10th Blogiversary today! Stats, answers, and winners

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It’s really hard to believe, but indeed today is my 10th blogiversary!
I have been book blogging here for 10 years, after a few posts on a previous site.

It’s been a wonderful experience, thanks to you, all my readers, thanks to your reading suggestions, your own reading challenges and activities, and your comments.

Along these years, I have experienced great moments, especially reading books from over 50 different countries; or participating in Book Expo in America when it took place in Chicago. The ArmchairBea was also great, too bad it no longer exists.

Thank you so much for being here and for reading these pages!

I have been organizing some games to reward you.
At the end of this post, I will reveal 2 winners.

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But first of all, based on suggestions you gave me, here are a few numbers and stats.

As of today, Words And Peace has:

  • 2,228 posts
  • 822 book reviews
  • over 20,000 comments
  • over 5,360 followers
  • over 203,900 hits

Here is a series of TOP TEN:

10th blogiversary top ten reviews

= Interesting that Classics come first!

10th blogiversary toen ten posts

= Book reviews are not the type of posts generating most views!

10th blogiversary tOP TEN COMMENTED

= And not 1 review among the top 10 commented! Taking part in blog events does bring a lot of comments (especially The Sunday Post, and other memes or challenges).

Thanks to my top commenters! :

10th blogiversary top commenters

And to my top referrers:

10th blogiversary top TEN REFERRERS

= alas several of these actually no longer exist!

And now a nice chart:
NB: the total is in dark purple (from 61 books in 2010 to 118 in 2019)
Only 4 years have under 100 books.
The 2 other colors don’t add books, but show the proportion between read/listened to
(from 13 audiobooks in 2010 to 28 in 2019)

10th blogiversary number of books read

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Now is he time to reveal my top 10 favorite books. It was really hard to pick one from each yearly recap.
Here they are, as presented in Game 1:

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Congratulations to the players who identified the 10 covers!

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Looks like Game 2 was more challenging.
I asked you to find out what these 8 authors have in common.
I specified that the answer was quirky, and I gave you a clue:
looking at my recap by Authors should help you.

So next to each author, I added one of the titles of these authors:

  1. Thad Carhart  The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier 
  2. Lan Samantha Chang  All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost 
  3. Gay Hendricks  The First Rule Of Ten
  4. Anthony Horowitz  The Sentence is Death
  5. Hiromi Kawakami  The Ten Loves of Nishino
  6. Patrick Modiano Suspended Sentences
  7. Kate Morton The Forgotten Garden
  8. Wendy Walker  All Is Not Forgotten

Now, do you see it?
If not, here is the answer:

  1. Thad Carhart  The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier 
  2. Lan Samantha Chang  All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost 
  3. Gay Hendricks  The First Rule Of Ten
  4. Anthony Horowitz  The Sentence is Death
  5. Hiromi Kawakami  The Ten Loves of Nishino
  6. Patrick Modiano Suspended Sentences
  7. Kate Morton The Forgotten Garden
  8. Wendy Walker  All Is Not Forgotten

So each of these authors have a title containing the letters T E N.
Like my TENth blogiversary 😉

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And now for the winners!
Two players have a total of 21 points

ELLEN
lives in the US, so she’ll receive a surprise package with 10 items
(a surprise book + 9 other surprise items!)

LORY 
lives in Switzerland,
so she can pick 1 book among my 10 favorite books of these past 10 years
(see list above),
and she will receive it through bookdepositery!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING, 
FOR READING, AND COMMENTING ON THIS BLOG.
It wouldn’t exist without you.

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Upcoming 10th Blogiversary: on Twitter, Youtube, and comment

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As announced,
on September 29, I will be celebrating my 10th blogiversary!

Have you sent your answers to Game 1 and Game 2?
The Facebook game, the Instagram activity, and the Pinterest activity have not inspired you it seems, so I’m not going to do 3 more posts, and will put all the rest together here:

NOW PLAY AND SPREAD THE NEWS ON TWITTER, YOUTUBE,
AND COMMENT HERE

Here are a few activities you can do to earn points:

  1. Follow my Twitter account
  2. Retweet one of my book related tweets
  3. Share this post on Twitter
  4. Subscribe to my Youtube channel
  5. Like and comment on on one of my Youtube videos
  6. Leave a comment here, related to my upcoming blogiversary

PLEASE ENTER PROOF OF YOUR ACTIVITY HERE
BEFORE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Reminder:
there will be 2 winners:
one residing in the US,
will receive a surprise package with 10 items (a surprise book + 9 other surprise items!)
one residing in any other country,
will pick 1 book among my 10 favorite books of these past 10 years,
and he/she will receive it through bookdepositery!
(That is the books featured in game 1)

 GOOD LUCK!

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Upcoming 10th Blogiversary: on Pinterest

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As announced,
on September 29, I will be celebrating my 10th blogiversary!

Have you sent your answers to Game 1 and Game 2?
After the Facebook game, and the Instagram activity,

NOW PLAY AND SPREAD THE NEWS ON PINTEREST

Here are a few activities you can do to earn points:

  1. Follow this Board on Books
  2. Pick one of these books you like and save it
  3. leave a comment on another of Pinterest posts related to books

PLEASE ENTER PROOF OF YOUR ACTIVITY HERE
BEFORE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26


Reminder:
there will be 2 winners:
one residing in the US,
will receive a surprise package with 10 items (a surprise book + 9 other surprise items!)
one residing in any other country,
will pick 1 book among my 10 favorite books of these past 10 years,
and he/she will receive it through bookdepositery!
(That is the books featured in game 1)

 GOOD LUCK!

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