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Special Edition Using JavaScript
Special Edition Using JavaScript
Special Edition Using JavaScript by Paul McFedries. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
JavaScript for Dummies, 2nd Edition
JavaScript for Dummies, 2nd Edition
JavaScript for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Emily A. Vander Veer and Rich Tennant. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 51 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
CSS Visual Dictionary
CSS Visual Dictionary
CSS Visual Dictionary by Greg Sidelnikov. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 85 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Ruby on Rails for Dummies
Ruby on Rails for Dummies
Ruby on Rails for Dummies by Barry Burd. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
A Guide to SQL
A Guide to SQL
A Guide to SQL by Philip J. Pratt. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 56 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]
The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]
The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constantine Gregory, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 410 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Nine Perfect Strangers
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 3990 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Fountain: A Novel
The Fountain: A Novel
The Fountain: A Novel by Emily Grayson. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
O Ativista (Portuguese Edition)
O Ativista (Portuguese Edition)
O Ativista (Portuguese Edition) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Misterio de Salem's Lot (Spanish Edition)
Misterio de Salem's Lot (Spanish Edition)
Misterio de Salem's Lot (Spanish Edition) by Stephen King and Marta I. Gustavino. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Machine Learning with Python: The Ultimate Guide for Absolute Beginners with Steps to Implement Artificial Neural Networks with Real Examples (Useful Python Tools eg. Anaconda, Jupiter Notebook)
Machine Learning with Python: The Ultimate Guide for Absolute Beginners with Steps to Implement Artificial Neural Networks with Real Examples (Useful Python Tools eg. Anaconda, Jupiter Notebook)
Machine Learning with Python: The Ultimate Guide for Absolute Beginners with Steps to Implement Artificial Neural Networks with Real Examples (Useful Python Tools eg. Anaconda, Jupiter Notebook) by Daniel Géron. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 90 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
SQL: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide!
SQL: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide!
SQL: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide! by Andrew Johansen and SQL. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 85 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Swift Essentials - Second Edition
Swift Essentials - Second Edition
Swift Essentials - Second Edition by Dr Alex Blewitt. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
An Introduction to APIs
An Introduction to APIs
An Introduction to APIs by Brian Cooksey , Stephanie Briones, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 122 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Warren Buffett: Sein Weg an die Spitze (German Edition)
Warren Buffett: Sein Weg an die Spitze (German Edition)
Das Buch hat mir sehr gefallen. Besonders die Aussage über die CEO Vergötterung: Investiere nur in Unternehmen, die ein Dummkopf führen könnte.

Auch die Passage über Ajit Jain fand ich sehr interssant. Bisher war mir nur Charlie Munger bekannt, die rechte Hand von Buffett. Aber wie Buffett sagte: Schwimmen Sie zu Ajit, wenn Sie nur einen retten können.
Mich nimmt Wunder, ob Ajit wirklich der Nachfolger von Buffett werden kann.
Somit kann ich das Buch sehr empfehlen.
Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography
Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography
Una biografia concisa e interessante. Per chi conosce la storia dei PC negli ultimi 40 anni si legge come un romanzo, perché Steve Jobs è stata una figura centrale di questo settore. Consigliato.
Urban Outlaw: Dirt Don’t Slow You Down
Urban Outlaw: Dirt Don’t Slow You Down
Wer hinter diesem Buch eine Abhandlung der Porsche Sammlung von Magnus Walker vermutet wird von diesem Buch enttäuscht werden, alles anderen finden eine interessante Autobiographie die natürlich mit einer der interessantesten Porsche-Sammlungen endet.
Das Buch ist in englischer Sprache auch gut und flüssig mit mittelmäßigen Englischkenntnissen zu lesen. Von den rund 256 Seiten im Hardcover sind 16 Seiten Vollfarbseiten mit netten Fotos aus dem Leben von Magnus.
Es zeigt die typische amerikanische Geschichte dass es in Amerika jeder mit Mut und Fleiß schaffen kann.
Magnus Walker beschreibt in dem Buch eindrucksvoll seinen Lebensweg von T-Shirt Verkäufer über den Designer zum Textilunternehmer, anschließend vom Immobilienbesitzer zum Vermieter für die Filmindustrie und vom Porsche Besitzer zum Rennfahrer, Renninstruktor und Porsche-Sammler. Dabei macht er aber auch immer deutlich, dass neben Fleiß auch immer etwas Glück in seinem Leben dabei war und dass Glück nur Möglichkeiten eröffnet, der Mut diese Möglichkeiten zu nutzen aber immer von einem selbst ausgehen muss.

Als Essenz aus diesem Buch bleibt "mache was du am besten kannst und nicht was andere von dir erwarten"
The Prince
The Prince
Great book. If you didn't read it, you will have to do it right away. The purpose of the book is simple - to provoke you think differently And it is written In a magnificent way
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).
The Kurdish Bike: A Book Club Favorite
The Kurdish Bike: A Book Club Favorite
The Kurdish Bike works on many levels. Billed as a novel, it has the direct feeling and intensity of a memoir- which the afterword reveals it in some part is. This is a deeply personal story of connections between people from very different cultures, their deep affection and profound differences. In particular, the ways in which women in both American and Kurdish societies deal with the burdens placed on them by their societies are illustrated with subtlety and insight.

