Sunday, July 08, 2007

Looking for a Good Read

I'm off on holidays with eight kids, two adults and a few hairy goats to Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry for a week on Saturday. Given the amounts of precipitation we're having (that's rain to weather forecasters), I think I may need to bring some books to read. I've ordered In Search of Adam, by Caroline Smails, because it seems like a good idea.

Now I need two more suggestions and quick. Prose preferably. Literary possibly. I'll need to order tomorrow night at the latest.

So, any suggestions? It's either that or I start work on that Ark I was thinking of building... where did I leave me glasses.

12 comments:

mutleythedog said...

Skallagrigg by William Horwood..

Do you take your goats on holiday with you?Its a nice idea but a little impractical for the rest of us. I leave mine at home...

Cailleach said...

They are metaphorical goats, mutley, as you know fine rightly!

L.M.Noonan said...

When you come back please rip round to may place and pick up your 'rockin gilr bogger award'. darling you deserve it.

Clare said...

I thought the goats might have been real too... My parents used to have friends who took their goat for walks, but maybe holidays would be going a bit far.

Absolute Vanilla... (& Atyllah) said...

You're going to County Kerry and you're worrying about rain...? Hmm, a place of four seasons in any one day...

I'm currently reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman and thoroughly enjoying it.

By the way, for going on holiday, I've discovered ebooks which can be read on a pocket pc are the best way to go - you can take a whole bundle of books with you on something the size of a small notepad!

Cailleach said...

The thing is, guys, I'd like goats - they remind me of my granny.

The thing about the rain aty, is that it's rained here for all of June and July so far. We need some sunshine to replenish our seratonin levels - or there might be some very grump Irish people doing bold things!

Thanks for the book suggestions - keep them coming!

Jon M said...

American Gods by Neil Gaiman? But I don't think you'll need it, it never rains in Ireland, it's just low cloud, I keep tellin you! :-)

Cailleach said...

Maybe it's just that Irish people are too tall! Ah ha - that's where all those legends and myths come from...

I like Neil Gaiman...

Ben Wilkinson said...

Apples by Richard Milward or Utterly Monkey by Nick Laird. Don't know if either's your cup of literary tea, but they're both interesting first novels. And perfect for a holiday in that there's enough to think about, but at the same time you can just enjoy them for what they are.

Have a good 'un.

Cailleach said...

I'll take Utterly Monkey, I've read a deal about him -thanks Ben!

Absolute Vanilla... (& Atyllah) said...

But the Irish are always doing bold things... And I know that grumpy feeling. The year and a half I spent in Dublin was one long grey drizzle - there was no summer - but I do remember a week in Kerry with rain, snow, mosquitoes and sunshine all on the same day. Frankly, I blame those leprechauns and pookahs...

Cailleach said...

and a very well travelled aty you are too. There are a lot of leprechauns in Kerry, I have relations down there and they are the very image of them. They say it's the only way to survive the mad weather they get!