20 Books of Summer 2015!

It’s hard to believe a year has passed, but there are hints of a change in the weather here in Ireland and I’ve decided to challenge myself again this year to read my 20 Books of Summer! Last year I managed a mere 16 ½ books, so hopefully I can beat that record this time…

Read more 20 Books of Summer 2015!

No 677 Open City by Teju Cole

In Open City, Teju Cole’s main character, Julius, visits an exhibition of work by John Brewster. One image in particular catches his attention, a painting of a child holding a bird on the end of a blue thread. He notes the striking use of colour in the painting and muses that The bird represents the…

Read more No 677 Open City by Teju Cole

MY CHILDHOOD BOOKS – KEEP!

This weekend I was doing my ‘Great Wardrobe Changeover’ – swapping my winter clothes for my summer clothes (I’m not the only one who does this, am I?!) and having a little hoke about in the attic at the same time. So, when a came across a box with the label ‘MY CHILDHOOD BOOKS –…

Read more MY CHILDHOOD BOOKS – KEEP!

An Interview with Linda Fallon of de Selby Press, Publisher of “Dubliners” – A Begorrathon 2015 Post

Originally posted on The Fluff Is Raging:
I interviewed Linda Fallon of de Selby Press about the publisher’s Dubliners project. Fallon is head book buyer at the famous Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company, which has always been something of a Ground Zero for literary ex-pats in the city. Sylvia Beach and James Joyce at the…

Read more An Interview with Linda Fallon of de Selby Press, Publisher of “Dubliners” – A Begorrathon 2015 Post