Davion Cox

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Web Components in Action
Web Components in Action
Web Components in Action by Ben Farrell. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Coding HTML CSS JAVA Made Easy
Coding HTML CSS JAVA Made Easy
Coding HTML CSS JAVA Made Easy by Adam Crute and Frederic Johnson. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Design Patterns in Ruby
Design Patterns in Ruby
Design Patterns in Ruby by Russ Olsen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 59 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
SQL: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition
SQL: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition
SQL: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition by Andy Oppel and Robert Sheldon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Canterville Ghost
The Canterville Ghost
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde and Will Jonson. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 160 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts by Matthew Reinhart. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 710 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Nicholas Sparks 1st Edition 6-title Collection
Nicholas Sparks 1st Edition 6-title Collection
Nicholas Sparks 1st Edition 6-title Collection by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Shining (DELUXE LIMITED GIFT EDITION)
The Shining (DELUXE LIMITED GIFT EDITION)
The Shining (DELUXE LIMITED GIFT EDITION) by Stephen King and Vincent Chong. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
High-Performance Java Persistence
High-Performance Java Persistence
High-Performance Java Persistence by Vlad Mihalcea. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python: Penetration Testing for Developers
Python: Penetration Testing for Developers
Python: Penetration Testing for Developers by Christopher Duffy, Mohit, et al.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP network programming self-study manual (with CD-ROM)
PHP network programming self-study manual (with CD-ROM)
PHP network programming self-study manual (with CD-ROM) by MING RI KE JI ZOU TIAN SI ?PAN KAI HUA ?LIU ZHONG HUA BIAN ZHU. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics by Kris Jamsa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Pro MEAN Stack Development
Pro MEAN Stack Development
This book helped me out a lot! Very clear and easy to follow code examples was a big PLUS!

Coverage of the entire JavaScript Framework Stack for MEAN development was well presented in this book.

Following this book cover to cover will result in a quality finished product you created and can deploy to servers!
Quickbasic Using Independent Subprograms
Quickbasic Using Independent Subprograms
Quickbasic Using Independent Subprograms by Julia C. Bradley. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library
Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library
I have the utmost respect for academic librarians and aspire to be one someday. The story of David Breithaupt is unusual in that he is not a common criminal but the victim of this own relationship. McDade's crystal clear and concise narrative informs the reader that sometimes we are not dealing with a mastermind but merely a victim of circumstance. Breithaupt seems to have been unduly manipulated to engage in rare book larceny. When he is finally caught he wasn't living the high life but merely getting by while his significant other, who escaped prosecution, walked away with the lion's share of the book profits.

When everything is said and done, you cannot help but feel sorry for this poor misunderstood librarian who was the victim of his own relationship.

The book is short and sweet. If you are even remotely interested in fine art crime, I would highly recommend this title. McDade is an expert in this particular field and I would say this book is an excellent primer demonstrating his gift of true crime storytelling.
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
What features of facebook led to its instant success, and who deserves the credit? Why has facebook continued to grow while other social networks faltered at earlier stages? How did facebook make money at various stages of development? What caused facebook's various missteps? Does facebook really care about privacy? David Fitzpatrick gives convincing answers to these questions that have been hotly debated among users for years. The book suffers at times from gushy editorializing, but overall the reporting is balanced (with a few exceptions), and readers can weigh the facts on their own.

Fitzpatrick identifies several features that differentiated facebook from the rest. School networks offered a controlled community. Users felt comfortable projecting their true identities online in this setting. The site was easy to use, and didn't try to do too much too soon. Long-run growth was always a stronger priority than short-term ad revenue. Mark Zuckerberg's immaturity during his college age years is clear, but he ultimately nails the most important strategic decisions. He was not a mere caretaker of a simple idea at the right time.

The book touches on the personal conflicts made famous by the Social Network movie. The motives behind Eduardo Saverin's sacking are carefully reported. In contrast, key facts are missing in Fitzpatrick's treatment of the Winklevoss/Narendra ConnectU lawsuit. Fitzpatrick makes a convincing case that ConnectU's business plan was inferior to thefacebook's, but he glosses over how Zuckerberg sabotaged their site for months. Zuckerberg's AOL IMs from this era (referenced in the 12/30/10 NYT) reveal he viewed them as a competitor, and this calls into question Fitzpatrick's judgment that Zuckerberg was merely guilty of being "rude" and "uncooperative." Future editions of the book should incorporate more accurate information about the case.

Another weakness is the book's failure to address contradictions in facebook's views on privacy. For example, he asserts in the prologue that facebook "has always been explicitly conceived and engineered by Zuckerberg and colleagues as a tool to enhance your relations with your real-world friends" But later we learn that Zuckerberg is always pushing people to be more transparent, and that voyeurism was part of facebook's success from the beginning at Harvard. Who seriously believes facebook has never encouraged voyeurism outside of your circle of real friends?

