So, in this post, I am going to divulge some personal things about my life. No, not any of those “Stop there, TMI” personal things, but just like, “Hey World, this is who I am” things.
So, to get the ball rolling, I am going to confess to being a Football Fanatic. No, not American Football, I am talking about Real Football… Soccer. Yes, I am an American, but I blog and read articles in a “world” that calls it Football. I am a Fan of German Soccer. My favorite club is Bayern Munich and the German National Team is my favorite National Team. So, Kate, what does this have to do with books and blogging, you might be asking yourself. Well, I will tell you. When I say I am fanatic, I mean I am addicted. Like if I don’t get a fix almost every night, I go insane. Even as I am writing this, I have a game going in the background.
Now, if you follow German Soccer at all, you might know that the season is over. But I am an addict… I already admitted that, and there is this hand/evil website called ESPN 3… they have games. They have old games. And you can watch them for free.I am watching Bayern vs Bremen right now, first game of the season. So even though the summer is here and there are no games that my team are playing, I can not even turn it off to pick up a book and read. I am not one of those people who is adverse to rewatching a match. I have rewatched every Germany World Cup match at least 20 times since the World Cup. I know the plays and who scores what and when, but it is so comforting to me, and with each rewatch, I get to know the players style a little more. Feel free to call me pathetic. But when I have a bad day and I don’t know if how to deal (currently unemployed and this economy is not making it easy to find a job) putting on one of those World Cup matches is the one thing that will always lift my spirit. I used to turn to books, but I am in kind of a slump right now.
I have another addiction that is not book or Bundesliga related also. Cross stitching. Now, really, I can blend this addiction with either of the other addictions (football and books). I can listen to an audiobook and stitch or I can watch a game and stitch. However, I tend to get annoyed with audiobooks, so usually it ends up being the game.
Now, this isn’t going to become one of those blogs where everything under the sun is talked about and the posts with book updates become few and far between… I just thought that I would let you know why there has not been an update in a while. I am about halfway done with People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, and I am doing a different style review then normal. I will see how that works, and based on feedback will decide from there.
Sorry for any of you who found this update boring or whatever. I appreciate it if you made it all the way through.