Belle Davis

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Mastering React
Mastering React
Mastering React by Adam Horton and Ryan Vice. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Modern C
Modern C
Modern C by Jens Gustedt. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the c category.
Getting It Right (Sapphire Falls Book 10)
Getting It Right (Sapphire Falls Book 10)
Getting It Right (Sapphire Falls Book 10) by Erin Nicholas. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 99 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row by John Grisham, Michael Beck, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 22255 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
When I'm Gone: A Novel
When I'm Gone: A Novel
When I'm Gone: A Novel by Emily Bleeker. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 10323 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
11-22-63: A Novel
11-22-63: A Novel
11-22-63: A Novel by Stephen King, Craig Wasson, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 102 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Idiot: Essays
Idiot: Essays
Idiot: Essays by Laura Clery and Simon & Schuster Audio. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 2444 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java in easy steps: Covers Java 8
Java in easy steps: Covers Java 8
Java in easy steps: Covers Java 8 by Mike McGrath. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Modern Software Development Using Java
Modern Software Development Using Java
Modern Software Development Using Java by Paul T. Tymann and G.Michael Schneider. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python in easy steps: Covers Python 3.7
Python in easy steps: Covers Python 3.7
Python in easy steps: Covers Python 3.7 by Mike McGrath. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Computer Programming Crash Course: 7 Books in 1- Coding Languages for Beginners: C++, C#, SQL, Python, Data Science for Python, Raspberry pi and Arduino. Teach Yourself to Code. Learn Faster.
Computer Programming Crash Course: 7 Books in 1- Coding Languages for Beginners: C++, C#, SQL, Python, Data Science for Python, Raspberry pi and Arduino. Teach Yourself to Code. Learn Faster.
Computer Programming Crash Course: 7 Books in 1- Coding Languages for Beginners: C++, C#, SQL, Python, Data Science for Python, Raspberry pi and Arduino. Teach Yourself to Code. Learn Faster. by Julian James McKinnon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Getting Started With Angular JS
Getting Started With Angular JS
Don't waste your time and money. It contains to many screenshots taking whole pages, source code samples are uncomfortable to read (gray letters on dark background with a few shades of gray scale). Explanation of ideas behind core Angular elements are very short.
It describes Angular 1.x when I was expecting something about Angular 2 from book published recently (so focusing on components rather then on controllers for instance)
In fact it mentions Angular 2 but without any real deep analysis on examples - just it shows the author knows how to run some samples using Angular 2 with a few transpillers.
If you are still interrested in Angular 1.x just buy Pro AngularJS by Adam Freeman - it's best book about AngularJS I read up to now...
Pro AngularJS (Expert's Voice in Web Development)
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
The gain in net of Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by Warren Buffet, worth during 2006 was $16.9 billion, which increased the per-share value of 18.4%. Over the last 42 years value has grown from $19 to $70,281, a rate of 21.4% compounded annually. Consider that $16.9 billion is a record for a one-year gain in net worth - more than has ever been booked by any American business, leaving aside boosts that have occurred because of mergers. Of course, Berkshire did not outperform S&P500 constantly. In 1967, 1975, 1980, 1999, 2003, 2004 the S&P gave better performance, and in 2001 Berkshire even was at a loss of 6.2%.

This book, "Buffett: The making of an American capitalist" covers very deeply the values that led Warren Buffet during his life from his early childhood. The book is not only a biography per se, but a good manual on investing, that uncovers most aspects, with the detailed explanations and samples, of investing.

This book also covers very well personal traits of Warren Buffett, his attitudes toward parents, sister, friends, parents, children and wife. For example, Warren bought a farm and rented it to his son Howie on standard commercial terms. The farm was a joyful refuge to Howie, but he couldn't get Warren to share the experience with him. "I can't get him to come out and see how the crops are going", Howie said plaintively. Warren went only twice in six years. He would laugh off Howies's invitations, saying, "Send me a rent check, and make sure it's big enough". Though he had been thoughtful enough to buy the farm, he couldn't give Howie the fatherly recognition that he craved in other than financial terms.

In his investment strategy, Warren uses the concept that he calls "Intrinsic value" of a company. According to Warren Buffet, intrinsic value is an all-important concept that offers the only logical approach to evaluating the relative attractiveness of investments and businesses. Intrinsic value can be defined simply: It is the discounted value of the cash that can be taken out of a business during its remaining life.

