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PHP 7 Programming Cookbook
PHP 7 Programming Cookbook
PHP 7 Programming Cookbook by Doug Bierer. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7) by J.K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 9591 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography: Updated Edition
J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography: Updated Edition
J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography: Updated Edition by Philip W. Errington. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
MySQL Enterprise Solutions
MySQL Enterprise Solutions
MySQL Enterprise Solutions by Alexander (Sasha) Pachev. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Last Alchemist
The Last Alchemist
The Last Alchemist by Erik Hamre. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 644 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
THE GRISHAM HALL JINX
THE GRISHAM HALL JINX
THE GRISHAM HALL JINX by John Brook-Williams. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The World of IT
The World of IT
The World of IT by Alyse Wax and Andy Muschietti. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 548 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Wind: Der dunkle Turm 8
Wind: Der dunkle Turm 8
Wind: Der dunkle Turm 8 by Stephen King, David Nathan, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 155 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
22/11/63 [French Version]
22/11/63 [French Version]
22/11/63 [French Version] by Stephen King, François Montagut, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 351 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower
The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower
The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower by Stephen King and Simon & Schuster Audio. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2427 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java Concepts: Early Objects
Java Concepts: Early Objects
Java Concepts: Early Objects by Cay S. Horstmann. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
SQL Server 2012 Database Design
SQL Server 2012 Database Design
SQL Server 2012 Database Design by Kalman Toth. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
The Complete Introduction to Node.js
The Complete Introduction to Node.js
I liked this book - such as it was. It appears to be the first in a series of articles (possibly blog posts) that were converted into a Kindle. At 55 pages and 5 chapters, it is clearly not complete. I've perused the author's entries on Medium and he's a qualified expert. I'm hoping this book gets an update. But for now, it's not even close to "complete."
ViVa (Cummings Typescript Editions)
ViVa (Cummings Typescript Editions)
ViVa (Cummings Typescript Editions) by E. E. Cummings. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the TypeScript category.
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
Katerina
Katerina
Before "Katerina," I was aware of James Frey, not for the right reasons, and not that I had any real opinion of those reasons, but I had never read any of his work. Then I read a few reviews saying that "Katerina" might have been the worst thing published this year -- which made me pay attention. You can't buy that kind of publicity.

The plot is simple: a series of mysterious Facebook messages stirs the memory of a middle-aged writer, someone who had once been great but made mistakes and now was getting by, heck was doing better than most, but hadn't been inspired in a long time. The memories bring him back, back to when he was lost kid who had picked up Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer," gotten wowed by its prose, and moved to Paris to soak up all the art, beauty and energy of that magical city. His hope is that by doing this he can become a writer himself; but not just any writer, a writer who, in his own words -- "burns the world down."

The problem is, Paris is... Paris. So he drinks. Drinks a lot. Drinks more than Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Bukowski combined. And when he isn't drinking he's dealing with the after-effects of drinking. Which doesn't stop him from sleeping with a handful of beautiful Parisian women. And falling in love. And writing a whole bunch of garbage. Which is the heart of the story, and the source of the mysterious Facebook messages.

If this all sounds slightly narcissistic, I mean... it is. And yet the book serves as a kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy; our young narrator puts us in Paris with him, all unbridled energy, ambition and libido. He drinks and has sex and writes and reads and drinks and has more sex and writes and reads and fights and has even more sex and drinks and has sex again and drinks and drinks and drinks and has sex one last time and then drinks and drinks and drinks some more. The self-loathing does become a bit tiring and the plot is little more than a gap year abroad -- the cartoon version -- and still, you can't put the thing down. Or, at least I couldn't. You just don't see books like this anymore.

In the end, what I liked most was the narrator's naivety. Here is a dumb kid who, even as an adult, wants to be a legend. And isn't afraid to say so. He self-loathes and self-destructs, but never loses that tender sincerity, that undying spirit, that life-long search for the next great romance, rarely found in life itself, but undeniably present in books, art, music!

And that is what "Katerina" ultimately is — a rekindling of that flame, a rediscovery of a time long forgotten, when romance was real, and to one particular young author, everything was possible.
FORD: Minha vida, minha obra: Autobiografia (Os Empreendedores) (Portuguese Edition)
FORD: Minha vida, minha obra: Autobiografia (Os Empreendedores) (Portuguese Edition)
O livro é uma maravilha. É incrível como no início do século XX as idéias de Ford sobre administração sobre ética, sobre
empreendedorismo são tão espetaculares e tão atuais para hoje. Mas infelizmente, a revisão do texto é extremamente falha e indigna da obra e do homem. Uma pena. O texto apresenta muitos erros de concordância e de estrutura.
The Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
The Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
As an experienced hardware focused engineer I have not followed any of the buzz about google. I have used google for many many years and find the tool useful for doing engineering research and solving technical issues. So reading this book helped me understand much more than I knew about how google is managed and guided.

PRO

Easy to read Easy to Understand
Good basic information for those wanting to know about google
Like Google 101

CON

Book did not make me want to work at google (at least the book seems to indicates a youth focused company that does not seek many experience technical people)

