APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread

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APRIL ROOT - Progress Thread

1cyderry
apr 2, 2022, 11:54 pm

In 2022 the theme that I have selected is a hybrid again. We will be looking at MOTHER NATURE and all her many talents and we will be also looking at how those talents can influence the places that we find to settle into with a good book.

Mother Nature's talents to be highlighted in APRIL are RAIN, RAINBOWS, and FLOWERING TREES






















Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere and with it comes spring showers which nurture all flowers and trees that have been dormant in the colder weather. The sun seems to shine longer and the flowers pop up to brighter our days.

What are your favorite signs of spring?

2cyderry
Redigerat: apr 3, 2022, 12:02 am






THE PASSWORD IS ROOTS. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLICK ON NEW TICKER AFTER YOU HAVE UPDATED

Here are our March totals for 2022. Remember, if you are not a member of the group, or have not set a goal, your name will not appear in the list.

benitastarnd 25 / 62 ★★ 40.3%
bragan 23 / 75 ★ 30.7%
brakketh 13 / 50 ★ 26.0%
ca_dmv 3 / 12 ★ 25.0%
Caramellunacy 10 / 25 ★★ 40.0%
Cecilturtle 16 / 50 ★ 32.0%
clue 14 / 40 ★★ 35.0%
Coach_of_Alva 9 / 25 ★★ 36.0%
connie53 10 / 36 ★ 27.8%
Cora-R 16 / 100 16.0%
crazy4reading 2 / 20 10.0%
curioussquared 22 / 55 ★★ 40.0%
cyderry 68 / 84 ★★★★★ 81.0%
detailmuse 13 / 40 ★ 32.5%
DisassemblyOfReason 18 / 100 18.0%
enemyanniemae 18 / 70 ★ 25.7%
FAMeulstee 19 / 48 ★★ 39.6%
Familyhistorian 20 / 65 ★ 30.8%
floremolla 6 / 40 15.0%
fuzzi 92 / 100 ★★★★★ 92.0%
HelenBaker 14 / 48 ★ 29.2%
Henrik_Madsen 14 / 50 ★ 28.0%
Jackie_K 18 / 60 ★ 30.0%
janoorani24 7 / 20 ★★ 35.0%
justchris 14 / 50 ★ 28.0%
kac522 19 / 75 ★ 25.3%
karenmarie 16 / 30 ★★★★ 53.3%
Kristelh 18 / 50 ★★ 36.0%
Kwharton 2 / 12 16.7%
LadyBookworth 14 / 30 ★★★ 46.7%
lilisin 24 / 80 ★ 30.0%
lindapanzo 30 / 84 ★★ 35.7%
LoraShouse 5 / 15 ★★ 33.3%
madhatter22 9 / 75 12.0%
majkia 29 / 65 ★★★ 44.6%
martencat 1 / 25 4.0%
Miss_Moneypenny 18 / 80 22.5%
MissWatson 28 / 75 ★★ 37.3%
Nickelini 13 / 40 ★ 32.5%
Quaisior 1 / 50 2.0%
QuestingA 16 / 35 ★★★ 45.7%
rabbitprincess 17 / 50 ★★ 34.0%
readergirliz 10 / 30 ★★ 33.3%
readingtangent 12 / 40 ★ 30.0%
Rebeki 7 / 24 ★ 29.2%
ritacate 6 / 30 20.0%
Robertgreaves 27 / 90 ★ 30.0%
rocketjk 4 / 25 16.0%
rosalita 12 / 48 ★ 25.0%
sallylou61 12 / 24 ★★★★ 50.0%
si 9 / 20 ★★★ 45.0%
Tara1Reads 4 / 52 7.7%
torontoc 8 / 30 ★ 26.7%
vestafan 24 / 60 ★★ 40.0%
wandaly 6 / 18 ★★ 33.3%

The goal for April is 896.

3fuzzi
apr 3, 2022, 12:44 am

>1 cyderry: beautiful photos.

I love evening primroses.

