January poll results

Here are the results of the January poll.

How did you discover the OUTLANDER books?
  • 37.66% - A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
  • 26.64% - I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
  • 12.89% - A friend or family member gave me a copy of OUTLANDER, saying, "Read this, you'll love it!"
  • 3.67% - Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
  • 2.34% - A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
  • 2.27% - I discovered the audiobooks first, then decided to look for the printed version.
  • 2.19% - I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
  • 1.88% - Doubleday Book Club or other book-of-the-month club.
  • 1.72% - I don't remember.
  • 1.64% - I found a used copy at a garage sale, second-hand bookstore, etc.
  • 0.78% - Someone at my book club mentioned them.
  • 0.16% - I had been reading excerpts of Diana's work on Compuserve since before OUTLANDER was published.
  • 0.08% - I happened to see Diana at a book-signing or other public event.
  • 6.09% - Other
Here are the responses for "Other". It's rather a long list, but I thought the responses were worth sharing.
  • Searching for a differnt Scottish Time travel Romance
  • iBook
  • Heard the hype after the hardback came out, bought the paper version.
  • While babysitting, I found Voyager on coffee table. Instantly hooked!
  • Was intrigued by mention of J and C in Sara Donati's book. Never looked back!
  • I was searching for the longest books possible on Audible.
  • Some random women (maybe on the bus) told me about it in the early 90's.
  • the series is filming in my home town
  • Recommended on Med Line nurses site as a book that nurses might enjoy
  • Had purchased a book called The Outlander on my kindle. Stumbled onto Outlander
  • Free Nook book-GLADLY paid for all other DG books!!
  • I work at a library and Diana's books are VERY popular... I now know why...
  • I found the books on my grandmother's bookshelf when I was about 10.
  • I read it when it first came out, and I don't remember how I discovered them.
  • Found them at a Highland Festival right after the first book came out.
  • My dad had the first 4 or 5 books, when he died I got all his books...
  • A friend lent it to me!
  • Overheard two women talking about OUtlander
  • Came across the first two books at Costco.
  • Outlander was free on Kindle autumn 2010 - that got me started.
  • It is a tale in itself....
  • I read several of The Lord John books first.
  • I had gone to 'Scottish Games' event and overheard a lady talking about it.
  • They were half price in a book magazine in the local school
  • I went to Amazons "Best Sellers List" and foud one of the series there,
  • was looking online for similar book like "A knight in shining armor"
  • My ex-boyfriend's Aunt had a copy of DIA and I was bored one day and borrowed it
  • Free on Nook
  • huge Sam Heughan fan, found the books after he was cast as Jamie
  • I stumbled across it in an Albertson's of all places!
  • I read Scottish Prisoner and had to find out more about Jamie Fraser.
  • Then online boyfriend recommended it. He's now hubby. Both rereading Outlander
  • Found the first book at a bookstore shortly after pub. Followed ever since.
  • Kindle on Amazon.com
  • www.booktrib.com
  • at a truck stop I picked it up to have something to read while out on the road
  • A waitress told me about the series.
  • I needed a very thick book to read during summer holidays.
  • found working a 2nd hand book department
  • Co worker not really a "friend"
  • Found it on my mama's bookshelf
  • Random person came into the shop I work at and recommended them.
  • A student in my class recommended them when I talked of similar books I loved.
  • I read a recommendation on Amazon!
  • deborah harkness, author of A discovery of witches, recommended it
  • My husband gave DRUMS OF AUTUMN in Xmas stocking..now re reading all. .
  • Borrowed from a stack of paperbacks a friend had. Rest is history!
  • Saw mention of the characters in S. Donati's book and haven't looked back
  • Jo Anne Hissem
  • Heard about the starz series and wanted to find out what all the fuss was
  • a friend had read it and said it was crap: too much violence & sex
  • Stumbled onto it on Amazon eBooks
  • An aunt gave me Voyager - the first DG book I read.
  • Read a Lord John story in Warriors (which I was reading for Dunk and Egg)
  • Came across it while browsing for historical fiction set in Scotland.
  • I saw the series mentioned online in an "if you like this" tye of way.
  • By pure accident I bought Dragonfly I. A. and from that day I was hooked! 1995..
  • The first book was a kindle freebie.
  • I was one of the proofreaders for Dragonfly in Amber and couldn't put it down.
  • In a store I was working at, while I was putting books and magazines out.
  • An AOL story in 1999 titled "Books That Changed Your Life." They did.
  • I went to Scotland in 1998. A co-worker felt I would like the book. I DID!
  • neighbor insisted I read her copies of the first three in the series
  • I found 'Outlander' in a store while on my lunch break. I had to wait for DIA !
  • I read fast so I was looking for the fattest book. Thank you Diana.
  • I found it on a bookshelf in the recyclingroom i our building!
  • found the 1st four books in charity shop for £2 each in 2006
  • Amazon was featuring Outlander for free on Kindle.
  • I googled Scotland and "Outlander" showed up.
  • I was given Dragon Fly in Amber as a Christmas gift in '92 and was hooked!!
  • Graham McTavish
  • Outlander kept coming up as a suggestion similar to a favorite author
  • Looking for a new book on Amazon & saw ALL the awesome reviews.
  • It was a Free Friday selection from Nook
  • My OWN bookstore employee nagged me until I read Outlander. Read til 3 am.
  • I found it as a recommendation on Amazon Kindle Books
  • I was given a copy of Fiery Cross and was hooked & had to start at the beginning
  • At a library sale of old books. After reading DOA I went and got the series.
There were 1280 responses to this poll. Thanks very much to everyone who participated! Please take a moment to vote in the February poll, which is all about your reactions to the upcoming OUTLANDER TV series on STARZ.


Sandi said...

Love to see how everyone came to join the clan. No matter the journey, they're part of us now! :)

Christiane said...

The responses for "other" are incredible ! The ones I like the best : "Huge Sam Heughan fan, found the books after he was cast as Jamie" and "overheard two women talking about Outlander". Thankyou Karen for keeping us updated.

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