OVERALL

A good read and I enjoyed it. A good place to start if you are interest in understanding Google
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
For better or worst, Aretha will be forever known as the woman who transformed Otis Redding's #2 R&B self-penned "Respect" into a signature #1 song. Throughout her entire career, she has always tackled her own versions of contemporary classics to varying degrees of success.
Here she is directed to recreate an entire album of well known classics by some of the greatest female singers and their songs of all time. The title within itself spells a yellow caution sign.
The use of contemporary producers from Andre 3000 (Outkast), Babyface to Harvey Mason adds an interesting element except anything that these producers have achieved is hard to hear here. The most imaginative factor on this by the numbers covers album is the employ of mashups from "I'm Every Woman" mashed with "Respect", the tired "I Will Survive" with Destiny's Child's "Survivor" to "Rolling in the Deep" mashed with Diana's version of "Ain'tNo Mountain High Enough". This is a great idea with varying results.
When Whitney tackled "I'm Every Woman" she truly honored the original Chaka Khan version and made it her own. There is not one of these covers and mash-ups that reach such levels of musical ecstasy.
Sonically, she sings most songs in a chesty soprano that sounds like a friend of mine who would sing a long to her songs in an atrocious style that was excruciating, it was actually kind of funny. Aretha sounds like a drag queen lip syncing these songs whose microphone mistakenly is turned on. It's not pretty.
Just because she has the machine of a major label again behind her, this mess of an album has done better commercially than her last studio album (supposedly took 5 years to find a distributor) and now the overwrought heritage artists Christmas album. It already has earned her first #1 R&B album in 32 years. But the actual numbers tell a little different story. Diana's similarly themed "ILoveYou" sold essentially the same first week's units in 2007 but only ranked #16 R&B and #32 pop.
She did a great boost for the album by giving a rousing performance of "Rolling in the Deep" on Letterman, only upstaged by a despondent Cissy Houston looking like she is understandably still mourning.
Aretha already covered The Supremes classic, "You Keep Me Hanging On", so why another version. The inclusion of the oh so tired "I Will Survive" already condemns this to today's version of cutout bins which is probably slashed Mp3 album prices.
Davis should have resisted posting samples early because the negative reviews came pouring in except from the diehard Aretha fans. Davis has repeated this covers concept with Manilow, Santana, Rod Stewart and Harry Connick Jr., with only the first 2 Manilow cover albums exceeding commercial expectations.
Great artists like Diana Ross, Patti Labelle and Aretha should have lifetime recording contracts for whenever they are moved to record. That is not the case as the new jack label heads weren't even able to garner a single platinum album so far in 2014. Sure heritage artists may be passed their commercial prime or relegated to covers albums, duet albums and/or Christmas albums which these 3 ladies have all been directed to do. Only Diana Ross rose above the norm with two beautiful Christmas albums, "Christmas in Vienna" and "A Very Special Season" that were well received internationally though didn't get the same reaction here. Touring is where these ladies seem to still be vibrant. Why not a sizzling live album instead of massacring "Nothing Compares to U" or "Last Dance".
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan, Body Dry Oil Mist Self Tanner, Piña Colada, 3.4 Fl Oz
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan, Body Dry Oil Mist Self Tanner, Piña Colada, 3.4 Fl Oz
Coola is awesome for a few reasons- it's so easy and quick to apply it's fool-proof, the color is natural while noticeable and it builds quickly, it doesn't stain white sheets or clothing, it's cruelty free, and it smells pretty good- my boyfriend loves the way it smells!
However, there is no perfect product, and this is no exception. The three strikes against Coola are as folows: 1. After a few applications, if you scratch your skin, the color comes off, which looks pretty silly and screams "this tan is fake!" 2. After a few uses, the tan starts to flake off and take on a speckley appearance in my inner elbow folds and the area between my breasts (I don't have cleavage, I don't know how things would go down if I did... probably not good). This phenomenon only happens to these two locations on my body though, and it's a mystery why this is- maybe I'm just sweatier there. 3. It's expensive and lasts no longer than any product.
I've seen other products flake a lot more and have other problems that Coola does not, but because the flaking is indeed a thing even a little bit, to me this makes it not worth the price. I wouldn't not recommend it though, you just have to weigh the pros and cons for yourself.
Jordan Mens Air Legacy 312 Low Top Basketball Shoes
Jordan Mens Air Legacy 312 Low Top Basketball Shoes
First time Buying a Jordan and i must say i was very impressed. The material for the shoe is very nice and feels durable, the bottom of the shoe is hard(tells me that it'll last a life time)
And would be able to withstand a lot of weight without it being worn down. It looks better when you see it with your own eyes don't let the photos fool you. It's an amazing shoe.
Maydahui 25PCS Bone Design Ballpoint Pens with Black Ink for Artist, Doctor, Nurse, School, Office, Party
Maydahui 25PCS Bone Design Ballpoint Pens with Black Ink for Artist, Doctor, Nurse, School, Office, Party
Bought these for gifts for my ER staff. Received in two days as promised. They are black ink as ordered, feels good and the 25 pack contained 5 of each style. I gave 4 stars because The actual size of the ink cartridge is so small and not the full length of the pen. The ballpoint cover comes off too easily and will be easily lost. The transparency of the cover makes it difficult to find when it comes off. All in all they will make nice appreciation gifts and great conversation piece.
Full Black
Full Black
Fair warning, this book is written by a conservative writer who did not worry about political correctness when he wrote. The bad guys are evil and the good guys will do things to stop them that liberals and others who promote appeasement will not like, including torture. I'm ok with that. Some of the other reviewers here are bothered by the veiled portrayal of people who are actively working to undermine this country. Many people know that the America hating radical leftists went into four professions that would allow them to promote their agenda. They became lawyers so they could run for public office and make laws adverse to American benefit. They became judges so they could interpret the constitution in ways that the founding fathers never intended. They went into journalism so they could influence the citizenry through media that America needs to be fundamentally changed. And they became teachers so they could indoctrinate children into their belief system. Of course no every member of those professions are part of this "conspiracy" but many are involved in an orchestrated attack on the fundamental values in this country. Whether it be a hedge fund manager, or a member of congress these people need to be exposed. Vince Flynn did something similar in his first book "Term Limits". Other reviewers are also bothered by the preaching tone of this book but I personally think the American citizens need to be preached to. We've lost our way with a lack of morals, political correctness, secularity and relativism. This book identifies the moral compass Thor thinks we need to return to and if you don't like that, I suggest you not read this book.
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Radical Chic"
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Radical Chic"
It is so refreshing to see this kind of program again, the true free market of ideas, civil interchanges, no enforced orthodoxy, intelligent discourse...between people of opposing yet informed viewpoints.
It's sad that we have to go so far back to find this model because there are so many current issues that are in desperate need to be aired in this format.
Henry David Thoreau : A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden; Or, Life in the Woods / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod (Library of America)
Henry David Thoreau : A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden; Or, Life in the Woods / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod (Library of America)
This review is for the Library of America edition of Henry David Thoreau's four full-length works, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden, The Maine Woods, and Cape Cod. So far I have only read Walden so my review will limit itself to that book. As I make my way through the rest of the books I will add to my review. Since writing this review I have read A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers so I have added my review of that book to this review.

A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS

A Week is like Walden in the sense that it is a mix of natural description and philosophical musing but it is not quite as successful as Walden. The book tends to follow a specific pattern: Thoreau will describe the river each morning when they set off, but the trip itself is usually fairly uneventful so he will go on philosophical digressions, and then return for lunch, and return again when they stop for the evening. I love the combination of naturalist and philosopher but in this book it seemed to me Thoreau was still developing a form of writing that he would eventually perfect in Walden. There are lots of gems in the book that definitely make it worth reading but it is not quite as successful as Walden.

