Grace Lee

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JavaScript Grammar: In Color
JavaScript Grammar: In Color
JavaScript Grammar: In Color by Greg Sidelnikov. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
flex & bison: Text Processing Tools
flex & bison: Text Processing Tools
flex & bison: Text Processing Tools by John Levine. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Pro Node.js for Developers
Pro Node.js for Developers
Pro Node.js for Developers by Colin J. Ihrig. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Ruby on Rails Bible
Ruby on Rails Bible
Ruby on Rails Bible by Timothy Fisher. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
MySQL从入门到精通(附DVD光盘)
MySQL从入门到精通(附DVD光盘)
MySQL从入门到精通(附DVD光盘) by 明日科技 and 风入松书屋. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
100 % Practical SQL: MySql
100 % Practical SQL: MySql
100 % Practical SQL: MySql by Prabagaran P. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Peacock Emporium: A Novel
The Peacock Emporium: A Novel
The Peacock Emporium: A Novel by Jojo Moyes. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 483 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Brethren And A Painted House
The Brethren And A Painted House
The Brethren And A Painted House by John. Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie, John Rubenstein, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 729 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Stained Fortune
Stained Fortune
Stained Fortune by Joe Calderwood. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 46 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Holy Bible Complete King James Version
Holy Bible Complete King James Version
Holy Bible Complete King James Version by Stephen Johnston. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Computer Programming: This Book Includes: SQL, Linux, Java, Python, C#, Arduino, C# For Intermediates, Arduino For Intermediates Learn Any Computer Language In One Day Step by Step (#2020 Version)
Computer Programming: This Book Includes: SQL, Linux, Java, Python, C#, Arduino, C# For Intermediates, Arduino For Intermediates Learn Any Computer Language In One Day Step by Step (#2020 Version)
Computer Programming: This Book Includes: SQL, Linux, Java, Python, C#, Arduino, C# For Intermediates, Arduino For Intermediates Learn Any Computer Language In One Day Step by Step (#2020 Version) by Steve Tudor. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Java and Python Programming (Programming, Java, Database, Java for dummies, coding books, java programming) (HTML, ... Developers, Coding, CSS, PHP) (Volume 3)
Java: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Java and Python Programming (Programming, Java, Database, Java for dummies, coding books, java programming) (HTML, ... Developers, Coding, CSS, PHP) (Volume 3)
Java: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Java and Python Programming (Programming, Java, Database, Java for dummies, coding books, java programming) (HTML, ... Developers, Coding, CSS, PHP) (Volume 3) by Peter Hoffman and Stephen Hoffman. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Geoprocessing with Python
Geoprocessing with Python
Geoprocessing with Python by Chris Garrard. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006
Date on Database: Writings 2000-2006 by Christopher Date. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Modeling and Solving Linear Programming with R
Modeling and Solving Linear Programming with R
Modeling and Solving Linear Programming with R by Jose M Sallan, Oriol Lordan, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
Manual practico de Linux / Linux Practical Manual: Comandos, Editores Y Programacion Shell 2010 / Commands, Editors and Shell Programming (Titulos Especiales / Special Titles) (Spanish Edition)
Manual practico de Linux / Linux Practical Manual: Comandos, Editores Y Programacion Shell 2010 / Commands, Editors and Shell Programming (Titulos Especiales / Special Titles) (Spanish Edition)
Manual practico de Linux / Linux Practical Manual: Comandos, Editores Y Programacion Shell 2010 / Commands, Editors and Shell Programming (Titulos Especiales / Special Titles) (Spanish Edition) by Mark G. Sobell. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
The Candlestick Course
The Candlestick Course
I don't believe Steve Nison can be outdone by any other author when it comes to explaining candlestick charting. I absolutely enjoyed every thing I read and learned in this book. I first learned of candlesticks a few years ago but had no interest in spending a lot of time learning about them . I read Toni Turner's book on short term trading and in it she uses candlesticks and references Steve's books so I've taken the next step and read this book and am currently reading his first book 'Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques'. Both can be considered the gold standard for candlesticks in my opinion. The others who have reviewed this and other of Steve's books have covered what is in each book very completely and in detail so I won't get into the contents. I want to point out the frustrations you will have in making your way through the books. Learning about candlestick charting is by necessity a visual experience, at least for me. I need the pictures to understand the text. In each of the two books I have read there are way too many chart examples that don't appear on the same page or facing page from the text. In some cases you need to thumb through 2,3 or in some examples 4 or more pages to get to the referenced chart. It's totally frustrating to spend 2 or 3 minutes trying to compare the text to a chart to finally find you were 2 pages off from the referenced chart. Also, there are just too many mistakes in the references. You can figure all this out but it takes time and cause a loss of concentration, which is bad for me. The print is large, which is good. The editors could/should have come up with a better format to put the text with the chart examples. That would have made these books very exceptional instead of just great.
How Elon musk study ?
How Elon musk study ?
How Elon musk study ? by Nitish Roy. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Elon Musk" category.
Rubie's Adult Character Costume Wig
Rubie's Adult Character Costume Wig
This was a pretty good find for our use. A few things to note:

- It does run small. I works well for my almost 9 year old son's St. Francis of Assisi costume.

- Out of the package, it sheds a lot of hair. I had to pick at it for a while to make sure all of the loose hairs were gone.
That being said, there is a LOT of hair so this shedding isn't necessarily a problem (except for having hair fall on your neck...). In fact, I cut a lot of the inner layers off to thin it out a bit.

- The hair is long, especially on the back and sides. It runs about 2" longer in back and 1" longer on the sides compared to the wig's netting. The extra hair on my son's neck bothered him a lot so I cut it off to be even with the netting of the wig. That being said, this may help if an adult wanted to wear this. As long as they could somehow keep it on, the long hair in back would cover where the small netting does not. I included a picture of the wig AFTER I trimmed quite a bit of hair on the sides and back (and a bit in front). For perspective, the wig is on a small children's ball, though it's not fully stretched out.

- The bald spot on top is much smaller than pictured. Again, fine for our purposes for fitting a child, but it may be a problem for an adult. You can see this in the picture as well.

In the end, you get what you pay for. Not a bad find for $8 and will work well for what we need it for.
Collectible President Donald Trump Troll Doll - Hair to the Chief
Collectible President Donald Trump Troll Doll - Hair to the Chief
Cute Trump troll...but the hair is overly stiff. Now I know 45 uses a lot of "product" to keep his coif properly positioned, but I like my trolls to have soft, flowing hair...so after some seriously aggressive combing, I did get it more to my liking...now it sort of looks like it's blowing in the wind ;)
Bringing It All Back Home
Bringing It All Back Home
This is IT.
This is where, in retrospect, it all started. I didn't realize it at the time but I do now. There were two sixties, the early 60-64, Beach Boys, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, early Beatle "I Want to Hold you Hand", crew-cut, clean-cut, A-line dress, beehive hair, Bass Weejun, khaki, American Graffiti sixties, and the other sixties, the Revolver, Sgt Pepper, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Cream, United States of America, hippy sixties that everyone today thinks was the sixties, happened AFTER 1965. And it all started with this album!

Bob Dylan, the antiwar, civil-rights, Woody Guthrie-imitating darling of the folksingers, the Voice and Conscience of his Generation, after penning "Blowin in the Wind", and "The Masters of War", stunned his purist followers with "Bringing it All Back Home". Electric instruments and a turn from trying to change the world by preaching at it to a bemused surreal satire. This, and "Revolver" are the two most influential albums of the sixties, maybe of music history. I remember.

