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Road Narrative Update for February 2019: 03/03/19

Road Narrative Update for February 2019

I'm trying something different this week. Rather than split up all the books read and reviewed and the essays written, I'm posting them as one master list. I'm also including their placement on the road narrative spectrum so you can see what sort of coverage I had.

My reading was down for February with only five books read. As four of those were published in 2019, I ended up reviewing them shortly after reading them. I reviewed ten books. I also wrote four descriptive essays and one more general one about the research process.

Placement of the books read, reviewed, and essays written in February. Click to see a larger version
Placement of the books read, reviewed, and essays written in February. Click to see a larger version

  1. FFCC99: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (read and reviewed)
  2. FFCC66: Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins (reviewed)
  3. FF3366: orphans going offroad to rural places (essay)
  4. FF3333: orphans in rural places along Blue Highways (essay)
  5. FF3300: orphans left in rural places along interstates
  6. FF00FF: orphans in the city by way of the cornfield
  7. CCCC33: The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter (reviewed)
  8. 9900FF: Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru (reviewed)
  9. 663366: Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender (reviewed)
  10. 33FFFF: Black Hammer: Age of Doom by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (reviewed)
  11. 33FF99: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum (reviewed)
  12. 33CC33: Paradox Bound by Peter Clines (read and reviewed)
  13. 33CC00: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (read and reviewed)
  14. 336666: The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (read)
  15. 336633: The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio (read)
  16. 00FF66: Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho (reviewed)
  17. 00CC66: Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen (read in February / reviewed in March)

I am still primarily focusing on reading newly published books and my unread purchases from 2018. I have plenty of finished books that still need analyzing/reviewing so Fridays will still be featuring a road narrative book.

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