Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Persephone Update 6


Today's summary:

First things first: Verity drew yesterday's winner of Good Evening, Mrs Craven. Congratulations and please email your address so that I can post you your copy.

Here is receipt of yesterday's prize.

Check out today's photograph on The Persephone Post! Thank you to Persephone Books for the acknowledgement of Persephone Reading Week. Thank you too to Simon T for his review of Minnie's Room: the Peacetime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes; I know that I'll be trying to read that soon after I read my own copy of the Wartime stories we are offering as prize copies (comment, comment, comment!)

We also have Claire's (the other Claire!) review of her first Persephone, which she was "truly charmed" by and which fits in well with my special competition today.

I am also sharing my favourite Persephone with you later today so stay tuned for that!

Read Book Psmith's reading notes last night
on Miss Buncle's Book, doesn't it make you want to pick up a copy this instant?!

Also, a quote from another blog that Darlene read, mentioned in her comments, has me VERY intrigued by Little Boy Lost... Do I finish this week with the heartrending -Saplings or Little Boy Lost- or the delightful, Miss Buncle's Book? Dilemmas, dilemmas.

Danielle is savouring House-Bound, like a fine wine.

Lastly, Christy has created a new banner for her blog in honour of Persephone Reading Week, isn't it beautiful?

Appropriately the sky is grey as is my outfit for when I meet Verity today for some book shopping (are you envious?!) Verity is also kindly allowing me to borrow Hetty Dorval as I have been itching to read it since, well, yesterday!


Speaking of Verity, have you seen her My Persephone Life? Moreover, to coincide with Persephone Week, we also have another Virago/Persephone review.

12 comments:

verity said...

I am wearing my grey cardigan!!! (or rather one of them...). Unfortunately the Penguin book bag willbe left behind as rucksack more convenient for bookswapping...
Happy Persephone Reading everyone!

Paperback Reader said...

My Penguin book bag isn't going to be big enough for me either! Obviously...

StuckInABook said...

Wonderful summaries once more - and how lovely, a Persephone Post mention! Nicola Beauman will have lots to pick from for the next 'from the blogs' section in the Persephone Biannually.

Are you meeting in Oxford??

Paperback Reader said...

Just what I was thinking, Simon. We have certainly provided ample material!

No, London. I like Simon S's idea of a mass-organised trip to Persephone and we should arrange that for October :).

Darlene said...

Oh, please take me along in spirit on your outing! Wonderful post with all the mentions of what others have been up to so far this week. That banner is gorgeous and yes, wasn't that review for Little Boy Lost explosive!

StuckInABook said...

Shame it's not Oxford...

Do I need to comment again for a chance to win GE,MC?

Simon

StuckInABook said...

And yes, a meet in London would be wonderful! We'd all have to wear name badges...

claire said...

That's so cool about The Persephone Post! And I loved looking at Verity's huge collection!

Danielle said...

Thanks for all the links. It's a little dangerous reading about everyone's book choices--I want to read them all myself!

Paperback Reader said...

Darlene, I haven't had a chance to read the review you mentioned yet but I certainly will! The quote was explosive in itself and I am thoroughly intrigued.

Simon, please comment on my welcome post http://paperbackreader2.blogspot.com/2009/08/persephone-take-off.html or Verity's each day for a chance of winning GE, MC!

We must arrange something once the new titles are published and print off name tags...

Claire, Verity's collection is very impressive, isn't it? The Persephone Post mention was lovely.

Danielle, the danger of this week is definitely wanting to read all of the Persephones mentioned immediately!

Nymeth said...

How nice that you were mentioned on the Persephone blog! I hope you and Verity had a lovely day together :)

Paperback Reader said...

Persephone are lovely. It was great to meet Verity and we spent the time book shopping, of course!