Kylie Wilson

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Los niños de Irena (Spanish Edition)
Los niños de Irena (Spanish Edition)
Los niños de Irena (Spanish Edition) by Tilar J. Mazzeo. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 53 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book #2)
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book #2)
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book #2) by Rachel Dylan. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 139 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Photographing the Dead: Nameless, Book 2
Photographing the Dead: Nameless, Book 2
Photographing the Dead: Nameless, Book 2 by Dean Koontz, Edoardo Ballerini, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1289 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
CELL Stephen King 1st edition 1st print !
CELL Stephen King 1st edition 1st print !
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The Body
The Body
The Body by Stephen King. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 345 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java for Cobol Programmers (Programming Series)
Java for Cobol Programmers (Programming Series)
Java for Cobol Programmers (Programming Series) by John C Byrne and Jim Cross. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
T-SQL Querying (Developer Reference)
T-SQL Querying (Developer Reference)
T-SQL Querying (Developer Reference) by Itzik Ben-Gan , Adam Machanic , et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 78 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
SQL: 2 Books in 1: Beginner's Guide & 7-Day Crash Course, How to Quickly Learn Structured Query Language Programming, Server Administration, Computer and Database Management Step-by-Step
SQL: 2 Books in 1: Beginner's Guide & 7-Day Crash Course, How to Quickly Learn Structured Query Language Programming, Server Administration, Computer and Database Management Step-by-Step
SQL: 2 Books in 1: Beginner's Guide & 7-Day Crash Course, How to Quickly Learn Structured Query Language Programming, Server Administration, Computer and Database Management Step-by-Step by John Russel. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Expert Performance Indexing in SQL Server
Expert Performance Indexing in SQL Server
Expert Performance Indexing in SQL Server by Jason Strate and Grant Fritchey. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Credit Repair: Special Edition - Two Books: Learn How to Repair and Improve Your Credit Report Quickly Using Federal Laws That Are Designed to Protect You from Collectors, Credit Bureaus and Banks
Credit Repair: Special Edition - Two Books: Learn How to Repair and Improve Your Credit Report Quickly Using Federal Laws That Are Designed to Protect You from Collectors, Credit Bureaus and Banks
I purchased two self help, “credit repair” books and this particular publication was by far the better of the two. The material is easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial on how to do the necessary work to repair bad credit. It provides detailed templates on the letters you MUST write to individual agencies.
Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way
Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way
Before I can truly review this book, I need to provide some background. I'm not a Parrothead, although I know Parrotheads. Like many non-followers, I have tagged along with other hardcore Jimmy Buffett fans to several shows over the past decades (Pine Knob, Buckeye Lake, The Palace, etc.) because seeing Jimmy live is, quite simply, a good time with friends. Whether you know the legends or just like the music, the concerts are a fun evening out (or whole day... or weekend). I originally purchased this book for a fan, the type that lives and breaths all things Jimmy. He, after devouring the book, passed it back to me and told me I HAD to read it.

From a non-fan perspective, this book is DEEP. Not deep in the philosophical sense, but deep in the shear amount of details and research that must have gone into the collection of stories and history within its pages. The book starts out with a lovely short chapter on the formation of the band. It reads more like a novel and is beautifully and vividly described. Even though I didn't know all the characters per say, I was able to follow the action. Hard core fans will have no issues following the story of Jimmy's arrival in Key West. The second chapter then jumps back into time to some family history, specifically Grandfather Buffett, the sea captain. While this chapter was a bit more academic and read more like history than novel, it does set the subtle ebb and flow of the book, like waves on the beach, skillfully moving from story telling to history lessons in the Encyclopedia Buffett. The book mostly follows this pattern, jumping from scene to scene, and through various places and times.

As a fan of history, and a good biography, I found the tales and history surrounding Mr. Buffett fascinating and well told. There is so much lore surrounding the legend of Jimmy Buffett, it was really fun to see the origins of the folklore (like any good hero, there is typically some truth to the surrounding myths). Additionally, after reading through all the history I feel quite lazy in comparison. The Buffetts and the extended family of personalities that have come and gone from the Coral Reefer band have (wildly in some cases) accomplished way more than I could ever hope to in my lifetime. The productivity of the collective is amazing, and Jimmy is STILL going, not so much the legend of years past... but still traveling, touring, and transforming into the ultimate master of brand and marketing he is today.

