Madeleine Ortiz

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What Is Node?
What Is Node?
What Is Node? by Brett McLaughlin. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 202 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Conspirators
The Conspirators
The Conspirators by Alexandre Dumas. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Revenge
Revenge
Revenge by James Patterson and Andrew Holmes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 233 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Genetic Algorithms with Python
Genetic Algorithms with Python
Genetic Algorithms with Python by Clinton Sheppard. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Learn PHP Programming by GoLearningBus
Learn PHP Programming by GoLearningBus
Learn PHP Programming by GoLearningBus by WAGmob. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
The Da Vinci Coding: The Art of HTML
The Da Vinci Coding: The Art of HTML
The Da Vinci Coding: The Art of HTML by Graham Gnall, Devan Brancard, et al.. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Warren Buffett (Tamil)
Warren Buffett (Tamil)
This book is not written with reader friendly. An unwanted urgency sentence style was spreaded all over the book. Also looks like direct translation of an English book. But you need not neglect this. Just try it..
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition)
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition)
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition) by Richard Branson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Richard Branson" category.
The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
もともと『ザ・コンプリート・ホット・ファイヴ・アンド・ホット・セヴン・レコーディングス』という4枚組全89曲のCDで、1925年録音のホット5、1927年のホット7、 そして、1928年アール・ハインズ(P)を迎えて録音した曲がおさめられていたアルバムがありました。その中から18曲ピックアップしてできたのが、このアルバムです。ジャズの歴史を知るうえで貴重な資料ですが、「資料」にとどまらず、鑑賞にたえるすばらしい「音楽作品」であることが、このアルバムの素晴らしいところです。25年当時、彼らがすでに、ほぼ完成されたジャズを演奏していた。改めてルイ・アームストロングの偉大さに驚きました。1.2.3.4.が25年録音ですが、機械式録音だったようです。信じられないくらい「いい音」でびっくりします。10.11.が27年録音で、このときはマイクを通した電気式録音でホット5にドラムとチューバが加わった編成になっています。ちなみにホット5のパーソネルはルイ(コルネット)、ジョニー・ドッズ(cl)、キッド・オーリー(tb)、リル・ハーディン(p)、ジョニー・サンシール(バンジョー)で、CD裏側の写真の右端の女性は当然リル・ハーディンと思われ、当時すでにルイの奥さんだった人です。12.以降の曲にアール・ハインズ(p)が入っています。
12.「ウエスト・エンド・ブルース」は、いきなりルイのトランペット・ソロで始まりますが、それを「神が天才に一瞬微笑んだ時にしか生まれない奇跡だ」と仰っている方がいるくらい、まさに「神がかり」した演奏です。昔の作品ですので、仕方ないのでしょうが、曲によってレベルの差が結構あって、音が小さいのでボリュームを上げて聴いていると、次の曲で、どがーん!ときてびっくりすることがあります。楽しいですよ。できることなら、4枚組の「本物」(?)の購入をお勧めしますが、とりあえず、安いので、持っていて損はないと思いますよ、自称ジャズファンの方は。
「本物」に収録されている「捧ぐるは愛のみ」(アイ・キャント・ギヴ・ユー・エニシング・バット・ラヴ)をこちらにも収録してほしかったです。
JBL FREEXBLK Free X Wireless in-Ear Headphones - (JBLFREEXBLKBT) Black (Renewed)
JBL FREEXBLK Free X Wireless in-Ear Headphones - (JBLFREEXBLKBT) Black (Renewed)
they arrived in a box for the JBL Free non-X versions, when connect them to my phone and laptop, both say the non-x variant. They work fine but the sound quality leaves something to be desired, if i adjust the volume on my laptop too fast the audio cuts out for a second and i had trouble with initial set up. I thought they were broken at first because when i plugged it into my computer nothing happened. Once I plugged the case into my phones power brick it lit up and started charging, so not a big deal, just scary. Overall disappointed that i didn't receive the earbuds i ordered but, besides the minor hiccup when i first plugged them, in they function.
Marvel Captain America Costume PJ PALS Pajamas for Boys
Marvel Captain America Costume PJ PALS Pajamas for Boys
These pajamas are very durable considering my 3 yr old grandson wears them ALL THE TIME. He thinks he’s Capt America and he calls this his “suit”
This is the 2nd pair he has had. The first pair got a hole in the knee (from wearing constantly)
Rise of the Fellowship
Rise of the Fellowship
Rise of the Fellowship is an Indy spoof of gamers and the Fellowship of the Ring, produced and directed by Ron Newcomb. With Lord of the Rings gags sprinkled throughout, the film is consistently entertaining from the opening monologue (a spoof of the introduction to the Fellowship of the Ring movie) through to the credit crawl (yep, a spoof of the LOTR credits). Unlike most Indy films, it maintains very high production values and surprisingly good acting quality as well as well-paced action, never bogging down in boring filler or exposition.

