Reading Ireland Month: Week 1 round-up #readingirelandmonth19

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Well, that brings week one of Reading Ireland Month to a close and what a great week to kick everything off!

It was ‘Contemporary Novels’ week on 746 Books and I reviewed

I also posted about the forthcoming Irish novels that I’m most excited to read and hosted an interview with Nuala O’Connor about her fantastic new book Becoming Belle.

Reading lists are being made and book piles assembled and this week saw planning posts from Buried in Print, That’s What She Read, HeavenAli, Peggy’s Porch, Liz Dexter, Juliana at The Blank Garden, Rachel at Pace, Amore, Libri and Lara Maynard on Twitter.

My partner in crime Niall, at Raging Fluff, posted to kick off the week and very kindly included a link to his latest wonderful short story. Read it. Really. It’s fantastic.

Rachel at Pace, Amore, Libri posted a great review of what sounds like a really powerful book – Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, Fictionophile reviewed Madam Tulip by David Ahern while Jacqui at Jacqui’s Wine Journal reviewed an early William Trevor novel The Old Boys

Don’t forget – if you review or post for Reading Ireland Month, join up to our Linky here.

I kicked off the week by offering a great giveaway – a signed, yes signed, copy of Charlie Savage the new book from Roddy Doyle.

As you can see from the pictures, I enlisted some helpers to chose the winner and I’m delighted to announce that winner is Chris at Calmgrove

As Charlie Savage won’t actually be officially published until March 7th, I will post after that date. Congratulations!

Check back in next week when I’ll be exploring Classic Irish Novels. There will be another giveaway and a special post for International Women’s Day.

Thanks to all who have taked part so far and retweeted Reading Ireland Month posts. You’re legends, the lot of ye!

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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

16 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Thanks ever so much for this surprise, Cathy, a double delight as I’ve just finished (last night in fact) Doyle’s Two Pints! Thanks too to your delightful lottery selectors, glad to have the human touch when so much is electronic these days. 😁


  2. If others here haven’t yet, I encourage them to follow your suggestion above, and go to Niall’s story. It’s an immediately engaging story and well worth the read! I haven’t finished reading anything yet (and haven’t posted anything – other than tweets – since my planning post) but I’m still enjoying the event and reading something – however small – each day!


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