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JavaScript Programming: JavaScript
JavaScript Programming: JavaScript
JavaScript Programming: JavaScript by Rajesh Kumar. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I by Stephen King, Tim Curry, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 399 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
RESTful Java Web Services - Second Edition
RESTful Java Web Services - Second Edition
RESTful Java Web Services - Second Edition by Jobinesh Purushothaman. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
PHP Essentials
PHP Essentials
PHP Essentials by Neil Smyth. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Warren Buffett : 100 consejos para invertir y enriquecerse (Spanish Edition)
Warren Buffett : 100 consejos para invertir y enriquecerse (Spanish Edition)
Este libro es una maravilla para todos los que estén interesados en mejorar sus finanzas y su vida en general, y esto incluye a las personas que de momento inviertan dinero a menor escala. Para mi personalmente, los tres consejos con mayor importancia son: actuar siempre con la mente calmada, invertir en si mismo y compartir con los demás. Se trata de fortalecerse uno mismo, de poder prosperar gracias a eso, y entonces de usar lo acumulado para el mayor bien de [email protected] A mejorar: La letra del back cover y, según mi percepción como nativo alemán, corregir unas faltas de ortografía dentro del libro. No obstante, doy cinco de cinco estrellas. Muchas gracias :)
La tierra errante (Spanish Edition)
La tierra errante (Spanish Edition)
Ciencia ficción desde un punto de vista oriental, muy bien documentada científicamente y con una narración que te atrapa desde el primer momento!!!
What Would Steve Jobs Do? How the Steve Jobs Way Can Inspire Anyone to Think Differently and Win
What Would Steve Jobs Do? How the Steve Jobs Way Can Inspire Anyone to Think Differently and Win
I recently read this book and What Would Drucker Do Now?, written by Rick Wartzman and also published by McGraw-Hill. Initially, I suspected that both were (or will become) part of a "What Would X Do?" series that might also include Sun Tzu, Socrates, Machiavelli, and Von Clauswitz or, within the domain of business, Henry Ford, Albert Sloan, one or both of the Thomas Watsons, and Walt Disney. It turns out, the two "What Would" books share little in common, except for the quality of their content and of their authors' presentation of it.

Peter Sander devotes the first two chapters of his book to essential background information about Steve Jobs and Apple, then explores the meaning and significance of the book's title in several different ways. Here are two. First, what he characterizes as "The Steve Jobs Leadership Model" in Chapter 3, one that consists of six "steps" or elements. He also includes a suggestion by Jean-Louis Gassée, former Apple VP: "Democracies don't make great products - you need a competent tyrant." Jobs was certainly both and that is hardly a head-snapping revelation. The historical details of the model have been known for decades. The same competent tyrant who visited Xerox PARC with Steve Wozniak in 1979 also introduced a series of "insanely great" Apple products 25-30 years later. For better or worse, Jobs really was literally "one of a kind."

Hence the importance of Sander's second approach: A series of "What Would Steve Jobs Do?" sections at the conclusion of Chapters 4-9 in which he suggests lessons to be learned from Jobs in six subject areas: Customer (Page 103), Vision (124-125), Culture (153-154), Product (171-172), Message (190-191), and Brand (205-206). Almost anyone who reads this book can follow the advice provided (e.g. "Thank about customer pain and what causes it") but few - if any - can do so in ways and to the extent Steve Jobs could...and did. Most of the admonitions will serve as reminders rather than as revelations. Fair enough.

For those who wish to know more about Steve Jobs, there is no shortage of other sources, notably Walter Isaacson's biography. I also highly recommend Adam Lashinsky's Inside Apple and Leander Kahney's Inside Steve's Brain.
American Legends: The Life of Louis Armstrong
American Legends: The Life of Louis Armstrong
Very limited info in this eBook (all that can easily found online for free) and the formatting is AWFUL!!!

Does no one look at these books from Charles Rivers before sending them out into cyberspace? You couldn't possibly miss this "mess" of wonky lines, spacing, underlines etc...if anyone had.

