Carson Chavez

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The Book of Tea
The Book of Tea
The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo, Alan Munro, et al.. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 710 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
La zona muerta (Spanish Edition)
La zona muerta (Spanish Edition)
La zona muerta (Spanish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Minecraft Pi: Coding for Kids
Minecraft Pi: Coding for Kids
Minecraft Pi: Coding for Kids by Nicholas Harris and Jonathan Harris. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Objective-C For Dummies
Objective-C For Dummies
Objective-C For Dummies by Neal Goldstein. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
iOS 7 Programming Cookbook
iOS 7 Programming Cookbook
iOS 7 Programming Cookbook by Vandad Nahavandipoor. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Programming iOS 8
Programming iOS 8
Programming iOS 8 by Matt Neuburg. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Advanced Swift: Updated for Swift 5
Advanced Swift: Updated for Swift 5
Advanced Swift: Updated for Swift 5 by Chris Eidhof, Ole Begemann, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 34 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Donald Trump Collectible Bean Bear Beanie
Donald Trump Collectible Bean Bear Beanie
it is very small!! shocked when i got it because of the size! besides that its wonderful! it really creates a shock factor anywhere you go if you have little donny by your side!! i DO suggest him!!
Bob Dylan in America
Bob Dylan in America
In the past decade, Bob Dylan appears to have discovered Aaron Copland, using pieces from his compositions to open his concert. Wilentz opens his book with an attempt to connect Dylan to Copland that isn't very convincing but does provide an interesting look into the Popular Front of the 1930s and later folk movement spearheaded by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Wilentz is on more solid ground when he explores Dylan's connection to the Beats in the succeeding chapter, in particular Allen Ginsburg, who I guess can be credited with opening up Bob to a broader plain of music, which eventually led Dylan away from the "folkies."

As Wilentz notes late in the book, many of these chapters are culled from previous essays and articles he has written. His chapter on the 1964 Concert at Philharmonic Hall is taken largely from the liner notes he wrote for Bootleg Series 6: Concert at Philharmonic Hall. So, for Dylan aficionados you may have felt you have read much of this before. Not to worry though, there is fresh material, such as his wonderful explorations of many of Dylan's classic songs like Nettie Moore and Blind Willie McTell.

Wilentz jokes that he became the "Historian in Residence" for the official Bob Dylan website, and he also notes the many concerts he has been to over the years, including the 64 Concert and one of the 75 Rolling Thunder Revue stops in New Haven, Connecticut, giving him an inside view of Dylan and his musical process that few others have. He notes the extensive conversations he had with Al Kooper and other persons who played with Dylan over the years, and notes the collaborative work he did with Greil Marcus. Nevertheless, Wilentz is first and foremost a historian, not a musicologist, so his attempts to dissect Dylan's music sometimes fall flat.

One of his more interesting chapters is his review of the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue and the movie, Renaldo and Clara, a cinematic byproduct of that tour. At nearly 5 hours, Renaldo and Clara, is more a test of patience than an epic account of the concert. Dylan had long been an aspiring actor, and after getting a bit role in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid and writing the soundtrack for the Sam Peckinpah movie, he enlisted Sam Shepard and Howard Alk to make something of the tour. In the end, Dylan took the credit for this sprawling film that mixes acted scenes with concert footage, echoing his passion for the French classic film, Children of Paradise.

What makes this cultural biography stand out are the valuable insights into Dylan's unique compositional process that has befuddled critics over the years, even leading to calls of plagiarism. But, as Wilentz points out, Dylan has tapped into the heart of American music and added to it influences from far and wide that is fully in keeping with the folk tradition. Like Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan is a "link in the chain," and a very important one.
Chai Piña Colada Owl's Brew Mixer, 16 Ounce Bottle
Chai Piña Colada Owl's Brew Mixer, 16 Ounce Bottle
Oh my bad I was looking for more of the coconut flavor that's associated with Pina Colada flavor this is not that. Plus after opening it you are supposed to use it within two weeks. The flavor was not that enticing that I finished the bottle in two weeks. Definitely not a repurchase for me. I threw mine away so this was a waste of money for me. It says Chai Pina Colada so there you have it.
Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days Eighth Edition
Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days Eighth Edition
I thought that after five editions and some really nice comments I was in for a pretty good book. No way. In addition to the problems mentioned by PMD1973 there's a lot of code in examples that are not explained and the language is often unclear and apparently contradictory.

"A variable or method declared without an access control modifier is available to any other class in the same package. The Java Class Library is organized into packages such as javax.swing, which is windowing classes for use primarily in graphical user interface programming, and java.util, a useful group of utility classes.

Any variable declared without a modifier can be read or changed by any other class in the same package. Any method declared the same way can be called by any other class in the same package. No other classes can access these elements in any way."

