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Armadale
Armadale
Armadale by Wilkie Collins. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Saving Everest
Saving Everest
Saving Everest by Sky Chase. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated): Where the Path Breaks, A ... York, The Castle of the Shadows and more
C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated): Where the Path Breaks, A ... York, The Castle of the Shadows and more
C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated): Where the Path Breaks, A ... York, The Castle of the Shadows and more by Charles Norris Williamson, Alice Muriel Williamson, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition by Cay S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java Programming Box Set: Programming, Master's Handbook & Artificial Intelligence Made Easy; Code, Data Science, Automation, problem solving, Data Structures & Algorithms (CodeWell Box Sets)
Java Programming Box Set: Programming, Master's Handbook & Artificial Intelligence Made Easy; Code, Data Science, Automation, problem solving, Data Structures & Algorithms (CodeWell Box Sets)
Java Programming Box Set: Programming, Master's Handbook & Artificial Intelligence Made Easy; Code, Data Science, Automation, problem solving, Data Structures & Algorithms (CodeWell Box Sets) by Code Well Academy. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Beginning the Linux Command Line
Beginning the Linux Command Line
Beginning the Linux Command Line by Sander van Vugt. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Fifth Edition
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Fifth Edition
Lawrence A. Cunningham opens this book with an appropriate excerpt from the essays of Michel de Montaigne: "The speech I love is simple, natural speech, the same on paper as in mouth; a speech succulent and sinewy, brief and compressed, not so much dainty and well-combed as vehement and brusque."

There is no shortage of books on Warren Buffet. It is an interesting state of affairs: numerous writers, pundits, and other Warren Buffet "experts" opining on the life and investing decisions of perhaps the greatest investing and capitalist "expert" of all time.

Others opining on the life of a genius is often necessary, when it comes to understanding the broader impact that genius has had on society. A masterful investor, scientist, engineer, or whatever is not also necessarily always an effective writer and communicator. Mr. Buffet, however, is a rare breed.

Not only has Mr. Buffet, across his lifetime, compiled the most impressive track record capitalism has ever produced- one of growth, achievement, societal awareness and improvement, but he can also write. He writes in a language that is, in the words of Montaigne, "simple...succulent and sinewy, brief and compressed...brusque."

Lawrence A. Cunningham through this book expresses an important truth- when a man such as Mr. Buffet writes with the clarity and power that he does, not much benefit is given to the reader by adding words on top of what is already clear and powerful prose. If one is trying to make sense of Mr. Buffet and his philosophies, the best place to start is with Mr. Buffet's own "sinewy" words, which are presented, unadorned except with a short preface, in this book.

"Essays" is a bit of a misnomer for the content of this book. In fact, this book is actually a compilation of excerpts from the Annual Letters Mr. Buffet has written to the shareholders of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, over the last thirty plus years. Worth noting, these very letters are available, in their entirety, on the World Wide Web for free. Something, however, is definitely gained through reading Mr. Buffet's words as Mr. Cunningham has arranged them.

Mr. Cunningham has arranged this book by subject, rather than time- and the effect is pleasing and effective. The way that Mr. Cunningham chose to arrange Mr. Buffet's letters is into the following categories: Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Investing, Alternatives to Common Stock, Common Stock, Mergers and Acquisitions, Accounting and Valuation, and Accounting Policy and Tax Matters.

The effect of Cunningham's carefully-chosen delineations is a book that has more the feel of an educational guide, than a story of Mr. Buffet's investing career and his company, Berkshire Hathaway.

What emerges out of this educational guide is the philosophy and teachings of a gifted Professor and practitioner. No matter whether Mr. Buffet is waxing poetic on business or outlining his scruples over how corporations account for equity stock options, out of his writing emerges a consistent and eloquent philosophy on the "right" and effective approach to business, investing, capitalism, and life.

The "Buffet Way", perhaps impossible to summarize fully in a few short sentences, is stoic and original. The practitioner of this philosophy is one who stands apart from society, ignores any "institutional imperative" that may impede rational decision-making. The "Buffet Way" is a mode of analysis that knows the bounds of its own limitations, and is free of emotion. The Buffet Way demands that every decision require a "margin of safety" or room for error.

