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From TheJournal.ie Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award List Of The Worst

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award

“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up' Irish Book Awards

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'

Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.

From TheJournal.ie Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name Egyptian Goddess

Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name

‘Some ignorant people believe that the terrorists have a gift store in the middle of Denver.’

From TheJournal.ie Bill Bryson: 'I've always felt I'm kind of an outsider' Irish Book Awards

Bill Bryson: 'I've always felt I'm kind of an outsider'

The best-selling author spoke to us about life in the UK, and what it’s like to have Robert Redford portray you on the big screen.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference Turning The Page

Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference

It will even include reviews from the site.

From TheJournal.ie These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland Irish Book Awards

These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland

The shortlist has just been announced.

From TheJournal.ie Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world Eoin Colfer

Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world

We sat down with the famous writer for a chat about his latest projects.

25 books every twentysomething should read

Get stuck in.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore Long Gaze Back

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

Is it time JK Rowling stopped talking about Harry Potter? This post contains a poll

Is it time JK Rowling stopped talking about Harry Potter?

Saturation, or still exciting?

From TheJournal.ie Outrage after teen book is banned over sex, drugs and racism Award Winning

Outrage after teen book is banned over sex, drugs and racism

The book tells the story of a Maori boy who struggles with racism and drugs.

Terry Pratchett fans are defending his honour after The Guardian called him 'mediocre'

The article comes days after Pratchett’s final novel was published.

This boy was sent loads of books after a postman saw he had only junk mail to read

If this doesn’t make you smile/shed a tear, we don’t know what will.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the latest Irish novelist in the running for one of the world's biggest literary awards The Green Road

Meet the latest Irish novelist in the running for one of the world's biggest literary awards

She got the nod for her latest book, The Green Road.

From TheJournal.ie Fifty Shades of Grey has made us all mad for ... reading Bedtime Reading

Fifty Shades of Grey has made us all mad for ... reading

What did you think we were going to say? Filthy minds.

From TheJournal.ie Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy" IMPAC Award

Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy"

That hasn’t stopped the British writer from scooping one of the world’s top literary prizes.

From TheJournal.ie This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide IMPAC Award

This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide

The winner of this prestigious award is €100,000 richer.

12 of the most hyped books to read on the beach this summer

Stuff these into your beach tote.

From TheJournal.ie These are the best Irish children's books out there right now Winners

These are the best Irish children's books out there right now

They’ve all won an award today.

#ClickbaitBooks took over Twitter today and it was glorious

What would happen if books had clickbait titles? The results may surprise you.

From TheJournal.ie Queen Victoria wrote this book when she was 10 years old Cat Drama

Queen Victoria wrote this book when she was 10 years old

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

From TheJournal.ie This book series could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey Erotica This post contains a poll

This book series could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey

The author just signed a $7million deal.

Terry Pratchett fans have begun to petition Death himself

It’s what he would have wanted.

Which Beloved Children's Book Character Are You?

Are you a Matilda, or more of an Artemis Fowl? Take our quiz and find out.

Author Harper Lee's blunt two-word letter to a journalist is excellent

Author got sassy with a journalist asking whether she was “lucid”.

12 of the cosiest cafés in Ireland to chill out with a good book

Come for the coffee, stay for the cosy.

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: What are your "desert island" books? World Book Day

Open Thread: What are your "desert island" books?

Today is World Book Day, what are your favourites?

From TheJournal.ie My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed Opinion

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed

The push for strong female characters literature is great, but let’s remember that ‘strong’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Can you find the time to read? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Can you find the time to read?

Today is World Book Day – but how much do you read?

From TheJournal.ie There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird 2Kill2Mockingbird

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird

It will be called Go Set A Watchman.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable' Read All About It

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'

Will your county be affected?

From TheJournal.ie 18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime Spine Tingling

18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime

From Baroque masterpieces to stark timber and glass structures — these incredible buildings are certain to distract you from whatever you’re reading.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015 Must Reads

Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015

Pick up some inspiration from some of these…

13 upcoming book releases to get stuck into in 2015

Having fun aint hard when you’ve got a library card.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you'll be watching, reading and listening to in 2015 Watch This Space

Here's what you'll be watching, reading and listening to in 2015

Looking for new books, music, films and TV shows this year? We’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie What was your favourite book of 2014? Page Turners

What was your favourite book of 2014?

Your pick of the reads.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books Books

Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books

Got a new e-book? Start downloading these gems…

From The42 Dalo, The Bloodied Field, Galvin, Cake, the Mort and other GAA books to check out this Christmas

Dalo, The Bloodied Field, Galvin, Cake, the Mort and other GAA books to check out this Christmas

We’ve taken a look at the GAA books that could solve a present dilemma for you.