Sorry for the sporadic posting this week, guys. I’ve actually had the flu, and I’ve been down for the count. Since we just came off Christmas break, I haven’t done a great job of working ahead on the blog.
I’m feeling much better now, but I’ve got to catch up on work and life. We’ll start back fresh on 101 Books on Monday.
I hope to be wrapping up A House for Mr. Biswas very soon.
See you all on Monday!
So I just clicked on the “publish” button for the 1,000th time since I started 101 Books on August 30, 2010. (Here’s the first post.)
Other than waking up, breathing, and going to work, I don’t know if I’ve done anything else that many times over the last four-and-a-half years—much less something that requires my attention five days a week.
I’m not patting myself on the back here. Honestly, I’m just surprised. I genuinely can’t believe I’ve published 1,000 posts. Read more
Here’s the official 101 Books annual report from WordPress.
If you’re a stats junkie like me, then you might find this interesting. I won’t go through all the numbers because you can find them for yourself, but I do want to point out one area.
The top 5 commenters in 2014 were Don Royster, artourway, Jilanne Hoffmann, Heather, and Geoff W. Thanks to you guys and to everyone else who visits 101 Books every day. You’re awesome.
Click here to see the complete report.
I hope you guys will be drinking a nice beverage and curling up with your favorite book over the next few days.
Or, like me, staying up until some ungodly hour on Christmas Eve reading poorly translated directions as you put together toys for the kids.
I’m taking a little hiatus from the blog over the holidays. 101 Books will be off this week. Next week, I’ll feature the top 5 popular posts from 2014. And I’ll return for new posts on January 5 of next year.
Again, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Reading!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. So, for each of the last three years, I’ve paused and given thanks to many things book related.
Let’s revisit that tradition today.
In 2014, I’m thankful for: Read more
Hey friends. I’m taking a little fall vacation for the next few days.
101 Books will return with new posts on Tuesday.
Until then, enjoy some of the “greatest hits” from the past: Read more
4 years. 918 posts. 20,000 comments. 32,000 subscribers. More than 1.2 million page views.
When I dreamed up this hair-brained idea back on a whim back in August 2010, I never dreamed 101 Books would become what it is today.
I figured it would take 4 to 5 years to finish all 101 novels—now it’s looking like it will take a little longer than that—but I really had no vision for this, and I surely didn’t expect all the numbers I listed above. Read more