Jordyn Morris

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JavaScript Made Easy Edition 2
JavaScript Made Easy Edition 2
JavaScript Made Easy Edition 2 by Dr.Liew Voon Kiong. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
A Time to Kill & The King of Torts
A Time to Kill & The King of Torts
A Time to Kill & The King of Torts by John Grisham, Michael Beck, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft by Charles Brauer, John Grisham, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Misery
Misery
Misery by Stephen King, Lindsay Crouse, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 1404 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
XML Processing with Perl, Python, and PHP
XML Processing with Perl, Python, and PHP
XML Processing with Perl, Python, and PHP by Martin C. Brown. Rated 2.9 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Head First iPhone Development
Head First iPhone Development
Head First iPhone Development by Dan Pilone and Tracey Pilone. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition
Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition
Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Mattia Epifani and Pasquale Stirparo. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Swift Design Patterns: The Easy Way; Standard Solutions for Everyday Programming Problems; Great for: Game Programming, System Analysis, App Programming, ... & Database Systems (Design Patterns Series)
Swift Design Patterns: The Easy Way; Standard Solutions for Everyday Programming Problems; Great for: Game Programming, System Analysis, App Programming, ... & Database Systems (Design Patterns Series)
Swift Design Patterns: The Easy Way; Standard Solutions for Everyday Programming Problems; Great for: Game Programming, System Analysis, App Programming, ... & Database Systems (Design Patterns Series) by CodeWiz RDZ. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Advances in Multiple Objective and Goal Programming: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Objective Programming and Goal ... Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems)
Advances in Multiple Objective and Goal Programming: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Objective Programming and Goal ... Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems)
Advances in Multiple Objective and Goal Programming: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Objective Programming and Goal ... Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems) by Rafael Caballero. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Making Things Talk: Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to See, Hear, and Feel Your World
Making Things Talk: Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to See, Hear, and Feel Your World
Recently updated to a third edition, "Making Things Talk" is *not* about creating objects that make vocal sounds or music. This well-written and heavily illustrated how-to book is focused on making interactive devices that can connect and send data to--or receive data from--servers and transform data into useful actions or reactions. It shows how to use an inexpensive Arduino microcontroller and some senors and networks to "see, hear, and feel your world."

Take, for example, the problem of leaving a cat at home alone all day while you are at work. A connected cat mat can send you an email each time your cat steps onto that mat. And the homemade, network-connected mat also can cause a photo to be sent from your computer's camera, so you can see what the cat is doing. Other projects in the book include a digital compass, an ultrasonic distance ranger, a toxic vapor sensor (with unique alert), doing barcode recognition using a webcam, plus more. Importantly, the author, Tom Igoe, also devotes a lot of text and illustrations to explaining "the concepts that underlie networked objects," and he provides "recipes to illustrate each set of concepts. Each chapter contains instructions for building working projects that make use of the new ideas introduced in that chapter."

The author does not have a cavalier attitude about "the network of things" and the constant collection of consumer data now becoming more pervasive. Indeed, "[T]he Internet has become a less innocent place....", he cautions. And he emphasizes that we need to know more about "who the custodians of [our] data are, what they are collecting, and what the terms of our relationship with those custodians include. Unfortunately, that level of transparency has not yet been realized in the devices and services we're enthusiastically inviting into our lives."

Igoe also contends that it is "now necessary that anyone using the internet must have a basic understanding of the security tools that make it a safer place to conduct our activities." He adds: "I want you to know how these devices [in "Making Things Talk" and beyond] convert your actions into data, how they transmit that data to servers, and where they send those readings. For that reason, I haven't used many of the cloud-based data services for connected devices in this book. The internet and Worldwide Web are built on a number of open and collaboratively derived standards like the Internet Protocol (IP) and the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP), and there is value in knowing those standards before you start using cloud-based services that rely on them."

The projects in the book require a number of tools, devices and electronics parts. But none of them individually are expensive. You also will use "a number of different software tools and programming languages," including Processing (based on Java), and JavaScript.

