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MySQL Clustering
MySQL Clustering
MySQL Clustering by Alex Davies and Harrison Fisk. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Best of Me
The Best of Me
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 4792 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
By Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook
By Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook
By Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook by -Warner Books-. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 91 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Dad Who Saved Christmas
The Dad Who Saved Christmas
The Dad Who Saved Christmas by Karen Rose Smith. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Theodore Boone: The Activist
Theodore Boone: The Activist
Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1164 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
El intermediario (Spanish Edition)
El intermediario (Spanish Edition)
El intermediario (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 72 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
OXFORD AMERICAN MAGAZINE May / June 2000 *The Passing of "Old Sparky," Florida's Electric Chair *George Clooney's Mississippi Movie *Faith and Doubt in Kentucky *A Painted House by John Grisham part 3 *Bob Shacochis on Loving War
OXFORD AMERICAN MAGAZINE May / June 2000 *The Passing of "Old Sparky," Florida's Electric Chair *George Clooney's Mississippi Movie *Faith and Doubt in Kentucky *A Painted House by John Grisham part 3 *Bob Shacochis on Loving War
OXFORD AMERICAN MAGAZINE May / June 2000 *The Passing of "Old Sparky," Florida's Electric Chair *George Clooney's Mississippi Movie *Faith and Doubt in Kentucky *A Painted House by John Grisham part 3 *Bob Shacochis on Loving War by Many Editors. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Ron McLarty, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2423 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Stand 1: Captain Trips
The Stand 1: Captain Trips
The Stand 1: Captain Trips by Rober Stephen (creator); Aguirre-Sacasa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Stand: Hardcases (Stand (Marvel))
The Stand: Hardcases (Stand (Marvel))
The Stand: Hardcases (Stand (Marvel)) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa , Stephen King, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 13 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.
Guide to Programming with Python
Guide to Programming with Python
Guide to Programming with Python by Michael Dawson. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Laravel Application Development Blueprints
Laravel Application Development Blueprints
Laravel Application Development Blueprints by Arda Kılıçdağı and Halil İbrahim Yılmaz. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Vue.js Programming by Example
Vue.js Programming by Example
Vue.js Programming by Example by Agus Kurniawan. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition
SQL: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition
SQL: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition by James R. Groff and Paul N. Weinberg. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition
The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition
I am not finished yet merely half-way into the book but I wanted to review this book; I just could not wait ;-) to tell you all about it. I am taking my time and digesting it all because the meat needs to be chewed, enjoyed and digested thoroughly. I am enjoying each aspect of this book and can't say enough...............I am loving this book.

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

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

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

Up unto this point this book is Highly Recommended.
The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing: Fifth Edition
The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing: Fifth Edition
The reviewer who said that this book is meant for the "serious beginner" said it best. This is not a fluffy book -- it's more like a 3-month investment course packed into a well-written small volume and designed to make the reader fully conversant in the language of the market. Before I picked up this book, I thought that the Dow was an exchange, like the NASDAQ. No joke. After I read it, I knew more about long-term investing strategies, market terminology, and identifying companies with value than any of my attorney colleagues who have invested in the market for years. Most individual investors seem to invest blindly in large- and mid-cap companies like Target or Apple and in mutual funds without conducting their own research. This book is for you if you want to understand not only why traders care about P/E ratios, but also how you hedge against inflated earnings calculations by analyzing other fundamental criteria, like profit margins; not only how a dividend yield is calculated, but why it matters in determining whether a stock is undervalued; and not only how Dow companies are chosen but also how to reap the benefits of leverage when investing in Dow companies.

That said, this book is not designed for swing traders or day traders. While Jason Kelly claims to espouse both value and growth approaches to investing, I'd say that the balance is 80% in favor of value (identifying good companies with long-term profitability). He explains the fundamentals of technical analysis, but his primary purpose is not to teach how to speculate or predict trends using Bollinger bands or stochastic curves. His point seems to be that an investor should use graphs and technical criteria as just one of her tools to know when to buy, how to limit the downside potential of leveraged investments.

Their isn't much self-promotion. The writing is so clear that it takes the author's personal philosophies out of the equation and focuses instead on the more broadly applicable teaching points (bullet-pointed, even, after each section). If identifying value is not a strategy that appeals to you, you won't like this book. The book is basically a love letter to Warren Buffett and has very little of Kelly jumping off the pages, other than when we mentions his own free newsletter and website in a list of a dozen or so other newsletters and websites. (By the way this list included Kelly's reviews of many stock screener tools, good financial magazines, and the most useful stock newsletters. I used it to build my internet favorites folder, which I look at everyday.)

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of fundamental investing concepts and strategies. You can turn to other, more detailed texts if you want to learn how to trade like a trader, not like an investor.
Elon Musk. Tesla, PayPal, SpaceX - l'entrepreneur qui va changer le monde
Elon Musk. Tesla, PayPal, SpaceX - l'entrepreneur qui va changer le monde
Cette biographie est bien écrite et permet de mieux comprendre les choix de cet homme qui prend de plus en plus d'importance au travers de ses sociétés. La biographie est très intéressante et vous permettra de vous plonger dans la psyché et le point de vue d'Elon Musk, mais également de découvrir l'envers du décors de ses sociétés (Tesla et Space X), de leur naissance à aujourd'hui, avec les choix difficiles qu'il a fallu faire et les nombreux sacrifices consenti par les ingénieurs y travaillant.
The Secrets of CEOs: 150 Global Chief Executives Lift the Lid on Business, Life and Leadership
The Secrets of CEOs: 150 Global Chief Executives Lift the Lid on Business, Life and Leadership
Famous chief executive officers (CEOs) have an aura of invincibility. But scandals and failures have engulfed many infamous CEOs who ultimately lost their powerful jobs. And avoiding risk is no guarantee of top-job security. Many companies want their CEOs to serve as agents of change, not caretakers. How do successful CEOs stay on top? The answer depends on their style of leadership. Today, most chief executives are superb managers or bold entrepreneurs. Others are visionaries or astute diplomats. To find out what motivates CEOs and how they think about leadership, Steve Tappin and Andrew Cave conducted comprehensive interviews with 150 chief executives and compiled their findings in this book. getAbstract recommends their work to anyone who wants to know how CEOs think and act.
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
Henry Ford may very well be greatest entrepreneur in American history. Few have had a greater impact on their time and culture the way Ford did in early twenty-first century America. There are many biographies available on Ford, but “The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century” by Steven Watts may be the very best. It is an erudite and textured history not only of the man and his company, but also his times. Watts sets his story within the context of the so-called “incorporation of America,” which challenged the independent, populist independence of agrarian Middle America.

