I am home

Got back from Ireland a week ago, but between jet-lag, the inevitable cold I caught on the plane, visitors, catching up with work and study, and of course graduation (I’ve got my BA!!!) I’ve only just managed to finish the release notes from the trip, let alone transcribing my travel journal.

Hopefully I’ll be able to grab some time during the week to start typing it up, but in the meantime, here’s the full list of releases, which gives you a taste of where we went:

Saturday 24/3/12
Sydney meetup
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Kiwis by Christine Cole Catley and Simon Nicholson
The Book Boy by Joanna Trollope
Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test by EM Bard
A Passion for Chocolate by Pamela Allardice
Various Miracles by Carol Shields

Tuesday 27/3/12
Given to Lytteltonwitch
A Pinch of Poison by Claudia Bishop
Making it Home by Marian Murphy
Simisola by Ruth Rendell
The Three Little Pigs by Stephanie Laslett
The Little Mermaid by Stephanie Laslett
The Wizard of Oz by Stephanie Laslett
Little Red Riding Hood by Stephanie Laslett
Cinderella by Stephanie Laslett
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Stephanie Laslett
The Little Matchgirl by Stephanie Laslett
The Princess and the Pea by Stephanie Laslett
The Riverbank by Stephanie Laslett
Beauty and the Beast by Stephanie Laslett

Wednesday 28/3/12
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Castell Draciwla by Bob Eynon

Ferry
Ulysses by James Joyce

Thursday 29/3/12
Glendalough hostel
The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx (caught)
Les enfants de la liberté by Marc Levy
Hannibal by Robert Harris
The Fall of Crete by Alan Clark

Glendalough
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch

Wicklow
A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake

Arklow
The Sea, the Sea by Xenophon

Gorey
Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner

Friday 30/3/12
Waterford
Irish Hearts by Nora Roberts

Kill
Killing Me Softly by Nicci French

Ardmore
Falling for You by Jill Mansell (caught)

Cashel hostel
Shame the Devil by Mary McCarthy
The Irish Donkey by Averil Swinfen
Stand By Me by Sheila O’Flanagan
Random Acts of Heroic Love by Danny Scheinmann
Cold Blood by Lynda la Plante
Consequences by Anna Dillon
Worth Dying For by Lee Childs

Saturday 31/3/12
Tipperary
Confessions of a Fallen Angel by Ronan O’Brien

Toomyvara
Finbar’s Hoteled. by Dermot Bolger

Cashel hostel
A Much Married Man by Nicholas Coleridge
Un sac de billes by Joseph Joffo
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Rock of Cashel
Triple Factor by Owen Sela (caught)

Birr Castle
The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker (caught)
My Garden (Book): by Jamaica Kincaid

Ballycumber
Go, Little Book edited by AL Haydon

Sunday 1/4/12
Cahir
World of Chickens by Nick Earls
The Silver Chair by CS Lewis
Green by Ted Dekker

Jerpoint Abbey
Broken Angels by Richard Montanari

Monday 2/4/12
Mitchelstown Cave
Travelling Hopefully by Maggie Makepeace

Ring of Kerry
Ready or Not? by Chris Manby

Kilarney
The Company of Strangers by Robert Wilson

Kilarney Railway Hostel
Working Wonders by Jenny Colgan
An Unconsidered People by Catherine Dunne
Starry-Eyed and Screaming by John Brindley
McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy

Tuesday 3/4/12
Dingle Peninsula
Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible by Marc Platt
Shamrock Green by Jessica Stirling
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters
A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory
Something Stupid by Victoria Corby
The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge

Wednesday 4/4/12
Bunratty
The Second Wives Club by Jane Moore

Lisdoonvarna
Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck

The Burren Hostel
When She Was Bad by Louise Bagshawe
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Innocent as Sin by Elizabeth Lowell
The Client by John Grisham
Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein
Tables by John Lucas
The Payback by Simon Kernick
Das Mädchen Orchidee by Pearl S Buck
Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs
A Place of Safety by Caroline Graham

Thursday 5/4/12
Ailwee Cave
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Bluestacks hostel
Take a Look at Me Now by Anita Notaro
When the Boys are Away by Sarah Webb
Ambition by Audrey Howard
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Darkening Echoes by Carol Smith
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Partner by John Grisham

