Kimora Reyes

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What Is HTML5?
What Is HTML5?
What Is HTML5? by Brett McLaughlin. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 317 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Mike Boris, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 2651 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
100 History Series 5 Books Collection Set (100 People Who Made History, 100 Events That Made History, 100 Inventions That Made History, 100 Scientists That Made History, 100 Women That Made History)
100 History Series 5 Books Collection Set (100 People Who Made History, 100 Events That Made History, 100 Inventions That Made History, 100 Scientists That Made History, 100 Women That Made History)
100 History Series 5 Books Collection Set (100 People Who Made History, 100 Events That Made History, 100 Inventions That Made History, 100 Scientists That Made History, 100 Women That Made History) by DK and Andrea Mills. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Seit du bei mir bist: Roman (German Edition)
Seit du bei mir bist: Roman (German Edition)
Seit du bei mir bist: Roman (German Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Astrid Finke. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 86 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Home Run
Home Run
Home Run by John Grisham, Charles Brauer, et al.. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Wire Devils
The Wire Devils
The Wire Devils by Frank L. Packard. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Java Software Solutions (8th Edition)
Java Software Solutions (8th Edition)
Java Software Solutions (8th Edition) by John Lewis and William Loftus. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing
Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing
Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing by Frank T. Willmore, Eric Jankowski, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Heroku Cookbook
Heroku Cookbook
Heroku Cookbook by Mike Coutermarsh. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Vue.js Programming by Example
Vue.js Programming by Example
Vue.js Programming by Example by Agus Kurniawan. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Pro PHP XML and Web Services
Pro PHP XML and Web Services
Pro PHP XML and Web Services by Robert Richards. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
NoSQL For Dummies
NoSQL For Dummies
NoSQL For Dummies by Adam Fowler. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association , Ph.D. Haff, G. Gregory, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 246 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
RESTful Web Services with Scala
RESTful Web Services with Scala
RESTful Web Services with Scala by Jos Dirksen. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Steve Jobs (True Books: Biographies)
Steve Jobs (True Books: Biographies)
I have read a few of the A True Book series for young readers and have enjoyed them all. Each has a wonderful kid friendly layout with nice photographs, interesting facts, timelines, lists for additional resources, and a glossary of important key words. Before reading this book I new next to nothing about Steve Jobs, other than he was one of the creators of Apple Computers, so to me all this information was new and interesting. After Job's death in 2011 I saw several Facebook and Pinterest posts about his determined spirit and creative mind; however this book talked about some of his flaws which made him seem like more of a real person and has sparked my interest to learn more. This would be a wonderful addition to any elementary or middle school library or classroom.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo: Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo: Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book
Es war für mich sehr beeindruckend, in welch einfacher Art der Autor kleinen Kindern - ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger - das Wesen der Demokratie nahe bringt. "Stinkekäfer" oder alle anderen Personen, die der Ansicht sind, dass sie besonders wichtig sind und deshalb ihre Weltsicht als die einzig richtige zu gelten hat, haben anzuerkennen, dass andere das gleiche Recht zur Entfaltung ihrer Persönlichkeit haben. Und wie wichtig Solidarität und Freundschaft im Leben jedes Einzelnen sind.
Nur durch den Zusammenhalt der Freunde gegen Intoleranz und Ignoranz kann sich die Liebe durchsetzen und Marlon und Wesley können zu ihrem Bunnymoon aufbrechen. Ich wünsche ihnen das Beste!
Bei "Beste" fällt mir ein, dass ich die Zeichnungen noch gar nicht erwähnt habe. Tja, ich habe lange überlegt, ob ich damit anfangen sollte. Die liebevoll und aussagekräftig gestalteten Figuren, gehen einem ans Herz. Ich habe das kleine Büchlein als sehr alter Mensch, der weit weg von solcher Art "Lektüre" sein sollte, schon mehrfach angeschaut. Immer wieder finde ich neue Details, die ich mich erfreuen.
Alleine deshalb rechtfertigt sich schon der Preis. Was ich aber besonders erfreulich finde, dass der Gewinn an LGBT-Organisationen überwiesen werden soll, was hoffentlich auch geschieht.
Es bleibt mir nur noch, dem Team meinen herzlichsten Dank zu sagen und ihnen Erfolg im Kampf gegen Intoleranz und rechte Gesinnung zu wünschen. Es steht viel auf dem Spiel - nicht nur für Kaninchen!
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl
I am a fan of Rinella's from watching "Meateater" and listening to his "Meateater" podcast. I bought his first book "Meateater: Adventures in the Life of an American Hunter" and was hooked.