In many ways, Henry Ford was a simple man. He possessed strong moral values and a clear moral compass; much of it developed by his mother and the McGuffy reader series. But was also a man of limited formal education with many idiosyncrasies. For instance, he believed in reincarnation and was convinced he had been a Union engineer killed at Gettysburg. He hated public speaking, but loved publicity. He was a rabid anti-Semite, but relatively progressive on African-Americans. He was fascinated with the soybean and believed it held all kinds of wonderful properties. He was, in short, an eccentric.

Ford was also clearly a genius. His triumph was no mere luck. Between 1900 and 1908 no fewer than 501 automobile companies were founded. Ford’s first two attempts were failures from which he took away two central lessons: 1) avoid wealthy backers with purely financial interests; 2) trust your own instincts and values.

Ford was a hands-on entrepreneur in the mold of Thomas Edison, a man he admired greatly. From Edison, whom he first met in 1896, he imbibed his focus on hard work and practical results. Ford never shied away from getting his hands dirty, both literally and figuratively. He was one of the hardest working men in his workshop and put himself front-and-center in building his car brand.

Known most for mass production, Watts credits Ford with recognizing and cultivating consumer leisure capitalism. The more time and money the average American had, the more products they could buy, the more the economy grew. Spending and self-fulfillment was replacing the thrift and self-control of the earlier age. It was a consumer age that Ford did much to foster by introducing the $5 workday ($25/week or $1,300/year in 1915 is only about $30,000 today). Watts is quick to point out that it was certainly not all about generosity. (Human labor proved to be the weak link in the assembly line; in 1914 the company had a 370% turn over of assembly line workers.) It just turned out that it was also a publicity goldmine.

Ford’s treatment of his workers is one of the more vexing elements of his story. He introduced a sociological department to Ford Motor Company and offered an English Language school for recent immigrants. Were these well-meaning “fraternal” reforms or intrusive “paternalistic” abuse of power? Ford equated drinking alcohol with slavery and didn’t hide his anti-cigarette and prohibitionist views, which he did much to foist onto his workers.

Another thing that “The People’s Tycoon” makes clear is that the success of The Ford Motor Company was very much a team effort. Watts gives due credit to a long list of Ford lieutenants, such as James Couzens in finance, Norval Hawkins in sales and marketing, Charles Sorensen in operations, Clarence Avery in the assembly line, and Harold Wills in metallurgy and design.

In closing, “The People’s Tycoon” is a phenomenal business biography that does its great subject justice.
Funny Donald Trump father's Day birthday Christmas gift mug for dad father You Are A Great Great Dad Very Special Very Handsome Really Terrific other dads losers coffee mug (11oz black ceramic mug)
Funny Donald Trump father's Day birthday Christmas gift mug for dad father You Are A Great Great Dad Very Special Very Handsome Really Terrific other dads losers coffee mug (11oz black ceramic mug)
Funny Donald Trump father's Day birthday Christmas gift mug for dad father You Are A Great Great Dad Very Special Very Handsome Really Terrific other dads losers coffee mug (11oz black ceramic mug) by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Donald Trump" category.
Zipfizz Pina Colada B12 Energy Drink Dietry Supplement Limited Edition Net Wt 11.64 Oz
Zipfizz Pina Colada B12 Energy Drink Dietry Supplement Limited Edition Net Wt 11.64 Oz
I love Zipfizz because it gives me energy without making me jittery, it's keto, and it tastes good. I love pina colada flavor, so I paid more than I usually would for this flavor. I won't do that again.

This flavor is good, but it's mostly pineapple. I had to add coconut milk to get the real flavor. (Great for keto, btw, as long as you get some without added sugar. Adds fat and coconut flavor without adding carbs. I froze the rest in an ice cube tray for later.) I hope the makers of Zipfizz will take note. Add more coconut and drop the price, and you will have a very popular flavor.
Novopal 1500 Watt 12V Power Inverter Four 110V AC Outlets with 1 USB Port-16.4 Feet Remote Control and LCD Display Dual Cooling Fans Pure Sine Wave Inverter Supply for Blenders, Vacuums,etc
Novopal 1500 Watt 12V Power Inverter Four 110V AC Outlets with 1 USB Port-16.4 Feet Remote Control and LCD Display Dual Cooling Fans Pure Sine Wave Inverter Supply for Blenders, Vacuums,etc
Unit looks nice, weighs less than expected (may be a bad thing), display is nice looking, remote switch works well. My problems with the unit as follows 1) Manual with unit says <0.8 A DC current at no load; AD said <0.6 A. 2) Manual shows 86% peak efficiency, AD says 90%. 3) AD says built in fuse, no need to install; manual says nothing about fuse, no fuse on the exterior of unit, no mention of fuse anywhere, if there is replaceable fuses you have to remove case. I tried the unit for a short time with a small load (30 watts) and no load, it noticeably drained my lithium battery when on standby, I will hook it up to a meter in the very near future to see how much power it is really consuming and I will post back here. Also the remote power switch the face plate has a minor dent in it. ADD The fuses are inside, difficult to get to but they are there. The internal wiring is 2 x 6AWG for the positive and 2 x 6AWG for the negative side. 2nd ADD The internal fans turn on at a set temp, in Arizona it has been exceptionally hot this summer, after running it on a 300 watt load for 30 min, I shut it off. The fans stayed on, I came back 1/2 hour later, the fans were still on, mind you this is with the unit physically shut off. The fans would not stop without either disconnecting battery or blowing a cooling fan on the unit. The unit was outside but in shade. I am worried it may drain my batteries inadvertently when it is really hot outside. The problem is fan comes on at 113 degrees per manufacturer, in the desert SW it can be hotter than that ambient, which means it will just run fans all day when it is hot outside, giving it 3 star due to only way to stop fans is disconnect it from the battery, which sux for a permanent install.
14” Pizza Cutter by Kitchenstar | Sharp Stainless Steel Slicer Knife - Rocker Style w Blade Cover | Chop and Slices Perfect Portions + Dishwasher Safe – Premium Pizza Oven Accessories
14” Pizza Cutter by Kitchenstar | Sharp Stainless Steel Slicer Knife - Rocker Style w Blade Cover | Chop and Slices Perfect Portions + Dishwasher Safe – Premium Pizza Oven Accessories
Works perfectly!

