NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread

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NOVEMBER ROOT - Progress Thread

nov 2, 2022, 4:22 pm

In connection with last month's theme, fire, this month we will take a look at Mother Nature's mountainous fury, VOLCANOS!

Different studies have concluded that the most violent volcano eruptions in history would be 100 times greater than the energy released by the explosion of the world's entire nuclear arsenal.
How can we measure how violent an eruption is? Scientists have created a scale from 0 to 8, known as the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) which measures the volume of discharged materials and the height of the column.

The 8th index is reserved for supervolcanoes, which have magma chambers that are one thousand times larger than conventional chambers, but they do not form mountains, since these are underground magma deposits. The most violent eruption registered in history was that in the La Garita Caldera in the United States. It occurred 2.1 million years ago and formed a 35 x 75 km crater, drastically changing the climate on Earth.

According to Greek mythology, the forges of the Hephaestus, God of Fire, were located underneath Mount Etna. This volcano is still active and is the largest in Europe, with a height of 3.3 km. It has been active over the past 2,000 years but its eruptions have not been dangerous. Since 2018, eruptions have become more recurrent, in fact, the last one occurred on 21 September 2021 and the cloud reached 9 kilometres.

Mt. St Helens - 1989

A supervolcano is a volcano that has produced an eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8, the highest recorded number on the index.

No two volcanoes behave in exactly the same way and because few of the world’s 1,500 or so active volcanoes have monitoring systems in place. Under the best of circumstances, scientists can accurately forecast an eruption of a monitored volcano several days before it happens. But what if we knew months or even years in advance?

Using satellite data, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks have developed a new method that brings us closer to that reality.

The new methodology is based on a subtle but significant increase in heat emissions over large areas of a volcano in the years leading up to its eruption,” said lead author Társilo Girona, formerly of JPL and now with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. “It allows us to see that a volcano has reawakened, often well before any of the other signs have appeared.”

Does anyone live near a volcano? Do you feel safe?
If not, would you ever think to live near one? Not me.

Redigerat: nov 2, 2022, 4:35 pm


Here are our October 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.

aspirit 0 / 8 0.0%
benitastarnd★ 67 / 62 108.1%
bragan 57 / 75 76.0%
brakketh 35 / 50 70.0%
ca_dmv★ 12 / 12 100.0%
Caramellunacy★ 29 / 25 116.0%
Cecilturtle 48 / 50 ★★ 96.0%
clue★ 40 / 44 ★ 90.9%
Coach_of_Alva★ 32 / 25 128.0%
connie53★ 41 / 36 113.9%
Cora-R 20 / 100 20.0%
crazy4reading 10 / 20 50.0%
curioussquared★ 77 / 55 140.0%
cyderry★ 265 / 84 315.5%
detailmuse 35 / 40 ★ 87.5%
DisassemblyOfReason 58 / 100 58.0%
enemyanniemae 59 / 70 84.3%
FAMeulstee★ 55 / 48 114.6%
Familyhistorian 64 / 65 ★★ 98.5%
floremolla 28 / 40 70.0%
fuzzi★ 117 / 100 117.0%
HelenBaker 40 / 48 ★ 83.3%
Henrik_Madsen 46 / 50 ★★ 92.0%
humouress 12 / 25 48.0%
Jackie_K 56 / 60 ★★ 93.3%
janoorani24 8 / 20 40.0%
justchris 35 / 50 70.0%
kac522 62 / 75 82.7%
karenmarie 18 / 30 60.0%
Kristelh★ 54 / 50 108.0%
Kwharton 5 / 12 41.7%
LadyBookworth 0 / 30 0.0%
lilisin★ 104 / 80 130.0%
lindapanzo 81 / 84 ★★ 96.4%
LoraShouse★ 15 / 15 100.0%
madhatter22 27 / 50 54.0%
majkia★ 94 / 65 144.6%
martencat 12 / 25 48.0%
Miss_Moneypenny 64 / 80 80.0%
MissWatson★ 77 / 75 102.7%
Nickelini 31 / 40 77.5%
Quaisior 9 / 50 18.0%
QuestingA★ 38 / 35 108.6%
rabbitprincess 48 / 50 ★★ 96.0%
readergirliz 26 / 30 ★ 86.7%
readingtangent 41 / 45 ★ 91.1%
Rebeki 20 / 24 ★ 83.3%
ritacate 8 / 30 26.7%
Robertgreaves★ 98 / 90 108.9%
rocketjk 18 / 25 72.0%
rosalita 43 / 48 ★ 89.6%
sallylou61★ 33 / 24 137.5%
si★ 25 / 20 125.0%
Tara1Reads 7 / 52 13.5%
torontoc 24 / 30 80.0%
vestafan★ 63 / 60 105.0%
wandaly 17 / 18 ★★ 94.4%

