Karson Bennet

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CSS in easy steps, 4th edition
CSS in easy steps, 4th edition
CSS in easy steps, 4th edition by Mike McGrath. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Building Web Apps with WordPress
Building Web Apps with WordPress
Building Web Apps with WordPress by Brian Messenlehner and Jason Coleman. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
PHP and MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies
PHP and MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies
PHP and MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies by Janet Valade. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was?)
Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was?)
Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was?) by Whitney Stewart and Nancy Harrison. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 679 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Island of Fire (The Unwanteds Book 3)
Island of Fire (The Unwanteds Book 3)
Island of Fire (The Unwanteds Book 3) by Lisa McMann. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 256 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Nicholas Sparks 5-book Collection
Nicholas Sparks 5-book Collection
Nicholas Sparks 5-book Collection by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Miracle Man
The Miracle Man
The Miracle Man by Todd Easterling. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 69 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Premier regard (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Premier regard (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Premier regard (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Francine Siéty. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Runaway Jury: A Novel
The Runaway Jury: A Novel
The Runaway Jury: A Novel by John Grisham, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 659 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Confession: A Novel
The Confession: A Novel
The Confession: A Novel by John Grisham, Scott Sowers, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3241 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
El proyecto Williamson (Spanish Edition)
El proyecto Williamson (Spanish Edition)
El proyecto Williamson (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 32 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Rogue Element (Scott Priest Book 1)
The Rogue Element (Scott Priest Book 1)
The Rogue Element (Scott Priest Book 1) by John Hardy Bell. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated): Where the Path Breaks, A ... York, The Castle of the Shadows and more
C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated): Where the Path Breaks, A ... York, The Castle of the Shadows and more
C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated): Where the Path Breaks, A ... York, The Castle of the Shadows and more by Charles Norris Williamson, Alice Muriel Williamson, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The World of IT
The World of IT
The World of IT by Alyse Wax and Andy Muschietti. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 548 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Core Java for the Impatient
Core Java for the Impatient
Core Java for the Impatient by Cay S. Horstmann. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java: Today's Programming Language (Volume)
Java: Today's Programming Language (Volume)
Java: Today's Programming Language (Volume) by Joslyn A Smith. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python: Visual QuickStart Guide
Python: Visual QuickStart Guide
Python: Visual QuickStart Guide by To. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 22 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Dive into Python 3
Dive into Python 3
Dive into Python 3 by Mark Pilgrim. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Professional PHP Web Services
Professional PHP Web Services
Professional PHP Web Services by James Fuller, Ken Egervari, et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Expert PHP 5 Tools
Expert PHP 5 Tools
Expert PHP 5 Tools by Dirk Merkel. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP Black Book
PHP Black Book
PHP Black Book by Peter Moulding. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PostgreSQL Cookbook
PostgreSQL Cookbook
PostgreSQL Cookbook by Chitij Chauhan. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Hands-on Node.js
Hands-on Node.js
What you get with Hands-On Node is essentially a selection from the Node API docs with added annotation. Some of the text comes straight from the docs; some of it provides a little more detail, including a few tips and best practices. You'll also get homework, in the form of exercises at the end of certain sections (with possible solutions in the back).

The book is geared toward developers who have some server-side knowledge, some JavaScript knowledge, and little to no experience with Node. If that's you, and you've tried reading the API docs but aren't really sure how to start pulling things together, you might find this book useful. Or maybe you just really don't like screencasts and wish you could find more written guides.

The Good:
- The tips, pointers and cautions;
- The exercises;
- The effort by the author to get this info out there.

The Not-So-Good:
- The parts that come straight from the API;
- Lots of grammar and spelling mistakes;
- Covers "what the author thinks is required to build most applications he would build on Node" but does not include any examples, thoughts, or strategies for organizing and serving even basic HTML or other Web-related static files. It seems like this would be a special topic of interest to many readers and worth a little attention, regardless of whether it's something the author would like to build.
Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development (Developer's Library)
Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development (Developer's Library)
I purchased this book based on some reviews I found online recommending this book. I wish I had read the two previous customer review on Amazon before I bought this. As noted in another review, much of the text is copy and paste between sections.

More importantly this book mainly describes sections of modules in the MEAN stack. But after getting half way through it I had not developed enough of an understanding of the content to even begin to know how to put it all together. The instructions for how to use MongoDB, were designed for either Linux or MacOS. I could not get the instructions to work under Windows. After spending an hour on this, I had to resort to online help to get the author's example to work.