Not Recommended!
Stardust
Stardust
There's not much more one can say about Louis Armstrong. He's arguably the best American musician ever. This CD provides a good sample of some of his work from the early 1930s. And since these songs were recorded in the early 1930s, the quality is relative to the time period. There's nothing unlistenable, just don't expect 21st century fidelity from them (they are very consistent in their quality, so there are no awkward transitions from high hiss to low noise such that a history of Armstrong would inevitably have to have). Still, the quality does not detract from the performances and the songs. Louis Armstrong's energy and showmanship shine through on each track. This is arguably Armstrong at his best (though some will vie that the "Hot 5" era was superior); it's at least a very high point for Armstrong. This is also evident in his speaking during the musical sections. He lets loose one of his famous lines, "I'm ready, I'm ready, so help me I'm ready" on "Chinatown, My Chinatown". One gets an idea why audiences at the time flipped for Armstrong-isms such as this.
Many of the songs will be very familiar even to those with no knowledge of the music of the 1930s. "Georgia On My Mind", "I Got Rhythm", and "All Of Me" are still often-heard standards even today.
The only complaint about the CD has nothing to do with the quality or performances; in fact, it has nothing to do with Armstrong in any way. Why put the alternate takes of "Stardust" and "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" one right after the other? Both versions of both songs are great, but why not split them up to limit repetitive listening?
And, on a more personal note: I'm forever grateful to the Woody Allen movie "Stardust Memories" for making me want to track down one of the versions of "Stardust" included here (though some critics say the song was misused in that film). If I hadn't seen that movie and been entranced by Louis Armstrong's "Stardust" I would not have discovered Armstrong's music as early in my life as I did. For anyone wanting to discover Armstrong, this CD is one potential great starting point.
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five & Hot Seven 1925-1928
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five & Hot Seven 1925-1928
This is one of a handful of cd's I gambled on without first hearing it.I just don't expect recordings from the twenties to be worth it;but this is an exception.Maybe some of the musicians playing with Armstrong sound a little old-but he sounds terrific- and modern.Great music-and not just for fans who just want to invest in a little history.This cd confirms why Armstrong was considered jazz's first great soloist-and still,maybe its most important.
The Complete Album Collection Vol. One
The Complete Album Collection Vol. One
I started buying Bob Dylan CDs in the early 2000s and very quickly collected every album in his catalog available at the time. Once you get into Dylan, you feel compelled to hear everything he ever did, so this boxed set is a great option for new fans. But what about those of us who already own a handful or even all of the CD masters or remasters released previously? Is this set worth buying? Is it a needed upgrade? Well, for the most part YES, but let me give you some details.

15 albums in this 42 album set were newly remastered for The Complete Album Collection in 2013. IMPORTANT: These newest remasters were done to Dylan's 1970s, 80s, and 90s releases, albums like Self Portrait, the previously unreleased Dylan 1973, Hard Rain, Street-Legal, Bob Dylan At Budokan, Saved, Empire Burlesque, Good As I Been To You and others. The classic 1960s albums ARE NOT newly remastered and all use the previous 2003 or 2005 remasters that most of us already own. So, the good news is that you aren't missing out on some amazing, true-vinyl-mix of John Wesley Harding or anything like that if you don't buy this boxed set. If you are a casual fan, just stick with your mid-2000s copies of Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61, there's no need to get this set unless you want to complete your Dylan discography (which I highly recommend). But if you already own all the mid-2000s remasters and older CD masters of the 1970s-90s material like I do, then you will be looking at the 2013 remasters to make up a lot of value.

My experience with the 2013 remasters has been mostly positive; however, I will offer some minor caveats for those who are on the fence or are worried about the $200 price tag. The good news is that there are some really great 2013 remasters included here. I also finished buying my Dylan collection before the 2009 remasters of Before the Flood, New Morning, The Basement Tapes, and Dylan & The Dead, so I will count those towards my list of new upgrades with this set (these all sound great). As for the 2013 remasters, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid and Self Portrait really do sound more dynamic than the old original CD masters. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and "Alberta #1" have never come through my system with such presence or clarity. The 1976 live album Hard Rain really does sound significantly better, with Dylan's vocals pulled out from the muddy mix of instruments that they were buried in before. Some of the distortion remains on his louder vocals, but this could be left over from the original recording. Street-Legal actually uses the original mix of the LP (the CD apparently used an alternate mix all along), but I can't really say if it is superior to the older CD issue.

I guess the only negative criticism I could offer is that albums like Saved and the remastered mid-1980s to early 1990s releases don't really sound that much better than my old CD issues. I do hear some slight improvements to the overall dynamics or separation of instruments in these albums when comparing tracks in iTunes on my Bose speakers, but if you pressed me, I would have to admit that their remastering was perhaps not a necessary upgrade. But they are a welcomed one nonetheless!

