Keyla Mendoza

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If Not for You
If Not for You
1970年発表の『新しい夜明け』の冒頭を飾る、If Not For You。多くの有名なカバーは初期バージョンの歌詞で歌われていますが、この絵本では、ディラン本人の最終バージョンが一字一句変えずに、そのまま使われています(正確に言えば、My sky would fallで始まる繰り返しの部分は省いていますが)。

にもかかわらず、ページを繰れば、この絵本は、ディランのIf Not For Youの、最も大胆で斬新なカバーであることがすぐに分かります。なぜかと言えば、男性が歌えば彼女への、女性が歌えば彼氏への想いを歌っていると聴こえるこの歌を、なんとこの絵本作家は、親の子どもに向ける深い想いを歌った歌になるように、絵を描いているのですから。

絵はとにかくキュートです。特に表紙をめくった瞬間目に入る、子犬の可愛らしさには瞬殺です。しかし、この絵本はただキュートなだけではない。絵本作家の意匠がそこここに見え隠れします。例えば、主役の犬の親子。親子とも、性別がどちらともとれるように描かれています。お父さんでもお母さんでもいい「親」と、男の子でも女の子でもいい「子ども」。そして、親子は似ているのだけれど、毛色が違う。君がいるからこその「新しい夜明け」もちゃんと絵になっています。

というわけで、可愛いのが苦手でなければ、特にお父さん・お母さんにはお勧めの一冊です。ディランらしい、君がいないとwinter would have no springとかanyway it wouldn’t ring trueといったシンプルで誌的な表現もたっぷり味わえます。これを日本語にするのは、アーサー・ビナードさんでないと無理かな?
Happy Eco - Natural Dental Floss Picks with Bamboo Wooden Toothbrush - Vegan, Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Recyclable Toothbrushes and Flossers for Zero Waste Oral Care (Soft bristles, Charcoal)
Happy Eco - Natural Dental Floss Picks with Bamboo Wooden Toothbrush - Vegan, Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Recyclable Toothbrushes and Flossers for Zero Waste Oral Care (Soft bristles, Charcoal)
I've really been enjoying the Happy Eco dental floss picks and toothbrushes!
The price was such a great deal and the most important factors to me are being vegan and eco friendly. I would really recommend this product to anyone wanting to have a better lifestyle!

I found the flossing picks to be quite durable, and in fact quite hard that my gums bled a bit, especially with the double tape, but I think that's normal for a flossing pick. I like to use my flossing pick as long as I use my toothbrush, and they look to be strong enough to last that long. :)

The toothbrushes are beautiful and very comfortable in my mouth. I guess the brush itself is a bit softer than your average toothbrush, but with enough common sense with brushing, it works perfectly. :)

All in all, I give 5 stars. Hopefully I will update in a few months to say if they lasted long. :)

Also, the founder of Happy Eco is extremely friendly and caring! I've never had such a great experience in that area! :D
AMSCAN Double Ninja Swords Halloween Costume Accessories
AMSCAN Double Ninja Swords Halloween Costume Accessories
Very disappointed in this product as I have 3 photos of damage to them when they were opened. As it was a birthday present and had been opened it was decided not to send them back but one end came off so all the lace came untied, had to tie it back and tape and glue it. The end of one has a massive lump of plastic burnt on it where it had t been shaped properly and the gold sticker round the handle had a tare so I had to glue it. On top of this the both bent in half the first time he tried to pull them out the holder.
I would suggest spending a little more and getting a quality set as these are what I would expect from a cheap toy shop
Annie's Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese, Rice Pasta & Cheddar, 6 oz
Annie's Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese, Rice Pasta & Cheddar, 6 oz
I can’t even tell you how many brands of mac and cheese I have tried. My last attempt was a brand called Amy’s Mac and Cheese…OMG I thought I was eating cardboard that is exactly what it tasted like. I couldn’t even finish it so I passed it along to someone else who eats anything and they couldn’t finish it either. So, I was about to just give up and accept the fact that there are no healthy versions of Mac and Cheese that are eatable and even remotely tastes good. I was wrong. THIS ONE DOES. I love mac and cheese. Tried mac and cheese made out of quinoa, etc. that were just awful… Tried this brand and LOVED IT! This doesn’t use any corn starch either. This is tasty and for me to say that, it says something. I ate it all. And, surprisingly it is cheap. How many products that are gluten free are cheap…this might be the only one. For the price you cannot beat this product. Hands down the best healthy mac and cheese I have ever eaten. I am 100% confident even kids would eat this. However, I didn’t use low fat milk when making it as per instructions. Instead I used Almond milk. So long story short…I am buying several boxes of this to have on hand in the cupboard for when I feel the need to have mac and cheese or when my nephew wants some…if you are like me and have tried about everything there is to try…try this you won’t be sorry. My exhaustive search for mac and cheese is finally over YAHOO!
Asterix 20: Asterix auf Korsika (German Edition)
Asterix 20: Asterix auf Korsika (German Edition)
In diesem Jahr verbrachten wir unseren Urlaub auf Korsika. Bei der Erforschung der Insel fielen mir viele Details aus dem Korsika-Band wieder ein, den ich natürlich nicht dabei hatte. Zum Glück gibt es Kindle, und so habe ich zu meiner Überraschung die Asterix-Reihe gefunden und den Korsika-Band heruntergeladen.
Über den Inhalt gibt es gar nicht mehr viel zu sagen. Der ist einmalig. Man merkt, dass sich Goscinny und Uderzo seinerzeit intensiv mit dem Land auseinandergesetzt haben. Das Buch gibt die Stimmung dort fantastisch wieder.
Auch als Ebook (im Urlaub ging nur das iPhone) liest es sich gut, das handling mit dem Vergrößern ist auf dem iPhone 6 zwar etwas fiselig, aber es ist kein Problem und man liest es flüssig runter, verschlingt es, wie seinerzeit die Printversion. Gerne wieder Asterix auf dem Kindle.
THE CLUE (Murder Mystery Classic): Detective Fleming Stone Series
THE CLUE (Murder Mystery Classic): Detective Fleming Stone Series
NOTE: The last paragraph has a sort of spoiler, so don't read that far if you don't want to know.

The Kindle programming that opens the book to page 1 of chapter 1 means I started this without realizing it was published in 1908. I realized it was old, but I didn't know HOW old. It was made clear the story was set in a small town in New Jersey but looking for clues to the time period in the story took a while. A man tips a bell boy a quarter. Someone ends a telegram instead of telephoning. Also, women faint with alarming regularity. The oddest thing in the story is, there are NO police officers. The doctor called to the scene summons the coroner (also a doctor) who eventually decides murder is likely but NO ONE NOTIFIES THE POLICE. Instead, the coroner eventually hires a private detective. I do not know if this would have been standard behavior in very early 20th century NJ but it struck me as very odd.

Basically, this is a locked room mystery, and the reason I gave it only 3 stars is I totally did not believe the resolution. I also thought the author had a tendency to simply assign personality traits by fiat. She would have a character simply state that someone else was easygoing but had a violent temper rather than having it come out during the story. In that instance especially, the combination struck me as implausible. This might be a matter of style during that time period but Jane Austen was even earlier and she didn't do that.

It's interesting to read a story set in this era (Someone says "Pshaw!", a bellboy is overjoyed by getting a dollar, and a train is delayed because of a hot box!) but the limitations of the writing and the problem of the mystery itself were too great to make me feel truly satisfied at the end.

Spoiler-ific complaint: In most jurisdictions you cannot inherit money or property from someone you have killed. Also, the murderer's means of ingress into the locked house struck me as implausible, given the conditions. Plus, there were a few errors I think happened in optical scanning.Not a lot but a few.
Calhoun Harry Potter Hogwarts House Crests Outdoor Flag (30" by 60") (Ravenclaw)
Calhoun Harry Potter Hogwarts House Crests Outdoor Flag (30" by 60") (Ravenclaw)
Well-made, although I wouldn't leave it out in the weather for a long time (to be fair, I wouldn't for most inexpensive flags). Looks good! Potter kids in neighborhood love it!
Note to the manufacturer - the tags on the hoist should be sewn on near the top, not the bottom. That's the way one can tell which way is up before unfurling the flag.
Lakrids by Johan Bülow D - Salt & Caramel Chocolate Coated Liquorice (295g)
Lakrids by Johan Bülow D - Salt & Caramel Chocolate Coated Liquorice (295g)
Having spent most of my life in the specialty food business it's always a nice surprise to find something new to me. While in Oslo last year at a 5 star hotel these were served on our pillows at night. I had to find them and was really happy to see them recently available on Amazon (they were not when I first returned from Norway). If you like licorice and chocolate, I can't recommend these highly enough.

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