Yet the book's most lasting impression is Zuckerberg's resolve in prioritizing facebook's utility over its profits. Knowing how close friend Sean Parker lost control of his past ventures, Zuckerberg is careful not to let future investors take control of his baby. Understanding this is also crucial to understanding the controversy behind facebook's delays in going public. Without Zuckerberg's patience, facebook would have been far less useful as a tool of Viacom, News Corp, Yahoo, Microsoft, or Wall Street. For this, Zuckerberg is worthy of the rosy picture painted in this book, despite his sins.
Power Habits: 50 Habits to Model from the Rich and Famous to Become Successful Immediately
Power Habits: 50 Habits to Model from the Rich and Famous to Become Successful Immediately
“The worst thing is living without a passion. Think of life where you wake up daily full of motivation and energized by what is ahead of you. Does this in any way reflect your life right now?”

We all desire power and success, however many of us lack the ability to do more than dream. There are secrets to attain and Primo has given us the ultimate guide to those secrets. With 50 power habits this is more than a simple charged-up motivational speech. There is real useful information within these pages. I enjoyed reading about how some of the greats have achieved success with their own personal self-challenges and rules. Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Jay Z and Bill Gates to name a few. My favorite was Mark Zuckerberg’s annual challenge to improve himself that has nothing to do with his career. And this is just some of an extensive list of rich and famous that includes all walks of life, which keep their selves challenged and motivated to do more in their lives. I found the book to be very well written, the habits were not overwhelming or difficult, but very doable and allowed for one to create their own inspiration to success. Take your dream of success and power to reality and become, the more you long to be.
A Curious Boy Named Jeff: Based on Jeff Bezos's Life (Little Kids' Big Lessons Book 1)
A Curious Boy Named Jeff: Based on Jeff Bezos's Life (Little Kids' Big Lessons Book 1)
I love that this story is based on a modern day success/role model. All kids these days know Amazon so would probably be very interested in learning about Jeff Bezos. This adorable book is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written with short, easy to read and understand sentences that will capture and hold a young child’s attention. Parents and teachers will appreciate this story because it encourages kids to be curious and observant, to spend time with family and to always read and learn new things! This story promotes important life lessons that our little ones need to be exposed to at a young age. Kudos to the author!
Elon Musk: Elon Musk’s greatest lessons for success in business, life, and entrepreneurship
Elon Musk: Elon Musk’s greatest lessons for success in business, life, and entrepreneurship
Elon Musk always has had a certain determination and hard working ethic. He has no fear in his ideas and runs with them, and finds success! He hopes to go to Mars soon, which just made the news, so it was timely to have read this. I learned a lot about Elon Musk here and hope many parents, educators, employers encourage innovative people like Elon Musk. His life story needs to be shared to inspire others.

This was a quick enough read that it could even be read by school students or anyone curious about his life accomplishments.

I wonder what he will do next! Perhaps he will need a sequel!
Screw It, Let's Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green, Expanded Edition
Screw It, Let's Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green, Expanded Edition
Before picking up this book I really didn't know much about Richard Branson beyond his crazy publicity stunts. I definitely didn't know about his political involvement, his charity work, nor the struggles and challenges he has faced at every corner of his business life.

I didn't really learn 14 lessons from the book, and I am sure that the lessons I did learn won't help me make it to the top as a business person, but this book was a lot of fun to read. It's full of wonderful stories of adventure, success and challenges. I laughed out loud at some of the funny things that happened, and I was excited to read about his businesses as they developed.

When you close the book you will feel inspired, motivated and maybe a bit more interested in seeking out more environmental alternatives in your business.

It's a really enjoyable read, but it's not one I will be keeping around for future reference.
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
Edison and Ford in Florida (Images of America)
Edison and Ford in Florida (Images of America)
I love this series of books. I have both paper back, and ebook versions of about 30. I purchase all available about anywhere we chose to visit. Have not been disappointed with any book.
The Sun Does Shine: Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
The Sun Does Shine: Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on Alabama’s death row for two murders he did not commit. And it wasn’t new forensic technology that ultimately exonerated him. It was the perseverance of a handful of men and women willing to turn a mirror on the system itself.

If there are books and there are novels, this is a story. It’s a powerful story full of loss, love, pain, honesty, hope, and, ultimately, survival. There is, however, no redemption here. There was no reason to ever believe that Anthony Ray Hinton was guilty of these crimes. None. But that’s not what the legal system is all about. And ultimately it is only the system that can be redeemed. The rest is just human tragedy.

I have been a peripheral witness to the legal system for a long time. And I have known many who are intimately involved in the service of justice who can say little more in defense of the system than, “It’s the best of the alternatives.” That is seldom an acceptable standard for much of anything, but it should never be an acceptable standard when we are consciously and deliberately executing people.

The problems are not simple. Thugs walk free every day for the same reasons that people like Anthony Ray are wrongly sent to death row. Truth is seldom binary. Scientific discovery is a function of probabilities, not absolutes. Facts always exist in context and must be evaluated within that context. And that context is never as simple or as one-dimensional as it seems—or we would like it to be.

The system is over-worked, the ‘jury of peers’ that may have existed in an 18th Century New England farm town is an illusion today, and our politics and our legal system have been corrupted by money at a time when the divide between rich and poor is rapidly expanding.

