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# read

Last year
Books from Pamela Anderson and Frances Haugen among the non-fiction to look out for in 2023
From memoir to biography.
All time
# evening sitdown
Your evening longread: The fans who think Joe Rogan is an underground star
We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
# legacy
'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'
The inside look at how Nigel Carolan built a lasting legacy at Connacht.
# Preview
Irish books to watch out for in 2021
Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.
# comfort reads
Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
We fill you in on what worked for us.
A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion
Read the third place winner in this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.
A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris
The story came second in this year’s RTÉ Short Story Awards in memory of Francis McManus.
# christmas 2018
Looking to buy books for Christmas gifts? Here's how to please every adult with Irish writing
Whether they’re an avid reader or an occasional reader, we’ve got you sorted.
# diversity
Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books
We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.
# power of meaning
"There's more to life than being happy": Why the key to a fulfilled life could be 'meaning'
That’s according to Emily Esfahani Smith, author of a new book on the subject.
A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'
Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.
# Charities
Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy
The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch people around the world read the Proclamation
From the US to Japan, they read lines from the document.
# long reads
Nike losing the NBA's biggest star and vegans in the UFC: it's our favourite sportswriting
Goes well with an Easter Egg.
# get reading
COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day
Plus: Win one of three €100 eVouchers.
# On your bike
This woman wants Irish cyclists to start using these three-wheeled bikes
Dublin Bike Week is kicking off today with events across the country.
# Still time
10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize
This year is the 20th anniversary of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
# time out
3 Must-Read Longreads: Are we REALLY smarter than our grandparents?
Bookmark or get stuck in.
# bedtime stories
Open thread: What were your favourite books to have read to you as a child?
A survey today found less than half of Irish parents read to their children daily.
# Take a Break
Need a 10 minute break? Step into the Reading Room...
Miles Davis, soups, and age-gaps.
# page turners
What was your favourite book of 2014?
Your pick of the reads.
# time out
Got 10 mins to spare? Step into the Reading Room...
The Blair’s Christmas card, make-up, and the 1916 Rising.
# time out
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# time out
Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…
John Cantlie and ISIS, street harassment and GamerGate.
# time out
Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…
An excruciating interview, make-up trials and Nigella Lawson.
# book group
Blind man is 'inundated' with responses after plea for volunteer reader goes viral
His wish, granted.
# books are my bag
Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?
If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.
# turn the page
Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once
One contains 29 kilometres of books worth of books.
Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top
We overspend, not because we’re greedy or worried we’ll be ostracised if we don’t, but because we love how generosity feels.