Persephone Readathon: Day 1

Today’s the day! The Persephone Readathon has officially begun!

I hope you are as excited as I am to read, review, and chat about Persephone Books. Here’s to 11 days of lovely books and bookish community!

Keep scrolling for some important readathon details…

A few reminders:

-Details about the readathon can be found on my Persephone Readathon Page

Don’t forget to sign up here. You can link to a sign-up/TBR post, to your blog homepage, or to your Instagram or Twitter accounts. Signing up makes it much easier for other participants to find you and helps create a nice little readathon community. (If you have an issue with the link up, you can leave your link in the comments section of the sign-up post instead.) You can still sign up at any point during the readathon!

-On that note, be sure to visit and comment on each other’s posts! Share your readathon experience and follow along with #PersephoneReadathon.

-If you have past Persephone reviews/posts that you’d like to repost during the readathon, feel free to do so!

What to expect:

– There will be an open post for each three-day period of the readathon (i.e. Days 2-4, Days 5-7, Days 8-10) plus a final one for Day 11. The point of these posts is to provide a central place to share your posts and/or completed challenges; discuss your reading plans and progress; and to chat about all things Persephone Books.

-You can find the list of (optional) daily challenges here. Feel free to share any of your responses on your blog, on social media, and/or in the comments section of the open posts.

Some of the blog posts I have planned include: Author Spotlights, Persephone Adaptations, A Persephone Themed Sunday Salon, and Publishers Like Persephone Books

I hope you all enjoy the readathon. Happy Persephone reading!!


(Day 1) First Impressions Challenge: Tell us how you first discovered Persephone Books and/or the first Persephone book you read

I’ve been trying to remember how I first heard about Persephone Books, and I’m not sure if it was from the book blogging community or from Booktube. Whichever it was, I know that I discovered them sometime in late 2013 or early 2014.

The first Persephone title I read was The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett, although I read it as an ebook from the public domain. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson was the first book I read that was published by Persephone.


 What were your Persephone First Impressions? 



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  1. Haven’t stuck to your ‘prompts’ I’m afraid – but I’ve re-posted an old piece about The Home-Maker, to get myself up and running as it – am slowly trying to get back into regular blogging after being so sporadic last year. Hope this is OK if I join in in my own way.

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  2. I’m glad the readathon is here at last! I’ve just started to read The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby – I’m not sure if I’ll have time for more than one book, but I will definitely be reading that one. To answer today’s challenge question, my first Persephone was also Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. 🙂

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    1. Me too, Helen! I’m very interested in reading The Crowded Street. It sounds incredibly compelling and I absolutely loved Holtby’s South Riding. I hope you enjoy it! I have a feeling that a lot of us read Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as our first Persephone book.


  3. Yes, book blogs are responsible for my Persephone education. My first was Miss Buncle’s Book, and I spent many happy hours reading it. Well, not that many. It was too good to put down for long.

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  4. My first Persephone was “Every Eye” by Isobel English – which I found a strange, atmospheric, unsettling read. It was a present from a friend; I’d not heard of them before. Further investigation revealed that the beautiful Persephone shop is just a few streets away from where I work in London. I’m about to embark on what is, I think, my 37th Persephone – Long Live Great Bardwood.

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