One of the problems I've noticed with reading as much as I do is that I have a correspondingly large imagination. Normally, that isn't a problem, but sometimes it runs away with my concentration and all attempts of productivity (or getting back to sleep).
I'm not complaining ... especially with this little gem! We've had a blast watching the Olympics the last few weeks, and I've loved watching my kids pretend to be Olympians. When I found this on Pinterest, my imagination ran like Usain Bolt. Finally, an event in which I could compete!
Some Reading-themed Olympic events I've dreamed up:
- Speed reading, obviously
- Literary Gymnastics - we could measure the competitors ability to comprehend and relate obscure texts, award points for Most Creative Reading Position, etc.
- Practical Application for the Grammar Nazis out there ... who can properly punctuate the fastest?
I could go on. But think of the benefits of such an event! Literacy would have to increase ... especially in State-run Olympic Teams. I'm just thinking of the common good, people!
What Olympic reading-based events can you dream up?
*Update: Poetry used to be an actual event! Read all about it, here.