Book of the Moment – The Magicians by Lev Grossman

513xrxieq6l-_ss500_The Book of the Moment is The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

Man. Reading this book was like drinking coconut water after swimming in the ocean. If ur not from someplace you swim and have cocnuts available, I don’t know if you get that, but it means basically I was refreshed and hydrated. (and happy!)

The writers style is clear and and amazingly detailed (I love when an author really makes you identify with the characters), and the pace in the book is well crafted. It’s a great easy read, and if you basically want Harry Potter for grownups (yup, the title The Magicians isn’t a trick, it’s about actual f*cking magicians in real life), this is kinda as close as ur gonna come.

Great book, can’t wait to read the next 2 in the trilogy!

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 152 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 154 posts. There were 367 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 273mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 16th with 819 views. The most popular post that day was Animal of the day – 10/20/2010 – The Komondor.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, alphainventions.com, crowdflower.com, en.wordpress.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for meerkat, manticore, university of michigan, komondor, and white dove.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Animal of the day – 10/20/2010 – The Komondor October 2010
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Animal of the day – 10/28/2010 – The Meerkat October 2010

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Animal of the day – 11/15/2010 – The Manticore November 2010

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University of the Moment – University of Michigan September 2010
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Animal of the Day: 06/29/2010 – Cape Buffalo June 2010