I really can't get enough Grantland in my life. Every day I'm entertained by its pieces. First time I've felt that way about a site in forever.
Me too. I've read everything on the site except some of the celebrity/pop culture stuff and the wrestling stuff and almost all of it has been very good to great.
If you're ever trying to explain to a woman how fantasy sports work, you need look no further than simply pointing her in the direction of their Reality TV Fantasy League. My friend's wife went from 'wtf' to 'oh, okay i get it' in about five minutes.
I'm about mid-way through Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, and really enjoying it thus far. Literally the first book I've picked up in probably five years. Though it does seem, at times, to be pushing a Pro Choice agenda, and I rarely ever see agenda pushing unless I'm blatantly looking for it, it's still a real fun and quick read. I blasted through the first half in a day and a half of leisurely reading cause of Hurricane Irene.
Can't wait to hear what you guys think of it. It's almost 950 pages but I got so involved with the book that I was disappointed when it was over. GiantsFan and Rugby gave it high reviews just a couple pages back as well...I'll be suprised if you don't think it's at least an 8/10.
J35J wrote: Can't wait to hear what you guys think of it. It's almost 950 pages but I got so involved with the book that I was disappointed when it was over. GiantsFan and Rugby gave it high reviews just a couple pages back as well...I'll be suprised if you don't think it's at least an 8/10.
I thought that I had read it before and because it is set in the same world as other of his novels it was very familiar but I hadn't read it until now. It's a fictionalized account of the fight between the Christians and Moors on the Spanish peninsula with the Jews caught in between. Beautifully written with flowing descriptions and scene setting like Michale Ondaatje in his books In the Skin of a Lion or the English Patient. If you liked those you will love this. Just as good as Kay's Sailing to Sarantium.
My wife read this in the summer and she was getting all choked up and even crying at some points. I remembered this and after finishing the book yesterday I asked her what choked her up. She told me about the love story (that I was only minimally aware of) and a scene that advanced the love story. I was like wtf? That made you cry? That was just a throw away chapter I thought, there wasn't even any fighting. She thought that the entire book was a love story. I missed that completely.