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:
Kate, Offred, Lady Macbeth and Jo March in Adult Fiction
Anathema Device, Vivianne, Esmerelda Weatherwax and Morgaine in Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopia
Lyra Belaqua, Katniss Everdeen, Meg Murray and Hermione Granger in YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopia
Scout Finch, Jessica “not so” Darling, Anne of Green Gables and Harriet the Spy for YA Fiction.
The New Poll
We’re well over halfway done with Middlemarch Madness. We’ve trimmed 48 brave, wonderful, badass women and young women from our original field, and now we’re down to the final sixteen contenders. They’ll face off next week, with two poll questions per day instead of our usual four. Read More Middlemarch Madness, The Sweet Sixteen Revealed
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
We got so many votes this weekend! Everyone came out to pick their favorites, which is fantastic, even though most of you had the same favorites. As expected, there were few surprises among the ones v. sixteens, but you can see the results after the break anyway. Read More Middlemarch Madness Voting Day 9, Next Round!
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
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