Persephone Reading Weekend: 25 – 27 February 2011

20 February, 2011

is just around the corner. Yes it is! This year, instead of a whole week, it’s just a weekend. Long enough to squeeze in one book, in my case. Both Claire aka Paperback Reader and Verity aka Cardigan Girl Verity did a tremendous job hosting Persephone Week last year, rounding up reviews, writing short summaries, introducing readers as well as reading books themselves that I’m sure it must have been exhausting! So a weekend is kind of nice. Short and sweet.

I’ve only read two Persephone titles so far: Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The War-time Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes and A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-1939, both of which I enjoyed. So what will I be reading next weekend? I have a choice of seven titles and haven’t quite decided yet.

What about you? Will you be joining us?

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12 Responses to “Persephone Reading Weekend: 25 – 27 February 2011”

  1. nymeth Says:

    So excited! I think I’ll be reading The Making of a Marchioness.

  2. Charlie Says:

    I wasn’t too clued up on the books last time, but this time I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be reading The Victorian Chaise-Longue.

  3. Iris Says:

    I really really want to join in, but I’m not sure if I will find the time. I do have two Persephones on my shelves and I cannot wait to get started on them.

  4. Teresa Says:

    I just started The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher last night, so I can be sure to have time to get a post written by next weekend. I’m really looking forward to seeing where the story goes!


  5. Thanks for posting a reminder for us, Sakura! I’m very excited to be hosting again, whilst looking forward to a shorter -and hopefully more relaxing- time frame.

    I haven’t finalised what I’m reading – I think I’ll do so on a whim come Friday.

  6. verity Says:

    Thanks for the mention! I am not sure what to do about reading this time as I have read them all now – I shall choose something to reread I think and am looking forward especially to reading everyone elses posts!

  7. Katherine Says:

    I’m looking forward to it to! I just received a bunch of Persephones in the mail, so I’m itching to get started.

  8. Simon T Says:

    I’m looking forward to it – hoping to get two titles read…


  9. I just finished Someone at a Distance (will post on Friday) and I have a nice stack from which to choose. . . I’m hoping to read at least one fiction and one non-fiction. Probably Flush or Little Boy Lost for the Fiction and A Woman’s Place for the non-fiction. Or maybe The Carlyles at Home.

  10. chasing bawa Says:

    Nice choices! And good luck everyone!

  11. Bellezza Says:

    I’ll be joining you and the others. I’ve started Little Boy Lost, which I’m taking very slowly because it’s so thought provoking. Looking forward to your reviews.


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