Middlemarch Madness III: Round Four

Today the Elite Eight will get narrowed down to the Final Four. The winner of each division will be ineligible to compete in future brackets, so choose wisely! Read More Middlemarch Madness III: Round Four

Middlemarch Madness III: Round Three, Vote Four

This week has been BRUTAL, Persephoneers. The soaring highs, the devastating lows, but still we soldier on. Dog-eared copies of our favorite books in hand, we push forward. Read More Middlemarch Madness III: Round Three, Vote Four

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting Day Three

One of last night’s races was so close, the leader changed fifty times.   The other one, not so much.   We’ve got two more inductees into the Elite Eight, two more ladies going home and another round of votes for you, after the cut. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting Day Three

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting, Day One

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and we’re about to embark on a week of really harsh decisions.  To make the pain of having to pick a little less, we’ll only be voting on two pairs each day this week, with the Elite Eight revealed on Friday.  Next week, we’ll create the Final Four on Monday and Tuesday, vote on the two Final Four pairs on Wednesday and we’ll have our final, GRAND CHAMPION OF ALL THE LADYHEROES vote on Thursday.

This means the winner will be declared on April 1, and I promise whatever our plans may be for April Fool’s Day, we won’t fuck with Middlemarch.

Here’s a link to the most recent Middlemarch Bracket, in case you need it.

And here’s a recap of the ladies in the Sweet Sixteen:

The Taming of the ShrewThe Handmaid's TaleMacbethLittle Women

Kate, Offred, Lady Macbeth and Jo March in Adult Fiction

Good OmensMists of AvalonWitches AbroadMists of Avalon

Anathema Device, Vivianne, Esmerelda Weatherwax and Morgaine in Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopia

His Dark MaterialsHunger GamesA Wrinkle in TimePisoner of Azkaban

Lyra Belaqua, Katniss Everdeen, Meg Murray and Hermione Granger in YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopia

To Kill A MockingbirdSloppy FirstsAnne Of Green GablesHarriet the Spy

Scout Finch, Jessica “not so” Darling, Anne of Green Gables and Harriet the Spy for YA Fiction.

And finally…

The New Poll

Middlemarch Voting Day 5: Fours v. Thirteens

Welcome back to another day of voting, readers! Last night we had the most voters yet, and four races that weren’t even close.  To see the winners and vote on tonight’s contenders, click on! Read More Middlemarch Voting Day 5: Fours v. Thirteens

Middlemarch Madness: Prologue

While chatting in email with Meghan, we stumbled upon an idea we think you’ll love as much as we do.   March is the month of brackets, as everyone who loves basketball, cake or pie knows.  As we lean more towards bookish than sporty and we have a collective unconditional love of all desserts, we’re trying something different. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Prologue