Lauren Mitchell

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Professional JavaScript for Web Developers
Professional JavaScript for Web Developers
Professional JavaScript for Web Developers by Matt Frisbie. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 26 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Mastering React Native
Mastering React Native
Mastering React Native by Eric Masiello and Jacob Friedmann. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz: Harry Potter 6
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz: Harry Potter 6
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz: Harry Potter 6 by J.K. Rowling, Felix von Manteuffel, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 427 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Die beliebtesten Liebesromane der Weltliteratur (15 Titel in einem Buch): Stolz und Vorurteil, Sturmhöhe, Jane Eyre, Die Kameliendame, Die Elenden, Anna ... Liebschaften, Indiana... (German Edition)
Die beliebtesten Liebesromane der Weltliteratur (15 Titel in einem Buch): Stolz und Vorurteil, Sturmhöhe, Jane Eyre, Die Kameliendame, Die Elenden, Anna ... Liebschaften, Indiana... (German Edition)
Die beliebtesten Liebesromane der Weltliteratur (15 Titel in einem Buch): Stolz und Vorurteil, Sturmhöhe, Jane Eyre, Die Kameliendame, Die Elenden, Anna ... Liebschaften, Indiana... (German Edition) by Jane Austen , Emily Brontë, et al.. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Le Manipulateur (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Manipulateur (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Le Manipulateur (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by John GRISHAM and Johan-Frédérik HEL GUEDJ. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 73 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Woman in the Window: A Novel
The Woman in the Window: A Novel
The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A. J. Finn. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 9964 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours
Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours
Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours by Jesse Feiler. Rated 1.4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
TypeScript For JavaScript Programmers
TypeScript For JavaScript Programmers
I'm rating the book fairly low not because of the quality of the content but because of the value for the price. First, it's a really small book. I read it cover to cover in less than 30 minutes. It says that it has 72 pages and it may, but probably 20% of them are either blank or don't contain technical content. Also, it's not a printed in a normal computer book size. The size is closer to a large format fiction paperback (check the product dimensions).

Regarding the quality of the content, it's a bit raw. The author states in the beginning of the book that the work was rushed and it shows. You can tell that it needs another editing pass (or two). The language is still really new so there's little to no documentation and that's why I bought this book. I was hoping to have someone teach me how to use it (basically interpret the language spec for me), and there was some of that, but only a few pages went beyond what is covered in the language tutorial at [...] In other words, I didn't learn much.

In my assessment, this content would be worth a dollar or two in an ebook-type format, but it's not worth paying for the overhead cost of putting this content in print. Quadruple the size of the technical content, and then maybe it'll be worth the $10 that Amazon's selling it for (if I'm being generous).
Elon Musk: Life Story and Life Lesson of Future, Business, Success and Entrepreneurship (Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance, Tesla, Entrepreneurship, SpaceX,Bill Gates, Mark Cuban)
Elon Musk: Life Story and Life Lesson of Future, Business, Success and Entrepreneurship (Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance, Tesla, Entrepreneurship, SpaceX,Bill Gates, Mark Cuban)
Don't buy this book. Wait till someone with a better command of English writes one.

This book reads like someone from one of the lesser known Indian technical colleges decided he could write a book. The language is full of grammatical and spelling mistakes and inappropriately flowery descriptions, bordering on fawning. The author spends paragraphs describing what can only be conjecture as to Musk's beliefs, plans, and rationale. I had hoped to learn more about Musk, but I threw down the book in exasperation at 42% read.
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture From the Estate of Henry Ford II, Including Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat" From the Henry Ford II Family Collection [Sotheby's NY, 12 Nov. 1990]
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture From the Estate of Henry Ford II, Including Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat" From the Henry Ford II Family Collection [Sotheby's NY, 12 Nov. 1990]
Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture From the Estate of Henry Ford II, Including Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Tasse de Chocolat" From the Henry Ford II Family Collection [Sotheby's NY, 12 Nov. 1990] by Sotheby's and A. Alfred Taubman. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump
Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump
OMG!! This book reminded me of some of what has been lost under Trump's constant barrage of idiotic tweets. He has given bird song a bad name!!
I couldn't stop reading Pennyfarthing's audacious comebacks to the frightening thing that we now call "president" Few books cause me to laugh out loud (or cry for that matter) this one did!!
I am impatiently waiting for Aldous' next installment. It helps to hold on through what are pretty dark times for our country. I only wish that I could come up with the responses that he does.
Well written, well done Aldous J. Pennyfarthing!!
Beyond Here Lies Nothin
Beyond Here Lies Nothin
I've been a huge Dylan fan for 25 years and still get excited when I see a new compilation coming out...especially one like this when you have songs that normally don't appear in compilations! If you're new to Bob's music, this is a fantastic place to start your Dylan collection - and I promise after listening to this you'll be getting all his individual albums! I started off with "Greatest Hits" and haven't looked back since!

