Good morning! This is my first entry in this meme, hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.
Total books read this week: 2 (finished one & started one)
Titles: On Writing- Stephen King; My Life- Bill Clinton
I couldn't resist reading this, despite it's notorious length of nearly 1000 pages...maybe that's even more enticing for readers & his political followers (who may be one in the same), because you have to figure that Clinton will venture deep into the most memorable times of his career: governor of Arkansas, two terms as President, health care reform, surplus, Whitewater, and some lady named Monica.
So far, I'm 150 pages in and liking the style. He's quite a storyteller and (assuming he wrote at least the majority of these words) it shows that an eloquent speaker can also be an effective writer, like Obama has proven to be with Audacity of Hope and Dreams From My Father.
As Clinton writes his memoir chronologically, I am up to 1969, the point where Nixon has won the election, Clinton is at Oxford in his senior year as a politics major, and witnessing the Vietnam War, the first ever televised, as friends receive draft notices. I am wondering about details concerning how Clinton became unfortunately labeled a "draft dodger," but am grateful for it as a stint in Vietnam may very well have changed the face of American history. Who could have possibly been a fresher face in the Democratic party?
On another note, it's been almost 3 weeks since I started this book blog & I have 5 followers so far. Things are looking up! I've been scouring through loads of other book blogs and continue to be impressed with people's design skills--wowee! I also love hearing about the newest books, which knowing the rate I read at I probably won't get to for a few years :oP I will continue to link to them here & hopefully get a chain reaction going.
Have a great week!