This is a story with elements of legal injustice, racism, and the plight of the poor. But none of these exist in isolation or is as personal, in the end, as we make them out to be. All of these things do exist at a personal level. The cause and effect, however, are structural. And that’s where both the injustice starts and where it must be confronted.

The author claims that one in ten prisoners sitting on death row today is innocent. If you doubt that I encourage you to go to your local courthouse today and observe a trial in process. You will find a lot of hard-working people; some good and some bad. But you will not find a search for truth. You will find an urgent commitment to justice as defined by the institution itself.

In the end, this is Anthony Ray Hinton’s story. And it is beautifully and simply told by Anthony Ray and Lara Love Hardin. It is, however, a story about us. We are the context. Anthony Ray and the people around him simply shine a light inside the institution that we live within. But it’s up to us to open our eyes and see. “The sun does shine.” But you have to open your eyes to see it. And that, ultimately, is the message of this book.

This is more than a must read. If this book does not become a best seller, shame on us; things are worse than I feared. It’s that important.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
The last 50 years has seen a quantum shift away from basic democratic principles, not only in the US, but in peer democracies around the world. A myriad of factors are responsible and there are plenty of heady books that chip away at some aspect, source or agent, but Dr. Kendzior's book, along with her previous one, 'The View from Flyover Country' represent the most visceral of accounts. It is beautifully written, weaving in both the social scientist in her as well as the mother, wife and citizen, and while looking at macro events, she never loses sight of the real effects on average citizens. The two books, which I would call companions, ultimately wind up asking the basic question, 'what kind of society do you want?' and they do so by showing you plainly the very kind of society you are in and how it went all so very wrong. The nefarious protagonist may be Donald Trump, but blame is cast wide and includes all for allowing institutional rot and storied institutions to crumble. The book, written ins 2019, is at times prescient at the national and even global level:

On page 2, “'To millionaire elite, many of whom already had an apocalyptic bent, a depopulated world is not a tragedy but an opportunity...'

On page 43, "It's the sense of having a government that seems to welcome death; a government that has abdicated even the pretense of working for its citizens or caring if they live or die"

But it never loses its connection to the personal. There are very poignant personal moments that help create a resonating context; In the wake of 9/11, she talks to her son about friends who enlisted in order to help but ‘they kept having to fight the same wars over and over, and that this left them hurting inside. My son asked if the government could give them special rewards like not having to work ever again, because they had already tried so hard to protect people, and I held his face to my chest so he wouldn’t see me cry.’

Social science is best, in my view, when it remains firmly connected to humanity. Graphs, statistics, calculated probabilities, are all important but understanding power structures require insights into ‘Flyover Country.’ And if you want to understand the era of Donald Trump, you can’t do it without understanding the forgotten portions of America and how they are connected to the global stage and its most villainous actors. Surveillance culture, elite criminal impunity, and the ongoing erosion of freedoms are not unstoppable forces, but to battle such forces requires first understanding the wellspring from which they come and the human cost if allowed to grow. I cannot say more than, read this book.
Old-Fashioned Valentine Postcards: 24 Full-Color Ready-to-Mail Cards from the Collections of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Old-Fashioned Valentine Postcards: 24 Full-Color Ready-to-Mail Cards from the Collections of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
天使、子供たち、ハート、お花・・・豪華なビクトリアンの世界が好きな方にはとてもお勧めです。1908年から1917年当時に実際に作られたポストカード24枚のリプロダクションです。天使(cherub)のカード16枚、子供のカード5枚、お花のみのデザイン3枚、その他1枚といった感じです(重複カウントあり)。
買う前は、表紙の絵はかわいいけれど中身はどうだろうとドキドキでしたが、届いて中を見た途端、これは正解だと思いました。アンティークのポストカードは、エンボスや色のあせ具合に味があるので、リプロダクションは本来あまり好きではないのですが、こちらの本のカードはそういうものを差し引いても、絵柄を見るだけでも楽しいコレクションだと思います。実際に使用するのはもちろん、このようなものがお好きな方へのプレゼントにしても、喜ばれると思います。
Make America Great Again Our President Donald Trump Slogan with USA Flag Cap Adjustable Baseball Hat Red
Make America Great Again Our President Donald Trump Slogan with USA Flag Cap Adjustable Baseball Hat Red
I bought this cap through Amazon from "KBETHOS". It was in black with white lettering and I am pleased with its quality. I wear a 7-3/4 cap and this fits with no problem. The cap has two plastic straps on the back (one with holes in it and the other with "pegs" on it) of the cap that you can adjust the size easily. Most caps of this type have these same types of sizing straps. The cap is "Made in China" and it bears only one label on the inside of it that says "Nissin Cap". It has a "button" on top and four vent holes sewn into the top, as most caps like this type have. There are no labels inside of the cap describing the material it is made of, but I have no problem with the material or quality of the cap. The lettering on "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" is in white and there were no problems with the lettering (which has a "backing" material inside the cap the lettering is sewn through for additional holding strength) or stitching of the lettering or in the cap seams. I have been wearing this cap for over a month and it has held up well and looks good. The only situation I am having with the cap is liberals making comments to me to me about the wording or just staring disgustingly at me.....but I am getting many more positive responses from those that agree with the wording or want to know where I purchased it. If I had to re-purchase this same cap, I would do so without hesitation! Seems to me to be a quality cap!
Trump Aftershock: The President's Seismic Impact on Culture and Faith in America
Trump Aftershock: The President's Seismic Impact on Culture and Faith in America
Trump Aftershock is packed with information about every aspect of Trump’s presidency. I will note a few of the subjects covered. The Political Divide The author, Stephen Strang describes the Left/Right political divide in America in the past and since Trump was elected. The relentless negative and nasty attacks on Trump are noted and questioned. “For more than two years the media has conducted around the clock aerial bombing of the president’s character, motives and intelligence while ignoring and generally misrepresenting his accomplishments with the economy, jobs, taxes, foreign policy, the military and border security. The impression among a majority of the general public is that the media’s focus is predicated almost entirely on talking points and broadsides supplied by the DNC.”68
The Media and Soros The media are aggressively anti-Trump because far left billionaires including George Soros “have been on a spending spree over the past fifteen years, buying newspapers, funding websites and creating a phalanx of nonprofit advocacy groups to promote ultraliberal policies and to undermine conservatives and their organizations.”112 These billionaires “have contributed more than 2.7 billion since 2000 to groups pushing abortion, climate change alarmism, and gun control and supporting a long list of liberal politicians. Soros alone has spent at least $52 million building a network of newspapers, news organizations and journalistic institutions.”112 Soros funds as many as two hundred hard left groups and a long list of anarchist and ultraliberal causes. MoveOn.org, Black Lives Matter and Planned Parenthood are Soros’ favorites.114-115 “Virtually all the organizations involved in the anti-Trump demonstrations that rocked New York and other cities in January 2017 had ties to Soros.”115 “Soros also had ties to more than fifty protest groups involved with the Women’s March on Washington, DC the day after Trump’s election.”115
The Mueller investigation is ongoing and destructive. Congressman Louis Gohmert, former chief justice of the Twelfth Circuit Court of Appeals, published a detailed forty page report on Mueller. His report “lays out Mueller’s long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people.”137 Read this book for example after example of this. “In a hearing on Paul Manafort’s case US District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III berated the government attorneys saying the case was false.”140 They didn’t care about Manafort; they only wanted to get to Trump and impeach him.
Israel Moving the U. S. Embassy to Jerusalem had profound meaning to the Jewish people. Israel is threatened by the Palestinians and by Syria. An interesting one state solution is proposed by the Messianic Jews in the United States. “There would be one Jewish state – Israel- and the nearly one million Arabs who live in the West Bank would be given a financial incentive to voluntarily relocate to neighboring Arab countries, which would also be financially incentivized to receive and assist in resettling them.”201 Most of the Palestinians would love to accept this offer.
At the back of the book is a six page list of things Donald Trump has achieved in his first 500 days in office. In one of the final chapters Strang points out that some of the changes Trump has made will last for decades.
The book is indexed and has thirty-six pages of Endnotes. This book will reveal what the media doesn’t tell you and show you the many things Donald Trump has already accomplished.
Best quote: Franklin Graham says Trump “defends the Christian faith more than any president in my lifetime.”206
Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
First of all this 2014 edition of AYE is the latest incarnation of this on Vinyl. It's 200 Gram and it's, without fanfare from EH or Sony, an AAA edition.
It's quite immediately clear when the needle drops into the first grooves of 'Purple Haze' that this indeed sounds different to the other vinyl editions.
For one thing, there is that slight Analog tape hiss, nothing at all intrusive, just a nice reminder that it seems that no digital noise reduction has been used, or overused here.
The second thing that pops out of the speakers is a slightly more pronounced midrange-particularly Jimi's guitar and vocals. Their definitely more 'hard' than on previous editions, more edgy and well 'hard'. Not the whole midrange you see, but just the 'tone' of the guitar and vocals. That gives the perception of slightly less of a bottom (bass) end, but that's not really true, it's just a slightly more 'tough' sound.
The pressing is nice. But beware of Off Centered pressings for you who have near perfect pitch, as some of these new pressings, especially ones pressed at United or Rainbo seem to have complete runs where either side one or side two are pressed off center. That's why it's nice to buy them from Amazon. Any problems send them back. But if you get two in a row then bag it for a different vendor as a complete run that's ruined isn't going to help us anyway. That's when I buy from Amazon UK or DE which almost guarantee a different, oversees pressing.
But all in all it sounds pretty great. Jimi deserves nothing less!
Gerard Masters
GUND Mylo Seated Gray Bear, 18"
GUND Mylo Seated Gray Bear, 18"
I LOVE this bear! I thought he was cute in the picture, but he's even cuter in your arms. Super soft, huggable, and i love the weighted paws. I have bad anxiety, and having something to hold makes me feel better, and he does the trick. I think he's a little bigger than they said he was supposed to be but I'm fine with that. Simply perfect for gifting children, or grown ups with anxiety like myself.
The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories
The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories
Yukiko Motoya and Asa Yoneda have produced an intriguing English translation of Motoya's collection of award-winning short stories.
Nearly all the included works comment incisively - and to various extents, allegorically - on the often-frustrating experiences of Japanese women.
Yoneda has skillfully navigated a course between the Scylla of English speakers' presumed unfamiliarity with common Japanese idioms and cultural background, and the Charybdis of overly verbose translation, to give us a concise prose that renders Motoya's complex characters in broad strokes without bogging down in the minutiea of specific Japanese terms.
There are a few points where I feel Motoya has glossed over too much: "tempura" is not so unfamiliar a term to English speakers that it need be changed to "fritters", for instance. A few other choices make little sense unless the reader is also familiar enough with Japanese to guess at the original phrase. But overall this reads like an effortless English-language work rather than a painstakingly translated volume; a terrific achievement in its own right.
Readers who are familiar with Japanese folklore, manga, or anime will probably find some of the themes to be mundane - there is much reminiscent of Rumiko Takahashi in the more fantastic stories, like The Dogs or An Exotic Marriage. But Motoya's unique vision is still worth experiencing, and Yoneda's translation provides a clear and beautiful lense.
The Man From Taured: A breakneck mystery-thriller (World's Scariest Legends)
The Man From Taured: A breakneck mystery-thriller (World's Scariest Legends)
I've long been a fan of the author, but the last couple of books in his latest series just haven't done it for me.

