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Sunday, April 20, 2008

35. Irish Tales and Sagas by Ulick O'Connor


Title: Irish Tales and Sagas
Author: Ulick O'Connor
Copyright: 1981
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 4-18-08

Ulick O'Connor's Irish Tales and Sagas is a re-telling of Irish legends and lore. In my eyes, the stories seem to be somewhat simplified, but they are still interesting all the same. Anyone interested in Irish legend and lore would probably enjoy this book.


Irish said...

At the rate you are going you might want to change your 75 book challenge to a 100 book challenge. =)

If you like retellings of Irish Legends and Lore then you should check out Morgan Llywelyn's books. I've only read a few so far but have loved them. I really need more time so that I can read all the books that I own...want...*sighs*

tapestry100 said...

Well, I know once summer gets here that my reading will drop off significantly. There is always so much going on, that I find my reading usually takes a hit in the warmer months.

I just checked over to Amazon, and what a selection of books to choose from for Morgan Llywelyn! Is there anyone over another that you would recommend?

tapestry100 said...

Forgot to add, that this is another reason that I love LT, the reading community as a whole, and people like you that I've discovered over the last couple of months.

I would never have known about Morgan Llywelyn, and so many other great books that I've been introduced to. I love being introduced to a broader range of authors and books that I would never have discovered on my own.


Also, a friend of mine and I were just discussing the other day how loverly it would be to be able to take a year off and do nothing but read. I don't know that I would be able to get through everything that I would want to read in that year, but wouldn't it be wonderful to try?

Irish said...

I was looking at the list of books written by Llwelyn and I find that I've woefully under-read her. So I don't think that I'm capable (right now anyway) of recommending any one book over the others. I will say though that of the few I've read I've enjoyed.

I love LT for the same reasons. The meet up today was great. It was nice to be able to put names to faces and to talk face to face. Time and Abby made it as well...though I didn't get much chance to talk to Abby.