In the end I found a different book much more helpful. Write Modern Web Apps with the MEAN Stack: Mongo, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js (Develop and Design). While this one was a few years old, it explained things much more concisely.
Warren Buffett: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
Warren Buffett: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success
There is nothing worthwhile reading in this entire book. I have read many financial books, including biographies of well known investors. This book reads like a sloppy wikipedia article (seemed like it was seriously written at a 2nd grade reading level). There are only a handful of facts about Warren's early life that keep getting repeated over and over. The "life lessons" are cliche after cliche with no concrete or truly inspirational ideas. Moreover, there is no author or publisher even listed within the entire book. This is clearly some sort of scam book haphazardly put together to earn a few bucks by enticing people to buy it by putting Warren Buffett's picture on the cover. Save your money, read his wikipedia page for more detailed history, and buy a real book about Warren Buffett.
The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors
The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors
I thoroughly enjoyed this carefully researched book based on the stories about successful women and the ethical businesses and corporations where they worked. The inside information such as how to position yourself to be in the right place at the right time (it's not all luck of course) is useful and entertaining. It was interesting to be educated on how and where to shop. For instance if I ever need to shop for fine jewelry, I now know to ask about the "store price." There is a wealth of information about running businesses including home sales throughout the book.

It was a real pleasure to read about Berkshire Hathaway and other corporations that function with high standards of integrity. We hear so much of greedy executives bleeding companies dry - leaving employees and investors in the ruins. None of that goes on here. I knew that Warren Buffett and Bill Gates were involved in many humanitarian organizations but did not realize how positively it reflected on their businesses and corporate cultures. There is much to admire about the women executives who are so vitally important to them.

Each woman and the circumstances leading to her success is different. There is no single plan of success, but the tips are sincere and valuable. The author, Karen Linder, writes with authority gained from personal experience. She ran her own company which she started in Omaha and has now organized a second one. In the spirit of integrity exemplified by the women and men in this book I want to disclose that I have known Karen for many years through our mutual association in laboratory science.
How to Think Like Steve Jobs
How to Think Like Steve Jobs
And always produce and market unconventional products of superior design and quality. That, in essence, is what this compact, simply-phrased and written book is about. It is essentially an outline of Jobs’s blueprint for his commercial success. It consists of short, unnumbered chapters subtitled with quotations from Jobs applicable to the topic of each chapter. The author distilled lessons Jobs learned, concepts he initiated, and the business tactics he developed from a limited number of in-depth reference sources which he briefly mentions absent a bibliography. Each chapter, brings out something unique about Jobs, and is supported by a limited number of examples. If you want to bypass the long, heavily-detailed books written about Jobs, you might want to consider this book to grasp Jobs’ outlook of his business life quickly.
The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15)
The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15)
Steve Berry's Cotton Malone books are well worth reading, and this one is no exception. Berry takes advantage of Europe's vast number of historical sites, good restaurants, and such to weave interesting and plausible stories. At the end of each novel, he gives several pages over to explaining which items in the book are real and which are of his own invention. (I like this attention to detail.)

In this novel, Cotton is dragged into the search for historical records of Poland's troubled past under the Communists. There is plenty of action and intrigue. Cotton is torn between doing what is "right" and doing what the President of the US wants - a character in Berry's books who has some of the negative characteristics of President Trump, but which Berry amplifies. (Berry comes very close to being added to the growing number of authors that add their current political opinions into their works of fiction.)

I read for the Amazon Vine program pre-publication books, which are "proof copies" which have not gone through the full proofreading process, and I find a number of grammatical errors in those. However, I do not expect to find them in a finished published book like The Warsaw Protocol.

I found three in this book. On page 23 the author writes "The Polish crown jewel had been hid here when the Swedes invaded..." That should read "hidden" not "hid". On page 307 and again on page 356 the author uses the term "did good" when to be grammatically correct he should have used "did well".

In addition to those errors, there is one continuity error - on page 331 Cotton turns off the electric motor to the boat to let it coast forward, and then on page 332 he turns the motor off again, without having restarted it.

OK, I am a bit picky about good grammar and continuity, but to me those errors knocked this down from a five star book to a four star book.
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
The subject of this classic is disruptive technology.