What I appreciated most about Walden was: Thoreau's careful descriptions of nature including the habits of wildlife and his philosophical thoughts. The descriptions of nature are still present in A Week. There are some good descriptions of birds and the various fish found in the rivers as well as the scenery along the way. However, the most beautiful passage in the book was a reminiscence of a hike that Thoreau took to the top of a mountain. He spent the night on the top of the mountain and when he woke up he found that he was above the clouds. His description of the shifting ethereal world is quite beautiful but it is a digression. There are times when it feels like Thoreau does not have enough to describe on the rivers so he puts in random thoughts and memories. They are often interesting and beautiful but it does not feel entirely organic. The philosophical reflections are interesting as well. Thoreau muses on religion, the art of writing, history, and friendship. I actually found Thoreau's long praise of friendship to be a little too heavy on the hyperbole for my tastes but there are definitely lots of interesting philosophical insights in the book.

I love Thoreau but there are a few small things that bother me about his writing and general outlook. Thoreau is always somewhat hyperbolic in his praise of the inhabitants of America. Thoreau compares them favorably to ancient Greek and Roman heroes. I think Thoreau is making a valid historical point. At the time Thoreau was writing, literature, I believe, was somewhat fixated on the past. There was a vague notion that Greek civilization was a lost golden age that would never return to earth. Poets were still celebrating Greece rather than their own countries and environments. Thoreau was making the valid point that life in present day America was just as rich as at any previous time. Thoreau valued the living present over the shadows of history. Thoreau wanted an American literature that celebrated our scenery and our own people. All of that is quite admirable and I am fully on board with it. However, I think Thoreau sometimes goes a little too far in touting the virtues of his surroundings, and to use a phrase I have already repeated twice, he tends to get hyperbolic with his praise (that will be the last time I use the phrase in this review, I promise).

Thoreau can also seem naively optimistic at times. There is a place in this book where Thoreau is reminiscing about a time when he was walking under some power lines and he could hear them humming and he compares the sound to an Aeolian harp and considers it divine music. I think in modern times, when we are more aware of the damage that human beings have done to nature, it is a little harder to celebrate naively the beauty of technology. One thing that is interesting in A Week are all the subtle signs that the world Thoreau is describing is dying. Factories are sprouting up along the river. The barges that Thoreau loves watching travel down the river are not going to be around much longer once new and faster modes of transport are invented. Thoreau is describing a dying world but he is not entirely aware of that fact and so he mixes celebrations of nature with celebrations of technology without seeing the potential threat that technology poses to nature. Despite those reservations I still wholeheartedly recommend A Week on the Concord and Merrimack River for anyone who enjoyed Walden. The reader will still find enough to enjoy in Thoreau's descriptions of nature, and enough philosophical wisdom, to make it more than worthwhile.

WALDEN

Walden is an extremely rich book. It is rich in beauty, in description, in wisdom, in humor and in wit. It would be impossible, therefore, to encapsulate this book in a single review. Everyone reading this book is going to have different experiences, and take away different things. Someone whose primary interest is in philosophy, or economics, or political philosophy is necessarily going to have a different experience reading this book than the "literary critic" or "the naturalist". Thoreau offers something to all these readers, but he offers somewhat different things to each (though there is certainly a unity of message). My review is necessarily going to have as much to do with my own personal preoccupations as it will have with Thoreau's book. It is only one possible perspective on this book, and certainly by no means "the best".

I personally tend to read Thoreau as one of a long line of writers, beginning probably in the late eighteenth-century and moving all the way to modern times, who attempts to address the "spiritual" problems raised by a growing capitalist society (And I do not mean to imply any ontological dualism between matter and spirit with the term 'spiritual'). Thoreau, in Walden at least, is attempting to confront the very real despair he sees afflicting this modern form of society. Thoreau writes, "I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and every where, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways. What I have heard of Brahmins sitting exposed to four fires and looking in the face of the sun; or hanging suspended, with their heads downward, over flames...even these forms of conscious penance are hardly more incredible and astonishing than the scenes which I daily witness" (pg. 326). And later, "A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind" (pg. 329).

What is the reason for this despair? What can be done about it? Underneath all the complexities of society, and our seemingly endless array of desires, what is it that we really want? These are the questions that motivate Thoreau, even when he is at his most "metaphysical". It does not seem to me that Thoreau is interested in "metaphysical" speculations simply for their own sake but only to the degree that they arise out of the very real problems of life. In this respect I see a real similarity between Thoreau and Plato, the "founder" of Western philosophy. Thoreau is in many ways more faithful to the tradition of philosophy begun by Plato than many professional philosophers today who concern themselves with far more abstract and esoteric problems without any obvious connection to life (and this should not necessarily be taken as a criticism since to some degree I count myself among the number of such philosophers who concern themselves with abstract and esoteric problems). Plato's question, "what is justice?" may seem abstract to us today, but it was a very urgent question to the Athenians at the time he was writing, especially among the youth, which I think any close reading of The Republic will make clear.

Thoreau, like Plato before him, and like Marx, and Heidegger after, attempted to address the very real problems effecting his time; and, to the degree that Thoreau attempted to address the pressing problems of his own time, as opposed to getting lost in some eternal or timeless realm of absolute truth, I consider him a philosopher in the very best sense of the word. Thoreau will be much more palatable to many Americans than either Marx or Heidegger because unlike Marx he did not advocate full-scale social or political revolution, and unlike Heidegger he remained a committed democrat. Thoreau's solutions to the problems effecting the modern age were unique and well worth studying. It is probably not possible for most of us to follow Thoreau into the woods. I probably would not last a day; but the solutions Thoreau offers in Walden do not require that of us; they are more universal than that.

So what is the sickness afflicting modern society that has caused life to become despair for so many? Thoreau attempts to diagnose this sickness quite early. Thoreau writes, "How many a poor immortal soul have I met well nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and wood-lot!" (pg. 326-327). "Why," he asks, "should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?" (pg. 396). Much later in the book Thoreau is even more explicit in diagnosing the problem, "I respect not his labors...who would carry the landscape, who would carry his God, to market, if he could get any thing for him; who goes to market for his god as it is...whose fields bear no crops, whose meadows no flowers, whose trees no fruits, but dollars....whose fruits are not ripe for him till they are turned to dollars. Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth" (pg. 479).

