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Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story by P.D. Eastman
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post
Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion by Mike Maihack
Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee
Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
The Fog by Kyo Maclear
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon
Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Max Versus The Cube by Hanne Türk
Once Upon a Thriller by Carolyn Keene
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers by Harold Davis
Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 02)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 09)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 16)
September 2017 Sources
September 2017 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

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.

ROOB metric for the last three years

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.

ROOB plotted by month

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.

ROOB averages by month.

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.

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