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#Books

# books - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book Reading

Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book

For every child who reads voraciously and indiscriminately, there is one who can’t relate to the books their parents are urging them to read. Solution? Find a book THEY love.

# books - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night Congrats Are In Order

A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night

Richard Flanagan is the third Australian to win the prestigious award.

# books - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature Books

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

The award is the biggest prize in literature and is worth €877,000.

From TheJournal.ie Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online? Books Are My Bag This post contains a poll

Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?

If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.

# books - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

# books - Sunday 28 September, 2014

7 upcoming books every twentysomething should read this autumn

New writing from Amy Poehler, Richard Ayoade and more.

# books - Saturday 6 September, 2014

# books - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie National Library at ‘critical point’ due to funding cuts putting collections at risk All The Books

National Library at ‘critical point’ due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

# books - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

# books - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today Sheridan Le Fanu

The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today

Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dominick Street in Dublin 200 years ago today.

# books - Monday 4 August, 2014

19 terrifying things you learn by the time you’re 29

Growing up, growing up to be…

# books - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie All the books you need to read this year On The Shelf

All the books you need to read this year

Books, books, books. And more books.

# books - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Wordy Competitors

Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

So was Englishman David Mitchell, who lives in Co Cork.

# books - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access Book Boom

New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access

The Kindle Unlimited service will give US readers a Spotify-style service for their e-readers.

# books - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy? By The Book

This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy?

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.

# books - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here are the ‘pro-gay’ kids books Singapore is clamping down on Rated R

Here are the ‘pro-gay’ kids books Singapore is clamping down on

A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.

# books - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children’s books Books

Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children’s books

Library says three books are contrary to its “pro-family” stance.

# books - Sunday 29 June, 2014

# books - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak

The author of Where the Wild Things Are would have been 83 today.

# books - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel Congrats

Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel

She spent more than a decade trying to get it published – and now it’s won one of the biggest prizes in literature.

# books - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

16 products you won’t believe actually exist

Shut up and take our money.

# books - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

We studied Maya Angelou’s writing in school – here’s what she taught us RIP

We studied Maya Angelou’s writing in school – here’s what she taught us

The author passed away today at the age of 86.

# books - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Co Carlow has the sassiest librarians in the country

Look at this poster. Would YOU want a fine off this crowd?

# books - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Stephen King is tired of you moaning about Game of Thrones spoilers

Spoilerville. Population: this post.

From TheJournal.ie Funding of €15m to provide school book rental schemes for 400 schools Rentals

Funding of €15m to provide school book rental schemes for 400 schools

The Minister for Education said the new funding will benefit all primary schools who currently operate a school book rental scheme.

# books - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86 RIP

US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86

The author, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, had been ill for a number of months.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you still read books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still read books?

E-book readers are growing in popularity but are you happier when you can actually turn the pages on that page-turner?

# books - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Better than telly and the internet’: Dubliners love their library-on-wheels Novel Idea

‘Better than telly and the internet’: Dubliners love their library-on-wheels

Funding for Dublin City Public Libraries has dropped by about €800,000 in the last six years.

# books - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie National Library evacuated after basement fire Book Burning

National Library evacuated after basement fire

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

# books - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores) To Be Frank

Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores)

‘Evangelii Gaudium’ — written solely by the Pope — has been flying off the shelves since its publication late last year.

# books - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history Looking Back

Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history

Comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson discusses the value and challenges of depicting history in graphic novels.

From TheJournal.ie New Censorship Board being put together…solely to deal with Alan Shatter’s ‘Laura’ X Rated

New Censorship Board being put together…solely to deal with Alan Shatter’s ‘Laura’

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

# books - Thursday 6 March, 2014

11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books

We laugh in the face of your technological advances.

# books - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous? Flight Of Fancy

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

# books - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once Turn The Page

Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once

One contains 29 kilometres of books worth of books.

# books - Monday 10 February, 2014

This Dublin book shop has a very polite approach to advertising

They don’t want to put you out, but if you want to buy some books for a good price, you can do it in here.

Children read aloud to cats in the most adorable book club ever

This month’s book is The Cat-cher in the Rye.

# books - Sunday 9 February, 2014

A definitive ranking of the children’s books you read in school

From Roald Dahl to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

# books - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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