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Book Madness

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April 9, 2014

And the 2014 #UWBookMadness Champion Is …

… Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling! 300 points for Gryffindor! No, really, maybe even more points for the 3rd novel in the Harry Potter series. In the final round, Prisoner of Azkaban clobbered A Game of Thrones with 67% of the votes. In fact, Harry Potter was never threatened: for [...]

April 2, 2014

The #UWBookMadness Final Four

UW–Madison Badgers made a thrilling entrance into the Final Four last Saturday — and we are actually talking about basketball’s March Madness. Now for you book lovers, check out the Book Madness Final Four! (Disclaimer: we’re not trying to say that being a sports fan and an avid reader are mutually exclusive, of course) And [...]

March 20, 2014

Voting Begins Today for #UWBookMadness!

You’ve read the books (or put them on your reading list), submitted a carefully calculated bracket at your campus library, and then patiently waited for the news: UW Book Madness voting is here! Round 1 features 64 amazing book titles that are all competing for champion. Vote away! Round 2, when we decide the lucky [...]

March 5, 2014

#UWBookMadness is here!

Welcome to the Second Annual UW Book Madness Tournament! Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien beat Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in last year’s championship. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee barely lost to LOTR. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer lost to Pride and Prejudice in a landslide (69 votes compared to 762 [...]

April 26, 2013

New Book Madness Bucky READ Posters are available!

Following the tremendous success of the Book Madness Tournament this year, the Libraries’ external relations office created a new run of Bucky READ posters to celebrate the winning book– J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. In a tight race against Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, LOTR claimed the UW-Madison Libraries 2013 Book Madness tournament title [...]

April 2, 2013

The Final Four in the Libraries’ Book Madness Tournament

The UW-Madison Libraries’ Book Madness Tournament moves on to the Final Four this week, after a cutthroat Elite Eight battle that yielded strong contenders in each match-up. Below is visualization for the Pride and Prejudice v The Hound of the Baskervilles pairing, in which Austen’s novel was overwhelmingly dominant– a disparity which typified all the [...]

March 27, 2013

Book Madness is down to the Sweet 16!

Book Madness is down to the Sweet 16! The Lord of the Rings topped A Game of Thrones in a decisive victory in the last bracket after inching past Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in round one.  The Kite Runner, Pride & Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Shining, and The Hunger Games all move on to [...]

March 21, 2013

Book Madness at the Libraries

UW-Madison Libraries’ first Book Madness bracket tournament went live this morning! Several librarians worked to created a bracket of 64 books and have pitted them against each other in 32 pairings within categories like Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasty, Horror, and Contemporary Fiction. Participants can vote on their favorite books throughout the tournament; twice a week, winners [...]

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