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April 2017 Inclusive Reading Report: 05/01/17
All around, April was a bad month for reading, where I read eight fewer books than a year ago. Most of my free time for reading was taken up with travel and the boxing of our home library so it can go into storage. Much of the reading I did was short fiction (picture books) for my road narrative project, with very little thought as to the diversity of characters or authors.
So in terms of expanding my personal horizons and for offering an a wide range of books I've reviewed, April was a dismal month. In the last year, April was the worst month in that it had the fewest diverse books read and reviewed.
April's poor showing though wasn't a complete surprise. I did predict that this aspect of my reading and reviewing would suffer as I read through my older personal collection as part of the putting books into storage.
May will also be focused on getting the library into storage, as well as getting home repairs started (and hopefully completed). Glancing at my scheduled reviews (which can change over the month), I have approximately one third of the review slots being held by diverse books. As for May's reading, I have a few books going right now and I hope that's momentum I can use to turn around April's poor showing.
Comment #1: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 14:07:21
Sorry to hear you didn't read as much this month You read a lot of diverse books and often one of those counts for three regular books ;-)
Comment #2: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 18:27:00
May is shaping up nicely for reading.