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The Broken Lands by Kate Milford
Cleopatra in Space: Secret of the Time Tablets by Mike Maihack
Giant Days, Volume 5 by John Allison
Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding
Made for Each Other by Paul D. Storrie and Eldon Cowgur
Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
Pastoral Cities by James L. Machor
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll
Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm
The Road Movie Book edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
Rosemary Remembered by Susan Wittig Albert
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin and translated by Sheila Fischman
Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 07, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 14, 2017)
July 2017 Reading Sources
July 2017 Reading Summary

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



July 2017 Reading Sources: 08/02/17

Inclusive reading report

Last month I realized my ROOB graph had gotten to the point that it was no longer producing a meaningful story of my on-going desire to read through my personal collection faster than acquiring new books, or without too many distractions from the library or research (or review copies as the metric was originally). I arbitrarily cut the data in half for the purpose of the graph — taking the last three year's worth. Rather than regrow a new long tail of data, I'm keeping the cut off at three years.

July continued the trend started in May of being under -3. It was slightly lower (meaning better) than June's at -3.12. I read fewer books in July than I did in June. July was the first big step of our move and much of my free time has been tied up in the process. August looks to be even busier.

ROOB for the last four years
5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

July's ROOB was in keeping with previous Julys. It's a month where I do typically read mostly my own books. With my children on vacation, there are fewer opportunities to dash off to the library.

ROOB years

July's average improved by -0.06.

ROOB years

The first half of August is almost completely devoted to getting our old place on the market. I can read between doing things for that goal and taking the kids to their various events. The third week will be a road trip for the eclipse. I never read much while on the road. After that, I'm really not sure what to expect.

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