The writers (Christopher Bunn, Scott Mathias, and Ron Newcomb) show remarkable understanding of and sensitivity toward the characters' personalities and social situations, all delivered with flair for cerebral comedy far better than anything coming out of Hollywood these days.

If you're not at least familiar with The Lord of the Rings in book or movie form, a lot of the gags will sail right over your head. The game they play is The Lord of the Rings Online, which is not generally a player-vs-player game, but is presented as one in this film. It is possible to play a monster in LOTRO, as do the jerks in the movie.
Whiskey Beach
Whiskey Beach
Nora Roberts has a gift for describing a character, (whether it be person or dog), a setting or a situation. I started my first Nora Roberts with The Obsession and I found it to be intriguing and seat gripping all the way through as I have found with many of her novels, so I was more than a little disappointed with Whiskey Beach! I agree with many readers that Nora often follows a plot outline but the variations are often great enough to be a comforting yet exciting journey. I'm not sure what happened with this one, however. I found myself 'drifting' through most of it, sighing (but not in a good way) and wishing I was near the end! In fact I skimmed through the last few pages as it was just tying up loose ends in a predictable, too perfectly gushy way. I really liked the female lead character, she was interesting...the male however, would have driven me to sleep and the female lead was like his concubine, constantly rubbing his poor distraught shoulders even though she herself had been through some serious issues with not a flicker of interest from him! All that really happened was that they found out that someone was after the families heritage and I have to agree with the enemy that it wasn't rightfully the Landons' dowry, but the male lead was a little too narcissistic to even consider that! Even the dog wasnt described in as interesting a way as Nora's other canine characters (though I'm glad she found a new home). None of the secondary characters were very interesting either, unlike Nora's other novels and I found a flaw where the male leads ex had spent every day over coffee with his nemesis' ex and they had discussed ' men' quite a lot, apparently, yet they seemed to know nothing about each other or who their partners were. I absolutely love and recommend Nora's books to get lost in and be blown away by her descriptive narrative but unfortunately...not this particular one.
The Scotland Yard Book of Edgar Wallace - An Omnibus of Wallace's Most Exciting Works - Over Nine Hundred Pages - Two Complete Novels - Seven Stories
The Scotland Yard Book of Edgar Wallace - An Omnibus of Wallace's Most Exciting Works - Over Nine Hundred Pages - Two Complete Novels - Seven Stories
An omnibus of Edgar Wallace's most exciting work. two complete novels--seven stories. THE SILVER KEY, ABOUT MR J.G. REEDER, RED ACES, POETICAL POLICEMAN, STEALER OF MARBLE , THE INVESTORS, ABOUT THE RINGER, THE MAN WITH THE REDS BEARD, THE END OF MR BASH, THE BRUTAL, THE SWISS HEAD WAITER, THE BLACK, ABOUT THE THREE JUST MEN, THE REBUS, MR. LEVINGROU'S DAUGHTER, THE SHARE PUSHER.
Close to You
Close to You
Really liked this one... Probably one of my favorites after many, many wonderful Janet Daily books... She's just a good writer...true to location...sassy entanglements with just enough edge to get your imagination going but without the raunch... I always love her fine details and descriptions so that you're right there, too. Good stuff... Both stories were really enjoyable. Thanks, Janet!!
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Option (Janson Series Book 3)
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Option (Janson Series Book 3)
I love this series by the late Ludlum. I also love the Covert One series. This was another good job in general. I would have given it five stars but it slowed down and got a little convoluted in a few places. We kind of lost Kincaid in this one,and when we did see her interact with Janson, she often became silly, jealous, and a few of the other things that strong women don't engage in, not even in real life....Still....a good read...
Witch & Wizard. James Patterson with Gabrielle Charbonnet
Witch & Wizard. James Patterson with Gabrielle Charbonnet
