Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: Introduction

Posted April 24, 2015 by Lory in events / 16 Comments

Welcome to Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week! Whether you are a longtime fan or a new reader of Elizabeth Goudge, I hope you will join us in exploring the many treasures to be found in this beloved author’s books. Sometimes dismissed as sentimental romances or mere “comfort reading,” I believe them at their best to be much more. During this week we’ll have the chance to appreciate them from many points of view and have some fun as well.

Here are my current plans for the week (subject to change):



Friday, April 24: Introduction post
Saturday, April 25: Guest post from Fleur in Her World: The Scent of Water
Sunday, April 26: A Visit to Torminster, with giveaway of Henrietta’s House and Sister of the Angels, thanks to Girls Gone By
Monday, April 27: The curse of the terrible cover art
Tuesday, April 28: Guest post from Shelf Love: The Middle Window
Wednesday, April 29: An Elizabeth Goudge quiz (created with help from Howling Frog Books)
Thursday, April 30: Guest post from Charlotte’s Library: Island Magic
Friday, May 1: Review and post round-up; giveaway ends

As well as enjoying all of these contributions, and taking part in the discussion if you wish through the comments, I invite you to link your own posts (or Goodreads reviews, or what have you). You may use the link-up below, or just include your URL in a comment or in an email to lory [at] emeraldcitybookreview [dot] com. However you submit them, I’ll include them in the round-up at the week’s end.

What are you most interested in reading this week? I’m looking at The Scent of Water, The Valley of Song, and/or Island Magic. (If you’ve just joined us and would like to see a list of Elizabeth Goudge’s books, you can find one here.) And now, let’s get reading!

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16 responses to “Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week: Introduction

  1. I'm so looking forward to this week! I''ve got two reviews scheduled already. Unfortunately I may have to make do with only those two; I have a big project due Thursday and may not get the third review written in time. C'est la vie!

    • Oh, those bothersome real life tasks that get in the way of our reading. Two reviews will be marvelous anyway.

  2. I had heard a lot about Elizabeth Goudge but I have not read any of her books. She seems to be a very worthy author.

    I look forward to the upcoming posts.

  3. I've just finished my first Elizabeth Goudge book, The Child from the Sea. I enjoyed it and will post a review in the next few days. I'm looking forward to reading all the other posts this week!

  4. I was planning to read The Dean's Watch but have misplaced it, so plan #2 is Island Magic. So far I love it! I'm so happy to be able to participate in this reading week and to finally read a Goudge book!

    • I'm planning to read that one this week as well. I hope you can find The Dean's Watch, I'm sure you will love it too.

  5. I won't be able to participate this time, but all the excitement makes me want to note down her books to pick up the next time I visit the library.

  6. […] My mother is physically and mentally frail now, and she lacks the concentration and the short term memory that we need to read and enjoy novels. But she likes to hear about the books I’m reading, she remembers books that she particularly liked, and she was delighted to hear that I had started to read Elizabeth Goudge’s books. Thank you so much, Jane, for this lovely story! Readers, do you have a memory of your first book by Elizabeth Goudge, or any other favorite author? Please let us know in the comments. You can also link up your own posts here. […]