Here is what Kenneth L. Fisher wrote about Buffet's investment strategy: a quality standing out about Mr. Buffett is his ability to morph. If you read his materials from the 1960s, he said very different things than in the 1970s and early-1980s. Early on he was buying dirt-cheap stocks by simple statistical standards and typically smaller stocks--which would today be referred to as smallcap value (although that term didn't exist until the late 1980s). Later he bought what he called "franchises." Then he entered a period of buying great managements of big companies and being a long-term holder--otherwise thought of as big-cap growth today--that many ascribed to the influence of my father coupled with Charlie Munger. When Mr. Buffett was buying Coke and Gillette, you couldn't quite reconcile those activities with the kinds of things he owned two decades earlier. Then, amazingly, seven years ago, at just the right time, he was buying smaller things dirt cheap again just as value came back into play as the twenty-first century began. I have other comments about Mr. Buffett throughout this book but I'd like you to see, while he never lost the core of what he was doing or what he was looking for, he tactically morphed steadily over the decades. Trying to freeze his tactics from any decade and replicate them in the next few would never have led you to his actual actions.

In addition to this book, I also recommend the letters to shareholders written by Warren Buffet, which can be taken from the website of Berkshire Hathaway. If you take an audio record of this title, it will not be as good as the textbook. The audio is more biographical and pays less attention to the investment education of the listener.
The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition
The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition
I am not finished yet merely half-way into the book but I wanted to review this book; I just could not wait ;-) to tell you all about it. I am taking my time and digesting it all because the meat needs to be chewed, enjoyed and digested thoroughly. I am enjoying each aspect of this book and can't say enough...............I am loving this book.

I have purchased several books pertaining to Buffett and have followed him and his work for a few years. I was interested in him not only because of his investments but his character is to be rewarded; money isn't everything. I have not finished the other books that I have purchased about him but want to be able to absorb this one first before moving forward into the others. Nor have I gotten a chance to delve into the website yet, I can't wait.

This book helps you to see and delve into the ways into which Buffett processes his investments but also shows how his upbringing, mentors and experiences has helped him in his investment endeavors and the investment choices that he makes as seen in Chapter 2: The Education of Warren Buffet. Here it provides an understanding of the industry and having hands on experience does help but in not letting money be your guide is best. Once you understand then you can make better and educated decisions.

Everyone may not be able to have the same types of successes as Buffett has had but to understand the method behind the man says a lot. Robert G. Hagstrom does a good job in breaking down the book. As in Chapter 4: Common Stock Purchases - Nine Case Studies in the tenets that he uses are valuable from Simple and Understandable and Price Point to Candor/Rationality. Stay tuned for a follow-up from me once I finish the book and review the website.

Up unto this point this book is Highly Recommended.
Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons
Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons
Ever since I watched my first 'Oprah' show in the 1980's, I have been inspired by this lady. I can't really explain what it is about her except to say that her opinions on life, love, wellbeing etc seem to resonate - make sense, if you will - with me, and I seem to agree with her views on pretty much.

So I was stunned to see this book on Amazon and ordered it immediately, and was right in doing so.

It's full of inspirational quotes from Oprah that I'd long forgotten and was right to be reminded of - things like appreciating what you have rather than what you don't have (and let's face it, we all do that, don't we? Be honest). Whenever I feel a little low of mood, or it's a dull, grey, rainy day (or a combination of the two), I reach for this book and feel really invigorated, motivated and THANKFUL for what I have in Life, though that may be as much as I would like.

A lovely book also to give as a gift - perhaps to someone who is alone in life. They would really thank you for it.