Clearly Thoreau believes something is wrong with our values. We have loaded ourselves with more than we can possibly carry, and more than we could ever need, and we have come to value nature, and the world, only in terms of its monetary value. This is where the committed Marxist would begin to complain of the "fetishization of commodities" under capitalism, and begin to yearn for a new form of society in which means and ends are not inverted in this perverse way (and I do not want to sound critical of Marx, or Marxists, who I personally admire). But Thoreau goes a different route from Marx. The difference, I believe, is largely a result of their different views on the relation between society and the individuals who compose it. Marx sees the individual as being shaped by society. Thoreau, on the other hand, though I'm not sure he ever makes this view explicit, would probably reverse this and see society as a reflection of the individuals who create it. If we live in a society where values are inverted, where money is treated as an end rather than as a means, and where possessions are valued more than the actual living of life, or the development of our own inherent capabilities, it is because our minds and our souls are sick.

Towards the end of the book Thoreau writes, "Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense?...While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally?" (pg. 581). It is this `brain-rot' which is responsible for our current despair. Our minds and our senses are dull. Thoreau's goal in writing Walden (or at least one of them) is to try to cure us of this brain-rot. While Marx seeks a fundamental transformation of society, Thoreau is attempting to cure us one person at a time. Thoreau is attempting to awaken us to reality, which is what, he believes, we really crave. Thoreau writes, "Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business" (pg. 400). We should begin to feel the `spring of springs' in our life which would of necessity raise us "to a higher and more ethereal life" (pg. 355).

Thoreau has an entire theology built around this view of life. Thoreau writes, "God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality which surrounds us" (pg. 399). And later, "There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness" (pg. 586). This view has a great deal in common with the philosopher Heidegger (another philosopher I admire). According to Heidegger we are universally in the habit of focusing on beings instead of Being (the very process of coming to presence). We get caught up in our everyday concerns, we treat objects as tools, we analyze their objective properties, but we miss the Event of Being which is happening every moment. This, I believe, is the "perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality which surrounds us" that Thoreau is describing.

So in conclusion I would simply say that I would recommend Walden to anyone interested in philosophy or the great questions of life. It is a book full of beautiful description, insight, and wisdom.
Sangre y hueso (Crónicas de la Elegida 2) (Spanish Edition)
Sangre y hueso (Crónicas de la Elegida 2) (Spanish Edition)
Un virus mortal asola el mundo. De entre los pocos supervivientes, algunos adquieren poderes mágicos y otros ven potenciados los que tenían. Seres mágicos y humanos se tienen que enfrentar a la maldad de los que abrazan la magia oscura, y a la crueldad de los que culpan la gente mágica de la destrucción causada por el virus.

En el asentamiento de Nueva Esperanza encontramos a muchos de los personajes del primer libro y a sus descendientes, ya que hay un salto temporal entre un libro y otro.

Por otro lado conocemos a la Elegida y a su familia. Al llegar a los trece años la muchacha debe dejar su hogar para continuar con su formación. Tiene que prepararse para enfrentarse a las fuerzas de la oscuridad y así salvar el mundo.

En el primer libro me di cuenta rápido de que no estaba ante una de las trilogías mágicas de la autora. Algo que agradecí ya que, aunque las disfruto, me estaban pareciendo todas iguales. Así que en este ya estaba preparada para encontrarme una novela post-apocalíptica donde los supervivientes tienen que luchar contra la maldad, la intolerancia y el terror.

Tenemos magia, personas que se unen ante la adversidad y arriesgan sus vidas por otros. Pero también tenemos gente malvada, con magia y si ella, que quieren acabar o experimentar con los que son diferentes.

He disfrutado muchísimo con la lectura. Engancha y atrapa un montón, y como no dejan de pasar cosas no puedes dejar de leer.

Creo que ha sido un acierto que la autora nos mostrase los primeros años tanto de la Elegida como del asentamiento de Nueva Esperanza. De esa manera nos vamos metiendo en las tramas poco a poco, conocemos a los nuevos personajes y nos reencontrarnos con los conocidos.

Los cambios de escenario entre el asentamiento y el hogar de la Elegida hace que la lectura sea muy ágil y adictiva. Al ir conociendo las diferentes historias por separado ya estamos preparados cuando confluyen.

Las batallas entre los buenos y los malos se sienten muy reales, y sufres y te entristeces cuando llegan las inevitables muertes.

He leído opiniones muy negativas de este libro, y creo que en gran parte se debe a que esperaban el típico libro de la autora y se encontraron con algo muy diferente. Pero creo que con un cambio de chip antes de comenzar podréis disfrutar de la trilogía tanto como yo lo estoy haciendo.

Aunque el tema se aleja de lo esperado, sí que se reconoce la pluma de la autora. Siempre bromeo con que Nora Roberts aprovecha sus obras para darnos cursillos sobre temas variados y en este caso no es diferente. Casi me siento preparada para montar mi propia colmena partiendo desde cero.

