Monday, February 28, 2011

Fidelity Giveaway and the End of Persephone Reading Weekend

I had fourteen people enter the drawing for Fidelity by Susan Glaspell!  And the winner is. . . .

Cristina from Rochester Reader!!! 

It looks like this dove-grey book will be crossing the pond back to England.  I've emailed her and hope to mail this book to its new home very soon.  Congratulations!

And here are the answers to the endpaper challenge, in case you're curious:

The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby

The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

The Woman Novelist and Other Stories by Diana Gardener

How To Run Your Home Without Help by Kay Smallshaw

The Young Pretenders by Edith Henrietta Fowler

I haven't read any of these but I want to read all of them -- and I'm tempted to buy them for the beautiful endpapers!  Thanks again to everyone who entered the giveaway. 

If you didn't win and you have a Region 1 DVD player, there's still time to enter my other giveaway for the delightful film adaptation of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, which has been extended until Midnight tonight, U.S. Central Standard Time.  I was so busy reading this weekend (and watching the Oscars -- that I still haven't had time for the second viewing, but I know I'll be watching it again soon.  And it's practically spring break, so I'll have extra time for reading.

And what a great weekend for reading Persephones!  I posted three Persephone book reviews, read another Persephone (Little Boy Lost), and discovered so many great blogs!  (I actually read two of the Persephones earlier in the week and saved the reviews for the weekend -- plus they were both really fast reads).  And I was so inspired by all the great reviews I went to the local college library and checked out two more Persephones -- Brook Evans by Susan Glaspell and A London Child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes.  I really have no business checking out library books when I still have almost 200 unread books on my shelf but I had to return A Woman's Place and I couldn't help browsing, that library has so many great books and so many of them are first editions -- how could I leave without checking something out?

I hope everyone enjoyed Persephone Reading Weekend.  Many, many thanks to Claire and Verity for organizing this, for all the roundup posts and for the great giveaways!  I'm already thinking about what I would read next time around.


  1. Oh what a wonderful surprise to come home to!!!
    Thank you very much Karen :-) I'll e-mail you my details in a few minutes. Thank you for your generosity and for the interesting and entertaining posts this weekend!

  2. Cristina -- you are so welcome! I'm so glad to have discovered your blog and so many others. I look forward to reading your posts about Persephones and lots of other books.

  3. Well done Cristina and thank you, Karen! We appreciate your generosity and your enthusiasm over the weekend. I look forward to reading your thoughts on those Persephone books you have borrowed from the library and those you are tempted to read (and, dare I say it, buy?) I think we will all be catching up with some further Persephone reading and reviewing in the next few weeks.

  4. Paperback Reader -- This was so much fun! I will definitely be reading and reviewing lots more Persephones in the next few weeks. I'm going to be buying more, but I NINE unread Persephones on the to-read shelf so I'm going to try and wait a little before I buy any more. . . though I do have a birthday coming up -- and you know more Persephones will be on my wish list!

  5. I could not guess even one of the end papers and tried really hard as well!!! well never mind and congratulations to the winner.

  6. I didn't enter this contest as I couldn't figure out those endpapers, but I enjoyed looking at them! Congratulations to Cristina on getting them all right!