Most of my reading, appropriately, dealt with Ireland. I finished A Traveller’s History in Ireland by Peter Neville (Book Review: A Traveller’s History of Ireland). It’s a library book so I really meant to finish it before we left, but didn’t get it done. The library let me renew it for four weeks so I could take it to Ireland. It amused me to wonder if the book had been to Ireland before, making it more well-traveled than me. I brought it home safely.
Next, I went for something that had nothing to do with Ireland, Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockmann — another great adventure yarn featuring current and former Navy SEALs.
At that point, I was out of print books and was going to have to start in on ebooks. That’s when one of our tour leaders gave me her copy of Ireland Awakening (also known as The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga in North America) by Edward Rutherfurd. I had one of his books checked out of the library before the trip, but it’s a chunkster and seemed too daunting. Once I got started, though, it was mesmerizing. Now, I want to read his other books.
Even with 900 pages, I still finished Ireland Awakening during that long seven and a half hour flight from Dublin to Chicago. With that, I finished up an ebook that I had started some time ago, Insurrection in Dublin by James Stephens about the 1916 Easter Rising.
I’m back to reading a book that I left at home — Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson. I’m enjoying the setting which is World War II. It started in London and has now moved to northern Africa.
I loaded a bunch of ebooks that I really do want to read so I’ll try to get myself to read one of those.
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.