Despite a serious, ongoing medical situation that has sidelined Author Phil Ross, landing him in both the hospital and in long-term care from Dec. 29, 2018-present, this website, aka the Ross Reader Roost, exploded onto new ground as a New Year dawned, achieving 28,707 visits on Jan. 1. Then, the viewership continued to explode in a matter of weeks, reaching 32,930 on Aug. 4, an increase of 5,026 visits in the first seven-plus months of 2020. Similarly a year earlier, a landmark, gold-standard milestone occurred entering 2019 when the Ross Reader Roost had crashed the 23,000-visitor barrier on Jan. 28. Then, by year's end 2019, the viewer total had ballooned to 26,589 on Dec. 31, 2019. Ross, purveyor of this site who is now recovering with continuing long-term care from Parkinson's-related complications involving multiple surgeries, remains excited, and thanks all who have viewed the site, having witnessed a more-than-double growth the past year. The 19,000-visit mark was crested in early December 2018, after having surpassed the vaunted 16,000 and 17,000 signposts, both by mid-November 2018. Then followed achievement of 18,000-plus on Nov. 5, and 19,000, with 19,001, on Dec. 11, and an advancement to 20,419 by Dec. 27. Continued personal gratitude is extended to those who have visited here since the site's launch in fall 2016. Attributable to ongoing interest, in late June 2018, this website expanded into yet another new milestone area -- breaking the 9,000 mark on June 25, then climbing to 9,976 on Aug. 27, the day before finally bursting into the five-digit "stratosphere" at 10,004. On Sept. 16, 2018, the site exploded past the next magical threshold of 11,000 visitors at 11,041. The following month, this site busted three notable barriers, eclipsing 12,000 at 12,021 on Oct. 2, exceeding the 13,000 milestone on Oct. 13, then surpassing 14,000 before the month ended, eventually reaching 16,832 by Nov. 17, and 17,002 a day later, then 17,458 by Nov. 25. By Dec. 5, the viewer total had increased another thousand-fold, reaching 18,783 on Dec. 9. Those who already have viewed are strongly encouraged to invite at least 10 other persons to visit this site, which is the gateway to such Ross books as ONCE A TROJAN ALWAYS A TROJAN, BOTCHED BLOODING, the BLUE HOMBRES trilogy and other Ross works. Previous and potential viewers of this site also are encouraged to post in the Comments section of this site, and visit the mr phil ross Amazon Books page to buy print books or Kindle ebooks, and post reader reviews of those you have already read and enjoyed.