Poll Party #2
My regular readers know that I really like to hear your opinion. I often ask for it at the end of posts (and I try to give you conversation starters), and I love reading (and responding to) the comments.
I know not everybody wants to, or has the time and energy to, write something like that.
That’s one reason I love the polls we do here. It gives people another way to be heard. Even though we certainly aren’t a scientific sample of the mainstream, I find it interesting to see what we are saying. I suspect we might even be predictive as a group, as far as e-books are concerned, but I don’t really know that.
Let’s go through a few polls!
My answer to that one? Five years old…we have one of the first Kindle models. I haven’t tested it for a while, but I”m pretty confident it still works.
You can get the answer to this next one at
by clicking Manage Your Devices.
My answer on that one? Seventeen. We have four people on our account, and I certainly can’t say we use all of these all the time. I keep different models around for testing so I can answer questions for you, and that’s part of it.
While you are on that page, let’s do this one:
I’m only counting books here, but I thought we’d have more. We have 2,843.
I’m just curious about this next one. You can take this next number, divide it into the number immediately above, divide that by 365, and figure out the minimum number of years your library will last you. Of course, that would presume that you are willing to re-read, but re-read only once…it’s just a fun number.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this here before, but my number is three and a half. They were definitely “popcorn books”, but that was a good day in my life.
Let’s see: I’ve visited a brick and mortar public library, donated books (with my grown-up kid, who was moving), and borrowed an e-book.
I’ve mentioned this before…I always finish them. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book I thought was valueless, and I once read a book that I didn’t like much, but loved the last line.
Let’s see: word of mouth, Twitter, blog, e-mail…I think those are the main ones.
I’m honestly not sure on these. I haven’t checked to see if they block text-to-speech…if they do, interested or not, I don’t buy them. I don’t tend to look that far ahead. I’ll admit that the idea of a sequel to The Shining intrigues me, and that Robert Ripley book caught my eye.
I own reflective screen Kindles, Kindle Fires, a Samsung phone…I would actually assume I have a turntable some place, but I’m not sure.
I think I’ll wait to see your answers on that one.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.