Tournament of Books Pool – Who Ya Got?

by Patrick on February 19, 2009

tobtemplogoJudges and brackets have been announced for this year’s tournament of books.  Among the judges are C. Max Magee from The Millions, Maud Newton, Junot Diaz, and John Hodgman.  You can download a bracket here, and I thought it might be fun to try a little something here on the Vroman’s Blog.  I’m starting our first Tournament of Books Pool.  If you’d like to play, here’s what you do:  Post your picks for the tournament out to the Zombie Round in the comments below.  One point for every 1st round win, two points for every 2nd round win, 4 points for every 3rd round win.  At that point, we’ll figure out the top four people and have them pick the finals (with the Zombie picks thrown in).  Sound fair?

I will not be playing, as I know one of the judges personally (Hint:  It’s not Junot Diaz.) and I don’t want there to be any conflict of interest.  I will do my own bracket for fun, though.  If you’re interested in playing, have at it.  If you have questions or suggestions, hit me with an email (

The winner of the tournament will get a special prize.  Brackets must be submitted by the end of the day on Sunday, March 8. Good luck, everybody.