I'm finally branching out and trying a genre I've never really had any interest on: sports biography. Maybe it's because of the upcoming Olympics or the 'athletic chic' fashion trend or maybe my mind's way of subconsciously telling me to start exercising but I'm really getting into sports and fitness lately. I'm actually annoyed at the fact that we don't have a sports channel.
So I'm just making do with reading sports biographies. Starting with Nadal: My Story. How could I possibly resist that cover. I'm really enjoying it so far. Nadal has always been one of those athletes that fascinated me. He just looks like one of those public figures who actually has a compelling story to tell, one that exists beyond the fame and what we see in the media.
I've recently formed a book club with some friends and our read of the month is Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. I've attempted to read this before but I found it to be such a bore but now that I have matured (I hope) I've found it wildly funny. The characters are brilliant and the lines that come out of their mouths are just delicious. No wonder quotes from the book seem to appear all the time on my Tumblr news feed.