Thursday, August 14, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

I'm so glad it's Thursday again! Here are today's questions:


Do you or have you ever read books about the Olympics? About sports in general?
Fictional ones? Or non-fiction? Or both?

And, Second:

Do you consider yourself a sports fan?
Because, of course, if you’re a rabid fan and read about sports constantly, there’s a logic there; if you hate sports and never read anything sports-related, that, too … but you don’t have to love sports to enjoy a good sports story.
(Or a good sports movie, for that matter. Feel free to expand this into a discussion about “Friday Night Lights” or “The Natural” or whatever…)

I don't think I have ever read any books about the Olympics but just this morning I was thinking I should. As far as reading about sports, I don't too often. I can remember reading a book about Lou Gehrig when I was younger but the details are hazy and I think it focused more on his illness than baseball.

I'm not really a sports fan. I get caught up when the games mean a lot, like the World Series or the Superbowl, but I don't seek sports out. I do love the Olympics and I'll watch just about anything. This year however has proven to be quite exhausting and I'm waiting for the "boring" parts!

As for a sports movie, this I can get behind. I love nothing more than a good sports movie, preferably when the underdog wins the game. Some of my favorites are Remember the Titans, We Are Marshall, Invincible, and The Rookie just to name a few.


PopinFresh said...

Remember the Titans is my favourite movie!

Smilingsal said...

Remember the Titans is one I enjoyed.

I'm watching the Olympics, especially Michael Phelps. Come see my response.

Stephanie said...

Sports movies are great!! There's just something about the team thing that really makes you feel good!! Glory Road was a great movie too!