As I was talking with my extremely intelligent friend last night, the war that we're currently...having...or whatever...came up, as well as my confusion as to what exactly was happening over there, and why.
This man, my personal name for him is "Hot Archaeologist" proceeded to explain to me the events that led up to this particular conflict. As he talked many thoughts ran through my head. Some involved writing a romance novel involving him...and some involved reading more about what he was going on about.
"Where to start?" thought I? "What books on current events could I possibly be interested in?". I'm more of a medieval history gal, American Civil War is right up my alley...but sand...it sounds boring. I quickly, and rightly, mentally slapped myself for this type of thought, because as I complain about the ignorance of my fellow humans, I am quick to be the exact same. I can't be this person anymore. I must know more!
One other recent personal event added to this surge of knowledge hunger. I recently joined an organization called Soldier's Angels (http://soldiersangels.com) and in doing so realized that supporting a soldier who is fighting this war, and risking her life, is nice and all, but not being able to comprehend why she's doing it...seems...lame.
I pose a question to you, dearest reader, where do you find information on current events? Do you watch the news and leave it at that? Do you find information, and good books that can keep you enthralled instead of causing you to fall asleep? If so, what books are these? Where can I learn more about this war, and how it all happened?
If you can help me with my mission, I promise to write a romance involving the very gorgeous, and somehow even more intelligent archaeologist....