The only drawback I've seen with this pizza cutter is my 14 year old son enjoys using it so much all of our other pizza cutters are getting no work. Seriously, I think the others must be dealing with depression because since this was delivered they just lay there in the drawer.

This 14" pizza cutter cleanly slices through a freezer pizza or piece of toast or even a sandwich in one quick press.

We have tried to branch out on ideas of things to cut but honestly who can resist pizza? You might find yourself eating pizza too often just so you can use this pizza knife. If this happens to you there are many things you can do including making calazones, submarine sandwiches, toast, pancakes, waffles, maple bars, bagles, and if you are really wanting to use your 14" pizza cutter on something a bit more health conscious you can use it to make yourself a chopped salad (though, if you are using yours on vegetables you should know it doesn't work well on tomatoes).

Seriously, this is a great pizza cutter and my son loves to use it to chop through a pizza pie in one quick crunch like they do in a pizzeria. I guess it makes him feel like a professional pizza cutter..... I really hope he grows up to have higher aspirations!
Trend Lab Dr. Seuss Book Club 4Piece Crib Bedding Set
Trend Lab Dr. Seuss Book Club 4Piece Crib Bedding Set
So cute and the characters are extra plush so they are raised from the quilt. I used it on my mini crib so the pic doesn't give it justice since it's a bit bigger than the crib lol. But perfect for a gender neutral set.
Rules of the Game
Rules of the Game
The only positive words I have for this book are the author was talented in writing this story in making you believe that if you kept reading that something interesting had to happen before to long. This was a boring book and even the attempt at soft porn got old. The same thing was said over and over but with different words. I did continue to read this book till the end in hopes that something would happen......thus two stars.
Beware the curves
Beware the curves
Anyone unfamiliar with Erle Stanley Gardner's Donald Lam detective stories needs to become familiar with them. A unique character, and a unique approach. Gardner wrote them under the pen name A.A.Fair. There is not a wasted word in any of the stories, every one develops the plot and moves you closer to the finish line. Thus you get your dose of intrigue and suspense and so on in very condensed, no-waste form. Gardner excels himself in these Donald Lam novels. All are short, but the plots are very realistic, and very very clever, and Lam is REALLY brilliant and observant. The dialogue is often a tad humorous or sardonic, and always both clever and intelligent, which are not exactly the same things, but it's got both. If you're a Perry Mason fan, or if you find it POSSIBLE to enjoy a Perry Mason story, then you'll find the Donald Lam & Bertha Cool novels by "A A Fair" to be irresistible. EVERY ONE OF THEM is a page-turner you can't put down, and they all seem able to rivet you within the first 5 or so pages IF NOT SOONER. Again, VERY clever plots, interesting stories, the characters are themselves intelligent people, but Donald Lam is really a genius -- he "gets your number" right away when he meets you, and his perceptiveness and cleverness help him outsmart the smartest criminals -- AND the police. If you read detective fiction as an "escape" into an enjoyable world full of interesting and/or enjoyable people who keep your interest, then you can't do better than A A Fair's Donald Lam novels. I wish there were more of them.
Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross Book 4)
Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross Book 4)
Four down, twenty-one Alex Cross novels to go. Cat and Mouse is easily the best one of the series so far. A lot can happen in twenty-one books. See why.

The Ugly: I have mentioned the fact that I don’t like the constant jumping between first and third person views. I like it even less when there are two characters who give first person views. That’s what happened here. Not only did we get the point of view of Cross, we also got the point of view of one Thomas Pierce. It was pointless. Sure, Alex needed to be taken out of the story for a bit, but we didn’t need the frontal view of Pierce.

The Bad: I’m not one to frown upon a sex scene in a book or movie. I don’t mind them as much as other people, whether they are warranted or unwarranted doesn’t matter. But here, I don’t know what it was. I’m thinking it’s the fact that Christian’s husband just died six months before this book came out and Cross was indirectly involved in his death. It just seemed unethical on Cross’s part, and unrealistic on Christian’s part. I know if I lost someone it would definitely take me more than six months to get over that person. And the only reason this is in the bad is because I know that people are built differently. It just bothers me is all.

The Good: One thing that hurt the other books was the case loads in the book for Cross. It was like he was working three to four different cases in one book. Here, he was working one case until it was time to move on to the next case. I don’t mind the multi-case aspect, but make it believable at least. This one was believable. And it made the book all that much better.

Final Thoughts: I can’t say start with this book. I can’t even say don’t read the other books in the series. There are some that are standalone books like Jack and Jill, but this isn’t. It is part of the series that is a continuation to an end. But I would suggest reading it whether you read the other books or not.
John Grisham 3-Copy Box Set: The Rainmaker/The Runaway Jury/The Pelican Brief
John Grisham 3-Copy Box Set: The Rainmaker/The Runaway Jury/The Pelican Brief
I enjoyed reading this book. It started off with alot of action then left you on the edge of your seat the whole time while reading. John Grisham did a good job at not revealing Patricks (the main character) plan on how he would get out of the whole situation. Right when you thought you knew what was going to happen next another twist is thrown in. You actually start to envy the charater Patrick because he is brilliant and has thought about everything. I recomend this book to anybody who has thought about packing up and leaving their old lifes behind.
The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker
A watch that felt cut off in the middle. Seems it might have moved better if less front time was spent in moody, sullen looks, and more was added to the end after the incident. OR, the movie was made longer, and the end added to, dealing with consequences. And, I felt too little time was spent fleshing out the dressmaker, the character in the title, afterall. Great actors, just felt like it went nowhere.
Gambling Man ( Catherine Cookson's Gambling Man ) [DVD]
Gambling Man ( Catherine Cookson's Gambling Man ) [DVD]
**THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

Rory Connor (Robson Green) knows what he wants and he knows he won't get it working as a rent collector in the slums of South Shields. Rory has no equal on the local gaming tables but he wants more than easy games and small rewards. Setting his sights on something much larger, he encounters the ruthless world of Frank Nickle (Bernard Hill) with life threatening results.