The Beatles were wildly popular with younger listeners, but generally dismissed by music critics of the time as being a wildly sucessful but totally Pop phenominon. Dylan said they were "Bubblegum". Dylan's friend Al Aronowitz (sp?), said that the Beatles weren't that bad. Dylan and friend were introduced to the Beatles at a certain party in Manhattan AUG 64, whereat someone offered Lennon his first smoke. Lennon "took a drink from Dr Robert's special cup". Dylan and Lennon talked and found they had a lot in common. Dylan suggested Lennon should put more of his feelings into his songs. Following this party, the Beatles became much better, more introspective, and a few months later "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver'!. See DVD "No Direction Home" directed by Martin Scorsese for details...

"Subterranean Homesick Blues"

Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine.
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government.
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off,
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off.
"Look out kid
It's somethin' you did,
God knows when
But you're doin' it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin' for a new friend."
The man in the coon-skin cap
And a Bic pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten.

Maggie comes, fleet foot,
Face full of black soot,
Talkin' that the Heat put
Plants in the bed, but,
The phone's tapped anyway.
Maggie says "the Many say
They must bust in early May,
Orders from the DA".
"Look out kid,
Don't matter what you did.
God knows when, but you're doin' it again!
Better walk on your tip toes
Don't try, 'No Doz'.
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose.
Keep a clean nose
Watch for Plainclothes,
You don't need a Weatherman
To know which way the wind blows".

Get sick, get well.
Hang around the ink well.
Hang bail, hop tail,
If anything you're going to sell.
Try hard, get barred
Get back, ride rail,
Get jailed, jump bail. Join the army, if you fail.
Look out kid
You're gonna get hit
By losers, cheaters,
Six-time users
Hangin' around the theaters.
Girl by the Whirlpool
Is lookin' for a new fool.
Don't follow leaders.
Watch the parkin' meters.

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a suck-cess.
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the dayshift.
"Look out kid
They keep it all hid.
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals.
Don't wanna be a bum
You better chew gum".
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles.

How that for starting off with a (paranoid) bang? The first rap song about being surveilled in a police state.
the Weatherman faction of the SDS (some 60s anarchists) took thier name from this song!

(and where are those Weathermen, now that we need them... ?)

or how about the heartfelt:
"...She's got everything she needs
she's an artist
She don't look back.
she can take the dark out of the nighttime
and paint the daytime black..."

or the workaday world of:
"...He hands you a nickel,
He hands you a dime,
He askes you with a grin if you're having a good time?
And he fines you every time you slam the door.
I aint gonna work on Maggie Farm no more..."
(have you had bosses like that?)

or the surreal 115th dream:
"I was riding on the Mayflower when I thought I spotted land
I yelled for captain Arab, I'll have you understand,
Who came running to the deck, said 'boys, forget the whale
we're goin over yonder, cut the engines, change the sail' ...

...I think I'll call it 'America' I said as we hit land.
I took a deep breath, I fell down, I could not stand...

...A telephone was ringing, it just about blew my mind,
When I picked it up and said 'Hello', this foot came through the line...

...I repeated that my friends were all in jail with a sigh,
He gave me his card, he said 'call me if they die'..."
I went by a (rich) house with the US flag upon display
I said "could you help me out
I've got some friends down the way?"
He said "get out of here, I'll tear you limb from limb'"
I said,'you know, they refused Jesus, too'
he said 'you're NOT Him'..."

or from It's all Right Ma, I'm only Bleeding:

"...While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have
To stand naked..."

(I can't wait for George W Bush standing naked to be judged by the American people)
Anthony Soprano (the teen) in the last Sopranos episode, listened and comments "there it is, Dylan said it ALL and he did it 40 years ago!"

Now those are lyrics!

Pure poetry, funny, insightful. The sheer volume of Dylan's genius is so overwhelming you can only get it in small amounts - I remember I didn't understand all at first. I still hear new ideas in these songs after all these years. Notes from the Underground.

And the backup band isn't "The Band", as I always thought, it's blues guitar great Michael Bloomfield and Al Kooper, trying to learn organ.

After this brilliant album, Dylan met and influenced the Beatles. The folkies (who had played for years in coffee shops where they learned to play and sing harmony and write meaningful songs) all picked up electric instruments. Country Joe and the Fish, Lovin Spoonful, etc. The Byrds did an electric version of his Pied Piper song "Mr Tambourine Man" ("...take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind..."). Then came Donovan's "Sunshine Superman", Vanilla Fudge's "You Keep me Hangin On". After that, there was a sea change in culture and in popular music. There was an explosion.

It started here.
This album cannot be recommended too highly (despite the fact that Dylan doesn't have a singing voice like Jim Morrison or Frank Sinatra).
Piña Coladas
Piña Coladas
This a great story based on a song that I never liked. But don’t let this song steer you away from this really good story about second chances. It’s a quick enjoyable read with a happy ending. Give it a try. I am glad I did.
Rugged Smartphone Unlocked, Ulefone Armor X3 IP68 Waterproof Cell Phone, 5.5 inch HD+ Screen 2GB+32GB Android 9.0 5000mAh Battery Global 3G Dual SIM Dual Cameras Face ID Compass+GPS Shockproof (Red)
Rugged Smartphone Unlocked, Ulefone Armor X3 IP68 Waterproof Cell Phone, 5.5 inch HD+ Screen 2GB+32GB Android 9.0 5000mAh Battery Global 3G Dual SIM Dual Cameras Face ID Compass+GPS Shockproof (Red)
Absolutely love this phone, so many different features, from a programable button, to face recognition. That being said, this is definitely the best money for your buck, coming from a guy who paid put 200 a month for new I phones which within a month time would be completely broken. This phone is a beast, not even a scratch on the screen yet and I've had it for a few months now. Ulefone keep up the good work
Black Panther: The Battle for Wakanda (A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book)
Black Panther: The Battle for Wakanda (A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book)
I was looking for a story with Black Panther in for my 5 year old, who had seen and heard of BP but is way too young for the film and wanted to know more about the character. The other children's book we found was very simple and didn't keep his interest. This one is a chapter book with picture pages here and there and illustrated pages. Some of the vocabulary I adapted and explained but we both enjoyed this.

I also really enjoyed the double page picture spread of BP meditating, when in a stressful situation. Giving young boys a good example of a hero who can reflect on his values and behaviour and also has ways of meeting challenging situations beyond fighting is something I'm right behind.
New Star Foodservice 50677 Seamless Aluminum Pizza Screen, Commercial Grade, 12-Inch
New Star Foodservice 50677 Seamless Aluminum Pizza Screen, Commercial Grade, 12-Inch
As a cast iron junkie, the only reason I even considered this is that I'm out of storage space, otherwise I'd still be using the stovetop-broiler method for all my pizzas.

However... since I'm turning out half a dozen pizzas for dinner, I needed a way to decrease the chaos in the kitchen that comes from the 3 minute rotations cast iron calls for.

Enter this ugly little beast. it takes up no space, weighs nothing and allows each pizza to have a dedicated pan from prep until fully cooked. That sounds good... but the key is that the crust these provide is really impressive. They don't provide the high heat char you get with cast-iron and direct heat or a woodfired brick oven at 750', but these provide a much better crust texture than stone, ceramic or thin metal pans in a traditional oven. t

I cannot speak to how well these work for frozen pizzas, but I assume they would help make those crusts more palatable.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)
I picked up all 3 of these digital audio books (LOTR Trilogy) to listen to for a road trip. The first two are good (would recommend), sometimes too dramatic and somewhat cheesy but overall enjoyable.

This, the final audio book, takes it up a notch. The voice acting often moved from immersive and engaging to irritating and excessive. There was also some new random fascination with singing throughout the book, all in an operatic, vibrato style... it was ...not good.

