Joziah Kelly

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The Airbnb Story: How Three Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions of Dollars ... and Plenty of Enemies
The Airbnb Story: How Three Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions of Dollars ... and Plenty of Enemies
Who thought two guys with background in designing would build an empire that would disrupt the whole hospitality market and make top hotel, motel players and public policy people sweat! Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky with Nate Belecharczyk challenged the odds. Three guys had one simple idea and a mission to build on something that already existed. They tapped on the need for the future and with an understanding of the needs of millennial- Airbnb was launched. A tech company that disrupted the world in less than a decade. They are the largest accommodation & experience providers without owning any property. They call themselves missionaries, not visionaries!

The story of Airbnb is not just a story book but a whole compendium of how a simple idea grew, challenges it faced, kept going with thousands of enemies and where it would be taken in the near future. Journalist, Leigh Gallagher has done justice to the idea with his work. A very well researched book, thoroughly explained instances unbiased information sharing makes it a pleasant read. One can get a clear picture of what kind of people are the founders and what it takes to build something like this up! The book is intense and requires rapt attention of the reader. The detailing of public policies, disclaimers and compliances of the states that a company/startup/citizen needs to follow part might spin-off your head. However, it does get balanced out in the chapter like "The Bad & the Ugly" and "Learning to lead".
In the end, I would recommend this book to all the people who are looking to build something up in the hospitality sector, or part of this industry. It will definitely give you many insights & fair idea of how it all works.

My take away is- "Early to be, early to rise, work like hell and organise"- Chris Lehane.
Selling Steve Jobs' Liver: A Story of Startups, Innovation, and Connectivity in the Clouds
Selling Steve Jobs' Liver: A Story of Startups, Innovation, and Connectivity in the Clouds
So, Merrill R. Chapman's Selling Steve Jobs' Liver... is really as off-the-wall as the title suggests, and (spoiler alert) the title is not a metaphor. It's literally about a bunch of guys who cook up a business to sell off tiny bits of the visionary's DNA. Nate Pennington is who would happen if Seinfeld had been about startups. Hilarious, only vaguely moral and at heart, selfish and petty, he has the drive to succeed at any cost. Eye on the prize, social and family ties be damned. Does Nate care that his idea is fantastically tasteless? Nope. Does this make this book hilarious? Yup.

Nate's company Reliqueree creates the ultimate killer app, a way to keep a connection to lost loved ones by sequencing their DNA. First run units come with Steve Jobs! In true-to-form entrepreneurial fashion, his company is his baby, which is juxtaposed against his actual impending baby. His oddball corporate family - Boris, the master coder confounded by America and Ignacio, loyal friend a' la Sancho Panza, are far closer to him than his actual family. Angie, Nate's overbearing, Chinese, pregnant fiancé, and his intolerant mother are kept emotionally out in the cloud.

Chapman clearly knows his idea is nuts, as do his characters. Most committed and also most aware of the insanity is Nate himself. He's not deluded in any way and he hasn't drunk the cool-aid. There is no cool-aid, only ROI. It's delightful to watch him twist himself in knots justifying that the uLivv isn't some ghoulish Franken-device. As critics and naysayers descend on him, he doubles down on the crazy and commits further like some high-tech Max Bialystok.

Treated with simultaneous reverence and ludicrous disrespect are the remains and legacy of Steve Jobs himself. The scheme seems more like an elaborate eFuneral for the man as opposed to a business plan. As his DNA is turned in to paint and his persona uploaded in to Siri on steroids, you kind of get the sense that maybe, there's a 1% chance that this is what he may have wanted. It really is a twisted love letter to the man who brought us so many wonders. Steve Jobs was a man loved by people who didn't know him and loathed by many who did. He inspired millions of dreamers when he was alive, and brought back from the dead in app form? Maybe he'll be able to inspire billions! And also make Nate a rich, rich man.

Chapman peppers the story with insider speak, but it doesn't get held down by jargon. He knows his stuff about the tech industry. In the cramped startup warren of Reliqueree, you get the sense that the author's been there and done that. Ninety hour weeks, air mattresses, pizza for breakfast, showering at the Y - check, check, check and check. There are at least a dozen seemingly viable business plans thrown out at random as jokes or asides. Oh, and pour yourself a fine red wine when you get to the "unboxing scene" and just soak in the wonderfully weird Gruezén.

The occasional drift in ty start-up speak won't throw you off too far, especially when you have a main character who "Gas Lights" his senile mother by hiding her purse in the fridge. That my friends, is just business. Stealing Steve Jobs' Liver had a lot to live up to - with a title like that it had a really good chance of falling over its own concept on and on to its face. Like a successful start-up, it takes big risks and they pay off. Beyond being hilarious, it has some decent sized balls and is one of the most entertaining books I have read all year.
Oprah, la biografia (Spanish Edition)
Oprah, la biografia (Spanish Edition)
El contenido del libro es estupendo, recomendable totalmente.

Mi queja va en cuanto a la presentación del libro que deja mucho que desear. Parecen libros usados o están en la última esquina del almacén porque venían sucios, esquinas dobladas... cuando supuestamente eran nuevos. Que menos que los plastifiquen o un film de esos que utilizan cuando están sin abrir 🤦🏼‍♀️
The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"
The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"
While an entertaining read, I found the lack of detail about the personal lives of George and Martha Washington disappointing. The book clarified some misconceptions, e.g. Martha, while she was indeed older than George, the age difference was only a few months. We learn that Martha and George were often together in winter camp during the Revolutionary War, but little about their interactions with others or each other. Unfortunately, of course, they both destroyed most of their personal correspondence, but surely there are letters or memoirs of people who stayed with them and dined with them when they were both already held in high esteem. I would have enjoyed reading more about those interactions than merely that Martha had grown plump, or that George remained largely silent. Perhaps this book is the result of the lack of such information, but that is hard to believe in an age of letters and diaries.

The communications between George and his siblings, and with his step-children are enlightening, not only as to their relationships, but as to George's values and economic sense. I came away with a better knowledge of those interactions than of those between the couple. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I thought the information about the purchases of goods from overseas very informative. The Washingtons wanted quality and fashion. There was vanity and nobility in the household, and the Washingtons' interactions with their agents and the items they sought fills out those traits, and their personal tastes in consumer goods.

