Eleanor is the new girl in town, and shes never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldnt stick out more if she tried.Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanors eyes - impossibly cool, Parks worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when youre 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is funny, sad, shocking and true - an exquisite nostalgia trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.
生徒会長の達也が世話役をするハメになったのは、人気俳優の大地。俺様でワガママな大地に振り回され(痴話?)ケンカの毎日!!なのに…「お前が全然足りねえ」ガキっぽくてストレートで…口説くかのような真剣な大地の言葉に、達也の胸は� �裂しそうなほどドキドキ。しかもエッチなことまでしてしまい!?大量描き下ろしでラブ追� 、王道学園ラブコメ第1巻!Despite being good looking, all Hiraoka Tatsuya ever wanted was to lead a peaceful and ordinary life. However his life turns upside down with the addition of a new student, Suruga Daichi, a famous actor. As the Student Council President, he is assigned to looked after him. What will happen to him now...?
Par le sort de la naissance, Lun est roi, lautre est berger ; Le hasard fit leur distance ; Lesprit seul peut tout changer. De vingt rois que lon encense, Le trépas brise lautel ; Et Voltaire est immortel...- acte V, scène 7Jai toujours eu tendance � confondre Marivaux et Beaumarchais, mais si javais fait leffort de lire le Mariage de Figaro plus tôt, jaurais certainement pu mieux les distinguer. Depuis que je me suis lancée dans la biographie de Beaumarchais et la lecture de son cycle de pièces, je vais de surprise en surprise : et ce sont de bonnes surprises ! Jaime la place qui est faite aux femmes dans son œuvre, et particulièrement ici les tirades progressistes � cet égard. Jaime que la place des puissants soit si discutée, non seulement par les mots, mais par les personnages même : quel plaisir de voir en Figaro non pas un traditionnel valet de comédie, mais un personnage sensible et intelligent, qui se joue de son maître pour lui apprendre. Lhéritage voltairien de Beaumarchais est bien présent dans ses lignes. Lintrigue est entraînante, les mises en scène très détaillées et osées (le dernier acte, dans lobscurité, est une belle trouvaille). Ça na pas vraiment de sens de chroniquer un dramaturge classique comme Beaumarchais aujourdhui, mais pour moi, il est une véritable découverte.
Princess Hypatia-Cruze is always the perfect princess, or so everyone believes! She does perfectly princess like things and lives in the perfect kingdom of Bubble, but in her perfect life she remains perfectly bored. This wild child thinks she’s hatched a perfect master plan, determined to bring real excitement to boring Bubble… The consequences will be far from perfect!
This book presents an analysis of television histories across India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia and Bhutan. It offers a set of standard data on the history of televisions cultural, industrial and political structures in each specific national context, allowing for cross-regional comparative analysis. Each chapter presents a case study on a salient aspect of contemporary television culture of the nation in question, such as analyses of ideology in television content in Japan and Singapore, and transformations of industry structure vis-a-vis state versus market control in China and Taiwan. The book provides a comprehensive overview of TV histories in Asia as well as a survey of current issues and concerns in Asian television cultures and their social and political impact.
This publication provides overarching guidelines and principles to assist commanders and their staffs in planning and conducting joint civil support operations. This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in civil support operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination during domestic civil support operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders (JFCs) and prescribes joint doctrine for operations, education, and training. It provides military guidance for use by the Armed Forces in preparing their appropriate plans. It is not the intent of this publication to restrict the authority of the JFC from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the JFC deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall objective. Joint doctrine established in this publication applies to the Joint Staff, commanders of combatant commands, subunified commands, joint task forces, subordinate components of these commands, and the Services. The guidance in this publication is authoritative; as such, this doctrine will be followed except when, in the judgment of the commander, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise. If conflicts arise between the contents of this publication and the contents of Service publications, this publication will take precedence unless the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normally in coordination with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has provided more current and specific guidance. Commanders of forces operating as part of a multinational (alliance or coalition) military command should follow multinational doctrine and procedures ratified by the United States. For doctrine and procedures not ratified by the United States, commanders should evaluate and follow the multinational commands doctrine and procedures, where applicable and consistent with US law, regulations, and doctrine.