So - me being an old Bob-Cat I'll shed some light on the songs from this collection:

Disc 1 starts us out with "The Times They Are A-Changin'" - title track to the 1964 iconic folk album which was pivotal in the Civil Rights movement! A cool live version appears on Bootleg Series 6!
"Blowin' In The Wind" - from 1963's "Freewheelin'" album and has been covered by countless artists/groups in the music business, especially in the 60's! Bob does a cool live version of this on Bootleg Series 7.
"Boots Of Spanish Leather" - this is from "The Times They Are A-Changin'" album and what a great, emotional love song - I usually don't care for love songs but this one is a complete masterpiece of a song - kind of similar to "Girl From The North Country"!
"It Ain't Me, Babe" - what a cool song this is from 1964's "Another Side of Bob Dylan" album! This is acoustic rock at its finest and has been covered by various artists... most notable Johnny Cash & June Carter in 1965!
"To Ramona" - another lost classic from "Another Side" - kind of has a mexican feel to it... a fantastic acoustic love song! I love the line "I'd forever talk to you but soon my words would turn into a meaningless ring"!
"Mr. Tambourine Man" - the first entry here from my personal favorite album - "Bringing It All Back Home" from 1965 - this is an absolute masterpiece and my all-time favorite Dylan song! The lyrical imagery on this is AMAZING!!
"Subterranean Homesick Blues" is the first rock tune included here from "Bringing It All Back Home" - the famous "Cue Card" scene with Allen Ginsberg is considered to be the first music video! Bob's rocking/rap vocal is in-your-face with tons of youthful energy!
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" rounds out the selections from "Bringing It All Back Home" - this is another cool lyrical imagery tune and one of the first Dylan songs I learned to play on guitar! Cool stuff!!
"Like A Rolling Stone" - from 1965's "Highway 61 Revisited" - I consider this to the be the greatest rock song of all time! So does Rolling Stone magazine... they ranked it #1 on their top 500 of all time list! This also hit #1 on the Cash Box charts and #2 on the Billboard charts! 'Twas a heck of a single back in the day - clocking in at over 6 mins.!
"I Want You" - from 1966's double album "Blonde On Blonde"! A rip-roaring little rock ditty that has a toe-tapping hook to the instrumentation!
"Just Like A Woman" - kind of a rock ballad from "Blonde On Blonde" that was a huge hit from 1966!
"Tombstone Blues" - from "Highway 61 Revisited" - an in-your-face rocker with cool lyrics - check out the live version from 1995's "MTV Unplugged" it ROCKS!!
"Desolation Row" - from "Highway 61 Revisited" - this is the debut of this masterpiece of a song on a Dylan compilation! Clocking in at over 11 mins. it is just amazing with driving acoustic guitars and Bob's piercing harmonica towards the end! REALLY cool stuff!! Check out the live versions from 1966's Bootleg Series 4 and the Real Royal Albert Hall Concert!
"All Along The Watchtower" - a cool acoustic folk tune from 1967's "John Wesley Harding" album - I love Jimi Hendrix and his cover ROCKS - but Bob wrote it and his version is the best to my ears!
"One Of Us Must Know" - we got back to "Blonde On Blonde" for this one... this was recorded on my birthday (Jan. 25th) and a really cool ballad-type tune! I LOVE the organ playing in this!
"Watching The River Flow" - this was from a recording session in 1971 which produced other really cool tunes like "George Jackson", "Spanish Is The Loving Tongue", a remake of "Only A Hobo", "I Shall Be Released" and others. Not included on an official album, Bob released this as a single and included it as the opening track on "Greatest Hits Vol. II". Kind of a rocking-blues tune with really cool electric guitar and piano!
"I Threw It All Away" - from 1969's "Nashville Skyline" album - a cool country-rock ditty that Bob performed at Johnny Cash's TV show the following year!