Even though I had to web search for some of the references in the book (note: Parrotheads will likely not have this issue), I still found every chapter well worth the read. This was obviously a labor of love for the author, and I suspect it was a blast to research, collect these tales, and spin the yarns. Peering over at Mr. White's other offering Springsteen: Album by Album , which seems to be quite a different type of book, he does like his musical icons.
Clara: Mrs. Henry Ford
Clara: Mrs. Henry Ford
This is probably the worst biography I have ever read. Having recently toured Fairlane Estate in Dearborn, I was interested in learning more about the woman who was instrumental in designing and building such an interesting house and gardens. I learned NOTHING from "Ford Bryan's" (if that's his real name) book. Mr. "Bryan" took incredible pains to record the details of every sales receipt and house purchase made by the Ford Family but there was literally nothing substantial about the people he was supposed to be writing about. If it wasn't for the pictures, we would have no idea what Henry or Clara even looked like! As for their personalities? A neighbor or two was quoted from probably some old letters or interviews but the book presents a huge family of one-dimensional, cardboard characters from the past. I suspect that Clara Bryant Ford was a woman worthy of an incredible biography. Let's hope it comes along soon!
Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio
Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio
I have the 2002 (revised) original edition and held off buying this new one for some time since I thought that it would inevitably be fundamentally the same. I am, however, a huge fan of the Beatles and play guitar live too and so am perpetually interested in learning more. I became aware that things had moved on in the Beatles world since the first book appeared and I was pleased to find that the new version reflects this. So we have for example (some of) the story of the 2014 reappearance of John Lennon’s stolen Gibson J-160E and the revelation of the renewed mystery of his earlier Gallotone. Otherwise the story has been expanded upon, more information has been included and existing information updated. Of course the Beatles are still so culturally significant that things don’t end there. Discoveries are still being made after this new edition’s publication, such as the 2019 unveiling of George Harrison’s restored Futurama, which I had the honour to play briefly.

Quite a lot of the increased length of the book (doubled from 256 to 512 pages) is due to a larger typeface and more and bigger photographs. This is actually a good thing since overall legibility is increased. There is also a lot more content and of course it’s not just guitars but drums, basses, microphones, keyboards, amplifiers and even guitar straps. The Beatles Gear remains essential reading for anyone interested in popular music.
Live At Woodstock - Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Haze Colored 3x LP Vinyl [Condition-VG+NM]
Live At Woodstock - Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Haze Colored 3x LP Vinyl [Condition-VG+NM]
Live At Woodstock is an essential purchase for Jimi Hendrix fans as far as my opinion goes. The double disc live album was recorded all the way back at Woodstock 1969 and is a great example of Hendrix playing at his best.

The over all sound for the album is pretty clean and sounds great. It sounds better than the average rock album from the time period making it a much easier listen than most. One thing I have noticed though is that it seems that the percussion and rhythm guitar have been edited out of most of the album. You hear them at the start of the record and on a couple of other songs but for the most part all you get is the trio of Hendrix, Mitchell and Cox. It is a strange way to mix the album and will annoy some purists out there. It didn't detract from the experience for me, but it is a bit odd when you notice it.

The actual set list is pretty awesome. You get great versions of the usual hits Fire, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) and Purple Haze amongst others including Izabella and the now legendary Star Spangled Banner. If anything it proves to be a great compilation of his work and is benefited from the fact that it is a superb live performance.

I personally would recommend this to fans of late '60s rock. It is hard, heavy, very bluesy and sound great. The missing band members is a bit weird but it's not bad enough not to warrant a purchase.
Aloe Cadabra Flavored Personal Lube for Oral Sex, Best Organic Edible Lubricant for Men, Women and Couples, Pina Colada, 2.5 Ounce
Aloe Cadabra Flavored Personal Lube for Oral Sex, Best Organic Edible Lubricant for Men, Women and Couples, Pina Colada, 2.5 Ounce
This stuff is hard to talk about but I want to help others out there with issues like mine. I'm a BRCA+ survivor of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Chemotherapy at age 40 put me in peri-menopause, and then having both my ovaries removed at 42 finished the job. Because of my cancer history, I can't take hormone replacement therapy. Before the cancer, I already had problems with pain during intercourse (called "vulvitis" or "vulvodynia" by doctors, treated with a steroid cream with marginal success).

So the deck was stacked against me (and my poor husband) when it came to having comfortable sex. I've used various other lubricants, but Aloe Cadabra (natural/original aloe formulation) is the first one that really WORKS, not just to make sex more comfortable but to make my lady parts feel better every day. I apply a dab of it every day after showering. The aloe gives it a pleasing (but subtle) cool sensation going in. At my first gynecologist visit after I started using it, my doc was kind of shocked. She was like, "whoa, your vulva looks great!" Need I say more? I'd like to give it a star rating of "infinity."
Thanos Swimsuit Male One Piece Swimwear for Men and Boys
Thanos Swimsuit Male One Piece Swimwear for Men and Boys
My only complaint is how sore I am after the non stop barrage of humans wishing to have the sex with me! My libido, it cannot take the torrent of love starved clawing at my person and sensitive parts promising me pleasure just to be in the presence of the smile on my stummy. I've locked the door. I can hear them outside. Please send help.
A Solitude of Wolverines: A Novel of Suspense (Alex Carter Series Book 1)
A Solitude of Wolverines: A Novel of Suspense (Alex Carter Series Book 1)
When I learned that A Solitude of Wolverines was a mystery with a wildlife biologist as the main character, I perked up. When I learned that the book was written by an actual wildlife biologist, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Now I can say that this first Alex Carter mystery is a winner, and I can't wait to read more.

