Virago Reading Week starts tomorrow!
Carolyn and I have both been overwhelmed by the levels of interest and excitement surrounding the week, and we are so looking forward to hosting what we hope will be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
How is it going to work? Well, Carolyn and I are going to take it in turns to do a ’round up’ every evening of the posts of the day. All you need to do is read, post, and link to both of our blogs, and then we should be able to see what you’ve written and link to you in the day’s round up post. If you don’t have a blog, but still want us to feature your thoughts, just email and let us know, or post a comment on either of our blogs. If we’ve missed your post, do the same, and we’ll make sure you get a mention!
We will be reading Virago books too, and posting our own reviews, as well as general posts about Virago and women authors, and asking you some questions to get you pondering about your reading. There are going to be five mystery Virago Modern Classics to be awarded as prizes throughout the week, and we’ll announce these competition categories as we go along. It’s all going to be very relaxed and organic, because that’s the way Carolyn and I both work, so there are no rules and no guidelines and nothing specific anyone needs to feel pressured to do! This week is all about having FUN – allowing ourselves to expand our reading horizons, explore the topics of female and feminist writing, and enjoy dipping into the backlist of a fantastic and diverse publishing house. I can’t wait to get started, and I hope that many of you will have a wonderful time reading Viragos this week!
If you have any questions or anything is unclear, please let either one of us know and we’ll do our best to clarify for you! I look forward to meeting some new faces this week, to reading some fantastic reviews, and to being introduced to some new authors. Let Virago Reading Week commence!
Edited to add: Thomas at My Porch has made a fantastic button for us all to use – thank you Thomas!