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The written word has always been a joy for me.  I can not remember a time in my life when I did not have books. Before I was able to read them, my mother read books to me. As soon as I could read independently I was never without a book in my hands or very nearby.  As years passed, writing developed into a passion for me as well. I tried novel writing while home with my two children during their early years and was challenged to focus on the craft.  I never gave up the love even when I had to give up the pursuit.  Now, with grown children and the fact I am sitting on the other side of fifty I can pursue my dream of writing.  I have continued the reading quest but now the writing is attainable as well.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Barons of the Beltway

In the current political atmosphere, there are many emotions and opinions.  Both conservative and liberal voices are rampant with new controversial information everyday.  This is one reason I chose the book, Barons of the Beltway by Michelle Fields.  However, I am a self proclaimed anti-political enthusiast.  I honestly try to stay as far away from any political discussion as humanly possible.  Reading the Barons of the Beltway was a stretch for me, and I have to say I found it to be exactly what I thought it would be.  That being said, I was underwhelmed , but as I said, I am not a political junkie.  The book delivers exactly what it said that it would. Extravagances of today’s political system are compared to the humbleness and conservative spending of our forefathers.  Fields offers accounts of the IRS wasting funds on “goodie bags” for conferences as well as delving into the Clinton email issues and many additional congressional individuals extravagances and problems.  If I was a conservative news junkie, I would probably be raving about the book.  I honestly feel the book is well written and interesting.  However, in all honesty, I feel that Barons of the Beltway is just one more way to make money during the frustrating political climate of 2016. 

FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.