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.
In the hope that you have some time on your hands this summer to do a little reading, here is a 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.
Hope you'll join us! Better get off to the bookstore or the library and make your summer reading selections right away!
Don't forget: While you're getting started on your reading for the 15th edition, don't forget to join us for the 14th edition of the carnival on Irish Vacations. The deadline for that edition has been changed to Sunday, July 26, 2009. Details can be found at Upcoming 14th edition: Let's go to Ireland! Irish Vacations here on the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture blog.