Perhaps using a Kindle instead of an emulator would solve technical problems then one would only have to deal with the language problems that might be solved with significant editing.
Jordan Air 1 Mid SE
Jordan Air 1 Mid SE
Got these for my Son...He loved them! He said they feel nice & Soft & fit his foot perfect! They look Cool also he said..lol..Would recommend them to anybody!
LaBoos Best Nature Manual Color bamboo Toothbrush, New Extra Soft Compact Bristle Toothbrush,Best Biodegradable Toothbrush For Gingivitis And Sensitive teeth. (4 PCS)
LaBoos Best Nature Manual Color bamboo Toothbrush, New Extra Soft Compact Bristle Toothbrush,Best Biodegradable Toothbrush For Gingivitis And Sensitive teeth. (4 PCS)
I was looking for a super-soft toothbrush with a bamboo handle. All of the bamboo toothbrushes I tried before this had much harder bristles. I have very sensitive gums so I hoped this would be as soft as the other reviewers said it was - and it is. They are painted at the bottom which is a nice touch to keep the water that drips down from being absorbed up the handle through the bamboo, keeping it more sanitary. The bamboo itself is also quite smooth - no splinters as some others mentioned (are they chewing the brush handle first? I don't know, but mine perfectly smooth and pleasant to brush with). I will certainly buy these again in lieu of non-recyclable plastic brushes that will never biodegrade.
Avengers Titan Hero Captain America 12" Action Figure
Avengers Titan Hero Captain America 12" Action Figure
This is a wonderfully perfect toy for littler hands - and probably bigger boys too - but we bought it for our four year old. He already has several of the other avengers in this set: Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, and the villain Doctor Doom. Captain America has recently become the favorite, so we bought this along with a Golden Book that explained Captain America's background. He LOVES the shield, and it's really easy for him to put on and take off the hand. It's a great, simple toy - and it's way cheaper online than at the toy stores. Very sturdy and durable. These guys have taken several falls down stairs, swims in the bath, and toddler sisters slamming them around. These are great toys!
Nidavellir Mjolnir Bottle Opener, Thor Hammer Bottle Opener, Thor Beer Bottle Opener with Bonus Silver Mjolnir Keychain Bottle Opener
Nidavellir Mjolnir Bottle Opener, Thor Hammer Bottle Opener, Thor Beer Bottle Opener with Bonus Silver Mjolnir Keychain Bottle Opener
The product is great, but it didn’t come with the extra keychain bottle opener as advertised in both written and photograph form. If you aren’t going to provide the keychain, then do not include it in the product description as a “bonus” gift, and was one reason why I chose this so that my dad could have a portable one and one to keep at home. The keychain he could have shown off to his friends at work, and was my intention, but now all he has is the main opener.
Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition
Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition
First let me state that I’m a professional artist, and I adore IDW’s artist editions. They are some of the best collectible books I’ve ever seen. I have been wanting this Thor book for quite a while, but the original hardcover is out of print, and quite expensive, so I opted for this much more affordable softcover. It’s gorgeous, as all artist/artisan books are, but as of my purchase in Aug 2020, there is a printing error, which cuts out two pages in chapter 2, and replaces them with two pages from chapter 3. It’s not the end of the world, but I thought it was worth mentioning, since I haven’t seen any online reviews that said anything about it. Otherwise, the book is a treasure and Walt Simonson’s art is top notch. It would get 5 stars, save for the printing mistake.
Ninja Swords of Death
Ninja Swords of Death
(1978 NOT 2017) "classic" martial arts action adventure filmed in Taiwan, English dubbed. AKA Flying Swallow. It is a swordplay classic featuring Tien Peng and Judy Lee (aka Chia Ling). This dubbed version is said to have been cut by 20 minutes, which makes some quick jumps in parts. Tien Peng plays a kindly heroic sword fighter. The beautiful, talented, and acrobatic Judy Lee doesn't show until near the end, which is too bad. She is great. Minus stars for poor film cutting, for not giving equal time to Judy Lee, and for screen display that crops off important detail. Sigh ...
Rubie's Men's Marvel Black Panther Deluxe Costume, As Shown, Extra-Large
Rubie's Men's Marvel Black Panther Deluxe Costume, As Shown, Extra-Large
This is a great costume and fits well. There was a little too much padding for me, but I already have large muscles and big chest. A little cutting out made it easier to manage. Wish it had a zipper or something that allowed for easier use of the bathroom. Had to slide it completely off to even pee. Looks great and comfortable if you are in cooler weather. Unfrotunatley I live in FL and it was 75 degrees that night and lost a few pounds sweating. I did upgrade the mask and bought the matching gloves. Mask was really uncessary, but gloves looked really cool. Overall worth it and looks cool.
InuYasha, Vol. 44
InuYasha, Vol. 44
This series was full of heart, full of mystery, full of action and adventure. The anime is wonderfully written and the soundtrack is superb. The manga is powerful. It contains alot of things the anime wasnt able to give you. There is alot more detail and alot more character elements in the manga. That being said every single piece of this wonderful series is worth buying and Amazon offers one of the best prices youll find to collect it without going bankrupt.
NerdChef Steel Stone - High-Performance Baking Surface for Pizza (.375 Thick - Pro)
NerdChef Steel Stone - High-Performance Baking Surface for Pizza (.375 Thick - Pro)
I have the .5" version. I feel the quality is more than sufficient, it will do as fine of a job as any other steel the same thickness, regardless of price. The only improvements I could think of to be made (necessitating higher prices) would be to round all of the outside profile edges over. The edges aren't sharp like a knife, but since this is a fairly heavy piece of metal it is capable of doing some serious damage to whatever it hits if it is dropped or banged against something. The best best, whether the edges are rounded or 90 degrees is to be very careful when handling it. For most fit men and many women, the weight should not be a problem. Since the open oven door requires one to stoop over and reach to put it in the oven, the weight become a little more unwieldy though. If you have help available and question your own ability then two people should make it manageable.

If you desire to make pizzas that have puffed up crusts with a thin crispy outside and soft chewy inside, and do it in your home oven, a baking steel or a conventional pizza/baking stone is absolutely essential to get the best possible results. Both types of material have their place, in some ways steel is best, and in other ways the stones are as good or better.

To explain the need for baking steels and stones: the faster you can heat the dough in the oven, the more it puffs up before taking a set. Air bubbles in the dough are expanded by heated air and moisture, and "pump" up the crust. This is often called "oven spring". It is like a race and it needs to happen quickly because as the dough begins to cook it will not expand any more.

Like most tools, you need to use it properly or it won't perform to it's full potential. The steel and various stone type materials transfer heat to the dough faster than air can, that is the principle of operation. It takes longer to preheat the steel or stone than normal, it needs to be saturated with heat to perform best, think of it as having to cook your stone until it's done, before it can cook your pizza of other bread item. So planning ahead and using patience is a virtue here, but the reward is well worth it.

There are certain techniques that can employed, such as placing it on one the higher rack positions and using the top broiler to get the steel or stone to 600 degrees F or higher, measured with a IR temperature gun. If you do not let a baking steel or stone reach the optimum temperature range it will do little or no good at best or even slow down the cooking and make it worse. Until you get the hang of it, and perhaps even afterward, it's best to confirm temperatures of the steel or stone. If you don't have a temperature gun and are not able to get one, allow plenty of preheating time.

If you plan to use this to cook frozen pizza on, are impatient, or aren't willing to take the time to make good dough and fiddle around with techniques this item probably will not be very useful to you. Otherwise, I believe you would be very pleased with it.

