I always like to share books that I am reading. I also like to hear what everyone else is reading. When you find out what someone is reading it exposes their mind, will and emotions at that time. It some what explains where they are. For me I am have been so curious about the White House.
Ever since our visit last year (see here and here if you missed it) I have been wanting to see the inside of the historical home. I must admit I didn't know much about the home but now that I am getting older I am very curious about how it runs and who works there.
The book that I am reading is called The Residence ~ Inside the Private World of The White House. My husband and I spotted it in Barnes & Noble a few months ago. I opened it and began to read about Hillary Clinton. I was astonished and surprised about what I read. I just began the first chapter. The introduction was pretty long itself.
They talked about some of the presidents, JKF, Obama, Bush, etc. I found it very interesting to read from some of the staff that the Bushes were very personable and friendly and how there was a "separation" between the Obama's and the staff. Some of the staff said that they could "feel" it. It wasn't that the Obama's were rude. They were just very private people even in The White House.
My copy at home
Another story that I found interesting was how Hillary Clinton would move items and furniture between all the floors and would not tell the curators where she moved things. So it would take them months to find items that she moved. She would move lamps at 2 a.m. in the morning!
I like to use postcards as bookmarks. I picked these up at the Library of Congress this past June. See here if you missed that post.
As I stated before, I just began the first chapter and I am sure that I will learn much more about The White House. I look forward to reading about all stories, the home and the staff.
(photos via Mrs. Shockley)