Hunter Evans

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Elon Musk: Elon Musk: Creativity and Leadership lessons by Elon Musk: Quotes from: Elon Musk Biography: Elon Musk Autobiography->Elon Musk Tesla-> ... SpaceX, Elon Musk Ashlee Vance) (Volume 1)
Elon Musk: Elon Musk: Creativity and Leadership lessons by Elon Musk: Quotes from: Elon Musk Biography: Elon Musk Autobiography->Elon Musk Tesla-> ... SpaceX, Elon Musk Ashlee Vance) (Volume 1)
Elon musk is one of my favorite guys including Steve jobs, Jack Ma of Alibaba, Mark zee of Facebook and Jeff Benzos of Amazon that I look at and I get the flaming heart towards achieving my goals as a software engineer. Musk is sometimes called crazy but I love the craziness in him that makes things move around him. In this book the greatest quotes from him and the lessons learnt are elaborated very well, He recently thought of having a city on another planet to save human life just in case earth has got any type of attack and hey..... just watch his next step.
Dylan, Bob - Bob Dylan - 1941-1966 Tales From A Golden Age (Special Edition)
Dylan, Bob - Bob Dylan - 1941-1966 Tales From A Golden Age (Special Edition)
This is the first Dylan documentary in the series produced by UK-based Chrome Dreams. This one is far less necessary than the rest of the series. If you have watched "No Direction Home," then it really adds nothing much to what you know. Indeed, it suffers mightily in comparison to remainder of the series, which I have reviewed elsewhere.

Although released in 2004, it was obviously filmed at least somewhat earlier. The film appears to be standard definition video. Unlike the others in the series, this film also suffers from lack of access to Dylan's music. The film is interlaced with music that evokes Dylan, but which is a poor substitute. The producers seemed to have had no access to the album cuts of the songs. Additionally, simply by the nature of the time period covered, they seems to have had little access to any original, alternative, performances either.

This documentary features extensive involvement by Clinton Heylin. Mr. Heylin is, himself, a very controversial figure among Dylan critics. That said, I appreciate Mr. Heylin's own critical contributions, generally, and find his lack of slavish worship of Dylan refreshing. However, this film covers the period before the "Crash," and the title gives away the fact that the interviewees consider the period Dylan's "Golden Age." Any negative criticism is very muted and essentially consists of: "This album was great, but not as great as the one that came after."

It is important to understand that this documentary, like the rest in the series, attempts to cover the process of the making of Dylan's music, the critical response to it at the time of its release, and a reassessment of it with the passage of time. In that respect, I would have to say that it fails. The film covers a period that is well documented in print and on film and really offers nothing to anyone but the most casual of Dylan fans. I would have to say that it is unnecessary, except as the first segment in the rest of the series. Unlike the subsequent entries in the series, which I do recommend highly, this film offers little in the way of fascinating insights into the albums and songs.
One More Night: Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour
One More Night: Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour
Like Dylan himself, Andrew Muir knows how to keep on keepin' on. Muir sets out to chronicle Dylan's Never Ending Tour, which began 25 years ago and shows no sign of ending. There are 17 chapters that offer detailed accounts of Dylan's NET shows on a year by year basis, spanning an insane gamut of concert experiences. There are transcendental moments when Dylan's way with a phrase, or a harmonica riff makes Muir quiver with ecstasy There are abject moments when Dylan seems to lose it completely, barking semi-complete lines into the darkness, and even stumbling off stage in the middle of a song. His band are nothing if not dedicated, maybe deadpan is a better word. The band play on.

There is one chapter covering the years 2005 to 2009, when Muir admits he has lost the plot and is increasingly alienated from the whole NET phenomenon. Some readers will be surprised to learn that Muir is redeemed from his descent into the Slough of Despond (as he calls it) by Dylan's album Christmas In the Heart, which he finds very moving. Muir's book is both a critical narrative of Dylan on stage, and also a self-help manual in which an addict strives to understand the nature of his addiction.

The sheer scale of Dylan's achievements has rendered most critics either speechless or reaching for one of two clichéd responses. Bob is a genius. Or Bob is utterly past it, and should put himself and us out of our misery. There is no mystery why Dylan keeps touring. He has answered this question many times, and one pleasure of Muir's book is that it's a very intelligent filleting of the interviews and press comments that have accompanied Dylan's 25 years on the road. "You hear sometimes about the glamour of the road, but you get over that real fast. There are a lot of times that it's no different from going to work in the morning. Still, you're either a player or you're not a player." (Dylan in The Los Angeles Times, February 1992) You're either a player or you're not a player. Can't get clearer than that.

What Muir brings to Dylan's eternity of touring is a very detailed knowledge of Dylan's work, a generous way of interacting with the people he meets on the road, and a sense of humour. Because Dylan remains enigmatic, a law unto himself, while simultaneously keeping up a relentless tour schedule, Dylan is simultaneously everywhere, and yet also unknowable to his fans. When Muir describes the day he met Dylan in a café in Camden Town, and handed the great man a copy of his fanzine Homer, the slut, it is as if we are there too.

