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July 2017 Reading Sources: 08/02/17
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.
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.
July's average improved by -0.06.
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.