Friday, May 7, 2010

How Cool Is This?


I just have to post this as I'm absolutely thrilled! This is such a lovely surprise for me and so serendipitous since it's also Persephone Week.

I found out from Hannah at Hannah Stoneham's Book Blog, that my blog has been mentioned in the latest Persephone Biannually! This is high praise indeed. While reading her post, I was at first speechless and then exclaiming "Oh my god, oh my god..." while my husband was looking over at me and wondering what was the matter. During the last few weeks, I've read posts of some of my favourite bloggers mentioning that they've been quoted in the Biannually. Since I live in the Philippines, my copy gets sent to my mother-in-law's house in Holland. I had no idea if I was quoted or not, nor did I expect it. But of course I did indulge in wishful thinking.

Claire from Paperback Reader later emailed me the link to the reader's comments page. I got another shock when I found out I was quoted not just for one but for three books: Little Boy Lost, Consequences and Miss Buncle's Book.

Here's the link: http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/readers_comments.asp

Thank you to all of you at Persephone and thank you to Hannah and Claire for letting me know about this. Thanks also to Thomas at My Porch . I borrowed his scanned picture of the Biannually to use in this post. Thomas is also one of the lucky bloggers who was quoted in this edition for his review of The Priory.

16 comments:

  1. congratulations-my Dorthy Whipple book should be here next week and it will be my first Persephone book and my first Whipple

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, you should be really proud, that is an achievement. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations, that's so awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's exciting! Won't it be wonderful when you get your hands on the actual copy!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations, Astrid. I am delighted for you. How thrilling to actually see it in print when you pick it up next month.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is so cool! Congrats!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Did they lift your reviews and not tell you? Hmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What an honor. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well done. That is fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm so glad you received this recognition. I love your reviews! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is high praise, indeed, and well worth singing about! Especially for three works you reviewed; congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I read about it in Hannah's blog too. Congrats! :)

    ReplyDelete

There was an error in this gadget

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails