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Month in review

Reviews
Are We There Yet? by Nina Laden
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Cats on Track by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin
The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner
The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Over Easy by Mimi Pond
The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Kitchener Waterloo: A Guidebook from Memory edited by Robert Motum
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec
My Pet Human Takes Center Stage by Yasmine Surovec
Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh
Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
Stop the Train! by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
Vampires on the Run by C.M. Surrisi
XVI by Julia Karr

Miscellaneous
Detour ahead
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 3)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 10)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 17)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 24)
March 2017 Inclusive Reading Report
March 2017 ROOB and News
What's your earliest memory of reading?

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



March 2017 ROOB and News: 04/01/17

March 2017 ROOB and other news

In February I mentioned that the move to Canada was delayed by "a month or more." Now we're at the delayed by a year point. I can't go into the why of the delay but one thing that we discovered in the process is that we really are at the point where we want / need a slightly larger home.

So now we're planning a local move over the summer. As part of process of getting the house ready, we need to put a large chunk of our home library in storage. I see this as an opportunity to weed our collection, meaning the ROOB challenge is once again a priority.

Reading from my personal collection accounted for 55 percent of my March reads (but seven percent, or two books, were new purchases in March).

ROOB
5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

All told, six of the sixteen books I read were purchased this year and published this year — a response to my other goal to stay more current with published books. So of my personal collection, thirty-eight percent are 2017 books, and sixty-three percent are from previous years.

ROOB by year

My ROOB average for March improved from -1.89 to -2.07. It was also my best March ROOB score since I started keeping track.

ROOB average by month

Looking forward to April, my reading will continue to work through books I've bought but don't necessarily want to keep. I will also keep reading one or two newly published books each week (and I have a small pile set aside). I have a few library books out too as I'm still investigating the "crossing the cornfield" trope.

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