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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness IV: The Sweet Sixteen

The votes have been counted, let’s see the results. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness III: Meet Your Sweet Sixteen

We said goodbye to some fantastic ladies this past week. 

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Persephone Bracket

Fall Bracket II: Voting Day Nine, The Younger Games

Just when we’ve recovered from the battles leading to the Sweet Sixteen, it’s time to cut some more fabulous ladies from the bracket. 

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Persephone Bracket

Fall Bracket II: Meet Your Sweet Sixteen

It’s a really, really good sweet sixteen. I compared it to last year’s, and it was fascinating to see how different they are. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day 12

Are you ready to pick the last two members of the Elite Eight? Doesn’t matter, because the poll is right after the cut, no matter what. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day 11

Happy Monday, readers and book lovers; it’s time to get back in the horrible awful poll booth and send two more ladies home. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day 10

Welcome back, dear readers, it’s that time again.

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day 9

We’re down to sixteen literary badasses, and the choices are getting more brutal each week.

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Pop Culture

Never Mind the Neilsens: Sweet Sixteen, Day Four

It’s the last vote in the sweet sixteen, tomorrow evening at this time I’ll be announcing the elite eight. Exciting! 

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Middlemarch Madness

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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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Final Vote

It was another record setting night for votes, and both races were so close I didn’t know who was going to win until the last possible minute.  Tonight we’ll vote in the final Sweet Sixteen battle, then tomorrow at this time I’ll reveal the Elite Eight.

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting Day Three

One of last night’s races was so close, the leader changed fifty times.   The other one, not so much.   We’ve got two more inductees into the Elite Eight, two more ladies going home and another round of votes for you, after the cut.

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting, Day One

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and we’re about to embark on a week of really harsh decisions.  To make the pain of having to pick a little less, we’ll only be voting on two pairs each day this week, with the Elite Eight revealed on Friday.  Next week, we’ll create the Final Four on Monday and […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness, The Sweet Sixteen Revealed

We’re well over halfway done with Middlemarch Madness.  We’ve trimmed 48 brave, wonderful, badass women and young women from our original field, and now we’re down to the final sixteen contenders.  They’ll face off next week, with two poll questions per day instead of our usual four.

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Middlemarch Voting Round 2, Day 3

Tonight we’ll decide the final four ladies who are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen, and it looks like it’s going to be another tough vote.  Last night, we again beat our top number of voters, so I’m tickled that there are more and more of you coming out to support your favorite fictional ladies.