Reading Wales 2022

1st-31st March

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!)










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  1. Well done for hosting this Paula, especially in the middle of a house move. You must like stress!!

  2. 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! 😃

  3. Thanks, Paula. You have brought me to more than one fascinating blog!

  4. I’ve started the month with a medieval poem – Cywydd y Cedor by Gwerfer Mechain – it’s a little racy 🙂

  5. Fourth?! Congratulations!

  6. 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! 🌴 🌞

  7. Good luck with the move! Here is the Staircase Wit review for Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden:

  8. Thanks for including my earlier review. Here is another, The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace.


  9. 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


  1. DHQ: Dewithon 2022 – Book Jotter
  2. Winding Up the Week #212 – Book Jotter
  3. DEWITHON ‘22: Llyfrbabble (Bookbabble) #1 – Book Jotter
  4. Reading Ireland Month and Reading Wales Month – Hopewell's Public Library of Life
  5. A Poem by R. S. Thomas – Book Jotter
  6. Winding Up the Week #213 – Book Jotter
  7. DEWITHON ‘22: Llyfrbabble (Bookbabble) #2 – Book Jotter
  8. Winding Up the Week #214 – Book Jotter
  9. DEWITHON 22: Sugar and Slate by Charlotte Williams – Book Jotter
  10. Book review – Richard King – “Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales 1962-1997” #Dewithon22 | Adventures in reading, running and working from home
  11. Winding Up the Week #215 – Book Jotter
  12. Book review – Richard King – “The Lark Ascending” | Adventures in reading, running and working from home
  13. “When a Welsh person loves you, you’ll finally know how it feels to belong to poetry.” (Kamand Kojouri) | madame bibi lophile recommends
  14. Sugar and Slate – What I Think About When I Think About Reading
  15. Winding Up the Week #216 – Book Jotter
  16. Winding Up the Week #217 – Book Jotter

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