Now 2019 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio Artwork WIP

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
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

Previous month


Rating System

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

Reading Challenges

Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020



Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.


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

FFFF00 99FFCC 99FF99
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.

Comments  (0)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment:

Twitter Tumblr Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2019 Sarah Sammis