Elle Reed

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Learn JavaScript and Ajax with w3Schools
Learn JavaScript and Ajax with w3Schools
Learn JavaScript and Ajax with w3Schools by W3Schools, Hege Refsnes, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Core MySQL
Core MySQL
Core MySQL by Leon Atkinson. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Babbitt
Babbitt
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Flo Gibson, et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 133 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
A Princess of Mars
A Princess of Mars
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Bob Thomley, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1328 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Collection of 5 Books by Nicholas Sparks
Collection of 5 Books by Nicholas Sparks
Collection of 5 Books by Nicholas Sparks by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Skipping Christmas: A Novel
Skipping Christmas: A Novel
Skipping Christmas: A Novel by John Grisham. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 1567 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Doctor Sleep: Shining-Reihe 2
Doctor Sleep: Shining-Reihe 2
Doctor Sleep: Shining-Reihe 2 by Stephen King, David Nathan, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 365 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V
Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V
Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V by Stephen King, George Guidall, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1574 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook: Over 100 hands-on recipes to sharpen your skills in high-performance numerical computing and ... in the Jupyter Notebook, 2nd Edition
IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook: Over 100 hands-on recipes to sharpen your skills in high-performance numerical computing and ... in the Jupyter Notebook, 2nd Edition
IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook: Over 100 hands-on recipes to sharpen your skills in high-performance numerical computing and ... in the Jupyter Notebook, 2nd Edition by Cyrille Rossant. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Cameron Buchanan. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design by Kalman Toth. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad
iOS 4 in Action: Examples and Solutions for iPhone & iPad by Jocelyn Harrington, Brandon Trebitowski, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Warren Buffett: 20 Life Tips To Get Control Over Your Life And Gain Success: (Warren Buffet Biography, Business Success, The Essays of Warren ... The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis)
Warren Buffett: 20 Life Tips To Get Control Over Your Life And Gain Success: (Warren Buffet Biography, Business Success, The Essays of Warren ... The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis)
Absolutely awful. Book in this case means a 1/10th of an inch pamphlet filled with spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and content/quotes that could have been pulled out of any Warren Buffet biography and typed up in an afternoon.The pages are too thick to be used as toilet paper and the book itself isn't big enough to prop up my wonky coffee table ( It may be for yours but I can't comment on that)
Warren Buffett (Tamil)
Warren Buffett (Tamil)
This book is not written with reader friendly. An unwanted urgency sentence style was spreaded all over the book. Also looks like direct translation of an English book. But you need not neglect this. Just try it..
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
I liked this unauthorised biography of Steve Jobs. I liked the unauthorised biography of Susan Boyle by Alice Montgomery too. I also read Susan Boyle's autobiography, which I enjoyed as well. Somehow these two unauthorised biographies held more allure for me. The Steve Jobs book was an interesting read. I thought at the beginning the author was anti Steve Jobs, but that impression went away as I progressed through the book. I have a lot of sympathy for the late Jobs, and understand that to lead is often not easy. He could see what was required and went for it. I admire the man. You can't please all the people all of the time? Many who worked for him recognised the need for this sometimes aggressive approach, but wouldn't have had it any other way in retrospect. The cover picture was an attractive feature, enticing me to buy. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Steve Jobs, or if you're just curious. In my opinion it's worth the read.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
It may seem surprising that a review of a “sports book” would appear on my site, where book reviews are essentially reserved for the domain of politics and economics. But that surprise would stem from a gigantic misunderstanding, for Shoedog is no “sports book.” Rather, it is a virtual economics textbook. And one every business student in America should read. Indeed, it is one a certain White House occupant should read as well.

For those interested in sports, as I am, history, as I am, and business, as I am, this book was a tremendous synthesis of the three, in the particular context of describing the birth of one of the greatest brands in American history – indeed, in world history … I doubt the story of a company’s founding and rise to greatness has ever ended a couple decades before the company’s peak, but that is the genius of Shoedog. Nike founder, Phil Knight, begins the story of this iconic brand at the most embryonic of stages, and ends the story in 1980, at their public offering, despite two and a half decades of utter domination that commenced subsequently. The story of Nike to us mere mortals is Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, and “Just Do It.” But as readers of this fine book will discover, the real story of Nike took place in the late 1960’s and throughout the 1970’s, as the formative challenges that make a business took place. And if any company would become rightful heir to “Just Do It” — it was Nike.

