Friday, March 23, 2012

ToB Contest: The Semifinals!

It's the Tournament of Books Contest!
Semifinals Edition

Here's a reminder of the rules:
  1. In the comments of THIS POST, list the books that you think will advance to the next round of the tournament AND your prediction for the overall winner of the ToB.  Entries may be formatted however you like, but you must list the Title of the book you predict will advance.

  2. For each correct pick you will receive ONE point.

  3. You may also earn points in the following ways:
    +1 for liking Forever Overhead on Facebook
    +1 for following Forever Overhead (@4everoverhead) on Twitter
    +5 for picking the correct overall ToB winner in the first round (expired)
    +3 for picking the correct overall ToB winner in the second round (expired)
    +2 for picking the correct overall ToB winner in the third round (Semifinals)

  4. Winner wins any one book from this year's ToB or a previous winner of the ToB.
  5. One entry per person (please).
  6. I am aware there are other similar contests.  You won't be cheating on this contest if you date other contests.
  7. You are welcome to join our contest beginning with this round, but you will be at a serious disadvantage if you didn't participate in the first round.
  8. Entries for round three will close on Monday, March 26th at 05:00 AM Central Time

Enough jibber-jabbering, here are the match-ups:

Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt vs. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt vs. Open City by Teju Cole

We will do another round of picks for the Zombie Round and one round for the overall winner.  As always, current standings are linked in the blog header.

Currently The Art of Fielding and State of Wonder are the current Zombie round books.  This is subject to change, but these two books may still be considered for the overall Tournament winner.

Leave your picks in the comments and don't forget to pick a (new?) overall winner for the Tournament. is a sponsor of the Tournament of Books and you would be doing them (and me) a big favor if you used this link to buy any of the books in this year's tournament.  All ToB books are 30% off their list price and you'll be supporting a great bookseller! 

1 comment:

Megs said...

I almost forgot to leave a comment! Disaster averted.

The Sisters Brothers

Overall: The Sisters Brothers (I hope)