Kaiya Collins

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Mastering React Native
Mastering React Native
Mastering React Native by Eric Masiello and Jacob Friedmann. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
JavaScript (Japanese Edition)
JavaScript (Japanese Edition)
JavaScript (Japanese Edition) by Nakano Hitoshi. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb.html category.
A Dog-Gone Story
A Dog-Gone Story
A Dog-Gone Story by m l jones. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 by J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 8772 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch: Harry Potter 4
Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch: Harry Potter 4
Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch: Harry Potter 4 by J.K. Rowling, Felix von Manteuffel, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 557 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story
Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story
Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story by Anthony Sciarratta. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 50 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Summer We Loved
The Summer We Loved
The Summer We Loved by Wendy Lou Jones. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Dark Sacred Night (Renée Ballard Book 2)
Dark Sacred Night (Renée Ballard Book 2)
Dark Sacred Night (Renée Ballard Book 2) by Michael Connelly. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 3966 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Le Manipulateur (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Manipulateur (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Manipulateur (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by John GRISHAM and Johan-Frédérik HEL GUEDJ. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 73 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel by Heather Morris. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 13388 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Programming Python
Programming Python
Programming Python by Mark Lutz. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP 5 Social Networking
PHP 5 Social Networking
PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners
iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners
iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners by Dr. Rory Lewis. Rated 2.9 out of 5 stars, with 82 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
What To Say When You Talk To Your Self
What To Say When You Talk To Your Self
What To Say When You Talk To Your Self by Shad Helmstetter. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1724 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Babes in Toyland: A Musical in Three Acts (Classic Youth Plays of the Broadway Stage)
Babes in Toyland: A Musical in Three Acts (Classic Youth Plays of the Broadway Stage)
It was probably 1950 when the obligations of a family dinner forced me, then a six-year-old, to turn off a telecast of "Babes in Toyland." All my subsequent life has been spent wondering what happened next in that story. A few decades ago, I tried to borrow a copy of the libretto, specifying as carefully as I could to Inter-Library Loan that I did NOT want any "adaptation" -- and they sent an adaptation anyway! Now at last, thanks to this Theatre Arts Press edition, I have learned what it was really, originally, all about. And very different indeed it is from its multitudinous adaptations!
Since becoming enthralled with this version of "Babes," I have learned that the basis for this 2018 edition is the Copyright libretto, which was submitted fairly early in the process of shaping the show to the stage. In many ways it differs even from Constantine Grame's restoration of the 1903 first run in Chicago: and every such revision and adaptation I have yet examined weakens the story out of all recognition. In the Copyright libretto, it emerges as a gripping coming-of-age story, full of vital characters, with one of the strongest endings I have ever encountered outside of Chaucer and Mickey Spillane. Apparently by the time it opened on Chicago, it had already been adapted to something coy and cutesy that never gets all that far beyond Mother Goose Land.
I am old enough, and knowledgeable enough about my parents' and grandparents' generation, that I caught most of the 1903-era jokes, and found them by and large deliciously funny, though many more of them than one might expect seemed aimed primarily at the grown-ups in the audience. I fell in love with the principal character, Alan (who doesn't even make it at all into a number of the adaptations), and Roderigo and Gonzorgo are probably the most memorable henchmen ever, at least until the advent of the Minions. Perhaps readers will be surprised to find the Toymaker, the character who sings the famous "Toyland, Toyland, Dear Little Girl and Boy-land" number, turning out to be a villain even more wicked than Uncle Barnaby.
There are some typos -- e.g., very often "friends" should be read as "fiends." Some at least of these may go back to the original Copyright typescript from which the book edition was transcribed. It is almost always easy enough to see what was intended.
For me, this was fifteen dollars very well spent, and a key addition to my home library.
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Great book on Steve Jobs, but Need Color Version too to make the story more vivid'The book is black and white which is beautifully illustrated on Steve Jobs' life story in new angles, yet too dull in black and white colour. The author can think of launching a color version of the book, which will be a plus for such a great book!
The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
Buyer alert: You’ll have dog-earned too many pages and underlined too many salient points to re-gift this compelling study of how newspapers struggle to survive.
Dan Kennedy, one of the country’s leading media critics, combines deftly written history, scores of interviews and expert speculation. The result: a comprehensive look at the financial perils facing quality journalism and the possible ways it can function in the Twitterverse.