Nike has employed hundreds of thousands of people over the decades, and has created untold amounts of wealth by giving consumers something they wanted: Initially, a high quality running shoe; eventually, a brand — a belief — an affiliation. But the genius of finding future basketball, track, and golf stars to endorse the brand was a small part of the story of this company’s ascension. The genius that created Nike is the genius of this book: It focused on personnel management, on global cost synergies, on harnessing an international supply chain the likes of which the world had never seen, on overcoming legal adversity, and above all else, managing the challenges of liquidity and capital that nearly any company faces in the early innings of their existence. This is an economics book. It is a tribute to the miracle of free trade which has created more wealth than any other phenomena in the history of civilization. It is a rebuke of the evils of crony capitalism and those rent-seeking piranhas who would attempt to use government alliances to strangle healthy competition.

We are living in an era when forces on the right and the left are capitulating to a childish view of globalization — one seeking to make it a bogeyman for anything and everything — and ignoring the absolutely indisputable evidence for the enhancement of quality of life globalization has created. Few companies better illustrate what matching willing buyers and sellers around the world can mean for consumers, for producers, for shareholders, for employees, and for indeed all stakeholders in a given organization than Nike. While countless others do, for it is a universal lesson, Nike is the story of a young man and his track coach creating $100 billion of wealth that has circulated across a vast, vast ecosystem, by understanding the miracles of global trade. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough for one looking for a biographical narrative version of an economics lesson, versus the academic attempts that often prove too dry. The story of Shoedog was anything but dry, and the message of Shoedog is anything but trite.
Elon Musk: Como o CEO bilionário da SpaceX e da Tesla está moldando o nosso futuro (Portuguese Edition)
Elon Musk: Como o CEO bilionário da SpaceX e da Tesla está moldando o nosso futuro (Portuguese Edition)
Como uma pessoa considerada por muitos arrogante, que humilha e não sabe lidar com seus funcionários, consegue despertar admiração dos mesmos e inspirar uma geração?

Isto foi o que fiquei me perguntando enquanto lia este livro. E cheguei a conclusão que dois pontos foram de suma importância: O propósito de vida muito bem definido de Musk alinhado com seu desejo de fazê-lo da melhor forma possível, saindo do 'mais do mesmo'.

Elon tem muito bem definido qual seu objetivo na vida e não perde o foco do seu propósito. Suas ações estão sempre alinhadas aos seus pensamentos de longo prazo e ele não mede esforços para conseguir o que quer.

Como se já não bastasse pensar grande, Musk revolucionou o modo tradicional com que as coisas estavam sendo realizadas. Ele poderia seguir a maré e construir foguetes ou carros no padrão que a indústria estava acostumada a fazer, seria bem mais fácil, mas ele entendia que os processos poderiam ser melhorados e muito, e sua inteligência e dedicação mostrou que ele estava certo.
Beyond the Model T: The Other Ventures of Henry Ford (First Edition)
Beyond the Model T: The Other Ventures of Henry Ford (First Edition)
This review relates to the 1990 1st edition...

Dustjacket blurbage: "Henry Ford was once described as a lazy farm boy who would to go any length to avoid work. The vast and varied enterprises he undertook with earnings from his Model T, however, belie this assessment."

This book explores the many, many endeavours undertaken by Ford -- automotive, philanthropic, in the media, his schemes in social engineering, his education projects, his forays into aviation, mines, lumber, the rubber industry. A fascinating topic. When someone with ambition finds himself with a huge fortune and almost unparalleled power, where does he devote his energies and resources?

This is a well-researched and heavily illustrated book. Bibliographic information appears at the end of each chapter. It covers a lot of ground. At 204 pages, this book doesn't devote a huge amount of energy analyzing Ford's interesting, complicated, and controversial political and social views. But is certainly a novel, well-illustrated, and comprehensive piece of work.

Cloth over hardback boards with dustcover; glossy stock, a sewn binding. About 250 black and white illustrations. Index.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (Guitar Tabulature)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (Guitar Tabulature)
This is actually the third time I've bought this book. About a decade or so ago I had a copy of this and it got lost or stolen or something. I remembered it because I was actually impressed that the songs herein cold actually be transcribed especially this accureately. I got a second copy after my sight reading skills had improved somewhat and used it often enough for the pages to start to come loose. So, I bought a 3rd copy of it. The transcriptions are challenging to anyone's sightreading abilities, but the rewards of a little bit of effort are very satifying. The book is accurate giving great insight into Hendrix solos and choice of(often apparently jazz influenced)chord voicings. A must for any guitarist who wants to learn these songs.
Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
This album is one of the best recordings of any kind I have ever heard. Now I have thousands of recordings, write seriously about music, and have a lot of Louis, but this is one of those CDs that are simply hard to get out of the player. Forget about the historical significance of the recordings, the extras which include a few rehearsal cuts with the band getting itself ready, a fine excerpt from an interview with Handy, and a nice little joke--not necessarily one that could be told on network television--by Louis, and the well documented notes.