Teresa, the narrator, is a fifty-something American teacher, recently divorced and nearly financially wiped out by her ex-husband. With her only child away at college, she seeks change by taking a position teaching in a for profit school in Kurdistan. This is a grim and rigid institution she comes to refer to as “The Fortress”. The Fortress is populated by a ragtag collection of expats and Middle Easterners who form minor narratives in themselves, but the main thrust of the story is driven by Teresa’s desire for freedom. The “Kurdish Bike” in the title is her means of escape from the confines of the Fortress, of making connections with the Kurdish people in the local village. In the process she discovers much about their devastating recent history, and the millenniums of struggle that have saturated this ancient countryside. Always, the human relationships are at the forefront, conveyed in clear and polished prose, with humor and warmth.

To simply list the issues Teresa encounters in Kurdistan- abandoned women, female genital mutilation, honor killings, the total dominance of women’s lives and decisions by the men in their family, and potential jihadist recruits- would make The Kurdish Bike sound like a grim jeremiad. It is anything but. We are instead led through an engaging and sometimes dramatic story to see the world though new- and less judgmental- eyes. Teresa is continually confronted not just with the challenges women face in Kurdish society, but with the mirroring challenges she faces in her own. The result is a more complex, human, and far more powerful understanding- one that helps to erase the picture of the Kurds as an exotic “other” and lets us see through to our common humanity. And perhaps enables us to see our western culture as sometimes not so advanced as we would like to think.

I am rarely moved to write reviews, and don’t do a lot of book recommending, but I’m passing copies of The Kurdish Bike out to friends and find myself talking and thinking about it a lot. It’s one of the most memorable books I have read in a long, long time. More than a good read, it’s a book you feel good about having read.
Anthology 2
Anthology 2
Of course I have heard the songs on the albums many times. But it's amazing to hear the Beatles--sometimes just John or Paul--creating a song in a studio at a different rhythm, a different vocalizing, a different feel. It's a reminder that what is on the albums came from hard work, doing the songs over and over, trying them out in different ways, stretching for the way to do it that best captured their group sense. The anthologies are a great complement to Geoff Emerick's book about recording the Beatles. After reading that book, one understands better that it may seem effortless on the albums but it was created by the intersection of determination, grinding effort, and remarkable musical ability. The casual way Emerick writes about "the boys and George Martin felt take 34 was the best" serves to remind one of what it means to get it right. And they did, so many times.

The live tracks are a real bonus. Much of the time the group sounds a bit shaky, rushed, as if they were trying to stay in sync and not able to hear one another...which is the stated reason they stopped touring. With today's in-ear monitors, they probably would still be playing (look at the Who, still touring 40 years later), but it was 1965 and thousands of screaming girls made it impossible for the musicians to hear their stage sound. They did what they could until it wasn't worth it. And, of course, there is the priceless sound of John thanking Ringo for his singing of "Yesterday" after Paul does a spot-on live solo effort. The boys may have found this funny but it sure seems snarky in retrospect.
Rhythm & Blues 1969
Rhythm & Blues 1969
I had the entire Rhythm & Blues collection but lost the 1969 CD. So glad I was able to find it again.
Together Through Life
Together Through Life
The "Deluxe" Together Through Life has the standard album plus a sticker, poster, and two bonus CDs. The sticker and poster are worthless; the former merely shows the album title, and the latter the lame cover photo. One CD is the "Friends and Neighbors" episode of Dylan's popular XM radio show. A typically enjoyable example of the program, it has an astonishing variety of music mixed with Dylan's lively, informative, and often amusing commentary and quotes. It is a good introduction to the show for anyone unfamiliar with it but of little value to those who are. The other CD is also virtually worthless -- an outtake from landmark film No Direction Home lasting only a few minutes. It has an interview with Dylan's little-known first manager, Roy Silver, and a slightly different audio take of "Blowin' in the Wind." The segment has no revelations, and it is easy to see why it was excluded, but hard-cores may find it somewhat interesting. All must decide if this makes the "Deluxe" edition worth purchasing over the standard; in most cases, it certainly does not.

As for the album itself, though not on par with his three prior later career masterpieces, Together Through Life is another worthy Bob Dylan album. Fans should certainly get his major albums first, but anyone interested in him should eventually check it out, while significant differences from his other albums mean it may possibly appeal to those not usually keen on him.

It is immediately clear that Together is far more modest than other recent Dylan albums; it lacks their epic feel and is indeed only about two thirds of their length. One might almost see it as Dylan kicking against his Grand Old Man of Meaningful Songs title. Songs are short and to the point; there is no attempt at epic or panoramic music. More notably, there are few words by Dylan's standard, and what we get is unusually simple and straightforward, stripped of imagery and grand themes. They generally focus on love and lust in familiar terms and are doubtless highly influenced by co-writer and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Those who value Dylan's profundity may be disappointed and perhaps even curse Hunter; it is surely no surprise that the only song written by Dylan alone ("This Dream of You") is easily the best.

All this suggests that Together has little merit, but this is not so, though it is undeniably minor. The concision and punchiness of the words are quite intriguing, if limited, and Dylan's vocals retain their latter-day strength. One would have to look very hard indeed for another singer of his age with such emotional vitality and diversity. "Life Is Hard" has a surprisingly nimble falsetto, but his gifts, as ever, have nothing to do with hitting and holding notes or having range. Instead, his phrasing remains impeccable, and he puts the songs forth with verve and vigor few can even approach; this is particularly important, given the lyrics' unusual nature.