My reservations about this book are the same as my reservations about the NET. It's such a vast undertaking. The road that Dylan set out on in 1988 still stretches ahead. There is a huge amount of material here, and it is not always easy to read. It's a complex narrative with a lot of detail. Sometimes it can be wearying to read why one version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" is even more exquisite and intelligent than the last one. But my verdict is that Andrew Muir has done it. On 1st May 2013, Dylan and his band played NET concert number 2.500 - in the Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, North Carolina. At the end of this year he'll return to the Albert Hall, scene of his notorious 1966 concerts when hard-core folkies booed and The Beatles cheered. It's sometimes hard to believe that one artist can do so much in one lifetime. But I think Andrew Muir has climbed Everest, and written a book which captures the scale, the brilliance and the awfulness of Dylan's life on the road. This is "The Agony and The Ecstasy" of our generation
Pentel EnerGel Pearl Deluxe RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen, 0.7mm, 4 Pack, Assorted Colors (BLN77WBP4M)
Pentel EnerGel Pearl Deluxe RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen, 0.7mm, 4 Pack, Assorted Colors (BLN77WBP4M)
I tried the Energel Needle-point in 0.7mm. These write beautifully. The ink is bold and consistent. They write a little more smoothly than the G2, S-Gel, Inkjoy Gel, or Pilot Juice at 0.7mm. The needle tip is reminiscent of the Pilot Precise rollerballs and the effect is the same. They are great for tracing a ruler or fine detailing where you really need to see the tip.

The body is okay. It's a little stout but that's okay. There isn't anything remarkable about the shape. The button is fat. There is a lot of play in the button. It works flawlessly but it feels squishy. It's different from usual clicky pen buttons. It rattles a bit. I ended up putting the cartridge into a Sarasa Clip, which has a cheaper-looking but more comfortable and more practical body.

That said, I tried the refill in a few other pen bodies. It fits perfectly into the Sarasa Clip, Pilot Juice, and Sharpie S-Gel bodies. It'll fit into the Jetstream Standard and Inkjoy Gel bodies but is a little tight in both cases. It'll work but clicking is a little stiffer and less satisfying. This is supposed to work with the Pentel Philography but I don't have one handy to test. That would be a nice fit for everyday writing.
Hide!!!
Hide!!!
I bought this book for my grandson. I will be buying additional copies for other children I love to spoil. This is a fun, fun book. The story is about a group of children playing hide-and-go-seek. As you go through the story, the reader is given prompts to find one of the children. This in and of itself is a fun part of the book. An added bonus is the list of items on the page to locate. First it's a raccoon, then it's a raccoon and 2 spoons on the next page. Each page has you finding the items on the previous pages (in new places) plus an additional item. How many you find increases with each new item. This isn't a "hidden pictures" type of picture. The items you are seeking are not drawn into a tree trunk or something like that. They are hanging from the tree or hiding behind a flower pot or things like that. The pictures are very busy, so it does take a bit of hunting to find some of the things. My criteria for a good children's book is one that is fun for both the child and the adult to read. This one fills the bill. Good job, Mr. Foxworthy!
Bounty Hunter PL Time Ranger Metal Detector, Black
Bounty Hunter PL Time Ranger Metal Detector, Black
I will admit that this thing has had relatively little use, but I have enjoyed it! It first appealed to me because it was on sale for $170 or so, normally (at the time I bought it) around $400 or $500. I thought it was a steal, I still think it is a pretty good deal.

It is really cool to use it and find stuff--even if that "schtuff" is useless and of little-to-no value whatsoever. It is a fun little hobby to get into and it's something my 11 year old and I enjoy doing together.

I feel this is a good unit for someone wanting to get into the hobby. There are certainly cheaper ones out there and I know there are those that are much better, but the price was right for me. Some people complain that this is a little too advanced for a beginner. Yes and no. If you are buying this for an 11 year old and saying go have fun on your own, then yes. If you are an adult buying this for yourself and know how to read an operating manual, then no, it is just fine. Is this one a little complicated? I think it is. But that is why I generally keep the directions with it...or where I know where to find them.

I do wish this whole unit was waterproof as some of the higher-end units. Sometimes I can't keep this thing from finding trash, but hey, that one piece of trash you don't decide to dig up could have been something cool. I can adjust the unit to avoid picking up the same type of trash, but it is not exactly inherent in how to do it all the time and it didn't really work when I tried it--oh well.

