Madilyn Nguyen

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Sql Guide (Quick Study: SQL)
Sql Guide (Quick Study: SQL)
Sql Guide (Quick Study: SQL) by Inc. BarCharts. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 212 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
CSS: CSS Awesomeness Book (Awesomeness Books 2)
CSS: CSS Awesomeness Book (Awesomeness Books 2)
CSS: CSS Awesomeness Book (Awesomeness Books 2) by Gilad E Tsur-Mayer and CSS Awesomeness. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Sass for Web Designers
Sass for Web Designers
Sass for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Harry Potter og Føniksordenen: Harry Potter 5
Harry Potter og Føniksordenen: Harry Potter 5
Harry Potter og Føniksordenen: Harry Potter 5 by J.K. Rowling, Torstein Bugge Høverstad - translator, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Alan Munro, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2452 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Who Was Joan of Arc? (Who Was?)
Who Was Joan of Arc? (Who Was?)
Who Was Joan of Arc? (Who Was?) by Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso , et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 78 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Run Away with Me
Run Away with Me
Run Away with Me by Mila Gray. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Ship of Brides: A Novel
The Ship of Brides: A Novel
The Ship of Brides: A Novel by Jojo Moyes. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 1369 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft by Charles Brauer, John Grisham, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
L'Héritage (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
L'Héritage (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
L'Héritage (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by John GRISHAM and Patrick BERTHON. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Different Seasons
Different Seasons
Different Seasons by Stephen King, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 1150 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen (Author) on Jun-01-2003 Paperback The Gunslinger THE GUNSLINGER. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Dark Tower Boxed Set
The Dark Tower Boxed Set
The Dark Tower Boxed Set by Stephen King. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 129 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Little Sisters of Eluria
The Little Sisters of Eluria
The Little Sisters of Eluria by Stephen King and Michael Whelan. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook
Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook
Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook by David Flanagan and Brett McLaughlin. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Data Structures and Algorithms/Java
Data Structures and Algorithms/Java
Data Structures and Algorithms/Java by Bruno R. Preiss. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python Programming for Intermediates: The Ultimate Intermediate's Guide to Learn Python Programming Step by Step and Master Computer development + machine learning In A Few Days (Vol. 2)
Python Programming for Intermediates: The Ultimate Intermediate's Guide to Learn Python Programming Step by Step and Master Computer development + machine learning In A Few Days (Vol. 2)
Python Programming for Intermediates: The Ultimate Intermediate's Guide to Learn Python Programming Step by Step and Master Computer development + machine learning In A Few Days (Vol. 2) by Bill Steven. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
CSS Programming Professional Made Easy 2nd Edition: Expert CSS Programming Language Success in a Day for any Computer User! (CSS Programming, PHP, CSS, ... Web Programming, C Programming, Python)
CSS Programming Professional Made Easy 2nd Edition: Expert CSS Programming Language Success in a Day for any Computer User! (CSS Programming, PHP, CSS, ... Web Programming, C Programming, Python)
CSS Programming Professional Made Easy 2nd Edition: Expert CSS Programming Language Success in a Day for any Computer User! (CSS Programming, PHP, CSS, ... Web Programming, C Programming, Python) by Sam Key. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Server Database Technology
SQL Server Database Technology
SQL Server Database Technology by ZHANG PU SHENG. HE SHENG BIAN ZHU. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
RESTful Web APIs: Services for a Changing World
RESTful Web APIs: Services for a Changing World
RESTful Web APIs: Services for a Changing World by Leonard Richardson , Mike Amundsen, et al.. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 37 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook
Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook
Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurkovic and Rigel Di Scala. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Introduction to Programming with Basic
Introduction to Programming with Basic
Introduction to Programming with Basic by Julia Buffinton;Gary Haggard;Wade Hitchison. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
Are you a salesman who likes to pitch a "story" about your company in the first five minutes of meeting a new prospect? Have you ever been annoyed when the "product marketing geek" hands you back your PowerPoint with about 20 extra "bullet points"? Have you ever felt crestfallen when the VP of Sales hands you a 35-page PowerPoint on the way into your sales meeting and asks you to deliver it in 20 minutes? Have you ever cringed when one of your colleagues reads the slides on the screen and turns her back to the audience, in order to see the words better? Have you ever fallen asleep during a presentation conducted in the dark of night required for a projector to work? Have you ever felt physically ill at the prospect of being invited to watch someone else's PowerPoint?

