Brief Survey for My Readers

I have some quick and easy questions for you.  Nothing difficult to answer.  I’m curious about a few things.  For those of you who I already know, you can answer, too.  So, please answer in the comments.

  1. Where are you from? Country only is fine, city if you like.
  2. What’s your favourite book genre?
  3. Where would you like to go on your dream vacation?
  4. What’s your favourite food?
  5. What’s your least favourite food?
  6. If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study?
  7. Print or eBook?
  8. Have you ever climbed a mountain?
  9. For those of you who write, paper or computer?
  10. Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book?

Thanks!  I’ll even answer the questions in the comments, too.

33 thoughts on “Brief Survey for My Readers”

  1. 1.Where are you from? Country only is fine, city if you like. South Eastern USA
    2.What’s your favourite book genre? Dystopia
    3.Where would you like to go on your dream vacation? Stay home and write probably
    4.What’s your favourite food? Steamed veggies w/ steak
    5.What’s your least favourite food? shellfish, I’m allergic.
    6.If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study? Toss up logistics or English as a major
    7.Print or eBook? ebook, less clutter & cheaper
    8.Have you ever climbed a mountain? Hiked up one, can’t say it was climbing.
    9.For those of you who write, paper or computer? hybrid
    10.Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book? both. I saw the first Harry Potter before I read the books. Read Hunger Games before the movie. It depends. Saw Ender’s Game, haven’t read the book yet.

    1. I’ve heard the Ender’s Game book is much better. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve read the book. Enjoyed it a lot.

      I’ve hiked up a few mountains.

  2. 1. Morinville, Alberta
    2. Science fiction, paranormal romance.
    3. New Zealand
    4. sweet potatoes
    5. Can’t stand calamari
    6. I would go for my doctorate in English (probably continuing in Anglo Saxon Literature).
    7. Both. Sometimes I like the tradition of books, other times I like the convenience of ebooks.
    8. Yes. Bouldering at Crowsnest Pass and hiking up one in Fernie, BC.
    9. Both.
    10. Watch the movie, then enjoy the book more.

  3. 1. Toronto
    2. Horror
    3. Japan again!
    4. Grilled trout and asparagus.
    5. Soggy hot dog buns.
    6. English/creative writing – or psychology
    7. Yes.
    8. No.
    9. Computer
    10. ALWAYS read the book first.

  4. 1. Rossville, GA
    2. Fantasy – any flavor!
    3. Any Disney park! (I’m a kid at heart)
    4. Sushi! No, steak! No, wait – ice cream!
    5. Cucumbers … bleh.
    6. Um, writing? I don’t really want to study, that’s why I’m not in school.
    7. I love print, but ebook is extremely convienent.
    8. Err, on my feet? Not really. Drove up one though. Drove up and over lots of them, actually.
    9. Computer for *actual* writing, paper for notes and brainstorming.
    10. Hmm. I’d actually prefer to read the book and skip the movie, but if I had to chose – movie first. Then I’m not disappointed or dissecting where the director went wrong.

  5. 1. Fargo, ND U.S.
    2. Historical fiction
    3. Alaska. In the summer when it’s pretty, not frozen
    4. Cilantro infused anything
    5. Olives
    6. History/creative writing
    7. eBook to eliminate clutter, print if I want to write in the margins
    8. No
    9. Computer
    10. Movie first or not at all. Book first almost guarantees disappointment in the movie.

  6. 1. Where are you from?
    A little suburb known as Missouri City, Texas.

    2. What’s your favourite book genre?
    The dark stuff, transgressive literature. Also, though, sci-fi/fantasy (just not the hardcore stuff).

    3. Where would you like to go on your dream vacation?
    Japan or Hawaii (because it’s close to Japan).

    4. What’s your favourite food?
    SEAFOOD! Except clams and oysters.

    5. What’s your least favourite food?
    Raw shit. Rare steaks, uncooked sushi things.

    6. If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study?
    ASTRONOMY. AND PSYCHOLOGY. BUT MOSTLY ASTRONOMY. *grabby hands*

    7. Print or eBook?
    I indulge in both, but I prefer print.

    8. Have you ever climbed a mountain?
    No mountains in Texas (or Oklahoma, where I now live). What we call mountains are hills. But I’ve scaled a few, if it still counts.

    9. For those of you who write, paper or computer?
    Again, I indulge in both, but I prefer computer. I used to prefer paper, but alas times have changed.

    10. Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book?
    Hahaha I’ve done both things. Lately, movie first because I’m a slow reader. :]

  7. 1.Where are you from? I live in New Mexico (which IS, no matter what anyone may tell you, a part of the United States of America).

    2.What’s your favourite book genre? My favorite genre is science fiction, followed closely by fantasy.

    3.Where would you like to go on your dream vacation? This isn’t something I ever really think about… Perhaps somewhere in Canada — my twin says Newfoundland is nice.

    4.What’s your favourite food? I have several “favorite” foods: Extremely dark chocolate. Chicken-and-spinach pizza. Cheddar cheese. Cranberry-oatmeal cookies.

    5.What’s your least favourite food? All the ones that would kill me if I ate them.

    6.If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study? I wouldn’t mind going back to university to get my masters degree in art. (I have a BA in art already.) That would be for the access to tools and equipment as much as anything, though.

    7.Print or eBook? I like print books better, but I’ll read the e-book if that’s what is available.

