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Fantasy Book Reading

Discussion in 'Featured Polls & Comments' started by Taluntain, Jul 27, 2010.

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How many fantasy books have you read in 2009?

Poll closed Jul 30, 2015.
  1. None

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. 1-3

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. 4-6

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. 7-9

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. 10-12

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. 13-15

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 16 or more

    10 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. Merlanni

    Merlanni ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Around 30 a year. Many pocket pulp sf.
     
  2. Sparky The Barbarian Gems: 5/31
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    I'm definitely in a slump for fantasy novels. One recent year I read 15. With what's happened to the Forgotten Realms novels (the 4th edition and 100 year time jump) I've burned out on all my favorite series and I'm looking for something new to start reading.
     
  3. fastfritz Gems: 4/31
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    As mentioned elsewhere here, found a omnibus of fantasy novels written by
    Henry Rider Haggard, born 1835 in England, was the forerunner of King Solomons
    Mines, Temple of Doom etc. have just about finished the omnibus which is his
    collected works consisting of 69 books. I used a Kindle and downloaded all 69 for 79 cents although it to a while to download them. Cheap, good reading
     
  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'll leave this one up for another turn to get some more votes in.
     
  5. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

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    Anyone here ever read The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie?

    A mate bough me it, gonna start reading it soon.
     
  6. AMaster Gems: 26/31
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    Worth reading, though the stand-alone follow up is significantly better. Without spoiling anything, if the first and possibly second volumes strike you as bog-standard traditional fantasy, only bloodier A: possibly pay more attention B: keep reading. The pay off is worth it.
     
  7. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

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    Why the hell does this thread keep ending up at the top of the new posts thing on the main page? Even when nobody posts, it appears there.
     
  8. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I think when someone votes on a poll, even if they don't post, the software looks upon that as a new entry and bumps it up.
     
  9. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    [​IMG] Yeah, I hit "check new posts" when I log on, once had four polls where I sat for a few moments just thinking "I swear I already read this"

    I'm currently reading non fiction to write my own fiction :skeptic:
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Yes, that's intentional.
     
  11. Blackthorne TA

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    The final poll results from the old forums (including guest votes):

    Q: How many fantasy books have you read in 2009?
    (156 votes total)

    16 or more (41) 26%
    None (34) 22%
    1-3 (30) 19%
    4-6 (22) 14%
    10-12 (13) 8%
    7-9 (11) 7%
    13-15 (5) 3%
     

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