Today marks the first anniversary of the Radish! I honestly wasn’t sure I had enough to say about books and other issues to keep going for an entire year, but apparently I do!
Anyhow, to mark the occasion, I thought I’d list all my favorite posts from the last year.
- Donna’s review of Iain M. Bank’s final novel, The Hydrogen Sonata.
- In which I declare that Reviews are for Readers.
- W.B. Yeats, Nice Guy–or should that be creeper?
- Donna’s discussion of literature between the two world wars.
- Where I lose my shit over Heinlein’s final novel, To Sail Beyond the Sunset. I may also have recently committed truly terrible fan fiction about his bed.
- A Defense of Moby-Dick, wherein Donna professes her eternal love for the white whale.
- Happy flailing about Sunny Moraine and Lisa Soem’s Line and Orbit. So much so that I wrote a second post about it.
- Donna’s review of Connie Willis’s Fire Watch
- Jessica’s round up of all the different opinions about Anna Cowan’s Untamed.
- Colorlessblue’s post about the effect that unthinking racism and the fetishization of WOC sexuality had on her as she read Julie Ann Long’s Like No Other Lover.
- Wherein I go on and on and on about Courtney Milan’s The Heiress Effect.
And then, of course, there were all the posts I made that were, in one way or another yelling at people for all sorts of nonsense around sexism, racism, and people behaving badly in public. So I made a category just for them–behold, the Ranty Radish!
And since I was curious and stuck at work installing a ginormous piece of software, I decided to count how many total links there have been in linkspam.
That number would be 1,401. The least was 8 and the most–not counting weeks where there were two linkspam posts–was last week at 54. If we count the two double-linkspam weeks, then the number is 88. The average number of links per linkspam is 26.
Total number of posts is 226 and we’re holding steady at around 1,231 comments. Akismet has prevented 32,178 spam comments from going through.
But more important than all of those numbers are the wonderful people I’ve met over the last year. I really enjoy belonging to part of a wider community of readers and writers and fans and I’m beyond grateful that you’ve all been so welcoming. Thank you.
And now, it’s time for cake!