Kansas City Public Library

A Taste of Victorian Literature: Reader Profile Form
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The Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library is hosting a unique book group program focused on four Victorian era authors. This program has a limited number of seats available. In order to help the Library assemble a diverse group of engaged readers, please answer the following questions about your reading preferences.

Some questions (see 4 & 5) are merely aimed at demographic information that will have no bearing on whether interested readers are invited to participate in this book group program.

Participation in A Taste of Victorian Literature is contingent on completion of this Reader Profile Form. Those readers who are not selected at this time will receive a customized list of recommended readings (prepared by Library Readers' Advisors) based on the information submitted on this form, in addition to notification about future book group programs such as A Taste of Victorian Literature. 

If at all possible, participants should provide an email address in order to receive electronic materials that complement the discussion group sessions, such as: overviews of selected books and authors, as well as questions to consider ahead of time.

The Library specifically recognizes as confidential any information received by the Library that identifies a person having requested or borrowed library material.

 
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Please enter your contact information.


First Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
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Preferred Mode of Contact

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Library Card Number

 

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Are you a resident of Kansas City, Missouri?

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Are you a patron of The Kansas City Public Library?

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Please indicate each book group session(s) that you would like to attend as part of A Taste of Victorian Literature. Check all that apply (readers are welcome to participate in as many sessions as they like, be it just one or all four).

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - February 16, 2011
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - March 23, 2011
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot - April 27, 2011
The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence - May 25, 2011
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Have you ever read a Victorian novel? (A Victorian novel is loosely defined as one written between 1830 and 1900 – with prominent authors including Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning Henry James, and Christina Rossetti.)

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List three books that you consider among your favorites, and why.

 

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List three books that you dislike, and why.

 

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Tone, Style, Mood & Language - Please mark your preferences on this scale as they pertain to the type of books and literature that you most enjoy. If an item doesn't matter to you, just leave it blank.

 Don't enjoy  Enjoy   
Happy, light, uplifting   
Dark ironic   
Easy   
Demanding   
Funny   
Serious   
Safe, relaxing   
Suspenseful, tense   
Familiar, typical of its type   
Unusual   

Tone, Style, Mood & Language - Please mark your preferences on this scale as they pertain to the type of books and literature that you most enjoy. If an item doesn't matter to you, just leave it blank.

 Don't enjoy  Enjoy   
One plot line   
Many plot lines   
Resolved ending   
Ending leaves you thinking   
Straightforward language   
Lush, poetic language   
Sentimental, emotional style   
Realistic style   
Old-fashioned, traditional   
Modern, contemporary   

Please select your general book preferences. Check all that apply.

Regular print book
Large print book
Audiobook on CD
Audiobook on Playaway
Audiobook - downloadable
E-book - downloadable
Fiction
Nonfiction

Would you be interested in other Library programs? Check all that apply.

Book groups
Special events
Events for children
Events for teens
Winter Reading Program
Kansas City Public Library / Kansas City Star FYI Book Club
Film screenings
Music performances
Art exhibits