Most importantly, Mr. Buffet's view of investing, and particularly of investing in the stock market or in other marketable securities, grasps a simple but important concept that is lost on so many market pundits and practitioners: stocks are not abstractions. Stocks are certificates that represent a share of ownership in an underlying business. Too often people don't look through stocks to the underlying business they represent. This book aptly is subtitled, "Lessons for Corporate America", because Mr. Buffet is after all an evaluator of businesses.

Stocks and their prices are only relevant when they become disjointed, in a favorable way, from the underlying realities of the business they represent.

To think the "Buffet Way" takes more, though, than knowing the concept's basic precepts. It takes discipline, and a stoic fight against the animal spirits that so often lead investors astray. This book and its precepts are worth reading, and rereading, until hopefully its lessons are engrained in the psyche in a way that they become impossible to ignore.
Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders
Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders
There are basically two teams in this match of ideas, with several participants trying to referee. On one side are the economists by trade, who are very skeptical about non-market criteria in economics. On the other side are the non-economists who believe the art and science of economics needs to be broadened, but are unclear on how this can be accomplished. Notably, I found the most refreshing approach of the many experts participating in the blog offered by perhaps its youngest contributor – the student Kyle Chauvin – who argued how we need to expand the reach of traditional, or profit, capitalism, not only around the world but to the overlooked corners of the developed world as well.

Unfortunately, the two sides never really converge in this debate and I suppose that may be why the conversation disappeared from public discourse (only 7 reviews?). Both sides accept some common premises that need to be challenged in order to break out of the box we find ourselves in on these issues.

These premises derive from the neoclassical school of economic theory that laid the foundation for general equilibrium theory in macroeconomics. Specifically, actors within the economy are classified according to a loose application of factor analysis, so we have workers, entrepreneurs and small business owners, corporate firms and managers, investors, savers, lenders, borrowers, consumers, and political actors. Then we lump these categories into producers, savers, and investors on one side versus consumers, workers, and borrowers on the other. The consensus seems to settle on the idea that some people produce and so policy should empower this production. Then successful producers can be taxed by political actors, and/or encouraged by philanthropy, to redistribute the wealth to non-producers for reasons that range from compassion to demand stimulus.

Capital accumulation and equity ownership in capitalist enterprise is an essential form of participation in the modern global market economy. Concomitant with ownership is the question of control in governance and risk management as the flip side of profit. But instead of focusing on how wealth is created and distributed through these market structures and institutions, we insist on dividing capital from labor and then try to redistribute the outcomes by political calculus, or by corporate largess. This is industrial age capitalism and such a mode of production will never accomplish what we hope to through creative capitalism. (I do agree with Clive Cook that we need a better term—maybe Inclusive Capitalism or the Singularity, to borrow from Ray Kurzweil.)

The problems that corporate social responsibility (CSR) seeks to address are rooted in the skewed distribution of productive resources across society, widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots. But taxing the haves to give to the have-nots is a self-defeating form of compassion. We should try to adhere to the Chinese proverb about teaching a hungry man to fish so that he eats for a lifetime. This can be put most plainly by asking the following question: If corporations work solely to enrich shareholders, then why aren’t we all shareholders? To widen the economic net even more, why aren’t all enterprise stakeholders shareholders?

Equity participation may also be the most viable way to promote “recognition” as a complement to profit maximization, as stakeholders have a broader range of interests, of which immediate profits is only one. This idea also focuses our attention on the real problem of free societies: agency failures and governance. Market economies depend on a multiplicity of agent-principal relationships in economic enterprises and political institutions. The abuse of these relationships is the mark of cronyism that dominates public attitudes toward “undemocratic” capitalism these days. This is not an easy problem to solve, but suffice to say equity ownership, control, and risk management must be as open, transparent, and competitive as possible. This is the only way to confirm that these relationships are accepted as just.

