Everleigh Gray

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JavaScript für Dummies (German Edition)
JavaScript für Dummies (German Edition)
JavaScript für Dummies (German Edition) by Andy Harris. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Twilio Best Practices
Twilio Best Practices
Twilio Best Practices by Tim Rogers. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Beginning PHP 5.3
Beginning PHP 5.3
Beginning PHP 5.3 by Matt Doyle. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 44 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
MySQL for Python
MySQL for Python
MySQL for Python by Albert Lukaszewski. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Innocent Man (Chinese Edition)
The Innocent Man (Chinese Edition)
The Innocent Man (Chinese 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.
Le Clandestin (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Clandestin (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Clandestin (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by John Grisham and Patrick BERTHON. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
DETECTIVE NICK CARTER'S CASES - 7 Book Collection: The Great Spy System, The Mystery of St. Agnes' Hospital, The Crime of the French Café, With Links of ... Promise to the President & A Woman at Bay
DETECTIVE NICK CARTER'S CASES - 7 Book Collection: The Great Spy System, The Mystery of St. Agnes' Hospital, The Crime of the French Café, With Links of ... Promise to the President & A Woman at Bay
DETECTIVE NICK CARTER'S CASES - 7 Book Collection: The Great Spy System, The Mystery of St. Agnes' Hospital, The Crime of the French Café, With Links of ... Promise to the President & A Woman at Bay by John R. Coryell. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
O Ativista (Portuguese Edition)
O Ativista (Portuguese Edition)
O Ativista (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.
Modern Software Development Using Java
Modern Software Development Using Java
Modern Software Development Using Java by Paul T. Tymann and G.Michael Schneider. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Data Analytics and Python Programming 2 Bundle Manuscript: Beginners Guide to Learn Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Data Science with Python Programming ... Freedom and Data Driven Book Book 8)
Data Analytics and Python Programming 2 Bundle Manuscript: Beginners Guide to Learn Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Data Science with Python Programming ... Freedom and Data Driven Book Book 8)
Data Analytics and Python Programming 2 Bundle Manuscript: Beginners Guide to Learn Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Data Science with Python Programming ... Freedom and Data Driven Book Book 8) by Isaac D. Cody. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP Arrays, a Rapid Instruction Unit
PHP Arrays, a Rapid Instruction Unit
PHP Arrays, a Rapid Instruction Unit by Erich Spencer. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Programming in Visual C# 2005
Programming in Visual C# 2005
Programming in Visual C# 2005 by Julia Bradley. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
A Fable (Vintage International)
A Fable (Vintage International)
William Faulkner considers A Fable his masterpiece. It won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 (one of only a handful of books to win both in the same year). These accolades, however, have not led to widespread acclaim or longevity for the novel, and for years it was relegated to afterthought status, deemed "minor" Faulkner, and available only as a cheap, hard to read paperback or as a part of an expensive anthology.

As Faulkner is my favorite writer, and as I am, by nature, a completist, I read A Fable (a library copy that was easier to read than the pulp paperback) a few years back, despite the warnings that it was difficult - even impossible -to read, despite the cautions that slogging through it was not worth the effort...and I loved it.

Now that Vintage International has re-released it (along with most of Faulkner's other novels) in a beautiful new paperback edition, I decided to reread it, apprehensive that I might have overestimated the novel's strengths, having been 26 when I first read it - but I had not. If anything, I found the novel even more brilliant and illuminating on second reading.

This is not your typical Faulkner (as another reviewer pointed out) but it is far from "minor" Faulkner. This book is, at times, difficult, but what Faulkner isn't? - and who would even consider reading any Faulkner if they didn't want to be challenged? And, when compared to some of his other masterworks (The Sound and the Fury or Absalom, Absalom! for example) it is actually a quick, surprisingly easy read.

A Fable has much in common with the aforementioned Absalom, Absalom! in that it focuses more on the human condition and the various aspects of human nature than on character-driven narrative. The characters here, as in Absalom, Absalom! are allegorical representations of diverse facets of humanity, playing out, in their myriad interactions, the eternal struggles we have faced for millennia (the endeavoring for peace in uncertain times, the concepts of forgiveness, and bravery, and heroism, and love, the striving to find meaning and redemption in the world). The lack of traditional characterization in no way undermines A Fable's emotional impact, for we can see, as a result, expressions of ourselves - and our world and history - within these characters.

