2015 Annual Report: HJ’s Year in Blogging & #Giveaway!

Posted December 31st, 2015 by in Blog, Box-O-Books!, Features, Giveaway, Musings / 44 comments

Thank You for a Great 2015, Here’s to an AWESOME 2016!
 
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Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 430,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 18 days for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was January 1st with 2,243 views.
 

Posting Patterns

In 2015, there were 2,194 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 6,475 posts.
 

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2015 were:

  • Facebook.com
  • Twitter.com
  • Bloglovin.com
  • Goodreads.com
  • iheartpresents.com

 

Where did they come from?

A total of 194 countries visited Harlequin Junkie.
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & Australia were not far behind.
 

Who were they?

These were your 5 most active commenters:

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Marcy, Tammy Y, Leanna H, Marcha and BN. Thanks for being an engaged reader at HJ! We <3 You!

 
You’ve each won 2 Audio Books: Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine + Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine.
 
Giveaway

Up for grabs today: Audio Books

Audio Book Bundle #1: Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux + The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
 
Audio Book Bundle #2: Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux + Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
 
Audio Book Bundle #3: Heart wishes by Jude Deveraux + Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
 
Audio Book Bundle #4: Lothaire by Kresley Cole + Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine
 
Audio Book Bundle #5: Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine + Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine. – 3 Winners 
 
Audio Book Bundle #6: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski + Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski – 2 Winners 
 
Audio Book Bundle #7: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen + The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen.
 
*Audio books can only be shipped to a US mailing address. International winners will receive $10 Amazon GC in lieu of Audio books.
 

To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and Post a comment: Now for something fun… How about a game of 2 Truths and a Lie:

Can you pick out the lies from the list below? 😉

 
*Note: Opt-Outs do not qualify. You’ve got to at-least give it a try.
 
A few of us Junkies have shared 2 Truths and a Lie, let’s see if you can pick out the lies.

Michele

  • My hubby and I started dating after attending a class together in high school.
  • I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
  • My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner

 
Valerie

  • My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
  • My hubby and I have more dates to sports games than anywhere else.
  • I’ve lived overseas and in over 5 states.

 
Bec

  • I watch a number of crime dramas, and my favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles.
  • My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
  • Having a book published is number one on my bucket list.

 
Jen

  • I once eat an entire 84 piece bag of Reese Cups in 2 minutes.
  • I am a train engineer.
  • I love Country Music.

 

Sara

  • I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.
  • I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.
  • I was a passenger on a Delta flight that blew an engine during takeoff and caught fire mid air.

 
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44 Responses to “2015 Annual Report: HJ’s Year in Blogging & #Giveaway!”

    • dholcomb1

      I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels–Michele

      My hubby and I have more dates to sports games than anywhere else–Valerie

      My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop–Bec

      I am a train engineer.–Jen

      I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.–Sara

  1. Sandy X

    So difficult to tell if which is the lies, they all sound true.

    For Michele: I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels

    Valerie: My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.

    Bec: I watch a number of crime dramas, and my favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles.

    Sara: I was a passenger on a Delta flight that blew an engine during takeoff and caught fire mid air.

  2. Susan T.

    Hmmm, lies.

    Michelle : My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner
    Valeria : My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec : My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Sara : I was a passenger on a Delta flight that blew an engine during takeoff and caught fire mid air.

    Happy New Year!

  3. christytea

    Michele: My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner.
    Valerie: My hubby and I have more dates to sports games than anywhere else.
    Bec: My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Sara: I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  4. Gabrielle

    Michele-I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels

    Valerie- My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.

    Bec- My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.

    Jen- I am a train engineer.

    Sara- I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  5. belindaegreen

    Michelle – I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie – My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree
    Bec – I watch a number of crime dramas, and my favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles
    Jen – I am a train engineer
    Sara – I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages

    Wow, a little tricky ladies! Hopefully I made the right choices. Thanks for the opportunity!

    It’s been fun playing with y’all

    Belinda G

  6. Texas Book Lover

    My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner. Granted one never seen this so no idea..

    My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.

    My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.

    I am a train engineer.

    I was a passenger on a Delta flight that blew an engine during takeoff and caught fire mid air.

