Saturday, August 22, 2009

Persephone Reading Week Challenge

The Persephone Reading Week Challenge hosted by Paperback Reader and Verity of The B Files begins on August 24. It didn't look like participation would be an option, since I'll be away on vacation and the library book I'd had on hold for literally months showed no sign of appearing any time soon.
All of that changed Friday with one phone call from the library. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple had arrived and was ready for pick-up! I'm still heading out of town momentarily, but now there's a Persephone book tucked away in my bag. I'll try and check in, depending on internet access. We'll get home just in time to take Daughter #1 back to college. The twins don't start school until after Labor Day.

See you in September...



17 comments:

  1. Enjoy your vacation, JoAnn!

    I am so pleased that you will be able to participate and I hope you'll be able to check in here and there.
    Someone at a Distance it a poignantly raw evocation of infidelity and its affect on a family; I loved it.

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  2. Paperback Reader - Thanks! We're off now.. I've got a YA novel (Speak) for the plane, but I'm looking forward to the Persephone. I even like just holding it!

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  3. Oh, you are in for a treat. The characters in this book will evoke such feelings I guarantee you. Can't wait to hear what you think but in the meantime - have a fabulous holiday!

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  4. Have a great time away, and I'm so glad you have a Persephone book!

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  5. Yea! Have a wonderful vacation and happy reading! Hope to hear from you during the week.

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  6. JoAnn, I'm so glad you're able to join us for Persephone week, even while away. Have a wonderful time!

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  7. Have an excellent vacation and I'm so happy that at least one of your books showed up for you to enjoy during this time!

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  8. How great that you'll get to participate after all! Have a wonderful vacation and see you in September :)

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  9. Enjoy your trip and your book that came arrived right in time.

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  10. Now that is a book with impeccable timing. Happy vacation--and happy reading!

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  11. How I love Persephone series! I've got the Persephone edition of Miss Pettigrew Lived for a Day ready. Now I'll have to add Someone at a Distance to the list!

    Enjoy the vacation. :)

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  12. What a wonderful couple - a vacation and a Persephone title. When I contemplated this challenge, this title was the one I picked as well although my participation now appears unlikely. But you never know - just look at your post today for confirmation. Enjoy your break!

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  13. Darlene - I put this on hold after reading your review !

    Nan - Thanks! I'm so happy to have a Persephone along on this trip.

    Book Psmith - There's internet at this hotel, so I thought I'd log on for a few minutes before we check out. Hope to check in again later this week...

    Verity - I think so, too!

    Claire - Thanks. So far I'm just amazed at the beauty of the mountains!!

    Staci - Can't wait to start Someone at a Distance...hope to at least read a little bit this week!

    Nymeth - Thanks! I may check in again before September if there's internet at the next stop.

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  14. I really loved Someone at a Distance and hope you do too! Happy holidaying 0:)

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  15. Justicejenniferreads - Thanks! I'm so happy the book arrived at the last minute.

    ds - LOL! The book must have wanted a vacation, too!

    Matt - Once again we have similar reading habits! Miss Pettigrew was a wonderful book - like a fairy tale for adults!

    Frances - Thank you...hope a Persephone happens to cross your path this week, too!

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  16. Tracey - Thanks so much for visiting! I'm happy to hear you loved Someone at a Distance...can't wait to get started!

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