The Best and Worst of June 2014

I can’t believe it’s July 6th already, but then again when you have tech problems time seems to fly.  So yes, it’s a little late for my Best and Worst of article but I guess it’s better late than never.  Other than my ridiculous tech problems June was actually pretty good.  Work is picking up as the tourists flow into town and the weather is finally, finally starting to smarten up.  Luckily I’m not in the part of Saskatchewan that’s flooded or has experienced tornadoes.

Anyway, here are the best five articles of June 2014:

1.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

2.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

3.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

4.  Your Open Book Promotion Thread

5.  I’ve Been Invaded by Gremlins!

For the fourth month in a row, I have broken my monthly stats record!  Instead of the 13,316 views of May, in June I received 14,198 views.  As with the previous months, I have the TV show Game of Thrones to thank for that as my rebuttal article received 8,581 views or about 60% of my total traffic for that month.  I have the hugely popular season 4 finale to thank for that, I think.

So what were the worst articles in this record-breaking month?

1.  Graphic Novel Review: Batgirl Volume II: Knightfall Descends by Gail Simone

2.  Discussion: Romance in YA Novels

3.  Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

4.  I am More Than Just a Chronic Pain Statistic

5.  The Best and Worst of April 2014

Meh, none of these are surprising or worrying.  The only real trend I’ve noticed among the five worst articles is that Scott Westerfeld’s books seem to pop up a lot.  It’s not because he’s not a popular author but maybe because I actually liked the books.  I seem to get a lot more traffic from reviews where I didn’t like the book.

So how was your June?

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