For audiophiles who are worried about brick-walling, the Loudness War, or drastic changes to the original sound of Dylan's LPs, you have nothing to fear. I know that some people have had issues with over-driven distortion or "bad sound" from the special edition Harmonica USB files, but I haven't come across anything like that on the CDs. All of these albums show at least an 11 or 12 rating on the Dynamic Rage Database scale, which is quite good.

Even though I already owned these albums, I feel that the 2013 remasters are good enough to warrant a re-purchase of the whole catalog. I also neglected to get Dylan's four latest albums, so it was nice to round out my collection (even though the Christmas album is pretty cringy). Let me know if you have any questions!
Thayers Alcohol-Free Coconut Water Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Aloe Vera Formula - 12 oz
Thayers Alcohol-Free Coconut Water Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Aloe Vera Formula - 12 oz
I was using a toner from the Body Shop for over 6 months and my acne growth never reduced, in fact I started growing acne on places I never grew before (cheeks and chin). I heard great things about this witch hazel toner and decided to make the switch. I’ve been using it for two weeks now and the results are instant ... after 5 years of consistent acne on my forehead (there is ALWAYS acne on my forehead) I haven’t had any in those 2 weeks. 100% recommend.

Update: after about a year of twice a day use I had to completely stop using witch hazel on my face. Although I stopped breaking out (see original review), I started to get blackheads and Whiteheads on my forehead that wouldn’t go away and I couldn’t figure out why. It got pretty bad so I started using BHA 2% in my routine and only found it to slightly help reduce the black and Whiteheads but not completely eliminate it - which was troubling because BHA is meant to clear it up. I started reading up on witch hazel and found that it can actually be really drying and irritate the skin, making acne worse. I am pretty sure this was happening with me. Anyway, I stopped using the toner but am continuing to use BHA and my forehead is the best it has been in a long time.
Oster BLSTTSCB2000 Texture Select Settings Pro Blender with 2 Blend-N-Go Cups and Tritan Jar, Brushed Nickel
Oster BLSTTSCB2000 Texture Select Settings Pro Blender with 2 Blend-N-Go Cups and Tritan Jar, Brushed Nickel
The Oster Blender is amazing and looks great on my counter. I've had it about 3 weeks now and after using it often, I can say this is a great deal. It blends to perfection. I also own the Ninja Duo Blender 1400, and this is slightly better in my opinion. Not only is the price cheaper, but you get two cups as well. There are less settings in the Oster than the Ninja, however it gets the job done. The Ninja has a very small filter that you have to clean every time you use it, (near the base). It is difficult to get in there and clean it, but you do not have that issue here. I think that alone makes it better in my eyes (one less step in the process). I like using this for my smoothies and salsas. My husband has used it for milkshakes and they taste like they just came out of a diner.

I added a video and pictures for your reference. I highly recommend this Oster Blender.

