Posted on | January 31, 2011 | 35 Comments
My home internet has been repaired! Thank you to those who left supportive comments last week as obviously your positivity and good hopes for me paid off. Now, that is the good news, the bad is that I had a busy weekend so was unable to participate in the last few days of Virago Reading Week; I will, however, share my impressions on the reading I did soon.
As one celebration of a favourite imprint ends, so another is formally announced. Verity and I will be co-hosting our third annual blogging event dedicated to Persephone Books at the close of next month. Instead of a week this year we will be hosting a Persephone Reading Weekend during the last weekend of February (the Friday to Sunday). The reason we have shortened the event from a week to three days is because of how exponentially popular the event has become. Although we love hosting and enjoyed the last week, it was exhausting; by reducing the period we hope to run as successful and popular an event as years past but with a more manageable workload so that during Persephone Reading Weekend we too have the time and energy required for the reading.
We hope that you will continue to throw yourself into the Persephone fest with as much enthusiasm as before or that a weekend fits more conveniently into your own plans. As for the format, it won’t change between week and weekend: we will post Persephone features, reviews of Persephone titles and hopefully give away a Persephone or two as prizes. All you have to do is read one (or more) Persephone books and join in the fun.
Now to narrow choose which of those beautiful grey books to read over the weekend…