Sí os gustan los libros que cuentan lo que ocurre tras una pandemia con los supervivientes, aderezado con mucha magia, batallas y un toque de romanticismo os animo a leer las crónicas de la Elegida.
Down the Long Hills (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel
Down the Long Hills (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel
A little boy of seven years old traveling by wagon to meet his father at Fort Bridger, where they would continue on to California. That wasn't going to happen, the wagon train was raided by Indians and everyone murdered, except for Hardy and three year old Betty Sue. Hardy had located Big Red, his horse who had wandered off, that search was the reason he and Betty Sue weren't murdered with the others. Now, it's only Hardy and Betty Sue plus Big Red left. The three head west hoping to find help along the way, but that's not going to be easy for a small boy and even younger little girl, plus their horse. Imagine, no food or map just you and Mother Nature. All the dangers marauding groups of Indians, and white men; bears, big cats, poisonous snakes, waterless areas, a lot for such young children to deal with, who could die from exposure.
This story also shows Hardy remembered what his father told him and taught him how to survive in the woods. This wisdom and faith that he and Betty Sue plus Big Red would some how survive and his father would find them.
Louis L'Amour writings pull you into the adventure and the perils that the characters face.
A great story/adventure that will tease your appetite for more of Louis L'Amour...👏
Nicholas on Holiday
Nicholas on Holiday
Not sure I would consider this a family movie but the French have a different culture. The vehicles in the film are exceptional. It is narrated by the boy, Nicholas. It starts out slow and over the top but it becomes funnier as you watch. All the characters involved are a bit much at first and overly eccentric but they all tie in together well as the film progresses. There is a scene that shows a woman enjoying Naturalism and going for a swim. It is all in good taste and nothing even remotely provocative or sexual. Some parents might not want their kids to see it though so fare warning. The kids all played their parts well. The girl starts out almost possessed like but it explains it all. Was surprised at the fort scene and the kids throwing grenades around, using bombs as hammers, a mine as a centerpiece and has the boy trying to light a stick of dynamite as a candle. Overall it is a pretty funny movie. Just a bit much at first.
The D.A. breaks an egg (A Morrow mystery)
The D.A. breaks an egg (A Morrow mystery)
Curiosity caused me to read the first one and I have read all six and delighted in each one. Doug Shelby D.A. like Perry Mason is a seeker after truth. And in the process we get s good mystery and a good read.
Dragon Ball, Vol. 11
Dragon Ball, Vol. 11
So far, this is the last book I've read of this series as I am waiting to receive the next load on my birthday later this year! I've read it twice and could read it again! I adore every book in this series, I think it is fantastic! A friend lent the first 8 books to me for keeps as he read them long ago when they were first published and boy am I glad he did! I am in the process of being the very proud owner of this entire series and cannot recommend it enough to people looking for an out and out feel good series! Brilliant!
Phoenix, Vol. 4: Karma
Phoenix, Vol. 4: Karma
Out of the three Phoenix volumes I've read I'd have to say that I think that this is the most effective. Karma follows the journey of two men, Gao and Akanemaru, on seperate but related journeys towards spiritual enlightenment and takes place during the early to mid 8th century, a period when Japanese society was apparently being reshaped to emulate China. Gao is born in a poor fishing village, and as a baby is dropped on his head from a great height when his father tries to take him to give thanks to the Mountain Spirit. The father dies and Gao is left missing an arm and an eye.
I'm realising that this kind of offhand brutality happens all the time in Tezuka's work. Babies getting dropped on their heads is just a start; Gao is ridiculed and maltreated as a child and eventually becomes a thief who kills his neighbours, accomplices in crime, lovers and strangers. He does it all without regret or compassion and with the complete confidence that is he is living in accordance with the nature: "Those that cannot survive are caught by the fisherman and eaten, leaving only a few. The people left alive are the winners." I didn't ever get the feeling that Tezuka was necessarily contradicting Gao's version of Social Darwinism. As those of you who have read The Future might agree, Tezuka's view of the Cosmos and man's role in it could be pretty bleak. Making sense of it may be outside of the scope of human imagination; although we grasp at the meaning, there's no reason that Gao's role in the cosmic scheme of things should easily fit into our system of morality.
"Society made me who I am!" declares Gao, but somehow I got the feeling from the sequence that even Gao didn't believe his own rationalisation. Aside from that, there's really not much hand wringing about his victim hood. Tezuka didn't strain to make the character sympathetic and in a lot of ways it's his very `badness' that gives him the opportunity to evolve spirituality. One of Tezuka's greatest skills was to make the reader identify and feel pathos for his complex characters, no matter how silly, weird, evil, or devious they may seem.
Akanemaru is the opposite of Gao in almost every way; from birth he is naturally gifted and spiritual, kind, loving and determined. But in Tezuka's view of existence, there is no guarantee that he will remain that way. His privileged incarnation seems to be one of the main obstacles on his journey enlightenment. That said, even Akanemaru has trials that he must surmount and at one point, after Gao slashes his arm, making it useless for sculpting, Akanemaru seems to have actually achieved the next level towards true enlightenment. The Cosmos has other plans.
This is the first volume that I've read that really deals with the role of the artist in the world. Akemaru is forced to sculpt the Phoenix within three years on on pain of death. He succeeds, and is used as a pawn in political and religious maneuvering. This is story with a very Buddhist outlook, but Tezuka seemed to realize that religion is a creation of man and as such, destined to be flawed and corrupt as well as beautiful and true. Gao's mentor, the Abbot Roben observes: "Buddhism is only a vehicle for the authorities to deceive people and make them obedient and willing to pay taxes." As a result of efforts to save his own life (a rationlisation not far removed from Gao's) Akanemaru becomes the puppet of the corrupt government. He is commissioned to create a huge Buddha statue, the greatest in the land, and sees in his task the promise of immortality through its renown.
Meanwhile, Gao has also become a sculptor motivated to create haunting figures from whatever materials he finds in his journeys with his Master, the Abbot Roben. He sculpts hundreds of tortured faces from clay and dead trees in attempt to exercise his personal demons. While Akemaru wishes to give to the world through his art, Gao's motivation is purely personal, but in spite of this his fame begins to outstrip Akenamaru, leading to their final confrontation as artistic rivals. Again, Tezuka was not making a simple one-sided argument that one motivation is superior to the other, that would be too simple.
In the Pheonix stories Tezuka was dealing with one of the central paradoxes of human existence; it is natural for beings to strive to survive, but when the self-awareness of man takes this drive to its logical conclusion it becomes the desire to achieve immortality. However, it's a shallow concept of immortality that man often pursues, and seems to represent a resistance to change, and a fear of death more than anything else. The Phoenix, endlessly pursued by man, symbolises an endless cycle of death and then rebirth. Death is still an essential part of the equation and denial of this is the flaw that unites the ancient citizens of Dawn to their counterparts in Karma and, unfortunately, The Future.
Cross Kill: An Alex Cross Story (BookShots)
Cross Kill: An Alex Cross Story (BookShots)
I have read all of James Patterson books concerning Alex Cross and have enjoyed them a great deal. A "bookshot" is not a good idea to keep peoples interest in a character or in an author. When I read a book, the ending needs to be included. Waiting months for the continuation is frustrating and annoying. I do not believe any fan of an author cares for this type of question as to the final chapter and outcome. Mr. Patterson, please discontinue this writing method and go back to your tried and true way of writing an extremely good series of a very likable family and their lives. You can't improve on an already wonderful and addictive story of the "Crosses." Don't mess with a good thing. If it ain't broke, Don't fix it. Sounds like something Nanna Mama would tell you too.
Matilda (Roald Dalh Collection) (Spanish Edition)
Matilda (Roald Dalh Collection) (Spanish Edition)
No sé qué pensar de este libro. Se recomienda mucho mucho y la verdad a mi me chirilla. Unos padres que odian a su hija y quieren perderla de vista pues no me funciona la verdad. No sé si conseguiré el objetivo de que mi hija empiece a amar la lectura con este libro. Se trata de una niña que se evade de su realidad con la lectura. Pero tiene unos padres que la odian y pasan olímpicamente de ella. De echo al final la abandonan y ella se queda a vivir con su maestra. Esto ha chocado mucho a mi hija. No sé la verdad porque lo recomiendan tanto. Servirá a lo niños que viven esta realidad supongo.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine
For anyone experiencing any form of trauma, this is a quite remarkable book. Tom Solomon, who looked after Roald Dahl for many years during the author's later life, The book recounts Dahl's life from his earliest days in the British Army to his death.

