#ReadWomen – International Women’s Day 2017

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A thought after something was mentioned in the ROSBC (you can join my book club HERE) and as a result of it a one-stop shop of brilliant books written by women that I’ve read in the last 3 years or so that you might not have stumbled on from every possible genre. All have full reviews if you click on the title. Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived In The Castle Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything Susan Cain – Quiet – The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking Emily St. […]

8 Short Book Reviews

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  Sara Baume – A Line Made By Walking There is always a trepidation when you are handed the second novel by an author whose first one you came across, read and were genuinely astonished by. You hope against hope that the author isn’t a one trick pony and that they’ll disappoint you with a just average second time out. I needn’t have worried. Sara Baume’s new book (after the all-conquering Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither) is a similar and yet different beast. Just as beautiful in language, just as hypnotic in the internal monologue of an outsider and their life, […]

Live Events With Cecelia Ahern And Hannah Kent

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Seems to make sense to put both of these together as they happened in fairly quick succession. Thanks *so* much to everyone who came out to our first Cork event, to Waterstones for agreeing so quickly and to Cecelia herself for making the trip up and down. She was warm, giving, thoughtful and told a few tales that weren’t for the internet 🙂 Hannah Kent pulled probably the biggest single author crowd we’ve had for a Dubray event in Dublin and she didn’t disappoint. She was incredibly smart, very passionate, spoke at length about Burial Rites and her new book […]

Finally!

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Finally The Rick O’Shea Book Club has a proper website and a public face for people who haven’t joined the FB group yet. All the details of book picks, public events and the like will be there. Go have a nose around: http://thebookclub.ie/