I bought this book via Kindle but after a once-through reading decided to buy the paperback version of it so my other family members could read and reference it too. Once I got the book in hand I re-read it and I'm glad I did. For whatever reason I picked up a lot more from the paperback than I ever did from the Kindle version. I guess it probably has something to do with the reference-book feel this book has and the ability to skip around and gather in the whole picture of what this book offers up. The Kindle format works really well for a novel or a mono-formatted book like a historical non-fiction.......this book is neither.

One thing I want to point out about Rinella..........his style of writing (and talking) and his methods, tools and attitudes towards the animals and pursuit really make sense to me. As a transplanted Mid-westerner now living and hunting in the West myself I can really identify where he's coming from on having to evolve from Midwestern traditions and methods about hunting to the Western US approach to the critters out here in the West. Until I'd read Rinella I hadn't stumbled across anyone that eloquently and accurately describes this transition.
The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon
The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon
Growing up, as the author accurately describes, as the elementary school student watching the TV wheeled into our classroom, I joined America in holding its breath. My dad was an RCA engineer who saw it from the inside. I knew I was going to like this book,and I did. It is beautifully written.

I found myself absorbed in the insights, the personal snippets. While they are giants, heroes, they are human beings. They were not always heroic, often all too human. They have insights no one else has.

The author himself is sometimes all too human. He writes wonderfully. In the process of researching this book he obviously gained the trust and respect of his subjects. I couldn't help but wonder occasionally - was I reading the thoughts of these heroes, or of the author who dropped in a quote or to in support.

Be that as it may. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, one of dozens I've read about our space program. It is a wonderful story.
Elon Musk Biography, Tesla & SpaceX (Unabridged): Life Lessons From The Man Who Inventing The Future (Elon Musk, Entrepreneurship, Tesla, Billionaire Book 2)
Elon Musk Biography, Tesla & SpaceX (Unabridged): Life Lessons From The Man Who Inventing The Future (Elon Musk, Entrepreneurship, Tesla, Billionaire Book 2)
The book provides information that hasn't been available in the newspapers such as Elon Musk's early life. Credit to the book that it doesn't fully idolize Elon Musk making him the new savior of technology and US, but instead covers also areas that are not necessarily Elon Musk's strengths. Where the book falls short is the written language, which is very simple and even irritating, being not much different than casual talk. Proper editing would have benefited, it is not experience enhancing to read the same sentence over and over again.
Secret Gardeners: Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries
Secret Gardeners: Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries
This is a sumptuous volume for the coffee table and a high-quality product. Why then did it leave me feeling so non-plussed? I suppose because it resembles the approach taken in "Through the Key Hole". A peek into the horticultural lives of the rich and famous. in this sense, of course, sodding Chris Evans and Sting have lovely gardens. The latter probably sits outside eating miso soup, shredded vegetable salad with Tahini dressing and practices his tantric sex on the lawn. Perhaps I am doing these various celebs down but how much love, as opposed to money, has gone into these gorgeous gardens? Indeed, compared with the recent volume by Monty Don "Down to Earth" this book is a bit of froth while Monty's is the full cappuccino. One exception is that I really liked Ozzy Osbournes stately pile. Surprisingly good taste abounds and the phone box in the garden is inspirational. Wonder if he knows where the mower is kept?
Exodus
Exodus
EXODUS is an album that completely defines not only an artist/band but the generation in which it/they grew up in, the album was recorded and subsequently released. Bob Marley and The Wailers were truly a pop, mainstream phenomena unlike any other by the time this wonderful album was released in 1977 as has been stated and documented countless times. The world was not only fascinated by the Rastafarian beliefs but the revolutionary principals of Reggae. The 1960's & 1970's were truly times of revolution on a worldwide scale & NO band or group of artists signified this better than The Wailers.

Time Magazine voted this album as the most important of the 20th century and for good reason, Bob Marley and The Wailers in both of it's incarnations during the 1960's and 1970's brought forth such powerful messages and themes that would do more than redefine music, which it did, but would also become, in many ways, the voice of revolutions on just about every continent under the sun. Reggae or "Island Music", as it was commonly referred, was more than a genre, it was a belief and lifestyle. The Wailers did for Island Music what Chuck Berry had done for Rock & Roll some 20 years earlier, they become a polarizing and solidifying force of a genre.

This album was unparelled in it's effect on social consciousness and it's far reaching implications both musically and socially. No other album had the type of worldwide effect that this one did period, thus the awarding of it's number one position by Time Magazine. The Wailers and in particular Bob Marley became one of the most beloved and respected artists in music history for being not only great songwriters and performers but true poets and revolutionaries in every since of that word.

