Posts Tagged: Ireland

Sunday Post: April 2

Sunday Post: April 2

April 2, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 6

Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog Last weekend my husband and I visited our daughter in Illinois. Our younger daughter also came along since she had a flight on Sunday from Chicago. She flew to Ireland with some of her cousins for a quick trip (Sunday – Thursday). The group had six adults and four young children… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: October 5

Waiting on Wednesday: October 5

October 5, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 3

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Murder at an Irish Wedding by Carlene O’Connor Series: Irish Village Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery Publication date:February 28 Synopsis: The O’Sullivan clan of County Cork, Ireland, are thrilled to be catering the matrimonial affairs of a celebrity couple until a cunning killer turns an Irish wedding into an Irish wake . . . “Any wedding is a big deal in the small village of Kilbane even more so when the bride… Read more »

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Books set outside the U.S.

Books set outside the U.S.

July 19, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 4

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. The topic this week: talk about the books we’ve read set outside the United States. As I looked for books I’ve read set outside the United States I realized most of the books come from just a few countries. Also a number of the books I read are science fiction and fantasy with imaginary settings. I do have books which take place in other settings. I just haven’t read them yet!… Read more »

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Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor

Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor

February 19, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 3

Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor Series: Unknown (but I hope so!) Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland Published by Kensington, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Feb 23) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 304 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Apr 5

Sunday Post: Apr 5

April 5, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 14

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Two Weeks Home & blog I didn’t write a Sunday Post last week since I was getting back from Ireland! We had a wonderful time. It was… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Mar 22

Sunday Post: Mar 22

March 22, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 4

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog Back in Iowa this week. We’re getting our stuff ready for our Ireland trip. Checking our lists. Buying a few things we need…. Read more »

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Review: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Review: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

December 20, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier Series: Blackthorn & Grim #1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Roc Hardcover Library book 434 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she’ll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of… Read more »

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Sunday Post–April 20

Sunday Post–April 20

April 20, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 16

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! Last Week Around the house My husband was gone all week on business, but got home Friday afternoon so we went out to dinner. Such a nice evening. I got… Read more »

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My spring break-away

My spring break-away

April 14, 2014 2014, Travel 9

We took planes, trains, metro, buses, taxis and our own feet… My daughter–Karen–and I along with two cousins–Mary and Katie–(also mother and daughter) spent spring break in Ireland and Spain. It was spring break for Katie since she’s a Spanish teacher in Wisconsin so it was spring break for all of us. 🙂 Katie and Karen (who lived and worked in Colombia, South America for five months) were our Spanish language translators and tour guides. The one time Mary and I split off from our daughters we ended up walking back at night to our hotel in Barcelona and nearly ended up in a riot! Luckily, we only ran into… Read more »

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Sunday Post–April 13

Sunday Post–April 13

April 13, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 15

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! Last Week Around the house We are back home. Spring is here–trees, daffodils and forsythia blooming, sunny, warm days this week. The cherry blossoms are at their peak this weekend… Read more »

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