Welcome to the fourth Reading Wales celebration (aka Dewithon 22), a month-long event beginning on Saint David’s Day, during which book lovers from all parts of the world are encouraged to read, discuss and review literature by and about writers from Wales.
For more in-depth information on this reading jolly, head over to DHQ (Dewithon Headquarters), and to see what’s happening this year, please follow this link. You can also share your thoughts and posts on Twitter by using the hashtags #dewithon22 and/or #readingwales22.
Here we display your Dewithon-related posts. Please leave your links in the comments below or drop me a line with the URL.
Mwynhewch ddarllen! (Enjoy reading!)
SUGAR & SLATE
- DEWITHON 22: Sugar and Slate by Charlotte Williams – Book Jotter
- Sugar and Slate – What I Think About When I Think About Reading
- Wales Readathon Review: Sugar & Slate by Charlotte Williams – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
- “…our rows of well-kept purgatories…” – Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
- A skein of tales – Calmgrove
- A Time To Laugh by Rhys Davies — working class trouble and strife – BookerTalk
- A Writer to Watch – Gallimaufry Book Studio
- Book Review: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog – Literary Potpourri
- Book review – Richard King – “Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales 1962-1997” – Adventures in reading, running and working from home
- Book review – Richard King – “The Lark Ascending” – Adventures in reading, running and working from home
- Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden – based on the author’s WWII evacuation to Wales – Staircase Wit
- The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace – Staircase Wit
- Country Dance – Laurie’s Reviews
- For the completist. Or the gullible – Calmgrove
- The Hiding Place, by Trezza Azzopardi – ANZ LitLovers LitBlog
- March Madness 1 #minireviewsfiction – Brona’s Books
- “Never again war.” – Calmgrove
- None So Blind by Alis Hawkins — seeking justice for the downtrodden – BookerTalk
- Reading Wales ‘Black Valley’ by Charlotte Williams – Thoughts Become Words
- Reading Wales Review: The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
- Reading Wales ‘The Owl Service’ by Alan Garner – Thoughts Become Words
- Reading Wales ‘Turning Points in Welsh History’ Bromfield and Madoc-Jones – Thoughts Become Words
- Review: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
- Scarweather by Anthony Rolls – She Reads Novels
- Welsh (Plural): Essays on the Future of Wales, a Review – Volatile Rune
- “When a Welsh person loves you, you’ll finally know how it feels to belong to poetry.” (Kamand Kojouri) – Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends
- The Wooden Doctor, by Margiad Evans (1933) – The [Blank] Garden
- 1st March, St. David’s Day – It’s Time To Read Wales– Volatile Rune
- The Ash Grove, a Welsh folk tune – Staircase Wit
- DEWITHON 22: Llyfrbabble (Bookbabble) #1 – Book Jotter
- DEWITHON 22: Llyfrbabble (Bookbabble) #2 – Book Jotter
- Let the Battle of the Celts Begin – BookerTalk
- Meet a Welsh Author: Cath Barton falls in and out of love with Ian McEwan – BookerTalk
- Reading Wales 2022 – Stay Curious
- Reading Wales #Dewithon22 Has Arrived! – Thoughts Become Words
- Reading Wales and Eating Pikelets – Thoughts Become Words
- A Poem by Hedd Wyn – Book Jotter
- A Poem by R. S. Thomas – Book Jotter
- Cywydd y Cedor | Gwerfer Mechain #Dewithon22 – Brona’s Books
- Dewithon TBR – RedheadReading (YouTube broadcast)
- Reading Ireland Month and Reading Wales Month – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
- Reading Wales: Shawn the Book Maniac’s 2022 Dewithon TBR – Shawn Mooney (YouTube broadcast)
Categories: Reading Wales
Well done for hosting this Paula, especially in the middle of a house move. You must like stress!!
Thank you, Karen. I’m winging it at the moment and praying Dewithon doesn’t go horribly wrong this year! 🤣
I won’t be able to take part in the challenge but there’s already a lot here to contemplate! And you’ve got me following another blog (Calmgrove). That review is great! 😃
Not to worry, Maria. It’s good to know you are following from the sidelines.
Chris Lovegrove’s blog is well worth following. His posts are always fascinating. 😊
Thanks, Paula. You have brought me to more than one fascinating blog!
I’ve started the month with a medieval poem – Cywydd y Cedor by Gwerfer Mechain – it’s a little racy 🙂
Great stuff, Brona. I have added a link to your post (above). Thank you so much! 😊
Thank you, Marcie! 😀
Thank you for including my post in Features, Paula 🙂 I love the buzz of Dewithon. I have since added ‘Sugar and Slate’ by Charlotte Williams (coming in at number 6) and my library contacts are endeavouring to source a copy. I’ve certainly got enough to keep me going for a month or two!
It’s an absolute pleasure, Gretchen. Thank you. I hope you enjoy Sugar and Slate. 😊
Incidentally, I’m so sorry to hear about the flooding. I hope you weren’t completely washed out of your home. 😧
Thank you for asking, Paula, I appreciate it. We are on a hill and although areas around us went under, we remained above the flood line. The city and surrounding suburbs ground to a halt and commodities were scarce so we counted ourselves lucky to retain electricity. Massive clean-ups are underway amid the loss and sadness – the sun will shine again.
Dear me, whatever next? I’m so glad you escaped the flooding but it sounds extremely distressing. I went through something similar myself in the early ’90’s when Llandudno was inundated, so I completely understand what your community is going through. Thankfully you are correct. the sun does shine again, though it’s hard to recall it at such times. Big virtual hugs to you, Gretchen. 🤗🌺🌞
Thank you, Paula 🤗 and big hugs back at you! 🌴 🌞
Good luck with the move! Here is the Staircase Wit review for Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden: https://tinyurl.com/2tzjtavd
Thank you so much, Constance. I have linked back to your lovely review (above). 😊
Almost forgot to share my link! https://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2022/03/iwsg-day-dewi-sant-and-susanna.html
Thank you, Deniz. I very much appreciate the mention. 😊
Thanks for including my earlier review. Here is another, The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace.
I meant to add that it is a pity I used my favorite book set in Wales for the 1976 Club! But I am including the link because it is by an American author so perhaps not well known in Wales, although it did win a local award.
Brilliant! Thank you very much indeed, Constance. 😀
My contribution to #dewithon22 #readingwales22, with thanks to Booker Talk for alerting me to it…
Booker shortlisted in 2000, The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
Thank you so much, Lisa. I have linked to your review (above). 😀
Thanks, Paula, for next year, I’ll be investigating to see if I have any other Welsh authors ‘mislabelled as British’ !
Not sure whether this is a Feature or very Miscellaneous!
Oh, definitely a feature. Thank you so much, Constance! 😀