Who of you actually reads the acknowledgements after finishing? Just curiousWho of you actually reads the acknowledgements after finishing? Just curious Elise #questionnaire
Just to confirm, i always do
I do. I also put a lot of thought into those I write just in case. Some of my ARC readers were delighted to have been mentioned by name at the end of my current book, and it’s also a time to thank those who have helped with research, publishing, blogging, or just generally being supportive.
I do if its by an author I really like
Yes I always read them. I am also the person who sits in the cinema until the credits are finished. Drive my husband crazy.??
Sometimes there is an interesting little story in the acknowledgments and often there is more about the movie after the credits – I’m always the last to leave ?
@Joy exactly. I love those little extras. I also can’t stand seeing people leaving concerts or any sports events. My husband used to be the one saying ” if we leave now we will miss the traffic” He has learnt haha, we will miss the traffic if we stay until everyone else has left.??
Husbands dont get it ?? haha
I read every part from the beginning to the very end ..
I always do. I find it interesting.
Guilty, always read them!
Not me x
I do always!
Yes i always read them
I do. It’s half the fun.
Sometimes I read; sometimes I skim.
I always do.
I read them always, as well as any theme quotes.
I do, for the same reason I watch movie credits: they’re informative.
If it’s mostly names then no, but it contains more behind the scenes info like Daniel Silva does then I will read it
Yes mostly only because I’m nosey lol
Haha legit reason ??
I do ?
Always, same as I always stay to the end of movie credits, it’s a mark of respect
I do. Always!
I do. I read the whole shebang! Xx
I don’t because it turns into an Academy Award acceptance speech.
If I have enjoyed the book I sometimes read them xx
All the time xx
Not really acknowledgements, but like too read about the Author who they are , where they live etc
I do when it’s a new author,
I do – I like to see if they have a cat or dog and if they mention it.
Thank the pet for the support ?
If it’s in a book I read it ?
Sometimes I do
Always – and I sometimes read them first!
Always. I read all the book
Sometimes if it’s a h8storical and notes about period or people
I sometimes skim the start of the acknowledgements but if the first people they thank are their editor and publisher then I don’t bother with the rest.
I know they are an important part of the process but they are also earning money from the sales whereas people who have given their free time and advice are, in my opinion, the ones who should be thanked first.
I like to learn that a certain police officer has helped with a crime book for example…..it gives it a more of an authoritative feel to the book ?♀️?
Good point ???
If I have enjoyed reading the book, I will want to know more about the writer, but I have no interest in editors and publishers.
I usually do unless it’s simply a list of names and then I skim read.
I do. I think it’s interesting to know who helped or inspired the writer.
Me. They are one of my favourite parts of a book.
Only if the book has been exceptionally good then i read everything.
I always read them but am not exactly sure why?
It’s a habit to read them right through. Not usually terribly illuminating but it’s like not staying the end of a film for the bit after the credits! Too nosy in case I miss something. @Tina taught me that! Not the nosy thing, the film thing!!
Sometimes- more so now than when I was younger
I do x
Always. I read the whole book. I love the dedications, authors’ notes, and acknowledgements.
Same, thanks Cathleen.
I often do – but not always. If the book has gripped me, I definately will
Me,often very interesting background.
I spend a long time writing mine, more as a tribute to the people who help me than for anyone else. I’ve no idea if anyone looks at them, but I do look at other authors’ acknowledgements.
@Leigh I enjoy them. Just nosy I guess lol x
I do, ive been mentioned in a couple
@Craig Oh yes, so have I. But that’s not why I look.
@Leigh I look to see if I know who else I know that’s in them
Have you seen my name? ?
im sure I have but can’t remember what book
Same here ?
I do and like Craig, I’ve been mentioned in a few. It’s a lovely feeling seeing your name appear. I’m also just nosey and like to see who the authors mention!
That is wonderful lucky you ?
@Elise Thank you ?
Skim, if it’s short
I have and I know of others who’ve tried, however unless you buy $50 of books from Amazon, they won’t allow you too. How sick is that?
Oops – I thought that was reviews. Gulp!
Your enthusiasm is definitely appreciated ??