I would advise that you take the batteries out and put them on a shelf if you will not be using this for more than a month or two. Two 9 volt batteries aren't cheap and I haven't found enough gold in the ground to just let batteries go to waste.
Top of the World Relaxed Fit Adjustable Hat Team Color Primary Icon
Top of the World Relaxed Fit Adjustable Hat Team Color Primary Icon
Go BOISE! We live in a house divided by borders...Washington and Idaho. We have a devout Husky fan and a devout Broncos fan. It's rough, but we have survived 15 years of marriage. The hat itself is symbolic, it was given as a gift by a husky fan out of love...it was painful, it was harrowing, but love is sometimes stronger than football. The hat, sadly, fits perfectly and has been worn throughout the year for camping, soccer games, football sauturdays and sometimes just as a reminder that the broncos kicked the Huskies ass....on those days the hat sleeps in the living room. It fits well and sits atop an over sized head just fine. The look is exceptionally cool if you prefer primary blue to purple and gold.
Funko Marvel: Avengers 2 - Thor Bobble Head Action Figure
Funko Marvel: Avengers 2 - Thor Bobble Head Action Figure
We love our funko pops in our house and have recently started on our Avengers collection. Thor has great detail on him and the paint work was spot on true to his character. I do wish that he wasn't a bobble head as with kids around our bobble heads seen to be getting stretched out springs and wonky necks. As usual with amazon prime it was quick next day delivery and well packaged which is always a bonus.
Beowulf and Grendel
Beowulf and Grendel
"Beowulf & Grendel" is frequently commended by lovers of Viking movies, but this is actually quite an average film. The storyline and script are simplistic at points and the acting is sometimes below standard. There are some points that I liked, tho': turning Grendel from a heinous monster into a sort of gigantic Neanderthal with a chip on his shoulder against Hróðgár is ingenuous, while the ascendancy of Wealhþéow over the king is also interesting (particularly in a deleted scene); this is even more clearly marked in Zemeckis's version. The representation of a Danish hall seems all in all quite accurate. (The OE scholar Andy Orchard is thanked at the end of the film but not credited as advisor, so I wonder about his exact role in the film...) If you know the actual story told in the Old English poem, there are some noticeable departures, mainly the presence of an Irish monk and the witch. I like the former but cannot see the necessity of the latter: the monk is surely there to remind us that "Beowulf" as we know it is actually a old heathen myth copied by English monks, who are widely suspected to have modified the original oral stories to make them fit their Christian vision. This is probably there to explain the scene of the Geats returning home, when Thorkel the scop is shown to have been baptized and he draws comparison of Grendel with Cain (this is in the OE poem, btw). Other than that and as far as the development of story goes, on the other hand, the monk is quite superfluous. The presence of the witch allows us to enjoy the pretty Sarah Polley, but her relationship with the troll is a bit ludicrous, as is the final surprise, which I see as an attempt to link the film with the third part of the poem (Beowulf's fight with the dragon, of course not shot for this movie).

Concerning the edition, the DVD is devoid of any subtitles (always a mistake IMHO, and even more here as the thick accent of some actors may prove a bit hard for foreigners), but on the other hand it offers both 2.0 and 5.1 versions. There is an audio commentary by the director and the screenwriter, (short) interviews with some members of the cast, a few deleted scenes, a comparison of the storyboard with the actual film, and some costume sketches. Some excepts of the documentary "Wrath of God" (about 9 minutes; the whole documentary is 72') are also included.
Angola 3 - Black Panthers And The Last Slave Plantation
Angola 3 - Black Panthers And The Last Slave Plantation
This documentary tells a complicated story of three prisoners and their plights in Louisiana prison.
Their stories are very complicated and much background detail is covered in this film. It looks like some (or all of it) was shot before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The film definitely shows extensive evidence of some kind of prison or government frame up to solve a brutal crime that happened behind prison walls. I would recommend this film for people interested in the Black Panther Party, the American prison system failures, and compelling biographies.
Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange (4K UHD)
Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange (4K UHD)
It’s Marvel, what’s not to love?!! Add Benedict Cumberbatch and his always wonderful acting skills into the mix of excitement at seeing Dr. Strange in a movie and bam! I’m hooked with the this one!
Disclaimer: I am a 62 year old woman who happens to love Marvel films.
Lord of the Elves
Lord of the Elves
Disclosure: I have deliberately undertaken a task to curate low budget movies from the modern era. This makes me ultra-tolerant of faults in movies.

This movie is quite good. I watched it on Amazon Prime Videos for free.

If you are expecting exquisite acting, you'll actually get it from Christopher Judge and Bai Ling, who have the top billing.

I like the tree people family and the tree people in general. I suppose it only stands to reason that there would be a large number of little people in show business in southeast asia.

There was a surprisingly good amount of worldbuilding for this movie. The tree people, live (naturally) in trees, are vegetarians, and worship the earth mother, and are quite inventive. The more prominent women know of the healing arts, which they use well.

The rock men are moon worshipers, perform human sacrifice and cannibalism and live in caves.

The humans live on the plains and hunt. They worship the sky father. Judge plays one of these, and it is precisely because of his role as Teal'c in Stargate SG-1 that he can pull off some of the lines in this movie without sounding cheesy.

The acting ability and special effects are on-par with a Xena or Hercules. I'd totally watch a show based in this world.

I'd also totally run or play this in a D&D campaign. There was even a time when I said to myself: Goben could do an extra 1d6 of damage because he's flanking that guy.

Is this a movie worthy of cinematic release? No. That bar is way to high. But for a Amazon Prime Video I got to watch for free*? Easily a great value.

This movie has two names. "Clash of Empires" and "Lord of the Elves".

There are no elves, and no empires. Just a few tribes, and all of them are human.
Thoreau: Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Thoreau: Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
I bought three collections of Thoreau's works in addition to this one when I was writing a term paper for my English class. I consider _Political_Writings_ the best one of the four. It contains selections from _Walden_, "Resistance to Civil Government" (better known as "Civil Disobedience"), "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Life without Principle," and a series of speeches in defense of an abolitionist by the name of John Brown. Thoreau's writings are preceded by a well-written and informative introduction that discusses Thoreau's life and political thought.
I consider Thoreau to be one of the best writers of his time. Reading this collection of his works made me question some aspects of my life. It reassured me that society will become more cooperative rather than coercive if individuals such as myself fight for what they believe in.
This edition is excellent - the paper is white, smooth, and well bound. I am planning on buying more books in this series (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Works).
My Book About Christmas by ME, Myself: with some help from the Grinch & Dr. Seuss
My Book About Christmas by ME, Myself: with some help from the Grinch & Dr. Seuss
I bought this as a pre-Christmas activity for me and my 5 year old daughter to do together and we love it! The idea is so clever and it makes such a wonderful hardcover keepsake! The book has certain lines and pages from the original Grinch book, but most of the pages are fill in the blank and coloring/drawing activities that describe your own family traditions. We usually do a few pages a day because they are quick activities. Some of the drawing activities include drawing their stocking, what's on their plates for Christmas dinner, decorating a Christmas tree, drawing their favorite ornament from the tree, drawing their pet dressed as a reindeer like Max to name a few.

