The Best and Worst of October

Well it hasn’t exactly been a record-smashing month like September was, but in comparing it to my normal stats, everything is up since August.  In October I received 5,421 views, as compared to 4,846 in August.  That’s not bad because I’m only around 1,500 views down from September, which more than makes up the difference Anne Rice’s publicity gave me.  Now let’s look at which articles received the most traffic, shall we?

1.  Matilda by Roald Dahl

2.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

3.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

4.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

5.  Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

Okay, I completely understand the first four being on the list.  I mean, most of my traffic is from search engines and looking at the search terms makes me suspect it’s mostly kids doing homework for novel study.  But what is with Ark Angel‘s sudden appearance?  There seems to be a resurgence in the now finished Alex Rider series, although I’ll likely never know why.  But why Ark Angel in particular?  It’s the sixth of nine books.

I’ll be puzzling over that for a while, so let’s take a look at the five worst articles in October.

1.  Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

2.  YA News and Upcoming Releases

3.  The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa

4.  Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

5.  Genghis: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden

Okay, I can see ‘YA News and Upcoming Releases’ placing on here.  I wrote it ages ago and those kinds of articles don’t age well.  However, what is with Julie Kagawa’s Iron Legends anthology placing on the worst list?  Has all the hype for it died down now that The Lost Prince has been released?  Who knows?  The good thing is that while the best articles seem to be consistent, the worst articles seem to rotate.  Well, except for ‘YA News and Upcoming Releases’.

So how was October for everyone?  Stats-wise and life-wise.

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