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Read Our Own Books - April 2017: 05/04/17
The first step in our goal to move locally now that Canada won't be happening this year for us, is the completion of repairs. The master bedroom has become the staging area for the move but it also is a room that needs some serious repair work done to the ceiling. That means most of the things we have been storing in there have to either be thrown out or put into storage.
This first week of May my husband has taken off to recharge after spending most of April on call before he spends most of the next month (in two trips) in Zurich. While he's home we've been having work done on the house. When repair work isn't being done, he's schlepping boxes to storage, while I box things up or bag up things to throw away.
I had been prioritizing my book boxing to books we have already read and don't plant to-read in the next few weeks or months. Now that the master bedroom has to be cleared out for repair work this Saturday, I have no choice but to box up the majority of the books in there.
The total number of books I managed to read last month is down from previous months. Like March, though, reading from my personal collection accounted for 55 percent of what I read.
Four of my twelve personal collection were new purchases in keeping with my goal to stay more current with newly published books. With the drop in total number of books read, my ROOB score climbed to -1.86. It's not the worst month ever, but it's disappointing after last month's success. My ROOB average for April rose slightly from -2.31 to -2.26.
Looking forward to May, my reading will still focus on my purchased books. However, with my book loving husband on vacation, I've been to the book store and come home with a large collection of newly published books (featured in the image at the top of this article). If I manage to read all of them in May, I will have a very high (meaning bad) ROOB score.