Welcome to the start of Persephone Reading Weekend. Claire and I are very excited to be hosting another blogging extravaganza celebrating our love of the dove-grey covered volumes published by Persephone books. This is the third time that we've run an event and hope that you will have fun joining in, whether it is your first time or third!
The format of the event is simple, in order to participate all you need to do is read a Persephone Book and tell us about it! If you have a blog, you can write a blog post, if you are on librarything, you can review it there, or you could write about it in the comments on this post or on Claire's welcome post. Claire and I will be writing round-up posts at various points over the weekend and to make it easy for us to share all of the posts, if you write a review on a blog, or on librarything, if you could put the link in the comments to either the welcome post on my blog or on Claire's blog. Please feel free to use the button above on your posts!
Nicola from Persephone Books has kindly provided us with a number of seconds to use as prizes over the weekend. There are 10 on offer - here are which ones and how to win them! This is a bit complicated, mainly because there are so many prizes, so bear with me - I thought it was best to have them all written down in one place.
1. First book giveaway: William; to kick off the giveaways, the first ever Persephone book. We will make a random draw from everyone who links to our blogs over the weekend
2 + 3. Roundabout giveaway: Two copies of Family Roundabout are up for grabs - one for people commenting on this welcome post and one for people commenting on Claire's welcome post.
4+5. Favourite post of the weekend. We will be awarding a duo of books to the person who writes our favourite post of the weekend - one of the most recent Persephones, The winds of heaven, along with There were no windows (which is apparently one of Nicola Beauman's favourites!)
6+7. Clare's temporarily missing competition: Claire's competition will be announced later today and there will be two copies of Still missing to be won.
8. Verity's photo competition. At lunchtime I'll be posting my photo quiz with a chance to win a copy of Mariana.9. New Persephone Reader Giveaway #1. Persephone Classic edition of Miss Pettigrew lives for the day for anyone who doesn't own a Persephone book - details of how to enter coming up on Saturday morning on my blog.
10. New Persephone Reader Giveaway #2. Persephone Classic edition of Little boy lost giveaway, to be drawn from anyone who is reading their first Persephone this weekend (just mention that when you post)
*disclaimer* please note that the books we are giving away are remainder copies so may have some defects - the majority of these are un-noticeable but some are slightly grubby. But they are all in need of a loving home :) Competitions are open internationally, but we will be posting the prizes by the cheapest method available.
We'll also try to get round and visit your blogs - unfortunately I'm not going to be able to do this as much as I would like, as I have been suffering from RSI symptoms in my fingers and am having to limit my typing out of working hours at the moment. It won't stop me reading the posts, but it may stop me commenting - I'm very sorry! I always love how I discover new blogs as part of these events.