Is worry about the upcoming election making you feel like this?
1825 British illustration
Well, stop worrying and vote now. Vote here! Today at Books Around the Table I am presenting you with an election. There are two slates of candidates: Cats versus Mice. Each slate has 7 candidates (aka illustrations), picked because I like them. In the comments please vote for either the CATS or the MICE. You can explain your vote if you would like, or not. No photo ID is required.
Drum roll please: Here are the CATS:
Kazan the Cat: Russian Lubok 1700s
Japanese woodblock, 1850’s
Orlando the Marmalade Cat by Katherine Hale
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Tiger by Morris Hirshfield
Kotofei Ivanovich by Tatiana Mavrina
Piccolo please, here are THE MICE:
Rudolf Mates, A Forest Story
Paschkis, Mouse in Love
Lucy Cousins, Maisy
Lizbeth Zwerger, Alice in Wonderland
Arthur Rackham Rodents
You know who
Thank you for voting. On Tuesday I will tally up the answers and declare a winner. The wait will finally be over.
Tuesday night results: Thank you for voting. It was a squeaker but the mice won the Books Around the Table election – 15 to 14. As I write this my heart is heavy from the results of the real election. It isn’t over, but it is dire. I am stunned. Where do we go from here? What do we do now?