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Friday, 30 November 2012

Ireland Reading Challenge 2012 - That's a Wrap!

November has flown, bringing closure today to the
Ireland Reading Challenge for 2012

I have thoroughly participated,
posting my reviews [look for 'writer...' at Goodreads]
in as many categories as I could find with either
Irish location, topic, character or author!

The details from my original post
[the entire post, which inconveniently disappeared twice!]
included my level of participation of Shamrock that happily 
increased to Ceilidh ~
 "Any book written by an Irish author, set in Ireland, or involving Irish history 
or Irish characters, counts for the challenge –
fiction, non-fiction, poetry, audiobooks, children’s books
all of these apply.
Choose your commitment level"
Shamrock level: 4 books

Luck o’ the Irish level: 6 booksKiss the Blarney Stone level: 8 books
                                                         Ceilidh level: 10+ books                                                                

Now for the twist:
you can earn extra entries in the giveaway by diversifying
your reading.
You will earn one extra entry for reading from these genres –
one entry per genre represented in your challenge list:
Contemporary fiction, Historical fiction
Science fiction or fantasy
Young Adult fiction
Romance, Horror, Children’s fiction
Non-fiction – history
Non-fiction – memoir or biography
Non-fiction – essays and Poetry

My list of titles? [with genre]
The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie [young adult fiction]
The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie [historical ya fiction]
Welcome Home, Love by  Nicole O’Dell [short story romance]
Mixed Doubles by Jill Mansell [contemporary fiction]
A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman [historical fiction]
Quentins by Maeve Binchy [contemporary fiction]
The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith [non-fiction essays/lessons]
Conamara Blues by John O’Donohue [non-fiction poetry]
Echoes of Memory by John O’Donohue [non-fiction poetry]
The Four Elements by John O’Donohue [non-fiction essays]
Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain [non-fiction memoir]
Tis by Frank McCourt [non-fiction memoir]
Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada
by Brian Brennan [non-fiction memoir]
Beyond Belfast by Will Ferguson [non-fiction history]
also, adding [audio book]
 Anam Cara: Wisdom from the Celtic World
read in the authentic Irish brogue of author, John O’Donohue

Other fave Irish options you might enjoy that I keep on hand ~
Movies ~
Waking Ned Devine, Dear Frankie, Persuasion
[with Ciaran Hinds representing our Irish captain extremely well!]

Music / Musicians [all links included just click on name] ~ 
Barra MacNeils [fab Christmas music!]
Andy Rogers
Kathryn Scott
Moya Brennan [more gorgeous Christmas!]
 from her younger sister, Enya
and their family's band , Clannad

Ready to Celebrate with me?
 Stop in at yesterday's post for your choice,
Tea or Hot Chocolate, 
at Miss Courtney's Tearooms in Killarney !


Terra said...

Your list is very full. Two novels I have read and love are Ireland by Frank Delaney and In the Company of Others by Jan Mitford. Father Tim and Cynthia journey to Ireland in this novel and there is even a mystery.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on completing the challenge! Be sure and watch my blog next week for the giveaway sign-up post. :)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Thanks Terra! adding that one to my wish list :))
and def will be watching next week, Carrie! thanks for hosting this great challenge...

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