4Robertgreaves
apr 3, 2022, 1:26 am

Thanks for all your hard work, Chèli

5MissWatson
apr 3, 2022, 9:50 am

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures, Chèli! And for doing the numbers.
My spring always starts when the narcissi come out that the city gardeners have planted in the parks and public spaces.

6cyderry
apr 3, 2022, 11:32 am

I love to sit on my screen porch and smell the hyacinth and lily of the valley in bloom while I read a good book. Unfortunately, it's also the time when the cottonwood trees in the yard drop their cottonseeds. My husband and I call that "snow" season.

7connie53
apr 3, 2022, 1:25 pm

What a lovely pictures! Great job, Chèli,

Reporting ROOT # 11 for the year, # 1 for April

Ik zal je vinden by Linwood Barclay

8Familyhistorian
apr 4, 2022, 1:06 am

I can relate to all the pictures of rain, Cheli. The blossoms are pretty though.

9benitastrnad
apr 4, 2022, 10:54 am

The cotton from the cottonwoods in the spring is one of the things I miss about Kansas. I also miss the flying propellers from Elm trees.

10Kristelh
apr 5, 2022, 5:59 am

Beautiful pictures. I like the sounds of spring. The birds start their noise making and you know springs on its way.

11benitastrnad
apr 5, 2022, 12:16 pm

I finished my first ROOT for April. This was a memoir by the great Chef Eric Ripert. The book was 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert. Ripert is the head Chef at La Bernardine and has the record for longest held 3 star Chef in the US. It is a record he held for 10 years. I enjoyed this book and if a person is interested in the food scene it is one I would recommend.

12HelenBaker
apr 5, 2022, 8:32 pm

I love these photos of rain. We are entering autumn and are desperately in need of rain. Hopefully soon.

13rabbitprincess
apr 6, 2022, 10:18 am

Added my first ROOT of April to my personal ticker: The Tenth Doctor, Vol. 2, a Doctor Who comic set during the First World War.

14Jackie_K
apr 9, 2022, 6:09 am

I've just added my first ROOT for April (#19 for the year) to my own tickers. It was a good one - Outpost by Dan Richards.

15connie53
apr 9, 2022, 12:34 pm

Reporting ROOT # 12 for the year, # 2 for April

Het gruwelhuis by Franck Thilliez

Own tickers updated!

16cyderry
apr 9, 2022, 2:07 pm

Just finished my first 5* book for 2022 - Lost Coast Literary by Ellie Alexander. I've been reading her series books but I'm glad I picked up this new stand alone. It was sensational!

17benitastrnad
apr 9, 2022, 4:34 pm

I finished another ROOT this week. It was Travels In Vermeer: A Memoir by Michael White. This was a good memoir even if it was melancholy in tone and tenor. It is also terse but packed with a huge amount of emotion. It was on the National Book Award longlist back in 2015 and it deserves to be on that list. It was good reading.

18Cora-R
apr 11, 2022, 11:08 am

I finished my first ROOT of April (17th of 2022): Peace Talks by Jim Butcher which I purchased 12/22/21.

19Cecilturtle
apr 11, 2022, 5:29 pm

I love the Spring Images!

I have three titles for April so far for a total of 19 this year.

What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad, which I've had since 2021
La Mare au Diable by George Sand on my shelves since 2008!
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham, new to me this year

Group tickers are updated.

20connie53
apr 12, 2022, 8:44 am

Reporting ROOT # 13 for the year, # 3 for April

Rood waas by Patricia Cornwell

Own tickers updated!

21Jackie_K
apr 14, 2022, 5:01 pm

That's ROOT #2 for April (#20 for the year to date) added to my own ticker, group ticker left well alone!

22Jackie_K
apr 15, 2022, 6:11 am

And hot on the heels of >21 Jackie_K: I've now added ROOT #3 for April to my own ticker as well.

23rabbitprincess
apr 15, 2022, 11:31 am

My reading is glacial these days, but I've finally added a second ROOT for April: Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett. Personal ticker is up to date.

24connie53
apr 15, 2022, 2:08 pm

Reporting ROOT # 14 for the year, # 4 for April

Het familiegeheim van Florence Grace by Tracy Rees

Own tickers updated.

