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How to Code a Sandcastle
How to Code a Sandcastle
How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk and Sara Palacios. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 79 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Jump Start Vue.js
Jump Start Vue.js
Jump Start Vue.js by Nilson Jacques. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Ruby on Rails Bible
Ruby on Rails Bible
Ruby on Rails Bible by Timothy Fisher. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
Learning Sql
Learning Sql
Learning Sql by Alan Beaulieu. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 100 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Unmapped Chronicles #1
The Unmapped Chronicles #1
The Unmapped Chronicles #1 by Abi Elphinstone. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
NICHOLAS SPARKS READING LIST WITH SUMMARIES - UPDATED 2017: CHECKLIST INCLUDES ALL NICHOLAS SPARKS FICTION NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES INCLUDING THE CALHOUN FAMILY SERIES (Best Reading Order Book 48)
NICHOLAS SPARKS READING LIST WITH SUMMARIES - UPDATED 2017: CHECKLIST INCLUDES ALL NICHOLAS SPARKS FICTION NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES INCLUDING THE CALHOUN FAMILY SERIES (Best Reading Order Book 48)
NICHOLAS SPARKS READING LIST WITH SUMMARIES - UPDATED 2017: CHECKLIST INCLUDES ALL NICHOLAS SPARKS FICTION NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES INCLUDING THE CALHOUN FAMILY SERIES (Best Reading Order Book 48) by Avid Reader. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Z kazdym oddechem (Polish Edition)
Z kazdym oddechem (Polish Edition)
Z kazdym oddechem (Polish Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
A Civil Action
A Civil Action
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 292 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Le Droit de tuer (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Droit de tuer (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Droit de tuer (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by John GRISHAM and Dominique DEFERT. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 690 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Blaze by Richard Bachman (2007-06-12)
Blaze by Richard Bachman (2007-06-12)
Blaze by Richard Bachman (2007-06-12) by Richard Bachman. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Programming Finite Elements in Java™
Programming Finite Elements in Java™
Programming Finite Elements in Java™ by Gennadiy P. Nikishkov. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP
Web Application Development with Yii 2 and PHP by Mark Safronov and Jeffrey Winesett. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Smarty PHP Template Programming And Applications
Smarty PHP Template Programming And Applications
Smarty PHP Template Programming And Applications by Hasin Hayder, J. P. Maia, et al.. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Data Structures & Algorithms In Go
Data Structures & Algorithms In Go
Data Structures & Algorithms In Go by Hemant Jain. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands
Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands
Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands by Daniel J. Barrett. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 260 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Linux: This Book Includes 4 Manuscripts. The Underground Bible to the UNIX Operating System with Tools On Security and Kali Hacking to Understand Computer Programming, Data Science and Command Line
Linux: This Book Includes 4 Manuscripts. The Underground Bible to the UNIX Operating System with Tools On Security and Kali Hacking to Understand Computer Programming, Data Science and Command Line
Linux: This Book Includes 4 Manuscripts. The Underground Bible to the UNIX Operating System with Tools On Security and Kali Hacking to Understand Computer Programming, Data Science and Command Line by Darwin Growth. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 25 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
100 Stocks That A Young Warren Buffett Might Buy: Proven Methods for Buying Stocks and Building Wealth Like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
100 Stocks That A Young Warren Buffett Might Buy: Proven Methods for Buying Stocks and Building Wealth Like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
In this rather long book, the author first gives some background on both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, his right-hand man, before giving a brief analysis of their investing style. The author then goes on to provide just a little bit of advice about how to manage your portfolio and other stock advice. But the bulk of the book by a large margin is the hundred stocks mentioned in the title. The author does give his choosing criteria based on his analysis of Buffett and Munger’s investing style. This is definitely not a book that you sit and just read straight through. You can do that with the first part, the more theoretical part, but the section on each of the specific stocks themselves should only be taken in small doses. The author made me curious enough that I think it would be interesting to follow these companies to see if he is correct in his assessments. All in all, I found it to be an interesting glimpse into two men who have amassed such wealth, as well as into the mind of the author—whom I’ve read before. I find books were people make analyses like these to be fascinating.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That's Disrupting the World
Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That's Disrupting the World
A decade ago if I wanted to tell people about a good book I’d read, I’d write a review on Amazon and post a link to it on some forums I’m active on. Today, it never really occurred to post a review of Mike Hoefflinger terrific new book Becoming Facebook on Amazon. Sure I’ll eventually get around to posting this on Amazon but it’s pretty low priority. This says volumes about the importance of Facebook today, and also why this is an important book for people to read.

Mike is uniquely qualified to write this book. Bruce Schechter and I first meet Mike back in early 94, when he was talent computer chip designer at Intel. We were forming Intel’s first online marketing and Mike was already a web/internet fanatic. He taught us how the net worked, he made us read SnowCrash. and soon we spread out across Intel preaching the gospel. THE INTERNET CHANGES EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO START WORKING ON THE INTERNET NOW!!!!!. Now, mind you this is one year before Amazon shipped its first book or any internet company you’ve ever heard of existed. The next year, Intel’s legendary CEO Andy Grove got the internet religion and our jobs got much easier. Shortly afterward Andy, picked Mike as his technical assistant because he knew more about the net than anybody in the company. In Jan 2009 joined Facebook as VP of global marketing working for COO Sheryl Sandberg, and closely with Mark Zuckerberg. As an engineer turned marketing exec, Mike is able to explain both how Facebook works as a platform and as a business. He is also a mighty fine writer and a good storyteller.
If you are doing business, you almost certainly should be advertising or at least experimenting with Facebook ads. Mike explains how advertising in Facebook works in a way which should help you make your FBs ads more effective. This is also a great book for entrepreneurs. Managing a hypergrowth environment, in the world most dynamic industry is embedded in Facebooks DNA. Each chapter leads off with a lesson, Facebook’s solution, and a question the entrepreneur should be asking. Finally, you should read this book if you want to get a behind the scene look at this thing that a billion of us spend an hour a day using, and get a glimpse of its future.

The book is divided into four parts. Setting the Scene, 10 challenges on the road to becoming Facebook, the Future, and Parting thoughts.

The heart of the book is the 10 challenges/chapters. Some like how Mark Zuckerberg turned down a billion offer from Yahoo when Facebook was an also-ran, are a perfect example of why we aren’t billionaires and Mark is. Others, like how Facebook grows are applicable to any business. Does everyone in the organization understand your mission, what your core product values are, and how you measure success?
Some of the most interesting chapters to me were the technology for making the Facebook application so fast in multiple dimensions. From the software and hardware behind making sure the Beyonce’s life stream isn’t lagging for millions, to making sure that my friends get to see popular pictures of my huge furry cats with no waiting. The process beyond continually enhanced the Facebook experience was also fascinating.
The biggest ah-ha moment for me in the book was understanding how Facebook advertising works. From the beginning, advertising has always been in conflict with the consumer. It doesn’t matter if its the annoying inserts in the Sunday paper, or the 10 minutes of ads in the last 5 minutes of the football games, pop-ups on the web, or the 15-second ads before a YouTube video. By having a keen understanding of what it is users like and dislike, Facebook is able to insert ads into a user's newsfeeds, that are at worse benign and in some cases actually perceived as valuable to the user. For example, I’m going be getting a new cell phone in a month or so, I expect FB to give me a lot of ads for cell phones, which is just fine. This turns out to be a win-win for consumers and advertisers. Those people who are concerned about the information tech companies have about you won’t be comforted by the chapters.

However, they may be comforted by the Facebook mission to connect all the people of the world and the obvious dedication and passion Zuckerburg has to make it happen. It is really remarkable the amount of money and management attention FB has devoted to trying to connect the poor of the world in India, Africa, and Asia. At some point the world’s poorest maybe profitable for FB, but that is likely to be decades away. It is a remarkable long-term vision, akin to Elon Musk’s goal of making humans a multi-planet species.

Interspersed throughout the chapters, Mike talks about the people behind of Facebook. This is the one area where I think the book fell short. Mike does an excellent job demonstrating that in no way is Mark Zuckerberg an accidental billionaire, as others have called him. Instead, he possesses a maturity well beyond his years, a rare insight into both people and products, and the courage of his convictions. But perhaps because Zuckerburg lacks the large than life personality of somebody like Steve Jobs (aka being a huge jerk), I didn’t really get a feel for what Zuckerberg is like. As for the rest of the Facebook staff, I appreciate that company is filled with a ton of certified (e.g. Ph.D.) smart folks who work really hard, but they ended up being interchangeable to me.

My favorite chapter was about the future. The Facebook of ten years from now, much less twenty years will be a radically different experience. The combination of Virtual Reality and augmented reality, along with artificial intelligence all combined with Facebook deep knowledge of our preferences, will not only pamper us when want to be but constantly challenge us to move outside of our bubble and experience different viewpoints and different experiences. I can hardly wait.

The penultimate chapter is something that would only happen in a book written by Silicon Valley insider in a place that celebrates failures. It is a laundry list of all the things Facebook has tried to do and failed miserably at. I loved it. Embracing failure is the most important piece of Silicon Valley DNA that rest of the world needs.

Becoming Facebook isn't a beach read, but it is a book that after you finish, you'll find yourself saying "wow I never knew that".
The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable
The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable
I studied chemistry during college. During that time, I learned a fair share of equations, ones that describe how our human body operates, how the world works, and how compounds are formed with certain chemicals added up in detailed processes. While sometimes complex, it always boiled down to simple equations done one step at a time. I found comfort in the certainty of those equations that allowed me to create the same results over and over again.

