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An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Alienated by Melissa Landers
American Panda by Gloria Chao
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
Cold War on Maplewood Street by Gayle Rosengren
A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
Giant Days, Volume 6 by John Allison
Internet Famous by Danika Stone
The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
Out of Tune by Gail Nall
Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi
Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami
Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One by Jeff Lemire
Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination by Mitsumasa Anno
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

February 2018 Sources
February 2018 Summary
It's Monday, what are you reading (March 05) It's Monday, what are you reading (March 12) It's Monday, what are you reading (March 19) It's Monday, what are you reading (March 26)

Road Essays
Introduction to the road narrative project
Metaphoric language of marginalized travelers
Place Character Shibboleth: Towards an understanding of bypass stories
Rethinking Urban Fantasy: Where is Nagspeake?
Road trip to the underworld: the Nome King and Hades

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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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February 2018 Sources: 03/03/18

Inclusive reading report

February started with my husband on a business trip, meaning I was keeping up early to get our oldest to his zero period class, plus doing all the chauffeuring for both kids. It wasn't all that bad, just meant getting up earlier. If only I could have gotten to sleep at a reasonable time at night. Insomnia though didn't let me. So what do you do? You read.

ROOB Score for the last three years

Despite continuing with my read a new book each week, most of which I'm purchasing, my February score was better than January's. It fell from -1.69 to -2.15. This February was my second lowest for the last three years.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

Looking at all previous years, February 2018 is right in the middle. February is where I really start to get into gear for a new year of reading. I'm trying to get through older books on my shelf but I'm also starting to get a hold of the newly published titles.

ROOB monthly averages

The new books though did make an impact on the monthly average, though just a slight one. The ROOB average for February rose from -2.38 to -2.35

March has five new books scheduled, where they will be purchased and read in the same month. That will probably continue to push the ROOB score up towards a positive number.

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