The book yields a better sense of the household and its operations, and of the relationships among the extended family. The relations between George and Martha are still veiled, at best, and that may be how it remains (it was certainly how they wished.) All in all a good read, and worth the time.
Rock & Roll Backstage Pass: Four-Movie Collection (U2: Rattle & Hum / Bob Dylan: No Direction Home / Rolling Stones: Shine a Light / Neil Young: Heart of Gold)
Rock & Roll Backstage Pass: Four-Movie Collection (U2: Rattle & Hum / Bob Dylan: No Direction Home / Rolling Stones: Shine a Light / Neil Young: Heart of Gold)
When I recived this package I could'nt decide which disk to watch first. So right off the top was U2: Rattle and Hum. I was floored when the band opened with Helter Skelter. It was Awsome. I did not know that much about Bob Dylan before this rockumentery, and was amazed how much influance he has had other musicians. Neil Young: Heart of Gold, I can crank this one up, and it does'nt bug my wife. The Rolling Stones, Love 'em or hate 'em, you will allways find yourslef singing along. This package is SO COOL!
Singer & the Song
Singer & the Song
My husband and I both like Dylan and Cash, so I thought this would be a fun CD to have, and maybe bring on a road trip. And there are definitely some good tunes on it, cleverly arraged. But WOW, the sound quality/production value of the Dylan tunes is just beyond low quality! They don't even sound professionally recorded, while the Cash tracks absolutely do. I am not a singer nor a musician nor a sound engineer... in fact, I don't even have a very good "ear" for things like pitch, tone, clarity, etc. But even I could tell that something was "wrong" with Dylan's tracks. I've been listening to Dylan since I was a kid. I have never once thought his harmonica sounded shrill until I heard this CD. Is it possible these recordings are just so old that he didn't play as well back then? Maybe. But that wouldn't explain the other problems with his tracks on this CD... his voice literally fades in and out, to where you can barely hear him at times, and the recording sounds fuzzy and "warped" or warbly (sorry I don't know the technical term for that) in places, like an old cassette that got left in the sun or fell into a pool or something. Not a pleasant auditory experience. I'm not sure how or why Dylan would have released these thoroughly unpolished tunes for public consumption. As is, they sure don't do any justice to his immense talent and legacy. I'm returning it, even though it was cheap.
Yellow Green Beret, Volume II: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling around U.S. Army Special Forces
Yellow Green Beret, Volume II: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling around U.S. Army Special Forces
Much of "Wong's" second book is about the deeper Special Forces training, especially advanced urban combat skills.
This also points up the Army's habit of giving little opportunity for a second chance if you fail the aggressively difficult training and qualifications to join the top levels.
Wong's book is "Stumbling around Special Forces".
He did do a lot of stumbling around from West Point to Special Forces, but when it counted in Iraq, the stumbling stopped and he did some very effective foot work.

The problem seems to be that the Army tends to send people to courses of training without the proper preparation and often after years of the wrong training as the base.
In Wong's case, this started right at the get-go in West Point with boxing and shooting.

He also has some rather harsh things to say about Navy SEALs, and one tends at first to write this off as normal abrasion between different organizations and the fact that the SEALs get a lot of publicity.
It's only as you read on you realize these criticisms are actually professional judgments by a highly experienced Army officer and former 800 pound gorilla Special Forces shooter.

The SEALs have always talked about secrecy and keeping as low a profile as possible, and in the early days of UDT and SEALs that was more or less true. However, as new people, justifiably proud of what they've accomplished in some of the most difficult training in the world and years of special ops war have started talking, the old low profile seems to be going by the boards with books, movies, and TV shows highlighting SEAL training and operations.

In contrast, with a necessary early push to get publicity to force the unfriendly to elite units Army to accept Special Forces and their skills, Special Forces have tended to largely disappear from the public view.
Because they don't appear much on the publicity radar, Special Forces have tended to be largely forgotten and few know just how high speed-low drag they are.

Wong is justifiably proud of his organization and has a lot to be proud of about his service as an Army officer and Special Forces veteran.
His story is an excellent example of where you can go and what you can do if you just refuse to quit.

Wong repeatedly talks about working around the rules and cheating to get what he wanted, starting in West Point and through his Special Forces days.
In fact, this is precisely the ideal for any special ops operator. As someone once said about special ops, "If you ain't cheating, you ain't winning".
The very nature of special ops calls for men who will do what's necessary to complete the mission and protect their men even to working around stupid rules that serve no real purpose.
Wong is exactly the type of officer you'd want to serve under when people are shooting at you.
Wong is one of those men who you'd pass on the street and probably hardly notice. You'd never guess just how much he's done, and how much America owns him.

I'm looking forward to the third book. In that one, I hope Wong tells us why he left the Army and Special Forces.
And without giving too much information on his personal life, I'd like at least an idea of what he's doing today.
I'd imagine that being a highly respected and active SF operator dealing with life and death and suddenly being a businessman wearing a shirt and tie would be a huge culture shock.
How's life after SF working out for ya?
Marvel Studios Cinematic Collection Phase 1 [Blu-ray]
Marvel Studios Cinematic Collection Phase 1 [Blu-ray]
Movie Hunt
If you are an action movie lover, then this is the product for you. Marvel movies are action filled, with a vast storyline to go along with it. Dating back to 2008, almost every year Marvel Cinematic Universe has come out with films based on superheroes that were based on the characters in Marvel Comics. Marvel has produced and released 20 films to date, with 11 more in the stages of production. If you are someone who enjoys the Marvel movies and is a huge fan of movie marathons, then this is the perfect product for you. Finding a product that including all of the films in the series, for a lesser amount of money was difficult, but seeing this product on Amazon was an incredible relief and end of the search.

About the Bundle
There are currently three movie bundles available for purchase on Amazon. They are all separate, and the cost of them is excellent. Each movie individually is roughly $20 each, and that tends to add up if you were to buy every single film. The bundles each include six or seven discs, and they cost less as a bundle than individually. Each package is a different phase of the movie series. They organized the bundles in a way that is easy to access and use each movie. The packaging is beautiful and is made of cardboard. The package includes posters and art cards that the real fans can hang up around their place. Buying all three bundles is well worth the money spent. After looking for different collections of the Marvel series, the bundle here is the best one found. Collectors will love the design of the box art for each phase. After Captain Marvel and Avengers: End Game are released, they will release Phase 3, part 2, and it will be purchased as well.

Why Buy
Buying these bundles packs of the Marvel movies was a significant investment. You get 20 or so movies, art decals, posters, and a great box display for a great price. The Blu-ray discs work well in the United States, where others have expressed their problems with it. Works on the PS4 or Xbox One X with no problem. Amazon is excellent with their packaging and shipping, ordered the products and received them within two days with Amazon Prime. They organize the movies well in the bundle, with slots for each film, that you can place within them to keep them organized and in the case when you are not using them.

Overview
Overall, this bundle is the best choice financially and for those who are collectors of movies. The packaging is beautiful and organized, with many positives including the add-ons of posters and decals. The Collector's Edition includes six-plus discs in each phase, for a lesser price of all of them individually, and you get to keep them organized in the beautifully designed case. Each movie includes all of the bonus features, as well as a bonus disc which includes deleted scenes and Phil Coulson's introductions to each film. If you are a Marvel fan, this is the collector's edition for you.
Thanos: The Infinity Ending
Thanos: The Infinity Ending
It is with this Graphic Novel that Jim Starlin says goodbye to the character he created over thirty years ago, and to Marvel Comics entirely. Thanos is arguably one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe. Not villain, character. Few else hold that distinction outside of a personal favorite; Doctor Doom. Fewer still have ever shown this as well as the creator himself. It is a shame then that this will be his last outing with the Mad Titan. Starlin and Marvel have had a number of falling outs over the decades but the latest was a step too far and the result has been a seemingly permanent split. It's especially disappointing as this Trilogy really proves that Starlin has not lost his touch for the Cosmic. With this book he crafts the perfect endpoint for his creation. A natural progression of everything the character has been since his conception. Along the way he gets to have one final go with the character Adam Warlock who he redefined so much with his work, as well as Pip the Troll and the Titan's brother Eros. Alan Davis's artwork too shines, especially as he presents the character's history to readers. With a character like Kang the Conqueror returned from his last appearance in Thanos: The Infinity Siblings, one could assume time travel would be involved and Davis's interpretation of classic scenes from the likes of Infinity Gauntlet (1992) to Annihilation (2006) and more are simply outstanding. The Annihilation reference is especially cool as though Starlin was not involved in the story it almost seems like he gives it his approval with its feature. Same with his use of characters created by Jonathan Hickman for the Infinity (2013) event. There is nothing wrong with an ending, especially when its as well scripted as this. I can't help but feel though that Starlin had more stories in him that won't now be told. So we are left with this; a bittersweet yet perfect departure.
5/5
Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea
Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea
Thee is truly nothing I don't like about the Wild Kratts. My children really the joy the adventures and learn a ton along the way. We look up the real creatures so they can see exactly what the Kratts are talking about. Great for all ages.
Cuisinart CPS-013 Alfrescamore Pizza Grilling Stone
Cuisinart CPS-013 Alfrescamore Pizza Grilling Stone
I ordered this pizza stone from Cuisinart, made out of Cordierite, and at a very nice price. It came two days before the delivery date, which was wonderful. However, embossed in the middle of the stone, was a logo "BBQ Buddy". This was not in the description, not in the pictures. I would be less, though slightly, upset if it had "Cuisinart" embossed in it. BBQ Buddy sounds like it would be featured at a squirrel and 'possum cookout for a cousins dating fest.