This is better than the last one, but it's still a slog to get through. Though our main character was a bit pompous, I was with him for a while, hoping that things would work out and he'd find out the reason behind everything.

But the book soon turned into...a rather miserable tour book to Japan? Really. We got some interesting but dismal passages on Japanese prisons, Japanese views of race, and even the Yakuza - none of which had anything do to with the mystery of our main character's identity.

By the end of the book I no longer cared if Taured was real, didn't care if our main character made it home or not, and really sort of hoped he may end up dead because I disliked him that much.

It is readable, but not the fun and entertaining book I was looking for at all.
Nora Roberts - Collection: Birthright, Northern Lights, & Blue Smoke (Nora Roberts Cd Collection)
Nora Roberts - Collection: Birthright, Northern Lights, & Blue Smoke (Nora Roberts Cd Collection)
I like these books and had read them, but wanted to get audio version for when I work out. Unfortunately the tracks in this set has serious production flaws. They have lots of noise and boom, as if someone just connect a cable from the computer’s audio output to the mic input and “digitized” the tracks that way. The sound is like bad radio signal when you’re driving under a lot of power lines, just not tolerable when listening with earbuds. I returned these and will stick with Overdrive and library collection for books on disc from now on.
As Trilhas Da Glória (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
As Trilhas Da Glória (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Decepcionei-me com este livro. Muito fraco e totalmente previsível. Tinha gostado de diversos livros deste autor mas este indubitavelmente é o mais fraco. Parece que foi escrito por um ator iniciante querendo preencher páginas e páginas sem nenhuma necessidade. Muito ruim
Decoy
Decoy
Completely blown away by a 1957 police drama that dealt so directly with topics such as heroin addiction, sexual harrassment, rape, child abandonment, mental illness, suicide, street gangs, sports fixing, allusions to penitentiary lesbianism, collegiate drug abuse, faith, etc. The sad thing is how little progress we've made in any of these areas over half a century later!
Beverly Garland was brilliant and believable. Very much a lady yet intellectually engaged at the highest level, morally certain and as fearless as her male counterparts. Loved the messages to the audience at the end of every show.
I honestly thought I'd watch a couple of episodes, have a good laugh at how outdated and shallow the story telling would be and forget about it. Instead, I was totally hooked and binged through all 39 episodes in about 10 days.
If this show didn't cut it back in the '50s, it's only because, similar to now, humanity didn't have the guts to look itself in the mirror and deal directly with the failings of our society. Hence the reason we're still struggling with all of these issues today.
Brilliantly written. Brilliantly performed. Glad I stumbled across this lost television jewel!
Dino Park
Dino Park
I got a older different cover then pictured here but other than that I am excited to read it again
Strange News from Another Star
Strange News from Another Star
These stories are, on the whole, simple and beautiful and yet they are equally philosophical and even political. They make you question your own life and the world we live in allowing you to both step outside of yourself and delve deep into your subconscious. Sometimes this makes you confront your own nature and question your own faults. When faced with a wish of our own, would we be selfless or (perhaps forgivably) selfish? In the darkest of times would we have the strength to confront the evil before us? These stories are timeless and relevant and beautifully told. I have read them many times and hope to read them many more.
Klingsor's Last Summer
Klingsor's Last Summer
KLINGSOR'S LAST SUMMER (translated 1970) is a collection of three novelettes that Hermann Hesse, a Nobel Prize winning author, published in 1920. The stories, which were very competently translated from German into English by Richard and Clara Winston, are A CHILD'S HEART (34 pages), KLEIN AND WAGNER (84 pages), and KLINGSOR'S LAST SUMMER (59 pages).