Music is probably the biggest point of contention. Aside from "Life Is Hard," an acoustic take on Dylan's recent Rat Pack balladry fixation, it is essentially split between accordion-dominated Tex Mex and Chicago blues. The former is a great surprise; Dylan has hardly ever used accordion, and never for an extended time, and had dabbled in Tex-Mex only on 1976's Desire. Accordion - courtesy of Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, who also plays guitar - is practically the lead instrument on several cuts. This takes some getting used to, as does the musical genre generally, but grew on me significantly, as it likely will on most. The blues entries are far easier for fans of latter-day Dylan to appreciate. If less than revolutionary, they feature some fiery playing from Heartbreaker Mike Campbell and three members of Dylan's crack touring band. A few cuts mix the two styles to interesting, if somewhat jarring, effect.

"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" is a good example. Essentially a take on the classic Otis Rush blues "All Your Love" with accordion instead of harmonica, it is a high energy opener with several notable short guitar solos, blazing trumpet, blaring organ, and powerful drums. It is also a good introduction to the lyrical style, beginning as simply as possible with "Oh well, I love you pretty baby."

"Life Is Hard" will not convince those turned off by Dylan's recent ballads but is excellent for those who like them. With beautiful music and a supremely touching vocal, it is highly affecting despite words that are occasionally too clichéd.

"My Wife's Home Town" is another harmonica-cum-accordion blues update, this time of the classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You," and even credits Willie Dixon. Well-done if hardly world-shattering, it epitomizes Together's lyrical modesty but at least has some amusing lines. The fiery vocal improves it substantially.

"If You Ever Go to Houston" may be the most accordion-dominated track - probably too much so for many, especially as the riff is very simplistic. A Wild West ballad and Texas ode, it is one of the slightest cuts but still enjoyable.

Further proof that no one does torch songs like Dylan, "Forgetful Heart" mixes things up somewhat with dramatic, Neil Young-esque electric guitar and other musical nuances.

"Jolene" is the most uptempo song, with a killer riff and some short, incendiary guitar solos. It is nice to hear Dylan and company rip it up, though the asinine words will disappoint many.

"This Dream of You" is Together's closest thing to a masterpiece - and it is tantalizingly close. Flat out mariachi, it shows that Dylan can quickly master nearly every genre; whatever one thinks of the accordion elsewhere, here it approaches sublime, while the bittersweet lyrics and mournful croon match it. This is a piece of emotional vitality only Dylan could create and has the album's best lyrics by a considerable margin.

"Shake Shake Mama" may be the most minor cut but is an enjoyable, rollicking blues.

"I Feel a Change Coming On" is probably the second best entry. A weeper with fine lyrics and excellent, highly creative drums, it may be Together's best vocal and is a worthy canon addition.

"It's All Good" is another accordion-laced classic blues send-up, reminiscent of Slim Harpo's "Shake Your Hips" among others. The words are very good, some of Dylan's best satire in years, and possibly contain veiled political references. It is a zany, freewheelin', and effective close to an unusual album.

All told, anyone expecting another masterpiece will be disappointed, and Dylan easily has at least a dozen albums that are much better, but this is very respectable, especially considering Dylan's age and how much great music he has already made.
Bob Dylan Men's Surreal Tie Dye T-Shirt Multi
Bob Dylan Men's Surreal Tie Dye T-Shirt Multi
I bought this for my husband. The fabric is nice. The colors are true to what you see on line. We both like the quality and would order again the fabric is not thin so won't wear out fast.
Bob Dylan (Debut Album) + 12 Bonus Tracks
Bob Dylan (Debut Album) + 12 Bonus Tracks
This is an excellent version of Dylan's debut album and provdes a lot more of his early music. It adds to the Dylan material I have available for use on my radio programs.
Nowhere Michigan
Nowhere Michigan
It's not really a good movie. There were several implausible scenes requiring weird and awkward suppositions but, I couldn't stop watching for some reason. Every time I stopped watching, I had to turn it back on to see what actually came next. Jenna Boyd did well in this film. It wasn't her fault that there was no reason for his car to be at the hospital for them to flee in but....it was there! And she made the best of it.
Black Panther: World of Wakanda
Black Panther: World of Wakanda
If this series didn't get cancelled, this would be an EASY recommendation. Great artwork, unique storyline that you won't see anywhere else in comics and the writing backs all of it up. My issue is that:

1. The main storyline is really issue 1-4 in this book and issues 5 & 6 are sub plots of new characters (who if I had to guess, would have been integrated into the main story in later issues).
2. The story doesn't end with this book.

Its a shame because I enjoyed this title. The Dora Milaje is one of the most appealing parts of the Black Panther Universe. The fact that a rich, black king of the most advanced country in the world has beautiful, bad-ass, female bodyguards is amazing and I was pleased to see that this book got to peek behind the curtain to reveal what goes on behind the ranks of the group. This book did a great job of having T'Challa take a backseat and letting the ladies tell their story of Wakanda from a woman's point of view. What is it like being the personal security of royalty, while dealing with your own issues?

