Today, the big story is the classic characters trouncing the newbies, as Harry Potter, Lyra, and Catherine (Called Birdy) win their rounds against professional survivalist Katsa, the sea-horse-whisperer Sean Kendrick, and WWII sketcher Lina.
In the final battle for today, Liesel defeats Joey from War Horse, a result of hard lobbying by the biggest fan this bracket has, my mom.*
Here's your Round 6 bracket!:
Things get real tomorrow, as we enter into our final battles. I used a random number generator to come up with the schedule for this week's events and they are:
Tuesday: Alaska versus Cameron and Liesel versus Catherine
Wednesday: Harry versus Lyra and Katniss versus Tris
Thursday: the Fantasy winner versus the Contemporary winner and the Sci-Fi winner versus the Historical winner
Friday: THE WINNER IS ANNOUNCED!!!
Get ready, and get voting!
*I present, complete and unabridged, the email she sent me:
"How can you possibly have a horse beat Liesel?! Granted, she committed a crime or two but they were crimes of passion – passion for books, no less! She had to take that book from the grave site – she had lost her brother – she had nothing to hold on to – books were her only salvation. And was she really stealing from the Mayor’s wife? Who leaves a window open and a plate of cookies for a thief? It was more entrapment than crime. I vote for Liesel to the end!"