We have 20 readers who have reached their goals - cyderry, fuzzi, si, connie53, sallylou61, Coach_of_Alva, curioussquared, majkia, lilisin, QuestingA, FAMeulstee, clue, and Kristelh were joined this month by ca_dmv, LoraShouse, Robertgreaves, Caramellunacy,
MissWatson, vestafan, and benitastarnd!!

Our top star readers closest to reaching their goals, are:
Familyhistorian 98.5%
lindapanzo 96.4%
rabbitprincess 96.0%
Cecilturtle 96.0%
wandaly 94.4%

The goal for November is 2,257 , we've made it, but let's keep reading!!
345 to the final goal, let's do it!

nov 2, 2022, 4:56 pm

Now is the time of year that I normally ask if anyone is interested in ROOTing next year.
Here is a poll for that:

Rösta: I would like to ROOT again!

Nuvarande ställning: Ja 32, Nej 0, Tvekar 1
I'm sure that some of you have noticed that I haven't been as punctual with the monthly threads lately and that is due to my preparing for my move early next year.
I wanted to ask if anyone would mind my not doing a formal theme next year?
The number gathering I pretty much have down to a process that goes quickly with the ticker thread, but the research for the theme does take some time. I was thinking that I would just do something on the spur of the moment.
Would that be okay?

nov 2, 2022, 5:22 pm

>3 cyderry: I will definitely be back next year, and I am absolutely fine with taking a break on themes. I'm sure it must take a great deal of time to gather the photos and research the topics, and no need for all that when you're going to be busy with offline things. I just appreciate your creating the monthly threads and tracking everyone's progress!

nov 2, 2022, 5:31 pm

>3 cyderry: Absolutely that would be OK! Thank you for all you do for the group, Cheli! And yes, I'm definitely up for ROOTing again next year.

nov 2, 2022, 6:00 pm

>3 cyderry: Definitely ROOTing next year, with or without a planned series of themes.

nov 2, 2022, 6:22 pm

>1 cyderry: Unfortunately my photos are in storage but I live in Jakarta, on the island of Java. Wikipedia lists 40 active volcanoes in Java, but their list doesn't include the most famous one of all, offshore between Java and Sumatra, Krakatau/Krakatoa.

Sumatra has a supervolcano, Toba, which last erupted approximately 74,000 years ago. It nearly wiped out the human race - apparently a genetic bottleneck from the severely reduced human population can still be traced. Lake Toba in the crater contains the island of Samosir, the largest island in a lake on an island in the world.

nov 2, 2022, 6:26 pm

Will definitely be ROOTing next year, and by all means something spur of the moment without a lot of work is great.

nov 2, 2022, 7:31 pm

I don't live near a volcano, but my sister lives in Bozeman, Montana. Almost right on top of a volcanic caldera. Most people know it as Yellowstone National Park. I am close to retirement age, so I would live there, but I am not sure that I would if I were 20. The longer that caldera goes without some kind of volcanic activity the closer it is to doing something drastic.