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Stormbreaker Thor Hammer
Stormbreaker Thor Hammer
My 9yr old son bought this out of his own money after watching End Game. I thought he may have began to outgrow roleplay but obviously not. He loves it. I thought it's a bit pricey for what it is but he's had his money's worth from the amount he's already played with it and he's only had it a few days. He had a foam hammer when he was 3 which he absolutely loved, his brother broke it and he was devastated. This one is plastic and looks sure to last.
Ranma 1/2 - TV Series Set 2 Standard Edition (BD) [Blu-ray]
Ranma 1/2 - TV Series Set 2 Standard Edition (BD) [Blu-ray]
Excellent as always if you have the gene for enjoyment. Upon my first watching of this anime i found Season 1 to be by far the best and most enjoyable, with Season 2 not far behind in quality. The more i researched the show i realized this was due to the change in staff/animation quality and the sudden use of filler for practically entire seasons past Season 3. After finishing about 70 episodes i took a break. I began reflecting on why the show suddenly stopped having a continuing plot-line. Suddenly Akane became a sidekick to each weeks cookie cutter episode. I later watched a season or two more and found there were a few filler episodes that were entirely too enjoyable for me to dismiss this show. To my surprised smile i found out they were releasing this show ( that i thought would be lost in history) in high definition in North America. These sets are absolutely gorgeous. The quality is stupendous. The price is tolerable considering they give you slightly more than a seasons worth on each set. I have yet to re-watch this new Set as im still slowly savoring Set 1. But if i recall correctly this is the last season that's not doused mostly in filler, considerably some of the highest quality anime from the 1980's. Filler or no filler i now understand that i must cherish everything Rumiko Takahashi related. I personally find that i enjoy long running anime series from the 1980's and 90's more so than most modern anime. There is a limit to how much Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2 and (dear god possibly my favorite) Maison Ikkoku is in this world, i intend to slowly enjoy all of those stories amidst different mediums. It makes me happy to hear that no matter how these sets sell they will release them all. I will most likely buy all of them, anything to convince to release the other Hi-def remasters of her work in anime. And because this show is completely unique in its subject/setting/humour.
Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You'll Go Baby Crib Musical Mobile - Hot Air Balloons
Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You'll Go Baby Crib Musical Mobile - Hot Air Balloons
For the price, it is very cheap looking. You music manually to play about 2 minutes of music. The colors of the hot air balloons are lovely, but this is definitely not worth the price, it is super flimsy, it almost looks like gravity is making it lean and I am afraid it may one day fall....onto my child's face. May be returning.
The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
While I have enjoyed Dean Koontz books in the past, I am sorry to say that was not the case for “The Crooked Staircase.”

Mr. Koontz has crafted a good story, and there are plenty of thriller elements to it. I realize the author was trying to generate tension by having the chapters rotate from character to character. Sometimes this worked, but the constant flipping felt artificial after a while, and the tension that could have been built became ho-hum as I felt more whipsawed back and forth rather than caught up in the separate storylines. This was especially emphasized when a chapter took less than a minute to read, and the powerful lines that might have worked with longer chapters became lost in the massive pile of chapter endings.

Losing interest may have caused me to have the time to notice other things that bothered me. The description of weapons –using the full catalog name and part of the description, right down to magazine capacity – sounded more like it was copied from the manufacturer. No sense in alerting us to how many bullets the gun can shoot if it never has a bearing on the story. I did think the author did a good job of involving the reader with his characters so that we cared whether or not something bad happened to them.

The bad cop duo of Jergens and Dubose was interesting in the beginning, but the constant banter began to repeat and by the end fell into a pit of banality. I felt that the choice of the ultra-evil villain stretched my usually flexible limits of credibility, and to realize that the entire series is built upon this person was a disappointment for me.

However, what really turned me off was the cliffhanger-like ending. Creating a successful series that goes on and on has been done (the 14-book Wheel of Time series begun by Robert Jordan comes to mind), but there needs to be a semi-conclusion, not a weak ending that leaves me incredulous when I turn the page to find an ad for the next book. I guess I will never find out what happens to Jane Hawk, because my interest died with the book three non-ending. Two stars.
Nora Roberts Donovan Legacy: 4 books (Captivated / Entranced / Charmed / Enchanted)
Nora Roberts Donovan Legacy: 4 books (Captivated / Entranced / Charmed / Enchanted)
This is such a great book, that I look forward to going back and reading these stories again like some that I already have, and I am impatient to read the rest of Nora Roberts' stories right now. Hot, Hot, Hot, love scenes, a well written, creative and intriguing story about family plus inventive, vivid characters, all on top of seriously wonderful love and romance. Each story is about one key person, usual in a family, or close group of friends, they are linked through intricate, messy links and it's almost like a movie you get the privilege of witnessing about these people's powerful, emotional, and often times painful journey towards falling in love. Roberts is one of my most favorite author's, and she doesn't disappoint in this series. Her unique style and classy, yet moving love scenes, paint a beautiful picture that leaves a person longing for something similar for themselves. All of that is combined into this fantastic series and make this book a "must-have"!!!! I didn't want to set it down....seriously!! Lol I was nodding off over my book on several different occasions. Worth the price and more to have a Nora Roberts book in your library collection!!!!!!
Sharks Never Sleep: A Novel Featuring the Black Mask Boys : Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Mask Mystery Series/William F. Nolan)
Sharks Never Sleep: A Novel Featuring the Black Mask Boys : Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Mask Mystery Series/William F. Nolan)
The gimmick (Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler solving a real mystery together) is entertaining enough, and Nolan eventually builds a enough of a plot to keep most readers going, but I must say I found the book a big disappointment. Despite the little lectures on California missions, the changing editorship of Black Mask magazine, and so forth -- and the pointless cameo appearance of cardboard cutouts labeled Mae West, John Barrymore, etc -- there is no sense at all of life in the '30s. At first I thought the flatfooted style was meant to be a comment on narrator Erle Stanley Gardner's writing, but at his worst Gardner wasn't this banal, cliche-ridden and tautological (again and again, a character's speech will be tagged with a clause summarizing its contents or explaining its already-obvious intention.) But okay, we don't always look for any kind of style in a certain kind of whodunit, and Nolan does deliver a decent mystery. What I couldn't stand -- I wouldn't even have finished the book if I hadn't been stuck in a hotel room with nothing else -- was the constant stream of anachronistic language. The whole point of this entertainment is that it takes place in the '30s, but again and again, the stock phraseology comes from the '70s or later. The Bing Crosbyesque character is "laid-back", someone keeps a "low profile", a celebrity funeral is a "media event" attended by "death freaks." Once would be an irritating but forgiveable slip-up, but when it keeps happening page after page, the carelessness of it becomes downright insulting.
Barbara
Barbara
So here's the thing. Tezuka's BARBARA is by far one of the manga legend's most bizarre, surreal, evocative, and subjective works ever published. The title is an at times chaotic swirling of social ills -- characters dally in the black arts, drugs and alcohol enable the common man, artists thrive on just being adequate, and politicians (and their daughters) only have eyes for the camera. BARBARA may focus its narrative on one Yousuke Mikura and the "drunken, foul-smelling hippie chick" named Barbara, but the greater scope of this manga story encompasses what it means to suffer as an artist, how/why this suffering manifests itself in self-destructive ways, and whether it is ever possible (necessary?) to alleviate this suffering at all.

