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Month in review

Reviews
Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle
My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Sovereign by April Daniels
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen
When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet
Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson

Miscellaneous
Children's fantasy that isn't British
March 2018 Sources
March 2018 Summary
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 02) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 09) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 16) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 23)

Road Essays
The Monster in the middle

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


March 2018 Sources: 04/02/18

Inclusive reading report

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.

ROOB Score for the last three years

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.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

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.

ROOB monthly averages

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.

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