One of the things I used to do on my site was a weekly poll. I loved asking all kinds of questions and seeing readers’ answers. Unfortunately, the program I used for that stopped being free, and the paid plans were outrageously expensive. But I’m happy to report I found an alternative that’s affordable and that also allows me to build fun polls. Look, it’s even pink!
So without further ado, here’s the first new weekly poll (well, I still have to see if I can make it weekly, but optimistic than I am, let’s assume so, haha)
As to the question about whether a book needs to grab your attention immediately, it depends on the author. If it’s someone I know, I definitely will give a book a chance to build the storyline. Actually, in 65 years, I can only remember 2 books I didn’t finish. The one, I got to the point I just didn’t like the hero or heroine, and didn’t care what happened to them. The other one was too convoluted and just not my taste.
Lydia Devlin says
I very rarely find books that I don’t finish. Sometimes it takes a while to get into a story,but,if you keep reading, some of these stories can turn out to be absolutely brilliant.
Polls are fun, and this one was cute, too.
Sidney Bilsky says
It is not too often that I find I do not want to continue on when reading a book. I do enjoy a book when in the first paragraph I am intrigued and want to carry on reading. I also thoroughly enjoy series books. I like to journey with the characters as they discovered themselves.
If a book isn’t grabbing my attention I usually leave it and return at another time as I have found it’s usually because I’m not in the right head space for the story
I hate leaving a book unfinished and I can only remember a few times I have done it in 45 years of being an avid reader. When I do encounter a book that I think is not so great, I generally complain to my family about how bad it is but I just can’t leave it unfinished, then my teenage daughters look at me weird, my husband just shakes his head. 😝
Anne Shure says
Life’s too short to waste on a book that’s not working for me, especially with a TBR pile as high as mine! Sometimes I’ll set one aside for later, but if it’s just a total slog, or is depressing the hell out of me, or has gone off on a tangent that isn’t engaging, then I won’t finish it. There are too many good books out there to read or re-read, so why torture myself?
I have phases when I read a lot, but then there are times when I don’t read at all for a few days. So I always find it difficult to name an average. But I’m happy to see the polls back. I love taking surveys 😀