Well by gosh and begorrah you are all well and truly getting into the spirit of Reading Ireland Month this week – it’s been a great few days of posts and chat.
On 746 Books, it was Classic Novels week and I reviewed:
- The Girl With Green Eyes by Edna O’Brien
- I Am Mary Dunne by Brian Moore
- The Ante-Room by Kate O’Brien
I also wrote a piece on four ground breaking anthologies of women’s writing from Ireland and Northern Ireland for International Women’s Day.
I was blown away this week by the number and enthusiasm of reviews from other bloggers, so thank you so much for taking part. If I’ve missed your post, please do shout in the comments and I’ll add you in.
Remember, if you are posting for Reading Ireland Month, link your post up to the Linky on my Master Post or use the hashtag #readingirelandmonth19 on Twitter and I’ll be sure to catch it and share.
Here are the great posts that went up this week:
Nancy Elin posted not one but four reviews this week, giving me a run for my money!
- The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish Writing edited by Gerald Dawe
- Eavan Boland Poetry
- Saints & Sinners by Edna O’Brien
- A Goat’s Song by Dermot Healy
Rosepoint Publishing also posted three times this week and laid out plans for the rest of the month:
- Murder in an Irish Pub by Carlene O’Connor
- Reinventing Hillwilla by Melanie Forde
- Reading Plans for Reading Ireland Month!
Michael at Inexhaustible Invitations posted his reading plans and his first review:
Add to this a raft of other amazing reviews:
- The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore – JacquiWine’s Journal
- Path into Darkness by Lisa Alber – Fictionophile
- The Secret Place by Tana French – Deviously Devious
- The Boarding House by William Trevor – Kim at Reading Matters
- When All is Said by Anne Griffin – Rachel at Pace, Amore, Libri
- Two Pints by Roddy Doyle – Chris at Calmgrove
- Elidor by Alan Garner – Howling Frog
- My Coney Island Baby by Billy O’Callaghan – Niall at Raging Fluff
- Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor – Peggy’s Porch
- Two Days in Aragon by Molly Keane – HeavenAli
- Milkman by Anna Burns – Callum McLaughlin
What I’m loving most is the range of books being read and reviewed, it’s fantastic to see and really inspiring so thank you all for your efforts.
Once again I held a giveaway for a copy of The Country Girls trilogy by Edna O’Brien and using my very scientific, very technical approach, the Begorrathon helpers picked another winner, so congratulations to Callum McLaughlin!
Reading Ireland Month continues next week with Short Story Week where I’ll review a few collections; host another giveaway; highlight forthcoming collections that I’m looking forward to and focus on the stories of a certain writer who is very close to the staff here at Begorrathon HQ!
Let’s keep this celebration going!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!