St. Patrick’s Day Book Tag

For those who don’t know, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. I love anything Irish, whether it is classic Celtic music or Irish food like Irish Lamb Stew and soda bread. Plus, I so badly want to visit Ireland someday. So it seems perfect to do this book tag today.

It was originally created by YouTube channel OnMyBookshelf, though I found it on the blog Reads and Reels.

St. Patrick’s Day: Your Favorite Green Book

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

It’s all for research, I swear! I came across this book in a bookstore in Wall Drug, South Dakota (a fascinating Old West tourist shopping mall). Immediately, I knew I had to read it. And it did not disappoint. The book takes a look at all the most dangerous plants and poisons around the world, as well as anecdotal evidence of people dying from them. It’s a fascinating book to read, especially since I love researching murder mysteries.

Corned Beef and Cabbage: A Book That Made You Hungry

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Okay, this is the wrong holiday, but I remember both reading this and watching the movie as a child and really wanting Roast Beast. And, since then, I have a habit of calling roast beef ‘Roast Beast.’ The feast at the end of this book makes me hungry every time.

Four Leaf Clover: A Book or Item that was a Rare, Good Luck Find

Les Misérables

There’s actually a long story about me buying this book. I wanted to buy a copy of Les Miserables, so I went to Barnes and Nobles and found another edition for $10. I thought it was a great deal, until I got home and noticed a few months later that it was an ‘abridged’ version. What? I hate reading any type of abridged book, but I also didn’t want to have to spend another $10 or more getting a full copy. So, I was browsing through the Goodwill book section one day and came across this copy (unabridged) for $1.49. I mean, what kind of luck is that? I still haven’t finished this book, but I’m currently reading it (very slowly, since this book is dense!).

Irish Whiskey: A Book So Bad, You Need a Drink to Get Over It

New Moon (Twilight, #2)

To be honest, I don’t hate the first book of Twilight. It’s fun and though Bella’s character is flat and Edward is a stalker, the world is interesting and the story is well-paced. But this book, the sequel, was so boring, frustrating, and tedious, I don’t know how I made it to the end. The worst part was I read this before I was of the legal drinking age, so I couldn’t even have a drink afterwards!

Irish Dancing: A Book So Good, it Made You Want to Dance in Excitement

Captain Blood

There are many books I could answer this question with, but I picked this one because the protagonist Peter Blood is an Irish physician before he is forced into piracy. So he fits right in with the St. Patrick’s Day theme. If you haven’t read this classic, I highly recommend it! It’s a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, so much better than the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Ireland: A Book that Made You Want to Travel to Another Country

Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)

I picked this book because most books make me want to travel the world, but this one started it all. I read this back in high school, before I was interested in travel, and it was the first book which made me curious to learn more about the world. As a teen, Jules Verne was one of my favorite authors. From his travel books to his more sci-fi novels, his stories gave me wanderlust!

The Pub: A Meeting Place in a Book You Would Love to Go to

A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild, #1)

If you read my review for this book a couple months back, you’ll know I absolutely loved it. In the book, there are fictional meeting places in each city around the world for the Explorers Guild members, where they might rest and share stories. How incredible if places like this really existed and you could just drop in to swap interesting travel stories!

So, there you have it!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

As a Catholic, I grew up hearing stories of St. Patrick in Ireland, so I happen to love this holiday. Do you have any traditions on Saint Patrick’s Day, like meals or parties?

As always, I wasn’t tagged and I’m not tagging anyone, but if you do do this tag, I’d love to read your answers! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments, follow my blog for more musings and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventures,

Madame Writer

12 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Book Tag

  1. Mmmm soda bread! Yum! Great answers 🙂 I really, really need to read The Explorer’s Guild, I loved your review, add it to my TBR and haven’t gotten around to it yet (doh).

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  2. I also call it “Roast Beast” haha.
    This was a fun tag. Of course I know and love Jules Verne; I’ve never heard of Captain Blood though, so I’m going to look out that one.
    Hope you make it to Ireland someday! You will love it.

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  3. I thought for sure you would include some Irish-themed books. I have an affinity for Irish culture as well (part of my family comes from Belfast), and Ireland is a place on my travel bucket list.

    Have you read any novels by James Joyce? He’s considered the preeminent Irish writer, behind works like Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake. I’d also recommend William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory.

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    1. Ireland’s on my bucket list as well! I didn’t include many Irish-themed books because I couldn’t find many which matched the questions that I’ve read.

      But of course I’ve read James Joyce! I have a collection of his poetry, which I love. I haven’t read too many of his novels, however. And who doesn’t know Yeats? He’s one of the famous poets of all time. I haven’t read anything by Lady Gregory, however. I’ll have to check her out.

      There are so many amazing Irish authors! Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw (and that’s just naming a few). I’ve always enjoyed Irish culture as well, though I’m not part Irish, unlike your family. It’s such a beautiful country!

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  4. I happened to hear of St. Patrick’s Day three days ago. I’m a big fan of green!

    It’s always fun to read your book tag. What’s even better is that I can know many interesting books every time.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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