Baseball Reading Project

tf-1158.gifI know, I know. I already have an absurd amount of books, and now I’m going to get more. But these have a theme. Inspired by this post at The Miss Rumphius Effect I’m beginning a “Baseball Reading Project.”

You see, my husband loves baseball. He grew up listening to baseball on the radio, and that led to a lifelong love affair. He is a history teacher and even devotes one day to “the history of baseball” in his class. A couple of summers ago, he, my brother, and I went to a San Diego Padres game, and I spent the entire time reading my book. But enough of that! I’m changing my ways! I told my husband just this weekend that I’m going to learn about baseball–because I love him. I said, “Then we can talk baseball together.”

The next day I saw Tricia’s post and a light went on above my head. “Hey!” I thought. “I’ll read about baseball! That’ll get me in the mood!” For me, the best way to get interested in something is to read about it. Several years ago I read Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, and I loved it! And that was way before I committed myself to learning about baseball. I could be wrong (because I really don’t know much about baseball . . . yet), but I think Opening Day this year is April 1. So . . . between now and April 1, I plan to read these five books:

The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W.P. Kinsella
The Natural by Bernard Malamud
The Summer Game by Roger Angell
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
Heat by Mike Lupica

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4 Comments »

  1. Tricia said

    Hi Kate,
    Thanks for stopping by. If you haven’t seen it, Jen Robinson has a terrific review of heat. You can find it at:
    http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog/2007/02/heat_mike_lupic.html
    Regards,
    Tricia

  2. Heather T. said

    What a fun project!! I look forward to reading your reviews!!

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