Adult Fiction, Connections Through Literature

Doireann Ní Ghriofa to Close ‘Connections Through Literature’ Series

                                                In celebration of 30 years of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and in collaboration with Kildare Libraries, join us as critic and literary scholar Liam Mac Amhlaigh, of Maynooth University, discusses literature and life’s journeys with the renowned poet and essayist, Doireann Ní Ghríofa. This special event, crossing bilingually from Irish into English, promises to unpack… Continue reading Doireann Ní Ghriofa to Close ‘Connections Through Literature’ Series

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 6

Alternate Worlds, Crossworlds, Portal and Quest Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Alternate World Fantasy Stories told in this sub-genre take place on a world other than our own and journeys to this world end in adventure. Consequently, world building is very important in Alternate World Fantasy as they must be developed enough to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 6

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Earth and Blood Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy fiction.  High fantasy. Romantic fantasy. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of Angel, Shifter, Human and Fae merge into a sea of… Continue reading Book Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Sword and Sorcery/Planet, Swashbuckling and Military Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Sword and Sorcery Fantasy and Sword and Planet Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy focuses on sword-wielding heroes and their adventures to save the day, and includes magic (which is usually restricted to the villains). Stories in this sub-genre do not tend to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

The first weekend in October is a perfect time to start digging into your Halloween Season reading and Aoife in Leixlip Library has put together a list of her suggested reads, all of which can be requested at your local library. Have a peek below of the Publishers' synopses of the books she has chosen.… Continue reading Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game Author: Sally Thorne Genre: Romance, contemporary novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Lucy Hutton, charmer, assistant and professional "Nice girl", is waging war. She's got the entire office on her side except tall, dark and charmless, Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they… Continue reading Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Stuck With You by Trish Jensen

Title: Stuck With You Author: Trish Jensen Genre: Romance novel. Holiday fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Paige Hart and Ross Bennet couldn't stand each other. Lawyers on opposite sides of a divorce case, there was nothing but bad blood between them. Until a courthouse bombing throws them together. Exposed to… Continue reading Book Review: Stuck With You by Trish Jensen

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 4

Low, Mundane, Magical Realism and Vampire Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Low Fantasy Low Fantasy is the opposite of High Fantasy, and so has little emphasis on heroism and magic. The setting is more ordinary, such as the real world or a world very like the real world. Social commentary is often present, with… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 4

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October

The committee of the Kildare Readers Festival have put together a stellar line up for you, with a mixture of limited live, in-person events and live online events with bigger capacity. Included in this fourth part of the festival preview is the last of our online events. Angela Keogh in conversation with Oisín Fagan, October… Continue reading Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

Title: I Heard The Owl Call My Name Author: Margaret Craven Genre: Drama, Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: This novel tells the story of a young Anglican Vicar named Mark Brian who is sent to a very remote parish in British Columbia. Unbeknownst to him, he is dying and… Continue reading Book Review: I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven