2019 is without a doubt a momentous year for Persephone Books. It not only marks the celebration of their twentieth anniversary, it’s also a year of uncertainty and change.
Here is a place for anyone participating in the readalong* of Flush by Virginia Woolf to discuss the first three chapters. I’ll put up another post for chapters 4-6 later in the readathon. (ICYMI, you can download a free eBook version here.)
I’ve posted a few questions/prompts to get things started, but feel free to chat about whatever springs to mind.
*Or anyone who has previously read the book and want’s to join in
The book chosen (by ~54% of the vote) for the optional Persephone Readathon readalong is: Flush by Virginia Woolf.
You can read or download a free eBook version here.
Feel free to read at your own pace. Since there are six chapters, I’ll put up two discussion posts: one on Friday for chapters 1-3, and one later in the week for chapters 4-6.
Keep scrolling to learn a little more about Flush.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.
For today’s Page to Screen theme, I’m featuring Period Drama Series I Love, Based on Books On My TBR List
I’m hoping I can read up a storm this week during Bout of Books #25.
What is Bout of Books?
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Here are my goals and reading plans:
This week, I’m sharing four historical fiction eBooks I’ve downloaded over the past month.
I thought it would be fun to offer an optional readalong during this Persephone Readathon. Would you like to read and discuss the same Persephone book together over the course of the ten days?
I want this to be open to anyone who’d like to participate, so I’ve selected four Persephone titles that are available as free eBooks for you all to choose from. Take a look at their descriptions below, and vote for the one you would most like to read (or even just see the rest of us read) through the link at the bottom of the page.
I’ll leave the link for round one active until Sunday, May 19th. Whichever two books receive the most votes will then go head to head in the final voting round.
Since we’re almost halfway through the reading year, what could be better than a celebratory readathon?! I’m happy to announce that the Persephone Readathon is back for a third round.
Whether this will be your first Persephone book* or your one hundredth, I hope you’ll join me for ten days of reading, reviewing, chatting, and celebrating all things Persephone.
The Persephone Readathon #3 will run from Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 9th, 2019.
As before, 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.**
More info can be found on my Persephone Readathons Page
The May 2019 book is: The Dry by Jane Harper
My chain this month features: pastel covers, unfinished novels, Gilded Age transatlantic marriages, and Sofia Coppola film adaptations.