Truly inspiring, delightful and insightful - exactly what I would expect from anything with the 'Oprah' branding.
Henry Ford's Boys: The Story of the Wayside Inn Boys School
Henry Ford's Boys: The Story of the Wayside Inn Boys School
My Father went to WIBS and graduated in '39 we believe; and like most of the boys was a ward of the Comm. of MA. He LOVED the School and all our "uncles" were WIBS students. He went to each and every reunion that they had annually. I only wish he had shared MORE of the details of his life with (me)(us). I feel that I don't know most of his life. He NEVER complained, he was ALWAYS grateful to Henry Ford and the WIBS school. He was a HARD WORKER, EXTREMELY ETHICAL, and brought his 4 children up the same way. He stayed married to our Mother until they both died 19 years ago. He was a great PROVIDER AND PROTECTOR of his family. One of his sayings was, I knew if I JUST HAD A FAMILY, I would Have EVERYTHING. He was a Mechanic and had an entrepreneural spirit and had his own successful auto repair business for many years. He was diligent with his earnings and spending. All his qualities are spoken about being taught at the WIBS. I do agree with some of the alulmni that there SHOULD be MANY more schools like this for the Children that are wards of the State(s)and others who have lost their way. They seem to be far better than SEVERAL FOSTER HOMEs in ones life time; some of which are NOT GOOD. I would love to hear from any of you out there with dads/grand-dads who went to WIBS. Are some of you who are still alive having annual reunions still?
Henry Ford: Quotes & Facts
Henry Ford: Quotes & Facts
Henry Ford: Quotes & Facts by Blago Kirov. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car
Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car
Don Van Polen is a Master Story Teller and Photographer. We have seen almost all of his programs since the first one in 1976. Don has the ability to capture the beauty around him on film, marry it with appropriate music, and bring you into the scene through his exciting description and stories about the people and location you are viewing. His humor can make you laugh and his stories can make you cry, and when the program is over you leave feeling you have personally been to the place he has taken you through pictures and stories. It is exciting to have these pictures and stories in book form for all to enjoy. I am sure Henry Ford would be pleased and proud of Don's book about his adventures in the Model T.
Bob & Gaye Evans
El Secreto del Exito: En el Trabajo y en la Vida (Spanish Edition)
El Secreto del Exito: En el Trabajo y en la Vida (Spanish Edition)
Donald Trump establece en este libro una idea muy realista de lo que es el mundo empresarial y la vida diaria en contra de las imágenes y conceptos utópicos que nos muestran el cine y la televisión. Hay excelentes consejos y crudas verdades expuestas, que al asimilarlas y ponerlas en práctica, nos llevarán por un camino que no garantiza que alcancemos un éxito financiero como el suyo, pero que sin duda nos ayudan a lograr una mayor fortaleza emocional para afrontar los retos del día a día y conseguir mejorar nuestros ingresos.

Donald Trump establishes in this book a very realistic idea of what is the managerial world and the daily life contrasting the images and utopian concepts that show us the cinema and the television. There are excellent advices and raw exposed truths, which on having assimilated them and put them into practice, will take us for a way that does not guarantee that we reach a financial success as his, but that undoubtedly help us to achieve a major emotional strength to confront the challenges of day after day and to manage to improve our income.
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)
I admire Aretha Franklin's work so much that listening to an unfamiliar album of hers is always an adventure for me. Whether I will like it is not the question, but rather, how good is it? How does it compare to her others? What is she doing and saying this time? Well, one listen to this CD tells me why the general public did not dig it in 1973. From the beginning it is obvious that this represents an expansion beyond normal pop and soul structure musically, and it has lyrics that are somewhat abstract and subtle, saying or implying more than the average tune about getting together and breaking up. Some of the tracks are pretty complex.

The title cut starts out hip, funky, jazzy, with prominent piano, then morphs into a slow dreamlike section with smooth strings, and then it's back to funky. Aretha's voice is in excellent form, and the back-up singers are also good, as always. "So Swell When You're Well" and "Sister From Texas" continue in a similar vein - funked-up soul, like that found on "Aretha Now". "Mister Spain" is obviously an ode to a very sexy dude. The vocal starts out low-key, sultry, seductive and drawn out for full effect; but, after a laid-back jazzy interlude, Aretha goes all out with emotional, sometimes playful, expression. "Moody's Mood" alternates between rapid-fire scatting and standard soul, back and forth. I like the track, but one like this is enough for me. For her too, I guess, because she ends the song by declaring, "I'm thru." The hit of the album, "Angel", was always gorgeous to me, and it fits in with the other tracks with its full-bodied sound, including harmonious strings and dramatic horns. "Just Right Tonight" is good, serious old-style blues musically. The vocal sneaks in with some soft humming and wailing but builds into a strong gospel piece. It also contains some sly spoken comments that only Aretha could get away with. The bonus track, "Master of Eyes", retains the prevailing jazzy feel of the CD and the effect of growth beyond regular pop and soul.

