Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Hello again from Aoife in Newbridge library. As I love music and books, here is a post which combines the two. These four books are all ones I hope to get stuck into at some point this year.  Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Synopsis In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed… Continue reading Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Birds of the Homeplace. The Lives of Ireland’s Familiar Birds

Author(s): Anthony McGeehan with Julian Wyllie Genre: Adult Non Fiction- Natural History Reviewed By: Adrian Foran, Mobile Library Service, Library HQ. Synopsis: Ireland is slowly becoming a country of nature and bird enthusiasts. Everyone has a space – gardens, farmland and oases of natural habitat – to enjoy everyday encounters with birds. Familiar the birds may be, but… Continue reading Birds of the Homeplace. The Lives of Ireland’s Familiar Birds

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication detailing many of the events that took place throughout the county during the War of Independence period. The launch of A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the burning of the Custom House, Dublin, on… Continue reading A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922

Adult Non-fiction, Audiobook

Fight Like A Girl Audiobook Review

Author: Clementine Ford Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge Library Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes… Continue reading Fight Like A Girl Audiobook Review

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

International Women’s Day Book Choices

By Shona Thoma, Maynooth Library Looking for some reading material this International Women’s Day? Why not make it intersectional? Intersectional Feminism repositions feminism at the intersection of all women’s experiences and considers the multiple barriers you encounter if gender isn’t your only disadvantage.  Kimberlé Crenshaw first defined Intersectional Feminism in 1989. Watch her briefly explain it in… Continue reading International Women’s Day Book Choices

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Author:  Chris Jericho Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Sports Review by: Stephen, Newbridge Library Synopsis: The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE.From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained… Continue reading A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books

International Kindness Day Reads

November 13th celebrates International Kindness Day and this post lists some titles available now on BorrowBox. Instead of focusing on this Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, we can use it as a day to spread kindness in our lives. These titles cover both the power of kindness and how to be kind as… Continue reading International Kindness Day Reads

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

Author: Patrick Freyne Genre: Adult Non-Fiction / Biography Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, in his scintillating debut, he is here to tell you about them: like the time (aged 5) he opened a gate and let a horse out of… Continue reading Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational, Young Adult 16+

I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Author: Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb Genre: Biography Review: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library When the Taliban took control of Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9,2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price.… Continue reading I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban