The Best and Worst of October 2014

I had another exhausting Halloween of scaring kids and then organizing a local dance, but overall I’d say October was pretty good.  The good weather is holding here in my corner of Saskatchewan and although work is getting slower, the construction industry never stops around here.  Add to the fact that The Walking Dead is back on and you’ve got the recipe for a pretty decent month in my life.

It was so good that I re-opened my review requests and have been getting some awesome submissions.  It also didn’t hurt my stats as I received 7,317 views including 4,778 unique views.  That’s pretty good considering September was awful, with 4,861 total views.

So what were the most popular posts this month?

1.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

2.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

3.  Best Seller by Martha Reynolds

4.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

5.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The only new one on this list is my 3 star review of Best Seller by Martha Reynolds.  It’s nice to not only get extra views from a blog tour, it’s also nice to know that some authors actually care about their reviews and promote the heck out of them.  Even if they’re generally positive but not the most flattering ever.  I can definitely appreciate that.  None of the other top posts in October were a shocker, but it’s nice to see a new post reach the top 5.

So what were my worst posts this month?

1.  Beware, Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer

2.  The Eagles’ Brood by Jack Whyte

3.  Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

4.  Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn

5.  Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

As with my past bottom 5 lists, none of these are really a surprise and I don’t think many of them have made repeated appearances on the list.  Pretties by Scott Westerfeld has appeared before and that’s a shame because it’s a very good book.  However, the others haven’t been on before and they are older/less popular books in general so it’s not all that surprising.

So overall, my October was pretty good.  How was yours?

 

 

4 comments

    • Carrie Slager

      Thanks Emily! I appreciate all your little comments and for you sharing pretty much all of my posts on Twitter. 🙂

      I don’t have any paranormal reviews lined up this week, but I’ve got lots coming up next week.

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