The only sustainable solution to world poverty and the skewed distribution of resources is the creation of a worldwide, self-sufficient, productive middle class. This is as necessary for democratic politics as it is for economics. For the middle class to grow, it needs access to resources, mostly financial capital and technology these days.

We can point to the history of land homesteading that built the American Midwest, and just recently, the idea floated by Michigan’s governor to promote homesteading in Detroit for foreigners. Society’s resources need to be spread far and wide in order to reap the benefits of innovation and adaptation, while maximizing the utilization of these resources. The financial imperative of capital is to maximize return, but the socioeconomic objective seeks to do so by combining capital with labor. This flies a bit in the face of the efficiency argument that some people are better at managing risk and creating wealth, so specialization of function should favor the risk managers on Wall Street. The problem is that we never know where to find the successful entrepreneurs and job creating small businesses of the future, only those of the past. And Wall St. only considers those who manage to squeeze through the narrow access door.

Without angel capital provided by family relations who merely saved and accumulated their personal wealth, many enterprises would never see the light of day. At the early stages, venture capital money is too costly or unavailable. This story is repeated across the economy, yet today’s concentration of capital in venture firms, hedge funds, private equity, buyout firms, major bank holding companies, etc. narrows capital access to those who already have it. The proliferation of ideas must be forced through this bottleneck, to what end? Better that individuals, families, small group networks, etc. are empowered by policy to accumulate their own capital to put at risk in entrepreneurial ventures. After all, sometimes the idea is not so sexy and may be nothing more than a new restaurant idea or a better mousetrap. In a world where the future is unknown, we can’t lock ourselves into narrow investment models built on the past. Likewise, we should not underestimate the ancillary growth Microsoft seeded by enriching its own shareholders.

The key point, which cannot be overemphasized, is that broad capital accumulation achieves double the impact of other policy options. First, it helps finance ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial risk-taking that will increase labor utilization, spreading the risks and benefits of economic growth. Second, accumulated financial assets, or savings, help mitigate economic risks of unemployment, health, and retirement through self-insurance. This reduces political demands on the state's safety-nets and the tax and redistributive policies on productive effort that hampers economic growth. Essentially, policies that promote broad-based capital accumulation are a win-win for all citizens of a democratic capitalist society.
He's Lying Sis: Uncover the Truth Behind His Words and Actions, Volume 1
He's Lying Sis: Uncover the Truth Behind His Words and Actions, Volume 1
This book came at the right time. Three weeks after I had a break up I woke up and cried out to God to bring peace to my heart and help me see the plan he has for me. This book was discovered an hour after my prayer. I knew and saw all the red flags but decided to ignore them because I felt it was growing pains and we would get over the hurdles. I had been praying to God to reveal whether this was the right man for me. Well my ex took the initiative and ended the relationship after 3 months of dating. I was broken, disappointed and hurt because I had invested so much of myself even after 3 months. This book reminded me to trust my intuition, there are good men out there and continue to be open about who you are and what you expect upfront.
Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries
Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries
Review written by 11 year old Patrick H.
Date: August 19th, 2018
Time: 5:17 p.m.

Now, I don't know much about this book firsthand. I watch a lot about Tesla and Elon Musk on YouTube® (by the way, I have a channel). But I do know a lot about the actual COMPANY Tesla, so today I'm going to tell you guys out there.
Tesla Motors® was founded some time in 2006 by a billionaire named Elon Musk. I'm guessing he was really passionate about EVs (Electric Vehicles), so two years later, in 2008, Musk released the Tesla Roadster, which was new at the time. You could easily tell it had borrowed parts from another car company, Lotus®. When people first saw this car out on the streets, they were like, "Aw, what a cute little car! I'm sure it'll fail eventually!" And now...
The thing is, since Tesla is currently the newest car or EV company (except for Genesis®), it doesn't seem to have the best reputation. I mean, sure, Tesla is already pretty popular on social media like Twitter®, but if you were living in something like 1953, would YOU know about Space X or the Semi-Truck? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
Below is all the models of Tesla produced thus far:
2008: Tesla Roadster 1.0
2012: Tesla Model S
2016: Tesla Model X
2017: Tesla Model 3
2018: Tesla Semi-Truck
2020: Tesla Roadster 2.0
Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win
Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win
I'm flying through 'Be More Pirate' at the moment, having heard the author speak on the Reasons to be Cheerful podcast. What a liberating, and engaging, read it has been so far (I'm as far as part 6. Reorganize Yourself.) It's made me realise that a lot of the guilt I have felt about my various acts of rebellion over the years might just show that I'm a little bit pirate. I was told at school that I had a problem with authority, I never bought into that, I have a problem with the abuse of authority, so I always felt that was an unfair label.