Wildlife and the wilderness are at the center of this story, and you can really get a feel for the type of conservation work wildlife biologists do. If you love all creatures great and small, there's even a bibliography so you can learn more about the animals being studied in the book. But if the wilderness is at the center of A Solitude of Wolverines, Alex Carter is its beating heart. When asked to lie about her findings for her bosses who have taken bribes in a previous job, Alex refuses in spectacular style knowing that she has a lot to lose by telling the truth.

This is not your usual female character. Her mother was an Air Force fighter pilot who devised games for her daughter that taught Alex how to think on her feet and use the items at hand for her survival. When something like that is mentioned in a book, you can take it to the bank that this is going to be a big factor in the story later on-- and it is. There are plenty of high octane action scenes in A Solitude of Wolverines, and there is no candy-coating of the consequences for neither man nor beast. (I mention this for those readers who might be a bit squeamish.)

The only thing that made me wonder about Alex is her choice of best friend and boyfriend. Anyone with two working brain cells should have been able to deduce that her boyfriend was a high maintenance waste of space, but I suppose that tells us that she makes mistakes like the rest of us mortals. Her best friend is a typical high rolling Hollywood actress, and that makes for an odd combination with the middle-of-nowhere loving Alex. I do have to admit that it's probably not a good idea for a main character-- no matter how dynamic-- to be a hermit. There's also a shadowy third character in Alex's orbit. One that she didn't realize she had, and it would appear that this dangerous shadow will figure more prominently in the next book. Why is this person a "dangerous shadow"? Because he's Alex's serial killer guardian angel. How's that for a shocker!

A Solitude of Wolverines is a momentous opening chapter in Alex Carter's story, one that changes her: "A new sensation spread inside of her, a loss of innocence." I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what she does next.

(Review copy courtesy of the publisher and Net Galley)
Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The Name is Doom
Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The Name is Doom
When I was fourteen years old, it never occurred to me for a minute that there would be a time when Marvel Comics were not a significant part of my life. Quite bluntly, I was obsessed. Things levelled out a little when I discovered films, music, and girls, but I also discovered a wider range of comics. And although I walked away from new purchases in the early 1980s, disappointed and appalled at the quality and direction comics were going in, I rediscovered the Silver Age in the early ’90s, and focussed my attention on those again, albeit with a little less obsessive fanaticism but no less joy… Recently, with my original comics falling apart from decades of love and attention, I’ve been buying Epic Collections during lockdown, as my reviews betray, and I’m finally getting used to the absence of little dots and slipped colour plates…

It’s now fifty years since I originally toured the newsstands of my youth looking for new issues and hunting for back issues and driving the poor old guys who ran the shops to despair as I turned up every few days to twirl their squeaky magazine racks around for what were monthly publications (you never quite knew when a new batch were coming in, or what would be there). Every time I revisit them, I cannot believe how fresh and exciting these stories still are. This volume features just about the last of the classic Lee/Kirby issues of Fantastic Four, opening with the frantic, tense, urgent all-action four-parter with a brainwashed Ben Grimm attacking his friends courtesy of the Mad Thinker (what a great name), and ending with the Doctor Doom four-parter rather transparently inspired by the TV show The Prisoner.

In between lie a run of sci-fi storylines featuring Galactus, the Silver Surfer, and the Negative Zone that blow all other popular culture of the period out of the water. Nothing compares to this; Lee and Kirby set the bar for every attempt to match it or follow it. It is jaw-dropping stuff.

For all the world-threatening danger and deadly suspense, the comics are wonderfully light and joyful in spirit. Lee is clearly having a ball writing Reed and Ben, and Kirby is literally out of this world, a middle-aged man roaming the cosmos and not a mind-expanding narcotic in sight. Even at the most doom-laden moments of menace, there is an inspiring and indefatigable sense of adventure and hope, light at the end of the tunnel. Stan Lee couldn’t have written a depressing or negative comic if he’d been paid double to do it, they were exhilarating. That was the secret of Silver Age Marvel lost today.

