Emmaline Myers

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Head First JavaScript
Head First JavaScript
Head First JavaScript by Michael Morrison. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 104 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Armadale
Armadale
Armadale by Wilkie Collins. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1)
Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1)
Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1) by T. Torrest. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 828 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
[Analysis] The Choice: by Nicholas Sparks
[Analysis] The Choice: by Nicholas Sparks
[Analysis] The Choice: by Nicholas Sparks by Book*Sense. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Calico Joe: A Novel
Calico Joe: A Novel
Calico Joe: A Novel by John Grisham. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 3001 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Tiempo de matar (Spanish Edition)
Tiempo de matar (Spanish Edition)
Tiempo de matar (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft by Charles Brauer, John Grisham, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
University
University
University by John William Grisham. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Calico Joe (Portuguese Edition)
Calico Joe (Portuguese Edition)
Calico Joe (Portuguese Edition) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
NOS4A2: A Novel
NOS4A2: A Novel
NOS4A2: A Novel by Joe Hill, Kate Mulgrew, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 3849 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Stephen King Collection 12 Novel Set
Stephen King Collection 12 Novel Set
Stephen King Collection 12 Novel Set by Stephen King and none. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Camel in Action
Camel in Action
Camel in Action by Claus Ibsen and Jonathan Anstey. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Learn Python Programming: This Book Will Teach You About the Language, Data Analysis, and Algorithms and Will Level up Your Skills in Computer Programming to Become an Expert Pythonista
Learn Python Programming: This Book Will Teach You About the Language, Data Analysis, and Algorithms and Will Level up Your Skills in Computer Programming to Become an Expert Pythonista
Learn Python Programming: This Book Will Teach You About the Language, Data Analysis, and Algorithms and Will Level up Your Skills in Computer Programming to Become an Expert Pythonista by Michael Learn, Kevin Tromp, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
A Python Programming Style Guide
A Python Programming Style Guide
A Python Programming Style Guide by Kenneth A. Lambert. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Magento 2 Developer's Guide
Magento 2 Developer's Guide
Magento 2 Developer's Guide by Branko Ajzele. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP Web Services: APIs for the Modern Web
PHP Web Services: APIs for the Modern Web
PHP Web Services: APIs for the Modern Web by Lorna Jane Mitchell. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP by Mark Safronov and Jeffrey Winesett. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Spark in Action
Spark in Action
Spark in Action by Petar Zecevic, Marko Bonaci, et al.. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way
The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way
The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint)
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint)
I would imagine this is a great book for certain kinds of people. The problem is that the information and the tips in this book are geared towards the lowest common denominator. If you have no or next to no previous financial education then this is probably an excellent book for you to start with. If you already understand the basics of budgeting, and what a budget is, then it might not be worth your while to read through this entire book.
There are a few small things I got out of the book, here and there. But ultimately I could tell that I wasn’t the target demographic for this book. I also didn’t like the last chapter where the author kind of broached the idea of “money scripts” but then didn’t mention what a money script was or how it impacts one’s ability to budget and save money. It either shouldn’t have been included or should have been written differently.
If the idea of budgeting is foreign to you, if you’ve never tried it before, if you’ve never taken any accounting or finance classes, this book will probably help you elevate your game a thousand. But if you’ve had even an elementary financial background and are having problems budgeting for reasons other than you go to happy hour every day, then you’ll probably be better off with another book.
This book spends a lot of time essentially saying “be honest and transparent with yourself about where you spend your money and why you do it. Then plan to do better.” It’s a worthwhile message for everyone, but this book isn’t just for anyone.
Keep America Great Hat Donald Trump USA MAGA Cap Adjustable Baseball Cap
Keep America Great Hat Donald Trump USA MAGA Cap Adjustable Baseball Cap
Purchased this hat for my hubby. No, it isn’t an “official” KAG hat from Trump’s website but it is still a nice hat. The lettering looks good and it gets the point across. My hubby has received nothing but compliments every time he wears it and has yet to encounter anyone who is triggered by its message.

I kind of feel sorry for anyone that tries him about his new favorite hat, they may just get red pilled though.

I feel real sorry for anyone who tries to take it from him. That’s assault and once you open up that can of worms, you can’t close it. Best if people stop acting like perpetual victims, who are triggered by something so inanimate as a hat and wake up to the control they are under by social and news media. That’s the real problem.

Keep America Great in 2020!
Larry Page: Google Boy
Larry Page: Google Boy
Larry Page: Google Boy by Priyanshu Rounak. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
The Great Summit - The Master Tapes
The Great Summit - The Master Tapes
Sure, these guys have been gone a long time and this was recorded a decade before that, If you've listened to any classic jazz, you've almost certainly heard cuts from this album. It's still a joy to listen to and a gem to hear it in its entirity. The compositions are all Ellington's, but Satchmo and Duke make the music theirs together. Mercifully, there are no "bonus track" outtakes here, but plenty of music nonetheless. Aside from the pure talent of Armstrong and Ellington -- and their sidemen -- there is a chemistry between these two very different jazz legends. To my ear, there is an enthusiasm at their only pairing in their respective 50 year careers, and a spontaneity that gives it a unique energy. Underproduced by today's standards and under-rehearsed by their standards, the production is clean and energic. Recorded in RCA's great Manhattan studios and masterfully remastered, the recording itself is second to none. Groundbreaking? No, but still a landmark because of what it is. Best of all, though, it's just really, really wonderful to listen to.
Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz [4 CD Limited Edition]
Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz [4 CD Limited Edition]
This excellent box set came out in 2011, 110 years after the birth of Louis Armstrong, and I have been told that it was then rather expensive. You get 4 CD's with a total of 81 tracks starting in 1923 and finishing in 1967. There is also a very good book included on Louis, with some very good photographs. Pity about the odd typo that should have been corrected. The quality of the sound is fine, despite the age of some of the tracks, and the selection is OK although I may not have chosen a few of them, but there's not a lot of point moaning about it as nothing can be done about it now. I would expect that a lot of people who collect CD's from Louis Armstrong will have a good few of the tracks in their collections already, but I still think that this collection is well worth owning. it is presented in a miniature copy of Louis's suitcase.This is certainly worth adding to anyone's collection. The price has increased considerably since I wrote this review, still worth it.
(Vol 1) 3cd Original Album Classics -3cd Slipcase (Empire Burlesque\Down In The Groove\Under The Red Sky)
(Vol 1) 3cd Original Album Classics -3cd Slipcase (Empire Burlesque\Down In The Groove\Under The Red Sky)
いわゆるパッとしない時代のディラン作品3本セット。

ジャケットからして痛い『Empire Burlesque』
カヴァー多めで中途半端の極み『Down In The Groove』
豪華ゲストでドン・ウォズのプロデュースもいい佳作『Under The Red Sky』

テクノロジーについていけてなかったり、
妙な若作りだったり、
MTVを意識した作品だったり、
とにかく中途半端な時代の3作品なので、
1作ずつ買うのは正直もったいない。
だから3本セットのこれで十分事足りる。

紙ケースに、3作品が紙ジャケで入っている。
紙ジャケと言っても、昨今の良くできたリメイクではなく、
輸入盤のチープな作り。
アルバムよりひとまわり小さいシングルサイズ。
当然、輸入盤なので歌詞や解説、対訳などは一切ない。
内袋も、ビニル袋もなく、紙ジャケの中に裸のCDが入っているだけ。
パッケージのこだわらなければ問題なし。

