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Month in review

Reviews
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
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
Demon, Volume 3 by Jason Shiga
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
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
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 the Night by Kirsten Hubbard Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

Miscellaneous
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)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 23)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 30)
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 Summary: 10/02/17

Inclusive reading report

September made August's busy schedule seem calm and organized. As we were approaching closing on the condo a home we had been aware of suddenly dropped it's price well into our comfort zone. It was too good an opportunity to ignore. So in the last week while waiting for the paperwork from our original mortgage we went to see the house and promptly fell in love.

Somehow this perfect for us house had been sitting on the market longer than our condo had been and now was being re-offered at a significantly lower price. The house had somehow slipped through the cracks of the crazy Bay Area real estate market. The long story short, we made an offer and ended up buying the place, closing at the end of the month.

A busy month means not as much time for reading. I finished twenty-three books, most of which were from the library. A year ago, I finished twenty-nine books in the same amount of time. Looking at the year so far with reviews posted and books read, I've read two more books than I've reviewed, so I'm holding even with how many reviews I have to post.

But running in place means my cushion of reviews has dwindled. Although I'm still maintaining my "review by category" calendar, It's only solidly planned through the end of December. January is mostly planned. February is about half planned. March is completely empty.

Like July and August, my diverse reads outnumbered my non-diverse ones. For reviews, as I'm still working through some older ones, the non-diverse books outnumbered the diverse ones, though the gap between the two is nearly flat.

Looking at October, reviews will run about even between diverse and non-diverse. Reading will be up because I'm a first round panelist for the middle grade fiction category of the CYBILs. The ratio of diverse to non diverse will also be affected by what ever titles are nominated.

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