"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E is for Enniscorthy and 2016 What I'm Reading Wednesday #12

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Easter Rising of 1916
2016 is the 100 year anniversary of this important moment in Irish history.  Join me throughout the month of April for an A to Z of the Easter Rising of 1916.

A is About the Easter Rising
B is for Boland's Mill
C is for Cumann na mBan
D is for Dublin Castle

E is for Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy is located in Wexford, in the sunny South East of Ireland.
The Cuman na mBan were running messages between Dublin and the south, but the messages were conflicting, and Wexford was confused as to whether the Rising was still happening or not.

Captain Robert Brennan led the forces who took over Enniscorthy.  They had their headquarters in the Athenaeum town hall and theatre, blocked roads and the railroad.  Another group occupied nearby Ferns.

Many of the officers involved were sentenced to death, but their sentences were commuted.

I am still reading The Art of X-Ray Reading by Roy Peter Clark.

Once again my monthly goal is to read 3 books.  So far I have managed to stick to my goal.

2016 Goal: 32 books
Books Read = 11/32
Books from TBR list: 1
Series completed: 1
2016 Pinterest Board

1.  Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
2.  Foreign Gods, Inc by Okey Ndibe
3.  Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy by Dinty W. Moore
4.  Thunder and Lightning by Natalie Goldberg

1.  The Double Life of Fidel Castro
2.  Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Started a new series)
3.  Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult (TBR)
4.  The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld (Completed a series!) 

1.  The Magician by Michael Scott (Book 2 of a series)
2.  The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
3.  Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

What are you reading this week?  How are your reading goals going?

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