I've read other books by James Patterson, particularly his Maximum Ride series. I've read every one of the Max Ride books and I'm always pleased when I stumble upon a new one in the book store. That being said I can say unequivocally: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. Witch and Wizard is an awful book, one of the worst I have ever read, and I read a lot.
I came across this book as a sneak peak to the sequel, The Gift, in the back of another book. I was intrigued, it seemed different and interesting, and the chapter stopped right at a moment that makes you want to read more. When I went online to check it out, I found it was the second book in a series which I bought for my Kindle without reservation.
When I sat down to read it I was disappointed. Very, very disappointed. I persevered for a few chapters and got about half way through the book before I gave up in disgust. There are many things wrong with this book, but the plot flaws and the indistinct characterisation were the most discouraging.
Firstly the characterisation. There is no distinction between the different characters: they don't have their own voice or way of operating, and their reactions to the events of the story are wholly unrealistic. Plus there are the stupid names given to several characters, especially one of the protagonists, Wisteria, more commonly known as 'Wisty'. Now Wisteria is a cool unusual name that the right character could embrace but Wisty sounds like a nickname an older brother would tease his sister with. It is also hard to take an evil organisation seriously when their leader is called 'The One Who Is the One'. The defiant and rude attitude of the main protagonists, the Allgood siblings, didn't make any sense. In the Max Ride books this is a signature of the flock, but it makes sense because they have always been on the run from evil scientists and were basically raised on the streets, so their spunky mistrust for authority figures makes sense. It doesn't for the well brought up, suburban middle class Allgoods who have never had any contact with the police.
The plot flaws are also really frustrating, it just doesn't make sense. The evil government: New Order, snatch the Allgoods from their home in the middle of the night, throw them in jail but let each kid take one possession from their home. Why would an evil government, who have re-written the laws let their prisoners take keepsakes or potential weapons. They've just arrested the pair for witchcraft but let them take a blank book and a drumstick with them into prison. When in prison the pair are also allowed to stay in the same cell rather than being separated. All of this just points to sloppy story telling. A little bit of creativity would have done wonders for this book.
I know this sounds a bit like a rant (which admittedly it is), but that's only because I liked his previous works and was really disappointed to find something so amateurish. I absolutely would not recommend this book, even if you're a fan of Patterson's work, it is predictable, poorly written and very flawed. It feels more like a first draft than a published book, and should not be read by any one.
Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 2 (Special Edition)
Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 2 (Special Edition)
My fiance and I collect anime and we were very pleased with this volume of Naruto. The only criticism we had was the collector's box was not packaged well and was received in damaged condition. Note, this is a COLLECTOR'S ITEM. Special, LIMITED EDITION. The box was mangled, corners ruined and torn in some places. That was disappointing. Other than that, the item itself was just what we had hoped for in entertainment value.
Congo
Congo
I've been a fan of Congo since I was a kid, and even though the movie gets a lot of hate I find it very entertaining. I admire Michael Crichton as a writer, his high-concept ideas often make for an entertaining read, even if he lacks the finesse to give his work more literary merit. Congo is absolutely no exception to this rule. With large chunks of text seemingly lifted from his various sources and pasted into the novel it does confuse the narrative flow at regular intervals. I suppose this is typical of Crichton's style but he really goes overboard here.

