Posted by: tuulenhaiven | February 26, 2011

Persephone Reading Weekend

persephoneHaving busted through the last bit of Sugar Street this morning, thus finishing The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz, I am free to jump into Persephone Reading Weekend, hosted by Verity and Claire. I’m still debating between reading Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple, or Flush: A Biography by Virginia Woolf. Flush is considerably shorter, but I’m probably going to dive into the Whipple since I’ve been meaning to read it since I received it two Christmases ago during a holiday Persephone book swap. Guess I’d better get started. Happy grey reading this weekend!
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  1. Happy grey reading to you too, Sarah! I hope you enjoy the Whipple and thank you for joining us for Persephone Reading Weekend.

    • Someone said recently that this particular Whipple is a pretty fast read for its length, and I’m finding this to be true. I’m liking it. Thank YOU for hosting!

  2. I read Flush which I enjoyed a lot but got the Whipple as well. I only read good things about it. In both cases, you can’t go wrong.

    • I just might be able to squeeze both books in – at the very least I will read Flush soon. It too has been sitting unread on my shelf for over a year, and that situation should be remedied!

  3. That same Whipple is up next for me too. Still finishing the charming Mariana. Happy grey reading!

    • Can’t wait for your review of Mariana, and it will be good to compare notes on the Whipple. I’m finding it excellent, but somewhat frustrating…

  4. I thought Flush was quite wonderful. Unexpectedly so, as I’m actually more of a ::whispers:: “cat person” (if such horrid choices must be made, though I’d rather not).

    • Haha, I will readily admit to adoring my own cats, although I generally like most dogs well enough too. I’m looking forward to Flush, when I get to it – mostly because the idea that Woolf wrote it still catches me off guard…!

  5. […] Sarah shares with us her plans for the weekend. […]

  6. Both such great choices. I wondered if Flush might be a twee, but no it’s just charming!

    • I’m eager to read it, having heard more and more lovely things about it!

  7. I reviewed Someone at a Distance on Friday, and I just finished Flush yesterday! I really enjoyed both books, though they’re very different. If you have not read any Whipple before you are in for a treat — and you may become addicted. After I read The Priory last year I ended up getting three more of her books, though I’m trying to spread them out — I don’t want to finish them too soon.

    • A treat indeed – I finished it very, very early this morning, having not been able to put it down! I’ll head over to read your review in a bit – funny that our weekend reading is so similar. 🙂

  8. And – for post Persephone maybe – how did you find Sugar Street? We’ve got the trilogy in the house but I’ve not yet felt in the mood to make a start…

    • I’ve been reading the trilogy with a few other people over the last couple of months – my post on Sugar Street will go up tomorrow I believe, and I have written about the other two books recently. Overall I like the trilogy, although it is a bit difficult stylistically, and the characters remain hard to identify with. And there is much dramaz. 🙂

  9. […] Moonheart and Virginia Woolf’s Flush (odds and ended here), and participated in the Persephone Reading Weekend with Someone At a Distance by Dorothy Whipple. As for December – heck, December needs its own […]

  10. […] Moonheart and Virginia Woolf’s Flush (odds and ended here), and participated in the Persephone Reading Weekend with Someone At a Distance by Dorothy Whipple. As for December – heck, December needs its own […]


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