Norwegian Wood, by Lars Mytting

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting My rating: 5 of 5 stars People forget their schoolmates. They forget their holidays and their favourite toys, but they never forget the woodstove that warmed them in their childhood homes. I grew up with a woodstove. A glass-fronted iron stove, to […]

Death or Canada

Death or Canada: The Irish Famine Migration to Toronto, 1847 by Mark G. McGowan My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 stars. A basic, fact-filled primer on the Irish Famine Migration to Toronto in 1847. I myself know very little about the Famine, despite having lived in Kerry for over thirteen years — so I’ve […]

Voices at the World’s Edge

Voices at the World’s Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael by Collected Rating: 4/5. Perfectly encapsulating my feelings toward the Skelligs, Kerry, and Ireland as a whole. > Goodreads Point docked because the inclusion of Cathal Ó Searcaigh considering the events that would’ve come to light not long before the formation of this book. Otherwise, […]

A Fort of Nine Towers, by Qais Akbar Omar

A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar Rating: 5/5. Emotions were many. > Goodreads So, one of my new, very much long-term goals is to read at least one book from every country. Preferably about that country, but more importantly to me (for now, at least) is the author. I suppose, technically, that […]