Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Salon

I don't know how much reading I'll be doing today. After work we're going to a friend's house for a Saint Patty's Day party. We'll probably miss the parade but the party should be a good time.

I will be doing an Irish giveaway on Saint Patrick's Day only so come back then & enter!

Do you have any favorite Irish writers? My favorite Irish novelist is the incredible Iris Murdoch, author of many wonderful novels including The Black Prince, The Sea, The Sea and others. Other names you might recognize include Eoin Colfer, C.S. Lewis, Maeve Binchy, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright and John Banville.

Looking over my TBR shelves I can only find one Irish book- J.G. Farrell's Troubles, which I picked up used a few weeks ago. It's not contemporary- it was written in the 1970s and set in the 1920s (I think- I'm too lazy to check at the moment)- but it looks good. I just finished a book yesterday so I could start this one next... Well, we'll see.

Have you finished or started anything this weekend?