Friday, February 1, 2013

Results of the January poll

Here are the results of the January poll:

How did you discover Diana Gabaldon's books?
  • 36.88% - A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
  • 25.60% - I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
  • 13.67% - A friend or family member gave me a copy of OUTLANDER, saying, "Read this, you'll love it!"
  • 5.72% - Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
  • 3.34% - I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
  • 2.23% - I found a used copy at a garage sale, second-hand bookstore, etc.
  • 2.07% - I discovered the audiobooks first, then decided to look for the printed version.
  • 1.43% - A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
  • 1.27% - I don't remember.
  • 0.32% - Someone at my book club mentioned them.
  • 0.32% - I had been reading excerpts of Diana's work on Compuserve since before OUTLANDER was published.
  • 0.16% - I happened to see Diana at a book-signing or other public event.
  • 6.99% - Other
There were more than 40 different responses for "Other"!  I won't list them all, but here are some of the more unusual answers:
  • After reading Scottish Prisoner I had to find out more about Jamie.
  • Bought them from a psychic
  • Discovered person I was discussing Poldark with was published author
  • Found a Book Crossings copy in the artichokes at Kroger
  • Hospital gift shop, while baby daughter was hospitalized.
  • I read a short story in an anthology
  • In line to see the True Blood cast at DragonCon in Atlanta in 2011
  • It was listed in a poll on AOL as a "book that changed your life"
  • Waiting for an Rx to be filled
  • You tube video w/quotes of Jamie being a virgin on wed night!  I was hooked!
There were 629 votes in this poll. Thanks very much to everyone who participated!  I didn't vote in the poll, but I would have chosen "I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library", because I found OUTLANDER by accident while browsing in Barnes & Noble in 2006.  (My story is here if you're interested.)

Please take a moment to vote in this month's poll, which is all about how long you've been reading the OUTLANDER books.  Thanks!

If you don't see the poll in the top right corner of my blog, try this link instead. The "m=0" at the end of the URL will hopefully let you see the site in desktop mode, even if you're using an iPhone or other mobile device.

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