Mikura is a brilliant novelist, but he is a man of many vices: substance abuse and debauchery chief among them. Whenever the man is in a rut (or, interestingly enough, whenever he convinces himself that his works-in-progress just don't fly), he descends into a surreal madness whereby sex and violence dutifully ameliorate his creative "block." Barbara is an unknown. She drinks constantly, never bathes, speaks and behaves with a masculine capriciousness (here, the cultural context is important), and yet.... she can quote French poetry from memory, can recognize almost any work of fine art or literary art of centuries past, and is more honest with herself, sitting beneath a dirty pillar in the Shinjuku train station than the thousands of drones middling about her put together.

Why do the lives of these characters intersect? That's difficult to say. Tezuka doesn't often give us the "why," but merely contrives believable circumstances in which the characters must discern if said intersection is worth pursuing, worth building into something meaningful. Barbara is a beautiful and artistic woman. She is also Mikura's sheath and his muse, protecting him from himself, bringing him back from the cliff and preventing the man from losing his sanity when he should be focused on his writing. Mikura, meanwhile, becomes a little too dependent on Barbara, and forces himself to investigate her dark and mysterious past, ultimately trying to break away the identity of the woman he knows now from the identity of the woman he fears he doesn't know. Does Barbara want that clean break? Does Mikura himself need a clean break? Do either of them deserve it?

BARBARA is a product of its time, as illustrated in the excellent forward by manga scholar Fred Schodt. This means that the comic's various elements of racism, sexism, weighty domestic violence, ethnocentrism, and more are exactly what they are -- debilitating social ills, sometimes celebrated, sometimes held as suspect. Nowadays, we presume the reader is adult and mature enough to understand this.

All in all, BARBARA provides an exquisite look inside the mind of a man (Mikura) who is slowly going insane, knows it, and is trying his utmost to fight back, if only to be lulled back into his sins one chapter after another. This is a must-read for Tezuka enthusiasts. This is also a must-read for artists and creative types, who have any affinity for manga whatsoever. Many chapters of BARBARA dissect the heart of the artist/creator with such guiltless precision, you're moved to tears. Other times, Mikura will disgust you, and you'll have no remorse for the sorrow he causes for himself and others.

