With a few more weeks of 6-people-to-a-house and no-audience-at-sports-games and yes-Kildare-are-still-locked-down, we’re all feeling exasperated and fed up. But we’re staying positive, abiding by the rules and using these things to comfort, entertain and console all the while…
This week saw a glut of books published by Irish authors, just the thing to escape into. As You Were, by Elaine Feeney (see our extract), published by Vintage Publishing, A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ni Ghriofa, published by Tramp Press and The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Helen Cullen, published by Penguin. We recommend all three.
Holy Show by Irish band Pillow Queens, BBC Sounds’ The Missing Crypto Queen podcast and – because why the hell wouldn’t you – the Hamilton soundtrack. Skip to Satisfied, Guns and Ships and Jonathan Groff’s amazing You’ll Be Back.
COMFORT YOURSELF WITH
- This article by science journalist Tara Haelle had a moment on social media, understandably, given how much better it will make you feel about feeling dreadful right now…
- The Instagram account of JT Firstman, which is possibly the most hilarious and relatable thing on the internet right now. Evidence:
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