それでもこの値段で、3作品が手に入るのはどう考えてもお得!
冴えない時代のディランとはいえ、腐っても鯛。
きっと気に入る曲が何曲かは入っている。
おススメ!
iscream Genuine ICEE Brand Counter-Top Sized ICEE at Home Slushie Maker
iscream Genuine ICEE Brand Counter-Top Sized ICEE at Home Slushie Maker
Used it twice now. Made regular black cherry slushies and coffee frappes they came out great. We make our own ice cream so We used rock salt have to say DONT USE ROCK SALT, it binds it up. Use table or kosher salt. The second run of frappes (coffee syrup and 2% milk) came out better than Starbucks. We did end up increasing the syrup to 7 oz instead of 5 oz for both runs. It goes quick. Watch it like a hawk after 10 min because its one of those nothing, nothing, nothing, holy cow we got slushies!!! Make sure to keep the ice topped off and you're golden. Prep is key though make sure everything is cold when you start. Kids are on missions now to find wacky flavors to prank friends when we get out of lockdown. 🤫 the noise isn't any louder than a hand mixer or regular ice cream machine but if it gets loud it meant something was wrong (rock salt binding it up in our case)
JBL Duet Mini 2 Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones Blue
JBL Duet Mini 2 Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones Blue
I just baught these for work because my JBL duet arc's neckband kept falling off my neck & i was constantly having to readjust it & in construction i cant be wasting my time on trying to keep my tunes where suppose to be.
But i ran these duet mini's on the job site & everything was good but if you want the full sound out your tunes you have yo use the large earpiece that comes with it.
I only gave the diet mini 4 stars on the battery life because it only lasts 6 hours so i have to bring my plug in JBL headset to finish out my work day whitch is not a big deal but i like these duet mini's alot.
Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace (1/2 cttw), 18"
Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace (1/2 cttw), 18"
I paid for the heart with a 18" chain, but what I got was a heart with a 14" chain. I wanted to return the wrong chain for the right chain but it did not happen. I bought a better 18" chain from another company. My wife loves the heart and her new chain from another supplier that should have come with a heart like this one.
Boys Pajamas Sets Children Pants 100 Cotton Spider-man Long Kids Snug Fit Pjs Winter Toddler Sleepwear
Boys Pajamas Sets Children Pants 100 Cotton Spider-man Long Kids Snug Fit Pjs Winter Toddler Sleepwear
Unfortunately this looks like it was made by a 5year old and it probably was which makes me really upset. The shirt is really large and the neck line is large. The pants are about and inches difference in length and after 2 washes it looks like we've had them for years. For the price I paid, these were not worth it at all. My son loves spiderman and doesn't realize these differences but I would never purchase from this seller again. I also ordered 2 and my other sons set is a different color, slightly better made but still not worth the price and looks extremely worn after 2 washes. I included pictures.
The Reef
The Reef
I downloaded this book because I am an avid scuba diver and found it on a list of scuba diving fiction. I'm not a romance novel reader -- ever -- but I figured I'd give it a try due to the subject matter. The book is very entertaining and even though the author didn't delve too deeply (pun intended) into the meticulous detail of correct diving terminology, she got it mostly right. Right enough not to be a total turn-off to actual divers. She just simplified it down so that any non-diver would get what she was talking about. For instance, she always said "hitch on his tanks" and nobody every in the book did any kind of a safety stop. Never any mention of depth or talk about the equipment in general. Hitch on the tanks was about as technical as it got. Meanwhile, it was a satisfying story line set in a fantastic tropical locale. It moved along nicely and kept my attention the whole way. I read this on Kindle and listened to it on Audible (going back and forth with Whispersync). The narrator of the Audible version did a good job with the voices and I enjoyed it. A bad narrator can really kill the story and this one did well, even with the southern accents which she didn't beat to death. Overall, I felt it was time well spent and I might even give Nora Roberts another try. If this were a book in a series, as many of her novels are, I'd definitely already be onto the second installment. This is the epitome of a "beach read." If you are hankering after a vicarious fix on your scuba diving habit, you might be a little disappointed. On the other hand, who doesn't like to dream of stumbling onto a spanish treasure ship which has miraculously gone undiscovered in shallow water off St. Kitts? Enjoy!
Honest Money and Other Short Novels
Honest Money and Other Short Novels
In the beginning, there was attorney Ken Corning and his faithful secretary, Helen Vail.

Shortly before he created Perry Mason and Della Street, Erle Stanley Gardner wrote a series of six novellas that were published in Black Mask magazine in 1932 and 1933. Corning was a young attorney who was just setting up his practice in the fictional York City. The town is totally corrupt and is run by a group of insiders for their own benefit. The cops and most of the other attorneys in town are content to work with the city's bosses and close their eyes to all the terrible things going on around them.

Not Ken Corning, of course. He's young and idealistic. He's just hung out his shingle and is struggling to get by. His sole employee is his secretary, Helen Vail. Corning can barely afford to pay her and yet when she looks at him, her eyes glisten "with a softness that held a touch of the maternal." It's quickly apparent that her feelings for her boss are anything but maternal, but although the two are attracted to each other, they will be content to work side by side, never acting on their feelings.

