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April 2018 Sources: 05/02/18
April was pretty good weather wise but we had visitors and it was Spring Break and my oldest was traveling. Basically there were lots of distractions. Somehow I managed to read thirty books.
Although I had a bunch of due library books, I had to cut my losses and return a bunch unread. May looks like it might turn out the same way.
April was a particularly one in terms of reading my own books despite my stated goal of reading more newly published books. While April 2018 (-2.38) wasn't as low a score as April 2015 (-2.61), it was lower than both 2016 and 2017 (-1.76 and -1.86).
The trend line is flattening out after years of heading into the desirable negative direction.
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 April had no effect on the month's average. In fact the average dropped minutely from -2.26 to -2.27
About half of my scheduled reviews for May are newly published books. Some of them are hold overs from previous months. We'll see what it does to May's average. Typically May is the point where I start really focusing on my own books and the average for May, June and July are the lowest of the entire year. That might change.