Friday, July 29, 2011

Winners and Survey Results

Thank you all for joining me this week to celebrate "Christmas in July!" It's been fun discussing Christmas movies and hunting for pickles ornaments. ;) Hope you've enjoyed it!

And I especially want to thank those of you who filled out the "Christmas in July" survey. I really appreciate your time! It was helpful to read your responses and encouraging to read your comments. Thank you!!!

For those of you who are interested in the survey results, I'll share those first.

"Christmas in July" Survey Results

Total number of people who filled out the survey:
18 people

1. What are your favorite types of posts? (Each person could choose multiple answers.) 64 votes
  • Book reviews: 16 votes
  • Movie Reviews: 6 votes
  • Giveaways: 11 votes
  • Themed posts: 7 votes
  • Devotionals: 6 votes
  • Military: 3 votes
  • Personal (About my life): 11 votes
  • Writing-related: 4 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: The top three types of posts are book reviews, giveaways, and personal posts. Not too surprising, but it is interesting to see that personal posts tied with giveaways! I guess blogging is such a community thing, that we like to learn more about each other and see that we all really are human. ;) As for the other types of posts, I realize that my blog can be a bit eclectic, which may keep some people away because I'm not completely consistent in my post material. But for my loyal followers out there, I hope you enjoy the variety, and than you for sticking with me!)

2. Do you enjoy themed weeks on this blog? 18 votes
  • Yes: 15 votes
  • Sometimes: 2 votes
  • No: 1 vote
  • Not sure: 0 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: Good to know! It seems like the majority of my readers like the themed weeks, which makes me happy. I enjoy putting them together and coming up with new ideas, so I'm glad you enjoy them!)

3. Do you have a favorite themed week? 16 votes
  • Mystery Week: 2 votes
  • Love Finds You Blog Party: 1 vote
  • Disney/Disneyland: 2 votes
  • Camp Humility: 5 votes
  • No favorite: 4 votes
  • Likes them all/All wonderful: 2 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: These were write-in answers, so some people worded things differently, but this is the basic break-down. I'm kind of partial to that last one on the list... ;) And that's neat that Camp Humility's a favorite! I'll have to keep that in mind, for sure!)

4. Do you read the pages? 18 votes
  • Yes: 5 votes
  • Some of them: 13 votes
  • Never: 0 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: Again, good to know. I do have quite a few pages, so I can understand why they wouldn't all be helpful to everyone. But hopefully they're each helpful/interesting to someone!)

5. If you read the pages, do you ever re-check them for updates? 18 votes
  • Yes: 0 votes
  • Sometimes: 16 votes
  • Never: 2 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: Understandable. And to be honest, it's not like I update my pages every day. But I do try to keep them up-to-speed, and I usually update the book review and movie review pages every time I post a new review, just so you're aware!)

6. When are you most likely to leave a comment on a blog? 18 votes
  • Morning: 6 votes
  • Afternoon: 4 votes
  • Night: 1 vote
  • Any time: 7 votes
7. Do you read my posts on The Borrowed Book blog? 18 votes
  • Yes: 1 vote
  • Occasionally: 10 votes
  • No: 5 votes
  • You post on another blog?: 2 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: Yep, I post on another blog! ;) I started posting on the BB back in February, and my posting schedule was a bit sporadic. But my posts are always on Mondays, and as far as I can tell, for the rest of the year I should be posting every Monday unless something comes up. So if you get a chance to pop over and say hi, I'd love to see you there!)

8. Would you read my book reviews on another site as well as this one? 18 votes
  • Yes: 7 votes
  • Maybe: 10 votes
  • No: 1 vote
(Amber's Thoughts: Aww, thanks guys! I've posted several reviews on the Radiant Lit site so far, and soon I should be an official team member. And usually if I post reviews there or on the BB, I won't post them here, so you shouldn't be getting repeats. Unless you're my friend on Goodreads...then you can find all my reviews there!)

9. Have you ever bought a book after reading one of my reviews? 18 votes
  • Yes: 2 votes
  • Your review combined with others' reviews convinced me: 6 votes
  • No: 10 votes
10. Which type of book do you prefer? (Each person could choose multiple answers.) 30 votes
  • Hardcover: 8 votes
  • Glossy: 1 vote
  • Normal paperback: 8 votes
  • Softcover: 8 votes
  • e-book: 5 votes
(Amber's Thoughts: OK, I'm totally in agreement with the majority! I know this was a random question, but it was just something I'd been pondering... My mom and I mentioned that we didn't really like glossy as much - as pretty as it is - because it leaves your fingerprints all over it, which is not pretty! I'm rather partial to these softcover ones, but hardcover and normal paperbacks can be great, as well. I'll read an e-book occasionally, but it's not the same as holding a book in my hand...)

"Christmas in July" Winners!

Now, on to the announcement of the winners! According to's List Randomizer (and including the extra entries Michelle and Sara won on Wednesday), here are the winners:

Michelle (scraphappy) won Surrender the Dawn!

Katy M won 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son!

Congratulations, ladies! If you haven't received an e-mail from me yet, be sure to let me know!

Merry Christmas in July, everyone!


Casey said...

Oh! I completely missed this. :( I'm so sorry Amber, with VBS and getting ready for ACFW this week, I've been no where near the computer for gobs of time.

I HAD to laugh though when I saw your giveaway selections. ;-)

Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Congrats winners! I've seen your reviews on RL and hope you join the team as a full fledged member soon! :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Amber Holcomb said...


Not a problem! Sounds like you've been keeping busy with some great projects! :D

And yes... Well, we finally found out that a mistake had been made when my information was given to promote 5 Conversations... LOL! It was pretty funny, especially when it took several e-mails for the mistake to come to light, after I said that I had no children and I was a college student. ;) But I didn't mind doing a giveaway to help promote the book!


Amber Holcomb said...


Thanks for stopping by! I'm excited to join the RL team! I'm glad you were able to introduce me to the site through your own blog. :)


Michelle said...

It was a fun week, Amber! Thanks so much! : )

Amber Holcomb said...


You're welcome, and thank you so much for participating! :) So glad you had fun!