Monday, September 13, 2010

Ted, White, and Blue

So I have been horribly slacking on keeping up with my blog. It has been almost a month since I last wrote. Things have been keeping me occupied. I just saw my neurologist about my migraines (I have to try yet another medication) and have been getting my fantasy team ready for the NFL season, along with watching my beloved Twins and Nascar racing as well.

I have also been trying to keep up on reading, and while most of what I have recently read has been my usual magazines (it always seems like I am behind on those), I have recently (as in 5 minutes ago) finished a book. I just finished "Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto" by Ted Nugent. This book was incredibly different from "God, Guns, & Rock N'Roll". In this book, Ted gets incredibly political - in fact, the whole book is about his beliefs and they all seem to tie into his political beliefs. He is a conservative man with a lot of opinions that I don't agree with, and a few that I do. The book was written/published in 2008, before Barack Obama became President, but he clearly states that he doesn't like Obama, would not vote for him, and basically doesn't agree with any of his opinions. He does make a few good points throughout his book, but at times, I got bored with it. I have never really read a political book before, and this one kind of verified why. While I am open to listening or reading other people's opinions, this book almost seems to be a "shove my opinions in your face" kind of book. If you enjoy reading political books, you should enjoy this one. If you enjoy reading Ted Nugent, you may want to check this out. He has a lot to say and at least he is honest about his opinions and not afraid to share them with anybody.

I would give this book a C, simply because it wasn't the greatest reading experience for me. I want to be engaged in a book or learn something new. I have to admit that I did learn something, which is why I am not grading it lower. Of course, these are simply my opinions and I still encourage anyone to read these books because you may end up liking something that I don't simply because we all form our own opinions based on our own experiences.

Needless to say, it is September 13 and I have only read 11 books so far this year. It is going to be incredibly difficult to achieve my new years resolution (from the beginning of 2010) to read 75 books, which may either have to be lowered or stay the same for next year. As always, if you have any recommendations, comments, questions, etc, let me know!

Peace and Love

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