No film or TV show could edit like Stan Lee could write in terms of generating and building speedy excitement, and no film or TV budget could match Jack Kirby’s talent and imagination for creating fantastic worlds and mad scientists. No character in any other medium spoke with the fast-flowing urgency, tension, or drama of Stan Lee’s dialogue. Even the best of James Bond, UNCLE, Irwin Allen, Gerry Anderson, or Star Trek could not create characters, worlds, or concepts to rival Lee and Kirby in the mere medium of comics, although they occasionally came close. Perhaps the journey through the human body in the otherwise slow and dull Fantastic Voyage, Marineville in Stingray, the Daleks, the pilot film assault on UNCLE headquarters, the intricacies of Tracy Island in Thunderbirds, the Time Tunnel complex and Flying Sub from Irwin Allen’s studio, and the attack on Blofeld’s volcano hideout in You Only Live Twice are able to reach out and falteringly fingertip-touch the hem of Kirby’s robes as he sat at his drawing board between 1965 and 1968. The covers alone are astonishing—just look at 69, 72, 74, 75 (that red and yellow!), and 77. Then look at the covers from other companies at the same time…

It couldn’t last, of course, nothing does. The boys had peaked, but there were still a few good issues to come after this book’s contents, including the Mole Man’s house, and the Star Trek inspired gangster planet yarn, but after that the series falls prey to Martin Goodman’s misguided single story issues policy that tainted 1970 and most of ’71, leading up to the devastatingly disappointing hundredth issue and Kirby’s departure, all due in the following book. For some bizarre reason, the next volume, which will still be worth getting for the aforementioned last few Lee/Kirby issues when it comes out in 2021, headlines the lame ‘war with Atlantis’ storyline from when Kirby was packing his bags rather than the four-part gangster storyline which was his last hurrah before burn-out, with covers like 91 and 93. Go figure. In the meantime, anyone who wants to discover, or re-discover, Silver Age Marvel, and the glory of the comic-strip medium, starts with the Fantastic Four.

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One Piece, Vol. 13: It's All Right!
One Piece, Vol. 13: It's All Right!
This thirteenth volume of the `One Piece' manga sees Zolo's fight against the bounty hunters of Baroque Works interrupted by an enraged Luffy as well as some Baroque Works officer agents who are searching for a traitor in their own ranks. Once Luffy and his crew escape Whisky Peak they set a course for the kingdom of Alabasta with their first stop the dangerous island of Little Garden.

This volume is another very good instalment of `One Piece' with some very funny moments, some nice plot twists and some nice action. This volume also includes two of my favourite characters from the series with the introduction of Princess Vivi and the woman currently known as Ms All Sunday. This was another very entertaining instalment of `One Piece' and it is defiantly one of my favourite manga series.
Asterix & the Great Crossing (Classic Asterix Paperbacks)
Asterix & the Great Crossing (Classic Asterix Paperbacks)
First published in French in 1975 as La Grande Traversée, it was first published in English in 1976.
Asterix and Obelix volunteer to go fishing, as Getafix needs fresh fish, which Unhigienix, the fishmonger, as usual, cannot provide.
Stormy weather blows them to a strange destination where they meet up with a strange people who they cannot quite identify (of course we have the benefit of hindsight and know that this is America and these people are Native Americans.) Before the end of the voyage they also get to run into Vikings (A slightly different breed it seems, to those we met in `Asterix and the Normans').
As usual our friends voyage to interesting places and upside down. In the Asterix albums we have met parodies of figures such as Boadicea, The Beatles, Napoleon, Laurence Olivier and 007. In this one we get to meet up with a spoof of Harold Wilson, British Prime minister when this book was published.
Of course the theme of food also comes up quite a lot. It seems the authors of the Asterix albums had quite an obsession with food!
The Case of the Careless Kitten (A Perry Mason Mystery)
The Case of the Careless Kitten (A Perry Mason Mystery)
This crime novel, first published in 1942, represents Erle Stanley Gardner’s mature style. He has graduated from being a writer of pulp thrillers to a more sophisticated classic mystery style.

I came to this book with no preconceptions, never having seen the Perry Mason TV series or the movies based on his novels. How I could have maintained this state of ignorance is a mystery. According to the very interesting introduction, Gardner was the best-selling writer in the history of American literature.

Lawyer Perry Mason started out as a hard-boiled tough guy, but eventually became more suave. He is definitely the most dynamic and appealing character in The Case of the Careless Kitten. The other characters struck me as not having much depth. The dialog retains a certain amount of aggression from the hard-boiled school. There is plenty of action. Murder takes various forms.

In this book Perry Mason defends his beloved secretary Della Street from a charge of spirting off a material witness in a murder case. He uses the psychology of cats as a key argument in court.