  7. Mary C.

    Lies – Michelle – I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie – My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec – I watch a number of crime dramas, and my favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles.
    Jen – I am a train engineer.
    Sara – I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  8. Debra Guyette

    Michelle – I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie – My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec – My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen – I love Country Music.
    Sara – I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  9. Gail S

    Here’s my guess on the lies:
    Michelle: I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie: My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec: My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen: I once eat an entire 84 piece bag of Reese Cups in 2 minutes.
    Sara: I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

    This was fun: Happy New Year!

  10. Amy Rickman

    Michele-I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie-My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec – My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen – I am a train engineer.
    Sara – I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico

  11. BookLady

    I think the lies are:
    Michele – I’m not a big fan of reading fantasy books.
    Valerie – My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers leaning on a tree.
    Bec – My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen – I am a train engineer.
    Sara – I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  12. Ann Waters

    Michele

    My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner

    Valerie

    My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.

    Bec

    My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.

    Jen

    I once eat an entire 84 piece bag of Reese Cups in 2 minutes.

    Sara

    I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

    I hope I got at least one right

  13. bn100

    Michele- I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie- My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec- Having a book published is number one on my bucket list.
    Jen- I love Country Music.
    Sara- I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  14. Inga

    I think Michelle’s two truths are:
    My hubby and I started dating after attending a class together in high school.
    My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner
    The lie is:
    I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels

  15. laurieg72l

    The ones I think are lies:

    Michele #3 -Stephen King movie
    Valerie #3 – lived overseas and 5 states
    Bec #2 – favorite amusement rideride
    Jen #1- ate candy bag in 2 minutes
    Sara #1- duel citizen , speaks 5 languages

  16. jodi marinich

    I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Having a book published is number one on my bucket list.
    I am a train engineer.
    I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.

  17. kermitsgirl

    Michele – #1 My hubby and I started dating after attending a class together in high school.
    Valerie – #1 My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec – #1 I watch a number of crime dramas, and my favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles.
    Jen – #2 I am a train engineer.
    Sara – #2 I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  18. Donna B

    Michele
    I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels

    Valerie
    I’ve lived overseas and in over 5 states.

    Bec
    My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.

    Jen
    I am a train engineer.

    Sara
    I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.

  19. Janie McGaugh

    My guesses are:

    Michele – My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner

    Valerie – My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.

    Bec – Having a book published is number one on my bucket list.

    Jen – I am a train engineer.

    Sara – I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.

  20. Patricia B.

    I will be curious to see the answers. When will we find out?

    Michele – My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner
    Valerie – My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec – My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen – I am a train engineer.
    Sara – I met my husband on spring break in Puerto Rico.

  21. Kara

    Here goes, I think these might be the lies.
    Michele
    I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie
    I’ve lived overseas and in over 5 states.
    Bec
    My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen
    I am a train engineer.
    Sara
    I was a passenger on a Delta flight that blew an engine during takeoff and caught fire mid air.

  22. Elizabeth T.

    So hard to decide, but I think these are the lies:

    My hubby and I started dating after attending a class together in high school.
    My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    I watch a number of crime dramas, and my favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles.
    I love Country Music.
    I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.

    Did I guess correctly? 🙂

  23. Meredith Miller

    Lies (maybe?)

    Michele — #3
    Valerie — #1
    Bec –#2
    Jen –#1 (but what fun that would be!)

  24. AmandaS

    Here are my guesses 🙂
    Michele: I’m not a big fan of reading Fantasy novels
    Valerie: My favorite spot to read is in a field of flowers, leaning on a tree.
    Bec: My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.
    Jen: I once eat an entire 84 piece bag of Reese Cups in 2 minutes.
    Sara: I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.

  25. HaddieHarper

    Michele:
    My work name tag was used in a scene (that was later cut) for Stephen King’s movie Thinner

    Valerie:
    I’ve lived overseas and in over 5 states.

    Bec:
    My favorite amusement park ride is Dreamworld’s Giant Drop.

    Jen:
    I am a train engineer.

    Sara:
    I’m a dual citizen, have lived in 3 countries and can speak 5 languages.

  26. Valerie

    Hi Everyone, my lie was number 1. I’m allergic to oh wait everything! lol… I honestly think my current favorite place to read is actually curled up on my couch within my husbands arms…. 🙂 thanks for trying everyone!

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