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#Books

# books - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history

Comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson discusses the value and challenges of depicting history in graphic novels.

New Censorship Board being put together…solely to deal with Alan Shatter’s ‘Laura’

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

# books - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books Spine Tingling

11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books

We laugh in the face of your technological advances.

# books - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

# books - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once

One contains 29 kilometres of books worth of books.

# books - Monday 10 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Dublin book shop has a very polite approach to advertising Quite Decent

This Dublin book shop has a very polite approach to advertising

They don’t want to put you out, but if you want to buy some books for a good price, you can do it in here.

From The Daily Edge Children read aloud to cats in the most adorable book club ever Book Buddies

Children read aloud to cats in the most adorable book club ever

This month’s book is The Cat-cher in the Rye.

# books - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge A definitive ranking of the children’s books you read in school Readathon

A definitive ranking of the children’s books you read in school

From Roald Dahl to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

# books - Sunday 2 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge J.K Rowling says that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together Ship Has Sailed

# books - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 books to read before their film versions are released this year Book Club

10 books to read before their film versions are released this year

Look like a smarty pants in front of your mates, and get ahead of the curve.

# books - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Dublin pub erects plaque to rugby hero… above the urinals Roysh

Dublin pub erects plaque to rugby hero… above the urinals

Goys, this is totes amazeballs. OMG-sies.

# books - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Here’s what you’ll be reading, watching and listening to in 2014

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

# books - Monday 30 December, 2013

Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?

It’s worked in Denmark but would it work here?

# books - Thursday 26 December, 2013

The best-selling books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon have calculated its list of best-selling books by sales of print and Kindle edition books published in 2013.

# books - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From Business ETC Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

# books - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Chris O’Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids Write On

Chris O’Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

# books - Monday 2 December, 2013

From Business ETC Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones Prime Air

Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones

The drones, called Prime Air vehicles, will be as common as mail trucks, according to Amazon.

# books - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

A large number of books and pamphlets, some of which are of historical value, were discovered at a house in Clonsilla.

# books - Monday 18 November, 2013

John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards

The Booker Prize winner will join the ranks of previous winners John McGahern, Seamus Heaney and Edna O’Brien.

# books - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From Business ETC Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan ‘millions of books’ Copyright

Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan ‘millions of books’

A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.

# books - Monday 11 November, 2013

Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books – is yours in there?

Three Irish books have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. What books would you nominate?

From The Daily Edge What if Game of Thrones was actually Mr. Men? Got

# books - Friday 1 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Definitive proof that everything is better with googly eyes Wide Eyed

Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees

The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards nominations feature a number of recognisable names.

# books - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From Business ETC Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user Online Shopping

Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user

Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.

# books - Sunday 13 October, 2013

100 years of reading: Rathmines library Library This post contains images

100 years of reading: Rathmines library

The library, built in 1913, has hosted the likes of Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats and Hannah Sheehy Skeffington. (And it was also an air raid shelter).

# books - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average

New international survey finds Ireland is one of only five countries to reduce the proportion of adults with lower literacy skills.

# books - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66 RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.

From The Score The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Well Read

The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced in late November.

From The Daily Edge Ron Burgundy has a book, and here’s the cover Anchorman

Ron Burgundy has a book, and here’s the cover

The book description is every bit as good as you’d expect.

From The Daily Edge Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out Dinorotica

Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

# books - Friday 13 September, 2013

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed… Books This post contains a poll

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed…

This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013’s book.

# books - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

# books - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Weird Wide Web: There’s a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# books - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 of the hardest things about being a book lover Read The Riot Act

13 of the hardest things about being a book lover

Do you read a lot? Come be with your people.

# books - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Angry fans launch petition to change 50 Shades of Grey movie 50 Shades Of Upset

Angry fans launch petition to change 50 Shades of Grey movie

But producers are standing by their decision.

# books - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Lenny Abrahamson to direct film adaptation of bestselling novel Room

Emma Donoghue’s novel Room was nominated for the Man Booker prize and has sold more than two and a half million copies.

# books - Friday 23 August, 2013

From The Score Bill Shankly: how much of Red or Dead is fact and how much fiction? Booked

Bill Shankly: how much of Red or Dead is fact and how much fiction?

Novelist David Peace shows different dimensions to the Liverpool managerial great amid some artistic licence.

# books - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media

Writers from the days of print-only publications are still running to catch up with digital revolution, which has levelled the playing field and created almost-boundless opportunities for those with ambition, writes Stephen Downes.

# books - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Truly terrifying – horror series Goosebumps turns 21 this year I Got Chills

Truly terrifying – horror series Goosebumps turns 21 this year

Does that mean we’re old? SCREAM.