Some of the fill in the blank pages include circling from a large list of pre-Christmas activities that your family does, checking off how they feel about the Grinch, writing a letter to Santa about what they'd like for Christmas, writing a list of good deeds they've done this year, and writing a list of gifts they are giving to others, plus so much more. I love that you can put family pictures of who you celebrate with and also there's 2 pages for your family members to take a turn writing what makes their hearts grow at Christmas. There are also mazes as well. So much fun and she looks forward to filling it out every day. I'd say this is for age 5 and up because I could see a younger child becoming bored with this and not being able to complete it, even though all the pages are quick activities.

This is a great family activity book that becomes a treasured keepsake and a perfect way to record family traditions seen through the child's eyes.
Three Fates
Three Fates
I enjoyed this book! The characters were every interesting, the story had many different twists and turns and the outcome was perfect!!! I love to read a book that I can't put down and this one I was continusly compelled to read just one more page, okay so maybe one more chapter. This past year I have reasonlly started exploring Nora Roberts many books and I find I like her writing style. I have read only 8 or so of her books and have not been disappointed. Not sure why I have not discovered her in the past!! The Three Fates is yet another wonderful book Nora has written. Thank you for entertaining me this past week!!
Secret Star (Stars of Mithra Book 3)
Secret Star (Stars of Mithra Book 3)
This is the final story in the Stars of Mithra trilogy and the writing is up to the high Nora Roberts standard. It is so easy to criticise a writer's work and my thoughts and feelings might easily have been swayed by an unpaid bill or lack of sleep (to paraphrase Ebenezer Scrooge).
However, I found this story slower than the previous two with less action and not as suspenseful. The areas I did not like where structural, the devices used to tell the story. Revealing the enemy's identity did not work for me. I preferred the elusive figure of the first two novels when the reader was given insight into the thoughts and feelings of the villain without knowing his name or status. In the high society that Grace, the main female character, inhabits not knowing which of the people she meets is the villain causes the reader to doubt and question everyone. Revealing his identity at the dénouement would have been far more shocking and suspenseful.
Grace was complex but most of what we know of her is through hearsay. There is one scene which could be described as revealing had we not already known about what she was doing. Seth, the male interest for Grace, is a rigidly controlled cop with preconceived ideas about her. The changes he undergoes to see through the persona she presents were not strong enough. Again, he learns more about her through hearsay than through their own interaction.
In the first two novels Bailey and MC have a great many challenges to deal with alone and with their respective male interests. By contrast, Grace slips easily through the story. Her problems with her family and people's perception of her are not on a par with witnessing murders or being on the run. Having said all that, the novel is still a higher standard than most in this genre and is a most enjoyable read.
Tonight and Always
Tonight and Always
I was excited to finally have this 'new' book auto-delivered to my Kindle, and I started reading it almost as soon as it arrived (I was just so glad to be over the Boonesboro trilogy!).

But as I read, I kept thinking that something must have happened to NR. The writing was so, well, bad! The characters are poorly developed, the story starts with very little background, sections bounce back and forth from one character's POV to the other's, descriptive words are repeated frequently (sometimes within two or three sentences). There were just so many basic writing flaws that the story wasn't flowing at all for me.

I tried to stick with it, thinking that it just HAD to improve. With the amount of gratuitous sex between the heroine and hero, coupled with the way the heroine swooped in and immediately found her way into the heart of the hero's orphaned niece, I thought that I was reading some weird experimental mash-up of Fifty Shades of Grey and The Sound of Music. Maybe NR was trying out some bizarre literary style?

And then I got to the chapter where the H&H go to New York. And she goes shopping at Gimbels. WHAT??? That store has been closed for decades! I quickly went to the title page and, lo and behold.... this book is 30 years old! Or nearly that anyway. And very dated. Written when Ms. Roberts was just learning the ropes, long before she'd hit her stride as the (usually) wonderful story-teller that she's become.

