Saturday, March 12, 2011

Literary Saturday

Today is going to be short, but before I get started, today is the last day to enter Meg's Yurbuds giveaway over at Watch MeGo Run.  It's quick and easy, so enter HERE

Ok, now that that's over with, I'm going to steal a phrase from Meg's most recent post and say...

I Love Me Some Books

It's true.  I definitely enjoy reading.  I read a lot of fantasy fiction, things like the Harry Potter series, Inheritance Cycle, Old Kingdom Series, Godless World series, and such.  However, recently I've been reading quite a bit on triathlons and running.  You may recall I got the Triathlete's Training Bible as well as Dean Karnazes' book 50/50 for my birthday.  Well, about a week ago I got yet another book in the mail (an overly delayed christmas present) - Christopher McDougall's 'Born To Run.'  I must say, the athletic section of my personal library is exploding right now!

I will review each book as I finish them, but at this point I must say I love each and every one of them.  The Training Bible is packed with great information; I will most likely be re-reading sections for decades to come.  Dean's 50/50 makes use of so many funny little stories that it's hard to not laugh aloud while you're reading.  And Christopher's Born To Run is thus far an incredibly well written piece; there's no doubting his skill as a writer!

Like I said though, today is short.  After a week of rest due to this cold, I'm heading back to the pool in an hour and then I'm going to take the day and work on a running post.  Remember how I went to see a world class marathoner last Sunday to get tips on my running?  Well, the post for that is quite long, so it's taken me some time to write it.  Hopefully it will be up tomorrow.

1.  Are you a reader?  If so, what kind of things do you like to read?
I'm a fan of fantasy fiction.

2.  Have you ever read multiple books at the same time?
Until now, I've never done so.  I always thought I'd get stories mixed up.  But I have four books going now (the three mentioned above and The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb).

3.  What are your plans for this weekend?  Anything exciting?  Any races?
My goal is simply to get back to the gym without worsening my cold.  

Stay fit.  Stay healthy. 


Kristin said...

1. I read anything. I am reading the Twilight series right now- Breaking Dawn

2. I am reading mulitple books!! Ha ha! Musculoskeletal injection book, Acute care book, Iron man books, Healthy eating books, And my twilight series..Phew!!

3. Weekend Rest!!!

Richelle said...

1. I enjoy reading, but finding the time to read is difficult. I read a lot of memoirs, books about Christianity, and some fiction here and there.

2. I have read multiple books before. Right now, I'm just reading one: Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth.

3. I did my taxes today and will be getting a decent refund. My fiance and I are probably going to start compiling our gift registry at Target tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Be careful with McDougall; he points out the flaws in shoe science over the last thirty years but much of the minimalist evidence isn't much better (mostly anecdotal).

Hopefully in the next 3-5 years there will be much more science based information.

I'm a big library fan. Right now its A. Lincoln by Ronald White, Jr.

racing dawn said...

I only read on the airplane... so I'm halfway through about 3 books right now... who knows if I'll ever finish them... :)

Recovery week this week so no big running plans...

Thx for the comments last week!!! :)

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

hehe, yay for quoting me!!

1. Yes, you know I clearly love to read. I'll try my hand at most books, as long as they aren't too crazy (super violent or scary), but I'm a sucker for girly romance books.

2. Yes, I often start one book, then also start another. I end up giving up one though.

3. I have a race tomorrow morning and I'm a little nervous, just a 5k though

hope you're having a great weekend!!