Two tracks don't work so well for me. "Somewhere", in my opinion, is not right for Aretha's voice and style. Even though the instrumental arrangement is beautiful in places, I've heard other versions that I prefer to Aretha's. "That's the Way I Feel About Cha" isn't really bad, but I find it dull in comparison to other better tracks. It just doesn't go anywhere, and the ending is too repetitious.

But, so what? On the whole, this is another Aretha Franklin album, and that in itself is reason for rejoicing. The good outweighs the bad, by far.
The Original Mono Recordings (Vinyl)
The Original Mono Recordings (Vinyl)
Well, as I give it 5 stars you know my answer to the question. But you may answer differently.

These albums are part of sixties culture,and most of them deserve a place on any discerning music fans shelf. However this is an expensive box, and the individual (stereo) titles are available for around a fiver each if you shop around, so is the box set a marketing gimmick to spend more on music than we need to. The answer to that is partly yes. There is no reason why these mono mixes couldn't be released individually as the vinyl versions were. That would allow those who think the first and last discs here are not essential to pick up just the ones they want. Or people like me who just want the solo discs in mono. Buying just a few of the vinyls puts you well over the cost of buying the full cd box, so the box it is then.

It's a lovely sturdy box, and the albums are nicely stored. If you have the Beatles mono box, you will notice similarities in the "mini-lp" packaging. Others have noted the quality. One difference is that the Dylan CDs don't have sleeve protectors. OK, thinks I, I'll get some. I bought Nagaoka sleeves and found that they didn't fit, but the larger Nagaoka gatefold sleeve protectors do fit the single albums, but not Blonde on Blonde. This led me to pulling out other box sets. Many Mini lp sleeves fit in the sleeves with room to spare. A comparison showed that the Dylan covers are larger than any others in my collection, including the Beatles ones. (Oddly, the Beatles box is a few mm taller). The text on these mini sleeves is fully legible to me, which is an improvement compared to most CDs in this format

That's the packaging. The music is great. The solo albums always sounded wrong with the voice at one end of my room, and the guitar and harmonica at the other. It's a much easier listen (on a sensory level) with everything centred, allowing you to focus on how great the songs are, how good the performances are. Sound quality is excellent. There was little need for a big dynamic range on the early albums, so just about any mix will do justice to the music. The later four albums, though sound great on my hi-fi. Like a Rolling Stone leaps out at you as it should. For me there are no real make or break differnces that make me choose one mix over another, so I happily off loaded my stereo mix CDs to part fund this set.

So the music is five stars, the packaging is very good. Griel Marcus provides a good essay on the period, and a short summary of each album. If you like his essay then get Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes. Any quibbles? There are three mono singles listed in the discography that aren't included in this box. Only Positively Fourth Street is available on the sampler disc. An ep could have covered these three songs for the box.
Ultra Brighter Glow in the Dark Stars; Special Deal 200 Count w/ Bonus Moon, Amazing for Children and Toddler Decorations Wall Stickers for Boys! FREE Constellation Guide
Ultra Brighter Glow in the Dark Stars; Special Deal 200 Count w/ Bonus Moon, Amazing for Children and Toddler Decorations Wall Stickers for Boys! FREE Constellation Guide
Throwback to the 80's up in our house!

We are fulltime RVers so we are always looking for ways to jazz up our 8 year old son's room. I remember when I was younger I LOVED these glow in the dark stars.

I won't lie, the moment I started to put these up and I instantly started apologizing mentally to my own mother because this is a tedious process, but we do some crazy stuff for our kids.

I got to work the day they arrived. They came with everything you need. You don't need tons of the putty to put up each star, I actually think it may not work as well if you put too much. It came with more than enough putty and stars to really make it look like a starry night.

I do wish there was a bit more of the medium stars, the size between the larger and the super small but it didn't ruin it or lower my rating for that reason.

They have been holding up well after being on for a few months. RV walls are notorious for being difficult to get stuff to stick on so I'm pleasantly surprised that we've only had one star fall and that is because one of our cats was messing with it.