But life has a lot of variables, a lot of uncertainty. It's not as easy to create the reproducible results I want for my life the way I once did in a laboratory. Sometimes we are blindsided by events out of our control. We get knocked down. We let our fears, doubts, and insecurities creep in. While we once operated from a place of hope, we now operate from a place of fear. We stop ourselves in our own tracks and fall short in creating the life that we want.

But then Hal wrote this book, The Miracle Equation, and saved the day! While reading through this book, I found myself giving my dreams a chance again. Hal's words gave me permission to allow the possibilities of miracles to be a constant in life, something I can create for myself again, and again, and again! He gave me the opportunity to not only have faith in myself and in my higher power, but an UNWAVERING faith, so that I am able to go after my mission UNTIL it comes to fruition. Secondly, Hal showed me how to put forth extraordinary effort in a simple, set-by-step formula, so that we can truly live out a life filled with miracles.

The Miracle Equation has given me an easily implementable guideline to use to create the miracles I want to see in my life. He has brought certainty in a journey filled with uncertainty. It's the only equation I'll ever need to remember for the rest of my life. Thank you Hal, for another beautiful body of life-changing work. The world thanks you!

-Natalie Janji
Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech
Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech
When is Victoria Saker Woeste and Stanford University Press going to turn their concern with "hate speech" on some lesser cartoon cut-out than the long-dead Henry Ford? What about the contemporary rhetorical war on goyim, in which Woeste and fellow thought cops invest exactly zero interest and concern? Take for example the Lakewood, New Jersey yeshiva volume, "Romemut Yisrael Ufarashat Hagalut" ("Jewish Superiority and the Question of Exile"). Quoting from its contents: "The Jew by his source and in his very essence is entirely good. The goy, by his source and in his very essence, is completely evil. This is not simply a matter of religious distinction, but rather of two completely different species." Does anti-goyimite racism qualify as hate speech that must be interdicted?

Let us consider another charming book that has had a considerable influence over the Israeli army, "Torat Hamelech: Dinei Nefashot Bein Yisrael Le'Amim" ("The King's Torah: Laws of Life and Death between Jews and the Nations"). This book contains 230 pages on the halachic perspective on the killing of gentiles. The authors assert that "The prohibition `Thou Shalt Not Murder' applies only `to a Jew who kills a Jew." Torat Hamelech was published by the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva. It has received wide dissemination and the enthusiastic endorsements of prominent rabbis. At the entrance to Moriah, a large Israeli bookstore just yards from the Western Wall, copies of "Torat Hamelech" were displayed with children's books and halachic commentaries. The store manager, who identified himself only as Motti, said the tome has sold "excellently." Other Israeli stores carrying the book include Robinson Books, a well-known, mostly secular bookshop in a hip Tel Aviv shopping district; Pomeranz Bookseller, a major Judaic book emporium near the Ben Yehuda mall in downtown Jerusalem, and Felhendler, a religious store on the main artery of secular Rehovot, home of the Weizmann Institute. Prominent religious figures wrote letters of endorsement that preface the book. This is happening now. It is not a relic of the Great Depression era, like Ford's material.

Here is another quote from "Torat Hamelech": "In any situation in which a non-Jew's presence endangers Jewish lives, the non-Jew may be killed even if he is a righteous Gentile and not at all guilty for the situation that has been created," the authors state. Other books of this tenor include the Lubavitcher-sponsored "Baruch Hagever," which praises the mass murderer who slaughtered 40 Palestinians in Hebron in 1994, and Kahane's "They Must Go," which describes the entire Arab population as "malignant." We could go on, citing, in context (as Woeste does with Ford), quotes from such hallowed texts as the Talmud Bavli, Mishneh Torah, Tanya, and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. Hopefully, what we have furnished herein will suffice.

When will see a book about the "Rabbis' War on Goyim and the Battle Against Hate Speech"? We could not find "Torat Hamelech" or "Romemut Yisrael Ufarashat Hagalut" in your book decrying hate speech. Why? You seem to be branding a prominent goy (Ford) with the Mark of Cain, while turning a blind eye to the hate speech of Right wing Orthodox rabbis who have signficant influence over the Israeli occupation troops who hold the lives of Palestinians in their hands, at the present time. When will we witness righteous outrage concerning the on-going hate speech associated with the War on Goyim?

[Hoffman is the author of "Judaism Discovered."]
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
What really peaked my interest, causing me to jump into this seemingly endless bootlegged series was the song "I'll Keep It With Mine," which Britta Phillips did with intense exquisite passion and grace, on their release 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, and is now doing live during Dean Wareham's Galaxie 500 tour. With this being the first time many of these songs have surfaced, I sat right down and queued up a whole host of interesting numbers, including a very introspective version of "Mama, You've Been On My Mind," and "Mr. Tambourine Man," where his imagery and abstractness seem all the more pointed.

Of course these aren't the most well recorded tracks, even with the remarkable cleansing process they were put through before being released. Never the less, one gets an insightful vision of what was circulating in the head of Bob Dylan, a mere ten or so weeks following the release of his very first album. Many of the tracks are very lo-fi in their nature, often Dylan opts for the piano rather than his guitar, and you can almost visualize him considering and changing these songs as they're coming out of his mouth. A number of the tracks, especially his talking blues forays sound sedated, mere shadows of what they would become. A real pleasure, and idea that I've always supported, was how much Bruce Springsteen's early demo sessions sound remarkably like Dylan in their structure, phrasing and development.

Dylan wasn't trying to prove anything here, these are just his initial takes on a large grouping of material. To be honest I'm surprised that he allowed a tape machine to be running, as these tracks were already cataloged in his head, this was just Bob, perhaps for the first time, allowing these songs to fully see the light of day, before he reworked them. It's important to maintain a sense of perspective here, an open mind, and even a sense of humor, because your gonna' hear some looser material back to back which songs that would become timeless classics.

As with all of this material, it's rather easy to dismiss, holding no lasting value, or repeated play interest. It's all sort of like standing on a wooden crate, rubbing the dirt from a smudged window pane, looking in and discovering that there's really not much to be seen, other than a young man, endlessly typing away, while adding the music to the words in his head. Of course I'm pleased to have had the look-see, but what is there to honestly say, just the dullness of an artist at work ... I'll take the finished product any day of the week.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Qwerty
Qwerty
Qwerty by Undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Core Java, Volume II--Advanced Features (11th Edition) (Core Series)
Core Java, Volume II--Advanced Features (11th Edition) (Core Series)
Refreshing up on somethings I have forgot and also learning new things is why I got the book and it is fantastic, however, the external condition of it isn't as good. The glue holding the pages together is looking a bit rough and the book looked like it wasn't handled with care at the factory, but as of right now the book functions as it should and no pages are ripped/falling out.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coco Colada, 18oz, Ultra Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub for Nourishing Essential Body Care
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coco Colada, 18oz, Ultra Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub for Nourishing Essential Body Care
It's one of those items you try to understand why the price is so low in comparison to others. The scents don't come close to what i expected each one I tried was just unusual scents that didn't blend well. As far as only foot/heel scrub it's acceptable. The texture is unpleasant for a hand wash. Everyone has their own taste so I don't want to leave an unkind review. I even tried the salt scrub instead of the sugar and it felt exactly the same way. Whichever it is the gritty ingredient does not disolve. Bought 4 and decided not to gift them or keep them. Couldn't quite get beyond the texture. It may exfoliate but so will sand. Much better products out there I do not recommend this one, sugar or salt.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G Factory Unlocked Android Cell Phone | US Version | 128GB of Storage | Mobile Gaming Smartphone | Long-Lasting Battery | Mystic Green
Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G Factory Unlocked Android Cell Phone | US Version | 128GB of Storage | Mobile Gaming Smartphone | Long-Lasting Battery | Mystic Green
To preface this, I am being forced to purchase a new device as all US networks are apparently no longer supporting Huawei devices in the very near future. I decided to give the Note a try as it seemed that it would keep up with my daily usage for work and I've always desired having the S pen.

I've been using this phone for a few days now and it is soooooo slow. Apps and Google searches take way too long to load. Hotspot is just downright awful. Battery life is sub par. Fast charging is much slower than what I had. Camera doesn't quite compare to my old phone's Leica camera, which I figured it wouldn't. Not sure what kind of scam this is but I'm definitely returning it. Also didn't come with earbuds or the phone clone connector. Don't get me wrong, the phone looks great. The S pen was everything I was hoping for. The screen is spectacular and super bright. The 120hz refresh rate was cool for maybe the first 10 sec, then I realized it was a pretty worthless feature. Scrolling to the end of long page in a few seconds does me no good when I'm trying to read posts or search for information on that page.

I went to AT&T to get my phone diagnosed. He tested it against his Note 20 Ultra and his phone ended up being twice as fast as mine running the same speed test, on the same network, on the same unlimited plan... all after my device took an additional 10-15 sec to connect before even starting the test.

My advice, don't waste your money. Just because Samsung markets like crazy doesn't mean their phones are any good. For a flagship device and the price point, this phone falls well short of being worth it. I came from a two year old Huawei Mate 20 Pro and it's sad that Samsung can't make a phone that is able to compete with it. Not what I expected for my first Note phone. I've never been a Samsung hater by any means, but this experience just solidifies my previous viewpoint to never buy a Samsung device. Won't make that mistake again.

Update:
I made that mistake again... In my defense, I was hoping this was an isolated incident or just a simple case of a bad device. I ordered another unlocked Note 20 Ultra from Best Busy to compare. Unfortunately for me, it was not. That device had all the same issues. Slow network speeds with AT&T (I live in a major city so this shouldn't happen, period). This phone also didn't come with earbuds so it seems like Samsung is just getting cheap on consumers.

