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YA Highway: Road Trip Wednesday

15 Aug

It’s time for a ROAD TRIP AGAIN!! We are heading over to YA Highway for their weekly question!

This Week’s Topic is: In honor of the end of the Olympics, share your favorite sports book!  The Olympic Ceremonies have come to a close, but there are some amazing sports books out there to keep the competitive spirit alive—at least until the next Olympics in 2014! List one or more of your favorites. The Road Trip Song of the Week:  “Rocky’s Theme” by Billy Conti. So–I don’t think it would surprise anyone that I am not a sports girl on a day-to-day basis, but I am an AVID Olympics watcher. I have even been trying to figure out if it is too late for me to make it to the games (archery? equestrian sports? shooting?). Is it too late??? A girl can dream. This was a hard ROAD TRIP WEDNESDAY! I did however come up with a couple of books I read when I was younger that were somewhat sports oriented, though the actual topic might surprise you….Lurlene McDaniel…QUEEN of the Cancer TEEN Books.
Seriously, the title is Someone Dies, Someone Lives. My mom would have to hand me tissues while I read. Each of McDaniel’s books had a story about an athletic kid who gets cancer, falls in love, either lives and goes on to win a race, or dies tragically and their loved one goes on for them (or some variation of this). It was morbid, romantic, amazing cheese–and I ate it up during my tweens like it was ice cream (I also learned way too much about teen terminal illness–I was depressed for weeks after a book).
This is the best this non-sporty girl can do. It really is shameful but kinda laughworthy. Both the books and the fact that I can’t come up with anything more sporty is humiliating. Does Hunger Games count? Archery??? Flour-bag throwing?ur
I think there was enough of a sporty edge and training to count for something :)
Maybe you guys can do better??? Paint the Roses!!!!
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