I have visited three extinct sites of volcanic activity that are close to my home in Kansas. This surprises many people because they don't think of these areas as being anywhere close to volcanic activity. Capulin Volcano National Monument in New Mexico. Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument located just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The third is Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Site at Royal, Nebraska. This last site is in north central Nebraska and is where a natural watering hole was covered with volcanic ash from a volcanic eruption that occurred 12 million years ago and 900 miles west in southwest Idaho. The ash cloud drifted and covered the entire United States and Canada from Idaho to the Atlantic Ocean and was responsible for one of the great species die-offs in geologic time. Even though this particular volcano is no longer active, that visit made me realize the destructive power of volcanoes - no matter where they are located.

nov 2, 2022, 7:32 pm

I will be ROOTing next year and, while I do like them, I don't NEED an organized theme.

nov 2, 2022, 7:50 pm

>3 cyderry: Will definitely be back for another year and happy to go theme-free :)

nov 2, 2022, 8:27 pm

>3 cyderry: Definitely do not need an organized theme or pictures. Thanks for all you do.

nov 2, 2022, 8:51 pm

>3 cyderry: Chèli, Yes, taking a break is just fine and yes, I will be here rooting next year.

Redigerat: nov 2, 2022, 10:17 pm

>3 cyderry: No theme is not a problem for me.

My numbers are right above but the percentage is not. I scanned the others and I don't see any that appear to be wrong at a quick glance. You don't need to go to a lot of trouble to correct mine as far as I'm concerened.

Redigerat: nov 2, 2022, 10:58 pm

>7 Robertgreaves: wow! don't you ever worry that there might be an eruption?

>9 benitastrnad: you are braver than I!

I sometimes worry that living in the suburbs of Washington DC that the area is a target for a nuclear attack. Glad I'm moving away.

nov 3, 2022, 1:52 am

>15 cyderry: There have been eruptions in my time here, but not too close to me. Java is very geologically active so I have experienced several earthquakes.

nov 3, 2022, 6:34 am

I'm absolutely thrilled to join the ROOTers next year. Themes are great but I don't need them to ROOT! You just take your time to move house.

nov 3, 2022, 11:47 am

I am looking very much forward to ROOTing again next year, and will happily do so without a theme. Thanks so much for organising us, Chèli!

nov 4, 2022, 8:32 am

>3 cyderry: as long as you're here, I can deal with a lack of themes.

Do as you wish, we appreciate everything you do!

>1 cyderry: after seeing Mt. St. Helens erupt on television and see the carnage surrounding it I would never EVER live near a volcano. Nope. I'd rather dodge hurricanes.

nov 4, 2022, 12:31 pm

>19 fuzzi: I agree, and think I'll be dodging more hurricanes when I move next year.

Redigerat: nov 5, 2022, 1:31 am

Happy to ROOT again next year, though I'm not very good at keeping my thread up to date. I've just updated my ticker up to the end of October (so I'm now up to 18 ROOTs instead of 12). I'm fine if there isn't a theme, although they are interesting. Thanks for doing the research :0)

I don't live near volcanoes (though Java isn't too far away) but we did visit Hawai'i about 19 years ago when there was an eruption on Big Island and we got to go down to the lava flows. Not on them, of course, since they're HOT! (and smelled, oddly, of brownies baking) and it was only because the lava was relatively slow flowing. Seeing them (from a distance) flow into the sea where they created clouds of acidic gas (hydrochloric acid, from the salt and water) was mesmerising. Mother Nature is truly awesome.