If you have answered, "Yes", to any of these questions, then this book is for you. This book vindicates your feeling that there is a better way to conduct sales meetings, to craft PowerPoint presentations, and to use the technology towards the purpose for which it was designed. Granted, this is not the only book that makes this claim - and it does seem that there is a cottage industry among "communications consultants" who have written similar books - but this is clearly the best one I've read.

And, this is for two reasons I think: First, Gallo focuses on one person's presentation style - Steve Jobs - on whom we can all agree that he is a master of this game. And, second, Gallo has done the hard work of identifying and outlining what makes Jobs' presentations really work. Jobs creates a storyline, treats the presentation as theater, and enacts it as performance.

With Gallo as a guide - and his suggestion that we all study Jobs's presentations available on YouTube - we are encouraged to have the courage to give better presentations and to stand up to our colleagues and superiors who insist on giving the same old boring PowerPoint presentation, because "it is what it is."

The only reason that I didn't give this book a 5-star rating is that Gallo suggests that we, like Jobs, create drama in our presentations by offering a foil or enemy, like Jobs does with Microsoft. I have always felt that this was hokey and unnecessary, and although I'm a Mac enthusiast, I wish Apple would stop doing this. If you can get past this minor criticism, you will rate this a 5-star book for yourself.
Henry Ford - The Inspirational Life Story Of Henry Ford: From Automobiles To Philosophy (Inspirational Life Stories By Gregory Watson Book 5)
Henry Ford - The Inspirational Life Story Of Henry Ford: From Automobiles To Philosophy (Inspirational Life Stories By Gregory Watson Book 5)
“Henry believes that there are really no accidents in life. All of your experiences can be used to learn something new.” In such a simple concise book we learn all about Henry Ford not only what we may have already known from the history books but the unknown. We learn of his early life, marriage, career and his business failures and successes. We learn of his great contributions how Ford dealt with labor turnovers and labor unions. How the pacifist and the innovator ruled his company as a dictator. We also learn what Ford can teach us that still works today.

Excellently written Watson has thoroughly researched giving us the man behind the genius. Not wasting words on fluff we learn just the facts that make for an outstanding read. Not only for school age children to learn about a great person from history but for business students to learn of successes and failures as well as principles of the history of business plans. With so much to be learned of the life of Henry Ford this is a great addition to any library.
HeroDecks Trump Presidential Playing Cards
HeroDecks Trump Presidential Playing Cards
There are several different decks of Donald Trump cards. At first, I bought a different deck of Trump cards, but that one only had limited photos of Trump himself.
I really like this deck of Trump cards a lot better because nearly every card has a different photo of many different players who participated in the 2016 presidential election, like Ted Cruz and Hillary as the joker, along with some humorous remarks. In fact, I liked this deck of cards so much that I ordered 3 more decks to use as Christmas gifts because I know some family members will really enjoy them. Of course, I am keeping at least one deck for my own collection of Trump memorabilia.
Herbalife Formula 1 shake - Piña Colada Canister 26.4 oz (750g)
Herbalife Formula 1 shake - Piña Colada Canister 26.4 oz (750g)
I bought this product for my husband to make him shakes to take to work for energy. Yesterday, when I tried to put the scoops in the shake I was going to make, I noticed that the product had a lot of bugs in the bottom of the bottle. It was disgusting. I had to throw it away. I bought this product directly from the company before and I never had any problem. I think this canister was too old when I bought it from this company. I will never buy this product through Amazon again.
X-Men: Apocalypse
X-Men: Apocalypse
In the 1990s Apocalypse was one of the X-Men’s greatest foes in the comics. Brian Singer who either directed or produced almost of the X-Men movies starting in 2000 attempted to capture the rivalry between the two in X-Men Apocalypse. If one had seen the secret ending to X-Men Days of Future Past this was hinted at as a young Apocalypse then known as En Sabah Nur was ruling Egypt and creating pyramids with his four horsemen looking on.

This movie starts in that time period as En Sabah Nur was attempting to absorb the abilities of another mutant, but was disturbed by guards that wanted to kill him. While he escaped with his life, he was entombed inside of his pyramid.

