Check out this interview of Malcolm Gladwell from Friday’s Wall Street Journal. I like Gladwell’s writing, as his style always seems to be derived from thinking outside the box. As someone who always has her nose stuck in a book (or within eye sight of her BlackBerry or laptop), I have always found the material from Gladwell’s books to be insightful and challenging.
His new book will be out soon, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this copy. I am certain it will be one of my favorites.
I prefer to catch up on reading. Two books have been sitting on my shelf for a while, and since I have been busy trying to locate full-time employment and working on several projects, I have placed aside my reading.
Currently, I have resumed reading “Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives,” by Grover Norquist, who is the President of Americans for Tax Reform. This book looks amazing and will definitely emerge as a book review upon completion.
Additionally, I am excited to begin reading a book about how conservatives have utilized new and alternative media to gain power. “America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power” by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke looks like it will be a great book giving an insight on how to utilize new technologies to assist with influencing the vote.
I feel like reading good books will definitely energize the mind, in addition to, providing ideas for the future that lies ahead of us.
I would like to give my loyal readers a glimpse into my reading list from time to time, because I feel like it will give you an insight on what inspires and interests me.
Here is what is on my Summer Must Read List:
These are the books I am reading or want to read. If you have any suggestions, please drop them in the comments section. Have a great weekend!
Y’all know what today is, right? It is question day (a new segment) here at Crystal Clear Conservative. So, please leave your questions for the CCC Blog Squad (CCC, 200 Grande, HokieFan and The Columntator) about anything (ranging from entertainment, culture, 2008 Elections, sports, etc.).
In case you don’t already know, we have added two new contributors to this blog. HokieFan reflects his love for Virginia Tech sports, but he adds a new spin to the blog (knocking some common sense balance to the once-duo at CCC). Then, there is The Columntator, who is a wealth of knowledge in politics and history. Of course, they will be contributing to the blog soon, so give them your warm welcome.
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This is a new segment to this blog called Good Books. It will feature what is on my nightstand or future reading list. These books range from any topic: fiction, politics, history or humor.
This week, I have just begun reading “Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism” by, Alfred Regnery (who publishes The American Spectator). Regnery is one of the most distinguished experts on the conservative movement, and he has been involved in republican politics since he was eight. Regnery gives a brilliant insight into the modern day conservative movement and traces the history of conservatism in America. Personally, I believe that his book begins at the right point, Reagan’s funeral in 2004. While Barry Goldwater is the godfather of conservative politics, Ronald Reagan is the pioneer of the movement. I think that this book should be read by every politician and anyone who is active in politics. More updates to come when I actually get midway through the book.