Friday 6/4/12
Geocaching
The Mystery of the Pantomine Cat by Enid Blyton

Saturday 7/4/12
Slieve League Cliffs
The Hounds of the Mórrígan by Pat O’Shea

Donegal
Cursed Be the Child by Mort Castle

Newtown Cunningham
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes

Portstewart hostel
Unholy Trinity by Paul Adam
Spin by Catherine McKenzie
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Revelation by CJ Sansom
Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
Herstwolken by Adriana Trigiani
Final Jeopardy by Linda Farstein
The Serpent’s Tooth by Michelle Paver
Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab
Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
Nathan’s Run by John Gilstrap

Sunday 8/4/12
Giant’s Causeway
The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy (caught)

Carrick-a-Rede
Don’t Wake Me at Doyles by Maura Murphy

Bushmills
Finbar’s Hoteled. by Dermot Bolger
Bride of the Emerald Isle by Trish Wylie

Tuesday 10/4/12
Newgrange
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
The Voyage of the Dawntreader by CS Lewis
Somewhere a Cat is Waiting by Derek Tangye

Dunone
Return to Wuthering Heights by Nicola Thorne

Newgrange hostel
Liebe ist Stärker als Haß by Jude Deveraux
Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite
Ein dicker Hund by Tom Sharpe
The Rainmaker by John Grisham
Time of Death by Alex Barclay
The Calhouns by Nora Roberts
Flashpoint by Katherine V Forrest
The Johnny Coffin Diaries by John W Sexton
Moment of Truth by Lisa Scottoline
The Gripping Hand by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
Dumping Hilary? by Paul Reizin

Wednesday 11/4/12
Kells
Procession of the Dead by D Shan
The Lighthouse Keeper’s New Friend by Ronda and David Armitage

Athboy
McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy

Pre-pre-convention Dinner
The Cat Owner’s Survival Guide by Martin Baxendale
And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer
A Taste for It by Monica McInerney

Thursday 12/4/12
Given to Cinnamon-quill:
Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer

Piper Stones
The Way Between Worlds by Ian Irvine
Kingdom Gone by Frank Lean

Clonmacnoise
The Tower on the Rift by Ian Irvine

Ballycumber
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
Village Secrets by Rebecca Shaw
Village Gossip by Rebecca Shaw
GAA Confidential by Darragh McManus

Friday 13/4/12
Trinity College
All Names Have Been Changed by Claire Kilroy
Josie Under Fire by Ann Turnbull

Lunch
Bread Alone by Judi Hendricks

Book buffet
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
The Matriarch by Witi Ihimaera
Stepping Out by Alison Gray
Death of a Peer by Ngaio Marsh
The House of Olaf Krull by Vivienne Jepsen
Selected Stories by Katherine Mansfield
The Family Man by Ian Cross
Bullock Creek by Barry Crump

Saturday 14/4/12
Book buffet
Die Magierin des Windes by Misty Massey

Dinner
Honeycote by Veronica Henry
Shadow’s Edge
by Brent Weeks

Sunday 15/4/12
Flashmob:
The World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson (caught)

Release walk
Gates of Eden by Ethan Coen (caught)
Golf Dreams by John Updike
Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
Crazy as Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde
Military Blunders by Saul David
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Freedom’s Choice by Anne McCaffrey
Rumours of Rain by André Brink
The Frontrunner by Paul Kilduff
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Blood Trillium by Julian May (caught)
The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
Special Delivery by Danielle Steel
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Orange Mocha-Chip Frappuccino Years by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly
In a Café and Other Stories by Mary Lavin
Life Sentences by Laura Lippman (caught)
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree by Margaret Thornton
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (caught)
Round Ireland With a Fridge by Tony Hawks
How to Survive Abroad by Spike Hughes
Dublin 4 by Maeve Binchy (caught)
Bluff Your Way in Theatre by Fidelis Morgan
Do You Want to Know a Secret by Claudia Carroll
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (caught)
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S Sharma
The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy

Dinner
Light Boxes by Shane Jones
The Shack by William P Young

Monday 16/4/12
Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
The Incredible Adam Spark by Alan Bissett
Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
The Crime of Olga Arbyelina by Andreï Makine

Literary pub crawl
An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma
Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
Manhunt by Janet Evanovich

Tuesday 17/4/12
Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa M Alcott
Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler
Be Near Me by Andrew O’Hagan
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters