Book blogs galore

WOW – this year’s reader survey asked participants if they had a “reading related blog or website.” Of 2418 responses, 294 provided the names of their sites. What does this tell you about the reading ecosystem and readers’ desire to share their thoughts?

As promised, here’s the list.

https://booktastrophe.wordpress.com
https://kelseygietl.com
KaysBlog
http://www.FindingNapoleon.com
https://laughandbemeri.wordpress.com/
http://www.englishstudens.wordpress.com
Regency Retro Reads
https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/
http://books-reading-vice.blogspot.com/
https://cannonballread.com/
Faintingviolet.wordpress.com
amarriageofconvenience.wordpress.com
cannonballread.com
https://kingmagu.blogspot.com/
http://www.lovemandreadem.com
http://romanticanorosa.blogspot.com/
Caz’s Reading Room http://www.bookish29.wordpress.com
tedwitham.wordpress.com
http://www.ruadhbutler.com
All About Romance
http://www.sueingallsfinan.com
http://www.anaveragelife.org
http://www.lucilleturner.com
AngeliqueCongerAuthor.com
https://beforethesecondsleep.wordpress.com
Www.cassiedate.com
http://www.amybooksy.blogspot.com
Destination: Fiction
Heidenkind.blogspot.com
Zenaparks.com
https://rokinrevreview.godaddysites.com/
http://www.clareobeara.ie
Www.ellentiernan.com
http://www.JanetsWritingBlog.com
Thebrokenspine.net
https://readinggivesmewings.wordpress.com/
http://www.janasbrownwrites.com
https://www.instagram.com/a_bookish_affair/?hl=en
NewLDSFiction.com
Https://Cozynookbks.wordpress.com
Grayson Books.com
Www.wayneturmel.com
https://pastpresentreads.blogspot.com/
http://tremblingleaves.wordpress.com/
http://www.kimberlyfish.com
https://artania7.wordpress.com/
http://fallingletters.ca
http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com
http://www.westmetromommyreads.com
http://pussreboots.com
martinejaneroberts.com
Burtonbookreview.com
http://www.mayliang.blog
Louby’s Lush Reads
http://www.facebook.com/writerjl
Www.simonsmusings.com
http://boomerhighway.org
http://devilwinds.blogspot.com/
HistoricalBritainBlog.com
http://www.kathryngauci.com/blog/
Tomes and Tequila Blog
http://www.donwhunter.com
https://www.megandimaria.com/
http://graceinourmoments.blogspot.com
Brandnewbooksmell on YouTube
shoalhavenreadersandwritersfestival.wordpress.com
https://joynealkidney.com/category/books-authors/
http://www.hillsboropublishing.com
What Cathy Read Next https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com
http://www.dansstories.com
http://www.reviews-redpillows.com
http://www.byrhtnoth.com
http://www.jturney.com
http://stevewiegenstein.wordpress.com
rosannedingli.com
Miss Darcy’s Library
Just One More Chapter
http://www.lindamariezupancic.com
Book Date    https://bookdate.blogspot.com/
https://wcs53new.wordpress.com
http://www.stabenow.com
https://b-m.facebook.com/ajuvchacko1970/
www Kitaab.org
https://greetingsfrommiddleearth.blogspot.com
@whatrachelread
Www.dnsmedia.co.uk
http://www.elinorflorence.com
http://www.sydyoung.com
http://www.damyantiwrites.com
Www.thebibliovert.com
http://cpa-booksandmoviesreviews.com
https://dearreader915.wordpress.com
http://susan-thebookbag.blogspot.com/
https://readershightea.wordpress.com
http://www.thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca
amheathblog.wordpress.com
http://rosannelortz.com
http://Whatmeread.wordpress.com
karenlcole.wordpress.com
https://fictionfanblog.wordpress.com
https://sallyfromoz.wordpress.com
http://www.leonierogers.me
https://omnivourousreaderbookreviews.wordpress.com/
https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com
fishlovesbooks.blogspot.com
Infinitejests.blogspot.com
https://bookwormex.com/ , https://quick-book-review.blogspot.com/
http://www.bookertalk.com
Anne.Pisacano.com
http://samsmithbooks.weebly.com
http://www.ann-otto.com
Mbkzakanj.wordpress.com
http://elisefrancesmiller.com/blog
http://abookishaffair.blogspot.com
CarolynHughesAuthor.com
https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com
FB Nose in book
melgough.com
renageorge.com
https://zoeburton.com/
Brayton’s Book Buzz
Healthy people learn.wordpress.com
Writers Who Kill, The Stiletto Gang
http://aliteraryvacation.blogspot.com
http://www.killercharacters.com
TheStillettoGang.com
http://www.cindyvallar.com/reads.html & http://www.cindyvallar.com/bookaneer.html
https://rwranniewhitehead.blogspot.com/
http://www.bragmedallion.com
ymnelson.com
https://callmemadam.livejournal.com/
https://felcherman.wordpress.com/
https://medium.com/@ScottStavrou
https://halfmanhalfbook.blogspot.com
http://www.tripfiction.com
http://www.helensusanswift.com
Www.facebook.com/katerock.litchick
Nicolefeller.com
Books Etc.
http://www.kaycrabbe.com  (author website)
Www.dorothysasso.com
https://silvatrend8553.blog/
clarerhoden.com
Rebecca’s Book Reviews
I Love Books (Facebook)
Http://cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
noveldieas.ca