Things then flash to the 1980s where various characters are added to the story. (Each X-Men movie covers a different decade by the way, First Class is the 60s, Days of Future Past in s the 70s, and this one the 80s.) A young Scott Summers’ mutant powers of optic rays are emerging and his brother Havoc brings him to Professor Xavier’s school. There he meets a young Jean Grey and Jubilee. Grey’s powers and the future of the film are hinted at while in school as she has a nightmare full of fire and Apocalypse. In Germany, Mystique saves a young Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler from a mutant death match against Angel. In Poland, Erik Lehnsherr, Magneto, is attempting to build a family and working in a steel factory only for his secret identity to be discovered and his wife and child to be killed in the process. He returns to his evil ways as a result. In Egypt, CIA agent Moira MacTaggert discovers a cult that revives Apocalypse and frees him from his tomb. He wants to rebuild his four horsemen and finds Ororo aka Storm, Psylocke, Angel, and Magneto. That sets the stage for the third act of the movie as the X-Men come to grips with Apocalypse’s desire to rule the world. Before that can happen the government interferes when Colonel William Stryker shows up at Xavier’s school and captures several of the students.

There are many more mutants and Easter Eggs are introduced as well. Caliban shows up two times in Germany. When some of Xavier’s students attempt to escape the government they run into Wolverine. His appearance relates back to the X2 film from 2003 where the story of Logan and Colonel Stryker is fleshed out. Angel becoming one of the four horsemen and gaining metal wings is taken directly from the comics.

Ultimately the story comes down to what it means to be part of the mutant family. Does it mean domination as Homo Superior and survival of the fittest, which is what Apocalypse offers, or to live together, Professor Xavier’s alternative? There’s a third path as well which Mystique talks about that is full of fear and struggles as the human race still fears and persecutes mutants.

Overall, the action is great such as when Quicksilver saves the students at Xavier’s school from an explosion. There is another huge battle at the end that really plays upon the power of Apocalypse compared to all the others allayed against him. There’s a good mix of humor thrown in as well such as when Summers destroys Xavier’s favorite tree while showing off his powers. Or when Xavier sees MacTaggert for the first time in years and says in a slip of the tongue that he was going to check her out. In the end, it’s the second best of the current three X-Men films only behind Days of Future Past.
Game of Thrones - Season 8
Game of Thrones - Season 8
Excelente producto, con un Steelbook muy bonito.
Vienen los 6 discos (3 por cada lado) lo único que quizá no es tan bueno es que vienen empalmados uno sobre de otro, aunque era de esperarse por ser el Steelbook, por eso no bajare ninguna estrella.
Los dos formatos (FHD y 4K) son un salto increíble en calidad con respecto al servicio de Streaming el cual sabemos la controversia tan grande que causo con el episodio de la batalla de Winterfell. Aquí la imagen es limpia, sin macro bloques, con un excelente contraste y con el bandeado muy mínimo. En definitiva de esta manera es posible disfrutar mucho mejor de todos los capítulos, especialmente el tercero.
En cuestión de sonido, el Dolby Atmos es desgarrador y muy bien empleado. Lo bueno es que a los pocos minutos de que empieza puedes darte cuenta de lo genial que es este codec. La escena en el capitulo uno donde Drogon y Rhaegal vuelan sobre Winterfell es sencillamente genial.
Ambos formatos son excelentes, así que si te decides por el Blu Ray FHD, de igual manera te veras beneficiado y podrás disfrutar de esta temporada.

El servicio de Amazon fue bueno y son problemas.
Rumic World (Viz Graphic Novel)
Rumic World (Viz Graphic Novel)
Rumiko Takahashi's "Fire Tripper" is one of her most popular short stories, as well as the predecessor of time travel/action/romance "Inuyasha." While smaller in scope, it's an entertaining and suspenseful little story, although the ending is a bit abrupt.

Teenage Suzuko is on her way to school when she encounters her six-year-old neighbor. But their conversation is cut short when a gas leak causes a massive explosion -- and Suzuko wakes up hundreds of years in the past, in a Japan torn by bandits and wars. She encounters brash young warriors Shukumaru, who is definitely interested in her.

While Suzuko and Shukumaru go through an awkward courtship, Suzuko struggles to figure out what happened to her, and how she can get back. But when an invading army attacks the small village, Suzuko and Shukumaru end up being shot through time again -- and Suzuko learns the shocking truth in her own past, and where Shukumaru is really from.