All her life Noel Rowe lived trapped within her own skin, not knowing she wasn’t truly living, due to a promise she made years ago. Never venturing far from the block she lived and worked, she did her best to stay true to her fathers wishes. But when her best friend invites her on a weeklong vacation in the mountains, the temptation is far too great and she breaks her vow. Leland has waited years to meet his mate, the one who will connect her soul to his and make his life complete. When he catches her scent not far from his home, he rushes to find her. The meeting doesnt go as planned, and he finds a timid woman who is scared of him and the stories of their kind. When events he set into motion spiral out of control, he is left with a difficult decision he refuses to make. Noel must come to terms with what she really is and face a side of herself shes refused to acknowledge until now. Her fathers warnings haunt her and she is forced to face her deepest fears. Can she accept what she is and allow the man fate has chosen for her to help her release her instincts?
I wonder if I am getting too old for these books. They dont seem to hold my interest as they once did. A part of me was worried about this book when the daughter was described as a type one diabetic. My mother is also a type one diabetic and has been since she was a young girl, so I wondered how Danielle Steel would explain the disease. Ill get to that later. Lets begin with the main character. I can only describe Blaise as a red headed Barbara Walters. World famous, known for her TV specials, interviewing world leaders, celebrities, the best of the best, top of her profession. Much like Barbara Walters, Blaise also has a string of husbands and lovers in her past and a darling daughter. Unlike Ms. Walters Blaise has shipped her daughter off to a school somewhere else. The daughter and diabetic, Salima is also blind and basically lives like an invalid, not even able to put her own toothpaste on her toothbrush. Her mother basically wants her to be helpless, because everyone who is blind or has diabetes cant live a normal independent life. Salima has all the makings of a spoiled brat. I cant blame her though, I mean if my father was ashamed of me for having an incurable disease and my mother was too busy with her career to worry much about me I would act out too. Salima is forced to move back home when her caretaker dies suddenly. There is a new caretaker around who seems to have a brain in his head and decides that Salima can live an independent life and begins to make both women see that. The inevitable romance occurs between Blaise and the new caretaker with the predictable ending, an ending I frankly am tired of seeing when I read Danielle Steel books, but thats just me. One of these days I will quit these books for good, but old habits continue to die hard.
Mercy Loomis grew up in a haunted house, and has had quite enough of ghosts for one lifetime, thank you. Though she now lives in a 150-year-old house, it is remarkably ghost-free. (That, or they’re staying on the down-low. She doesn’t care which.)Mercy finished writing her first vampire novel when she was in middle school, and hasn’t stopped writing about them since. She loves stories about the paranormal because monsters are scary, but less scary than real people. Or at least less depressing.Mercy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison one class short of an accidental certificate in Folklore. She credits her love of mythology to her mom reading Greek myths as bedtime stories, and her love of fantastical adventure stories to watching cheesy movies with her dad. Her love of history (and coffee!) is completely her husband’s fault, but she doesn’t know who’s to blame for the fascination with physics. She guesses that hanging out with Dad while he butchered deer also had an effect on her character, but exactly what effect, she leaves up to the reader.See what Mercy’s up to and find links to her other work at www.mercyloomis.com.
Arduino Gherarducci is the latest in the family line of bald men with ornate combovers. Some combed their hair from one side of the head to the other, some weaved the remnants of their hair together in the middle, but Arduino favors the imperial style of Julius Caesar: forwards, with a fringe. Although fiercely proud of his combover, it has some serious drawbacks. A sudden gust of wind, or a malevolent prankster, could ruin it at any moment. When the worst happens, Arduino decides to abandon his comfortable university life, as a professor of bibliographic data exchange formats, and he heads toward freedom: Lapland. But he only makes it as far as a mountaintop in Le Marche, where he sets himself up as a hermit and his life takes an unexpected turn…A hilariously dark tale in the tradition of César Aira, The Combover confirms Bravi’s unique status among Italian contemporary writers.