Thursday, July 12, 2012

Behind the Screen (21)

Happy Thursday!

Time to take a look what is going on behind the screen.


First of all, I have updated Contact us and About us pages and added Liis' details there too. She has now a new email: and I also changed my email into . I also added Liis' introduction there. She also has access now to start contributing herself, she can post her reviews herself!

While blogging:

There are many things going on here, on this side of the screen. I got an invitation from HarlequinTeen through Media Masters Publicity today to write an early review of Katie McGarry's Pushing the Limits. I have the ARC which I got from BEA2012, so I just have to read the book. There will also be giveaway of Pushing the Limits sponsored by Media Masters Publicity and HarlequinTeen. Looking very much forward to that!

I have received 6 guest posts from different authors, so I need to format them and start posting them one by one.

It's busy time due to the fact, that I am using quite a lot of time to reply to review requests. I calculated that I am receiving approximately 15 per day. I start sharing these requests with Liis, too, so she can see if she would like to take up on some of these requests. I introduced her to Blogger and that was fun! She is quick learner!

I also added few blog tour posts for August and October.

One of the challenges for me has been sending out books for different giveaway winners. I still need to announce winners for 4 giveaways, I am hoping to do that during this weekend. I had so many giveaways in June, so it is little overwhelming for me this week.

While reading and reviewing:

I took a very small break in reading, because my list of books which I have already finished is above 20. That means, that I need to use my free time to write reviews before taking any new books to read. I am not sure how long time it will take, but I would love to post all of them before July ends.

When I am saying that I am not reading, it does not mean that I don't read at all, I just use more time for other things on the blog. Reviews! Besides that, I am actually doing something new - I decided to give a new chance to audio books. I am trying to find out if this is something for me. The first couple of hours were actually OK, I did not fall asleep! That is a very good sign. it's also good for resting the eyes. So I am a member of now and listening to my very first audio book after 6 years.

Facts and numbers:

The most popular post this week has been Summer Reads Giveaway Hop with 400 page views, the second popular post this week is again surprisingly Paris - the city for undercover agents with 89 views. The third popular post is Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop with 74 page views. On the fourth place you will find Permanence by Vincent Zandri with 61 page hits.

GFC followers is at the moment 2601 and it has increased with +79 since the last post two weeks ago, Linky links follower number is 451 with +11 followers, Networked Blogs has 256 followers with increase of +10, Twitter has 2606 followers and has increased with +65. Me and Reading FB page has 2303 likes and this number has increased +41. I will add the increased numbers again next week.

The biggest number of visitors this week are from US - 987 hits, the second place goes to Russia with 157 hits and third place to China with 120 hits and the fourth to UK with 102 hits.

Last week there were visitors from 36 countries.

Page views all time history shows 138.520 which means that there is daily average of last week of 388 visits per day.

Happy reading!


  1. Wow... that's... amazing! O_o

    You gained more followers this week than I have, I think, haha. Well, only more reason to keep on blogging.

  2. Wow! I cannot imagine writing 20 reviews. Hope you are able to catch up!

    Lots of news, thanks!


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