Monday, June 2, 2014

Survey Results and a Giveaway ends June 9th

The Reading Survey Results

I put a survey up a couple weeks ago on The Sword and the Spirit. I wanted to share those results with you. Thank you to everyone who participated.

So without further ado here are our favorites:

Favorite Genre we have Historical  Romance winning with 13 votes. Historical coming in second with 8 votes and Romance Suspense 3rd place pulling 7 votes.

Favorite Time Period our numbers run a little closer here. 6 Western, 5 Regency, and 4 Civil War

Story Preference the 3 top winners are so close. 8 voted for Cowboys, 8 voted for Southern Romance, and 7 voted for Sweet Romance

Below are all the numbers if you'd like to see where your favorites landed.





Favorite Genre

13 Historical Romance                    
8 Historical
7 Historical Romantic Suspense
1 Fantasy 
1 Romantic Suspense                                                         
0 Spooky                                                                          



Favorite Time Period

6 Western 
5 Regency
4 Civil War
Victorian
3 Colonial
2 1850's - 1920's   
2 1940'a-1950's

2 18th century in general
2 19th century in general   
 

Revolutionary War                                      
2  Medieval
1 WWII
0 None                                            
0 Age of Romance       
0 Gilded                                                               
0 Georgian                  
0 Age of Discovery    
0 Renaissance             
0  Futuristic                                              
0 1920's                       
    


Story Preference

8 Southern Romances
8 Cowboys             
7 Sweet Romances   
5 Amish
5 Mystery  
4 Pirates                               
3 Early 1900's  
2 Medieval
2 Military
2 Biblical Fiction 
2 Historic England               
1 Indians
1 Age of Sail    
1 Fantasy              
0 Mermaids              
0 Vikings                      
0 Police                                                        
0 Spiritual Warfare 
0 Modern      

So are you surprised? Disappointed? I'd love to hear. 
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22 comments:

  1. Jorie, I added you top picks to the results. ;o)

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    1. Hallo, Hallo Ms. Debbie Lynne! :)

      Ooh, that is wicked sweet! :) I am so thankful I was in time to be counted! :) It was an awesome survey you conducted! I am thankful I came back tonight, as I just read your response to my survey answers -- a heap of hugs & prayers are yours tonight! My answers helped in the top categories, but I think I read different selections than most of your readers! Laughs. Congratulations on being *published!* I love the Cup of Comfort series! I think Cup of Cheer is part of the same!? Either way, wicked stellar for you! :) :)

      The results are good ones I think, even if we have different reading preferences it does lend that 'historical' in one way or another is quite popular right now! And, that's always a good thing, right!? :) I was only surprised the Amish stories came in further down than I had suspected they might fit!? You know I'm a Regency girl - no wonder it *won!* second next to the Old West! (Western - main genre branch)

      Did anything surprise you!?

      I follow via Feedburner Email! :)
      Your emails arrive just fine!

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    2. Hallo, Hallo Ms. Debbie Lynne! :)

      Ooh, that is wicked sweet! :) I am so thankful I was in time to be counted! :) It was an awesome survey you conducted! I am thankful I came back tonight, as I just read your response to my survey answers -- a heap of hugs & prayers are yours tonight! My answers helped in the top categories, but I think I read different selections than most of your readers! Laughs. Congratulations on being *published!* I love the Cup of Comfort series! I think Cup of Cheer is part of the same!? Either way, wicked stellar for you! :) :)

      The results are good ones I think, even if we have different reading preferences it does lend that 'historical' in one way or another is quite popular right now! And, that's always a good thing, right!? :) I was only surprised the Amish stories came in further down than I had suspected they might fit!? You know I'm a Regency girl - no wonder it *won!* second next to the Old West! (Western - main genre branch)

      Did anything surprise you!?

      I follow via Feedburner Email! :)
      Your emails arrive just fine!

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  2. That was an interesting survey, but hard to nail down favorites! I believe I am a Feedburner follower.

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Connie. And thanks for being a follower. Feedburner has been having some issues, but if you are getting my blog in your email box then it is working for you. If not let me know and we will try to get it straightened out.

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  3. I love the results of the survey. I am a feedburner follower.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. Hey Susan! Thanks for dropping in, and thanks for following! Good luck

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  4. Great results! I am always curious as to what the majority likes. :)
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  5. Ohh! What a cool quiz/survey. I am surprised that nobody liked police procedurals... Janice Cantore writes some awesome police mysteries. I bet Margaret Daley's Western series would count as combining police and cowboys. :) Faith mickeydogATmyfairpointDOTnet

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    1. I've never read police stories but if they aren't too suspenseful I bet I'd like them.

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  6. Debbie, I probably follow you more than one way, but Google+ is the way I saw this post.

    Just wanted to get my preferences in to you . . .
    Favorite genre - historical romance, with contemporary romance being a close second
    Favorite time period - Regency, with colonial and revolutionary war tied for second
    Story preference - southern romance

    As you can see, I have a difficult time picking one!

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    1. If you follow by feedburner (at the right hand side) you'll get my posts in your email box every Monday. I usually do a giveaway. Thanks for giving me your favs!! Good Luck!

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  7. Very interesting results.

    Email Subscriber: marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. I'd love to win When Mockingbirds Sing. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  9. Great survey and I am not surprised!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL! You wasn't? I guess in some ways I wasn't either. But there were a few that I thought would do better than they did!

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  10. Interesting to say the least.
    mandn(at)wisper(dash)wireless(dot)com

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  11. Congratulations to lattebooks you won When Mockingbirds Sing!

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