So.... fair warning. This book is NOT NEW. Some may like it, but I didn't. And I'm very sorry that I didn't know that it was a reprint before I spent the money for it. Buyer beware.
The Great Russian Short Story Collection: 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors
The Great Russian Short Story Collection: 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors
Russian literary masters have produced some of the best short stories the world read in the last two centuries. However, these giants are better read on their own rather than in a collection like this which seems to lack any major thread. Most stories, one must say, are superb with some all-time classics. This book is a good starting point for anyone new to the amazing work of these authors - where else will one come across revered names like Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Gogol, Gorky in one volume? However, the book is unlikely to impress for those familiar, like this reviewer.
PAULO COELHO-DER WEG DES - MOV [DVD] [2014]
PAULO COELHO-DER WEG DES - MOV [DVD] [2014]
Der Film hat einige interessante Szenen,ist aber insgesamt nichts wirklich Besonderes. Das Magische ist manchmal eher fraglich als magisch. Zum Beispiel: Als die Hauptfigur von einer Person angesprochen wird, ob er in einen Geheimbund afgenommen werden möchte. WARUM um alles in der Welt wird die Hauptfigur eine Weile beobachtet und dann angesprochen. Er ist bis dato durch absolut nichts in seinem gesamten Leben aufgefallen. Und er wird angesprochen?!?
Für Coelho-Fans vielleicht ganz nett. Für jeden unvoreingenommenen Zuschauer überflüssig.
Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition)
Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition)
I read Le Petit Nicolas to cultivate my French reading skills. I re-started to learn this language 1.5 years ago and I still do not possess an extensive vocabulary. Le Petit Nicolas represents a collection of short stories about a young school boy and his every day adventures in school, after school with his friends and in his family. It addresses young readers but is considered cult among youths and adults as well (the stories were written in the sixties). The stories, written from the view and in the language of the 9 yr old boy, are full of punchlines and irony. I highly recommend this book to all those learning French (in an earlier stage) and looking for French literature to practice.
The Casebook of Sidney Zoom
The Casebook of Sidney Zoom
Sidney Zoom is kind of like "Leverage" the cable TV show.
He helps people who have been swindled. Some are on the brink of suicide.
He has many disguises and tricks to help those in need with the help of his shapely secretary, Vera Thurmond, and his police dog Rip.

I'm glad they have compiled stories from the old pulp fiction magazines for us to enjoy.
I am in the middle of reading this collection of Zoom stories. It's nice that they are short--problem solved in a short time span like a TV show.
The Injustice
The Injustice
Its a total different read from James Patterson. A student is expelled from school just before being promoted. A tweet appears on his phone that he did not put on. Some of his friends are expelled for different reasons. So the student tries to find out who put the tweet on in order to clear his name and to get to school.
The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets
The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets
I am a fan of Dahl's and generally read his adult themed books. I got this one sort of on a whim plus it was low priced. I enjoyed reading it and it was more full of tidbits about the history of his writing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From the characters he started with and the ones that he discarded. Also tidbits about the writer himself.
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 14: Includes vols. 40, 41 & 42 (14)
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 14: Includes vols. 40, 41 & 42 (14)
It’s Deidara vs. Sasuke, but even Deidara’s Ultimate Art may be no match for the all-powerful new Sasuke. The battle culminates in a giant explosion, leaving members of Team Kakashi concerned, especially when Karin cannot sense Sasuke’s chakra. Plus, deep inside the Land of Rain lies an Akatsuki secret that sheds doubt on the organization’s true intentions, as well as their mysterious leader, Pain. James Sprouse Jr, Author of Angelcat Book of Beginning. 
Total Meltdown (Hellfire Series Book 7)
Total Meltdown (Hellfire Series Book 7)
Elle James - Total Meltdown - (Hellfire Series Book 7)

The 7th Book in the Series is about the only female in the Grayson Family. She grew up with Four Alpha Brothers. But Lily Grayson can hold her own anyone, including her brothers. Lilly 24 years old and is a teacher in Hell Fire. During the summer she becomes an au pair with wealthy families and see’s the world on someone else’s dime, so to speak.

When her current summer au pair job is canceled at the last moment, one of her students suggests that she apply for the job with her student, sister and father, Antonio Delossantos to Cosa Rica where Antonio has a business interest. Antonio’s wife was killed by drug cartels, and he hasn’t gotten over her loss. He workes to drown the pain leaving the children under the care of a nanny. Just one small problem, she told Antonio off on the last day of school regarding not being in his children’s life. In the end, she is hired and travels with Antonio and his two children.

Lilly and Antonio are attracted to each other, and Lilly is determined to keep those feelings to herself, and besides, Antonio has a rule, never date an employee. So, when the white-hot passion takes over, Antonio must do one thing; first, he must fire Lilly. When the Drug Cartel come after Lilly and the children, Antonio must get them back safely, so he hires Hank Petersen and four of his best men from Brotherhood Protectors in the Crazy Mountains of Montana.

Will Antonio and the Brotherhood be able to get to Lilly and his children before it’s too late?

So, you ask yourself, why should I read this novella? If you haven’t read Ms. James books, you have missed one of the greatest writers of military romance books around. You will sometime laugh, cry and most of all, you will find that her white-hot passion will cause you to keep turning the pages until the last word. If you do read Ms. James’ books, you will love this installment of the Hell Fire Series.

I was given an ARC for an honest review.
The Country Cat Story and Pictures by Norman Bridwell
The Country Cat Story and Pictures by Norman Bridwell
This is an adorable, easy-to-read children's book about a cat from the country whose owners move him to the city. He escapes from their city apartment, looking for the trees, fish and field mice he was used to in the country. His misadventures end when a little kid neighbor helps him get home. The little boy tells the owner’s how much he likes their cat. His owners, tired of the outdoor cat who won't stay quiet indoors, offer to give him to the little boy. The little boy remarks that he's about to move out to the country, so he isn't sure if the cat will want to go along. BUT, we all know, that is the perfect happy ending for this cat! It's a cute little introduction to concepts of "city" and "country", a la 1960s America, and there's a tiny touch of topical thought in the illustrations. The cat's original owners are a white couple. The little boy from next door in the city is black. It's a happy illustration of racial harmony, hoped for since the 1960s, and more timely than ever now for American kids. The illustrations also give the cute orange cat a mischievous smile that makes it look like he’s enjoying even his strangest encounters with the unfamiliar, which help make the story about getting lost in a strange place less scary to the tiny tots.
Mr Happy & The Office Party
Mr Happy & The Office Party
If you were a fan of the Mr. Men and Little Miss books as a child then you're sure to love the nostalgic feeling these revamped adult versions will give you. The books are in the same format we know and love and they have used a selection of Roger Hargreaves' original illustrations that fit the new storylines pretty perfectly.