I tried swapping the SIM card with my girlfriend's S20 and it still didn't work. All calls were sent directly to voicemail and text messages were very hit or miss. AT&T had no idea, but I'm sure it was out of the hourly employees realm to troubleshoot. I had to switch back to my Huawei Mate 20 Pro. After 10 min or so I got a couple delayed text messages that were sent days ago in response to a text I originally sent from the Note 20 Ultra. SMH...

I'm just downright confused at this point. Not sure whether it's an issue with the device or with the 5G network, or both. You also can't change which network bands you want to use, ie. turn 5G off. You can only toggle 2G on and off. My buddy has full control with his Note 10+ which is really mind boggling. Either way, both phones have been returned.

I'm self-employed and my phone is my lifeline. I don't have time to play these games or wait for Samsung to release an update. Such a shame because I really wanted to like this phone and I loved the S pen so far. Samsung just has a history of not being able to meet my expectations. The even bigger shame is that I can't upgrade to better Huawei device...
Jordan Air XIII (13) Retro
Jordan Air XIII (13) Retro
I have been looking for these for a minute. The good guys at "Shoesmania79" went out of their way to find me a pair. Joseph took a personal interest in locating mine and personally kept in contact with me until they arrived safe and sound!! I highly recommend the guys at Shoesmania79 they are AWESOME!!!
All Things Considered
All Things Considered
_All Things Considered_ (1908) is one of Chesterton's many collections of brief essays on... well, all sorts of things, as the title indicates. His first book of prose, _The Defendant_ (please see my review), consisted of a series of apologias of things considered unpopular by general opinion, such as skeletons, china shepherdesses, ugly things, humility, baby-worship, and detective stories. The tendency to cover a vast, irregular area was there from the beginning. _All Things Considered_ is perhaps even more expansive, and while it is not restricted to the apologia as a genre, it features Chesterton's defense of common sense in a society that has, generally speaking, ceased to make sense at all.

The collection gathers 35 essays. If you look at the table of contents for the free Kindle edition, you will see only 25 titles listed. Do not despair. The free Kindle edition includes _All Things Considered_ in its entirety. By mistake, some titles have been omitted from the table of contents, but as you read the book you will find all of the titles except for one: "Demagogues and Mystagogues," which should appear where that long line is, right after the essay "Wine When It Is Red." The essay is included, only the title has been omitted.

In the opening essay, titled "The Case for the Ephemeral," GKC declares his intention thus: "if all goes well this book will be unintelligible gibberish. For it is mostly concerned with attacking attitudes which are in their nature accidental and incapable of enduring. Brief as is the career of such a book as this, it may last just twenty minutes longer than most of the philosophies that it attacks. In the end it will not matter to us whether we wrote well or ill; whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought." One hundred and eleven years later, _All Things Considered_ remains relevant; if some of the names or issues Chesterton discusses do not sound familiar to us, that is because they have been forgotten. Many of the philosophies Chesterton attacked at the beginning of the twentieth century turned out to be nothing but fads.

The difficulty of reviewing a Chesterton miscellany is that one does not know where to begin. Cockney jokes, feminism, Zola, martyrdom, anonymity, spiritualism, phonetic spelling, teetotalism, fairy tales, Tom Jones, the literary representations of Joan of Arc, and Christmas are only a handful of the topics discussed in this book. Because of their broad scope, Chesterton's miscellanies tend to be favored by those readers of GKC who do not share his religious/philosophical views. As I mentioned in my review of _The Innocence of Father Brown_, a colleague once told me, before expressing his preference for Chesterton's miscellanies, that he could "take or leave Chesterton's Catholicism." If he chose to "leave" it, I wonder what was left. I fail to see how _All Things Considered_ is any less Catholic than _Orthodoxy_. True, Catholicism itself is not the main subject of the miscellanies, as it is of _Orthodoxy_ and _The Everlasting Man_, but as Chesterton himself pointed out, it is impossible for a Catholic to write, or to do anything, without showing that he/she is a Catholic. This does not mean that only Catholics will enjoy Chesterton. As a matter of fact, innumerable readers of all religious and political convictions have enjoyed him and continue to do so.

The best thing when reviewing Chesterton is to let him speak for himself. Let me share, as I did in my reviews of _The Defendant_ and _Varied Types_, some of the passages from this book that caught my attention. I include the titles of the essays from which the quotations come.

On the wrong view that man is always a despot to woman: "Even if the man is the head of the house, he knows he is the figurehead" (Cockneys and Their Jokes).

On books that promise to teach readers how to be successful: "There are only two ways [...] of succeeding. One is by doing very good work, the other is by cheating. Both are much too simple to require any literary explanation" (The Fallacy of Success).

On daily inconveniences, such as being unable to open a drawer: "An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered" (On Running After One's Hat).

On the way capital cities reflect the philosophy of their inhabitants: "London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation" (An Essay on Two Cities).

On men and women in regards to power: "Of the two sexes the woman is in the more powerful position. For the average woman is at the head of something with which she can do as she likes; the average man has to obey orders and do nothing else. [...] The woman's world is a small one, perhaps, but she can alter it" (Woman).

On seeing and believing: "Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed: a passage which some have considered as a prophecy of modern journalism" (Spiritualism).

On the conditions for happiness in fairy tales: "We are in this fairyland on sufferance; it is not for us to quarrel with the conditions under which we enjoy this wild vision of the world. The vetoes are indeed extraordinary, but then so are the concessions" (Fairy Tales). Elsewhere, in _Orthodoxy_ if I'm not mistaken, Chesterton observes that far from wondering why she has to be home before midnight, Cinderella should be thankful that she gets to go out at all.

On the wrong notion that in order to be moral a book should include no immoral acts: "Telling the truth about the terrible struggle of the human soul is surely a very elementary part of the ethics of honesty. If the characters are not wicked, the book is" (Tom Jones and Morality).

A few essays did not speak to me particularly, most notably "The Vote and the House," "Oxford From Without," "Edward VII and Scotland," "Thoughts Around Koepenick," "Anonymity and Further Counsels," and "The 'Eatanswill Gazette.'" Even in these, however, I found something to underline. As Jorge Luis Borges observed, one will always find a "happy thought" in a Chesterton piece. Most of the time, you'll find more than one.

Chesterton followed this miscellany with many more. My next one will be _Tremendous Trifles_, which appeared the year after _All Things Considered_.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the book!
Diamond Mine: a romantic comedy novella
Diamond Mine: a romantic comedy novella
Carter and Faith has a past which ended not well, a year later Carter is assigned to help guard a diamond in Faith's store being thrown together Carter realize's what he's been missing, really enjoyed this second chance at love read, the ending was so sweet.
GreenBoss Bamboo Toothbrush with Charcoal Infused Bristles (Medium-Soft) | Pack of 4 Eco-Friendly, 100% Organic and Biodegradable Toothbrushes for Adults (Kids 4 Pack)
GreenBoss Bamboo Toothbrush with Charcoal Infused Bristles (Medium-Soft) | Pack of 4 Eco-Friendly, 100% Organic and Biodegradable Toothbrushes for Adults (Kids 4 Pack)
I love so many things about this company and these toothbrushes. I've been making small changes (so far!) to help my family move toward a more ecofriendly/sustainable lifestyle. I have four-year-old twin boys and bought these toothbrushes for them. They LOVE them. They've been excited to brush their teeth with them since they arrived. I love the completely recyclable packaging. I also love all the little ways GreenBoss encourages others to be a "Green Boss" by making positive choices that benefit each other and our environment. I would definitely recommend these toothbrushes and GreenBoss in general. (I swear I haven't been paid for this review. I just was SUPER impressed!)
Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War (4K UHD)
Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War (4K UHD)
I’ve long believed that Captain America has provided some of the very best movies to emerge from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that trend continues with “Captain America: Civil War.”

Based on a series than ran in the comic books a decade or so ago, “Civil War” features Cap and the rest of the Avengers (at least the characters that appear in this movie) being held to account by the governments of the world for the collateral damage they inflict while going about their business of defeating supervillians like Loki and evil organizations like Hydra. A compromise is worked out; the Avengers can stay in business if they agree to end their independence and submit to taking orders from a U.N. organization. Half the team, led by a slightly conscience-stricken Tony Stark, are amenable to the idea. The other half, led by a wary Captain America, want nothing to do with diplomats and politicians. Add in a bad-guy with an agenda of his own, and the result is an action-packed but also character-driven superhero movie that rises above the pack of this genre.

While clearly sympathetic to Cap’s point of view (the title is, after all, Captain America: Civil War) the filmmakers (and Robert Downey) do not allow the pro-control Avengers to turn into cardboard sell-outs. They also do an exemplary job of choreographing the action and integrating characters into the storyline, including the Black Panther and a few surprises. Virtually every major character has a good moment or scene or two, which isn’t always the case with these multi-character movies, where it can seem the director is less of a storyteller than a traffic cop.

The film’s action set-piece, a show down between the two sides at a German airport where, old friendships aside, no punches are pulled, is extremely well done. Unlike some other directors who seem to set these sequences in darkest nights with rain pouring down, obscuring everything, like a van Gogh painted in a thunderstorm, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely shoot their epic fight in broad daylight. They pay attention to detail and excel at showing how, even in combat, the action is driven by the individual characters making individual decisions, instead of the typical guys-dressing-up-in-tin-cans-and-knocking-each-other-down fight scenes in comic book movies. The filmmakers also add several plot twists and turns, and at a few key moments upend expectations.

This DVD package includes very few features, which is fine with me, I hardly ever watch them.

