The Best and Worst of August 2014

This month was very bad posting-wise but now that the summer rush is done at work I think you guys can reasonably expect me to go back to my regular routine of daily posts.  I just need to get back in the hang of things, starting today.  As a consequence of my irregular posting, my stats were significantly lower than they were in July.  I only received 5,308 views as opposed to 6,344 but I expect things to go back to normal this fall as everyone falls back into their routines (myself included).

Here are the top posts this August:

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.  Discussion: Your School Reading Experiences

5.  The Mad Reviewer 1,000 Follower Giveaway

None of these are all that surprising, really.  They’re either previously popular posts that have maintained their popularity for months (or sometimes years!) or they’re posts that naturally would attract a lot of attention like reading in school or $50 giveaways.  I’m definitely expecting my Hunger Games article to rise in popularity as kids start to do novel studies on the book this fall but I’m still predicting that Game of Thrones will reign supreme.

So what were my worst posts this month?

1.  Happy 2nd Blog Birthday!

2.  Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate by Emily Sandoz and Troy DuFrene

3.  The Hittite by Ben Bova

4.  The Fires of Merlin by T. A. Barron

5.  The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

As usual, my reaction to the worst list is ‘meh’ at best.  None of these have featured before and they’re either outdated posts like the first one or books that aren’t necessarily bestsellers at this point in time.  There will be a new line up of ‘worst’ posts next month so I’m not going to lose sleep over any of these particular ones appearing here.

So how was your August?  Did anyone go anywhere interesting on holidays?


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