A baking stone needs to be flat. It is going to be baked on, scrapped off, and baked again. It is how they get seasoned. How they develop personality. They get better with age. I have one in our oven that is probably ten years old. Having a logo carved out in the middle of it is going to be impossible to clean out. It was a ridiculous thing to do. On the other side it has a raised pattern to spread heat evenly. Which is also not mentioned nor pictured, but at least has a function.

I am greatly disappointed. I have always been very happy with Cuisinart products in the past. I hope this is not a trend in the future.
Harbor Gardens KUK002B Monterey Pizza Oven with Stone, Stainless/Enamel Coated Steel,51.25" H X 23.5" W X 16.5" D,Black
Harbor Gardens KUK002B Monterey Pizza Oven with Stone, Stainless/Enamel Coated Steel,51.25" H X 23.5" W X 16.5" D,Black
I dont always write a review but this little pizza oven was such a hit I wanted to let anyone that was undecided to go ahead and buy it.
It was easy to put together, box was heavy and a little battered but no damage to pizza oven. A little tip was to not completely tighten the screws on the base until it is put together them tighten everything before setting the oven part on top. It is a little small but we sat as we did the fire and the pizzas so it really worked out to be a great height. It was a nice weight metal and we have used it and it has held up well. We were about to buy a really big, bulky, expensive pizza oven and I bought this just because we couldnt agree which one. We could not be happier with this purchase! it is inexpensive enough that if we tire of making pizzas no big deal. Also if it falls apart in two years we could afford to buy another instead of being stuck with a $4,000 heavy pizza oven. I highly recommend this oven. We were not expecting this oven to be as good as it is. For the cost it just amazed us. If you are looking for an expensive high end pizza oven, this is not it. If you are looking for a really good quality inexpensive fun pizza oven, order this!
The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring: Piano/Vocal/Chords
The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring: Piano/Vocal/Chords
At a family reunion recently, I heard my nephews playing some beautiful piano music from "Lord of the Rings" and the cover of the book they had looked like this one. In sorting through the arrangements to purchase (many with identical covers), and after studying the reviews, I selected "soundtrack piano", thinking this would be the most challenging and interesting arrangement-- most like the film soundtrack as is possible on a piano. I was a music education major in college, so I like at least intermediate level arrangements. I was very disappointed to receive such a thin book containing so many huge movie pictures and proportionately so little music! Plus, I found the keyboard arrangements to be fairly simplistic and sometimes even "empty"/boring. If I can still return/exchange this, I will. Largely a waste of money, if I can't return it. This is why I usually DON'T purchase piano music over the internet unless I've had a chance to review it more thoroughly at a music store first!
The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
And full of wonder indeed is Caldecott’s magistral reading of Tolkien’s work. Read it all: this review just touches two decisive points, but the whole of Caldecott’s work is worth reading and reading again.

Caldecott’s reading of Tolkien reveals that The Lord of the Rings is a tale about the mystical Way and that the Way is established, guaranteed, and protected as the very Heart of the world. Why can we say this ?

First of all, Caldecott’s great illumination: the Ring is the symbol of the ego.

The Author proceeds from a general presentation of this decisive reflection [ p.82 : “…the Ring of Power exemplifies the dark magic of the corrupted will, the assertion of self in disobedience to God.”] to a discussion with the Jungian interpreters of the Lord of the Rings [p.154 : “…the Ring is not the Self but the false self…”. Here we need to remember that in the Jungian psychology the “Self”, with a capital S, is the deepest and the most positive and enlightened center of the entire person].
From there, Caldecott moves to the more precise final definition: p.207, “The Ring is the Ego, our idea of the self…”.
It should be obvious to any Reader that such interpretation radically transforms our entire reading of the Lord of the Rings. Caldecott’s reading is a precious key. But I have observed that some Readers greatly underestimate Caldecott’s deep illumination, and they ask “what does that mean ? what is the sense of it ?”. So, let’s think about it for a moment.
If the Ring must be read as the symbol of the ego, of the unending assertion of I, I, I, me, me, me, mine, mine, mine…[ “Mine, my Precious…”], i.e. as the symbol of the self that has lost any connection with the Light, or that wants to lose any connection with the Light, then the adventures through Middle Earth to destroy the Ring represent directly the mystic Way, the Way back to the Light. So, Middle Earth is no world of “fantasy” (unless we take, as perhaps we should, this last term very seriously, as a synonym of “imagination” … and if we know the deep implications of the latter): instead the drama developing through Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings is the most realistic and truthful analysis of our true destiny as human beings…when we obey the Law, when we do our duty. It is the description of how our lives truly are (or … should be, if we would not fall, i.e., if we would not enlist in the armies of the orcs of the “dark fire ”…).
Caldecott discusses the “dark fire ” extensively, starting from the long quotation from the Lord of the Rings at page 136: [Gandalf on the bridge of Moria, trying to stop the balrog]

“<You cannot pass >he said . The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. <I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow ! You cannot pass.>”.

The “dark fire”, the fire of Melkor (ibid. p. 136), i.e. of Satan, burns and consumes, instead of illuminating. Compared to the fire of God, it is shadow (ibid.).

The True Fire and more Wonder: the Secret Fire.

Let’s read Caldecott’s decisive page 135:
“The “Secret Fire” is Tolkien’s term for the distinctive creative power of Eru. It is God’s “secret”…For Tolkien, the fire represents life, love and creativity, the Wisdom and Love of God that burns [SIC] at the heart of the world and sustains [SIC] it in existence … it is the Holy Spirit, the “Giver of Life”.”
A few lines below, Caldecott quotes again Tolkien, who spoke about

“…the mystery of ‘authorship’, by which the author, while remaining ‘outside’, and independent of his work, also ‘indwells’ in it, on its derivative plane, below that of his own being, as the source and guarantee of its being”.