The sound here is great. It has some of the best of Louis's sound in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when despite the All-stars claims to reproduce the orginal pre-Swing sound of Armstrong's earlier groups, Louis shows the way he truly swung in both singing in playing far beyond the youthful athletics of the Chicago recordings. These blues swing so nice warm and easy, although some like his great recording of "The Saint Louis Blues" swing very hard. If you want to learn the basics of swing rhythm at a reasonable pace, I would advise listening to these recordings and trying to play along with them. (Of course, I would also recommend the great piano and rhythm section sides Basie cut to get out of his Decca Contract in the mid 1930s.)

There is something soooooo much more joyous about these recordings than any of Louis's recordings of these or similar tunes in the 1920s and 1930s. His voice and trumpet playing no longer strain but are sure of the mastery of the material. Both he and vocalist Velma Middleton seem to be really enjoying themselves with this material.

It must be stressed that Handy's real contribution was the combination of the Blues with the level of arrangement and composition that professional Black entertainers of his time--a time of a great explosion of both professional skill, knowledge, diversity of style, and polish--had obtained. His Blues including selections on this piece like "The St. Louis Blues" and "The Memphis Blues" and the immortal "Beale Street Blues" often combined Blues with all sorts of music popular at the time especially Ragtime, the reigning popular music of Handy's time in Memphis, with traces of Latin music like the habenero tango strain in the St Louis Blues. Yet, while quite willing to copyright these products of Black folk culture and create his own publishing business based on them (one of the first the realize the money in getting songs recorded as well as selling sheet music, Handy was insistent about the folk sources of his blues, as well as the fact that they were what Black folks demanded to dance to.

Getting Louis, himself a product of the generation that saw Jazz emerge as the child of the marriage of Blues and Ragtime given the tools of the high level of musicianship and formal musical knowledge consumated by Handy and his generation, to record these tunes was a stroke of Genius. You can hear Louis feeling happy and at home, but you can also hear a special reverence for the music, the time and the point of the music, as well how much BETTER the development of Jazz and Swing in the decades since Handy's days had made his ability to play these songs. It is no wonder that Handy himself cried tears of joy when he heard these recordings.

George Avakian who produced both the original recordings and the 1996 reissue on CD, spent about twenty years hunting down the best of the original recordings and takes, before rereleasing this really high quality recording.

A nice, wonderful, historic album that is pure joy and fun.
16 Pieces Bamboo Toothbrushes Reusable Natural Organic Wooden Toothbrushes with Soft Nylon Bristles Individually Packed Dental Care Set for Men and Women (Beige)
16 Pieces Bamboo Toothbrushes Reusable Natural Organic Wooden Toothbrushes with Soft Nylon Bristles Individually Packed Dental Care Set for Men and Women (Beige)
Für mich die ideale Zahnbürste ganz einfach in der Form - relativ klein, von daher vielleicht nicht unbedingt für große Hände gemacht - stabile, aber dennoch weiche Borsten .....
.... wenn man jetzt noch bei der Verpackung Material sparen würde, wäre es absolut topp (16 Kartönchen als Block in dünne Folie geschweißt und dann in eine dicke Tüte verpackt - das ist die Verkaufsverpackung - darüber kommt dann noch die Versandtasche)
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution
In the interest of full disclosure, I do know Yohuru Williams personally.

If you think we're re living the civil rights era, you're not the only one. If feels like the country is re fighting some of the same problems that were fought in the 1950s and 1960s. What better way to prepare to join the battle than by studying what people did the last time this happened?

This is not the complete history of a movement, but it will tell you about the Black Panthers from the perspective of the membership. The book is structured as an oral history. Past members tell the story of why they joined the Panthers, what they did as members, and a bit on what they took with them. No one book can tell the whole story of the Panthers, but this one comes pretty close. There is an assumption made that the reader knows some of the basic history of the Black Panthers, and if this is your introduction to the Panthers, there will be events and people referenced that the reader won't know. However, this doesn't detract from the flow of the story and it's still worth reading. Yohuru Williams, you did good work.

To me, the value of this book is learning what people did in the past when society was crazy. It's an entertaining, educational, and uplifting book. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Cross Game, Vol. 8 (8)
Cross Game, Vol. 8 (8)
The relationship between the original manga and anime adaptation is an interesting one. Both have material that is unique to their version. The anime adds a very effective side story for Aoba trying out for the Japanese National Girls Baseball team that is completely missing from the manga. The anime also masterfully uses flashbacks throughout the series to a greater extent than the manga, integrating material from early manga volumes as flashbacks instead of taking multiple episodes to go through their childhood years at once. But the manga adds many more small details and could maybe have some superior comedic moments too.