While steel is superior to stone (or fire brick, and etc) in transferring heat faster, it has one draw back. It doesn't absorb moisture like natural porous materials, and while the crust might puff up more and cook faster, the very outside layer will usually not be as crisp as a stone and a little longer cook time. The longer cook time will also give a little more even browning because being a little more crisp. So, there are instances where each material has pros and cons. If you are serious about pizza you might want one made from each material, otherwise choose according to what kind of crust you like the best.
Handmaiden of Palmyra (Black Lace)
Handmaiden of Palmyra (Black Lace)
I'm a big fan of erotica set in ancient and classical decadent scenarios, and this is one of the best. The opulent clothes, furnishings and settings, slaves pampering, masters and mistresses being pampered, flirtation, exploitation; this book has the lot, and a raw, agressive energy that keeps it from becoming too plush. The heady atmosphere reeks of sensuality, a cocktail of power-politics, passion and LOTS of the sex (far more than in many 'erotic' stories) and in many guises to please all tastes. Then there's the added frisson of supposedly saintly priests and monks, ripe for the tempting.
My only disappointment is the 'pair off, marry and live happily ever after' ending (hence only four stars). Come on, the decadence didn't stop with marriage, they carried on (in all senses)! Someone write a sequel, please!
Opposites Attract
Opposites Attract
I did enjoy reading the book eventually, but it took me several chapters to really get into the story to find the connection between the two characters. Then again, I really do not know tennis that well or the game so, that did help spark any interest. Love Nora Roberts, she sparks interest most of the time in her books to get you hook, but for me, this one was not one of them.
Showdown on the Hogback
Showdown on the Hogback
Louis L'Amour never disappoints his readers. His characters are well developed, his plots are crisp. The hero is smart but on the wrong path until he meets a reformed outlaw's daughter, fights his best friend, and is on the road to Mexico with his hometown bank's money. Find out what happened next by reading Showdown on the Hogback.
Aux Jeux Olmpiques (Asterix) (French Edition)
Aux Jeux Olmpiques (Asterix) (French Edition)
album de BD broché rigide grand format ancien (1999/1965) présentant la douzième aventure des célèbres héros de Goscinny et Uderzo; celle ci fait partie des oeuvres de la maturité et, étant une des plus connues, elle a marqué nombre de lecteurs dans leur jeunesse et plus particulièrement encore à cause du film qui en a été tiré; contrairement aux habitudes où nos héros voyagent seuls ou presque, tous les personnages du village font cette fois-ci le voyage vers la Grèce pour soutenir leurs champions avec la distinction qui caractérise les français à l'étranger!; le dessin des différents personnages est parfait (contrairement au tous premiers épisodes où il se cherche encore), les dialogues et l'intrigue sont truculents (qui ne se souvient pas des athlètes tirant leur langue bleue?); cet épisode particulièrement réussi complète une série d'aventures toutes plus drôles les unes que les autres qui ont fait leur succès international; même si il ne s'agit pas d'une vraie reliure mais plutôt d'un ouvrage broché avec couverture rigide, cette version classique cartonnée Hachette est parfaite pour renouveler sa collection qui, il faut bien l'avouer, a du mal à survivre, avec cicatrices et marques d'usure, aux années et multiples mains entre lesquelles elle est passée (et c'est bien normal après tout!)
Wild and Wonderful (The Americana Series Book 48)
Wild and Wonderful (The Americana Series Book 48)
I found this story to be true to West Va to those people who lived and breathed the coal mines. I thought it was a true description and lots of wonderful adjectives of the mountain people. It ws a fluke that I ran across this book to be my first in the writers series of books across the US as I am originally from WV. When the part of the book about the cave in of the mine and how the entire area showed up to help and stay with the families who had relatives in the mine is how I remember it to be. Even though my dad was not a miner I had friends who was in this situation and I felt that I was at the mine until the miners were freed. Janet Daily makes you feel like you are at the scene. A good book. I can't wait to read the second in the series.
Der Holcroft-Vertrag
Der Holcroft-Vertrag
Der amerikanische Architekt Noel Holcroft erfährt, dass sein leiblicher Vater während der Nazizeit 780 Millionen Dollar vom 3. Reich abgezweigt hat und dieses Geld bei einer Bank in Genf deponiert hat. Sein Vater war ein Finanzgenie von Nazi-Deutschland und hat zusammen mit anderen Männern der Wolfsschanze ein Testament geschrieben, dass nun von Noel Holcroft vollstreckt werden soll.
Holcroft muss geeignete Nachkommen jener Männer (KESSLER und VON TIEBOLDT)finden, welche mit seinem Vater dieses Testament angelegt haben. Nur diese drei Nachkommen erhalten Zugriff zu diesem Vermögen. Das Geld soll an die Opfer der Nazizeit ausbezahlt werden. Die drei Nachkommen sollen für ihre Mühe je 2 Millionen Dollar erhalten. Noel Holcroft nimmt sich der Aufgabe an, da sonst diese Gelder weitere 30 Jahre ruhen würden.
Unmittelbar nach diesem Einstieg geht's in diesem Buch schon rasant zur Sache. Im Umfeld von Noel Holcroft lauert schon der Tod. Am Bahnhof in Genf gibt es zwei Tote, auf dem Flug in die USA wird ein Passagier vergiftet, der Giftanschlag sollte Holcroft treffen. In der USA stirbt ein Mann vom brit. Geheimdienst der in warnen will. Holcroft begibt sich auf die Suche nach den Nachkommen. In Rio wird auf ihn geschossen, in England wird er niedergeschlagen. Der brit. Geheimdienst tritt an Holcroft heran, die Briten sind auf der Suche nach einem Meuchelmörder namens "Tinamu".
Sowohl in Paris als auch in Deutschland gerät er in Lebensgefahr.
Wer will ihn an der Vollstreckung des Testamentes hindern? Die RACHE, die ABWEHR oder die ODESSA und wer verbirgt sich hinter der Maske des "Tinamu"?
Ein Buch mit hohem Tempo, Spannung pur, es gibt keine Längen.
Dieses Buch ist absolut empfehlenswert, ganz klar 5 Sterne !
My Uncle Oswald (Expect the Unexpected)
My Uncle Oswald (Expect the Unexpected)
I've always known Roald Dahl as a children's author but it appears he published a significant number of adult stories and novels as well. This is one of the latter. A quick glance at one book blurb had me thinking I was in for a bit of smut, but I wasn't. Dahl's narrative device is to excerpt from the diary of the narrator's rich uncle.

A character featured throughout describes one of the antics she's been enlisted for as, "...a bit of a lark." And that is exactly what this book feels like. The narrator disappears almost immediately and we're off into the tale of how the uncle got rich. It seems like an unduly lengthy diary entry but no matter. And it seems the way he ultimately did get rich might have transpired more directly but, again, no matter. The lark is the point.

Dahl just seems to have wanted to fiddle about with a sex-soaked romp through some of the best and brightest of the twentieth century, from intellectual and artistic royalty to actual royalty. As you might expect, he favors the former over the latter. And he handles the sex mostly euphemistically so the book never trips into the gutter.

There's really not much here but it's mildly amusing and a quick read.
A Time to Kill (1996)
A Time to Kill (1996)
It is beyond me how a Film with a cast of so MANY incredible Actors & such a provocative Story Line could render such a terrible Film. ? Clearly it fell with the poor Editing that chopped important & interesting details that would have not only added depth to the story but have it all make sense. The jumping of scenes that made you literally rewind to see if you missed something were frequent. (*the best being one minute handsome lawyer is cozy with brainy & politically connected Intern & the next second his house is on fire. ? Of course they stuck in the obvious tug of Heart Strings moment with the sudden introduction of "his Dog" in the flames. (but we all knew he'd come barking back in a few moments anyway ...oy).

The rush job ending was beyond CORNBALL & absurd. It was SO bad it felt embarrassing. Perhaps it was the contrast of such a violent & disturbing story line being quickly wrapped up in a pretty pink bow like a made for TV movie? Even the ravaged & terrorized Victim now fresh faced in pigtails breaks through the crowd (mob?) & runs up to Now Free Daddy?
Clearly there remained "trouble in River City" to say the least & to suggest the resolve would be the KKK Cop finally being outed & 2 little Girls that meet & play together is asking a bit much. How this Town would survive the racial Molotov cocktails that continued to explode throughout the movie is not really a question worth pondering. Luckily there were good Actors at least making some of the movie feel worthy of time. I doubt any of them would want to put this one on their Resume's. Here was a story that had the potential of being a more modern day To Kill A Mockingbird but the only similarities was it took place in a racially heated Southern Town with a good looking Lawyer defending a black Man. Geez. What a hack job. What a shame.
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien (2012) Paperback
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien (2012) Paperback
The Rankin and Bass illustrated Hobbit was my favorite book as a child. My dad started reading it to me because he was tired of reading the same old children's books to me each night. I was fascinate by the story and the illustrations (taken from the animated movie) I gave a copy to my sister and brother in law for Christmas to read to their kids.
Sauron Defeated (History of Middle-Earth)
Sauron Defeated (History of Middle-Earth)
Christopher Tolkien's amazing collection of his fathers papers know as the "History of Middle Earth" are specialized works whose value and enjoyment depend on how deeply one wishes to dive into the unmatched complexity of the mythic universe that lives behind "The Lord of the Rings". Volumes 6 through 9 deal with the writing of the novel. Somewhat confusingly these are also know as the History of The Lord of the Rings Volumes 1-4. Each volume presents successive drafts along with sketches, notes and corrections. It includes excellent observations and descriptions of the materials and how it was sorted and assembled by Christopher Tolkien. This is a rare detailed examination of the creative process that would well serve future author and critics even those with little interest in Fantasy fiction. Anyone who has struggled through more than a few research papers will also fall in love with the indexes which are as complete and useful as anything I have encountered. Unfortunately, there are two different editions of v 4 of The History of The Lord of the Rings "Sauron Defeated" and "The End of the Third Age" The latter of these is the only first third of "Sauron Defeated". It contains all of material concerning the writing from the Tower of Cirith Ungol through the Epilogue. "Sauron Defeated" adds the first publication of " The Notion Club Papers" written between the composition of The Two Towers and Return of the King. This was the beginning of a sort of Sci-Fi explanation of how the source texts of the "Silmarillion" materials supposedly came into the present. It includes some playful takes on characters recognizable as members of the Inklings. There is also a new version of "The Drowning of Anadune" which serves as an opening of an imagined discussion of Adunaic the (invented) language of Men of the late Second Age. Asking the question , of what use are these unfinished experiments, will determine which of these volumes are best. In order to appreciate most of what is contained in the "History of Middle Earth" it is necessary to understand why all of the languages, poetry, flora, fauna, maps and endless Lays, were essential to the whole creation. Those who are new to all of this would be best served by reading (or re-reading) Humphrey Carpenter's "Tolkien" biography, Thomas Shippey's "The Road to Middle Earth" and (if possible) Verlyn Flieger's "Splintered Light". Fair warning: this can be a doorway to a huge collection of seductive ideas and materials that are the emerging universe of Tolkien Studies. If matched sets are not an issue, the hardcover "Sauron Defeated is a bargain.
Naruto - Tome 21 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Naruto - Tome 21 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
J'avais remarquer que l'un de mes amis avait commencer a lire Naruto, je lui ai donc commander 3 tomes pour son Noël, il a était très content. Un très beau cadeau pour les fans de Naruto.
Naruto V64 (English and Japanese Edition)
Naruto V64 (English and Japanese Edition)
TVで放送されていないぶん コミックとDVDで楽しんでいます。
 もぅ25巻が発売で予約済みです^^やっぱり ナルトはいつ見てもカッコイイ!!
Karl May: Der Schatz im Silbersee
Karl May: Der Schatz im Silbersee
Mein Großvater war kein reicher Mann, aber er war ein großer Leser. Was tun, wenn man sich die teuren Bücher nicht kaufen kann? Richtig, man leiht sie aus – damals gab es das noch; selbst in dem kleinen Dorf in dem ich aufwuchs. Warum erwähne ich das? Nun, weil mein Großvater mich das Lesen lehrte… also nicht nur die Aneinanderreihung von Buchstaben, sondern das Erfassen von Texten. Und er war es auch, der mir meine ersten Bücher schenkte – unter anderem selbstverständlich auch die Bücher von Karl May.