I am a LOTR fan, I have enjoyed the books, films and other audio books. Unless you feel open to excessive (often high pitched) dramatic voice overs as well as uncomfortable vibrato songs, I would suggest skipping this audio book. My guess is most will find that it distracts more than it adds to the story.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Volume 1
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Volume 1
This is R.L. Stines version or modern day version of Goosebumps with a better budget & better sets,serious stories that actually are creepy as to cheesey. If you used to like Goosebumps as a kid and you want your kids to watch what you used to watch then get this. It is alot better done than Goosebumps,however i was a huge fan and that is why i collected all the dvds and these. I have nieces and they love them and when i have kids they will love em like i did i hope. These are totally safe for kids 5-12 years old there is no bad language or any provacative stuff. If your kids like creepy movies get em this.The first installment has 5 episodes and the first episode is the lenght of 2(2part episode) and 3 more episodes. It is cool your kids will like it.
Sunburn (Fear Street, No. 19)
Sunburn (Fear Street, No. 19)
Sunburn was an absolute blast to read, and without a doubt has to be one of R.L. Stine’s best books in the Fear Street series for teenagers. Once upon a time R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike almost cornered the reading market for both elementary school age children and older teenagers. Now these seem kind of retro cool, and this one in particular is a real gem!

It begins with a bang when Claudia Walker wakes up to discover she’s buried in the sand on the beach. Where are her friends, Marla, Sophie and Joy? She’s discovered just in time by a mysterious boy named Daniel, before the tide takes her. But she’s nearly burned to a crisp, and her friends, though obviously shaken, have a weak explanation regarding why they didn’t come back. Then more “accidents” occur to the girls who are visiting Marla for what should be a fun time at her parent’s beach house. Why does Claudia feel like Marla is hiding something?

It all goes back to the accidental death of Marla’s sister at Camp Full Moon a year earlier, which is slowly revealed in this page-turner. Stine does a terrific job of giving each girl a distinct personality, and making the obvious answer a bit too obvious, leading readers to wonder if one of the red herrings is not a red herring at all. What about the boy named Daniel who Marla teases is just a ghost? And what about Carl and Dean, the pushy boys the girls meet on the beach? Are they real trouble, or just good boys a little rough around the edges? Why does Marla seem so unfriendly to them, and what’s the deal with the butler?

This is a fun premise, with four friends tied to a past tragedy, brought together at a luxurious yet isolated beach house. Claudia likes the handsome “ghost boy” Daniel, despite his vague answers to everything, and Joy and Sophie are very into Carl and Dean. But picnics, water skiing and Ferris wheels are not safe when someone, or something, is trying to kill the girls. The death of Marla’s sister, Alison, at Camp Full Moon hangs over the sunny beach house like a fog. But Marla seems genuinely disturbed by all the “accidents” and is unable to explain them.

There are some exciting moments, some rescues, some menace, and a shocking reveal. Okay, if you’re an adult reader maybe it isn’t so shocking, and the twist is wildly implausible, but it’s just so much fun in a Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer kind of way, that it’s irresistible. Highly recommended!
Kid Rodelo (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel
Kid Rodelo (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel
If you are a fan of Louis L'Amour, this is vintage L'Amour at his best: good guy gets into a bad situation, there is a struggle against a protagonist, the hero comes out in the end being underestimated and a heck of a shot, and the hero gets the girl. Along the way, L'Amour's description of the geography, scenery, etc. are second to none: when the main character is dying of thirst out in the hot desert, a part of you feels thirsty, too. While the story lines of most of L'Amour's books can be predicted, they are an enjoyable 1.5 to 2 hour diversion, and he makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the action.
Phoenix, Vol. 1: Dawn
Phoenix, Vol. 1: Dawn
This is a very special manga and a piece of literature. First of all, for those who have never read a Tezuka manga, you'd be distracted by the inferiority of the artwork by today's standard. By if you can ignore that, you'll find the storyline is one of the greatest achievements in literary history.

The entire series is shifting between past and future. And the interval between time will become smaller and smaller. For example, the story started from pre-historical Japan, then shift to circa 3000 AD in the future, but the jump between time will become shorter as it goes.

The series is incomplete, due to Tezuka's untimely death, though in other sense, it's completed because I think Tezuka probably knew he probably didn't have time to finish it, so the last published chapter already nailed the point that you can't really miss.

Each episodic story is clearly told, but once you began try to link the point of each story, you'd realize it's actually a collage of pictures with a repeating theme that tries to tell you about this vicious cycle of life. Every story is essentially the same, about how human being overwhelmed by their own greed and do stupid things over and over, disregard the passage of time.

So what's the main conflict? There are some side stories, but all the core stories are united with this Phoenix figure, which essentialy the god figure of the story. The Phoenix is immortal. According to the legend, anyone who drinks her blood, will become immortal as well. That's our conflict. People will do stupid things and kill each other just to become immortal (or become god-like).

Anyways, the original title of the series is called "Hi no Tori", which literally means Bird of Fire in Japanese. The Bird of Fire symbolizes sun in East Asian culture and sun is the source of life. It's highly ironical that the source of life is also the source of death. The translated title "Phoenix" isn't too far off, because there are chapters in the stories that will refer to the immortal bird as the Phoenix when the story is set in China (as that's the Chinese name for such bird).

The story transcends time. One of the chapters is about human cloning (not yet translated into English at the time of this review). Now that's something everyone should read about before one go gaga over this cloning issue that's hotly debated right now. It's about how a Reality TV show ran out of ideas, so he started this new show about clone hunting. Now, I'll let you guys read the story. Keep in mind this story is decades old. That's how ingenius this series is and no wonder Tezuka is called the God of Manga.

Major Spoiler now:

You may at some point feeling lost why Tezuka kept the stories going even though they just repeat itself despite of cosmetic changes (rather similar to life, as I see it). Well, just keep on reading to the end of the last published chapter, things become much clearer (as shift of time become narrower and therefore, more focused). The Phoenix will reveal she is sick and tired of being immortal as she will have to oversee human repeat their stupidity, doing a greedy but pointless quest. If you can see it from this way and draw a parallel to our own existence, you'd be enlightened. It's essentially the same enlightenment Buddha is trying to tell us, but Tezuka was smart enough to make another story that's easier to digest than Buddha's teaching. (btw, Tezuka also have a manga called Buddha, but that's a historical fiction about Buddha's life)