A specific example of added story and insight not in the anime has to do with filling in a gap of time between the story's early core event and Ko's progression from novice to ace pitcher. In the anime there's one flashback scene of Aoba noticing a crying Ko pitching a ball against a brick wall, but it gives little context for the scene. The manga explains much more of what is going on there and suggests how important it actually is.

An example of the expanded comedy of the manga comes in the final game in which you get more of the play-by-play commentary in the booth between the impartial commentator and the pompous Ryuō supporting commentator who gets steadily more upset as Seishu refuses to be beaten.

Both great ways to experience a truly wonderful coming of age story of baseball, coping with the loss of a loved one, and being honest with your emotions.

I'm glad I got to read the collection, now someone has to make the anime series available to own. I thank Viz for giving us legal ways to stream the show but greatly desire a version without 500 Geico commercials interspersed within.

[edited more than a year later when I reviewed it and realized I had made a couple really stupid mistakes in the description.]
¡Diez manzanas en la cabeza! (Ten Apples Up on Top! Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R))
¡Diez manzanas en la cabeza! (Ten Apples Up on Top! Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R))
Aunque es un cuento de Dr Seuss no está ilustrado por él sino por otra persona (Roy McKie) por lo que pierde parte de la esencia de sus libros al no estar sus peculiares personajes y forma de ilustrar. No obstante, es una historia rimada muy entretenida sobre unos animales que crean una especie de competición a ver quién puede llevar más manzanas en la cabeza sin que se le caigan. Aunque al llegar solo hasta el número 10 pueda parecer un libro para niños pequeños la historia es un poco larga aunque sencilla y con poco texto por página.

Le doy 4 estrellas y no 5 porque el tamaño y tipo de letra no me parece el más adecuado para la edad a la que va dirigida ya que es para niños que están comenzando a leer por sí mismos. Hay otros libros de la serie "Yo puedo leerlo solo" con letra más adecuada para primeros lectores.
Koontz: Three Complete Novels
Koontz: Three Complete Novels
P>The novel in this book is The Bad Place. I had actually read this DK novel before, and liked it again upon the second reading. It is by far the longest novel in the book. In reality it is the only one that I think deserves novel status. It is true DK, suspenseful, thrilling, and loaded with bits of the paranormal. DK is not the finest writer on the planet, but at times he does succeed in coming up with some of the strangest story ideas you'll ever see. If you like different/wierd, you will like The Bad Place. Individually, I would give it four and one half stars (I rarely give anything five stars as I consider a five star rating to mean nearly perfect and must read).
The next "novel" in this book is Demon Seed. Demon Seed is one of those books that people read and typically love or hate with very little middle ground. The truth is that Demon Seed is weak from a literary point of view. There is not a whole lot of flesh on the bones. Even DK himself acknowledges that Demon Seen was more a "good idea than a novel". It is about a computer that believes itself to be in love with a woman and uses that as an excuse to do anything it wants to her, which it does. After it proceeds to lock her within her highly automated home, the really scary stuff begins. DK does a good job making the computer sound like an abusive man who had any number of reasons why his abuse was ok, even good for, the woman that he "loves". While thin and disappointing in some areas, this is still a fast and entertaining read with quite a bit of insight into the abusive mind thrown in for salt. I give it four stars.
The last book, The Eyes of Darkness, was the most disappointing. The idea for the novel was very good, which is probably what makes it so diappointing. Even what there was of the novel was pretty good, but it wasn't well fleshed out at all. The characters were all very static. Also, it seemed that everything came too easily to the characters as they were going through their struggles. It is not surprising to me that this book was originally released under the name of Leigh Nichols before DK was writing under his own name. It has every bit of the feel of what a DK outline would turn into in the hands of a less expereinced writer. I give it 2 and one half stars.
The Life & Faith of C.S. Lewis - The Magic Never Ends
The Life & Faith of C.S. Lewis - The Magic Never Ends
This is a generally good biography of C.S. Lewis, probably the greatest Christian writer and apologist of the 20th century.

The DVD is very well made with excellent cinematography, enlightening interviews with family members and others, good musical scores and excellent narration by Ben Kingsley.

The DVD does a good job of tracing Lewis's life from the childhood loss of his mother and subsequent life in cruel boarding schools, his early academic achievements, his service in WWI, his conversion to Christianity with the assistance of fellow Oxford dons including JRR Tolkein as well as his relationship and marriage to Joy Davidman. The DVD shows Lewis as a brilliant writer and thinker who was always frank and honest about his early atheism, his conversion and subsequent faith in Christ.