There have been previous biographies, but none concentrating on Dahl's medical encounters, from his illnesses, to the death of his children, to his pioneering research into medical science and his abilities to bring influential people together. His wartime experiences involved horrific injuries, from which he recovered; they gave him the impetus to become a professional writer. At this point the book appears fairly conventional in narrative terns, even though Solomon, a practicing doctor, writes in detail about Dahl's clinical symptoms.

Where the book takes off is in its account of what happened to Dahl's eldest daughter Olivia, and his first wife Patricia Neal. Olivia died young after an attack of a measles-related disease; and the experience hit Dahl hard. She was only seven years old, and had no previous medical history. The traumatic experience not only inspired him into further medical research into the disease, as he consulted with eminent doctors both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and tried to find ways of working towards a cure. The experienced galvanized him creatively to some of his greatest work as he moved from short story writing into producing classic children's works such as CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Solomon is extremely good at relating trauma to a sudden burst of creative activity; it was almost as if he had to write as fast as possible so as not to waste the experience of the moment.

The same phenomenon occurred when Neal had a stroke in the mid-Sixties, from which she was not expected to recover. Through patience as well as consultations, Dahl helped her recover to the extent that she could resume her film career, even though she still experienced difficulty conversing. At this time Dahl was working harder than ever, not only producing further books but looking after his four remaining children. The fact he accomplished the task successfully pays testament to his phenomenal energy.

Dahl spent some considerable time in Africa investigating serious viruses such as Ebola and malaria. although not a doctor himself, he worked with several creative talents and got to know a lot about medical science. Even while bedridden in old age, he was more than willing to discuss diagnoses with Solomon and his colleagues.

The narrative moves seamlessly from biographical narrative to medical diagnoses, to the effect of trauma on Dahl's state of mind. Solomon does not pull any punches in his account of the author's frequent misfortunes, but still comes up with a life-enhancing portrait of a remarkable man.
La Isla de Las Tres Sirenas (Spanish Edition)
La Isla de Las Tres Sirenas (Spanish Edition)
la novela a pesar de ser escrita en 1963, toca un tema de actualidad en el que se confrontan las visiones del mundo de la cultura occidental con la de una cultura tribal del pacífico del sur.
Nos hace cuestionarnos cuales son los motivadores de nuestra conducta y los tabues impuestos por una sociedad que se dice liberal pero que mantiene una vida secreta de la que no todo mundo quiere y puede hablar.
Irving Wallace es un maestro de la trama psicologica y novelas como "La Segunda dama" o "El Hombre" son realmente fascinantes por el tema del que tratan.
Hay otros autores que intentan hacer lo que Wallace hace con naturalidad, uno de ellos es Dan Brown pero realmente no tiene nada que hacer frente un maestro de la trama como Wallace.
The Plot, Irving Wallace, 8th Printing July 1970
The Plot, Irving Wallace, 8th Printing July 1970
Rating 4.0 __No graphic sexual content
Stand alone read.

GOOD READ. Intriguing storyline, believable and well developed characters, well researched, exceptionally detailed locations descriptions, still a contemporary topic despite the publishing date, great secondary cast, menacing bad guy(s), and some great twists and turns. HOWEVER, it starts slowly and drags a bit in the beginning, the storyline is somewhat contrived, and the book is very long, so set aside enough time to enjoy the read because none of these issues detract badly from the story.

THE STORY is told from the perspective of five major characters; Matt Brennan, an exiled White House peace negotiator trying to prove himself innocent of treason charges, Jay Thomas Doyle, former international journalist trying to regain his reputation, Hazel Smith, Jay’s former protégé, but now a respected foreign correspondent and mistress of one of Russia’s policy makers, Emmett Earnshaw, ex-US president, trying to prevent the publication of an unflattering review of his presidency, and Medora Hart, exiled victim of a British sex-scandal trying to return home. They all cross paths in Paris, the site of latest disarmament summit between the U.S., China and Russia. Each is in the right place at the right time to discover a piece of an elaborate plot to reshape the power structure of the world. But figuring it out and putting a stop to it requires each of them to face risky and difficult choices.

OVERALL, engaging storyline with wonderfully complex characters and detailed locations that add depth and richness to the book.

You may also enjoy the complex characters and political/spy thrillers try Brad Thor or Scott Horvath.
The Roots of the Mountains: A Book that Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien
The Roots of the Mountains: A Book that Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien
William Morris wrote a number of early fantasy (a generation before Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings) that are characterized by a rich, archaic prose. His books are heavily influenced by medieval romances, and fall much closer to such than to the modern post-Tolkien fantasy (or the swords-and-sorcery genre that dominated the mid-20th century). The Roots of the Mountains takes place in an early north-European setting - reminiscent of Viking Scandinavia, or pre-Christian Britain or Germany. As the subtitle of this edition implies, this book kind of reminds one of the human parts of the Lord of the Rings (maybe a Rohan without elves, hobbits, or orcs involved) - indeed, Tolkien admitted Morris as an influence.
The language is a little difficult, although therein lies much of Morris's charm - unlike modern fantasy authors (and, worse, Sci-Fi channel programs), Morris does not use modern language and "feel" in his fantasy, but creates a medieval/fantasy atmosphere with his very choice of words (using many words that went out of fashion with Chaucer).
The story itself is an engaging adventure involving love, battle, and a more pastoral setting of people who live closer to the land than most of us do today.
La química (Spanish Edition)
La química (Spanish Edition)
-----LO MALO-----