"Fire Tripper" is one of the best short stories that Takahashi has done, and it balances out action, romance, and a bit of mystery. Not to mention tried-and-true comedy in the Takahashi tradition. The twist at the end is surprisingly original, and it wraps up all the loose ends while giving a satisfactory finale to the romantic subplot.

Despite a scene where Shukumaru staggers in and drunkenly announces that he's going to sleep with Suzuko, he's a likably brash guy, a bit crude but essentially good-hearted. His final line is a great one. Suzuko is a bit bland until near the end, where she realizes where in time she actually comes from, and makes her decision about Shukamaru.

"Fire Tripper" is a sort of warm-up to the action/romance/fantasy of "Inuyasha," with similar leads, but it's also an excellent short story on its own merits. Dramatic, funny, and a bit romantic.
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Green Lantern: Rebirth
For many, Hal Jordan was the defining Green Lantern for years. As a result, the decision to change him into a psychotic would-be-conqueror caused some backlash and his rising star fell, seemingly forever. In his place, Lanterns Rayner, Stewart, (and to some extent, Gardner) took his place and became the faces of Green Lantern for a younger generation (mine) on the widely watched Superman and Justice League cartoons.

Why does this matter? Jordan was the greatest for decades, then rather horrifically trashed his legacy and before DC brought him back as the Spectre for a further period of time. So when bringing Jordan back to a newer generation of readers, this story has a goal of reintroducing Hal Jordan as a Green Lantern that tops them all. Put simply, this story does that in spades. Between Johns' writing and Van Sciver's art, Rebirth emphasizes how important of a character Hal Jordan was, and sets up how important he would become in future stories. The writing masterfully summarizes past events without dragging on, yet still providing adequate history for plot development. Johns is able to craft in Jordan's fall, rampage, involvement in a semi-crisis, death and time as Spectre in such a way that even those only casually familiar don't feel left out. The art is fantastic, not perfect (Batman's portrayal is somewhat confusing) but is able to capture the magnitude of the story appropriately. Another plus of the art is that it is consistent, as some artists fail to be through the course of a big arc.

While Rebirth may no longer be Hal's canon history, it nonetheless a definitive story for this character. There really is no excuse as to NOT purchase this book.
Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss Season 2
Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss Season 2
From a preschool perspective, this series is superb. The songs are catchy, the stories are fun, but most of all, The Cat in the Hat is so entertaining. My 3 year old can't get enough! From an adult perspective, this series is also superb. The Cat is so likeable, you'll be hooked, too. Like many Henson productions, the Wubbulous World is aware that adults are watching too, but it lacks the pop references that are often present and detract from the focus on children. This isn't just muppets,it is Dr. Seuss come to life!
In this volume, the Cat in the Hat builds, with much enthusiasm, a door-a-matic. There's help from the little cats and scepticism from Lester the bird (the Cat's foil in all these stories). What was key for me was that he invents just for the sake of the challenge, offering a positive message of being creative just of the sake of creativity. The enthusiasm for life and creativity that defines the Cat in the Hat in these videos makes me want to keep him around the house!
Borden Chantry: A Novel
Borden Chantry: A Novel
...to be average among all the books Louis L'Amour wrote is to be better than 99.999% of all Western novels ever written. If you read a lot, you're probably familiar with LL. If you haven't read anything by LL then you should stop telling people you read a lot, because LL has written so many great books (and not all Westerns by any means), that to never have read a Louis L'Amour book is just...well...a travesty. I read somewhere that John Wayne once said that his favorite movie in which he starred was Hondo by LL.