Marriage to his childhood sweetheart Janie (Stephanie Putson) comes to a dramatic end. Refusing to heed the disapproval of society and his working class family, he later marries the boss's daughter, Charlotte Kean (Sylvestra Le Touzel). But two things stand in the way of his bright future. A ghost from the past and the sinister shadow of Nickle who will stop at nothing to protect his own dark secrets....

I remember watching The Gambling Man when it was first on ITV back in 1995, it was one of the very first programmes I ever saw Robson Green star in. Although I never majorly followed the series of TV adaptations of Catherine Cookson's novels when they were first on ITV, I actually had fond memories of watching The Gambling Man as this particular story was less romantic than the other stories adapted for TV, and it was probably the only Catherine Cookson story I remember watching at all. Highly recommended.
Little Miss Wise (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Little Miss Wise (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Bought this book for my son's teacher Mrs. Wise. It was small enough to put in her end of year Thank-you card. Reading this brought back memories of reading this series as a kid. They are still as good now as I remember them being!
From a View to Kill (Travelman Adventure)
From a View to Kill (Travelman Adventure)
The short story From a View to a Kill is a solid and entertaining read. If you like James Bond (and who doesn't?), the story is worth buying just to add to your collection. However, the format of the "book" is nontraditional to say the least. It is printed on a "roadmap" of sorts - you have to fold it out like any state roadmap - rather than in a normal book style. So, while it's easily transportable and rather cheap, it's not something that you can put on your bookshelf, if that's what you're looking for. But if you want a real Ian Fleming James Bond story to read on the go -- I strongly recommend buying From a View to A Kill.
El juego de los abalorios (Spanish Edition)
El juego de los abalorios (Spanish Edition)
El juego de los abalorios es una novela sobre la pureza del espíritu a través del conocimiento, en un ambiente de renuncia al mundo, sin ambición personal ni búsqueda de la gloria, algo que se refleja en la vida de su protagonista y de su principal guía, el Magister Musicae. El juego de los abalorios no es un juego sino un complejo sistema de meditación, síntesis, contraposición y asociación de ideas que aúna de manera universal música, matemáticas, astronomía y filología. La novela, escrita como biografía, es una reflexión sobre los principios que rigen la vida de cada uno, la sociedad, la cultura, la espiritualidad y la historia.
The League of Frightened Men (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 2)
The League of Frightened Men (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 2)
Nero Wolfe’s clients are twelve men in fear of their lives. Twenty-five years ago they hazed a fellow student at Harvard and caused him to have an accident that left him badly crippled. Now they’re convinced he’s killing them off one by one for revenge. Two of their friends, also involved in the hazing incident, have died suspicious deaths. And all of them have received threatening letters.

Only the crippled Paul Chapin, now a successful and rather edgy author, could have crafted these poetic threats. The twelve clients assure Wolfe that Chapin is so brilliant and devious, he is sure to evade the police. Wolfe with his genius is their only hope of eluding Chapin’s vengeance. Wolfe devises an enormous twelve-part fee for saving their twelve lives.

Wolfe’s investigation moves slowly, for he never lets business interfere with lunch — or the four hours a day he devotes to his orchids. Nonetheless, there’s some excitement — including a new death.

The plot is clever, and the writing a delight. Archie, Wolfe’s assistant, provides most of the fun. His tough-guy narration sparkles with colorful metaphors, witty analogies, caustic observations, and bitter imprecations against Wolfe’s selfish inertia and cryptic utterances. Wolfe and Archie have perfected the art of insulting each other, and this gets pretty humorous.

I am re-reading this series with the greatest pleasure.
The Female Lead
The Female Lead
A beautiful book featuring some beautiful photography and truly inspiring women. I have enjoyed learning about the leadership journeys these women are on.

I appreciate that the purpose of the book is to inspire girls and women to leadership, however there is almost entirely no mention of motherhood - and so many of these featured women are mothers.

I'd like to know how these women have combined being a mother with their leadership role, and if being a mother has inspired their leadership.

The pieces are written in such a way as to suggest that being a mother has no impact on leadership and I'm pretty sure it does.

Not to say that the book is anti the mothering role, but I would suggest that inspiring girls and women to leadership should include some discussion of the impact of motherhood and the choices that need to be made.
Wrebbit 3D - Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 3D Jigsaw Puzzle, Great Hall and Astronomy Tower - Bundle of 2 - Total of 1725 Pieces
Wrebbit 3D - Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 3D Jigsaw Puzzle, Great Hall and Astronomy Tower - Bundle of 2 - Total of 1725 Pieces
Okay, I have just purchased the complete set and received it this past Wednesday. Overall this puzzle is great! It’s a lot of fun to put the pieces together and assembling all the structures can be very satisfying! But there’s a reason I’m giving this 2 stars. Before my purchase I read reviews that people were missing pieces and swore they were not the ones who lost them. I looked over it and decided to get this set anyways. Upon completing the Astronomy set there were 2 missing pieces which prohibited complete assembly of the puzzle (yes the discard pile of pieces was checked several times by several eyes). We opened up the second set and began working on that while we waited for the missing pieces to arrive through wreddit. We’re now just about finished with this one and we were noticing 2 missing pieces from the base and hoping nothing more than that. Now we have all these structures completed but no completed base to attach them to. We'll soon send in another form through wreddit once we confirm those are the only 2 pieces missing.
!!BUT HERES THE POINT!!
This could’ve all been easily avoided if they packaged these puzzles better. Inside the box of this puzzle is just the pieces! No plastic to hold them all or anything. And even worse then that there are easily noticeable spots in the flaps of the box for pieces to come out throughout handling in the warehouse or what have you. On their website they note pieces can be stuck in the flaps of the cardboard box, which there were.
Overall you can tell it’s going to be an amazing looking puzzle once it’s all together especially if you’re a fan of the HP series. I really hope In the future I can change this review. And of course I’m still going to buy the diagon alley set so hopefully those will be a more pleasurable experience.

