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Javascript For Web Designers
Javascript For Web Designers
Javascript For Web Designers by Mat Marquis. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Anne of the Island: Anne of Green Gables, Book 3
Anne of the Island: Anne of Green Gables, Book 3
Anne of the Island: Anne of Green Gables, Book 3 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Andrea Giordani, et al.. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Memories
Memories
Memories by John Amos. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Talisman: Black House
The Talisman: Black House
The Talisman: Black House by Stephen King. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Game Programming Patterns
Game Programming Patterns
Game Programming Patterns by Robert Nystrom. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 324 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Mastering Concurrency Programming with Java 8
Mastering Concurrency Programming with Java 8
Mastering Concurrency Programming with Java 8 by Javier Fernandez Gonzalez. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python Programming: 2 Books in 1: Python for Beginners and for Data Analysis. The Ultimate Crash Course with Hands-on Exercises, Step-by-Step Guidance ... to Data Analysis. (Data Science Book 5)
Python Programming: 2 Books in 1: Python for Beginners and for Data Analysis. The Ultimate Crash Course with Hands-on Exercises, Step-by-Step Guidance ... to Data Analysis. (Data Science Book 5)
Python Programming: 2 Books in 1: Python for Beginners and for Data Analysis. The Ultimate Crash Course with Hands-on Exercises, Step-by-Step Guidance ... to Data Analysis. (Data Science Book 5) by Andrew Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 26 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Getting Started with Phalcon
Getting Started with Phalcon
Getting Started with Phalcon by Stephan A. Miller. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Babel-17
Babel-17
Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 197 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design
Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design
Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design by Boisy G. Pitre. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 37 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett
How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett
Although the definitive popular book on Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett remains to be written, this excellent work is certainly the state-of-the-art in this area. For those who do not have the time or inclination to read the writings and speeches of these important investment thinkers, you get the key kernels of wisdom in action-oriented doses here. This is the first book I have read that gives the stock investor who wants to outperform the market averages a sense of what is involved in order to have a chance. The examples of how to apply these methods to companies like General Electric, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and internet retailers are very helpful. I thought this book was much more valuable in every way than Buffettology.
Both Graham and Buffett see buying stock as being the same as buying a whole company. The analytical methods involved are similar to those used by companies thinking about making an acquisition, except there is no need to consider what the joint operating benefits of the companies will be. The strength of this approach to stock investing is that if stock values for a company fall too low another company or group of cash-flow-oriented investors will acquire the whole company. In the long run, stocks should not fall too far below their intrinsic value (a Graham concept) as cash flow generators.
The book is organized into three sections. The first looks at whether the stock market is efficient or not. If it is, you cannot beat it. If it is not, you can beat it by investing where it is not efficient. The evidence here summarized estimates that the stock market is at least 20 percent inefficient and becoming more so. I am aware of a number of studies showing other kinds of inefficiency that Professor Cunningham does not cite. My own personal view is that the stock market is not very efficient at all, but is relatively predictable within a band of probability.
A particular strength of this section is in creating a summary of many of the arguments for stock market efficiency and inefficiency. Trust me. Unless you really love reading this kind of research (which I happen to), you will be better off reading the summaries here rather than the originals.
The second section discusses how to outperform the stock market. The best part of this section is an extremely well done parable about a man who wants to sell his apple tree. He is approached by many different types of potential purchasers, and they offer wildly varying prices. You get the interior logic of how each price is arrived at in a way that allows you to see the fundamental weaknesses and strengths of each approach. Nicely done!
The heart of this section emphasizes the familiar Graham and/or Buffett (their philosophies do not coincide, but rather partially overlap) concepts of sticking to what you know well, having a margin of safety, and doing your homework. I particularly liked the detailed description of how to determine where you have a knowledge edge that allows you to potentially have an advantage as a stock investor. The cautions against overestimating what you know are very well done.
The third section looks at the role of company management and boards of directors. It debunks a lot of the popular thinking about the importance of good governance. As Warren Buffett often emphasizes in his annual letters to shareholders, you should invest only with people you "like, trust, and admire." A CEO with a weakness (particularly a lack of integrity) can quickly tank your investment before you can do anything about it. Certainly, I have been sorry a number of times when I have not followed that rule. I certainly subscribe to it now. Every management will make mistakes. Only highly focused and capable ones will notice that they have and work on rectifying the errors rather than trying to explain why there really is no problem.
If you read this book carefully, it will convince you that outperforming the stock market is a pretty hard thing to do unless you have a great deal of knowledge about public companies and unusually good access to company managements. I think describing what needs to be done is the most eloquent argument that I have seen for why the average investor should be in indexed mutual funds for the stock portion of her or his portfolio. I suggest you already read John Bogle's Common Sense on Mutual Funds. I was pleased to see that this book raises an important question of valuation for when to commit to new purchases of indexed funds. People differ on this subject; but while the S&P 500's multiple is as high as sit is now and cash flow growth is so weak, many people may benefit from holding off or buying other indexes instead. Consider the small cap value indexes instead now, for instance.
I suspect that you can learn a lot by comparing your past stock investing with the patterns described here. Are you a great investor? Great investors have "independence of thought, . . . [and] utter and profound common sense . . . ." The challenge here is that "common sense is . . . it is so uncommon." On the other hand, "those who buy stocks outside their circle of competence are gamblers, speculators, or fools." Please wear the shoe that fits you.
The most accurate prediction of future stock market conditions is that they will fluctuate. Currently, the average stock varies by 50 percent in price each year. What method of stock investing will allow you to either ignore or best take advantage of that volatility? Be sure to consider your emotions at least as much as your intellect and available time in making this determination.
Get a great return on your time and on your investments!
Jeff Bezos: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
Jeff Bezos: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
This intelligently written book explores Jeff Bezos' life and his early interest in space exploration and computers. I feel this book is more focused on the intricate details of Jeff Bezos' life and amazon's beginnings which make the reading experience enthralling.

