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Amulet 8: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi
Bluecrowne by Kate Milford
Bluff and Bran and the Snowdrift by Meg Rutherford
The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier
Foe by Iain Reid
Hold The Cream Cheese, Kill The Lox by Sharon Kahn
Lavender Lies by Susan Wittig Albert
Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper and Raul III Personal Demons by Nimue Brown
The Reader by Traci Chee
Secret Coders 4: Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn

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Cybils Update (November 06)
Cybils Update (November 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 05)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 12)
October 2018 Sources
October 2018 Summary

Road Essays
FFCC99: FF99CC and FF9999: orphans in the wildlands by maze and labyrinth
From 00CC33 to 33CCCC: a road narrative analysis of Haunting of Hill House, book and Netflix television series
Road Narrative Update for October 2018

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October 2018 Sources: 11/02/18

October book sources

I had this post mostly written when my computer froze up and deleted everything. This second attempt will unfortunately be shorter and testier.

October is the start of first round Cybils reading. That means more library books. Some of the Cybils books I had already purchased for my own fun reading. Many of the Cybils books also qualified for my research project. Those that count for the project I've put into the research category.

ROOB Score for the last three years

October's reading numbers were up from the previous months. I read thirty-seven (originally miscounted as thirty-eight). I read two brand-new books which brought my numbers down. It was one of my best Octobers but only middle of the road for this year at -2.37.

The October reading stats are nearly identical to the trend line. This past October is slightly higher than the trend line.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

Looking at all previous years, October 2018 is the second lowest (best) one I've had.

ROOB monthly averages

Even with the two new books purchased and read in October, my average for October dropped from -1.72 to -1.79.

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