Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day Eight

It’s the last day of voting for this week! Tomorrow we’ll announce the Sweet Sixteen! 

Remember: Voting will stay open for slightly less than 24 hours on each poll, and all results will be announced on Friday.

Today’s pairs:

Claudia (From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg) vs. Violete Baudelaire (The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) by Lemony Snickett)

Lyra Belaqua (His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman) vs. Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)

Miss Marple (Miss Marple mysteries by Agatha Christie) vs. Lisbeth Salander (Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson)

Nanny Ogg (Witches series by Terry Pratchett) vs. June/Offred (The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood)

Happy voting!

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

25 replies on “Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day Eight”

Miss Marple! She is such a classic bamf. Without her, we’d have no Jessica Fletcher. And she enjoyed crime novels and knitting as much as most everyone here. :)

While I love Lisbeth, she is a youngin. Her time will come, soon enough.

(And don’t even think that I forgot about Rue! [shakes fist])


I’ve enjoyed the Millenium Trilogy, but Miss Marple is classic!, I’ve recently rediscovered my old love for Miss Marple, and it is amazing how well the novels stand the test of time. With all the hype around Lisbeth’s books and the movie and all, Miss Marple is really the underdog here, but I don’t think that’ll be the case in ten years or so. I had to vote for Miss Marple.



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