Dark day for UConn fans

March 16, 2012|By Dave Rosenthal

My time for reading just got extended, as my favorite college basketball team, UConn, was bounced from the NCAA tournament in the first round.

It's depressing for all University of Connecticut fans. But, in a way, it's good for me, because my reading habits always take beating in March. I spend way too much time in front of the television, watching the UConn men and women battle for the championship. It's always a struggle to get into the rythm of reading again, as the weather warms up.

Now I only have to worry about the UConn women's team, and it isn't likely to be challenged until the late rounds of the tournament.

So I can continue with The Hunger Games trilogy, or start opn something new, such as "The Healing," which is being positioned -- in its Southern theme and cover art -- as a complement to "The Help" or "Little Bee." Or maybe I'll spend some time reliving UConn's past glories in "Dare to Dream," coach Jim Calhoun's book about the 1999 championship.

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