It's a masterpiece no one who is interested in humanity should miss. BTW, EmDee stands for MD. It's an in-joke made by Tezuka, because Tezuka was a medical doctor before he abandoned it to become a manga artist.
Roald Dahl's Little Library
Roald Dahl's Little Library
love the author but book is too small to be labled a board book- too small for children to hold and too small for adult to use as a read aloud. The illustrations are cute but again too small- produce larger format as most typical board books. This is 3.5 by 4 inches- very tiny.
Be warned before ordering.
10 Roald Dahl Puffin Classics on 27CDs罗尔德达尔有声读物(10个故事,29张CD)ISBN9780141352343
10 Roald Dahl Puffin Classics on 27CDs罗尔德达尔有声读物(10个故事,29张CD)ISBN9780141352343
I haven't listened to any of the stories yet because it is a birthday gift for my child: I'm sure they will be good. However, the tin in which they are kept is scuffed and scratched. I haven't got time to return it but it is not what I call acceptable. It looks like it has been well used when I bought it as brand new: I would not have chosen this from a shop shelf. It is an expensive item for something that looks cheap. Buyer beware!
Naruto, Vol. 9: Neji vs. Hinata
Naruto, Vol. 9: Neji vs. Hinata
I love this volume because it shows some great one-on-one action in the Chunin exams. It includes Naruto's battle with Kiba and Hinata's battle with Neji (her cousin). It also shows Naruto and Hinata encouraging and supporting each other. The way Naruto supports Hinata here changes her and influences her feelings for Naruto to increase. Just a cool book...buy it if you love Naruto manga!!
The Beloved Works of C. S. Lewis
The Beloved Works of C. S. Lewis
If you are a fan of CS Lewis, this book provides a better picture of the man you adore. Instead of just focusing on his fiction, this collection expands the horizon. I haven't finished it as of the typing of this review, but I started "Surprised By Joy" and I found it delightful. Lewis has such a way with words as to make the reader a part of what he is talking about. In his description of his garden, you are there. When he talks about adjusting to school clothes, you deeply understand his discomfort and even sympathize with him.
Always a master of words, and forever in our hearts, Mr. Lewis.
The Guide to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol: Freemasonry, Noetic Science, and the Hidden History of America
The Guide to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol: Freemasonry, Noetic Science, and the Hidden History of America
This book is a relatively brief collection of chapters about various themes and subjects touched upon in Dan Brown's latest book. It explicitly _does not_ claim to be a 'gotcha fact-checker' type book. And it is not one. There is no criticism of Brown's book here except a few gentle nudges that he might have included this or that interesting bit which Brown chose to leave out. What this book is, is a series of interesting light essay chapters about various subjects related to The Lost Symbol, none of them very deep but all of them interesting and entertaining to read. I enjoyed the book for what it is, rather than bemoan it for not being something it never claims to be. It also has a good selection of books and websites to access for further information and photos of various buildings referenced in the novel. Frankly, I found this book more interesting and entertaining than Brown's novel, which I found disappointing in the extreme; boring, badly edited and annoying. This book is none of those things. :-)If you'd like some light reading on the freemasons, noetic science, the Founding Fathers, DC arcana etc ,then buy this and enjoy.
Fatal Crossing: The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 and the Quest for Answers
Fatal Crossing: The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 and the Quest for Answers
I reside part of the time in southwest Michigan and had never heard of the disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 until a few years ago when I came across a newspaper article. The year was 1950 and a plane went missing over Lake Michigan.
Other than some evidence that ended up on the shore near Benton Harbor which included body parts which were buried in a communal grave in a St. Joe cemetery no one knows where the plane crashed or where it is resting in the lake.
The author V.O. Van Heest is a diver who has taken many dive groups to potential sites and details the many theories and problems with locating the wreckage. If you are thinking that 64 years later there would be nothing left to find at this point, don't believe it. It is a fairly common occurrence for divers to search all sorts of wrecks in the lake and almost just as common for these wrecks to be salvaged. Stuff like this hits the local papers with regularity.
Part human interest since the missing plane rendered no survivors and part aviation disaster, this is an interesting book that only gets better when the technical aspects of diving and identifying potential sites are thrown into the mix.
If you find aviation disasters interesting and like mysteries, this is a terrific read. I liked it very much and realized that the mystery of the missing Malaysian aircraft and the likelihood of locating it despite black box "pings" is probably an impossible task.
Slinky Jane
Slinky Jane
This is one of the first books I read for Catherine Cookson. I read it about 10 years ago & it still plays in my mind sometimes. That is why I gave it a five star. Not many books are that memorable.
The story basically for me is about how gossip starts & develops, eventually to be believed by the ones who started it. The way Ms. Cookson wove this story is amazing.
I think this is one of Ms. Cookson's best books. Read it & enjoy.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1
i didn't bother writing a review, more like offering commentary, for the previous parts (yet; and i might not share my opinion about the final part either) because i really, only have 1 lengthy comment that sums up my thoughts:

1. THIS ENTIRE MOVIE SERIES IS ONE OF THE BEST, EVER!!!!

2. EACH MOVIE, ON ITS OWN, IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER!

3. EVERYTHING, EV-E-RY-THING, ABOUT THIS ENTIRE SERIES, EACH MOVIE, WAS P E R F E C T!!!!! PER-FECT!!!

4. THE ENTIRE MOVIE SERIES IS MUCHMUCHMUCH...BETTER THAN THE BOOK SERIES!!!!

5. THIS ENTIRE SERIES IS AN EXCELLENT ESCAPE INTO THE WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE (because, come on, reality sucks sometimes and one can NEVER go wrong with a good love story!!! NEVER!!! NE-VER!!!)

these...SUPER TALENTED, awesome creators, colloquially speaking, "showed they asses off!" when they made this series. showed it off!!!! ( no, not "their". they. they ass. "they showed they asses off!!!" that is, they were very, very impressive. (a similar phrase, used in the negative and minus the word "off" means...well...unimpressive.)

anyhu, what I LOVED SPECIFICALLY about this installment was the wedding scene. i thought about my 2 favorite weddings of all time!!!--gina and martin's island marriage on the "martin" show AND jamie and claire's marriage in the "outlander" series. OMG!!!OMG!!!! THE LATTER ONE, AND THE HONEYMOON SCENE IN THE SAME EPISODE...well...YOU JUST GOTTA SEEEEE!!! and read the book series!!!! .... .... .... ....

to conclude, yup, it's september. the 25th. 1:55 am. AND I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH ALLLL OF THE TWILIGHT MOVIES AND SOOOVERYGRATEFUL FOR THE ESCAPES!!!

i'm sure i'll STILL feel the same way when i watch them all again...years from now...

I FRICKIN' LOVE AMAZON!!!
(and...uumm...Jeff Bezos too!!!)
David Baldacci Omnibus - Saving Faith / Absolute Power
David Baldacci Omnibus - Saving Faith / Absolute Power
Your response in handling my order was efficient and kindly, since I didn't expect the book to contain 2 books. I am enjoying "Absolute Power" emensely and find it just as, actually more, exciting than the movie. I like the fact that I saw the movie first as I picture Clint E. in the pages. I like David Baldacci's writing. It carries you right along ... one exciting sentence after another.
A primera vista (Rocabolsillo Bestseller) (Spanish Edition)
A primera vista (Rocabolsillo Bestseller) (Spanish Edition)
Después de haberme leído muchas de sus historias, es la primera vez que me siento tan decepcionada con uno de sus libros.
Está claro que uno no puede pretender que todos los libros que escriba un escritor sean de 10, pero este está tan lejos del estilo de Nicholas que no lo reconozco.
La historia es muy lenta, monótona y tremendamente previsible y los personajes son muy planos.
No es su mejor novela.
Stockton-on-Tees Through Time
Stockton-on-Tees Through Time
For local and equally for people living outside the North Eastern area. This compilation of photographs and words tells the story of how people lived, from the beginning of the 19th Century around the Stockton-on-Tees area. Makes for very interesting reading.
Vengeance aveugle
Vengeance aveugle
Très bon suspens et comme à son habitude Robin Cook sait faire haleter son lecteur dans les scènes de poursuites! Toutefois, certains passages situés en salle d'autopsie ou d’embaumement,sont un peu pénibles à lire.
The last night of summer
The last night of summer
What is the worst I can say about this novel? That it’s melodramatic. But it’s Caldwell’s melodrama—and that works for me.

What is the best I can say about it? That he more effectively than in anything else I’ve read by him to date (roughly 15 novels and most of his short stories) gives a significant role to the impact of the local climate in shaping the moods and actions of his characters.

