In the High Peaks

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rafa Saw Me Through

First off, I am wholly and truly OKAY, through and through.

I'm sure you all know by now that I am a diehard tennis fan. I truly don't have a favorite player, or, to be more precise, I have many, many favorite male and female players. I also have a very, very few whom I dislike intensely, but you won't find their names here.

That's because what I'm trying to say is that the new biography Rafa made my pre-hospital and hospital experience easy. Yeah, it's a recently published celebrity bio, with lots of tennis strategy and stories of his family and favorite matches. Perfect for a tennis fan who loves Rafa, which I do, but then again I also love Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Mardy Fish, Gael Monfils, and so on and so on. I'm inspired by many women players as well. I admire these champions' physical endurance, their guts, their inspiration, and their ability to turn a very bad day into a great day.

Thank you for indulging me in the previous discussion.

Now, on to the future of my books and reading. I was so stunned to pick up a new hardcover history I purchased from Amazon at the post office morning, because it was not expected to be published until the end of September. (I had pre-ordered it.) Voila! Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944 by Anna Reid is here and ready to be read.


  1. Very happy to hear all is well! And glad Rafa saw you through some stressful moments! I admit I don't watch much sports but I did pause and look through this book at the store when I saw it. I know enough to know he is quite a stellar player and he's mighty photogenic, too! ;)

  2. Danielle,
    Thank you for all of your good wishes!

    I want you to know that your book blog is an inspiration to me and always gives me lots to discover and think about!


  3. Judith, I'm so glad that everything is hunky-dory!
    - and that you found an enjoyable book to inhabit during your stressful time.

    Fingers crossed for Andy M. again!

  4. Katrina,
    Thanks so much for your good wishes!

    Yes, fingers crossed for Andy! I think he's been doing very, very well this summer. And what amazes me is he's been doing well in the heat and humidity in the US all summer! I would think a Scot would shrivel up in this heat. I know I do. I could never, ever perform athletically in the oppressive humidity they've had at the US Open. But it seems to have improved his game!

    Wouldn't it be fun to have him win the whole thing?