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Road Narrative Update for December 2019: 01/03/20

Road Narrative Update for December 2019 2019

I covered 15 narratives in the spectrum. That includes 11 reviews and 4 books still needing to review. I'm taking a break right now from writing essays to focus on reading.

Placement of the books read, reviewed, and essays written in December 2019. Click to see a larger version
Placement of the books read, reviewed, and essays written in November. Click to see a larger version

  1. CCCCCC: Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 4 by Ryoko Kui
  2. CCCC33: The Ghost in Apartment 2R by Denis Markell
  3. CCCC33: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  4. CCCC00: Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
  5. CC3333: The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
  6. 99CC66: Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 2 by Ryo Maruya
  7. 9933CC: The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
  8. 66CC33: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon
  9. 663333: One Night in Georgia by Celeste O. Norfleet
  10. 660033: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
  11. 33FFCC: Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre
  12. 33CCFF: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
  13. 33CC99: No Place Like Here by Christina June
  14. 339933: Counting to Perfect by Suzanne LaFleur
  15. 333300: Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg

I still have 44 spots open in the road narrative spectrum where I still need to find an exemplar. I've found exemplars for 80% of the spectrum.

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