Again, great book, but the only knock is that you won't get the pleasure of finishing this awesome story. I think if this were to have been released a year later, then it could have survived, but for now, if you're a Black Panther die-hard then give this a read.
Doctor Strange (4K Ultra HD) (+ Blu-ray 2D) [2016]
Doctor Strange (4K Ultra HD) (+ Blu-ray 2D) [2016]
Dr Strange master of the mystic arts formerly Dr Stephen Strange surgeon a man so arrogant and up himself he was detestable but utterly brilliant.Following an accident his hands are destroyed and he can no longer operate.So begins the adventure in one of the best Marvel films yet.He is put on to a possible cure available in a far off Eastern land known as Kamar-Taj.He is in the course of the (no spoilers) trained to confront his own demons and battle dark forces that want to destroy the world.Pretty much like a lot of super hero movies but this is a lot different than most.Benedict Cumberbatch is as good as we have come to expect even if one cant help thinking of Sherlock Holmes in some of his characterisation.He is well served with the rest of the cast namely Chitwell Ejiofor as one of the mystics teaching him the ropes and Tilda Swinton as the shaven headed top honcho with the unfortunate name of The Ancient One but she is plenty tough I can tell you.The lovely Rachel McAams is somewhat wasted as Stranges ex although she does have a few neat lines spread out.I think she will be more rounded in any sequel.The chief villain played by Mads Mikkelson is not really villainous enough and there is a deleted scene that would have been best left in to show his badness.The effects are absolutely mindboggling.I don't know what an LSD trip was like but I can imagine it was something like this.Dr Strange was never my favourite comic book character but it makes a much better movie than comic.I did have to shake my head at first to accept Tilda Swinton in the role that in the comics was a real ancient one in the form of a wrinkled old oriental guy.There are no f words or gore and in fact I would say that the movie may have been better with a 15 certificate to toughen it up but you cant have everthing.There is an element of humour also throughout which was a nice touch.The Blu-ray disc is brilliant and there are some nice extras and sneak peaks to keep fans happy.A rewarding experience.
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Lord of the Rings)
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Lord of the Rings)
The book The Hobbit is a fantasy/adventure by J.R.R Tolkien that takes place in the fictional world of Middle Earth, which is the setting of most of the author’s works. The hobbit tells a fantastic story of adventure, danger, friendship, and courage, and serves as a prequel to the even more immersive and epic book series, the Lord of the Rings. This book shows that even the littlest of people can be the biggest heroes.
I loved this book. It is set in a large, detailed, and lore-filled world that made me feel like I was there while I was reading it. The book also has many likable characters.
The Hobbit starts out showing the life of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit. A hobbit is much like a human. The differences between a human and a hobbit is that a hobbit only stands about 4 feet tall, and all hobbits have long and curly hair. One day while minding his own business, a wizard he knows named Gandalf the Gray shows up with a party of 13 dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield. While everyone eats dinner at Bilbo’s house, he finds out that Gandalf volunteered him to help in their quest to retake their home in the lonely mountain, which was taken from them by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo initially declines the offer to join the party, but changes his mind the day after they leave, and he catches up with them. The group embarks on a long journey through the misty mountains and mirkwood forest, making enemies and allies along they way.
This book introduces many characters. Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who like nothing more than staying in the comfort of his own home and smoking his pipe. These qualities become evident throughout his adventure, as he grows very homesick. Perhaps his best quality is his courage, which shows, as he sticks by everyone until the very end. Gandalf is also a great character. He is a 5,000 year old wizard, and throughout those 5,000 years he has grown very wise and powerful. He knows all the ropes of Middle Earth, and is always there to offer some wisdom or fatherly advice.
The author, J.R.R. Tolkien has a somewhat lighthearted and quirky way of writing. He always takes the time to explain things in the story. He also has built up one of the best fantasy worlds in all of literature, and has a way in his writing that makes your feel like you’re there.
The Hobbit (and also Lord of the Rings) is set in a land called Middle Earth. It is filled with forests, mountains, and fantasy creatures of all types. Middle Earth is a fantasy world, and, like other similar fantasy worlds, everything is somewhat primitive. While there are big and beautiful structures and cities in Middle Earth, there are no technology or electricity. The main races; elves, dwarves, and mortal men, all have unique cultures.
In conclusion, I believe that The Hobbit is absolutely worth reading. It is a fantastic journey of bravery, friendship and courage, that is set in a beautiful, massive, and lore filled world. Perhaps the best part is that it is just the beginning of The Lord of the Rings, an even bigger and amazing story.
Blood Brothers (The Sign of Seven Book 1)
Blood Brothers (The Sign of Seven Book 1)
I can see why even Stephen King is in awe of Nora Roberts (he said so), and why he thinks she's 'cool'. Also, why she's named in Time magazine's top 100 people of 2007. When Ms. Roberts is on her A game, she is on, and the book is a return to form.

Three friends, brothers of the heart, decide to go camping at the Pagan Stone (which is expressly forbidden) to celebrate the night of them turning 10. Due to an innocent bonding ceremony, they unwittingly unleash a demon onto their town, and every seven years for seven days, evil possesses the town's residents, only to slumber for another seven years.

In the year that we meet these men, they are on the cusp of their 31st birthday, there is the notion of the quickening, the evil is coming thick and fast now, and Cal, Fox and Gage have to unite with their respective partners, and residual powers to turn the evil away. Cal is the first of the friends to go to bat, and the book is a doozy as a result.

It's similar to The Sister's Trilogy, where events of the past have warred with evil, but weren't strong enough to banish it, only to bound it. Unlike The Sister's Trilogy, the stakes in The Seven Trilogy are set that much higher, the evil is much more malevolent, and the atmosphere so very menacing. The characters seem to be that much sharper, and a bit more individual, with their little quirks that seem cute and real, like Cal and his boy scout compass.