EXODUS is Marley's crowning achievement, now I know many will point to some of his earlier material with the original Wailers line up including the grear Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer as better music and I agree that those recordings were splendid and set the foundation for both the band as a whole and all 3 individually and would be used as a platform for their future musically expressions. However, the greatness of this album cannot be overstated nor underestimated and I believe this line up doesn't get the full credit they deserve for the material they produced. Bob was the leader, songwriter and visionary but it takes a talented group of individuals to relay his message to the masses with the grace that they were able to pull off.

This album shows Marley's incredible versatility as a songwriter, you have it all on full display, revolution, mystical themes based upon Rastafarian beliefs, songs of love and passion, songs of hope and happiness. I believe this album is best listened to all the way through as it has a natural flow that truly comes through with a full listen. The epic title track is one of the most incredible display's of musicianship ever recorded and was an out of this world experience live.

The influence of this album, artist and band on a worldwide scale has been achieved by very few artists in the history of music and this is the greatest example of what made Bob Marley an artist for all seasons, times and ages. This is must listening for anyone who truly wants to grasp how music can change perceptions and beliefs on a worldwide scale. Time Magazine got it right on this album and when you consider all of the other monumental albums to be released in the 20th century, it shows just how much Bob Marley, The Wailers and their music meant to listeners as a whole.
Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
前回のトリビュートアルバムも良かったのですが、今回も豪華なトリビュート盤になってます。
Princeの曲は「反則!」だと思いますが(曲名がRed -> Purple)、やはり彼らしい。
Stingのカバーが一番気に入っています。
ジミヘンのアルバムから入らず、こういったカバーソング集からジミヘンを知るという方も多いと思いますが、前作に続いてこのアルバムも良質です。

前作
Stone Free: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

楽曲リストは以下の通りです。
Power of Soul: a Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

1 Gratitude James "Al" Hendrix
2 Are You Experienced? Musiq
3 Spanish Castle Magic Santana
4 Purple House Prince
5 The Wind Cries Mary Sting
6 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Earth Wind & Fire
7 Power Of Soul Bootsy Collins [Featuring George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars]
8 Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Eric Clapton
9 Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) Lenny Kravitz
10 30 Years James "Al" Hendrix
11 Who Knows Devoted Spirits [Featuring George Duke]
12 Purple Haze Robert Randolph & The Family Band
13 Going Home Velvert Turner
14 Little Wing Chaka Khan & Kenny Olson
15 Castles Made Of Sand The Sounds Of Blackness
16 May This Be Love Eric Gales
17 Foxey Lady Cee-Lo
18 Red House John Lee Hooker
19 Little Wing / 3rd Stone From The Sun Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Recycled Wine Bottle Scented Candle (Pina Colada)
Recycled Wine Bottle Scented Candle (Pina Colada)
It's a lovely candle. The design is stylish and attractive and can blend with any decor. However, much to my chagrin, it didn't smell anything even remotely like a pina, a colada, or a pina colada. I can't even describe the scent it's so far off. I haven't even managed to light it, yet. If I light it and it magically emits a pina colada scent, I will come back and adjust my review. I hurried and grabbed this one because it was the last pina colada in stock. That made it even more disappointing to get it and it not even smell like labeled. Perhaps the company's other scents are true to label, but I won't buy another to find out.

