Monday, April 24, 2017

Results and The Barfing on His Brogues Bracket (Round 3)

We are skating on very thin ice now, Betties. Round Two was finished in spectacular fashion with some heartbreaking losses (at least, they are for me). Polly didn't survive the juggernaut of Cassandra By Chance, for instance. She was always doomed but I hold her in great affection. Here is a look at the horrors ahead in the next round.

The Secret Pool vs.
The Little Dragon

The Hasty Marriage vs.
Discovering Daisy

Tabitha in Moonlight vs.
Cassandra By Chance

Roses Have Thorns vs.
Damsel in Green

The Promise of Happiness vs.
bye--no match this week

Chuck shed a single tear.
That tear throat-punched the spreadsheet that
broke a Betty's heart.
There were two Unfortunate Ties I had to break and, like a woman of courage, I made Betty Debbie disappoint the assembled Betties. She chose The Secret Pool over Always and Forever ("The Secret Pool is the only one that makes me cry--so much PATHOS! Always and Forever has York but I find the step-father creepy."). In the other match-up she chose The Little Dragon over The End of the Rainbow (she admitted that it was a harder decision and in the end went with The Little Dragon...and then she sent me a GIF of Chuck Norris punching things. This is hard, you guys.)

I moved Roses Have Thorns into a match-up for next time and gave The Promise of Happiness (or Becky and the Baron, the Hot, Hot, Baron) a bye.

I've made the decision to put off a wildcard vote until after the third round. We're going to really need it. And so on to The Barfing on His Brogues Bracket (Round 3)!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, dear.

    Blow Hot, Blow Cold, a/k/a Visiting Consultant, a/k/a Surgeon from Holland
    Blow Hot, Blow Cold
    let me say it again: Blow Hot, Blow Cold

    Dearest Love
    The Girl with Green Eyes
    A Girl to Love! A Girl to Love! A Girl to Love!


    Good luck breaking these ties. You Hanna-Betties are the besties!

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  2. Blow Hot, Blow Cold
    Dearest Love
    The Girl with Green Eyes
    A Girl to Love

    This group proved surprisingly easy for me. Dearest Love is a walkover over just about any other Neels book to me. A Girl to Love is charming in its almost anti-Betty ways (a non-doctor hero? who works in television? and drinks? I love the scene where he goes to visit the vicar to make sure Sadie isn't going to be gossiped about due to her live-in job with him. Makings of a good Neels hero there, under the huh? surface)

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  4. Sister Peters in Amsterdam
    Magic in Vienna
    The Vicar's Daughter
    An Ordinary Girl
    Caroline's Waterloo (bye)

    I do love Max and Sophy - it was a tough choice, but Sister Peters is just the quintessential Betty for me; it has EVERYTHING.

    Next: Bookworm v. plunger. That was even more difficult as I adore both books, but I chose Magic in Vienna because I doubt it will get many votes.

    I was meh about Girl with Green Eyes and Vicar's Daughter, but Lucy is just a bit too passive for me and Margo is plucky and I love the attic scene.

    I am not as big a fan of A Girl to Love as many of the Betties, and I just love Philly dumping sausages in Veronica's lap and the momentous gaze between Philly and James, so that was an easy vote.

    I pity whichever book is pitted against Caroline's Waterloo and envision an eventual showdown between CW and The Promise of Happiness.

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  5. dancing a little jig Only two of my choices were wiped out! Yay!

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  6. Sister Peters in Amsterdam
    Dearest Love
    The Girl With the Green Eyes
    A Girl to Love

    Caroline's Waterloo (bye--no match up this week)

    Blow Hot, Blow Cold is also a favourite, but, sadly, I couldn't vote for both, so it had to be Sister Peters. All the rest was a piece of cake. With lashings of cream.

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  7. Betty Barbara here,shedding copious tears. How Betty Debbie could pick that lying rug Jereon over Waldo is beyond my comprehension. Argggghhhh!!!

    Ahem, now that I got that out of my system--

    Sister Peters in Amsterdam
    Dearest Love
    The Vicar's Daughter
    An Ordinary Girl
    Caroline's Waterloo (bye)

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    1. "That lying rug." — Bwuahahahahah! 😄

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  8. Sister Peters in Amsterdam
    Dearest Love
    The Vicar's Daughter

    An Ordinary Girl
    Caroline's Waterloo

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  9. Happily, all of my choices made it through this round! It is becoming tougher, though...

    Sister Peters
    Magic in Vienna
    The Girl with Green Eyes
    A Girl to Love
    Caroline's Waterloo

    The most difficult choice this time was between an Ordinary Girl and a Girl to Love. I chose the latter because I was actually reading it last night and for no other reason.

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  10. Blow Hot, Blow Cold

    Dearest Love

    The Girl With the Green Eyes

    An Ordinary Girl

    Caroline's Waterloo

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  11. Sister Peters in Amsterdam
    Magic in Vienna
    The Vicar's Daughter
    An Ordinary Girl

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  12. Sister Peters in Amsterdam
    Dearest Love
    The Vicar's Daughter
    A Girl to Love
    Caroline's Waterloo

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