Would You Rather – the book edition

More tags? Oh but of course, would it be this blog without a few of them? I’m trying to build my book content here on this blog, and I think this blog tag from Madhu over at Purrfect Girl is a perfect way to get that ball rolling.

After all, who doesn’t love talking about books? I was going to do this as a video, the first video for the blog, but I don’t think anyone is quite ready for the voice yet.

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Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Challenge Criteria: A book you can finish in a day.

Blurb:

It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go. Arriving in a crowded lodging house in Brooklyn, Eilis can only be reminded of what she has sacrificed.

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Review: Giving Out Yards – The Art of Complaint, Irish Style

Challenge criteria: A satirical book, a book set in your home state.

Blurb: 

In Giving Out Yards, Tara Flynn puts paid to the long-debated question of what makes us Irish, nailing it in one collective and hilarious grumble-fest. Her razor-sharp wit and keen analysis of those topics that bring us out in a rash – and running to the phone/laptop/neighbour for a healthy dose of spleen-venting – leaves no moan unturned.

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