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.
St. Patrick’s Day: Your Favorite Green Book
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,