If you want to work with microcontroller electronics, digital sensors and networking devices, you can find plenty to like and plenty to learn from in "Making Things Talk, 3rd Edition."

(My thanks to O'Reilly Media for sending an advance reading copy for review.)
Warren Buffett (Spanish Edition)
Warren Buffett (Spanish Edition)
¿Tienes el suficiente dinero como para cuando inviertas en una empresa te reciba su Consejero Delegado?. ¿Lo conoces suficientemente como para saber si es ético o un desalmado?...bueno, pues sin estas y otras ventajas más que sólo unos pocos pueden tener, los consejos de este hombre, la verdad, se encuentran a medido camino entre lo obvio y lo simplemente imposible.

Un saludo
Rich by Habit: Learn the Success Habits of the Rich with Proven Ways to Change Bad Habits, Create Rich Habits, and Change Your Life (Habits of Successful People)
Rich by Habit: Learn the Success Habits of the Rich with Proven Ways to Change Bad Habits, Create Rich Habits, and Change Your Life (Habits of Successful People)
“Motivation is what get you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
This is an amazing book which could help people in many ways. Basing it from the title, the main aim of this book is to help us be as successful financially like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, but I know this book can help change one's life not only financially but also in a lot of different aspects. Rich by Habit discussed how we can change all the bad habits dragging us down and start making the good habits which will allow us to achieve whatever goals we set, losing weight could be one. I definitely have learned a lot from this book, not only did it gave me knowledge, but it also gave me motivation to let go of the bad habits, known and unknown (before I read this book and realized it was a habit dragging me down), and start changing my life now. Great and helpful book!
The Future of Omni-Channel Retail: Predictions in the Age of Amazon
The Future of Omni-Channel Retail: Predictions in the Age of Amazon
I've been a big fan of Lionel Binnie since first meeting him at the National Shopping Mall leasing convention in Las Vegas, way back in 1989. We were competitors, but he always had good advice and was helpful to me and my career. Then in 2001 he hired me to help roll out products in a big national retail account with airport stores throughout the US and Canada. After that we expanded to National Parks, Sports Stadiums and highway travel plazas. These are the busiest retail locations in the country. Although Lionel's company was focused on shopping malls for many years, he had the foresight to search out better revenue streams at the right moment.
It was a pleasure to work with Lionel for exactly the same reason this book is a must read for those in the industry. Whether speaking with me, or with the VP of Retail for HMS Host in meetings we attended, Lionel was always direct, matter of fact and strictly to the point. I and those we met with always admired that about him and trusted him for his honest, knowledgeable opinion.
This book also offers hope for those of us whom love retail and the customer interactions that follow. He explores categories where brick and mortar stores can still flourish despite the plenteous of online retailing.
First Mover: Jeff Bezos In His Own Words (In Their Own Words series)
First Mover: Jeff Bezos In His Own Words (In Their Own Words series)
Jeff Bezos is leading us into the future of the Internet, so it is interesting to know what he has said in the past and what he wants to do in the future! This book has a short introduction then focuses on quotes by Jeff Bezos which must have taken a lot of research to obtain. Helena Hunt does a great job of organizing the quotes according to topics. Each quote or set of quotes has a headline that indicates what the quotes will be about. I found this very helpful and considerate.

By reading this book you will learn a great deal about how Jeff Bezos thinks and how his thinking has changed over the years since focusing on selling almost everything imaginable. It is also intriguing to see how Jeff felt about not opening physical stores back in 2004. Of course amazon now has physical stores!

What I found intriguing was how many topics this book covers. Jeff talks about drones, Whole Foods, prime members (Do they buy more often?), self-reliance, persistence, what his wife thinks about him, galaxies aligning, customer needs, pizza, hiring talent, innovation, microwaves (very funny), risk taking, AI, Alexa, Star Trek, yard rakes and eBooks.

What I was most interested in was how people read more after getting a kindle. There is also apparently a way to order from amazon and pick up your order in two minutes.