Shortly before writing and publishing these stories, which are partly based on his own life-experiences, Hesse (a German pacifist) suffered the horrors of World War I and moved to Switzerland in 1919. He had studied Freud's works and undergone psychoanalysis with Carl Jung to try to resolve his feelings about his personal problems, which included the breakup of his marriage.

Psychological problems are central to all three of these stories, and in the first two of them the main characters virtually "re-invent" psychoanalysis in their efforts examine their subconscious in order to come to terms with their impulses to do bad things and their deep feelings of anxiety and guilt. Readers familiar with Hesse's novel DEMIAN (1919) will recall the similar psychological material in that book.

A CHILD'S HEART is narrated in the first person by a man who is reminiscing about his feelings of guilt and his impulses to steal things and tell lies when he was a young boy. The story deals with the boy's agonies and fears, which are resolved partly by luck and partly by the kindness of his father. I found it not entirely successful, especially when the boy's attempts to psychoanalyze himself were being presented. In my judgment this story, the shortest in this collection, could well have been shortened by perhaps one-third its present length.

Some of the details about the boy and his schoolmates were recycled later by Hesse in a much better story titled "The Interrupted Class" (1948). A far better story about a young boy psychoanalyzing himself is Wilbur Daniel Steele's "The Body of the Crime" (1931).

KLEIN AND WAGNER, which is told in five chapters, deals with the problems of an embezzler named Klein as he flees from Germany with a new identity, abandoning his wife and children. Much more plausibly than the young boy in A CHILD'S HEART, Klein gropes through his subconscious, partly via his dreams, trying to rid himself of disturbing homicidal impulses. In my judgment, this story is rather repetitious and has an ending which, while "solving" Klein's problem, is not very satisfying to most readers.

By far the best story in this collection is the final one, KLINGSOR'S LAST SUMMER, which is told in ten short chapters. Klingsor is an expressionist painter--almost Van Gogh-like with a Gauguin-like friend AND a Hesse-like friend, who writes poems. Dozens of long, wonderfully written passages present Klingsor's "painter's eye view" of the world in an interesting and very plausible manner. Again and again, as Klingsor goes from place to place during the days of this story, we get his impressions of colors that he sees and his thoughts about how these could be modified or transformed with his paints and composed into works of art. Cutting across these passages, we have Klingsor's physical ailments (including deteriorating vision and serious alcoholism) and psychological problems (he is constantly preoccupied with thousands of changes around him and especially with the mortality of his friends and himself).

This story has, despite Klingsor's death--which is announced in the title itself--a very happy ending: Klingsor created and completed his masterpiece before dying. It also ends with a tiny unsolvable mystery: how did Klingsor die? This may trouble some readers but may not bother others in the least. Perhaps a "clue" is the fact that Klingsor repeatedly calls himself Li Po; perhaps those who know how that Chinese poet happily died are meant to guess how Klingsor died ... perhaps or perhaps not.

I would rate KLINGSOR'S LAST SUMMER higher than two novels that have dealt with expressionist painters: Maugham's MOON AND SIXPENCE (1919), very loosely based on Gauguin's life, and Irving Stone's LUST FOR LIFE (1977), a fictional account of the life of Van Gogh. A short story by Warner Law titled "The Man Who Fooled the World" (1968; EDGAR Award 1969), about a painter who forged paintings like Gauguin's (and fooled Maugham), is far less serious but is almost as cleverly written as Hesse's story.
Gideon's Wrath
Gideon's Wrath
Was bought for my husband who is a avid fan of the J J Marric books.
Kobe Satsujin Jiken [in Japanese Language]
Kobe Satsujin Jiken [in Japanese Language]
見た目はとても良いものだと思って安心してました。所が本の本体の裏側にメモ書きがされていてびっくりしました。 
細部まで目を通してもらいたいなと思いました。
Harry Potter 1art1 Framed Collector Poster - Ticket London to Hogwarts (16 x 12 inches)
Harry Potter 1art1 Framed Collector Poster - Ticket London to Hogwarts (16 x 12 inches)
First of: Allow me to say that in overall I am quite satisfied. Now. I wasn't really when I first got the package in the mail, simply because it wasn't what I was expecting (perhaps those were off).
The picture the seller shows is already grainy; well so is the ticket, just a little bit. It's not replica-worthy sharp, nor are there golden elements on there that shine like in the movie.

