February 2017 ROOB and other news: 03/03/17
I went into February still planning to read and weed as many of my own books as possible on the assumption that we would be getting the green light for the move to Canada. While my personal collection accounted for forty-six percent of the monthly reading, I haven't actually taken any of my weeds to the library or to Half Price Books.
It's not that I'm stalling. Rather, we've been busy with house repairs and other things. Also, the time table isn't as urgent as it first seemed. The move has been put on hold for at least a month and possibly as much as a year.
Now in terms of the "read our own books" (ROOB) metric, the goal is to read through books that have been on the to be read shelf for a while before giving into the temptation to read newly purchased books. This idea is in complete opposition to my other goal of reviewing at least one newly published book each week (for a minimum total of fifty-two).
The new books have also affected the over all monthly average, raising February's average by 0.09. March which already has one of the highest (meaning worst) averages, will probably suffer more.