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Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16
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Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16

Mar 28th 2016, 12:00 PM 17,789 Views 10 Comments

We spoke to newly-published author Eilís Barrett, from Galway.

These parents created an amazing Harry Potter themed nursery
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# Harry Potter

These parents created an amazing Harry Potter themed nursery

Mar 24th 2016, 8:20 AM 5,455 Views 1 Comment

This is AMAZING.

A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort
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# Fifty Shades

A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort

Mar 24th 2016, 7:50 AM 6,167 Views 1 Comment

The state.

These sisters went from underground health food gurus to bestselling cookbook authors
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These sisters went from underground health food gurus to bestselling cookbook authors

Mar 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 23,629 Views 15 Comments

Ever heard of courgette spaghetti? It’s because of these young women.

COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day
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COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:30 PM 27,033 Views 19 Comments

Plus: Win one of three €100 Easons.com eVouchers.

Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes
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# World Book Day

Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:20 PM 6,287 Views 3 Comments

*sobs forever*

18 images that will give every Irish childhood bookworm the feels
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# Shamrouges

18 images that will give every Irish childhood bookworm the feels

Mar 3rd 2016, 11:17 AM 6,728 Views 3 Comments

Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card.

13 things you'll understand if you were a total bookworm as a kid
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# Reading Rainbow

13 things you'll understand if you were a total bookworm as a kid

Feb 16th 2016, 1:15 PM 12,146 Views 9 Comments

School book fairs were no joke.

Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet painting convicted of having rare stolen books
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Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet painting convicted of having rare stolen books

Feb 2nd 2016, 2:07 PM 17,487 Views 19 Comments

Andrew Shannon told investigators he bought the books at a fair for about £300 and was using them to decorate his house.

14 books that will make you want to travel
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14 books that will make you want to travel

Jan 10th 2016, 5:08 PM 16,625 Views 12 Comments

Let these books spirit you away for a few hours.

14 books that will make you want to travel
# Wanderlust
# Wanderlust

14 books that will make you want to travel

Jan 10th 2016, 1:00 PM 4,508 Views 0 Comments

Let these books spirit you away for a few hours.

12 easy ways to be really good to yourself this January
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# Mind Yourself

12 easy ways to be really good to yourself this January

Jan 4th 2016, 9:30 PM 12,220 Views 8 Comments

Self-care is important.

10 books you need to read before they're movies in 2016
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# Read The Fillums

10 books you need to read before they're movies in 2016

Jan 1st 2016, 11:00 AM 11,136 Views 2 Comments

Top up your reading list with some of these.

33 books everyone should read before turning 30
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33 books everyone should read before turning 30

Dec 26th 2015, 4:00 PM 40,943 Views 53 Comments

Are your favourites on the list?

What were your favourite books of 2015? Here are our picks
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What were your favourite books of 2015? Here are our picks

Dec 26th 2015, 10:30 AM 14,297 Views 9 Comments

Tell us in the comments.

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future
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These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

Dec 25th 2015, 10:15 AM 16,492 Views 11 Comments

When science fiction becomes fact.

10 books that will make brilliant last-minute Christmas gifts
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# Last Minute Dot Com

10 books that will make brilliant last-minute Christmas gifts

Dec 16th 2015, 11:17 AM 6,113 Views 0 Comments

Go and grab ‘em.

Shopping for books for Christmas presents? Here's some help...
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Shopping for books for Christmas presents? Here's some help...

Dec 12th 2015, 12:30 PM 32,228 Views 25 Comments

Here are some of the top literary picks from 2015.

How many of the best books of 2015 have you read?
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# Bookworm

How many of the best books of 2015 have you read?

Dec 4th 2015, 12:07 PM 6,863 Views 3 Comments

Some more books to add to your “to read” pile.

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

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:05 PM 14,506 Views 16 Comments

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

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'
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# Irish Book Awards

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'

Nov 25th 2015, 3:32 PM 8,108 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2015, 8:45 AM 39,668 Views 56 Comments

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

8 toe-curlingly awful lines from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees
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# Turned Off

8 toe-curlingly awful lines from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees

Nov 18th 2015, 10:03 AM 5,545 Views 5 Comments

NSFW (or for life), obviously.

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

Nov 16th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,839 Views 18 Comments

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.

Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference
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Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference

Nov 8th 2015, 10:30 AM 18,693 Views 20 Comments

It will even include reviews from the site.

These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland
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These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland

Nov 4th 2015, 1:30 PM 17,826 Views 24 Comments

The shortlist has just been announced.

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

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,141 Views 6 Comments

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

25 books every twentysomething should read
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# So It Goes

25 books every twentysomething should read

Oct 18th 2015, 8:15 PM 83,106 Views 15 Comments

Get stuck in.

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

Sep 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,135 Views 4 Comments

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

Is it time JK Rowling stopped talking about Harry Potter?

Is it time JK Rowling stopped talking about Harry Potter?

Sep 10th 2015, 10:57 AM 4,745 Views 5 Comments

Saturation, or still exciting?

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

Sep 7th 2015, 11:00 PM 20,837 Views 24 Comments

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'
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# Ah Here

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

Aug 31st 2015, 1:54 PM 3,175 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Book Worm

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

Jul 30th 2015, 1:50 PM 4,079 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2015, 1:14 PM 8,456 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Jun 29th 2015, 2:25 PM 14,616 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 8,329 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2015, 11:54 AM 14,121 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 6,925 Views 1 Comment

Stuff these into your beach tote.

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

May 19th 2015, 2:03 PM 17,624 Views 4 Comments

They’ve all won an award today.

#ClickbaitBooks took over Twitter today and it was glorious
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# Clickbait Books

#ClickbaitBooks took over Twitter today and it was glorious

Apr 30th 2015, 8:24 PM 3,398 Views 0 Comments

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