Areavoices Digest #46 – Should I watch the game or read a book?

I was torn this past Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings were playing late that afternoon but I was also smack dab in the middle of a great book. I’ve never claimed to be a huge Vikings fan. In fact, I grew up cheering for the Washington Redskins because my family is originally from that area. But over the last couple of years, I’ve started to become a Vikings fan too. I think its a combination of a couple of things. First, I now have three members of my family liking the team. I didn’t pay much attention when it was just my husband cheering for the Vikes, but now that both daughters are joining in it’s hard to stem that tide. I guess I figured if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em. Second, I kind of liked watching the Vikings when Brett Favre joined the team. I enjoyed watching a player about my age still out there playing the game. Inspired my old creaky bones. But I’m not going to lie. I think Brett Favre is also kind of cute in that Wrangler rugged stubbly kind of way. But I digress.

I was saying that I was torn this weekend. I did want to watch the game, but I was just about finished reading “The Help,” the bestselling book about the relationship between black maids in the South and their employers in the 1960′s. Great book! Should I read it or watch the game?

For those of you torn between a good book and a good game, this digest is for you. My recommended blogs of the week are geared around football and literature. Enjoy! And for those of you, like me, torn between a good book and a good game, remember that’s what timeouts are for.

Literary Engineer
http://literaryengineer.areavoices.com
Suzi Retzlaff writes this blog “because reading and writing are my two obsessions.”

The Book Nook
http://thenook.areavoices.com
A collaborative Areavoices blog where writers review local literature.

Purple Haze
http://purplehaze.areavoices.com
Random thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings by fan Eric Coughlin.

Minnesota Vikings Talk with Brian Shawn
http://bshawnsblog.areavoices.com
Fan Brian Shawn recaps Minnesota Vikings football throughout the season

Gregor’s Packer Analysis
http://packeranalysis.areavoices.com
Greg Gillis previews and reviews Green Bay Packer action

The Catch with Jeff Plattner
http://thecatch84.areavoices.com
Professional and collegiate sports with a Minnesota feel.

 

 

 

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