Love that it's made of a recycled wine bottle, which helps reduce waste. I plan to make another candle in it when I burn this one away.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 3GB RAM + 64GB, 48MP Quad Camera Hotshot, 5020mah Battery, 6.53 ”FHD +, LTE Factory Unlocked Smartphone - International Version (Midnight Grey)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 3GB RAM + 64GB, 48MP Quad Camera Hotshot, 5020mah Battery, 6.53 ”FHD +, LTE Factory Unlocked Smartphone - International Version (Midnight Grey)
Pro: good price , has fingerprint sensor and face recognition. Long lasting battery, smooth animation no freezing or lagging
Con: requires to have a MI Account and a Google one, but for the price it is not a big deal.
Pictures a good, no blurrines, plus has a wide view angle camera, the front camera is very small and nice placed in the corner of the screen , picture is sharp and very good for a 200$ phone . Five stars from me .
Angel Of Death
Angel Of Death
Zoe Bell is Eve Mob assassin, gun for hire, mercenary, call her what you will. Eve gets injured during a hit and the end result is she's haunted by visions of past victims and overwhelmed by remorse and guilt. Think of John Woo's awesome film the Killer as inspiration for Angel of Death . This film was written by legendary comics/Graphic Novelist Ed Brubaker and is shot in a Noir style akin to Sin City another film written by a comics person. Its very beautifully done dark yet pretty not unlike the back drops in the Crow or the future cities of Blade Runner. Zoe is quite attractive and a has a look and athletic ability well suited for action genre films. She's respectable as an actress no small feat as her prior career was as a stunt woman mainly for Lucy Lawless during Xena warrior princesses long tv run,. In fact Lucy has a small role here as Vera Eve's nosy neighbor with a checkered past herself .Originally done as web series the transfer to dvd is seemless. It's quite violent and action filled for us adrenaline junkies. Ed's story translate well from the page to the screen and the supporting cast is quite able as well. So fans of Ms. Bell like me are happy to have the opportunity to view this on a larger format than a PC or Mac .There's some good interviews and extra footage as well in this package.
Dr Oakley Yukon Vet Season 5
Dr Oakley Yukon Vet Season 5
No fan of excessive TV or reality TV but there's something very life affirming about Dr. Oakley and her valiant and successful effort to make a difference in the lives of many animals. I always feel there is a purpose to this life and a value to humanity when I watch what this woman does. She's a terrific human being and moreover, a realistic one, who makes me laugh, and empathize and most of all proud for the good work some humans do. A great show.
Fantastic 4: Flame On
Fantastic 4: Flame On
Out of all the Fantastic Four games that have come out go figure that the best one (IMO) was this ridiculously unknown and barely played outing on the Gameboy Advance. Developed by Torus Games (Invincible Iron Man, Spider-Man 2 The Sinister Six) Fantastic Four: Flame On has you play as Johnny Storm a.k.a The Human Torch in an all new side story that's interwoven in and out of the 1st film. It's a 2D action adventure game where Johnny will have to go up against the Skrulls who want to capture him and steal his powers. The game starts right when the F4 get back from space and start discovering their powers, from there Johnny will go on a globe trotting adventure in order to stop the Skrulls and make sure he doesn't have his powers taken.

The levels for the game consist of the snowy ski lodge/mountain, New York City, a volcanic island, the Gobi Desert and a Skrull ship. There are also parts where it transitions into a space shooter as you'll have to fly to the next location shooting down enemies. What's also pretty cool is in between levels they'll be other types of mini levels like a snowboarding race down a hill or a motocross race where you'll have to beat a high score pulling off tricks while you make a 3 round lap. They're short and simple but the variety is welcomed none the less. Johnny's arsenal includes a multidirectional flame boost and flame charge, punch combos, launching fireballs, a powerful inferno blast (DBZ style) and an explosive super nova that will take out all enemies on screen. After each stage you'll level up your health and each individual power for stronger attacks. Graphically everything looks very nice and smooth. The animations for Torch and the enemies look good and the detail in the environments/levels are also well done. Surprisingly the later levels, the last 2 specifically, can get a little challenging.

Along the way you'll face off against famous F4 enemies for bosses such as Terrax, Dragon Man, Paibok the Power Skrull and even a multi level battle against Galactus. Yes, GALACTUS. And not that pitiful cloud version but the REAL giant, powerful, purple devourer of worlds, GALACTUS. Overall F4: Flame On is a simple but solid 2D action platformer that, if you're a fan of the F4 or just the specific genre in the general, you should definitely give it a shot. It's biggest negative is it's pretty short length. Overall I'd give it a 7 outta 10. An apt job by Torus Games.
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 13
Ranma 1/2, Vol. 13
Ryoga Hibiki has only two ambitions: Defeat his arch-rival Ranma Saotome, and win Akane's affections. Both of those come into jeopardy in the thirteenth volume of Rumiko Takahashi's "Ranma 1/2," where Ranma must deal with magical swords, old enemies, and less-than-festive goings-on.

Ryoga is wandering in the mountains when he encounters a wacky old hermit. The old man gives him the "mark of the battling god," which will make him the strongest man on earth -- except that it's a goofy smiley face. He can only erase it if he's defeated, and Ranma takes up the challenge immediately. But can he figure out how to defeat the world's strongest man, before Akane figures out Ryoga's darkest secret?

Christmas is less than merry when a pair of little kids, who believe Happosai is Santa, begin following him on his underwear raids. And Kuno wins it big when he gets a magical sword which grants three wishes -- and Ranma seizes the chance to be all man again. He goes on a date with Kuno (with Akane lurking around to make sure Kuno doesn't get frisky), and is about to get the final wish -- but only if he kisses his most loathed classmate.

Finally, an old enemy from Ranma and Ukyo's past returns: the Gambling King, who cheated little kids ten years ago, and whom the two kids defeated. Now he's come to demand payment for what Ranma bet and lost. Problem is, it's the Tendo dojo; Soun promptly kicks Ranma out until he can win it back, which he's determined to do. Problem is, Ranma is really lousy at gambling.