And at page 100 Caldecott quotes directly from the Silmarillion (the early pages, about the Creation):

“ Eä ! Let these things Be ! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be;…”
The Secret Fire is the Presence of the Living Love of God at the Heart of the reality, the true Being of all that exists.

Thus, Caldecott’s symbological reading of the Ring points to the Way, the Way to get rid of the Ring-ego and to reach the Truth. And the Presence of the Truth - of the Living Love of God, at the heart of the reality, at the same time True Way and True Goal - is asserted decisively in the discussion of what the “Secret Fire” is.
As we said above: Caldecott’s reading of Tolkien reveals that The Lord of the Rings is a tale about the mystical Way and that the Way is established, guaranteed, and protected as the very Heart of the world.
One Piece Vol 38 (Japanese Edition)
One Piece Vol 38 (Japanese Edition)
「誕生日のプレゼント何がいい?」と、尋ねたところ、ワンピースが欲しい!と言われました。洋服のワンピースと思い、高い買い物になりそうとドキドキしていたところ、これでした。3巻まとめて購入ですが安くすみました。子供には人気があるんですね。
Boundary Lines: A Selection from Hearts Untamed
Boundary Lines: A Selection from Hearts Untamed
Jillian Baron wasn't raised with a bunch of loving words and caring touches, but she knew she was loved anyway by her grandfather. When he died, he left the ranch to her, Utopia, and she was very determined to make it grow and make her grandfather proud of her.
Her family has been feuding with the next door neighboring ranch, Double M, for as long as she can remember but has no idea what started the feud. Aaron is Murdock's grandson and is now running that ranch.
When Jillian and Aaron meet for the first time, it is a shockingly wet experience and yet the sparks fly. Jillian is determined to fight the attraction, but every time he kisses her, her mind goes blank. Then her body starts responding of it's own will.
When 500 head of Jillian's cattle turn up missing, the clues point to the Murdock's and an attempt to reignite the old feud. Jillian knows in her heart that they didn't do, but there is very little to go on. They find the hides and bones of 200 cattle buried in a canyon. There is no clue as to where the rest are at.
While she fights to keep from losing everything, Jillian must also fight her feelings for Aaron, but she is definitely losing that battle. A good read.
The Complete Clifton Chronicles, Books 1-7: Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of the Father, Best Kept Secret, Be Careful What You Wish For, Mightier than ... This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles)
The Complete Clifton Chronicles, Books 1-7: Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of the Father, Best Kept Secret, Be Careful What You Wish For, Mightier than ... This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles)
This is not what I expected to receive! Instead of being The Complete Clifton Chronicles, it is indeed ONE CHAPTER of each of the seven books in the Clifton Chronicles. Wish I had purchased the seven books individually as it would only have cost me a little more than this rip-off cost! Do not purchase this worthless set!!!!

After submitting this review, Amazon sent me an email with the corrected link to The Complete Clifton Chronicles and I am so pleased to say that I now indeed do have all seven books in the series. Thank You Amazon ~ Great Customer Service! I am so pleased that I purchased the complete set of the Clifton Chronicles as several of the books end leaving the reader anxious to read the next book and it is so nice to just turn the page and continue the storyline in the new book. I have read the first 6 books of the series and often find it difficult to stop reading, often reading late into the night. Jeffrey Archer has written an excellent saga of the events of the Clifton family and all the interesting characters they encounter. I will definitely be recommending these books to friends!!!
Buckskin Run: Stories
Buckskin Run: Stories
Hey it is Louis L'Amour what more needs to be said. Now some people might call these western to be formulaic, but I say they are just damn fine stories. In this there is a strong sense of men, who are facing the challenges of nature and others. Yes they are strong men, but they had to be in each story you see that a man's word was the most important thing he had. To keep his word was an honourable thing. Now I have read a lot of Louis L'Amour western over the years many of which were short stories like this collection. These stories were new to me, which was a great because what usually happens to me is a get a collection of short stories and find out that the majority of them I have read before not this time these are all new ones for me. So saddle up and hit the trail to the Bucks in Run. You won't go wrong.
Turn on the Heat (Hard Case Crime)
Turn on the Heat (Hard Case Crime)
I loved the Cool & Lam novel, THE KNIFE SLIPPED and was delighted to see that Hard Case Crime had struck again in republishing what is reputed to be the best of the 29 novels in the series. Bertha Cool is a stout, diamond-bedecked head of a detective agency that employs Donald Lam, an unfairly-disbarred attorney who lives by his wits rather than by his brawn and is, in general, the outside operative, while Bertha drinks, dines, makes calls, disperses money, dons diamonds and occasionally (but decisively) goes out in the field. The setting is southern California, with some fictional cities and a Los Angeles which feels (appropriately) much smaller than its current incarnation.

TURN ON THE HEAT, whose just-this-side-of-comic urgency title I love, begins as many such cases begin. A dubiously-named “Mr. Smith” hires the agency to find a woman who disappeared over twenty years ago. It looks like an estate case or a divorce case, something relatively small-scale but then it blossoms into something much larger: a world of graft, corruption, murder and things just this side of verifiable evil in a small town called Santa Carlotta. “Mr. Smith” is closer to the heart of the action than we are originally led to believe and we eventually find ourselves looking into the private life of an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist whose life is related to a shifty small town newspaper publisher, his scrappy niece, some B girls at an even more shifty ‘club’, a nasty small-town cop and some tough dames who operate apartments, rooming houses and places just this side of flop houses. The plot is very complex and at points just a little opaque, but the resolution is clear enough and quite satisfying.

The high point of the novel is its stunning dialogue. Elmore Leonard teaches us that we should always ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’ and that great dialogue reveals as much in a dozen words as two or three pages of description. Here the dialogue is absolutely stunning, with Donald adjusting his phrasing very deftly with each of the many people with whom he interacts. Dutch Leonard and Bob Parker are smiling down through the clouds and someone is patting Hemingway on the back. ‘Look what you’ve wrought, kid.’

Bottom line: welcome to the wonderful world created by Erle Stanley Gardner back in the day when he was writing as A. A. Fair and selling books in the millions. I can’t say from experience (I’ve only read two) that this is the best of the Cool & Lam books, but it is absolutely superb.
American Dreams
American Dreams
I am an avid book reader... I enjoy many different types of books, and when I picked this one up, I mostly did so because I wanted something light and romantic to read. This book is not that way at all! From the silly cover, it looks like a cheesy romance novel, and I wouldn't have gotten it except all of the reviews for it were really good. It was hard for me to get into for the first few chapters (as most books are for me) but after that I was hooked! This book is amazing! I really enjoyed it, and it is full of real American history along with so many deep and hard things in life. I laughed (not very much), I cried, and I couldn't put it down. It is anything but light and cheesy. LOVE this book!! I have already ordered and will be reading more of Janet Dailey's work, she does an amazing job!!
Rascals in Paradise
Rascals in Paradise
If you're easily offended by sexual stereotypes, pretend I gave this 0 stars and move on.
If you like a little over-the-top silliness, competent drawing, and discreet airbrushing in place of anatomical accuracy, you might like this one. It has the two female leads (including the girl soldier), always a moment away from disaster, a moment away from rescue, and a moment away from bouncing out of the costume. It has the jungle princess, the king of the monkey-men, and the dashing hero with pencil-thin mustache. It recreates the older kinds of adventures, the great-grandparents of Indiana Jones.
"Rascals" is completely enjoyable: a lot of good, stylized drawing, a little adventure, and nothing at all to think about.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 5 (5)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 5 (5)
This is the moment where BORUTO's story begins to pick up steam. The mysterious organization known as "Kara" start to make their move. Unfortunately, they've lost a suspicious vessel and are eager to recover it before anybody finds it. Unbeknownst to their intents, Team 7's Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki are about to cross paths with this dangerous organization.

