A random country generator game…
This is a silly way of avoiding work but I do it anyway. I go to the random country generator and set it to pick just one country. Then I go to the bookshelves for the Around the World in 80 Days group on Goodreads, find the shelf for that country and start clicking through all the books to decide which ones I want to read.
|Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks – The reason I’m avoiding work is that I’m preparing a long post about Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and I got a bit tired of it, so it seems apt to notice this other book about someone taking off as a result of a bet. Tony Hawks has bet a friend he CAN beat all eleven members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis, or he will strip naked in Balham High Road (London) while singing the Moldovian National Anthem. And why not. The Moldovan list contains more serious books than this but honestly, none of them really appealed.