Das zweite Buch das ich von meinem Großvater bekam, war eben Der Schatz im Silbersee – die Geschichte rund um eine der berühmtesten Freundschaften der Welt – die Freundschaft zwischen dem jungen Apachenhäuptling Winnetou und seinem Blutsbruder Old Shatterhand. Mittlerweile sind die beiden in der „Mission für das Gute“ unterwegs; retten Menschen, stiften Frieden und üben sich in Selbstlosigkeit. In den Winnetou-Büchern sind die Charaktere immer dieselben und klar zu unterscheiden: Die Guten, die Bösen und die Zauderer.

Der Roman spielt in den USA der Übergangszeit zwischen der Siedlungszeit und der beginnenden Industrialisierung. Der Westen ist zwar noch wild, in weiten Teilen des Landes ist noch rechtsfreier Raum, Rohstoffe werden schon in großem Stil abgebaut – aber nach Besitzrecht fragt der Weiße eben nicht. Im ersten Teil des Romans werden während einer Fahrt mit einem Rad-Dampfer sozusagen die Zutaten für den zweiten Teil bereitet. Es treten – wie immer – die Guten und die Bösen auf: Old Firehand und ein paar Freunde auf der Seite der Guten und der Räuber „Cornel“ Brinklay und seine Outlaws.

Im zweiten Teil des Romans treten dann die Superhelden Winnetou und Old Schatterhand auf. Alle, die Guten wie die Bösen, sind auf dem Weg zum Silbersee. Die einen wollen Bergbau betreiben und die anderen einen Schatz heben, dessen Lage auf einer Karte eingezeichnet ist, die der Cornel vor Jahren dem ehemaligen Besitzer geraubt hat. Die Guten durchkreuzen den Bösen ständig die Pläne aber der Cornel und seine Tramps geben nicht auf. Sie werden aber von jenen Indianern gefangen und umgebracht, deren Häuptlinge im ersten Teil des Romans vom Cornel auf dem Rad-Dampfer beleidigt worden waren. Letztlich endet alles mit Happy End – Winnetou und Old Schatterhand retten wieder den Frieden.

Das was heutzutage Jugendliteratur genannt wird, war zu Lebzeiten des Autors Literatur für Erwachsene – man nannte diese Romane im 19. Jahrhundert Reiseliteratur oder auch Abenteuer-Romane. Erst später im 20. Jahrhundert, lange nach dem Tod des Autors, wurden sie dann auch Kindern und Jugendlichen zugänglich. Dabei war es eigentlich unerheblich, dass der Autor nie vor Ort, also im Wilden Westen, gewesen ist; was nicht nur auf diesen Roman beschränkt ist. Doch seine Bücher zeichnen sich durch gut faktenreiche, gut recherchierte Hintergrundinformationen und eine gewisse Authentizität aus, die eine lebendig erzählte Handlung entstehen lässt.

Der Rest ist schriftstellerische Leistung. All die Personen wie die Guten, Winnetou und Old Shatterhand oder die Bösen, ob sie Santer oder Forrester heißen mögen, sind natürlich Karl Mays Kopfgeburten. Das umfangreiche Werk Mays ist heute nicht unumstritten, da in ihm der Dünkel der „Überlegenheit des gebildeten Europäers“ gegenüber anderen Völkern gepflegt wird, die auch eine gewisse religiöse Komponente aufweist. Aber die Bücher vermitteln auch Werte wie das Gebot der Menschlichkeit, den Wert der Zuverlässigkeit oder von Bildung.

Ich glaube, dass mein Großvater mir aus diesem Grunde diese Bücher geschenkt hat und ich habe sie aus diesen Gründen auch sehr gemocht. Heute kann ich sagen, dass sie meine frühe Jugend durchaus geprägt haben. Und ich bin der Überzeugung, dass sie heutigen Kindern – vielleicht in anderer Präsentation – ebenfalls etwas zu sagen hätten. Ich habe mich übrigens sehr gefreut, diese urheberrechtsfreie Ausgabe bei Kindl zu finden, die mir den Roman in der Originalfassung kostenlos zugänglich macht.
Der Schut (German Edition)
Der Schut (German Edition)
Mein Großvater war kein reicher Mann, aber er war ein großer Leser. Was tun, wenn man sich die teuren Bücher nicht kaufen kann? Richtig, man leiht sie bei einer Leihbücherei aus – damals gab es das noch; selbst in dem kleinen Dorf in dem ich aufwuchs. Warum erwähne ich das? Nun, weil mein Großvater mich das Lesen lehrte… also nicht nur die Aneinanderreihung von Buchstaben, sondern das Erfassen von Texten. Und er war es auch, der mir meine ersten Bücher schenkte – unter anderem selbstverständlich auch die Bücher von Karl May.

Ein Buch von Karl May das ich von meinem Großvater geschenkt bekam, war der 6. Band aus den Gesammelten Werken: „Der Schut“. Noch bevor ich die Geschichten rund um eine der berühmtesten Freundschaften der Welt kannte, die Freundschaft zwischen dem jungen Apachenhäuptling Winnetou und seinem Blutsbruder Old Shatterhand, kannte ich eine – wie ich später im Vergleich fand – viel spannendere Freundschaft: Die Freundschaft zwischen Kara ben Nemsi und Hadschi Halef Omar. Während die Wild-West-Geschichten sehr populär wurden, gerieten die Abenteuer im Orient bedauerlicherweise ein wenig ins Abseits.