While A Fable essentially tells (allegorically) the story of Christ and his Apostles, culminating in his "crucifixion" and eventual "resurrection" in the French trenches of World War I, it is not really a religious novel; it never gets bogged down in religious theology, never seems heavy-handed, never becomes either preachy or blasphemous. So too with its anti-war themes: it makes its case by focusing on war as a curse of mankind (and a product of our species' ongoing internal conflict), not by politicizing it or proselytizing upon it. As a result, A Fable achieves a universality found only in the best works of literature, speaking to that that is good - and not so good - in all of us.

The rewards of reading this book cannot be overstated: this is vast, inspired, passionate and virtuosic writing. (Consider the following description: "Her face [was] quite empty for the moment but with something incipient and tranquilly promising about it like a clean though not-yet-lighted lamp on the kitchen bureau.") A Fable is Faulkner at his best, and that is really saying something. Hopefully, now that Vintage International has brought it out in an edition worthy of its merits, it will continue to receive, on a larger and larger scale, the attention and commendation that is deserves. For A Fable is not just a Faulkner masterpiece; it is a literary masterpiece, a masterpiece of all time.
7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett
7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett
Nice read! Lots of good information and it's great to see that the formulas are included that help me visualize how to figure out what math everyone is talking about while they are referring to a ratio, percentage or figure. I really started enjoying the book when I reached the section on Secret 5 until the end of the book. Easy read and can be read quickly in a day. Take your time reading so you can practice the examples that are provided along with the going through the formulas to help you understand everything in better detail.
The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing: Fifth Edition
The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing: Fifth Edition
The reviewer who said that this book is meant for the "serious beginner" said it best. This is not a fluffy book -- it's more like a 3-month investment course packed into a well-written small volume and designed to make the reader fully conversant in the language of the market. Before I picked up this book, I thought that the Dow was an exchange, like the NASDAQ. No joke. After I read it, I knew more about long-term investing strategies, market terminology, and identifying companies with value than any of my attorney colleagues who have invested in the market for years. Most individual investors seem to invest blindly in large- and mid-cap companies like Target or Apple and in mutual funds without conducting their own research. This book is for you if you want to understand not only why traders care about P/E ratios, but also how you hedge against inflated earnings calculations by analyzing other fundamental criteria, like profit margins; not only how a dividend yield is calculated, but why it matters in determining whether a stock is undervalued; and not only how Dow companies are chosen but also how to reap the benefits of leverage when investing in Dow companies.

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

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

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of fundamental investing concepts and strategies. You can turn to other, more detailed texts if you want to learn how to trade like a trader, not like an investor.
Jeff Bezos: 199 Best Quotes from the Great Entrepreneur: Amazon, Blue Origin, Space Colonization, Leadership Principles, Failure and Success (Powerful Lessons from the Extraordinary People Book 2)
Jeff Bezos: 199 Best Quotes from the Great Entrepreneur: Amazon, Blue Origin, Space Colonization, Leadership Principles, Failure and Success (Powerful Lessons from the Extraordinary People Book 2)
Ukrainian author Vira Vovchuk (aka Olivia Longray) achieved her degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and produced a TV show. Having a baby provided the opportunity to view the world through the eyes of children and now she writes children’s books as Vira Vovchuk for the entertainment and education of the little ones. But her output doesn’t stop there – as Olivia Longray she enters the self help health arena with a fine book on losing weight – A SIMPLE WEIGHT LOSS PLAN, and now continues her collections of stimulating quotes from famous and very successful entrepreneurs – first Elon Musk, and now JEFF BEZOS

Olivia opens her book with a description of the man she quotes – ‘He has been called a super human, a genius, and a business icon. Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com, Inc., truly is an unusual person. And he is certainly one of the most influential people in the world. In the early 1990s, Amazon was a small online bookstore. Jeff Bezos resigned from a promising and highly paid position in a quantitative hedge fund in New York to start his new business. He invested 10 thousand dollars of his own money in his startup…Now Amazon is the world’s largest marketplace for selling goods. The internet giant also controls a third of the video streaming market in the United States and half of the global cloud services market…From a very young age, he has been characterized by his intelligence and ingenuity…Jeff Bezos developed these qualities to the utmost. Now he is the richest person on Earth…His real passion has become his aerospace company, Blue Origin, which develops engines, launch vehicles, and spacecraft.’