The author focuses on key moments that led Jeff Bezos from job to job as he climbed the ladder of success. By the time he realized selling books on the Internet was an extraordinary opportunity, you can see how he got there and brought his dream to life.

What was the first book amazon sold?
What is Amazon Air Prime?
Why do you need reusable rockets for space travel?
What is Jeff Bezos' favorite book?
What companies are probably famous today because Jeff Bezos invested in them?

The author answers these questions and more. I also found the author's wry wit to make the book very funny in places. A lot has happened since that fateful day in July 1995 and each book on Jeff Bezos and amazon presents different perspectives. This is essential reading if you love amazon and want to know more about Jeff Bezos' rise to richest person on the planet. I am really impressed with how this book was written and I feel it is very well researched.

~The Rebecca Review
A Curious Boy Named Jeff: Based on Jeff Bezos's Life (Little Kids' Big Lessons Book 1)
A Curious Boy Named Jeff: Based on Jeff Bezos's Life (Little Kids' Big Lessons Book 1)
I love that this story is based on a modern day success/role model. All kids these days know Amazon so would probably be very interested in learning about Jeff Bezos. This adorable book is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written with short, easy to read and understand sentences that will capture and hold a young child’s attention. Parents and teachers will appreciate this story because it encourages kids to be curious and observant, to spend time with family and to always read and learn new things! This story promotes important life lessons that our little ones need to be exposed to at a young age. Kudos to the author!
Elon Musk : Exclusive Biography (Gujarati Edition)
Elon Musk : Exclusive Biography (Gujarati Edition)
This is story of Elon Musk from Zero to Hero legend. Getting so much inspiration. His biography is landmark to those who believe that sky is the limit. But Elon musk says space is also not the limit.You can go beyond this.
The Water Dancer: A Novel
The Water Dancer: A Novel
The prose is magjestic(not a typo, a combination of magnificent and majestic). And the reason why I lead with that is simply, the magjesty(not a typo)will keep you going when this bold and very ambitious novel drags a little under the weight of the challenge of crafting a story about the ills and evils of slavery, without the loudness.

“It always happened like this—that is what I had been told. Bored whites were barbarian whites. While they played at aristocrats, we were their well-appointed and stoic attendants. But when they tired of dignity, the bottom fell out. New games were anointed and we were but pieces on the board. It was terrifying. There was no limit to what they might do at this end of the tether, nor what my father would allow them to do.”

The foundation of this novel is slavery, and the story is told in a whisper, not a shout, but it so fits the protagonist Hiram Walker. Hiram is the enslaved son of the master, Howell Walker on Lockless, a tobacco plantation in Virginia.

In a nod to that whisper I mentioned, Coates avoids the use of master, masters, slaves, enslaved, etc. instead of employing those terms so familiar to us all concerning slavery, Coates boldly creates a new language referring to the master class as the “Quality” and the enslaved as the “tasked.”An interesting choice of terms that speaks to ambition and boldness, no?

Although Hiram Walker is tasked in the house of his father and enjoys some ‘privilege’ he still pines for freedom. “So as to my freedom, the events stood thus: I knew that I would never advance beyond my blood-bound place at Lockless.”

In his quest for freedom, there are some costly miscalculations and Hiram suffers some setbacks that lead to greater comebacks as he becomes active in the famed Underground Railroad. Hiram is blessed with the power of conduction, not just in the regular sense of the word, but in a magical realism sense.

He has experienced this power in him during a near death drowning at Lockless, but has never learned how to harness this power at his demand. That all changes when he meets none other than Moses herself, Harriet Tubman while working the underground.

I find it very curious to write this conduction business as magical realism(for lack of a better term) because I think it diminishes all the courageous and daring actions taken by those on their way to freedom.

It feels dismissive of what one had to endure to reach freedom, and in some ways denies the obvious brilliance and bravery of a Harriet Tubman who chose to return to the coffin(slavery in the Deep South) again and again and..... I love Coates’ writing but I am not enamored with that choice.

Having said that, I still enthusiastically recommend this novel, just superbly written with a cast of engaging characters, some intrigue, some thrills, and yes some horror, but not written horrifically( the whispering). I’m certain this book will garner a multitude of discussion and commerce. Ta-Nehisi Coates can now confidently add novelist to his writing career! Thanks to Netgalley and OneWorld-Random House Publishing for an ARC. Book is out 9/24/2019.
Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving
Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving
Yesterday I cried, my copy is written all over each page on the margins is highlighted repeatedly..as Iyanla Vanzant retells us different suffering moments of her own life on each chapter, she also gives us some insight and some lessons she learned while repeatedly making the same pattern of mistakes over and over..

Because of her own suffering..she enlighten us that no matter how bad our lives may be even if family are unfair to us we must forgive them in order for us to grow. I know from personal expiriences in a given moment when life seems to be faling apart, forgiving is the last thing we want to do.. because we want to sustain on that familiar feeling of anger, resentment and sadness because those feelings are part of our pattern. At the moment, of hurt and confusion we are not aware. However, Iyanla demonstrates us that no matter how destructive our past may have been like her own.. she changed her mind and every thing else into a positive healthy way. Eventhough it took her years to HEAL..but the importance is that she acknowledge it, did a lot to heal her but always had faith even when she didnt know what having faith really was, she had faith!

Another thing I like to add, is that the only reason it took her long to heal is because even when she acknowledge she was wrong she kept repeating the same mistakes over and over so as a reader we should take HER life lessons part of OUR lessons! so we can heal faster if we just choose a DIFFERENT direction/path pronto! In other, words get out of our comfort zone NOW to start LIVING!

