Paris agreement strategically deals with the greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, finance, and adaptation as well. It was sanctioned in 2016.
I'm not sure it's possible for a book to fail the Bechdel test when there are no actual conversations in the first 50 pages, but this one seems to fail the intent, anyway. This re-imagining of the Persephone myth has an interesting premise and (what I read of it) is well-written. But our main character is wholly defined by (and obsesses over) her relationships to people with penises, with a token "best friend" with whom she exchanges three sentences, outside of hellos and goodbyes.
I just am not the target audience for this kind of book. DNF at page 50.
Hardcover, signed by the author, who seemed like a very engaging person at her book tour.
I was reading this for the Booklikes-opoly 2020 game, for the lot Stay-cation 8: Read a book that was published during the months of May, June or July, or that contains an item that would be used as a school supply or an article of clothing or an accessory pictured on the cover. This book has a girl in a dress on the cover. With half her head cut off, in true YA cover fashion. Since I DNF'd early, I don't earn any $$ for it.
Yes, I'm using the coronavirus for my marker. Sorry.
I have relatively low expectations for this book. YA romance really is not my thing, but I met the author at the book tour and brought home a signed copy and some promotional swag, so it's been sitting on my bookshelf for 8 years, unread, staring accusingly at me every time I pass it over for another book. I guess it's time.
Christian Romano lives his life as a con-artist, burglar, drug dealer, and a ladies' man, using his good looks to con wealthy women out of jewels and money. When he is arrested and jailed in one of the most violent jails in the U.S. (Cook County in Chicago), a steamy affair begins with a nympho female jail guard. When he loses control of the romance, Christian must end the affair by reporting her to Internal Affairs. It turns out that she is already under suspicion for supplying drugs to various gang members inside the jail. He has to decide if he is ""rogue"" enough to help set her up for arrest. Meanwhile, the FBI wants to recruit Christian to gather information against a sadist ex-cop, Scott Mason, who has been arrested for murder. The risk? Christian must wear a wire and testify. The reward? Witness protection for Christian and his girlfriend and a modification of his prison sentence. Will Christian risk his life for a chance at freedom? Will the female sheriff ""get even"" with him? Or will his life end at the hands of the jail's drug lords or a lunatic former cop?
A quick pick-me-up of a book, sort of a motivational speech in book form. Fifty 1-3 page chapters with an anecdote to illustrate the principles, like Do Something! and Do Nothing! and Lighten Up and Push Yourself. Essentially it comes down to, build an active, well rounded life, take a positive attitude into everything, etc. Curiously, I don't think I saw a Stand Up For Yourself or Don't Take That Crap Anymore chapter, although the Simplify! chapter did explain that to simplify sometimes means saying "no".
Paperback copy, signed by the author, picked up at one of her motivational talks a looooong time ago.