Ranma has always made enemies easily, and now we find out that he's been doing it since the age of five or six. And of course, the teenage martial artist has to deal with his frequent foils -- kendo-mad Kuno; Happosai, who makes his life a misery; and Ryoga. The ending of the Christmas story is a bit weak, but is made up for by Ranma's final line.

And this has some very fun (and tense) moments, like when it seems that Akane has discovered Ryoga's secret (he's really her pet pig). On the other hand, Takahashi throws in some funny physical humour, like Ranma scouring Ryoga's stomach, Kuno's assorted wishes, and poor Ryoga doing an unwitting striptease in front of a ladies' club.

One nice touch is the deepening of the Ranma-Ryoga relationship, which has always hovered somewhere between rivalry and friendship. Ranma admits this out loud, when he offers to help Ryoga because "you're the only man I consider my rival." Nice touch there. And of course, we discover that Ranma is a lousy gambler, and that there are things (kissing a guy) even he won't do to undo his curse.

Un-merry Christmas, same-sex smooches and stomach graffiti provide plenty of smiles in the thirteenth volume of "Ranma 1/2."
My Book About Me
My Book About Me
4/2017 Update: What a WONDERFUL keepsake this will be for our grandchildren! We LOVE Dr. Seuss in our home, where I'd babysat our three grandsons, prior to my daughter-in-law becoming a stay-at-home-mom (talk about a repeat of "empty next syndrome"!) When the oldest one began all day kindergarten years ago, we'd purchased this book and - seeing how much he enjoyed working on it - went ahead and purchased additional copies for the other two boys to have at the ready when it came their turn to start kindergarten. Well, I'm now coming back for a fourth copy of this terrific little book!

We've collected every single Seuss children's book, but there are three books in particular that we've now ordered four copies of, because they can be personalized by the grandkids to make them truly "their own"! This one, along with "I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself" and "I Can Draw It Myself, By Me, Myselff" will become treasured keepsakes, little "snapshots" of where they were developmentally that they can look back on one day with a smile.

While the other two are terrific as well, this one is definitely our favorite. SIXTY pages just BRIMMING with fun facts your child fills in about him/herself, and be able to author his/her own little autobiography! This is somewhat along the lines of a baby book you'd receive as a baby shower gift, with pages where your child can trace his hand and foot, etc, but there's oh so much more in the way of fun facts for him/her to fill in to help them remember "where their head was at" at that age, with a little help from Dr. Seuss and many bright, colorful illustrations! Can't recommend this book highly enough!

We've thoroughly enjoyed being able to so closely participate in and observe our grandkids' growth and development, and finding new ways to encourage both. These books have been fun tools to use toward that end. We truly treasure our little guys - we'd take a dozen more gladly!
Enchanted: The Donovan Legacy
Enchanted: The Donovan Legacy
Rowan Murray is encouraged to take some time off and relax at a friends' cabin. She meets Liam, not knowing that he has magical powers, but being drawn to him nevertheless. The attraction is mutual and strong. Liam knows a secret about Rowan. She has magical powers too, but doesn't know it...yet. Liam must make a decision soon about whether or not to accept his powers, and at the same time help Rowan discover hers. Two very likeable characters, a very strong romance, and a story that will draw you in. Enjoyable.
Nora Roberts - Collection: The Villa & Midnight Bayou & Three Fates
Nora Roberts - Collection: The Villa & Midnight Bayou & Three Fates
The Villa was a very good story, which I thoroughly enjoyed. However, I didn't care for Midnight Bayou. I was extremely disapointed by the weired ending. And I do mean WEIRD. I'm not a writer, but I think I could have come up with a better ending.

I haven't listened to the last story. Thought I would wait a while, since I was so put off by Midnight Bayou. Sometimes when you buy a collection, you get a mixture of good and bad stories. I feel like this is what happened with this collection.