Herkermer Homolka, the character brought to life by a spirited Tim Curry, is not a creation of Crichton and his lesser qualities are a part of Karen Ross here in the novel. I guess they split the attributes to give us a justifiable kill and make Laura Linney's character more sympathetic. Ernie Hudson's character is also written as a white man ("I am your great white hunter, though I happen to be black", has an in-joke meaning within the movie) by the name of Charles Munro instead of Munro Kelly. Hudson's interpretation is better, and I chose to imagine him in my head instead of Crichton's description. I have to give the screenplay adaptation credit for streamlining a lot of the excessive detail and plot baggage though. This novel knows its final destination but spends a lot of meandering journey time getting there only to fudge the ending. Crichton writes the climax as taking place over several days! Sorry, this is an ending that should have been written to fit into an hour time span. It gets so boring toward the end that I put off reading it. I knew nothing exciting was happening and nothing would bring me back to finish it until I felt like filling up some free time between household chores and work.

Congo runs at about 117,000 words when it really should have been about 80,000. Crichton pads out so much that it stops being a page-turner.
Fanny McBride
Fanny McBride
I liked Fanny McBride. It's a story that involves everyday people from several decades ago in England. Maybe not very educated people but fun. Tempers flare words are said its fun to have such a book come alive in my head while I read. Catherine Cookson always makes her characters come alive so that you feel you actually know them. Some you want to know some you would not like to.
Catherine Cookson was a very prolific writer and so far I have read only 4 of her novels so there is much reading pleasure ahead.
Mr. Tall (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Mr. Tall (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
I always loved the mr men books as a child and now I am buying them for my two little ones to enjoy alongside the French translations I am going to use them as a learning tool. Up until we use them for what I intend we will just enjoy the English version. The stories are just as good as I remembered. Very enjoyable. My little boy especially loves the mr men. When they get older writing is quite simple and bold for them to practice their own reading skills. Highly recommend.
James A. Michener: A Bibliography
James A. Michener: A Bibliography
I'm the first to review this book? People have missed out on a fascinating tale of this man's life. He experienced life to the fullest, meet thousands of people and entertained millions with his books. Michener was a tremendous talent but humble about himself. He and his wife donated millions to their favorite charities. Come to think of it, the world misses this man.
Playboy Magazine, September 1981
Playboy Magazine, September 1981
PLAYMATE: Susan Smith

COVER: Bo Derek

PICTORIALS: Bo Derek featured in scenes from movie, "Tarzan"; and in pull-out poster. Girls of the SEC- Part 1

INTERVIEW: James Michener

FEATURES: Playboy's Pigskin Preview by Anson Mount includes team photos with these greats: John Elway, Anthony Carter, Herschel Walker, Kenneth Sims; The Gimme Decade, includes three stories, one about former yippie, Jerry Rubin; College Footbal Preview; fiction by John Updike, exerpt from novel, Rabbit Is Rich; memoir by Cameron Crowe, and the inspiration for the movie, Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

PAGES: 258
Funko 43330 POP. Vinyl Disney: Holiday-Piglet Collectible Figure, Multicolor
Funko 43330 POP. Vinyl Disney: Holiday-Piglet Collectible Figure, Multicolor
I purchased this for my wife's collection of Funko Pops. I am an avid collector as well. I want the item in great condition, as well as it's packaging. I am very picky about these two things. This one was definitely Not a disappointment! She Loved it, and it goes perfectly with the Pooh Bear I bought her. Well done Amazon.ca!!
Click N' Play Pack of 200 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball, Pit Balls - 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Mesh Bag with Zipper
Click N' Play Pack of 200 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball, Pit Balls - 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Mesh Bag with Zipper
We've had a set of these for nearly a year now, and they've held up so well I'm buying more. We use these for our son's ball pit, and we had two other brands of balls in there as well, and I try to grow the amount of balls as he grows.

These haven't had any issues with collapsing, and he's a big guy for his age. And he likes to shove them into his mouth and chew on them. And yep, he can actually totally get them to fit almost half way into his mouth.

The one thing I would say about these, but it's as downfall for any brand of these balls, is that they are a pain to pick up if they are all out on the floor. Our little man went through a phase of climbing into the middle of his pit and pitching every single one of the balls out. It took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of "no, really...you're totally helping me pick all of these up" to get that to stop. Months of that, actually. I nearly burst into tears with joy when he picked up some he had moved out of the pit on his own yesterday, it was that awesome. Because yah, when you have a whole pit of these on the floor, it's sheer misery to clean up daily. So that is something to consider if you are trying to decide whether or not you want one of these.

