August 2017 Reading Sources: 09/02/17
August was our first full month in our apartment meaning over 90% of our home library is in storage. With finances tied up in selling our old house and hopefully buying a new-to-us house soon, we are relying primarily on library books for our reading. Also with the time spent working on prepping the house for sale and with an end of the month road trip for the eclipse, my over all reading numbers were down.
With the reliance on library books and a few e-comics I purchased (I'm reading through both the Ghostbusters 101 sequence and The Winnebago Graveyard series), my ROOB (read our own book) metric ticked upwards to -2.72. It's still better than nearly every other August (save for 2013) since I've been tracking reading old books vs reviews (or research), library, or new books.
August's numbers were kept lower than they otherwise would have been because I also have gotten back into listening to audiobooks. Since I've been essentially stuck at home (one or the other of them), I've been using digital audiobooks to keep me entertained while I work on move related or other household chores. Five of the twenty-eight books (or 18%) of the books I read were audiobooks.
August's ROOB average is at -2.46, which is a small improvement from -2.42.
Looking at September, I suspect it will continue to be a mixture of library books, old audiobooks that I own, and newly purchased comics. I do have some research books on hand too. Our old place is set to close in the second week of this month. After that we begin the process of buying a new-to-us home.