Staying On The Reading Wagon

I started to read a book from my TBR shelf last night.  It’s called “BOOMSDAY” and it’s by humorist and political novelist Christopher Buckley.  A few months ago the hubby and I watched the film version of the book “Thank You For Smoking” starring the gorgeous Aaron Eckhart.  Great movie!  I had picked up “BOOMSDAY” some time last year when it came out at the PX and placed it on my shelf.  Well I guess this it’s time I’m meant to read it.  I’ve said before that I believe books find you. 

So far, so good.  I haven’t made too much of a dent yet but it’s caught my attention.  I’m still thinking about “Change of Heart” and what I read about in that book which may be why I was attracted to “BOOMSDAY” on my shelf.  It’s about a young lady who got screwed out of her dream of attending Yale University because her father invested her college fund into his start-up dot com business.  He suggests she join the military because they offer free education when you are done sweating and bleeding for them.  She joins the ARMY and finds herself doing PR work for the ARMY in Bosnia.  That’s where I’m at so far.  I do know that she becomes a Washington spin writer ten years after this whole Army expereince and that is where most of the story (I think) will take place.  Her big personal fight (probably due to her father’s success in screwing her so royaly) is about not wanting her generation to have to pay the bill for the Baby-boomer’s Social Security checks. 

What are you reading right now?  Anything that a previous book brought you to?  Maybe a train of thought that you can’t seem to get off quite yet? 


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