**** Beware: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD ****

I'm excited to see how the overarching story on "Kara's" connection to Boruto will go. And seeing the villanous members of this mysterious organization for the first time tells us is gonna take a while to see how it all correlates to the events of the first pages of Volume 1. I look forward to learn more about each member, their ambitions, and the overall goal of "Kara".
When it comes to Ikemoto art style, I'm still not used to it. Their are times where the characters seem stiff and the action lacks a bit of fluidity. Despite that, he has certainly improved a lot more compared to the previous volumes.
In this volume, we get to see Dr. Tohno Katasuke once more, the research scientist whom tricked Boruto in to using scientific ninja tools during the Chuunin Exams in the first two volumes. Personally, I think his story drags too much in this volume. We get to see his passion in science and his desire to support those in need. And Boruto's coming to terms on the usefulness of the scientific ninja tools and accepting the doctor after his previous mishaps fell a bit stale and cheesy.

Overall, I found this to be a good, solid volume. I really look forward to seeing what Ikemoto Sensei and Kodachi Sensei bring to the table on the next volume, and see BORUTO's potential as time goes on.
Mike Hammer Boxed Set
Mike Hammer Boxed Set
Man merkt: Mike Hammer ist in die Jahre gekommen. Stark geschminkt, mit Bauchansatz ist der Macho zum Prügelknaben mutiert. Die Selbstironie ist ebenso abeschafft, wie der frühere, freilich etwas dick aufgetragene Charme der Hauptfigur und die Pin-up Einlagen. Sic transit gloria mundi! In selbem Maß wie die Liebelei geschwunden ist, hat sich in der Edition eine unübersehbare Lieblosigkeit breit gemacht: kein Label (was ist vorne und hinten?), kein Menu, die DVD-Hülle nicht mehr als ein Feigenblatt. Alles nur eine frostige Sparflamme des unbedingt Notwendigen. Die dritte Serie zehrt von Nostalgie, dem Andenken an bessere Zeiten. Einige Umbesetzungen waren vielleicht unumgänglich, haben jedoch nichts verfeinert. Man kann notgedrungen Patina edel finden, muss es aber nicht.
Bittere Medizin
Bittere Medizin
Transaktion, Preis / Leistung, Lieferung sowie Zustand des Buches perfekt.
Dieses Buch gibt jedem, den es Interessiert, einen schonungslosen Einblick in die Konzepte der Pharmaindustrie. Es hat mich mitgenommen
auf einen spannenden Weg durch die Welt der Medikamente und der Frage:" Was braucht der Mensch wirklich, um gesund zu werden und was hat nur Placeboeffekt.
Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle & Mr. Jeremy Fisher & Other Stories (Beatrix Potter)
Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle & Mr. Jeremy Fisher & Other Stories (Beatrix Potter)
Very Lovely And Ineffably Beautiful ! This Is Quite Tranquil And Relaxing. At The Beginning Of Each Episode, Beatrix Potter Is Painting In And Near Hilltop Farm, And A Shower Makes Her Gather Up Her Things And Proceed Homewards, Calling Her Shetland Sheep Dog. Entering The Gate She Tells Jemimah To Move Out Of Her Way. Going Inside, Peter Rabbit Reminds Her Of Some Stories To Finish Up To The Children. ( No Doubt Her Last Tutor's Eight Children. Her Last Tutor Was Only Three Years Older Than Potter. ) She Begins To Infuse Tea And Dip Her Pen Into A Nice Inkwell, Then Comes The Episodes. . . Each One Brings Potter's Stories To Life. So Splendidly Done ! At The Ending Of Each Episode, Potter Finishes The Story, And Proceeds To Post It Herself Or Handing It To One Of The Children. A Beautiful Song, 'Perfect Day', Also Helps Conclude Each Beautiful Episode. These Are Outstanding In Every Particular ! I Love Beatrix Potter's Works, And Watching These Helps Me To Slow Down And Appreciate Life And Nature More. To Pick Up My Calligraphy Pen And Dip It Into Ink Again. To Infuse Loose Leaf Tea And Step Away From Connectivity To Appreciate: '. .Days That Never End Always Should Remain.' Beautiful And Well Done Series ! My Family And I Would Recommend This For Children And Beatrix Potter Enthusiasts. Utterly Enchanting !!
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go 1st (first) edition Text Only
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go 1st (first) edition Text Only
I love this book because my little nephew does. The pages are filled with tiny intricate drawings and lots of things are happening. It's the kind of book an adult can read to a kid and get into lots of discussions about what is actually happening on the page and how characters feel and act. As in life, mistakes are rife and so lead to more discussions.
A Big Operation (The Busy World of Richard Scarrry)
A Big Operation (The Busy World of Richard Scarrry)
This book is absolutely darling. With a four year old fascinated by gadgets -- particularly those that let her be a doctor -- this book has allowed our "doctor" to all but open up her own private practice. Between magically transforming hairbands into stethoscopes, spoons into reflex hammers, and chopsticks into tongue depressors, Emily has turned our house into one giant hospital. In addition, trips to the "real" doctor are all but begged for. There is only good in this book, and it has provided entertainment for our whole family -- including our newest four month old addition who is a most willing patient.
Tarzan & Janine (Texas Billionaires Club Book 1)
Tarzan & Janine (Texas Billionaires Club Book 1)
Elle James - Tarzan & Janine (Texas Billionaires Club Series - Book 1)

This new series is truly one of the best Laugh-out-Loud Romantic books I have read. The series is about four (4) College buddies (Tanner Peschke, Jesse Jordan, Rip O'Rourke, and Gage Jenkins) who committed to each other that they would become billionaires by the time they were thirty (30). These Billionaires do not advertise their wealth, not even their families. Now that they have achieved that goal, they agreed to find the right woman and start a family.

The first novel focuses on Tanner Peschke has a soft spot for women. He wants to protect them, give them a car almost free, which includes young to the elderly. He just has a sweet spot for them. Even though he is a billionaire and his father doesn't have this knowledge, he works alone beside him, and the Peschke used car dealership. His father wants to retire and gives Tanner three (3) months to prove he has what it takes to take over the dealership.

Tanner does the commercials for the dealership. After he is responsible for Janine Davis is fired from her current position, Tanner hired her to do the ads with him. You will LOL when the commercials are all based around Jungle Theme, from Monkeys, Python Snakes, and Camels. Janine wore a barely-there jungle outfit while each animal almost took her apart. The audience thought it was all part of the commercial, and they both became local stardom.

Recognition for Janine was great because she had dreams of going to Hollywood and becoming the next hot star. As Tanner and Janine continued, their attraction hotter than ever. Just when they both were going to declare their feelings, Janine gets the call from Hollywood, and she will be leaving.

