Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 2014 - A Look Back on The Reading Life

April 2014 was a decent reading and blogging month for me.  I finished up Irish Short Story Month Year Four (hopefully year five will begin March 1, 2015).  

I did several author Q and A sessions.  I have done 75 so far.  If you are interested in participating in this, please contact me.  

The top countries of residence for visitors are the USA, the Philippines, India, Russia, UK, Canada, France, Denmark, and the Ukraine.  I wish my visitors in the Ukraine the peace and safety to read in tranquility.  The top cities are Manila, Mumbai, London, New York City and Dublin.  

I ended the month with 3305 Twitter followers.  Since inception my blog has had 2,643,408 page views.  

I read these books but did not post on them-

1.   The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst *** 
2.   Kinder than Solitude by Yiyun Li ****
3.    The Marquis- Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio - first rate biography
4.   The Embrace of Unreason Framce 1914 to 1940 by Frederick Brown- very good
5.   Shade Grown Slavery - The Lives of Slaves on Coffee Plantations by William C. Van Norman, Jr.  Excellent academic history.  

I read and posted on nine novels and a number of short stories.  

I announced a new Project, Italian Women Writers. 

My thanks to all who visited my blog.  My greatest thanks are to those who take the trouble to leave contacts, participants in Q and A sessions and guest posters.  

I also thank all those who have provided me with free books.  I look at everything I am sent. 


Jane Jazz said...

An amazing achievement in one month, congratulations! Your tireless work to feature and support writers is extremely valuable and much appreciated. Thank you.

Terry Tyler said...

I can't believe how much you do - your audience is well deserved! Will continue to peruse; the blog is an amazing achievement. Hope to hear from you soon, and thanks again for your interest.

Suko said...


You certainly live the reading life! Your blog is wonderful. (I am sorry I did not post for Irish SS Month!)