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点点星光灿烂
点点星光灿烂
点点星光灿烂 by 郭艳红. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
By Nicholas Sparks Safe Haven (Rep Mti)
By Nicholas Sparks Safe Haven (Rep Mti)
By Nicholas Sparks Safe Haven (Rep Mti) by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Tage der Hoffnung (German Edition)
Tage der Hoffnung (German Edition)
Tage der Hoffnung (German Edition) by Catherine Ryan Hyde and Lotta Fabian. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 93 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Stephen King's The Body: Bookmarked
Stephen King's The Body: Bookmarked
Stephen King's The Body: Bookmarked by Aaron Burch. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects)
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects)
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects) by Jake Smith. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual
iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual
iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Effective Akka: Patterns and Best Practices
Effective Akka: Patterns and Best Practices
Effective Akka: Patterns and Best Practices by Jamie Allen. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 w/Cd
Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 w/Cd
Advanced Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 w/Cd by Julia Case Bradley and A. C. Millspaugh. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Developing Microservices with Node.js
Developing Microservices with Node.js
Very, very disappointing. I was looking forward to an in-depth look at building microservices in Node, using Seneca, Docker and other technologies. This book did absolutely nothing to further my knowledge of those technologies and amounted to little more than a complete waste of time. The early sections discussed Seneca and PM2, but the examples were very weak and the author kept changing the Seneca.add(xxx) signature without explanation. The small section on pattern matching and Patrun was atrocious. I tried to plow through chapters one and two three times to no avail. I was left simply shaking my head.

The most important section, to my thinking, was the tutorial: called "Writing your First Microservice in Node.js". This is where I usually replicate the code presented by the author as I read along - hence it's learning importance. But the author doesn't even tell us how to set up the project environment! He immediately begins with this Seneca code without the first reference to the dependency requirements, installations and set-up. Unbelievable. The rest of the book, regarding testing and monitoring, fares no better. The Docker section is woefully inadequate, although considering the scope of Docker, some compromises should be expected.

The author says throughout that his book will not make the reader an expert, but should offer a good amount of familiarity. It does neither.

This could very well be the worst software book that I have ever purchased. And I have purchased more than a few.
What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffett: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Developing a Highly Successful Company
What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffett: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Developing a Highly Successful Company
Over 300 helpful quotes, concepts and tidbits of information that the author has accumulated throughout his 33 + years running and growing a business.

It seems like the last few books I reviewed mentioned the importance of understanding "opportunity costs". On page 9, "Every activity you undertake exacts the price of not being able to pursue alternative activities... Thus the cost of putting out fires where fires exist and putting fingers in dikes where leaks exist is extremely high in the sense of decreased progress or missed opportunities." Peter Drucker calls that "feeding the problems and starving the opportunities"

Barnett also touches on the importance of being able to execute.

On page 115 there is great advise about the importance of raising prices and the importance of doing so on a gradual scale, whether needed or not because when it is needed you may not be able to play catch up.

A few cool quotes:

"Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant" - Yiddish Folk Saying

Meaning always hire up.

Success

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children:

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better;

To help in leaving a better social condition;

To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is success.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.

- Warren Buffett

Chapter 63 is on "asking - not telling" It contains some great advise and a few notable quotes:

"I had six honest men-they tought me all I know: Their names were Where and What and When-and Why and How and Who.

- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

By Kevin Kingston author of A 20,000% Gain in Real Estate: A True Story About the Ups and Downs From Wall Street to Real Estate Leading up to Phenomenal Returns

