Saturday, 8 May 2010
Persephone Reading Week: Gone shopping
No roundup this morning - by the time this is posted I shall be sitting on the bus to London reading my final unread Persephone (The hopkins manuscript) and looking forward to an outing which has coincided wonderfully with this week. Simon from Stuck-in-a-book has organised a meet-up of UK book-bloggers, and although I'm not sure that I will be well enough to manage the long day required to go to the meal planned, I am intending to meet up with some of the other book bloggers at the Persephone bookshop beforehand. Before that however, I have much excitement to look forward to as I'm meeting up with my wonderful co-host Claire for bookshopping and bookchat. We intend to visit a fantastic secondhand shop that Claire introduced me to in January (where I found many lovely Virago modern classics, and am hopeful of doing the same again!), and then to go to the Carlyle's house , which obviously has a Persephone connection since they have published The Carlyle's at home, and which Book Snob Rachel drew my attention to a little while ago.
Claire will be doing a final round-up tomorrow, and wrapping up the week from her perspective. I'll be doing the same on Monday, and we'll be announcing our giveaway winners and our favourite
Have a wonderful weekend, hopefully involving as much Persephone fun as mine!