Added to Wishlist
- The Afterlife of Molly Chase – Cynthia Hand. I’m a sucker for a retelling/retooling of A Christmas Carol. There’s not even any point in trying to pretend that I resisted putting this on my wishlist.
- The Making of Mollie – Anna Carey. A junior book about the suffragette movement in Ireland? Sold!
- Needlework – Deirdre Sullivan. Look at that cover <3 <3 <3
- The Girl in Between – Sarah Carroll. God, this looks so sad but so, so good. Homelessness in Ireland has increased 91% in the past two years so it looks like an incredibly timely read. Plus, the narrative viewpoint makes me think of Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey which was really flipping good.
- Dead House – Billy O’Callaghan. The blurb for this isn’t very good, but the reviews are. It sounds deliciously creepy.
- Three Parts Dead – Max Gladstone. This gives me vibes of Simon R. Green’s Nightside series, but in the best possible way ie. I think it’ll be better.
- Beasts Made of Night – Tochi Onyebuchi. What is it about magical tattoos that’s so appealing? Also, Nigerian-influenced? Yes, thank you very much indeed.
- Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney. This isn’t ordinarily something I’d be drawn to but there’s just something about it.
Articles of Note
- 5 Great Irish Albums That You’ve (Probably) Never Heard. They’re right – I haven’t heard any of them. Quite liking Sack and The Prayer Boat though.
- How Many Books Will You Read Before You Die? Ahahaha. ‘Voracious’ in this is someone who reads 50 books a year, so it’s wildly, wildly inaccurate for some of us. Still fun though!
- Emma Ní Fhíoruisce: “Ná Smaoinigh Air, Beidh Sé i gCeart”. A clip of my cousin singing (in Irish) on the BBC (not sure if this can be viewed outside the UK/Ireland, but I think so?).
- Here’s Everything We Know About RTE’s Irish Version of Say Yes To The Dress. I went through a phase of watching Say Yes To The Dress pretty much endlessly (I don’t even know why! I don’t want to wear a traditional wedding dress if/when I get married!), but found the UK version really off-putting. Here’s hoping the Irish one is a bit better.
- These ‘Ireland’s First Openly Gay Taoiseach’ Headlines Miss The Point A Bit, Don’t They? Yes! This!! Good for the rest of the world celebrating Ireland for being open and inclusive, but Leo Varadkar has fairly limited ideas on what open and inclusive mean. He’s said some pretty offensive stuff about gay relationships, about women, and about the poor. Like this doozy. So, you know, calm down world media. Perhaps look a bit deeper than someone’s skin colour and sexual orientation?
- Raspberry Rhubarb & Rose Shrubs. Not convinced by the inclusion of rose, but RHUBARB!
- Homemade Raspberry Liqueur Elixir. Yum. And it has the word elixir right there in the title so it must be good for you.
- Cherry Frose. I’d never heard of Frose until last week and then BOOM it was everywhere. I’m game.
- Tartufo. Another thing I’d not heard of until recently but it looks gorgeous.
- Unicorn Horn Cookie Party Favours. Am I too old to throw a unicorn-themed party? Please say no.