Having to recall my first act of rebellion bought to mind something I hadn't thought about for years. At school, a fellow pupil had my basketball whilst I was in a lesson and it was confiscated because they were bouncing it in the halls. I found the teacher who had my ball and something about his complete dismissal of me sparked something inside me. I ended up in an office with the teacher in question, and the deputy head, both shouting at me. I remember a moment of great clarity as the two adults raised their voices at me as I calmly said: "I don't see the need for you shout at me, can we not discuss this like adults?"...admittedly, I was 16 so not technically an adult!

The end result was that, the next day, the teacher in question apologised to me and said it had been a clash of personalities. Although I didn't challenge any rules, or make a change for the better, in this case, it was eye-opening for a teacher to apologise to me as an equal. It's only now, years later, that I recognise the courage it took to stand up to authority as I did, at the time I felt immense guilt over speaking out-of-turn to power. The system reinforced that, as I was chastised by my head of year, regardless of the teacher's apology.

I've left three jobs over the last five years. A couple in finance and one working for a family business run by people interested in profit, and very little else. For various reasons, but all to do with poor management and unfair practices, I've tried to change inefficient practices at all of these organisations, but was met with ignorance, anger or simple apathy. I started to wonder if I wasn't just a troublemaker after all, and should get back in my box and shut up. Fortunately, that isn't something I am capable of doing.

'Be more pirate' has given me an alternative way to interpret my behaviour and experiences. I'm training to become a journalist now, hoping that I can make a positive change and challenge the status quo through my writing. Keep up the good work!
Inspirational Black Biographies: Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah, Michelle Obama, and More
Inspirational Black Biographies: Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah, Michelle Obama, and More
MH. has written a collection of mini autobiographies for numerous black entertainers, men and women and a sport athlete. The most interesting was Oprah Winfrey and The new most prominent impact to black women, Michelle Obama, the recent past First Lady. During her time in the spotlight as First Lady she was 100 per cent a woman and Mother. She has been the most active First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy. This is an excellent collection of Black autobiographies......DEHS
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
I must admit, my kindergartener and I are great fans of the Step Into Reading series of books. Since my daughter had completed the Step 2 books in the Step Into Reading series of books, I decided to go ahead and purchase the Step 3 books. I was a bit hesitant because I noticed there is quite a big leap between the Step 2 and Step 3 books, especially in terms of vocabulary and sentence structure. The vocabulary is more advanced with higher order words, and the sentences are longer. I was also concerned that my daughter might not like the topics which seemed to be more 'academic' with history-based stories. My worries were unfounded. She loves the books and is reading them with very little help from me (and I enjoy listening to the stories!)

These books are excellent for building children's reading skills as well as increasing their confidence in reading. Once you've completed the Step 1 and Step 2 books (I would advise proceeding level by level), the Step 3 books are not as daunting as they might first appear. In "Eat My Dust!", children are introduced to Henry Ford and learn about his contributions. The illustrations enhance the story and add a fun element which will appeal to young children.

I can't recommend these books highly enough - they are great for building reading skills, and also educational. This book is a great introduction to history, and I also came up with a series of short comprehension questions based on the story in this book so as to hone my daughter's comprehension skills (e.g. "What sort of vehicle did Henry Ford drive?", "What event did Henry Ford participate in?", etc. ). These books are not only great intermediate readers but might also inculcate in children a great love of history.
Henry Ford's Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First Ford Motor Plant
Henry Ford's Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First Ford Motor Plant
I spend my days managing an industrial operation where Lean is the backbone of our shop floor and office processes. As with most lean practitioners, I read a great deal of the current lean literature. As a student of industrial history, I have read hundreds of books relating to the early 20th century manufacturers.