UPDATE: I have just received the two missing pieces from the first set which I gotta say was pretty quick to get here! Now I’m just waiting for 2 more from the other set which I’m sure will be here soon.

I changed my review to 4 stars as I’ve now also purchased the knight bus, weasleys burrow, and hogsmeade puzzles from wrebbit. So far the knight buss came with all the pieces and as were wrapping up weasleys house its looking like all the pieces are there for that one as well.

Great looking puzzles!
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Well written book that does really grip you. About a girls decision about what to do with her teenage pregnancy and how she will cope.
Diary of Harry Farter: Book 1: How Does Harry Become a Wizard? (Volume 1)
Diary of Harry Farter: Book 1: How Does Harry Become a Wizard? (Volume 1)
this book is so bad it makes me want to throw this out the window and never have to look at this non original-copiecat-5-yearold-author book again. it really does. i mean, farts? really? is that all you have to say? this is what I hear: depresion farts depresion farts badluck, etc... why bother writing this? why waste peoples money on this? it sucks! if youre going to put something that sucks in the world at least tell them it does! geez this book needs some... nevermind theres no way to fix it from its eternally cursed state.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Panel Umbrella
Harry Potter Hogwarts Panel Umbrella
My daughter loves Harry Potter, so I got her this attractive umbrella. Within a month, the metal spokes had bent and broken due to normal wear and tear (mild rain, slight wind). I figured that it was a fluke, so I returned it and bought another one. Then, within a month, the second one broke in the same way. The metal totally bent out of shape and the umbrella doesn't open or close into a normal position anymore. And I am just outside of the return window, so I can't get a refund. I compared the metal insides of this to a standard umbrella, and it's very flimsy. I would steer clear of this product, even though it's very nice-looking!
LEGO City Satellite Service Mission 60224 Building Kit (84 Pieces)
LEGO City Satellite Service Mission 60224 Building Kit (84 Pieces)
The very first thing my kids said when they started building the set was that they wanted the astronaut to be a girl, and it took me a few minutes of digging through other sets before we could do that. Why not include a second head, with a girl face?
So disappointed that Lego keeps portraying women as domestic amateurs and men as heroic professionals.
Once we got past that hurdle, the kids had fun with the set. They flew the shuttle to candyland, and repaired the satellite. It's a good themed set, and a nice opportunity to explain what a satellite is. The shuttle is complex and clearly the kind of thing you will want to keep together rather than rebuild constantly, so it's more of a "role playing" set than a "building" set, which means it's extra-important that gender issues are considered... I want my kids to see themselves in the role they are playing!
OMIA Blue and White Balloons Garland Kit - 123pcs Blue Balloons & Sliver Metallic Balloons Garland Arch Kits for Baby Shower Decorations - Wedding Birthday Graduation First Birthday.
OMIA Blue and White Balloons Garland Kit - 123pcs Blue Balloons & Sliver Metallic Balloons Garland Arch Kits for Baby Shower Decorations - Wedding Birthday Graduation First Birthday.
Before buying this set, I looked for hours trying to get different colored balloons, but nothing can close to this assorted colors and price. If you want to get a variety of colors and sizes this is a great deal. The balloons did the job. They were not necessarily high - high end quality balloons, but hey, what can you expect for the price, they did the job perfectly. I added leaves that I got from walmart. Lastly, I recommend having an air pump! In fact it lasted a whole week and the balloons still looked good!
Colter Co. Constellation Bandana
Colter Co. Constellation Bandana
Awesome bandana. Only reason it’s not a 5 star, is that the glowing part is very faint; almost non-existing. Honestly, I bought this bandana for the constellation stuff. The glowing was a bonus. I’m sure under a black light it is very glow-y. However, if you want this for a camping night with great glowing results, I’d suggest a tent light or a flashlight. My suggestion to seller would be to market constellation only with an emphasis on glowing aspect, otherwise get better glowing ink. Love it though!
Pantalón Just Love de pijama, ultra suave, diseño de camisón con calcetines a juego, para mujer
Pantalón Just Love de pijama, ultra suave, diseño de camisón con calcetines a juego, para mujer
When I received these pajamas, I thought about returning them. The top is shiny and looks more like fur than fleece. However, I wanted new Christmas pajamas, and I couldn’t find any that I liked better at a price I was willing to pay. Plus, the bottoms are a really cute print. When I put them on Christmas Eve, I was so glad I decided not to return them. They are the softest pjs I’ve ever had! They feel so comfortable and cozy! They do run a little small. I usually wear a medium and they either fit perfectly or are a little big. On these, the pants are a little on the small size, although not so small that they feel uncomfortable. If you’re deciding between two sizes, or are bigger on the bottom, I would definitely go up a size.
Bake from Scratch
Bake from Scratch
I love it when Bake comes to my mailbox. I like the photos and recipes. Most of the recipes require several different components. You may make a cake, a filling and an icing. There are also some savory recipes sometimes too not just sweets. The only thing is sometimes the recipes require an ingredient that you need to order online or find a substitution you like. I guess they put a recipe or two in the magazine that promotes one of their advertisers products. Not every recipe calls for obscure or hard to find ingredients though.