Zunächst geht dieser Band so weiter, wie der letzte aufhörte; was daran liegen mag, dass der Text ursprünglich für eine Zeitschriftenreihe geschrieben wurde. Und so kommt es mal wieder zu einem Überfall durch das Gangsterpack; diesmal gerät Halef Omar in Gefangenschaft, Kara ben Nemsi befreit ihn und die Verbrecher entkommen wieder; alles wie gehabt. Dann allerdings wird es wirklich spannend. Der sog. Heilige, der im letzten Band schwer verletzt wurde, wird der Bande auf der Flucht zur Last und sie lassen ihn an einer Köhlerei im Wald zurück. Dort wird er durch Gottesurteil gerichtet, als er Opfer eines Bärenangriffs wird. Erneut kann Kara ben Nemsi sein Old Shatterhand-Können anwenden und den Bär erlegen.

So nach und nach wird ein Schurke nach dem anderen zur Strecke gebracht. In der Teufelsschlucht wird unseren Helden erneut aufgelauert, aber die Falle schnappt nicht für Kara ben Nemsi und seine Gefährten zu, sondern als tödliche Falle für die Schurken; einer stürzt auf der Flucht in die Tiefe und einen anderen ereilt die Blutrache. Wenig später erfährt unser Held den Klarnamen und den Aufenthaltsort des Oberschurken sowie, dass dieser Mann Entführungsopfer festhält, für die er Lösegeld erpressen will. Eines der Opfer ist der schrullige Engländer, der aus der sog. Juwelenhöhle gerettet wird.

Die anderen Gefangenen sind der Franzose Henri Galingré, der Vater des Toten aus der Sahara und ein reicher Albaner, dessen Wertgegenstände Kara ben Nemsi bei der Befreiung des Engländers bei der Köhlerei fand. Beide werden vom Schut persönlich festgehalten, der offensichtlich immer „die besten Happen“ für sich persönlich reserviert. Auch diese Leute werden – nach einigen Schwierigkeiten – befreit und wieder können alle Schurken fliehen. Aber man ist ihnen hart auf den Fersen und wieder kommt es zu weiteren Gottesurteilen: Der Schut stürzt in die Verräterspalte und kommt ums Leben und der letzte wird vom Sohn des getöteten Salzsee-Führers geblendet. Happy End und alle kehren heim.

Das was heutzutage Jugendliteratur genannt wird, war zu Lebzeiten des Autors Literatur für Erwachsene – man nannte diese Romane im 19. Jahrhundert Reiseliteratur oder auch Abenteuer-Romane. Erst später im 20. Jahrhundert, lange nach dem Tod des Autors, wurden sie dann auch Kindern und Jugendlichen zugänglich. Dabei war es eigentlich unerheblich, dass der Autor nie vor Ort, also im Wilden Westen oder in Arabien, gewesen ist. Doch seine Bücher zeichnen sich durch für damalige Verhältnisse gute faktenreiche, gut recherchierte Hintergrundinformationen und eine gewisse Authentizität aus, die eine lebendig erzählte Handlung entstehen lässt.

Das umfangreiche Werk Mays ist heute nicht unumstritten, da in ihm der Dünkel der „Überlegenheit des gebildeten Europäers“ gegenüber anderen Völkern gepflegt wird, die auch eine gewisse religiöse Komponente aufweist. Aber die Bücher vermitteln auch Werte wie das Gebot der Menschlichkeit, den Wert der Zuverlässigkeit oder von Bildung. Ich glaube, dass mein Großvater mir aus diesem Grunde diese Bücher geschenkt hat und ich habe sie aus diesen Gründen auch sehr gemocht. Heute kann ich sagen, dass sie meine frühe Jugend durchaus geprägt haben. Und ich bin der Überzeugung, dass sie heutigen Kindern – vielleicht in anderer Präsentation – ebenfalls etwas zu sagen hätten. Ich habe mich übrigens sehr gefreut, diese urheberrechtsfreie Ausgabe bei Kindl zu finden, die mir den Roman in der Originalfassung kostenlos zugänglich macht.
Special Delivery (Main Street #8)
Special Delivery (Main Street #8)
Flora and Ruby have had a life as adventurous as any Charles Dickens hero. Orphaned, they live with their grandmother, Min, in the lovely little town of Camden Falls, Massachusetts. Most of the changes in their young lives have been difficult, but the one that is coming soon will alter their daily existence in a profound way.

When Aunt Allie, their mom's sister, comes to visit, the recently single woman explains that she wants to be a mother and has found a way to become one on her own: she is going to adopt a baby who is about to be born prematurely to a young couple. She started the process when she and ex-fiancé Paul were planning their doomed wedding, which ended with Paul leaving Allie on her own. This rather intense and personal declaration is taken in stride by the girls, who are glad that Aunt Allie is "having" a baby. Ann M. Martin's characters, who are filled with so much homespun wisdom and strength, make SPECIAL DELIVERY a grand addition to the Main Street series.

Contemporary orphans, especially those who were in the car crash with the parents who died, would be expected to be a little more mature than other kids. But Martin infuses the girls' natural personalities with gentle humor and an understanding that befits children who have persevered through such a difficult experience. The way Flora and Ruby embrace the possibility of their new "cousin" is heartwarming, and Min's affection for the girls and her daughter Allie make the reader know that, no matter how real and fierce the situations may get in their lives, these wonderful characters are safe and well loved. This security helps make the troubling aspects of subsequent events unfold without histrionics and without scaring the reader like so many books do for middle-graders. Martin's sleight of hand and less-than-precious gentility make for appropriate reading matter that girls of all ages can enjoy.

The book's chapters are broken down into the mornings and afternoons that make up the days after Aunt Allie's amazing announcement. But the focus of the story is still the children. As the holiday approaches, Ruby finds herself enmeshed in a difficult and emotional situation regarding her solo in chorus, and Flora makes some...interesting new friends. Martin is also able to give the book secondary characters who enrich the story, those with difficult financial matters and serious family dysfunctions that affect them deeply. Clearly, she doesn't shy away from big topics, hitting on such subject matters as adoption, Alzheimer's disease and commitment issues. It is an interesting and mostly successful means of building drama into a story that otherwise could have fluffed over the grown-up particulars of some of the situations.

Martin gives the girls an opportunity to learn and grow along with her young readers while enjoying the latest addition to the Main Street series.

--- Reviewed by Jana Siciliano
Kō U To Ryū Hō
Kō U To Ryū Hō
上中下を読み終えましたが、これから読まれる方のために上巻にレビュー入れます。

面白かったです。通勤時間を利用して、3冊を約1ヶ月で読みました。

紀元前202年の話ですから、今から2221年前の話をこんなにも想像しながら読めるのが楽しかったです。

劉邦が張良から、あなたは項羽より部下が少ないだろうと言われたとき、それがあなたが「兵に将たる能力はないが、将に将たる能力がある」からだ、という意味だと知ったとき、驚かされました。

器の大小は「小さなことをいちいち気にしない人のこと。多少のことで怒ったり悲しんだりしない人のこと」という意味だそうですが、この本を読むと、人の意見を容れる器のことのように思えます。
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel
While I found Starry Night to be sweet Christmas romance, it did not blow me away like I wanted it too. It revolves around Chicago based columnist Carrie Slayton who is about to quit her job because she can’t see herself getting ahead with no serious assignments only gossip column stuff. Her boss tells her that if she can find and interview mysterious author Finn Dalton then she will have more serious assignments moving forward and be able to advance her career. Finn wrote a book about living in the wilderness that became an international bestseller and he has gone into hiding ever since. With the holidays around the corner Carrie decides to use her vacation time to find the mysterious Finn.

Slight spoiler alert but not quite, she locates him. He lives in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness in a cabin with his dog Hennessy. Hennessy is so cute by the way, he looks like a wolf but is a big ol’ softy.