Recommended for: Fans of really good comic book movies.
The Wild Thornberrys Volume 1
The Wild Thornberrys Volume 1
The Wild Thornberries are a family, mom, dad and two daughters, who travel around the world, enjoying all sorts of adventures. The dad has a television show, much like the old "Wild Kingdom" (yes, I am showing my age!), studying and filming wildlife while his wife films him for the show.

Debbie is the oldest, a teenager with a teenagers attitude. Eliza, on the other hand, is different - a preteen with a special gift, the gift of talking with animals.

Well written, funny, and with great animation, it is a great show for anyone who loves to laugh, loves animation, and likes to feel happy when they turn off the tube!
National Lampoon's Barely Legal
National Lampoon's Barely Legal
I mean sure this movie was no titanic or anything that you'll see at an Emmy ceremony, however, I did like the actors, the story was good, and it had a lesson to be learned from it. That's not something you hear about many National Lampoon movies because most of them... Suck. But this one could was pretty decent and i actually felt it could've matched some of the American Pie movies.
Outwitting Tomorrow: Secrets For Living From the Great Pyramid
Outwitting Tomorrow: Secrets For Living From the Great Pyramid
I have always believed the world knew about alien visitation so the existence of Valiant Thor (except for the name) is not a surprise to me. The book, Outwitting Tomorrow, however, is a pleasant product of that belief. These few pages give amazing and soul enlightening views on the reality of why we are really here and how we should live. Although I find the addition of Frank Stranges's own deep religious inspired rhetoric annoying, I remember that he stated he knew Thor only a few months before the aliens departure. Thor had tried for nearly 3 years to get the President, the Pentagon and the rest of the nations to open up to his truths. Of course, they couldn't. Our entire way of thinking would have to change just as the prophet Jesus stated so long ago, "..the world will not change until the hearts of man change..." Although I do believe in a higher, loving intelligence many of the sentences go overboard as if Stranges is quoting his own beliefs. Maybe Thor realized this was the only way to continue his teachings so he let that remain. Whatever the truth, I find this short book very life-changing. I have always believed some of these teachings so it made me happy to see that I may be correct in them. For others, the simplicity of it will be too hard to swallow. The mere thought of laughing at your own weaknesses instead of complaining, in attempting to find some joy in doing something you detest, in allowing others to do what they can do for themselves and in and in turning away hatred and negativity are just simple laws that would make us all finer and happier human beings. His call for an elimination of greed which would discount the necessity for a lot of doctors, lawyers, etc. did not go well with the government at that time (can you imagine today?), and his discussion of the illusion of having a "soul mate" (which does happen but is rare) that wastes our time searching when we could be doing more for ourselves and our fellow man are just a few discussions among many that we have never considered. The need for silence is encouraged. Of course, the description of the pyramid and it's relation to our history is very detailed. Whoever this visitor was I have to believe it was just not the creation of Frank Stranges but a real entity, who came and went, probably very disappointed which makes it seem even more real. If you are angry or disappointed in this world today take a quick read of Outwitting Tomorrow. It might be better than any psychologist or religious teaching you are using today.
Full Black
Full Black
Fair warning, this book is written by a conservative writer who did not worry about political correctness when he wrote. The bad guys are evil and the good guys will do things to stop them that liberals and others who promote appeasement will not like, including torture. I'm ok with that. Some of the other reviewers here are bothered by the veiled portrayal of people who are actively working to undermine this country. Many people know that the America hating radical leftists went into four professions that would allow them to promote their agenda. They became lawyers so they could run for public office and make laws adverse to American benefit. They became judges so they could interpret the constitution in ways that the founding fathers never intended. They went into journalism so they could influence the citizenry through media that America needs to be fundamentally changed. And they became teachers so they could indoctrinate children into their belief system. Of course no every member of those professions are part of this "conspiracy" but many are involved in an orchestrated attack on the fundamental values in this country. Whether it be a hedge fund manager, or a member of congress these people need to be exposed. Vince Flynn did something similar in his first book "Term Limits". Other reviewers are also bothered by the preaching tone of this book but I personally think the American citizens need to be preached to. We've lost our way with a lack of morals, political correctness, secularity and relativism. This book identifies the moral compass Thor thinks we need to return to and if you don't like that, I suggest you not read this book.
A Guy Like Him
A Guy Like Him
A Guy Like Him is a refreshing take on the messy journey on figuring out who you are and who you want to be with. We live in a society that has a plethora of opinions on how we should act, who we should love, and how we should spend our time on this earth. This book gives an eye opening look into just how all those voices - including those from family and friends - have such a strong effect on our life and decisions.

Every page, every word pulls you into the story, and makes you feel like you are walking in Skylar’s shoes, because let’s face it, we have all fallen into line with conformity every once and awhile. But what truly makes us happy? WHO truly makes us happy? Don’t get me wrong - this is an enjoyable book for the beach or for a night in with a glass of wine, but it also makes you think about your own journey of self discovery. It’s the best of both worlds. This is a book I will probably read over and over again. I highly recommend you add it to your must-read list.
The Gospel According To Harry
The Gospel According To Harry
Not quite sure why this movie has stuck with me the way it did. It is perhaps better suited to an off broadway stage than a film. Its quirky. Its sometimes difficult to understand the allegory, and at other times the message hits you directly in the face. The ongoing scene where Wes is undergoing a hopeless surgery, only to have the doctors walk out in the middle of the operation when its discovered he has no insurance, is particularly timely.
Viggo isn't Harry, btw. He's a victim of Harry, and basically his entire world. He plays the part well despite some of the scenes being somewhat overdone in their delivery. It alternately makes you want to cringe a little or laugh out loud, as in the timing of 'the bomb'. All the acting is solid. The story is solid. The dialogue intentionally mundane. And I will never think of sand in the same way again.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
This autobiography was assigned to me when I was a junior in high school. Three years later, as a sophomore in college, I was asked to read the book again for my class on Black Thought and Literature. I wish that I had taken the time to slow down and analyze Frederick Douglass' narrative from a literal, analytical, and figurative perspective. Had I done that the first time around—as opposed to treating the book as another required reading that I needed to speed-read through—I believe that my understanding would have been more in-depth and meaningful. The emotion and conviction with which the author writes is not only poetic and moving, but captivating as well. The imagery, combined with Douglass' views on religion's role in the enslavement of black bodies, masterfully paints a story that (in combination with other narratives) has, unfortunately, been lost throughout time. In fact, many Black writers during this period refused to publish their experiences for fear that they will be caught and returned to slavery. In other cases, some writers used pen names to add some anonymity to their experiences. Nevertheless, such works should be cherished and valued; for they allow us to gain a better understanding of how far our society has come, and how much more needs to be done to ensure a future where everyone is equal (in the truest sense of the word).
One Piece, Vol. 40 (40)
One Piece, Vol. 40 (40)
After an extended chase the Straw Hats and their allies have finally reached Enies Lobby. But before they can face CP9 and save Nico Robin from the Gates of Justice, they'll have to fight their way through government agents, troops, elite forces and the other defenses on the island. Cue mayhem.

The objective may be relatively simple (get from point A to B), but Oda spices up the chapters in this volume with a wide variety of foes that our heroes have to overcome. The two giants and three-headed judge on the book's cover are a sampling of what's in store, and all become quite memorable despite their limited page counts. The giants in particular rise above their cannon fodder status in a callback to an older arc that fans will appreciate. However much you might want the Straw Hats to hurry up and confront CP9, the pacing never drags and the volume is never boring. The scope is appropriately epic for the invasion of a major government facility and continues to apply the same attention to detail that has made Water 7 the longest arc in the saga yet. Luffy vs. Blueno, which runs throughout the volume, ends in the unleashing of Luffy's newest game-changing move. It's a can't miss moment. Plus, pay special attention to the cover story as it explains how certain characters wind up in their current predicament (the contents of 
One Piece (Omnibus Edition), Vol. 18: Includes vols. 52, 53 & 54 (18)
One Piece (Omnibus Edition), Vol. 18: Includes vols. 52, 53 & 54 (18)
After many disappointingly damaged copies of this book, I finally ordered from a 3rd party seller who had this book in beyond mint/pristine condition. The quality of this book from top to bottom, front and back, side to side, it was just a breath of fresh air. I loved every bit of it and can't wait buy more nice new things from this seller Wordery.
The Girlfriend (Point Horror Series)
The Girlfriend (Point Horror Series)
Synopsis: Scotty Singleton has the perfect life. Scotty's girlfriend Lora DeMarco (whom he has known since the sixth grade), and Scotty are regarded as the perfect couple at Glenview High. He is the starting quarterback at his school, gets good grades, has received a preliminary acceptance to Princeton, and has a secure job at Mr. DeMarco's firm once he completes his education. The DeMarcos throw a party in Scotty and Lora's honor, but Scotty feels sad that because Lora and her parents are taking a trip to Paris for a week once the party gets over.

After Lora leaves for her trip, Scotty meets a girl named Shannon on the street and becomes attracted to her. He gives her a ride, takes her out for a movie the next day and later, they make out at her place. Scotty thinks there is no harm in kissing Shannon as Lora is not in town. As soon as Scotty shows a little affection towards Shannon, she starts becoming obsessed with him and starts calling him every day, asking him to come over. She calls him her baby, and starts appearing wherever he goes. Scotty gets frustrated and starts avoiding her.

However, Shannon makes sure to get Scotty's attention by violently killing his pet and threatens him by mentioning that her big strong brothers wouldn't like it if Scotty hurt her. She also threatens to expose their `affair' to Lora if she cannot have him. To make matters worse, Scotty sees someone following Shannon and suspects that he is one of her brothers looking out for her. Can Scotty get out of Shannon's hold without ruining his future with Lora?