Through the series of the six stories that constitute the Ken Corning collection, the odds will always be heavily against the young attorney. The cops will frame his clients; the Powers That Be will make his witnesses disappear; clients and others will constantly lie to him and betray him. But Corning will persevere, fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, and will somehow always come out on top, frustrating the corrupt cops and all the other crooked people who run York City. Like Mason, Corning will spend most of his time out of the office, doing his own investigations and taking the fight to his enemies. Helen Vail will constantly be taking chances and exposing herself to danger to assist him.

The last of these stories appeared in August of 1933. In the meantime, in March of that year, Gardner published The Case of the Velvet Claws, which was the first of eighty-five novels that would feature Perry Mason and Della Street. It seems clear that the Corning stories set the pattern for the Mason books, but by the time he decided to write a novel of this type, Gardner decided not to use the Ken Corning character. Rather, he would create a new protagonist and set him in a real city, Los Angeles.

In the early days, Mason would occasionally have to deal with cops who were at least on the edge of being bent, but he did not have to fight an entire corrupt city establishment. Of course clients and others would lie to him repeatedly and sometimes betray him, but that was all part of the game, and Mason could devote his time and attention to dealing with one murder case after another. In the process, Gardner would sell millions of books and Perry Mason would become one of the most popular fictional characters of the Twentieth Century.

Honest Money is a book that will appeal primarily to fans of the Mason series, because it's clear that these stories were the template for the characters of Perry Mason and Della Street. The stories themselves don't really rise above the average stories that appeared in crime fiction magazines of this era, but for those who still enjoy the Perry Mason novels, they will be a lot of fun.
Astro Boy, Vol. 4
Astro Boy, Vol. 4
It's well established that Osamu Tezuka was highly influenced by Disney but none of the stories I've read have been as obvious an homage as Robot Land which ran from May to September 1962. Dr. Haido, a talented robot inventor, decides to create an island of robots supposedly to entertain visitors. It's basically a fully robotic park with Disney themed characters like Peter Pan and the Seven Dwarfs. In charge of the park is a robot named (I kid you not) Satan. Satan more resembles the classic moustache twirling villain rather than the prince of darkness. So if the island is a Disney storybook Satan is intended as the villain and like a villain he acts with evil intent dominating Robot Land like a North Korean dictator. After one of the robots escapes and seeks Astro Boy's help Professor Ochanomizu tells Astro that Dr. Haido has the right to do with his robots as he pleases and allows Satan to retrieve the escaped robot.

Ochanomizu's attitude seems strange given his past benevolence and the fact that the robots of the Astro Boy stories appear to be sentient (even given the right to vote). This is actually one of the weakest stories I've yet to read in the series. It had potential but for me sort it fell apart about halfway through and probably would have been better if it stuck to the path I originally assumed it was going down.

The next story, `Ivan the Fool', is very loosely based on the H.G. Wells story `The First Men in the Moon' which is quite frankly the worst Wells story I've read. Luckily Tezuka was able to take the silliness of the book as use it to his advantage as it works better in the world of Astro Boy. This story is from Feb-Mar 1959; probably my favorite of the book.

`A Day to Remember' from 1960 started off well. In the world of Astro Boy people will often have robot duplicates created of the recently deceased. The duplicates will spend three days with the family before being sent off in a boat in a symbolic ceremony. Intriguing. Because of his resemblance to a missing, presumed dead, boy named Jiro, Astro Boy is sent as his surrogate to spend three days with the boy's parents. Even more intriguing. So it turns out the boy invented a time machine and from there the story went downhill. I would have much preferred to see more of the whole idea of having a robotic replacement for the deceased rather than use it as a plot device for a time travel story.

The final a longest story of the book is `Ghost Manufacturing Machine' from 1957. Professor Ochanomizu becomes involved in a situation with a dictator named Hitlini (a mashup of Hitler and Mussolini) who has ordered his top scientist to create a human duplication machine in order to create a copy of himself. When the scientist angers Hitlini he decides to have him executed but first wants Ochanomizu kidnapped to carry on the work. Astro Boy is ordered to stay behind because of the Robot Rules but ends up heading off to rescue Ochanomizu anyway. In all the action Astro ends up befriending a robot boy named Platinum with a very similar origin to Astro himself.

