Hi, Pamela Tracy here, and I love a good mystery/suspense. I tend to buy more mysteries, though, because for some reason if I read too many suspenses in a row, (not the Love Inspired Suspenses, of course) they start to sound alike. I can only take so many kidnapped females, so I take a break of a few weeks/months between my secular reads. Chances are, if you’re here on Suspense Day at the Craftie Ladies, you’re a lot like me.
Good, then, we’re friends!
Let’s see how much we know about our fellow mystery/suspense readers. I’ll give the answers tomorrow.
(1) Guess the percentage.
_____% of mysteries are purchased by women.
_____% of all mysteries are purchased by people who live in the South.
_____% are purchased by households with no children at home.
Here are the answers. Guess where each number fits. 77% 35% 68%
BTW, the only true thing about me, above, is that I’m female.
Okay, still having fun? Put the following influences for mystery book sales in order. 1 would be the number one reason. 5 would be the number 5 reason.
___ part of a series.
___ store display
___ know/like the author
___ book club
___ friend/relative recommended
BTW, I’m definitely a store display kind of gal. How about you?
So, how much do we read a week?
8.6 hours or 11.3 hours
Let’s break it up by age
Under 30 _____
7.7 hours 10.3 hours 6.7 hours 8.3 hours 11.9 hours
Btw, the source I’m using, which I will cite tomorrow, says the average reader spends 10 hours a week buried in a book. I would sooooo love to spend that much time. Wait! If I count my son’s books Horrible Harry in Room 2B and Snail at School, then I’ve done it!
So, according to my source, who is the number one mystery writer of all?
Hope you enjoyed thinking about all this. I love statistics!
Well, it’s summer, and I’m off to read. Right now, I’m reading Janet Evanovich’s latest. She’s number 2 on the list for Top 15 for mystery readers under 50. She’s 13 on the list for Top 15 for mystery readers over 50.