The moguls he examines are Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Boston Globe owner and billionaire investor John Henry, and Internet entrepreneur and former Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner (no relation to Jared).

Kennedy credits Bezos and Henry with understanding and their papers’ civic and journalistic mission. He criticizes Kushner’s “print first” approach, convinced that newspapers’ future depends on combining print and digital, “and perhaps other sources yet to be discovered.”
His colorful anecdotes about the New York Times, Globe and Post’s past make this sprightly reading, and he buttresses his conclusions with experience.

Kennedy notes, “No newspaper executive has figured out a way to prosper during the 20-year era of the commercial Internet.” Still, it’s heartening to note outstanding work done by smaller papers who live under the financial gun, like the Asbury Park Press’s Renter Hell series on hazardous living conditions in New Jersey’s government-supported housing, and the Indianapolis Star’s groundbreaking two-year investigation into the sexual abuse of gymnasts.

Quality journalism today has never been more needed – or more imperiled. The Return of the Moguls poses important questions and possible solutions to this dilemma- and plenty of fodder for discussion about the press and democracy.
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
I must admit, my kindergartener and I are great fans of the Step Into Reading series of books. Since my daughter had completed the Step 2 books in the Step Into Reading series of books, I decided to go ahead and purchase the Step 3 books. I was a bit hesitant because I noticed there is quite a big leap between the Step 2 and Step 3 books, especially in terms of vocabulary and sentence structure. The vocabulary is more advanced with higher order words, and the sentences are longer. I was also concerned that my daughter might not like the topics which seemed to be more 'academic' with history-based stories. My worries were unfounded. She loves the books and is reading them with very little help from me (and I enjoy listening to the stories!)

These books are excellent for building children's reading skills as well as increasing their confidence in reading. Once you've completed the Step 1 and Step 2 books (I would advise proceeding level by level), the Step 3 books are not as daunting as they might first appear. In "Eat My Dust!", children are introduced to Henry Ford and learn about his contributions. The illustrations enhance the story and add a fun element which will appeal to young children.

I can't recommend these books highly enough - they are great for building reading skills, and also educational. This book is a great introduction to history, and I also came up with a series of short comprehension questions based on the story in this book so as to hone my daughter's comprehension skills (e.g. "What sort of vehicle did Henry Ford drive?", "What event did Henry Ford participate in?", etc. ). These books are not only great intermediate readers but might also inculcate in children a great love of history.
Royal Bobbles Donald Trump Bobblehead
Royal Bobbles Donald Trump Bobblehead
I have been collecting bobbleheads for a long time and debated whether to add Trump to my collection. It turns out that he is the best addition I have made for a while.

The bobblehead is sturdy and better made than most. As is the case with other bobbleheads from this manufacturer it comes well packaged to prevent damage. The box itself includes a quick bio and summary of the 45th president and his miraculous achievements and successes. I didn't know he had written 15 books! He has the best words so I am planning on reading all 15.

The bobblehead is a reasonably good likeness to Trump. It depicts his dashing good looks and fantastic hair remarkably. No grey hairs! The colour isn't perfect, it should be about the same colour as an orangutans hair (my hair is the same colour!) but is a little too blond. Oh well!

Unfortunately it gets one major thing wrong and that's his skin colour. He's far too pale rather than sun soaked from playing (and WINNING!) golf. The bobblehead lacks his distinct orange complexion which is a shame.

The head itself 'bobbles' for minutes on its own. Or at least it did. The head has since fallen off due to my own poor care but intend to buy a replacement as well as that of his beautiful wife.

