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March 2018 Sources: 04/02/18
March was a cold, rainy month, meaning time home to read. I also had a bunch of library books come due and that redirected my planned reading some. The stress of books coming due competing with a planned reading and reviewing schedule, namely, the review of at least one new book each week, actually slowed my reading down.
Except for last March, the month of March for the last three years have been above the trend line, approaching positive territory. A positive score means I'm reading almost exclusively newly purchased books. March's score was basically flat with February: -2.15 vs -2.11.
Looking at all previous years, March 2018 is right in the middle. March continues on my typical February trend where I start reading books I purchased the year before but didn't get to. It's also where my wishlist reading kicks into gear.
Reading newly purchased books in March had no effect on the month's average. It is holding steady at -2.07.
April has seven new books scheduled, where they will be purchased and read in the same month. If I keep to that schedule chances are April's numbers will tick upwards. March through saw the need to push back some reviews and April might end up the same.