Disc 2 starts with "Lay Lady Lay" from "Nashville Skyline" - this was a top-10 hit for Bob in 1969 and still stands the test of time - makes one wonder why Bob hasn't been inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame!
"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" - another tune from the aforementioned 1971 recording sessions that eventually wound up on "Greatest Hits II" - this is a remake of the Basement Tapes original version from 1967 - a really cool country-rock tune that was performed by Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash & Shawn Colvin at Bob's 30th Anniversary concert in 1991!
"The Man In Me" - so great to see a tune from 1970's "New Morning" appearing on a compilation beside "If Not For You! This is a cool little feel-good song and is featured on the Rock Mortgage commercials with the "la-la-las"!
"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - a Top 10 hit for Bob from 1973's "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" soundtrack album! This has been covered by various artists such as Jerry Garcia, Guns & Roses and others... check out the rocking version on "MTV Unplugged"!
"Tangled Up In Blue" - probably the best-known tune from 1975's "Blood On The Tracks"! Bob tells a cool story on this and the drum-playing is off-the-charts cool!
"Simple Twist Of Fate" - the following track from "Blood On The Tracks" - a cool acoustic driven ballad of a tune with great lyrics!
"Hurricane" - from 1976's "Desire Album" - this one tells the story of how boxer Ruben Carter was falsley accused of murder! The fiddle playing and drums are amazing on this - and how about Emmylou Harris' backing vocals! That's the stuff legends are made of!
"Jokerman" - from 1983's "Infidels" - a 6 min. epic that sounds a little like a nursery rhyme... "Jokerman dance by the nightingale tune, bird fly high by the light of the moon"! Cool lyrics!
"Changing Of The Guards" - we got back to 1978 to Street-Legal's "Changing Of The Guards" which was probably the best song on there besides "Senor"!
"The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar" - a rip-roaring rock tune from "Shot Of Love" - was added late to that album - started out as the B-side to "Heart Of Mine" in 1981!
"Ring Them Bells" - from 1989's "Oh Mercy" - a slower-paced piano driven tune that is sure to stir emotions!
"Brownsville Girl" - from 1986's "Knocked Out Loaded" album - this is one of Bob's best story-telling songs - an 11 min. rumble that's so great it only feels like 5 mins. gone by!
"Po' Boy" - from 2001's "Love And Theft" - kind of a humourous tune that's a tad on the jazzy side but super-cool and lots of fun to listen to!
"Thunder On The Mountain" - from 2006's "Modern Times" - Bob says in the lyrics that he's thinking about Alicia Keys - I didn't know he was an Alicia Keys fan! Great rocking tune!
"Make You Feel My Love" - from 1997's Grammy Award-Winning "Time Out Of Mind" - what a great love song!! Covered by Garth Brooks, Billy Joel & Adele but I gotta stick with Bob's version!
"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" - from 2009's "Together Through Life" - kind of a slower-paced but super-cool rock tune that will get you in the mood to listen to that whole album!

Well I think this is a super-enjoyable and fun collection to listen to! Other cool compilations are Greatest Hits 1-3, Super Hits, Side-Tracks, Biograph & Masterpieces! And if you want to dive deeper into Bob's song canon, there's always the offical studio and live albums which are a blast - not to mention 15 volumes of The Bootleg Series!
Tamashii Nations Thanos Avengers: Infinity War, Bandai S.H.Figuarts
Tamashii Nations Thanos Avengers: Infinity War, Bandai S.H.Figuarts
アベンジャーズ系は集めていなかったのですが、インフィニティーウォーの面々が再販されたのを機に集めることに。
見事に”沼”にハマり、短期間でどんどんコレクションが増えることに^^;

その中でもこのサノスはかなりお気に入りとなりました。
まず、かなり大きめ(怒りブロリーと同サイズくらいで、ハルクより少し小さい)でガシガシ遊べること。
腹部はやや可動域が狭いですが、気になるほどでもないと思われます。
心得のあるかたなら、腹部を温めて内部を少し削れば、飛躍的に可動域が向上しそうです。

表情パーツは3種が楽しめ、申し分なしです。デジプリも最高に緻密。
欲を言えば叫び顔も欲しかったかな。

手首パーツも遊ぶには十分です。
が、スナッピング手首が右手分しかないので、ガントレットでのスナップ手首も是非ほしかったところ。

ちょいちょいと改善してほしかったところはありましたが、かなりいいフィギュアになっています。再販はもうほんとに嬉しい限り。
インフィニティウォーでのサノスは、エンドゲームのサノスと違い、ガモーラの死や数々の闘いの中でメンタル的に一歩進んでいるというかちょっと憂いを帯びているように思われ、個人的にはエンドゲームの時の荒くれサノスより好きです^^

