Sunday, September 4, 2011

Behind the Screen (8)

Happy Sunday!


Today I will start with news. Well, for some of you it is probably not news, but still. I will be having vacation 5-21 September. I will be enjoyed the sunshine of Egypt!

What will that mean for the blog? I am taking my laptop with me, but I am sure that I will blog more sporadically during this time. I will not post every day, I guess, but I will definitely give some updates how my trip is going because I know that you are curious. Me and Reading will work but it will not be amongst my first priorities. My highest priority is going to be having fun! Of course, blogging is fun, too, but it will be different type of fun!

What does it mean for authors who are waiting for the reviews? Please be patient with me, I deserve to have vacation! :) I always review the books which I have taken the responsibility for. I am aware that some authors sent me their books while ago, but I have tried to inform all of you, that I will not be doing much of reviewing during my vacation. Knowing myself, I will definitely be reading a lot while in Egypt, but I think that writing reviews will be a lower priority. I will post the reviews of the books which I am reading at the moment, so there will be 4-5 reviews coming during the coming two weeks. You can follow what books I am reading at the and these will be reviewed during my vacation. All other reviews will have to wait. I apologize for any inconvenience, but I am sure that after vacation I will be so relaxed, so the reviews will be written in a very happy mood!

Blog Tours.  I haven't taken any responsibilities for any blog tours during 5-21 September, so no problem there! I will try to update my Book and Blog Tours page before I leave on Monday, because there will be several book and blog tours already from the end of September and also in October and November. At least you have something to look forward to! Like the Terminator said - "I will be back"!

Weekly memes. I will not participate in the weekly memes during 5-21 September.

Giveaways. I will post the winners of different giveaways while I'm on vacation. So no worries there! If you win, you will know!

Honestly, I am very excited! I will try to share some of the excitement with you while I'm there. The plan is that my Wednesday Wonderings will be about my trip. I'm doing my best to post Monday Look Forwards on the coming Monday with some information what you will be seeing during the coming two weeks.

Enough about my vacation now. Let's look into what else has been going on behind the screen.


I just got two hardcover books from Simon & Schuster UK for reviewing:

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
The book cover of this book is beautiful! The book has 502 pages!

The Women of the Cousins' War: The Dutchess, The Queen and the King's Mother by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin and Michael Jones
The book has 338 pages and it is non-fiction, giving some historical background of the 3 women: Jacquetta of Luxembourg (The Lady of the Rivers), Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort who have all played a big role in the Tudor family's history.

Besides these two hardcovers I have increased again my e-book shelves. I have received or bought:

Cheat the Hangman by Gloria Ferris (Cedar Fort)
Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif (Cedar Fort)
Children of the Fog by Kaye Tardif (Cedar Fort)
Asenath by Anna Patricio (Cedar Fort)

These four books I actually won.

December Moon by Suzy Turner
Awakened by Ednah Walters
Betrayed by Ednah Walters
The Accidental Activist by Alon Shalev
An Unexpected Bride by Shadonna Richards
According to Plan by Madison J. Edwards
Eye Contact by Rebecca Royce
Marking Time by Sandra Sookoo
The Shoppe of Spells by Shanon Grey

Most of these books are for the October and November blog tours.

Facts and numbers:

The most popular post this week has been Back to the Books Giveaway (no surprise here!) with 129 pageviews, the second popular post is Blog Tour - Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens, Interview with author with 74 pageviews and on the third place you can find Blog tour - Burden of Blood by Wenona Hulsey with 51 pageviews.  

GFC follower increased from 849 to 897 during two weeks. +48 followers in one week.

The biggest number of visitors this week are from US - 737 hits, the second place goes to Canada with 107 hits and third place to Ukraine with 101 hits and fourth place to Estonia with 66 page hits.

Last week there were visitors from 51 countries.

Page views all time history shows 18.421 16.909 visitors. +1512 visitors!!!

That's it for this week!


  1. Hello Inga,

    I do hope you have a wonderful trip! Please don't forget the pictures :). Be safe and have fun.


  2. Have a blast in Egypt my friend!!! Take care!!!