The plot is clever, convoluted, and rich in red herrings and misdirection. I probably won’t read another Perry Mason mystery. It’s not my kind of mystery. But I acknowledge the excellent qualities of this book. And I found Gardner’s personality and life, as chronicled in the introduction, quite fascinating.
Contrepoids (Lizzy Gardner) (French Edition)
Contrepoids (Lizzy Gardner) (French Edition)
j'ai été ravie de retrouver les protagonistes du premier roman, ils sont tous très attachants. c'est toujours aussi bien écrit et addictif. je l'ai lu d'un coup sans le lâcher. j'ai tellement aimé que je me suis précipité sur les 4 romans suivants en Anglais puisque la série en comporte 6. Beaucoup de surprises dans la suite, des bonnes comme des mauvaises mais je ne veux pas spolier. très belle série en tout cas. D'autant que j'ai pu lire les 6 tomes sans débourser un euro - kindle illimited. Si vous avez aimé, je vous conseille de découvrir les romans de BLAKE PIERCE avec 3 séries différentes avec à chaque fois de très beaux rôles de femmes officier de police, profileur du FBI.
The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace, Fiction, Espionage, Suspense, Mystery & Detective
The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace, Fiction, Espionage, Suspense, Mystery & Detective
When mystery writer, John Lexman, is convicted of murdering a dangerous money lender, his best friend, T. X. Meredith of Scotland Yard believes his story that he didn’t do it and searches for the evidence that would free him from prison. But before news of his exoneration can reach him, John is helped to escape from his prison work crew and secretly spirited away by the mysterious Remington Kara, a despised acquaintance of John’s wife from before their marriage. John and his wife, Grace, disappear never to be seen or heard from.

As the years pass and no word comes from John, Kara who returned to London continues to live the high-life under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard. He has an unsavory reputation for blackmail, a shadowy involvement with the underbelly of society, and is in constant fear of death from those he wronged back in his native Albania. T. X. continues to wonder and worry about John and Grace and maintains his vigil for any sign of his old friends.

During his latest check-up on Kara at his home in town, T. X. encounters and is instantly attracted to the man’s new private secretary, Miss Holland. However, just like her boss, she is hiding secrets of her own. When Kara is found stabbed to death inside his locked and impregnable bedroom and both Miss Holland and the manservant go missing, T. X. is compelled to investigate.

Although originally published in 1918, this locked room mystery was still entertaining after over 100 years. The plot is solid and the dialogue surprisingly crisp and modern. T. X. is charming and capable and quite delightful as he falls for Miss Holland who is a feisty, competent young woman, and probably the most surprising character in the entire story considering the times.

I recommend "The Clue of the Twisted Candle" to mystery readers that enjoy a vintage feel and the locked room genre in general.
Dragon Ball perfect edition - Tome 13 (Dragon Ball perfect edition (13)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball perfect edition - Tome 13 (Dragon Ball perfect edition (13)) (French Edition)
Si vous êtes un fan de la série, et entre autre le manga, car avant d'être un mythique animé, c'est surtout une bande-dessinée classée encore dans le top 5 des plus grandes ventes de la planète! Une édition parfaite pour le "shonen" emblématique de Toriyama...Copie idéale de sa grande soeur japonaise, elle a était respectée et réalisée avec soin, ce qui est un gage de qualité plus que notable. Chaque volume et l'équivalent d'un volume et demi de l'édition "standard". Et les pages en couleurs ou en bichro' glissées au milieu sont un réel plaisir pour les yeux!!...Pour ma part le tome 13 marque la fin de la première époque, mais cette édition grave à jamais dans le marbre les aventures du plus célèbre héros des années 90!!...SUBLIME!!!...
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 36: Un Nouveau héros (Dragon Ball (sens français) (36)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 36: Un Nouveau héros (Dragon Ball (sens français) (36)) (French Edition)
Le Shōnen manga par excellence, précurseur du genre, rempli d'humour(assez grivoise), beaucoup imité, jamais égalé !!

Culte pour toute une génération, si vous ne connaissaient pas faites vous votre propre avis, foncé et vous ne
saurez surement pas déçus!!

Les aventures du jeune Sangoku sont finies(depuis le tome 13), l'histoire fait place depuis à un Sangoku devenu adulte et
ayant crée une famille. Les combats font rage contre des adversaires toujours plus fort les uns que les autres.
Comme beaucoup je regrette énormément que l'humour des Tomes précédent qui faisait tout le charme de Dragon Ball
disparaissent définitivement à partir du Tome 16.
Malgré cela l'auteur continue(ou essaie pour certains) de nous réjouir avec une histoire prenante et des combats palpitant.

Dans le même genre je peux vous je peux vous conseiller Hunter X Hunter, One Piece, Naruto,Bleach, Fairy Tail, Death Note autres shōnen à succès et plus récemment My Hero Academia.