As a result, I was hopeful this book would offer a concise place to see early lean lessons. Most folks have some view of Ford.Those early lean lessons are often more acceptable for use in the US lean training. Over use of Japanese examples and terms can get in the way of learing lean.

I was disappointed in the book. The information presented is valid. It also is aligned with my own experiences and reading. However, the presentation and writing style made this a difficult book to read. The author seemed to want to add in the lessons of Chinese and Japanese thoughs. Those lessons seemed forced and broke up the rhythm of reading the book.

It is more of a personal preference, but the layout and style of the pages did not enhance the reading experience.

There is a great deal of underlying value in the material presented. If you choose to read this book, be prepared for a slog. It is a valid premise--poorly presented.
Donald Trump Talking Coffee Mug FOR MOM - Simply Lift Mug to Hear POTUS Deliver a Personal Greeting to Your Mother – Says 5 Lines - Trump's REAL VOICE – Fun Trump Gift - Funny Coffee Mugs for Women
Donald Trump Talking Coffee Mug FOR MOM - Simply Lift Mug to Hear POTUS Deliver a Personal Greeting to Your Mother – Says 5 Lines - Trump's REAL VOICE – Fun Trump Gift - Funny Coffee Mugs for Women
I actually bought this for myself. It is well designed with good quality sound. The box it comes in is great for gifting. It's a lot of fun and makes me smile when I use it. It's my new favorite coffee cup. The reviews from NON-verified purchasers who didn't even buy or use the product should be taken with a grain of salt. It isn't fair that this small business' product review rating is being negatively impacted by people that haven't even touched their product.
Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced: Updated and Expanded
Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced: Updated and Expanded
This book was written by Sean Egan and was published in 2002 by A Capppella books as part of a series called "Vinyl Frontier". I've had it a while and initially just thumbed through it for flavor, then recently went through it cover to cover.
I found this book to a bit paradoxical at times, but with enough merit to recommend its purchase to those into Jimi's music or the history of rock in general. Egan conducted numerous interviews that I haven't found published anywhere previous to this book and the key there is he asked some fresh questions that gave answers to similar questions I've had for some time. For example, Lonnie Youngblood gives interesting perspectve on Jimi the musician in the pre-Experience days. Likewise, the comments by Linda Keith on those exciting days the cusp of Jimi's discovery are illuminating.
Historical perspective is generally excellent, although not exhaustive. This book focuses on AYE and does not bother with historical trivia that does not bear on this album in some direct manner. Once we are brought to the recordings made in late '66 and '67 that became singles and album tracks for AYE, the mostly chronological approach is effective. This fleshes out the differences between the British Track and US Reprise releases effectively, even if Egan's opinions might not agree perfectly with mine.
The technological aspects of these recordings are given some discussion, but not necessarily an exhaustive one from a technotweak perspective. However, the discussion of how the technology was used as a musical research tool and its final effect on the music was given excellent treatment. For example, the discussion of 3rd Stone from the Sun was very entertaining. I particularly enjoyed his mention of people playing their album at 78 rpm to flesh out the vocals that were patched in at half speed. See, people were mining for hidden snippets back there in real time and I'm not the only one to say so!
Now for the more confusing aspects: The back cover starts by talking about albums that are so extrordinary that they influence generations of inspiring artists, yada, yada. Yes, AYE certainly fits that mold, maybe even shatters it to bits requiring a remolding job for all that follow. The problem comes when one reads the last chapter, titled: "The Songs". Herein we are treated to what I consider to be overly harsh criticisms of too many of these songs - such that I'm surprised that Egan considers AYE to be worthy of classic status. Three of the British Track LP tracks, I Don't Live Today, 3rd Stone From The Sun and Are You Experienced receive criticisms that I disagree with, and do so strongly. Those are three of my all-time favorites! Don't get me wrong - I enjoy diversity and respect the opinions of others regardless of how flawed they in
fact are, but this last chapter left me wondering if Egan might have been in a bit of a rush to finish the project off? His writing here is on average less colorful and insightful than the rest of the book and due to the subject matter - the music itself - it sticks out like a sore thumb. But I still strongly recommend this book, without reservation.
Before The Flood
Before The Flood
The very first time I listened to this was back when it was first release in 1974. My brother had purchased the cassette tape and I use to borrow it from him. It was my first experience listening to either Dylan or The Band live and was blown away. I thought "How can anyone top this for a live album?" Over the years I had pretty much forgotten about it until I had the opportunity to purchase the double CD last year. With great anticipation I started listening and came away a little underwhelmed. Not that it is a bad set, it isn't. In fact it's quite good. But there are a couple of things that can make this a little disappointing.