Although the DVD is very well made and approaches the life of CS Lewis as a whole in a methodical fashion, I only gave this DVD 3 stars. The video, at one point, makes the spurrious suggestion that Lewis may have had an affair with Mrs. Moore, the mother of a fallen comrade who died in the trenches of WWI. Lewis had made a pact with "Paddy" Moore that if one did not survive combat, the other would take care of the family of the one who died. I felt it unseemly to make this suggestion for which there was absolutely no evidence whatsoever.

Although well made, I give it only three stars and would, instead, recommend "C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia" available here on Amazon in preference. It is a far superior video.
BEATRIX POTTER Ultimate Collection - 22 Children's Books With Complete Original Illustrations: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, ... Moppet, The Tale of Tom Kitten and more
BEATRIX POTTER Ultimate Collection - 22 Children's Books With Complete Original Illustrations: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, ... Moppet, The Tale of Tom Kitten and more
What amazing value for money at 49p for 22 books. It is lovely to read the familiar books that I used to read to my children when they were little.

I am not sure why these were priced so cheaply for so many books but I am really pleased and glad that this gives everyone the opportunity to be able to afford buying them and to read these lovely books.

The pictures are lovely and it is really great to have all 22 books in one place that you can read to children or they can read to themselves. The listing mentions all the books you can expect to receive in this bundle and it is a great way to bond at bedtime with children and read these different stories to them on a kindle or on your laptop (or even phone).

These are children's stories but as an adult I found them fun to read and they brought back memories of when I read them to my children "a few" years ago.
Märchen
Märchen
Das Buch Märchen von Astrid Lindgren ist ein tolles Buch zum Vorlesen oder auch selber lesen wenn man schon im Lesealter ist (so ab 2. Klasse).
Ich habe dieses Buch für meine 3 Kinder selbst gehabt und es schon viele male verschenkt. Meine Kinder und ich haben das Buch geliebt und sehr oft darin gelesen. Auch die Kinder die die Bücher von mir geschenkt bekommen haben sind alle Fans von diesem Buch geworden.Die Geschichten sind Lehrreich zum Nachdenken und mit viel Liebe geschrieben.
The Mummy or Ramses the Damned: A Novel
The Mummy or Ramses the Damned: A Novel
This is another favorite that I've purchased for my kindle in my (never-ending, according to my husband) quest to have them available wherever I happen to be.

I first read this book many years ago when I was trying to balance a fairly new marriage, a four year old daughter, a (second) hip and pelvis replacement, and college classes. I probably don't need to say that money was tight. Really tight. My husband, who views reading somewhat like I view golf, bought the book for me because he knew how much I loved Anne Rice. Egypt, kings, queens, immortality, love...I was immediately hooked.

Ramses is, in many ways, unlike any of the other males in Anne Rice's books. He isn't calculating and destructive like Lasher, darkly brooding like Louis, or high maintenance and mecurical like Lestat. Of course having a couple of thousand years on them might be a part of the reason why. He is also, unlike his ghostly and vampiric brothers, a being of the sun. Ramses is contemplative and intelligent with a highly developed sense of justice. Upon being awakened after a self imposed sleep that goes back to the time of Cleopatra, he is bombarded with the future. Automobiles, trains, newspapers, scientific discoveries, telephones, moving pictures and airplanes are just a few of the things he wakes up to. Is he overwhelmed? Disbelieving? Terrified? No. He is amazed, entranced, and above all, powerfully excited. He wants to do and see it all. Immediately!

His guide for this journey is a young woman who has recently lost her father. She's an heiress who is left with a very small circle of people who all want something from her. Most are good people but there is one among the bunch who is rotten to the core. It's a testimony to Anne Rice's writing that I don't dislike Julie. After all, she's smart, kind, generous, beautiful, wealthy, you get the idea. She is also, at her base, loyal, loving, and good hearted. It was impossible for me to dislike her. She is powerfully attracted to Ramses. Who can blame her? Even as a young girl I can definitely remember knowing that Charlton Heston was no match for Yul Brynner.

They journey to Egypt where things begin to go disastrously wrong. Ramses makes an ill thought out decision that will put all of the lives in their circle in immediate and deadly danger. Evidently being immortal doesn't provide an inoculation against boneheaded actions and everyone in the vicinity is going to feel the aftereffects.

These types of stories have fascinated me since I was very young. My first reason for wanting immortality wouldn't be for living forever, it would be so I'd have enough time to listen to all of the stories told by Ramses that would bring history to life. He may have been Ramses the Damned, but I would have braved a curse and gone wherever he led.

