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Books To Read

Good evening, Brie. It’s Friday.

I realized that the TC Book Sale (or Book Christmas, as you so lovingly call it) is just over a month away. 449 more words

Real Life

Dublin One City, One Book: The Barrytown Trilogy

Today was the official launch of Dublins One City, One Book. This year marks the tenth year of the initiative organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. 664 more words


Nathalie Handal's 'The City and the Writer'

I’m honoured to be featured as part of the wonderful Nathalie Handal’s ‘City and the Writer’ series. Here’s some of what I what I have to say about my native Cork:

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Book Report: The Guts

The last book I read was Toni Morrison’s Beloved. It was amazing, but utterly dark and heavy. I knew that my follow-up had to be something lighthearted. 674 more words


Fun Stuff #2 - I suppose a ride is out of the question?

Had a bit of fun acting the eejit on this clip from my application video.  Thanks to the fantastic Roddy Doyle, Colm Meaney and Ruth McCabe for this brilliant clip from the movie “The Snapper”, which I chose to interpret from an alternative perspective!  16 more words

It’s World Book Day; Celebrate With A Quick Read (Or A Long One…)

It is World Book Day, hooray! A day devoted to celebrating the love of books around the world. It is all too easy to forget though, especially in the bubble of the book blogosphere, that not everyone out in that there big wide world has the ability, time, money or simply the inclination/desire to read books. 1,381 more words

Agatha Christie

No 689 The Woman Who Walked in to Doors by Roddy Doyle

I thought I knew Roddy Doyle and his work, but really, I didn’t have a clue.

The Commitments, The Van, and The Snapper – I had read and enjoyed them. 1,601 more words

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