Olivia divides her collection of quotations into Life Lessons (“You don’t choose you passions, your passions choose you. I’ve been passionate about rockets and space since I was a five-year-old boy.” “My grandfather taught me that it is harder to be kind than clever. That has always stuck with me” etc), Incredible Projects (quotes about Amazon, AWS, Amazon Studios, Blue Origin, Space colonization, The Washington Post), Success Lessons (business plans and reality, decision making, failure & risk, etc), and Brilliant Advice for Entrepreneurs (“”If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering,” etc).

It is difficult not to be inspired by Bezos’s words and to have such a fine collection will serve as resource to many other people’s writings. Grady Harp, February 20
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
A lot of people voice their disappointment with this book, because they expect it to be an in-depth, authoritative guide written for professional designers, and it turns out to be something else. Let me tell you a little secret, design people: it's not "the design bible", it's not "the UX bible", it's not anything bible. It's more of a religious pamphlet aimed at laymen who don't normally think about design in their everyday work, to bring them the gospel of good design practices in an extremely condensed form.

Developers love this book, because it's good (duh!) and also because it comes with recommendations from several luminaries in the field, most notably Jeff Atwood, the co-founder of StackOverflow. I'm no exception. It helped shift my focus from making software that does its job well, to making software that helps its users do their jobs well. It explains in very simple terms why you should care about how users experience and interact with the things you make and how to start thinking about making their interactions more satisfying and rewarding. It also walks you through the typical interaction cycle, from the idea of action that user wants to perform, to the interpretation of feedback they receive; it is a tremendous help when you are trying to 'debug' the interactions and figure out the exact reason why users find your design distracting, irritating or counter-intuitive.

There are sections clarifying the terms you might have heard elsewhere but don't know exactly what they mean (A/B testing, root cause analysis, iterative vs. waterfall approach) or how they might help you improve your design. There is a particularly illuminating chapter explaining why fridge controls and stove controls (among many other things) come in so many different and incompatible designs, how companies are trying to solve this problem with standardization and why standards sometimes create more problems than they solve.

What else? It's also short, well-written and entertaining. The jokes are rare, poignant, and usually delivered with a deadpan snark. To give you an example,
"The typewriter was a radical innovation that had a dramatic impact upon office and home writing. It helped provide a role for women in offices as typists and secretaries, which led to the redefinition of the job of secretary to be a dead end rather than the first step toward an executive position".
Nice, huh?

To summarize: buy this book if you want to know more about design in general and/or become a better designer to complement your other skills. Don't buy this book if you expect a huge how-to manual or a cookbook aimed at experienced designers.
Steve Jobs. Lecciones de liderazgo (Colección Endebate) (Spanish Edition)
Steve Jobs. Lecciones de liderazgo (Colección Endebate) (Spanish Edition)
Se trata de un libro corto, de fácil lectura y que sintetiza todo lo explicado en la biografía escrita por este mismo autor. Las conclusiones a las que llega el autor y las reflexiones a las que invita son interesantes.

Hay que decir que el precio me parece ligeramente elevado teniendo en cuenta las características del libro, en mi opinión se podría disminuir el precio 1-2€.
Trump: The Art of the Comeback
Trump: The Art of the Comeback
Donald Trump is one of the most prepared candidates for President that the USA has ever been blessed to have in the running. He is almost a throwback to the Founding Fathers of the nation. He is exactly the kind of successful citizen and freedom loving Patriot that those same Founding Father’s hoped would come to Washington and serve two terms and then return to their private life.

Frankly, this reviewer was stunned at how good a writer and communicator that Trump really is. In fourteen concise chapters Trump tells the story of his battle to come back from a collapsing business and real estate industry. The book provides another telling of Trump’s method of bargaining. His negotiating style is clearly spelled out. Anyone who reads this book will understand what the media claims is rash statements and pie-in-the-sky promises. Combine his negotiating methods of operation with the flare and self-promoting tactics of boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. before he changed his name to Muhammad Ali and converted to Islam.