I must say once you get over that inital shock you appreciate the frame it's in with the 2-color background which makes it feel like a more premium product (mine even came with a licensing stamp). So in overall: good product, I'm very happy with it, though I'm not sure if I would recommend it
D&D Icons of The Realms: Icewind Dale: Rime of The Frostmaiden (8 Ct. Booster Brick)
D&D Icons of The Realms: Icewind Dale: Rime of The Frostmaiden (8 Ct. Booster Brick)
Even after seeing pictures and videos of this dragon, I honestly wasn't prepared for how big it is when I unpacked it! Besides miniatures, I've collected a number of figures and statues from various collector's edition games and other franchises. Most were simply too big to use as miniatures in D&D. This Dragon has changed that! It's not the biggest figure I have, but it's up there and it opens the flood gates for me to use some of my other unofficial figures to strike the fear of the gods into my players! Highly recommended!
LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope 75244 Tantive IV Building Kit (1768 Pieces)
LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope 75244 Tantive IV Building Kit (1768 Pieces)
This is one of the best Star Wars Lego sets appearance-wise. It also is very large, and great for both decoration and playability! There are so many neat features, like the handle for easy carrying and how you can take the top off of almost every section of the build, but it never feels fragile. Another thing I LOVE is the use of stickers. Most of the stickers are on the cockpit, which would look very awkward without them if built manually. All of the other stickers either enhance the set or are fairly hidden. If they somehow made this without stickers and looking the same, it would give 6 stars! The only problems I have with this build are very minor. At the center of the ship are these wing-like pieces near the handle. If you want to pick this thing up from the bottom, I would certainly recommend two arms, but you might want to take off the bottom two wing pieces. Another thing that would have been a good addition would be a stand. Without a stand it sort of awkwardly sits on the engine block and cockpit. This one is very minor though, it still looks very good on display. Another thing is that this isn't a UCS set, despite the size and detail. This is quite odd in my opinion, but none of these minor issues even put this thing down a star. Overall, a FANTASTIC ship.
PCP Sheepskin Pressure Relief Sores Heel Protectors, White
PCP Sheepskin Pressure Relief Sores Heel Protectors, White
Arrived fast! Purchased for my quadriplegic son who's heels get red from pressure. I was happy they are affordable. He probably likes them best because they keep his tiny feet warm. Only issue is they slide off if he moves too much, but his feet are very thin and small. Shouldn't be an issue for others.
Pflegeset für Siemens Kaffeevollautomat Dichtungen, Fett, Reinigungsbürste - für EQ-Reihe
Pflegeset für Siemens Kaffeevollautomat Dichtungen, Fett, Reinigungsbürste - für EQ-Reihe
Meine EQ9 wollte eines Morgens nicht mehr so, wie gewohnt. Die Brühgruppe hatte sich irgendwie verhakt im Gehäuse und war fast nicht mehr zu entnehmen. Die Sache mit der Schmierung hatte ich etwas verdrängt...es lief ja immer alles. Auf diversen Foren kam dann die logische Erklärung, es fehlte an Fett und einer neuer O-Ring durfte es auch mal sein.

Das Set beinhaltet alles, was man braucht. Nach der Reinigung ordentlich Fett auf die Spindel und von Hand manuell gedreht, fertig war die kleine Wartung. Seitdem keine Blockierungen mehr, nebenbei stellte ich fest, dass der Trester nun auch wieder kompakten Pucks gleicht, statt eines Kuhfladens.

Super gemacht die Anleitungen im Videoformat auf der Homepage des Anbieters. Beim Set liegt leider keine Anleitung bei. QR-Code auf kleinem Beipackzettel wäre super 👍🏻
Cecotec Cumbia Power Matic-ccino 8000 Touch Serie Bianca - Kaffeemaschine, 19 bar Druck, Touchscreen, 1400 W
Cecotec Cumbia Power Matic-ccino 8000 Touch Serie Bianca - Kaffeemaschine, 19 bar Druck, Touchscreen, 1400 W
Die hohe Punktzahl erstmal für die schnelle Lieferung, das Design und den Verbau abgeben werde. Möchte diese Maschine einige Monate testen und mich hier garantiert wieder zu Wort melden werde. Überzeugt hat mich die Maschine, aufgrund des wenigen Schnickschnack. Stylisch, schöne Form, nicht laut, paßt unter die Küchen Hängeschränke, alles leicht zu reinigen ist. Brühgruppe, wie weiteres, mit heißen Wasser gereinigt werden kann. Wassertank ist etwas kleiner, was meine Frau und mich nicht stört. Bis jetzt toppt die Maschine alles, was wir bisher hatten, was etwas heißen soll. Ok, sie kommt aus Spanien und wer der spanischen, wie auch englischen Sprache mächtig ist, hat auch beim Kundenservice keine Probleme. Preis Leistung ist mega. Weiteres folgen wird.

Ergänzung:

Nach wie vor, die gesamte Familie begeistert ist. Sie reinigt nach dem Einschalten, auch das Milchsystem des Öfteren angezeigt wird, was jedoch auch übersprungen werden kann. Alles in allem, macht die Maschine was sie soll. Kinderleicht einzustellen. Die Spracheinstellungen sind auch in deutsch, wenn das nichts ist, weiß ich auch nicht. Kaffeemenge, wie auch der Milchschaum, individuell einzustellen. Das Mehlwerk überraschend leise ist, also auch am frühen Morgen , sollte die Familie noch schlafen, niemanden aufwecken wird. Wir nehmen stilles Mineralwasser, so muss die Maschine auch nicht ständig entkalkt werden, was ebenfalls einstellbar ist. Alles kann simpel gereinigt werden. Der Wassertank mit 1 L Fassungsvermögen ist vollkommen ok.