This book starts with a very hungover Mr. Happy and then goes back in time to show the events of the office Christmas party that made him feel ill in the first place. I have to admit that this was my least favourite of the four grown up books released so far but it was still amusing and there were a lot of nods to little things that workers are sure to recognise from their own office parties. These books are perfect little stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts and I hope we'll see more books published in the range.
Grandfather Clock
Grandfather Clock
My 3.5 yo son loves this book and can read time (meaning when the minute hand is straight up) because of it. The graphics are great and the story cute. Highly recommend!
The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 4
The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 4
This should have been a fun side story - the iconic Lestat's tangential side adventure with David Talbot rather than any of the host of vampires which Rice has introduced in the series so far (brilliant). The writing meanders a bit too much but the storyline is entertaining and a blend of predictable and unpredictable. Louis and Claudia make appearances as well. To those ends, this is a refreshing and lighter tale after the intensity & density of Queen of the Damned (which is pure gold).

However, there are 2 big issues that detract from Lestat's adventure. These either did not age well from her initial intent, or somehow Rice thinks her audience will gobble up without question: literal rape, and figurative rape. Lestat is flamboyant and narcissistic but has been depicted thus far with a varying degree of compassion for humanity in general (he feeds only on those who hurt others) and for those he 'loves' (i.e., Gabrielle and Louis). He's entertaining and deviant--all Id and very little Ego, so to speak. But the character here veers so far from that into intentional and enjoyable harm to those who he loves or who don't deserve it. I was troubled for quite awhile after reading the scene where he rapes (literally rapes - she screams 'no') a random waitress while he's human (and it makes even less sense because if it's about desire, he has a consensual relationship with a female later on). Lestat even 'feels bad' and brings her jewelry at the end (so he knows what he did, and uses the term 'rape' several times), but seems to have no concept of the psychological impact of what he's done. I was also troubled (but less so) at the end when he violates David's wishes and turns him, ending his life without his consent (again, David protests and yells 'no'). He also burns Louis's house down, among other things. However, he keeps a nice dog alive so there's that.

In an otherwise lighter and entertaining story, these incidents take Lestat in a somewhat bizarre direction. I wanted to read more about David--her writing is much more lively when discussing David, and he's fascinating. You're also rooting for David & Lestat to hook up (which they don't). But too much focus on Lestat and the rest of the story just doesn't congeal. Maybe it's some attempt at extending the fact that he didn't really have a choice in being turned against his will (?), or saying 'hey Lestat if you were human your actions wouldn't fly' but she took Lestat from flamboyant 'brat prince' to callous and a little bit psychopath. He's more interested in demonstrating his power over people than anything else. I was going to keep reading the series, but I'm not interested anymore. Can't root for Lestat after this.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Wizard Collection Action Figure : Invisibility Cloak Harry
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Wizard Collection Action Figure : Invisibility Cloak Harry
This is the only figure of Harry in his Invisibility Cloak that there is, so boy am I happy with it! He looks exactly as he is photographed here on Amazon in real life, and the effect of his silvery grey image is fantastic. The Cloak rests on his shoulders, and cascades down over his front and back, moulding to his shape in folds that stand out nicely, so that it really does look like ' "water woven into material" ' as J.K Rowling describes it in the first book. You can also take it off and stand him on his own, which is well cool. He looks good standing on top of the cardboard cut-out stand that comes in the package for display purposes, and also comes with a Magic Trick in an envelope and a Casting Stone Medallion. The delivery was quick and as a "Harry Potter" fan and collector, I could not resist making this purchase. Thank you Amazon!
Prologue
Prologue
What can I say that hasn't been said already? Phenomenal soundtrack. The music is ideal for those who practice Metaphysics and the Occult. It's a must have even if you just meditate.

For those who enjoy guideded meditations or Pathworkings, this is also a lot of lovely sounds that are skillfully blended to take your mind on a journey into the world of Fantasy and Imagination.

This is even ideal as background music for any Fantasy novel you may wish to indulge yourself in. I've used it as background music for reading many types of Fantasy and especially High Fantasy. Though I didn't find it suitable for stories like Connan or Cthulhu but I did manage to enjoy it for some self-guided meditations.

This will be ideal music for spells & rites that involve journies to other worlds and yes you can use it for background to rites involving love and prosperity Sorceries.