Will they get their HEA since Tanner must prove, to his father, he can run the dealership. Find out, get your copy today.
Bleach 28
Bleach 28
Also ich liebe Bleach, daher kauf ich ja auch den manga. Wer sich überlegt Band 28 zu kaufen, kennt ihn vermutlich.
Daher will ich Euch sagen: Ich liebe Bleach und jeden einzelnen Manga, daher empfehle ich Euch auch diesen hier.

5 Sterne, weil mir der Manga gefällt, der Versandt schnell war und auch sonst alles in Ordnung war =D
Gambling Man ( Catherine Cookson's Gambling Man ) [DVD]
Gambling Man ( Catherine Cookson's Gambling Man ) [DVD]
**THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

Rory Connor (Robson Green) knows what he wants and he knows he won't get it working as a rent collector in the slums of South Shields. Rory has no equal on the local gaming tables but he wants more than easy games and small rewards. Setting his sights on something much larger, he encounters the ruthless world of Frank Nickle (Bernard Hill) with life threatening results.

Marriage to his childhood sweetheart Janie (Stephanie Putson) comes to a dramatic end. Refusing to heed the disapproval of society and his working class family, he later marries the boss's daughter, Charlotte Kean (Sylvestra Le Touzel). But two things stand in the way of his bright future. A ghost from the past and the sinister shadow of Nickle who will stop at nothing to protect his own dark secrets....

I remember watching The Gambling Man when it was first on ITV back in 1995, it was one of the very first programmes I ever saw Robson Green star in. Although I never majorly followed the series of TV adaptations of Catherine Cookson's novels when they were first on ITV, I actually had fond memories of watching The Gambling Man as this particular story was less romantic than the other stories adapted for TV, and it was probably the only Catherine Cookson story I remember watching at all. Highly recommended.
The Red: An Erotic Fantasy
The Red: An Erotic Fantasy
Fair warning, fair reader: "The Red" Tiffany Reisz's latest book is straight up erotica. That being said it is some of the most well written erotica currently published. Not only in the titillating, push your buttons, one handed read sense but in a literary, lyrical, creative sense. This book is going to make my best of list for 2017 guaranteed. It pushes all of my button. An exploration of deathbed promises and, maybe, even a little bit of grief, the story takes art and sex and debauchery creates some of the most inventive mesmerizing erotica I've come across in ages. Tiffany Reisz is the Mistress of the filthy and taboo. You don't need to know a lot about art to truly enjoy the way this book is set up, so don't let that scare you off.
Mona is a gallery owner saddled with the burden of a deathbed promise to her mother. The titular "Red" is the gallery her mother devoted her life to and that Mona grew up in. Since her mother's death, The Red has floundered financially and Mona is on the brink of losing her mother's beloved gallery. That is, until late one night Malcolm appears at closing time with an offer. That offer is an utterly debauched trip through the looking glass. Is it ghosts? Is it a fever dream? Or is all of this really happening?
Mona and the reader can never be sure. The deal consists of one night every month or so with Malcolm for a year. During that time he will have his way with Mona. And after every night Mona receives a valuable piece of artwork that helps her dig her way out of financial ruin. It's not a love story. Or is it? What starts out as a deal with the devil, perhaps, turns into Mona coming to terms with her own sexuality and falling in love, just a little bit, with mysterious Englishmen who showed up at her door one night.
Mr. Reisz structures Mona and Malcolm's story into several vignettes, very, very kinky vignettes, based on various artistic masterworks. It's brilliant and unlike anything I've read before. Sexuality has always inspired art but when Ms. Reisz turned the tables and uses art to inspire sexuality you're in for a wild, debased ride. It is hot and boundary pushing and absolutely filthy in spots. I can't possibly articulate all of the reasons I love this story and, if I tried, I would ruin the journey. I'll stick with the top four.
This story is courageous. Ms. Reisz threw caution to the wind and wrote from her heart - marketing be damned.
This story is the ultimate fantasy because it defies description. It has a spooky supernatural vibe, without being anything close to "paranormal romance". When you add in Mona's internal monologue, it becomes a beautiful psychological journey of a woman finding her true self - emotionally and sexually.
Ms. Reisz' turn of a phrase is so artful, I couldn't be sure whether Malcolm was a kinky stranger, a hallucination, fever dream or the devil himself. It's tough to keep a reader guessing and engaged the way "The Red" did.
The use of art as the inspiration and framework for each of Mona and Malcolm's encounters was provocative and inspiring. It gave depth and texture to the story and took it beyond the realm of gratuitous, raunchy erotica and made it so much more.
It's sexy and mysterious; nasty and hot. The Red is a kind of book that creeps into your dreams and, occasionally, your waking moments. I can guarantee you'll never walk through museum and look at the art on the wall the same way. If you're open-minded and love a great, sexy, thought-provoking read, pick this up immediately. An ARC was provide for an honest review

#TopReadof2017
#SendBourbonandBatteries
Shoot To Kill (Young Bond)
Shoot To Kill (Young Bond)
Charlie Higson's five Young Bond novels were dark and layered and embraced by both kids and adults. They were about Bond becoming England's "blunt instrument" -- becoming Ian Fleming's James Bond. Steve Cole's first book, Shoot To Kill, suggests that his series might be more about building the heroic and stoic 007 -- less Ian Fleming's hero than the James Bond of popular culture. Shoot To Kill is lighter and more straightforward than Higson. While there might not be enough thematic meat here for adults, this might serve the core young readership and the overall Young Bond franchise extremely well. If Higson gave us Harry Potter, Cole is giving us Alex Rider. Choose your mega-success.

The plot of Shoot To Kill is well handled and the opening chapter has a terrific Film Noir feel and a nice twist. Young Bond himself feels much like Higson's character, and the Young Bond Girl, Boudicca "Boody" Price, is very well drawn. The author also offers up several nods to Fleming that hardcore fans will appreciate. The first chapter is titled "You Asked For It" (the title of the first American Casino Royale paperback), and at one point James passes himself off as the son of Hoagy Carmichael (Fleming's physical model for 007). And while Steve doesn't quite yet have the Higson touch when it comes to penning atmosphere, he is just as capable with the action scenes.

Hollywood is a location that is LONG overdue for a Bond visit, and it's exciting to finally have a Hollywood-set James Bond adventure. However, I feel like the author's handling of the L.A. locations isn't as well researched as it could be. There are a few errors that are hard to get past, such as mentions of freeways which didn't exist in 1934. On the plus side, when young Bond and his friends become caught up in a Hollywood Blvd. riot, it recalls The Day of the Locust, and paints a city bubbling with unrest and contradictions. This feels very nicely keyed into the time period.

Steve Cole is off to a very good start with Shoot To Kill. But like young James at his Hollywood party, he seems a bit star-struck on this first outing. So Steve stays within the formula and concentrates on getting the character of James Bond correct, and in this he succeeds admirably. I’m very excited to see where Steve takes Young Bond and us next.
Flemming
Flemming
"weekly episodes" Again!! In a 2008 series??!! Shameless Mhz.... Moving on to other channels or websites with full seasons.... Make sure you unsubscribed or it will renew month after month! I subscribe one month a year, watch all I like and move on to another channel, also for one month. Sick of little subterfuges to keep us subscribed.
If channels invest our money in good series and release full seasons we will stay subscribed waiting for more (example: "Walter Presents" channel, never a weekly release series there, and tons of good series. If you like this kind of series... Highlight: "the Professor", 'Modus", and more..).
All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus
All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus
No matter how often you read Rex Stout and his creation of Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie you always enjoy the narration of the sarcastic Archie as he reveals how the "third of a ton" Wolfe, whose first loves are eating and his orchids, is forced to undertake an investigation. The radio shows and TV shows based upon his writings cannot compare to the wordsmith Stout's description of an era, neighborhood and individuals. For an armchair lover of detective stories this is nirvana!
The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel
The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel
'The Cinderella Murder' is the really the 2nd book of the Under Suspicion series. 'I've Got You Under My Skin', being the 1st book. With tv producer Laurie Moran who's tv show helps solve cold murder cases.

