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May 2021 Sources: 06/02/21
May was the fourteenth full month of shelter in place for COVID-19 precautions. It looks like Ian's parents might be able to visit next month or maybe in August. Cautious fingers crossed.
May continued my revised way of scheduling reviews. It seems to working for me. I'm alternating through: new, 2020, older, and books from Paperback Swap. This new method is helping me keep pace with how I'm reading. The downside is I can only schedule about six weeks in advance now, rather than the six months or so I used to do.
I'm continuing to buy fewer physical copies. I'm also ordering fewer from Paperback Swap. There's the problem of postage and the fact that the books I like to get off the site aren't the popular ones, so finding ordered books new homes is often difficult.
In May I read 18 TBR books, down from April's 19 TBR. I read one published in May. Seven books were for research and one was a review copy. None were from the library. One less TBR book resulted in a slight rise in the ROOB score from -4.12 to -4.00 That said, it was my best May ever in twelve years of tracking. I came very close to my predicted score of 3.90.
May will continue to have a mixture of new and previously month's books. As I'm running even with reading for what I'm reviewing, I predict another low score, maybe around -4.30.
My average for May improved from -2.56 to -2.68.