I cant just give everything away, but I highly recommend this book to anyone, its a great read :)
Dylan, Bob - After The Crash (Special Edition)
Dylan, Bob - After The Crash (Special Edition)
Excellent presentations by musicians who have followed Bob Dylan's songs throughout his long career, lyrics and personal history. So many people say Oh Dylan is a very private person....not so, just listen to his music. He IS gifted and intelligent and complex, but he tells a listener exactly what is going on.
Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (2) (Nuralogicals)
Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (2) (Nuralogicals)
I just stayed up too late, because having reached the final third of this book, I couldn't find a stopping point. This is a gem. I greatly envy anyone who picks this up as a guide to their first reading of Lord of the Rings (LotR).

The author recently completed a doctorate with a thesis on the parallels between LotR and Jung's Red Book, and the experiences of Tolkien and Jung. The present volume does not bring in that level of depth psychology, but it references it at certain important points. Indeed, there is nothing here to cause any concern in the average reader. I hope to see a deep and meaty book based on Dr. Tarnas's thesis, but this is not it.

There are six illustrations by Arik Roper that are understated beauties. Using ink drawing in a cool style, they invite the viewer to contemplate and imagine their own details, rather than impressing their own interpretations on them. They are welcome additions to what is otherwise necessarily a left-hemisphere workout.

I love the structure of this book. After the introductory matter, it begins to track LotR book by book, lightly summarizing and deeply appreciating the action. In between these sections are interludes, giving more vital background on topics like Tolkien's languages, the writing (more like discovery) process, and so on. The balance is perfect. There were no chapters where I felt bogged down (like, say, I often do when slogging through the Dead Marshes with Frodo, Sam, and Gollum — but she even provides a justification for the pacing of the "Inner Quest" of Mount Doom); I felt like the interludes provided just enough sustenance that I was ready to resume the main Quest. The epilogue becomes personal and very moving. I definitely recognized my own experience in the account of hers.

I tore through this book, using all of my spare time on it for several days, but it is really intended to be read in pieces alongside a read-through of LotR. I could profit from gobbling it down because I have read LotR 27 times, but this book will be by me for number 28.
Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861 (14 Volumes)
Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861 (14 Volumes)
Note that this set includes not only the 14 rather thick volumes comprising Thoreau's JOURNAL but also a relatively thin (203-page) 15th volume titled "Botanical Index," which [excepting its first 31 pages of reasonably worthwhile and laudable prefatory content], to this non-botanist (and presumably MOST other Thoreauvians), is essentially a superfluity--albeit not exactly a veritable waste of paper and ink.

I bought my (conservatively rated) "Very Good condition" copy of this "1984" 15-volume set around early 1998, and I paid $100 for the fifteen largish softcover volumes minus their original slipcase [the absence of that "edge-wear-prone" slipcase then seemed--and today still seems--"not a deal breaker" to me]. Judging from today's prevailing prices for comparably used copies of this 1984 edition, I'm glad I nabbed mine while the getting was still relatively good (cheaper)!

In any case, speaking as a dilettantish Thoreauvian who likewise owns several hardcover volumes of Princeton's (arguably) "definitive" (and highly "academic") version of this work, I actually somewhat prefer this 1980's version to the Princeton volumes. The latter's painstakingly restored text "authentically" retains Thoreau's idiosyncratic punctuation and misspellings. By contrast, this 1980's version is, essentially, a reprint of the "original" 1906 (multi-volume) hardcover edition that was sensibly EDITED by Francis Allen. As Walter Harding's 1984 introduction (to the first volume of this set) states, "... because Allen did not hesitate to round off some of the rough edges of the manuscript readings, the 1906 edition [like this 1984 reprint of it] is in some respects more readable for the layman than is the Princeton edition, even though it is not always as precisely accurate."

In my opinion, any absolutely ardent disciple of HDT should (ideally) own not only this "1906" version but also the undeniably admirable and compelling Princeton volumes [or at least the first two of those scrupulously researched and "restored" Princeton volumes, which differ (relatively) more substantially from their closest "1906" counterparts than do the subsequent Princeton volumes].

That said, if I could only own ONE version of HDT's complete journal, I'd probably pick this "more readable" 1984 set. [But--before purchasing either version--you really should make up your own mind by first perusing one or more volumes from BOTH this "layperson's" AND the "academic" Princeton edition.]
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!
It's really a fun book to read. The illustrations aren't by Seuss so I'm assuming this is probably one he'd never intended to publish. But it's out there now. And you've got your 1 star reviewers up in arms because the kid gets to stay in bed. OH NO! (Screams the logical person) a kid gets to sleep in? How terrible.
I read a review by a "working parent" (congratulations on being a part of the group known as everybody) who was so upset that it seems this book will derail her whole life. I think a little good parenting would prevent that. Plus, as a working parent it's kinda nice when the kids want to sleep in. It gives you a little down time. Was it the best Seuss book? No. Was it fun? Yes. Was it illustrated by Seuss? No. 3 stars.
One Piece, Vol. 73 (73)
One Piece, Vol. 73 (73)
One Piece is my favorite manga/anime of all. It's always had a great balance of comedy & action... and it can also bring tears to your eyes in occasions.
The story & the characters have grown as the story has progressed.
Plus, the little covers for the chapters many times give you insight into what other characters have been up to in the mean time, and that has always been great!
Nora Roberts Mystery Box Set: An Anthology
Nora Roberts Mystery Box Set: An Anthology
Right up front, I’m going to confess that I am not addicted in any way, shape or form to romance stories. To keep my interest, they need to have something extra. Nora Roberts seems to have had me in mind when writing these stories. They’re mysteries not so different from the cozy Hallmark stories my wife and I watch time and again. But, with a twist: The romance aspect is more enticing in these books than in any Hallmark story!

THE WRITING: Great flow and solid editing.

POV: Third person.

