Something that people are often surprised to find out about me is how much I love to watch sports. I’m not a walking sports encyclopedia or a Sportscenter addict (I mean, I couldn’t even tell you about the Sooners’ last football season, other than it existed and we won and lost some games), but I do love watching sporting events on TV. While I definitely have a few favorites, it really doesn’t matter what it is. I’ve found pretty much anything but soccer can hold my interest.
Given my love of watching sports, it’s no surprise that I’m looking forward to the Olympics. The summer Olympics are especially fun for me because the only “sport” (swimming laps) I really do is in the summer version. Believe me, the Olympic swimmers swim a bit faster than me.
While I do enjoy watching sports, I like to do so with a book in hand. So, with the opportunity to watch sports for every night for the next two weeks comes an opportunity to get some good reading in. When I heard about the Olympic Readathon, I was sold! After all, I can’t think of what two things to better together.
I may post an official readathon TBR stack later this week, but regardless of whether I do or not, I’m really just working on the same TBR stack I always work off of. I have a good number of fiction books still out from the library since April’s Readathon, so I’d like to get through some of those. I’m also hope to continue to make good progress on my official TBR shelf, with the goal of it being empty (at least for a few minutes!) at some point before I turn 30 in December.
My goal for the Olympic Readathon is to read 1700 pages…100 for each day of the Olympics. This is usually what I short for on any day, but I don’t want to push myself as I do plan on looking up from my books (especially during the swimming and gymnastics events!).
What are you looking forward to this Olympic season?