My Blog: bloglines.com/blog/KevinKingston
The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop
The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop
I came across this book quite by accident and talk about serendipitous good fortune! The wife had C-Span's Book TV on the tube. They were broadcasting from a Methodist church in Savannah as part of the city's annual book festival. When Steve Osborne stepped to the pulpit, er podium, I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was blown away. He's the real deal -- from his Noo Yawk accent to his beat cop intensity -- but you can't judge a book by its cover or an author by his. Osborne is engaging, articulate, and funny as hell. The man speaks from the heart and, as you might expect, he has seen more than his fair share of serious s***, but here's the deal. You would think that constantly seeing people at their worst and in the worst of situations would suck your soul right out of your body, but Osborne writes with a humanity and empathy that is compelling and moving. To be our "best selves" on our "worst days" is a high bar to which many of us aspire, and a standard that Steve Osborne has cleared many times. The book is a fun read. It's like having a cop giving you the skinny over a couple of beers in a bar. I'd love to tell you it's the next best thing to being there, but that's not really true. Being able to vicariously experience some of the stuff that Osborne so skillfully describes is, in my estimation, actually preferable to being there. Osborne strikes me as an example worthy of emulation among those who wear the badge as well as the rest of us in terms of how we treat people. Borne out of his stories, Osborne shows us how to make a difference if we only have the willingness to look for the opportunities around us every day, and the courage to act on what we see.
Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
My love of reading has led me on great adventures, to different lands, to the past and into the future. My interests are wide and varied when it comes to books; however, I have always been attracted to books of great quotations. I recently purchased this excellent Dover thrift edition of “Books and Reading: a book of quotations” edited by bill Bradfield and found it to be a fantastic read.

As we all know sometimes wonderful things come in small packages and this 65 page soft cover volume proves this point. The focus is on 450 quotations about reading and the writing of books. Some of the memorable quotes come from history’s best known writers such as Andrew Carnegie, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Henry Miller, Theodore Roosevelt and many others.
Here is just a very small sample of the quotes in this volume: “After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.” Chinese Proverb “Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice” Cyril Connolly.” “The best of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.” Thomas Carlye “Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.” Silas Weir Mitchell.

Like most book lovers and writers I have a large collection of quote books and if you are of the same mind-set you may want to check out this small gem of a book.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Martial Art and Warrior Haiku and Senryu).
Jewels In The Crown
Jewels In The Crown
Jewels In The Crown by Aretha Franklin. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Aretha Franklin" category.
Man on the Street (Box 10 CD)
Man on the Street (Box 10 CD)
Wow, what an amazing collection of early Dylan recordings and performances! The 10-disc set contains performances from 1962-1965. Each of the 10 disks comes in it's own attractive sleeve with a unique photo of Bob. There are absolutely no liner notes, which is too bad, because the context of these recordings is so interesting.

The first couple discs capture a young Dylan performing inspired covers of some of his favorite artists and songs. Then he starts sprinkling in some of his own early originals. By the middle of the box set, he's found his own voice and expanded his original repertoire. It's amazing to follow his development as a musical artist through these recordings.