BLUSH FACTOR: No profanities, but you’re likely to blush while reading some of the mental images your mind conjures up while reading the romantic forays the writer slips in here and there. At least, they got me picturing happy times while younger…

EXCERPT:

‘…She’d lost time. Hours, days, weeks, it hadn’t mattered. But now she was alone, and it was time for reality again.

They’d exhausted each other, depleted each other and fed each other. She hadn’t known there could be anything like the night they’d shared. Nothing real had ever been so exciting, so wild or desperate. Yet it had been very real. Her body bore the marks his hands had made while he’d been lost in passion. His taste still lingered on her tongue, his scent on her skin. It had been real, but it hadn’t been reality. Reality was now, when she had to face the morning.

What she’d given, she’d given freely. She would have no regrets there. If she’d broken one of her own rules, she’d done so consciously and with deliberation. Not coolly, perhaps, but not carelessly. Neither could she be careless now. The night was over.

Because there was nothing else, A.J. picked his robe up off the floor and slipped into it. The important thing was not to be foolish, but mature. She wouldn’t cuddle and cling and pretend there had been anything more between them than sex. One night of passion and mutual need.

She turned her cheek into the collar of the robe and let it linger there for a moment where his scent had permeated the cloth. Then, securing the belt, she walked out of the bedroom and down the stairs.

The living room was in shadows, but the first tongues of light filtered through the wide glass windows. David stood there, looking out, while a fire, freshly kindled, crackled beside him. A.J. felt the distance between them was like a crater, deep, wide and jagged. It took her too long to remind herself that was what she’d expected and wanted. Rather than speak, she walked the rest of the way down the stairs and waited.

“I had the place built with this window facing east so I could watch the sun rise.” He lifted a cigarette and drew deep so

Roberts, Nora. Nora Roberts Mystery Box Set: An Anthology (Kindle Locations 1999-2015). Silhouette. Kindle Edition.

BOTTOM LINE

Although the writing is NOT award-winning caliber, it is solid and fun reading. Certainly, if you enjoy mysteries, or romances, this box set for less than three bucks is a must-buy fun collection to read any time of year.

Four stars out of five, because 800 pages, give or take, on Kindle for less than $3 is a bargain not to be missed. I’m rating based on the combination of four books of solid writing and editing and the total price of just $2.99. Avid reader that I am, I cannot justify not purchasing these books. Some will LOVE these, others may DESPISE them, but I certainly enjoyed the escape.

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The Fall of Shane MacKade (MacKade Brothers Book 4)
The Fall of Shane MacKade (MacKade Brothers Book 4)
The Fall of Shane MacKade is part of a wonderful collection of stories, all linked by four brothers who share common characteristics and yet are quite different from each other. Each is, fundamentally a good, dependable, and inherently lovable and loving man. Yet each is also his own man, with a central strong core of compassion, pride, dependability, heritage, courage, yes, and machismo. Also linking the men is their family history of the Civil War battle fields and forests of 1862 Antietam and a great mansion, imbued with an ancient tragedy and ghosts! Four handsome, nurturing bachelors, each with an inherent streak of male testosterone-laden sexism (which all absolutely deny) meet four women, all of whom carry the scars, experiences, and lessons of their own pasts, and all of whom are determined to create a future for themselves as strong, independent, and fulfilled women, willing to share burdens and lives, but unwilling to be dominated in the process. There is, thus, a similarity among the MacKade novels, yet it is the genius of Nora Roberts which, I believe creates the subtle nuances which allow one to differentiate among the stories and their character while simultaneously connecting the dots that make this series a cohesive unit. You really need to read all four of them, and do please make sure that you read them in the order in which they were written. The cross-references and flashbacks will enhance your pleasure (instead of just confusing you) if you read them in this order: The Return of Rafe MacKade,The Pride of Jared MacKade,The Heart of Devin MacKade,The Fall of Shane MacKade.
Rules of the Game
Rules of the Game
The only positive words I have for this book are the author was talented in writing this story in making you believe that if you kept reading that something interesting had to happen before to long. This was a boring book and even the attempt at soft porn got old. The same thing was said over and over but with different words. I did continue to read this book till the end in hopes that something would happen......thus two stars.
L'Alchimiste (French Edition)
L'Alchimiste (French Edition)
Cela faisait un moment que j'avais envie de découvrir ce livre et je dois dire que je n'ai vraiment pas été déçue...bien au contraire ! L'histoire est celle de Santiago, un jeune berger espagnol qui par deux fois, a fait le même rêve, celui de se rendre au pied des pyramides d'Egypte pour y trouver un certain trésor. Après avoir consulté une gitane qui interprète les rêves, il décide de réaliser son coeur et pour cela, sur les conseils d'un vieillard qui se dit être roi, il n'hésite pas à vendre tous ses biens et à s'engager dans sa quête.
Au cours de celle-ci, il lui arrivera de drôles d'aventures, pas toujours heureuses mais toutes cependant instructives. Car, c'est bien connu, "ce qui ne nous tue pas nous rend plus fort". Et c'est certainement ce qu'il faut retenir avant tout de cet ouvrage. Il ne faut pas hésiter à aller au bout de ses rêves, même si l'on se trompe car ainsi, nous n'aurons pas de regrets et surtout, nous en apprendrons plus sur nous-mêmes. C'est ce que l'auteur appelle accomplir sa "légende personnelle". Quant au personnage de l'alchimiste, il s'agit d'un homme,qui est réellement alchimiste, mais qui surtout lui apprendra à savoir écouter son coeur, à communiquer avec les éléments et à être sensible à tout ce qui l'entoure.
Un livre qui nous en apprend beaucoup sur nous, plus que ce qu'il nous en apprend sur la réelle destinée de Santiago -si je puis dire- et qui nous apprend à être sensible aux signes que l'on voit autour de nous ! Balivernes ! , me direz-vous mais pourtant...
Un livre très bien écrit, aux chapitres courts et qui m'a énormément plu ! A découvrir !
The Girl Hunters
The Girl Hunters
Check the date of each review.
This is a review of the 2014 BLU RAY of "The Girl Hunters" (1963), also released as a 2014 DVD.
Twelve reviews already posted are for earlier VHS and DVD editions WHICH ARE NOW OBSOLETE.
Unlike the earlier DVD release, the new 2014 Blu-Ray/DVD has plenty of extras.