The Blood Brothers is a good start to The Trilogy, very much in terms of atmosphere, with blood and death, and we meet all the main players in quick succession. It's book to be highly recommended, and a really quick read.

I can't wait for the third, when its Gage's time at bat. Fox (the star of the second), seems cool, but Gage has some issues with his dad, and I can't wait to see the outcome.
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
Superb edition and beautifully read. The Alchemist is a great modern day fable, I just wonder why no-one has made the film yet. One of my sons used to listen to this every night going to bed and I listened going to work in the car and it has remained a firm favourite. That was a chance purchase on tape and now none of us has a cassette machine any more so I bought the CD and it is on all of our iPods. Buy it, you won't be disappointed. Coelho is such a master, read what you want in to it.
The Sky-Liners: The Sacketts, Book 11
The Sky-Liners: The Sacketts, Book 11
I was glad to (temporarily) leave William Tell Sackett behind but wasn't impressed with Flagan or Galloway either. And, as for Judith... don't get me started. She's the typical snot-nosed teen who wises up toward the end, but she doesn't feel solid or consistent. She starts out spoiled - I was reminded of Orrin's ex, Laura - until she sees Black Fetchen for what he is and comes to her senses; then, Judith becomes this meek, subservient creature proclaiming her love for Flagan. The romance is weak, there's no courtship and little interaction between her and her love, so I didn't buy it. And, because Judith reminded me of Laura, I expected her to be a turncoat, playing the Sacketts for Fetchen's advantage but the story isn't even strong enough to support that plot - ultimately, Judith fades into the background, just another love interest of the Sackett fellas. L'Amour missed an opportunity to give us a strong-female character.

This story is action-packed, especially toward the end. But, I'm still wondering about the horses. Flagan and Galloway are hired to escort Judith and several horses cross-country to Colorado. But the horses are stolen, along with some cows from a traveling cowpoke, and the Sackett boys go off chasing the cows and we never learn what happens to the horses. Nobody - not even Judith or her father, the owners of said horses - ever brings up their missing stock. I was probably supposed to assume that the horses became the horses that Fetchen and his gang rode but I chose to imagine the horses breaking free during one of the battle-scenes, running wild across the plains until some Lakota men (led by Michael and Eddie Spears, haha) rounds them up and rides off into the sunset (but feel free to go your own way with your own imaginings because L'Amour certainly didn't fill in the holes).

In short, the inconsistencies made it difficult for me to suspend my disbelief for this book.
Where the Long Grass Blows: A Novel
Where the Long Grass Blows: A Novel
I must be addicted to westerns to enjoy yet another range war.
Sometimes L'Amours characters get close to the brilliance of Oliver Stranges "Sudden" with a gun.
This hero Bill Canavan was good and there were an aray of villains set up ready to kill. However L'amour seldom over exagerates reality and just a couple are dealt with.
The hero gets his girl and it is an above average story in my opinion.
Letters from Peaceful Lane (The New Americana Series Book 3)
Letters from Peaceful Lane (The New Americana Series Book 3)
I used to read each Janet Dailey book as soon as it came out. For some reason I just moved on to other authors and when I bought my first kindle i really branched out in my reading. This book was well written but I didn't give it give it 5 stars because I didn't like the ending at all. It was rushed and abruptly ended.
Dr. Slump, Vol. 3
Dr. Slump, Vol. 3
Purchased these books for my grandson and he loves them! He is 10 years old and a 5th grader. These books are similar to comic books but any children's books that entice them to read, is good in my book..
Agu Trot / Esio Trot ( Serie morada ) Spanish Editiom (Spanish Edition)
Agu Trot / Esio Trot ( Serie morada ) Spanish Editiom (Spanish Edition)
Nos encanta Roald Dahl!!! Y este libro a nuestra hija le ha gustado mucho, es una historia entretenida y tierna. Muy fácil de leer, en mi opinión quizá mejor para niños un poco más pequeños. Nuestra hija tiene ocho años y se lo leyó en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Probaremos con los recomendados para diez años de Roald Dahl.
Naruto, Vol. 5: The Challengers
Naruto, Vol. 5: The Challengers
Even after I have been following Naruto since I was 12 (am now 23) the Zabuza & Haku chapters will always remain one of my favorites. I love these characters. They have a great back story. Particularly as it pertains to their relationship with each other. I also love Haku's jutsu. Even today she is one of the only ninjas in the series to mix wind and water Chakra types to become a ice type. I would love to know even more of her history (particularly her history as a black ops operative because she wears Anbu Hidden Mist mask). Love these chapters. FAST SHIPPING and came in great condition. Ordered together with 1-4.
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Sticky-Fingers Cure (Missy Piggle-Wiggle, 3)
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Sticky-Fingers Cure (Missy Piggle-Wiggle, 3)
Another excellent entry in the reboot series of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle stories from my childhood. There are some new family types in this book that make us very happy. The writing is superb--as a writer and editor myself, I can get bored and critical while reading some chapter books to my son, but I look forward to picking this up every night. I'm so glad Ann M. Martin brought these stories to life and am already looking forward to Book 4.
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Magical Creatures: No.9 Nagini
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Magical Creatures: No.9 Nagini
This is one of my favorite pieces. I have ALL of the horcruxes (except harry potter, of course) and its amazing. Came in two days (deliveree on a SUNDAY!) its a little smaller then expected (i should have read the dimensions) but still amazing! A little annoying to open lol. You can keep her in her case (recommended as she is crazy! 😂) or set her up by her self. A must have for ANY harry potter collector or FANatic like my self :)