Everyone was fascinated by Ali’s ridiculous poetry and “I am the Greatest" claims as he danced around the floor waving his arms while taunting his opponents with shouts of “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”

It may be hard to imagine Trump as a white Muhammad Ali but their flamboyant styles and purposefully exaggerated claims are identical. Ali illustrates the flashy show business side of Trump’s approach.

“Trump’s Top Ten Comeback Tips” are right on target and a wonderful way to accomplish goals even though they too have to be taken with a grain of salt because they can seem ridiculous if you don’t see how he has applied them throughout his life. Imagine Cassius Clay yelling them as he circles his prey and moves in for the sting.

Contrary to political opponent’s claims, Trump loves women and not just beautiful ones. He knows that they are the stronger sex in every way and doesn’t hesitate to give examples of that in this book. “I began to realize that women are far stronger than men. Their sex drive makes us look like babies. Some women try to portray themselves as being the weaker sex, but don’t believe it for a moment.”

“Part of the problem I’ve had with women has been in having to compare them to my incredible mother, Mary Trump. My mother is smart as hell. I remember once, a long time ago, my sister Maryanne, a highly respected federal judge in New Jersey, told me that my mother is one of the smartest people she ever met. At the time it didn’t make much of an impact on me, but I didn’t really understand why she said it. All I knew was that my mother was a really great homemaker and wife to my father, Fred—a wonderful guy not the easiest person to be married to…. but now I fully understand why Maryanne made that statement, and it is 100 percent true.”

As Trump goes through 14 chapters of learning examples from his difficult times it becomes obvious that he is both super smart and keeps a loyal staff around him to make certain he doesn’t take any rash action without having thought it through. He was very well prepared for every step he made in his businesses. He was almost never caught by surprise and on those rare occasions when he was surprised it was a pleasant surprise like what happened with the bought 40 Wall Street. He bought that very wonderful building in the best NYC location that the owners had so poorly managed that they sold it to Trump for only a million dollars. They also insisted he take responsibility for all the existing construction liens since the sellers couldn’t wait to leave New York.

Trump eventually negotiated with all the contractors and ended up getting several million dollars returned to him. So…he didn’t pay a million dollars for 40 Wall Street he was paid several million dollars just to buy it. He also managed to get the land lease extended from the remaining 63 years to over 200 years. The leaseholders were also happy with the new lease because it resulted in more money for them. The tenants were happy because the leaseholder now allowed banks to finance the individual tenant's improvements. He eventually reaped the benefits of huge tax reductions when a new tax law was passed to aid owners of NYC building wishing to upgrade their properties.

Trump is one of the most successful real estate developers in the world. He has had to work with governments all over the planet and has been successful beyond hope. For political critics to say he isn’t prepared to be President of the US shows that they are not only in denial, but also stupid if they really believe what they are saying. Trump is supremely qualified to be President and voters can be certain he will continue his habit of surrounding himself with the smartest, best talent available.

