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Friday Poll ~ How Do You Find The Books You Read?


First, the results of last week’s poll—Writers’ Deadlines: 

How Do You Find The Books You Read?

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Most voted is: I sometimes give myself writing deadlines

Second is: I usually meet my writing deadlines

Third: My job rarely imposes writing deadlines

Fourth, two-way tie: My job sometimes imposes writing deadlines & I rarely meet my wriiting deadlines

Fifth is a five-way tie:

My job always imposes writing deadlines

I always give myself writing deadlines

I rarely give myself writing deadlines

I sometimes meet my writing deadlines

“Other”—“my writers’ group imposes some deadines”

And, last, both with no votes: I always meet my writing deadlines & I never use writing deadlines

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Now, this week’s poll—How Do You Find The Books You Read?

I’ll give a few common answers and include the “Other” space for unique answers.

Naturally, multiple answers are just fine…

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Friday Polls ~ What Are You Writing? ~ Plus ~ What Will You Write Next?


As ever, we begin with the results of last week’s poll—What Do You Want To Read Next? 

Writing Poll

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The most desired next read was “crime/detective” at 20.7%

Then, a three-way tie at 17.24%:

“Fiction”

“Literary”

And, “Other”, which registered the following:

“Biography”

“I have composed a list, all genres”

“Fantasy”

“hoping to read a book called ‘Justice Served Hot'”

Then, a two-way tie at 6.9%:

“Historical” & “Mystery”

Then, a three-way tie at 3.5%”

“Non-fiction”, “Text book” & Sci-Fi

Finally, at 3%—Technical Manual

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Now, this week’s polls—yes, there are two of them :-)

For each poll there is only the “Other” box, which can take only about 40 characters…

So…

Go ahead and put your briefest answer in the “Other” box; then, if you want to expand on it, hit the “Vote” button and look toward the bottom of the poll for the “Comments” link—–take that link and, so I can correlate the results, re-enter the brief answer you gave in the “Other” box, along with your more detailed answer——Whew… :-)

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Friday Poll ~ What Are You Going To Read Next?


First, the results from last week’s poll—What’s Your Writing Schedule? 

What Do You Want To Read Next?

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Five time segments were voted high at 12.5% each:

10am – 12pm

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

8pm – 10pm

No Set Time

The next most-used times to write all had 6.25% of the vote:

4am – 6am

8am – 10 am

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

10pm – 12am

and, one “Other” vote—“depends upon whatever else I may have going on…”

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Now, this week’s poll—What Kind of Reading Do You Want To Do?

Let me mention that our first official Friday Poll, back in August, was What Are You Reading Now?; and, the top vote then was Literary Fiction…

This time, the first two options are *Fiction & *Non-Fiction; then, I’ve listed some common genres…

You can choose either Fiction, Non-Fiction, or both…

You can also choose a Genre…

You could also write-in a Genre in “Other“…

Or, write-in the name of a book in “Other“…

And, you can do All of The Above :-)

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Friday Poll ~ What’s Your Favorite Place To Read?


As usual, I’ll first give the results from last week’s poll—What’s Your Writing Space? 

What's Your Favorite Place To Read?

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We had only 8 responses but they’re quite interesting…

“where I set down my MacBook Pro…”

“A dive diner is my favorite, but I have many!”

“tiny room, butt load of books, gigantic desk, pc, paper, pens, comfy chair”

“Mine is a Cave/Apartment”

“little red desk in the living room, looking into the (ahem, untended) garden”

“My Writer’s Space is inside me. Meditation, good music etc help unlock the door.”

“small desk in studio apt.”

“I work at my trusty laptop situated in a loft office at home…but when I’m stuck, I have to get away to a coffee shop with an old-fashioned pen and pad.”

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This week’s poll is the complement to last week’s—What’s Your Favorite Reading Space?

Just type your response into the “Other” space in the poll, then hit the “Vote” button :-)

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Friday Poll ~ What’s Your Writing Space?


As always, we’ll begin with the results from last week’s poll—Readers’ & Writers’ Distractions.

The following table lists distractions from most votes to least votes for both categories…

Writers
Family
Chores
Work
Noise
Paying Bills
Myself
Social Media
‘Net Surfing
YouTube
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Readers
Chores
Social Media
Noise
Family
Work
Having to wear two pairs of glasses
Myself
Phone
‘Net Surfing
Paying Bills
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Now, on to this week’s new poll—What Kind of Writer’s Space Do You Have?
Obviously, this one’s  for Writers ~ Next week’s will be for Readers :-)
Writer's Space

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