I won’t give you any plot points here. That would ruin the story for you—and you have to decide for yourself whether the story is one worth reading. Suffice it to say that the story is quite Caldwellian in every respect: the human animal—both rich and poor, both educated and uneducated, both cultured and uncultured—is on stark display. The result is that people get hurt and insulted; people get maimed; people get raped; people get murdered.

But I’ve written enough about this in my other reviews of Caldwell’s work. I think the best way to fill out this review is to provide three direct citations from the text of what I suggested in the second paragraph. The source of the various inserts (always between parentheses and quotation marks) is never exactly clear to the reader. In one instance, it’s a court stenographer; in another, it’s a lawyer. But in all the others, I have no idea.

The first, then, is on pp. 128 – 129: “(a)s she lay there on the bed damp with heat, Terry would fall asleep for a brief moment and then, partly awake again, kick fitfully and press her hands more tightly against her face. There was no breeze blowing through the open windows, not even a languid stirring of the air, and it felt like the hottest night of the whole summer. (“I don’t know what would happen to folks around here if summer lasted any longer than it does now. And God help us if it ever does. If it stretched out for another two or three months, there’d be no end to the quarreling that goes on between a man and his wife, there’d be four or five times as much senseless murder, and all that stink from the summer heat would drive folks clear out of their minds. Even the way it is now, by the last week in August everything is soaked and sopping wet with old sweat. It’s not only clothes that stink. That’s only part of it. Chairs and beds and carpets and even the walls of a house soak up that rancid stink of stale seat and makes (sic!) you want to hold your nose all the time. But of course you can’t go around doing that, because you’ve got to use your hands for other things, and so you have to learn to live with it the best you can. And you know how people themselves will smell. They just can’t get their skin and hair rid of it till cooler weather comes. Most folks have stopped bothering to try to keep the smell washing off with soap and water, and even if they did try, it’d come right back as strong as ever when sweat broke out on you again in five minutes. Nobody can keep from sweating all summer long in this climate, and what makes the stink so bad is that it never dries off—it just soaks in and stays there one layer on top of another. And of course that god-awful stink from the swamps south of town—when the wind blows this way from it—well, it’s enough to make a buzzard puke. That’s the way it is in this part of the country till the season changes right after the last week of August. I don’t know what it’s like in other parts of the world where they have a hot climate, but if it’s anything like this here is, I can feel a lot of pity for the poor bastards who have to live in it. Thank God for summer ending as soon as it does.”)

The second is on pp. 161 – 162: “(w)hen Brooks left the lonely country road and drove Harry Brothers’ sedan into the circular driveway at home, it was just an hour before dawn.
“All the way home from Grandport he had watched the vivid flashes of sheet-lightning on the horizon in the south and had seen the bright stars disappear one by one as another violent thunderstorm, the third of the night, gradually clouded the sky as it moved northward over the delta.
“Even in the draft of the moving car with all windows open and his coat off and collar loosened, the August night was stifling with damp clinging heat. It was easy to become accustomed to the normal temperature of summer in June and July. However, by the end of August, after three months of relentless heat, nerves were frayed and tempers were quick to flare into acts of violence. (“When you live on the delta as long as I have, at this time of year you expect fist fights and knife slashing and outright murder. It’s been going on ever since I can remember and I haven’t noticed any slackening of it yet. What makes people do things like that? It would take somebody a lot smarter than me to figure out why it is. All I know is that it’s just bound to happen every year at the end of summer.”)

And the third and final citation is on pp. 174 – 175: “(o)utside, the rain had begun falling in successive waves of heavy downpour and beating noisily against the windowpanes.
“Inside the house, the living room was gradually being transformed in color and dimension by the pale gray light of the rainy dawn. The colorful walls were receding and the bright yellow carpet looked drab and dingy in the grayness of the morning. The glow of the lamps seemed to fade away as through their light had lost its usefulness. Even the furniture had the strange appearance of having been rearranged and moved to unfamiliar positions in the room.”

RRB
Brooklyn, NY
27 April 2019
Ian Fleming: A catalogue of a collection : a preliminary to a bibliography
Ian Fleming: A catalogue of a collection : a preliminary to a bibliography
Ian Fleming: a catalogue of a collection is an Excellent Book, the one and only Bibliography produced to date. Its 71 pages are filled with information not readilly avaliable anywhere else, such as details of periodicals and reference material. Iain Campbell's collection yeilds many one-and-only items, such as letters to people who had dealings with Ian Fleming and his reaserch, special proof and advance readers copies (that are not believed to exist any more), and details of the Fleming First editions. The book is in wrappers (not a hardback-there was no hardback) with a clear plastic dust-jacket. It was privately printed by Commersgate in Oxford in 1978, (in an edition of about 1000, I will presume). It is difficult to say how many items are listed, but there can be up to and above 20 per page. The sections on the novels are divided into: First Edition, Proof Copies, Source Material, Antologies, Book Reviews, Book Club editions,Paperbacks(U.K), Foriegn editions, Film Brochures and related, and finnaly film Reviews. Other sections relate to the books and periodicals related to James Bond and Ian Fleming, (biographies, reference, critisicm, review). As you will suspect, much more thoughrer than you would expect of a 'Preliminary to a bibliography'. ...
Overall, the Campbell reference work on Fleming is an invaluable reference to any Fleming Collector. I have refered to it hundreds of times since i purchased it, as, I'm sure, you will!
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.
Angelique and the Ghosts (Book 9)
Angelique and the Ghosts (Book 9)
To me this one is one of the transitory books in the series, things happen, new characters are introduced or old ones resurface (again miraculously happening to "bump" into Angelique on the other side of Earth at the same exact location as her in the vastness of North America!), but events themselves are not significant on their own, but rather steps in setting a stage for the next level of drama that is yet to happen. As the Peyracs prepare to enter the French territory, i.e. effectively return to France, where the King's influence and decisions reign strong, Angelique is full of doubts and fears, facing all her actions and decisions of past life and wondering what consequences they'd amount to now so far away from France. She thought she left it all behind and had a new life, but it's all coming back to haunt her. Three more books that follow this one are not available in English. So apologies for any spoilers (alert!) for those wanting to know what actually happens after reading this book and being left in the dark right before Angelique enters Quebec, here's a quick snapshot of what's to follow in those 3 untranslated books: Angelique and Joffrey dazzle and conquer Quebec, making new friends and even succumbing to brief love affairs for each only to prove to themselves they only love each other, public pardon by the King reinstating to Peyrac's all their titles, castles and riches, decision to remain in North America and sending their 2 sons to France to enjoy the regained titles and place at court, birth of twins and a final triumph against her prominent Acadian adversaries. Of course, all those events spread across 3 books are heavily spiced by unexpected events and set backs, life threatening situations, war, starvation, near death and loss of children and timely help from friends, admirers and even enemies.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Omnibus Volume 1 (Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan Omnibus)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Omnibus Volume 1 (Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan Omnibus)
Contiene los 20 primeros números de la serie de Tarzán de Dark Horse y Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi.
El primer arco argumental, Tarzan's Jungle Fury (páginas 33 a 178) es de Bruce Jones y Chris Schenk. Tarzán ha vuelto de Barsoom portando una espora marciana que al contacto con los cadáveres enterrados desde hace siglos revive una antigua civilización que habitaba en dos ciudades prohíbidas y en guerra permanente entre ambas.
El segundo arco, Legion of Hate, (páginas 179 a 276), por Alan Gross y Chris Schenk, mezcla nazis y ciudades perdidas habitadas por amazonas.
El tercer arco, Le Monstre, (páginas 277 a 326), por Lovern Kindzierski, Stan Manoukian y Vince Roucger, sitúa a Tarzán en París, donde tiene un encuentro con el Fantasma de la Ópera.
El cuarto arco, The Modern Prometheus, (páginas 327 a 372), por Lovern Kindzierski, Stan Manoukian y Vince Roucher, nos lleva a Nueva York y al monstruo de Frankenstein, con apariciones estelares de Arthur Conan Doyle, Nikola Tesla y Thomas Alva Edison.
El quinto arco, Tooth and Nail, (páginas 373 a 418), por Lovern Kindzierski, Stan Manoukian y Vince Rocheur, continúa la estancia de Tarzán en Nueva York. En esta ocasión Mr. Hyde es el malo de la historia.
Por último, el sexto arco, Tarzan vs. The Moon Men (páginas 419 a 512), por Timothy Truman, Tom Yeates y Al Williamson, cuenta un viaje al futuro de Tarzán y Korak para intentar evitar que unos barsoomianos asentados en la Luna conquisten la Tierra.
En general, el volumen es bastante satisfactorio, con los lógicos altibajos según quién escriba y quién dibuje. Curiosamente, las mejores historias, en mi opinión, son las que transcurren lejos de la selva, -excepción hecha del primer arco, una epopeya de ciudades perdidas resuelta con su oficio habitual por Bruce Jones, aunque quizá se alargue en exceso- siendo la más interesante la que enfrenta a Tesla y al mad doctor Edison, con el monstruo de Frankenstein de por medio y Conan Doyle que pasaba por allí.
Es de agradecer que Dark Horse haya incluído las cubiertas originales, porque son de gente como Schultz, Kaluta, Wrightson, Suydam o Totleben y todas de un nivel excelente.
La única pega, el pequeño formato del volumen. Lo suyo hubiera sido que, al menos, tuviera tamaño comic-book.
Legacy
Legacy
I have read many books by Michener over the years and this was certainly not among his best works. It felt contrived and manufactured and not really believable at all. The back story concerning a :"present day" individual who was being investigated for his role in the Iran-Contra affair was also very irritating - especially since that part of the story was left unresolved. In fact, it seemed to imply that since the individual was a member of a family with a long historical tradition that he couldn't possibly be guilty even while everything that was said about that part of the story made it clear that he probably deserved to be in prison for multiple felonies.