But the quote I loved the most was this one: "The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity-to pursue their dreams." ~ Jeff Bezos, letter to shareholders on April 13, 2012

This was one of the only books on Jeff Bezos that I hadn't read so I'm glad I finally had the chance to read it. For anyone new to reading about Jeff Bezos, this would be a good place to start.

~The Rebecca Review
Meditate Your Weight: A 21-Day Retreat to Optimize Your Metabolism and Feel Great
Meditate Your Weight: A 21-Day Retreat to Optimize Your Metabolism and Feel Great
As a midwife, I encounter many women who struggle with their weight, and an even greater number, who lack a positive relationship to their bodies. As a yoga therapist, Tiffany Cruickshank understands many of the emotional obstacles to maintaining a healthy weight for women, and she invites her readers to join her in learning how to cultivate a more satisfying relationship to the body, nourishment and movement. She encourages the development of self awareness and mindfulness as a way to support and sustain positive changes in ourselves. She introduces her tools and the exercises in small incremental steps, setting the tone by calling her program a 21 day retreat. Included at the end is a section detailing several different strategies to continue with the program at the end of 21 days, including a 20 minute yoga sequence. I almost wish weight wasn't in the title, as I think this book has a wider audience. I will be revommenfing this book to my friends and clients.
Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office
Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office
There are merits to books like "A Very Stable Genius," "Fear" and the like - they tell us what President Trump is really saying and doing behind closed doors. But they mainly amplify what we already know, so they can come across a bit - for lack of a better word - gossipy.

"Unmaking the Presidency," in contrast, is exactly the kind of Trump book we need. The authors don't just roll their eyes and facepalm at everything Trump has said and done. Instead, they put him in historical context and examine how he is changing the very nature of the U.S. presidency itself.

And despite the concerns of those who might judge a book by its cover, and dismiss this as a liberal anti-Trump screed, it's actually remarkably balanced in its approach. If you accept some basic truths about Trump - that he is far from the most ethical, eloquent, intellectual or truthful president we've ever had (which only the most ardent and delusional Trump supporters would dispute) - the book largely lets you reach your own conclusions about whether Trump's approach is for the worse or the better. He is violating the norms and customs of the office left and right, but then that's precisely what his supporters voted him into office to do.

There are times the narrative becomes a bit abstract and professorial, but stick with it. It's also distracting when, in an apparent nod to gender neutrality, the authors alternately refer to a generic president as "he" and then "she," sometimes switching back and forth within the same paragraph. It's awkward and unwieldy and distracts from whatever point they're trying to make - can't we cross that bridge when we come to it, and refer to the president as "he" until a future female president makes that pronoun change necessary?

But that's a relatively small quibble about what is an important and thought-provoking book. This is not titillating, headline-grabbing, fly-on-the-wall gossip about the things Trump has said and done as president. Instead, it will make you think about whether Trump represents a turning point for the presidency, or an aberration whose approach will be course-corrected by his eventual successor. No matter what your political affiliation and your opinions about Trump, you should read this book with an open mind if you care about politics, the presidency, the past and the future of our country itself.
Cómo trabaja Google [How Google Works]
Cómo trabaja Google [How Google Works]
El libro se queda un poco corto en algunos aspectos, no profundiza, en algunos capítulos se hace pesado leerlo; creo que al tratarse de una empresa tan exitosa como lo es Google yo esperaba un libro mucho mas interesante o tal vez mejor redactado. Sin embargo es una buena fuente de información sobre lo que sucede en Google, no lo recomendaría como fuente saber si quiero o no trabajar en ella, pero si se pueden obtener algunos consejos que podrían aplicar para otras empresas; nunca hay que olvidar que empresas como Google que en 20 años han logrado lo que han hecho no nacen todos los días y los factores a veces que hacen de Google lo que es hoy en día no es fácil obtenerlos para el resto de las, digamos, empresas normales.
Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits
Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits
This is a compilation of mainly mid 1950s tracks from Louis and the All Stars. A mere 11 well- known tracks (there is room for a whole lot more) most of them played "in concert" by what was essentially a showband, albeit with competent jazz musicians.
For me, and I suspect most other jazz fans of my generation, this band was a shadow of the original All Stars with Jack Teagarden on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet. There was more "feeling" from Louis then too, whereas here he just goes through the motions with pleasant, but not great results, although on some numbers, notably "West End Blues" and "Back O' Town Blues" there is power and emotion from the leader. The rest of the band don't get a look in on the album - few solos - this is all Louis,his vocals on just about every number as well.
Light years away from the classic 1920s and 30s stuff but a decent buy at the give away prices on Amazon.
Ella & Louis Christmas
Ella & Louis Christmas
Ella and Louis...what more is there to say? Just sublime. Louis' version of "Christmas Night in Harlem" was the song that drew me to dig deeper into this recording and purchase it within 5 minutes of hearing his rendition. Some of Ella's tracks can be found on her solo Christmas album, but it's great to hear the best of them in the context of the two of these geniuses, working together. Grab a copy before you can't find it.
Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
This album is one of the best recordings of any kind I have ever heard. Now I have thousands of recordings, write seriously about music, and have a lot of Louis, but this is one of those CDs that are simply hard to get out of the player. Forget about the historical significance of the recordings, the extras which include a few rehearsal cuts with the band getting itself ready, a fine excerpt from an interview with Handy, and a nice little joke--not necessarily one that could be told on network television--by Louis, and the well documented notes.