ETA: something like this photo, which I googled for:

and this (it not only smelled like brownies but looked like them too, which made me hungry - not helpful when you're stuck out on a lava flow with a long walk back to the car and then a drive back to food supplies 😊)

nov 4, 2022, 4:44 pm

I've been realizing how sweet y'all are being about no theme for next year and wonder if you would like me to just pose a question for discussion each month? (I don't think I'd choose anything about religion or politics - those can be delicate topics.) That way we'd have something we can all chime in on (or not) but still get together at the monthly thread. What do you think?

nov 4, 2022, 5:23 pm

>22 cyderry: As long as it doesn't take a lot of extra effort on your part to come up with them, I think that could be fun. But I wouldn't want you to feel obligated.

nov 5, 2022, 1:15 am

I'm looking forward to ROOTing next year and no themes is no problem. Questions would be interesting but not needed if they become hard to think up!

Redigerat: nov 5, 2022, 1:48 am

Hi Cyderry! A couple of things....

1. It seems my ticker just got up and walked away! I've done a new one...It should read 28/30!!
2. I have voted undecided because this year has been... lets just say.. toppsey turvey. I haven't read any ROOTs since July!!!! Oh my!!! Just read plenty of other "stuff"/ books.
3. I'm happy with no theme... And you need to take care of yourself... Moving is hard..

And 4. Thank you for all that you do!!!!

Happy reading all!!

nov 5, 2022, 9:24 am

>21 humouress: Definitely does look like brownies baking! (Also pahoehoe is one of my favorite words...)

nov 5, 2022, 12:44 pm

Just finished ROOT #25 for the year and the first for Nov. ( the book was 672 pages long and took up a lot of time to read and ponder)My review is on my thread and no tickers updated

nov 6, 2022, 7:43 am

I finished ROOT #1 for November and #27 for the year a few days ago. I had hoped to finish it by the end of October, but it was just too long! Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides was a very compelling read- I actually listened to most of it and the narrator was excellent!- but I wonder if it would be more appropriate to have been written by someone who was intersex. (I'm willing to give it some grace, though, as it was written 20 years ago!)

nov 7, 2022, 5:09 am

I have finished ROOT #1 for November and I hope to add a few more.

nov 7, 2022, 8:09 am

>22 cyderry: Questions could be fun. So I'm in for that if you have the time to do so. And I don't mind skipping a month if you are overwhelmed with moving.

Redigerat: nov 8, 2022, 3:43 pm

I've just finished my first ROOT for November (#57 for the year, so getting very close to my goal now). I added it to my ticker but not the group one.

nov 8, 2022, 1:41 pm

I finished my ROOT #84 last night, which was my goal for 2022. Of course, I'll keep reading and finishing more ROOTS for the rest of the year.

nov 8, 2022, 4:14 pm

I finished my first ROOT of November, My Cousin Rachel. Very good.

nov 8, 2022, 5:49 pm

>32 lindapanzo: Congratulations, Linda. Well done.

nov 8, 2022, 6:35 pm

>3 cyderry: Definitely ROOTING again next year, Cheli. The number of books on my shelves does not seem to go down... and no theme is perfectly fine with me even though I always love the photos. I certainly appreciate all the effort you put into this group!

nov 8, 2022, 6:44 pm

I did it! I've read 50 books this year, with 30 ROOTS
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro, a book I've had since March 2012, is my ROOT 30 and
Le cahier rouge, the second in a Michel Tremblay, was a loaner from my cousin.

I've updated group tickers and my own.

nov 8, 2022, 6:50 pm

>36 Cecilturtle: Well done, Cecil. Congratulations.

nov 8, 2022, 8:03 pm

>1 cyderry:. I live in New Zealand which currently has 9 active volcanoes. Our largest city has over 50 volcanoes mostly dormant or extinct. New Zealand is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Unless one of them starts puffing I really don't think about them. They are being constantly monitored but tragically the Whakaari (White Island) eruption caught a group unawares in 2019 and 22 people died and others experienced severe burns.

nov 8, 2022, 8:05 pm

>2 cyderry:. Apologies Cheli but my thread should read 43/48. I am still unable to update it. I will definitely be back next year. My book stacks keep growing. Absolutely fine with no theme.

nov 9, 2022, 9:17 am

nov 10, 2022, 6:16 am

Congrats Linda and Cécil.

