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Road Narrative Update for December 2018: 01/12/19

Road Narrative Update for November 2018

I'm posting it later than I had planned because other new year related things took my attention.

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

  1. Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins (CC3333)
  2. Very Rich by Polly Horvath (66CC33)
  3. The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar (339966)

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

Narratives read by placement in the spectrum

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I reviewed or analyzed eight books:

  1. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (FF00CC: orphan city maze)
  2. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (9999CC: minotaur wildlands maze)
  3. Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse (9966CC: minotaur home maze)
  4. Very Rich by Polly Horvath (66CC33: marginalized uhoric blue highway)
  5. Little Red Rodent Hood by Ursula Vernon (339933: couple wildlands blue highway)
  6. Charlie & Frog by Karen Kane (336666: couple home offroad)
  7. The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks (330066 - family city offroad)
  8. Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (330000: couple city interstate)

Narratives reviewed by placement in the spectrum

FF00CC 9999CC 9966CC 66CC33
339933 336666 330066 330000

Finally I wrote these essays:

  1. FF9933 Orphan Wildlands Blue Highway
  2. FF66FF: orphan home cornfield: or who lives alone in a cornfield?
  3. FF66CC: Orphans at home in the maze
  4. FF6699: orphans at home in the labyrinth
  5. Twelve favorite Road Narrative Spectrum books read in 2018

December was divided between reading for Cybils and reading my 2018 purchases that I hadn't gotten to. Reading for the project was simply an afterthought but I have a sizable backlog of writing I need to do from books already read and films or TV shows watched.

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