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
After a great week of voting, we’ve narrowed down all four of our divisions to the top sixteen badass ladies of literature. March is going to be so much fun, as long as we don’t have Turtle fans shiving Katniss fans in the comments. Or maybe even if we do… Read More Middlemarch Madness: The 64 Contenders
We’ve made it to the final elimination round before the real fun starts on March 1. We’ve already narrowed down the Sci-fi/Fantasy brackets for both Youngs and Olds, and last night we brought the fictional Youngs down to 16.
Tonight, we’ll be looking at the Fictional Olds (another big category, we have lots of axing to do!), but first let’s see the list of fictional Youngs moving on to the next round.
Harriet the Spy
Emily Byrd Starr
Jessica “Not So” Darling
Sorry ’bout your luck, Blair. If it was the TV version of you, I think you might have stood a chance.
Moving right along, here are your nominees for fictional Olds:
Jo March from Little Women
Celie from The Color Purple
Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter
Nora from A Doll’s House
Sethe from Beloved
Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Kate, from Shakespeare
Frankie Addams from The Member of the Wedding
Dina Dalal from A Fine Balance
Ayla from the Earth’s Children series
Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind
Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale
Carrie White, Steven King’s Carrie
Lily Bart from The House Of Mirth
Irene Adler from A Study In Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes)
Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair
Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy
Jordan Baker, Myrtle, and Daisy from The Great Gatsby
Catherine from Wuthering Heights
Claire from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series
Mulan from the ballad of Hua Mulan
Dorothea Brooke, the heroine of MIDDLEMARCH
Francie Nolan from A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
And on to the poll! Like the first two polls, pick five of the following to move on to the bracket.
The contestants are getting ready for their duels to the death (not really, just championship) and you, dear readers, should be getting ready to defend them!