Welcome back, readathoners!
Here’s where you can share what you’re up to on days 5-7 of the #PersephoneReadathon.
I’ll be updating this post, so make sure to check back often.
(Don’t forget to check out the previous open post for days 2-4)
February 7th Update:
What Persephone book are you currently reading? I’m planning to finish Little Boy Lost tonight and will pick up Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton next.
I’ve recapped days five and six, and included my latest challenge responses below:
Days 5 & 6 Recap
Here are some of the lovely posts published by readathon participants over the past two days:
-Fran shared some female writers who deserve more attention and recommendations based on The Shuttle on her blog Fran Laniado- Author
-Melody of Melody’s Blog reviewed The Hopkins Manuscript by R. C. Sherriff
-At Books and Chocolate, Karen discussed her Top Ten Persephones
-Jane at Beyond Eden Rock created An A to Z of Persephone Books
-Over at The Book Trunk, Chris combined the daily challenges into a Persephone Ponderings Post
(Day 7) Quote This: Share a quote from one of your readathon books
From Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski:
Hilary was a fast reader and dreaded nothing more than to be stranded without print. He would read anything sooner than nothing, fragments of sporting news torn up in a lavatory, a motor journal on an hotel table, an out-of-date evening paper picked up in a bus. He would covetously eye the books held by strangers in the trains, forcing them into conversation until he could offer his own read book in exchange for something new. But if, by ill-luck, he was reduced to reading nothing but haphazard chance finds that offered his mind only the bare fact of being print, he would become dreary, unhappy, uneasy, like a gourmet who suffers from indigestion after eating bad food. -(Laski, 124)
(Day 6) In Six Words: Describe your current Persephone read in 6 words
Engrossing story of father seeking son
Day 4 Recap
An update on my own reading: I’ve finished Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary by Ruby Ferguson and have started Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski. I really enjoyed the former, but the latter may end up being a five-star read!
I haven’t seen many author shoutouts so far, so if you think of a neglected woman writer you’d like us to know about, we’re all ears!
And do yourself a favor and check out the work of Rosamond Lehmann. Invitation to the Waltz is a wonderful place to start.
I wanted to quickly share a few posts published by participants over the weekend:
- Ali at Heavenali has created a Persephone page with links to all of her past Persephone book reviews
- Chris from The Book Trunk reviewed Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson
- At Reading in Winter, Kristilyn recapped her first four days of the readathon
(Day 5) Read This: Give a book recommendation/readalike based on a Persephone title
You can see my recommendations here
Also, make sure to check out Claire’s excellent post at The Captive Reader
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