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The Silence of the Library by Miranda James
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January 2020 Sources: 02/02/20

Previous month's book sources

January was illness month for all of us. I also had two art projects to finish on deadlines. I'm continuing (in a limited capacity) to check out library books.

ROOB Score for the last three years

I read sixteen TBR books, and six published in January. As it's a new year, there's no way to stay current with purchases without having a hit against the ROOB score. Twelve books were for research. Five were from the library. My ROOB score was higher by 1.17, which means a trend in the "wrong" but expected direction.

ROOB score mapped year after year to compare trends

At the start of 2020, the ROOB trendline continues downwards. January 2020 was the in the middle for January ROOB scores since I started tracking these metrics. February should trend downards slightly.

ROOB monthly averages

My average for January remained at -2.39.

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Comment #1: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 12:35:21


Fun way to track your books and, a great reading month in January. Those cozies look fun.

Comment #2: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 20:46:00


The cozies were fun. Many of them were audiobooks. I listen to them while doing chores or making art.

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