On the production end, it's unknown of Digital Manga will pursue another printing or two for this project, given its origin as a crowd-funded endeavor. But hopefully this book will get into more hands sooner rather than later. There are a few pages toward the end that I'm pretty sure were oriented incorrectly (i.e., reading left-to-right, instead of right-to-left), but three or four out of 440 isn't a deal breaker in my experience.
Naruto, Vol. 30: Puppet Masters
Naruto, Vol. 30: Puppet Masters
Fights are the real thing here... strategical,action packed, tension in each panel scenes...and with a mystery looming around sasori...not only sakura (btw she was useful back here....which is a gud thing though lol! ) and chiyo but we reader as well were invested on knowing who was the real sasori behind my" personal favourite " puppet HiRuko... And people should know Sasori my Man was really underated af!...
An Officer and a Lady: And Other Stories
An Officer and a Lady: And Other Stories
i have been a Rex Stout fan for years but found my interest waning in Archie Goodwin's sarcasm and Nero Wolfe's pettishness. So i tried 2 different books: Under the Andes which is AWFUL and htis book which was surprisingly DELIGHTFUL! Several short stories, carefully written, with a twist in each one. They have a hint of O. Henry's influence possibly? i would highly recommend it to anyone who likes short stories, surprise endings, or just simple stories of humanity.
Harry Potter Movie Collage 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Harry Potter Movie Collage 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
I bought this for a Christmas gift so I don’t know if all the pieces are there yet. But it is not new. The puzzle box has been retapped and didn’t come in its original sealed package inside. I gave it 2 stars only in hopes all the pieces are there.
Thermos Soft Lunch Kit, Harry Potter
Thermos Soft Lunch Kit, Harry Potter
Pros:
-very sturdy, every component is well made
- seems to be pretty leak proof so far
- love the color, pretty purple but not insanly girly
-all parts of this are easily openable by my 6yr old

Cons:
- needs a handle so kids can carry it easier
- needs a place for a freezer pack to keep refrigerator food chilled (I'm testing packing lunch the night before and keeping it in this lunchbox in the fridge over night and see if it will hold the coldness until lunchtime)
-needs a strap maybe on the outside to hold a water bottle, otherwise a child has to carry those lunchbox without a handle and thier drink seperately. Not handy for little ones.

So I'm using an old cloth lunch box and cramming this box inside it so that hopefully it holds more cool air as well as gives my 6yr old a way to carry her lunch a bit easier.

If it had a handle and a place to put a ice pack it would have gotten 5 stars...but none of those things and no where to put a drink (unless you remove all inside components of the box....then you can fit in a drink and 3 grapes)
Funko POP! Harry Potter Ron Weasley Hermione Granger 3 Pack Special
Funko POP! Harry Potter Ron Weasley Hermione Granger 3 Pack Special
The advertised item was the one with the characters in their school uniform (black coat and grey bottoms) however I received a winter edition with brown clothes holding a sprout. I was disappointed since this was going to be a gift for a friend of mine :( (seller: can I get the advertised item please?)
Arcane (Halfblood Club Book 1)
Arcane (Halfblood Club Book 1)
This is a series that was previously offered. I believe the series has underwritten to include more romance. I've enjoyed her books since day one. The books are a little expensive for short stories...but Me. Grace offers fantastic stories that you can't find with any other author. Can wait for another story no matter what series. Hurry
Michael Jackson Adult Long Straight Wig
Michael Jackson Adult Long Straight Wig
BELIEVE all the reviews you read about this wig shedding. So much shedding! Used for Vincent Vega Costume

This wig should be advertised as "Medium" not Long length. I was hoping to use this for my Vincent Vega costume and pull the hair back into a ponytail. If that's what you're using this for, it won't work because the back bits aren't long enough. It is thicker in the front and longer and thinner in the back, and I could only manage a small ponytail. With a lot of work, I was able to manipulate it to look sort of like the "hair down" version of Vincent when he's with Samuel L. The problem with this is that you can see the sides of your hair and the front of the wig doesn't cover your entire scalp. Probably one of the worst wigs and most hassle I've ever had. Will be sending back and just buying some long black wig I can cut.

