September 2017 Sources: 10/08/17
September ended up being our last full month in the apartment. We too possession of a house on the thirtieth. Part of my delay in writing about where last month's books came from stems from my time being eaten up with getting the house ready and moving in.
Although my over all reading numbers are still down from a year ago, my ROOB (read our own books) metric is down (which is good). The goal is prioritize long owned books over new, review (or research, in my case), or library, or brand new books.
September's ROOB score was nearly identical to 2015's. Most Septembers drift upwards as I'm getting more library books for CYBILs, and often, the Scholastic Book Fairs, prompting new book buying binging. With school starting late in August, and with our local book shop only just re-opening (new owner, new location) in September, there weren't easy sources of new books.
With so many of September's books coming from ones I had on hand in the apartment, or ones I had from the library, the over all ROOB average for September dropped to -2.26 from -2.17.
October is the start of round one CYBILs. As the month progresses, I will be reading more and more for that. Primarily the books will be library books, but I do have some I purchased earlier in the year and haven't read yet. Others will be review copies sent by the publishers or by the authors. October is traditionally my worst month for reading my own books.