I would not pay full price for this collection. It's not worth it. Look for a previously owned set at a reduced price, if you are interested in purchasing.
Coffret Osamu Tezuka : Anthologie 2
Coffret Osamu Tezuka : Anthologie 2
On parle d'un très bel objet issu du travail de l'un des plus grands maîtres du manga. Le coffret est vraiment élégant (même si le noir capte un petit peu les traces de doigt). Par contre les mangas des éditions asuka sont en petit format (par rapport à un manga classique) ... rien de rédhibitoire (on profite tout de même très bien du dessin), mais lorsqu'on n’est pas au courant ça fait un choc.
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club)
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club)
The plot was interesting but became transparent quickly. I felt all the characters were one dimensional.
Cliches:
Lindsey - tough but beautiful detective with a chip on her shoulder
Jill - beautiful super smart and tough attorney
Cindy - beautiful rookie reporter with more savvy and better contacts than veteran reporters
Claire - black, beautiful and brilliant but overweight pathologist who clawed her out of poverty.
Chris - the only male of any value in the book, who incidentally falls madly in love with Lindsey
Spoiler alert
Lindsey is diagnosed with a rare and possibly fatal blood disorder she is stage 2+ at the time of diagnosis. Stage 3 is critical and stage 4 often fatal. Chris is assigned as Lindsey's partner. Lindsey tries to ignore the strong mural attraction and sexual energy that courses through her every time her eyes meet Chris's. Of course the stars align and she and Chris become passionate lovers.
Lindsey gets together with the women's murder club and solves the crimes all while undergoing blood transfusions and nurturing her budding love for Chris.
The killer seems to get away with his crimes but can't stop himself from going to Lindsey to gloat over her mistakes, and revel in his freedom. He is also going to make millions on book and movie deals. Of course he tries to kill Lindsey but she turns the tables on him and comes out the victor.
Chris gets shot and dies but the women's murder club will always be there for Lindsey.
Yeah! Girl Power!
So long story short the plot had potential but fizzled out.
Naruto: Sasuke's Story--Star Pupil (Naruto Novels)
Naruto: Sasuke's Story--Star Pupil (Naruto Novels)
Primeiramente, falarei do motivo de três estrelas e não cinco. Minha novel não veio bem embalada, pois veio amassada a capa de trás e algumas páginas finais, me deixando chateada por não ter ela inteira. Minha crítica é somente isso, a embalagem. Eu sou cliente Amazon há anos, compro quase todo mês, e essa é a primeira vez que isso acontece comigo, portanto, deixarei esse acontecimento isolado ignorado e espero que não aconteça mais.

Agora, falarei do conteúdo da novel em si. Sasuke Shinden: Star Pupil é uma novel de leitura essencial para quem gosta do personagem Sasuke Uchiha. Vemos um lado bem cômico do personagem, onde, por razões que não citarei (spoilers) acaba sendo o sensei interino do Time 7 (Boruto, Sarada e Mitsuki), e também responsável por seu treinamento. Vemos não só seu treinamento com os Genin como também ele responsável por uma missão com o Time 7 dentro de um navio, onde vemos a evolução principalmente de Sarada Uchiha (seu Sharingan com 3 tomoe). Há momentos cruciais entre Sasuke e sua filha, Sasuke e seu pupilo (Boruto) e até um finalzinho bem fofo de Sasuke e sua filha em relação a sua mãe, Sakura.

