Here we have the lonely ramblings of a book obsessed nightcrawler who is living in a cave of books. Observe the thoughts on life,what is in the news and of course books!
H.I.V.E by Mark Walden
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Saturday, 22 September 2012
I've been thinking back on the Olympics and my favourite bits. One had to be the excitement of watching Mo Farah winning that 10000 metres-what an emotional moment that was for every British fan! He is the kind of athlete that Britain has been hoping for. Watching him then capture the 5000 metres was just awesome.
Chris Hoy winning more gold medals-the guy is just amazing. He seems to get better every year. You just can't imagine him retiring. It was great to see him get the honour of bringing the flag in at the opening ceremony-you could see how much it meant to him as well. See, you CAN be Scottish and British at the same time!!!
Andy Murray finally beating Roger Federer when it mattered to get the gold medal in the tennis and an unexpected bonus of silver in the mixed doubles with young Laura Robson. He looked completely dazed at the medal ceremony and seemed to be looking to Roger to see what he was meant to do!
Young Tom Daley getting his bronze was one of my happiest moments. A few months back he was under pressure from one of the UK coaches moaning that Tom doesn't train enough and spends too much time on media and other things, and still coping with the tragic loss of his dad from cancer. Add to that the expectations of a nation, the disappointment of not getting a medal in the pairs, internet trolls then calling him a disgrace and saying he let his dad down-resulting in a police investigation....it was no wonder that he really struggled in qualifying for the individual event. To overcome all that and fight back to win a bronze was just brilliant.
There were lots of great moments from the Olympics but these four are my favourites!
On this blog I review Indie and mainstream authors, My favourite authors are Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, Darrell Maloney, Michael Steven Fuchs, Charlaine Harris, RL Naquin, Dirk Patton, Jeaniene Frost, Carrie Vaughan, Jennifer Rardin, Richard Laymon, JK Rowling, Christina Henry, DD Barant, Franklin Horton, Kevin Hearne, Benedict Jacka, John Marsden, Suzanne Collins, Jaye Wells, Kelly Meding, Rob Thurman, Boyd Craven, James R Tuck
Born and bred in Scotland, marching past 40 with a grimace on my face and a book and chocolates under my arm! Welcome to my world!