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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

You may have noticed–the Winter Olympics are going on. Is that affecting your reading time? Have you read any Olympics-themed books? What do you think about the Olympics in general? Here’s your chance to discuss!

I am not a sports fan, but I do enjoy watching the Olympics. My husband and I are ready to visit Vancouver!   The scenery NBC keeps showing is just breath-taking.  I really enjoyed the opening ceremonies.  China will probably always stand out for their awesome show, but Canada did go a different direction and it was very well done.  And I really need to find k.d. lang's version of "Hallelujah."  It was much better than the version I have now.  She gave me goosebumps!  I was saddened by the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili and would like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with his family and teammates. What a terrible thing to happen at such a proud time in his life.

I get most of my reading done during my downtime at work, so I can't say that watching the Olympics has cut into that. I have no idea how anyone is doing in the medal count, so I'll have to catch up while I'm off this weekend.  I don't recall ever reading an Olympic-themed book--unless you count Percy Jackson and the Olympians. ;-) Those don't really sound like something I would enjoy, but I'm very open to suggestions. Does anyone have any?

Share your answers here and at Booking Through Thursday.



Jennifer G.

13 comments:

  1. Oh well, I'm not into sports at all !!

    Here's mine:

    http://icejewel.blogspot.com/2010/02/booking-through-thursday3-olympic.html

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  2. Vancouver is beautiful, hope you can visit soon. Love watching the Olympics.

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  3. I've really gotten into them as well, and Vancouver looks amazing. Mt BTT is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  4. I watch some of the Ice-Skating. My BTT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/booking-through-thursday-olympic.html

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  5. I agree about k.d. lang. Her rendition of that song was on the mark. I had no idea she could sing like that.

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  6. I'm not into them at all. My answer is here

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  7. Thanks for putting up the KD Lang song, it really was a great opening ceremony, and the human interest stories just make the Olympics historic. Thanks.

    Here's mine

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  8. I've never participated in this meme before. I have been watching the Olympics during the evening mostly so it doesn't cut into my reading time.

    I have read an Olympic themed book before. When I was in elementary school back in the 80s, I read this book about a young girl who wanted to be an Olympic gymnast. It was a favorite of mine and I read it over and over and over again. I wanted to be like Nadia Comaneci or Marylou Retton until I found out I had no athletic ability at all!

    By the way, you have an award at my blog :)

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  9. I couldn't agree more with how beautiful the k.d. lang version of that song is, although I will say that the Rufus Wainwright version is still my favorite! I know what you mean about not really being in to sports, but at least a few of the Olympic sports are at least mildly unusual!

    Here's my BTT:
    http://wereadtoknow.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/btt-winter-olympics/

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  10. My reading is at a standstill because of the Olympics! I highly recommend a visit to Vancouver. The sunny weather has been showing off the city nicely :)

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  11. I am also not into sports at all normally, but love the Olympics :)

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  12. Chelsea, Rufus Wainwright did the version I have. I liked k.d. lang's better for some reason! :-)

    Christina, I'm not athletic at all either. My husband enjoys snowboarding, and he finally got me out to just go snow tubing yesterday. I'm incredibly sore today! I know I would break my neck if I tried to stand up and do anything on the snow and/or ice.

    Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

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