with my husband's help, we packed up 168 books, read and unread to be donated. My TBRs are now under 300!

My husband said that he was amazed that I was giving so many away. Most of the 168 were books that I've read (146). I realized that with the large number that I still haven't opened that chances of a re-read were slim and that someone else would hopefully enjoy them.

So far this year I've ROOTed 245 books - purged 152, read 93. There's probably more to come since I will have to pack the rest of the ARDs (real books) but I haven't reviewed the audios and e-books yet.

sep 18, 2022, 7:11 am

>54 cyderry:. Amazing work Chèli. I suppose I will have to do that sometime in the future too. I can't burden the kids with doing that in the end.

Redigerat: dec 6, 2022, 12:05 pm

I had a lazy Saturday while my husband went to the Maryland /Ohio State football game.

I decided to review my list of series that I read and see if I could cut it down. I started the day with 171 series as active.

I identified 5 series as finished.
I identified 5 series as ones I've decided not to start. Reducing my wishlist by 28 books.
I removed 21 audio books from my downloads and abandoned their 7 series.
I am abandoning another 21 series resulting in removing 136 books off my wishlist
I archived 4 e-books for abandoned series.

All in all, I removed 38 series from my list reducing my TBRs and wishlist. Most of the books/series had been sitting on my "shelf" for close to 10 years without any real desire to pick them up again. I was surprised that some were very well known but didn't stir me to try again.

dec 6, 2022, 11:30 am

>56 cyderry: Great job, Chèli. It must feel very good to remove that many books from the shelves.

dec 6, 2022, 12:51 pm

Final purge of the year - 39 books for a total purge of 217!

dec 22, 2022, 4:33 am

Hi Chèli. I want to wish you and yours all the best for 2023 and Happy Holidays.

Thanks for all the work you do for this group.

jan 1, 2023, 7:18 am

Hi Chèli, Happy New Year to you!

I haven’t been as active in the group this year as I’d have liked but managed to reach my goal with a last minute surge! Thank you for being a super administrator, it’s a big task, and I’m sure I’m not alone in appreciating your hard work.

You’ve had an eventful year! I hope the knee surgery recovery is going well and the house move goes smoothly in the Spring. I also purged a lot of books when I moved house, but suspect the numbers are creeping up again ;)

All the best for 2023!