pictured beside Tom Riddles diary for accurate sizing!
Harry Potter Voldemort Wand Pen and Bookmark
Harry Potter Voldemort Wand Pen and Bookmark
This Pen is OKAY, I mean, but as a Harry Potter fan looking for something cool & unique to write with, it didn’t really deliver. First of all, the actual pen itself is TERRIBLE. Also, I didn’t even jam the pen in that hard, and the top got stuck. Didn’t even last a week. If you are looking for something cool to write with, I recommend buying a higher standard, more expensive noble collection pen, like the ones that come with the stand.
LEGO Street Accessories polybag (xtra) 40312
LEGO Street Accessories polybag (xtra) 40312
Wir haben uns als Familie zu Weihnachten auch das Lego Xtra Strassenthema gekauft um mit den gelieferten Ampeln unsere selbstgebaute Stadt (Polizei, andere Bauwerke und auch Playmobil und Schleich Figuren) ins Spiel einzubinden und den Verkehr endlich zu regeln. Das Leuten bzw. Laternenset mit Briefkasten ist eine optimale Erweiterung für Städte in gewohnter und einfacher Legomanier.

Ein absolutes Highlight für mich ist der Zeitungsständer ;-)
Harry Potter Marauders Map Sublimated Adult Crew Socks
Harry Potter Marauders Map Sublimated Adult Crew Socks
I got these socks as a gift for a friend, who said he loved them.
They felt a little more synthetic than I had hoped, but seem decently thick and the pattern looks better than I expected.
Overall, pleased with my purchase!
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play, Talking Percy Train
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play, Talking Percy Train
I searched for days for this toy. My 17 month old son has recently developed a love of Thomas and his favorite character is Percy". He had received the Take N Play talking "James" for Christmas and really liked playing with it, so I decided to try and find a "Percy". He has had the toy for three days now and hardly ever puts it down. We have actually had to tell him that "Percy" is tired and has to go to sleep in order to get him to go to bed at night and naptime! This train has bumped, crashed, gone down the racetrack, substituted as a drumstick, and otherwise been thoroughly played with by an energetic little boy for the past three days and looks great! The only complaint I have is that it was very hard to find and when I did it cost $8.00 more than the other trains I purchased at the same time (and was the smallest of them all). Great toy!
Nigrin 6187 Ice Scraper/Snow Brush/Telescope Handle (up to 66 cm Long)
Nigrin 6187 Ice Scraper/Snow Brush/Telescope Handle (up to 66 cm Long)
I mainly use the brush and squeegie of this, to clear snow off my car. I always clear the snow off the roof as well as off the windows, windscrren boot and bonnet.
The brush on thei tool works excellently, and the extended length of the tool means that it is easy to reach past the centre of my car roof and anywhere else on the car.
Being telescopic, I can reduce the length, and it is quite practical to keep this inside the car if I wish (at home I keep it next to the front door so that I can clear snow before having to open the car doors or boot).

The ice-scraper is not the biggest, but I think that there might be a compromise to keep the overall tool not too big and bulky, but it worls well to scrape off ice (although generally I open and start my car and turn on the heaters, so that by the time I have cleared all the snow off the car, the ice on front and rear screens is beginning to loosen).