No one would call Mickey Spillane a great actor, but he was great when he played Mike Hammer.
The author and the character are pretty much the same person.
This is a more mature Mike Hammer than we are used to.
He's mellowed quite a bit.
He doesn't actually kill anybody in this movie, but he does nail one guy to the floor (he wants him to stick around).
Wow.

"The Girl Hunters" is set in New York, but only a few exterior shots were filmed in the city.
Everything else was filmed on a London soundstage.
They did a pretty good job of disguising it
(except one sleazy Manhattan bar appears to be populated with extras from a Basil Rathbone movie).

Special Features:
-- Feature-length commentary track by Max Allan Collins. Well done. Better than most.
-- Original trailer.
-- 30 minute interview with Mickey Spillane. It's copyrighted MMXIV, but Spillane died in MMVI so that's wishful thinking.
The eighty-ish author is remarkably well preserved and entertaining.
-- 10 minute interview with co-star Shirley Eaton. Also well preserved and entertaining. "The Girl Hunters" was made one year before her big break in "Goldfinger" - she was 007's Golden Girl. Literally.

Watch the two interviews first (no spoilers), and save the commentary track for last.

The Panavision black and white picture is beautiful.
2.35:1
Strange to see the widescreen process used in a black and white film, but it is effective.
Ironically, the opening credits read "Colorama Features present" - it was supposed to have been filmed in color, but financing fell short.

The sound is mono and wide-range. Its hard to find a comfortable volume setting for some of the dialogue when Mike Hammer yells his lines and the other characters speak softly.
No subtitles unfortunately.

FILMOGRAPHY Theatrical Movies:
[hint: for ease of navigation, read the review though to the end, then come back and click on the links.]

-- 1953: Biff Elliot in "I The Jury" - originally released in 3-D - NOT AVAILABLE - drat!

-- 1955: Ralph Meeker in "Kiss Me Deadly" BLU-RAY or DVD: 
Richard Scarry's Bunnies
Richard Scarry's Bunnies
A great cute baby board book!

Very sturdy. Thick pages. My teething 9 month old is biting it and mouthing it all the time; the book is still in great condition.

Adorable bunny shape!

The content of the book is quite educational even though the target audience is very young. The book teaches about different kinds / color of bunny rabbits, about Easter holiday etc. Even an adult can learn a thing or two about rabbits from this book.

It's one of our everyday reading staples!
Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)
Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)
So far in the book it's been amazing. I don't want to give Anything away but Bella is stuck in between Edward and Jacob and I feel like there is a Nother secret other than the Treaty of the Cullen's and the werewolves but I feel that Bella really loves Edward and he will never leave her side again . On the other hand I feel Jacob will try and get rid of Edward and the bad thing about that is that Alice cannot see the future of werewolves . I recommend this book to others because it really catches your attention and it is a very interesting book and series especially for teenage girls.
Scarlet Cord
Scarlet Cord
Frank G Slaughter, was a bestselling American novelist and physician whose bestselling novels sold more than 60 million copies.

He often drew on his experiences as a physician, in this novel one of the main heros is Salmon, the physician, and chief male protagonist.

This novel adapts the story of Rahab, the woman of Jericho, the harlot who helped the Israelite spies in Jericho, and was spared with her family, during the Israelite conquest.

According to Slaughter's fairly loose adaptaion, Rahab meets Joshuah and Salmon during the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites, and is betrothed to Joshuah, but is attacked and sold into slavery hometown of Medeba.
She is sold in Egypt as a concubine to Hazor, Prince of Jericho, and journeys there with him as his consort. She gives birth to a son, Jaschar, who we learn is by Joshuah.
Hazor is assasinated and his enemies sieze power. Rahab is forced into harlotry by the evil Egyptian Captian Kanofer.
From there she is reunited with Salmon, who has always loved her, but hated as a harlot by Joshuah.
She helps the spies and is rescued by the Israelites but spurned by Joshuah, she eventually marries Salmon, and moves to Chinnereth
with him, after her son dies in a the war against Ai.
I liked the interpretation that Rahab was part of the Hebrew tribes that stayed in Canaan while their brethren went down to Egypt, but am not happy with much of the rest.
Joshuah is unjustly villified and presented as cruel, egotistical and smallminded, and not the great prophet and leader of men that he was.
In fact according to Midrashic and Talmudic documentation Johuah in fact married Rahab, and they were ancestors of several great prophets.
The idea of Rahab marrying Salmon is part of New Testament hagiography.
Very little is depicted of Israelite society, and much more of Egypt and Jericho.
I do not like the depiction of her having known Joshuah before the Israelite conquest of Jericho, or of having been Prince Hazor's consort.
But this is all part of Slaughter's poetic licence.
Neverthless the book is richly written and imaginativly descriptive of ancient life in Canaan and Egypt.
Selected Writings of James A. Michener
Selected Writings of James A. Michener
(THIS REVIEW REFERS TO THE LAST SHORT STORY LISTED IN THE TITLE, since Amazon does not apparently offer it as a single book.)

THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI
Korea in the 1950's, when a small country was ripped apart by civil, Communist-inspired war. Also a time when many Americans carried on their normal lives--heedless of the torture and sacrifice of her men half a world away. Task Force 77, under the direction of veteran Admiral Tarrant, has been assigned the critical mission of taking out the four bridges at Toko-Ri, deep in the mountains beyond Fujikama. His brave airmen must make several passes from one end of the valley to the other, taking direct hits from Communist gunners: these suicidal runs are to cripple enemy communications, to disrupt war and food provisions. The mere mention of the place gives proven pilots the jitters.

Written in three parts the book opens with SEA, where readers plunge into the exigencies of aircraft carrier life and meet the intrepid Admiral of the SAVO, who makes life and death decisions for the men in his command--indeed for the entire fleet as it approaches Korea's forbidding coastline and freezing sea. In LAND the men enjoy liberty in Japan: Brubaker, a 29-year-old lawyer from Colorado, who never wanted to join this war, is reunited with his wife and children, while fiery Irishman, Mike Forney, starts two brawls over the Japanese girl who ditches him. Military loyalty is demonstrated many times as the brothers in arms rush to defend their outfits and buddies. Men are in danger on welcoming land, and also on hostile land--especially in the freezing embrace of the sea, but they repeatedly, willingly take care of their own! There is honor at sea, on land and in contested airspace.

SKY, part 3, describes the two days of air strikes over the four target bridges. Brubaker's courage is tested as he suffers from the jitters, until the admiral, who seems to have a soft spot for him, offers a face-saving way to be released from this suicidal mission. Goaded by a primordial sense of honor, Brubaker declines
the paternla offer, while steeling his nerves for heroic duty during the air attack. Tensions mount with the Banshees for there is no turning back. The fraternity of the skies is revealed as Brubaker and Forney are downed amidst voracious Communist soldiers. Mitchener's detailed knowledge of military matters, combined with his insights into the human psyche, make this novella a compelling and thrilling read.
Cruel y extraño / Cruel and Unusual (Doctora Kay Scarpetta) (Spanish Edition)
Cruel y extraño / Cruel and Unusual (Doctora Kay Scarpetta) (Spanish Edition)
Otro caso interesante, de nuestra dra Scarpetta. No es de los más importantes que he leido, pero cuando gusta el universo de la conocida forense, te sientes de inmediato, atrapada en la investigación.
Me costó un poco, eso si, retroceder en la vida de la doctora, cuando ya se han leido muchos libros posteriores, y sabes todo lo acontecido en su vida.
Early Years
Early Years
Jim Dale is often remembered for the song ‘ Be my girl ‘ but this collection shows what he also Can do. Very fine cd
ROMANCE: The Vampire Heir: Bride of the Half Blood (Alpha Male Vampire Romance) (New Adult Contemporary Wolf Shifter Paranormal Royalty Fantasy Romance Short Stories)
ROMANCE: The Vampire Heir: Bride of the Half Blood (Alpha Male Vampire Romance) (New Adult Contemporary Wolf Shifter Paranormal Royalty Fantasy Romance Short Stories)
This book was different...good different.

Gamalia is a place beneath the surface of the earth where vampires live. The crown prince was banished with his parents and new royalty crowned. But, as advised, the crown prince must return to his rightful place.

The princess must choose a husband in order to become queen before the eclipse. However she has fallen for the outcast half-blood. Will she choose the crown prince or the half-blood?

I wont give it away, The previous review is misleading, no one cheted on his wife.
HARRY POTTER Hedwig Mug Novelty
HARRY POTTER Hedwig Mug Novelty
I bought this mug for my husband because he is a huge HP fan. I was expecting it to be a normal sized mug but its actually really small. :(

My husband still likes it though and the few times that he's feeling up for a cup of coffee he uses this one instead of having to use one of my "girly" mugs that he says are way too big..... pft! Like Im gonna sit there and drink a micro cup of coffee!!!
60 Pack Dandy Decor Rose Gold Balloons + Confetti Balloons w/Ribbon | Rosegold Balloons for Parties | Bridal & Baby Shower Balloon Decorations | Latex Party Balloons | Graduation, Engagement, Wedding
60 Pack Dandy Decor Rose Gold Balloons + Confetti Balloons w/Ribbon | Rosegold Balloons for Parties | Bridal & Baby Shower Balloon Decorations | Latex Party Balloons | Graduation, Engagement, Wedding
Can balloons be "luxe"? These are!
Gorgeous, high quality balloons. The rose gold ones are opaque (rich in color and non transparent). There is an ample amount of large, round confetti pieces in the transparent balloons, just like the photos listed by seller. The balloons are all 12", you get 20 of each color: rose gold, transparent with rose gold confetti, and transparent with champagne/traditional gold confetti. It also comes with a good amount of coordinating ribbon. These balloons really make your event look chic and like you spent a lot of money! Great for birthday, anniversary, wedding shower/rehearsal/reception, baby shower, and much more. The company is a small, family-run business, which makes me even happier to support. Before ordering I spoke to customer service and they were extremely pleasant, fast to respond, and personable.
LIVINO Rainbow Balloons - 12 Inches Latex Balloons - Colorful Balloons, Perfect for Rainbow Birthday Party Decorations, Balloons for Birthday, Helium Balloons Bulk Pack of 100
LIVINO Rainbow Balloons - 12 Inches Latex Balloons - Colorful Balloons, Perfect for Rainbow Birthday Party Decorations, Balloons for Birthday, Helium Balloons Bulk Pack of 100
These would work well if you're looking for a giant pack of balloons to be able to grab and blow up for your kids on the fly. I got these for a rainbow party and unfortunately I don't think they are going to work. The colors are not very evenly distributed. 17 red vs 3 green (6 total green, but there are 2 different green colors). The quality is also not great compared to balloons from a party supply store. They are thinner, smaller and one arrived deformed.
Professor Noggin's Human Body Trivia Card Game - an Educational Trivia Based Card Game for Kids - Trivia, True or False, and Multiple Choice - Ages 7+ - Contains 30 Trivia Cards
Professor Noggin's Human Body Trivia Card Game - an Educational Trivia Based Card Game for Kids - Trivia, True or False, and Multiple Choice - Ages 7+ - Contains 30 Trivia Cards
I was hoping this “game” would involve more involvement but it’s basically reading trivia with multiple choice answers. A bit advanced for my 7 year old to do on his own or find fun playing with someone else. Once you know the fact, the card is pretty much useless. Would love to see this go along with a board game to make it more entertaining. it is useful to take on an outting like a restaurant because it is compact and can keep older kids/parents busy until food comes out.
Quezqa Wireless Charger - 2 in 1 Dual Wireless Charging Stand - Foldable Fast Charging Pad Compatible with AirPods Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max 11 Xs Max X Xr Samsung S10 S9 S8 (with QC 3.0 Adapter)
Quezqa Wireless Charger - 2 in 1 Dual Wireless Charging Stand - Foldable Fast Charging Pad Compatible with AirPods Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max 11 Xs Max X Xr Samsung S10 S9 S8 (with QC 3.0 Adapter)
Update only 2 days later:
When trying to charge my phone, the light keeps flashing after putting my phone on it to charge, as if I put it on wrong or something. If I barely moved it now, I can only imagine how fast this will crap out when I'm traveling with it. Returning now...

