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September 2018 Summary: 10/01/18
September is the last month of free reading before the Cybils start. At the end of the month I was invited back to be a first round reader for middle grade fiction. With that in mind I tried to focus my efforts on books already on hand.
Although I read more than I have in the last two months, it was still a lighter than usual month. I read twenty-five books.
Before the influx of Cybils related library books, I have fourteen library books checked out to read. Over this month and through November my library check out rate will increase with the vast majority of the books being for the Cybils.
September's reading was one three higher than August's. I did excellent with my goal having at least 50% of my books be by Writers of Color, Native, or from other countries. Eighteen of my reads qualified. On the review side nineteen of my reviews met the goal.
I'm trying something different with how I work through the older reviews. Every other month I will alternate between the oldest reviews and missed reviews from earlier this year. What this means is that in September I didn't make progress with my 2016 reviews but I did with my 2018 reviews. For 2016 I'm still at twenty-eight reviews to post. My 2017 reviews dropped by three to twenty-five. My 2018 reviews dropped from eighty to sixty-eight.