#readingirelandmonth19 Week 4 round-up!

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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!

I reviewed:

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.

Carla Loves to Read had a great Irish-related week, reviewing Last to Die by Arlene Hunt; Murder in an Irish Pub and Murder in an Irish Churchyard by Carlene O’Connor and Quentins by Maeve Binchy

Fictionophile also posted some great reviews, exploring The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney and Undertow by Anthony Quinn.

Nancy Elin continues her Irish literary odyssey with reviews of When All is Said by Anne Griffin, A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne and Travelling in a Strange Land by David Park.

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:

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!


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  1. I love this roundup post, as there are some books here I need to check out. I am reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies right now. It is different from what I usually read, but I am really liking it. Not too far in, but once I finish reading the book I have to read for a blog tour, I am going to get into it properly.


  2. Congrats on surpassing 100 posts – it’s fantastic to see how successful the readathon has been! I’ve loved seeing what everyone’s been reading, and I’ve picked up some great recs along the way.


  3. I was sick for a while this month – I fell far, far behind on reading all your wonderful posts. So I’m glad you have these weekly round-ups to fill me in!
    I’m way behind on my own blogging, too – I will get my contribution up (the one I read way back in February, thinking I was ahead of the game!) as soon as I can! 🙂


  4. It’s good to see so many people taking part! I’m halfway through A Ladder to the Sky at the moment and should be posting my review in the next few days.


  5. Have a great time in Donegal! I’m enjoying Conversations with Friends right now, and I’m excited to see how everyone ends the month.


  6. Mine was #105 — short stories of Yeats. It was pretty minimal, though. My next attempt I’ve just posted in the linky — I tried to read Lord Dunsany, but wound up talking about favorite Irish fairy-tale movies instead.
    I probably won’t finish until April, but I am reading Keefe’s Say Nothing as well.


  7. Thanks again for the shout-out, Cathy. Another review from the archives, but if it encourages a few more readers to investigate Janet McNeill then it’s all to the good!
    I loved your post about the Maeve Brennan biography, definitely something to consider in the future.


    • I love Janet McNeill too Jacqui and those reissues from Turnpike Press are beautiful. I hope to get her short stories when they are reissued in June. I also hope to read The Springs of Affection too as it is the only Brennan I haven’t read yet.


  8. I’m delighted to have won the giveaway Cathy, thanks so much! Your solo helper did a great job 😉
    Its been a terrible blogging month for me and I’ve not posted on any of the 4 books I planned for Begorrathon. If I get my act together for a month of novella posts again, two will make an appearance.
    But most importantly: Frank McGuinness! This is epic! You have the most amazing job 🙂


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