I've complained in the past about the series not being complete but now it appears as if it's simply not being presented in chronological order. "The Greatest Robot on Earth" from volume 3 is from 1964 but in this book we go from 1962 to 1959 to 1960 and way back to 1957. In my opinion all the stories here had more potential than what they actually achieved. Although highly beloved I just cannot put Tezuka up there with my personal favorite cartoonist like Segar, Barks and Gottfredson. It may be the blistering pace he was producing at but the stories just are not resonating with me the way the very best comics do. I'm not thrilled that Dark Horse presented the stories in the ordering of their choosing and the cheep paperback binding pales in comparison next to some of the gorgeous collections being put out now by Fantagraphics and the price for what you get is weak. Four stars seems about right for the stories in this collection but it's generous for the presentation by Dark Horse.
The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Berenstain Bears First Time Chapter Books)
The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Berenstain Bears First Time Chapter Books)
I used to read these to my friend's little girl. When my twin's were due, that same little girl (by then a teenager) sent me a collection of books. My children loved them all and we read at least two Berenstain Bears stories each and every night. Well now my friend's little girl is all grown up, married and expecting her own baby... what better baby gift than a collection of Berenstain Bears books? They are a very likable family of bears and each book has a little theme and wholesome message. They are great for 2-4 year olds. Amazon let me ship the box directly to their door for FREE! Thanks Amazon!
Vanishing Ladies
Vanishing Ladies
A solid page-turner that turns a trifle pat, "Vanishing Ladies" is a coming together of a couple of movie plots, "Bad Day At Black Rock" and "The Lady Vanishes", only with a few philosophical characters thrown in. I enjoyed it but don't imagine I'll remember it long.

Police detective Phil Colby and his fiancée Ann are off on a June vacation from the city where he fights crime, little dreaming the country hamlet they come to is steeped in non-lawful activity. They stop at a seedy motel, and the next thing Phil knows, Ann is gone. Everyone who saw them together in Sullivan's Corners tells Phil he was alone. You don't need to be a cop to figure something's wrong, though the blood he finds on the floor is a clinching clue.

"Where there's blood, there's danger," Phil knows.

Originally published in 1957 by Evan Hunter under his pen name Richard Marsten, and republished years later under Hunter's better known nom de plume Ed McBain, "Vanishing Ladies" is a book that quickly reveals its age, with references to the Mann Act and Marilyn Monroe pinups. It's also a shorter novel, as was the style in the 1950s.

Its brevity is both strength and weakness. It's a strength because "Vanishing Ladies" is a tight little tale that wastes little time throwing Colby from one ugly situation to another. McBain nicely describes the sensation of being bitten by a snake and hit on the head with a wrench - in successive pages. He dishes it out, and you gobble it up fast.

It's a weakness because the set-up promises more than the rest of the book delivers. Sullivan's Corners is a screwed-up little burg, we learn quickly, and ironically leaves the hardened city detective longing to be back in the asphalt jungle. But Hunter-McBain-Marsten never brings the town to life like he does Isola in the 87th Precinct series.

Years later, another McBain novel not connected with the 87th Precinct would try much the same thing in reverse, a suburban character lost in the big city, in "Downtown". That book has humor and atmosphere going for it, along with a more clever and satisfying plot, and is really one of the best books under the McBain name, 87th Precinct or not. "Vanishing Ladies" feels like a dry run at the same idea.

It's good while you are reading it, and the resolution isn't a letdown or a cheat, but it's not a book designed to leave you thinking much about it when it's over.
The Queen of the Damned: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 3
The Queen of the Damned: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 3
I had the opportunity to read through all three of the Vampire Chronicles recently in the Kindle Format.

To her credit, Anne Rice deserves the praise she has received for her writing style. She is descriptive, she does her research and she knows, for the most part, the locations and histories she writes about. She gives just enough fact to tie the reader to the story, but injects some very imaginable fiction that puts her out in front of the pack of vampire writers. This book, however, has a plot that left me... wanting.

The Queen of the Damned - I liked it and I didn't like it. OK... had no idea why the poetry is in this novel. Enough said.

The story started out really well, picking up where the last book left off. I enjoyed the new characters: Maharet and Jesse, the history and Jessie joining the Talamasca. I liked the idea of the Great Family. What a wonderful concept! Then Akasha rises, and then she kills off all the vampires but the ones that Lestat loves. Hmm... Oh my! This was almost as bad as twinkling Vampires. What is Anne thinking? Then there is the Story of the Twins. OK, interesting story; devil possesses the King and the Queen. OK, at this point I figured that Anne was trying to take us somewhere. And I had put in for this ride from the beginning and I would ride it to the end.

