Adrienne at http://someofakind.blogspot.com/ hosts Turn the Page Tuesday. I love going over her recent reads and choosing which I would like to add to my future to read list. This month I really had my heart set on reading a book Adrienne reviewed here. The book that caught my attention in that post was Letters of a Portuguese Nun. It has been on hold on my library card for a couple of weeks now but I still do not have it. It was very disappointing but I hope to read it soon. I love history and I am Portuguese. Two of the reasons why I look forward to reading it.
This month has been a busy one and I have had a lot of reading and preparing to do for homeschool. This has left me with somewhat less time than I like for some pleasure reading. This past month I have been reading Going Rogue by Sarah Palin. I admit that in the beginning I didn't know if I would be able to make it through the book. It seemed to be missing Sarah's personality. It was a bit dry and almost forced. Once I got past the first 100 pages or so I did begin to enjoy it more. At this part the book was more of what I expected for it. She is a truly strong and passionate person. She was thrust into the presidential campaign to breath new life into it but then was stifled every time she tried. She, along with her family and friends, were ruthlessly criticized by the media. Never given a chance to truly defend themselves because of an agenda that was to be fulfilled.
Reading the book solidified what I already knew: There are big problems in our political system. The attacks made against a person are only to detract from what a potentially excellent candidate he/she may be if only given the chance.
I enjoyed learning more about Sarah and her family and hearing her side of the story without a media spin on it.