Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Persephone Update 5


Earlier today I linked to Simon T's review of Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan and that should have reminded me that I have read a further two reviews of this Persephone recently, both offering different insights. One was written by Bloomsbury Bell and the other by Danielle of A Work in Progress and you can click this link to read her thoughts too.

Originally I was planning to read Princes in the Land this week but I have so many Persephones to choose from! The differing and intriguing reviews make my choice more difficult, it would seem...

As much as this week's challenge being about discovering and indulging in Persephone Books, it is also about coming together as a community and finding like-minded book lovers, which is why I am sharing as many varying thoughts and impressions as I can.

10 comments:

Nymeth said...

You're doing a marvellous job bringing everyone together, Claire! Thank you for that, and for making even those of us who are easily intimidated by intelligent people discussing intelligent books feel very welcome.

kimbofo said...

Sorry I can't take part in the Persephone Week -- I just have too much going on at work -- but I just wanted to drop by, say hi and let you know I'm following your posts.

leaningtowardthesun said...

I agree with Nymeth. It's nice to have a place to go to see what everyone is doing this week. Thanks!

Paperback Reader said...

Thanks, Ana, although "for making even those of us who are easily intimidated by intelligent people discussing intelligent books feel very welcome" shocked me as your blog posts are highly intelligent and sometimes intimidating! In a good way.

Kim, glad that you are reading along and hope that things aren't too stressful at work. Thanks for participating in comments.

Danielle, I thought it better to have a communal place but wanted to add the personal touch to it so that you all enjoyed it!

Nymeth said...

Claire, I'm actually much more shy than I seem on my blog :P

Darlene said...

The community feel of this event is the best part of all. It's been great fun to click on blogs and see Persephone grey time after time.

Paperback Reader said...

Ana, I find that hard to believe but trust you implicitly :P.

Darlene, it's wonderful, isn't it? I like the concentrated Persephone obsession for the week.

StuckInABook said...

Yes, doing a great job Claire!

My second Persephone Week review is up - of Minnie's Room by Mollie Panter-Downes:
http://stuck-in-a-book.blogspot.com/2009/08/persephone-week-2-minnies-room.html

Christy said...

What a lot of coordination but well worth it Claire

Thank you.

Christy

Paperback Reader said...

Thanks, Simon & Christy. I've linked to both of you in my latest update.