Review: I must admit, I loved reading this book. Shannon gave me the chills. The ending is a little predictable, but it was so much fun to read how far Shannon would go to get Scotty, and the ways he tried to avoid her. Some parts which I found memorable in this book were when:

* Shannon breaks Scotty's fingers so that he cannot play anymore
* Shannon crashes the Autumn ball and runs towards Scotty, screaming his name
* Scotty carries Shannon to his surprise birthday party

Probably the only annoying thing which I found in the story was the repetitive use of the word `bogus'. It was ridiculous and rather unbelievable for a guy like Scotty (who got into Princeton) using only that one adjective for all his responses.

Other than that, the story is really suspenseful and kept me hooked. It fits well with the Point Horror Series.
My Alien Parents
My Alien Parents
I bought this for my two grandsons at Halloween. They are 10 and 7, voracious readers and not alarmed by "scary" movies or books usually. The 10 year old was fine with it, although the reading level was below his, the main character was close to his age and he thought the story was hilarious. The reading level was perfect for the 7 year old (and he loved the story), but it terrified him and he had several nights of bad dreams before finally agreeing to stop readng it. I'd suggest previewing the book before giving it to your child.

For most kids, this will be a huge hit. Doesn't every kid at some point think their parents must be aliens?
Innocence (with bonus short story Wilderness): A Novel
Innocence (with bonus short story Wilderness): A Novel
This is a strange book. I still can't work it out. Has the author been so ultra-clever that his craft is beyond me, or has he merely penned a book that employs a tangled, confused prose and plot? Are all those 5-star reviews made because those reviewers don't want to be seen as having missed the point? Well, I openly admit it, I don't get much of this novel.

First the good points:
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The plot, as far as it goes, had me eagerly turning pages from about 90% into the story. I really wanted to know what happened.

I haven't encountered a similar storyline before. So, for me, it is original - although I don't read much urban fantasy stuff.

Finally, nearing the end, I found myself drifting into the world that the author has created and empathizing with the main characters. Thus, I acknowledge that the author has engineered a three dimensional backdrop populated with believable (sort of) characters.

Now the not so good points:
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The book was a hard, and sometimes a meandering, read. The author seems incapable of telling his story without reams of irrelevant, descriptive detail. At times, I felt that my eyes were trying to wade through a congealed mass of alphabet spaghetti. Quite frankly, a church is a church, I don't need to be told of its architectural detail unless it's vital to the story. I'm just not interested.

Some chapters were totally superfluous to the basic storyline - the information given could have been supplied in a single, manageable paragraph.

As you might have guessed, I thought the book is way too long. A 30% cut in word count would improve it. When I read a book, I want a pacey story that gives easy entertainment. I don't want the author's musings on why he hasn't identified a character by name until now, 88% into the work.

The main mystery of the work, why the protagonist hides himself away from society, just wasn't a good enough hook to engage me. Indeed, I only persisted reading to the end because of the numerous 5-star reviews that this author has. Surely, I thought, there must be a more interesting plot conflict that will be revealed soon? There wasn't.

The dialogue was stilted in many places. Real people just don't speak like that.

Some of the sub-plots were so contrived that I thought they could've been lifted straight out of a children's book.

The author regularly referred to contemporary items and therefore I assumed that it was set in the present. But, so much of the plot just grated with current day reality. Perhaps that was the idea, there is this vast, unseen fantasy world that we are unaware of. Maybe, but to me that's just what it is, fantasy, and I'm not a big fan of the fantasy genre.

In conclusion:
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Some people obviously love Dean Koontz, he has plenty of novels that have plenty of 5-star reviews. I'm afraid, I'm not one of them. Judgements are necessarily subjective in this respect and so I'm quite happy to accept that my view may not be shared by his fan's, but I'll not be re-reading this novel any time soon, if ever. I'll also not be buying any more of the author's books. His love of seemingly unending paragraphs of minute and awkwardly worded descriptions just don't do it for me.

I rated the book a 3-star because I did want to know what happened in the end - it's just a shame that I had to plod through 300 pages of verbal treacle to get to anything that gripped my attention.
Exit Wounds
Exit Wounds
If there is one thing in the book world that is misunderstood and completely underrated, for me it has to be the short story, or, in this case the short story anthology. I know that some people feel that short stories don't allow them to get to know the characters, that they aren't meaty enough, but for me they are the perfect, bitesize way to get your fix of your favourite author or to find an author who may be completely new to you. They are perfect for a quick shot in your lunch break, on your daily commute or that ten-twenty minute wait you have while you are waiting for your tatties to boil for dinner.

If you are a fan of crime fiction, then Exit Wounds is a perfect way to while away those odd moments of time where you aren't quite sure what to do with yourself. Featuring some absolutely cracking stories from some of the top writers in the business, you are bound to find something there which is right up your street. This book worked perfectly for me and I actually read it over a couple of weeks, a couple of stories a day over lunch breaks and when I got tin from work. A nice way to unwind. With added murder and crime. All good.

Now it is hard to talk about short stories as to say too much would pretty well give away the whole plot and negate the need to buy the book, but I will say that there are some real gems in amongst this collection and enough to keep you hooked, shocked, thrilled and blasting through those pages.

For fans of Val McDermid's Hill and Jordan series you have a nice catch up with the pair in Happy Holidays, a real misnomer for some of the characters and no mistake. And its a very welcome howdy to everyone's favourite Bounty Hunter, Lori Anderson, in Steph Broadribb's Fool You Twice. And I might be biased (I am) but I really enjoyed John Connolly's On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man, and also James Oswald's Dressed to Kill, which featured none other than dear old Inspector McLean and Grumpy Bob Laird. I learned it's probably not a good idea to go to Louise Jensen's for dinner, and not to pick a fight with AK Benedict. She has a very devious mind ... As for Paul Finch's The New Lad - loved it.

A full line up of stories below:
The Bully - Jeffery Deaver
Dead Weight - Fiona Cummins
Like A Glass Jaw - Mark Billingham
On The Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier - John Connolly
The Pitcher - Sarah Hilary
Disciplined - Martyn Waites
The Consumers - Dennis Lehane
Voices Through the Wall - Alex Gray
Wet With Rain - Lee Child
Happy Holidays - Val McDermid
Fool You Twice - Steph Broadribb
Lebensraum - Christopher Fowler
Dancing Towards the Blade - Mark Billingham
Kittens - Dean Koontz
Take My Hand - A.K. Benedict
Dressed to Kill - James Oswald
Booty and the Beast - Joe R. Lansdale
The New Lad - Paul Finch
The Recipe - Louise Jensen

So? What do you think? Look at that list. You want to give this a try now don't you?

Go on. You won't regret it.
Maktub (Litterature Generale) (French Edition)
Maktub (Litterature Generale) (French Edition)
Bonjour. Je vais être bref. Après avoir lu "L'alchimiste" je me sentais comme transporté dans l'amour. Mais surtout par l'Amour. C'est comme cela que j'ai découvert Paulo Coelho. Depuis je poursuis mes lectures demeurant sur le même auteur. Maktub m'a, en l'occurrence, beaucoup apporté en culture, en sagesse, et en amour.
Toutefois je vais faire maintenant le plus important à mes yeux. Je vous remercie Paulo pour l'amour que vous apportez aux gens. Je vous remercie aussi pour l'Amour que vous apportez à Dieu. Que Dieu vous comble de bénédictions et que vos lecteurs vous soient gratifiant. Soyez bénis.
The Legend of The Condor Heroes (4 Books) (Revised Edition) (Chinese Edition)
The Legend of The Condor Heroes (4 Books) (Revised Edition) (Chinese Edition)
UPDATED REVIEW - Got my replacement shipment yesterday and it was another DISAPPOINTMENT. The reason for my replacement, as indicated clearly when I ordered the replacement, was that the product should be a FOUR-VOLUME book (1383 total pages), but I only received the fourth book in the original shipment. Now in the REPLACEMENT shipment, there was ONLY the THIRD book.

If Amazon can't handle shipping books in foreign languages, please do not offer them.

Original review -
VERY DISAPPOINTED. Only received the fourth book (pp. 1037 to 1383) of this 4-volume book (described as 1383 total pages in the product info). Just requested replacement, quoted "missing parts" as reason, and gave detailed explanation in the request. Will see what I get in the next shipment.
OSAMU TEZUKA - LA NUOVA ISOLA
OSAMU TEZUKA - LA NUOVA ISOLA
Spedizione arrivata puntualissima e volume in perfetto stato. Amazon perfetta come sempre.

