March 2017 ROOB and News: 04/01/17
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).
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.
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.
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.