Happy birthday to my blog! Two years ago today I started book blogging, and it\’s been a blast. Huge thanks go out to all of you who read and comment- it\’s the ability to share opinions on books that makes blogging so much fun, and why I come back to it day after day. What started as just a way to remember what I\’ve read has become a network of bookish friends, and a wonderful way to find out about more new books than I could possibly ever read.
This blogiversary, I thought I\’d share some stats, which I haven\’t really done before. So I\’m looking back over two years of blogging. For the purpose of this post, \”This year\” is 19 Aug, 2008 to 18 Aug, 2009. \”Last Year\” is 19 Aug, 2007 to 18 Aug, 2008.
\”New reads\” refers to book reviews I wrote immediately after finishing the book (also called \”Current reads\” in my tags). \”Past reads\” are reviews of books I read before I began blogging. \”Review copies\” are books that were sent to me by the author or publisher. What were all these books about?
It looks like my reading preferences haven\’t changed much over these two years. I\’ve done fewer reviews of books from the past lately, but that\’s because I\’ve been doing more memes, giveaways and other kind of posts. And for anyone who finds the other kind of stats interesting:
I\’d love to tell you how many comments have gone through my blog, or how many pages I\’ve actually read, but I don\’t know how to count that without getting a headache! I realize if you add up the numbers something doesn\’t match up, because many posts got put into two or more categories (for example, Ratha\’s Creature is both animal fiction and fantasy). This is as accurate as I can get in giving stats and looking broadly at what goes on on my blog over the past two years of reading and writing here. And there are so many more books I want to read, there is really no end in sight.