WWWebsday: March 20, 2013

io9 is hosting a March Madness tournament to decide which TV science-fiction franchise is the  greatest.

Middle Earth is having their own March Madness. Will Frodo upset Sauron?

And if you have no idea what March Madness is all about, here’s a video that explains it using Star Wars.

io9 also tells up about a project that generated reading lists based on your Hogwarts house, complete with photos of the bookshelves.

The women over at The Book Smugglers posted the results for their Old School Wednesday Readalong – Terrier by Tamora Pierce, which is the first Beka Cooper book. If you haven’t read it, now is a great time to check it out – your library probably has a copy!

If you aren’t listening to the radio production of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, you are missing out. Starring the talents of such A-Listers as Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy and Christopher Lee. This production is absolutely brilliant.

You can enter to win a copy of The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, his first novel for the YA audience. I’ve read the first chapter of this and it is excellent. Read an excerpt here.

Wired generated a list of fictional characters they would like to see as US President. I can say that I would vote for 90% of these with no hesitation.

And finally, gratuitous home libraryporn.


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RUTH ARNELL is a retired professor of political science in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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7 comments

  1. April /

    There is no link for the Rithmatist info?

  2. merrylon /

    The link to the Hogwarts lists actually goes to TV franchises.

    • Wow, I managed to knock this week’s column out of the park. :P

      Fixed! Thanks for letting me know.

      • merrylon /

        Yeah, I only realised afterwards that, um, I seemed to be the first/only one to want to go look. How embarrassing is that. (Thank you anyway :D)

        • April /

          No, I wanted to go look but forgot to go back and try it. Thanks for the reminder!

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