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Aru Shah and the End of Time
Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel | Roshani Chokshi
Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them. The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
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Gissy
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Mehso-so

I‘m not the target audience for this book which is a middle grade. I like middle grade books but I didn‘t enjoy this one as much as I would liked. The story was too long and confusing but this is an unpopular opinion. Most people like this series. I don‘t think I will continue with it. I liked Mini, so funny. This book I think is great to introduce children with Hindu mythology and folklore. 3⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Love this cover, though!! 1mo
Kar2b This one feel flat for me too, and I love her YA books. I wanted to like it so much, but 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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Wow. These are so good, and my nieces are about to have a wild adventure.

For any #riordan fans out there, these are similar, and explore the ideas and religious figures of Hindu. The main character is bright, sassy and imaginative in a way that I would have loved to see as a child. Shoot, I love to see it now.

#ya #fiction #chokshi #roshanichokshi #arushah #hindu #adventure #femaleprotagonist #thriftbooks

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ParkerFinn
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It‘s very fast paced. It‘s fun. Full of a new mythology that I didn‘t know very much about. I enjoyed all the characters. Even Aru. Sometimes I found her annoying but for the most part she‘s likable.

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bookie.monster.ph
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Aru Shah And The End Of Time

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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ᴀʀᴜ ꜱʜᴀʜ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏꜰ ᴛɪᴍᴇ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ʀᴏꜱʜᴀɴɪ ᴄʜᴏᴋꜱʜɪ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴀ ᴘᴀɴᴅᴀᴠᴀ ɴᴏᴠᴇʟ

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MadelineMcCrae
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book. Percy Jackson was my childhood, and I was so pumped to see another addition to Rick Riordan Presents written by Roshani Chokshi (I enjoyed Gilded Wolves). However, the story just dragged for some reason. The writing, plot, and characters were all great. I think it was the pacing that was the problem. Wondering if I should read the rest of the series…

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A insightful and rollercoaster ride of a book! 4/5
Read for the #Buzzwordathon - March‘s word/prompt is Time.

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Zoe-h
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Aru Sha and the End of Time was a good book. I liked the way it incorporated so many gods and still managed not to be confusing. I read another Indian mythology book series and I thought they were way better than this. 4/5

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alisonrose
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This is only 343 pages, and it‘s MG on top of that, but it still felt too long. Not surprising based on my experience w/the author‘s YA. Did enjoy this for the most part—Aru is a great character, it‘s quite funny, loved learning more about Indian mythology & seeing young girls be so brave & resourceful. But Chokshi often stretches what could‘ve been 2 pages into 10 or 12, so it took too long to get from scene to scene. But still a fun read. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose

Aru wanted nothing more than to get out of the Kingdom of Death. First of all, it stank. Second of all, she was starving. Third of all, she wouldn‘t even be able to brag about going there.

[This book is dragging a bit but at least it‘s pretty funny 😆]

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alisonrose
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🤣🤣🤣

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alisonrose

She may not have liked the books she‘d had to read for school, but she‘d loved the stories her mom had read aloud to her. Those tales had unlocked things that ordinary metal keys never could. A particularly good book had a way of opening new spaces in one‘s mind. It even invited you to come back later and rummage through what you‘d learned.

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alisonrose

With increasing darkness comes answering light.

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alisonrose

“Well, we must go to the Otherworld, of course. Not quite what it used to be. It dwindles with humanity‘s imagination, so I suspect it is currently the size of a closet. Or perhaps a shoe box.”

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alisonrose
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After the week I‘ve had, I‘m definitely in need of some middle grade escapism! 😣

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Blaire
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My son read this at school and it sounded great so I read it so we could continue the series together. Aru and Mini go on a quest to stop the Sleeper from capturing and ending time. Both girls are Indian-American and the book tells the stories of Hindi gods and goddesses. It was fun read with a lot of adventure and humor. The characters were complex and it was nice to read a book with two heroines that is t marketed just to girls.

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wanderinglynn
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#bookspin bingo success! 🎉🙌🏻

I enjoyed the tagged, a fun middle-grade adventure. I know little about Hindu mythology, so i enjoyed reading more about it. And like Mini, the author is also half Filipino and half Indian. I appreciate Rick Riordan using his name to publish stories from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds. 👏🏻

#readingrush book 4/7
I also surpassed 5000 reading minutes for my library‘s summer reading challenge 🎉

TheSpineView 👍 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!!!! 2y
ItsAnotherJen Yay! Great job!! I got excited when I got a bingo yesterday (finally) too. 2y
wanderinglynn @ItsAnotherJen 🙌🏻 it IS exciting. 😉😂 2y
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emtobiasz
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Finished this one on the porch last night. I think it absolutely accomplished what it set out to do: tell a Rick Riordan-style mythological story with modern Indian-American preteens. That sounds like a dig, but it‘s not: Chokshi nails the pop-culture-filled, action-focused, nuanced kid voice of Aru, and I can definitely hand this to a lot of kids at the library. It‘s just not my personal favorite kind of read. #middlegrade #kidlit

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thegreentealibrarian
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I liked this one.
I wasn't that into Percy Jackson or any of Chokshi's YA series but this one was interesting and funny. Seeing Aru and Mini interacting with and within Indian mythology was a treat.
I'm not in a rush to read the next book but I still want to eventually.

