A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Top 5 Most Popular Reviews in June

Last month I posted the reviews on this blog with the most hits for the previous month for the first time and it was an interesting experiment.  I realized that by posting those links I'd get more hits to those reviews and wondered if I'd just skew my own results.  Well at first, yes, they did spike, but by this month's results I can say they had no effect on overall readership as all but one book is different from May's Top 5.  So without further ado here are the Top 5 book reviews that were visited in the month of June.  Again the assortment is quite interesting to me!

In reverse order this time for more excitement!

A puzzling tie for 5th place, both reviews written this month, June 2013

Holly Black is a popular author, Doll Bones is a good book and it has a fantastically creepy cover so I knew it would appeal to readers.  The vintage 1970s children's history book of China, on the otherhand, was quite a surprise to me when it started, and continued to get so many views. 

I wrote this review only a few days ago (June 27, 2013), so am quite pleased to see it reach the top 5 list so soon.  This is a fantastic series, but I don't see it reviewed very often elsewhere.  I really think it deserves much more buzz.

The only review to remain in the top 5 from last month and one I wrote waaaay back in 2007, my first year of book blogging.  I love this series but just wasn't thrilled with this second book featuring Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

The views exploded to the nth degree for the top two reviews!

Scott Hahn is a best-selling Catholic author so it is no surprise that this review of his latest book, which readers have had to wait several years for, is getting so many hits.  Again this review is from June 2013.

Coming out of nowhere, this review written back in Oct. 2012, had an extraordinary amount of visitors.  It's an historical romance taking place in 1920s Niagara Falls concerning Falls' daredevils and the Women's Rights movement.  It was a good book (3*) but why so many ended up here this month I don't know unless in a roundabout way because of the Nik Wallenda grand canyon/niagara falls tie-in and the book's daredevil theme.  Who knows?  It's a good book though for those who like historical romantic fiction.

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