I’ve always had a fascination with Ireland for as long as I can recall. We’ll just presume that it’s in my blood…even though I’m only about 1/5th Irish. And visiting Ireland is on my as yet incomplete and unpublished (look for it soon) Flirting with Forty (title not yet set in stone) list. That is why when I stumbled upon this next book challenge over at Books and Movies, I knew it was perfect for me. The fact that anything that I read for this challenge will count toward the Outdo Yourself challenge and that I already have a few Celtic books on my TBR (To Be Read) shelf also help 🙂 And to top it all off…this week is St. Patrick’s Day!
~ 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
I am joining at the Luck o’ the Irish level and can not wait to start!!
Are there any particular destinations that tug on your heartstrings? And do they correspond at all to your ethnic makeup or is there another reason for your love of a particular area??