Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day One

It’s finally time to start voting! As you’ll see after the cut, this isn’t going to be an easy week at all, and I’ve already prepared myself for all the “Angry” votes on the MoodThingy. Bless your bookish and clever hearts.

Today we’ll be pitting the ones against the sixteens and the fives against the twelves in the following matches:

1. Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) vs. 16. Julie (Julie of the Wolves  by Jean Craighead George)

5. Pippi Longstocking (The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren) vs. 12. Turtle Wexler (The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin)

1. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Trilogy  by Suzanne Collins) vs. 16. Paperbag Princess (The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch)

5. Meg Murray (The Wrinkle in Time Quintet (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) by Madeline L’Engle) vs. 12. Alanna (Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce)

1. Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) vs. 16. Emma Woodhouse (Emma by Jane Austen)

5. Antigone (Antigone by Sophocles) vs. 12. Anne Eliott (Persuasion by Jane Austen)

1. Arya Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire, Books 1-4 (A Game of Thrones / Clash of Kings/A Storm of Swords /A Feast for Crows) by George R.R. Martin) vs. 16. Alia Atreides (Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert)

5. Morgaine (The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley) vs. 12. Sookie Stackhouse’s precious fairy vagina (Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris)

The poll will be open for roughly 24 hours, and the winners will be announced on Friday in this time slot. 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.

113 replies on “Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day One”

I just want to say that the Paperbag Princess was the ORIGINAL “Girl on Fire.” She chased a damn dragon, for pete’s (well, Ronald’s) sake! If there is any remaining doubt about PBP v. Katniss, let me just remind you:

“‘Elizabeth, you are a mess!  You smell like ashes, your hair is all tangled and you are wearing a dirty old paper bag.  Come back when you are dressed like a real princess.’

‘Ronald,’ said Elizabeth, ‘your clothes are really pretty and your hair is very neat.  You look like a real prince, but you are a bum.’

They didn’t get married after all.”


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