Middlemarch Madness IV: Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Dystopia Nominations

The women of Westeros (and Westeros-adjacent) are the ones to beat, as always. Who will rise among the bracket to challenge them, and which Westerosi will make it to the end? You’ll have to wait to find out, dear bookish poodles. You’ll have to wait.  Read More Middlemarch Madness IV: Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Dystopia Nominations

Middlemarch Madness, Elite Eight Day Two

Welcome back to another evening of results.  Selena here, reporting from a good fifty miles below Persephone H.Q.  I want everyone to remember, as we go through these last few battles together, that I love each and every one of you.  Let’s all take a deep breath before we click, and quietly put all the pitchforks and fire utensils back in the shed.   After tonight’s results, I kind of want to poke myself with a pitchfork. Read More Middlemarch Madness, Elite Eight Day Two

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Day Two

OH THE HUMANITY.  There will be some sad fans in Persephone world tonight, ladyreaders.  We’re sending two more contenders away and adding two badasses to the Elite Eight with tonight’s vote, but first let’s see how last night turned out.   Click on, if you dare! Read More Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Day Two

Middlemarch Voting Round 2, Day 3

Tonight we’ll decide the final four ladies who are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen, and it looks like it’s going to be another tough vote.  Last night, we again beat our top number of voters, so I’m tickled that there are more and more of you coming out to support your favorite fictional ladies. Read More Middlemarch Voting Round 2, Day 3

Middlemarch Madness Voting: Day 10

Here we are again, ready to add four new literary badasses into the Sweet Sixteen.  Once again, I don’t think there will be any surprises, but some of the races were closer than I expected.  Click on to find out last night’s winners and meet tonight’s batch of contestants. Read More Middlemarch Madness Voting: Day 10

Middlemarch Madness Voting Day 8: Ones v. Sixteens

Welcome back! We’re about to tackle our last poll for the first round, on Monday we’ll begin knocking the final 32 into the Sweet Sixteen.  I don’t know about y’all, but I am having so much fun with this I can hardly stand it.  Last night’s voting wasn’t even close, in any category, so I’m not sure how many surprises you’ll find after the cut. Read More Middlemarch Madness Voting Day 8: Ones v. Sixteens

Middlemarch Madness Voting Day 6: Threes v. Fourteens

Last night was another record setter for votes, with many of you coming out to speak for your favorite lady heroines.  I’m not sure there will be any surprises in the results, but I’d like the Pratchett fans to go ahead and sit down or get a bowl of comfort pudding or the like.  Read More Middlemarch Madness Voting Day 6: Threes v. Fourteens

Kids’ Books I Like: Tamora Pierce

Middlemarch Madness has got me all worked up about girl power today and, while there are a lot of fantastic YA heroines, I have decided to focus on Alanna and the other badass ladies of Tortall. Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Tamora Pierce