Sunday, February 27, 2011

Persephone Reading Weekend


This weekend is Persephone Reading Weekend!  "Wait," you say, "the weekend is almost over!"  Yes it is and I haven't blogged one bit because Atticus is teething.  There's drool.  There's cranky faces.  There's drama to rival any Whipple novel.  Speaking of Whipple, I've been reading her novel Someone At A Distance and I'm loving it.

I may not be able to blog while holding a teething baby, but I can read.  I'm a little over a third of the way done with this novel about a marriage crumbling thanks to a conniving French woman.  I'm anxious to see how this Whipple novel will end.  The only other novel I read by her was The Priory.  I really enjoyed it, but I thought the ending a bit too idealistic.  I'm wondering if this novel will end all rosy and happy.

So that's my meager participation in Persephone Reading Weekend.  I'm going to stretch it out throughout this week.  I'm on "vacation" for Spring Break at the University and I'm planning on squeezing in at least two more Persephone titles (Kitchen Essays and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day).

If this post seems slapdash it is because... well... it is.  Sam's rocking Mr. Crankypants and I'm about to relieve Dad and take over.  Sam is working tomorrow, so I'm the designated baby snuggler for the night!  At least I'll have Dorothy Whipple to keep me company!


Claire (Paperback Reader) said...

Thank you so much for participating, teething baby permitting, Amanda! Lovely to know there were more people out there reading this weekend.

I am sure I mentioned this last Persephone Reading event when you were pregnant but I do so love your name choice for Atticus!

Andi said...

You're a trooper! Greyson is teething too (a little late to the game), and I'm right there with the cranky faces and drool. Oh, and snuggling. :) I hope the book turns out great!

LifetimeReader said...

I'm so glad this book has been giving you a bit of a break! I'm hoping to read it during vacation--along with about a zillion other books... June can't come soon enough.