When his head fell off, I decided to place him next to my Obama and Clinton bobbleheads (I have almost all of Royal Bobbles collectibles). My display shows how the Democrats will stop at nothing to get rid of our Donald. Their witch-hunt aims to cut off his head.
30 Greatest Hits of Aretha Franklin
30 Greatest Hits of Aretha Franklin
If you need validation of Aretha Franklin's legacy, look no further than this definitive collection of her best work recorded for Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1974. I have owned this two-disc set for over twenty years since its release in 1985, and I never tire of it. In fact, I return to it often and would have to conclude it to be one of my desert island selections. Teamed up with the equally legendary production team of Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin, she sparked magic on an amazingly consistent basis during this period. Before signing with Atlantic, Franklin recorded for Columbia but was erroneously being marketed as a jazz chanteuse. After Wexler's departure from Atlantic in 1974, her work, I feel, declined artistically, and Franklin's subsequent recordings with Arista, although more commercial, were not nearly as memorable.

Disc One opens appropriately with her first breakout hit, the heart-ripping "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)". Then the onslaught of classics - her signature cover of Otis Redding's "Respect" which completely eclipses his version; the loping doo-wop of "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"; the roof-raising take on Carole King's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"; the had-it-up-to-here anthem, "Chain of Fools". Her soulful covers of the Band's "The Weight" and the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" reflect her personal style without compromising the memory of the original performances. Franklin takes Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "I Say a Little Prayer" quite literally and converts it into a uniquely gospel-tinged love song of longing and regret. Her soaring vocals on potentially inane confections such as "See Saw" and "The House That Jack Built" elevate their substance significantly.

Disc Two continues the hits with particular standouts being a near-inspirational version of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's classic, "You're All I Need to Get By"; an almost hymnal version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water"; and the cruising "Spanish Harlem". My personal favorites are her dramatic cover of Lulu's 1969 hit, "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"; the appropriately named "Day Dreaming"; and her last big Atlantic hit, Stevie Wonder's "Until You Come Back to Me" with a playfully sauntering melody an intriguing contrast to its obsession-oriented lyrics. But honestly, there is not a single disappointment among the thirty tracks here and some, especially the religion-fueled numbers like "Wholly Holy" and "Spirit in the Dark", are simply transcendent. This set is the one to own.
Divas Live
Divas Live
To whom it may concern: I would like to inform you that this CD is very scratched and skips. Now this is not good and should not be. This is ridiculous and un-enjoyable. The money that I paid for this CD this should not be.
The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
Louis Armstrong's early work is copiously documented and is quite rightly as readily available as such other early recording giants as Caruso. These recordings were not, however, as widely available as the Victors Caruso made in the two prior decades, and because of this the sound has always been subject to the vicissitudes of the condition of the originals being used to make the CD transfer. In the present case Sony has outdone itself with exemplary work, these sound to me quite the best versions of these performances I have yet heard.

If you know and like these works well enough to try another version then this CD should be something you will enjoy. Unlike the case with old opera recordings, which I know better, I don't have any of the originals of these, so I'm curious to see what other reviewers who are fortunate enough to be able to compare the CD with the originals think.
100 Songs
100 Songs
This is a great paperback, very handy to carry around. This makes the lyrics to Bob Dylan's best songs very accessible. I have a large lyrics book but this is a nice accompaniment. I'm glad they put this out after he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Reading the lyrics in this format makes it clear that he deserved this award and his songs stand up well as poetry. I love this book. Thank you Bob Dylan.
Live at the Gaslight 1962
Live at the Gaslight 1962
For anyone who cares at all about Bob, this album is a must. The versions of "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall," and "Don't Think Twice it's Alright," are really spectacular, and, in my opinion, are superior to the studio versions. "Rocks and Gravel," which was left off of Freewheelin' at the last minute, is incredible. Find it at your local Starbucks if none of the 3rd party retailers work for you.