When Carrie arrives at his doorstep in the middle of a snowstorm, Finn begrudgingly takes her in for the next 48 hours until the storm passes and she can get a flight back out. At first Finn was a jerk and rude to Carrie and I didn’t like that. He has issues with being lied to by a woman in his past, plus his mom left him when he was young and this has left him rough around the edges. He eventually softens up and the two fall for each other during these 48 hours. Carrie gets a few interview questions answered and intends on writing the article but right before she leaves Finn asks her not to write it. The two begin to communicate via email and phone and continue falling in love.

Without giving too much away, the silly conflict over writing the article commences now. Carrie struggles between wanting to write the article to advance in her career or not writing it and trying to have a relationship with Finn. Then a few games of the heart begin between these two I will leave it at that.

I found it confusing and just odd and I don’t like games like that especially over a dumb article. I would have preferred a love triangle or an illness or an earthquake giving these two a reason to fight for their love, give me something I can believe in Debbie Macomber.

He lives in Alaska and she in Chicago, that is conflict enough. Also, I thought it was selfish of Finn to ask her not to write the article and dumb of Carrie to consider not writing it.

But this one has a happily ever after, the beautiful Northern Lights in Alaska, a hero with a sweet dog named Hennessy and long distance romance. Also in the mix is Finn’s estranged mom and Carrie is trying to mend this broken relationship.

This was G-romance and although the conflict was silly the writing itself flowed nicely and there was plenty of romantic and lines that make you sigh. There was a nice surprise moment set during Christmas morning which I enjoyed immensely as well. So, if you like super sweet G-rated holiday romance, give this one a try, but don’t expect too much of a believable conflict.
Ready for Romance (Bestselling Author Collection)
Ready for Romance (Bestselling Author Collection)
I was stunned when I read that this book was written in 2013. Everything in it smacked of a story line at least 30 years old.

One of the biggest laughs comes from fashion related items. ●Getting ready for a BBQ, "... she found a long denim skirt, a red shirt decorated with RAINBOW-colored fringe sewn about the yoke and white cowboy boots. A white silk scarf tied around her neck lent a touch of elegance". ● "Cathy, who tended to dress like a character in a sci-fi movie had also said she looked great. ●"Cathy looked striking in her pants which were black with huge white dots, and MULTICOLORED STRIPED SUSPENDERS." Gak!

Then there is the riveting dialogue. ●"I found that my yen to whistle was the one thing that Dad wouldn't tolerate, either." ●"Were you about to tell me you loved me?" "Yes, you imbecile! What do I have to do -- hit you over the head?"

Clearly, with 170 million books published, I am in the minority. It seems that the desire to have a "clean" romance outweighs the need for originality.

Haters, don't hate. I would just suggest that some people might want to read the sample before purchasing this book.
Bleach Box Set (Vol. 1-21)
Bleach Box Set (Vol. 1-21)
"If I were the rain. . . that binds together the Earth and the sky, whom in all eternity will never mingle. . . Would I be able to bind two hearts together?"

Intoduction to Bleach

Bleach is a manga series authored by Tite Kubo, which follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15 year old high school boy with an extremely stern face who has the ability to see ghosts, who due to certain events becomes a soul reaper, with his new abilities, he is required to do duties such as defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife, which set him on journeys to various ghostly realms of existence.

The arcs it covers

This box set covers the soul society arc which contains the part when they are in the human world and the part when they are in the soul society itself. The first 8 volumes take part in the human realm where as the volumes 9-21 cover the soul society which contains tons and tons of kickass action.

The box set

The box set itself when arrived was in an absolute brilliant condition, there was no dents or anything, the art on the box is also just as amazing as it is on the internet and I could literally stare at them for hours if I had the time. In addition the box comes with a Velcro strap so that you can open the box and keep the volumes of Bleach safe for years to come. Also with the box set you obviously get the first 21 wonderful volumes of Bleach and also a mini handbook and poster which you can check out which contains some amazing info on bleach which you won't get anywhere else!

The volumes

The volumes are perfect I have had no (much feared) misprinted pages and the paper quality is much, much better than the paper quality which you would get from a 3 in the 1 edition volume of bleach, the images in each volume are all unique and the spine of the volumes in the boxed look astonishing as they all stand out making you not want to take a volume out. The volumes each have around 190 - 210 pages which take a decent amount of time to read around 1 hour a volume for me depending on how fast you read.

Overall, I really recommend this box set for people who are wanting to read some manga and this is a perfect for newcomers to start an amazing series which has sold over 80 million copies of the manga.
Monsieur Grincheux (Collection Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Monsieur Grincheux (Collection Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Ces petits livres m'ont accompagnés durant mon enfance et aujourd'hui à 30 ans, je suis nostalgique de les lire à mes petits.
Ils sont une valeur sûre et toujours appréciés par les enfants.
On les choisit selon son humeur du jour, et il y a toujours une petite morale dans l'histoire.
Ce ne sont pas de longues histoires du coup même les enfants en bas-âge arrivent à suivre et restent attentif au cours de l'histoire.
The Flood (Dr Palfrey)
The Flood (Dr Palfrey)
I brought this book as I had read John creasy many years ago I started with the spider story which seas ok. This book is much better recommended
Factory Entertainment Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Broom - ST
Factory Entertainment Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Broom - ST
This is a child's toy. Don't buy it for the collector. I gave this to my nephew for Christmas and he is 8 years old. he loves it! The stick part is plastic and the broom part is like a stuffed animal. You press a button on the broom handle to make swooshing noises. It's a cute gift
Amigo imaginario (Spanish Edition)
Amigo imaginario (Spanish Edition)
Uma boa história de crianças, cidades pequenas, bosques e seres sobrenaturais. Como o próprio autor se refere nós agradecimentos, bebeu direto na fonte de Stephen King, e de fato observamos isso durante a leitura. Por isso, às vezes, não conseguimos deixar de pensar em It ou até mesmo em Stranger Things. Crianças e coisas misteriosas!! Uma receita certa para agradar e agrada de fato, nesse caso, com muita peculiaridade. Não apenas pela missão de Christopher Reese ou David Olson, mas de uma cornucópia de personagens intrigantes com suas lutas particulares, como Mary Katherine e a religião. Quem puder ler, leia!
Advanced Graphics Draco Malfoy Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup - Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Advanced Graphics Draco Malfoy Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup - Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
The description made it sound like this product was “NEW”, this was not the case. This cut out has definitely been used and abused with creases, tears, and cardboard coming apart.
The shipper also stuck shipping labels directly to the image which in turn removed the color from the image once the label was removed..... why would you stick a sticker to the front image!??
Horrible quality and definitely wouldn’t recommend, would of paid no more than $10 for what I received.
Outerstuff NFL Newborn Third Quarter 3 Piece Onesie Set
Outerstuff NFL Newborn Third Quarter 3 Piece Onesie Set
(NY Giants 6 months) I wish I read the reviews. I did not get the ones that are pictured. I ordered them for a baby shower gift for a baby gir, These are not feminine . I was looking forward to them for the fact they had some pink on them and one was all pink.
Lil' Rider Hey!Play! 80-FL238D-R Ride on Vehicle, Red
Lil' Rider Hey!Play! 80-FL238D-R Ride on Vehicle, Red
We owned one of these a few years ago and my toddler loved it, used it, and broke it. So we got a new one. And wow is it a downgrade! I don't know what happened! The controls are all backwards - so if you push forward, it goes backwards. It doesn't play music anymore, just constantly makes revving sounds. The lights barely work. I wish I could say it was a great toy, but it was really just disappointing.
A Detective's Analysis Of Harry Potter And The Mysteries Within
A Detective's Analysis Of Harry Potter And The Mysteries Within
With all apologies to the author, this book was very disappointing. Even from the forward I got the idea she did not know what she was talking about when she clearly states that she does not even enjoy reading. Why would you then write an analysis book? I am not looking down upon her theories in anyway, while I find some quite unbelievable (McGonagall having two Squib children with Dumbledore), the whole reason we buy and read these books is for new opinions. However, there were many errors in the book, both grammatical as well as canon wise, that I could not overlook. It seemed she did not research the books properly, which is difficult for a reader who is looking for new ideas. Nothing is worse then reading a book and feeling like you have more knowledge on the subject then the author does. She seems to have a keen grasp of all things mythological, however she is shady at best when it comes to actual Harry Potter knowledge. She does not know the Hogwarts House colors, or other simple basics of the Harry Potter universe. There is a tendency to split everyone into two groups: Good people and Death Eaters, and that is just not the way things worked, especially up until Order of Phoenix. The artwork in the book was, to put it plainly, painful to look at. One would have thought that getting a book deal would make you care a bit more about what the content looks like. I was very disappointed in this buy, and while I did finish it, will not be sharing it with any of my Harry Potter interested friends. I do not claim to know everything there is to know about Harry Potter, however I am not writing an analysis book about the series either. The whole book had an "I want on the Harry Potter Gravy Train" feel to it, as opposed to a book written by someone who truly loves the series and wants to share their fervor.
Voeveca Ceramic Flower Pot Garden Planters 6.5" and 5.5" Set of 2 Indoor Outdoor, Modern Nordic Style Plant Containers (Black&Gray)
Voeveca Ceramic Flower Pot Garden Planters 6.5" and 5.5" Set of 2 Indoor Outdoor, Modern Nordic Style Plant Containers (Black&Gray)
I purchased these planters when I got a few new indoor plants to add more beauty to my home’s “green life.” These planters are a gorgeous pale, soft-white color, well made, and lightly textured with a nice pattern. (Drainage hole at the bottom, too.) I put my Calathea Vittata and Dracaena trifasciata (snake plant) in them (the snake plant in the larger planter) and they both look gorgeous. Happy with my purchase.
Wobble Wag Giggle Ball, Interactive Dog Toy, Fun Giggle Sounds When Rolled or Shaken, Pets Know Best, As Seen On TV
Wobble Wag Giggle Ball, Interactive Dog Toy, Fun Giggle Sounds When Rolled or Shaken, Pets Know Best, As Seen On TV
 It's been five days! She loves it! My dog went suddenly blind about 2 months ago (SARDS) and has been delressed, anxious, and inactive for the most part since then. Her favorite activity previously was her tennis ball, and she was the best at fetch! (That thing was better than a leash). I didn't think I'd find anything similar in catching and sustaining her attention.

