I’ve added eight new book reviews to Darryl’s Library:
- Survival Op: The Fear in the Wilderness by Scott Allen
- The Dawkins Delusion? by Alister McGrath
- Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
- L.A. Stalker by David Kilpatrick
- An Exorcist Tells His Story by Gabriele Amorth
- Ultraviolet by Lesley Howarth
- Antarktos Rising by Jeremy Robinson
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
David Kilpatrick has kindly allowed his novel L.A. Stalker to be made available for free download on my Book Downloads page.
The strangest thing happened when I uploaded my review of An Exorcist Tells His Story. My post was quickly spotted by a popular Roman Catholic website called Spirit Daily. The site posted a link to my review with the words “Protestant lauds exorcism book.” As a result, people flocked to the review and started writing comments. I had over 3,000 views in a single day, and ended up with over 180 comments posted. For a brief time, the post actually attained the number 1 spot on WordPress’s Top 100 Posts page, against 1.6 million registered blogs. Before now, I doubt I’ve even registered in the top 1,000.
It’s weird how you can spend several years honing a personal website and promoting it, making only tiny steps in popularity. Then, on a whim, a year ago you decide to set up a separate blog just to shine a little light on some book reviews you’ve written. You do practically nothing to promote it, and yet, by a sheer fluke, you’re number one on WordPress. Surreal.