Announcing the Persephone Readathon!

Readers, I can’t get enough of Persephone Books.* My collection of lovely grey covers has grown lately, and I can’t wait to dive into as many of them as possible.

In fact, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting a Persephone Readathon next month, from Thursday February 1st through Sunday February 11th. After all, February can be a dreary month, so why not read some delightful books?

This will be a laid back readathon; read as much or as little as you’d like. The goal is simply to enjoy reading and discussing all things Persephone Books.**

If you’re interested in submitting a guest post (including reviews) for the readathon, I’d love to hear from you! You can email me at: dwellinpossibilityblog at gmail dot com.

I hope you’ll join me for 11 days of Persephone reading!

*What are Persephone Books you may ask? Persephone Books are a London based independent publisher and bookseller, who specialize in neglected books by (mostly) women writers from (mainly) the mid-twentieth century. You can view their website here, and read more about them here and here.

**At this time, Persephone has published 125 books (Full list here). Many of these titles can also be found from other publishers, and some books are even in the public domain and available for free download. You do not have to only read editions published by Persephone. Any edition of these 125 titles counts for this readathon. I know Persephone books can be expensive and difficult to track down, especially outside of the UK. Here in the US, I’ve had good luck with Abebooks for great prices on secondhand copies, and Book Depository for free shipping. Don’t forget to check your local library too!

(Here is a list of Persephone titles available as eBooks, including several in the Public Domain that you can download for FREE)

Update: You can sign up here for the #PersephoneReadathon at any point during the event.

A list of (optional) daily challenges can be found here.

And the Persephone Readathon main page is here.

Share your readathon experience and follow along with #PersephoneReadathon.



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  1. I’ve been good at collecting Persephones but not always so good at reading them! I have a bunch of unread ones on my shelf, so I’ll try to read at least one of them in February.

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  2. A very good idea for a readathon, and I might actually find time to join in. I do have a few unread Persephones. And I love this publisher.


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