Did you all know that I am an avid reader? As a librarian, I am blessed to have access to thousands of books and I love sharing what I have read with others. I wanted to start sharing books that I’m reading this year. I’ve set a goal to read 100 books in 2020 and I want to share this journey with you all!
My first book review (I’m not planning on reviewing all the books I read, just the ones that have made an impact on me) is Triggered by Donald Trump Jr. I want to start out by saying that I am pretty neutral when it comes to politics. I know and love a lot of liberals and conservatives. I wanted to read this book because I think we are living in a very interesting time when it comes to politics. We are in a time of huge change and I also believe that there is so much corruption going on right now. I hate that and I am so ready for change.
Going into this book, I was curious about the Trump side of what has been happening since 2016. I wanted to know more about Trump and what his side of the story is. I will definitely say this book is extremely biased. But I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong. I actually enjoyed reading the book. I learned a side to the story that I didn’t really bother to learn about before.
What I’ve noticed is that where people get the news, there is not much regulation. I love free speech, but that also means that people can say whatever it is that they want and spout it as truth. It is our due diligence as citizens to research our opinions and back up what we are saying with the truth. I’ve also noticed that things are definitely about making money. As a business owner, I’ve been encouraged to write controversial posts just to generate engagement and potentially make money off of things. This book shows a lot of this happening and does show some facts that don’t add up to what we are being told in the news.
Overall, if you are either conservative or truly open minded, you will enjoy this book. If you are libreral, you will hate this book. It will definitely trigger you. It triggered me in some ways and challenged the way that I think and look at things.
I will say that next up I will read a book from a liberal politician. I haven’t decided which book that will be (I will take any recommendations!)