スターロード、ドクターストレンジもゲットしたので、絡めて超絶バトルを再現したいと思います!
Men In Black: International (4K UHD)
Men In Black: International (4K UHD)
I once again almost skipped this movie because I heard it was terrible from both critics and reviewers. I decided to just go and see it and what do you know? I ended up enjoying it very much. I haven’t liked an MIB movie this much since the original one. I really thought that that the sequels to the original with Will Smith and tommy lee jones were weak and uninspired whereas this actually does breathe life back into the franchise and has a great plot, great acting, great action, and great chemistry between the characters. Chris Hemsworth and the woman agent who played Valkyrie in Thor:Ragnorok are great together and Emma Thompson and Liam neeson are exceptional in their respective roles. The alien sidekick is hilarious and awesome and adds to the movie instead of coming off as hokey. The story is really well thought out and was very entertaining; it had elements of humor and serious elements that balanced out very well. I enjoyed this much more than the sequels to the first one and I hope they make more of these with this cast because this reboot proved that Will Smith and tommy lee jones were not what made the franchise, it was the writing; I’m glad they stopped following formula and actually wrote a cool story this time around. Don’t listen to all the cynical critics and reviewers, go and see this with and open mind. Everyone else in the theater was saying how good it was when I went so I know I’m not the only one who disagrees with these critics. MIB international is the kick in the butt this franchise needed!!!
Inuyasha Season 7
Inuyasha Season 7
Sehr gute letzte Staffel. Wie immer ist das textfreie Opening und Ending enthalten.
Ich finde es auch sehr schön, dass als Extra ein Interview mit den englischen Synchronsprechern (Hauptcharaktere)
mit drauf ist. Da könnte sich die deutsche Version eine Scheibe abschneiden, denn
da sucht man leider vergeblich nach Bonusmaterial.

Die US-Version hat sehr gute Synchronsprecher und ich finde, die Stimmen passen perfekt.
Mir ist die englische Synchro sehr ans Herz gewachsen :)

Ich kann die US-Version jedem Inu Yasha Fan mit Englischkenntnissen empfehlen.
Relentless: A Novel
Relentless: A Novel
I'm beginning to wonder if Dean Koontz had a life-changing event that forced him to alter his writing style. Or, I'm even half-tempted to believe that he is farming out ideas and having someone else write for him. Relentless is another book in a fairly consistent string of so-so efforts.

The book started well and drew me in pretty quickly. The plot was interesting if not very believable. I liked the characters of Cubby and Penny, although they are the typical ultra-good characters with no bad traits. The character of Milo just annoyed me. I found his superior intelligence and language to be quite unbelievable. I realize that there are child geniuses, but no 6-year old would actually talk like that. If he were 9 or 10, it would have been much more believable.

Other secondary characters were paper thin with ridiculous names (example: Cubby's agent Hud Jacklight). And don't get me started on the evil-doers. Koontz's bad guys are the exact opposite of his good characters. Shearman Waxx (another ridiculous name) is pure evil, almost comically.

There are about 20 pages in the middle of the book that are vintage Koontz. Gruesome murders, hopelessness, terror, incredible detail... Going with the explanation that Koontz has others write his stuff, I would guess that he actually wrote these pages. It's this section of the book that makes me give this book 3 stars vs. 2 stars.

Again with the lame endings, Dean? The book comes to an abrupt and less than satisfying end. There's no closure on why the evil doers are doing what they do. And then he uses the book title to make it all sappy and warm and fuzzy.

I used to run to the book store as soon as Dean Koontz published a book. I would read it quickly and be sad when I finished it. Now I wait for the book to be available at the library, and I'm happy I finished the book because I can start something else.
It's a Christmas Thing (The Christmas Tree Ranch Book 2)
It's a Christmas Thing (The Christmas Tree Ranch Book 2)
This is a wonderful Christmas story. Rush is recently divorced. If that wasn't enough, the daughter he thought was his turns out to be his ex-wife's lovers. He loves Clara and is devastated when his parental rights are terminated. Tracy is a judge who has recently lost her husband to a brain tumor. Both of these individuals are still grieving. Is it possible for these two to come together? You will really enjoy following the path they take to finally get their happy ever after. I loved every minute of this book and didn't want it to end.
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 31: Cell (Dragon Ball (sens français) (31)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 31: Cell (Dragon Ball (sens français) (31)) (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 nº 01/72 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Naruto nº 01/72 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Ha hecho muy bien Planeta sacar esta versión en "precio popular" de esta serie. El manga se deja leer muy bien, pese a tener algunos términos "españolizados" que pueden confundir a los que han visto el anime subtitulado o con doblaje latino, sin embargo, uno se olvida de ese inconveniente con lo atrapante que puede ser la lectura de este ejemplar.