I have a large, but not freakishly large head, and this wig barely fit at all. It took a lot of effort to even pin it in a way on my head that would stay put.
Classic Descriptions of Disease: With Biographical Sketches of the Authors
Classic Descriptions of Disease: With Biographical Sketches of the Authors
This collection of the earliest descriptions of common diseases provides wonderful insights into how early physicians dealt with diseases which, in most cases, they were incapable of treating. The descriptions pay tribute to the observational skills of the earliest physicians, who had little to offer their patients other than a prognosis based on keen diagnostic skills and careful observation. The introduction by Major to each description provides the setting for understanding the period in which each physician wrote. You do not have to be interested in history to appreciate the perspective this work gives on modern medical practice. This would be a particularly good gift for the student beginning medical school. It was given to me on that occasion 30 years ago and I still enjoy reading the descriptions.
[2+3 Packs] PULEN Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G Screen Protector (3 Packs) with 2 Packs Camera Lens Protector (6.7 Inch),HD Clear Scratch Resistant Bubble Free Anti-Fingerprints 9H Hardness+Easy Installation Tray
[2+3 Packs] PULEN Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G Screen Protector (3 Packs) with 2 Packs Camera Lens Protector (6.7 Inch),HD Clear Scratch Resistant Bubble Free Anti-Fingerprints 9H Hardness+Easy Installation Tray
This screen protector has good quality. It fits the edge of the phone perfectly.

I have to take time to carefully align to make sure it fits. You will get a bubble when you put in a new case if the protector doesn't align well.

The oleophobic layer is long-lasting. I have used it for 3 weeks w/o fading away.

The clarity is good and it still transfers color well.

The only minus point for this it is not full coverage. The screen protector does not cover rabbit tail where the camera is.

Other than that, this is good quality protector for a good value.
Hisense Air Purifier with True HEPA Technology, Air Purifier for Home Allergies Pets Dander Smokers in Bedroom, 25db Quiet Air Cleaner Remove Smoke Dust Mold Pollen for Large Room - KJ120
Hisense Air Purifier with True HEPA Technology, Air Purifier for Home Allergies Pets Dander Smokers in Bedroom, 25db Quiet Air Cleaner Remove Smoke Dust Mold Pollen for Large Room - KJ120
With allergy suffers in the house, I was impressed with how well the purifier works. The purifier is sleek and compact in design. It fits nicely on a dresser, nightstand, counter or even a desk. The purifier features a power on/off, auto, timer, fan speed and sleep light. You an adjust the fan level with the three settings. The light features a night light selection with two brightness settings. I love that I can add an essential oil to the purifier and let the scent fill the room. With pets visiting us, the purifier works nicely removing the pet dander from the air and keeps the allergies under control. The air quality indicator works nicely with blue being good and red being poor. With it being lightweight it is easy to move to another room. The purifier has exceeded my expectations with how well it works and how quiet it is. It has three filters including a carbon filter, which provides the room with clean air. With the purifier on our sneezing, runny nose is almost non-existence. It works quickly to clear the room and provide a better air quality. At first I had it set up on the kitchen counter and when cooking with a perhap of burning something, the purifier cleared the air quickly. I will be picking up a few more for the bedrooms, that is how well it works. It even comes with an extra aroma box. I do wish it came with a few more aroma boxes and perhaps an extra filter. Overall a quality air purifier.
Note D'Espresso - Cápsulas de té verde matcha con menta y regaliz Exclusivamente Compatibles con cafeteras de cápsulas Nescafé* y Dolce Gusto* 16 g (caja de 48 unidades)
Note D'Espresso - Cápsulas de té verde matcha con menta y regaliz Exclusivamente Compatibles con cafeteras de cápsulas Nescafé* y Dolce Gusto* 16 g (caja de 48 unidades)
I am so desperate for some sort of structure whilst "working from home" (by which I probably mean staring at the laptop in the hope that someone will respond to one of my increasingly simple emails) that I now only reward myself with coffee at set times; 7.30 at breakfast, 11 post dog walk and again at 4 (decaff only - need to sleep so I can be up before 7.30 to repeat the whole exercise). This hasn't, however stopped my endless quest for a tasty alternative to the standard issue Dolce gusto pods. These particular ones are my latest foray into the world of independent suppliers and I have to say they are not at all bad. Not great and sadly not quite up to regulation issue but if furloughed pennies are tight they are a fair substitute. They taste of coffee and don't cost the earth. One word of warning though. They take forever to fill a cup. They don't trickle, they drip in a half- hearted fashion with all the enthusiasm of my teenage and school deprived son when asked to clean under his bed. Perhaps this means the hot water swirls around longer in the pod harvesting the flavour or perhaps it's just a cheaper pod. I don't know, answers on a post card, or perhaps an email. You know I'm waiting......

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