March is already here and that can only mean one thing: Reading Ireland Month (aka Begorrathon) commences once again! Hosted by Cathy at 746books and Niall at The Fluff is Raging, Reading Ireland Month is a celebration of Irish culture in all its possible forms. Both those amazing people, as well as everyone who is participating, will gift us with posts about books, films, music, recipes, interviews, giveaways and many more things pertaining to the Irish culture.
A list of the books and films I read/watched and wrote about follows below:
- The House by Leland Bardwell
- The Great Hunger by Patrick Kavanagh
- The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ni Chonchuir
Reading Ireland Month is a project hosted by the lovely Cathy746books and The Fluff is Raging. During the month of March, all participants have the opportunity to delve into the Irish culture in any form they desire, whether by reading novels, poems or plays set in Ireland or written by Irish authors, by watching Irish films, listening to Irish music or even by making attempts at producing traditional Irish culinary treats.
Both hosts have kindly prepared lists with suggested books, films, music etc. which you can consult if you are at a loss of what to read, watch or listen.
I’m really excited about this project, since Ireland is a country I’ve always been fascinated by, and I’m planning on participating as much as my free time permits.
Here is a list of the books I plan on reading and reviewing during March (the list may change if anything unexpected occurs, but I will keep you updated):
- Cathleen Ni Houlihan by W.B. Yeats
- Translations by Brian Friel
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
- Dubliners by James Joyce
- The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
- The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker
- The Summer Visitor by William Trevor – some brief thoughts can be found here
I also plan on posting about an Irish film every Sunday of the month. Here is a list of the films:
Let’s all enjoy the Reading Ireland Month!