Reading Ireland Month: Week Two Round Up!

Well, last week may not have brought a raft of Oscars to Ireland, but it was a great week for Reading Ireland Month posts!

I was quite surprised at the lack of Oscar love for The Banshees of Inisherin (even though I wasn’t overly impressed with it) and I really thought The Quiet Girl could pull it off.

However,I was delighted that An Irish Goodbye, a small film from Nothern Ireland won the Oscar for Best Short, and that its star James Martin, had the whole of Hollywood sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him as he accepted the gong. An Irish Goodbye is a really sweet, heartfelt short film about two brothers doing their mother’s bucket list after her death and it is currently on the BBC iPlayer if you fancy checking it out.

This week was Contemporary Literature week and I reviewed Hidden Symptoms by Deirdre Madden and Bad Day in Blackrock by Kevin Power.

I also shared not one, but two posts detailing all the forthcoming fiction I’m looking forward to this year.

Thanks to everyone who shared a post this week:

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney – Chris at Calmgrove

The Likeness by Tana French – Laila at Big Reading Life

Dance Move by Wendy Erskine – Jacqui at JacquiWine’s Journal

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor – Lisa at ANZ Lit Lovers

Felicia’s Journey from book to screen – Laura at Reading in Bed

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor – Simon at Stuck in a Book

A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen – Claire at Word by Word

The Missing Ones/ The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor – Adrian at Bookshelf Discovery

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession – Loves Books, Reads Books

The Sea by John Banville – Rosepoint Publishing

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde – Loves Books, Reads Books

Foster by Claire Keegan – Arti at Ripple Effects

Joseph by Bernie McGill – Loves Books, Reads Books

My Top Ten Tracks from the Island of Ireland – Imogen at Reading and Watching the World

Phantom Gang by Ciaran O’Rourke – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

St Patrick’s Day Dinner! – Rosepoint Publishing

Last Stories by William Trevor – Jule at Gallimaufry Book Studio

The Shortest Day by Colm Tóibín – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

As always, if I’ve missed a post, give me a nudge in the comments and I’ll add your link and do check back next from tomorrow on, for Short Story Week.

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