So, if you want some childhood nostalgia then you should scoop these up for yourself....I mean, for your kid.
Creating Worlds, Constructing Meaning: The Scottish Storyline Method (Teacher to Teacher)
Creating Worlds, Constructing Meaning: The Scottish Storyline Method (Teacher to Teacher)
As a former elementary principal and now, as an educational consultant, I worry about the loss of creativity, spontaneity and engagement in the classroom as we focus intensely on reform and test scores. Jeff Cresswell's book describes a well tested approach which I believe, can lead to very high achievement while preserving the essence of childhood--curiosity, enchantment with ideas, creative thinking and the production of products which make sense to the child. If I had an elementary staff, I'd purchase the book for all of them. Mr. Creswell includes in the title the words "teacher to teacher." This is a critical element in the success of the work. All the practical questions are answered--What does a day with Storyline look like? Do you still teach regular math and reading? What does your plan book look like? What are the roles of the teacher and student? What are some sample Storyline study projects which have been successful? This book answers all these questions in a reader friendly, very visible way. Teachers need the exhilaration and joy of exploring and teaching this way as much as the children do. Storyline preserves the wonder of the journey we call learning. It makes every child want to achieve!
Trend Lab Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You'll Go! Unisex 5Piece Crib Bedding Set
Trend Lab Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You'll Go! Unisex 5Piece Crib Bedding Set
We are in love with this nursery set and for the price compared to a lot of other sets you get more for your money. A lot of the Dr. Seuss sets seem to only be 3 pieces and are the same price or more than this set which is a 5 piece set and the set includes all items you will use either practically or for decoration. It's the best gender neutral Dr. Seuss set I could find because it really could be used for either gender and doesn't give people an indication of what you're having if you know but want to keep it a surprise. Some of the other gender neutral sets seem to lean more toward boy or girl and people then tend to make comments that can be hurtful.
Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)
Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)
The book “Remember When,” originally published in 2003, is listed as a work by Nora Roberts. It actually contains two novellas, whose titles are fonts of great originality: Part One and Part Two. Part One is written by Nora Roberts and contains a romantic suspense that takes place in 2003. Part Two of the omnibus picks up the story fifty-six years later, in 2059, as a novella written by Roberts using her pseudonym, J. D. Robb. Robb takes the conclusion of Part One and has its consequences fall upon the lives and jobs of Eve Dallas and Roarke, the main protagonists of Robb’s In Death series.

And then, in 2010, Roberts/Robb’s publisher separated “Remember When” into two independently published stories. When separated, Part One became “Hot Rocks,” published under the author Nora Roberts; Part Two became “Big Jack,” published under the author J. D. Robb. And suddenly, confusion reigned in reader-land, a confusion that still exists today.

The first level of confusion is the construction of “Remember When” itself. Part One can be read by anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic suspense at any time they choose. It is complete, in and of itself. However, the same cannot be said for Part Two. The events in that part fall almost in the middle of Robb’s well-established In Death series. In fact, it falls chronologically, in storyline, right after Robb’s seventeenth book, “Imitation in Death,” as it picks up barely a day after Peabody makes detective. Thus, a great deal of backstory and character inter-dynamics are already in play and they are essential to understanding events that occur within this plotline. To read Part Two independently would likely be a mistake.

The second level of confusion occurs when a reader likes one of the author’s pseudonyms better than the other, or really doesn’t care for one of them at all. For instance, I am not a heavy reader of Nora Roberts’ books, not like I am with her J. D. Robb pseudonym. However, whether I like Nora Roberts or not, Part One contains the entire circumstances that lead to Part Two. So, if you don’t read Nora Roberts’ part of the omnibus, you will not understand the intimate connection of the murderer in Part Two to the original crime in Part One. Nor will you truly understand the correlation Robb makes, in Part Two, between Eve and the murderer in regards to Eve’s ongoing question of nature versus nurture, genetics versus choice. In other words, Part Two is not the place to start if you have never read J. D. Robb before.

Finally, a third level of confusion exists that has nothing to do with storylines and everything to do with publisher misrepresentation and with poor personal responsibility. When the omnibus was split into two separate stories, that omnibus was not taken off the market nor was there clear truth-in-advertising about the two stories not being new products. Hence, readers with poor tracking systems for documenting what they have or have not read have become and still do become incensed when they purchase “Hot Rocks” and “Big Jack,” only to realize that they have already read both when they read “Remember When.” And the usual outcome of that realization is that the reader angrily gives one or all three of the books a one-star review, while still saying how great they are, instead of taking responsibility for their own decision to buy a book they have already read.