Original review (had it at 4 stars):
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First thing I noticed was the weight, it does feel pretty lightweight, maybe a little but on the cheap side. Regardless, holds and charges my iPhone 8 in both orientations, as well as charge my Tozo T6 Wireless earbuds on the back side. Does get warm with the included wall adapter, I swapped it out for a Fusebox- branded charge adapter (any higher quality charge plug will do). After swapping it out, I noticed my devices charged a little faster, and did not get as hot, still got warm but that's normal for wireless charging.

The design is what sold me. Compared to a purely hinge design, which some of the cheaper folding chargers have, this one has a mechanical kickstand. Some other wireless foldable chargers have this as well, but what I liked most about this one is that it can do my phone and buds at the same time, on one device. A 2-in-1. Haven't seen any others do the same thing, at least none that were rated that highly.

Going back to the lightweight, or cheap, feel, if over time it craps out or becomes less reliable, I will surely come back to update my review. If it's fine, not going to update this.

If I could ask for anything, as others have mentioned the charge light does not turn off. It is definitely noticable when illuminated, so I could see someone sensitive to the light getting bothered by it. Also, a little more hefty or slightly better construction, as it does feel a little cheap, considering it's 30 bucks. The samsung folding charger (only does 1 device, but build quality is much better I've seen people say) is only 20 bucks more.

Overall, initial impressions are pretty good👍🏼. If you are looking for a more name-brand folding wireless charger with a reliable mechanical folding design (not a pressure-reliant one like the $15 ones are), Spigen makes one, but it's only meant to charge 1 device at a time. Might be something to check out, I actually just ordered one for certain types of travel where I only need to charge my phone and not worry about my earbuds.
Carcasa de madera compatible con iPhone X, iPhone Xs., Mapa del mundo en Caoba
Carcasa de madera compatible con iPhone X, iPhone Xs., Mapa del mundo en Caoba
I read the feedback on products so i'm trying to write these reviews on things I buy more often.
This was exactly what I was hoping it would be!! I'm big on buying things that use renewable materials and buying things made in the U.S. So I was happy that the product was up to par and the company was great to deal with!! (I ordered for the wrong phone and had to call. Their customer service was awesome! ) I liked so much I bought another case. I def recommend.

The wood is smooth and doesn't sliver. Engraving is good. It isn't cheap and undefined. Case was form fitting and not loose like some cases.
+54
+54
**NOTE:There's an update at the end of this review!

The material is a bit heavier than expected, which is a good thing, considering that I bought it for Winter use. As an elderly retired person and living in a rest home, it's heavy enough to Keep me warm on the chilly mornings.

I liked these so much that I immediately ordered another pair of the shirts, only this time in Black. they arrived right on schedule and we're also made in the Honduras. 100% cotton and the same quality stitching as was in the blue ones. one of the male nurses saw the shirts and when he found out how inexpensive they were and what good qualities they were he also ordered himself some. If you are considering buying it these t-shirts, do yourself a favor and get to it! I am fairly certain that I will be ordering some more of these.
#NOTE: SHORT UPDATE! #

I went ahead and bought 2 more, this time in black. Arrived on time. These were made in Nicaragua rather than in the Honduras like my other ones were. However the same quality of material and care of the stitching is present, so I'm sure these will be as good as the blue ones.

***YET ANOTHER UPDATE!
Here it is most 2020,and all thes3e shirts still look brand new! The colors are locked in fast - no fading! And they do keep me warm!
Bake from Scratch
Bake from Scratch
I love it when Bake comes to my mailbox. I like the photos and recipes. Most of the recipes require several different components. You may make a cake, a filling and an icing. There are also some savory recipes sometimes too not just sweets. The only thing is sometimes the recipes require an ingredient that you need to order online or find a substitution you like. I guess they put a recipe or two in the magazine that promotes one of their advertisers products. Not every recipe calls for obscure or hard to find ingredients though.

They also have a section that highlights kitchen essentials. Beware this will make you want to purchase new things from pans to cookbooks. You have been warned.
Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love: A Complete and Easy-to-Follow System for the Artist Who Wasn't Born with a Business Mind
Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love: A Complete and Easy-to-Follow System for the Artist Who Wasn't Born with a Business Mind
Many people nurture the dream of successfully bringing their art into the world and earning a living in the process. This book shows how it can be accomplished.
Via the well-crafted chapters of Art Money & Success, Maria guides us first inwardly (because mindset is so very important and unless our psychological compasses can be relied upon, we may not end up where we intended to go) and then outwardly: in the process of finding ways to earn money from artworks, Maria shares the many challenges, revelations, successes and pitfalls that she encountered in over two decades of working with her artist husband Drew.
As I see it, Maria is the best ally that an artist could have.

