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Social Networking for Readers

[poll id="141"] There are broad based social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and maybe even Twitter and then there are speciality social networking sites like LibraryThing, Goodreads, Shelfari and even Readerville, which I signed up for an then promptly forgot… more

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Reading Definition Poll

[poll id="139"] The National Endowment for the Arts said that there was an uptick in reading this year for the first time in 26 years, but it is also the first time that the survey included reading on the Internet…. more

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Free Giveaway Poll

[poll id="135"]    This week Harlequin has been giving a book away a day at its ebook site.    The first day, I bought a couple of other titles, as the free book looked lonely in my cart.   I wondered… more

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Hero/Heroine Preference

[poll id="133"] I’ve only put two choices in the poll because I really want to know, given your druthers, which story you would pick up first. Right now, because there are so many of the “hero in pursuit” stories, I… more

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Zombies the New Black?

[poll id="131"]    I see alot of books featuring zombies of late and I just don’t find zombies sexy or interesting.   The word zombie conjures up hollowed out eyes, drooping skin, and mindless.   What say you?

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Generational Divide Poll

[poll id="129"] I’m starting to wonder if there is a generational divide amongst readers of romance (and of writers too) wherein certain tropes appeal more to the older readers and certain tropes that appeal more to the younger readers. I… more

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First and Last Name Poll

[poll id="128"] I’m big on characters having the right name for the book which means that the names should match the region, ethnicity, political structure, if any, and so forth. In most books, except for some fantasy books (and there… more