At the end of this month, I’m headed down to Sarasota, Florida, to give a talk on the Hunger Games (The Hunger Games was their One Book Sarasota pick for 2011). I’ll be talking a little about The Girl Who Was on Fire, and more about some of the ideas in the essays.
In preparation for that presentation, I would love to get you all’s help gathering some data.
I’ve included a handful of poll questions below. And as thanks for your participation: After you give your answers, leave us a comment and we’ll enter you to win one of 3 copies of The Girl Who Was on Fire — Movie Edition . . . INCLUDING the extra movie content you’d normally only get if you bought the e-book edition or the e-book only Booster Pack (though, of course, you’ll have to wait for the end of March to get that extra content like everyone else!).
Please feel free to elaborate on any of your answers in your entry comment!
What did you think of Mockingjay, on a scale of 1 to 5?
- 5 Loved it! (45%, 99 Votes)
- 4 (40%, 87 Votes)
- 3 (10%, 23 Votes)
- 1 Kind of hated it (3%, 7 Votes)
- 2 (2%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 220
Do you like reality shows?
- There are a few reality shows I enjoy, but mostly no (57%, 116 Votes)
- No, I hate reality shows (21%, 43 Votes)
- I like them, but I feel a little guilty about it (14%, 29 Votes)
- Yes, I love them (8%, 17 Votes)
Total Voters: 205
Peeta or Gale (for Katniss)?
- Team Peeta (60%, 122 Votes)
- Team Katniss! (26%, 53 Votes)
- Team Gale (11%, 22 Votes)
- None of the above (3%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 203
Peeta or Gale (as a character)?
- Peeta (74%, 151 Votes)
- Gale (11%, 23 Votes)
- I can't choose! (11%, 23 Votes)
- I’m not crazy about either of them (3%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 204
Will you be seeing the Hunger Games film?
- I’ll be there opening night! (59%, 121 Votes)
- I’ll see it opening weekend (28%, 58 Votes)
- Definitely! . . . At some point, at least (12%, 25 Votes)
- No (you can specify your reason, if desired, in the comments!) (0%, 1 Votes)
- I’ll rent it on DVD (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 205
Thanks for your help! And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered to win. We’ll announce our winners a week from today, so make sure you answer and enter by Friday, February 17, at 12 midnight Central time!
Edited February 19: Winners have been selected via random.org: Israel, Kelly Garbato, and Dinah, congratulations! We’ll be in touch via email early this week to get your mailing addresses.
Everyone else, thanks hugely for all the help! You can see the results of the polls above, and after I give the talk in Sarasota next week, I’ll be uploading the audio and slides to YouTube. So if you’re interested in seeing how these fit into the larger presentation and discussion, keep an eye out here (or, of course, sign up for our Girl Who Was on Fire email list). We’ll send the link out as soon as it’s available!