Sometimes sales are driven by pop culture. On Friday, Trump Inauguration, we sold this book about president Kennedy.
This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication - becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year's most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation's leaders.
"(...) O importante não é apenas sermos vistos, mas ter alguém que nos veja também"
Os Bons Segredos é o segundo livro que eu li da Sarah Dessen, o primeiro foi Just Listen e esse aqui é muito melhor na minha humilde opinião.
O livro conta a história de Sydney Stanford, uma adolescente que sempre se sentiu invisível para todos principalmente para os pais, ela sempre viveu a sombra do irmão mais velho e se sentia confortável assim.
Mas tudo muda quando o irmão atropela e deixa um garoto paraplégico.
A partir daí Sydney sente que é a hora dela de mudar alguma coisa vida. A construção dá história foi feita de um jeito tão sutil e simples mas ao mesmo tempo encantador. Durante toda a leitura vemos Sydney mudando, de uma "garota invisível" para alguém forte e que enfrenta seus medos e angustiada de frente.
O romance não é o foco principal dá leitura mas está ali presente de um jeito muito fofo e bem trabalhado.
Eu senti a dor na Sydney de ter uma mãe controladora um pai omisso de ser obrigada a conviver com uma pessoa que ela não se sentia confortável. E vi seu amadurecimento encontrando novos amigos, um rumo na vida, um amor e se encontrando no meio do caminho.
Pra quem gosta de um YA contemporâneo esse livro é tudo isso e mais um pouco.
Foi a primeira leitura do ano e senti que comecei com tudo.
Good morning! I haven't been extremely active lately. Let me fill in you in with what is happening:
• Our office had relocated to a farther part of the city. So going to work takes me 2 and a half hours to 3 hours, depending on traffic, and going home takes 1 hr and 30 mins, since I get out at 2am and traffic disappears. I spend 4 hrs of everyday now commuting vs my 2 hrs of commute before. It has been taking a toll on me since I have to sleep immediately after getting home, and have to wake up early because I need to cook for my packed lunch.
• My team is joining a contest in the office to decorate our own Chinese Rooster in prep for Chinese New Year. We've been busy planning how to make a 3ft high rooster out of paper mache so we spend our work hours mostly planning things out. We'll be busy this whole week since on top of that, we are also joining the Design a Chinese Market contest. We have to make dragons, temples, and a Mooncake festival dice game, all human size.
With that, you can imagine how busy I am I promise to keep up with my friends here soon. Ilu all. Don't forget me I'll be posting as much as I can. You are all amazing.
3rd QOTD: What's your zodiac sign ? .
YAS , I know people , 3rd photo of the day ?! ups , today I was in the mood to post sooooo here is the third picture today , hope you don't mind .
My zodiac sign is VIRGO ! and seriously it is my favorite sign of the zodiac what a surprise ... I read sometimes things that are related to my sign on Pinterest and guys , the shit they write is TOTALLY TRUE ! I am exactly everything they say my sign is supposed to be , I know some people are not exactly what their zodiac sign says about them because of the ascendant and the moon but I actually am I am zodiac sign Virgo, ascendant Capricorn and moon Virgo, so yes , I have a lot of Virgo going on ! .
So quick thing about "The Darkest Part of the Forest" by Holly Back ... I started reading it last year but I couldn't finish it , I don't really know , I just ... I liked "Doll Bones", I didn't love it but I enjoyed it and the I read Holly Black's short story in the "My True Love Gave to Me" book and I didn't enjoy it at all , and then I started reading this book in the picture and it just doesn't capture my attention, I don't like the way it is written so I just gave up on it ! I still have "The Coldest Girl in the Cold Town" to read but I am not sure if I will even give it a try .
• Book #TheDarkestPartofTheForest : Holly Black .