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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Margaret Wise Brown VERSUS Philip Roth



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Margaret Wise Brown Vs Cervantes), with a final score of 6-1, was Margaret Wise Brown!

Cervantes, another one of those classic authors I haven't read. I know at some point I'll read Don Quixote but until then, he remains on my shameful omissions list.

By the way, last week I asked if anyone could connect Margaret Wise Brown and Cervantes within 6 degrees of separation. This is what I came up with:

1. Cervantes writes Don Quixote - early 1600s
2. Peter O'Toole stars in Man of La Mancha, which combines the story of Don Quixote with Cervantes' life - 1972
3. Drew Barrymore guest stars on Saturday Night Live in which she performs a sketch with Bill Hader who portrays a rather drunken Peter O'Toole - 2006
4. Drew Barrymore is the granddaughter of silver screen legend of John Barrymore - died 1942
5. John Barrymore divorces Blanche Oelrichs - 1925
6. Blanche Oelrichs and Margaret Wise Brown become involved romantically, eventually moving in together - 1943

And there you have it.

Don't worry, there won't be a test.

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 20, 2010), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?

6 comments:

Corey Redekop said...

I agree with Anonymous, Philip Roth.

John Mutford said...

Corey: I think what the Chinese spammer was trying to say was that spammers are the diseased slugs of the Earth.

Loni said...

I'm sticking with Margaret Wise Brown.

Spammers are bad.

Chris said...

Yay: Wise
Nay: Spammers

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Roth! Since I still have not read Wise Brown.

Melwyk said...

Ew, not Roth! I vote for Margaret Wise Brown once again.