HISTORIA PRINCIPAL LENTA
Hay que decid que es mi primer thriller así que quizás todos sean así. Pero la principal característica es que es muy, pero que MUY, lento. Por más tiempo que le das al libro no parece terminar de arrancar nunca. Yo le he dado medio libro, y no a habido manera. Al final lo he dejado. Medio libro (y no es un libro de los pequeñitos) se pueden resumir en la introducción y dos escenarios/escenas. Una falta de ritmo muy preocupante

HISTORIA SECUNDARIA MAL LLEVADA
Lo que vende este libro es un thriller con una historia secundaria de amor. Personalmente creo que el romance es de las mejores historias secundarias que puede tener una aventura. En este caso la autora, que irónicamente tiene experiencia en mezclas de romance + otro genero, no ha sabido llevarla. Posiblemente en su intento por dejarla en un plano secundario le ha quitado tanto foco y la ha trabajado tan poco que no es creíble. Las situaciones están forzadas. La relación evoluciona demasiado rápido. No ha terminado de crear tensión sexual y los mete en la cama...En fin, incomprensible, me gustaría tomarme un café con ella y que me lo explicase. Para dedicarle tan poco trabajo que se hubiera inventado otra cosa como historia secundaria: que ella fuese alcóholica por ejemplo. Hay cosas que pueden comprimirse, el romance no.

MALOS PERSONAJES
No sientes ningún tipo de interés por los personajes. Son aburridos. Además la protagonista no es creíble: es una doctora con ya varios años de experiencia, por lo que debe tener entorno a 28 años, y su madurez emocional está con suerte en los 18. No es que me moleste esa personalidad. Tiene su lugar cuando estas leyendo novelas para jóvenes (que nos leemos bien a gusto los mas mayores), y el protagonista tiene 16 años, pero en esta parece ridículo. "Como la protagonista es una mujer adulta y madura la tengo que hacer super autosuficiente e independiente" pensó la autora, y lo hace. Vamos que si lo hace, hasta tener un personaje completamente unidimensional y poco creíble. La madurez emocional parece que no entra en la ecuación. La protagonista tiene la calidad de un secundario, de los secundarios ni hablamos

------LO BUENO-----
ESTILO
Es un estilo bastante propio que sumerge bastante. Los pensamientos de la autora siempre me ha parecido muy humanos y realistas. En este libro es igual, aunque no ha sido suficiente para mantener el interés.

LA IDEA
La idea de la trama es buena. De hecho parecía perfecto para el estilo de la autora.
--------------------------SPOILER SUAVE-----------------------
Cogamos a una toturadora profesional perseguida por el gobierno.
Que la trama la lleve a torturar a un chico sexy del que paulatinamente se irá enamorando
Juntos lucharán contra los elementos
--------------------------FIN SPOILER--------------------
Cualquier puede ver las posibilidades que le daba esto a una autora que se siente cómoda desarrollando relaciones de dependencia. Y está desaprovechado

INVESTIGACION
Cómo viene siendo habitual se ve que ha habido investigación. Todos disfrutamos cuando nos dan el modelo exacto de coche, una pistola, un compuesto químico...etc

En fin, no lo recomiendo
Mr Men Winter Sports
Mr Men Winter Sports
It’s lovely to see a new Mr Men book. As all the others, this one is bright, colourful and fun. However, it seems to be short of the mark, compared to some of the earlier and more traditional Mr Men books. There is a lot going on in this one. Little Miss Somersault is on holiday in the mountains and she decides to hold a skiing competition. The Mr Men are not as good at skiing as Little Miss Somersault, and Mr Clumsy is possibly the worst. What will happen? Who will win?

In this sense, the story could be fun. But I feel it’s a bit bogged down in the descriptions, sentence structures and amount of words used. Sometimes, less is more, and it can get quite confusing trying to decipher who did what when, and how, and what happened next. Some of the sentences are rather long, not enough commas, and too long explanations of what's happening in each event that could lose the young reader. I think the text should have been pared back a bit, and the pictures tell the story. As ever, the pictures are lovely but the story itself lets the book down.
Siddhartha (Annotated)
Siddhartha (Annotated)
I returned this because it had typos and wrong words on nearly every page. This is a book I've read for 50 years and wanted a version on my Kindle. I had a free version on my Kindle but it had a lot of errors in it. So I bought this version for $7.99 and it had more mistakes, typos, wrong words (e.g. "tome" instead of "time") etc. than the free version. So I returned it.
BRIKSMAX Led Lighting Kit for Hogwarts Astronomy Tower - Compatible with Lego 75969 Building Blocks Model- Not Include The Lego Set
BRIKSMAX Led Lighting Kit for Hogwarts Astronomy Tower - Compatible with Lego 75969 Building Blocks Model- Not Include The Lego Set
Delivered by Amazon

This Briksmax Lighting set for the Lego Hogwarts school is the perfect second gift for my daughter ( the first being the School )

Inside the box you get everything you need wires lights and even a few Lego blocks with attachments . As it's a present I haven't opened it , but I know she'll be recanting the illuminatus spell everyone she uses it ( I recently got a different set for Lego Yoda and that works amazingly )

They do appear to be pricey at £44.99 but then in my daughter's case You can't put a price on the pleasure a magically lit Hogwarts will bring .

Happily recommend
Harry Potter Complete Collection [Edition: United Kingdom] [Blu-ray]
Harry Potter Complete Collection [Edition: United Kingdom] [Blu-ray]
I was a little skeptical getting this UHD-Blu-Ray-Set but fell victim to the Black Friday sales with its amazing prize!
I use the SAMSUNG UBD-K8500 - 4K True UHD PLAYER and in combination with the SAMSUNG NU8009 65" LED TV with Ultra HD, Twin Tuner and HDR Extreme from 2018 it has an amazing ability to upscale ordinary HD-Blu-Rays to the UHD format.
When I inserted the UHD-Discs of Harry Potter there was literally no difference whatsoever (though it should be significant of course).
Then I checked the box and all the Blu-Rays for signs of the fact that the movies had been rescanned or re-rendered to produce this UHD version. But I realized soon that the only word used is "remastered" and that simply means it has been ‘upscaled’ from HD to UHD without scanning the original celluloid or re-rendering the movies from its CG material!
So, even though it's not explicitly fraud but arguably a clear case of misleading the costumer to believe they are purchasing something that they are not.
Don't be fooled with this in that case definitely overprized edition of the movies because most UHD-Players have the ability to upscale so don't spend money for nothing.
Unfortunately this set will go back to Amazon and I am still waiting for a true UHD edition of these amazing movies!
Eujimi MODEI 2018/01/24 NEХT SERIЕS Νo.2 SUZUKl Нustler (PASSIOΝ ORANGЕ) COLOR-CODEb PRE-PLASTIС MODEI CAlS
Eujimi MODEI 2018/01/24 NEХT SERIЕS Νo.2 SUZUKl Нustler (PASSIOΝ ORANGЕ) COLOR-CODEb PRE-PLASTIС MODEI CAlS
気軽に組めるというコンセプトは良いです。従来の模型作りは手間がかかりますから。出来上がりもいい感じです。