I should have prefaced with...I HAVE A BLIND JACK RUSSELL TERRIER!!!! She loves this toy. I bought a host of toys "highly" recommended for blind dogs on several reputable blogs and sites. She has tinkered with a couple others:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002ARTY8/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00SH7489W/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

but this toy is by far her favorite, steals her attention, and no other can measure up to the happiness this one brings her.

I don't usually post reviews. I decided to today after her vet saw the video of her first playtime experience with this ball. She said, "THIS is exactly the testament to how blind dogs can have a quality of life!"

I couldn't agree more!
Black Balloons,100-Pack, 12-Inch, Latex Balloons (100)
Black Balloons,100-Pack, 12-Inch, Latex Balloons (100)
I wanted to be able to write an honest review about these balloons, so I wanted to wait a few days. So the 1st pic was taken on August 29th and the 2nd was taken September 7th, the matte black balloons are the ones being reviewed. They are the best set of balloons I've purchased. I used them for this #6 sign, a garland for a sweets table and 2 columns for the entrance. These balloons held up the best, I will continue to purchase from this vendor for my future events. Thank you for a great product.
Dancing Shiva
Dancing Shiva
This news doc by Australia's Four Corners raises the question of art theft. Antiquities art theft in particular and it would seem the Dancing Shiva was indeed stolen and sold with faked provence paper work. All I have to say is who is surprised? Does one fault a national art gallery wishing to acquire an item that someone will certainly obtain? This is the world of antiquities and because of centuries of looting there are few surprises. It does take some legal muscle to undo this and we see it here. This is dry and not really entertaining. It is for those with a deep interest in this kind of a thing. Sadly it is a drop in the bucket of so many items over so many years passed through so many hands. It's only when such a high profile item appears in public that restitution often begins. Restitution is worthy and noble, but how many items remain out of sight and how many were simply destroyed in the recklessness of thieves is an even bigger crime. I barely waded though this news piece and think most will simply find it boring.
Reloj Michael Kors Slim Runway, de acero inoxidable
Reloj Michael Kors Slim Runway, de acero inoxidable
Ive got many compliments on this watch, its very slim and honestly gorgeous but my favourite thing about this watch is that it impresses in every scenario. Im somewhat of a watch collector and this watch is very versatile. Ive worn it to school and got compliments, work also and same result and even dressier dinner dates and AGAIN same result. No matter where you wear this watch, you will look great, it goes with everything, makes you look very stylish and makes you look very wealthy. It looks like it's worth hundreds of dollars easily, but between you and me, we didnt actually pay that much. I would recommend for anyone who wants to step up their watch game while staying in a budget.
Ecotools - Juego de modelado para cejas, 0.08 onzas
Ecotools - Juego de modelado para cejas, 0.08 onzas
These do exactly what they are supposed to do. But so do the little brushes that come with your Eye Brow Kit. I used the little brushes that come with the Eye Brow Kits for years and was satisfied. But then I misplaced the old toothbrush (yes, a tooth brush) that I'd used for years to brush my eyebrows before application. So I bought this set for the comb/brush and the other one just came with it.

And I'm *so* glad I did!!! Sure, you can use an old toothbrush and the brush that comes with your kit, but these are really great!! Not a necessity, but just one of those tiny things that make you feel like a diva when you're getting yourself ready to face the day. And who doesn't need a little of that from time to time. Well made. Excellent, very high quality and a pleasure to use.

HIGHLY recommend!
Daredevil
Daredevil
Daredevil Director's Cut is a much-improved version of the movie that was released in theaters. Being R-rated it added more time, violence and bone crunching moments in the major fight scenes. The film's overall tone was more consistently dark and gritty but still having a heart. You see more character interactions. This cut also adds a major subplot that not only fleshes out Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson characters as lawyers but fills in major plot holes the original movie had. This made the Final Act with Daredevil and Wilson Fisk more satisfying and meaningful.
The movie still has its issues. The playground fight scene is over the top and hard to watch. When young Matt Murdock discovers his powers he acts more like Spiderman than Daredevil when jumping around in midair. The obvious signs of young Matt Murdock becoming the Daredevil were a bit "on the nose" at times. And Yeah Colin Farrell's Bullseye is a bit exaggerated, but I kind of liked it (Is that weird?)
Overall the added 30 minutes of this movie made this "diamond in the rough" very enjoyable and fun. Is it on the same level as Iron Man or Batman Begins? No, but it's better that all of The Amazing Spiderman (1&2) and Fantastic Four movies. The more I watch this version of the movie, the more I appreciate how great it is. Had this version of the movie been released in theaters more people would have liked it. But it seems time has made this Directors Cut an instant Cult Film. So pass the Cool-aid around because I'm a fan. Cheers!

