May 30, 2012
What are you reading? Wednesday
In keeping with the soccer week theme, I am reading Anthony Cartwright's Heartland, about race in the UK after 9/11, with the Japan/Korea World Cup in the background. Since I was here for that World Cup it is a bit surreal to read about it from a perspective halfway across the world. No matter how much time I spend in the UK or reading their papers, I still don't understand the England-Argentina rivalry, perhaps because I don't really remember the Falklands. But I don't really understand a lot of prejudice either. This goes beyond a rivalry, which I could get behind, and that is disturbing.
Does anybody know any other fiction books about soccer (okay, football, I doubt there are many in Canada or the US!) for adults?
My daughter still loves her lift-the-flap books so she keeps getting out her Little People Farm book. This book is huge, she can still barely lift it!
Spinky really likes Scaredy Squirrel lately - and built his own first aid kit just like Scaredy. I think there's a Christmas one coming out this year, he'll enjoy that!
What are you and your family reading this week?