Friday, 6 December 2013

Special Review: Staying Strong- 365 days a year

Staying Strong - 365 days a year

Publication Date: November 19th 2013   
~A huge thank you to Headline, who provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.~   
Demi Lovato wakes up each morning and affirms her commitment to herself—to her health, her happiness, her being. Those commitments are the bedrock of her recovery and her work helping other young people dealing with the issues she lives with every single day.

Demi is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album—DEMI—is already a smash hit. She’s about to embark on her second season as a judge on X-Factor, and just launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. And she is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere.

Demi is also a young woman finding her way in the world. She has dealt deftly with her struggles in the face of public scrutiny, and she has always relied, not just on friends and family, but daily affirmations of her self-worth and value. Affirmations that steady her days and strengthen her resolve.

Those affirmations have grown into STAYING STRONG, a powerful 365-day collection of Demi’s most powerful, honest, and hopeful insights. Each day will provide the readers with a quote, a personal reflection and a goal.

These are Demi’s words. Words she lives by and shares with the people she loves and total strangers alike. They are a powerful testament to a young woman standing up and fighting back.
When you hear the name Demi Lovato, what do you think of? Whether you know her as a singer, an actress, or an X Factor judge, whether you're a fan of her or not, you would have heard about her checking herself into rehab, and once out, her struggles.
We put people up on pedestals, and judge them by a look, on what you think you know without knowing that person. Especially well known public figures.
We judge on what we read, hear, see in a paper, or a misinterpreted interview. We judge them because you think they think they're better than everyone else, because of their job, their money.  Because they're in the public eye, you think you can without any thought, because they're free game, right? You judge them on your own misconceptions, but, what does that say about you?

So, I'll ask again.

Feature & Follow (8)

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly bloghop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This weeks Question:

Q: Tell us at least one new or unusual thing you’ve done in 2013.

Well, the one new thing I started was blogging! I've always wanted to, especially reviewing since a lot of other reviews have helped me buy my next read. I've always put it off but now I'm doing it, and it is really not what I expected. In the best way, it's been so much fun. Unusual...I'd say the different genre's I've been reading since I started blogging. I was never really one for contemporary or historical but I've read quite a few this year.

How about you?