excellent tool.
Sorrel + Fern Baby Crib Mobile Woodland Fox -Baby Shower Gift Nursery Decoration I
Sorrel + Fern Baby Crib Mobile Woodland Fox -Baby Shower Gift Nursery Decoration I
This mobile is excellent for the price and the quality is better than expected. Note, it does include the mobile, matching garland (garland attachments are adjustable on string), and the metal ring (attached to the mobile as shown in description photos) and screw to install into the ceiling, but does not include an arm hook or line to hang. I found the HLEEDUO DIY 23 Mobile Arm Bracket with Adjustable Claw for $10-$13 and it works great. The pieces and sections come carefully wrapped in plastic so all you have to do it open and pop/unfold the shapes and voila!
The Instructional Change Agent: 48 Ways to Be the Leader Your School Needs
The Instructional Change Agent: 48 Ways to Be the Leader Your School Needs
If you are looking for a tremendous resource to help navigate your journey as an instructional change agent, this book is for you. Dr. Drummond has brilliantly created an easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide to help principals and all administrators clear the hurdles that frequently limit the extent to which leaders confidently embark on work that requires change. We all know change is not easy. Leading change, especially related to instruction, can be daunting to say the least. This book serves as a coaching manual equipped with guidance for leaders that are thinking about The What, The Why and The How to lead needed instructional change. You will learn how to implement change that will make sense to all stakeholders in the school community and change that will serve to meet the needs of all students. It is through his own in-depth experience as a building principal, a reflective leader and researcher that Dr. Drummond has identified 48 ways to successfully serve as an Instructional Change Agent. If you are engaged in, or considering leading change in your school, this is the resource for you.
Reusable Grocery Bags Set of 5, Grocery Tote Foldable into Attached Pouch, Ripstop Polyester Reusable Shopping Bags, Washable, Durable and Lightweight (Royal,Purple,Pink,Orange,Teal)
Reusable Grocery Bags Set of 5, Grocery Tote Foldable into Attached Pouch, Ripstop Polyester Reusable Shopping Bags, Washable, Durable and Lightweight (Royal,Purple,Pink,Orange,Teal)
UPDATE: I just bought another set after 2 years with these bags! They're in constant use, especially at the Farmers' Market, are washed after every single use, and there's not a single tear or hole! Why am I buying more? Because I'm stupid and have managed to leave two of them with paid-for produce at the FM. I love being able to wash them and therefore put my gorgeous produce right into a clean bag. The fit is perfect: they are very roomy and the straps fit comfortably over my shoulder. They are roomy and strong enough to hold a dozen ears of sweet corn, or a huge head of delicate lettuce without squishing it. Morever, they're incredibly lightweight: this actually makes a significant difference in weighing produce, and I love being able to fill a bag and put it right on the farmer's scale: no disposable plastic bags for me. Other shoppers at the FM have actually asked me where I got my bags! Some reviewers mentioned the handle orientation; however, this is absolutely not an issue for me because the bags are so large that I can't even tell which was the original orientation. I haven't tried folding them back up because they live happily and cage-free on the messy back seat of my car, so foldability isn't an issue for me. An excellent value, and I'm very pleased with my purchases.
Printmaster 2020 [PC Download]
Printmaster 2020 [PC Download]
Due to husbands health, then dad, taking care of them I did not down load right after ordering. Now with all things calm I have tried to down load and the icon to open on my computer is there but nothing comes up, it just flashes and leaves. I would like to work with this printmaster 2020 but it wont open and I do have a updated new computer so I feel there SHOULD be nothing wrong or stopping it from downloading.... Please help me thru this.
Yankee Candle - Vela en un frasco.
Yankee Candle - Vela en un frasco.
I usually have good experience with Yankee Candles. But 2 of the 3 I bought on Amazon were duds. Both Sparkling Cinnamon candles only burned about 50% of the wax before the wicks were spent. I always trimmed the wicks per the instructions on the bottom, but one of them sooted really badly and neither burned properly. On the first, about 1.5 inches from the bottom, the wick burned out because it was folded over and didn't go to the bottom of the candle. The other one burned with such a low flame that it burned a hole down into the wax without melting half of it. I've never had this problem with Yankee Candles purchased at a local brick and mortar store for $20+. Perhaps these $13 units on Amazon are factory rejects?

On a positive note, they smelled good. Just wish I would have gotten them to burn thoroughly.

I don't think I'll be buying any more of these off of Amazon.
Evutec Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Case, Aramid Fiber iPhone 12 Pro Max Cases Cover for iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 Inch, Unique Hard & Smooth Phone Case with AFIX+ Free Vent Mount
Evutec Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Case, Aramid Fiber iPhone 12 Pro Max Cases Cover for iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 Inch, Unique Hard & Smooth Phone Case with AFIX+ Free Vent Mount
Ordered this to have ready when my new iPhone 12 Pro Max when it arrives. The size feels bigger than my Xs Max, but I think that is due to the shape of the new phone. Case feels great in the hand and feels solid. I will see how it fits the phone in 2 days, but I suspect that it will fit snug as my current Evutec case does. The magnet mount works great and should provide strong mount while driving. I’ll when I placed my current phone in case to test out wireless charging it worked fine, so it should be good with new MagSafe charger.
Champion Men's Classic Jersey T-shirt
Champion Men's Classic Jersey T-shirt
So I ordered dozens of the different Champion shirts on Prime day (in black and grey) because I like the fit. I did notice that Amazon has multiple product listings for these shirts that look almost identical, but not quite if you look closely at the images and the product titles. I ended up ordering a bunch of both since I didn't know what the difference would be.

So the cotton for this particular Champion Jersey is so much softer than the cotton for the other, almost identical, Champion Jersey on Amazon. This one is titled "Champion Men's Classic Jersey T-Shirt" and notice it has the Champion emblem on the front that is darkened to match the shirt color. There's also another brightly colored Champion emblem on the side of the sleeve for this shirt. Again this shirt is super soft cotton.

The other Champion shirt on Amazon titled "Champion Men's Jersey T-Shirt" that has much rougher cotton is the one with brightly colored emblem on the front. It fits and looks good, but the cotton on it is much more rough and abrasive. Here's the link to it (rough cotton one):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010EG81U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Champion Men's Jersey T-Shirt, Black