This book is surprisingly upbeat and much of the reason for that feeling is that it’s obvious that Trump loves America and knows he really can bring back it’s greatness and continue to spread freedom around the world.
Dangerous Charisma: The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers
Dangerous Charisma: The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers
The title of Jerrold Post, MD and Stephanie Doucette’s book, “Dangerous Charisma:The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers,” intrigued me. Given Dr. Post’s background as a 21 year veteran of the CIA with a specialty in political personal profiling I was expecting for a deep and revealing exploration. Broken into three multiple chaptered sections: I) The Charismatic Leader, II) The Political Psychology of Trump’s Followers, and III) Trump’s Impact; the book is organized well and written in a highly readable fashion. The first section is quite good in establishing: the topic of ‘personal political psychology;’ what charismatic leaders and how they arise developmentally; and how Donald Trump’s family, upbringing and adult life fit within this rubric. Dr. Post raises the classic psychology/psychiatric diagnosis issue of the ‘Goldwater Rule’ - the American Psychiatric Associations prohibition on making diagnosis at a distance of public figures, and makes it clear that despite this rule he feels compelled to use his expertise to comment on our 45th President. My expectations were still quite high. But then the second section fell completely flat. It was chuck full of disturbing facts about the President (and his followers), but with the exception of utilizing the Presidents own books and written word (which few others have done effectively), there is little new information here that hasn’t been covered multiple times in other works. Insights into the President’s psychological profile is not particularly insightful not deep, leaving me wanting much more. Surprisingly the authors don’t even refer to other mental health professionals who have more significantly broken with the Goldwater rule to provide insights about the President (e.g., Dr. Brandy Lee’s “
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President” and Justin Frank’s “Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President”). This is a huge oversight that could have strengthened the authors discussion. Unfortunately both of the books cited here are more insightful than Post and Doucette’s book. The last section of the book is decent, maybe stronger then the section section but not as strong as the first. Moreover, the books conclusions are flat feeling to this reviewer. Overall a decent book, easy engaging read, but not a lot of new stuff, despite the promise of more. 3 of 5 stars.
Dont Look Back (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Dont Look Back (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
I watched the video two times and it's still is not enough. This video was better than, Netflix Rolling Thunder. I had to go to my daughter house to watch, together so she could see how great he is.
(Don't Look Back) was real, you saw the Bob I love, not a second of feeling he was putting on an act. Lots of great video of just what life is like on the road. He is Bob all the time, never gives stupid answers to anyone. Hates being questioned, as the questions are in the viewers mind,he says. Each person sees it to their liking.
Can't say enough about this film. LOVED LOVED :) Bob is a Genius, and each word means something, to me, to keep forever and whenever he sings a song. Never sings a song twice the same even changes words when he sang, you have to Serve Somebody. His Gospel songs blow my mind. I listen all day with my ear buds thanks to Amazon's wonderful over the ears pair I purchased. Don't want to loose a pair from falling off and not being able to use ear buds. Bought the Rolling Thunder tee shirt also. OMG I'm crazy LOL
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle Bahama Breeze
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle Bahama Breeze
This candle smells good and I really like the teal-blue color of the candle too. The price was greatly on sale, so I jumped on this while I could, but full price is alright as far as candles go. Yankee Candle is my favorite candle brand though because of how good they smell and how much scent they produce, so I at least know what I'm getting for the price. This is a big candle as well, so it should last a good amount of time. The scent is about as you may expect, spruce as stated, with a crisp refreshing smell for the icy blue part that is somewhat like a men's body wash if I had to match it to something but it's not as soapy smelling. I don't know how else to describe it but I like it.

Update: It was good when I first used it, but the more it's used, the more the scent is starting to smell like soap. The spruce scent is no longer present.
Reflections: (InterMix) (Bannion Family Book 1)
Reflections: (InterMix) (Bannion Family Book 1)
I expected this story to pick up tempo eventually, but after Chapter 11, gave up on that hope. As always, Nora Roberts has detailed character development for her characters -- except Seth, the male lead. Ms Roberts' novels usually switch back and forth, from the heroine's to the hero's point of view. In Reflections, she focuses solely on the female lead--in nearly boring minutiae. When she does venture from Lindsay, she is developing friends such as Monica and Andy, or her dance partner Nick, or prodigy Ruth. Seth is supposedly a quiet man of great depth and feeling, but confirmation of that will not be found in this book. While focusing on stammering, child-like conversations, "Hello" and "Hi", and other characters' love interests, Ms Roberts ignored the opportunity to develop sexual friction between Seth and Lindsay--the sexual friction for which she is so well known and causes the reader to embrace the characters.

After Chapter 11, I purchased the whisper-synch audible, thinking I was reading the story incorrectly. No such luck. The audible narration is irritatingly whiny and makes Lindsay sound like a nervous, babbling, self-conscious high school girl instead of an internationally renown ballerina.

The only good thing I can say about Reflections is that when you read the next Bannion story, many of the characters are already well developed; and you will have a better understanding of Nick in the Stanislaskis books.

Addition: Research shows that this book (Intermix 2013) was originally published in 1983, making it one of Ms Roberts's earliest publications. Her writing has flourished over the years and I will definitely read her other early writings to see how her style has developed.
The Tall Stranger: A Novel
The Tall Stranger: A Novel
INMO Louise L'Amour is the best Western writer. The Tall Stranger is the third book of his I've read. Its an easy read. Read it in a few hours. This is one of his earlier works.

