Monthly Reader Survey

Each month, I ask the readers of my newsletter a question or two. Sometimes, my questions are random fun things that have nothing to do with books. Other queries are about reading and writing.

Join in the fun and answer this month's survey. The results will be shared in next month's newsletter and here on the website, so be sure you're subscribed.

    My birthday falls in May and I've issued my annual warning: Don't dare have the wait staff sing to me in a restaurant. But I've seen others enjoy being serenaded, so maybe I'm alone in this one. I'm curious what your thoughts are. Do you enjoy when the wait staff sings Happy Birthday?

    Yes, I love it!It's great, as long as it's happening to someone else.Don't dare embarrass me like that in public.Other / Something else

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    Previous Reader Surveys

    Summer Vacation Plans

    June 7, 2023 |

    Like us, many of you stick as close to home as possible or do mini-vacations or day trips for your summer vacation plans.

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    Frequency of Spring Cleaning

    May 1, 2023 |

    I asked readers whether they partake in the annual rite of spring cleaning. The divided results demonstrate the many different approaches.

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    Favorite Easter Candy

    April 2, 2023 |

    I asked readers about their favorite Easter candy. Hundreds of responses revealed a tight race between Cadbury Eggs and chocolate bunnies.

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    When Does Spring Begin?

    February 27, 2023 |

    When I asked readers “When does spring begin?” I offered three choices, but you came back with more varied answers.

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    Best Valentine’s Day Gift?

    January 30, 2023 |

    Just in time to help you decide what to give to your loved ones, I asked my readers what the best Valentine’s Day gift would be.

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    Morning Person or Night Owl?

    January 2, 2023 |

    Readers share their opinions of their favorite time of day. Are you a morning person, afternoon, or dedicated night owl?

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    December 5, 2022 |

    Just in time for the holiday season, I asked you what you thought about fruitcake. To put it nicely, my readers aren’t huge fans.

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    Cranberry Sauce

    October 31, 2022 |

    My readers share their opinion and comments about the most controversial item on the Thanksgiving menu—Cranberry sauce.

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    Scariest Monsters

    October 3, 2022 |

    With Halloween rapidly approaching, I had to ask my readers what are the scariest monsters. Here are the frightening answers.

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    Pumpkin Spice: Love It Or Leave It?

    September 6, 2022 |

    Fall is in the air and so is the scent of pumpkin spice, so I had to ask your opinion about the plethora of products that hit the market this time of year.

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    Who Buys From Bookstores?

    August 1, 2022 |

    As online bookstores have captured market share, I asked my readers who buys from bookstores. The results are sobering.

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    Favorite Season Of The Year

    March 1, 2022 |

    When asked about their favorite season of the year, half of my readers said autumn was the best, beating summer by a wide margin.

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