I give it a five star rating. Excellent score and wonderful tonal quality.
The Romanov Files, 1918 - 1953: A Non-fiction Novel
The Romanov Files, 1918 - 1953: A Non-fiction Novel
 Did this guy even read any memories from people who knew them? I think not.
The rescuers have a princess twice alexei's age marry him to continue the dynasty and it is portrayed in a positive light. I couldnt keep reading the book after that discusting filth.
 Imagine if this was a 13 year old girl marrying a 28 year old man, any good older brother would gag or even become upset or emotional at the thought, and yet the author portrayed Maria as mad, not because her sick and inexperienced underage baby brother was being coerced (i forgot to say they coerced him) into marrying someone twice his age, but because she realized she was not as significant politically as her brother, she literally started complaining about "not being wanted" her complains were absolutely selfish. Real Maria was described as "kindness and unselfiness personified".
For those familiarized with ASOIAF,  in this book masha is like a watered down version of viserys, she doesnt come up with the idea for the marriage, and even talks against it once or twice, but she doesnt care enough about it and doesnt protect her brother from literal molestation because she is too busy whinning about not being important.
The book portrays alexei as wanting the marriage because he knows he is going to die young and wants to "feel something" and have a child to save the dynasty before he dies. Now, this is completely believable for a child who has been near death so many times.
HOWEVER the narrative painted the desperate pleas to marry of an ill, indoctrinated, coerced and understandably scared of early-death child as something that had to be taken seriously. The author literally pulled off the whole "look how mature he is for his age" and "but what if the child consented" excuses literal pedophiles use to justify themselves in order to have child marriage in his story without at least using the narrative to portray it as something inherently harmful.
The other excuse to portray child marriage in a possitive light was that he was sick, excuse me while I gag, do terminally ill children suddenly not deserve protection against pedophiles or child marriages? They are "going to die soon anyway" so why not "let them live" according to the author. Alexei's illness was literally the most pathetic excuse the author used, incredibly insulting and discusting even, he literally used a sick child's fear of death as a good enough reason for pedophilia.
Or maybe the author considered 13 was not a child?  I really dont think that is the case, the author clearly refers to alexei as a "boy" or "child" never as a "man". The author even gave him childish dialogue and manerisms and made him disguise as a girl with the pedophile being the mother, which made the entire thing even more creepy, every time that woman was refered as the tsaritsa i wanted to gag.
To be clear again, it was not the use of child marriage as a plot device that bothered me, it was the way the narrative portrayed the grown ass woman who married a child in a possitive light, and portrayed the marriage itself as something "necessary", literally the same excuse the bolcheviks used to justify murder, it was hilariously ironic how little self awareness the author had.
Netgear Unite AC770S | Mobile Wifi Hotspot 4G LTE | Up to 300Mbps Download Speed | Connect Up to 10 Devices | Create A WLAN Anywhere | 2 MIMO TS-9 external antenna connectors | GSM Unlocked - White
Netgear Unite AC770S | Mobile Wifi Hotspot 4G LTE | Up to 300Mbps Download Speed | Connect Up to 10 Devices | Create A WLAN Anywhere | 2 MIMO TS-9 external antenna connectors | GSM Unlocked - White
This is the old one and I didn't know that when I ordered. I also didn't catch that the sim card is the old large size. I luckily had a sim adapter. Do not try to stick your micro or nano sim in this slot or you risk losing your sim and damaging the sim slot on the hot spot, making it useless. I was actually replacing the newer Unite model and got this one by mistake. I don't think it was a bad purchase and I'm keeping it. On the newer version of the Unite hot spot the external antenna port fell off mine. The old version might be better. It seems to have more settings, but a smaller battery. Some settings I like on this one is you can force it to stay on LTE, the newer model went back and forth to the edge network. I also notice this one has a VPN pass through. On the newer model I was having issues connecting to my work VPN. If you need an AT&T tower and an external antenna the Unite seems to be the best model. I use it for my cabin in the woods on a river with a Yagi directional antenna. It works great, middle of nowhere and I'm getting 9-13mbps. Those antenna ports are weak, so I no longer unplug it from the antenna. Instead I got a wifi repeater for $25 and plugged it in outside and I've got tons of range. The neighbors can pick it up a football field away.
The Discovery of India
The Discovery of India
I cannot possible do justice review in a few words this great book and I am not capable enough to review such a great work as this.

