1,000th Post!

I have some exciting blog news: unbelievably this is my 1,000th post! I thought, in honour of the occasion, I'd share some stats on this blog so far:

There are exactly 750 titles reviewed. The top formats are:

  • Novels (225 posts)
  • Plays (162 posts)
  • Poems or books of poetry (121 posts)
  • Essays (66 posts)
  • Short Stories (53 posts)
  • Novellas (25 posts)

There are 267 authors reviewed on this blog from 43 different countries. The top countries are:

  • England (381 posts)
  • France (95 posts)
  • Greece (78 posts)
  • Italy (67 posts)
  • Ireland (29 posts)
  • Russia (28 posts)

My most blogged authors are:

  • Virginia Woolf (55 posts)
  • Emile Zola (55 posts)
  • William Shakespeare (51 posts)
  • Charles Dickens (38 posts)
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (32 posts)
  • Thomas Hardy (25 posts)

The oldest book reviewed on here is The Epic of Gilgamesh (21st Century B.C.) and the most recent is Authors in Context: Geoffrey Chaucer by Peter Brown (2011). As for what's in between, my most blogged centuries are: 

  • 19th Century (280 posts)
  • 16th Century (69 posts)
  • 17th Century (60 posts)
  • 5th Century B.C. (47 posts)
  • 14th Century (44 posts)
  • 18th Century (42 posts)

Finally, my most popular reviews according to page views:
Getting up on Cold Mornings by James Henry Leigh Hunt.
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Hard Times by Charles Dickens.
Piers the Ploughman by William Langland.
And this has taken four and a half years! So, a big thank you to everyone who reads and comments - I'm very grateful 💖And here's to the next 1,000 posts!


  1. grrreat!!! i can hardly imagine that many on my blog; but i suppose.... anyway, molto congratulations!

    1. Thank you, and who knows, you might - I never thought I would on here! In fact I only really noticed when I was in the 990s :)

  2. Congratulations - I love reading your posts!

  3. Zowie!! Congratulations. Your reading record is just so dang impressive; it's a great example to me. :)

    1. Thanks Jean, and your reading record is impressive too - I get lots of ideas from you, plus I wouldn't have read from those 43 countries were it not for your challenge :)

  4. Congrats, O!! Your blog continues to inspire me, and I look forward to the reviews to come!

  5. Congrats on reaching such an outstanding milestone! You list of most reviewed authors reminds me why I love popping by your blog so often.


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