Interesting Books to Read
During my lazy days of recovering I have been reading quite a few books. Out of my pile of romantic novels, historical novels, and various other venues, I thought I would recommend a few.#1. If you are interested in anything related to the CIA or ever wanted to be a spy. I just read Blowing My cover, My Life as a CIA Spy by Lindsay Moran. A first person account of the life of a street level CIA clandestine officer. She reveals her secret training at "the farm" to undercover assingments overseas to her leaving the CIA as a result of the lack of direction of the CIA during the Bush administration. It is amazing reading as being a spy is nothing like I ever dreamed. It is a glorified recruiter. Instead of recruiting professionals to work in a company, she recruits foreigners to pass on information for money and other desires. It seems like a lonely, god-forsaken job. A book every kid should read if they are thinking of going into the CIA.#2. I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe was given to me by a friend and well worth the read. I am not particularly a fan of Tom Wolfe but this book was a great read about teenagers going to college in today's times. A strong recommendation!#3. In the back of my bookshelf I found Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe and decided to read it (realizing I don't think I ever had). It was an amazing recount of his adventure and was especially interesting seeing how different an author wrote in late 1800s. It also was inspiring to know that Daniel Defoe wrote it when he was 60 years old and it was his first novel. (He had written many other types of manuscripts but never a novel before). There is hope for everyone to write the great American novel.