April 6, 2009

Why Are You Here?

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No, I'm not being philosophical. I thought it would be fun to look at my keyword search again and see why people came to book-a-rama. And possibly answer some burning questions.

In Which I Play Detective:

where can i find a book review of breakfast at tiffany's from 1958?
Hmm, so is the question about finding book reviews from 1958 or about the book written in 1958? If you are just looking for reviews of Breakfast at Tiffany's, well, I did review it. For reviews from 1958, that's trickier. I would search online for archived newspapers first. You might have to pay for the privilege. If you have no luck, go to the library and search the newspaper archives there. Good luck.

winnipeg dakota library books do they have the book twilight?
Okay, I don't know how you got here from that but if you are looking for a specific book at a specific library, find the library's website (most have them). If you are lucky, they'll have a searchable database. If not, try Ye Olde Telephone and call and ask.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm:

what's the gist of shopaholic ties the knot?
The shopaholic...wait for it... gets married.

wuthering heights what is the book about ending
Wrong place you are. Endings I not give away. (I do searches like this all the time. I wonder what others think of my word combos.)

how to kill a mockingbird summary
To Kill a Mockingbird is not an instructional book on killing birds.

did in anyone in the house of mirth have an education?
I would hope so. One of the main characters is a lawyer.

when was fahrenheit 451 predicted to come true?
Ray Bradbury is not Nostradamus.

and then there were none by kristina agatha
It's Agatha Christie.

IMO:

a book to read if i liked ethan fromme
If you liked Ethan Frome, you might like other Edith Wharton novels. I'd start with House of Mirth.

scarlet letter is a terrible book
It's funny how many people get to my blog with that opinion. I thought it was pretty good. Go figure.

which is better? house of mirth or age of innocence?
House of Mirth


Things That Made Me Laugh:

Oprah said it's the best thing since sliced bread
lauchlin of the bad buy
wittiest austenite

Burning Questions:

when will the sequel to skeleton creek come out
October 2009

How did henry die? time traveler's wife
No matter how often you ask, I'm not going to tell you.

how to get a copy of the novel of breakfast at tiffany's
I used the library.

Well, no matter how you got here, I'm glad you came.

20 comments :

  1. I love posts like this. It cracks me up the things people google. Maybe I should expand my googling to include anything that pops in my head.

    I hope you had a good weekend!

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  2. If I had a dollar for every time some frantic high school student has asked me for a copy of How to Kill a Mockingbird, I'd be a very rich woman. Seriously. They even come in with it written on their papers that way.

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  3. I'm so impressed that I read a blog that Oprah said was the best thing since sliced bread!

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  4. Your post actually inspired me to do mine today, I just hadn't had a chance to come over and comment yet =). I really like how you organized your post, as opposed to mine where they're just in alphabetical order. Love the Shopaholic question!

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  5. LOL!! Love the Oprah comment. I have such boring keywords!

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  6. I remember when I used to have interesting search terms. You know, back when I actually used to update my blogs semi-regularly. Oprah is so good for google juice. :)

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  7. Nik- I think that's how a lot of people find me.

    Rebecca- That is too funny!

    Jen- Today Keyword posts are viral ;)

    Onion- hehe! Yeah, that's what she thinks.

    Beth- Some months are better than others.

    Sassy- That's why I blog, just for the keywords ;)

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  8. Ok, this might be a stupid question, but: how do you do a keyword search for your blog? I mean, how do you find out through which keywords people get to your blog?

    Obviously, kind of a new blogger here.:)

    I'm asking because this post is hilarious!

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  9. Fantaghiro- I use Google Analytics, where I get all the stats for my blog. Sitemeter will also work for it.

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  10. That Kristina Agatha one really cracked me up!

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  11. i liked the mocking bird one--how to kill a mocking bird. i guess that person never read it, because everyone knows it's 'a sin to kill a mocking bird...'

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  12. I used to get a lot of people searching for "Will Ferrel's patriotic thong." Now, I assume you will, too.

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  13. These cracked me up :p Everyone gets such funny reasons that people wind up at their site, but mine seem to all be so normal...oh well :p

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  14. Your keywords are lovely in their normalness. I get "flipper boy freak pictures". And... uh... queries about Neil Gaiman's wife. My favorites, though, are absolutely the ones who were looking for you to do their homework for them. And "How to Kill a Mockingbird" is amusing.

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  15. Amy- My mother in law inverts names like that. Luckily I usually know who she's talking about,

    Booklineandsinker- I think if it was written today, Harper Lee would have a disclaimer on the cover, "No mockingbirds were harmed in the making of this book."

    John- Thanks, I appreciate that ;)

    Chris- I had an abundance this month.

    Shannon- I'm scared to think what they want to know about Neil's wife. I also get lots of 'book report for...' I wonder if I got anyone an A ;)

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  16. The Fahrenheit 451 comment really made me laugh!

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  17. I love posts like this! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thanks for the giggles. People google such the curious things--and I often wonder how people end up on our sites with the searchwords they are using.

    Makes you wonder what someone is looking for when they type something like "scarlet letter is a terrible book" Too funny!!

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  19. 'Ray Bradbury is not Nostradamus.' - LOL! I wonder about the script writers for 'MI-5' (Spooks) though.

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  20. Congratulations on becoming the go-to site for middle schoolers who are writing term papers and cramming for tests. Our youth are in good hands! What did kids do before the Internet? (Oh, now I remember, Cliff's Notes. Not me, mind you.)

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