The sound here is great. It has some of the best of Louis's sound in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when despite the All-stars claims to reproduce the orginal pre-Swing sound of Armstrong's earlier groups, Louis shows the way he truly swung in both singing in playing far beyond the youthful athletics of the Chicago recordings. These blues swing so nice warm and easy, although some like his great recording of "The Saint Louis Blues" swing very hard. If you want to learn the basics of swing rhythm at a reasonable pace, I would advise listening to these recordings and trying to play along with them. (Of course, I would also recommend the great piano and rhythm section sides Basie cut to get out of his Decca Contract in the mid 1930s.)

There is something soooooo much more joyous about these recordings than any of Louis's recordings of these or similar tunes in the 1920s and 1930s. His voice and trumpet playing no longer strain but are sure of the mastery of the material. Both he and vocalist Velma Middleton seem to be really enjoying themselves with this material.

It must be stressed that Handy's real contribution was the combination of the Blues with the level of arrangement and composition that professional Black entertainers of his time--a time of a great explosion of both professional skill, knowledge, diversity of style, and polish--had obtained. His Blues including selections on this piece like "The St. Louis Blues" and "The Memphis Blues" and the immortal "Beale Street Blues" often combined Blues with all sorts of music popular at the time especially Ragtime, the reigning popular music of Handy's time in Memphis, with traces of Latin music like the habenero tango strain in the St Louis Blues. Yet, while quite willing to copyright these products of Black folk culture and create his own publishing business based on them (one of the first the realize the money in getting songs recorded as well as selling sheet music, Handy was insistent about the folk sources of his blues, as well as the fact that they were what Black folks demanded to dance to.

Getting Louis, himself a product of the generation that saw Jazz emerge as the child of the marriage of Blues and Ragtime given the tools of the high level of musicianship and formal musical knowledge consumated by Handy and his generation, to record these tunes was a stroke of Genius. You can hear Louis feeling happy and at home, but you can also hear a special reverence for the music, the time and the point of the music, as well how much BETTER the development of Jazz and Swing in the decades since Handy's days had made his ability to play these songs. It is no wonder that Handy himself cried tears of joy when he heard these recordings.

George Avakian who produced both the original recordings and the 1996 reissue on CD, spent about twenty years hunting down the best of the original recordings and takes, before rereleasing this really high quality recording.

A nice, wonderful, historic album that is pure joy and fun.
BLU Advance S5 HD – Unlocked Single Sim Smartphone, 16GB+1GB RAM -Black
BLU Advance S5 HD – Unlocked Single Sim Smartphone, 16GB+1GB RAM -Black
 I got this for my girlfriend who's been using an iPhone 5S in part out of simplicity (smaller size/familiarity) and in part out of frugality (a new high end phone costs $$$).