Redigerat: nov 10, 2022, 1:56 pm

#2 of November and #28 for the year! Red Clocks by Leni Zumas. This one is unfortunately way too close to home in this political climate.

Two more books for the year! I've been reading a collection of essays as a "slow but steady" read and I should be finishing it on December first if I continue with one essay a day. So it feels like only one book left. :)

nov 10, 2022, 1:57 pm

>42 readergirliz: Yeah, I read that one closer to when it came out and it was too close to home then.... waaaay too close to home now.

nov 11, 2022, 4:22 pm

ROOTs 1 and 2 of November were Les scrupules de Maigret, by Georges Simenon, and Pascoe's Ghost and Other Brief Chronicles of Crime, by Reginald Hill. With those, I've met my goal of 50 ROOTs. Personal ticker is updated.

nov 11, 2022, 5:49 pm

>44 rabbitprincess: Well done, RP. Congratulations

nov 11, 2022, 8:34 pm

nov 12, 2022, 10:44 am

>44 rabbitprincess: Congrats!

ROOT 3 and 4 for November
Poèmes saturniens by Paul Verlaine was a gift last year; it's an old library copy that was last taken out in 1977...
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler I've had for a long while, and totally enjoyed, imagining William Hurt and Geena Davis in their roles, even if I've never seen the movie.

Group and individual tickers are updated

nov 12, 2022, 12:32 pm

>47 Cecilturtle: >36 Cecilturtle: And congrats to you as well! :)

nov 12, 2022, 3:25 pm

I made my goal of 65 back at the beginning of November and posted about it on November 3. I posted about a few other ROOTs reads since then and, as usual, I'm behind on posting about the books I've read.

nov 12, 2022, 8:22 pm

>49 Familyhistorian: congrats on your sucess!

nov 12, 2022, 8:54 pm

>50 cyderry: Thanks Cheli!

nov 13, 2022, 11:38 am

My ticker has disappeared. I can make a new one but how do I connect it to the progress threads?

Redigerat: nov 13, 2022, 1:39 pm

>52 Nickelini: Create a new ticker and copy the html code. Go to your original message on the Ticker Thread here:

and delete what's ever in there, and replace with your new ticker code.

nov 13, 2022, 5:46 pm

ROOT #26 for the year and the second one in November. The review is on my thread and no tickers updated.

nov 15, 2022, 12:29 pm

I've finished my second book for November (#58 for the year) and added it to my own ticker.

nov 16, 2022, 1:50 pm

ROOT#27 for the year and the third book for November. The review is on my thread and no tickers updated.

nov 16, 2022, 6:37 pm

>53 kac522:

Merci! Fixed.

nov 17, 2022, 8:52 pm

I've finished another ROOT, Des bleus à l'âme by Françoise Sagan which I got last year from a friend, and a new book for my bookclub Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti.

That's books 5 and 6 for November.
Group tickers are updated as are my own.

nov 18, 2022, 12:48 am

nov 20, 2022, 12:44 am

I lost this thread for some reason, and finally got time to look for it - just in time for the end of the month!

I finished another ROOT this month. With the death of Loretta Lynn I decided I really should read her memoirs, so I read Coal Miner's Daughter last month and read Still Woman Enough this month. I hope to read Honky Tonk Girl next month. Still Woman Enough had more in it about her life as a country music star, but it was mostly about the loss of her mother, husband, and son. I enjoyed it more than I did Coal Miner's Daughter.

nov 20, 2022, 6:32 am

I've added my 3rd ROOT for November (#59 for the year, so just one away from my target) to my own ticker.

nov 20, 2022, 1:51 pm

Added my second ROOT of November to my personal ticker: A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers.

nov 20, 2022, 11:47 pm

I finished listening to a ROOT. This one was Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I really enjoyed this "sports" story and the recorded version was very well done.