Beyond that, the author's style in this book heavily deviated from many of his past works. It was if he was in a hurry to get the book done and really didn't care that his prose style was stilted and awkward as he tried to weave between the past and the "present".

So I didn't like it very much. But it was just one book and I have other's by this author on my shelf that I will be reading in coming months that I know will be better than this one.
The (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah
The (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah
Got my copy and just started reading through it. First I have to say how utterly beautiful the book looks. Each page is in full color with clean and attractive illustrations and a great color scheme. I love seeing well-designed self-published books!
The book contains all the text, in Hebrew and English, that you would expect to find in a haggadah, along with short bits of commentary relating each part of the seder to a concept in Harry Potter. I particularly enjoyed Rabbi Rosenberg's musings on goblins' ability to perform bittul hametz and the parallels between the four Hogwarts houses and the four children in the seder.
Sprinkled throughout are also thought-provoking questions and some short answers provided by Rabbi Rosenberg's students--these are absolutely precious and alternately had me cracking up and pausing to dwell on some truly insightful answers.
At the end of the haggadah are six complementary essays on topics important to both Harry Potter and the story of Passover, from "Slavery and Freedom" to "Empathy for Your Enemies." I can't wait to sit down and read these and discuss them with my friends.
Just A Hogwarts Girl Living In A Muggle World Vinyl Decal Sticker | 9.5-Inches By 5.5-Inches
Just A Hogwarts Girl Living In A Muggle World Vinyl Decal Sticker | 9.5-Inches By 5.5-Inches
My friend in Florida, saw someone who had a car sticker like this, it may have been the same one, but she sent me a snapchat of it, and I immediately rushed to find the same one, and buy it. Very easy to install, and prompted me to actually finally clean my back windshield for once prior to application. I take better care of my car now, cleaning it more regularly, so that the sticker stays in good condition. I drive for a rideshare company, and all my passengers love the sticker, its a great convo starter and it makes it easy for everyone to know I am indeed, obsessed with Harry Potter. I've gotten my friends to buy some as well, so we can all match
Conspicuous Consumption (Penguin Great Ideas)
Conspicuous Consumption (Penguin Great Ideas)
I last read this work whilst reading for my first bachelor's degree during the History of Economic Thought sections. It was one of those books which was instrumental in the development of a broader class of study, in this case Institutionalism, and the novelty of the idea was something which caught on and grew and developed.

Rereading it now, I was struck immediately by the sheer verbosity of the text. If my friend Arthur Seldon, once the Editorial Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, had applied his skills to it, it probably would have been too short to be a Reader's Digest Edition.

However, Veblen's hypothesis begins from a division of a society into classes based on power, a power derived from prowess in hunting and the accumulation of assets, specifically trophies and women. The latter are described as chattels, an idea which remains in western societies today, although the accumulation of status for women who consort with men with power enables some power to transfer to them but it remains only available to them effectively as a loan.

The logic which is followed reminds me of the work of von Mises, in it's a priori approach, but at it's conclusion there are many fundamentally unanswered questions. Veblen writes as though there is general acceptance of these processes without any rational other than the assumption that there are inherent tendencies within men which find expression in the accumulation process as he sets out. This assumption is debatable however. He produces no evidence to support his hypothesis and perhaps this area should be left more to anthropologists for further study. Neither does it deal with a basic notion of individuals voluntarily exchanging with each other. It may well be the case that Fred Flintstone hits Barney Rubble over the head with a club and drags Betty away by the hair, increasing his accumulation in the process and establishing himself as a more powerful man than Barney but this leads to a zero sum game where Fred has given everyone in Bedrock headaches but left him with an accumulation that cannot be increased as no one else will even bother to try to accumulate as Fred goes clubbing.

How can such a society develop and why should it? Fred becomes King and can buy the best clubs available but to what end.