With the help of many examples from industry (disk-drives being his main workhorse) the author explains what technologies are likely to disrupt, who is likely to be disrupted, why they are likely to be disrupted and what the choices are that the established players have when presented with disruption.

The most important point is that disruption generally comes from the practice of repackaging and marketing already existing, straightforward technology at a lower price point to a new customer base that is not economically viable for the established players.

For example, QuickBooks was marketed to mom-and-pop stores who could not afford to pay an accountant and it was the el-cheapo version of Quicken. It is of no use to a proper corporation. JC Bamford got started with hydraulic backhoes that were good enough for small contractors looking to dig a small ditch but wholly inadequate for the purposes of a miner. 5.25 inch disk drives were marketed to the nascent market for personal computers and were of no use to minicomputer manufacturers.

Disruptive technology is cheaper per unit, but its price / performance ratio is much worse than that of the established technology. It’s not good enough for the clients of the established players. Ergo it must be sold on its (lower) price alone, meaning that its purveyors must seek new markets. Flash memory, for example, was first used in cameras, pacemakers etc. Not in computers!

There is a large number of reasons that established players will frown upon the new technology:

1. Good companies listen to their clients. Their clients will tell them they don’t want it. They will demand performance and they will pay for performance.

2. Profitability will be lower in the lower-margin disruptive technology. Profit margins will typically mirror cost structures and will thus be higher for the higher-end product. Established players will in the short term make more money if they allocate their resources toward not falling behind their immediate competition for the higher-end product. (i.e. “sustaining” their competitive edge in the higher margin / higher tech market)

3. The processes used by the established players to sell and support the established technology may not be the right ones for the new tech.

The main thing to realize is that the technology does not live by itself. It is embedded in a “value network.” A car serves a commuter, a digger serves a mine, a disk drive is screwed down somewhere in a computer etc.

The seeds of disruption lie in the fact that the technology itself and its value network may not necessarily be progressing at the same speed.

If the technology is improving much faster than the trajectory of improvement of the “value network” (for example, if the desktop PC users demand extra disk storage slower than the industry is capable of delivering extra disk storage), then

1. The point comes when the value network of the established technology does not need the incremental improvements on which the established players are competing with one another to deliver.

2. More importantly, a point comes when the performance of the disruptive technology becomes good enough to be embedded in the value network of the established technology. So 3.5 inch disks developed for laptops can do good enough a job for a desktop, for example, without taking up the space required for a 5.25 inch disk.

It gets worse: sure, disruptive technology is deficient in terms of features / performance, but the price sensitive customers who do not care so much about performance often care a lot about reliability. (A small contractor who buys a single backhoe digger cannot afford a maintenance team.) Similarly, the unsophisticated customers of the disruptive technology may care a lot about ease of use. (Mom and pop using Quickbooks have no idea what double-entry book-keeping is!) What this means is that when the performance of the disruptive technology has become good enough for it to be embedded into the value network of the established technology, it often brings with it an advantage in reliability and ease of use.

So at that point the disruptive technology is cheaper, more reliable and easier to use than the established technology, all while delivering adequate performance.

And that’s how purveyors of the established technology (who have been at war with one another to deliver on the ever-increasing performance their customers have been demanding) find themselves at a disadvantage versus the disruptors when it comes to reliability and ease of use right about when their customers tell them they won’t pay for extra performance or features any more.

The disadvantage of the lower-tech disruptor has created an advantage and it’s game, set and match!

What’s an established player to do? If I’m running a super successful company and I spot a new technology what am I to do?

One thing I should not do is listen to my underlings. The dealers who sell my cars will not want a customer who just walked into the dealership to buy a V8 to drive out in a small electric car. The salespeople will keep asking me for the most expensive product because they will be paid a commission on their margin and will keep pushing me “north-east” on the price / performance chart. Resistance to disruptive technology often comes from the rank-and-file.

I also should not listen to my shareholders. Small markets (and all disruptive technology starts small) do not solve the growth problems of large companies.

First and foremost, I must understand that the challenge I face is a MARKETING challenge. The tech I’ve got covered. The resources too.

If my company’s processes and my company’s values (defined as “the standards by which employees make choices involving prioritization”) are aligned with the marketing challenge, I’m in luck: chances are that for my company this new technology will eventually become a “sustaining” technology.

I can get my wallet out and buy EARLY a couple of the new entrants. Early enough that my money is not buying process or values or culture, but merely assets/resources and ideally walking and talking resources (the founders) who will adopt the processes and values of my organization.