Theatrical Cut= 6/10
Directors Cut= 8/10
2,001 Winning Ads for Real Estate
2,001 Winning Ads for Real Estate
Purchased book to help me with writing real estate advertisements. The best way to use this resource is to pick something about the home and then "cherry pick" from all the examples to craft the best description possible. With over 2000 examples (some good, some no so good) you can easily pick out a couple of well written snippets and come up with a winner...
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
I’m totally kicking myself for waiting so long to read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda! This was just about the cutest novel ever! When I was midway through my ebook I went out and grabbed a paperback so I could have it on my shelf. That’s how much I loved it even before I was finished!

The book starts off with Simon in the closet about his sexuality and emailing back and forth with an anonymous boy from school, ‘Blue’, who was in the same boat. Simon found himself getting more and more attached to this boy without even knowing his true identity, desperately wanting to meet in real life. These interactions were everything! I love the connection they had and the support they gave each other as they worked their way around coming out to family and friends. There was even a bit of teasing and flirting going on as they tested the waters of their friendship to see if there was the potential for it to go further. I just loved the progression of their relationship from start to finish and found it just completely adorable!

Simon is a breath of fresh air of a character. He wasn’t just adorable with Blue but in every other capacity as well. He gets along with others easily and genuinely wants to find the good in people and make friends. He sort of navigates a lot of life’s changes throughout the book in sometimes awkward and hilarious ways and sometimes in serious and real ways that made him that much more relatable.

“But I’m tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.”

If Simon and Blue weren’t enough, Simon’s relationship with his family and friends also made this book everything that is was. Little family moments cracked me up like The Chipmunks, the Facebook Scavenger Hunt, and of course OREO’s! That’s the sort of family I strive for with my own kids, a close knit family that have fun together. Simon’s group of friends with all of their ups and downs (and love triangles…) were a great addition and showed the reality of what friendship can be and the art of forgiveness.

Seriously, if you haven’t read this book yet, don’t be like me and wait for anything! Grab yourself a copy and introduce yourself to Simon and the rest of the amazing cast of characters. Don’t forget to grab yourself some OREO’s for when you do!
Nivah Fashion Women's Satin & Net Embroidery Work Saree with Blouse Piece (K663-Peach)
Nivah Fashion Women's Satin & Net Embroidery Work Saree with Blouse Piece (K663-Peach)
I ordered the saree in peach - it’s a bright coral. The detailing is not the same at all. The golden portion is toile and entirely see through. You will need a skirt for underneath. Where the gold ends and the coral begins makes a awkward look when worn. The material provided is barely enough for a saree top (I am size small; 32” bust). If you are ok with all of that then this saree is good for the price.
2020 MSI GF75 Thin Gaming Laptop: 10th Gen Core i5-10300H, 512GB SSD, 17.3" Full HD 120Hz Display, NVIDIA GTX 1650, 8GB RAM
2020 MSI GF75 Thin Gaming Laptop: 10th Gen Core i5-10300H, 512GB SSD, 17.3" Full HD 120Hz Display, NVIDIA GTX 1650, 8GB RAM
I have only used this laptop for a few days. However, I thought it was right to leave a review considering that one of the specifications on the Amazon page is incorrect.

The refresh rate of this laptop's monitor is 144 Hz (not 120 Hz as advertised). I don't see this as a drawback, but the product page should contain accurate information.

The screen on this laptop is fantastic, by the way. This specific model seems to be a downgraded version of a higher-end MSI laptop that has downgraded internals (GPU, CPU). It still has the high-end NVMe SSD.

I am recommending it for now.
Siemens EQ.3 s300 TI303503DE Kaffeevollautomat (1300 Watt, Keramik-mahlwerk, Display, Direktwahltasten) titanium
Siemens EQ.3 s300 TI303503DE Kaffeevollautomat (1300 Watt, Keramik-mahlwerk, Display, Direktwahltasten) titanium
Mein erster KVA, aber:
- sehr gute Einstellungsmöglichkeiten (Menge durch 3s Druck auf gewünschten Getränk, Kaffeestärke, Getränkeauswahl)
- sehr reinlich (spült beim An- und Ausschalten kurz durch; Milchrüssel super einfach in 5s zu säubern)
- schick und gut verbaut
- Doppelbezug und angenehme Lautstärke (zB DeLonghi Magnifica ist deutlich lauter im Betrieb)
- einfache, übersichtliche Navigation dank Farbdisplay
- schneller Kaffeebezug (1min); bei Milchgetränken wegen Aufschäumung (ca. 2min).
- einfache Reinigung wg. Milchrüssel statt vollem, aber auch aufwändigen Milchsystem
- Einwandfreie Touchfelder - super leichte Bedienung in Sekundenschnelle

Nachteilig ist dagegen:
- Tassenwärmer bewirkt keine wirkliche Wärme an der (Espresso-)Tasse; brauche ich aber nicht wirklich. Ich habe die S300 statt die S100 wegen des Displays genommen
- etwas kleiner Wassertank: Wegen der Spülvorgänge wird Wasser unabhängig vom Konsum gezogen. Bei häufigeren täglichen Ein- und Ausschalten des Geräts ist das spürbar. Aber das ist letztlich eher ein marginaler Aspekt, finde ich.

Alles in allem: Ein sehr gut verarbeiteter Kaffeevollautomat mit schönen Display und einzigartigen Milchgetränke-Verfahren ohne aufwändige Milchschaum bedingter Reinigung sämtlicher zusätzlicher Elemente wie Behälter und Schläuche; gute Zeitersparnis und Kostensenkung, da Verkalkungen/Verstopfungen bei dieser Maschine grundsätzlich unwahrscheinlicher sind als bei einem "vollen" Milchsystem.
Derjenige, der über den Tassenwärmer hinwegsehen kann, kann ich diese Maschine nach 2,5 Monaten vollstens ans Herz legen!

Wenn sich noch etwas Gegenteiliges ergeben sollte, werde ich meine Rezension natürlich anpassen.
Luden Gotas de garganta
Luden Gotas de garganta
I have liked these for over 40 yrs!. They are mild & I find them soothing. They don't numb your throat. There are sprays & prescriptions that will do that. These coat your throat and makes my throat feel better. They are also great for dry mouth. When I was going through cancer treatment they really helped. So glad about the new flavors. I've tried the green apple. They work & taste just as good as the cherry. I just placed an order for all the new flavors to check out which ones I like the best. Just in case I get sick this year. I've tried other brands, some are just to strong & others i don't care for the flavors. These work for me, I highly recommend!
Yogi Tea Infusión de Hierbas Classic, 17 bolsitas
Yogi Tea Infusión de Hierbas Classic, 17 bolsitas
Incuriosito dalle ottime recensioni ho voluto provare questa marca acquistando il Classic e Felicitá. Trovo ottima la qualitá degli ingredienti, il packaging e il fatto che ogni bustina sia completamente chiusa in modo da non fare perdere la aroma come avviene spesso col thé commerciale. Sia Classic che Felicità non sono thè ma tisane, precisiamolo, intanto. Dopodiché passiamo al gusto. Ecco qui sinceramente mi sarei aspettato qualcosa di più. Dopo aver letto le vostre recensioni pensavo quasi ad un trionfo di sapori al palato..un esplosione..mmm non proprio devo dire. La Classic ha davvero un bellissimo odore di cannella (ne ha il 50%) e come facile immaginare é anche il sapore predominante. Ho avvertito giusto un retrogusto di chiodi di garofano e quella sensazione di piccantino data dallo zenzero(ma davvero lieve quasi impercettibile). Se non lo avessi letto avrei detto: sto bevendo acqua calda e cannella!

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