There is certainly much to think about in this essay and some good notions and conjectures but there are some serious flaws in the arguments he proposes. How relevant this is to the 1960's in particular and contemporary society in general remains to be seen.
MOVIE/FILM-HARRY POTTER I KSIAZE POLKRWI (1 DVD)
MOVIE/FILM-HARRY POTTER I KSIAZE POLKRWI (1 DVD)
This is yet another great film within the entire "Harry Potter" film franchise. The sixth in the series, "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" boasts, as with all of the other films, non-stop action, special effects, drama and last but certainly not least, magic! It picks up immediately in the Department of Mysteries, within the Ministry of Magic, with all cameras blazing, but Harry is not exactly pleased by this response from the press, given that none of them would believe him after he claimed that he witnessed Voldemort's rebirth in the first place. Albus Dumbledore, however, has other suspicions about Voldemort, and Harry must see fit to follow Dumbledore's lead than he would usually do; whatever you may say about Harry, he does get himself into loads of trouble! The level of creepiness and suspense, balanced by good humour and the trials of romance throughout the entire movie is perfect, and for the first time the whole aspect of becoming a Death Eater is explored extremely well with it showing just how hard and horrible a job it is to be such a hard hearted villain for the latest antagonist in the story, and to do the nasty deeds it entails while under immense pressure. One niggle that I have is with the new addition of Mrs. Malfoy, played by Helen Mcrory; for me she is just too easily outshone in her debut role as a "Harry Potter" character when standing next to the likes of Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, so it's a treat to see Mcrory wield a wand and show more fear of and resistance to Voldemort in "The Deathly Hallows" since Mrs Malfoy is as much a favourite character of mine as her sister Bellatrix. Otherwise, I do think that "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" is still a very engaging film. Along with a marvellous Special Features disc that aside from its usual material also includes a moving and insightful documentary entitled "A Year In The Life Of J.K. Rowling", this is pure wizarding entertainment everywhere!
Harry Potter - Ron Weasley Waterball
Harry Potter - Ron Weasley Waterball
This is a great addition to my collection. I was very happy with this Harry Potter Glass Globe. Ensesco created some great or even outstanding Harry Potter items
Harry Potter & Goblet Fire Postcard Book
Harry Potter & Goblet Fire Postcard Book
I bought this and the Prisoner of Azkabhan and thought that the 3D cards were not as good as the first two books of postcards in the series. They did not seem as sharp in the change of picture. Still good value though for all the postcards in there.
Loungefly x Honeydukes Faux-Leather Crossbody Bag
Loungefly x Honeydukes Faux-Leather Crossbody Bag
I really enjoy using this purse. It's good for when you're going out to lunch or shopping from store to store. It holds just the right amount for a small trip. Best part is the color and the fact that its Honeydukes from Harry Potter!
Penn-Plax The Wizard "Pro"-Cleaner/Planter/Scraper
Penn-Plax The Wizard "Pro"-Cleaner/Planter/Scraper
After over 30yrs in the aquaria hobby, with several very large tanks running at all times, my partner and I agree that this is the best scraper ever. It extends long enough to reach the bottoms of all our tanks, including a 100G. The head swivels to keep the scrapers flat without having to make constant tiring angle adjustments. As light as a feather, it moves swiftly, effortlessly and with precision. It even has a nice balanced feel. It is a bit thin and can't withstand extreme pressure, but it doesn't require much force. I suspect if that 1-star reviewer had used it like he had some sense he would not have bent his.
We took great care with ours, being sure not to lose any parts and it served us well for many years. We were very upset to find that we had lost it during a move. I can't wait to tell my partner they still make them and I found it on Amazon. Here she is now. She gives an enthusiastic, "Right on!". She's an old hippie, but she's all mine. :)
YRMJK OnePlus 8T Screen Protector and Camera Protector [2 Screen Protectors+2 Camera Protectors] Anti-Fingerprint Anti-Scratch Tempered Glass for OnePlus 8T
YRMJK OnePlus 8T Screen Protector and Camera Protector [2 Screen Protectors+2 Camera Protectors] Anti-Fingerprint Anti-Scratch Tempered Glass for OnePlus 8T
Switched to this brand because I was unhappy with the ones I'd been using. Saw good average reviews here, so jumped in. Compared to other brands at similar prices, the supplies that come with these are really not good. There's no microfiber cloth, no plastic card to smooth out the bubbles. The stickers and wipes that come with these are similar to those from other brands, except it's as if they've been run through a shrink ray. The wipes are literally 1/4 the size of the wipes that come with other screen protector brands, and out of the 2 3 packs that I ordered, all 6 'wet' wipes arrived completely dry. The guide stickers are so small that the word 'guide sticker' can't even be fully printed on them. This last part is on me for not reading the listing more closely, but at this price point I assumed there'd be a guide frame included for installation. I wish I'd saved the one from my last box.

Edit: Update- just noticed the screen protector is not the correct width, so it is impossible to install it without ending up with th edge of the glass running through one or both sides of the viewable screen. Is there a star rating lower than 1?
NOUHAUS ErgoDraft Drafting Chair, Tall Office Chair, Shop Stool Chair or Standing Desk Chair. Adjustable Chair (Black)
NOUHAUS ErgoDraft Drafting Chair, Tall Office Chair, Shop Stool Chair or Standing Desk Chair. Adjustable Chair (Black)
It's a decent chair, especially for the price. Here are my pros and cons.

Pros:
It's tall enough to use with a standing desk. I can either just sit on it, or slightly rest on it to take a little strain off my legs throughout the day.
I like that it locks in the furthest back position.
I like that the seat rises as the back moves, but the seat rise is only subtle so that you aren't at 90° with the seat back all the way back.
I like that it uses mesh material for the utmost in air flow, no sweaty bottom or back from sitting all day.
The armrests are simple, only move up and down, but I like that they move low enough down to be out of my way when I don't want them and they don't hit my keyboard tray in this position. I debated putting them on at all, but figured I'd want them to hold the chair steady when sitting down or getting up.
The drafting chair round footrest is great for when I want to fully sit, but don't feel the need to lower my desk or chair.
The headrest looks like it sits too far in, but I generally find it to be in a good position. It can move up and down and tilt. I leave it just below my head at the top of my neck and find it fairly supportive.
I really appreciate the degree of lean of the chair back. I have sciatica and other nerve issues with my lower back and being able to recline to 130° is particularly important to relieving some of the stress on my lower back.
It's such a simple thing, but I like the little coat rack on the back. It's so annoying to drape a jacket with a zipper or buttons around the chair shoulders and have them poking into your back or arms.

Cons:
I'm 5'11" and at the lowest setting, the chair is still high enough that I can't put my feet flat on the ground. It doesn't bother me much, but to move around, I have to push with my forefoot.
Each caster has a lock and they are super easy to flip down. I understand why they're there, this is a tall drafting chair after all, but they're a tad annoying.
I'm not a large person, but even I can feel the plastic at the sides of the seat a little bit. More so if I man-spread. This aspect would make this chair uncomfortable on the sides of the thighs for anyone larger than 34 or maybe a 36" waist.
The chair back is not adjustable up/down or in/out. Nor is the seat.
There is a decent bend in the lumbar region, but it isn't adjustable and you can't add any additional support. I think the mesh does fine, but others might find it lacking.
When wearing shorts, the mesh at the edge of the seat tends to rub on my skin, not particularly comfortable.
I'm not sure about the longevity of the material. I fear sitting down with a pencil or other similar object in a pocket would easily damage it and it would shred to pieces shortly thereafter. This is only a concern though and I'll update this review with any changes or after a year of use to comment on longevity.

Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with this chair. It does lack in configuration options and I do have concerns about the longevity of the material, but the rest of the build seems pretty sturdy. Assembly was easy, though the directions weren't as clear with regard to identifying which screws were which and there were extras that weren't called out in the instruction manual making you wonder if you missed a step. The main thing is that I needed a chair that had a decent lean angle and headrest, wasn't leather or non-breathable fabric, and I really wanted something that I could use while standing for additional support. This was the only chair I could find that checked off all those boxes.
Guirnalda de luces solares de alambre de cobre para exteriores, impermeable, luces de decoración de Navidad para patio, jardín, casa, vacaciones, fiesta, interior, boda, Moderno
Guirnalda de luces solares de alambre de cobre para exteriores, impermeable, luces de decoración de Navidad para patio, jardín, casa, vacaciones, fiesta, interior, boda, Moderno
Edited: Once the seller saw my initial review and heard that I was having issues, they immediately contacted me and offered a refund or another set of lights. I opted to try the lights again because I really did love the way they looked. I had the new set within a couple of days and they have been working great! I'm very thankful for the wonderful customer service they offered. I would order again simply knowing the fact that if a product did turn out to be faulty, they would make it right!