Alternatively, I can carve out some great people from my organization and:
1. Give them responsibility for the new technology and assign to them the task of identifying the customers for this new technology
2. Match the size of this new subdivision to the current size of the market.
3. Allow them to “discover” the size of the opportunity, rather than burden them with having to forecast it: “the ultimate uses or applications for disruptive technologies are unknowable in advance”
4. Let them fail small, as many times as necessary
That’s what IBM did when they ran their PC business out of Florida and what HP did when they realized ink jets would one day compete with laser printers!

If, on the other hand, my company’s processes or my company’s values are not aligned with the marketing challenge, then I need to buy a leader in the new technology, and have a finger in every pie. And I need to protect my acquired company from my organization. This is, obviously, a bigger challenge (and one my shareholders may not embrace, as their dollars are as good as mine, but the author stays away from this discussion!) As the succession in technologies plays out, I will then eliminate large parts of my current organization. The author cites an occasion on which this is exactly how things played out.

And there you have it! I think that’s the author’s answer to “The Innovator’s Dilemma”

Obviously, that’s a very quick sketch. You’ll have to buy the book to see the complete story (and to be convinced, I suppose). Be warned that in the interest of keeping the various chapters self-consistent you may find some repetition, but overall this is a very quick read.

I’m aware of people who really dislike Clayton Christensen. I’ve even come across a Twitter account that’s dedicated to trashing him. But I, for one, was convinced that he’s describing a valid concept with many applications.

Also, as a guy who established a disruptive business within an established player I totally experienced both the dismay of my superiors when they realized that “small markets don’t solve the problems of large organizations” and the discomfort of trying to shoehorn my project into the rather baroque established processes.

So I have lived through many of the steps the book describes and I reckon they are described very accurately. The research shows!
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture
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How to Love : Relationship Success for a Happy Life in English and français (Merci à dean koontz , Rumi, Khalil Gibran, sadhguru , Oprah winfrey, Mathew ... , Gary Chapman , Bible) (French Edition)
How to Love : Relationship Success for a Happy Life in English and français (Merci à dean koontz , Rumi, Khalil Gibran, sadhguru , Oprah winfrey, Mathew ... , Gary Chapman , Bible) (French Edition)
How to Love : Relationship Success for a Happy Life in English and français (Merci à dean koontz , Rumi, Khalil Gibran, sadhguru , Oprah winfrey, Mathew ... , Gary Chapman , Bible) (French Edition) by Rumi. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Oprah Winfrey" category.
The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
What American DOESN'T know Thomas Edison? Even still, Henry Ford was the reason I picked this up (I'm a lifelong car nut). And Harvey Firestone was instrumental in a number of areas. Naturalist John Burroughs was the least known of them to me but he seemed to be one of the key features in those early trips. But what I didn't know was their long-standing connection to one another, their distinctive travels together or the many places where their influential visits are still demonstrating influence.
The book reads like a mini-biography on their individual lives and their mutual connections. The trips seem to serve as a meeting place and bully-pulpit for their enterprises and adventurous spirits. Their travels began as a means to meeting the last of those - adventurers who wanted to see places and experience life out of the ordinary. Their celebrity - after all, these were some of the most widely known and photographed men in the US when they were traveling together - was both a blessing and a bane. It meant it was hard to arrive anywhere incognito. And yet, as their trips continued, they each - in their own way - leveraged that for their own purposes, rightfully so. After all, if a media member is going to interrupt their vacation, the least they can do is help the Vagabond accomplish a larger goal.
Not every trip went according to plan. The early trip to the Florida Everglades for example was a disaster in every way. But for the most part, these trips served each of them as a respite and welcome repose from the push-pull of their working lives and - it seems - some of the happiest days they knew.
Overall, if you're a student of any of these men, this book is a worthy read. A fun, fast read, it's focus on the facts of the trips is a needed component but the impetus for me was understanding WHY they took these trips in the first place was the best component.
The Henry Ford Era at Richmond Hill, Georgia
The Henry Ford Era at Richmond Hill, Georgia
I am disappointed in this item. It was signed by one of the authors who wrote the book. BUT it had another name in it and a message to that person and then signed by the person who gave it as a gift. I did not know this when I bought the book. I would not have bought it like this.
Gold [2 CD]
Gold [2 CD]
I'm a long time Bob Marley fan and I bought Gold mainly for the car, although it'll come in nicely when guests are over and I just want to play a good variety of his music. The remastered sound is stellar. It's night and day! 99% of the time remasters are the way to go. And don't worry about buying them again someday (again) if you do replace a few favorite artists with remasters. These are so excellent even if they do find a way to further improve them, these will always do the trick.