We just transferred her SIM card over today. The battery was decently charged when we powered on the phone. The phone started up quickly and moved very well. I was apprehensive about the Android Go Edition, but it feels just like any other Android build. The screen is vibrant and the sound is decent. Downloading apps is very straightforward as with other Android devices. I ran into an issue where the Play Store got hung up, so I killed it through the Phone Settings > Apps > Google Play Store > Storage > Clear Data. Once I started the app again, it ran just fine. One unfortunate thing: I found out that the Wi-Fi card unfortunately isn't dual band (doesn't support 5 GHz Wi-Fi band).

The layout of the phone is a little strange, but it doesn't render the phone unusable. Both micro USB and AUX port are on the top of the phone. Volume and lock buttons are both to the right of the screen. Popping off the back cover involves sliding a fingernail or card through the slit near the front side of the phone (which is never mentioned in the instructions).

I hope it lasts my girlfriend at least a year. It sure looks like it can.
Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs
"Hotel for Dogs" is an absolute winner for kids and adults who love dogs (me). Two children lose their parents and end up in dubious foster care with irresponsible adults. They secretly acquire a dog and to avoid a dog-catcher the dog finds safety inside a dilapidated former hotel, teaming up with the two other dog residents. The kids, and friends they meet, conspire to turn the hotel into a haven for stray dogs and this is where the movie takes an extraordinary and interesting twist.

One of the children is an engineering genius. He devises all kinds of machines to make the dogs happy and lessen the children's workload. For example, food is automatically poured into bowls and delivered down a long dining room table to each dog. A fire hydrant appears when a pad is pushed and afterwards, the hydrant is automatically cleaned. The dogs experience riding in something that looks like the front seat of a car, with wind blowing at them and films of the outdoors shown on the screen, giving the illusion that they are speeding in the country. There are way too many clever things that the "kids" arrange for the dogs to describe here, Suffice it to say they are ingenious and absorbing in themselves. The dogs are filled with different personalities, and take star turns.

If you are looking for upbeat family entertainment, this is a sure-fire hit.
Commercial Chef CHQP12R 12-Inch Pizza Maker, Red
Commercial Chef CHQP12R 12-Inch Pizza Maker, Red
I bought this for my office staff, I thought it would be great to have a pizza maker available for everyone. The first day I brought we opened it and plugged it in and it started to smell and sizzle pop. Being that we were in an office we chose to turn it off and I took it home to try it In a little less risky environment. Well, we tried it popped and smoked and then did nothing. And after unplugging it and then plugging it in again it will get warm to the touch. And as luck would have it it took me until February to actually try it out at home. And guess what. No returns after January 31 — what a piece of CRAP! Very disappointed !
Nature
Nature
This free edition is a great help but does not include notes or critical introduction. It is nicely formatted but, for some reason, to find the contents page you need to go to the beginning and turn the pages - it doesn't come up on the Kindle menu.

From the point of view of a modern reader, I find the text itself effusive, very wordy and only occasionally interesting. Emerson's basic enthusiasm for life, the universe and everything gives it a certain energy but, for me, this is negated by the obsessive rapturousness of his style. I think this quote conveys the overall tone:

Standing on the bare ground, - my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, - all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.
Suzanne
Suzanne
(Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for an ARC. This is the same review I posted on Edelweiss.)

Suzanne is a fictionalized biography of the author's grandmother. Anais Barbeau-Lavalette's grandmother, the eponymous Suzanne, abandoned Barbeau-Lavalette's mother and uncle at a young age and went on to live on the fringes of important artistic and political movements throughout most of her lifetime.

From the first line, I was hooked. Barbeau-Lavalette's writing is beautiful and poetic. Suzanne is written in the 2nd person and the reader is invited to empathize with a mother who left her children, a woman who alienates herself from family while searching for her place in society.

This book is more the author's way of learning to love her estranged grandmother than a straightforward biography. Many feelings are evoked for Suzanne, empathy, anger, disgust, and admiration to name a few. But in some ways, along with the author, we start to understand Suzanne and maybe forgive her.