Each chapter covers a different subject to study and master - these pillars of knowledge will serve the reader in other departments of life too - not just in the business of creating and selling art (e.g. the advice pertaining to Negotiation and the chapter on Networking).
There is so much actionable material in this book that even highly established practitioners will discover strategies that could augment/enhance their existing way of operating and magnify the value of their works.
The value of this material to an emerging artist or debutante is potentially huge - when projected into their future - as long as they ACT on what they read.... which brings me to an important point:
This is a book that MUST be acted upon: it presents a receptive reader with so much knowledge that to not follow through on it would leave some pretty existential questions in the reader's mind... Questions to which the book, incidentally, has answers!.. It's more than just a Book: it's also a Mirror in which a person can perceive a reflection of their desire to make their art a success.

So, I heartily recommend that people involved in any creative endeavor read this book, work through these valuable pages and implement the advice to be found here.
In the business of making a living from your own artwork, the trajectory of the journey and the ultimate destination are both decided by you.
Macally Car Headrest Mount Holder for Apple iPad Pro / Air / Mini, Tablets, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, & Smartphones 4.5" to 10" Wide with Dual Adjustable Positions and 360° Rotation (HRMOUNTPRO),Silver
Macally Car Headrest Mount Holder for Apple iPad Pro / Air / Mini, Tablets, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, & Smartphones 4.5" to 10" Wide with Dual Adjustable Positions and 360° Rotation (HRMOUNTPRO),Silver
Great idea for entertaining the kids in the back of the car on a long journey with no fighting over who can hold the device or who can't see it properly. The Ipad was secure and didn't wobble about at all. My only issue with it is, I wish it could bend back slightly to make it easier to see in the back seats. It was a bit too close to the kids in the back for them to be able to see it properly from their seats without leaning into the middle a bit. Obviously it's position is determined by how far forward the front seat that it's attached to is but I moved that seat as far forward as I could without crushing my knees and still it was too far back.
Boss Office Products Ergonomic Works Drafting Chair without Arms in Black
Boss Office Products Ergonomic Works Drafting Chair without Arms in Black
PROs : Got this chair today, the package was considerably lighter than I expected. I'm and old lady and I had no problem getting it in the house and down the basement stairs. It took longer to unwrap all the bits than it did to build it. It was very easy to build and the directions are straightforward. I am the god of screwing up simple, I got it all right on the first go! The hydraulic lift does it's job well and quickly (played with it for a while, because I'm two.) The seat is well padded and super comfy.
CONs: The wheels seem a bit stiff, but that may have everything to do with my not perfect floor, or may change with a bit of use. The back rest does not adjust back from the chair far enough. If it had an inch more distance, you would be able to get more of your legs on the seat making it comfortable for long sits...or you can just leave the back off. The foot rail is definitely too high. I am only 5'6, when the chair is at its lowest height, my knees and I can have a staring contest. A tall person would find it unusable at that height. The set up would have to be re-engineered to make it workable.
For the money, it is a fantastic chair! I absolutely recommend and I would buy again.
BCH - Tinta de recambio para cartucho de impresora de inyección de tinta de grado estándar, ahorra por compra a granel, botella de 16.9 fl oz (16.9 oz) para el nombre de la impresora comienza con H, Versión original. Estándar
BCH - Tinta de recambio para cartucho de impresora de inyección de tinta de grado estándar, ahorra por compra a granel, botella de 16.9 fl oz (16.9 oz) para el nombre de la impresora comienza con H, Versión original. Estándar
I never got to use this because I bought it from the same company, at the same time I bought some "value ink cartridges". This is how that went-
These were absolutely TERRIBLE! I installed and they worked like a dream....for a week. I thought my prayers for affordable printer ink had been answered. It had not....these were the MOST EXPENSIVE ink I'd ever bought. After working fine for a week my printer stopped printing giving only ink error codes. I followed the troubleshooting instructions and my effort were an absolute was (of about 3 hours). I gave up and went to buy the expensive authentic HP ink thinking "screw it, at least I tried". I also thought installing the authentic ink and running the printer maintenance all would be good again. NOPE. My printer will not read any ink cartridges. I called HP and after some of their troubleshooting it has been determined that these sub-par ink cartridges damaged the ink heads to my $300 printer. Lesson learned....the value ink cost me over $300. What it cost today to replace that printer with the same specs was more than it was 1 year ago. That's right folks, the printer was only a year old.
Mentos - Rollo de regaliz, 2 rollos
Mentos - Rollo de regaliz, 2 rollos
If you like licorice, try them. These two rolls started me buying even more. They are great. Everyone who has accepted one as an offer has said "Hey, that's really good. Where did you find them?". Menthos has two flavors I like, those being Spearmint and this Licorice. The Peppermint is okay, but I am happy they these are available through Amazon. No one has ever turned one down after they tried one. Get these marketed and they will outsell all other Menthos offerings.If you like Licorice I think you will be surprised, pleasantly surprised.
TWIZZLERS Twists (Fresa, sobres de 2.5 oz., paquete de 36)
TWIZZLERS Twists (Fresa, sobres de 2.5 oz., paquete de 36)
Arguing about whether it's "licorice" or not is ridiculous. OK, so Amazon has the "licorice" in the listing ... it also says very plainly that it's "Strawberry" in the listing, too. And it clearly states in the product description "Strawberry-flavored candy twists" so how about you maybe try READING THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION before ordering the product! If you order something that lists Strawberry as its flavor and then act surprised that it's not licorice-root flavor, you're an idiot. Who the heck DOESN'T know that Twizzlers are most famous for their Strawberry twists? Sheesh!

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