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Pop Culture

We Can’t Wait For: Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic

Word of some remakes causes me to rend my garments and shake my balled fists at the sky in betrayal. Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic remake? Bring me all the box wine, the remote, and some powdered sugar doughnuts, please.

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Narrowing the Adult Categories

The competition between the YA heroines was BRUTAL. I think you’ll all be pleased with the final choices, but it was a tough, tough race for the ladies who earned a slot. Today, we’ll open up the poll to vote for the adult heroines, which is also stacking up to be very rough. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Last Chance to Nominate!

This year’s Middlemarch Madness is already stacking up to be twice as intense as last year’s. Special thanks to all our brand newbies for jumping right in! The more nominations we collect, the more fun we’ll have on Friday when we narrow each category down to 16 contenders.

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Book Club

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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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: Year Two

Hello, my favorite Internet readers! Some of our old-timers are probably pretty excited by the title of this post, because we take our books very seriously around here. For our new friends, you’re probably wondering what the hell Middlemarch Madness is. Don’t worry, we’ll get you all caught up. 

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Books

5 Books with Reader Lisa H.

Today’s 5 Books comes from one of our regular readers, Lisa H.

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Books

5 Books with Reader Little Girl Blue

For this week’s 5 Books feature, we’re sharing the recommendations of reader Little Girl Blue, long time reader, first time writer. Would you like to have a go at 5 Books? Send an email to selena at persephone magazine yada yada with your answers and see yourself in this very spot. Use 5 Books as […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP 8/23/11

Good afternoon! How is your day stacking up, dear reader? Today’s lunchtime poll is equal parts bookish, clever and nostalgic, just like we like it.  Grab a fresh cup of coffee, put your phone on mute for a few minutes, kick up your feet (you earned it, you work hard.) and join me for a […]

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Books

5 Books with Liza

We like to wind down on Mondays with a feature we call “5 Books” wherein we make our writers, friends, and readers tell us five books they’d choose to give to various important people in their lives.  Today, we’ll be asking writer Liza, who has been a part of the Persephone team since our early […]

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Books

5 Books with Golda

Here we are again with another installment of 5 Books, where our writers, readers and friends tell us the books they’d give to the important people in their lives.  Today’s special guest is the wonderful Golda. Find her recommendations after the break.

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Books

5 Books with Baseballchica

BBC was one of the first people to hop on the Good Ship Persephone, and we’ve been both grateful for and enamored by her ever since.  Find out how she answers the 5 Books questions after the break.

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Books

5 Books with Olivia

Welcome back to 5 Books, where our writers and readers share the books they’d share with important people in their lives.  Tonight’s post features Olivia, who has really great taste in books.  (Like we expected anything else.)

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Book Club

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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Life

Rosetta Stone and Life Skills

As you know, I am using Rosetta Stone to try to learn Spanish.  As you may know, if you have ever tried to learn a language, pretty much every scenario involves people being completely dumb and/or socially awkward.  Here are some of my favorites from so far in my Rosetta Stone journey.