As I emerged from the darkness of the Metro yesterday on my way to work, I was greeted by both sunshine and some lovely people handing out free books. Apparently Solas Nua, an Irish arts group, was celebrating Irish Book Day with the help of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. (They chose September 17 because it’s marks the halfway point in the year from last St. Patrick’s Day to the next.) Volunteers were handing out books at three Metro stations yesterday. Anyway, I’d like to extend my thanks to the friendly blonde lady who gave me a copy of Fiona: Stolen Child. I’ll see how it is!