Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 shortlist

Crikey O’Reilly, this particular herding of words has made it onto the Books & Literature shortlist for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016. It’s a joy to be listed alongside an excellent collection of blogs with a shared love of all things bookish. Each and every one is well worth checking out if you aren’t already familiar with them.… Read More Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 shortlist

The weekly herding: Man Booker longlist – who’s happy, who’s not?

I hope the weather is better where you are, dear reader, but here there’s a yellow weather warning and it is absolutely chucking it down. Just as well then that I have some absorbing reading material (in the form of a book proof I won of The Countenance Divine, a spooky and intriguing tale by newcomer Michael… Read More The weekly herding: Man Booker longlist – who’s happy, who’s not?

The weekly herding: the highs and lows of success

Last week, I skipped my weekly round up of shiny things because I was too lazy / feeling unmotivated / terribly busy. However, I reasoned that everyone would be too busy speed-eating ice creams or complaining about Pokémon Go heralding the End of Days to notice. The result is that I have a wealth of information stored up, all of which promises to unlock the secrets… Read More The weekly herding: the highs and lows of success