nov 21, 2022, 9:49 am

I finished my second ROOT of the year, I started in October, Castle's of Europe
I purchased this book at a
Used book sale several years ago. I loved this book but it is very outdated and many of the plates are in B&W. Still, it has peaked my interest and I hope to find a more up to date edition and delve into the history of these castles a little more.
2 more ROOTS to go

nov 21, 2022, 4:13 pm

After a run of library books to complete a library challenge I can now focus on completing my own challenges. I loved reconnecting with Merivel: A Man of His Time by Rose Tremain. This takes my roots tally to 45/48. I am again unable to update my ticker.

nov 22, 2022, 10:51 pm

Going to be traveling for the next week, so December thread may be late. Just thought I'd let y'all know. We are headed south to check out the house construction progress. It's been 3 months since we were there!

nov 23, 2022, 12:00 am

>66 cyderry: Hope everything is going well with the house and you have a great time

nov 23, 2022, 10:27 am

>66 cyderry: How exciting, safe travels!

nov 23, 2022, 1:49 pm

ROOT#28 for the year and fourth one for November- no tickers updated and the review is on my thread

nov 23, 2022, 3:55 pm

ROOT #3 of November, and #29 for 2022! Only one book remaining, and I'm almost done with it! The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez.

nov 23, 2022, 6:30 pm

I'm up to books 7 and 8 for November, including one real ROOT, with Hiss and Hers by MC Beaton and Une Femme by Annie Ernaux

I've updated my tickers and the group's as well.

nov 24, 2022, 6:20 pm

Adding my third ROOT of November to my personal ticker: Death at Windsor Castle, by C.C. Benison.

nov 25, 2022, 3:20 am

I had a two week vacation in Paris to visit my family then I (finally) got struck by Covid at the airport on the way back and so I have only one book to report as read recently: 玩具修理者 by 小林 泰三. It's a horror book that we chose as our October Japanese book club pick. It stands at middle ground for me and I don't see a need for it to be translated.

nov 25, 2022, 3:34 am

>73 lilisin: That is bad luck indeed. I hope you're having a mild version and feel better soon!

nov 25, 2022, 1:18 pm

>73 lilisin: Get well soon!

nov 25, 2022, 5:08 pm

Hey everybody! I've been completely MIA since having my baby at the beginning of October but the ROOTing never stopped! My Kindle has been invaluable to me during the middle of the night feeding sessions and while I'm nap trapped under the cutest baby I've ever personally seen (no bias here LOL). I'll be updating my thread this afternoon and I'm glad to report that I've exceeded my goal of 80 books! Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US and happy weekend to the rest of the group!

nov 25, 2022, 8:14 pm

Congrats on exceeding your ROOT goal and on having your baby!

nov 25, 2022, 11:52 pm

>74 MissWatson:, >75 Jackie_K:

I'm already healed but thank you!

nov 26, 2022, 2:25 am

>76 Miss_Moneypenny: Congratulations. What a supermum to be able to read with a newborn!

nov 26, 2022, 2:29 am

I completed another root, See You in September by Charity Norman taking me to 46/48. Still can't update ticker.

nov 26, 2022, 11:04 am

>76 Miss_Moneypenny: Congratulations! I have such fond memories of reading and feeding with a newborn... enjoy!

nov 26, 2022, 2:14 pm

I've added ROOT #4 for November, which means #60 for the year, which means I met my goal! I've only added it to my own ticker.

nov 26, 2022, 5:18 pm

>76 Miss_Moneypenny: Congrats on your new addition.

Redigerat: nov 26, 2022, 6:38 pm

>76 Miss_Moneypenny: Congratulations on reaching two goals :-)

nov 26, 2022, 8:48 pm

I finished another ROOT. This one is the last one in the Crown Colony mystery series that my public library has - Mimosa Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu. There is one more in this series but I will have to place an ILL request for it as the public library doesn’t have it.

nov 27, 2022, 12:12 pm

>76 Miss_Moneypenny: Congrats for reaching your goal and having your baby.

nov 27, 2022, 4:12 pm

ROOT #29 and the fifth book for November- the review is on my thread -this was a reread for my book club meeting- and no tickers updated.

