It’s Middlemarch Madness time.
If you’re new, Middlemarch Madness is our annual bracket competition for our favorite literary women. We divide the women into genres, young adult and adult; literary and sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and dystopia; for a total of four “regions.” YA literary fiction. YA sci-fi, fantasy, horror and dystopia. Adult literary fiction. Adult sci-fi, fantasy, horror and dystopia. We’ll be developing some acronyms for these shortly.
In previous years, we’ve eliminated women who’ve previously made the top four. This year, we’re only eliminating previous winners from eligibility. So you can vote for anyone except Hermione, Professor McGonagall, and Meg Murry.
But! We’re going to raise the stakes just a little this year. Someone in the Sweet Sixteen will be pulled and replaced by a Wild Card. The pulled character will be determined by how much support she receives in the comments. More support = better chance to stay in the game. There are a few other surprises in store to keep it fresh, and to keep our competitive spirit alive until one woman is left standing at the end.
Your homework: spend some time with your favorite books this weekend, and come back next week ready to wow us with your nominations. Do not post your nominations here! You can, however, start campaigning/electioneering for your OTC (one true character) in the comments.
19 replies on “Guess What Time of Year It Is?”
I have been waiting for this forever!
Now onto business:
TEAM LYRA OR GTFO.
Please. You know me. I’m firmly in #CampBeatrice.
Eeeeee yay for Middlemarch Madness! I read so many books last year after seeing all the fierce support in the comments last year (for Lyra, Keladry, etc).
Sansa Stark FTW!
I can participate in this part of Middlemarch this year! And I have opinions. Pro-Sansa opinions.
Well, that didn’t take long.
I can’t imagine you’re surprised. :)
Repeat after me:
Brienne. Of. Fucking. Tarth.
Oh wait, is that not what you said? ; )
(I am on at least three #teams for the GoT ladies this year.)
As I’ve just finished the first book of the Dresden Files: Murphy, WOOP WOOP.
Tiny, but fierce!!
YEEEEEEEEEEES and Not Amused about any shit she has to put up with.
My favorite time of year.
You should get extra Unicorn Points for finding the best MMM .gif
Let the war of the words begin!
I’m ready for the Team Lyra posts.
Love Middlemarch Madness so much. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
You meant #TeamTurtle, right?