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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

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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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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October 2018 Summary: 11/01/18

Reading report

Nominations for Cybils come in two partsin October. The first through the fifteenth are for the public to nominate. Then comes a ten day period ending on the twenty-fifth where publishers and authors can self nominate. Once the nominations begin rolling in and are approved, the reading begins.

Because of Cybils, my October numbers are up from August and September. I read a total of thirty-eight books, up thirteen from the previous month.

With the first month of Cybils over, I have thirty-seven books out from the library. Of that, twenty-one of them are specifically for the Cybils.

October's reading was thirteen higher than September's. Twice as many books that I read were by Writers of Color, Native, or from other countries. Nearly twice as many reviews were equally diverse.

With the year wrapping up, most of the review slots will be going to newly published books. My gap numbers will grow in November and December and by January I may very well still have some stragglers from 2016. At the moment I have twenty-three reviews leftover from 2016 and twenty-four from last year. From 2018 I have ninety-two, again a reflection of reading for the Cybils.

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