Yo lo tengo reservado para regalarlo a mi sobrina, que se ha vuelto hace poco fan del anime. Yo había escuchado mucho de Naruto por parte de los nerdfans de siempre y nunca le había hecho mucho caso hasta que lo empecé a ver junto con mi sobrina de 10 años para evitar que se pusiera a ver las horrendas y frívolas películas de Barbie. Soy más aficionado a los cómics occidentales, así que el "primer trauma", por así decirlo, fue tener que someterme al SENTIDO DE LECTURA ORIENTAL. Por allí he encontrado un par de errores en la secuencia de contenidos de las viñetas, pues el rotulador se olvidó de colocar los contenidos de los globos de diálogo en el orden inverso y los puso en el orden occidental. Más allá de eso la edición está muy buena, aunque hubiese sido interesante que tuviese una dimensión más grande. Bueno, son exquisiteces de un lector de cómics, que aún no se acostumbra a los formatos japoneses.

Por otro lado, me uno a las quejas de todos por el asunto del rótulo del precio colocado en la portada. A primera vista parece una etiqueta, pero luego uno se da cuenta que no lo es y eso fastidia un poco, aunque si uno lo piensa bien, es el "derecho de piso" que uno tiene que pagar por el precio con descuento. Lo que sí no he ubicado en amazon.es es la "versión regular" de este tomo. Supongo que el tiraje está agotado desde hace mucho.

En fin, todo esto no quita que se trata de una historia muy dinámica, digerible y divertida. Me gusta mucho que incluyan páginas con algunos bocetos e ideas originales de Masashi Kishimoto, comentados por el autor. A veces me pregunto qué querran decir algunas onomatopeyas que se han dejado sin traducir, pero eso no altera mucho el placer de leer este librito.

Estoy esperando que llegue el cumpleaños de mi sobrina para ver su expresión cuando reciba este ejemplar y los siguientes tres tomitos cuando se los dé como regalo. Estoy seguro que van a gustarle mucho. Claro que eso me compromete a comprarle los otros 68 tomos, pero lo haré con mucho gusto.

Una cuestión a la gente de amazon.es: Tengan mucho cuidado con sus paquetes. Si bien recibí este y otros cómics en tiempo récord, vinieron un poco maltratados porque no estaban bien protegidos, como suele pasar con sus colegas de amazon.com ¡MEJOREN ESO!

Revenge of the Kremlin (A Malko Linge Novel Book 6)
Revenge of the Kremlin (A Malko Linge Novel Book 6)
Revenge of the Kremlin is the third of four Malko Linge novels by Gerard De Villiers to be translated into English by vintage crime/black lizard publishing. I am hoping they do more since they have been a joy to read so far.
Malko is viewed by some as a sort of French Bond but they were notable difference. The big ones being that Villiers does not seem to use the same structure for every story as Bond. Most of the Bond novels have the same beats in them such as him getting his orders and Bond playing some sort of game with the villain. Malko on the other hand doesn't even face the big baddy let alone play a game with him, and his adventures take place in the real world, no comic book ego-maniacal villains here. The whole thing makes it more a mix of Bond meets Homeland as strange as it sound.
One of the few things that I should point out is the writing style. It's very workman like, not a lot of flash out detail but gets the job done. Given the nature of the book as an adventure spy novel that's mostly not a problem. Malko is not the brooding cold blood killer type like Bond, he's man doing his job and taken us along with him. We don't need heavy for this type of story, it's if you will a popcorn tale and that is good enough for me.
Where the style is trouble and this is with all the novels that had been published so far in America is the sex. In Revenge of the Kremlin there are few sex scenes that seem to get shorter and shorter as the novel goes on. Most are with Gwyneth Robertson (Note if they do publish more of his novels I would like to read those with her so I can get a better idea of the backstory that is only hinted at in this novel) The problem with these scenes are not that they are there, some reviews take that view, but the fact they use some graphic language while not really being that detailed. I don't need page after page of a sex scene like you get in romance erotica, but I want more than put peg A in to slot B. That being said I am not going to moan about it to much and in the end it's only nit-pick I have with the novel and the reason I will not give it all five stars.
To end things, Revenge of the Kremlin is good almost great fun popcorn pulp novel that I will most likely read more than once after I finish it for the first time, Malko is the type of character I'm a bit of sucker for when I feel like reading something light. He's not perfect but he is not some heavy character whose troubled. The world he's in is real and he is dealing in real world events. Over all it is just a good story and that is what is important.
One last note I couldn't find another place to put this so here is, one of things that I really like in the novel as well as the others is that like Bond, Malko of course beds beautiful women but the thing that I really like is they are somewhat fun and it's never written like some great romance like in the Bond books. It also should be pointed out they are like women in the Robert A Heinlein novels, vary sexual open, unlike Bond girls who are often damage and victims of abuse. You would be surprise how many of the Bond girls are rape victims.
Well that's it if your looking for a fun spy adventure with a little dirty slightly kinky sex set in the real world than this novel is for as well as the other two that have come out and if your looking for something for a plane flight or just need something fun to read Revenge of the Kremlin with work as well.
There's Something About Christmas
There's Something About Christmas
Debbie Macomber serves up a season tale that, despite its predictable outcome, manages to entertain during this festive time. When the girl who hates Christmas meets the guy who loves it.....well, suffice it to say, happy endings abound at Christmas.