So why only four stars? Basically because it's an incomplete version of the Gaslight Tapes, as even a little internet research will show. Why couldn't Sony/Columbia release the entire set of tapes?
GUND Roswel Sloth Stuffed Animal Plush Dark Gray, 15"
GUND Roswel Sloth Stuffed Animal Plush Dark Gray, 15"
Gund makes what I feel are the best quality stuffed animals out there! Between myself and raising 2 children, the stuffed toys that lasted best were always the Gunds. They are well sewn, squishy, and cozy soft!! I even love them for new babies so long as they are well marked as being okay for infants. I'm an adult, but even I still love brushing my face against a nice, soft Gund!! And who doesn't love a Sloth? 😉
Marvel Comics Deadpool Costume Print Men's Lounge Pants
Marvel Comics Deadpool Costume Print Men's Lounge Pants
The product is soft great for sleeping. I like all the StarWars and Marvel products. I can also wear them around the house with and be very comfortable. It would be nice if they came in lengths not everyone is six feet tall.
Suzanna's Surrender: A Selection from The Calhoun Women: Suzanna & Megan (The Calhoun Women, Book 4)
Suzanna's Surrender: A Selection from The Calhoun Women: Suzanna & Megan (The Calhoun Women, Book 4)
Sorry, I read this quite awhile ago now and don't remember for certain, but I think it is written largely in the 3rd person; most Nora Roberts novels are. This is one in a series of books that while you do not need to read the series to enjoy any single book, there is a continuous plot woven throughout the series. So each book contains a story from beginning to end following the typical Nora formula: boy meets girl, rough start, don't know why they rub each other so wrong, they each fight the attraction, but eventually cave and Bing! Bam! Boom! Happy ever after. In addition to that story, there is another story playing out in the background that has to do with a love story gone wrong in the past and a lost treasure. That story, as I said, is woven throughout the series, so it does help if you have read the series in order to follow that, but again it isn't necessary.
I like Nora's formula and I almost always like her main characters. She writes characters you relate to, you feel like could be people you know and characters you yourself fall in love with. These are not "deep thinking" novels. These are fun and entertaining novels. So if you want a bit of entertaining and escapism, then I recommend this to you.
Adultério (Portuguese Edition)
Adultério (Portuguese Edition)
It was no coincidence that I read this book on the very first day of its launching. I knew that it would speak to me. So, I was kind of not willing to wait till August when the book is released in my mother tongue. Digital magic happened with one click and I saw myself reading it avidly just the following day after the closure of a cycle in my life.
I am not interested in style but on inspiration. However, one helps the other so I have to say the reading flew smoothly. There were no bumps or potholes on the road and I could witness Linda going from depression to liberation with a simple, straight-to-the-point, profound writing. An unadorned writing that with its simplicity scratches the surface and digs deeply into the core. A skillful storytelling form and a thrilling substance, impossible not to be envied (by writers, of course).
It goes without saying what the word adultery mean and how it is avoided as a topic among people in their daily conversations. Noone has done the bad thing. Others have, but not me. I loved that about the title and its honest narrative. It adresses an issue worthed to be reflected upon despite its rule-breaking nature. And it does it with hope, with love. There is no desire to judge or make people feel guilty about it. It also puts overdramatization: adultery as a source of pain for the person being cheated, away. The characters are learning lessons and not blaming others for their pain. They act as real people with real problems except for the fact they seem to know when to let go and when to forgive. Pending subjects for most of us.
When it comes to adultery, women have had the worst part and I celebrate that the book addresses this point and accounts for how both genders usually deal with it.
I loved sex passages: they were not romantic, but passionate, the kind of sex you experience when you are totally surrendered. Besides, they were described in a simple, matter-of-fact way.There was no abuse of the juicy issue but just the right amount.
I didn't like that Linda was depressed at the beginning. That fact kind of justifies her doings, and I don't think our actions done when the heart us to do so need justification. However, I understand why Paulo did so. It was a way of showing she was at the very limit and needed passion in order to leave routine behind and live.
There is a very interesting part about the fight between lights and shadows inside us which I expect to understand better when I read it in my mother tongue and take a look at two books he mentions which I haven't read.
Finally, I must say the book stroke me with a statement Linda does about love. But, I won't mention it. You'll have to read the book to find out and it is likely that what it strikes you it's a different thing. In fact, all the book is about love and how life is constantly challenging us to learn to love truly.
The Burma Legacy
The Burma Legacy
Like the other reviewer, I also thought this book got off to an incredibly weak start. But I like to stick with something at least until 100 pages or so. This novel, however, was a real struggle. Not difficult to read, just difficult to enjoy. So, unlike the other review posted on here, I didn't think the story picked up or improved very much. The prose was wooden and the characters were shallow. Not much in the way of a believable story or a gripping one. All in all, a disappointing read.
Dragon Ball Daizenshu: TV Animation, Part 2
Dragon Ball Daizenshu: TV Animation, Part 2
Fair warning - This book is written in Japanese! Just to prevent any confusion. Now on to the actual contents. Dragonball Daizenshyuu #5: TV Animation Part 2 is a great book to consider if you don't know Japanese but would like some great eyecandy, as well as a nice purchase if you do know Japanese and would like to fully research the series. While Book 2: Story Guide focuses mainly on the original manga of Dragonball, books 3 and 5 are based around the anime counterpart. It begins with a full summary of the Furiiza saga as well as the original airdates which serve as a link into pages full of images and information detailing the saga in "Acts". This section has some GREAT images, some of which are a full page. This section continues all the way through the Furiiza, Garlic Jr, Android, and Cell sagas before we are presented with a nice section on how scenes were handled in the anime as compared to the manga. Following the manga/anime comparison guide, we are treated to a multitude of short bios and sketches for many of the characters in the series from Gokuu to Majin Buu. Next we are treated to the Super Battle Scene pages we saw earlier in the book for Heaven's Tournament through the creation of Vejitto. Finishing off TV Animation Part 2 is lyrics for the two later Dragonball Z theme songs and a look into the "future" of DB (at the time, the "future" was the final battle with Majin Buu and Dragonball GT). Once again, the "last" pages contain an interview with Toriyama Akira himself, except this time after the interview are titles and summaries for Dragonball Z episodes 75-268. I definitely recommend the book to anyone who has basic knowledge of Japanese and wants to learn more about the series, or just anyone who wants to see some great images from the series and some that never made it in.
No Blonde is an Island
No Blonde is an Island
If you're a fan of the old school pulp paperbacks, you might enjoy this 1965 novel from author Carter Brown. Telling the story of a tv writer who finds himself stranded on an island with seven other people (one of whom might be a murderer), this novel is full of hard-boiled dialogue, politically incorrect commentary, cynical men, sexy femme fatales, and purple prose. Carter Brown was one of the more prolific authors of this type of fiction and he keeps you reading even as it becomes obvious that he's pretty much just making up the plot as he goes along. It helps that Brown also includes a lot of intentional humor that helps the reader digest the implausible plot. This book is a perfect example of a style of fiction that we don't really see much of anymore and, as an unapologetic lover of the old pulp paperbacks that you would buy at bus stops and airports, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
+5
+5
I purchased this for my dad for his 72nd birthday. He and I are both big roots reggae fans and have an appreciation for Rastafari culture. He loves the design, and was glad I purchased it a size bigger, as he tends to shrink every shirt he owns! Nice quality, too. I'm tempted to buy a green one for myself!
The Tale of Holly How (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter)
The Tale of Holly How (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter)
As a child, I was a huge Beatrix Potter fan. I even nagged my mother to change my name to Beatrix (she refused). I still remember the corner of our huge old public library where the "little books" were kept and I borrowed them again and again and again. As an adult, I've read numerous books about Beatrix Potter and introduced her and her books to my 3 children.