This book picks up shortly after previous book ' I've Got You Under My Skin'. This is about an unsolved 20 year old case of a murdered UCLA student, that Laurie decides to take on for her reality tv show. There are multiple suspects who all have their own agenda.

This is a fast moving book. We get good look at all the characters on this case, including flashbacks during that time period. All the main characters from previous book are back. We taken at every step of this cold case and follow the clues with are characters.

What I'm enjoying about author Mary Higgins Clark is she lets us really get to know are main characters. She moves book in a quick pace. She writes using small chapters, which I really like. There are many twists and turns. Just when we think got it figured out, a new twist is thrown at us.

As I've stated, this is a fast moving book and is hard to put down. Will not be disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series 'All Dressed in White'.

I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy mystery/thriller books.

I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy mystery/thriller books.
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
I'm not clear on why there were so many 5 star ratings for this series. Some of the actors namely one of the leads (actor playing Magnus) as well as the lawyer (representing Quebert) are just painful to watch. To be fair, I'll attribute some of their failed screened time to the cheesy dialogue contained in the script and the clichéd stereotypes of their characters. True of many other characters as well.

The "Lolita" like plot was also something I could not get behind. Why in this day and age, when everyone is outraged at some of today's headlines would a story like this even get airtime? I won't give away the ending but there was an attempt to portray Dempsey's character as a tortured, broken but noble hero.

As for the twists and turns; there were too many. The middle of the series suffered for it as the story and it's contrivances began to drag the whole thing down. For those of you still interested, you could watch the first two and the last two episodes and not suffer for the lack of seeing anything in between.
Harry Potter ja viisasten kivi: Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter ja viisasten kivi: Harry Potter 1
With the adventures of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling singlehandedly saved the publishing industry. It is impossible to overstate the impact these books had on both child and adult readers. The anticipation for the next sequel! The midnight release parties! While you missed all that excitement, you now have the joys of being able to read all the books at once.

Please do read the books; don’t just watch the movies.

PARENTS BEWARE: As Harry Potter ages, the subject matter grows more mature. J.K. Rowling was quite clear that she was not writing for young children. These books grow increasingly more intense. Exercise caution.
Harry Potter Quidditch 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Harry Potter Quidditch 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The puzzle itself was fine, but the picture on the front of the box does not show any of the corners or the left few inches of the puzzle, which made it pretty hard to see details in the tiny picture on the side. I love when a manufacturer takes what seems to be not that much trouble to include a poster with a larger picture of the puzzle, but at the very least the front of the box should show the whole puzzle. Also, the dimensions aren't even printed on the box.
elope White Light-up Deer Faun Antler Horns with Ears Cosplay Costume Headband for Adults and Kids
elope White Light-up Deer Faun Antler Horns with Ears Cosplay Costume Headband for Adults and Kids
I love this! It is perfect for a Harry Potter patronus cosplay. I read other reviews about how some people received their headbands and one side did not light up. I had this issue but it was a very simple fix! For the side that doesn’t light up, take out the battery compartment, and take out the batteries and switch the positive side with the negative side battery. Put them back into the compartment and into the side. It worked and now both sides light up. I think it was probably a factory issue but the batteries do work!
Mobiles (French Edition)
Mobiles (French Edition)
Personnages d'autant plus attristants qu'ils font partie de l'élite intellectuelle et culturelle! Les protagonistes sont inintéressants. La composition de l'ouvrage est bonne; mais on s'emmêle parfois: est-ce du a l'auteur ou au lecteur?
OurWarm Balloon Arch Kit 63 Inches Balloon Column Kit with Base Stand, Balloon Garland Kit 36Pcs Balloon Rings, Balloon Tower Decoration For Baby Shower Graduation Birthday Wedding Party
OurWarm Balloon Arch Kit 63 Inches Balloon Column Kit with Base Stand, Balloon Garland Kit 36Pcs Balloon Rings, Balloon Tower Decoration For Baby Shower Graduation Birthday Wedding Party
Build quality is very flimsy. I was planning to buy more of these but then I ended up buying 5 USd floor lamps from walmart. You have to be very careful while building balloon columns as the pieces keep coming off. Also once done, you can't move it from one place to another as the piece might come off and you end up spending more time putting it together
HP 15.6in Laptop (Intel Pentium Quad-Core N5000, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 10 S) (Renewed)
HP 15.6in Laptop (Intel Pentium Quad-Core N5000, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 10 S) (Renewed)
Ojo al comprar el producto como es de importación sube alrededor de 2 mil pesos mas, es un producto reconstruido pero funcionó muy bien, viene en inglés tanto el teclado como el sistema, lo recomiendo para un estudiante, le doy 4 estrellas porque en la descripción dice que es de 256gb de ssd pero solo tiene 120gb, para almacenar por lo demás muy bien, paqueteria exelente, bien empaquetado y a tiempo.
Home Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger. Delay Start to optimize Utility Rates. 240V, 30-AMP, 18 Ft Cord. $100 Public Charging Credit Included. Charges All EVs Including Tesla. SAEJ1772
Home Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger. Delay Start to optimize Utility Rates. 240V, 30-AMP, 18 Ft Cord. $100 Public Charging Credit Included. Charges All EVs Including Tesla. SAEJ1772
Simple install. Researched many different brands. We have two Blink stations at the hotel my family owns in Phoenix Arizona, GoClarendon.com the units have been installed for about three years. Get used everyday. Have stood up the the harsh elements of being outside in Arizona. Being used by a variety of different cars. So I knew the quality was outstanding. The Blink has everything we were looking for; long 18' cord, delay timer,simple wiring. Installation took about an hour. Unit comes with a cord tender. This is a direct wire unit. From your breaker, you simply connect one supply line to the terminal marked L1, the other line goes to a terminal marked L2. Then a ground wire to the terminal marked by the grounding symbol.

For wire from the 30 amp Breaker I used red number 10 THHN ( stranded Wire ) . For the ground wire I used green number 12 THHN wire. I used eyelet terminals to crimp on the ends of the wire. I purchased them at a big box hardware store. This made for a super clean and fast install. I used non metalic seal tight to run from my junction box. To the unit. I used 3/4" with seal tight connectors. The pass through hole on the unit is 1" I used a 3/4 to 1" bushing to make the connection a breeze.

It performs great. The Fusion now charges in about 2 hours , great for weekends when running lots of errands. We can get a full charge in between trips. Keeping the Fusion in the electric mode as much as possible. Our mileage is usually in the 85 mpg range. The cord is nice and long we can charge in the drive way or in the garage. Quality and appearance is great.

