March Madness: Book Edition

Hello again dear readers, it’s a pleasure as always.

I am not sure how much of a sports fan you all consider yourselves, but there is a sports tournament in the U.S. every year that has inspired me to come up with this idea.

Basically the way it works, is that 64 college basketball teams play against each other in a March Madness tournament, until there is a champion.

Teams are ranked from 1st to 16th in one of four conferences, and they are paired up accordingly: 1v16, 2v15, 3v14, and so on.


As much as I love sports, I thought I would come up with a bit of a different idea for March Madness…and that is to do it with books!

I don’t have the entire list ready yet, but I am going to do some research over the next week and come up with 64 books, split into 4 different categories.

I won’t be deciding the winner of each match up…that will be left to you, my readers.

Each day in March I will post one or two of the matchups in a Twitter poll, and you can vote for your winner.

I will also be looking through social media to see if either of the books are being talked about. For each post I see about the two books facing off against each other, that will count as one vote.


Now I don’t have a large Blog, or Twitter following, so I am hoping my followers will be helping me out a little bit with this one and retweeting some of my Twitter Posts.

I am not entirely sure how well this will work, but I have my fingers crossed that it will go well. Depending on my research, I may reduce the number of books in the contest to 32 or 16, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.


Anyways, thanks for any support you give me dear readers. It is all greatly appreciated and I hope you are as excited for this as I am.

If all goes well with it, I might have a contest with this idea for next year.

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March Madness Bracket: Book Edition

If you live in North America, and possibly other places in the world, you have likely heard of March Madness.

It’s basically a big basketball tournament for American College schools that tales place in March and April. I’m not a basketball fan, but from what I understand it’s basically their playoff season, but I could be wrong.

People go nuts for this, betting hundreds and thousands of dollars on it, and making bracket guesses left and right hoping that they’ll win some money off the teams they picked.

I’m sure there are THOUSANDS or even TENS OF THOUSANDS of people in North America who don’t give a shit about this March Madness crap, so I’m going to offer them an alternative, a better alternative.

MAY MAYHEM

That’s right, this year will be the first ever May Mayhem bracket, which will feature 64 of the best Fantasy Book series (change the genre every year) that I could find, and they’ll be thrown into a randomly generated bracket where people will be able to vote for the winner.

Now I don’t actually know if this is a good idea, and I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but I think (and really hope) people will be interested in this enough to want to vote on it.

I’ll make sure to have some updates now and then as to what’s going to happen, but let me know what you think of this idea in the comments or shoot me an email.

I think it’s a fun idea to do for the book community and have a bit of friendly competition as to whos favourite book series will prevail.