When I learned that there was a series of mystery books featuring BP as a character, I was thrilled. First, I gave a few of the books to a relative who had visited Hill Top. Then I received the first book, the Tale of Hill Top Farm, as a gift from my husband. Since then, I've been addictively reading my way through the whole series.

Susan Wittig Albert has achieved a really remarkable feat. Her Beatrix Potter character is exactly as I would have imagined her, along with the Lake District scenery and inhabitants. She manages to convey the world, thoughts, and conversations of the animals, who have their own society existing in parallel to that of the Big Folk, in a most Beatrix Potter-like way.

For Beatrix Potter fans who thought adulthood meant leaving their favorite author behind, these books will be a delight. Thank goodness there are a lot of them, because I don't want them to end!!
Richard Scarry's Cars (Richard Scarry's Busy World)
Richard Scarry's Cars (Richard Scarry's Busy World)
If you like Richard Scarry's illustrations and if your little one enjoys cars, this is a total winner. Our little one is obsessed with this book and the companion Richard Scarry board book titled "Trucks". The cars are cute, the characters are endearing and silly, and there's so much to talk about on each page despite the fact that its pretty simple. This is a family favorite.
Stephenie Meyer, Queen of Twilight: The Biography
Stephenie Meyer, Queen of Twilight: The Biography
I was expecting quite a lot from this book after it was recommended to me however this book was disappointing.