Keep in mind, I only ordered black and light grey from each of the two product types so I can't say if they'll all be this soft, but these colors are definitely softer than the black and grey shirts from the other product listing on Amazon. Definitely go with these if you like soft cotton.
KRUPS EA8298 Kaffeevollautomat Latt'Espress One-Touch-Funktion (1,7 l, 15 bar, LC Display, Cappuccinatore) schwarz
KRUPS EA8298 Kaffeevollautomat Latt'Espress One-Touch-Funktion (1,7 l, 15 bar, LC Display, Cappuccinatore) schwarz
Wir sind mit dieses Maschine bis auf den Milchaufschäumer sehr zufrieden. Wir hatten zu Anfang auch das Problem, dass Kaffee aus der Maschine auslief.
Dieses hat sich aber nach ein paar Malen von selbst erledigt. Wir haben sie nun ca. 2 Monate und es ist nur zu Anfang aufgetreten.
Der Kaffee ist heiss und die Crema wird sehr schön. Viel hängt natürlich von der Qualität der verwendeten Kaffeesorte ab.
Die Maschine ist schön klein und nimmt daher wenig Platz weg. Leider ist sie recht laut.
-Leider muss ich nun zum Milchaufschäumer kommen. Dieser hat zu Anfang recht gut funktioniert. Der Milchschaum war nie perfekt- eher zu dünn und nicht cremig genug. ( Habe verschiedene Milchsorten von 0,5% Fett - 3,8% Fett aus dem Kühlschrank, oder Raumtemperatur getestet).
Leider funktioniert dieses jetzt nach 2 Monaten so gut wie gar nicht mehr. Es entsteht nur noch heisse Milch ohne Schaum.
Ich habe die Düse immer gereinigt. ( Dieses ist sehr nervig, da man diese Funktion nach jedem Mal manuell ausführen Muss ).
Habe es aber immer gemacht. Und auch regelmäßig einen Milchschaumdüsen Reiniger verwendet. Es funktioniert nun nicht mehr.
Wenn ich das im Vorwege gewusst hätte, hätte ich mir die kleine Schwester der Maschine ohne Milchfunktion gekauft.
Jetzt nutze ich einen separaten Milchaufschäumer von Nespresso. Das funktioniert super. Kein Vergleich zu vorher. Jetzt ist der Cappucino oder Latte Macchiato top!
Brühgruppe Brüheinheit für Siemens EQ9 Kaffeevollautomat 11010422 Kaffeemaschine Kaffeeautomat
Brühgruppe Brüheinheit für Siemens EQ9 Kaffeevollautomat 11010422 Kaffeemaschine Kaffeeautomat
Bei dem gelieferten Teil handelt es sich offenbar um ein Original-Ersatzteil. Es hat anstandslos gepasst und verrichtet nun klaglos seinen Dienst. Das letzte hat ziemlich genau 2 Jahre gehalten, wir sind gespannt, ob das neue das ebenfalls durchhält. Wobei: es ist eigentlich eine Schande von einem so namhaften Hersteller solche billigst hergestellten Produkte zu diesem Preis zu verkaufen. Für mich ist das ein Wegwerfprodukt, wenn es nach 2 Jahren schon kapuut ist-Plastik gebrochen. Daher vergebe ich nur 3 Sterne, weil das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis einfach nicht stimmt. Sollte der Kaffeeautomat den Geist aufgeben, wird es sicher kein Siemens mehr-unser Vorgänger war eine Jura und die hat 18 Jahre durchgehalten....war nur mal ein Schlauch zu ersetzen und ab und zu eine Wartung, ca. alle 2 Jahre. Daran wird die Siemens gemessen und schneident echt richtig schlecht ab. Das einzige, was sie richtig gut macht ist die Reinigung des Milchsystems was damals beim Kauf den AUsschlag gab. Aber der Preis für diese Bequemlichkeit ist recht hoch-alle 1,5-2 Jahre fast 90 EURO....
MERAKI GO 5 Port Security Gateway | Cloud Managed Firewall & Router | Cisco [GX20-HW-US]
MERAKI GO 5 Port Security Gateway | Cloud Managed Firewall & Router | Cisco [GX20-HW-US]
MERAKI GO 5 PORT SECURITY GATEWAY | CLOUD MANAGED FIREWALL & ROUTER | CISCO [GX20-HW-US] This security gateway is a total waste of one's money. The description states voltage as 2G and 5G - which indicates wireless connectivity. Device is wired only. Meraki is a division of Cisco. DO NOT BE FOOLED. If you call Meraki customer service (available 24/7) you may get a representative that will politely advise you that remote call support or screen share support is not available for Meraki products. They will be very polite and nice and even email you a call recap; however, they will not assist in any way with Merki products. Cisco the pioneer with remote screen sharing WEBEX support - has a division that will not support its own Meraki product. Meraki only supports email support and then you might receive an answer from them 2 or 3 days if lucky. Meraki will also advise that you need to pay for a Security download to bring your device current with its security package. Meraki will not address the device is only for hard wired ethernet connections. Device was hacked within the first 8 hours of connecting it and it cannot be reset. Promptly boxed it up after two days of attempting to communicate with their customer service team and returned it to Amazon. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT OR ANYTHING ELSE FROM MERAKI - far substandard product compared to CISCO. Waste of money and time. I only gave them 1 star rating because I could not leave blank.
Jelly Belly Licorice Bridge Mix – 1 libra (16 onzas) bolsa resellable – Genuino, oficial, directamente de la fuente
Jelly Belly Licorice Bridge Mix – 1 libra (16 onzas) bolsa resellable – Genuino, oficial, directamente de la fuente
I bought this because the nutrition info/ingredients page states that it was "A fat-free food * Gluten-free * Peanut-free." I was thrilled because almost all licorice contains wheat. I wasn't so thrilled to receive the product and saw that it says it contains wheat! And the "Gluten-free" tag above it was gone.

I wrote to complain about it because I went to return it and it's not returnable! It's false advertising! But I see that since I complained about that, they have added a spot where they list all of the ingredients now. But I look on the actual selling page at the "real" labels.

I'm out over $11 for something I would never have purchased if they hadn't played fast and loose with the labeling. And I never heard from them or from Amazon. I don't know why they won't give a refund on something that is their error! As of today 8-25-2020, that photo with the inaccurate Gluten-free designation is still on this!

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