Sunday, November 01, 2009

Poll Results Are In!

I asked how y'all felt about reading holiday-themed books, and 100 people responded. Thank you so much! And I have to admit that this poll is the very first time that the answers were almost perfectly divided:

--21% of you said that you never thought much about reading holiday-themed books. Makes perfect sense to me. Holidays can go past faster than the speed of light, so it can be difficult-- not only to remember them in the first place-- but to actually line up the appropriately themed books!

--24% of you said that you do read holiday-themed books, but you read them whenever the mood strikes you. This was my response. Sometimes it's July and I feel the need for a little Christmas spirit. It's a lot easier to pull out a book with the right theme than it is to dig out the decorations!

--27% of you said that you loved reading seasonal books during the holidays. I wonder if this is because you have children who are expecting this as part of their celebrations? I'm organized in many ways, but I can never seem to get it together enough to get the right holiday books lined up at the proper times.

--28% of you said that no, you've never really cared to read holiday-themed books. Not a thing wrong with that point of view either. My TBR shelves are packed, and many times I'd rather choose books from there rather than try to find holiday-themed ones.

Once again, thanks so much for your responses. You always give me food for thought!


  1. I'd been watching those results all month. I, too, was surprised at how evenly split your readership is/was.

    I like the new art for November. It required (for me) some study but it's effective.

  2. I try not to peek at the voting... I like to enjoy the outcome!

  3. It is really interesting to see how this vote fell out. It makes sense, though. For me, anyway, the quality of a novel or story usually matters more than whether it's got a holiday theme, and I suspect I'm not alone in that.

  4. I've never been on for reading holiday books but this year I promised that I would read a Christmas Carol.

  5. I enjoyed seeing your new art and your new poll (fine that I can tick off a handful of answers; I would never have been able to tick off ONE only).

  6. I enjoy participating in your polls and your painting today is postively "wild". Makes me feel a little like Kathy out wandering on the moors.

  7. Margot JR-- I'm glad you like the new art. I was in the mood for something a bit more thoughtful.

    Kit-- You have more willpower than I, Gunga Din!

    Margot K-- No, you're not. I'm in the same boat, just holding an oar on the other side. :)

    Nicole-- A Christmas Carol is the one holiday movie that I must always watch. Hope you enjoy the book!

    Dorte-- I've got to mix it up sometimes and allow everyone to choose multiple answers. :)

    Kaye-- I love your description of the painting. Perfect!

  8. Interesting outcome on the last poll. I love taking them and then reading the results.

  9. Beth-- It almost makes me want to see if I can devise another poll where the results are so evenly divided!


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