I really enjoyed Suzanne and found it hard to put down. Suzanne Meloche is a very interesting figure who I loved learning about. Reading this book gave me some insight to history but mostly an insight into parts of the human experience that are sometimes difficult to understand.
Jane Hawk ( Books 1-3 ) Series Set
Jane Hawk ( Books 1-3 ) Series Set
I have not only read these books, but listened to them every night (all five books). Of all the thriller detective type books, including the Hannibal series, this is by far the best, and the best of Koontz. Also, the science fi in the book is not so much fiction anymore, and it applies even more each day as truth in our screwed up world.
Jane Hawk is a hero that could change the world, in a world where right now, I doubt it can be changed.
A Royal Affair: An Anthology (The Royals of Cordina)
A Royal Affair: An Anthology (The Royals of Cordina)
I have just read the first story in this book which centres around Gabriella who has lost her memory due to a traumatic event. It is a good book, which you would expect from Nora. As always the love interest is not regarded as such until such a time. Good in general nice to put someone she knows as the baddies, but I thought alittle obvious though the reasoning for one not guessed at.
Will add to review once read second story centred on Alex......
Glory Riders: A Western Sextet
Glory Riders: A Western Sextet
Louis L'Amour, auteur américain de westerns, décédé en 1988, était issu de familles irlandaise et française, venues en Amérique au 17ème siècle.
Ce baroudeur qui fut boxeur, rancher, tankiste pendant la seconde guerre mondiale (en France notamment), était épris des légendes du Grand Ouest. Nourris d'histoires, qui furent contées, pour certaines, par ceux qui les vécurent, Louis L'Amour entreprit de conter le Farwest avec passion.
La centaine d'ouvrages qu'il publia illustre son immense talent de conteur.
Je les ai lus et relus et le ferai encore quand l'envie de puiser de l'énergie, comme un assoiffé de l'eau au puits, me prendra encore et toujours.
Les histoires de "Glory Riders" figurent sous un autre titre de la collection des "histoires courtes".
Divertissant.
Tick Tock (Michael Bennett, Book 4)
Tick Tock (Michael Bennett, Book 4)
Michael Bennett is back in this 4th book in the Michael Bennett series. While taking his ten (TEN!) adopted children to a seaside retreat with live in nanny Mary Katherine and (the hilarious and wise) Grandpa.

What Detective Michael Bennett had hoped for was a little r & r and perhaps exploring his growing feelings for Mary Katherine, he uncovered much more than he bargained for when a rash of bizarre crimes tear through the city, terrorizing everyone who lives there . So much for vacation...

When Michael is pulled away from the retreat to investigate the crimes, his family is left open for attack. Working the case with attractive colleague FBI Agent Emily Parker, Michael finds himself questioning what the future may hold. All the while the clock is ticking towards who is behind the odd murders that seem to be copy cats old famous crimes...

TICK
TOCK

A couple of years ago when I started to embrace audio books - this series was one of my first audio experiences. I know this is a Patterson book and I know some people struggle with his books and in some cases I agree, Patterson does have some gory graphic books out there. This series is not one of them. I think it is the touch of author Michael Ledwidge that gives this series its likability for me.

This series is centered around a detective, Michael Bennett who had adopted with his wife, 10 children. As the series opens, Michael loses his wife to cancer and while adjusting to a life without her, maintaining a huge household, and maintaining a high-capacity job, I kind of fell in love with this family.

In this fourth in the series, I enjoyed the start of a possible relationship between Michael and Mary Katheryn and even the annoying presence of the attractive Emily.... tossed in for good measure. The story line of the kids is always interesting and the crimes are usually good and not too graphic.

Usually.

I found in Tick Tock the gore level was raised - not a lot, but enough for me to notice. I could almost sense the shift from Ledwidge to Patterson. While I still enjoyed this audio, it was probably the one I have enjoyed the least out of the series.