The bottom line is this is a ten disc set containing mostly unreleased music for a very reasonable price. There's nothing else like it out there. There is absolutely no reason not to buy this one right away.
Bamboo Toothbrush 4 Pack - Adult - Super Soft BPA Free Nylon Bristles - Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Compostable, Vegan by WooBamboo!
Bamboo Toothbrush 4 Pack - Adult - Super Soft BPA Free Nylon Bristles - Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Compostable, Vegan by WooBamboo!
I am as eco hippie as they come and I am willing to (and do) make substantial sacrifices everyday to help the environment. I could not use these brushes for more than a week. My teeth felt filthy all the time no matter how long or often I brushed. The wood is not very smooth so it was literally sawing into my cheeks. I tried multiple ones, it wasn't just a bad batch. Really sad about this.
Pushkin's Ode to Liberty: The Life and Loves of Alexander Pushkin
Pushkin's Ode to Liberty: The Life and Loves of Alexander Pushkin
This is a very good book. Ms. Duvernet did a great deal of research for this book, and it shows in the character development and scene setting. This is a biography about Alexander Pushkin, one of Russia's most esteemed poets and authors. He had a strong yearning for freedom, not only for himself but for all of Russia. His writings and his public comments put him at odds with the Tsar, and he spent his life dealing with the consequences. He was an incredible character. His charm, intellect, and irreverence made him a hero of the Russian people. The early 1800's saw America and France experiencing their post-revolutionary freedoms and there was hope for oppressed people everywhere that freedom could come to them too. This book provides the historical context for what life was like in Russia during this time, how the Tsars oppressed the masses, and what was being done to change it. There are many facets to this book. There is the Russian history, a glimpse into Russian aristocracy and the lifestyle of the privileged and well-connected, the secret societies that tried to organize to free Russia from oppression, and how things like honor and dignity compelled men to act. There is a great deal of character development and back story which allows Ms. Duvernet to detail not only what happened, but why. The book is a little long, but it didn't feel that way when reading it. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. It is a novel, but it is based on fact. There are events and conversations in the book that are created by the author to build the story and to move the narrative along, but these creations are built on educated guesses based on the extensive research that Ms. Duvernet conducted. Her knowledge of the subject and her passion for the story are what make this a book worth reading.
Lucky Luke. 1957-1959 - Volume 5
Lucky Luke. 1957-1959 - Volume 5
Peço perdão do trocadilho no título do review, mas não consigo deixar de achar que foi sorte. Depois de tanto de tanto tempo sem ver o "lonesome cowboy" a zarabatana lança este novo volume numa edição impecável (apesar de um preço muito muito alto). Morris e Goscinny estão entre os maiores mestres da band dessiné e apresentam isso com narrativas fluidas e divertidas nesse álbum para todos as idades.
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Arctic Event (A Covert-One novel Book 7)
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Arctic Event (A Covert-One novel Book 7)
It is a great adventure book written in a classic style where good guys are good, bad guys are bad and the main villain is a former Soviet Union. All protagonists are colorful but not overcomplicated. The women could be a cold blooded killers and charming at the same time. The men are strong, heroic, athletic but also sensitive. The landscapes are cold and scary. The heroes come out miraculously unscathed from all life threatening situations. And good will always prevail. In terms of believability this book is closer to James Bond or Charlie Angels movies than to T. Clancy books. If you look for plot originality or psychological depths look somewhere else.
So what makes it special and such fun to read? It is all about how it is written. It is Ludlum (and J. H. Cobb) at his best when plot moves smoothly, pacing is perfect and you hardly can take your eyes off the pages. After recently reading several aspiring new authors this book was like a breath of fresh air to me. It reminded me how good books should be written.
Riders of the Purple Sage (Annotated) LARGE PRINT
Riders of the Purple Sage (Annotated) LARGE PRINT
What can one say about "Riders of the Purple Sage"? For as long as man has dreamed of the west, he has written about it or sought it out for himself. Yes, James Fennimore Cooper wrote about the "west". There were the Dime Novels and the Penny Dreadfuls of the 1800's written by such as Ned Buntline. Then an Easterner named Owen Wister created a character called "The Virginian" and Zane Grey had already written "Heritage of the Desert" but "Riders of the Purple Sage" would immortalize both the author and the genre of "westerns". From then on every "western" would be compared to this one. The ironic part is: Zane Grey never considered them to be "westerns"; they were romances, romantic adventures, romantic novels. And to be totally accurate, the word, "western" did not exist at the time this book was written; it did not come into use until 1927 at the earliest, so to insist Zane Grey was a "western" writer is suspect, at best. But "Riders of the Purple Sage" has everything a person has come to know and understand that belongs in a story of the west--the taciturn gunfighter; the woman in distress fighting a losing battle; great scenery; fast horses; and evil men. Yet "Riders" is more than that. It has sub-plots upon sub-plots that keep the reader wondering what is going to happen next, and this book "fills the bill". And, what most people don't know or realize today, Zane Grey wrote quite often from a woman's viewpoint, and does so in this book. At the time of Zane Grey's greatest popularity more than half of his readership were women, and he was published in such magazines as, Cosmopolitan, Colliers, and Ladies Home Journal. If you have never read a "western" I whole-heartedly urge you to try this one.
Mike Hammer: Complex 90
Mike Hammer: Complex 90
Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins' newest `collaboration' is a great read. Nobody makes this look easier than Mickey and no one can polish/finish like Max. This will go down in history as one of the great literary collaborations.

