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As the NCAA Basketball tournaments are starting to heat up heading into the Sweet16 match-ups this week, we’re already down to the Final4 in our Library March Madness Books-before-they-were-movies Championship!

Last week we had blow-outs across the board.  You know what you like, Cleveland State, and it’s BOOKS! Vote here for your FinalFour contenders! 

  • At a rate of 3:1, you prefer Gone with the Wind to The Godfather.
  • 3:2, you prefer Forrest Gump over Jurassic Park.
  • Again, 3:1, The Help knocks The DaVinci Code right off the map.
  • And a whopping 4:1 ratio leads Gone Girl to victory over V for Vendetta.

These battles are wild, so keep voting for your favorites to see who makes it to the Championship Round! Remember, each week as you vote your name is entered into our prize drawing. You can VOTE ONLINE or you can submit a paper ballot at the library. The schedule is below, so make sure you keep playing throughout the month.

  • Round 1 – Sweet Sixteen:  March 1 – March 12
  • Round 2 – Elite Eight: March 13 – March 19
  • Round 3 – Final Four: VOTE NOW through March 26
  • Round 4 – Championship Game:  Vote March 27 – April 2
  • April 3 – CSCC Library Champion announced and prize drawing held!

The updated bracket is below:

Final4bracket.2017

The votes have been counted!  You have narrowed down our Sweet16 to a trim Elite8 books-before-they-were-movies.

 

Here’s the run-down of votes for all 8 of our Sweet match-ups.

  • Ya’ll are representin’ the South! Gone with the Wind beat out The Outsiders by five votes.
  • Your 1970s favorite is The Godfather, topping The Shining by just three votes.
  • In the 80s, you prefer the musings of Forrest Gump to the legal battle of A Time to Kill.
  • Jurassic Park gobbled up The Giver.
  • In the biggest landslide, The Help pummeled Eat, Pray, Love by 16 votes.
  • The DaVinci Code also walloped Stardust – 11 more votes for the win.
  • Gone Girl won the battle of the ladies, beating out Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo by three votes..
  • Finally, in the narrowest victory, V for Vendetta edged out Watchmen by just ONE VOTE!

 

How did your favorites do? Every vote counts, so keep be sure to keep supporting your characters! Remember, your name is entered into our prize drawing every week. You can VOTE ONLINE or you can submit a paper ballot at the library. The schedule is below, so make sure you keep playing throughout the month.

 

  • Round 1 – Sweet Sixteen:  March 1 – March 12
  • Round 2 – Elite Eight: VOTE NOW through March 19
  • Round 3 – Final Four: Vote March 20 – 26
  • Round 4 – Championship Game:  Vote March 27 – April 2
  • April 3 – CSCC Library Champion announced and prize drawing held!

Check out the updated bracket:

Elite8bracket.2017

March Madness 2017

Feeling lucky?  It’s March Madness time and we’ve got a championship bracket waiting for you to help your favorite wordsmiths battle it out.  And by voting up your favorites, you’ll be entered into a drawing for fabulous PRIZES & FAME!

Last year this tournament of literary fun crowned Harper Lee (who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird) the queen of authors.  Over the next month, you can vote on famous books-before-they-were movies match-ups online or in the library.  Vote for your favorites and each week you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing!  The winner will be selected at the end of the tournament.

  • Round 1 – Sweet Sixteen: VOTE NOW through March 12
  • Round 2 – Elite Eight: Vote March 13-19
  • Round 3 – Final Four: Vote March 20-26
  • Round 4 – Championship Game:  Vote March 27 -31
  • April 3 – NEW CSCC Library Champion announced and prize drawing held!

For each vote you submit, your name is entered into our prize drawing. You can VOTE ONLINE or you can submit a ballot at the library.

So, which books-before-they-were-movies will be battling it out in the Sweet 16? Our library staff and student assistants recommended some favorites and narrowed the list down to sixteen.

  • 20th Century (based on when book was first published):
  • Earlier Favorites: Gone w/ the Wind vs. The Outsiders
  • 1970s Favorites: The Godfather vs. The Shining
  • 1980s Favorites: Forest Gump vs. A Time to Kill
  • 1990s Favorites: Jurassic Park vs. The Giver

21st Century:

  • The Help vs. Eat, Pray, Love
  • The DaVinci Code vs. Stardust
  • Gone Girl vs. Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo
  • V for Vendetta vs. Watchmen

Don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites!

sweet16bracket-2017

THAT WAS MADNESS!!

The Library’s March Madness Author Championship was WILD!  Thank you for casting your votes along the way to help us decide CSCC’s favorite author!

You love your classics!  The final battle came down to a classic American coming of age author, Harper Lee, and a classic British magical fantasy author, CS Lewis.  Interestingly, Harper Lee’s Atticus Finch was just barely beat out last year in the library’s MM Character championship…

The fight was tough.  The margin was thin.

