Friday, October 2, 2009

Book/blog stats for September 2009

September was another excellent month for reading and a terrible month for reviewing: I read 21 books (20 of which were graphic novels) and again didn’t review a single one. (I promise this won’t happen in October too!)

The books I read were:
Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine
Y: The Last Man (vol. 1 to vol. 9) by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra et al.
Aya de Yopougon (vol. 1) by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie (in French)
Aya (vol. 1) by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie (translated by Helge Dascher)
Lillian the Legend by Kerry Byrne
Dykes and Other Sundry Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
The Summer of Love by Debbie Drechsler
Owly: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer (vol. 1) by Andy Runton
Maus: A Survivor's Tale — My Father Bleeds History (vol. 1) by Art Spiegelman
What Girls Learn by Karin Cook
The Big Skinny: How I Changed My Fattitude by Carol Lay
Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon

I also participated in Book Blogger Appreciation Week this month: I interviewed Hannah of About Books and gave away four books (winners were announced on Wednesday).

If you missed any of my “similar covers” posts this month, they were:
Kids on swings
Another bathtub cover
Flying book

A few blog stats:

Increase in number of unique visitors (compared to August): 62%

Top viewed post: A bevy of skirts

Number of books acquired: 5


  1. Wow, it sounds like you had a great month stats wise!

  2. I just cannot get into graphic novels! I cannot believe that you read so many of them last month. Kudos.

  3. Ooh, I love this monthly wrap up post! So fun to see it all in one place.

  4. All those graphic books - you did really well.

  5. Wow ... 62% increase in unique visitors! Thank you BBAW! : )

    And 19 graphic novels! Yikers!

  6. Congratulations on the visitor rise - that is amazing! I hope your blog continues to grow!

  7. You had a great month! Do you know that I've had "What Girls Learn; Cook on my book shelf for several years now. It looks like it was just okay in your opinion.

  8. September was good for you!! I want to know what you thought of Maus and Pride of Baghdad!!

  9. Ok, here's the top 5 reasons why you should read Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell:
    1. She's Canadian.
    2. She's a woman.
    3. You'll wish very hard it was fiction.
    4. Unlike other "end of the world" books I've been recommending, this one is in an accessible read.
    5. You'll feel so sick when you're done you'll want to devour fiction until you've forgotten this book was real.