Persephone Readathon #3


51bl0b8nefl._sx352_bo1204203200_Jessie @ dwellinpossibility is hosting the third annual Persephone readathon this week. I’m excited to dive back into some Persephone titles. This week I’ll be reading Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski. It’s been on my TBR for a while, and I’ve heard great things about it. Set in the days following WWII it’s about a father looking for his son.

For the last readathon, I read Saplings by Noel Streatfield which is another story of parents and children amidst the backdrop of WWII. I found it heartbreaking and haunting, and I hope that this lives up to that standard.

71pwec3g0ol._ac_ul436_Additionally I’ll be participating in the Persephone Readalong. We’ll be reading Virginia Woolf’s Flush, which is a “biography” of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel. I love the idea of a biography of a famous person’s dog, but the book isn’t just about that. ‘Although ostensibly about the taming of a pedigree dog, Flush addresses the way society tames and classifies women,’ writes Sally Beauman.

I’m looking forward to a great week of reading and challenges! Is anyone else participating in this year’s Persephone readathon?

6 thoughts on “Persephone Readathon #3

  1. Flush sounds so good! I took a whole term on Virginia Woolf when I was abroad but unfortunately that one wasn’t on my reading list. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!

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  2. I think it’s safe to say you’ll find Little Boy Lost to be heartbreaking and haunting too, although perhaps in a slightly different way. The last line made me cry and so much of the book has stuck with me. I’m also super curious to see how we all feel about Flush. It’s going to be a unique read for sure. So glad you’re participating in another round of the readathon!

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