This week was Short Story Week and I reviewed:
I also posted about some great short story collections to have come from Ireland in the last few years, a re-share of my post about Northern Ireland Slang for St Patrick’s Day and some collections that I am really looking forward to this year.
I also posted a Seamus Heaney poem for World Poetry Day and have decided to share a poem by an Irish poet every evening until the end of the month.
Once again you shared some great Reading Ireland Month related posts:
- Annabookbel reviewed Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan
- Ali at HeavenAli reviewed Mrs Reinhardt & Other Stories by Edna O’Brien
- Hopewell’s Library of Life reviewed Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
- Lizzi at Just One More Page reviewed Loving and Giving by Molly Keane and Death and Summer by William Trevor
- Thom Hickey explored some more Irish music over at The Immortal Jukebox
- Rebecca at Bookish Beck reviewed a few books by Irish authors , including Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain
- Chris at Calmgrove reviewed The Lives and Loves of E. Nesbit by Eleanor Fitzsimmons which sounds marvellous!
- Virginia over at Rosepoint Publishing reviewed The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly and A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
- Karen at Booker Talk highlighted five great Irish novels for St Patrick’s Day
- Sarah Zama at The Old Shelter shared some great quotes from Frank McCourt
- Lynne who blogs as Fictionophile reviewed The Boatman and Other Stories by Billy O’Callaghan, a collection that I’m very keen to read.
- Nancy Elin reviewed Memories of Youghal, a short story by the masterful William Trevor
- Kim over at Reading Matters reviewed Here Are the Young Men by Rob Doyle
- Lara Maynard on Twitter continues to post some great quotes, pictures and recipes for Reading Ireland Month, so do pop over and follow her!
If you’ve posted something this week and it’s slipped through the net, do let me know in the comments and I’ll share.
This week my giveaway was for a copy of Being Various, signed by editor Lucy Caldwell and, thanks to my little helper, the winner is Fatma! Congratulations Fatma, I’ll send you a message on Twitter to get your details.
It’s a very difficult time at the moment for everyone but the support and friendship I have received from the book-blogging community in the last few weeks has been so heartening. The last week of Reading Ireland Month is ahead – it might be a slimmed down week, depending on how things go – but at this time, reading and blogging has been a very welcome distraction.
Thanks to you all for reading, commenting, sharing and generally being fantastic.
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!