Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 3- Beverly Cleary VERSUS Amy Tan


The winner of the last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Judy Blume Vs. Beverly Cleary) with a final score of 13-2 was Beverly Cleary.

Wow, lots of enthusiastic support for Cleary! I liked Bybee's comment that if Blume were here, she'd vote for Cleary, too. I don't have much of an opinion about Blume. I think I may have read Freckle Juice but if so, I don't remember it much. I guess that answers Kathleen's question from a couple weeks back, "Do boys read Blume?" I also know Then Again, Maybe I Won't also seems aimed at boys, but of course, none have been as popular as Are You There God, It's Me Margaret. That book and Martyn Godfrey's Here She Is, Miss Teeny Wonderful seemed to always be laying around my sister's bedroom when we were growing up.

But, as always, we move on.

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (Oct. 21st, 2008), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

My vote is for Beverley Cleary b/c I loved her growing up and I haven't actually read any Amy Tan books.

Tracy Sebastian

bookchronicle said...

Like Tracy, I've yet to read anything by Tan and I'll have to stick with Cleary.

Becky said...

Beverly Cleary!

Nicole said...

Beverly Cleary!

Melanie said...

Amy Tan. She needs a vote! Oh, I have enjoyed everything I've read of hers as well. :)

Nicola said...

I've read every single book Amy Tan has written and really it would be more fair to pit her against someone like Pearl S. Buck than Cleary.

My vote shifts over to the very talented Amy Tan.

Chris said...

Cleary (Still loving Ramona).

I only read one Amy Tan and it was a stinker.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm going to have to go with Amy Tan this time, as I have actually read one of her books. Not so for Ms Cleary.

Bybee said...

I love the idea of Amy Tan vs. Pearl S. Buck.

Meanwhile, I'm back with Beverly Cleary this week. The first book I read by her was Ellen Tebbits and I could relate so much.