Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Challenge: Ireland Reading Challenge

Ireland Reading Challenge - 2011

I am joining this challenge at the Shamrock level (2 books) because I am interested in Irish history and would like to read something by an Irish author.  I have one book I have been meaning to read for years that will be in on this challenge - How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill.  The other one I will get over in Ireland when I visit in February.

Here are the rules:

~ The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011.

~ Any books read for this challenge can also apply to other challenges you are working on.
~ Re-reads are allowed.
~ Any book written by an Irish author, set in Ireland, or involving Irish history or Irish characters, counts for the challenge – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, audiobooks, children’s books – all of these apply.
~ Choose your commitment level:
      Shamrock level: 2 books
      Luck o’ the Irish level: 4 books
      Kiss the Blarney Stone level: 6 books
~ Write up a post indicating that you are participating (feel free to copy the lovely graphic at the top of this post), and then add your challenge post’s link to the Mr. Linky on the main challenge page.
~ You don’t have to list your books ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.
~ I will put up a page for the challenge in my left sidebar, and add a Mr. Linky for reviews and wrap-up posts.
~ Everyone who fulfills their challenge level and writes at least one review is eligible for the giveaway prize at the end of the challenge: a copy of Tipperary by Frank Delaney. Wrap-up post and giveaway details will go up at the beginning of December, which is why the challenge ends on November 30th.


  1. Welcome to the Ireland Challenge!

  2. Thanks! I'm looking forward to learning more about Ireland and its wonderful authors.