25benitastrnad
apr 15, 2022, 3:52 pm

I knocked out a ROOT! Stallions Gate by Martin Cruz Smith. I bought this one to read while I was stuck in an airport back in November. I had finished my long tome I brought along and (horrors) had nothing to read. I purchased this book and as soon as I got off the plane I tried to forget about it. The book was OK, but it just didn't hold my interest. I think that if I had been trapped in that airport for a couple more hours I would have finished it that day. As it was, I didn't pick the book up again until last weekend, and even then I didn't devote myself to reading it. It's not a clunker, but just not a winner either.

26Jackie_K
apr 17, 2022, 2:24 pm

I've just added my 4th ROOT for April (#22 for the year overall) to my own ticker.

27Cecilturtle
apr 18, 2022, 8:03 am

ROOT 4 for April and 20 overall: State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton; really fun and fast-paced.

Group tickers updated

28benitastrnad
apr 18, 2022, 11:25 am

I read alot over the Easter weekend, but none of them were ROOT's! With all those books on my shelves I opted to read new titles from the library that weren't off of my TBR list. How can I do that when I know I have books at home to read?

29rabbitprincess
apr 18, 2022, 11:33 am

Just added an audio ROOT to my personal ticker: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie, read by Hugh Fraser. I've read this book many times in print, but this was my first time with the audio.

30torontoc
apr 18, 2022, 5:17 pm

#9 for the year and first ROOT for April- the review is on my thread and no tickers updated.

31torontoc
apr 20, 2022, 8:01 am

#10 for the year and second ROOT for April- I reread this book for my upcoming book club meeting. ( we are still on zoom)

32Cora-R
apr 20, 2022, 8:43 am

Two more April ROOTS (for a total of 3 for April and 19 for 2022).

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, purchased June 2021
Hard Rain by Irma Venter, purchased April 2020

33connie53
Redigerat: apr 23, 2022, 12:24 pm

Another ROOT done. # 15 for the year, # 5 for April

Own Ticker updated!

34Cora-R
apr 20, 2022, 12:55 pm

I finished one more ROOT Today. Almost American Girl - Robin Ha, purchased October 2020. That makes 4 for April and 20 for 2022.

35Jackie_K
apr 20, 2022, 2:32 pm

I've just added ROOT #5 for April (#23 for the year) to my own ticker.

36Cecilturtle
Redigerat: apr 21, 2022, 4:41 pm

Here are ROOTs 5 and 6 for April (22 overall):
Certains soirs de catastrophe, a long poem by Stefan Psenak which I borrowed from the library
Appetites by Caroline Knapp which I've had since 2015

Group tickers are updated

37benitastrnad
apr 21, 2022, 8:17 pm

I finished another ROOT. This one has been on my shelves since 2019. Gunpowder Gardens: Travels Through India and China in Search of Tea by Jason Goodwin. I love reading travel books and this one was really good. It was a traditional travel book, but so much fun to read. Goodwin is a good author and his mysteries are also very good.

38HelenBaker
Redigerat: apr 21, 2022, 11:39 pm

I have completed two roots so far this month,Berlin Poplars by Anne B. Ragde and Goodwood by Holly Throsby*. I am feeling very frustrated as once again my ticker page is flashing and I am unable to update my ticker.
So my count should read 16/48.

39cyderry
apr 21, 2022, 11:56 pm

I have finished 11 ROOTs so far this month. I think I have gotten my reading mojo back! I'm hoping to finish 2 more before my new book comes.

40readergirliz
Redigerat: apr 23, 2022, 1:49 pm

After reading a couple book club books, I am back with ROOT #11 of the year: Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. Most of these stories were really well written, though I feel like I needed to be a little smarter to understand the allegorical content.

41torontoc
apr 24, 2022, 7:21 am

ROOT #11 for the year and the third one for April. No tickers updated and the review is on my thread.

42MissWatson
apr 24, 2022, 10:20 am

April is turning out to be a slow month, five ROOTs so far. My own ticker is up-to-date.