Il volume è magnifico, ben curato, veramente da collezione. Non conoscevo questo capolavoro quindi ci tengo a ringraziare vivamente Dario Moccia per avermi dato la possibilità di leggerlo. Da avere.
Los guardianes (Spanish Edition)
Los guardianes (Spanish Edition)
He leído mejores obras de este autor. El tema es como siempre judicial e interesante pero creo que le faltó ganas. Vale la pena leerlo, se pasa un rato agradable.
Tareq Taylor's Nordic Cookery
Tareq Taylor's Nordic Cookery
I normally don't watch cook shows but I love this show! I was hooked from the first episode and proceeded to binge watch all four seasons. This show really did an excellent job show casing the Nordic way of life!! Great writings and gorgeous cinematography. Tareq is very charismatic and natural in front of the camera. Every episode is an escape to a slice of nordic paradise. I picked up some good cooking techniques and also it makes me be conscious about clean healthy eating. Definitely want to save up and travel to Scandinavia.
新・平家物語 (1) (六興版吉川英治代表作品)
新・平家物語 (1) (六興版吉川英治代表作品)
日本人なら誰でも知っている平家物語。「那須与一」や「壇ノ浦の合戦」「勧進帳」など、断片的には知っていたのですが、初めて一通り読みました。といっても本書はその他の「保元物語」「義経記」なども含んだ内容とのことなので、「平家物語」の現代語訳を読んだということにはならないのですが。
本書の魅力は何と言ってもその登場人物のかぐわしさ、格調高さでしょう。物語全体を見ると決して美しい人間模様ではなく、むしろ人間の愚かしさに思い至るような内容なのですが、滅び行く平家公達の美しさ、源氏武者の雄雄しさに胸を打たれます。
久しぶりに、読後に感慨を深くしました。
すこし長い(文庫で16巻)ですが、ぜひ通読してみてはいかがでしょうか。物語の底流には仏教思想が強く感じられ、「宮本武蔵」より年齢層は高い方向けかもしれません。
難を言えば、阿部麻鳥がしつこく出てくるのは少し興醒めで、余計なような気もします。権門・富貴と庶民を事事しく対比せずとも、興亡の有様を俯瞰するだけで、この世の無常を感じることはできるのですから。
Love Story
Love Story
Sicher nicht ein Stern der Literaturgeschichte, aber zum Schmökern und Zeitvertreiben gut geeignet. Sehr gute Unterhaltung eben - sofern man auf diese Art von Literatur steht!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 3--Stardust Crusaders, Vol. 5 (5)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 3--Stardust Crusaders, Vol. 5 (5)
First, to be absolutely clear Stardust Crusaders is PART 3 of Hirohiko Araki's amazing manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. There are two parts before this: Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency (in that order) but they haven't been available in English until very recently. A hardbound series is being released which has covered Phantom Blood and is starting Battle Tendency in the volume to be released tomorrow. You can either find the first two parts elsewhere or you can watch the anime series which is faithful to those parts storywise (and is a great watch to boot). There is also an anime adaptation of Stardust Crusaders but I highly recommend the manga because of its clever use of the medium with inventive panelling and amusing design. JoJo is a unique story filled with brutal fights, over the top poses, razor-sharp masculine humor and some of the most interesting characters you'll meet.
Ohio P.E.O. Cooks II
Ohio P.E.O. Cooks II
Ohio P.E.O. Cooks II by Robin Cook. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Robin Cook" category.
Szarlatani
Szarlatani
Szarlatani by Robin Cook. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Robin Cook" category.
Between Noble and Humble: Cao Xueqin and the Dream of the Red Chamber (Asian Thought and Culture)
Between Noble and Humble: Cao Xueqin and the Dream of the Red Chamber (Asian Thought and Culture)
I have been reading and studying 'Dream of the Red Chamber' for about 20 years and it was a major part of my Master's thesis in graduate school. There is no doubt that Zhou Ruchang is one of the most important "Redologists" in the history of "Dream," but this book (and others I have read of his in Chinese) was very disappointing. I have no doubt that he does his research and claimed for this book that he reviewed thousands of documents. Basically, it's a "biography" of the author of "Dream," Cao Xueqin. However, while the historical and background information about the decline of the Cao family, their relationship with the Kangxi emperor, their treatment under the Yongzheng emperor, etc. were very interesting, it felt to me (based on vast amounts of other research) that the majority of his story of Cao Xueqin's life is just that ... a story, in Zhou's imagination. For such a reputable scholar, he should have made clear what were verified facts (with citations or more information about how he verified said information) versus what he "supposed" or "imagined" Cao Xueqin was doing or where he was at a given time. I was glad to see quite a bit of the Dun Cheng/Dun Min poems, which accounts for much of the little direct information we have about the author's life, but his interpretations, to me, were not particularly accurate. Of course, one of his whackiest theories, which he expounds on in this book, is that 'Red Inkstone' was actually a woman, and she was the woman that the character of Shi Xiang-yun in the novel was based upon. Nearly every other Redologist agrees that this theory is absolutely insane, and Zhou knew that as well, yet didn't provide any real evidence, just some "interpretations" of points in the text that he thinks were hints about the true identity of 'Red Inkstone,' but clearly are just in his imagination. In conclusion, while Zhou Ruchang was a giant of "Redology" in his day, there are many other and far better Redologists to read and learn from and he should not be one of them.
elope Hogwarts Student Witch Hat
elope Hogwarts Student Witch Hat
This is a great hat for a toddler or small child, very high quality, but small. (I'm an adult with a small head, and it doesn't fit me, in case you're wondering). It's high quality, can be washed (carefully, occasionally). It's not one of those cheap, halloween witch hats... it actually has some plush and substance to it. It was worth the price, my toddler absolutely adores it, and I think it will survive his childhood, which is saying something. We're big into Harry Potter, Worst Witch, and Room on the Broom in my house, so believe me when I say-- we know witch gear. We don't do the cheap, campy stuff, and this fit the bill. Go ahead and buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Wizards Unite: Official Game Guide (Harry Potter): The Official Game Guide
Wizards Unite: Official Game Guide (Harry Potter): The Official Game Guide
I waited a long time for this book and pre-ordered this in July, so I was excited to get it, because I play and am a great fan of wizards unite. I wasn't disappointed. It's a great book and it tells you all you need to know and more and it's well worth the money, because it has diagrams to, which makes it even better. I purchased one other book, but it cannot be compared to this one. This book I would recommend 100% you would not regret it and I cannot fault it, well only one fault I had to wait so long for it to be released.
Harry Potter Big Boys Ls Gryffindor Uniform with Cape 3 Piece Pj Set
Harry Potter Big Boys Ls Gryffindor Uniform with Cape 3 Piece Pj Set
Awesome value for the price. Sleeves too short. My son is slim/average, and his size fit well everywhere but the sleeves being too short. We used an old graduation gown to complete the Harry Potter look b/c the cape, while reasonable for pajamas, was too wimpy for a Halloween costume. ;-)
Prince Orlofsky, Vampire Hunter
Prince Orlofsky, Vampire Hunter
Glass weaves together horror, fantasy, historical fiction and classic literature with a creative voice, a deep love for her source material, and meticulous research. Fast-paced and darkly funny, the novel follows the undercover Russian prince "Orlofsky" as he faces off against his vampire father and makes new friends and enemies in the busy network of 19th-century Europe. The mysteriously charismatic composer Liszt, his always-absent friend Chopin, the no-nonsense novelist George Sand, the devoted valet Ivan, the tragic courtesan Violetta Valery, and the dry-witted but sincere Orlofsky himself are engaging and inviting characters, capturing the heart and the imagination with every page.
The Wisdom of Ghost Wolf: Earth Changes, Aliens, Native American Prophecies and Star Stories
The Wisdom of Ghost Wolf: Earth Changes, Aliens, Native American Prophecies and Star Stories
If you heard the Coast2Coast George Noory Interview, you were probably dissapointed by the "your waisting my air time" type attitude displayed by Mr. Noory. This is a taped interview with Ghost Wolf on an assortment of Prophecy that was not covered on that show. The Camera work is amatuer, but the message is what you should be listening to anyway. Some interesting comments about Hale Bopp (I already knew from other Native American Elders), and the coming "Great Shaking". Some of the work is also covered in some of his books which I highly recommend to New Age types, those who have an interest in future events, (this was taped in 1997 or 98-and some of the prophecies have been fufilled), and those interested in increasing their inner intuition, ect. The whole interview is about 60 mins. Ghost Wolf does tell of specific times of events-one thing he states he does not like to do (all real shamans and elders say this), which makes it look as some of what he speaks is inaccurate. Audio could have been cleaned up a bit too (you hear a phone ringing and a receptionist at the front desk pickup the phone). I like the part about the Star-People too for they should get a little bit of credit....
Platform 9 and 3/4 King's Cross Station, Curtains Door, Red Brick Wall Party Backdrop, Secret Passage to The Magic School, Platform Party Supplies Halloween Decoration 78.7"x 49.2" Inch
Platform 9 and 3/4 King's Cross Station, Curtains Door, Red Brick Wall Party Backdrop, Secret Passage to The Magic School, Platform Party Supplies Halloween Decoration 78.7"x 49.2" Inch
The 9 3/4 sign was missing from packaging. After the kids walked through the opening several times, the edges of the plastic started fraying a little bit. The size was adequate for an ordinary sized doorway opening. We ended up just throwing up a DIY piece of paper with the 93/4 written on it in pen at the last minute (we didn’t open the package and start decorating until just before the party) because it was almost meaningless for the kids to go around looking for platform 93/4 without a label.
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories
I enjoyed the stories, and the alluring creativity that brings the reader into the heart of each one. I found that I really like the short story format, and how each present an in-depth, attention capturing tale of its own. Compiling them as an anthology gives welcome exposure to the authors, but particularly to readers. Thought provoking, the stories are hard to put down. Alternate History may be an understated way of fueling the imagination with fun tales that lead one tightly down a path of 'what if...' ...what different turns impact on the outcome of discovery, reaching the pinnacle of achievement and performance. How different our world could be. ...and how fun it is being taken down that path as it unfolds, counter-factually.

Rick Wilber's filtering, selection and variety of worthy, award winning samples is a great approach, with his introductions being additionally special, alluring appetizers for each. What a great way for stirring desire to read more!

Thank you, Rick, for doing what you do so well.

...ancient Romans crossing North America... ...civil war life... ...JFK not actually being dead and buried...
...China... ...time travel... ...turning the tables on a brutal dictator... ...Babe Ruth...

