I saw this meme on Lost in Books . Rebecca posted some of the search queries (grass soup? free post-it notes?) on her blog. The post had me cracking up, so I checked out the meme on some other fabulous book blogs: J.Kaye's Book Blog, True Crime Book Reviews, 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews , and they were all so interesting that I decided to examine my own search hits.
The bulk of the normal queries look like this:
to kill a mockingbird banned
huckleberry finn banned
i know why the caged bird sings banned
in the night kitchen banned
harry potter banned why
twilight feminist banned
book banning of harry potter and the sorceror's stone
all quiet on the western front banned by nazis
The most frequently searched books are I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- incidentally, these two are also ranked on many lists as the most frequently banned books in America. Harry Potter, All Quiet on the Western Front, Twilight and Romeo and Juliet bring many visitors, too.
Ever since I did a post on Vladimir Nabokov's modern classic Lolita, I've been getting hits like this:
preteen lolitas in the buff
preteen dark lolitas
Disturbing...who knew child porn enthusiasts liked to read?
The first person stayed for two minutes, which gives me hope that he- or she- read my rant about how Lolita is a novel sympathetic to the victim and how it's all about oppression.
A post about "book porn"- just pictures of nice libraries or stacks of books- brought me hits like this:
danger hot porn
hot papes porn
Then, there's the book report cheats. Is it bad that they irritate me more than the porn hits?
book report on the autobiography of benjamin franklin using quotes from the book
the pages 1-20 of black like me is about-(seriously? you couldn't read 20 pages?)
These have picked up now that some schools are back in.
Then, there are the ones that I consider normal, but now realize just how odd they are:
eggs and hash
dr seuss green eggs and ham drugs
What do your hits look like?
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