Bonne lecture à tous
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 3: The Worst Job (Naruto Chapter Books)
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 3: The Worst Job (Naruto Chapter Books)
Naruto and his friends from the Ninja Academy get their first mission. They have to protect a man named Mr. Tazuna, a famous bridge builder, while they escort him to the village where he’ll be working on his next project. That means Naruto gets to leave the Village Hidden in the Leaves for the first time in his life. But the world outside Konoha is a big and scary place. And Naruto’s about to meet his first real enemy, Zabuza, the Demon of the Mist, who is intent on making sure Naruto’s first job as a bodyguard is a total failure! A MUST READ BOOK CLICK THE LINK. 
Lakota Baby
Lakota Baby
Maggie Brandt has spent one night with Joe Lonewolf before he was shipped off to Iraq. What troubles that started.

Joe came back to his job as chief of the tribal police to find that Maggie had married Paul, his stepbrother. Joe figured she had left his arms almost immediately after he left. The thought made him a bit angry.

Joe had sworn to his father that he would keep to his Lakota upbringing and raise his children the same. He would not marry a white woman.

Maggie was devastated when Joe rejected her upon leaving the rez for Iraq, so shortly after married Paul. Then Paul was killed. Was it an accident?

Maggie was left with her five month old baby, Dakota to raise so she continued to work with the teenagers as a preferrable job.

Then one night she is having a horrifying dream and Dakota disappears. She calls Joe and just about falls apart. They have three days to return what was stolen or lose Dakota.

An all out search is conducted by the tribal police and the FBI. Joe is assisted by Delaney Toke, his right hand man and the FBI agent, Chase Metcalf.

First, Kiya Driskall was found dead, then Paul dies, then Bernie Two Eagles, with Tom Little Elk being shot. His wife, Winona takes care of Dakota.

Then there is Gray Running Fox, Joe's old friend and manager of the Grand Buffalo Casino and Marcus Caldwell, of the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Lakota woman, Leotie Jones, who is obsessed with Joe Lonewolf and always trying to put the make on him. Joe had made the mistake of having a short affair with her when they were teenagers.

The plot keeps up an excellent pace with great characters [I had forgotten about the Sukas gang of teens].

Definitely Recommend - m - readers of mystery should enjoy this one.
To the Strongest (1) (Alexander’s Legacy)
To the Strongest (1) (Alexander’s Legacy)
Robert Fabbri's latest book fulfils its promise and certainly lives up to my expectations. It is meticulously researched and supported by as much additional information as possible without overburdening the reader. It is beautifully written with different tones as the perspective slides from one protagonist to another. It has the author's characteristic focus on politics with all too frequent breathtaking descents into viciousness, crime, violence, bloodshed and sudden death. Robert Fabbri doesn't write for the faint of heart.

Treachery is the norm, cunning plans fall apart, naivety leads to death. We could hardly expect peoples from pre-Christian times to share our world view but the power-hungry world at the time of Alexander's death seems to have no morality or conscience. These are rulers, military leaders or fortunate opportunists. In those times they had less need to dissemble or hide their motives.