    8.Have you ever climbed a mountain? Define “mountain.” 🙂 I’ve climbed hills that people living nearby called mountains, but I’ve never climbed one that required climbing gear and such. I’ve also hiked around the top of a couple of real mountains, but didn’t climb to get there.

    9.For those of you who write, paper or computer? I still prefer paper, but my hands don’t work properly sometimes and typing is easier than holding a pen, so I do most of my writing on a computer now.

    10.Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book? I like to read the book before watching the movie, if that is possible.

    1. Canada’s a great place to visit, although I’ve never been to Newfoundland. Sounds interesting, though. And the person who commented after you is from Newfoundland.

  8. 1.Where are you from?
    — Newfoundland, Canada

    2.What’s your favourite book genre?
    — Science Fiction

    3.Where would you like to go on your dream vacation?
    — Stay home and write probably

    4.What’s your favourite food?
    — St. Louis style ribs

    5.What’s your least favourite food?
    — Milk

    6.If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study?
    — Creative Writing

    7.Print or eBook?
    — ebook, Science Fiction is meant to be read on a digital device. Besides, I’m trying to go paper free.

    8.Have you ever climbed a mountain?
    — Hiked up one or two or a few, but I can’t say it was climbing.

    9.For those of you who write, paper or computer?
    — Computer and BlackBerry. I can’t seem to get the computer in my pocket for writing while waiting.

    10.Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book?
    — Mostly just watch the movie. Have done both, but the second time around, I knew what was going to happen next.

    –Tony

  9. 1. Virginia, USA
    2. Crime / action mysteries
    3. Australia with the kids
    4. Tacos, spicy Asian, French, I love almost all food
    5. Goat cheese – I’ve tried to like it, but life is too short and there are too many delicious cheeses
    6. I might go for a doctorate in education, but I might be too tired.
    7. Print
    8. Under no circumstance
    9. Computer, except for research papers, where I still use the old notecard / slug method
    10. Read the book before watching the movie, mostly.
    Fun!

    1. I’ve had goat cheese before. Strong taste, isn’t it? Kind of earthy, I thought. Not too bad, but I agree, there are so many other good cheeses. Now, goat’s milk is awful.

  10. Oh! This is such fun, glad I stopped by today:
    1. Coastal Alabama
    2. Mystery or maybe fantasy or YA…do I have to decide?
    3. Tahiti
    4. Fried Shrimp and crab claws with a side of epipen (I’m allergic to shellfish)
    5. Sushi (I use it for bait)
    6. Creative writing- commas hate me
    7. Print always
    8. does taking the tram count?
    9. both depends on my mood. Sometimes paper is more willing to cooperate with me.
    10. book (usually)

    1. Using sushi for bait is kind of expensive, don’t you think? Anyway, did you know that sushi is actually vinegared rice with some kind of topping? It doesn’t necessarily have any fish at all. You’re probably thinking of sashimi, which is also delicious 🙂

  11. Where are you from? Country only is fine, city if you like. USA!
    What’s your favourite book genre? Historical fiction
    Where would you like to go on your dream vacation? Italy
    What’s your favourite food? Pizza
    What’s your least favourite food? Black beans
    If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study? I’m in school right now, and I’m studying English and History. 🙂
    Print or eBook? Print!
    Have you ever climbed a mountain? No
    For those of you who write, paper or computer? Paper!
    Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book? Book first, of course!

  12. 1. Metro-Detroit, MI, USA
    2. SF/F for life! I guess that’s two, but whatever
    3. A hotel where I can order room service and do nothing but write. Being alone and not having to cook anything is my ultimate fantasy.
    4. I make a version of a vegetarian Tibetan soup with pulled noodles, turnips, fresh ginger, cilantro, garlic…… Ohhhhh yeah.
    5. Fresh tomatoes. The texture of the seeds is gross.
    6. I can’t nail down what I would concentrate my studies in. I have an interest in everything, and I say that literally.
    7. Ebooks. Save some trees and some clutter.
    8. Climbed a mountain in Estes Park, Colorado. Saw a moose. He wasn’t friendly 😛
    9. I write first drafts longhand, then type them out.
    10. Always read the book first, which is why I haven’t seen Game of Thrones or Orange is the new Black.

    1. I can’t stand tomatoes! I like ketchup and barbecue sauce, though. And I won’t watch Game of Thrones until after I’ve finished the books. Will be reading the third one soon.

  13. Where are you from? Country only is fine, city if you like.
    Germany

    What’s your favourite book genre?
    Science Fiction and memoirs

    Where would you like to go on your dream vacation?
    Norway, Kamchatka, New Zealand, The Shire

    What’s your favourite food?
    Pasta

    What’s your least favourite food?
    The carrot cake of my mom. Overripe bananas. Mutton stew.

    If you could go back to school (or you still haven’t started university), what would you love to study?
    I’d love to finish my sociology degree. And anthropology. And Experimental archaeology.

    Print or eBook?
    Both.

    Have you ever climbed a mountain?
    Yes. I live in Austria. There’s mountains all over the place. (I hate them.)

    For those of you who write, paper or computer?
    Both.

    Read the book before watching the movie, or watch the movie before reading the book?
    Usually the book. If I loved it, I’ll occasionally skip the film. If I see for whatever reason the film first, I usually skip the book because the pictures are already set.

    1. Interesting choice in Kamchatka. I live not so far from there in Japan, but I’d imagine it’s pretty remote and not many people live there. Any reason why there?

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