But I almost dumped the book at the killing of the men. Lestat stood by, watched and participated! Oh, my poor Lestat, doomed to kill his own sex! Well, in retrospect, his sexuality seems to be impaired because of what he is; maybe this is getting back at all the mortal men who still have it, but that is not where Ms. Rice took us. This was, rather, Akasha's answer to war, poverty and oppression of women and children. Cull the mortal male species and set herself up as Queen of Heaven. Uggg.... the plot sank with the Valdes and left a mess of an ending. While the good guys survive, we have a very a limited number of vampires, the queen is dead and long live the queen.

And peace returns to the island, with our hero's writing the final story via Lestat.

The Kindle versions on this are much better than the first. At least, I did not notice the usual errors.

Killing off of the men... the whole concept was ridiculous. If Akasha had just said she was going to set herself up as Goddess and ruler of the world, it might have been more believable and a good reason to kill her off. Killing off the men is just silly in my opinion. So, I ended the trilogy on a slightly disappointed note. But the trip through the series was not wasted. I love the characters. Their stories were wonderfully told. And as this is how the series ends, you can like it, or not.
Stranger than Fiction
Stranger than Fiction
Robins’s life story is as interesting as any book she ever wrote. From a harrowing childhood to a golden old age as a successful writer, married to the love of her life and surrounded by a loving family, she led a pretty amazing life which is well worth reading about.
Recessional: A Novel
Recessional: A Novel
Surprisingly interesting story line. Nothing that I thought I would enjoy and yet I did. Michener has away of pulling you in in spite of yourself
Michener with a medical theme ... who would have thought it? . It's light reading considering the author but very enjoyable and as always, you could learn something from the experience.
I'm giving most Michener books four stars so if you're using that method as a guide you might want to consider my prejudices. He has written five star books in my opinion as well as some that should be a little lower. But then again it's up to the reader and that's a personal decision and I don't claim to be a book critic in any way shape or form. Recessional is just a good book.
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
great price---lots of memories with thios old albumSo beverley mlaker, how did this item meet your expectationsSo beverley mlaker, how did this item meet your expectations
USB Microphone with Studio Headphone Set 192KHz/24Bit Zero Latency Monitoring MAONO AU-PM401H Computer Condenser Cardioid Mic with Mute Button for Podcasting, Gaming, YouTube, Streaming
USB Microphone with Studio Headphone Set 192KHz/24Bit Zero Latency Monitoring MAONO AU-PM401H Computer Condenser Cardioid Mic with Mute Button for Podcasting, Gaming, YouTube, Streaming
 I really like this configuration of the package as it has everything that I need.

Microphone stand/arm, shock mount, mic guard, foam, and even a monitoring headset!
As the microphone has the direct monitoring output, hearing and monitoring your voice is really useful.
You can hear the raw sound that has not been processed by your computer. Judging the sound, volume, and the noise level is much easier this way.
I can quickly check, and take it off from the mic to start my recording.

Upon sound checking, the headset doesn't have much of characteristic in the sound. Which is a good thing for monitoring sound. The foam is a bit hard and stiff, keeps other noises out. The cup is on the small side, and barely clears my ears. I think people with larger ears may have problem as a over-the-ear headset.

Not particularly an issue, as this is such a great deal for its price.

The arm and shock mount setup allows the mic to be pushed aside when not being used, and pulled whenever I am starting to record. The actual mic quality is something you can expect from this price point.
The mic is very sensitive. Picks up all sounds around. The manual mute button can be used to stop the input.
I think this would be useful when you are on a conference call or voice chat, but it makes a loud click noise when it is pressed.