Will I continue with the next one when it comes out? Absolutely... there is still more of this story to be told and I for one want to know what will happen.
Banking on Death: An Emma Lathen Best Seller
Banking on Death: An Emma Lathen Best Seller
I am a long - time Emma Lathen fan and had been waiting for years for Kindle versions to come out. But this new series is a strange one. The format looks as if it is a children's book. And the content is wrong. The title says "Bankng on Death", the first John Thatcher mystery, but the story in it is a totally different one. Its true title is "Come to Dust",

2017-06-13 I have been checking periodically and finally the book appears to contain the correct contents, or at least the sample does. The "Banking On Death" on my Kindle is about a college admission committee and its missing member; the sample I just looked at on the Amazon site contains the story about a Snyder family, which is the correct version.
Patricia Cornwell: The Front
Patricia Cornwell: The Front
I am an avid fan of Patricia Cornwell books however done to film hasn't worked for me. Andie MacDowell being the main female character is this and the sequel wouldn't be my choice, Found her role very irritating. The plot was as good as I would expect but found the whole production too TV movie like.
Professor Branestawm Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections)
Professor Branestawm Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections)
Came really fast even though brought at last minute for a xmas present, it arrived in time. Packed welL
It was brought for an 8 year old she loved it. I had this book myself as a child years ago in the 60's for xmas and loved it.
She was reading to herself in bed and we could hear her chuckling away .
I will use this seller again and again
WOW! Stuff Collection Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Video Lenticular Notebook
WOW! Stuff Collection Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Video Lenticular Notebook
This Wizarding World Lenticular Notebook with a cover of Sirius Black from the Prisoner of Azkaban in a wanted poster has Black's screaming face if you look from one angle, and him turning to the back as you rotate to another angle. The best way to view this I found, was by turning it upwards and downwards instead of side to side. The picture of Black itself is a hard plastic lensed coated square sheet, which is glued into the front of the notebook in a grooved imprint. In the particular notebook I received, the hard plastic picture was not glued in cleanly, so the right edge was sticking out a bit- not very visible, but you can feel the bump if you run your hand over the edge. the book is nice otherwise, with blank pages inside and an elastic glued into the back so that you can pull it around the book to keep it closed up. This is a cool Notebook for hardcore Harry Potter fans, and they did a very good job with the Lenticular picture in front.
Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole series Book 4)
Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole series Book 4)
Jo Nesbo is a thoughtful and descriptive writer in the tradition of Mankell, Ian Rankin, Stephen Booth and other authors of complex and dark police procedurals that are as much about people and place as crime and punishment. There is violence and cruelty but also humanity and humor in his stories, whose complex plots are driven by deeply drawn characters--particularly the unfortunately named lead investigator, Harry Hole. Hole is of the familiar alcoholic, cynical, anti-authoritarian yet extremely insightful mold, a man who manages to do much damage to himself and many others on his disjointed journey to the inevitable successful outcome. He sees things that everyone else misses, makes connections that elude his colleagues and drives doggedly forward when all others are content to let things lie. Hole's problems with alcohol make Rankin's Rebus look like a casual weekend imbiber. Others have described the plot; let me just say that it is intricate enough to allow the reader to blissfully give up any attempt at getting ahead of it. Sit back and enjoy the ride through Oslo's cold and secretly murderous streets.
PS: Nesbo's books have been translated and released here in a baffling sequence. I gave up trying to figure out the correct order in which to read them. So I have bounced around in time a bit; my advice: don't worry about it.
chamvis Electric Balloon Pump Dual Nozzle Inflator Blower for Balloon Column Stand, Party Balloon Arch Kit Decoration US Standard Plug 110V
chamvis Electric Balloon Pump Dual Nozzle Inflator Blower for Balloon Column Stand, Party Balloon Arch Kit Decoration US Standard Plug 110V
#FirstWorldProblems solved!

