CRIME SCRAPS POLLS no. 1

Posted: July 12, 2011 in polls

One of the features of WordPress is the ability to conduct polls. I never managed to work out how to do it on Blogger.

These polls are purely for fun but I think we might get some interesting information from them. Obviously most readers are still going to the old Crime Scraps [directed by Google] but hopefully enough people will participate in the polls to make them worthwhile.

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Comments
  1. Norman – I like this poll feature very much! In fact, I’m planning to use it myself in the near future. Thanks for the reminder. And… great idea for a poll, too :-).

  2. Great poll! I´d better confess that I made a mistake, though. I entered the latest book I acquired, not the latest one I read. Terrible, but exactly what you can expect from a person who doesn´t bother to read more than five words before she goes on to the poll ;D

  3. Norman says:

    Thanks Margot.

    Never mind Dorte, I might run that question at some future date. ;o)

    I must confess I do like the appearance and readability of this theme on WordPress.

  4. Maxine says:

    Glad you are enjoying the new blog. More Polls please! I did the last book I finished (Amazon) but I would have been more unique had I used the one I am currently reading (publsher ARC) – and simultaneously an audio book , a format that is taking a bit of getting used to.

  5. kathy d. says:

    Since I was answering honestly, I did have to say I got the latest book from Amazon (Fred Vargas’ new one), as my library didn’t have it. I ordered it from a seller linked to Amazon. However, this is the first book this year that I ordered from an Amazon seller.
    The vast majority of books I get from the library. This will become more difficult — it already is — as the library has cut back on buying books. And I have no idea what they are doing with existing books. I looked for Denise Mina’s excellent Garnethill trilogy and the three books have been taken out of circulation, with one copy each at the main library and one has to go there to read it. I’m sure people who work full-time or live in other boroughs or have children to care for, disabled people, will find this way too hard to do.
    And I have been frequenting a wonderful independent mystery bookstore somewhat nearby. However, it’s tough to get global books from them, especially newer or more obscure ones.

  6. kathy d. says:

    Do you ever read Peter Lovesey? I’m reading one which is an OK police procedural, nothing like vampires or volcanos or espresso, grappa and pasta, no Venetian artifacts or Sicilian beaches or 12th-century towers, or Swedish hackers, just a murder and police investigation. So it’s going smoothly but I’m not getting nervous or laughing either. (I think Montalbano and Wolfe spoiled me, and Vargas, too; now I expect to laugh with every book, and be delighted.) Standards became too high, I think. I look at “bestsellers” shelves in the library with total disdain now.

    • Norman Price says:

      I must have at some time but I have so many translated books to read about the only non-historical crime fiction in an “English” setting I read is Martin Edwards Lake District series, and Peter Robinson, and Reginald Hill……..

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