Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Results of the February poll

Here are the results of the February poll:

What did you think of "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows"?
  • 21.3% - I enjoyed it, but I wish it had been longer.
  • 20.4% - Intriguing! The story raises at least as many questions as it answers.
  • 20.0% - I loved it!
  • 13.8% - I haven't read it yet, but I'm planning to do so soon.
  • 9.6% - I haven't read it. I don't want to buy a whole book just for one story.
  • 5.8% - I enjoyed seeing Roger's parents, and Roger as a small child.
  • 5.0% - The ending was wonderful.
  • 2.1% - What's that? Never heard of it.
  • 0.8% - I was disappointed, or the story wasn't what I expected.
  • 0.4% - I didn't like it.
  • 0.8% - Other
There were 240 responses to this poll.  Thanks so much to everyone who participated!

Several people commented that they wished they could have chosen multiple answers -- "I loved it! Intriguing! The ending was wonderful!"  If you're one of those people, I can only repeat what I've said before.  It's possible to set these Blogger polls up so that people can pick multiple answers.  I prefer not to do that.  I think the results of these polls tend to be more interesting if people are forced to choose the best answer.

Besides, I wanted to encourage people to be more specific in their responses.  The question I was really trying to get at, for those of you who liked the story, was:  "Yes, it was a wonderful story, but what aspect of it did you like the best?"  And I am fascinated, and very pleased, by the results.

I didn't vote in the poll myself, but if I had, I think I probably would have chosen "Intriguing", because this story has given us plenty to speculate about.  After reading "Leaf", I'm more worried about Roger now than I was at the end of ECHO.

If you haven't yet read "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows", I highly recommend it!  You can find more information about the story here.

Please take a moment to vote in the March poll, which is all about visiting Scotland.

1 comment:

Tanja Pelster said...

This belongs to the March Poll actually:

I picked 'other' because I went to Edinburgh in 2006 to work there for a week and I loved it. It is such a beautiful city and I was lucky enough that I had a day off in between to stroll through the city and see the castle. I loved the people there who are very friendly and open to everyone and funny, too! It was especially amazing to take a walk through the city, because there are so many wynds and closes that were restaurated in the 19th century when Queen Victoria found her love for Scotland and they look very, very old. Walking past or even through them I couldn't help but think: This is it! It's just like in the books, if I can just blend out the cars and imagine a couple of horses instead! I can only suggest to everyone who like history just a tiny bit: Go to Edinburgh. It's worth it!