The Best and Worst of August 2013

It’s hard to believe August and therefore summer are over.  Here in Saskatchewan we had absolutely miserable weather for 3/4s of the summer and it’s only really been nice these past two, maybe three weeks.  Oh well, that’s life I guess.

Anyway, August was a bit of a hectic month for me.  Life-related things took over so I didn’t get as many books reviewed as I would have liked, an author suggested I kill myself and I ran a few giveaways.  August was also my second most successful month in overall statistics since I reached 6,545 views with 3,899 unique views.  That’s pretty good for me, especially considering that I just reached my 500 follower milestone.  I hope to hit my 500 review milestone this year as well!

But what were my most popular posts this month?  Let’s take a look at the statistics:

1.  The Day an Author Suggested I Kill Myself

2.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

3.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

4.  The Ugly Side of Book Blogging: A Particularly Bad Example

5.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

None of these are a surprise, especially the first one.  The reaction from the book blogging community to that particular incident was both swift and relatively severe.  I know it inspired a lot of fellow bloggers to start ‘do not read’ lists, which is good considering what the author did.  I’ll just leave it at that.  The other posts are either old favourites, ones with good SEO **coughGOTcough** or ones to do with my little author trouble.  None of the ones appearing on this list are surprising in the least.

So what were my worst posts this month, you ask?  Well:

1.  Just Thought You’d Like to Know

2.  The Mad Reviewer is Open for Submissions

3.  Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer

4.  The Princess, The Crone and the Dung-Cart Knight by Gerald Morris

5.  The Surprising Benefits of Book Reviewing

Really, there are no surprises here either.  These posts are either really dated like the first one back when I celebrated my 50th review or are just unpopular books.  It’s too bad since the two books on here are good, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.  Seeing as no book/post is on the 5 worst list every month I won’t lose any sleep over it.

That’s how my August was.  How was yours?  How did you enjoy the summer?  Was it warm where you live?  Did you find any good books?

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