Redigerat: nov 28, 2022, 4:03 pm

Another root completed, The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve. That takes me to 47/48. Back to the shelves I go...

nov 29, 2022, 5:00 am

I'd love to ROOT again next year, and I am totally fine with you not doing themes next year. I don't want you to do it if it's not enjoyable for you. And I want you to have time to ROOT!

I have a bit of catching up to do with my ROOTs for this year.

nov 29, 2022, 8:07 am

I finally have managed to at least start reading a ROOT for November, Dance Hall of the Dead. I believe I'll have it done by tomorrow evening.

Personal ticker will be updated once I close the book.

nov 29, 2022, 6:12 pm

>76 Miss_Moneypenny: Congrats all around but especially on the cutest baby!

Redigerat: nov 30, 2022, 4:20 am

Here is my report for November 2022:

UpROOTED books: 16
ROOTless books: 8
Added to the treebook TBR shelves: 0

The ROOTs were:

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Ramen Assassin by Rhys Ford
Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction by Catriona Kelly
The Great Passage by Shion Miura
The Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Volume One and The Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Volume Two, both by Ashley Gardner and counting as three ROOTs and four ROOTs respectively
Utopia by Sir Thomas More
Bloody Scotland, an anthology edited by James Crawford
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Tribune of Rome (in Vespasian 1 - 3) by Robert Fabbri

ROOTs in YTD: 114

nov 30, 2022, 7:19 pm

I finished!! ROOT #30 for the year: The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman. I've been reading one essay a day for the last few months and thought I would just read 2 today to officially finish my challenge. :)

nov 30, 2022, 8:02 pm

>93 readergirliz: Great job!

I finished two rooty ROOTs: The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin which I've had since 2009 and Awakening Intuition by Mona Lisa Schulz which I bought in 2019. Both were great reads.

These are ROOTs 9 and 10 for November.

Personal and group tickers are updated.

nov 30, 2022, 9:39 pm

I have 6 ROOT's for November. no tickers updated.

nov 30, 2022, 9:47 pm

I thought it was going to be a slow reading month, but I managed to get in some ROOT reading of a couple of titles that have been on my reading list for a long time. Here is the breakdown of my November ROOTing.

Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons - on my TBR list since 2019
All Systems Red by Martha Wells- on my TBR list since 2017

Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World by Lawrence Goldstone - on my TBR list since 2018
Still Woman Enough: A Memoir by Loretta Lynn - on my TBR list since 2020

Recorded Book
Us Against You by Fredrick Backman - on my TBR list since 2018
Beartown by Fredrick Backman - on my TBR list since 2019

nov 30, 2022, 9:49 pm

>93 readergirliz: Well done, Liz. Congratulations

dec 1, 2022, 6:39 am

I believe my ticker is up to date for November. I am checking in late but I think a topic for discussion each month sounds like a great idea.

dec 1, 2022, 10:43 am

Updated my personal ticker; I've read 19 books as of the end of November.

dec 1, 2022, 10:49 am

Five of the six books I read in November were ROOTs, which got me to my target of 48 a month early. Yay, me!

dec 1, 2022, 11:35 am

Three ROOTs in November, making a total of 58 read of 48 planned.

dec 1, 2022, 1:03 pm

I managed to finish 6 ROOTs in November, that's 83 in total.

dec 1, 2022, 3:06 pm

I slouched in November. Only 3 finished for a total of 62. Updating personal ticker.

dec 1, 2022, 3:25 pm

I finally got one ROOT done for November, about 11pm last night: Dance Hall of the Dead.

Personal ticker updated, on to December!

dec 2, 2022, 2:37 pm

Sorry I'm late but the December thread is now up!