Let’s Talk About Flowers in the Attic, the Novel

The message of V.C. Andrews’ frequently dog-eared, salacious classic, Flowers in the Attic, is clear. Never lock your conceived-in-incest, teenage children in an attic. No good will come of it. Note: this post talks about about physical abuse and incest within the context of the novel.  Read More Let’s Talk About Flowers in the Attic, the Novel

Persephone Book Club — The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

It’s here! It’s here! It’s book club weekend!

Ok, you fabulous bookish, nerdy, wonderful folks, hop in this open thread and discuss The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I can’t wait to read what everyone has to say.

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Persephone Book Club Reminder

The next P-Mag book club will “meet” the weekend on May 5th-6th. We’re reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. The club post will go up on the 5th and remain open all weekend for conversation, questions, and observations. Hope to see everyone there!

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Persephone Book Club ““ April, 2012

Hello readers!

First, let’s congratulate our lady, Minerva McGonagall, for her win in this year’s Middlemarch Madness. Unfortunately for her, we already read Harry Potter for book club, so we’ll be skipping the Middlemarch winner and moving along down our reading list for the next meeting.

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Persephone Book Club — The Hunger Games

After much hype and fanfare, or at the very least, excitement in the comment threads, Book Club weekend is upon us. Do you have your dog-eared, notated copy of Hunger Games already open, with topics you desperately need to raise? Are you eagerly awaiting next weekend’s big movie opening? Are you one of those Katniss backers tearing through Middlemarch Madness? Whoever you are, we want to hear your thoughts on The Hunger Games.

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Book Club Reminder Post

Book club, book club, book club! Are you excited yet? Two days, my friends, until the first meeting of our relaunched Persephone Book Club. We’ll be discussing Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. An open thread specifically for book discussion will be posted this Saturday, March 17th and remain open throughout the weekend.

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Persephone Book Club: Picking the Books (Updated)

Hello readers! I have collected below all the suggestion from your fellow Persephoneers for the first book to read in our relaunched book club. Please vote on the title you want this weekend and I’ll announce the winner Monday. You can vote for as many as you’d like, but comments that say “all of them” will make me tear out my hair, so refrain. Unless you like bald-headed, weeping book club facilitators. Then go for it. Read More Persephone Book Club: Picking the Books (Updated)