Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Poll Results Are In!
A big Thank You to the 89 people who responded to my last poll question, which came to mind while I was in the depths of spring fever. I wanted to know "During which season do you tend to read more?"
For once, the breakdown was pretty much as I'd expected:
61 people (68%) said that their reading was consistent throughout the year. That's how I voted. Neither rain nor snow nor heatwave will keep me from my appointed tome, and I have yet to experience a reading slump. (I've never said it sucked to be me, have I?)
Way down in second place, 14 people (15%) said that they tended to read more in the winter. If I were still living someplace that really does have a winter, this would've gotten my vote. I remember being stuck inside as a child all too often during the winter in central Illinois. It's the main reason why I turned in my snow shovel and moved to Phoenix.
Following closely in third place, 12 people (13%) said that they read more in summer. This reminds me of teachers and students who have their summers free.
2 people (2%) said that they tended to read more in spring, and absolutely no one 'fessed up to reading more in autumn. When I lived someplace that experienced real winter, I thought of these seasons as Recuperation and Preparation.
As I typed that, my brain evidently had a bit of gas. Reading, seasons, the natural world. Half a century ago, I think the majority of us would have chosen answers that reflected more seasonal reading. As the decades have passed and we've moved away from rural settings toward cities and gadgets like television, air conditioning and the Internet, the seasons of the natural world have lost their grip. A part of me mourns this loss. The part of me typing on my computer keyboard communicating with people around the world... doesn't.
Were the responses to this poll what you expected? Did anything surprise you? Do tell!
(And don't forget to vote in the new poll!)
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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