Der Kaffeegeschmack uns jedenfalls mehr als begeistert. Ein runder Geschmack. Grandios. Die Stärke, wie oben erwähnt, eingestellt werden kann.

Der Milchbehälter ist ok. Wir stellen ihn nach Gebrauch, in den Kühlschrank, so wird die Milch nicht schlecht. Den dazugehörigen Schlauch reinigen wir danach sofort unter einem heißen Wasserstrahl.

Nun auch ziemlich schlechte Rezensionen gelesen haben, was uns natürlich leid tut. Unsere Maschine funktioniert einwandfrei und hoffen, es auch so bleibt.

Bestellt haben wir die Farbe: weiß, welche auch geliefert worden ist.

Ein kleiner Eyecatcher ist die grüne Rundumleuchte, vorne am Display der Höhenverstellung. Diese wandert solange, bis das Getränk fertiggestellt ist. Zudem, wird die Tasse grün beleuchtet. Sicherlich kein wichtiges Detail, dennoch nett anzusehen.

Definitiv ein Highlight für jeden Tag.

Eine weitere Ergänzung: und schreiben inzwischen den September 2020.

Die negativen Erfahrungen, bzw ziemlich schlechte Rezessionen nicht verstehen kann. Garantiert keinem das Jammern des höchsten Niveaus unterstellen werde, doch wie perfekt soll ein Vollautomat denn sein?

Etwas Tröpfeln aus dem Auslass, der Thermobecher auch nicht hält was er verspricht, etc.pp.
Es können doch nicht alle, Montagsgeräte sein? Ich würde mir als Verkäufer oder Zwischenhändler echt ziemlich veralbert vorkommen.

Die Meisten, davon stark ausgehe, im Besitz eines Kühlschranks sind? Thermobecher nach Gebrauch rein und fertig ist es. Auslass, regelmäßig reinigen, den Milchschlauch nach Gebrauch ausspülen und auch das schnell erledigt ist.

Die Maschine ist völlig easy zu reinigen. Die Handhabung sehr simpel ist. Sie ist im täglichen Gebrauch und Minimum 4 auch mal 6 Getränke täglich, damit zubereitet werden.

Die Aufschäumdüse habe ich nach deutscher Zeit 16 / 4 Uhr stehen. Perfekt. Das Mahlwerk ist definitiv nicht zu laut. Es wird keiner geweckt, sollte die Familie morgens noch schlafen. Der Piepton/Signal kann ausgestellt werden. Der Wasserbehälter umfasst etwas über einen Liter, was ich hiermit berichtigen möchte.

Die Maschine tut was sie soll. Die Getränke schmecken super, die individuell eingestellt und gespeichert werden können. Jedes Getränk wurde ausprobiert.

Regelmäßige Reinigung, entkalken (Bio auf Zitronenbasis, flüssig) sollte drin sein um sich lange erfreuen zu können.

Meine Kaufempfehlung bleibt bestehen. Unser Gerät ist ständig im Gebrauch und erstmals richtig glücklich sind. Es wäre schade wenn ausgerechnet dieses Gerät nicht mehr hergestellt werden würde. Es toppt nicht nur preislich, sondern der Kaffee tatsächlich auch schmeckt.

Das Gerät selbst mit einem weichen, leicht feuchten Microfasertuch reinigen, abtrocknen, fertig.

Nichts zu meckern habe. Null! Nada!

Wir sind Happy 🥰💪
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team Season 12
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team Season 12
Even though a lot of what these women stand for goes against a lot of what I believe (overdone hair and makeup, t&a for the fans, etc, etc), there's something addictive about watching to see if you can figure out who's going to make it and who's not. In some cases, you can't help but root for a particular underdog. In fairness, a LOT of training and skill is needed to qualify for the team and it takes a particular determination to even get close. These women are grossly underpaid.
Burt 's Bees barra herbal para máculas, granitos, 0,26 onzas fluidas, paquete de 2.
Burt 's Bees barra herbal para máculas, granitos, 0,26 onzas fluidas, paquete de 2.
I am in my 40's and still deal with breakouts a lot more often than I should have to. I see a dermatologist regularly, have tried just about everything from diet changes to cleansers to Proactiv, to prescriptions. Some would work for a little while and then stop. Proactiv made it worse. I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful what I use and eat. I gave up dairy a long time ago and have to watch my sugar intake. As soon as I started using this, I noticed a difference. I use this twice a day. It does have a strong smell (licorice and other herbal smells), which I acutally like. It also can sting/burn a bit, but for those of us who are looking for something that actually works, it's a good feeling. I waited about two months before posting a review to see if the results were consistent, and they are. I wish I had known about this years ago. Natural usually works best for me anyway. I also use the Republic of Tea's "Get Gorgeous" twice a day which helps with my overall skin clarity.

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