Blogging has become disgustingly analytical these days. If I wanted, I could spend all day gazing at my proverbial naval, looking at statistics, and finding out along the way exactly who you are and what you like and creating content you’ll love.
Luckily for you (unluckily for my pocketbook), I’m too cynical for all of that.
But I do check my Amazon reports every month to find out who’s clicking on the links I share, and what you’re buying.
That’s because I get a teeny-tiny kickback from Amazon every time you click through. What do I do with the money? Sometimes, I buy ebooks, which have become incredibly important since we moved thousands of kilometres away from our favourite library. And sometimes, if I have enough piled up to buy an actual book, then I buy copies to send reviewers, though sometimes that ends badly. It isn’t big money, hardly even real money, but it is something, and sometimes, it comes in handy.
You should know right off the bat: I can’t tell who buys what.I can’t even tell who has bought anything, or where buyers have clicked my links from. So your secrets are completely safe with me (and from me). So when I say “you”… I really have no idea.
But I do like to think the people who click through are a little like me, with some of the same interests. I’ve actually found some “new favourite” books by looking at what you’re buying on Amazon after heading there from one of my links. And I figured it would be fun and educational, or at least, navel-gazing, to let you know what “you” “bought” “from” “me” in 2014.
I’m going to stick to books and ebooks. I’m sure most of you couldn’t care less about the bras and chewing gum and whatnot.
NOTE: I haven’t read all these books, don’t necessarily recommend them, and don’t vouch for their appropriateness for you or your children. Just saying these are book that my readers have gone on to buy from my site.
Judaica & Educational Jewish Books
Homeschooling Books & Related Kids’ Nonfiction
(ie stuff that you could use as part of your curriculum)
Kids’ Books – Jewish
(For all ages, and again, this is NOT an endorsement. Just what people have bought.)
Kids’ Books – General
(Some are classics, some I’d never heard of and now want to read – with my kids, of course!)
Parenting & Family Life
(Jewish or otherwise)
Adults’ Books – General
(Some of these are pretty weird and random, but I’m including them in case you’re interested in seeing who reads my stuff and clicks my links…)
Whew! That is a loooong list. You’re lucky I edited out the many multiple entries, so that there’s just one of each. If you found a new favourite, you’re welcome. If you couldn’t care less and just skipped down here to see how I’d sign off… well, you will NOT be disappointed, because here comes the end of the post.