I ORIGINALLY CAME BACK TO THIS TWO DAYS AGO FOR A QUICK RECAP IN PREP FOR THIS REVIEW AND WAYFARER BUT I JUST ENDED UP RE-READING IT AGAIN AND THEN ALL THE FEELS CAME FLOODING BACK SDKFHSOIDFHS.
OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER LIST With a new Afterword by the author In "The Power of Habit, "Pulitzer Prize winning business reporter" "Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, "The Power of Habit" contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER NPR" "BESTSELLER "WASHINGTON POST "BESTSELLER "LOS ANGELES TIMES "BESTSELLER "USA TODAY "BESTSELLER "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The Wall Street Journal Financial Times" Sharp, provocative, and useful. Jim Collins Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. "The Power of Habit "is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good. "Financial Times" A flat-out great read. David Allen, bestselling author of "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" "" You ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way. Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of "Drive "and" A Whole New Mind" Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change. "The New York Times Book Review " Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation. "Bloomberg Businessweek" Absolutely fascinating. "Wired " A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits. Associated Press There s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book "The Power of Habit." David Brooks, "The New York Times" "" A first-rate book based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits. "The Economist" "" I have been spinning like a top since reading "The Power of Habit, " "New York Times" journalist Charles Duhigg s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive and happy. "The Washington Post ""
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt
Series: Ruby Red #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
Parker Grant doesn't need perfect vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. When Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart, suddenly reappears at school, Parker knows there's only one way to react – shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough to deal with already, like trying out for the track team, handing out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened – both with Scott, and her dad – the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.
How much would you have to see to speak up?
The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early. . . . But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey and what awaits them if they choose to speak up?
National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti calls What We Saw "a smart, sensitive, and gripping story about the courage it takes to do what's right."
"You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time..."
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart ...
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
The Heir by Kiera Cass was really interesting for me to read. The Selection trilogy was held in the perspective of America, a girl participating in the Selection. After reading The Prince from Happily Ever After, I realised that I really wanted-like REALLY wanted a novel in the perspective of someone running the Selection. And guess what? We got one :)
I have read The Selection from a while back and with The Crown coming out soon, I thought I would be a good idea to review it.