2011 Reading List Update

Currently reading:
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (re-read)
Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

Read:
American Tabloid by James Ellroy (I think this was the most hard-boiled book I’ve ever read.)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Ha├žienda: How Not To Run A Club by Peter Hook
Libra by Don DeLillo (I liked this Kennedy assassination novel much better than American Tabloid.)
Walking Man by Tim W. Brown (I finished it, but I could hardly give a crap about any of these characters. If it was any longer I probably wouldn’t have bothered.)
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martell

2011 Reading List Update

wondering. . .

I look at the stats for my meager little blog once a day, and lately I’ve been noticing odd websites that are supposedly “referrers.” Kind of a spammy “financial advice” website, and a lame “hollywood gossip” website, among others. I look at their pages, and can find no reference to my blog, and there’s no reason for them to have a reference to me. So I wonder how that works exactly.

Most days I get two or three “legitimate” hits (i.e., they came from my Twitter link, or someone I know who subscribes, or Google searches that actually make sense) But then the other day I had 39 hits, and they all came from one of these websites.

Is there anything problematic about this, or is it just par for the course? Does everyone get links from random garbagey websites?

wondering. . .

2011 Reading List Update

Currently reading:
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martell

Read:
American Tabloid by James Ellroy (I think this was the most hard-boiled book I’ve ever read.)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Ha├žienda: How Not To Run A Club by Peter Hook
Libra by Don DeLillo (I liked this Kennedy assassination novel much better than American Tabloid.)
Walking Man by Tim W. Brown (I finished it, but I could hardly give a crap about any of these characters. If it was any longer I probably wouldn’t have bothered.)

2011 Reading List Update