But Harper Lee came out on top, by just FIVE VOTES!!!

That’s right, folks – HARPER LEE, of To Kill a Mockingbird fame, is your CSCC Library March Madness Author Champion!  **Cue wild applause!!!**

But all of you who voted are surely wondering who ends up as the REAL winner? Which lucky voter was randomly chosen to go home with the grand prize and fame?   It’s SHADIA SUAREZ!!!  **Cue MORE wild applause!!!**

Thank you all for casting your votes and playing along!

shadia

PREPARE FOR BATTLE!  It’s time for the final championship match-up in the Library March Madness Author Tournament.  Last week 97 votes determined your favorite authors in landslide victories.

•Magical fantasy’s CS Lewis carried the day, beating out dystopian George Orwell by a greater than 3:1 margin!

•And in an only slightly closer match, classic coming of age author Harper Lee knocked romantic Nicholas Sparks out of the running.

So, who will be crowned the CSCC Author Champion? Only you can decide! CS Lewis, the imaginative, quotable genius who brought us Narnia and so many other works?  Or Harper Lee, the author of what’s considered one of the greatest American Novels – To Kill a Mockingbird? Vote for your favorite now!

•Round 1 – Sweet Sixteen: Feb 29 – March 14

•Round 2 – Elite Eight: March 15 – March 20

•Round 3 – Final Four: March 21 – March 27

•Round 4 – Championship Game:  VOTE NOW through April 3

•April 4 – CSCC Library Author Champion announced and prize drawing held!

Remember, when you vote your name is entered into the prize drawing that will be held next week. See the updated bracket here:

Championshipbracket.2016

The Final4!

As the NCAA Basketball tournaments are starting to heat up heading into the Sweet16 and Elite8 match-ups this week, we’re already down to the Final4 in our Library March Madness Author Championship!

Last week’s margins were RAZOR THIN, with two of our four match-ups being decided by JUST ONE VOTE!!! Every vote counts in the race to the Championship!

•Your fantasy champ, by JUST ONE VOTE, is the magical CS Lewis. Epic JRR Tolkien is well-loved, but in a race this close his hobbits came in just a little too short!

•Decided by a margin of just five votes, George Orwell edged out Stephen King in the What If? category.

•In the most decisive of last week’s battles, Harper Lee beat out Roald Dahl with a 13-point victory in the Youth category.

•Finally, in our other 1-point victory Romance barely conquered Poetry, as Nicholas Sparks edged out Maya Angelou.

These battles are wild, so keep voting for your favorites to see who makes it to the Championship Round! Remember, each week as you vote your name is entered into our prize drawing. You can VOTE ONLINE or you can submit a paper ballot at the library. The schedule is below, so make sure you keep playing throughout the month.

Round 1 – Sweet Sixteen: Feb 29 – March 14
Round 2 – Elite Eight:March 15 – March 20
Round 3 – Final Four: VOTE NOW through March 27
Round 4 – Championship Game: Vote March 28 – April 3
April 4 – CSCC Library Book Character Champion announced and prize drawing held!
The updated bracket is below:

Final4Bracket.2016

Elite 8!

The votes have been counted!  You have narrowed down our Sweet16 to a trim Elite8 authors.  We had 91 votes – let’s see if we can top that as the weeks go on!

Here’s the run-down of votes for all 8 of our Sweet match-ups:

      • You love your hobbitses! JRR Tolkien tromped George RR Martin in the Epic Fantasy battle by 54 votes – the largest margin of any of the match-ups
      • CS Lewis came out ahead of Lewis Carroll in the Magical Fantasy competition, 66-23
      • The Imagination of Stephen King beat out that of Neil Gaiman by 43 votes.
      • Your Dystopia match-up favored Big Brother as George Orwell beat out Margaret Atwood, 55-26.
      • The most narrowly decided victory went to Roald Dahl over Judy Blume, taking the Children’s category by just 13 votes.
      • Classic author Harper Lee carries your Coming of Age affection. She beat out relative newbie John Green by 49 votes.
      • Your poetic souls favor Maya Angelou over Dylan Thomas, 66-18.
      • And those romantics out there are in love with Nicholas Sparks, voting him up over James Patterson by 36 votes.

How did your favorites do? Every vote counts, so keep be sure to keep supporting your authors! Remember, your name is entered into our prize drawing every week. You can VOTE ONLINE or you can submit a paper ballot at the library. The schedule is below, so make sure you keep playing throughout the month.

      • Round 1 – Sweet Sixteen:  March 1 – March 13
      • Round 2 – Elite Eight:
      VOTE NOW
      through March 20
      • Round 3 – Final Four: Vote March 21 – 27
      • Round 4 – Championship Game:  Vote March 28 – April 3
      • April 4 – CSCC Library Book Author Champion announced and prize drawing held!

Check out the updated bracket:

Elite8bracket.2016