Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day Seven

It’s Wednesday, which means we’re halfway through this week’s votes. How confident are you in your favorites? 

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:

Pippi Longstocking (The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren) vs. Sara Crewe (A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett)

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. Matilda (Matilda by Roald Dahl)

Antigone (Antigone by Sophocles) vs. Marjane (The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi)

Morgaine (The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley) vs. Elphaba Thropp (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire)

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.

20 replies on “Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day Seven”

I feel left out, because I haven’t read A Wrinkle in Time since I was about ten, and I remember very little about it, and NOTHING about Meg.  So I kind of had to vote for Matilda, because she’s awesome and I know and remember her, but I’m starting to think A Wrinkle in Time needs to be on my TBR list.

Yes – because Meg Murray is the AWESOMEST.  She is girl scientist/older sister magic-on-a-stick, and I identified with her so much as a kid that I read the book who knows how many times.  Meg Murray will tesseract your whole LIFE.*


*comments about Meg Murray tesseracting anything are purely for effect.  She, while thoroughly awesome, can only affect the literary world. Unless somehow she meets Thursday Next.  Maybe at a Book Party?

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