They also have a section that highlights kitchen essentials. Beware this will make you want to purchase new things from pans to cookbooks. You have been warned.
WaySoft Genuine New Zealand Sheepskin Rug, Luxuxry Fur Rug for Bedroom, Fluffy Rug for Living Room (2ft x 6ft, Natural)
WaySoft Genuine New Zealand Sheepskin Rug, Luxuxry Fur Rug for Bedroom, Fluffy Rug for Living Room (2ft x 6ft, Natural)
This feels nice and soft, and genuine sheepskin isn't pure white, so by all accounts this seems real, so it gets three stars because it's alright. But, I don't think this is real sheepskin. One thing that is really tripping me up is on the tag it says "WaySoft Sheepkin." As in -- misspelling SheepSKIN. The misspelling is enough to prove this is a likely fake. I'm going to take to a shop to make sure before I return, but yeah, that's pretty bad. It also says "Luxuxry Genuine Fur Rug" on the actual Amazon selling page. How does Amazon verify the product quality and that they're selling things as advertised?
Lola's ABC Party FREE
Lola's ABC Party FREE
This is a great app for learning the alphabet. It starts off by saying the sound of a letter. There are three letters with several of each of those letters on the board. When you click the correct letter it makes the sound of the letter again. If you click the wrong letter it puts an "X" through it, tells you the sound of it and it disappears. Once you get all of the correct letter (usually about 4 of that letter). It takes you to the letter and shows you how to draw it. It then takes you to a memory game. Six cards that you have to match, the picture with the same sounding letter. As you do this you earn ice cream at the bottom of the page.Once you've earned all the ice cream that you can it takes you to a page where you can put the ice cream of your choice in the bowl and pick toppings. I have a daycare and my 2-4 yr olds enjoy this.
Phone Screen Amplifier 12" HD Magnifier Enlarger Foldable Stand Supports iPhone Samsung and All Smartphones for Movies, Videos, Gaming
Phone Screen Amplifier 12" HD Magnifier Enlarger Foldable Stand Supports iPhone Samsung and All Smartphones for Movies, Videos, Gaming
Using my iPhone 11 Pro playing a movie, not a single part of the movie gets displayed on the large screen - no matter what lighting or position/angle. Looking through the large screen you can see the movie playin on the phone. when u do that the phone and the movie look like your looking through those glasses that simulate being real drunk - but again, absolutely no image from the phone makes it onto the screen for viewing as they imply.
The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
This is one of the most ambitious Vertigo series ever.
Mike Carey's and Peter Gross's meta-fictional opus has no smaller theme than showing how everything's a story, how stories are everything, how they're the only thing worth dying for. Nobody who's ever taken a fictional book, a scientific text, anything written or told, even a little bit seriously could really argue the point, could they? As comics and TV writer Brian K Vaughan put it, it's a wish-I'd-though-of-it premise that's simply brilliantly executed.
Tom Taylor is the real-life mode of his father Wilson's literary creation, boy-wizard Tommy Taylor. As clues seem to appear that he may be the fake son, events transpire that turn him from wretched con-man to messiah overnight. Resolving once and for all to get rid of the massive shadow cast over him by his literary counterpart, Tom Taylor sets upon the journey to find out what his father was up to, and what his real story is, facing ruthless enemies he never knew he had, armed solely with the literary geography knowledge imparted upon him by his father.
Much to his chagrin - and to the reader's delight, it must be said - he reluctantly finds out that there may be, let's say... more fiction to the truth than he'd ever wished for!
Ignoring the Harry Potter and The Who references here is not a problem, as the authors do a better job than Mrs Rowling with the first, and pay a humble, respectful homage to the second. In perfect Unwritten fashion, there may even be a nod to the fact that there's no way somebody would have seriously come up with Harry Potter if they had no propaganda plan behind it...
And that's how much the book gets you, because the level of conspiracy theory here is appallingly high, complex and clever. It is woven into the fabric of the story, thus of the book and of the world. See? There's really no getting rid of the premise once you sink your teeth into it.
Kudos to Mike Carey for coming up with this brilliant and for displaying an encyclopedic and caring knowledge of literature.
And since this story is told in comic book form, more power to the veteran artist - and occasionally writer, as well as pretty much a co-writer on the book - that he's teamed with here, the great Peter Gross. The extras in this volume show how aptly he adapted Mike Carey's prose in re-creating the book inside the book, that is the Tommy Taylor novels, in comic book form. You do have the impression of reading the book and reading a comic in which the book is just a story device at the same time, receiving maximum pleasure from both. No small feat at all! And aside from that, he simply is a very good, minimalist artist, who doesn't need to be flashy or showy to deliver solid, powerful storytelling and art.
These opening issues set a very high bar for the rest of the series and really put a lot at stake. Anyway, I'll be along for the ride and I'll be proud and delighted in being a part of this story. Will you?
Amazon Basics Folding Plastic Chair, 350-Pound Capacity, Black, 2-Pack
Amazon Basics Folding Plastic Chair, 350-Pound Capacity, Black, 2-Pack
Just received these chairs and I'm so impressed. I was not expecting the quality but I was pleasantly surprised. They came in perfect condition wrapped in plastic and with protective cardboard covers on parts of legs for protection. They worked perfectly right out of the box. Nice bright white color and here's the best part - they are really comfortable for a folding chair!!! I bought these to have as extra seating for dinner parties and they look great and fold up really flat. I bought four and when folded, they take up practically no room and are not bulky folded. The material they are made out of will be really easy to clean with a magic eraser or just to wipe them down. I HIGHLY recommend these for extra seating you may need. I am going to buy a few more for the summer when we have alot of people over for barbecues!!!!! LOVE THESE CHAIRS!!!!!!!!!
Amazon Basics Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair, Brown with Pewter Finish
Amazon Basics Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair, Brown with Pewter Finish
WOW! Just WOW!! I'm seriously impressed with this chair, so far.

I'm 6' and 250 lbs, I spend 60 - 80+ hours a week at my desk in a chair. I've had some good chairs that I've paid a lot of money for and I've had some poor chairs I've paid a lot of money for too. This is the first really good chair I didn't have to pay a lot of money for.

The engineering in this chair is first rate. Putting it together it's obvious that it is meant to withstand some punishment. The metal hardware is significantly beefier than my last chair (Which was a Serta Big and Tall and lasted 2.5 years before failing totally). The struts that comprise the arms and hold the back to the seat are massive for a desk chair. The gas strut actually stays where I put it and doesn't leak down giving me that sinking feeling every time I lean back. The lumbar support is a plus and it is infinitely adjustable from nothing to a fairly good lumbar bulge.

