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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. 

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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 […]

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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 Reminder

Just a friendly reminder, our relaunched book club will “meet” next weekend, March 17th thru 18th to discuss The Hunger Games. A couple of notes:

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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” […]

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Nerd Alert: Persephone Book Club To Read The Hobbit

That’s right, y’all! Inspired by the recent excitement concerning the Hobbit movie, I decided to re-read the book over the holiday weekend. I was further inspired to implore you all to read it again (or for the first time!) so we can get our nerd on next week and talk about it.

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Book Club Slash Open Thread Extravaganza!

I feel like you can’t really type Extravaganza! without adding an exclamation point. It’s almost Friday! Let’s get the evening started with some bookishness, and some music for the OTers, shall we?

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Thursday Book Club and OT

Hello, readers! Tomorrow is Friday, we’ve almost made it through another week, and this one has been a doozy all around.  I can almost smell Friday night, and it smells delicious.  In the meantime, we’re looking for a new book to discuss for the book club, and here’s a shiny new open thread.

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Persephone Book Club + Open Thread

We’re trying something a little different tonight.  The OTs have been a little slow, but comments on other posts are really picking up, so tonight I’m smushing book club into an OT to see if we can perk it up a little.  As you know, we’re discussing Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game, my favorite book […]

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Persephone Book Club: The Westing Game Pt. 2

Hello, my especially bookish friends! Happy Thursday! It’s the second week of our discussion on The Westing Game, so today we’ll be covering the basics, getting to know the author a little better, and starting to break up into groups for the Big Surprise Project (BSP). 

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Persephone Book Club: Introducing The Westing Game

It’s book club Thursday once again, and we’re ready to start digging into our second book, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Have you all dug out your old copies or found a new copy? Awesome. 

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Persephone Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (or Philosopher’s) Stone Pt 4

It’s the last week of our Harry Potter discussion, and I’m a little sad to not be writing about The Boy Who Lived anymore after today. It’s been a real treat to read along with all of you, and you’ll all be happy to know I’ve got all seven of the books now.