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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- A.A. Milne VERSUS Herman Melville


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Laura Ingalls Wilder Vs. A.A. Milne) with a final score of 9-8 was A.A. Milne.

Bit of a nail-biter last week. The Wilder fans came out strong but then the Milner's took over. Wilder's Little House books were one of the earliest series I remember reading. My grade four teacher read us one and I was hooked. I only checked them out of the library when there were no other boys around. I don't know if it's sad that I couldn't have been comfortable reading whatever I wanted, or great that I read them anyway. No, you don't have to vote on that.

Oddly, I don't think I ever watched the television show. I think my parents did, but I don't recall any episodes myself. For those of you that watched the show and read the books, how did they compare?

On to this week's competitor. Call him Herman.

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. (April 15th, 2009), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?

15 comments:

Becky said...

A.A. Milne.

Nicola said...

Too bad Laura didn't win {sob}. But this time I'm siding with Milne. I *tried* to read Moby Dick once, yuck.

claire said...

Milne. I haven't read Melville.

Daibhin said...

Can I still vote for Laura? Sigh. I'm throwing my vote to Melville.

Lahni said...

A.A. Milne

Anonymous said...

Melville should definitely go 5 rounds!

Anonymous said...

...and if Pooh's dad beats Moby Dick's dad I just can't read this blog anymore. Moby Dick is even more enduringly relevant than Frankenstein!
-Myshkin.

Book Psmith said...

Good for you that you read them. The Wilder books were all the rage when I was young but I never saw one boy reading them...not even Farmer Boy. I did watch the TV show but strange enough I always viewed them as two separate entities. The characters and settings I imagined when I read the books did not match the television series. I loved both in their own way.

My vote is for Melville.

John Mutford said...

Book Psmith: The Wilder books are always in the back of my mind when I rebuke Books for Boys programs. It was bad enough for peers to dictate what I should have read, let alone adult "experts."

Gavin said...

The whale can swamp "..bear of very little brain.." Melville.

Bybee said...

I must vote for Laura...uh, I mean A.A. Milne.

I'll never vote for Melville. Moby-Dick was OK, but then he also wrote Pierre which SUCKS! And I had to read it for a class. I'm still bitter.

Kate said...

A. A. Milne. (though I would still vote for LIW if she were in contention - I too have never watched the TV series though).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Milne, definitely. As far as I know Melville only wrote one book. Bring on the hate mail.

Loni said...

Milne again please. I haven't been able to read Moby Dick, even though it's on my bookshelf.

Fiddler said...

Milne for the pure joy of reading him.

My 11 y.o.b. makes sure he is hanging around when I am reading the Little House books to the younger two. When we were debating last fall whether to continue with On the Banks of Plum Creek or move on to another series, we heard a muttered, "Plum Creek" from that quarter.