Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Irish Girls About Town" Various Irish Authors

I've decided to neglect any as-yet-unfinished housework for the moment (and there's quite a bit of that!) and finally blog about the books I've finished reading this week. Considering that I'm almost finished "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb, I figured that I had better get caught up!

I decided to take "Irish Girls About Town" out of my library because I've always loved Irish writers and books set in Ireland. It didn't hurt that two of the authors featured in the book are favourites of mine: Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes! The book consists of sixteen short stories written by female Irish authors, and a portion of the proceeds were donated to various Irish charities.

Unfortunately for me, I had already read the short stories in the book by the authors that I was most looking forward to ("Soulmates"by Marian Keyes and "Carissima" by Maeve Binchy) but the majority of the other stories in this book made up for it. They were charming and surprising both, and I read through the book fairly quickly. There were only one or two of the stories that I didn't care for in the end. This was an enjoyable read by some of Ireland's most prominent female authors, and I would recommend it as a short yet sweet read. You can find out more about the book here on Chapters.Indigo's website.

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