Complex 90 is set in the cold war--Mike Hammer meets (and defeats) the commies. The book's greatest one-liner (adopted as a tagline as part of the jacket notes): "They can't torture you if you kill them first."

For some reason or other (a point that will prove crucial to the plot), Mike has been asked to serve as a body guard for an American senator, taking a self-financed fact-finding tour of Moscow. When Mike is picked up on the Moscow streets and hustled off to a local prison for interrogation (for no apparent reason) the plot begins in earnest. Mike exits the prison (stepping through the blood and over the bodies) and wends his way through eastern Europe, escaping on an American troop plane in Turkey. There are forty-five bodies in his wake.

This constitutes the first act of the novel and does not occupy as much space as one might expect. The real story then transpires in New York. What was really going on here? Why was Mike selected to accompany the senator? Who was behind that? Why was he abducted?

On the one hand there is a blast from the past--spies and ne'er-do-wells who have tangled both with Mike and with Velda (herself a spy for a time, remember) are still around and hungry for revenge. There is also a scientific study under way, one which will give a decided advantage in the space race. Are the russkies working with an American traitor?

The book is effortless in its silky-smooth plot. No one plots with the ease and finesse of Mickey. At the same time, we have delicious representations of Moscow and, of course, New York. Velda is there for much of the book; Pat Chambers puts in an appearance and a number of lovelies throw themselves and their ample flesh at Mike. This is one of the sexier of the Spillane/Collins collaborations.

The ending is satisfying, the violence is satisfying and, as always, Mike is satisfying. The heart of the book, he remains his unreconstructed, old-fashioned self. A warrior in the Pacific during WWII, he is the ultimate survivor. He eats slabs of prime rib, hefts weighty .45's, eschews political correctness and draws women the way flames draw moths. Chandler said that the protagonist in these kinds of book is everything. The lesson was never lost on Mickey.

Highly recommended. Enjoy.
Ken Follett Unabridged CD Collection: Lie Down with Lions, Eye of the Needle, Triple
Ken Follett Unabridged CD Collection: Lie Down with Lions, Eye of the Needle, Triple
I spent almost £20 on this triple collection of tripe. I was a fan of Ken Follett's stuff for years but apart from Eye of A Needle I had not read/heard the other two books.The first story I gave up on after 10 minutes due to the very poor narration . He did no characterization, rattled through the text like he was reading the telephone book.
Eye of a Needle was marginally better in that I was familiar with the story , the narration was quite good [ why an american narrator ???] the inserted 'drama' sequences were appalling to the point I laughed out loud several times at the dreadful attempts at various british and german accents by obviously 5th rate american actors
I haven't bothered to listen to book three ..If it's anything at all like the first two I will throw it in the bin ..as it is I will hand it into the village charity shop... I'm very sorry to say but it's my duty to warn others .. Do not waste your money on tripe like this .

G.T. Barrie
Tous les secrets de la saga Twilight : Le guide officiel illustré (Twilight (Hors-série))
Tous les secrets de la saga Twilight : Le guide officiel illustré (Twilight (Hors-série))
Voilà un bien bel ouvrage qui fait honneur à cette grande saga! Une très jolie couverture dans l'esprit des livres, du papier glacé et 550 pages pour replonger dans l'histoire de Bella! Stéphanie Meyer nous offre un guide complet, on sent à quel point elle s'est investie pour l'écrire : tout y est!

On retrouve des fiches sur tous les personnages qui sont très complètes et qui nous apportent aussi des informations supplémentaires sur leurs histoires. Il y a un gros chapitre sur les Vampires et un sur les Loups Garous avec des descriptions de chaque espèce, on revient sur les clans avec des arbres généalogiques et des cartes.

Si vous souhaitez relire un passage en particulier mais que vous avez oublié où il se trouve, le guide vous propose des minis résumés de chaque chapitre. Grâce à la partie "Origine et Inspirations", vous pourrez en apprendre plus sur l'origine et l'écriture de Twilight, les principaux éléments narratifs, les musiques qui ont inspirée l'auteure pendant la rédaction, des scènes coupées, les couvertures étrangères, une interview, des dessins de fans...etc. Stéphanie Meyer nous livre tous ses secrets!

