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Road Narrative Update for November 2018: 12/03/18

Road Narrative Update for November 2018

This is my second month of posting an update on the road narrative project. This monthly update is still a work in progress.

I read eight books in November, down by eight books from the previous month:

  1. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl (FFCC99)
  2. Wild Blues by Beth Kephart (FF99CC)
  3. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones (66CCCC)
  4. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh (666600)
  5. Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender (663366)
  6. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (33FFFF)
  7. Charlie & Frog by Karen Kane (336666)
  8. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall (333333)

Most of these books are middle grade either fiction or fantasy. Beneath the Sugar Sky is YA.

Narratives read by placement in the spectrum

FFCC99FF99CC 66CCCC666600
663366993399 6633CC663333
663333336666 33CCFF336666

I reviewed or analyzed thirteen books:

  1. Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (FF6633)
  2. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (CCFF99)
  3. Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn (99CCFF)
  4. Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi (99CCCC)
  5. Foe by Iain Reid (993399)
  6. The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden (666633)
  7. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (666633)
  8. 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling (6633CC)
  9. The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz (663333)
  10. Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper and Raúl III (663333)
  11. Bluecrowne by Kate Milford (33CCFF)
  12. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbit, and Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall (33CC33)
  13. The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby (3300CC)

Narratives reviewed by placement in the spectrum


Finally I wrote these essays:

  1. FF99CC and FF9999: orphans in the wildlands by maze and labyrinth
  2. FF9933: orphan wildlands blue highway
  3. From 00CC33 to 33CCCC: a road narrative analysis of Haunting of Hill House, book and Netflix television series
  4. A Map to the Road Narrative Spectrum
  5. The three faces of Eleanor

December is basically the end of the Cybils for me. I have ten more days of reading, a night of discussion. Then I can return to working on the road narrative project with better concentration.

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