Now, the set-up for Nora Roberts’ Part One:

By the age of ten, Elaine O’Hara was already an accomplished pickpocket and a well-trained beard for her con-man father, Big Jack O’Hara. Realizing that Elaine was on the same path to prison as her husband, her mother divorces Big Jack and flees. It takes years, but Elaine’s mother finally gets their lives straight.

Elaine, now legally known as Laine Tavish, is the owner of an antique shop called “Remember When,” Laine likes what she does, likes where she lives and doesn’t want her friends in her new small hometown of Angel’s Gap to know who she used to be.

As you can imagine, this whole new-start idea falls apart. And it begins unraveling when her father’s best friend of thirty years visits her at the shop and is immediately killed when he steps out the door, dying in Laine’s arms. Enter Max Gannon, an adept PI from New York. It seems that Big Jack and his friend helped steal $28M in diamonds, and the company that insured those gems, to recover them, has retained Max. When Max’s background investigation on Laine Tavish turns up the facts of her parentage, the story really takes off.

At first glance, this set-up is superficially formulaic, based on the idea of “I’ve-Got-A-Secret-And-My-Life-Will-Be-Over-If-It’s-Found-Out.” But under that well-worn and oft-used premise lies a tense thriller and an engaging romance. And it comes without the incessant whining and the hair shirt that many authors believe must accompany such a plotline.

It also comes written in third person and primarily from the viewpoint of Laine, although quite a few scenes are told from Max’s standpoint. To ratchet up the tension, we are also given glimpses into the thoughts and actions of Big Jack O’Hara, Laine’s fugitive thief of a father. And then Roberts slips in a few snippets from the standpoint of Alex Crew, the psychopathic homicidal thief who sets all the events of the novella in motion. And believe me, these bare snippets into Alex Crew’s thoughts are all we need to fuel our fears and ratchet that level of tension right through the roof.

At over 220 pages, this “novella” is of sufficient length to make virtually all the fine points and literary devices believable. The main characters are fleshed out and well grounded, mature and realistic in both speech and action. And the action rarely flags. While there is no cliffhanger at the end and an HEA is clearly in the picture, a few loose ends remain – and Nora Roberts meant it to be that way. Let’s just say that Roberts’ alter ego, J. D. Robb, is very interested in those loose ends.

So, now we enter J. D. Robb’s Part Two:

Fifty-six years after the diamond heist, one-fourth of the “hot rocks” have never been recovered. Samantha Gannon, the granddaughter of Laine Tavish and Max Gannon, writes a book about the heist, called, confusingly, “Hot Rocks.” Shortly after its publication, it becomes a “hot ticket,” and Samantha goes on tour all over the U.S. The day she returns from that tour, she finds her house sitter with her throat slit. The next day, her maid is found immolated in a vacant lot. Someone apparently thinks Samantha knows a whole lot more about the missing diamonds than she has published in the book.

Eve Dallas is the primary on the house sitter’s murder while Baxter is the primary for the maid. When they make the connection between the victims and then the book, the hunt for a human connection to one of the original thieves is mounted. And the hunt is conducted by all our regular In Death characters – Eve, Roarke, Peabody, McNab, Feeney, Baxter and Trueheart.

As I said earlier, I am not a heavy reader of Nora Roberts’ books, not like I am with J. D. Robb’s works. But reading this particular crossover package was not only intriguing, it was necessary for me to continue the In Death series with the best understanding.

However, I did have one problem with the writing style. It appears that the two parts were written back-to-back and that it took the author a bit of time to get out of the “Nora Roberts” mode of Part One and into the persona of J. D. Robb for Part Two. But once the transition was made, the 287-page long novella called Part Two was just as strong an entry for the In Death series as any standalone book with those two words in its title.
Dragon Ball Color Piccolo nº 02/04 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Dragon Ball Color Piccolo nº 02/04 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
No puede faltar la edicion a color si eres gran fan de dragon ball , mola muchisimo mas que las de blanco y negro , aunque no son muy grandes la verdad, pero se leen perfectamente y quedan muy chulos en la estanteria , eso si es edicion japonesa con lo que se lee al contrario que en europa.
Rose Harbor MassMarket Series (Set of 5 Books) Inn at Rose Harbor Rose Harbor in Bloom Love Letters Silver Linings Sweet Tomorrows
Rose Harbor MassMarket Series (Set of 5 Books) Inn at Rose Harbor Rose Harbor in Bloom Love Letters Silver Linings Sweet Tomorrows
I was disappointed that 2 of the books were not as shown. One was a bit larger than the rest, not too big of a deal. But one was twice the size and in large print. I saw nothing in the description that says they might vary in that way. I plan to bring them on a trip and really didn’t want a larger one as well as prefer regular print. Arrived exactly on time in decent condition.
Kindle Cash Blueprint
Kindle Cash Blueprint
The book is too basic to get you anywhere if you are serious about Kindle publishing.

