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All Summer Long by Hope Larson
Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
Knife Edge by Andrew Lane
Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant
You Are Light by Aaron Becker

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 01)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 08)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 15)
Looking ahead to July
March 2019 Sources
March 2019 Summary
Reading for Work
The value of ebooks
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Road Essays
FF0000: Orphans to the city by way of the interstate

CCFFFF: Siblings to Utopia by Way of the Cornfield: a reading of "Slumber Party.

CCFFCC: Siblings through the maze to utopia

CCFF99: siblings to utopia via the labyrinth

Road Narrative Update for March 2019

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Road Narrative Update for March 2019: 04/03/19

Road Narrative Update for February 2019

I've revised last month's changes to how I report on the progress with the road narrative spectrum project. Rather than arrows pointing to the different books read and reviewed as well as essays written, I am providing a color coded key. I've also spelled out each title's placement, so if you're colorblind, you can still find where the stories still relative to each other as well as to the spectrum as a whole.

My reading was up for March. I read ten books, up from February's five. Half of them were released this year and are either already reviewed or will be soon.

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

  1. FFCC66: An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  2. FF00CC: orphans in the maze of the city
  3. FF0099: an orphan in a city labyrinth: a close reading of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
  4. FF0066: Orphans going offroad in the city
  5. FF0033: An orphan's journey to the big city by way of the Blue Highway
  6. CCCC33: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  7. CC9900: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  8. CC66CC: Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
  9. CC3333: The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall (audio)
  10. 99FF66: Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor
  11. 666633: Summerlost by Ally Condie
  12. 66CCFF: Misfit City Vol. 1 by Kirsten Smith
  13. 33CCCC: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
  14. 33CC99: Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  15. 33CC33: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  16. 339966: Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  17. 3366FF: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
  18. 330066: Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  19. 00CC66: Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
  20. 006699: Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl

April's reading might have fewer books as I am also reading for work. I am trying to come up with a bird and dinosaur art week for a day camp at the gallery where I work.

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