#WDYTWed: last week’s results & where do you read your e-books?

#WDYTWed: last week’s results & alphabetical author bingo

In the more than ten years that I’ve been writing this blog (the first post was August 28, 2009), one of my favorite things has been interacting with the readers.

That used to happen a lot more. When I started out, I averaged 1,000 new words a day, but in more recent times, I just haven’t been able to do that. I’ve been trying to write more narratives again, but without that, the blog doesn’t tend to provoke many comments…and I miss that. I think my long time readers do, too.

One of those long time readers and amongst my most frequent commenters is Lady Galaxy, who suggested that I write something once a week with the intent of increasing interaction.

It’s a good idea. 🙂

I think the best way to do that is to do one or more polls (which I’ve done throughout the past decade).

I’ve decided to name this series #WDYTWed. WDYT is an internet abbreviation for “What Do You Think?”, and I’m going to do them on Wednesdays. Hopefully, just about every Wednesday…although I missed some recently due (at least in part) to the holidays.

Last week, I shared the results of the previous week’s poll(s), and I decided to do that again:

An alphabet of authors…which of them have you read? (I’ve read them all)

  • Edgar Allan Poe 11.81%
  • Agatha Christie 9.72%
  • George Orwell 9.72%
  • Isaac Asimov 8.33%
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs 6.94%
  • Richard Scarry 6.94%
  • John Updike 6.25%
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery 5.56%
  • Henrik Ibsen 4.86%
  • Harlan Ellison 4.17%
  • Andy Weir 4.17%
  • Roger Zelazny 4.17%
  • Larry Niven 3.47%
  • Hugh Lofting 2.78%
  • H. Rider Haggard 2.08%
  • H.A. Rey 2.08%
  • Gerald Durrell 1.39%
  • Jane Yolen 1.39%
  • Other: 1.39%
  • Norton Juster 0.69%
  • Sorry, I’ve never actually read Malcolm X 😉 Well, excerpts… 0.69%
  • Walter Tevis 0.69%
  • A.E. Van Vogt 0.69%
  • Egon Friedell 0%
  • Ron Goulart 0%
  • John A. Keel 0%

I’m not too surprised by Egon Friedell (pretty obscure). Ron Goulart is fun science fiction (as well as others). I did think some of my readers would have read John A. Keel: he has had a movie made from one of his books starring Richard Gere, and had at least two TV series apparently inspired by him (Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Miracles, both shows I really liked). He’s a Fortean author, writing about strange happenings, but in a very every day way…almost like paranormal noir. The Mothman Prophecies is the one that was made into a movie…

So, this week…


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