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#UWBookMadness 2014

Here's the line-up for our 2014 Book Madness tournament...The categories are: Books in the Movies vs. Books on TV, Stars 'n Stripes (U.S. award winners) vs. Union Jack (U.K. award winners), Required Reading vs. Guilty Pleasures, and Glass Half Full vs. Glass Half Empty. Let the games begin!
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2014 #UWBookMadness Champion.... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! "Mischief managed." :-)

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#UWBookMadness Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell | Category: Books in the Movies | Author Margaret Mitchell earned over 1 million dollars within four years of publishing her Pulitzer and National Book Prize winning book. With the Civil War as a backdrop, one of literature's most famous heroines, Scarlett O'Hara, faces lost love, two dead husbands, the burning of Atlanta, the destruction and rebuilding of her home, the death of a child, not to mention Rhett Butler.

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#UWBookMadness Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman | Category: Books on TV | We’ve all made some questionable decisions just after college. Of course, we don’t all launder money for a heroin trafficking drug cartel. Years after the fact, Piper Kerman is arrested, convicted and sent to a federal prison. Kerman chronicles her time, sharing often poignant and often funny stories about the women she met while locked away.

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#UWBookMadness Eragon by Christopher Paolini | Category: Guilty Pleasures | Eragon lives a quiet life with his uncle in the outer territories until their farmhouse is destroyed and the uncle killed by the military minions of the evil Emperor, King Galbatorix. Instead of droids, this boy is befriended by a newly hatched dragon. Eragon and his dragon begin a quest to elude the King's servants and to understand and harness their growing power as dragon and Dragon Rider.

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#UWBookMadness | A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson | Category: Glass Half Full | A middle aged, perhaps somewhat out of shape man, decides to hike the Appalachian Trail. No inner turmoil drives Bill Bryson’s decision, there’s no trauma to overcome, no ghosts to put to bed. He simply felt an urge to hike the longest trail in US and attempted it. Bryson is funny for nearly every mile of this epic hike, offering observations on the state of American trails and more.

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#UWBookMadness Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë | Category: Required Readings | A servant familiar with the residents of the remote farmhouse, Wuthering Heights, recounts the family's tragic history to the visiting Mr. Lockwood. A tale of star-crossed love, jealousy, and revenge across generations, this Gothic romance created the archetypal lovers of Heathcliff and Catherine.

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#UWBookMadnessThe Road by Cormac McCarthy | Category: Glass Half Empty | A father and son relationship and the very nature of love are at the heart of this modern masterpiece. In a world of little to no resources and little to no hope, the duo travels each day looking for both. Difficult themes abound, heartbreak is a foregone conclusion, but McCarthy is still able to write a beautiful work about a father’s love for his son.

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#UWBookMadness From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg | Category: Glass Half Full | Who wouldn’t want to be Claudia Kincaid. She runs away from home (take that mom and dad), lives in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with the help of her younger brother solves an art mystery involving Michelangelo.

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And the 2014 #UWBookMadness Champion is..... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

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#UWBookMadness The Godfather by Mario Puzo | Category: Books in the Movies | In some ways, this is a quintessential American book. A young immigrant comes to America, pulls himself up by the bootstraps and makes sure that his children are better off because of him. Of course, Vito Corleone happens to be the head of a major mafia family and crime network. The novel follows Don Corleone and notably his three sons, through criminal doings and family matters.

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