Friday 56: Iditarod Dreams

It's Friday again and I enjoy this fun meme from Gaby and Tonya. The community of the blogger world is wonderful. Perhaps you would like to join in the fun. Here's how it starts:


* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog Starting Fresh and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Here's mine:
"My emotions welled up."  The following sentence: "I thought about the awesomeness of what Rick had just accomplished, mushing more than 1,100 miles."
From Iditarod Dreams
This is an amazing book I just started reading about a year in the life of Alaskan sled dog racer DeeDee Jonrowe.

Iditarod Dreams: A Year in the Life of Alaskan Sled Dog Racer DeeDee Jonrowe [Paperback]

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Epicenter Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945397291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945397298

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

The Iditarod is Alaska's answer to the lower 48 states' Super Bowl and Kentucky Derby. This dogsled race lasts ten or 11 days and covers 1100 miles. In her first-person narrative, Jonrowe describes her year preparing for the racing season and living the sledder's life. The book begins with the 1993 Iditarod, in which Jonrowe placed second, and ends with the 1994 race. The authors cover dog training, the raising of pups for future teams, other races such as the Alpinrod in Europe, and the politics of the Iditarod. Defending the race against animal rights groups' objections that the race and racers are cruel to the dogs, Jonrowe talks about motivation, love for the land, and never giving up. The chapters are a bit choppy, but overall the book is very readable. Recommended for large sports collections.?Lisa J. Cochenet, Winfield P.L., Ill.

Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.


For those of us who enjoy watching the Iditarod but wonder what it would be like to actually be a participant--this is the book to read! --Alaska Women Speak magazine

Recommended. --Library Journal

I especially like DeeDee's thoughts in Iditarod Dreams about never giving up! She loves dogs, and her consuming passion is the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Winter and summer, virtually day and night, (even in her dreams), she and her huskies prepare for the thousand-mile race across Alaska.

Iditarod Dreams: A Year in the Life of Alaskan Sled Dog Racer DeeDee Jonrowe

Happy Friday!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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