The seat padding is very firm, of course it's meant to withstand a hundred pounds more than I'm putting on it so I guess that's understandable. It's not so firm that it's uncomfortable but compared to my last chair it's very noticeably more firm. The arm rests are well padded and larger than my last chair.

The castors roll very easily, maybe even a little too easily because the chair tends to want to scoot away from me if I'm not careful as I sit. The chair rolls on a chair mat on a tile floor silently.

I'm about 2/3rds the capacity of this chair so I maybe didn't need a "big and tall" model but I bought it because I tear up chairs. I figured that this would be sturdier than a standard chair and it certainly appears that's the case. In my way of thinking a sturdier chair should last longer, though there's no way to know that yet and if not ... Just like my LAST chair I'll come back here and update my review as time goes on. My last chair started out at 5 stars too, it was great when it was new but it didn't make it three years and that review is now one star.

I'm of the opinion that a quality, well made chair should last 5 or more years before it fails. I don't mean before it starts showing wear, I don't give a fig what it looks like when it's 5 years old as long as it's still comfortable and serviceable. It's nice having a pretty new chair but the esthetics are irrelevant to me after a reasonable period of time. Things are going to wear, they should not wear prematurely but if they wear over time that's to be expected. When I say a chair "fails" I mean it is no longer serviceable because it is BROKEN and unusable.

I'd been looking at this chair for quite a while, it's been in my Wish List for months. I had determined that this was the next chair I was buying when the one I had became unserviceable. It came up on an Amazon Deal for significantly less than the listed price so I decided to go for it, the old chair was on its last gasp anyway. I wish I had gotten it sooner (though not that I'd had to pay more for it) because I was holding on to the old one trying to squeeze every month out of it I could get. I should have bought this chair sooner but as chance would have it all's well that ends well.

There was a hole in the box when the chair was delivered but there was no damage to the chair itself. It was very easy to follow the instructions and assemble the chair. I use a socket and ratchet to tighten up the bolts because it's been my experience that if those fasteners are not as tight as they can be without stripping then the chair will loosen up and fail sooner than it would have if those bolts were good and tight. If you get them snugged up good and tight there's no slop and no play in the assembly to allow things to get out of dimension and fail.

This is Bonded Leather, not top grain cowhide leather. Most such chairs are Bonded Leather. If you don't know what that is you should look it up. It's a leather product made by dissolving the connective tissue in leather, extracting the fibers, then bonding the fibers to cloth making a sheet of dimension material for upholstery, book binding, etc. You should care for Bonded Leather the same way you care for any other leather, it is actually organic leather material. Before I put the chair into service I wiped it down good with Pecards Leather Dressing and after that sat for a few minutes in I used a leather sealer to be sure my new chair and I got started on the right foot. This moisturizes the leather but also decreases friction and keeps dust and dirt out. Friction and the cutting/grinding action of dirt and dust cause accelerated wear so if you want your chair to last you should clean it and treat it about once a month. (Don't soak your chair in leather conditioner, less is more when it comes to conditioners.) Clean and treat more often in dirtier environments like warehouses and such. The best time to do that is as you leave your desk and chair for the day so it can penetrate over night.

Note that I am NOT saying that Bonded Leather is just as good as top or full grain genuine leather. It most certainly is not. If you want full grain leather you shouldn't even be looking at chairs in this price range. IF you think you got full grain leather on a chair in this price range you didn't, sorry. One of the main things that cause deterioration and failure of Bonded Leather is letting the leather fibers dry out, this makes them lose their adhesion to their backing material, crack and flake off. That is going to happen eventually to pretty much all bonded leather but you can stave off that eventuality somewhat by proper care and treatment with a decent conditioner.

I'm seriously impressed and happy with this chair. If that changes have no doubt I will absolutely say something about it.

A NOTE ABOUT "NOISY" CHAIRS-
The chair I have is silent. It makes absolutely no noise at all. While it's possible I got lucky and that production values and quality control on these chairs is hit-or-miss ... It's more likely that I put my chair together differently than people who are having noise, wobble/wiggle and stability issues.

I never use the hex key that comes with chairs requiring assembly. I can't get sufficient torque on the bolts that fasten the chair together with the included hex key. I use a socket and ratchet wrench set to assemble chairs and have done so for years. This chair uses 1/2 inch bolt heads (if I'm remembering right, or they might be 7/16ths) so I crank those bolts down pretty hard. To avoid stripping them I "choke up' on the ratchet holding it closer to the ratchet head than farther out along the handle. You can put too much torque on almost any bolt and that will destroy your chair, so you need to be careful.

That spot of blue looking plastic stuff on the bolts is thread locker. It locks the bolts in place once they're tightened down. I don't know what brand or characteristics the thread locker on these is. Some, most thread lockers are activated by pressure and heat. It's possible that the bolt is now locked in place and will only tighten with significant force applied. If you try to tighten up your bolts as per my advice then first break them loose by turning them a quarter to a half turn OUT before you try to turn them back in to tighten. That will break the thread locker loose in a safe direction and allow you to snug the bolt down tight as it needs to be. The thread locker with then re-lock the threads because you have put more pressure on it than it had before.

The fact that the manufacturer includes thread locker on the bolts tells you a couple things. It means they're aware that loose bolts are a problem. They have no control over how much torque you apply to the bolts so this is all they can do in that regard, except maybe send a better tool than a hex key. It also means that they're conscientious enough about quality and customer satisfaction to put thread locker on the threads for increased positive customer experience.

Update:
It's July 2019 and I've had this chair now for 1 year and 7 months. I've replaced the gas strut lift cylinder and just now replaced the base plate where the chair attaches to the lift cylinder and star legs. The base plate is the part that bolts to the bottom of the chair and has the tension adjuster for leaning back and the lock/lift control lever for raising and lowering it.

So now this chair has cost me the price I paid for it on sale plus another $60 +/-, which brings the cost to me up to about what the regular price of the chair is. Which still isn't bad and I only took a single star off of my initial review.

