Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #2 - And August Roundup

Book Blogger Hop
 Hi! Thanks for stopping over from the Friday Hop - Today also happens to be the day that I do my monthly round-up (which follows the Hop question), so do scroll away.

The book blogger hop is hosted by, and the idea is for the event to last over the weekend to give everyone a chance to visit the other bloggers.
Do you judge a book by its cover?

Ans: Yeah! I don't usually get to see covers, what with my Kindle and e-book reading habits. However, if I'm in my store or at the library, I will totally judge what I pick up based on the cover and the spine.Also, when I'm itching for a new not-yet-released book, I will go gaze at the cover at Amazon.
In the spirit of this question, my post below, from earlier today, is on the Cover of Blameless, the new just-released book by Gail Carriger.

Grand August Round-Up
Teaser Tuesday - Maker's Song got the most number of views
Followed by Friday Blogger Hop #1
and New Blogger Header - What do you think?

Highest read post (aside from those above) -
Walk inside Bookshelf - Designed for a Museum 
The biggest win to my mind has to be the New Name (Thanks to the winner!) and my new header design.
I could use some suggestions on how to measure views - I'm an analytical person, and I use Google Analytics to track my site here, and Blogger Stats. I also have a matching Posterous site, which has a lot higher reads per post than here ('cause it links to Twitter, Faebook) -
According to Posterous, My post on a new ebook reader entrant to India got 480 views!! The numbers below are purely from Google Analytics.

Upto 591 visits in Aug (up from 418 visits last month!)
 Whoo! 1355 pageviews. Blogger says I have 908! Posterous is even higher..which one is right? Any help on this?

Reviews/Interesting Posts:
Walker Papers #4 - Walking Dead by C.E. Murphy 
New eBook Reader 'Wink' to Enter India
Graphic meme comparing Tablets
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  1. Stopping by from book blogger hop. I use Google Analytics too but don't remember to bother checking it all that often. I like Bravenet better because I can click to it right from my blog easily. It doesn't give as much details, but I'm not too concerned about stats anyway.

  2. @k&G - I use Google analytics, and only check about once a month..My blogger Stat page I do look into more often, I admit :)

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it. I haven't read soulless yet but it's always been one I've been meaning to get and I've added to my wishlist on Goodreads. Watching the book cover get made was really interesting. Thanks for directing me down to that post. I was entranced!

    I'm a new follower. Have an awesome weekend!
    Down The Rabbit Hole

  4. (\___/)

    Hello, found you at The Hop.
    I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new.
    I'm #177, Just stopped by to wish you a great weekend and check out your blog.
    This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 2.

  5. Hi! Stopping by from the Hop again. Amazing how most everyone do judge a book by its cover. :-)

  6. It's great to hop by here again...thanks for hopping my way.

  7. Thanks for stopping by from the hop. I'm following.

    Congratulations on the traffic increase. I know how rewarding this can be (to see a jump in stats).

    You asked about my running - Running keeps me sane! :) I'm training for a 33 mile run in January... call me crazy, but it's something I just need/want to do (for years now).

  8. Thanks for stopping and I am hopping back as well. I really do like your Header. It is fabulous. I wish I can start reading e-books, but I really like the feel of books, just like I still keep a planner. I am not really a techy.

  9. Hey Deepali!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I just became a follower here. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

    Have a great weekend! :D

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  11. Hi there, just stopping by from the hop. Have a great Sunday!


  12. I'm now following you. I do judge a book by its cover but I also check reviews.
    ~Inspired Kathy
    I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

  13. First-time visitor.

    I do pick up a book because of its cover...not necessarily buy it, but it does make me pick it up and check it out.

    Hopping by.

    Stop by my blog if you like:

  14. Thank you! I'm following every one back :)

  15. Don't know how "organized" my way of hopping is but my granddaughter sure loves it. She will tell me the number of the day and therefore "helps" me blog :)

  16. I do my slides from a site called They are very simple to use. All you really have to do is click on your book cover (I get my pics from as Amazon's you always have to adjust) and then once in slide, you add your pics, the background cover, customize the way they show, you can even add music. They only thing I don't like is the game that shows at the bottom. You have to close it to see the comments which is where I put if the book is won, mooched or bought. But it's free and simple-I've even figured out how to change the size so it fits where ever I want it.


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