It is just too general, without any specific advice, and it just gives you a bunch of common points which do not justify for your time, let alone the money.
The only time the author gets specific is when he tells you how to register for Kindle Direct Publishing, and then even tells you to click the "Agree" button... And that is precisely the part we can all figure out ourselves.

So far I read a much better book on the subject that will give you much more practical information and a realistic feel about Kindle publishing: 
A rischio
A rischio
Ho fatto fatica a leggerlo, mai coinvolgente, nessuna suspense, dalla Cornwell mi aspettavo molto di più. Era tanto che non leggevo un suo libro e non credo ne leggerò altri in futuro
Harry Potter Gryffindor Top Trumps Collector's Tin Card Game
Harry Potter Gryffindor Top Trumps Collector's Tin Card Game
This game is easy to play for kids and the tin is so cute. My daughter loves it. Our only complaint is that, because we know the Harry Potter series so well, some of the characters don't seem to fit their card. Harry Potter with 100 wisdom? Please. Narcissa Malfoy lied straight to Voldemort's face, she's braver than the cards give credit. Lol. But we're just nerds.
Nano Metalfigs Harry Potter Wave 1 Metals Die-Cast Collectible Figures (20 Piece), 1.65"
Nano Metalfigs Harry Potter Wave 1 Metals Die-Cast Collectible Figures (20 Piece), 1.65"
Good and bad. Totally depends on what your buying them for.
Good:
*They are really heavy solid figurines.
Good metal detail.
*Every figurines metal work is unique (aka not one figure just painted differently)
Bad:
*The paint chips SUPER easy. Like many noses have chipped, hair is missing etc. and we have had them for about a week. Much of which they were wrapped up. (See photo)
*They didn’t make many characters. A lot are duplicates (the character not the figure Aka 4 Harry’s)
95% are wizards some of whom are minor characters and/or I can’t place (slitherine (sp?) quidditch player, a guy in a suit..)
*Where are the witches? There are 2. 2! Where’s Luna, tonks, mrs weasly, professor mcgonagall?? There is one with a red pony tail. I think that’s Charlie weasley but I told my daughter it was Ginny old so she had another girl.

Some of this may be in the description. My bad if it is. It’s just disappointing. We are going to try to repaint a few for other characters. Might as well seeing the paint is coming off.

Over all solid figures. Decent paint jobs with crap paint. For the price I would not recommend. But in the gaming world figurines of this material ARE pricy and these are solid. So I guess it would come down to what you want them for. Kids? Pass. Gamer wanting quality figures that you know you can repaint if needed? Get them.
LEGO Agents 70162: Infearno Interception
LEGO Agents 70162: Infearno Interception
Going by the expression on my nephew's face he was very pleased to receive this Xmas gift. After lunch he disappeared into the kitchen to piece everything together making occasional appearances to show us his progress.

He reappered looking quite smug showing off his new creation which looked very impressive and will give him hours of imaginative fun.
Paisley Silk Scarf
Paisley Silk Scarf
Ok quality. It’s a very thin silk scarf and not silky at all. MAKE SURE YOU WASH IT A FEW TIMES BEFORE USE. THE DYE Made my scalp itch a lot at first. After a good wash it stopped. It's thin but long enough to wrap my hair with. Even though some colors wash out when you wash it, it hasn't faded significantly for me. I use it for my hair so color wasn't an issue but it thin and long enough to wrap my hair without hurting my head.
Engagement from Scratch! How Super-Community Builders Create a Loyal Audience and How You Can Do the Same!
Engagement from Scratch! How Super-Community Builders Create a Loyal Audience and How You Can Do the Same!
I am totally brand new to blogging and online marketing of any kind. Engagement from Scratch is one of the first books that I came across on Amazon that seemed to fit what I was looking for. I'm really glad I bought it!