It's been many years since I've re-read this book and I wondered how it would stand the test of time. Our daughter is now an adult, I graduated, and my husband is more than ever the love of many life. And the book? I love it even more now than I did then. I've shared a bit of my life for a reason. Those of us who love to read, if we are lucky anyway, find a handful of authors we are willing to follow no matter what. We are there through both missteps and triumphs. We are happy to read a multitude of authors but we inhale those we love. How can I remember what was going on in my life all those years ago? Because Anne Rice is one of those authors for me. A port in a storm I could escape to after baths, dinner and homework were done and I could read for awhile while everyone else slept.

Of course, once again I find that the only thing I truly dislike about Anne Rice's books is that they always come to an end.
Harry's Razor Blades (1 Pack of 4) in Durable Hinged Water Friendly Travel Case
Harry's Razor Blades (1 Pack of 4) in Durable Hinged Water Friendly Travel Case
Sadly I will not buy this again , the shaving is not a good close shave, my husband uses his razors every day and I thought this would be perfect for him and his face but sadly this has cut him up like no other razor in it's class and it does not make his face soft like other razors he has used in the past. I hate to do a bad review its just not me but I don't want anyone thinking they will have soft smooth skin when they use this razor. Just not worth it.
Rubie's Harry Potter Child's Deluxe Gryffindor Costume Robe, Large
Rubie's Harry Potter Child's Deluxe Gryffindor Costume Robe, Large
Purchased for my child who is 47.25 inches tall, so I gambled and ordered a medium (despite him being 0.75 inches below the top of the range for small). We should have ordered a small - it drags just slightly on the ground and will have to be pinned. I would also recommend a small if your child is 49 inches (for some reason the range is S: 44-48 and M:50-54; apparently kids do not grow in odd-number increments), unless they are heavier/stockier for their age. A large or XL should fit small adults (even if you're heavier than the listed weight. At 5'2" and 120 lbs, I would probably fit into an L or XL.

The fabric is a nice weight - more of a heavy felt.

The color is way off. As many have mentioned, it was closer to a medium pinky-mauve. Acceptable colors would include: scarlet (books), maroon (movies) or even a cranberry. Pink is not a Hogwarts house color.

The other frustrating aspect of the costume is the clasp. It is not permanently attached to the costume. Instead, it has a two sided clip (similar to mitten or suspender clasps) on both sides. It is much too tricky for younger kids, and doesn't allow them to easily attach and detach the clip.

The embroidered patch is nice and is the correct colors and design.

Overall, not a perfect product, but good enough for a Halloween costume and dress-up. However, if you're a HP purist, you might want to keep looking.
Centurion [Blu-Ray] (English audio)
Centurion [Blu-Ray] (English audio)
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

*Plot and ending analyzed*

Apache Drums (1951) is a tedious Western. Take an interesting theme like the Apache Indians, throw in enough filler to completely denude that, and then stage an absurd defensive sequence in a church, whereby the inept White townsfolk defeat the Apache Indians, who, for some reason, don't just go away, and that is what you have.

Most of the time of the film involves the constant bickering between two men (Stephen McNally as Sam Leeds and Willard Parker as Mayor Joe Madden). A lot of talk as well is stuffed into the film, as the townsfolk sit in their houses doing nothing. Why the Apaches don't attack is unknown.

There's also a highly annoying character, Arthur Shields as Rev. Griffin, whose bigotry and asinine comments minimizing the Apaches begins to wear thin. Stephen McNally as Sam Leeds and Arthur Shields as Rev. Griffin hold off an Apache attack in an unbelievable sequence.

The Apache attack sequence in the church, although exceedingly ludicrous, is well lighted with Apache raiders colored in bright red or orange, which lends the scene to the unusual.

None of the actors are particularly likeable, since they both hate each other and really, I didn't care much. I just wanted to see a decent Western, but it's not here.
Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends Sights of Sodor Thomas At The Mill Train Bag
Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends Sights of Sodor Thomas At The Mill Train Bag
#1. I am a very big fan of Mega Bloks in general, I have different sets and they all seems to match and work together regardless of what package it comes with.
#2. I already have the train package that comes with 3 carts and it's been awesome, I wanted to add Thomas as the main "Train" so I purchased this! However because Thomas has smaller wheels, the train isn't straight anymore, the Thomas train is lower than the regular train carts that Mega Bloks makes, disappointed with the lack of disclosure on the item description prior to buying. Other than that it's a good standalone product.
Harry Potter Y Las Reliquias De La Muerte (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)
Harry Potter Y Las Reliquias De La Muerte (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)
I am trying to learn Spanish by reading this because I am so familiar with the English version. This follows along very well and seems like a good translation. The text font is a little darker and easier to read than the English version. It doesn't have any illustrations for the chapter headings, which makes it a teensy more difficult to find your place or a chapter.