For our little man, even though that was challenging, it was a no brainer, because it has been very helpful with some of his sensory stuff, and he absolutely loves ball pits. Loves the one at his therapy clinic probably more because it's massive, but he loves his in home one enough he climbs into it to sleep in the balls sometimes. And these have totally held up to that.
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (How to Create a Sustainable and Ethical Garden that Promotes Native Wildlife, Plants, and Biodiversity)
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (How to Create a Sustainable and Ethical Garden that Promotes Native Wildlife, Plants, and Biodiversity)
This books transformed the way I garden. I have always had a love for and appreciation of wildlife but had no idea how I could take my current already abundant garden to new levels. Not only by incorporating more native species but those species that truly feed nature. Have also added an insect motel and other means of attracting even more of the essentials of nature. Thank you for this amazing book. Have shared it widely with others and it will be my #1 go-to. What I have found amazing is that many other gardening books (especially perennial books) talk nothing about how each species attract and feed the environment. They only reference the 'pests'. We've come a long way and I hope that this also transforms the gardening resource books.
Best Friends Club Ink. 18 inches Large Doll Fashion Pack Pretty Preppy
Best Friends Club Ink. 18 inches Large Doll Fashion Pack Pretty Preppy
This doll outfit is for the BFC INK DOLLS originally. People need to read. I see a ton of unreasonable bad ratings on these outfits because they bought them thinking they'd fit the American Girl dolls. So what if the search results take you to them...can't they read? It says BFC Ink doll Clothing big 18in doll. They're thinner than the American Girl dolls so these outfits are impossible for them. They do however fit for the Lorifina doll but the pants are too short because Lorifina dolls are taller by a couple inches and the shoes are too big for her. Things like the skirts, shirts, shorts, jackets, sweaters, dresses, and swim suits will fit Lorifina from BFC Ink doll clothing. I tried Journey Girl Clothing on my BFC Ink doll and my Lorifina doll but it was just a slight bit too wide on both so maybe go on Ebay and buy the very affordable Journey Girl doll outfits. I got a beautiful pink lace dress from the Journey Girl clothing line on Ebay for $5. It was great quality and arrived fast. Journey Girl dolls are the more affordable versions of the American Girl dolls so it's not surprising that they would fit the American Girl dolls too. Interesting observation...the BFC Ink doll outfits here were incredibly snug even on the dolls they're made for. So they have no room to fit any other doll thicker than these ones. That's why they even fit on Lorifina dolls because she's slimmer than the BFC Ink dolls. This is my second purchase of this same outfit on Amazon because I have two BFC Ink dolls that I want to wear. It's one of my favorites and was on sale for $2 less than what I paid for the other one.
Satechi 7-Port USB Charging Station Dock with 2 Type-C Ports  - Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max/12 Mini/12, 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone Xs Max/XS/XR/X, 8 Plus/8, 2020/2018 iPad Pro (Black)
Satechi 7-Port USB Charging Station Dock with 2 Type-C Ports  - Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max/12 Mini/12, 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone Xs Max/XS/XR/X, 8 Plus/8, 2020/2018 iPad Pro (Black)
本商品、2499円(2017年8月時点で黒のみ)という安価ながら
USB Cポートが二口を含めた7ポートの充電台。
※残念ながらUSB Cポートは USB PD非対応

6口、10口の充電アダプターは所持しているのですが
充電の際に、ケーブルを含め乱雑な状態になっていたのですが
本商品を利用する事で、充電台上に端末、付属の結束ベルトでUSBケーブルも
ある程度まとめられます。

不満点は以下
・仕切りのアクリル板が動かせない(端末ごとの幅に調整不可)
・電源アダプター、ケーブルが大きい・太い・重い
・USB PD非対応
ですが2499円という価格を考えたら満足しています。
Organic Moong Dal USDA Certified Organic European Union Certified Organic Pesticides Free Adulteration Free Sodium Free - 2 Lbs - 24 Mantra Organic
Organic Moong Dal USDA Certified Organic European Union Certified Organic Pesticides Free Adulteration Free Sodium Free - 2 Lbs - 24 Mantra Organic
Split mung lentils without the green skins are the best basic dal you can make, quick cooking and the right type for receiving all those good spices. Much better than the red or pink little lentils often used for their quick-cooking properties.This product is just fine, so don't be grossed out by a few bubbles. It's normal for the lentils to get foamy when rinsed, and you should rinse them, even tho they are quite clean looking. Pick out any little black ones or tiny stones, though you are unlikely to find those. Even after rinsing, some foam might rise as they start to cook, and all you do is skim it off with a spoon, it's not a problem and doesn't mean there is anything wrong. In the very unlikely event that I ever received an infested package of these (I haven't), I would just ask the company to replace it, because that could potentially happen to any company. This dal is perfect for making kitcheri.
Jelly Belly, Bolsa de regalo
Jelly Belly, Bolsa de regalo
These are some of my daughters favorite candies, I ordered this little bag to go with some other small gifts on her Birthday, the bag arrived intact but very beat up looking. Not what I expected to be gifting someone with. I gave them to her and apologized for their condition. She said that they were yummy and fresh, just beat up packaging.

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