It’s been another busy week for Reading Ireland Month and this week I concentrated on Non-Fiction, which is really flourishing here in Ireland!
- Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
- Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Patricia Craig
- Maeve Brennan Wit, Style & Tragedy: an Irish Writer in New York by Angela Bourke
I also took a look at some of the exciting non-fiction books that we have to look forward to this coming year.
Still Reading Ireland month themed, but on a slighlty more personal note, I was completely delighted and honoured to meet playwright Frank McGuinness who came to HomePlace yesterday. He was ‘in conersation’ with the wonderful Nuala O’Connor and it was fantastic to meet the man who has written some of my favourite plays!
This week we reached the fantastic milestone of 100 posts and at the moment, the count stands at 117! It’s fantastic to see so much enthusiasm and I am delighted with the response to the Begorrathon.
Niall at Raging Flugg has been a real powerhouse, posting LOADS on a wide range of topics. Check out his blog to read about Good Vibrations, Odd Man Out, Jess Kidd’s The Hoarder, John Banville and lots more!
Thom Hickey at The Immortal Jukebox has also been busy with posts celebrating the women of Ireland through poetry and song.
Rosepoint publishing posted three great reviews this week of Cocos Island Treasure by Stanley McShane, The Secret Place by Tana French, Dark Hollow by John Connolly plus an interivew with Amanda Hughes.
Other great posts this week were:
- The Love Object by Edna O’Brien – Michael @ Inexhaustible Invitations
- Begorrathon Song – Peggy’s Porch
- The Wytch Elm by Tana French – Devoiously Devious
- Noireland Crime Fiction Festival – Travels with my Camera
- Non-Fiction by Lynn Enright and Emilie Pine – Bookish Beck
- Mary O’Grady by Mary Lavin – Heaven Ali
- Edna O’Brien & Danielle McLaughlin – Callum McLaughlin
- The Coconut Killings by Patricia Moyes – Peggy’s Porch
- Troubles by JG Farrell – Pace, Amore, Libri
- Modern Gods by Nick Laird – Annabookbel
- Tea at Four O’Clock by Janet McNeill – Jacqui Wine’s Journal
- The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan – Big Reading Life
As ever, if I have missed something you have posted, let me know in the comments and I’ll add your link. 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 read and share.
Personally, Reading Ireland Month will start to quieten down a bit on 746 Books next week as we are heading off to Donegal towards the end of the week and I only have a few more posts planned, but I will still read, share and love all your posts.
This week saw my final giveaway – a copy of Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self. I only managed to entice one Begorrathon Helper today, the other was too busy playing Lego, a, but congratulations to Madamebibilophile!
See you all next week for some more posts and begorrathon fun!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!