Here are the Viragos I won’t be reading this week



Day three of Virago Reading Week has me lamenting the Viragos I won’t be reading this week. Since I am determined to stick to the TBR dare until April 1st, I can only read the books that are currently in my nightstand.
So here are the books I won’t be reading this week. For those of you looking crosseyed at those black spines, I understand that there was a time when Viragos were published in the US by The Dial Press with these black liveries but otherwise looking like Viragos. Keen eyes might also note that some of those green Viragos have penguins on them. At another time, Penguin published Viragos in the US.  Virago experts: if I have any of this wrong, please let me know.

Some of you may remember this post where I talked about finding all these Viragos for cheap at an otherwise pricey second hand bookshop here in DC.

7 thoughts on “Here are the Viragos I won’t be reading this week

  1. verity January 26, 2011 / 7:42 am

    You are exactly right about the black covers and the Penguins!


  2. LifetimeReader January 26, 2011 / 8:56 am

    I always love looking at your bookshelves! What wonderful finds you always seem to come across. I think I might find these so tempting right now that you might teach your pup to carry a few up to your nightstand by accident? BTW–love seeing the Borrowers Afloat in the corner of the pic!


  3. Paperback Reader January 26, 2011 / 9:41 am

    I am lamenting not having time to read Illyrian Spring or Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge this week.


  4. Susan in TX January 26, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Ooo, I see South Riding in your stack. I'm going to read it next month with Cornflower's Book Group, but was tempted to go ahead and start it when I realized it was a Virago. Kudos to you for sticking to your TBR Dare goal!


  5. bookssnob January 26, 2011 / 10:22 am

    What a great selection you DON'T have to choose from! Oh well, at least you know they are there to be enjoyed at a later date. Everyone is going crazy for Winifred Holtby right now, so I see you will be able to join the bandwagon if you feel so inclined!


  6. Frances January 26, 2011 / 11:17 am

    Oh, now I remember that you made the stakes for the TBR Dare even higher for yourself. The nightstand only. But what a wonderful cheerleader you are for the event. Wish I knew more about the titles. Am a little confused. Seems that the titles on the Virago list are also published elsewhere? And are the greens still published or no?


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