Monday, August 31, 2009

Reading challenge extended - Come join us!

The deadline for the Small-leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge (the 15th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture) has been extended to Wednesday, September 2 due to a little glitch with the submission feature for the carnival.

Submissions have been much lighter than usual. I'm not sure whether that is due to my recent lack of time in the blogosphere (I haven't sent out as many reminders as I usually do) or due to the problem with the submission feature for this edition. Either way, there is still time for you to join us by submitting your entry.

Re-read the details or just send in your submission. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A "little bit" of news from Small-leaved Shamrock

Wondering where I've been for the past few months or so?

Stop over at 100 Years in America for the announcement of the "project" I've been working on lately that has kept me away from the blogosphere.

Hint: There's a new little leaf on my family tree.

Small-leaved Shamrock reading challenge: this is the week!

Sunday is the deadline to share with us your summer reading on the topic of Ireland and the Irish. Details are below. Hope you'll join us!


Ireland has a long tradition of literature, both in the Irish and English languages. In fact, after Greek and Latin, the Irish language itself has the oldest literature in Europe. The land is known for both its ancient bards and its more modern poetry and epic works of fiction. Today there are also innumerable non-fiction books touching on subjects related to Irish history and culture.

Here is the challenge for you:


Read a book of Irish fiction, a selection of Irish poetry or a work of non-fiction about Irish history and/or culture, and share it with us for the 15th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture: the 2nd Annual Small-leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge. Submissions are due Sunday, August 30, 2009. The carnival will be published Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
If you don't have a blog of your own, read along with us and share your "book reviews" by leaving a comment.

If you'd like to get some ideas for reading material, check out the carnival resulting from our first Small-leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge last year: Looking into the heart of Ireland.

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