Can you believe it’s March already?! March always reminds me how this whole writing, reading, blogging, reviewing thing got started–with my grandfather, of course!
Well, Faith and Begorrah (and btw, Begorrah is a form of “By God” in Irish slang), sure reminds me of the beautiful, musical way he pronounced my name. I don’t ever remember him, however, using the term “Erin Go Bragh,” spelled variously and used in wildly different meanings. Erin, of course, is the Angelical assassination of Eireann, which translates to “Of Ireland.” (The Irish word for Ireland is Eire, so says Patrick Murphy, good Irish lad.)
My grandfather, another good Irish lad named Patrick, professed a few more colorful terms, such as “Blatherskite,” given him by his uncle following his kiss of the Blarney stone three times. Apparently, that bestowed him full right to blarney on as he wrote the stories I published for him. Ah, but I digress…
February? I only read and reviewed five books. I KNOW–embarrassing, right? Falling down on the job, no doubt due to my distraction with Bookstagram. However, I was successful in enlisting the aid of my hubby, that Associate Reviewer I call “the CE”, who managed three books of his own. And I did manage three Throwback Thursdays, highlighting authors D. W. Ulsterman, Rick Mofina, and Melissa Stevens (not to be confused with Melissa F Miller from yesterday).
I’m looking forward to participating in Cathy‘s “Reading Ireland” challenge, as noted in Lynne’s Fictionophile March post. I already have a couple books for the challenge, one by Jean Grainger, Irish author, Shadow of a Century and another titled For the Love of Ireland by Judy Leslie. It’s a chance to get a couple titles off my TBR!
March hopes to see the coming of spring and also marks another of my birthdays. Gulp–and this one will be a biggee. I’ll toast with some Bailey’s Irish Cream! So what did I read and review in February? (click)
Here are my titles from February:
- February 06 – Killed in Action by Michael Sloan
- February 12 – Ultimate Power by Stephen Frey
- February 14 – Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
- February 20 – Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown
- February 27 – Valley of Time by Jeremy D Holden
Duffy Brown has a book trailer for another series (Mackinac Island); I need to read that, and bonus! Book Trailer found for Night Moves! Yes, I do enjoy book trailers. Check it out–it is very short (20 secs).
I’m so enjoying and appreciate my new followers and all the comments, both here and Twitter, as well as Bookstagram. Thank you all for continuing to help me grow! As Irish author Jean Grainger would say in her newsletters, Le Gra! ©2018 V Williams (gif attributions: Irish flag by giphy and Irish heart by blitery.com)