De plus, les illustrations sont à couper le souffle! Surtout celles de Young Kim qui a fait l'adaptation graphique (qui est une merveille!) avec Stéphanie Meyer. Ses représentations des personnages de la saga Twilight sont tout simplement magnifiques!

Ce guide est donc un indispensable pour toutes les personnes qui ont aimé cette passionnante saga! Il permet de se replonger dans l'univers des livres d'une façon nouvelle et très intéressante et on adore ça!
Troom Troom
Troom Troom
Many of their 'crafts' are dangerous, but don't show the negative possibilities. And if they are not there is still a high likelihood that they will not work and the video was only click bait. Research elsewhere before trying anything they show you to keep yourself or others from harm and disappointment.
Pizza Stone, Heavy Duty Cordierite Pizza Grilling Stone, Baking Stone, Pizza Pan, Perfect for Oven, BBQ and Grill, Thermal Shock Resistant, Durable and Safe, 15x12 Inch Rectangular
Pizza Stone, Heavy Duty Cordierite Pizza Grilling Stone, Baking Stone, Pizza Pan, Perfect for Oven, BBQ and Grill, Thermal Shock Resistant, Durable and Safe, 15x12 Inch Rectangular
Ich habe zum ersten Mal ein derartiges Kissen erworben und muss sagen, dass ich von der ersten Benutzung an sehr begeistert bin. Letzteres liegt daran, dass mein Nacken durch das Kissen gut gestützt wird, dabei aber das Liegefühl herrlich weich ausfällt. Bei meinen bisherigen "normalen" Kissen musste ich diese immer unter meinem Nacken zusammenknüllen, was dann allerdings zur Folge hatte, dass am Ende der Nacken bzw. der Kopf zu hoch lagen, was wiederum zu Verspannungen führte.

Besonders hervorzuheben ist noch der sog. "Memory Foam" der dafür sorgt, dass dass Kissen nach Benutzung von selbst wieder in den Ursprungszustand zurückkehrt. Im Übrigen stellt die löchrige Struktur des Gelschaums einen angenehmen Temperaturausgleich her.

Insgesamt also ein Schlafgenuss, den man sich besser nicht entgehen lassen sollte. Vom Ergebnis her daher eine absolute Kaufempfehlung.
Most Unique Design
Most Unique Design
This is the best ever sleeping pillow I had used. It’s perfectly fit the vertebral curve and so comfortable.I had neck pain for the last 5 months. I've had this pillow for almost a month and my neck problems and starting to fade away,
 
Item arrived on time - very happy with seller. Product had a little smell when first opened, so contacted seller and gave me good suggestion,left pillow to air for few days, the fresh memory foam smell disappeared and the pillow is now used every night. 
Iam happy with the seller services.
 
I will buy one for my mum,have cervical pain and have tried many different pillows.Bringing deep sleep to her is worth a try..Believe she will happy to take a few days to get used to it.
Only negative would be the size is 50*30cm,smaller than any regular pillow,but for me that was a minor issue for a very good product.not a big problem for a person to sleep on the pillow.Regular pillowcase also suitable.
I would say, it does what it says and excellent value for money.
Great purchase!
Pristine Induction Base Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, 1.5 litres, 1 Piece, Silver
Pristine Induction Base Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, 1.5 litres, 1 Piece, Silver
I purchased it, as i thought a 1.5 litre cooker will take LESS cooking time against a 2.0 or 2.5 litre type,With same type of material is tried in both.
But ...NO... !! It takes same time as a 2.0 litre cooker....
Its easy to use...
However i have started to use it for last few days.
But overall working, durability ,etc is like any other one...It's ok.
Purposely i purchased a non prestige brand...
And it works,cost is sub thousand & with STAINLESS STEEL body & Induction Friendly...,
One regret is... Cooking time is SAME in both cases , then why any body should manufacture this category...?, As LPG cost spent in kitchens MUST be monitered and reduced .
Thank you Amazon....!

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