I've done alot of comparisons between non-remastered original releases and remasters. Almost always I've opted to replace, yes replace the originals. There is no reason to listen to the inferior edition. Now, Gold has no previous edition. You could look at it like an upgrade to Legend if you like. It's more comprehensive and includes not only alot more material but a more even amount of songs from each of Marley's albums.

I'm in the process of upgrading all my Bob Marley albums to remastered versions and I got this Gold album mainly for the car so I would have just the right amount there. I usually like to have 1 or 2 cd editions of a variety of artists so I have a good mix of each artist. I could list all the tracks on this album but they're already listed. With the exception of "Three Little Birds" and "Easy Skanking" this album has everything from the remastered Legend album plus alot more. If you want just one disc, get Legend or One Love but if you want two, this is the one.
Undefined
Undefined
THIS IS NOT THE SAME OLD STUFF IVE LISTENED TO OVER AND OVER. IHOPE THEY DO ANOTHER LIKE
THIS IT SOUNDS LIKE ORIGINAL WRITING. IVE NEVER HEARD THESE SONGS DONE BEFORE
WHY THE HECK THEY PUT OUT ALL THOSE OTHER ALBUMS WITH COVER TUNES
ON THEM ILL NEVER KNOW, THESE GUYS KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF WITH THIS GREAT ALBUM, BROVO!!!!!!!
I CHANGED THEIR NAME TO THE GREAT THREE!!~!
Revlon Kiss Lip Balm, Tropical Coconut
Revlon Kiss Lip Balm, Tropical Coconut
Love this product. I think it’s the first time I use a balm to the end. I couldn’t find in stores anymore so I’m glad I found it on amazon to purchase it again. It took me time to find a balm with spf, tint and price that I liked. Just like every chapstick it doesn’t last very long, so I always have it with me for reapplying. But even though the sheer fades away, the product still leaves a tint on my month for a longer time.
Java Software Structures: Designing and Using Data Structures (4th Edition)
Java Software Structures: Designing and Using Data Structures (4th Edition)
The book is reasonably well put together and follows an understandable format. I have used the previous book in this series as well for programming I and II.

The course that I am using this book for is not well aligned with what the book contains. I find myself getting basic concepts from the book and having to do research on the web to actually be able to do the homework, quizzes and tests. This is a bit frustrating as the book is expensive and I could have done the course without the book and using the web for all the needed information.

As a side note, the 3rd edition does not seem that much different than the 4th edition. the 3rd edition is cheap.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
I've never written a review on amazon before but we typically purchase our videos rather than rent. Being prime members, we love amazon and we purchased this video to watch with our 3 kids as a family thinking it was similar to the books. Even my kids were unimpressed and as parents, we were outright sickened. For fellow Christians, there is a somewhat scary scene for sensitive young audience members that talks about a haunted wood of devil worshipers on halloween. In addition, there is reference to a pornographic magazine 3 times throughout the film. The entire film is full of crude remarks and misguided behavior. Parents seem to be uninvolved and the main character continues to make poor choices until the very end. My kids thankfully overlooked some of the inappropriate scenes due to their age. We are not by any means prudish and are pretty flexible with what we watch but this film contained not only unnecessary behaviors and weird, gross material but overall was plain slow and boring. My kids were bored as well and fell asleep. I continued to watching it hoping it may get better or have some good message righting all the wrongs and lessons to be learned but sadly this one missed the mark. Wish I could return it for a refund. Definitely disappointed I purchased this.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Music from the Motion Pictures Arranged for Easy Piano
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Music from the Motion Pictures Arranged for Easy Piano
"Easy" is a hard word. I'm just coming back to the keyboard after 30+ years away and I can't say what level of player I was when I left (past Fur Elise; stalled on the Moonlight Sonata). Have been buying a host of popular music for "easy" piano and it varies. Some is so simplified I have it down on the third time through; others send me to the flash cards to learn what those off-staff notes are. LOTR is right in the middle of the range.

