I came across this survey at Hiraeth. After I looked up the definition of "tomes" I could then begin to answer the questions LOL!
Has reading Christian blogs increased your desire to tackle weighty Christian tomes?
I have been growing in my love of weighty tomes for about 5 years now. Mostly due to a change in the church we attend and understanding the need of doctrine and theology in daily life.....blogs have definitely helped.
Have you learned of Christian authors and theologians that you might not have otherwise known or read?
Not necessarily authors but books themselves.
Have you purchased or borrowed books that were recommended by bloggers?
Have you read fewer "real" books as your blog reading has increased?
Has the availability/searchability of great Christian works caused you to rely upon them merely as resources?
In some cases yes but for the most part...no.
Do you think reading the great Christian authors and theologians is important and/or profitable?
Yes, Yes and Yes! One of my favorite quotes is
"If it's true, it's probably not new" Spurgeon
Do you read them? Yes
If so, who do you recommend?
Spurgeon, Edwards, Tozer, Sproul, Packer, Prentiss
I have a few modern ones I enjoy too!