注意点ははめ込みにくい部品が結構あること。私もかなり破損してしまいました。ライト含む顔回りはきちんと部品を奥まではめ込みましょう。でないとボディに取り付ける際にボディとの間にスキマが出来ます。私は顔回りのユニットを接着剤で固定してしまったので、どうして隙間ができるのか分析するためにもう一回ばらす過程で破損しました。

あとドアノブとタイヤ周りの黒い部品を折ってしまいました。ドアノブは両脇の突起が穴に入りにくいのでつい強く押した際に真ん中を押してしまいパキッとなりました。タイヤ周りの黒い部品は、一つの穴がどうしても入らず、穴を広げようとして一旦外すときに折れてしまいました。

大きな部品はスナップフィットでもはめやすいのですが、後半に増えてくる小さい部品はスナップフィットに向いていません。普通の接着剤を使う方が格段に楽です。したがって、最後の方は加速度的にストレスが溜まります。ダメそうだったら、じっくり穴を広げるなどしてやりましょう。結局壊れた部品が多過ぎて、カスタマーでそれぞれ買うと高くなりそうなので部品取り用にもう一個買ってしまいました。涙
Rose Gold Balloon Arch Garland Kit Latex balloons, Confetti Ballon, Balloon Garland Strip for Boy Birthday Party Decorations, Elephant Theme Baby Shower - 167 Pieces
Rose Gold Balloon Arch Garland Kit Latex balloons, Confetti Ballon, Balloon Garland Strip for Boy Birthday Party Decorations, Elephant Theme Baby Shower - 167 Pieces
I only used the balloons, not all the other accessories that it came with. Overall, the balloons are of good quality; a variety of sizes, plus all the extra accessories make it easy to execute a garland and place wherever you’d like. Loved the colors (I added white balloons and some darker pinks). My picture does include balloons I had in hand (approximately 15 balloons) the rest were from the package, yet had about 1/4 of balloons leftover.
Carly Simon - No Secrets (Classic Album)
Carly Simon - No Secrets (Classic Album)
Carly is and always will be in my opinion the best female artist of the 70's. and other decades as well..This film is ve3ry good, the only bad thing is it wasn't long enough and there is not enough of them!
iCarez Anti Blue Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7-Inches Tray Installation (Case Friendly) Easy Apply [ 2-Pack 0.33MM 9H 2.5D]
iCarez Anti Blue Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7-Inches Tray Installation (Case Friendly) Easy Apply [ 2-Pack 0.33MM 9H 2.5D]
I’ve done a review of my last purchase purchase of this screen saver. I have experienced the durability; dropped my phone with no scratches. I made a second purchase because my husband was so impressed to see how it looked on my phone. He decided before he got his phone that he was not going to put a screen protector on his phone until he saw mine. The first order my son and I used and he loves it as well. I will buy again and highly recommend this screen protector.
"GJS Gourmet Stainless Steel Inner Pot Compatible with 6 Quart Power Cooker XL, PPC770, PPC770-1, PPC771, PRO, WAL1, WAL2 and YBD60-100". This pot is not created or sold by Power Cooker.
"GJS Gourmet Stainless Steel Inner Pot Compatible with 6 Quart Power Cooker XL, PPC770, PPC770-1, PPC771, PRO, WAL1, WAL2 and YBD60-100". This pot is not created or sold by Power Cooker.
This product fits like it was made for it. Which of course it was. ;) It is as heavy as it should be and has a base that's thicker than the sides so it is durable and holds heat. I don't know how it could be made any better. Anything that's left after using soap and water was removed in an moment with a little Bar Keeper's Friend. I recommend it highly.
Marca Amazon – Daily Ritual – Vestido de sudadera de algodón de rizo y modal de manga larga para mujer
Marca Amazon – Daily Ritual – Vestido de sudadera de algodón de rizo y modal de manga larga para mujer
I've addressed this before in other Daily Ritual reviews. I own several casual dresses and other items from this line and it's impossible to determine your size because even within the same style line there are huge variations in fit. I have this exact same dress in the pink color and it's at least 2 inches longer and fits much looser through the body. This dress was tight everywhere and a good 2 inches shorter. Daily Rituals products are absolutely outstanding in terms of quality and workmanship but until they resolve these issues with sizing, they're going to experience a lot of returns. For reference, I'm 5'9" usually wear a small to medium....probably most accurately a size 8. Most of the DR dresses and tops currently in my closet range from small to medium and fit from comfortably loose to generous. I hate having to return items .....especially those that I'm now typically waiting 2-3 weeks to receive. So this was very disappointing from a lot of perspectives.
Núm. 1111: Té de hierbas "Menta dulce" - hojas sueltas - 100 g - GAIWAN® GERMANY - menta, raíz de regaliz, limoncillo, Melissa, piña
Núm. 1111: Té de hierbas "Menta dulce" - hojas sueltas - 100 g - GAIWAN® GERMANY - menta, raíz de regaliz, limoncillo, Melissa, piña
Dies ist nun die dritte Tee-Mischung von Gaiwan, die ich probiert habe und mein absoluter Favorit!
Hauptsächlich trinke ich nämlich von Grund auf Kräutertees oder aber Yogitea, wobei meine Lieblingssorte da Lakritz ist. Die basieren ja auch meist auf Süßholz.
Und Gaiwan hat's einfach geschafft, beides zu vereinen, ohne dass es irgendwie "merkwürdig" schmeckt! Klasse! Meine neue Lieblings-Tee-Sorte! Schade nur, dass es Gaiwan nirgends vor Ort zu kaufen gibt :(

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