Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Chronicles on our troubled timesThomas PikettyPenguin books This is a series of essays written as Europe was trying to come to terms with a financial crisis. This crisis evolved after the populace saw a 60% increase in wealth being absorbed by 1% of the people. We are still coming to terms with that crash as … Continue reading Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Dublin - The Chaos Years Neil Cotter Penguin Books For many sports fans worldwide Croke Park means very little. For every sport fan in ireland it is the complete opposite. Regardless whether football, hurling or camogie is your thing or not if you’re Irish and interested in sport you know how much an all ireland … Continue reading Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

The club Christy OConnor Penguin books There’s a small select few that will read this book and recognize their actions being written about. The people who miss weddings because the team they manage have an “important” game on the same day. The team whose players may not even turn up on the day but the … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

2018 A year of books

Books 2018 Wow, I can't believe I've done it. I set myself a challenge a couple of years ago of trying to get through 1 book a week and after passing the 1 dozen mark the first year I was beginning to think it was all a bit too much of an ask. Life is … Continue reading 2018 A year of books

Book of the Week – From a low and quiet sea

From a low and quiet sea Donal Ryan Penguin books How many tales of desperation and stories of inhumanity must be told and shared and read before we really start looking after our fellow humans. I heard a good interview with the author who exclaimed his motto in life is to try not to hurt … Continue reading Book of the Week – From a low and quiet sea

Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Silence in the age of noise Erling Kagge Penguin books / Random House What a beautiful idea. Pause. Take a breath. Stay quiet. Even momentarily it’s a good thing. When you’re about to explode with rage because the car in front is going too slow. Stop. Reflect. You’ll get there. Sure it’s probably only leading … Continue reading Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Book of the Week – The Road to Wigan Pier

The road to Wigan pier George Orwell Penguin Press Nearly 80 years since it was written this book has been the introduction to a new chapter for me. I have decided to attempt 52 books in a year and where better to start than with a classic. When the first paragraph of that classic ends … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Road to Wigan Pier