1. Regarding The Band's two sets: I also own both Rock of Ages &The Last Waltz. Both are better sets for The Band, with Rock of Ages being the best. On "Before the Flood" some of the songs really sound like the group just weren't on the same page. When you compare both "The Weight" & "The Shape I'm In", two of my favorites, they just do not compare with the versions from Rock of Ages.

2. Dylan also seemed out of place with The Band at first. The first three songs, "Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine)", "Lay, Lady, Lay", and "Rainy Day Woman" have a below-average sound to them.

But as we hit song #4, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" the music does start to blend. As we move through CD #1 we're treated to some classic music by both, with a great version of Robbie Robertson's "Stage Fright" to finish off the CD.

CD #2 starts of with Classic acoustic Dylan, as we hear "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Just Like a Woman", and "It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)." It's here we get a little bogged down by the second Band set. As mentioned previously, "The Shape I'm In" & "The Weight" are not up to other live versions of the songs. But hold on to your hat, Dylan comes back on and we get the best song of the night, "All Along The Watchtower" and it JUST rocks. If I have only one complaint about it, it's too short. I would have loved an extended guitar solo at the end but we get only about 32 bars. Great, just not enough. It's followed by solid versions of "Highway 61 Revisited" & "Like a Rolling Stone." And as an encore we hear "Blowin In The Wind" and it does not disappoint.

Overall, I am happy with this purchase. I still pull it out and listen to it now and then. I would recommend it to any Dylan & Band fans, at least to round out your collections.
The Proposal
The Proposal
I thought this was a great, entertaining film! Throughout the movie, the witty banter between Margaret Tate, played by Sandra Bullock, and Andrew Paxton, played by Ryan Reynolds, allows for viewers to find humor in a somewhat realistic setting of an executive and her assistant entering into a relationship. The movie begins as Margaret Tate, the executive editor-in-chief of a book publishing company, finds herself in a bind because her visa was denied. Margaret, a native Canadian, will lose her job if she does not marry her executive assistant, Andrew.

For Andrew to accept her proposal, she must succumb to his every whim. This includes a trip to Andrew's family home, in Sitka, Alaska, for his grandmother's birthday. This trip includes Margaret meeting Andrew's extremely outgoing grandmother, his parents, and ex-girlfriend which leads to an awkward engagement party and wild strip show adding to the movie's humor. While on the trip, Margaret and Andrew must put up a pretense that they are madly in love with each other to protect themselves from the Immigration Department who has threatened to send Andrew to jail and deport Margaret if they are fibbing about their marriage.

A more sensitive side of Margaret is seen when Andrew's mother and grandmother take Margaret to try on her wedding dress. The dress which is a gift from Andrew's grandmother puts Margaret in tears because she finally cares about Andrew and wishes that she had the family relationship he has. Margaret and Andrew take on one final challenge with the immigration office before their marriage when Andrew's father tries to coerce them into admitting the marriage is a charade. Both deny the allegations but when the wedding day finally comes around, Margaret announces that the marriage was a fake in front of everyone because she does not want to ruin Andrew's future. In a clichéd but sweet moment, Andrew runs after Margaret, who has 24 hours to leave the US for Canada, but is unable to stop her plane. In a desperate last attempt, the movie ends with Andrew flying back to New York to get the woman he loves by proposing to her.