A autora do livro é muito fiel a personalidade dos personagens, lembrando que as novels possuem um pôster exclusivo e capa desenhadas por Masashi Kishimoto. Agora irei aguardar que a Vizmedia lance a saga Retsuden (lançadas em 2019, com autoria de Jun Esaka, mesma autora de Sasuke Shinden: Star Pupil). Agradeço a Amazon por disponibilizar as novels da editora Americana para comprarmos, e também peço cuidado na hora de realizar seus envios (por conta da infelicidade que tive com a minha novel específica).
Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt Adventure Book 16)
Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt Adventure Book 16)
Yes, my hero is winding down. Probably making way for that newer team of "Blue Gold". Somehow Dirk didn't seem to have his heart in the adventure this time. The search for Norse colonists on the Hudson seemed a bit contrived and only a sideline. And Al was hardly heard from at all! He was more like the ever present bodyguard - the guy that hovers, but never speaks.It sounds as if I hated the book, but I actually enjoyed it tremendously. There were numerous changes that I did like - along with the subtle hint that there was a good chance that we haven't seen the last of Dirk and Co. I was very happy to see the relationship with the congresswoman played down. I never liked her, and I hope in light of the ending - which was simply fabulous - I hope she disappears altogether. (Big hint,Mr Cussler!) The one, most unfortunate, circumstance, was the use of the World Trade Center as a target. People must remember that it was written many months before the recent attack, and was, in fact, published prior to the event. But it sure did bring chills when I read it only a few days after. But as redeeming factors, the expanded role of Mr Cussler himself and the aforementioned ending, was worth it. It was surprising,touching,unconventional for our hero,and one of the best endings Mr Cussler has ever devised. I cannot wait for the followup!
Havana Storm: Avventure di Dirk Pitt
Havana Storm: Avventure di Dirk Pitt
Dalle vicende di un archeologo americano nel 1898 ad un folle disegno di dominazione economica del mondo, il filo comune che unisce come sempre le vicende trattate riguarda le ricchezze dell'America precolombiana e il tesoro di Montezuma, riportando il vecchio Pitt sull'isola di Cuba da cui fuggì in un altro racconto di molti anni prima, che i lettori di Cussler ricorderanno senz'altro, a bordo di una vecchia vasca da bagno ...
La storia mi ha coinvolto un po' meno nella lettura di altre volte ma il romanzo rimane leggero e si lascia leggere volentieri nei ritagli di tempo, senza troppo impegno e regalando momenti di puro relax.
A Pitt e Giordino si sono ormai uniti i figli del primo, Dirk jr e Summer, ambientazione storico-geografica sempre nuova e, per certi versi, interessante ma non aspettatevi grandi novità, colpi di scena o finali imprevisti: la famiglia Pitt, più o meno malconcia, esce sempre vittoriosa da ogni avventura.
Diciamo che, nella biblioteca di chi legge Cussler da quasi trent'anni, fin dai tempi di Vortice, anche quest'avventura non può mancare ...
Giancarlo
El Juramento (Spanish Edition)
El Juramento (Spanish Edition)
EN SU LECHO DE MUERTE EL VETERANO MARINO HAL COURNEY OBTIENE DE SU HIJO TOM LA PROMESA DE BUSCAR Y RESCATAR A DORIAN , EL HIJO MENOR SECUESTRADO POR LOS ARABES ,Y ARRANCA DE SU PRIMOGENITO WILLIAM EL COMPROMISO DE FINANCIAR LA EMPRESA.-GUIADO POR UNA ANTIGUA PROFESIA,EL PODEROSO AL-MALIK ,PRINCIPE DE OMAN ,TRATA A DORIAN COMO A UN HIJO ,MIENTRAS TOM COURNEY EMPRENDE AFANOSAMENTE SU BUSQUEDA.- CON LA MAESTRIA QUE LO CARACTERIZA, WILBUR SMITH NARRA EN TODOS SUS DETALLES LA AUDAZ AVENTURA ,SENBRADA DE PELIGROS Y PERIPECIAS
The Bond Code: The Dark World of Ian Fleming and James Bond
The Bond Code: The Dark World of Ian Fleming and James Bond
This literary deconstruction is at least as entertaining as its subject. I compare it favorably to studies of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with regard to autobiographical influences on his creation of literature's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. Ian Fleming was--like A. Conan Doyle-- a complex and jaded educated man with both a sense of history and a spiritual dark side which seem to have deliberately informed his idealized, fictional alter ego.

At the very least, Gardiner demonstrates that Fleming's James Bond adventure series is an elaborate literary conceit with private jokes and allusions Fleming didn't care whether the average reader discerned or not--which makes it even more piquant than his most devoted fans could desire. Whether one buys Gardiner's premise or not --and he seems to have done his homework--fans of the Bond oeuvre will enjoy this book. It's the thinking man's "Da Vinci Code".

On a personal note, besides having taught English, I am a retired ornithologist who worked for years in the (formerly British) West Indies. When I was starting out in my early 20's I had the great good fortune of having the REAL James Bond, THE legendary West Indian ornithologist, then living in Philadelphia in his late 80's, --as a kindly and brilliant mentor. Fleming's fictional spy caused him no end of inconvenience, ("What's your REAL name sir?" ) as recounted in a delightful informal memoir "Far Afield in the Caribbean" by Dr Bond's wife, Mary Wickham Bond. If your interest is birdwatching, the Caribbean, or the eccentricities of marriage to a field naturalist, it's worth looking up this charming, out-of-print book.
Sammy Going South ( A Boy Ten Feet Tall ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]
Sammy Going South ( A Boy Ten Feet Tall ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]
This is a magnificent story about a young boy who loses his parents in the Suez action of 1956, and sets out to find his aunt - who lives in Durban at the other end of the continent!. At his age he has no notion of the distance involved, but he has a little compass and he knows that it is south, so off he goes.

On his way he falls in with various people, some a lot more trustworthy than others. As a result he soon develops a highly suspicious nature, becoming very jumpy and inclined to take to his heels at the first sign of anything suspicious. This tendency to bolt first and ask questions afterwards almost certainly prolongs his adventure a lot more than it need have been, and I have a sneaking sympathy for the frustrated rescuer whose car the boy immobilised before escaping, and who (now a hundred dollars out of pocket) expresses a desire to drown the brat. But in light of Sammy's experiences, his attitude is not unreasonable.

