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Middlemarch Madness II: The Contenders Announced

First, apologies, because these are not yet plugged into an actual bracket. Let me explain. Wait. Let me sum up. My hard drive flipped over and died yesterday morning, containing the very pretty bracket I made for all of you (and the software I need to make it). I will be getting it re-installed as […]

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Middlemarch Madness, Elite Eight, Day One

Have you all recovered from Friday yet?  Is it safe for me to come out of the bunker?  I heard talk of pitchforks and my ass went underground.  Get your clicking fingers ready, it’s time to send two more beloved heroines home, right after the cut.

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Badass Ladies of History – Griselda Gambaro

Persephone crew – I’ll be honest. Part of the reason why I am writing about Griselda Gambaro is because in a mere two weeks, I have the privilege of a free trip to Buenos Aires. I won’t brag anymore (did I mention this is my first vacation in years? And that it’s free?). 

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Middlemarch Madness Voting, Round 2

It’s seven o’clock, which means it’s Middlemarch time! After the cut I have last night’s winners, and updated bracket AND the polls for the 7s v. 10s.  So don’t say I never gave you anything.  Last night’s battles were all super, super close with no more than 10 votes separating the individuals.   Curious? Click on! […]

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Middlemarch Madness Voting, Round 1

It’s March first, which means it’s time to get serious about Middlemarch Madness.  For the next several weeks, we’ll be working our way through the bracket, ruthlessly cutting brave heroines young and old from the competition.  If you want to protect your favorites, or at least make sure they don’t go down in a giant […]

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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…

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Middlemarch Madness: Narrowing the Fictional Olds

We’ve made it to the final elimination round before the real fun starts on March 1.  We’ve already narrowed down the Sci-fi/Fantasy brackets for both Youngs and Olds, and last night we brought the fictional Youngs down to 16. Tonight, we’ll be looking at the Fictional Olds (another big category, we have lots of axing […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness – Narrowing the Sci-fi/Fantasy Olds

Last night we looked at the nominees for the YA SciFi/Fantasy division of our upcoming Middlemarch bracket competition.  We have our top 16, which I’ll reveal after the cut.  It was close among everyone in the top spots, except for Hermione (80% of you voted for her) and Meg Murray, who both got at least […]

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Middlemarch Madness: Our contestants!

The contestants are getting ready for their duels to the death (not really, just championship) and you, dear readers, should be getting ready to defend them!

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Middlemarch Madness: Prologue

While chatting in email with Meghan, we stumbled upon an idea we think you’ll love as much as we do.   March is the month of brackets, as everyone who loves basketball, cake or pie knows.  As we lean more towards bookish than sporty and we have a collective unconditional love of all desserts, we’re trying […]