What more can I say, but maybe, for some quality control, I should say they my favorite Western book that went to the Big Screen was not written by LL, it was written by Larry McMurtry, it is Lonesome Dove. So, while I do love and respect LL, he is not the only "great" Western novelist.
The Case of the Spurious Spinster: Perry Mason Series, Book 64
The Case of the Spurious Spinster: Perry Mason Series, Book 64
Excellent story with enough twists to keep you guessing. For Perry, this looks like one case he might lose, but in brilliant Mason fashion he... well, you have to read the book to find out the rest. Enjoyed the characters and the drama of the courtroom in this story. Definitely worth five stars!
Dragon Ball Color Cell nº 05/06 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Dragon Ball Color Cell nº 05/06 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
El manga es de sobra conocido, un guión y un dibujo excelentes, esta vez a color, muy bien aplicado y con una edición impresa excelente. Como contra, el precio es demasiado alto teniendo en cuenta que los tomos de manga habitualmente están entre los 7-8€, aunque si eres coleccionista de Dragon Ball no te importará pagar los 12 y pico de esta edición.
Private: The Royals (BookShots)
Private: The Royals (BookShots)
*Summary from Amazon*
Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a Royal Family member in front of the Queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just 24 hours to stop them. Or heads will roll...literally.
         That is the best description I could have found for this book.  With a lot of action and a blindingly fast pace this was a fantastic addition both to its series and to the collection of bookshots.  While there are a dozen books before this one, and they do talk about a past case, I feel like there is enough information here that you could read it alone. 
             I have had issue with this series in the past- the full length books like to take on several things at once that loosely tie at the end, but they often make me feel like one aspect or another wasn't given enough time.  I also have a love/hate relationship with the layout.  The premise of the series is that Jack Morgan has bases for Private Investigations in many different countries.  In each book we see a different team- all well and good, but I end up falling for this or that character and could wait years (literally) before I see them again.  For one that falls deeply for character development, this is a special type of pain.  Especially so, since I fell hard for three characters in this book and heaven knows if I will ever see them in other books.  I have hope, though, as at least one has been in past books. 
       I want to judge this book solely on it's own merit, though, and not how I feel about the series in general.  On it's own merit, this book is amazing.  Fast paced, with some great characters (though I must say that a few important characters weren't very well developed...) I had a great time reading this one.  It is everything Patterson wanted when he rolled the bookshots out- lightning fast reads that you just can't put down.  Four stars! 
            On the adult content scale, there is drug use, language, and violence.  It's actually a bit graphic in all three cases, so I am going to give it an eight. 
Stairs of Sand: A Western Story
Stairs of Sand: A Western Story
In Wanderer of the Wasteland Zane Grey tells the story of an outcast who wanders across desert and mountains for 14 years, surviving as best he can, befriending Indians and helping those in need, a tale of the best in human nature. However, in Stairs of Sand he approaches from a very different angle. The main characters are carried over from the previous book but their lives have changed and it is more a tale of deceit, betrayal, jealousy and the nasty side of human nature - a sharp contrast to its predecessor. Whereas in the 1st book the relationships are difficult but believable, I would say that in Stairs of Sand the relationships and reactions are hardly credible.
The Hobbit Vol. 2 of 2 (Japanese Edition)
The Hobbit Vol. 2 of 2 (Japanese Edition)
作者は近代ファンタジーの父である。伝承の中でのみ生きていたドワーフやエルフの世界を現代的な物語として作り上げて見せた。
いわばジャンルの創始者だ。ミステリにおけるポー、SFにおけるヴェルヌとウェルズのような重要人物と言えるだろう。

上下合わせてのレビューです。

二冊をあっという間に読んだ。読みやすく、がっつりと内容がある。
ホビットのビルボは、魔法使いガンダルフの依頼で十三人のドワーフとともに宝を奪回する旅に出る。
人物描写がしっかりしているのに驚く。
童話めいた話というのは善悪がはっきり分かれていて、愚者と賢者・臆病者と勇者のように役割が決まっていることが多い。
本作はちがう。主流文学の一級品のように、あるいは現実のように、人物に多面性があるのだ。
主役のビルボは引きこもるのが好きなオッサンだが、旅や冒険にあこがれる一面もある。
ドワーフたちは、使命感を持つ集団とはとても言えない。食い意地が張っていて、すぐにブーたれる。
が、いざというときは頼りになる側面もある。確かにこういうものだろう。
上巻ではトロルや大蜘蛛との闘い、水棲人ゴクリとの謎々遊びなどがスリリングで印象深い。
下巻もエルフ城からの脱出やドラゴンとの闘いなど見せ場には事欠かない。
が、何といっても最高に盛り上がるのは終盤の戦争だ。起伏が激しく、様々なアイデアが詰め込まれていて夢中で読んだ。

人間も亜人も依怙地で利己主義者という容赦のなさが、昔の児童文学とは一線を画すところだ。
さすがジャンル開拓者の力量である。不満を言えば、「ここでもうひと捻りほしかった」という場面が何か所かあるところ。
たとえばドラゴン退治の下りなどは、あっさりしすