#IrelandReads is a fabulous public libraries initiative running in partnership with publishers, booksellers, authors and many others as part of the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign. On Thursday 25 February people of all ages are invited to get reading, to take some time to relax and to do the things you enjoy (like reading!) as an essential part of looking after your mental wellbeing. I’m reading an extract from The Dark Room for Cork Libraries, and chatting to Wicklow readers online about what I read. I’ll definitley be switching off for part of the day to read too!
Readers and writers all over Ireland have taken the pledge at www.irelandreads.ie to squeeze in a read.
You’ll only need 20 mintes (and a cup of tea or a lovely frothy coffee*!) to read the opening of The Dark Room – click below to find the Prologue and Chapter 1. The Dark Room will transport you to West Cork and a mysterious country house hotel called Hare’s Landing, but first meet Alfie Bows and Rachel Lambert…
The Dark Room was an Eason No 1 for three weeks, has been in the Irish top ten for five weeks, outsold Graham Norton (woot!) and has been getting fabulous reviews – you can read some highlights here – just scroll down (find buy links on this page if you’re outside of Ireland.)
To read more, you can order a signed copy of The Dark Room from The Gutter Bookshop or pick it up online at MY local bookshop, The Village Bookshop in Greystones (perfect for Mother’s Day, see my post tomorrow for a special extra you can add to your gift!) It’s also available from Dubray Books and Eason here or in digital or audio from Amazon.
Thank you for squeezing in a read! I hope you enjoy it 🙂
*I’ve totally stolen this from Clare at The Fallen Librarian Reviews, I love her frothy coffee posts!