1st to 31st March
Welcome to the fifth Reading Wales celebration (aka Dewithon 23), 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 social media by using the hashtags #dewithon23 and/or #readingwales23.
Here we display your Dewithon-related posts. Please leave your links in the comments section below or drop me a line with the URL.
For the curious, the above image shows Point of Ayr Lighthouse on Talacre Beach (Flintshire). Built in 1776, it has featured in a Dulux paint TV advert (along with the company’s Old English Sheepdog mascot) and is said to be haunted.
Mwynhewch ddarllen! (Enjoy reading!)
- Fresh and Courageous: Birdsplaining: A Natural History – Volatile Rune
- DEWITHON 23: Birdsplaining: A Natural History by Jasmine Donahaye – Book Jotter
- A sensuous art – Calmgrove
- An enmeshed forest – Calmgrove
- As above, so below – Calmgrove
- Book review – Charlotte Williams – “Sugar and Slate” – Adventures in reading, running and working from home
- Book Review: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn – Literary Potpourri
- Book review – Richard Llewellyn – “How Green was my Valley” – Adventures in reading, running and working from home
- Book Review: Sugar and Slate (2002) by Charlotte Williams #Dewithon23 – Literary Potpourri
- Delicacy: A Memoir About Cake and Death – What I Think About When I Think About Reading
- “I have the strange habit of wanting to climb Snowdon once a year.” (Gerbrand Bakker) – Madame Bibilophile Recommends
- Imaginary biologists – Calmgrove
- New Stories from the Mabinogion #6: The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare – AnnaBookBel
- #readingwales23: The Party Wall by Stevie Davies – BookerTalk
- ReadingWales: The Gospel of Us by Owen Sheers – Finding Time to Write
- Review 2146: Country Dance – WhatMeRead
- Review: A Writer’s House in Wales by Jan Morris – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life
- Straying in fairyland – Calmgrove
- The Classics Club Spin Lands on The Citadel – BookerTalk
- The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh – Reading Wales 2023 – Staircase Wit
- The Mabinogion: The Second Branch of the Mabinogi | Sioned Davies – This Reading Life
- The Mission House (2020), by Carys Davies – ANZ LitLovers LitBlog
- THEM: Adventures with Extremists – What I Think About When I Think About Reading
- DEWITHON ‘23: Llyfrbabble (Bookbabble) #1 – Book Jotter
- Sospan Fach and that Cursèd Wood – Rattlebag and Rhubarb
- Spell the Month in Books | March – This Reading Life
- A Poem by Vernon Watkins – Book Jotter
- A Poem for St. David’s Day by Gillian Clarke – Book Jotter
- “…the once-in-a-lifetime opening of truth’s flower…” – Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
- 1 Minute Review: One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard – jim’s books reading & stuff (YouTube broadcast)
- Celebrating Welsh literature – KDBooks (YouTube broadcast)
- Dewithon TBR – RedheadReading (YouTube broadcast)
- DEWITHON TBR!!! – PaSTORY Time (YouTube broadcast)
- Dewithon (Wales Readathon) TBR – Soggy Expat Booknerd (YouTube broadcast)
- One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard – Nerdy Nurse Reads (YouTube broadcast)
Categories: Reading Wales
Happy Saint David’s Day to you and yours! 😁🤗
Diolch yn fawr iawn. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! 😊👍
Will do my very best to join in! Happy St. David’s Day! 😀
Thank you, Kaggsy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! 😊
That poor lighthouse sure looks like it could do with a coat of Dulux now. Not hard to believe in ghosts there. Thank you again Paula for hosting another Dewithon.
It looks rather shabby but it takes quite a battering at times, so it’s obviously sturdy. I think it did recieve a lick of paint when they were filming.
Thank you, Frances. I hope you enjoy the event. 😊
Happy St David’S Day and may your celebrations be joyful.
I am very fond of Light houses so thanks
for showing this from Point of Ayr.
A belated Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus to you, Miriam! 👍
I know what you mean about lighthouses. They fascinate me, too. 😊
Hooray! I’m just writing up my State of the TBR post and including links to Dewithon there: I’m doing Richard Llewellyn’s “How Green was my Valley” and Charlotte Williams’ “Sugar and Slate” this year.
Excellent choices, Liz. I hope you have a fab Dewithon! 😊
Can’t seem to find many books by Welsh authors at my local library, but will do my best to participate at least with one.
Thank you, Marina. I do hope you find the perfect book. 😊
At this rate, it will be luck if I find ANY book…
I have The Mabinogion on the go (one story down!) although what I can possibly have to say about this Welsh classic that hasn’t already been said?!
Love the lighthouse, though it looks rather in need of another coat of Dulux 😀
A Welsh classic it may be, but your reading experience is unique and your thoughts worth sharing. 😊
Very true! 🖌️
Just finishing the book club choice and then I can get down to reading some Welsh authors.
Thank you, Karen. I look forward to reading your thoughts. 😊👍
Well I’ve picked up three books by Welsh authors in the last week and didn’t want to continue with any of them. Sigh
Sorry to hear that, Karen. You’ve been really unlucky.
First one done – Sugar and Slate – caught up with you all at last! https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2023/03/07/book-review-charlotte-williams-sugar-and-slate/
Thank you so much, Liz. A thoroughly enjoyable review. I have added a link to your post (above). 😊👍
Thank you! I got the Twitter hashtag wrong as I got it mixed up with Reading Ireland which has a “month” in it *sigh*. At least I’ve got one in, even if it’s not the one I intended to read first …
No worries, Liz! 😄
New book review of Wrtier’s House in Wales
Gotcha! Many thanks indeed, Lisa. 😊
Here is The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh which I enjoyed: http://perfectretort.blogspot.com/2023/03/the-last-party-by-clare-mackintosh.html
Mackintosh is not Welsh but living there now and this book is set on the Border
Thank you, Constance. It sounds like a thoroughly readable whodunit. 😊👍
I have added a link to your post from the Reading Wales 2023 page:
After considering this challenge for several years, I finally decided to participate. Here is my review of Country Dance by Margiad Evans: https://whatmeread.wordpress.com/2023/03/28/review-2146-country-dance/
Thank you so much, Kay. I left a brief message on your post and also created a link (see above). 😀
Here’s my review of an excellent novel by Carys Davies: The Mission House
Thank you, Lisa. I’m off to read it right now. 😀
Great fun, Paula! Thank you for a fun month of reading.
So glad you had a good Dewithon, Constance. Thank you very much indeed for taking part. 😀👍
What a wonderful Reading Wales Dewithon 2023, Paula! My apologies for not participating this year, life and family took over but next year for sure 🙂 G.
Thank you, Gretchen. You were missed but I quite understand. Life can get complicated at times. 😊