Dispatches from Ladyblogland

In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Seven Reasons to Love Hermione Granger, in Case You Didn’t Already

It’s been a few years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 hit theaters, and in the time since, I’ve probably watched the entire Harry Potter movie series twice, maybe thrice. I finished my most recent viewing a couple of weeks ago and thought it would quench my thirst for all things Potter for a while, but it just sent me running to Pottermore for, well, more. More, more, more! And what I need more of, in particular, is my favorite teen heroine, vanquisher about wizardom, Hermione Granger. So, in the spirit of feeding my Potterzest, I’ve spend some time this week contemplating why I love Hermione so ardently. The result, my Hermione top seven. I hope it feeds your need for Potter screed. Read More Seven Reasons to Love Hermione Granger, in Case You Didn’t Already

The Bella Swan Saga: A Perspective

Twilight first came to my attention when I heard cries of, “Move over Harry Potter!” One was not amused. I’m part of the Harry Potter Generation and, well, I heart Harry. So I picked up Twilight in early 2009, wanting to see what the fuss was all about, and found myself ordering the other three books of The Twilight Saga within a couple of days. Read More The Bella Swan Saga: A Perspective

Introducing the Persephone Book Club

I can’t think of a better place for an online book club than a blog for bookish ladies.   At the suggestion of the amazing @slaybelle, we decided that there was no better way to follow up Middlemarch Madness than to read some of the wonderful books from the bracket together. Read More Introducing the Persephone Book Club

Middlemarch Madness: Championship

This is our last vote together, we’re down to the final two badasses.  In spite of my fear of being pitchforked, this has been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done.  I’m going to miss doing this every day.  Not enough to do it again until next year, but you know what I’m sayin’. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Championship

Middlemarch Madness: The Final Four

We’re just 48 hours away from knowing the winner of the inaugural run of Persephone Magazine’s Middlemarch Madness, and boy has it been a ride!  I’m not sure if tonight’s results will have any surprises, but let’s click on and meet the winners anyway, shall we? Read More Middlemarch Madness: The Final Four

Middlemarch Madness, Elite Eight Day Two

Welcome back to another evening of results.  Selena here, reporting from a good fifty miles below Persephone H.Q.  I want everyone to remember, as we go through these last few battles together, that I love each and every one of you.  Let’s all take a deep breath before we click, and quietly put all the pitchforks and fire utensils back in the shed.   After tonight’s results, I kind of want to poke myself with a pitchfork. Read More Middlemarch Madness, Elite Eight Day Two

Middlemarch Madness: The Elite Eight Revealed

This one was down to the buzzer, readers, with one victor moving on to the Elite Eight by only two votes.  You are not going to believe what happens after the cut today, ladyreaders.  Read More Middlemarch Madness: The Elite Eight Revealed