This is a great start to a new series. So it's worth putting the effort in to understand the people, the armies and the nations. There's a map at the beginning which also includes logos for each of the 11 characters from whose viewpoint we see the story unfold. These logos and names helpfully identify each chapter as we dart around the Alexandrian Empire as it adjusts to the death of its king. I would have liked a glossary of terms too as I'm not familar with the names of weapons and armour but these technical words were few; food, clothing and furniture are described using familiar language.
Loungefly Harry Potter Chibi Character Print Wallet , Black , One Size
Loungefly Harry Potter Chibi Character Print Wallet , Black , One Size
Excelente! Me encantó los materiales son super suaves y resistentes, en definitiva si eres fan es un regalo perfecto! Al principio que la recibí pensé que estaba muy cara para lo que era xq no viene en caja o bolsa solo viene envuelta en celofán blanco y el paquete del envio pero ya después vi que era una buena inversión.
Cinereplicas Harry Potter Authentic Tailored Wizard Robes Cloak (Large, Gryffindor)
Cinereplicas Harry Potter Authentic Tailored Wizard Robes Cloak (Large, Gryffindor)
I LOVE THIS. I intentionally bought the larger size because I am tall and wanted the extra length at the end, plus longer sleeves. This was made very nicely. The fabric is thick and great quality. The Gryffindor color is spot on. The crest is actually a patch and not just a sticker like I had on my robe when I was a kid. The loop to close the robe is a little tricky but I got the hang of it after a few times. AND THERE'S A WAND POCKET. A WAND POCKET PEOPLE!!! This is exactly what I was expecting and I love it so much. Perfect price for perfect quality.
AQUARIUS Harry Potter Playing Cards - Chibi Themed Deck of Cards for Your Favorite Card Games - Officially Licensed Harry Potter Merchandise & Collectibles - Poker Size with Linen Finish
AQUARIUS Harry Potter Playing Cards - Chibi Themed Deck of Cards for Your Favorite Card Games - Officially Licensed Harry Potter Merchandise & Collectibles - Poker Size with Linen Finish
Genial producto, sus cartas divertidas y son distintas, diferenciadas por colores de acuerdo a la casa. Lo único que no me gusto fue que, aunque los personajes de cada símbolo (corazones, trébol, espadas, diamantes)son distintos (K, J, Q, y números), el “As” es siempre el mismo, debieron de colocar cada casa (gryffindor o slithering).
Rowling Revisited: Return Trips to Harry, Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch, & Beedle the Bard
Rowling Revisited: Return Trips to Harry, Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch, & Beedle the Bard
In his classic An Experiment in Criticism, C.S. Lewis posited that one of the criteria by which a book might be judged "good" was its ability to hold up and produce new insights under multiple readings. For example, the mystery novel that is never touched again once one knows "whodunnit" is not good literature, while the "old friend" one reads again and again (as Lewis did Jane Austen's novels, apparently annually) are worthy of attention, regardless of their status as "literature" by other tests. Pepperdine University professor James Thomas has proven again that J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter novels, along with their three ancillary texts, count as "good literature" by this standard, with Rowling Revisited: Return Trips to Harry, Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch, and Beedle the Bard (Zossima, 2010). If you haven't taken a ramble with this delightful volume, you should, and if you have already, then perhaps a repeat trip to this book is in order!
Dr. Thomas, with his characteristic combination of quick wit and vast knowledge of literature, takes the reader on a rollicking ride through the seven Hogwarts adventures, Harry's much graffitied textbooks, and the mysterious book of fairy tales that includes the origin of the Deathly Hallows. In his return to the seven-volume story of Harry Potter, Dr. Thomas is re-returning, as he has previously analyzed the delightful discoveries to be made in coming back to the 4100-page story in seven sections. His Repotting Harry Potter is a delight, but his more recent insights here demonstrate that, for the astute reader, there is always more treasure to be found in a good book, no matter how many visits one makes to it. He points out many of the wonders he has noticed on more recent examination, including examples of Rowling's artistry and even her occasional discrepancies (though, gracefully, pointing out how these demonstrate that the novels were a work in progress, and that Rowling was still shifting and sifting her ideas as she wrote the books and their companion texts). But Dr. Thomas does not merely point out the nifty spots in the scenery as we travel along; he makes wonderful connections with history, literature, and the other books, demonstrating how interconnected the texts are to each other and to the larger literary canon. Though some readers may have already noticed a few of Dr. Thomas's discoveries, his connections with other great works of literature will astound and delight even the most careful reader, and everyone will see at least one new insight. I must confess that even after reading the Hogwarts Saga through completely at least ten times, I had never caught the knee-slapper of Uncle Vernon, who works at a drill company, picking out his most "boring" tie. I thought it was just a reminder of the Dursleys' thoroughly Muggle mindset rather than a hint of Rowling's linguistic playfulness to come.
Then, we get to revisit the much-annotated copies of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. With news of a forthcoming film featuring the fearless Newt Scamander (sorry, Dr. Thomas takes great delight in Rowling's alliteration, so I think it is beginning to rub off on me), this is a great time to return to this wonderful, if slim, volume. Dr. Thomas walks readers through each entry, noting the literary depth found in each of Rowling's fun creatures. He notes how the fact that the volume appeared as the Hogwarts Saga was still in progress in evident in Rowling's on-going work with some creatures, whose importance or characteristics she was obviously still finalizing that that point. Dr. Thomas's work with this wonderful ancillary text will be much appreciated when Newt hits the big screen.
Quidditch through the Ages also gets a great return treatment, with plenty of thoughtful peeks into the popular Wizarding sport and its historical, athletic, and linguistic nods. Readers who delight in Quidditch, including those who play the Muggle version (I would sign up if there was actual flying, myself). There is enough alliteration in this section (and in the teams themselves) to spawn spontaneous spurts of sarcastic snorts (sorry), and some wonderful reminders that even in this "light" volume, Rowling outdid herself.
Some of the most fantastic insights into Rowling's artistry can be found in the section analyzing her last Hogwarts volume, the sometimes cryptic, often delightful Tales of Beedle the Bard. Even without Emma Watson's peculiarly lovely pronunciation of "figure" in "The Tale of the Three Brothers," the stories are wonderful, and, as Dr. Thomas notes, they draw on a rich literary and cultural history, in addition to creating wonderful links to the seven-volume story of Harry himself. Most haunting, of course, is the chance to "hear" Dumbledore's voice again, and that desire for connection to those we lose, in life or in literature, is part of what drives many of the stories, and perhaps, what makes us want to come back to books over and over again.
Even if one is not as astute a reader as the intrepid Dr. Thomas, re-reading is a chance for us to revisit the stories and characters we love, so that we never really leave them behind. This well-written, thoughtful, and always fun volume will delight, illuminate, and send readers back to enjoy all ten of the books that take us to the Wizarding world, again, and again.

