It’s that time again! March is coming, my favourite month in the blogging calendar, because it’s Reading Ireland Month – will you be joining me?
Ah, gwan, ya will!
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you’ll know that I never stop banging on about Ireland and its hefty cultural punch. Four Nobel Prize winners; six Booker Prize winners, including Anna Burns’ wonderful win for Milkman; some world dominating musicians, the best pint in the world and a host of Oscar winners.
Last year I hosted over 100 posts on all things relating to Irish culture. Books, food, travel, movies, theatre and favourite bookshops – your enthusiasm was boundless and so was your reading, even when Covid hit halfway through and life changed for all of us.
To celebrate the wealth and breadth and general awesomeness of Irish cultural life, I will be hosting the fifth annual celebration of all things Irish, in the company of my partner in crime, Niall of The Fluff is Raging.
Reading Ireland Month (or The Begorrathon as it is affectionately known) will feature book and film reviews, poems, music, interviews, giveaways and much, much more.
I’d love for you to join me!
Grab my new badge and get planning your Ireland themed reading or viewing. Like the Facebook page here and then between 1 and 31 March, post as much as you like about any aspect of Irish literature and culture – anything at all!
Read this year’s One City One Book choice Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession. Post your wheaten bread recipe. Rewatch Derry Girls. Make a list of your favourite Irish books or movies. You could even watch the now infamous Wild Mountain Thyme, if you felt up to it…
This year, once again, I am theming my posts – you can join in with this schedule if you like, but if you don’t, don’t worry! My reading and reviews will be grouped as follows:
1st – 7th March – Contemporary Irish Novels
8th– 14th March – Classic Irish Novels
15th – 21st March – Irish Short Story Collections
22nd – 28th March – Irish Non-Fiction
I’ll be hosting a giveaway each week and rounding up the posts of everyone taking part.
If you need some inspiration, check out my list of 100 Irish Novels and 100 Novels by Irish Women Writers and don’t forget to link up your post to the Linky that will be available on my pinned Master Post from 1st March.
This year I’ll be tweeting using the hashtags #readingirelandmonth21 or #begorrathon21
Anyone planning on joining in?
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!