Overall, a great set for you to start of recording and even monitor your sound.
2 Pack Automotive Authentic Sheepskin Car Seat Belt Pads, Soft Shoulder Pad, Neck Cushion Protector, Genuine Natural Merino Wool (Carbon Black)
2 Pack Automotive Authentic Sheepskin Car Seat Belt Pads, Soft Shoulder Pad, Neck Cushion Protector, Genuine Natural Merino Wool (Carbon Black)
I like Sheepskin Seat Belt Pads rather than synthetic ones because they're so soft and, well, feel right. My seatbelt rubs my neck and leaves a welt. These pads eliminate the friction and, if you're a sensualist, this lustrous creature cuddles up underneath your chin quite satisfactorily.
The gray color matches my car's interior. The pad is easy to install, even without the inclosed diagrams and instructions.
The only minus with all attached seat belt pads is that you have to toss the belt and pad inside the door each time you exit the car to prevent the door from closing on the extended seat belt. Such is life.
Now I need a tiny pad for my purse strap. Anyone listening?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series - Blu-ray
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series - Blu-ray
I discovered this show on Netflix not even a week ago, and I've already binge-watched the whole thing. Why am I just now finding out about this? It's super addicting, and became a comfort show and I already miss watching it. I may just start over again. Kimmy is such a fun, quirky, cute character. I love seeing the evolution of her character arc from prisoner in a bunker for 15 years, to making a name for herself and rising above her past. All the side characters are interesting, like Titus, Kimmy's gay black roommate. Jacqueline, a rich trophy wife who goes from rich to poor and slowly becomes friends with Kimmy. Lillian, Kimmy and Titus's landlord who often helps them with their problems and adventures.

When sweet little Kimmy Schmidt was in 8th grade, she's kidnapped, along with three other girls by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne who tells them that the apocalypse is coming and keeps them all in a bunker for 15 years. Fifteen years later, all the girls are saved, and need to adapt to the modern world. Kimmy wants to move on from her past, and moves to New York City where she meets all her new friends. She wants to keep her past a secret, so nobody will look at her like she's a victim.

Despite her dark past, Kimmy always manages to keep a smile on her face and embraces the new world and takes life 10 seconds at a time. Through it all, she remains 'unbreakable' If you want a fun, quirky, cute new series to binge-watch, I would highly recommend UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT!!!
BLU Vivo XL5-6.3" HD Display Smartphone, 64GB+ 3GB RAM- International Unlocked- Black
BLU Vivo XL5-6.3" HD Display Smartphone, 64GB+ 3GB RAM- International Unlocked- Black
I guess it's just a matter of the operating system on this (Android 9 Pie) because, as I read from another review, the battery does not last quite as long as my BLU Vivo XL4 did (RIP - accidental water spill). The XL4 had Android 8 Oreo, which was probably much easier on the battery.

Next concern is that the brightness settings are not particularly varied enough. It's either really bright between 80%-100% or not bright enough to see - between the lowest setting and 60/70%. So not much battery conservation there unless you enjoy eye-strain

The phone's ringtones and notification tones are lacking in number aside from 4-5 basic tones. Not much of an issue, but kind of disappointing in comparison to the XL4. Some settings also seem to be missing from the home screen.

This last point isn't really an issue but more of a confusion. I didn't realize until I looked in the "About Phone" page that the XL5 had the same exact software and device name as the BLU G8... Guess that's kind of cool...but also wondering if it's the reason for some of the lacking in function and features.

Only reason I'm on the fence about replacing is that my only other immediate option is a phone with a five year old battery with a two hour life span.
Bicycle 3-Track Color Coded Wooden Cribbage Game
Bicycle 3-Track Color Coded Wooden Cribbage Game
I was very surprised at what a nice board this is at this price! I paid $6.92 for it and expected a cheaply made board with a sloppy paint job and mis-aligned peg holes. To the contrary, it is well built of solid wood and painted very nicely, and the holes are perfectly straight and evenly drilled. The pegs are cheap plastic, but they fit the holes perfectly so that you do not have to push them in nor do they wiggle. The pegs are color coordinated with the red, white and blue tracks. The pegs store in a roomy compartment underneath the board, which has a plastic slider to hold them in. Other boards use a metal slider, but frankly I think plastic is better because it will not break the wood apart with repeated sliding in and out.

By comparison, I also bought the "Fat Cat Cribbage Board" here at Amazon for a few dollars more, but found that board to look cheap: had a sloppy paint job & much cheaper looking wood. The Fat Cat has a metal slider on the peg compartment, but the pegs barely fit and it takes 5 minutes of fiddling to get the slider to manage to close with the pegs inside. That metal slider will surely end up breaking the wood in time.

Highly recommended.

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