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BooksOnPointe
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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jenlbean
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This book is so much fun! The humor is infectious and the story makes you want to learn more about the myths and legends.

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Plaidsticks
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Mehso-so

The now 6-year-old, missed some of the “humor” and pop culture references (better for 8+ maybe), and I‘m sure I‘m butchering most of the names, but it‘s a fun read that gives a peek into Indian mythology. #MordecaiReads #morebookslessbullshit2019

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Blueberry
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TK-421 😂 3y
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chapters-and-pages
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“a particularly good book has a way of opening new spaces in one's mind. it even invited you to come back later and rummage through what you'd learn.“

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S.Web
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Loved it. We need more books about girls saving the world. Will definitely be continuing the series!

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Reign_1982
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I really enjoyed this book. People compare to Percy Jackson's books. But I've never read any of those books. I absolutely like how theirs female heroines and it's fictional for children. I try to read any book that I allow my children to read, and honestly.. I skipped over the Percy Jackson's books for the T.A. Barron books. But my oldest son read each one. I listened to this book via audiobook on my Libby app.

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Reign_1982
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Listening to this while I am enjoying my lunch. I do believe I am behind, but I had to wait for it to become available. I love Libby...

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lovelybookshelf
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What a beautiful quote! 🥰 #middlegradebooks

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lovelybookshelf
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I love this bookmark my 10 year old made. 🥰 📚 #middlegradebooks

Laura317 It‘s so cute! 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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I think I enjoyed this even more than the books Rick Riordan wrote! The best thing about this book is that it's HILARIOUS. I literally laughed out loud more than 5 times while reading. The adventure and the story are great, and I really liked most of the characters. The set up for the next book happened at the end of this one, so I will be getting my hands on a copy of the second one soon!

rjsthumbelina Read this for my A in Care of Magical Creatures (book that starts with "a") for the #NEWTs #magicalreadathon 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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Too funny, considering my current bookmark!

britt_brooke 😆 3y
tpixie LOL!! 😃 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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kspenmoll 😃❤️ 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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Peaceful_Reader
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But what she did have was imagination. Aru had been daydreaming her whole life. Every weekend, while she waited for her mom to come home she would concoct a story: her mother was a spy, an ousted princess, a sorceress.

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CBee
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Just finished! I loved this. Who knew how amazing and expansive Hindu mythology is?
I may or may not have ordered a book about it (pssssst...... I totally did 😂).

Severnmeadows Wonderful cover! 3y
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adultishbookworm
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Over a hundred pages in and really enjoying this book so far! 😍 Definitely a good one if you want to laugh!

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adultishbookworm
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The urge to color is very strong... 😍

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ralexist
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Snarky misfit 12 y.o. Aru Shah would never have thought herself a hero. But when a dare from frenemies goes too far, Aru frees an ancient demon called the Sleeper, & not only that, she's the reincarnation of 1 of 5 Pandava who are to work together to save the world. No pressure, huh? A wonderful MG novel that delves into Indian mythology & takes the reader on a quest to not only save the world but to see if Aru can discover who she's meant to be.

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ralexist
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Sometimes you find very poignant lines in quite unexpected places.


#unexpected #poignantwords #bookquotes

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StephanieMarie
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Cinfhen This actually sounds fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing & posting 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great—I might have to get for my granddaughter! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great—I might have to get it for my granddaughters! 3y
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mariaku21
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Once I got into the swing of things and found Aru Shah and The End of Time to be funny with well timed quips, contemporary, and fun while tackling aspects of growing pains, secrets, and the consequences of lying.

A solid 3 ⭐ read.

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4thhouseontheleft
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It took a long time to read this, but that is not an indication of my enjoyment, just how busy I have been!

Aru Shah is a middle grade fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology. I love that Rick Riordan is supporting diverse authors to write #OwnVoices books rather than taking on mythology retellings from other cultures himself. I definitely need to read more of Roshani Choksi‘s books, I love her writing style!

