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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

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"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 10

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream - H.G. Bissinger

Day 10 - a book that reminds you of home...


Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream - H.G. Bissinger 


I grew up in a small Texas town of less than 1000 people where high school football was king.  On any given Friday night in fall, the majority of those people could be found sitting in the bleachers or standing along the sideline at the football game under the Friday night lights.  The coaches and boys on the field were revered as demi-gods.  Every fall it was a competition to see which was bigger, your hair or your homecoming mum.  When I was very young, my dad was the football coach, so I was completely immersed in Texas football culture from birth (see exhibit A below).  So with that in mind, the logical choice for today's theme is Friday Night Lights.  Yes, people in Texas really are that serious about high school football. 


(little Ricki on the sidelines at homecoming, circa 1984)