The high point of the film is when Sammy falls in with a loveable rogue (Edward G Robinson), who takes him under his wing and gives him his first bit of security since his long walk began. You can see the boy's self-confidence steadily grow, to the point where he saves his benefactor's life by coolly shooting a leopard when it attacks. The boy is now so happy that he wants to forget about auntie and just stay here forever.

But it's too good to last. Sammy's guardian is outside the law, and his new life is brutally destroyed when police come along and do their duty. If I recall correctly, this loss of his new "family" is the only time in the film where Sammy breaks down and cries. But it couldn't have lasted anyway, as his friend (after a heart to heart from his oppo Harry H Corbett) acknowledges that they have no long-term future together, and that Sammy needs to return to the world of school exams and qualifications. For this reason he harshly breaks off their relationship and gives information about Sammy to the aunt - though persuading her to let him complete the journey for himself.

He duly does, but now he's a different boy. Despite the brutal parting, he remembers the old rogue with fondness and asks after him, and in general has clearly made the jump from little boy to young man. It is either luck or a stroke of genius that the actor chosen for his part, Fergus Maclelland, is actually twelve rather than ten. Over the months of film making he gets noticeably taller, which is symbolic of how Sammy has grown, along the way - and by no means only in height.
The Bastard King (The Scepter of Mercy Book 1)
The Bastard King (The Scepter of Mercy Book 1)
I am a fan of Harry Turtledove, and have read most of his works written under his own name. Then I discovered that Chernenko was a pen name of his, so I hurried to a copy of this book. Eagerly anticipating going through the 3 books of this series, while I wait for him to write more in his Civil War epics. Boy, was I disappointed! Perhaps it is good that this came out under Chernenko. It reads as a shoddy work, far below what Turtledove has produced elsewhere.

One flaw is how the Commodore Grus becomes a co-king with the book's young hero. Prior to this, we see much handwringing because there are strict rules about who can become king. Yet after some minor victories, Grus assumes the throne with little ado. Just doesn't jibe.

The wars/conflicts are weakly done. This has been noted for Turtledove's other works. He is not as strong at the tactical or strategic descriptions as Stirling, Weber, Ringo or Pournelle. Even so, what battles are covered in the book are tepid. No sense of a protracted engagement.

Turtledove has prodigious output. But he may be spreading himself too thin by occasionally sacrificing quality for quantity.

By the way, another reviewer asked why Judith Tarr furnished a favourable quote on the book's cover. It's perhaps because she and Turtledove wrote "Household Gods". A fantasy which is far better done than this sorry instance.
The Parting of the Ways
The Parting of the Ways
The 15 year anniversary of Fitz: Metamorphosis May 25, 2000

If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here while these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend: if you pardon, we will mend: And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have unearned luck Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue, We will make amends ere long; Else the Puck a liar call; So, good night unto you all. Give me your hands, if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends.
3M Marine Adhesive Sealant Fast Cure 4200 (05260) – Semi-Permanent Flexible Adhesive Sealant for Boats and Marine Applications – White – 3 Ounces
3M Marine Adhesive Sealant Fast Cure 4200 (05260) – Semi-Permanent Flexible Adhesive Sealant for Boats and Marine Applications – White – 3 Ounces
The adhesive itself is top notch, considered some of the best in the industry for through/hull sealant or other sealing or waterproofing needs in Marine class applications.

My review is 1 star because of one reason: As expensive as this sealant is, I can reasonably expect a high quality application tip.

I was using this to seal an underwater through transom LED light on the back of our boat. The hole on the inside of the transom is obviously hard to reach due to the fact it's behind the engine, exhaust, steering hydraulics, etc. I used the included nozzle tip that screws onto the top of the sealant container (it's include in the package). I cut about 1/4 inch off the tip of it to allow the desired amount of sealant out as I squeeze.

Right in the middle of squeezing the tube of sealant, the plastic nozzle popped off the top of the container, and the top 1-2 ounces of sealant came blobbing out, and went ALL OVER the inside of the engine bay covering things like electrical lines, fuel lines, vent tubes, hydraulic lines, and just made a huge mess.

By the way, you CAN'T clean this stuff off without something caustic like paint thinner or other harsh chemical. So I wasn't able to remove any of it and now the inside of our new boat engine compartment is covered with smeared white sealant that will probably be there for decades.

I thought maybe I hadn't screwed the nozzle on correctly so after cleaning up what I could, I screwed it carefully back onto the tube and commenced trying to seal the other light on the opposite site.

The exact same thing happened... this time however I planned ahead and placed a large towel under it and although it wasted half the tube by blobbing out, at least I didn't make another huge mess.

Long story short: DON'T rely on the included plastic nozzle to safely dispense this product.

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