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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- Laura Ingalls Wilder VERSUS A.A. Milne


The winner of the Great Wednesday Compare from way back on March 11th (Franz Kafka Vs. Laura Ingalls Wilder) with a final score of 13-4 was Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Oddly, this was one of the few pair-ups that no one accused me of comparing apples with oranges. But just in case they did, the following week proved that apples and oranges could, in fact, be compared. Apples are preferred to oranges, 7-3. And, speaking of Wednesday Compares from the interim, people also prefer used books to new at a rate of 11-7.

Back to Kafka for one brief second, I know I'm probably the last person yet to read Metamorphosis, but I have read his short story "In The Penal Colony" which was quite good, though very dark (you can read the story here and my review here). Besides these two, anyone want to suggest another Kafka?

Now, let's get back to this week's competition. Before you sit back with a granny smith and dive into your used book, filled with creepily unrecognizable smudges and stains, please take the time to vote here.

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 7th, 2009), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?

18 comments:

Beth F said...

Yet again, I can't vote against one of my childhood favorites. LIW hands down.

JK said...

I think I thought I WAS Laura Ingalls Wilder for a part of my childhood I loved her books so much. She gets my vote.

Nicola said...

While Milne may have written two of the best children's books ever along with several other rather unknown books, Wilder created a series of books that just keeps on touching the hearts of generation after generation of children. I like Pooh, I really do, but Laura wins hands down for me.

My vote: LIW!

Loni said...

A.A. Milne and the characters he created are part of my childhood and my adult life; he definitely gets my vote.

Daibhin said...

I love Milne but I love Laura MORE. She still gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

A.A. Milne

As for a Kafka suggestion - one of his ultra short pieces is, I believe, The Great Wall of China... Or something like that. It's not cheery.

The Burrow is the freakiest. The Trial is enjoyable to read for the conversation with the gatekeeper - esp. when you're wrestling with a bureacrat.

Book Psmith said...

I am voting for Laura Ingalls Wilder again. I do like Milne and read him to my daughters but if I have to choose between the two, I will always go for Wilder.

raidergirl3 said...

I vote for AA Milne. I love Laura and all, but Pooh bear, that bear of very little brain, and the Heffalumps, and the poems of When We Were Young are such a part of my childhood.

Lahni said...

A. A. Milne, all the way!

Kate said...

Hard to choose between them, but I have to vote for Laura Ingalls, as I still re-read her books on a regular basis.

Sam Sattler said...

On behalf of my 9-year-old granddaughter, I'm voting for Wilder. She's such a fan of the books that she's convinced her parents to drive her to Missouri this summer to visit the Wilder museum there. They were on their way home from vacation last year and drove 150 miles out of their way to visit the museum but found it closed early on the day they were there. She's still disappointed.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's Milne for me! I feel like we are close personal friends after reading Winnie the Pooh to my offspring every night for years.

John Mutford said...

Oh Sam, I don't even know her but now I want her to get to the museum!

claire said...

Voting for Milne..

Remi said...

I spent my first nine years about an hour and a half from the small town where the bear that inspired Winnie the Pooh was found. As such, I will go with Milne.

Chris said...

I got to go with Pooh: AA Milne.

Bybee said...

This is difficult, but.........Laura!

GeraniumCat said...

Milne for me - not only a major part of my childhood, but those of my sons too. And it's going to be very cold in my corner of the field at 3 o'clock in the morning if he doesn't win.