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Mini Tudou Baby Musical Mobile Crib with Music and Lights, Timing Function, Projection, Take-Along Rattle and Music Box for Babies Boy Girl Toddler Sleep
Mini Tudou Baby Musical Mobile Crib with Music and Lights, Timing Function, Projection, Take-Along Rattle and Music Box for Babies Boy Girl Toddler Sleep
This mobile crib with music is so much fun have different functions. Came with toys and projectors with cute image my baby love to listen and play with that, also came with control so I can turn off and turn on easier. Quality is excellent and also I can wash it and install it just in one step. Didn’t think it will be like that with this price but yes highly recommend to everyone for their baby cribs.
AGPtek Baby Musical Mobile Plays Twelve Tunes
AGPtek Baby Musical Mobile Plays Twelve Tunes
Before i bought this product i read some of the reviews first, and i would say that it was kinda true about the sounds its too loud so i put a tape on half of the speaker so it will lessen the noise, i think it has 12 different songs and i was kinda disappointed because it was too short, i think it will only play 2-3 mins each of its songs, but what i love in this product is that you can hit play and stop button, if your baby is awake and wants to play you can just press the green button i think and if your baby is sleepin just hit the red button to stop, i have the manual mobile crib so for me to save money i just bought this product so i will never get tired of turning over and over again if it stops. Overall i like this product because it affordable and i would likely to recommend this product to all parents.
Toysmith Get Outside GO! Pro-Ball Set, Pack of 3 (5-inch soccer ball,6.5-inch football and 5-inch basketball)
Toysmith Get Outside GO! Pro-Ball Set, Pack of 3 (5-inch soccer ball,6.5-inch football and 5-inch basketball)
 Buyer Beware. I ordered these for my grandson whom is nearly 3 years old and just beginning to become interested in sports. These balls are miniature in size which is convenient for toddlers but the are made of a soft plastic material similar to the standard colored balls sold in huge bins in most grocery / big box stores. The balls do not keep their shape. The basketball was left outside with the basketball net and warped from the CA sun in less than a day and would no longer bounce. The football also warped and lost its shape within the first week of purchase. I have thrown the balls away and would not recommend them. Spaulding makes a nice small basketball made of the standard material used by the pros, I would suggest purchasing this ball if you want to have something to practice with. These balls would be better served as inside only toys.
S-deal - Falda de árbol de Navidad con doble capa, decoración para interiores y exteriores, para fiesta de Navidad
S-deal - Falda de árbol de Navidad con doble capa, decoración para interiores y exteriores, para fiesta de Navidad
Loved this tree skirt for my country Christmas tree. Nice quality and fit my space perfectly. I’ve purchased this tree skirt in both 48”
& 36” as available tree space changed after building a few piece of furniture. Liked the 48” enough to buy the same in 36” the following year. When purchasing just make sure to buy according to your tree size & you’ll be very happy with your purchase.
BCBGeneration - Vestido de mujer con ojales bordados
BCBGeneration - Vestido de mujer con ojales bordados
We needed an "emergency" white dress for an event after the original got lost in transit. This dress arrived and, while a little loose, saved the day. It's very slightly adjustable via the lacing under the arms. It's lined (hallelujah!) and the detailing at the hem is pretty. My daughter ended up loving it and when the original dress arrived at the last minute, she still opted to wear this BCBG dress. Younger sister is already eyeing it in the closet!
HP Pavilion Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Touchscreen, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor up to 3.60GHz, 12GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, HDMI, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home
HP Pavilion Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Touchscreen, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor up to 3.60GHz, 12GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, HDMI, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home
I am very happy with the purchase of this HP Pavilion laptop with 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor.
It replaces an older HP laptop with an AMD A10 processor that I had.
A technical comparison/benchmark of the 2 is attached.
Other than 3D graphics (AMD Radeon R5 appears a little faster than the Intel UHD 620), this laptop is better in all other categories

At under 500 bucks on Amazon, this looks like the best deal you can get for this configuration.
I've tried the HP site with a corporate discount, and this price here on Amazon is still better.

You may find other Core i5 laptops from other manufacturers around this price, but they won't have a touchscreen like this one does.

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