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Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
Charley Harper's Book of Colors by Zoe Burke
Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg
Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs
Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Takedown by Laura Shovan
Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 25)
January 2019 Sources
January 2019 Summary

Road Essays
FF3366: orphans going offroad to rural places

FF3333: orphans in rural places along Blue Highways

FF3300: orphans left in rural places along interstates

FF00FF: orphans in the city by way of the cornfield

On Note Taking

Road Narrative Update for January 2019

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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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January 2019 Summary: 02/01/19

Reading report

January has been busy with art. I have a sketchbook due in March and this month has been filled with planning the pages and now executing them. When I am reading, I'm dividing my time between reading through the books I bought last year but didn't get to and reading one newly published book each week for review.

Despite the deadline, I managed to read three more books than I did in December. That comes in as three fewer than a year ago.

I read 27 books in January, up from December's 24. I surpassed my 51% goal for diverse reading, with 63% of all the books I read qualifying. The majority of the books I read were from my own collection with the other half being divided between research and library books. My reviews were equally successful, coming in with 55% of them featuring diverse characters and/or authors.

With one month of 2019 complete, I still have 15 reviews from 2016 reviews to post. That's down from last month's 20. My 2017 reviews though are at similarly small numbers as the remaining 2016, coming in at 18. I have 78 reviews remaining from 2018 and 20 now from 2019.

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