It did contain a great deal of information about Stephenie Meyer that I did not know and was a good read and recommended for that reason, however the writing style could best be described as lazy, repetitive and at times very patronising toward the subject of the book.

Much of what is contained in the book are copies of reviews of Stephenie Meyers various books, and extracts from the many interviews she has given (pages upon pages upon pages of reviews are reproduced in this book).

The authors attitude toward Stephenie, and in particular her religion and her parents, is disappointing and quite frankly, insulting. You get the impression he is somewhat impressed that she has done as well as she has given the - to him - obvious disadvantage of having grown up Mormon and with strict (i.e. caring) parents.

This is the part of the book that quickly grates, the constant references to her religious background and her 'apparently' overly controlling parents. When you actually read what Stephenie herself has to say about either, which isn't much, it is in fact very positive.

He seems to find her moral values prudish and old fashioned, and is at a loss to understand why the sexual restraint her characters display in her books could be found so appealing by todays youth.

As the first biography of Stephenie Meyer, this is well worth the read, however I do hope that a more balanced, objective biography will be written in the future.
Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
This is the first book I have read by this author, and will also be the last. The characters were uninspiring, the plot was boring and the conclusion was totally predictable. Thankfully I purchased this book cheap on the daily deal because it is definitely not worth the regular price.
Those Who Love
Those Who Love
Very old fashioned. But a fun read. Heroine is a bit dim, but wises up in the end, and all is well.
Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse (Zoe & Zak Adventures series Book 2)
Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse (Zoe & Zak Adventures series Book 2)
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!

The cover is very entertaining with the flying elephants and looks like kids will totally love it because it evokes curiosity to the great adventure :) What fun!! :)

Okay, I picked this book up back in January, but I didn’t put it in my read soon pile until I signed up for the blog tour for book 3. At the time, I didn’t even realize that I already owned book 1 & 2, I just hadn’t read them yet.

I definitely enjoyed this story even more than book 1, but it was still easy for me to put it down when I had to take care of day to day business.

This story is packed with more details on India where you learn little tidbits about the country which is a great way for kids to learn about other cultures and what an American’s perspective is with the differences, so you can imagine you own reactions to new things you would encounter in India. Also the boarding school seemed cool and had me wondering if such an academy exists in India though I couldn’t find it when I looked…lol

I still love the duo Zoe & Zak, and Zoe is still dealing with issues of acceptance and her own worth as she copes with bullying and learning that she cannot control everything. We also meet some great new friends that I’m hoping we will see more of in book 3…great secondary characters to help you get pulled more into the story.

I recommend this story to middle grade kids who want a great adventure with some puzzles to figure out like Indiana Jones kid style.
Worldwar: In the Balance
Worldwar: In the Balance
Please note, this is a Kindle version review. I prefer to rate books based on their story, characters etc. But unfortunately I have to dock points here for the production quality.

Let me start by saying the book is great. It is not imperfect, but it's a good lead-in to a really interesting "what if?" series that should appeal to alternate history buffs as well as casual sci-fi fans (well... probably most sci-fi fans, but note that the focus of the book is more on the alternate history angle and the interactions between characters and political powers).

I'd give the book itself 4 stars. But at the date of this review the Kindle product is quite poor. Specifically, the quality of the Kindle transcription is pathetic. It is riddled with typos. Typically these are in the form of punctuation errors. Sentences will randomly gain or drop major punctuation marks, sometimes resulting in a need to read them 2-3 times in order to parse what was originally intended. Sometimes one sentence becomes three. Sometimes three sentences become one. "What on, earth is that extra comma doing there,?"

There are also frequent spelling errors. For example, an "h" might become "in" in this version. As with the punctuation errors, this is presumably due to flaws in some automated means of translating the print text into digital text. But other times whole words are different (as if the victim of auto-correct on one's cell phone). There were a few cases (extreme enough that I suspect they may have been in the original print text as well) where a character's name is swapped with that of another... from a different plot line! Why is the alien going by the German Panzer commander's name in this paragraph? Bad editing.

