I started reading The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan a few days ago, but after reading a few chapters I couldn't get into it. So, I'm going to put it aside for now. I don't know if I will try reading it again, but for now I am going to read books that I can get into and enjoy.
The biggest problem that I was having with the book was how much information that was being thrown out that I wasn't familiar with. I am thinking that if I read a few more books about the middle east, al-Qaeda, and Islam and then come back to this book I will enjoy it a lot more. So, in an effort to do this I have put The Looming Tower Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright on my list and I'm searching for other books like this. If you have read and enjoyed a book about these topics then I would love to hear about it.
I hate giving up on a book, but I think that if I learn more then this book could be very enjoyable. If this book still doesn't capture my attention, then I will at least have learned more than I had known before.
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by has everything you need for a great book; drama, suspense, excellent writing, and a great plot. Then add spies, and the fact that it is true and you take it from amazing to the newest edition to my favorite shelf.
I read this book in less than 24 hours partially because I read fast, but mostly because
I just ran across a summery of The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan and it sounded like a really interesting book so I thought I would read it while I wait for books to be available at the library.
I have always enjoyed fiction books that center around the FBI or CIA, but I haven't read that many non-fiction books on the FBI or CIA so I am excited about this book. I also have put my name on the waiting list for the book Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez.
As I have gotten older I have tried to read more non-fiction books now that I am no longer in college as a way to make sure that I am always learning something new. I am thinking about next year making a new years resolution to read an equal number or more non-fiction books as fiction books or I might just set a numerical goal, but either way I want to make sure I never stop learning. I have learned lots of things from fiction books, but I enjoy reading non-fiction books especially those about space, biology, the criminal justice system, and politics.
My name is Lisa DeGraaf, I'm married, 27 years old and I live in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I have been in love with reading since I was 4 years old. I don't have a favorite genre, as you can tell by checking out my favorite books I just read whatever I think looks good or what others have recommended. I haven't put all the books that I have ever read on my bookshelf, mostly because I can't remember everything that I have read. Instead, I have picked out the books that have jumped out at me and then everything that I read in 2012 through the present (In January of 2012 I started keeping track of every book that I read). Besides reading, I also enjoy photography, sewing, knitting and Minecraft.
Currently, I'm reading James Patterson's Women's Mystery Club series and have made it to book 7, 7th Heaven, in just over a week. His writing style is easy to read quickly and I have been getting them as MP3's, so that I can listen to them while doing other things.
I have also recently read Step on a Crack (book 1 of the Michael Bennett series) by James Patterson and really enjoyed it. Now, I am waiting on the second book in the series to become available at the library. I know that I have also read a few books in the Alex Cross series starting with Along Came a Spider, but it has been a few years so I am planning on starting that series over again.
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