https://shop.indianahistory.org/Products/TheKimberlinsGoToWar.aspx?skuid=1012641
https://michelle-abbott.weebly.com/blog
https://www.nicolawardley.com
https://rokinrevreview.godaddysites.com/ and goodreads.com/AndreaStoeckel
http://www.facebook.com/mybookreviewsforyou
writeonsister.net
https://www.writeradvice.com
randyattwood.blogspot.com
JulzReads.com
booksasfood.blogspot.com
http://www.novelgossip.com
http://www.readervoracious.wordpress.com
https://omnireader.blogspot.com/
A Novel Bee
http://www.journojohnson.blogspot.com
You can find me on Wattpad under user name ivy475.
I don’t have one, but thank you.
http://www.happiestwhenreadingblog.wordpress.com
Nut Press (https://nutpress.co.uk)
http://www.donmassenzio.com
http://www.instagram.com/basicbsguide
http://www.alayland.uk; member of @theprimewriters
https://thecaptivereader.com/
Thelifelongreader
http://www.thehawaiiproject.com
http://www.elisabethstorrs.com/blog/
http://www.mcpigpearls.blogspot.com
http://www.triciacopeland.com/index.html
Sue’s Booking Agency
http://www.writersideoflife.com
Www.karenrbrooks.com
http://mastoreyauthor.blogspot.com/
StuckinaBook.com
http://booksiesblog.blogspot.com
http://www.cornflowerbooks.co.uk
read-and-be-merry.tumblr.com
Readingladies.com
cassmorriswrites.com
http://www.lovintoread.blogspot.com
http://www.booksbywomen.org
http://montanamade.weebly.com/tell-tale-book-reviews
http://www.madcaphat.com
My Cozy Chaos
Instagram account under @Crypticartisan
https://homesweethouser.wordpress.com
https://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/
Www.marytateengels.com
Instagram: _magicbookdom_
BOLOBooks.com
Www.lostforwords-corrine.blogspot.com
readingontheedge.tumblr.com
https://cozyupwithkathy.blogspot.com/
http://www.hergraceslibrary.com
Www.ashleyrichauthor.com
http://www.SusanMcDuffie.net
http://www.maxovertonauthor.com
https://sweetteaandcritiques.blogspot.com
Http://vicklea.com
jorielovesastory.com (thank you!)
https://betweenlifeanddreaming.blogspot.com/
Book Natter
Svetlana’s reads and views
http://www.instagram.com/tina_readsbooks
https://booksaremagic.blogspot.com/
discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.elizabethjstjohn.com
Elle Thinks (https://ellethinks.wordpress.com/)
https://www.facebook.com/TripleRICofF
Http://cupofsensibility.blogspot.com
http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com
http://lucindaeclarkeauthor.com
http://www.elisemccune.com
Pamsloveofbooks
I am in process of starting one
http://www.SuzanneAdair.net/blog/
White Pine Cozy Mysteries
https://benjaminlclark.com/blog/
http://keirasoleore.blgospot.com
capricornanonymous.blogspot.com
Reader Report Cards group on FB
Bitty’s Buried in Books
Dacebook Page: Sean Kevin Gabhann
http://www.stevebartholomew.com
https://alibacon.com
Sally E. Johnson facebook page
http://www.daniebotha.com
https://drchazan.blogspot.com/
http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot.com/?m=1
elizabethcaulfieldfelt.com
https://www.jane-davis.co.uk
http://www.josbookjourney.wordpress.com
http://www.dougboren.com
WordPress.booksandmargaritas
starlitebooknook.wordpress.com
Discovering Diamonds : https://discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.co.uk/
namiesbooks.wordpress.com
Musings of a Bookish Kitty (https://lieraryfeline.com)
SuanneSchaferAuthor.com
Caz’s Reading Room
JudithStarkston.com
elizabethhopkinson.uk
http://www.stevenspen.com
http://www.facebook.com/groups/bookwormsanonymous15
Rakes and Rascals
http://bescott32.wix.com/the-five
Book Blog https://www.ajsefton.com/blog-1
http://www.stephaniechurchillauthor.com/
Seamus O’Griffin
Passages to the Past (http://passagestothepast.com
Charles Ray’s Ramblings (http://charlieray45.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingisMyPassion
https://forwinternights.wordpress.com/
Greyowl.wordpress.com
http://www.goodbooksgoodfriends.weebly.com
https://histfict.fr (French language blog on historical fiction)
outofthebex.com
https://adrianadvorska.wordpress.com/
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/kcthedreamer
jeffreykwalker.com
suneethaspeaks.wordpress.com
In Literary Love
https://Karavansara.live
https://www.instagram.com/camilledimaio__author/
LillianMarek.com
Www.exurbanis.com
https://sanjivpurba.wordpress.com/
The Queens Quill Review
girl-who-reads
http://www.patwahler.com
http://www.sallykoslow.com
http://wordsandpeace.com
http://www.maryannheinsman.com
Http://silversolara.blogspot.com
http://www.laelbraday.com
http://www.karenwills.com and Montana Women Writers
The Owl Lady Blog
http://www.jean-lombard.com
http://www.pruebatten.com
Http://pebbleinthestillwaters.com
http://www.spiritblog.net
thetbrpile.com
https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/
shereadsnovels.com
https://tonyriches.blogspot.com/
Suzy Approved Book Reviews
Where Genres Collide
https://bookslifeandeverythingnice.wordpress.com/