43connie53
apr 24, 2022, 2:01 pm

Another ROOT done. # 16 for the year, # 6 for April

Doodsangst by Peter James

Own Ticker updated!

44benitastrnad
apr 25, 2022, 5:10 pm

I finished listening to another ROOT. This one was Ask and the Answer book two in the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness. This recorded version was very well done and was a very good listening experience. I will start on Book three in this series as soon as the recorded version of it comes back to the library.

45readergirliz
Redigerat: apr 26, 2022, 7:03 am

#12 for the year, and #2 for April: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks. I received this as a Book of the Month Club selection back in 2017. It was definitely just okay for me.

46Cecilturtle
apr 26, 2022, 6:32 pm

ROOTs 7 and 8 for April (total of 24) - doing pretty well this month :)
Spectacle by Jacques Prévert which I acquired last year
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith which is new to me.

Group tickers are updated.

47cyderry
apr 26, 2022, 11:27 pm

3 more ROOTs finished. Hoping to get 1 more done.

48readergirliz
apr 27, 2022, 9:36 am

I just zipped through another book for April: Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken. I don't read a lot of mysteries, and I like the idea of a cozy mystery. However, when the author's first line of the book was one character saying that calories don't count on Fridays, I was turned off and remained that way for the rest of the book.

49connie53
apr 28, 2022, 1:56 pm

Another ROOT done. # 17 for the year, # 7 for April

Ik volg jou by Peter James

Own Ticker updated!

50LoraShouse
apr 28, 2022, 7:15 pm

>1 cyderry: Great pictures. We have had an awful lot of rain this year, and it has continued this month.

Finally finished one more ROOT for this month.

Gook luck everybody!

51MissWatson
apr 29, 2022, 7:25 am

I added another one, so it's six ROOTs in April.

52enemyanniemae
apr 30, 2022, 1:17 am

6 this month for a YTD total of 24. Updating personal ticker.

53LadyBookworth
Redigerat: maj 1, 2022, 1:31 am

Total books this month ,4.
Personal ticker updated only, 18/30.
Happy reading all!

54FAMeulstee
apr 30, 2022, 5:30 am

Six ROOTs read in April, making a total of 25.
Personal ticker updated.

55Jackie_K
apr 30, 2022, 7:51 am

I've added ROOT #6 for April (#24 for the year) to my own ticker. I suspect that'll be my last one for Aprili.

56Robertgreaves
Redigerat: apr 30, 2022, 9:16 am

I had hoped to get another ROOT in, but I don't think I'm going to, so here is my report for April 2022:

UpROOTED books: 9
ROOTless books: 7
Added to the treebook TBR shelves: 2

The ROOTs were:

Soho Noir by T. S. Hunter
The Madman's Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching
Humble Pi by Matt Parker
Murder Past Due by Miranda James
The Bone Ritual by Julian Lees
Return to the Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson
The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury by Marc Levy
Life, the Universe and Everything and Mostly Harmless, both by Douglas Adams

ROOTs in YTD: 36

(Group tickers not touched)

57clue
apr 30, 2022, 12:36 pm

I got my count off by one over last month but ending this month the correct count is 17 read, 23 to go!

58rabbitprincess
apr 30, 2022, 1:56 pm

Added one last ROOT to my personal ticker for April: Upright Women Wanted, by Sarah Gailey

59floremolla
apr 30, 2022, 6:47 pm

Only three ROOTS completed during April - 4.3.2.1. by Paul Auster, A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles, bringing my total to 9/40 for 2022.

I’m halfway through three other books so not feeling too despondent about my lack of progress just yet.

All tickers updated.

60HelenBaker
apr 30, 2022, 7:02 pm

>47 cyderry: Cheli I am still unable to update my personal ticker thread. My tally should read 16/48. I have been heavily sidetracked by library books.

61Familyhistorian
apr 30, 2022, 11:06 pm

I managed to read 10 ROOTs this month, a better showing than the last few months.

62readergirliz
maj 1, 2022, 8:47 am

>59 floremolla: You also have to give yourself some credit for 4.3.2.1- that's a long book!

63cyderry
maj 1, 2022, 7:13 pm