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Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
The Big Necessity by Rose George
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 by Ryoko Kui
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene
Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien
Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck
The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten
To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
Wild Blues by Beth Kephart

Miscellaneous
April 2019 Sources
April 2019 Summary
The illusion of organized reading
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 27)
May is looking a lot like mid March

Road Essays
CCFF66: Siblings going offroad to utopia

CCFF33: siblings to utopia along the Blue Highway: a brief look at the first seven seasons of Supernatural

CCFF00: Siblings to Utopia via the interstate

CCCCFF: Siblings through the cornfield to uhoria

CCCCCC: Siblings through the maze to uhoria

Road Narrative Update for April 2019

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

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Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020



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April 2019 Summary: 05/01/19

Reading report

April was busy with reading picture books to brainstorm art ideas for the summer camp I'm running in July. I also taught more classes at the gallery and spent time on a new series of paintings which I'm collectively calling "Mini Art." I've completed three paintings and have begun a fourth. I need to finish the fourth soon in order to put them together in a shadow box to enter in the members show.

My reading was almost evenly divided between personal collection, research, and library books. Six of the ten library books I read were for my summer art camp. These six are also why I missed my diversity reading goal for the month.

Like March, I read 31 books. If I removed the six art camp books, I would have just met my diversity reading goal. I'm not going to do that. What I should have done instead is look for diverse authors. If I read more books for art camp, I will do this. My reviews, however did meet the goal, with eighteen being by diverse authors or featuring diverse characters.

With four months of 2019 complete, I still have 10 reviews from 2016 reviews to post. That's down from last month's 11. My 2017 reviews are down to 12 from 14. I have 47 reviews remaining from 2018, down from 54, and 80, up from 51, now from 2019.

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