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When did you first read The Queen's Thief books? (Part 2)

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Aug. 10th, 2009 | 12:30 am
posted by: readsintrees in sounis

Poll #1441929 Age when you read The Queen's Thief books...

Approximately how old were you when you read The Thief?

<10
5(4.3%)
10-15
46(39.3%)
16-20
22(18.8%)
21-25
17(14.5%)
26-30
8(6.8%)
31-35
3(2.6%)
36-40
7(6.0%)
41-45
4(3.4%)
46-50
4(3.4%)
50+
1(0.9%)

Approximately how old were you when you read The Queen of Attolia?

<10
1(0.9%)
10-15
39(33.3%)
16-20
30(25.6%)
21-25
20(17.1%)
26-30
8(6.8%)
31-35
3(2.6%)
36-40
6(5.1%)
41-45
4(3.4%)
46-50
4(3.4%)
50+
2(1.7%)

Approximately how old were you when you read The King of Attolia?

<10
0(0.0%)
10-15
17(14.5%)
16-20
43(36.8%)
21-25
28(23.9%)
26-30
9(7.7%)
31-35
3(2.6%)
36-40
7(6.0%)
41-45
3(2.6%)
46-50
5(4.3%)
50+
2(1.7%)

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Comments {47}

never give up!  ৵  never surrender!

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from: loquaciousquark
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
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Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe it's been almost ten years since I first read The Thief. Wow.

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readsintrees

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from: readsintrees
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
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After reading the 65 comments or whatever that got posted to my first entry on this matter, I wanted to see a visual, but then realized it was difficult with various answers like "late 40's" or "when I was in high school"....so I figured I'd be a pain in the neck by making everyone respond again, but this time with an actual number.

I'd love to see a visual outline of the age range that attracts these books, and place it side by side with the "intended" reader age.

Continuing to prove my own statement that "A good story knows no age limit".

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Emma

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from: emmaco
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
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Thanks for doing the poll! I thought it would make reading the answers easier but was too lazy to follow the vague idea through :)

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opheliastorn

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from: opheliastorn
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
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I've answered 16-20 for all of them, but I think that I may have read, and been unimpressed with, The Thief when I was 8-9 or so. Not enough magic, probably, and it was a copy with a horrible cover that probably prejudiced me against it.

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thelasteddis

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from: thelasteddis
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
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Lemme guess. The cover that, depending on who you ask, depicts either Hephestia, the Magus, or Jesus.

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karwei

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from: karwei
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Actually, my middle school teacher started reading it to us, and I thought it was totally boring. But my mom checked it out for me and I actually read it and totally loved it. Now I'm a junior in college, and I reread it recently and I still like the story.

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Cabin Boy

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from: cabin_boy
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
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I read The Thief sometime in my first few years of college, due to recommendations from mycenaeth (who had been mentioning the book since I met her in high school, so I finally gave in and asked to borrow it when I had the free time. :3)

I eventually bought my own copy to use as reference for my illustration thesis, and re-reading it inspired me to buy the sequels as well. So I read them the year after I had graduated.

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checkers

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from: checkers65477
date: Aug. 11th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
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Ahhh! Your prettypretty book covers--I remember them!

Did I mention that they are pretty?

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allthingevil123

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from: allthingevil123
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
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I read The Thief and QofA after a friend started calling me Eugenides and insisting I read them :S
A few years later amazon recommended KofA to me and after I calmed down I ordered it and counted down the hours until it would turn up :3

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pigrescuer

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from: pigrescuer
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
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It's interesting that I fall into the most popular age ranges for all three books. I had thought I was young at 11 to read them.

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Peggy

speaking of polls

from: peggy_2
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Another interesting poll might be to find out how many people first came to livejournal because of the Thief books.

and, for that matter, how the Thief reading demographics compare to the lj user demographics.

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crazededdisian

Re: speaking of polls

from: crazededdisian
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Me, me, me! (to your first sentence)

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tiegirl

Uh, speaking of age...

from: tiegirl
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
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I appear to be the, um, winner in the age category. At least so far. I don't know why I felt the need to point this out...

(If there are others in my age-group I left them out on purpose. I felt it would be rude to comment otherwise :D)

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Jokingly Jade

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from: jade_sabre_301
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
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What I love is how the HUGE lead from the 10-15 in the QoA category migrates to being a HUGE lead in the 16-20 category for KoA--that stands for all of us who nearly broke our keyboards when we discovered OHMYGOSH, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE COMING OUT? BUT IT'S BEEN LIKE FIVE YEARS WOW.

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aislings

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from: aislings
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
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I pretty much read each one as it came out, starting with The Thief at 13, Queen at 16, and King at 21. As for other people, I got my mother and my younger sister into the series, and over the years I've talked a few friends into trying them.

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Nutmeg3

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from: nutmeg3
date: Aug. 11th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
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Oh, man. I'm officially olllllld.

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tiegirl

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from: tiegirl
date: Aug. 12th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
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Hee! I think I just read them before you did; I am in your age-group now. Don't we get some kinda prize?

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