Last year 2019 there was a helium shortage and I had no balloons for my sons first birthday party. I was excited when I saw that you could DIY a balloon garland without helium and I attempted to do so...big disaster. I ended up borrowing a professional grade 70+lb air compressor to blow of the balloons ( I was doing the work solo at an event venue that allowed only 45min for party setup...I know..) I ended up pulling it off but it was a lot of stress and work. So when I saw this mini portable compressor popping up on youtube and instagram, I got excited. I really wanted to make my sons holidays special, and being that I was now a balloon garland superhero, I pulled the trigger on the purchase.

Pros:

-it is POWERFUL. It definitely holds up really well against the professional air compressor I battled with.
-it is FAST. I can do a quick balloon arrangement in under 10 minutes with this thing, it blows up balloons in nano time and its such a time saver (Most places now a day allow only 30-1hr for party set up, this is a must have for those situations)
-it is EASY. I had no problems getting started with this machine, and my husband walked up to try it out when he saw how quick and easy I was blowing up balloons with it.

Cons:

-it is LOUD. After all, it is an air compressor so it sounds kind of like a vacuum on high. When I first turn it on, the sound stays on loud and consistent for about 3-5 minutes, I think its charging or gearing up? I'm not sure, but it is not something to do during nap time. The noise does go away and then you will only hear the air valve when you are blowing up each individual balloon.

That's it! Those are all the cons I can think of! Be careful when you blow up your first balloon, you might pop it if you overfill it, and since this machine is fast, there is a strong possibility of that. So I would suggest a couple practice balloons to help you get into the groove of things. Othen than that, I highly recommend you purchase this, it has strepped up all of my holidays and events as now I can do a professional looking decor at a fraction of the price.

NOTICE: IT IS NOT HELIUM, IT IS AIR. I keep seeing questions about this, this does not blow up balloons to float on their own. It only blows up balloons with regurla non-floaty air ;)
LEGO Brickheadz 40353 - Juguete de construcción (281 piezas)
LEGO Brickheadz 40353 - Juguete de construcción (281 piezas)
I received this yesterday late afternoon and build it yesterday evening. I was originally planning to give this as a gift but it didn’t come with an outer box as the mailing label was put on the lego box. The lego box looked a little beaten up so I decided to keep it.
I build the reindeer first and gave it a red instead of a black’s nose as shown in the instructions as I flipped through the instructions before I started to build it and found I do have an extra red one with hope that as I’m putting it together so quickly, it would not roll away or I would have to get on my hands and knees to look for it afterwards. It didn’t thank goodness.
Then I build Elfie with the red hair and finally Elf. They all look beautiful! I It was so fun to build. It didn’t take long and it is a great value for the money.
I will have to find something else soon to gift the person this lego set was originally intended for.
Núm. 1235: Té de frutas orgánico "Zarzaparrilla (grosellero negro)" - hojas sueltas ecológico - 100 g - GAIWAN® GERMANY - hibisco, rosa mosqueta, regaliz, manzana, grosellas, saúco, grosella roja
Núm. 1235: Té de frutas orgánico "Zarzaparrilla (grosellero negro)" - hojas sueltas ecológico - 100 g - GAIWAN® GERMANY - hibisco, rosa mosqueta, regaliz, manzana, grosellas, saúco, grosella roja
Habe mir schwarze Johannisbeere, Kurkuma und den Abend Tee bestellt. Alle drei schmecken sehr angenehm und lecker. Nicht zu aufdringlich, nicht zu lasch und natürlich lecker ohne Zucker o.ä. so muss es sein. Besonders Johannisbeere hat es mir angetan. Aber auch Kurkuma und der Abendtee sind sehr gut und deutlich besser als herkömmliche Supermarkt Tees. Aber auch besser als die meisten anderen Tees die ich bisher getrunken habe.
Mezcla de Especias para Vino Caliente BIO 100 g
Mezcla de Especias para Vino Caliente BIO 100 g
Personnellement je trouve que 50g de sucre n'est pas "assez" pour une dose pour 75 cl de vin. La prochaine fois j'en mettrai un peu plus... mais ça c'est vraiment une affaire de goût !
Idem, j'ai rajouté un peu de cannelle.
Tous les invités se sont bien régalés (sauf ceux qui auraient préféré un peu plus sucré) !
Merci !

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