I want to share a new e-book, The Bookworm Turns: A Secret Conservative in Liberal Land published at Amazon.com by none other than writer extraordinaire, Bookworm Room (she lives in Liberal Land, so she must remain anonymous). The book is now available for only $4.99. The book is a collection of her favorite posts from the blog Bookworm Room, over 100,000 words, a collection of essays that are all nicely hyperlinked to a table of contents so people can wander in and out of the book at their leisure.
You don't have to own a Kindle or other e-reader in order to read this book. You can download a FREE Kindle e-reader for your computer, that's what I did.
I've been a follower of Bookworm for years and am reading the book now. Her writing is thoughtful, smart, and always entertaining. Here's what's in store for you:
Bookworm blogs compulsively from a conservative perspective about anything that catches her fancy. Her topics include education, parenting, pop culture, the military, national security, elections, the Middle East, and much more. She likes to think of her writing as an elegant amalgam of Jane Austen and Mark Steyn. This book contains her favorite posts from the last seven years.
You can find her favorites (identified below) by using the book's hyperlinked Table of Contents.
- Chapter 1 (Who am I and why am I here?): Cosmic Ironies
- Chapter 2 (Big Government): The Left transforms Civil Rights, so that it's no longer freedom FROM government, but total control BY government
- Chapter 3 (Capitalism versus Socialism): Economically flexible morality
- Chapter 4 (Socialized Medicine and Other Socialist Fallacies): Health care reform -- or, when smart people go stupid
- Chapter 5 (Democrats and others on the Left): Regressives
- Chapter 6 (Barack Obama): Is Barack Obama anti-American
- Chapter 7 (Race in America): The smug racism of the neo-colonialists
- Chapter 8 (Immigration): Good immigrant, bad immigrant
- Chapter 9 (The Tea Party movement): The Bay Area Patriots GroupaPalooza -- from the Progressive perspective
- Chapter 10 (Islam): When is a burqa not a burqa? When it's a weapon
- Chapter 11 (Jews and Anti-Semitism): Remembering when Jews were popular
- Chapter 12 (Israel and the Middle East): Pharaoh, the Ten Plagues, and Iran (appropriate as we near Passover)
- Chapter 13 (Boys and Girls; Men and Women): Responsible adults
- Chapter 14 (Parents and Children): Catch 'em being good
- Chapter 15 (Education): Just a quick thought about the UC tuition hike
- Chapter 16 (Military Life): In the presence of greatness: the Battle of Midway celebration
- Chapter 17 (Personal Morality and Ethics): The need for an honest, 21st century debate about abortion
- Chapter 18 (Hollywood): Hollywood: Manliness Attacked and Reappearing
- Chapter 19 (Media Matters): Ordinary people view Rush as a dangerous Svengali
- Chapter 20 (Life in the [Liberal] Bay Area): San Francisco: America's homegrown anarchic totalitarianism
The book is available through Amazon, $4.99, which is a little more than a good cup of coffee, but cheaper than a mere two-hour movie. A great value. Now go. Buy. Read. Enjoy!