This is also a new fave series for Maya.

Scochrane26 I always think I‘m going to read a lot while on a trip, but I never do, except on the plane. I‘m too busy doing or seeing sights. 3y
4thhouseontheleft @Scochrane26 I read a lot on beach trips, but not vacations like this where we have full day activities lined up. And at night we usually play card or board games. 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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She found a perfect reading spot while mom and dad do a wine tasting at Wisteria Vineyards/Farm in Shenandoah Valley.🍷 📚

rather_be_reading love it!!! 3y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous picture of your daughter 💜 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Most excellent! 3y
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annkuch13 This is such a great picture! 3y
Freespirit I love that picture😊 3y
Bookzombie Great picture and spot to read! 3y
AlaMich I love the positions kids read in. I remember when I could contort myself into a pretzel for an hour and still get up without groaning! 😆 3y
4thhouseontheleft @rather_be_reading @BarbaraBB @CovertoCoverGirl @annkuch13 @Freespirit @Bookzombie Thank you! She agreed to allow more photos on this trip. 😃She is usually very camera shy. @Alamich I know, right? Although I still like to read with my legs above my head, either up against a wall or propped on the headrest of a sofa, just like I did when I was a kid. 3y
tpixie @AlaMich lol. Yes - not groaning!! 3y
tpixie @4thhouseontheleft great photo! Sweet girl 👧🏼 reading 📖 ♥️ 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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The mountains peeking through the trees from the front porch of our cottage! This is my reading spot for the weekend.

Unfortunately, Maya got sick last night, whether from a virus, something she ate, or just too much junk food we don‘t know. She seems fine now. I have emetophobia (phobia of vomiting) and it used to be so bad that I took anti-anxiety meds because of it. Trying to get out of my head this morning. ☹️

DivineDiana That Mountain view should help! Hope she feels better soon! 💗 3y
cobwebmoth Sending happy thoughts for you both.❤ 3y
stacybmartin Beautiful view - hope it helps you both! 💜 3y
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Karisa 💗 Sending good thoughts. I know that feeling too well. 3y
NKB2830 I know exactly how you feel. Sending happy thoughts! 😊 3y
MicrobeMom Oh no! Hope you all feel better. How is the tagged book? It is on my daughter‘s summer reading list. 3y
4thhouseontheleft @MicrobeMom Aru Shah is fantastic!! 3y
4thhouseontheleft @DivineDiana @cobwebmoth @stacybmartin @Karisa @NKB2830 @MicrobeMom Thank you everyone! She‘s feeling fine now thankfully, so I think we‘re heading back in the park for a very short hike. And I‘ll be holding my breath for the next 3 days hoping it‘s not contagious. I hate anxiety, but being in nature really helps. ☺️ 3y
JenReadsAlot I have that same condition - hate flu season.. 3y
ravenlee My daughter had a stomach issue last night too! Luckily she seems to be over it. For both your sakes, I hope Maya bounces back fast. 3y
aa_guer2021 I hope she feels better soon. 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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This is turning out to be a great selection for my #motherdaughterbookclub with Maya! I‘m finding some great things to talk about with her.

This would also be a great pick for #Booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

Ashley_Nicoletto LOVE THIS. This one is on my “next five books to read list”. 3y
audraelizabeth I can still dance to cotton eye joe. I was in 4h for 8 years. 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Pool day! Hiding in the shade today, but it‘s a gorgeous day!. 🏊🏼‍♀️ 📖 #motherdaughterbookclub

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ozma.of.oz
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Aru, trying to impress some classmates, lights a forbidden candle and brings a shadow into the world.

I really loved all the female characters, realistic 12 year olds, and the focus on a mythology I wasn‘t familiar with.

I appreciated how the villainous shadow has a much more complex backstory than just being evil. Young readers can handle complex characters.

And I‘m really looking forward to more of Rick Riordan Presents. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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Lindsbooklover93
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Mehso-so

Hi everyone! I was hoping I would really enjoy this book. It was okay. I didn't really care for the writing style. Also if I was younger I might of enjoyed it more. I'm not sure if I'm going read the next book.
#litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek

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ravenlee
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Sometimes light illuminates things that are better left in the dark.

I‘ll return to this one eventually. It‘s just not a good fit right now.

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ravenlee

I started this one today, but I‘m going to shelve it for now. This is the third MG book I‘ve picked up in the last few weeks that hangs heavily on the MC being a liar and the good and bad that comes from that, and it‘s too much of the trope for me.

I do plan to come back to this one, because I‘ve really been wanting to read it - and I think it‘ll be better than the other two, but now isn‘t the time.

Lot of bails so far this month.