Monday, 31 January 2011

Persephone Reading Weekend


With less than a month to go, it is time to formally announced Persephone Reading Weekend which Paperback Reader Claire and myself will be running at the end of February. We have run two very successful Persephone Reading Weeks (May 2010 and September 2009) and will be running the weekend in the same style.

The week started out in 2009 when I decided to spend a week off work reading a Persephone book a day; it was so much fun that I decided to do it again on my next week off, and Claire joined me and helped me to make it into a proper bloggy event.

There aren't any rules; to participate all you need to do is to read a Persephone book. You can read more if you like, and hopefully if you have a blog you'll blog about your reading too. If you don't, then Claire or I can put posts up on our blogs. Each day we'll round up the Persephone posts (you'll be able to post links in the comments of our blogs) so that everyone can share in the Persephone fun.

I'm not sure what I'll be reading this time; in the last Reading Week I managed to complete my reading of the entire Persephone collection, but I have recently started re-reading some of my favourites.

We hope to have a couple of giveaways too and think that the weekend should be really fun! No need to sign up, just get your Persephone books ready...

18 comments:

  1. My Persephones are ready, as am I! I can't wait to see what wonderful books everyone ends up reading and reviewing - my wishlist grew at a quite alarming rate during Persephone week last year. Thanks so much to you and Claire for hosting this!

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  2. Ooh I have put this in my Really Random Tuesday post for tomorrow. I am soo excited.

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  3. I have one waiting Verity! I am so excited, and now I have an extra appreciation for you and Claire because I know how much work goes into these events! Thank you so much for hosting this again and I can't wait to read my hoarded Persephone (I have had it for months with me and have saved it specially!)!

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  4. Oh, yes! Looking forward to this and have three Persephones to hand :-)

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  5. Oooh count me in...tee hee an excuse to buy more Persephones !

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  6. I do not own any Persephones. Think I might need to invest in one?

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  7. I have a lovely stack of Persephones ready; the hard part will be choosing which ones to read. And I'll have at least one to give away -- I won't say which one because it's a mystery -- the identity is going to be part of the giveaway challenge. I'll say no more. I'm thinking about another giveaway as well. If you need details let me know and I'll email you privately. I'm really looking forward to it!

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  8. Just changing my book reading button for Peresphone. I shall be away from the internet most of the weekend as I'll be at my sister's, but as she was the person who introduced me to Persephone that seems rather apt. Have books all lined up.

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  9. P.S. If you need any help please let me know!

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  10. As I was just telling Claire, I'm so looking forward to this! You can count me in for sure.

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  11. Yay, I've got a few ready and waiting! You can count me in.

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  12. I have only one unread Persephone.. good thing I'm coming to London to replenish my supply!

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  13. This sounds lovely! I will definitely be joining in. =)

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  14. My book has been chosen and I'm so looking forward to it, Verity!

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  15. I have several Persephones on hold at my library - some are on order and some are waiting in my management queue. The challenge will be choosing which available one to read!

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  16. Oh I am very excited about this and hope to join it!

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  17. Thanks all - very excited!

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  18. I have 2 Persephones just waiting, and one on hold at the library. I'm determined not to fizzle out like I did last year! Bring on the week of dove gray goodness. :)

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