Thanks to all who shared their information and their love of reading.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

2018 Reader Survey … a teaser

With the holiday and big accident (see this post) beginning to ease into the background, yesterday I turned my thoughts to the reader survey conducted in June and July. While the full report won’t be available for at least a week, here’s a sample of things to come.

This year’s survey was designed to reach readers of all fiction genres. 2418 people responded; 84% female, 16% male. The survey includes questions on:

  • general reading habits
  • the selection and acquisition of books
  • the reading experience
  • the influence of social media on reading

Here’s a question you might find intriguing:

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FICTION GENRES? (CHOOSE UP TO 3)

  • FIRST, A CAVEAT … I am a member of a robust group of historical fiction fans so results have a built-in bias for that genre
  • TOP 5 GENRES ARE MYSTERY/THRILLER, ROMANCE, HISTORICAL FICTION, WOMEN’S FICTION AND LITERARY

Digging further:

  • The top genres for men are HISTORICAL FICTION, MYSTERY/THRILLER, SCIENCE FICTION, MILITARY/WAR and FANTASY
  • INTEREST IN FANTASY DECREASES WITH AGE – from 54% for those under 30 to 6% for those over 70; there is a similar pattern for SCIENCE FICTION and HORROR
  • INTEREST IN MYSTERY/THRILLER INCREASES WITH AGE
  • INTEREST IN ROMANCE PEAKS BETWEEN 30 AND 50
  • LITERARY FICTION IS LESS POPULAR AMONGST US READERS THAN IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

More to follow, as well as the full report.

I’m grateful to the support of many authors, bloggers and others who publicized the survey. In particular, authors Heather Burch and Patricia Sands helped design and test the questions.

FOR MORE ON READING & WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION FOLLOW A WRITER OF HISTORY (using the widget on the left sidebar)

M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

Announcing the 2018 Reader Survey

Discovering reader preferences, habits and attitudes

Readers and writers – a symbiotic relationship. Ideas spark writers to create stories and build worlds and characters for readers’ consumption. Readers add imagination and thought to interpret those stories, deriving meaning and enjoyment in the process. A story is incomplete without both reader and writer.

What then do readers want? What constitutes a compelling story? How do men and women differ in their preferences? Where do readers find recommendations? How do readers share their book experiences?

ANNOUNCING A 2018 READER SURVEY designed to solicit input on these topics and others.

Please take the survey !

Please share the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68HL6F2 with friends and family via email or your favourite social media. Robust participation across age groups, genders, and countries will make this year’s survey – the 4th– even more significant.

If you’re an author, please share the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68HL6F2 with your readers.

Participate by clicking this link. (You may only take the survey once!) Those who take the survey will be able to sign up to receive a summary report when it becomes available.

M.K. (Mary) Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel, Time and Regret was published by Lake Union. Fellow authors Patricia Sands and Heather Burch helped design and plan the survey. Mary can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or here on her blog A Writer of History.