I recommend this unit to everyone. Especially a first time Installer, as the installation is so simple. The price is best here on Amazon. Super Quick Delivery
Charging Station for iPhone Apple Watch 5/4/3/2, 2 in 1 Universal Desktop Stand Holder for iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/XR/XS Max/Xs/X/8 (Upgraded)
Charging Station for iPhone Apple Watch 5/4/3/2, 2 in 1 Universal Desktop Stand Holder for iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/XR/XS Max/Xs/X/8 (Upgraded)
I keep this on my night table beside my bed. There are a few things that make me like this stand better than others I have purchased. I like the watch side because the charge cord provided by Apple fits securely into the slot and it's fix it and forget it. I never have to adjust it. The watch pops right onto the magnet and rests right on the ledge. What I like most about the phone side is that it has little "feet" that come up in front of your phone and hold it in place. Other stands I have don't have this feature and my phone flips off of the front sometimes as soon as I put it on the stand. The phone sits at a good angle, so I can still see it and use it while its charging. There are little rubber feet on the bottom of the stands that make it even more sturdy and keeps it from moving around on whatever surface you put it on. Good product, I use it daily and am glad I purchased it!
XUNMEJ Watch Stand Station for Apple Watch Charging Dock Station Headphones Stand Holder Phone Docking Station for Apple Watch Series 2/1 AirPods iPhone Xs X Max XR 7 7plus 6s 6plus iPad (Black)
XUNMEJ Watch Stand Station for Apple Watch Charging Dock Station Headphones Stand Holder Phone Docking Station for Apple Watch Series 2/1 AirPods iPhone Xs X Max XR 7 7plus 6s 6plus iPad (Black)
I have an Anker cable for my iPhone and another white charging cable for my Airpod case, neither would fit through the holes. Just when I was about to return this stand, I thought maybe the original cables have a different head size. Found one, tried it, then it worked. I suppose the way the cable head locks into place means it has to be a standard size, so that's really more of an issue with the other cables than this stand, just their instructions should have said that it only works with the original Apple cables (which some people don't like as they can be short or flimsy).

Also the cable head doesn't sit flush with the iPhone dock. I suppose that's to accommodate rather thick and large cases, and yes my iPhone has a case on it (Incipio), but there is still a good 1/4 inch gap between the bottom of the phone case and the black base of the iPhone stand where the cable head comes through. Makes the iPhone a bit unstable and can wobble side to side, rather than be firmly grounded on its base.

If they fix these two flaws and send me an updated version replacement, I'd improve my star rating by two stars to five as well.
Koolaburra by UGG, bota corta Koola de mujer
Koolaburra by UGG, bota corta Koola de mujer
These boots are perfect for Texas weather! We have sudden cold snaps in the Winter, in the middle of mildly cool stretches. The lining is great for milder days, and works well with socks when it gets cold. The lining doesn't bleed dye when my feet sweat like the Emu boots I bought. Not to say those boots weren't comfortable and sturdy, they were, but that dye wouldn't stay in the boots or scrub out of my feet. The Koolaburra boots aren't available in Austin, so I'm glad I could buy them on line, at such a good price. Delivery came early, on a Sunday, which was a nice surprise. These boots are comfortable and sturdy, easy to slip on and off, look good, and don't seem to hold dust or stains. I will definitely buy these again, but it will be a long time before they wear out.
iPhone Charger Cable,3Pack 10FT Long Nylon Braided 90 Degree Lightning Gaming Cable USB Charging&Syncing Cord Compatible for iPhone Xs/Max/XR/X/8/8Plus/7/7Plus/6S/6S Plus/SE/iPad Purple
iPhone Charger Cable,3Pack 10FT Long Nylon Braided 90 Degree Lightning Gaming Cable USB Charging&Syncing Cord Compatible for iPhone Xs/Max/XR/X/8/8Plus/7/7Plus/6S/6S Plus/SE/iPad Purple
ONLY ISSUE: The 90 degree cords are not great with a bulky case. They are awkward to plug in and I sometimes do not have it plugged into the port when I think it is. Again...this is 100% because of my bulky case. My 4 year old granddaughter plays games on my phone when she's at my house. Within a few minutes of using the phone with the cord in place she said, "Grams, I don't know how you made this cord but it don't get in my way at all. Can you make my mommy's cord like this too?" I did one better...I gave my daughter one of the 3 cords that came in my pack. And my worries about the cord not reaching are over! Love these new cords. I will definitely order more!
BOSS Audio Systems BVCP9690A Apple CarPlay Android Auto Car Multimedia DVD Player - Double Din Car Stereo, 6.75 Inch LCD Touchscreen, Bluetooth, DVD, CD, MP3, USB, A/V Input, AM/FM Radio Receiver
BOSS Audio Systems BVCP9690A Apple CarPlay Android Auto Car Multimedia DVD Player - Double Din Car Stereo, 6.75 Inch LCD Touchscreen, Bluetooth, DVD, CD, MP3, USB, A/V Input, AM/FM Radio Receiver
Radios junk if you tap it even slightly get the smallest little crack in it you will lose volume and all touchscreen capabilities not worth the
money waste mine only already had mine for one month swung my keys into ignition an they Tablet so lightly made a small crack in the screen and I instantly lost all control over every button junk if you asked me plus the sound quality was crap to you should probably go with a pioneer or Kenwood they’re a lot better and more durable they prepare for things like this And are probably a lot cheaper had a lot of problems with the Apple hook up as well all in all radios junk
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS
Compré este router después de regresar un TENDA AC1200 que no cumplió con las expectativas, conexión lenta en ambas bandas y con puertos fast ethernet que no dan la velocidad contratada con Infinitum (150 Mb).

Este router tiene mejor calidad de materiales y hasta ahora ha cumplido con lo que esperaba, solo que sigue siendo lenta la conexión en la banda de 2.4 Ghz (no sube de 30 en las mediciones de velocidad, aun a pocos metros). En la banda de 5 Ghz, ya es otra cosa, se obtienen 200 Mb de descarga en dos de los cuartos, lo cual es excelente. Los puertos son Giga-bit y permite conexiones de hasta 1000 Mb, en los cuales conecto el AppleTV y el PlayStation.

Lo innovador y que me gustó mucho de este router son dos cosas:

- Maneja una sola señal de 2.4 Ghz y 5 Ghz, Conexion Smart, que permite a tu dispositivo conmutar automáticamente la conexión a la banda de WiFi que proporciona mayor velocidad. Es decir, salvo que deshabilites esta función, no veras dos señales (2.4 Ghz y 5 Ghz) de manera independiente y el dispositivo se mantiene conectado a una sola señal y conmuta entre ambas bandas. Con otros routers, normalmente te conectas/seleccionas la de 5Ghz, por ser la más rápida, pero tan pronto se debilita la señal salta a la de 2.4 Ghz y allí se queda, por ser una señal más fuerte (pero más lenta).
- El Archer A7, con hardware V5, viene habilitado para la función OneMesh, que te permite agregar, dentro de una misma red (nombre y password), repetidores (compatibles) para armar una red inalámbrica en tu casa (mesh), cosa que otros proveedores ofrecen a precios exorbitantes.

No tiene tecnología Mu-Mimo para conexiones múltiples simultaneas a mayor velocidad, pero creo que sigue valiendo mucho la pena este equipo.

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