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Persephone Reading Weekend is here!

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Fev 25, 2011, 1:08 pm

The marvelous Verity
and Claire
are cohosting this event. There are many suggestions of which persephone to choose, try (, challenging but fun quizzes on both blogs, and loads of excitement and book reviews forthcoming. Go have a browse, pick up a persephone, and join in the fun!

Fev 26, 2011, 9:36 am

I'm in. I read all the suggestions, many of which I own but in the end I opted for The Victorian Chaise Longue. I am bogged down in a number of books so the fact that it's short really helps, but mostly I chose it because it was one of the first I bought, I've already read Little Boy Lost and loved it, and because I WANT to read it. I am 30 pages in.

Fev 26, 2011, 10:48 am

I loved The Victorian Chaise Longue. Also loved Little Boy Lost and The Village by Laski.

I'm reading one of your favorites, Barbara. The Expendable Man.

Fev 26, 2011, 3:02 pm

Oh Elaine - let me know if it surprised you.

Fev 26, 2011, 11:29 pm

I finished reading The Mystery of Mrs Blencarrow by Mrs. Oliphant. I'm not sure I liked the first story at all. Didn't seem believable or well put together somehow. Though reading the afterward made it a bit more likeable. The second story was better.
The Victorian Chaise-Longue and To Bed With Grand Music are the only Laski's I've read (I prefer the latter).
I read The Expendable Man while my husband was having surgery on his collar bone (I thought it ironic :0). I was surprised too, but I thought it was just me being thick.

Fev 27, 2011, 6:58 am

Thank you for mentioning it! It has been so much fun!

Fev 27, 2011, 9:30 am

Finished The Victorian Chaise-longue last night. I thought it was excellent. I cannot say I loved it because it was after all a 'horror' story although that is definitely not the right word. But I did enjoy it and I did find it well written and very thought provoking. I am gratified to know you preferred To Bed With Grand Music because that has received poor reviews. Little Boy Lost is my favorite. I read it first as a teen and LOVED it and I mean LOVED it. (Edge of the seat until the final pages.) When I read it again last year I still LOVED it.

Fev 28, 2011, 2:52 am

I'm sad I didn't manage to do this but I hardly read a thing over the weekend... Lovely to see what everyone's been doing, though!

Fev 28, 2011, 4:56 am

I have one final round up post coming up on my Cardigan Girl blog at lunchtime :)