These issues come and go. There are stretches of the book that are "ok" and then there are pages at a time where these issues are particularly bad.

The book is readable; you can make your way through the enjoyable writing without too much effort. But it's painful to read at times, and it is a real shame that that is the case
Swedish Fish Soft & Chewy Candy (Original, 3.5-Pound Bulk Bag)
Swedish Fish Soft & Chewy Candy (Original, 3.5-Pound Bulk Bag)
Bought these for my wedding favors (two less fish in the sea). They taste great, theyre mini swedish fish, but theyre kind of greasy/oily... which isnt a big deal if you're just eating them... but they left grease stains all over the pretty white bags I got to put them in forcing me to repackage.

Since most of you are probably just gobbling them down (which I definitely ate my fair share) - let me tell you I bought 4 bags of these in 3 seperate purchases smh and the quality is consistently good. Yummy tiny red fish gummies.

Buy and enjoy.
Replace Label Tape for DYMO D1 40913 41913 S0720680, LaBold Black on White Label Cassette for Standard D1 Label Manager 210D 260P 360D 420P 450D LabelMaker 0.35 Inch x 23 Feet (9mm x 7m),2 Pack
Replace Label Tape for DYMO D1 40913 41913 S0720680, LaBold Black on White Label Cassette for Standard D1 Label Manager 210D 260P 360D 420P 450D LabelMaker 0.35 Inch x 23 Feet (9mm x 7m),2 Pack
These cartridges fit perfectly into my Dymo label printer.
This is the first time using 3/8”. Usually, I buy 1/2”, but I like this size better because it’s not too big and yet not too small.

Also first time trying black letter on yellow tape. This color scheme offers the highest visibility and readability according to many studies. (I read about this in user design applications)

The cartridges fit into the Dymo just as well as the OEM and come out easy.
How To Build Shaker Furniture: The Complete Updated & Improved Classic
How To Build Shaker Furniture: The Complete Updated & Improved Classic
This is a valuable book for those interested in making Shaker furniture. Moser's eye and aesthetic are well known and this book is both an example of some of his pieces (with basic shop drawings but without construction steps) and his take on woodworking, wood, and tools, along with some intriguing information on how his shop works. It makes for a really interesting read.

The book is not without its problems. Moser's writing is clear and enjoyable but the proofreading leaves something to be desired. None of the errors interfere with Moser's text but one expects copy editors to know how to spell and the proper use/non-use of the possessive apostrophe.

One other observation: unlike similar books, the paper in this book has a non-gloss matte finish (which I really like); perhaps as a consequence, the paper is really thin -- durable but thin. It took some time to wrap my head around this.

If you enjoy the aesthetics of Shaker furniture and want to hear from a master woodworker, this will be a valuable addition to your collection.
HP Chromebook 14-inch HD Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, Chrome (14a-na0010nr, Mineral Silver)
HP Chromebook 14-inch HD Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, Chrome (14a-na0010nr, Mineral Silver)
I gave this product 4 stars because now that its finally connected to wifi its quite nice. The 14in screen is perfect for me. Not too small or too big. The 1080 HD is definitely worth it. Great sharpness and clarity when it comes to picture quality. I love the keyboard. Keys are soft touch keys and don't make a lot of noise and the backlight of the keys is a nice touch. For a good 24hrs the product has stayed connected to wifi. But after opening it and turning it on, it took several hours of getting it to stay connected. It would find my network, connect and within minutes it would unconnect. After much research, I learned that this unit only had Chrome OS 79 version. Chrome is now at version 81, so that may have helped the problem. I may still contact HP to discuss the issue and see what light they can shed on it. I called my internet provider and all internet connections are good. I have never had any issues with any device in my home connecting to my wifi. So fingers crossed this nice Chromebook stays connected!
Toodor - Luces solares de Navidad (200 LED, 8 modos, luces de Navidad al aire libre, luces solares impermeables para árbol de Navidad, cerca, vacaciones, fiesta, balcón (blanco cálido)
Toodor - Luces solares de Navidad (200 LED, 8 modos, luces de Navidad al aire libre, luces solares impermeables para árbol de Navidad, cerca, vacaciones, fiesta, balcón (blanco cálido)
Third time's the charm: first set - really smart thieves tried to steal them - by cutting them OFF the charger *rolled eyes* - second set - husband ran over the charger with the lawn mower... third set - GREAT! This time I actually attached the charger to the rhododendron I was putting the lights on, by wrapping the charger stake with the cord - works perfect and is hidden from view of thieves (even the really dumb ones). I can still angle the charger or change the settings by taking it off the stake. Just be sure you leave some unwrapped lead wire.

