The Best and Worst of May 2015

Okay, wow.  May just flew by in the blink of an eye.  Partly because I was so anxious for my New York trip and partly because work has been insanely busy now that all the tourists have started coming up to the lake.  Obviously my trip to New York was my absolute highlight and I had an amazing time there but May has overall been pretty good.  I’m almost sad that it’s over because now I really don’t have anything to look forward to until I start the process of moving to the city in mid-August.  That will be a relief.

Stats-wise May was pretty good as well.  I received a total of 6,367 views with 4,132 of those being unique views.  That’s higher than average in part because my post about a certain author got serious Facebook and Twitter attention at least twice when he attacked yet another editor.  It’s not surprising and I’m glad my post is getting the word out there that publishing houses need to avoid this guy.  I hope that in some way I’ve prevented someone else going through the same thing.

So what were the most popular posts this May?

1.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

2.  The Day an Author Suggested I Kill Myself

3.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

4.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

5.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

There’s absolutely nothing new here except for the order.  My author attack post hasn’t been #2 probably since the month I actually published it.  And that’s because of the aforementioned Twitter and Facebook discoveries by random people.  I don’t have Facebook so I wasn’t able to snoop but we did have a good discussion on Twitter about how to deal with this sort of thing.  It was sort of heartening to reaffirm that most people in the online book industry don’t have to go through crazy rants and suicide suggestions.

Okay, so what were the worst posts this month?

1.  The Redheaded Stepchild by Kelly I. Hitchcock

2.  Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars by Sheri Holman

3.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

4.  Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

5.  A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Wow, I think these are all new and for the first time a George R. R. Martin book has featured on the ‘worst’ list.  That’s really, really surprising when you consider the fact that the TV show is going on right now.  I guess I didn’t mention sex and nudity enough in my review like I did in my rebuttal post in the ‘best’ list!

That was my May.  How was yours?


      • mblaylock4

        Girl, tell me about it. That’s one of the reasons I picked it up and then slogged through it. That, and the fact that I loved her Guenevere Series. Total disappointment. I guess you can’t hit a home run every time you come up to bat. (Also surprised about the GoT post – maybe folks were on vacation…)

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