Emma Collins works as a reporter in Washington State and is looking for her big break to take her away from writing obituaries and selling ads. A feature on three finalists in a fruitcake contest may be her key to bigger things and, indeed, it does lead to a lot of introspection about the character of Emma. Not being one who likes fruitcakes one iota, I was surprised to see that this book had me rethinking my prejudices about the traditional door stopper.

Emma interviews three fruitcake makers and learns more about life and how to handle what circumstances come your way than she learns about cooking. Her big handicap in traveling to the homes of the semifinalists to interview them is that she must fly in a private plane piloted by Oliver Hamilton, a cocksure stud who both tantalizes and repulses our intrepid reporter. Two dogs, a wise co-worker, and a bare Christmas tree lead Emma to a transformation and make her realize that indeed there is, as the title says, something about Christmas.
Warrior's Resolve (Iron Horse Legacy Book 5)
Warrior's Resolve (Iron Horse Legacy Book 5)
‘Iron Horse Legacy’ is a companion series to the ‘Brotherhood Protectors’ series, but you definitely don’t need to have read that series to enjoy this one. This is the fifth and final book in the series. You can read it as a stand-alone, but you might get more out of it if you’ve read any of the others. The heroine in this book has 4 older brothers, all military men like their father. The father, James, is missing, so all of the brothers have come home on emergency leave.

Molly and Parker have been at odds since her father hired him as foreman of the family ranch. She resented his presence, seeing it as evidence that her father didn’t think she was qualified for the job. Parker was determined to steer clear of her despite the powerful attraction he felt for her. He had been medically discharged from the Air Force after he was seriously injured during s mission that went bad. Parker didn’t see himself as worthy of the daughter of the man who had taken a chance on hiring him.

When masked men try to kidnap Molly from the ranch, Parker is given the responsibility of keeping her safe. The changed circumstances make it impossible for him to keep denying his feelings toward her. The romance between them is very nice and I liked the HEA. I didn’t really like the conclusion to the 5-book storyline about James. I don’t believe in spoilers ever, so I will just say that the solution was too far out of left field for it to work. The climactic sequence was good, but the identity of the bad guys didn’t work for me. And then, after the torment and torture he’d been through, James was pretty much OK – kind of like this book in the series.
Eclipse (Crepúsculo Livro 3) (Portuguese Edition)
Eclipse (Crepúsculo Livro 3) (Portuguese Edition)
a capa do livro veio totalmente amassada e entortada, fiquei decepcionada, o livro parecia estar ok, porem o gente que veio embalado deixou a capa toda torta e amassada, n recomendo. mesmo o livro sendo usado, eu paguei por ele e confiei, um livro assim nem devia estar a venda...
The Fix (Memory Man series Book 3)
The Fix (Memory Man series Book 3)
The Fix is another captivating Amos Decker novel. It not only leads the reader into intriguing plot twists but gives more depth to the Amos Decker character. As Amos struggles with his past and the uncertainty of his future, all he can say is, "hold it together, Decker." Through tender exchanges with a sick boy, he finds a momentary respite from his own sadness.

However, character development beyond Decker is weak and simplistic. It's like Baldacci is trying to see how far he can stretch believability. The uncanny relationship between Agent Harper Brown and Melvin Mars, with his newly acquired wealth (making an appearance from The Last Mile) is unnecessary and a little insulting. Jamison transforms from a reporter to FBI agent and has the time to manage Melvin Mars' apartment building. Jamison's bitterness towards Brown is wiped away in an instant. Really?

