Pabby Mooney ๐Ÿ”–answers thirteen questions in Booker's Dozen. 

 Reading Aloud And Allowed


TPQ: What are you currently reading?

PM: Southside Provisional by Kieran Conway. I usually devote ninety per cent of reading time to books written by figures in Irish history.
 
TPQ: Best and worst books you have ever read?

PM: Best is The Body by Stephen King. Worst - Gerry Adams Hope And History as I only enjoy harmless fiction. 

TPQ: Book most cherished as a child?

PM: The Body by Stephen King in teen years and The Famous Five as a younger child. Enjoyed many of the Irish mythical legends which I repurchased and read to my own children. Children like adventure I suppose. 

TPQ: Favourite Childhood author?

PM: Enid Blyton

TPQ: First book to really own you.

PM: The Outsiders by SE Hinton. 


TPQ: Favourite male and female author?

PM: Stephen King ๐Ÿ“‘ Kisten Hannah 

TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?

PM: Fact these days as I mostly read books by figures in history. But facts are absolute, and personal accounts can be subjective so I suppose you've got to be applying your own filters too. 

TPQ: Biography, autobiography or memoir that most impressed you.

PM: Ruairรญ ร“ Brรกdaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary. Few cannot admire the resolute and principled position of the man. His projections of where Provisionalism would go were so accurate because he'd seen it all before. The vision of ร‰ire Nua was never fully embraced and the irony in the smear of him going from a sop to unionism to hard-line dissident is laughable. 

TPQ: Any author or book you point blank refuse to read?

PM: No interest in reading anything promoting the British Colonial system or Monarchy. Where could you start? Plain Tales From The British Empire by Charles Allen or anything up that street. The psychological damage gained wouldn't be worth the insight into the thinking. 

TPQ: A book to share with somebody so that they would more fully understand you.

PM: Ninety per cent of all I read is politically or socially based. I really enjoyed Bandit Country by Toby Harnden and admire the close knit fabric of South Armagh and the generational resistance within the DNA. There's a great line in there that the only bandits around here are the British army.


TPQ: Last book you gave as a present?

PM: Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words to my wife who loves the genius and tragedy of the character

TPQ:
Book you would most like to see turned into a movie?

PM: One I have yet to read but will once I finish what I'm on. On The Brinks by Sam Millar and I think this may happen. 

TPQ: The just must - select one book you simply have to read before you close the final page on life.
 
PM: The Truth by Gerry Adams ๐Ÿ‘€. Perhaps as that curtain draws I'll say the bible but all joking aside maybe A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawkin or something to stimulate continuous curiosity to ask the big man. Looking forward to getting hold of The Yank by John Crawley soon too.


Paddy Mooney is an Independent
Socialist Republican Activist.

Booker's Dozen ๐Ÿ“š Paddy Mooney

Pabby Mooney ๐Ÿ”–answers thirteen questions in Booker's Dozen. 

 Reading Aloud And Allowed


TPQ: What are you currently reading?

PM: Southside Provisional by Kieran Conway. I usually devote ninety per cent of reading time to books written by figures in Irish history.
 
TPQ: Best and worst books you have ever read?

PM: Best is The Body by Stephen King. Worst - Gerry Adams Hope And History as I only enjoy harmless fiction. 

TPQ: Book most cherished as a child?

PM: The Body by Stephen King in teen years and The Famous Five as a younger child. Enjoyed many of the Irish mythical legends which I repurchased and read to my own children. Children like adventure I suppose. 

TPQ: Favourite Childhood author?

PM: Enid Blyton

TPQ: First book to really own you.

PM: The Outsiders by SE Hinton. 


TPQ: Favourite male and female author?

PM: Stephen King ๐Ÿ“‘ Kisten Hannah 

TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?

PM: Fact these days as I mostly read books by figures in history. But facts are absolute, and personal accounts can be subjective so I suppose you've got to be applying your own filters too. 

TPQ: Biography, autobiography or memoir that most impressed you.

PM: Ruairรญ ร“ Brรกdaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary. Few cannot admire the resolute and principled position of the man. His projections of where Provisionalism would go were so accurate because he'd seen it all before. The vision of ร‰ire Nua was never fully embraced and the irony in the smear of him going from a sop to unionism to hard-line dissident is laughable. 

TPQ: Any author or book you point blank refuse to read?

PM: No interest in reading anything promoting the British Colonial system or Monarchy. Where could you start? Plain Tales From The British Empire by Charles Allen or anything up that street. The psychological damage gained wouldn't be worth the insight into the thinking. 

TPQ: A book to share with somebody so that they would more fully understand you.

PM: Ninety per cent of all I read is politically or socially based. I really enjoyed Bandit Country by Toby Harnden and admire the close knit fabric of South Armagh and the generational resistance within the DNA. There's a great line in there that the only bandits around here are the British army.


TPQ: Last book you gave as a present?

PM: Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words to my wife who loves the genius and tragedy of the character

TPQ:
Book you would most like to see turned into a movie?

PM: One I have yet to read but will once I finish what I'm on. On The Brinks by Sam Millar and I think this may happen. 

TPQ: The just must - select one book you simply have to read before you close the final page on life.
 
PM: The Truth by Gerry Adams ๐Ÿ‘€. Perhaps as that curtain draws I'll say the bible but all joking aside maybe A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawkin or something to stimulate continuous curiosity to ask the big man. Looking forward to getting hold of The Yank by John Crawley soon too.


Paddy Mooney is an Independent
Socialist Republican Activist.

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