I can say Nehru was a genius and there is no doubt about it once one reads this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It's a huge book around 700 pages.
This book will definitely shape the way we think about India and also life as such, since there is also lot of philosophy inthis book. This book would move you emotionally. In the era where people blindly ape the west, this book tries to take us to our roots just what the title of the book says. It shows us how advanced a civilization indians were, when compared to the Greeks or Romans. What were the contributions of India to the world. It also tells us where and how we failed in the modern times and tries to explain what we need to do to reclaim that glory. This book touches everything from the harrappa mohenjodaro times to the time just before we got independence. This book combines history, philosophy and a little bit of biography as well. This book also discusses the problems faced by India, including that of partition and also the world issues. It discusses the possible solutions to it.
The epilogue is so poetic, emotional and beautiful, that it almost made me cry and I didn't want the book to end.
This book deserves to be read more than once and should be read by every Indian. I would definitely do that.
Moon Alaska: Scenic Drives, National Parks, Best Hikes (Travel Guide)
Moon Alaska: Scenic Drives, National Parks, Best Hikes (Travel Guide)
This is set to become a must have guide for travelers in Alaska. Succinctly written with wit and style by someone who clearly lives, loves and breathes Alaska and who knows a thing or two about the place. Clear, detailed information regarding all aspects of travel, sightseeing, activity, food, vehicle hire, insurance, accommodation, camping and pretty much anything else a visitor might need to know. Full of educational wisdom about plants, wildlife, local customs and events with sections on geography, history, ecology, safety, weather conditions and the environmental impact of tourism - the depth of research is breathtaking and the "Essentials" chapter alone is worth the price of admission. Absolutely nothing is missing and everything has context and substance - Maloney answers questions I would never even have thought to ask. It's a great tool for planning a trip before you set off too. I got this book just one week before heading out to Denali National Park, ticking off a 20+ year item from my bucket list. I'll be taking it as my main guide to the area having read it cover to cover in anticipation, and it's already suggested many highlights I wouldn't have considered. In many years of visiting and traveling Alaska and with a shelf full of guide books going back a long way, this current and entertaining guide is likely to become my go to reference. I'm inspired to explore even more of the state as a result and I doubt I'll go anywhere without it. I plan to give copies for Christmas this year to entice my friends to visit. Highly recommended even to armchair travelers!
JARLIF - Zapatillas de tenis con espuma viscoelástica para mujer, ligeras, para gimnasio, trotar, deportivas, correr, correr y correr, talla 5,5 – 10
JARLIF - Zapatillas de tenis con espuma viscoelástica para mujer, ligeras, para gimnasio, trotar, deportivas, correr, correr y correr, talla 5,5 – 10
First when the sneakers arrived they came in a bag and not a box. So I thought are you serious they came in a bag at that minute I did not even want to open the package thinking wow these sneakers are probably not going to be any good. I said they can't even ship them in the shoe box. So I waited a few minutes then opened the package and they looked ok, my son took one and tried to get it on his foot but did not happen. I told him I ordered them tom where at work they have memory foam and maybe they would help my legs and back due to me being on my feet at work from 10 to 14 hours a day. My son said yeah mom they should try them on. So I did and they felt like I was walking on a air, I said wow these feel really good and they fit me just right. My son said yeah they look good they look like adidas mom. I said they were only like 26 dollars I think I am going to get another pair so I have 2 pairs for work. So yes right now because I am off today I am going to order another pair right now. I wore the sneakers yesterday to work and I did a 13 hour shift and when I came home and took my shoes off my feet did not hurt and no pains in my legs fell asleep quickly.
VIVO Freestanding Full Motion Aluminum Single VESA Computer Monitor Mount Desk Stand, Fits 17 to 32 inch Screens, STAND-V101Z
VIVO Freestanding Full Motion Aluminum Single VESA Computer Monitor Mount Desk Stand, Fits 17 to 32 inch Screens, STAND-V101Z
I am so happy to have made this purchase. I thought really hard before I placed an order for the VIVO Dual VESA Monitor Stand. My last Free standing monitor was difficult to assemble and I couldn't get it to balance just right with the 28 inch monitors that I had bought. I ended up returning the free standing stand. This stand, however, works great and it's very sturdy. It was very easy to assemble. I had no problem counter balancing them while I was installing each monitor (28" each). The only problem I did run into was the screw for the back of the monitors were a little bit too long. I just went to hardware store and bought smaller size screws and used the washers to tighten the screws to the monitors. I strongly recommend this VIVO Freestanding Full Motion Aluminum Dual VESSA Monitor Desk Stand. I give it 5 stars all around!
TT&C Short iPhone Cable Charger [ 6 inches ] Sync and Charging Data Cord Compatible with iPhone 11/ Xs/Xs Max/Xr/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5/iPad (White 4Pack)
TT&C Short iPhone Cable Charger [ 6 inches ] Sync and Charging Data Cord Compatible with iPhone 11/ Xs/Xs Max/Xr/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5/iPad (White 4Pack)
The size is awesome for use when out and about, especially with the external battery, I often share them with friends, the price is good enough that I almost consider them disposable, good thing since they often fail after a few months of use when banging around in my bag. I offhandedly mentioned that to TT&C on one of the numerous follow-up emails that they send, mostly as an FYI since I had ordered more, unasked sent me replacements, and gave a few tips to try ensure they last longer, this was above and beyond since I consider low cost cables as just an expense item.
Aclaramiento de piel de porcelana, piel, melasma y corrector de pigmentos
Aclaramiento de piel de porcelana, piel, melasma y corrector de pigmentos
Several years ago I developed melasma on my upper lip and it continued to get worse. Admittedly the darkening was not as bad as many others experience but it was enough to make me very self conscious and I would never leave the house without makeup. I tried a prescription given to me from my dermatologist and it caused my skin to burn and peel horribly with no better results afterwards. I also tried some natural remedies found online with no success. Reading the reviews on this product gave me hope and the price tag made it worth trying out, compared with many of the other products I had considered. I did get peeling a few days after starting to use it but it was manageable and not much less embarrassing than the darkening so I powered through. I would say that after a week, the peeling had stopped and I had noticeable results. Because I was nervous about the peeling I read in other reviews and also because I tend to convince myself I see results when there are none, I decided to only try it out on one half of my upper lip. This way I could compare to the untreated side to see if it really did look better and also so, if the product made things worse, it would only be on one side and not my whole upper lip. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a total 'before' photo, but I did take one before I started treating the other side (first photo). These are pretty bad quality (and unflattering) photos but hopefully you can see the difference. I have since treated the other side with the same success (second photo). The darkening is not 100% gone but it's to the point where I can now go out without makeup and not even think about it. I know it may not work for everyone but it definitely worked for me. I should also mention that while I was using this product, I also became much more diligent about applying sunscreen daily so it's possible that the sunscreen helped with my results as well. (I recommend Elta MD Broad Spectrum SPF 41 sunscreen). I applied the product every night before bed daily until I felt I didn't need it anymore. Now I only use it on occasion when I start to see some darkening creep back in. Try not to be too discouraged by the initial peeling because it will be totally worth it.

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