As far as the subject matter and writing, this is one of the greatest series ever written. This modern fairy tale is truly some of the best contemporary literature--a wonderful package of many wise insights and life lessons. This is coming from someone who has read Moby Dick six times. These books even provided comfort right after my father passed away. I feel like they should be required reading in school.
2000 Grocery / Convenience Store Small T-Shirt Carry-Out Bag Carryout 7'' x 5'' x 15''
2000 Grocery / Convenience Store Small T-Shirt Carry-Out Bag Carryout 7'' x 5'' x 15''
I'm using these bags mostly for discarding dog poop, but do use them for other purposes as well. I've discovered that each pack has one fairly consistent flaw which is very interesting and may affect your satisfaction with the small t-shirt sized bags. Be advised that the measurements are as described, SMALL, which is precisely what I wanted. For more than a single rolled up lightweight t-shirt, this size likely won't work for you, so don't be tempted by their lower cost. If you need exactly 2000 perfect bags, you may not be happy because the flaw I mentioned earlier is that at least one bag in each pack (mine had 25 packs) has a handle that is not cut properly. Due to the flimsy plastic being folded and stacked prior to cutting, the stacks are sliced improperly. For me, that's no problem because I only tie the handles to contain what I'm immediatley throwing into the dumpster, but if you need perfect handles for presentation or carrying by the handles, you will find a few less than the 2000 to be in good shape. The individual bags are as easy to separate from each pack as any others I've used and all in all, I'm quite satisfied with these individual bags. They are wonderful for carry out food, boxes like those for jewelry items or knick knacks, and have the ever so common, "Thank You," printed in red along with the standard avoid suffocation warnings. I always thank my dog for pooping, but you may find the reminder is a helpful nudge to thank your dog. The bottom of each bag is well sealed with no openings for leakage or spilling when containing moist goods. They are not suitable for more than damp. To my disappointment, the box I recently received contained less than 2000 bags. Because of the handle flaw and short number of bags, I have to deduct a star for otherwise fine extra small sized disposable plastic bags with handles.
How to Draw Exotic Cars: Volume 1
How to Draw Exotic Cars: Volume 1
We were very satisfied with the quality of the product, the quick response from the seller and the general "business" of this transaction.
Thank you!
Morec 16A EV Charger Level 1-2 NEMA6-20P with Adapterfor NEMA 5-15, 100V-240V, Portable EVSE SAE J1772 Plug 8m (26 feet), Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station Compatible with All EV Cars
Morec 16A EV Charger Level 1-2 NEMA6-20P with Adapterfor NEMA 5-15, 100V-240V, Portable EVSE SAE J1772 Plug 8m (26 feet), Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station Compatible with All EV Cars
Graphics and Title ("Morec EV Charger NEMA6-20P, Portable EVSE Level 2 Type1 SAE J1772 Plug 8m (26 feet), 220V-240V, 16A, Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station Compatible with All EV Cars …") are misleading. This is actually a DUAL Level 1 AND Level 2 Charger with a DUAL input voltage of 120 - 240 VAC. I just received it, set it up and have enormous hopes it will last long into the future. Works like a charm with 120 VAC input, was easy to install, has clear and concise documentation with lovely drawings and sketches. Build quality appears to be excellent. My only concern is a promised 3-year warranty on Amazon but the documentation declares a 2-year warranty. In the event of an issue my expectation is the longer Amazon warranty will prevail. Hope they sell a lot of these so the price point remains low. Will update this review should there be future issues.
Insten For PS4 Vertical Cooling Stand Charging Station, Dual Controller Charger Dock, Extra 3 USB Charging Ports, Bulit-in Cooler Fan For PS4 / PS4 Slim Console DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
Insten For PS4 Vertical Cooling Stand Charging Station, Dual Controller Charger Dock, Extra 3 USB Charging Ports, Bulit-in Cooler Fan For PS4 / PS4 Slim Console DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
I received this on Friday and it is now Sunday. I bought this to help keep my PS4 cooled. Not sure if it will really do that, but figure that having fans circulating the air will help a little.

The stand holds the PS4 just fine, and it seems pretty sturdy. It is a very inexpensive product for using to stand your PS4 vertically and to keep air circulating. It was also very quick and easy to set up to get it in use. There is a button in front to turn the fans off and on, but since it uses a USB port on the playstation, I really don't see the need for it, as if you turn off the system, it will also turn off.

