Saturday, May 4, 2013

Most popular posts about books and magazines (so far):

In comparison, a post about Drake's, Hostess and Little Debbie package cakes is easily my most popular, with 7507 hits at this hour (as measured by Blogger's rather wonky counters, which tend to disagree with each other when looked at from different angles); the next highest are one on KCET Los Angeles quitting PBS and joining a small number of independent US public stations (however, a still of Emmy Rossum in a t-shirt, illustrating a quick review of Shameless US, is clearly the driver there) at 5140 and a piece on the tv series Satisfaction, Gravity and the rather better Party Down at 2750. But the literary top 11:

1543 hits Monday, October 24, 2011 FFB special: Beyond and Alongside Tolkien: Among His Peers (more or less) completed...

1377 hits Friday, December 18, 2009 Friday's "Forgotten"...K. A. Laity, FIASCO; Maria Bamford, HOW TO WIN; Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, [EPONYMOUS '70S RETROSPECTIVE]....

1118 hits Friday, January 28, 2011 FFB 1952: Marijane Meaker (as Vin Packer): SPRING FIRE (Fawcett Gold Medal); Patricia Highsmith (as Claire Morgan): THE PRICE OF SALT (Coward, McCann) 

1115 hits Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Cele Goldsmith/Lalli, interviewed by Barry Malzberg

1026 hits Friday, August 12, 2011 Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links (plus one more)

942 hits Saturday, January 5, 2013 A few more Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links for the New Year 

939 hits Friday, September 10, 2010 FFB: FANTASY: SHAPES OF THINGS UNKNOWN, edited by Edmund J. Farrell, Thomas E. Gage, John Pfordresher & Raymond J. Rodrigues (Scott, Foresman 1974)

923 hits Friday, September 7, 2012 FFB: some suspense-fiction anthologies


889 hits Friday, March 22, 2013 FFB: What did Jorge Luis Borges and Mike Connors have in common with The Saint? (Not to mention Kookie...): Great American Publications in 1960


855 hits Thursday, April 9, 2009 Friday's "Forgotten" Short Fiction: Donald Westlake's "Call Me a Cab" and "Down Will Come Baby" by Jody Scott

847 hits Friday, February 24, 2012 FFB: Wilma Shore: WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLOWED: A Verbatim Report on the Imbroglio Between the Sexes (short stories) Dutton 1965


4 comments:

Richard R. said...

That's a lot of hits. Todd. I've never had anything like that,m even when I hosted FFB.

Todd Mason said...

Well, it helps make up for the posts with 14 hits. One just hopes people enjoy the posts, find something useful and enlightening in them...

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Great numbers, Todd! I wonder how the hits about books and magazines compare with those for movies and music. I am guessing books are ahead in the numbers game. I enjoy reading about anthologies even if I don't actually get to read them as often as I'd like. A couple of new bookstores in Mumbai have set up Anthology sections but there's nothing to write home about. I have had better luck in used bookshops.

Todd Mason said...

Prashant, your guess is largely correct, though as noted some of the television/web video posts have seen a preponderance of hits. (THIS AMERICAN WIFE posts, for example, also have done very well.)

At any given time, the used books have it all over the new ones, in terms (at least) of the exoticism of the anthologies one is likely to find...