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

Monday, July 10, 2017

In Observation of The Eight Years of The Reading Life

The Reading Life is now eight years old.  

Since inception on July 7, 2009 there has been 4,661,832 pages views.

There are now 3086 active posts. 
The five most viewed viewed posts are all on short stories by authors from the Philippines.  

R. K. Narayan followed by Katherine Mansfield are authors whose individual posts are most viewed.  

The top visitor home countries are the USA, the Philippines, India, the U.K., and Germany.  

There are now 100 author Q and A sessions, mostly from Irish writers.  If anything is of lasting value on my blog it is these interviews.  I have learned a great deal from them.

I am very gratified to see numerous writers I blogged about when they were just getting started becoming successful. 
My Review Policy.

 I love free books. I look at every book I receive, sometimes 100 a month.  I have no rigid policies, I have posted upon everything from very serious academic work to X-rated rewrites of Jane Austin.  

I never would have dreamed eight years ago I would keep my blog going for eight years.  I know for sure if I am able to look back in eight more years, numerous of these writers will be world famous.  Many will also continue just as occasional authors.  I hope a year from now I will be avidly posting upon great writers I have not yet heard about as of today.  

I offer my great thanks to those who take the trouble to leave comments.  You help keep me going.

To my fellow members of the international book blog community, the greatest readers in the world today, keep blogging.  In these dark times your voice is needed.

Mel u
The Reading Life


Fred said...

Mel u,


I hope you do another eight years, and then some.

Lisbeth said...

Congratulations to a deed well done. Always enjoyable to read your posts. Keep going!

Mel u said...

Fred, I hope we are both blogging for a long time. Thanks for your comments. They mean a lot to me.

Mel u said...

Lisbeth Ekelof. Thanks very much. Comments help keep me going