I bought these lights to wrap around a wooden star hanging on an outside wall (under an awning). I liked that the lights wrapped easily and the cord was long enough to easily move the solar panel into the sunlight. The solar panel was placed in an area that gets 10 hours of sun each day. The lights worked great at first, but after about a week, they wouldn’t turn on at all. I pulled the star down and put it in a spot where it would get full sun all day long. Still nothing... I’ve changed modes, turned them on and off several times but nothing has helped. Disappointing because they were so cute while they lasted.
CPAP Pillow - New Memory Foam Contour Design Reduces Face & Nasal Mask Pressure, Air Leaks - 2 Head & Neck Rests for Max Comfort - CPAP, BiPAP & APAP Users - for Stomach, Back, and Side Sleepers
CPAP Pillow - New Memory Foam Contour Design Reduces Face & Nasal Mask Pressure, Air Leaks - 2 Head & Neck Rests for Max Comfort - CPAP, BiPAP & APAP Users - for Stomach, Back, and Side Sleepers
This pillow was bought for my father who has suffered from sleep apnea for some years now. He has had various different styles of masks, and although not the most natural way to sleep, with a mask and tube attached to your face (my nephew when he was little use to say "grandads got a noo noo (the Hoover from tellytubbies) on his face".
It was a case of having to put up with it for his health.

Just lately he has been having trouble sleeping. So I got this pillow. It arrived promptly and that night he gave it a try.
The next morning he said it was absolutely magic. The best sleep he has had in years. The memory foam is soft but firm enough to support your head. The cut out corners allow the hose to fit in giving some room to move during the night but not to infringe on the mask so no air leaks. All in all a really good well thought out and made pillow for CPAP users.
There is a slight smell from the memory foam (outgassing). But nothing major and my father said he couldn't smell it when his mask was attached.

It's only been a few nights of use but so far my father is highly rating this pillow and wished he'd got one years ago. It really has made a difference, and does exactly as listed on the item pictures
Recommended.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 64GB + 4GB RAM, 6.3" LTE 48MP Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone - International Version (Moonlight White)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 64GB + 4GB RAM, 6.3" LTE 48MP Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone - International Version (Moonlight White)
I was looking for a replacement for a kid's phone, she have a xiaomi mi a2 to play games, take pics and message her friends. I thought this would be a good replacement due to the full screen and a 48mp camera to take pics. But it is not much better, in a odd way I thought it was worst. I compared this phone to my Samsung Note 10 and my daughter's Mi a2, this is what I found. To no surprise the Note 10 takes much better pictures, is faster and just better in every way. I am not taking off any stars due to this since the Note 10 is a much better phone. I am giving this 3 star because it is just a little bit better than the Mi A2. It is a better looking phone, it feels like a high end phone while in hand than the A2, it is faster (not by much), more memory, bigger and better screen, but the most important and the item that made me want to buy this phone in the first place was the camera. The camera was subpar considering Xiaomi is advertising how good this camera is.

Indoor pics - sucks - The A2 took better pics indoor
Night mode - sucks - almost useless - note sure if I am comparing this to the Samsung but its useless
Macro - sucks - A2 took better pics and it doesn't even have this option/feature

The camera was such a disappointment that I reset the phone and printed out a return label. I did not even take this outdoor to test it, since indoor sucked and might of be half the pics she will take I decided it is not even worth continuing to test it.

Good:
Faster than the A2, comparable to mid end phones
Full body screen
Loud speakers - Keyword is loud, not nice sounding
Its very nice to look at
Price
Wide angle camera

Bad:
Camera - indoor, night, macro, front/selfie camera all sucked
Speed - lags a little bit

I did not feel that it was worth upgrading to this phone from the A2 even when the A2 is already a year or two older. Thats how bad I thought it is. Either the A2 is really good or this is really bad. This phone on paper should be been easily much better. Like day and night difference. This is why it gets 3 stars.
Krups MS-0A01306A Kaffeesatzbehälter für Kaffeevollautomaten
Krups MS-0A01306A Kaffeesatzbehälter für Kaffeevollautomaten
Schnelle Lieferung, passt allerdings nicht genau. Das Modell meines Kaffeeautomaten stand zwar in der beschreibung aber dennoch passt der Behälter nicht zu 100%. Daher einen Punkt Abzug
Normalerweise hätte ich das Teil zurückgeschickt, eben weil es nicht 100% passt, aber ich brauchte es dringend, weil ich ohne Behälter den Automaten nicht benutzen kann
Asus Wireless 802.11AC Dual Band WiFi Repeater & Aimesh Node (RP-AC1900)
Asus Wireless 802.11AC Dual Band WiFi Repeater & Aimesh Node (RP-AC1900)
Connected as my secondary mesh router. It works very well to extend my network out to my detached garage. My main router is installed in the front of my house (living room) and this is set up in the back of my house (kitchen) and the 2.4 Ghz and 5ghz networks connect my devices seamlessly wherever I am on my property. My single router could not do this while maintaining a strong signal. Very pleased with the Asus brand of Wifi routers.

It was easy to set up the mesh network, but it did take a couple of attempts before it worked. The Android app lets you see what devices are connected and you can see what router they are currently connected to. FireStick and Samsung TV devices are able to connect to this 5 Ghz network, but my previous Apple Airport Extreme somehow did not put out a 5 Ghz signal that those devices could "see." So, that is a nice network speed upgrade for a lot of my devices.

I approve and would would recommend it to create a mesh network along with your main Asus router. I don't know about mixing brands.
SYBO - CFXB100-4B Commercial Grade Rice Cooker/Warmer, 60 Cups with Hinged Lid, Stainless Steel Exterior, Non-Stick Insert Pot
SYBO - CFXB100-4B Commercial Grade Rice Cooker/Warmer, 60 Cups with Hinged Lid, Stainless Steel Exterior, Non-Stick Insert Pot
This massive rice cooker works perfectly! It works just as well as our big brand name commercial rice cookers for most likely half the cost of one. I was skeptical at first because I read reviews saying their rice came out mushy, but those people must not have known how to cook properly, LOL. As you can see, my rice came out amazing and super fluffy. It cooks fast, probably as fast as our little rice cooker. It’s as simple as using a small rice cooker. Comes with a little cup to scoop rice and a rice spoon. The quality of this rice cooker is nice and very well made. We are super happy with how this rice cooker works! We plan on using it for our restaurant.
Butterfly Stainless Steel Curve Idli Cooker, Idly Maker Set with 4 Plates, 16 idlies, Silver
Butterfly Stainless Steel Curve Idli Cooker, Idly Maker Set with 4 Plates, 16 idlies, Silver
I have been looking to replace my aluminium idly cooker with steel for long. I bought a local one but the base is too bad with bends after some usage and idly plates used to tilt. I went back to aluminium idly cooker again. Bought ibell 4 plate steel idly cooker but this too failed to meet my expectations because of a patch line that is visible inside of the vessel. Disappointed. Finally as a last try bought butterfly idly cooker by the cute looks and it indeed is when it got delivered. Good base but not encapsulated. Bought in amazon for 999/- on 05 Nov 20 which is good deal. Small plates but sufficient width for one idly.
Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack - 70 Grams
Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack - 70 Grams
This is the standard version and not the spicy one which is sold in most Indian grocery stores. Exactly what I grew up eating and wanted. It was fresh and we'll with in the best before date. It may sound expensive but price is comparable to the grocery store. Ok value for money since it was free delivery. We buy again.
Malaco Djungelvral – Supersalty regaliz 80 g – Pack de 6
Malaco Djungelvral – Supersalty regaliz 80 g – Pack de 6
I abhor licorice. I saw these in a YouTube video where their reaction was intense, and it was described as salty licorice. I got them thinking maybe it would be fun to watch my friends try them. After I got the bag, i reluctantly had to try the first sample...

Salty? Ya, but who doesn't like salty! Licorice? I don't taste it, period. It tastes like maple syrup to me. The contrast is actually good! The only thing I'd be concerned about is if you bite into it, you're going to lose a filling or a tooth. They are chewy to the max.

If you want to try something unique, definitely give them a go.

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