Tag Archives: popular posts

Happy Birthday to Me


lucybird2.png I was going to write a review today, then I can to wordpress and had a surprise. It’s my blogiversary! 9 years! So I decided to do a lazy celebration post…because it’s last minute.

As it’s 9 years here are 9 amazing books to read… and 9 popular posts

1

Great book: Brooklyn Bites series- Scott Stabile

Popular post: Top 10 Books set During Wartime

2

Great book: The Crimson Petal and the White- Michael Faber

Popular post: The Color War- Jodi Picoult

3

Great book: Handle with Care- Jodi Picoult

Popular post: When God was a Rabbit- Sarah Winman

4

Great book: The Horologican- Mark Forsyth

Popular post: How Winning the Lottery Changed my Life- Sandra Hayes

5

Great book: How to be a Woman- Caitlin Moran

Popular post: Harry Potter Merchandise (note not all of the links still work, which is a shame)

6

Great book: Life After Life- Kate Atkinson

Popular post: The Potter’s House- Rosie Thomas

7

Great book: Pop Co.- Scarlett Thomas

Popular post: Film of the Book- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2)

8

Great book: Shades of Grey- Jasper Fforde

Popular post: About a Boy- Nick Hornby

9

Great book: Yes Means Yes

Popular post: The Weight of Silence- Heather Gudenkauf

 

Apparently picking just 9 great books is hard! So here are some bonus SECRET links

Keep

it

Secret

Keep

it

Safe

1 Comment

Filed under general

Review of the Year 2014- Popular Posts


What have my visitors been reading and looking at this year?

Most popular reviews:

FictionThe Weight Of Silence This one always gets a lot of hits from the search engines for some reason.

Non-fiction- How Winning The Lottery Changed My Life

Children’s Hour postThe Hungry Hen

Film of a BookHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Bookish posts:

ListsTop Ten Books Set in War Time (this was my most popular post this year too, and my most popular list last year)

MusingsOn Review Requests and Approaching the Blogger

Sunday SurfingThis one from November

1 Comment

Filed under Fiction review

Review of the Year 2013- Popular Posts


This is a new section for my review of the year. What have my visitors been reading and looking at?

Most popular reviews:

FictionThe Weight Of Silence This one always gets a lot of hits from the search engines for some reason.

Non-fiction- The End of Your Life Book Club

Children’s Hour postNot Now, Bernard

Film of a BookHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Bookish posts:

ListsTop Ten Books Set in War Time

MusingsGoodreads, Censorship, and Trolls

Sunday SurfingThis one, and this one, and this one, and this one, oh and this one

Bits that don’t fit into tidy categories- The Book Jar

1 Comment

Filed under Fiction review

Most Popular Posts


E007_HDR_bella_sol

It’s Blogiversary Time so that’s a great time for looking back, right?

A perfect opportunity to see which the most read posts have been on my blog have been this year.

So without further-ado here are the Top 10 Posts to be read on this blog over the last year. I’ve taken out giveaways and Page posts as these are popular for reasons other than themselves.

1) When God was a Rabbit– This was one of my first ever requested review. It’s a book I really enjoyed and it gets a lot of traffic from search engines.

2) Harry Potter Merchandise– I loved making this post for Harry Potter Week. It’s lots of different Harry Potter related items you can buy- mainly from etsy.

3) About a Boy– I went through a bit of a Nick Hornby phase (set off by the Rory List). This review is interesting because I do a lot of comparison to the film. Usually I write film reviews and compare them to the books, not the other way around.

4) Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2)- Personally I like this post just for the troll comment, however it’s also probably one of my more extensive film reviews.

5) How Winning the Lottery Changed my Life–  I’m not particularly fond of this review, possibly because I was less than impressed by the book. I think it’s the title that gives me the hits.

6) The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts– I’m glad this is a popular post. It’s one of my favourite books, and I’m quite happy with the review too. I imagine a lot of the hits have to do with me giving it away (twice),  naming it as one of the best books I have read since starting this blog and it being my book of the year last year

7) Sputnik Sweetheart– Another favourite author, although this is not my favourite Murakami. No idea why this particular post is popular actually.

8) Half Blood Blues– This is a book which was nominated for a few awards which explains why people could be interested in a review. The post has a couple of pingbacks too which helps. Not my favourite book but the review is quite good I think for a book I wasn’t bowled over by.

9) 50 Shades of Grey and Decency– I think that this is quite a recent post and the only musings post in this top 10 really says something about how people feel about 50 Shades of Grey. I love all the debate on this post too.

10) The Whereabout of Enea’s McNulty– The only reason I could see for this post being popular is because of the popularity of The Secret Scripture which this is a prequel of.

Leave a comment

Filed under general, Musings