Recent reads: Anne Frank’s diary, Sarah Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’
Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl: It is sad to think that the last entry Anne made was about two months after the D-Day invasion. She died two months before her death camp was liberated. How telling is it that in the diary she wonders if her words will live on and if people in the future will read them. We get a first-hand look at an extremely precocious girl dealing with cabin fever, drama, romance and a frustration of wanting to go out and explore her world. She seemed very optimistic she would be liberated. Her journal now serves as a reminder of the terrible things done to the Jews by the Nazis.
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin: I enjoyed this a lot. Palin’s style is pretty easy to read as she takes you through her life from childhood all the way to her life after stepping down as governor of Alaska. I do find it funny that in this book she makes no mention whatsoever of Levi Johnston. Heh, heh, heh. I still am not sold about voting for Palin should she choose to run in the 2012 GOP primary, but this book details that her ways of thinking (fiscal responsibility, energy, etc.) is sorely needed among Republicans. Trash her if you want, but I don’t see any other Republicans with any real guts.
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