--A few songs from each of the three movies. In Dreams and Concerning Hobbits are the ones I'm learning first; will go back to the DVD and listen differently to decide which of the remaining songs I liked enough to want to learn.

--For the most part, no more than four notes in play at any one time, and a lot places where the music is one note, each hand. A smattering of 16th notes but mostly quarters, some eighths, and half notes.

--Easy key signatures; mostly C and the rest two sharps or two flats max.

--Lots and lots of 12-note arpeggios without a lot of fingering assistance in the left hand.

--Notes range two octaves above and below middle C.

In sum? There are enough notes on each page that the song sounds good, yet easy enough to recognize the tune on the first or second time through. Plan: master this book, then buy the individual movie scores one at a time as I get better and want a richer sound.
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (Beginner Books)
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (Beginner Books)
This Dr. Seuss book is from 1980 and is out of print in retail book stores. Pros: Easy to read and rhymes, cool pictures, a variety of careers/jobs, incl some women in traditional male jobs and vice versa. Puts lots of ideas in the readers head, some that mightve never heard of.
Cons: Some jobs are not really "careers" (w/ much less income). This would need to possibly be explained to the child, if desired. A bit outdated maybe, but I think overall a great book.
Origin Story
Origin Story
This is a personal and family journey that intersects powerfully with the history of war, immigration forced by violence and the challenge of honoring one's past in a foreign country while trying to build a new and productive life in America. Balancing emotional depth, scars from years of verbal and family problems, and a seriously powerful sense of humor and kindness, Kulap Vilaysack's journey is similar to that of many immigrant families but her unique ability to craft this truly enjoyable and accessible documentary film is awe-inspiring. Unlike many such documentaries, it was over far sooner than I was ready to let it end! Her calling out the U.S.'s secret war in Laos and the fact that Laos was the most heavily bombed country in the world are facts that most viewers likely don't know about our recent history. The cinematography was fabulous, especially during the scenes in Laos, and overall was a truly 5-star production across all aspects of the film.
The Doll People Set Sail (The Doll People, 4)
The Doll People Set Sail (The Doll People, 4)
I love this book. It had an unique story line and the action was great. By the end i was really baffled...how were they going to get home? I'll let you read it to find out how. My only complain however is that there was way too many characters. The appeal of the two main dolls and their adventures got lost because the authors had the adult dolls present which in turn caused an air of authority and worry to the story in so many directions that i felt you couldn't focus on any character and admire that character because all of them were written face value opposed to being written in depth so we fall in love with them. Other than that great book!
Ferghana Computer Chair,Gaming Chair Massage,PC Gaming Chair for Adults Teens,Video Gaming Chair with Headrest Massage Lumbar Support (Dark Green)
Ferghana Computer Chair,Gaming Chair Massage,PC Gaming Chair for Adults Teens,Video Gaming Chair with Headrest Massage Lumbar Support (Dark Green)
This chair is pretty decent for gaming/computer use. The construction was fairly simple though without another person around to help the last couple of steps will be very difficult for most. There are two seat adjustments, one for height and one for back angle - I love that this includes a back angle adjustment! That really helps with comfort and utility (gaming or sitting back to watch a screen). The seat itself is very long, making the adjustable lumbar and back pads that it comes with essential just to sit normally.
It does come with two features you don't typically find with most chairs - a massage option and a fold-out footrest. I am not interested in the massage option so I can't speak to that; the footrest is a neat idea but it doesn't pull out very far so unless you are shorter it is really more of a lower-leg rest.
Overall this is a decent chair for the price. The ergonomics are a little weird since it seems designed for taller people (because it has a very long seat) but then the footrest attachment doesn't pull out far... so the basic ratios could use some reconfiguring. But overall this is a comfortable, easily adjustable, sturdy chair and I'm happy with it.
Kuhbonbon Caramelo De Fresa Regaliz 200 g
Kuhbonbon Caramelo De Fresa Regaliz 200 g
Bereits seit mehreren Jahren,sind wir Bezieher der Kuhbonbon. Die Ware gefällt uns sehr e
gut,wurde aber von vielen Anbietern aus dem Sortiment genommen.

Dank Amazon,gab es aber die Möglichkeit,den Artikel bestellen zukönnen.
Haben gleich den angegebenen Restbestend von 13 Beuteln bestellt.
Die Auslistung bei allen bisherigen Anbietern,bedauern wir sehr.

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