I started having problems with the 3 extra USB ports yesterday and today they seemed to have stopped working at all, so I have gone back to the USB hub that I was using before this arrived. I haven't tried the controller holders, so this is only about the 3 USB ports in the front.

The fans are very quiet, but as one other review stated, the lights in front are very bright, but not to the extent that it bothers me as it seem to do to the other reviewer. As far as the USB ports, I could request a replacement or even a full return, but I am not inclined to do that, as what was more important to me was the cooling fans and they are still whirling away.

For the price, it makes a fine PS4 stand, but think that the other options (which helped me decide to try this) weren't dependable.
VIVO Premium Aluminum Full Motion Single Monitor Desk Mount Stand with Lift Engine Arm, Pole Extension, and USB Ports, Fits Screens up to 32 inches, STAND-V101BDU
VIVO Premium Aluminum Full Motion Single Monitor Desk Mount Stand with Lift Engine Arm, Pole Extension, and USB Ports, Fits Screens up to 32 inches, STAND-V101BDU
I bought this on the recommendation of Vivo as a maker of good quality, mid-priced monitor arms and chose this model specifically because it has built-in USB 3.0 ports in the base. The c-clamp included in this model is a single, wide metal piece that looked more substantial than others I'd looked at, and the base itself is cast metal as well. The edge of my desk is scalloped, however, so I wound up drilling a 3/8 inch hole to accommodate the included grommet mounting plate.

Installation of the arm itself was simple using the included Allen wrenches, and I had no issues following the instructions. The VESA mount also fit my monitor without issue, and I appreciate that it's quick-release. The cable management system was also fine for accommodating a single display port and power cable, though I could see the clamp portion getting a bit crowded if you're trying to run multiple input cables through it. Vivo also includes a cable management "ring" to put on the base's pole, and a clip for the back if you use the c-clamp option.

The USB parts are both male-to-female, though Viva doesn't include an AC adapter. The though being that you'd plug them into your PC, although I've just got them running to a two-port Anker power adapter at the moment and they work fine for what I wanted.

My only advice for installation is that the upper arm and monitor connection point (for my unit at least) were both shipped in what I'm presuming was their loosest position, so I was initially concerned when both the arm and my monitor did nothing but droop. After tightening both of those quite a bit though, they both seem more than capable of supporting my 34" ultrawide that exceeds its stated maximum width and is right against its maximum weight. There's zero wobble when I type and no drooping at all.
Cisco RV260 VPN Router with 8 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Ports, Limited Lifetime Protection (RV260-K9-NA)
Cisco RV260 VPN Router with 8 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Ports, Limited Lifetime Protection (RV260-K9-NA)
This is a review of model RV260 K9 NA VO1, with 8 Gb ports and no wireless capability or PoE.

I decided to buy this router when I realized the variant of Tomato firmware I was using on my asus router hadn't been updated in about five and a half years. I don't know that it needed to be upgraded, but I thought I should probably install something more current, and I didn't want to go to the trouble of doing that on my aging router. I was attracted to this router by the somewhat reasonable price and by the limited lifetime warranty. In my very brief experience with it, I am reasonably happy.

Initial configuration was pretty straightforward. While setting it up, I was notified that a firmware update was available, and the process to update was easy and painless. I believe there is an option to revert to previous firmware versions. The web-based interface is a bit awkward in my opinion. For example in order to save changes you make to the permanent start-up configuration, you have to click a button to apply the changes to the running configuration, click a save button, which takes you to another screen, where you have to click another button to save the changes
to the permanent startup configuration. Overall however, the configuration process is reasonable, and the help documentation is useful.

The hardest part about configuring the unit was setting up DHCP for the devices on my network. There are separate tables for connected devices, DHCP leases, and static DHCP entries. There is a button to add a connected device to static DHCP, but it didn't seem to work consistently. I might have just not understood how to get that to work, but I ended up manually entering all my devices into the static DHCP table. For me this wasn't bad, with 20-some devices. Another thing that seems like a quirk or bug is that the tables of connected devices and DHCP leases are confusing, with some entries showing a host, some with dashes. Not all devices appear on the list of connected devices either, even ones that I know are connected, including ones that I'm actually looking at the web management interface.

Getting name resolution working on my local subnet was also kind of a puzzle to me. At the suggestion of someone in the very useful community forums, I found out I had to specify the router as the first DNS server, followed by my chosen external DNS server. This used up one of the two available entries for DNS servers, so I was not able to specify a backup server. Update: It turns out the proper way to do this is to use "Use DNS Proxy" in the VLAN settings.

The bottom line is, despite the somewhat quirky firmware, this router is adequately configurable and has the features I would expect, even beyond my relatively simple needs, and so far is working well enough. I still prefer Tomato.

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