...Counterfactual History is clearly it's own category under science fiction, worthy of classification and readership appeal all of its own.
A History of Magic and Experimental Science, Vol. 7: The Seventeenth Century, Part 1
A History of Magic and Experimental Science, Vol. 7: The Seventeenth Century, Part 1
This does not strike me as quality scholarship. Thorndike is enormously hostile towards the traditional heroes of the scientific revolution. On Francis Bacon, for example, the unqualified conclusion is that "he did not think straight" (p. 88). I am certainly no admirer of Bacon's, but even I find this a bit hard to stomach. Elsewhere, Thorndike finds it appropriate to attack a work of Huygens as "woefully weak from the standpoints of both science and logic" (p. 636), but it is hard to see the merit in this tirade since the work in question is an innocent popular book speculating about life on other planets, which Huygens himself introduces as such, saying that "I can't pretend to assert any thing as positively true (for that would be madness)" (p. 9 of the english translation, not quoted by Thorndike, of course).

But perhaps yet another tirade is the most telling illustration of Thorndike's ignorance and baseless biases:

"Kepler held the erroneous view, but one all too common then and since, that the world had been asleep for a thousand years ... but that from the year 1450 on civilization had revived. ... The slur on the period before 1450 came with especially bad grace from Kepler ... Consider the association of the spheres of the planets with the five regular solids in Kepler's Mysterium cosmographicum of 1596. ... Kepler himself represented it as divine revelation such as he had never read in the work of any philosopher, and that he would not renounce the glory of its discovery 'for the whole electorate of Saxony'. But if Kepler had turned to the commentary on the Sphere of Sacrobosco (early thirteenth century) which Prosdocimo de'Beldomandi completed in 1418, and which was printed in the collection, Sphaerae tractatus, of 1531 (Venice; L. A. Junta), he could have read that Campanus of Novara in the thirteenth century in his commentary on Euclid's Elements, penultimate conclusion of Book 13, told that certain disciples of Plato said that the sky of the whole mass of the heavens and each of the elements was angular and not spherical, and that the number of essences corresponded to the number of regular solids: the pyramid to fire, hexahedron or cube to earth, icosahedron to water, octahedron to air, and duodecahedron to the fifth essence, 'as may be inferred in conclusions 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, of the 13th book of Euclid's Elements, and more clearly from Campanus in his comment on the 17th conclusion of the said 13th book'. Perhaps Kepler had read the passage and it subconsciously suggested his own theory to him. In any case, he had no license to scorn medieval science before 1450." (pp. 11-13)

Apparently Thorndike has never read Plato's Timaeus, where all these theories are laid out in perfect clarity. He is as stupid as his medieval heroes in thinking that wisdom hides in this sort of pretentious name-dropping and baroque references to unoriginal copyist. Of course it is ridiculous to suggest that Kepler "subconsciously" took his inspiration from these medieval idiots, since it is well know that Kepler (consciously!) read the Timaeus (which he cites repeatedly). This is the kind of faux scholarship that is supposed to show that Kepler's view of the dark ages was "erroneous."
VOSAREA Pin Wall Display Banner Enamel Lapel Badge Flag Canvas Wall Banner Size M (Primary Colour)
VOSAREA Pin Wall Display Banner Enamel Lapel Badge Flag Canvas Wall Banner Size M (Primary Colour)
I don’t know why but it’s covered in lint, marks and stains. There are cheaper listings for the same type of item but I thought I would spend a few extra bucks to try and get nicer quality. This just feels super cheap and the point at the bottom is slightly uneven. I’m sure it’d look slightly better washed and ironed but I don’t feel like I should have to go to that much effort for this kind of thing.

Would not recommend, honestly. It does the job but it sure isn’t pretty.
Funko POP! Rocks: Debbie Harry, Fall Convention Exclusive
Funko POP! Rocks: Debbie Harry, Fall Convention Exclusive
I bought this for my funko collection because who doesn’t like Blondie! When I got it, the funko box was beaten up. The shipping box was in excellent condition but you can tell either the Funko was repackaged or kicked around. The top corner was ripped like a child tried to get into the top and the bottom was bulging like they just crammed her back in, to the point that when I sat the box next to my other funko’s, the box was leaning. So, I didn’t go any further, I submitted my return request & sent it back the same afternoon.

All in all, I guess it’s good for those that display their funko’s out of the box as I never pull any out the box but for me, the box is just as important as the funko itself, so I returned it.
G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile SSD Durable Portable External Storage - USB-C (USB 3.1), Up to 560 MB/s - 0G06053-1
G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile SSD Durable Portable External Storage - USB-C (USB 3.1), Up to 560 MB/s - 0G06053-1
I agree with the other reviewers. This is an excellent drive for the price. I also have the Samsung T5 which is great, but this drive is better value for money. If you plan to use this drive on a Windows computer, setting up the drive can be a little confusing, so I hope the following helps:

WINDOWS USERS: This drive arrives formatted for APPLE computers. When you plug it into a PC (Windows 7/10 etc) you will hear the drive connect, but no drive letter will appear, so you can't access the drive straightaway.

These leads some to think the drive is broken / not working. Not true, the drive needs to be reformatted to work on a PC but the way to do this is as follows:

Ensure the drive is plugged in then...

1.) RIGHT CLICK on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your taskbar
2.) Select DISK MANAGEMENT from the menu
3.) You will see the G-Drive listed (usually as DISK 2)
4.) Look at the GRAPHIC of the hard drive and RIGHT CLICK on the PARTITION (The largest bit)
5.) Choose the option to DELETE PARTITION. Once complete it will say UNALLOCATED SPACE
6.) RIGHT CLICK on the Unallocated Space and select FORMAT and format it as NTFS (This is the only option available for PCs)
7.) You can choose to QUICK FORMAT although I prefer to do a full format to set the disk up.
8.) At the end of the FORMAT process Windows will assign a drive letter to the drive and it will open (D: / E: etc..)
9.) If you now EJECT the drive using the icon on your task bar and plug it back in, it will open as a Windows drive with a Drive letter.

Sorry if the above all sounds complicated, it is easier to do it that it appears!

You then have a brilliant SSD drive to use for all your PC / Windows files.
Around the Next Bend
Around the Next Bend
Thought this was a great film. Loved that they started to slowly learn more about the culture of India, It would have helped them more and may have been a bit better for them if they had studied up on the religious and cultural traditions before setting out. While understand this was journey of discovery it would have given the guys a bit more ground to stand on with the all the beautiful people they encountered and perhaps would have given some other experiences a richer meaning. Hope they appreciated the Puja ceremony preformed for them as they started their journey. I am sure lord Shiva and Shakti were watching over them due to this sacred Puja done on their behalf. Great job guys!!! The Amazon river next ?
A Successful Woman's Handbook: Fifty-One Ways To Build Your Community Of Clients Online: How Women Are Using The Web To Grow Their Business, Reach The Right Customers, And Make A Difference
A Successful Woman's Handbook: Fifty-One Ways To Build Your Community Of Clients Online: How Women Are Using The Web To Grow Their Business, Reach The Right Customers, And Make A Difference
I just happened to be getting ready to build a web site for a small business owner when I got this book - and what a great resource it was. It helped break down what could have been an overwhelming task into understandable and workable steps. Monica has a talent for sharing her experience and knowledge in a way that is welcoming, not condescending, and very reasonable, practical, and relevant to the way business is being done today. I'm glad her approach is from a woman business owner's perspective - but it would certainly be useful for anybody.
Wireless Charger,TPLISAK 3 in 1 Charging Station for Latest Airpods iPhone and Watch, Compatible with iPhone 11 Series/XS MAX/XR/XS/X/8/8Plus/ Apple iWatch 6/SE/5/4/3/2/1 Airpods 3/2/1
Wireless Charger,TPLISAK 3 in 1 Charging Station for Latest Airpods iPhone and Watch, Compatible with iPhone 11 Series/XS MAX/XR/XS/X/8/8Plus/ Apple iWatch 6/SE/5/4/3/2/1 Airpods 3/2/1
This product works great with my iPhone 12, Apple Watch 6 and Apple AirPods (non-wireless charging). The glowing lights can be turned off but tapping on the front left corner of the charger. I had an issue with the wall adapter but when I contacted the seller through Amazon Seller Messaging, they made the warranty process easy and seamless.
Kasa Plug Lite Enchufe inteligente WiFi , HS103P2
Kasa Plug Lite Enchufe inteligente WiFi , HS103P2
I have had good experiences with TP-Link devices in the past, so I had high hopes for these little WiFi outlets, and they didn't disappoint.

1) Setup was a piece of cake: just plug them in and use the Kasa app to configure them. You can also control these by voice if you are an Echo user -- adding them as new devices is easily done through the Alexa app. (They are also compatible with Google Home devices.)

2) They are small and unobtrusive, projecting about an inch and a half from the outlet. And because they are so compact, you CAN plug two of them in at the same receptacle, one above the other.

3) They require NO HUB, since they connect via WiFi -- this is a huge plus!

4) They are very easy to control with the Kasa app, which is well designed and fairly intuitive. You can use the app not only to turn the plugs on and off but also to set schedules so lamps or other appliances turn on and off at designated times.

I have had no connectivity issues with these, and I would certainly buy them again. (In fact, I will almost certainly purchase more because I keep finding new places where these can be useful!)

A tip for Echo users: I try to limit the number of different brands and makers of my smart home devices beacuse each brand typically has its own phone app and adds an extra layer of complexity to the whole setup. But inevitably you are likely to have devices from several different brands. If you like to set schedules and routines for plugs, lamps, etc., rather than using each individual brand's phone app, you can set all of their schedules using the Alexa app. This greatly simplifies things, as you can look at ONE app to see the schedules of all of your different devices.
Caja de regalo colección Rondnoir
Caja de regalo colección Rondnoir
Forget a Mother-in-law's birthday? Miss your wife's anniversary? What about trying to score some brownie points for the next time you make a mistake?

This is a good option. It isn't too expensive or large, but still big enough that it shows you didn't just run to Wally World to try to smooth things out.

