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message 1: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Hey guys!!! I figured we can start nominating so mid next week we can vote and so on...

I am thinking maybe an Irish theme of some sort??? It doesn't have to be I am just trying to make it interesting.

I am searching around for some books. I will get back to my nomination in a bit but please feel free to start the process!!

HAPPY READING!!!!


message 2: by Irene (new)

Irene (irena47) | 53 comments One of my favorites is Fools of Fortune by William Trevor. Not too long, about 200 pages. Another is by Thomas Flanagan: Tenants of Time. A bit longer...almost 900 pages.


message 3: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Jeez there are so many that I want to read!!! There are 3 books I am trying to decide between but I think I will go with..... AHH I guess A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry. He has another book that I wanted to nominate but I figured this was on my TBR for a longer period of time so....

This is both by an Irish author and was set in Ireland but you can nominate either or.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) I think I will nominate another Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture. This looks really interesting.


message 5: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
That's the one I couldn't decide between LOL!!!


message 6: by Irene (new)

Irene (irena47) | 53 comments I forgot all about A Long Long Way!!! And The Secret Scripture... YIKES, two fantastic choices.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Donna - I wondered if that was the one. They both look really good!


message 8: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Irene wrote: "One of my favorites is Fools of Fortune by William Trevor. Not too long, about 200 pages. Another is by Thomas Flanagan: Tenants of Time. A..."

Oh Just a bit longer? LOL


message 9: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Both sounds really good though. This is gonna be tougher than I thought!


message 10: by Irene (new)

Irene (irena47) | 53 comments Patiently waiting for you to pick up on that :)


message 11: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
HAHA


message 12: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 86 comments The only Irish book I can think of is P.S. I love you by Cecelia Ahern and I know she has other books set in or around Ireland.
I may have to do some more searching around and look into the others mentioned!


message 13: by I'm awesoMEGAN! (new)

I'm awesoMEGAN! (missesmh) | 161 comments my nomination St. Patrick's Bed by Terence M. Green


message 14: by **Carla** (new)

**Carla** I am for whatever... I did check out some irish themed books and I found one called Dubliners by Joyce James that is definately by the sounds of it an adult content book and is made of about 15 individual stories of Dubliners. so there is my irish suggestion!!!


message 15: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Dubliners is sitting on my shelf!

BTW this is really going to be tough trying to make a decision!!!! All these books sound great!

THX guys!


message 16: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 86 comments Oh a friend just told me about on I hadn't realized was Irish! So eliminate my other one and I'd like to change my nomination for Angela's ashes it is a story of a poor family and is available in paperback.


message 17: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
That is such a great movie! I wouldn't mind reading it. I also have it on my shelf!


message 18: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 86 comments I had no idea it was a movie to ill have to put it in my que on Netflicks to watch after I read it! Sweet!


message 19: by Irene (new)

Irene (irena47) | 53 comments Donna wrote: "That is such a great movie! I wouldn't mind reading it. I also have it on my shelf!"

Whether you read the book or watch the movie, keep tissues at hand. Tis Frank McCourt's memoir...


message 20: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 86 comments I have heard it is sad but I always read a lot of sad books. I just finished Sarah's key and it was and emotions roller coaster!


message 21: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Yea, I read Sarah's Key too. But Angela's Ashes is just sad and amzing all at once.


message 22: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Irene wrote: "Donna wrote: "That is such a great movie! I wouldn't mind reading it. I also have it on my shelf!"

Whether you read the book or watch the movie, keep tissues at hand. Tis Frank McCourt's memoir..."


Yeah, it's cruel the way the world works!


message 23: by Aly (new)

Aly (Alygator) | 204 comments I LOVED Angela's Ashes!! Great pick!!!!


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Irene wrote: "Donna wrote: "That is such a great movie! I wouldn't mind reading it. I also have it on my shelf!"

Whether you read the book or watch the movie, keep tissues at hand. Tis Frank McCourt's memoir..."


I've listened to Frank McCourt read all of his books on tape. He is awesome, with the Irish brogue and two eyes like pissholes in a snowbank!




message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

I have one in mind. It's something that has been recommended to me twice now and it sounds really good. It is not quite Irish, but you can see the theme!

The Tender Bar: A Memoir


message 26: by Colleen (last edited Feb 12, 2010 11:28PM) (new)

Colleen (nightoleander) | 676 comments I LOVED Angela's Ashes too! My grandfather was born and raised in Ireland so the book reminded me a lot of stories of his, my fathers, and my own childhood. Except switch to constant mutterings about Presbyterians for Catholics. LOL same comments, but he was from northern Ireland. (Northern Ireland=Presbyterians, Southern Ireland=Catholics)


message 27: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 86 comments That's very interesting Colleen! I just learned something new today! I already ordered it from PBS and three other Irish themed books I've been on a WWII kick lately reading books set during that period in time in all parts of globe its been very eye opening.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) I tried to read Angela's Ashes when it first came out, but it was too depressing for me. I should probably try it again to see if my opinion has changed.


message 29: by Anna (new)

Anna (stregamari) Classic Irish Stories Timeless Tales from Ireland and Other Green Shores (Classic) by Michael P. Quinlin I have this in my TBR pile, it looks very good! Maybe we could tackle The Dead (Art of the Novella series, The) by James Joyce or Finnegans Wake by James Joyce . I have never been able to read finnegans wake, it's like an entire book written in jabberwockie!


message 30: by Anna (new)

Anna (stregamari) Cashelmara and it's sequel Penmarric are two stories that go between Ireland and England during the time of the irish famine, it gives a very good background into the events before, during and after, in a "historic fiction" setting that makes it easy and fun to read. I'm italian, and went to catholic schools with a high percentage of irish. When we read this, I really had a hate-on for the english!


message 31: by Colleen (new)

Colleen (nightoleander) | 676 comments Thanks Karla, glad I was the cause of you learning something new!

Lyn, have you tried watching the movie first to see if that causes you to want to learn more and read the book? There is a wonderful behind the scenes with Frank McCourt too.


message 32: by Aly (last edited Feb 14, 2010 05:54PM) (new)

Aly (Alygator) | 204 comments I read Angela's Ashes in eight grade, I think. And part of it was a bit over my head, but I would love to reread it. If it doesn't get picked, it may get put on my TBR....
Marisella, both of those sound really interesting!! My gramma is from Ireland (County Cork) and I've been really into Irish things lately. She is hard core Catholic and when I told her I was thinking of moving to London she freaked out on me LOL!! I think my mom and I are going to take a trip to Ireland this summer.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Cashelmara and Penmarric are great! I read them eons ago, but wouldn't mind re-reading them.

Colleen - I may try watching the movie first, although generally I like to read the book first. Sometimes books just don't hit me, and then I read them later, and they are wonderful!


message 34: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
WOW! This one is going to be a hard one. It is going to be very interesting to see who wins.

The voting starts now and will end on Saturday 2/20.

Happy Voting guys and thanks for your great nominations!


message 35: by Colleen (new)

Colleen (nightoleander) | 676 comments Lyn, I find that when I watch the movie first it really drives me to read the book to find out more of the story. Book first movie second usually results in the movie letting me down.


message 36: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
I wish I could do that. Once I see the movie it kinda ruins the book for me.


message 37: by Donna, The Pusher (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 3116 comments Mod
Tah Dah! A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry wins!!!


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