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# reading - Friday 30 September, 2022

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Sep 30th 2022, 9:18 AM 25,451 Views 32 Comments

The longlist for the An Post Bookshop of the Year award was announced yesterday evening.

# reading - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Difficult day for Irish duo amidst Manchester United's thrashing of Reading
# WSL
From The42
# WSL

Difficult day for Irish duo amidst Manchester United's thrashing of Reading

Sep 17th 2022, 4:00 PM 12,404 Views 0 Comments

England Euro 2022 hero Alessia Russo was on target for United, while Maya Le Tissier had a dream debut.

# reading - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

'A football fairytale' - Shane Long returns to Reading
# Full Circle
From The42
# Full Circle

'A football fairytale' - Shane Long returns to Reading

Jul 13th 2022, 3:12 PM 12,044 Views 7 Comments

The Irishman signs on a one-year deal.

# reading - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Jeff Hendrick departs Newcastle for Reading on a season-long loan
# On The Move
From The42
# On The Move

Jeff Hendrick departs Newcastle for Reading on a season-long loan

Jul 12th 2022, 12:37 PM 4,992 Views 7 Comments

New boss Paul Ince has expressed admiration for the versatile Ireland midfielder.

# reading - Monday 23 May, 2022

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you read a book?

May 23rd 2022, 9:56 AM 30,084 Views 45 Comments

The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced this afternoon.

# reading - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Paul Ince back in management after taking interim reins at Reading
# Back In The Game
From The42
# Back In The Game

Paul Ince back in management after taking interim reins at Reading

Feb 19th 2022, 7:20 PM 3,945 Views 8 Comments

Veljko Paunovic was sacked despite winning 3-2 at Preston on Saturday.

# reading - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university
# Artefacts
# Artefacts

New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university

Feb 2nd 2022, 7:45 AM 11,391 Views 14 Comments

Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and his wife Solange, have donated a collection to the University of Reading.

# reading - Saturday 25 December, 2021

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022
# Irish Reads
# Irish Reads

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022

Dec 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,413 Views 5 Comments

Here are the books to look out for next year.

# reading - Friday 24 December, 2021

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
# Reading
# Reading

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,686 Views 17 Comments

Dubliner Emily Bell writes about returning to live in the city after 20 years and finding that all the names have changed – and yet stayed the same.

# reading - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,750 Views 60 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

# reading - Monday 15 November, 2021

Andy Carroll signs short-term deal with Reading
# Pen To Paper
From The42
# Pen To Paper

Andy Carroll signs short-term deal with Reading

Nov 15th 2021, 6:27 PM 7,570 Views 4 Comments

The former England striker has committed his future to the Berkshire club until mid-January.

# reading - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Declan O'Rourke: 'I think we all have these ghosts and figures lurking in the past'
# Writing Our History
# Writing Our History

Declan O'Rourke: 'I think we all have these ghosts and figures lurking in the past'

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,484 Views 3 Comments

The Irish songwriter has written a book about the Famine, something that he never expected to do, he tells us.

# reading - Friday 9 April, 2021

Ismaila Sarr at the double as Watford take step closer to Premier League return
# Wat-a-win
From The42
# Wat-a-win

Ismaila Sarr at the double as Watford take step closer to Premier League return

Apr 9th 2021, 10:12 PM 2,371 Views 0 Comments

The Hornets were 2-0 winners at home to Reading.

# reading - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,810 Views 7 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

# reading - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues

Feb 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,740 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist says she found it hard to read books last year when the world was falling apart, but 2021 has so far reminded her of her love of reading.

# reading - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Ireland keeper Moloney signs two-year contract extension with Reading
# On The Dotted Line
From The42
# On The Dotted Line

Ireland keeper Moloney signs two-year contract extension with Reading

Feb 16th 2021, 3:17 PM 1,517 Views 0 Comments

The deal will run until at least 2023.

# reading - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Kirby double sees Chelsea extend WSL lead to five points after 5-0 win
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Kirby double sees Chelsea extend WSL lead to five points after 5-0 win

Feb 14th 2021, 5:46 PM 2,068 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Reading and Everton played out a 1-1 draw.

# reading - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Late brace sees Brentford go top and extend unbeaten run to 21 league games
# The Summit
From The42
# The Summit

Late brace sees Brentford go top and extend unbeaten run to 21 league games

Feb 10th 2021, 9:58 PM 2,737 Views 2 Comments

Josh Dasilva and Ivan Toney grabbed the crucial goals to ensure a 3-1 win over Reading.

# reading - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Books
# Books

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award

Feb 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 11,790 Views 2 Comments

Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

# reading - Friday 29 January, 2021

Reading hit three first-half goals in victory over fellow play-off contenders Bournemouth
# Emphatic
From The42
# Emphatic

Reading hit three first-half goals in victory over fellow play-off contenders Bournemouth

Jan 29th 2021, 10:42 PM 2,705 Views 0 Comments

Junior Stanislas hit a late goal for Bournemouth who fell to their third successive league defeat.

