Middlemarch Madness III: Round Three, Vote Three

We’re back to the sci-fi/fantasy/dystopia categories today, with some more heart-wrenching choices. Read More Middlemarch Madness III: Round Three, Vote Three

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: The Elite Eight Revealed

This one was down to the buzzer, readers, with one victor moving on to the Elite Eight by only two votes.  You are not going to believe what happens after the cut today, ladyreaders.  Read More Middlemarch Madness: The Elite Eight Revealed

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Final Vote

It was another record setting night for votes, and both races were so close I didn’t know who was going to win until the last possible minute.  Tonight we’ll vote in the final Sweet Sixteen battle, then tomorrow at this time I’ll reveal the Elite Eight. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Final Vote

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 Madness, The Sweet Sixteen Revealed

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

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: The 64 Contenders

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