Reader Profile

The Dracut Library is pleased to provide our readers with this service that helps to match readers with books that they may enjoy, based on other books they have read and enjoyed. Please fill in as much of this reader profile as you wish. The more information you provide, the more likely it is that we can suggest titles that you might enjoy. Librarians at the Dracut Library will use your answers to create a customized reading list for you. All profiles will be responded to within 10 business days. Information will be kept in strict confidence between the the library staff and the reader. If you have any questions or would like to follow up with us, please contact us directly at 978-454-5474, extension 301.

This form was copied from the Williamsburg Regional Library in Williamsburg, Virgina. We thank the WRL for letting us edit their form for our needs and use it here.

* 1. Please tell us about yourself.

* 2. Today's Date:

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* 3. Sex:

* 4. Your age:

* 5. Preferred mode of contact:

* 6. Genres.  For each of the following, mark the button that best indicates your interest:

  High Interest Some Interest No Interest
Action/Adventure
Biography/Memoir
Chick Lit
Christian Fiction
Fantasy
Graphic Novels
Historical Fiction
Horror
Mysteries
Nonfiction
Paranormal
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Stories
Suspense
Thrillers
True Crime
Urban Fiction
Westerns

* 7. Please tell us about your preferred formats. Please choose all that apply.

* 8. Please list three books that you have read and enjoyed.

* 9. Please list three authors that you have read and enjoyed.

* 10. Tones, style, mood & language. Please mark your preferences on the following scale, with (1) indicating that the choice is extremely important, and (5) indicating that it is not at all important.

  1 2 3 4 5
Contemporary
Dark
Demanding
Frightening
Gentle
Happy/Uplifting
Humorous
Leaves you thinking
Lyrical/Poetic Language
One Plot line
Multiple Plot Lines
Old-Fashioned
Realistic
Relaxing
Sentimental
Suspenseful/Tense

* 11. How important is each of the following factors to you as a reader?

  High Interest Medium Interest Low Interest
Focus on Characters
Focus on Action or Events
Focus on Issues and Ideas
Focus on Language and Style

* 12. What sort of humor do you prefer?

  High Interest Some Interest No Interest
Absurd Humor
Clever Dialogue
Dark Humor
Humorous Situations/Events
Quirky Characters
Slapstick

* 13. Character's Age.

* 14. Character's Ethnicity.

* 15. Character's Relationship Status.

* 16. Preferred Settings.

* 17. Please specify a Historical Era.

* 18. Demographics.

* 19. Pet Peeves and Secret Pleasures. For each element that follows, please indicate whether we should avoid, include, or not consider that element in recommending titles to you.

  Avoid Include Ignore
Addiction
Anti-Religion
Death
Disease
Explicit Sexual Content
Left-Wing Politics
Obscene Language
Pro-Religion
Right-Wing Politics
Sexual Themes
Violence

* 20. Reading Levels of Interest to You:

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