Key things to consider about this purchase:
1. Is the female in your life that you have angered allergic to chocolate or nuts? If so, avoid this and find another way to dig out of that hole you are in.

2. Does the female in your life hate chocolate? See above.

3. Did you get in a fight over how an outfit looks, or anything about her looks? Tread lightly here. You don't want to find out you aren't supportive of a diet or being healthy or another landmine you might step on.

4. Are you still married? If not, this will not fix a problem that large.

Good luck... and do try giving this before you actually do something stupid. Believe it or not people are much happier with chocolate in their mouth (most of the time).
Aurio - Luces de Navidad, Paquete de 10, 7.2watts, 120.00 volts
Aurio - Luces de Navidad, Paquete de 10, 7.2watts, 120.00 volts
Love these lights!! I They look really nice on the tree. I have a medium size tree and got 3 sets of lights. I combined them with 2 sets of white light and it fills the tree nicely. I would have given it 5 starts but on one of the strands has a few lights are out. Over all good purchase.
The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
This is one of the most ambitious Vertigo series ever.
Mike Carey's and Peter Gross's meta-fictional opus has no smaller theme than showing how everything's a story, how stories are everything, how they're the only thing worth dying for. Nobody who's ever taken a fictional book, a scientific text, anything written or told, even a little bit seriously could really argue the point, could they? As comics and TV writer Brian K Vaughan put it, it's a wish-I'd-though-of-it premise that's simply brilliantly executed.
Tom Taylor is the real-life mode of his father Wilson's literary creation, boy-wizard Tommy Taylor. As clues seem to appear that he may be the fake son, events transpire that turn him from wretched con-man to messiah overnight. Resolving once and for all to get rid of the massive shadow cast over him by his literary counterpart, Tom Taylor sets upon the journey to find out what his father was up to, and what his real story is, facing ruthless enemies he never knew he had, armed solely with the literary geography knowledge imparted upon him by his father.
Much to his chagrin - and to the reader's delight, it must be said - he reluctantly finds out that there may be, let's say... more fiction to the truth than he'd ever wished for!
Ignoring the Harry Potter and The Who references here is not a problem, as the authors do a better job than Mrs Rowling with the first, and pay a humble, respectful homage to the second. In perfect Unwritten fashion, there may even be a nod to the fact that there's no way somebody would have seriously come up with Harry Potter if they had no propaganda plan behind it...
And that's how much the book gets you, because the level of conspiracy theory here is appallingly high, complex and clever. It is woven into the fabric of the story, thus of the book and of the world. See? There's really no getting rid of the premise once you sink your teeth into it.
Kudos to Mike Carey for coming up with this brilliant and for displaying an encyclopedic and caring knowledge of literature.
And since this story is told in comic book form, more power to the veteran artist - and occasionally writer, as well as pretty much a co-writer on the book - that he's teamed with here, the great Peter Gross. The extras in this volume show how aptly he adapted Mike Carey's prose in re-creating the book inside the book, that is the Tommy Taylor novels, in comic book form. You do have the impression of reading the book and reading a comic in which the book is just a story device at the same time, receiving maximum pleasure from both. No small feat at all! And aside from that, he simply is a very good, minimalist artist, who doesn't need to be flashy or showy to deliver solid, powerful storytelling and art.
These opening issues set a very high bar for the rest of the series and really put a lot at stake. Anyway, I'll be along for the ride and I'll be proud and delighted in being a part of this story. Will you?
ARTEZA Quilting Ruler, Laser Cut Acrylic Quilters' Ruler with Patented Double Colored Grid Lines for Easy Precision Cutting, 5" Wide x 5" Long for Quilting, Sewing & Crafts, Black & Lime Green
ARTEZA Quilting Ruler, Laser Cut Acrylic Quilters' Ruler with Patented Double Colored Grid Lines for Easy Precision Cutting, 5" Wide x 5" Long for Quilting, Sewing & Crafts, Black & Lime Green
I bought this to cut out 5 inch squares of fabric for patchwork, as the cardboard template I made just wasn't working well with my rotary cutter. This arrived the next day and is brilliant. It came with these sticky pads that you can put on the underside of the ruler to stop it sliding around on the fabric and it is sturdy. Would definitely recommend.
Hikity 10.1 Inch Android Car Stereo with GPS Double Din Car Radio Bluetooth FM Radio Receiver Support WiFi Connect Mirror Link for Android/iOS Phone + Dual USB Input & Backup Camera
Hikity 10.1 Inch Android Car Stereo with GPS Double Din Car Radio Bluetooth FM Radio Receiver Support WiFi Connect Mirror Link for Android/iOS Phone + Dual USB Input & Backup Camera
It is an amazing radio for such an affordable price !! Possibilities are endless as it is a full fledged android tablet !!
Backup camera is decent with no issues, Sound is good, touchscreen is amazing and it gives such a modern feel to the car interior that its hard to describe. It is better to get it installed from a professional, though, youtube DIY videos can be misleading !!
Flat HDMI Cable 1.5 ft - 2 Pack - High Speed HDMI Cord - Supports, 4K Video at 60 Hz, 3D, 2160p - HDMI Latest Standard - HDCP 2.2 Compliant, CL3 Rated - 1.5 Feet
Flat HDMI Cable 1.5 ft - 2 Pack - High Speed HDMI Cord - Supports, 4K Video at 60 Hz, 3D, 2160p - HDMI Latest Standard - HDCP 2.2 Compliant, CL3 Rated - 1.5 Feet
Great for organizing the cables from the TV. I purchased this with a flat power cord as well to stack all of the cables neatly from the TV. If you are going in a straight line the cable is easy to place, but turning 90 degrees is a little difficult since the cable is flat. Overall the cable is doing it's job and no degradation in the HDMI quality compared with tradition cables.

Positive:
- Flat cable so able to organize all of the wires neatly against the wall.
- White cable so matches the wall as long as your wall is white.
- HDMI quality videos

Negative:
- None
Zojirushi NP-NWC10XB Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker & Warmer, 5.5 Cup, Stainless Black, Made in Japan
Zojirushi NP-NWC10XB Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker & Warmer, 5.5 Cup, Stainless Black, Made in Japan
UPDATE: after about ONE year, (6-24-2016)
This Rice Cooker is great, BUT, If you cook other foods (seasoned rice for example), and allow it to "boil-over", you can end up with boiled food-gunk stuck in the lid, vents and the lid assembly. The lid itself is not easily disassembled for cleaning which means bacteria or other organisms can fester in these areas, AND I'm experiencing exactly this issue.
Note: the detachable lid is fairly easy to clean, but even it has the ability to harbor bacteria under the silicone ring. You must remove about 10 screws to truly clean that part, which I recommend once every few months if you cook aggressively with seasonings, and other than rice...

My girlfriend cooked some seasoned rice at full capacity (which boiled-over) and now, ALL rice smells like spoiled cheese after a day of extended warming. Before, it could go 3-4 or more days keep-warm with no problem.
I've had to lower my rating because of an inability to truly clean the product if foods get lodged in the lid area(s). Other than that, it's a great cooker.

This Review/Feedback is ONLY for white rice.

One immediate warning:
Do NOT let the unit boil-over, particularly if you cook to the 5-cup capacity and season your rice. The seasonings etc., can be forced into the lid assembly due to boiling-over and pressure. This is a problem when cooking larger amounts of rice/food. This can cause future cooked rice to be tainted (in flavor/smell) particularly if you use extended warm settings.

About the cooker:
This is a great Rice Cooker, But, ....If you are going to cook predominantly white rice, there is NO need (IMHO) to spend the extra cash. I compared this cooker with my older Zojirushi unit (NS-JCC10) and a Aroma unit, purchased from Costco Wholesale.
How I tested:
In each of the 3 units, at the same time, I cooked 1-cup, 2-cups and then 5-cups of rice as a test of which cooker would do the best job. I was very careful to measure exact amounts of rice/water.

I had five individuals try each batch, using fully blind taste tests. I was surprised to learn that there were NO truly distinct differences in quality/texture and taste of the rice I cooked. As well, in every case, the NP-NVC10 took the longest to cook the rice (on normal settings).
I did the same test with 3 different rice varieties, Calrose, Jasmine and Basmati. The outcomes were so close in overall quality of taste and texture, that I am truly having a hard time justifying the cost of such a "sophisticated" unit (for just white rice varieties).

The NVC10 has a host of "settings", but what I learned is that you cannot make more than one setting choice at a time.
Here is an example of what I mean. This unit offers 3 firmness settings, Normal, Softer and Harder. It also offers "Scorch, Sushi" (and other "modes") But you CANNOT (as just one example) set it to Scorch AND Softer, or Scorch and Brown rice, any other combination of choices one might want to make or try. You cannot set it for "sushi", and then choose a firmness setting. It's one or the other.

Fact is, as simple as the Aroma unit is, and even against its much older sibling with "Fuzzy Logic", (NS-JCC10), the NP-NVC10 just does not offer enough to say it's worth the price, even with all the bells and whistles.

All the above in consideration, this is a very nice unit, filled with cool "technology", but maybe, we really don't need "fuzzy" logic, or "AI", or "pressure", etc., just to cook some white rice.

In close, this review is ONLY for white rice. For anyone cooking other types of rice, brown, etc., there may be benefits, particularly the GABA etc., settings given the fact that this unit's pot is embedded with platinum...
I also read that cooking under pressure might affect better digestion (beta starch vs. alpha starch) of rice cooked in this unit. Again, I guess it depends on how important this is, and whether it does in fact make a difference to the person buying the unit. Before these units came out, there were no pressure rice cookers.

Hope this helps anyone considering such an expensive unit.

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