Muin Mound Book Club



At the last meeting, I brought up an idea I had: starting a very informal book club within the grove. Why? I don’t know if I articulated it very well or not, but I wanted us to have something to do/discuss between meetings with my grovies. There were some favorable comments on it, and the Senior Druid thought I should remind everyone on the blog – just in case there truly is interest!

Jen E suggested Morgan Llywelyn’s Bard. It’s a fantasy novel based on the famous myth of the coming of the Sons of Mil to Ireland. I’ve read Llywelyn’s book about Fin Mac Cool and enjoyed it immensely!

Discussion will occur on this blog and at the next grove meeting – after the business, of course.  Participation is not required, but if you do decide to read it would be nice to hear some of your opinions.  If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can find cheap used copies on Amazon. Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish (9780812585155): Morgan Llywelyn: Books.



  1. j87eliot said,

    March 22, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I agree with our Scribe that a book club is a great way to get grove members together (not in person but in task) between high days as we read and discuss various pagan related books. When Jen suggested Bard by Morgan Llywelyn I thought I might even have a copy at home. It turns out I do. I had never gotten around to reading it, so this sounds like the perfect excuse to start. I had read one of her books about Cu Chulain and had enjoyed it. I think it helped to make the hound of Chulain real for me. I’m sure the Bard will be just as insightful.

    • greycatsidhe said,

      March 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      I will have to read her Cu Chulain book soon after then!

      • j87eliot said,

        March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        That one is called Red Branch. I have 2 other books from her I haven’t read yet as well. There is a used bookstore in my village and I sometimes pick up stuff by any author I have read since used prices are better and its good to have books on hand for when I run out of reading material. But of course by then I loose track of them in all my books.

  2. Sharon Ellison said,

    March 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Jen E. will be reading Bard

  3. Eir said,

    March 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I have ordered the book as well. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. Candee said,

    March 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Perhaps if we all like the books,we could do the series for the book club. Eir

  5. Beth said,

    March 28, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I might not be able to get out to MM very often, but this blog is right in my living room! I’ve ordered a copy of the book and am looking forward to discussing it!

  6. Candee said,

    March 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Got my copy of the book today. How are we going to do this book club?- by chapters,several chapters,the whole book every High day?

  7. Brian Waters said,

    April 3, 2011 at 2:18 am

    just ordered my copy of the book.

  8. Candee said,

    April 8, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Having read perhaps a 5th of the book,I am enjoying it, and it seems togivelife and depth to the life and history of Amergin and Celtic lore

  9. Beth said,

    April 12, 2011 at 4:37 am

    How about if we start with a chapter at a time?

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