Just build the narrative around Decker! That's where the trilogy started and he's the reason to keep reading. If secondary characters are going to move from novel to novel, they need more thought- more quality time with the author!
Harry Potter Gryffindor Hogwarts House Backpack
Harry Potter Gryffindor Hogwarts House Backpack
Great for our Harry Potter obsessed eight year old. Sturdy backpack, deep rich color, loves the added keychain — only complaint is it’s a little small width wise — sometimes it’s difficult for him to bring folders home without them bending on the edges to fit.
Butler Cellulose Dish Wand #417240, 0.8 Ounce
Butler Cellulose Dish Wand #417240, 0.8 Ounce
This little guy, the Butler Dish Wand, gets the job done to wash dishes like a pro for pennies a day! It's made of sturdy plastic, with easy to grip molded handle conforms to your hand, and lasts forever. Well, almost - that's why we reordered a couple more. Like any plastic product, after several years it tends to get somewhat brittle and eventually gets small cracks around the joints and seams. We used to buy them at major grocery and discount chain stores but they stopped carrying them so we just ordered a couple of extras. The sponge refills are durable and inexpensive so they only need to be replaced every 3 or 4 months. This Amazon Seller, Barnett Warehouse, provides fast service and shipping and the condition of the product when it arrived was exactly as described. We heartily recommend both the Butler Dish Wand and especially this Seller.
HLEEDUO DIY 23 inch Baby Crib Mobile Bed Bell Holder Arm Bracket, The Claw Part can be Adjusted Width
HLEEDUO DIY 23 inch Baby Crib Mobile Bed Bell Holder Arm Bracket, The Claw Part can be Adjusted Width
Pleased! Granted it doesn't come with a cover (which I already knew and plan to customize my own), and it's easy to assemble/adjust as needed. Going to order the rotating muisc gadget to attach to it. It arrived in a hand-tied off plastic baggie and had dingy spots in the creases of the mobile arm (which isn't a biggie because I clean everything thoroughly anyway that gets shipped to me). Overall, im pleased so far.

**UPDATE** June 10,2020
This mobile arm has fallen off several times now. Couldn't understand why everyday that I came home or every morning that I woke up, it was lying in my baby crib (when I knew I twisted it back super tight). Luckily my baby isn't born yet and sleeping in the crib because this could've easily been a possible choking hazard to him with the dream catcher feathers/lights falling on his face that hung from the mobile arm..... it's like you tighten the mobile arm to the crib then hours later it self-loosens or looses it's grip then falls off. I had begin to think it was being tampered with unknowingly until one day I sat and watched it fall off randomly. This is just a heads up for those considering this product. I no longer use it. I decided to hang his dream catcher from the canopy that hangs above his bed.
Cell Phone Tripod 27 inch to 80 inch Adjustable Phone Video Stand for iPhone & Camera Video Recording Vlogging/Streaming/Photography Rotatable Live Video Stand Compatible with and Most Mobile Phones
Cell Phone Tripod 27 inch to 80 inch Adjustable Phone Video Stand for iPhone & Camera Video Recording Vlogging/Streaming/Photography Rotatable Live Video Stand Compatible with and Most Mobile Phones
It’s kind of on the cusp of a 3 1/2 stars for this one.

Considering the price of this I would expect the versatility to be a little more, but it’s very serviceable if all you are looking for is a adjustable mount for your phone.

The main fault is that it likes to resettle after you adjust so you’re not going to exactly get the position you want, just in the general ball park unfortunately as it like to move. The mount itself has the clamp which only has to options and isn’t the most robust option.

Overall though, it’s serviceable and usable just a tad over priced, with some questionable design decisions, and lacking some functionality that you would want.
Macally Magnetic Phone Car Mount, Windshield Phone Holder for Car with 12" Long Arm & Super Strong Magnet for All Smartphones, Cell Phones, iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, etc.
Macally Magnetic Phone Car Mount, Windshield Phone Holder for Car with 12" Long Arm & Super Strong Magnet for All Smartphones, Cell Phones, iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, etc.
This is a great piece of equipment for ANYONE who drives with a cellphone so they don't have to hold their phone while driving. It also positions the phone when using a GPS app better than most cars' built-in GPS screens because it can be positioned anywhere on the windshield so you don't have to take your eyes off the road to check the GPS info.

Previously, I had a mechanical gripping phone holder with the same suction cup-flex neck design but the gripping mechanism broke easily and the foam, which held the phone so it didn't slip out of the "grippers", after about 1 yr in the sun, heat and cold, lost its ability to retain the phone so that eventually, the phone would slide out of the mechanism.

