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The Perfect Summer Read

Reading has never been my forte.  We used to visit the library regularly growing up and I always refused to take out a book that had more than 200 pages and it had to have gigantic typeset.  To my utter dismay, I found myself at 18 years of age doing an A-Level in English Literature.  I HATED it and it was my lucky day when I discovered iambic pentameter in the unseen poem, got my hands on a video of Hamlet the day before the drama paper and the exact question came up that related to an essay I had learnt off by heart about metaphysical something or another.  I planned to write that essay in the exam regardless of what question came up.   

I am glad to say that reading has grown on me but I restrict it to certain authors.  Chick lit is my thing.  I am a Cathy Kelly / Marian Keyes sort of gal.  If you are like me, then you will love the books by Roisin Meaney.

Best Selling Author Roisin Meaney

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Fate brought Roisin (who lives in Limerick) and I into contact a few years ago and I like to think of us as pals while Roisin probably thinks I’m a bit of a stalker.  I won’t go in to how we met as I know she is saving it for a future storyline which will star me as a more beautiful, slimmer, taller, shapelier legged version of what I am now.  This novel will also feature Liam Neeson.  As I write I’m getting terribly excited about this novel being turned into a movie and attending the premier on Liam’s arm as the hubbie will have to stay at home to babysit… 

I digress.

Tonight, I am off to the next best thing to a movie premier.  Tonight is the launch of Roisin’s latest book “After the Wedding” which I read in a record 48 hours and has now made its way to Mum in Ballymena. 

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“After the Wedding” follows on from Roisin’s “One Summer” and if you are looking for “an engaging, warm and heartfelt story of love, friendship and family” from a best selling author, then look no more. 

Congratulations Roisin and here’s to many more XX

BTW – I got a C in the A-Level English.  

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