Fedora’s half a million visits

This site just passed another milestone this week with its 500,000th visit! How to celebrate? Well, here are three very different but equally great (and coincidentally, campus-based) books I read this year but didn’t blog about and so am linking to others that did:

The Book of Daniel (1971) by EL Doctorow, an astonishing fictional look at what it might have been like to be the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and writing in late 1960s America.

Stoner (1965) by John Williams, a long-buried classic that is finally getting its due critical recognition and is a truly heartbreaking tragedy (especially if you’re a fan of Henry James and Ford Madox Ford).

Conjure Wife (1943) by Fritz Leiber – a tale of modern-day witchcraft (well, circa 1940) filmed several times and still a classic of its kind and which I regularly re-read.

Most of all though, thanks for sticking around folks. Despite what this numerically themed posting might suggest, I am very glad to be able to say that those of you who have been visiting here again and again are far too many to enumerate here. I remain very grateful for the hundreds of fine conversazioni we have shared so far, and look forward to many more.

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48 Responses to Fedora’s half a million visits

  1. Congratulations and well done, Sergio!! Well deserved, too! I know that I learn with every visit.

  2. tracybham says:

    Congratulations, Sergio. I look forward to future posts and future conversations, also.

  3. Bev Hankins says:

    Woo hoo! Congrats on the milestone, Sergio!

  4. Keep up the excellent work, Sergio!

  5. le0pard13 says:

    Cool! Congrats and well deserved, Sergio 🙂

  6. neer says:

    Congratulations Sergio.

  7. scott says:

    Congrats. Looking forward to 1 million. 🙂

  8. Many congratulations, Sergio! I’m not in the least bit surprised. Here’s to the next milestone!

  9. Donna says:

    Congratulations. Enjoy your posts very much.

  10. Jose Ignacio says:

    Congratulations Sergio, well done.

  11. Colin says:

    A very significant milestone, Sergio, and my heartiest congratulations on achieving it. It’s always such a pleasure to come here, read and then chat about old favorites, or undiscovered material. Anyway, here’s to the next half million.

  12. Congratulation – I take my hat off to you 😉 Thanks for all the brilliant posts!

  13. kaggsysbookishramblings says:

    Congrats! I have The Book of Daniel on Mount TBR – thanks for the link!

  14. MarinaSofia says:

    How amazing (but somehow not surprising, knowing what content you post) – congratulations! And here’s to many more. Plus, I like the sound of all 3 recommendations.

  15. John says:

    “Oh frabjous day, Calloo! Callay!” Simply fabulous! Che figata! Etc., etc.!

    And CONJURE WIFE is fabulous too. If you like Leiber’s book enough to re-read it you ought to read Christopher Fowler’s modern update of that story: THE INVISIBLE CODE. He doesn’t outright acknowledge the influence but it’s tell-tale to anyone acquainted with the book or its movie adaptation.

  16. Well done Sergio – always a pleasure doing business with you and your blog!

  17. Richard says:

    I always seem to be late coming to these posts, but as the saying goes… So congratulation. Number of visits and number of posts are the two stats I think are important with a blog, and yours is pretty high traffic. That’s a tribute to a steady stream of interesting posts. Well done.

  18. Sergio, you are a perceptive and clever reviewer! You have a loyal and dedicated audience. We appreciate all the hard work you put into writing your excellent posts. Keep up the Good Work!

  19. Todd Mason says:

    Welcome to the half-mil club, Sergio…it does seem odd, somehow, doesn’t it? (Now for us to publish half-mil selling books.) Congratulations! (I’m currently reading 5, 666, xxx…hmm…

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