The magnet on this unit is strong enough to hold the phone to the windshield mount without risk of the phone falling but it's easy to remove the phone, not by pulling straight towards yourself, but by sliding the phone horizontally or vertically without first retracting a gripping mechanism. This means it's easier and faster to exit the car or to mount the phone on the system.

When you use it as a hands-free, again, you can see the screen without having to take your eyes off the road.

I had purchased a magnetic system previously that mounted to the air vent and it worked great in the rental car I was driving for a long trip. However, when I tried to use it in my own car, a Honda Civic, the design of the vent-mounted system had no adjustment so the angle of the vent slats would angle the phone face away from me at 45 degrees. To top it off, nearly always there was a reflection that made it impossible to see the screen clearly. After one try, I knew I couldn't use that vent-mounted magnetic system in my own car.

With this new device, at first, I was a little concerned about the rigidity of the flexible neck but it can be reformed so that the phone is in an optimal position for use. Unlike some systems, it doesn't bounce or deform on bumpy roads so it's easier to read the display with a minimum of eye fatigue. The design of the mechanism also allows rotation of the phone to any position depending on whether you prefer a landscape or portrait orientation of your GPS display.

Finally, the suction cup is not just dependent on the rubber cup being suctioned to the glass, but there is a sticky surface that seems embedded in the suction cup that also keeps the suction cup from pulling away from the glass. I haven't had this long enough in hot weather to see if it stays up longer (that's usually when the suction cup fails to hold as the car sits in the hot sun), but I anticipate that it should be better than a "standard" suction cup.

So far, I love this device since there are many ways I can prevent reflections on the screen that obstruct view of whatever you are viewing. At the same time, I never have to drive holding my phone, so I'm never violating a "hands-free" law. Just for the record, I never talk on my phone in areas where laws prevent ANY phone usage, hands-free or not.

To be clear, the kit comes with a dash-mount but I have not tried this since the finish on my dash is pebbled or grainy so I don't know how long or firmly the system will "hold" in such an arrangement.
Dasaita 10.2" Wireless Carplay Double Din Stereo bluetooth Rotatable GPS Navigation Head Unit Android 10.0 Car Radio Multimedia Music Video Player IPS Screen DSP 4G 64G Android Auto PX6
Dasaita 10.2" Wireless Carplay Double Din Stereo bluetooth Rotatable GPS Navigation Head Unit Android 10.0 Car Radio Multimedia Music Video Player IPS Screen DSP 4G 64G Android Auto PX6
I installed it on my 2011 Chevy suburban with the Bose system.
It was a love/hate situation for a couple of weeks, I wanted to love it but I hated when it didn’t connect to my phone wirelessly (CarPlay) Witch was one of The reasons I got this unit, until I figured it out that the WiFi antenna that comes with it is too small and gets blocked when you installed the radio ( witch by the way is not that hard to install, you just need patience) I recommend getting a longer antenna and placing it more expose, it improve %100!!! This is the one I got to replace the little one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010EU5C1W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1kogFbTK83XW6
I also liked the costumer service, it takes time To answer because she/he is in China but very friendly and always ready to help.
Overall I like the unit, I like that connects to internet and I can watch YOUTUBE, HULU AND PRIME VIDEO, I love the CarPlay for music and maps and of course that 10 inc screen Makes everything better
Gustaf's Dutch Licorice - Pick a Product - 7 Varieties of Dutch Candy - Great Price! (Gustaf's Dutch Licorice Coins)
Gustaf's Dutch Licorice - Pick a Product - 7 Varieties of Dutch Candy - Great Price! (Gustaf's Dutch Licorice Coins)
I'm not sure about this licorice yet. Its my first salty licorice. I like everything about it except the ammonia taste. I didn't spit it out but it wasn't love at first taste either. Still, here I am 3 hours later trying another one. I like it better than the first one. Quite a lot better. The ammonia taste seems almost absent. I'll try a few more in a while. I might be warming up to this stuff.
100 Semillas -Glycyrrhiza glabra-(regaliz) By Samenchilishop
100 Semillas -Glycyrrhiza glabra-(regaliz) By Samenchilishop
Der Versand folgte wie gewohnt wieder schnell und unkompliziert im Luftpolsterumschlag und viel früher als das voraussichtliche Lieferdatum..
Die Samen sind frisch und es liegt eine recht gute Anzuchtanleitung bei.
Bereits nach 3 Tagen begannen von meinen 15 gesäten Samen 13 zu keimen. 2 sind wohl Blindgänger aber das ist ein super Schnitt.
Ich kann den Shop und die samen nur weiterempfehlen.
Bilder folgen ;)

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