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Month in review

Reviews
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Clover's Luck by Kallie George
Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Giant Days, Volume 2 by John Allison
Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
In the Beginning... by Arnaud Plumeri
The James: From Iron Gate to the Sea by Blair Niles
Just Us Women by Jeannette Franklin Caines
Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 by Tim Hedrick
We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved by Patricia Hruby Powell

Miscellaneous
Books about cats written by women
February 2017 ROOB and other news
Inclusive reading in February 2017
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 27)

Previous month

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



February 2017 ROOB and other news: 03/03/17

February 2017 ROOB and other news

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.

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

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.

ROOB by 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).

ROOB by year

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.

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