As Persephone Reading Week draws to a close, I am more enthusiastic than ever about his wonderful boutique publisher. They have done such a brilliant job bringing some great books back to life in unquestionably the most stylish packaging in the market today. The look good, they feel good, they smell good. I can’t wait to buy more Persephone. I can’t wait to read more Persephone. I can’t wait to blog more about Persephone.
It was so much fun bopping all over the Web reading so many different Persephone Posts. There were at least 10 bloggers who participated that were new to me and who have now been added to my feed reader. And I can’t wait for the fabulous Claire and Verity to host next year’s PRW. Thanks to them and the bloggers like Simon T., Simon S., and Dovegreyreader Scribbles who first piqued my interest in these lovely little lovelies.
To round out my posts for PRW, I thought I would leave you all with a ranking of sorts of the 9 Perephones I have read so far with links to my reviews. (I only read 4 for this week, don’t think I read all these for PRW.)
House Bound by Winifred Peck
I think Peck had a hard time making up her mind what this book should be about.
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
I think this one would improve with a re-read, now that I understand the pacing.
Mariana by Monica Dickens
I think the online hype killed this one for me.
The Kinda Boring
The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart, Illustrated by Gwen Raverat
I am not much of a children’s book reader and found this much too slow and simple to keep my interest. The woodcuts illustrations are amazing. I had hoped to scan some of the more brilliant ones but my scanner died. Boo hoo.