Search Terms

Here is ANOTHER fun idea I am stealing from Natasha over at Maw Books. For a couple of months now she’s been listing the search terms people used to find her blog. Fyrefly did this recently as well. I’ve been saying I want to do it for awhile, then a search term leading to me this last week made me decide I definitely needed to do this as soon as possible. See if you can guess what it was…

devourer of books – This is the #1 most-searched thing for people to find my blog. I guess that means people are actually looking for me.

librarything top 106 unread – Not only did I do that meme here, but TheLiterateHousewife and I are planning to create a challenge based off of this meme this fall. Check back!

andrew davidson gargoyle – An amazing book that I couldn’t put down. See my review here.

“doug dorst” necropolis – Another great first novel that I just reviewed. The full title is “Alive in Necropolis”

“beatrice colin” glimmer palace – I have this book, a review is coming sometime this summer before it is released.

npr summer reading – I posted about this, listing the choices that most interested me as well linking to the actual list.

“pagan kennedy” “dangerous joy” – Another one that I have and that will be reviewed soonish.

jennifer cardwell book blog – Yup, you’re at the right place!

three cups of tea movie – Not according to IMDB, but that would be pretty cool. The book was my very first review here!

the last queen by cw gortner – Good choice, that was my #1 pick in April!

jurassic park book and movies difference – No idea. I hope that you found something else interesting here, because I have definitely not posted about that.  My sister wants me to add that I DID post about Jurassic Park, both the movie and the book, in a Booking Through Thursday post.  I didn’t talk about the difference between them, though, just that I preferred the movie because I saw it before I read the book.

the illegitimate children of henry viii – Really, does NOBODY use capitals when searching? Henry had a few illegitimate children, if you believe that he really fathered Mary Boleyn’s two kids. Here’s some research that suggests he did.

Books – Yes, I DO like books! I can’t believe you noticed!

“dangerous joy of dr sex” – This book gets a fair amount of searches. I may have to move it up my TBR pile, because it seems like lots of people are interested.

people devourer – Twice this was searched and people ended up here. I’m slightly afraid.

devourer of book – Don’t forget the ‘s’! Honestly, I think maybe some people need to be using their bookmarks on their browser or google reader a little more.

mary boleyn tudor period – What other period would she have lived in? She was younger than Henry, so she wouldn’t have been born before his father took the throne, and she certainly didn’t outlive her sister’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.

devourer – Again. Bookmark/google reader.

book blogs – This is one, and there are other good ones in my blogroll (which needs badly to be updated) and on my May Thank Yous list.

how many kings and queens have there been – In the whole WORLD? I’ve got no clue. Lots and lots, I would imagine. I need a country to be able to answer that question. It looks like 46 in France before they started losing their heads, and 40 in England starting with William the Conqueror and not counting Oliver Cromwell et. al. I did read a good book about the Kings and Queens of England which, I suspect, is how you ended up here.

mary boylyn – You aren’t going to get too far misspelling her name like that…

sara boleyn sister of anne Boleyn – Yah, no such person. You are thinking of MARY.

mary carey nee rochford – No, she wasn’t born Rochford. She was born Boleyn. Rochford is a town in England and it was the site of one of the Boleyn family’s estates. Mary and Anne’s brother George was Viscount Rochford.

mary boleyn movies – Philippa Gregory’s “The Other Boleyn Girl” was made into a movie. I reviewed it here.

movie historical inaccuracies BoleynTons of them!

read the book two brothers – If you mean “Two Brothers: One North, One South,” I honestly wouldn’t if I were you.

what the bible says about devourer – I have no words and no idea. I found these two passages. Pretty much not at all related to anything on this site. Hope you eventually found what you were looking for!

8 comments to Search Terms

  • Awesome! You have a lot of Boleyn searches on yours. I know you mentioned “what the bible says about devourer” to me earlier. Is that the one?

  • That’s the one! I looked at that and thought, “What the…?”

    I DO get a bunch of hits for “Mary Boleyn”. I thought it would calm down after the movie, but it only has a little. The three most popular are “Devourer of Books,” something about Mary Boleyn, and “Holding Her Head High” which is a not-so-great book I reviewed months ago (although I guess that’s finally starting to slow down somewhat too).

  • Heather

    Ok, I’ve seen several people doing this kind of post and what I want to know is HOW DO YOU KNOW?! I’m sure it’s something simple, but I don’t know how to find out. Is it a WordPress thing? If so, I’m out of luck … help please! :)

  • I do it through WordPress, but a friend of mine uses statcounter.com, which I believe shows you search terms as well as just stats.

  • Dawn

    This is great! I’ve had my blog for less than 2 months, but it’s interesting to see that some search terms show up 3-4 times already. I’m going to check back at the end of the month and see if the pattern changes (right now it seems to be heaviest on titles/authors and the quote from which my blog name is derived)

  • The two searches that apparently bring people to my blog are for the book The Boy in Striped Pajamas and free erotic ebooks. I think I posted once about the ebooks, but that’s it!

  • That’s a great idea. I actually get the most hits on my blog from a picture of a tattoo that my brother did on his friend’s back. I posted it last summer after I visited him in San Fran.

  • Haha, the one about the bible is vastly amusing to me.