Reading Wales 2023

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!)









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55 replies

  1. Happy Saint David’s Day to you and yours! 😁🤗

  2. Will do my very best to join in! Happy St. David’s Day! 😀

  3. 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. 😊

  4. 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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 😀

  8. Just finishing the book club choice and then I can get down to reading some Welsh authors.

  9. Here is The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh which I enjoyed:

    Mackintosh is not Welsh but living there now and this book is set on the Border


  10. After considering this challenge for several years, I finally decided to participate. Here is my review of Country Dance by Margiad Evans:

  11. Here’s my review of an excellent novel by Carys Davies: The Mission House

  12. Great fun, Paula! Thank you for a fun month of reading.

  13. 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.


  1. State of the TBR post March 2023
  2. Winding Up the Week #322 – Book Jotter
  3. DEWITHON ‘23: Llyfrbabble (Bookbabble) #1 – Book Jotter
  4. DHQ: Dewithon 2023 – Book Jotter
  5. Two short books for the Japanese & Irish Reading challenges – AnnaBookBel
  6. Charlotte Williams - Sugar and Slate book review
  7. Two shortish reviews: Dusapin and Clare – AnnaBookBel
  8. The Reading Year So Far.... : BookerTalk
  9. Book Review: Sugar and Slate (2002) by Charlotte Williams #Dewithon23 – Literary Potpourri
  10. Winding Up the Week #324 – Book Jotter
  11. Delicacy: A Memoir About Cake and Death – What I Think About When I Think About Reading
  12. Book review Richard Llewellyn How Green was my Valley
  13. #ReadingWales: The Gospel of Us by Owen Sheers – findingtimetowrite
  14. The Classics Club Spin Lands on The Citadel : BookerTalk
  15. DEWITHON 23: Birdsplaining: A Natural History by Jasmine Donahaye – Book Jotter
  16. Review 2146: Country Dance – whatmeread
  17. “…the once-in-a-lifetime opening of truth’s flower…” #rsthomas #Dewithon23 #readingwales23 | Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings
  18. Winding Up the Week #326 – Book Jotter
  19. What I'm Reading : Episode 51, April 2023 : BookerTalk

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