About the settings: If you just turn the lights "on" for the first time with on-off switch, you will find they will cycle through all the settings - blinking, chasing, apoplectic-seizure-inducement mode, etc. So to find the setting you want "for sure" - once the charger has charged, turn the unit on -- and hold the charger to your body to get the lights to come on, and wait until they start their cycling. THEN hit the mode button and wait to see if you've got what you want in in the blinking/non-blinking settings. It may take a bit to get there! But you can then find the setting you want to stay. Yes, it's a pain, and you could do it inside by letting your set charge up inside first, before installing outside - just don't turn it off again.

Those soft "button covers" come off, which actually I think makes the whole process easier - just put 'em back on for outdoor weather. I was having a lot of trouble figuring out if I had actually succeeded in punching the button. A pencil eraser (still on the pencil) works well for this.
[2 Pair]Real Pure Sheepskin Luxury Insoles Sheepskin Lambswool Blended Shoe Insoles | Durable & Fluffy Perfect for Flat, Beige, [2-Pairs]Women US 6
[2 Pair]Real Pure Sheepskin Luxury Insoles Sheepskin Lambswool Blended Shoe Insoles | Durable & Fluffy Perfect for Flat, Beige, [2-Pairs]Women US 6
Dopo più di un mese dall'acquisto NON consiglierei queste solette perché:

1) Hanno una suola molto alta e questo spessore, unito a quello della lana, riduce molto la dimensione della scarpa dove sono inserite. Riesco ad utilizzarle solo in un paio di pantofole, per questo una delle due confezioni è ancora incartata. Inoltre, nonostante la gran quantità di lana, trovo che non siano molto calde. Avevo acquistato questo articolo per sostituire un vecchio paio, ma non sono ci sono riuscita... sono imparagonabili!!!

2) Il pacco è rimasto fermo per oltre due settimane in deposito in quanto il mittente aveva sbagliato indirizzo di spedizione e nonostante lo avessi sollecitato a risolvere il problema non ha potuto aiutarmi. Ho impiegato diversi giorni e minuti al telefono prima di riuscire a ricevere il pacco.
SS SHOVAN 3 Pack PTFE Teflon Sheets for Heat Press Transfers Sheet 16" x 20" Non Stick Heat Resistant Craft Mat
SS SHOVAN 3 Pack PTFE Teflon Sheets for Heat Press Transfers Sheet 16" x 20" Non Stick Heat Resistant Craft Mat
All of can say is wow! I purchased this for heat pressing iron on t shirt transfers and have used it successfully. However, I've also used it to set fabric inks and heat tape on the seams of waterproof products. This is thin enough to see through (it's not transparent but evident) to guide the sealing of the heat tape and keep gunk off the plate of my very expensive iron. This means less cleaning and sticky surprises on other ironed projects and that's nothing but good! I've used other ironing sheets, some transparent, some mesh that could not stand the heat of the iron, what's the use with that? This is a teflon coated mesh type material that doesn't ripple or stretch under the heat and I couldn't be happier at this discovery.
Vidal Dipper Xl Fresa Caramelo Masticable Sin Gluten - 100 unidades
Vidal Dipper Xl Fresa Caramelo Masticable Sin Gluten - 100 unidades
Es el caramelo que más gusta a mis sobrinos, además que a mí también me encanta porque tiene un sabor riquísimo. Es muy divertido también que pinta la lengua azul. Yo juego con los niños a ver quién es más pitufo y la tiene más azul. jeje.
Surgieron algunos falsos rumores que la compañía (VIDAL GOLOSINAS) aclaró. En cuanto algo triunfa parece que quieren atacar para hacer daño. También está muy chulo el anuncio de TV. ¡Gracias, Vidal!

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