Engagement from Scratch is groundbreaking; pulling together some of the foremost successes and authorities on engaging your audience is a brilliant idea that Danny Iny totally nailed. It gave me a lot of confidence that I could do the same thing, even though I am literally starting with nothing. I felt comfortable, not intimidated, reading the articles and understanding the information. Each of the contributors was genuine in their approach to sharing their techniques and you can really sense that. With 31 expert articles to choose from (including Danny's) there is everything you could want on the subject.

It was interesting to see the similarities and differences with the articles. Some of the information overlapped, confirming that those principles are what everyone should use. Other information contradicted itself; not that these techniques don't work. But rather that something that works for one person may not work for another. You need to determine what will work for you and implement those strategies. I also love how the resources for each author (website, twitter, blog, etc) is included at the end of their article. I will be checking out many of these blogs to get even more information that can help my business.

This is a great book for anyone who wants to engage with an online audience, for whatever reason. I felt I could apply any of the advice as a beginner and not get overwhelmed. As well, the concepts are advanced that anyone could take away something valuable to add to their business and take their audience engagement to the next level.

This book is a must have!
Glamorise Women's Full Figure No Bounce Plus Size Camisole Wirefree Back Close Sports Bra #1066
Glamorise Women's Full Figure No Bounce Plus Size Camisole Wirefree Back Close Sports Bra #1066
This is my second sports bra from this company (FYI, their regular nonwired ones are very comfy too). I had the delight of getting to try one for free as part of the Vine programme and it’s SO good I had to buy another because it definitely is one of my comfiest undergarments that I always forget I’m wearing (and for big girls, we know that’s a hard thing to find).

I use it for not just exercise but for general use - I bought it two size down at the band so can have a slightly tighter back size for exercise as a deliberate measure for keeping the boulders bolstered down (if you’re a big girl, this actually does make a difference, it’ll dig in at any back fat, but will give less bounce at the front - on me it is tight but NOT uncomfortable enough to restrict movement or hurt) then use an elasticated bra extender for normal every day wear so it’s comfy (and with the extender it is VERY comfy - in fact, I literally can’t feel it).

It has a “modesty” patch at the collar section to hide your cleavage, which I love. I’m bigger busted and I honestly hate that most sports bras push the “girls” together and then UP so that everyone sees, but this bra allows for separation while giving you a bit of modesty so your bust isn’t on display - nice if your sports tops are low cut.

Washes very easy, dries quite fast. Doesn’t have a lot of stretch except at the straps, obviously (essential if you want good support and don’t want the band sliding). What I do love is that for a sports bra it doesn’t give you a weird shape. It doesn’t flatten your bust down or push them into one weird looking mound (like the over the head ones do), it doesn’t push them up to your chin so that it looks like you’re suffocating -it keeps them separate and breast-shaped (although the longer you wear and depending on how you’re moving, they will eventually together and give you cleavage but this usually happens with most standard bras anyway).

For some reason although I’m a G, in this particular bra I’m a DD (I haven’t been a DD since high school), can’t explain it as a DD isn’t the sister size for a G, but it fits superbly and my bazookas aren’t squished at all. You might need to look hard at measurements when it comes to sizing as you might find another size is actually your “sports bra” sister sizing. Worth a look.

This might be considered expensive for a sports bra but a good bra is an investment, especially a comfy one that you need to withstand impact. This isn’t the kind of bra you have for half the year, wear twice and then dump, this is a solid piece of foundation garmentry that should last you a few years (like my other has). It’s worth spending on merely because you get what you pay for sometimes and I know that from experience. A discount sports shop over the head one or cheap fashion shop zip up one won’t compare to this quality. Invest in your sports bras.

Definitely recommend it, especially to the larger busted lady who struggles finding that right sports bra that doesn’t hurt.
Respiratory Care Exam Review
Respiratory Care Exam Review
This is by far the best option for passing the CSE. Kettering is a waste of money to buy tokens that don’t seem to reflect what the CSE actually tests. This gives you explanations as to why each selection is right or wrong and some of the scenarios were almost identical to what was on the CSE

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