The movie is described as one that will amuse audiences of every age and become a movie must-have for future generations!
Louis L'Amour Trail Mix: Volume Two
Louis L'Amour Trail Mix: Volume Two
I really look forward to a ride down the road now since we have Louis L'Amour's tales to entertain us as we go along. So glad to have discovered him on Amazon. You won't even want to take a Pitt Stop!!!
First Love
First Love
Teenagers Axi and Robinson set off on a journey across the USA. The motivation for the trip is a deeply based mixture of mutual affection, commitment and knowledge that their future is uncertain. Their adventures are spontaneous, almost devil-may-care, yet the crux of the narrative is a passionate one of emotion, hope and heartbreak. This is a heart-rending story. The decisions these youngsters make are often spur of the moment, seeking freedom and relief from their past ordeals. They may seem irrational yet may never again be obtainable. The final chapters place everything into the context of the novel. Life deals out cards that may be stacked against but have to be played as best as possible. James Patterson and Emily Raymond have produced an excellent and absorbing read.
The Wicked Go To Hell (Pushkin Vertigo)
The Wicked Go To Hell (Pushkin Vertigo)
This is a little gem of a book that was first published in France back in 1956. The author, Frederic Dard, published over 300 thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays. This book was first written by Dard as a play and then released in a film directed by Robert Hossein in 1955. The book is a novelization of the film and has recently been translated to English with publication in the US.

The story involves two prisoners, Frank and Hal, sharing a cell. One of them is a spy and one of them is a police officer who has been told to help the spy escape prison, thereby earning his trust so he can learn more about the spy ring. The reader has no idea who is the spy and who is the police officer. It’s a short book and kept me guessing and I enjoyed it. Nothing in depth here with not much fleshing out of the characters but rather a simple straightforward suspenseful story that kept my interest.

This book was given to me by the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.
Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga: Authors Teens Love
Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga: Authors Teens Love
Lisa Albert has gathered biographical information on Stephenie Meyer, the author of the most read teen series, that would intrigue teens through out the world. Readers will learn about Meyer's dreams, what inspired the Twilight series, her love of literature, and her life as a teen and a mom. There are many photos of the author and photo shots from the movie, Twilight, that will catch one's eye. The chronology, chapter notes, glossary, further readings, and interet websites sections at the back of the title make the book easy to use, as well as, helpful for reports.

Teachers and students alike will find this a book of interest. This 104 page biography is perfect for those middle school biography reports where the book must be at least 100 pages. Also, young adults will love that this is not a biography of a dead person, but of someone that they admire and who has written books they love. Also, it doesn't hurt that it is about a female, since over 90% of biographies are about males.
I Have A Mind To Believe (Advice & How To Book 2)
I Have A Mind To Believe (Advice & How To Book 2)
This book gives us very interesting human mind facts.

This book clearly shows how the mind works and how powerful our mids are.

I recommend this book because it is very interesting and I couldn't put it down!
Probeetle Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Crystal-Clear Phone Case with Kickstand and Car Mount Holder iPhone 12 Pro Max Case with Anti-Fall Corner for iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G (6.7") 2020 Phone(Black)
Probeetle Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Crystal-Clear Phone Case with Kickstand and Car Mount Holder iPhone 12 Pro Max Case with Anti-Fall Corner for iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G (6.7") 2020 Phone(Black)
This is the perfect case for my new iPhone 12 Pro Max. Snug fit, nice grip and touch in hand, all cut-outs are precise and allows easy access. The black color makes for a great color combination with my gold phone. The black and gold looks expensive and matches well any outfit, causal or business. The hook is great when holding your phone to have an extra layer of security and drop prevention. It’s also good for using as a kickstand when viewing content on your phone. While the magnet is strong enough to hold your phone without falling. This phone case has everything I need to enjoy my new iPhone 12 Pro Max and a great point. You won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend getting this case before they are all sold out.
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