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3 writers who will fuck me up when they die

…Edna O’Brien (taking Ireland with her)

…Alice Munro (taking lonely girlhood and rural Canada with her)

Mother of god, I get chilly just thinking about her. 95 more words

Announcing Reading Ireland Month!

The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. George Bernard Shaw

March is coming, and that means St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s much, much more…

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Ireland Month

In which Netty's resolve to never set foot in Ireland is further cemented by the god-awful Country Girls ...

Question: What’s worse than yer regular bog-standard chick lit?

Answer: Misery-gut-laden, woe-is-fucking-me Irish chick lit.

Andy and I have been doing this blog for eight years now. 1,039 more words

Reading Challenge 2014

The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien

The Country Girls is the first novel of Irish writer Edna O’Brien and a quintessential coming-of-age story. It was published in 1960 and immediately banned in Ireland and even burned by some priests. 337 more words


The Country Girls Trilogy - Andy has a grand old time with Edna, to be sure, to be ...

Although, to be honest, I’m not sure. Not sure why, anyway. Why I had such a grand old time with Edna.

I remember there being a Penguin edition of The Country Girls on display in the library at Maffra High School in the ’80s. 753 more words

Reading Challenge 2014

December 15 in history

37 –  Nero, Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, was born  (d. 68).

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeated the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the… 516 more words