Greetings, athletes! All stretched out and limbered up for a hard week’s Blog Olympic-ing? Yes? Good, let’s begin then!
The wait is finally over, and a month after the idea’s initial conception, it’s time…
For the first event of the inaugural Blog Olympics… a blog discussion on sport in books! Now, the main way this is going to be a discussion is in the comments, but please also feel free to tweet about it (#BOSport) or create your own post response – just link back to this specific post so we can all have a look! Also, if you’re interested in debating more, make sure you’re around at 8:30-9:30 pm BST tonight, as @BlogOlympics will be hosting a Twitter chat, again using the hashtag #BOSport. Please, if you’re going to contribute to these discussions, sign up here (it will literally take a minute, we swear), or preface your comment with a name we can contact you by (can be an Internet pseudonym) and your blog address and/or your Twitter handle. This is just so we can keep track of all you lovely participants!
Now, the formalities are over, so onto the trigger question…though do feel free to expand your discussions within the comments!
Do you think sport is a big enough feature in literature?
Do you think there is a wide enough range of people (e.g. different genders, sexes, nationalities) represented? Do you like reading about sport? Would you like to read about it more or less? What books have you read that have featured sport prominently?
TELL US ALL, PEOPLE!
An Overthinking Teenager & Emily @ Always Opinionated Girl