We're just a couple of weeks away from one of my favorite times of the year--the NCAA tournament. While the sports world is still obsessing over which bubble teams are in or out and which teams are still in contention for #1 seeds, the book world has already set its bracket for a little March Madness of its own. The Morning News is sponsoring the tourney which pits twelve of last year's best books against each other with each round judged by a different book critic. While last year I had read something like 8 of the top 12, this year I haven't read a single nominee though I do have several on my TBR list. Last year's winner was The Accidental, a book I just didn't get though I did like the voice of some of the characters. Follow the action on the Powells book blog or The Morning News site. Don't forget the basketball version of March Madness either--Rock Chalk Jayhawk!