The chair itself is still almost like brand new with just a little flaking of the bonded leather on front sides of the arm rests. That's no big deal to me. The seat and back are holding together very well with no rips, tears or worn spots and the cushioning is still as good as the day I bought the chair. It still looks very nice except for that minor flaking on the arm rest covers and a spot on the front support of the right arm rest where the pocket clip on my pocket knife abrades the silver coloring and has worn it down to black plastic. The pocket knife damage isn't the chair's fault, it's mine.

The lift cylinder died the way they all seem to, it would not hold its setting and slowly sank to the lowest position. That happened about a year into owning the chair. I replaced it with one that is a little bit longer and the new one places the seat at exactly the right height when the seat is in its lower most position. Which means I'm not really using the gas strut at all unless I want it to sit up higher for some reason, which is rare.

The base plate failed at the same place they all seem to. There's a pivot pin in front of the lift control and behind the tension control, the thing you tighten or loosen to make the chair lean back. That pivot pin is where the chair pivots to lean back and is the actual point of attachment between the chair itself and the base plate/lift cylinder/legs. That's the part that takes ALL the strain of having your bottom in the chair and moving around, leaning back, side-to-side torque, etc. The bushing around that pivot pin broke causing a definite lean and wobble with the seat. A gap of 1/8th inch at the center of the chair translates to about an inch and a half or two inches of drop at the outside edge of the chair and that was unacceptable. I probably could have lived with it anyway but I decided to replace that part with an even heavier and sturdier after market base plate. Which I will review when it has been on the chair for a while.

Because the seat has held up so well and because the chair is made with standardized parts that allow me to make repairs and do replacements while keeping the comfortable, serviceable seat and backrest instead of buying a whole new chair -- I only took one star off of my 5 star review. I'm trying to be fair because I know I'm really, really hard on chairs. Most people who use a chair in an office environment are not going to be nearly so demanding of a chair as I am.

It is extremely hard for me to find a good chair that will last more than a couple of years. I'm very happy that I can fix this one rather than replace the whole thing. I got this chair at a very good price so I do not mind the minor-to-medium extra expense of buying replacement parts now and then. I replaced the failed parts with hardware better suited to the torture I put a chair through which means that now I have, for the price of some parts, what amounts to a brand new chair that should last me even longer than the original parts allowed.

All of that said, the original parts failed sooner than I expected them to for a "Big and Tall" chair so keep that in mind if you're thinking about buying this chair. If you're any good at all tracking down the point of failure and determining what part to buy and are a little bit handy with tools you can do what I did. If not then you might want to look elsewhere but like I said ... It's REALLY hard to find a chair that lasts and remains comfortable for a long time.

If you do find something better I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a comment and let me know where I can find that chair. I've had $1200 chairs that also fell apart so it's not really a matter of what you spend in an attempt to get higher quality. I had an Office Star Space chair that I loved when it was new but the base plate SNAPPED in half from metal fatigue. The company replaced it and eventually it got to be unserviceable for someone like me so I gave it to my nephew who weighs 120 lbs. max after a heavy meal. He's still happily using it for the couple hours a day he needs a desk chair. The problem is one of engineering more than anything else, though of course a cheaper chair is made with cheaper, lighter parts and the difference becomes obvious on some of the really low-priced chairs. This Amazon Basics chair would benefit from a heavier base plate like the one I installed and now being as I've replaced that plate it WILL benefit from it. All of which is fine and dandy IF the actual seat/backrest/arms part of the chair holds up, which this one seems to be doing very, very well. I feel that my rating of four stars is fair and reasonable, if I had the means to rate in fractions of a star I'd give the chair 3.85 stars but I had to round up to 4.

At 3.85 stars for quality and value I'm very happy with this chair still.
Cuckoo CRP-G1015F 10 cup Multifunctional Electric Pressure Rice Cooker – 15 built-in programs including Glutinous (White), GABA, Multi Cook and more Non-Stick Coating, Made in Korea, Pink/White
Cuckoo CRP-G1015F 10 cup Multifunctional Electric Pressure Rice Cooker – 15 built-in programs including Glutinous (White), GABA, Multi Cook and more Non-Stick Coating, Made in Korea, Pink/White
This is our second cuckoo rice maker and we are hooked. When my husband bought the first one I thought that it seemed a bit excessive, but even I turn into a major rice lover because of it. It makes the perfect batch of rice, and it stays good and fresh in there for days. Our first one lasted about three years, which I think is pretty good considering we have it running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, I have not learned to use it because it speaks Korean and I do not. My husband could teach me the easy steps of Making the rice Without having to understand what the machine says, but I kind of like having one less task in the kitchen! It’s nice that he can be the one always responsible for rice.
Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Super Surround Batcave, interactive Batman playset with lights, sounds and 5 exclusive figures
Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Super Surround Batcave, interactive Batman playset with lights, sounds and 5 exclusive figures
This Batman toy was a big hit for Christmas. One of my children’s favorite toys. It was given to my 6 year old boy, but it was big enough for both my 6 year old and 4 year old to play with it at the same time. Very well made toy that will hold up with two rough boys. The plastic was a little thicker and sturdier than most plastic toys.

The toy has cool lights and sound effects that my kids loved. I’m posting pictures of a few of the colors changing. It does have a helicopter pad, so I did purchase an Imaginex Batman helicopter separately that I also found on Amazon. Also can be seen in one of the pics I posted.

It didn’t take long to put it together, maybe about 15 minutes. The pieces easily fit together and snapped in without a lot of force. It did have about 6 screws that you had to assemble in a back plate and after connecting two wires together for the lighting and sound effects. It was not difficult at all. It needs 3 C batteries and did not come with them. What I liked the best...I didn’t have to put stickers on ANYTHING. That saved me time and frustration.

The toy was well packaged and shipped quickly. It matches the picture and description. I think it was a little overpriced when I purchased it, but I waited until the last minute to find this anywhere, so they got me. Not many left. I am happy though with the product and the purchase. I’ve never had any issues with Imaginex toys and I can see my children playing with this one for many years.

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