# reading - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
# Comfort Reads
# Comfort Reads

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?

Dec 31st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,512 Views 36 Comments

We fill you in on what worked for us.

# reading - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
# Comfort Reads
# Comfort Reads

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020

Dec 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,621 Views 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.

# reading - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
# Books
# Books

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,970 Views 5 Comments

Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.

# reading - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Man (26) pleads guilty to murdering three men in Reading park knife attack
# Old Bailey
# Old Bailey

Man (26) pleads guilty to murdering three men in Reading park knife attack

Nov 11th 2020, 7:11 PM 23,451 Views 0 Comments

James Furlong, aged 36, David Wails, aged 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, aged 39, all died in the attack on 20 June.

# reading - Saturday 5 September, 2020

John O'Shea hails 'positive' new Reading boss after Ireland great takes charge for Carabao Cup win
# Royals Rumble
From The42
# Royals Rumble

John O'Shea hails 'positive' new Reading boss after Ireland great takes charge for Carabao Cup win

Sep 5th 2020, 8:43 PM 15,417 Views 4 Comments

The Waterford man was at the helm alongside assistant manager Eddie Niedwiecki, with Serb Veljko Paunovic still in quarantine.

# reading - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:35 AM 21,940 Views 21 Comments

Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?

# reading - Monday 29 June, 2020

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack
# Reading
# Reading

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack

Jun 29th 2020, 2:48 PM 15,766 Views 0 Comments

Khairi Saadallah (25) is charged with murdering three men in England on 20 June.

# reading - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Post-match red cards fly as Rooney penalty keeps pace in Derby's promotion chase
# Leave It Late
From The42
# Leave It Late

Post-match red cards fly as Rooney penalty keeps pace in Derby's promotion chase

Jun 27th 2020, 6:36 PM 10,424 Views 2 Comments

Tom Lawrence and Matt Miazga got caught up the emotion of a tight contest in an empty stadium.

# reading - Monday 22 June, 2020

Terror suspect held over killing of three people in Reading park had come to attention of MI5
# Terror Attack
# Terror Attack

Terror suspect held over killing of three people in Reading park had come to attention of MI5

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:02 AM 13,428 Views 5 Comments

Khairi Saadallah remains in custody over the knife attack in the English town west of London on Saturday.

# reading - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Stabbings in Reading declared a 'terrorist incident' by UK police
# Reading
# Reading

Stabbings in Reading declared a 'terrorist incident' by UK police

Updated Jun 21st 2020, 11:18 AM 66,050 Views 73 Comments

Three people have died and another three are seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park.

# reading - Saturday 20 June, 2020

A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park
# Reading
# Reading

A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park

Jun 20th 2020, 10:06 PM 72,978 Views 44 Comments

The incident is believed to be terror-related.

# reading - Friday 29 May, 2020

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
# Bookworms
# Bookworms

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown

May 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,328 Views 4 Comments

Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.

# reading - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online
# The Ickabog
# The Ickabog

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online

May 26th 2020, 11:01 PM 22,453 Views 24 Comments

The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.

# reading - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?

May 24th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,217 Views 36 Comments

Have your say.

# reading - Friday 1 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the Normal People book?
# Sally Rooney
# Sally Rooney

Quiz: How well do you know the Normal People book?

May 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 28,303 Views 16 Comments

Be warned, there are spoilers for the book and TV show in this quiz.

# reading - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

Mar 28th 2020, 9:30 AM 6,365 Views 5 Comments

We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.

# reading - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?

Mar 19th 2020, 9:09 AM 19,420 Views 41 Comments

People working from home or self-isolating may find they have more time on their hands than usual.

# reading - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# World Book Day
# World Book Day

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Mar 5th 2020, 9:15 AM 28,449 Views 42 Comments

Research to mark World Book Day found that half of children and young people said they enjoyed reading either “very much” or “quite a lot”.

# reading - Friday 31 January, 2020

Rooney stunner helps Derby crush in-form Stoke
# Championship
From The42
# Championship

Rooney stunner helps Derby crush in-form Stoke

Jan 31st 2020, 11:01 PM 9,867 Views 6 Comments

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County halted Stoke City’s four-game unbeaten run in the Championship with another home win.

# reading - Friday 3 January, 2020

'A clean slate' - Cork City complete signing of former Reading striker from Derry
# Starting Fresh
From The42
# Starting Fresh

'A clean slate' - Cork City complete signing of former Reading striker from Derry

Jan 3rd 2020, 6:53 PM 8,856 Views 1 Comment

Conor Davis believes it’s ‘a great chance for me to kick on in my career.’

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