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There is a Washington Post article about it. I have a subscription, but if you don’t you may not be able to access it (they only allow a few free reads a month).
Yet again, Goodreads members can vote for the “Best Of” of the year, and yet again the voting has been opened with a sixth of the year still to go!
I have just begun Joanna Shupe’s A Daring Arrangement – released on the 31st of October – and I already know it will be one of my favourite reads of the year.
It also doesn’t have a chance to make it into the nominations, seeing as it came out hours before the voting opened… I really wish Goodreads would rethink how they do their yearly awards!
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona were held from late July to early August. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union the year before, athletes from the former USSR competed under their own flags and national anthems in individual events, and for the Unified Team in group events.
Ukrainian rhythmic gymnasts Alexandra Timochenko and Oksana Skaldina came home with the gold and bronze medals. They are the two fair-haired first place-getters pictured below at the 1991 World Championships.
Under their own flag for the first time, Ukraine’s 1992 female artistic gymnasts also outshone their teammates, with the women winning a further two gold, a silver, and two bronze medals individually, as well as a share in the team gold with their Belarusian, Uzbek and Russian teammates.
Ukrainian stamp from 1992, featuring Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics. X
Despite almost no funding and an ongoing war with Russia, Ukrainian gymnasts continue to win Olympic medals, most recently gold and silver…
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This blog has been left unused and unloved for a few years, but I have plans to get back to it soon!
In the meantime, you can find me over procrastinating on Tumblr at:
Once Upon A Road Trip by Angela N. Blount is FREE.
Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn’t “fit in.” She’s never been on a single date, and she lives vicariously through an online world of storytelling. With the pressures of choosing a practical future path bearing down, she needs a drastic change. Too old to run away from home, she opts instead to embark on a solo 2-month road trip. But her freedom is tempered by loneliness — and anxiety tests her resolve as she comes face-to-face with her quirky internet friends.
Aside from contracting mono and repeatedly getting herself lost, Angeli’s adventure is mired by more unforeseen glitches — like being detained by Canadian authorities, and a near-death experience at the hands of an overzealous amateur wrestler. Her odyssey is complicated further when she unwittingly earns the affections of two young men. One a privileged martial artist; the other a talented techie with a colourful past.
Bewildered by the emotions they stir, Angeli spurns the idea of a doomed long-distance relationship. But she is unprepared for the determination of her hopeful suitors. In the wake of her refusal, one man will betray her, and the other will prove himself worthy of a place in her future.
Angeli sets off in search of a better understanding of herself, the world, and her place in it. What she finds is an impractical love, with the potential to restore her faith in happy endings.
A true story with an unapologetically honest outlook on life, love, faith, and adventure — Once Upon A Road Trip is a coming-of-age memoir.
I’ve been missing in action while I tried to sort my way through a mess of a week. In the end, this blog was the thing that had to suffer (that, and my reading, which has been non-existent).
Hopefully things will be back on track starting on Monday (or maybe Tuesday).
On another note, Tokyo is to host the 2020 Olympics. This was a little bit of a surprise for me, considering neighbouring Korea is hosting the 2018 Olympics – they usually share things around more than that. Though I would have liked to see the Games in Madrid, maybe they thought their economic troubles were too great at the moment.