We see a wagon train heading out to California having problems. Up comes this handsome, charming man in white hat on his horse and tells them there is another route further south. Harper is a lying bad person. He routes the wagon train to a beautiful valley. The bad Harper has deadly gunfighters with him. He plans to use the settlers to start a war with the big valley/ranch owner Bishop so he can take the ranch for himself.

Our hero the tall stranger tells them don't go that way as you will have to fight Indians and a big rancher named Bishop owns the land and there will be trouble. Big Indian fight. and the tall stranger falls in love with a women on the wagon train.

Lots of gunfighting, and a huge fist fight seen. Lots of action. Anyone loving the wild west will like this book.

I won't ruin it for you by saying too much more. Only thing I've noticed so far with the 3 books of Louise L'Amour I've read there seems to be several patterns. Why in each of the books does a horse have to be shot and killed ( 2 good guys' horses and 1 bad guy's horse)? Also all 3 endings are typical and basically the same. I gave Sackett and Silver Canyon 5 stars but this one seems not as strong a character development as the others. The scenery and Western Environment description was fantastic as usual. Can't go wrong reading a Louise L'Amour book so far. The Tall stranger added to our family library. 4 stars.
30,000 on the Hoof
30,000 on the Hoof
It had all the elements of pioneering the West, settling the land, building a rich life with love and hard work. Raising cattle, farming, hunting and fighting cattle rustlers, and always building a safe home and family. From Civil to the horrors of the first WW with the grief and resurrection of a beaten family. I really enjoyed the experience, I wept, was indignant, and chortled throughout the story. If you enjoy stories of the old west this has it all.
West of the Pecos: A Western Story
West of the Pecos: A Western Story
I loved Zane Grey's books when i first began reading them as a kid. Now, I still like them whether I have read them before or not. Grey has three or four plots. The best one follows: The ranch is in trouble. The daughter doesn't know this or is just back from the East and has forgotten western ways. A lonely gunman of a certain purity comes riding up. He offers to help. He does so by shooting any antagonists. The daughter comes to love him, but he does not think he is worthy. After he gets convinced that it is OK for him to be illiterate and unable to do sums they marry, and he and she inherit the ranch. I love them and will always give a favorite review. This books follows a somewhat different plot line but is just as predictable. The scenery is described with passion, all turns out well in the end and all's well with the world. I will probably read it again before I die.
Joseph Joseph Uni-Tool 5-In-1 Utensil Slotted Solid Spoon Spatula Turner Slicer Kitchen All-In One Space Saving, Gray
Joseph Joseph Uni-Tool 5-In-1 Utensil Slotted Solid Spoon Spatula Turner Slicer Kitchen All-In One Space Saving, Gray
Love it! It's so useful as a spatula and slotted spoon and to cut soft items in the pan. I do not use the small spoon however, kinda pointless for me. But here's how great it is, two days after receiving it, my mother pulled it out of the drawer, tried it and loves it too! I decided to get a second multiuse tool bc I'm vegetarian and my mom is not and I just feel better if we each have our own. I wish it came in a variety of colours. I will say that there was some minor peeling on the edge of the slotted side after being used multiple times in a very hot pans to scrape. But all in all I love it and that's why I'm purchasing another.
Halva 4 cajas x 1.20 oz de Salmiakki Ruutu – Original – Finnish – Salty Licorice – Salmiak – encías de vino – Pastillas – Lozenges – Drops – Finlandia
Halva 4 cajas x 1.20 oz de Salmiakki Ruutu – Original – Finnish – Salty Licorice – Salmiak – encías de vino – Pastillas – Lozenges – Drops – Finlandia
I've met a few European fellows through online gaming, one of which is a Fin who is always talking about how great his salty licorice is. I decided to give it a try despite not even liking candy licorice all that much. I wasn't a huge fan at first, but the taste has grown on me a little. Also the company itself left such a pleasant tag on the product, as though they were thrilled to have gotten my 9 dollar and 90 cent sale, it meant a lot to me that the company seemed to actually care about what I would consider a fairly minor transaction and the person receiving the product.

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