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Road Narrative Update for January 2019: 02/03/19

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 nine books in January, up from three books in the previous month:

  1. The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter (CCCC33: Siblings uhoria Blue Highway)
  2. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (99FFCC (scarecrow, utopia, maze)
  3. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (99FF99: S/M utopia labyrinth)
  4. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats (66FF66: marginalized utopia offroad)
  5. The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis (66CC66: marginalized uhoria offroad)
  6. Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley (669966: marginalized wildlands offroad)
  7. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian (663366: marginalized rural offroad)
  8. Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire (33FFFF: family utopia cornfield)
  9. The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson (3366CC: family home maze)

January's selection was a mixture of ages and genres.

Narratives read by placement in the spectrum

CCCC33 99FFCC 99FF99
66FF66 66CC66 669966
663366 33FFFF 3366CC

I reviewed or analyzed nine books:

  1. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (FFFF00: orphan utopia interstate)
  2. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (99FFCC (scarecrow, utopia, maze)
  3. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (99FF99: S/M Utopia labyrinth)
  4. The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats (66FF66: marginalized utopia offroad)
  5. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (33FFFF: family utopia cornfield)
  6. The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein (33FFFF: family utopia cornfield)
  7. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott (33FF66: family utopia offroad)
  8. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink (33CC33: family or couple, uhoria, Blue Highway)
  9. Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp (336666: family home offroad)

Narratives reviewed by placement in the spectrum

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66FF66 33FFFF 33FFFF
33FF66 33CC33 336666

Finally I wrote these essays:

  1. FF33CC and FF3399: rural orphans in the maze and labyrinth
  2. FF33FF: orphans in rural places surrounded by cornfields
  3. FF6600: Orphans looking for home on the Interstate
  4. FF6633: orphans going home along the Blue Highway
  5. TFF6666: orphan going offroad towards home

December was focused on reading books purchased in 2018 as well as newly published books. Where possible, those books were also for this project.

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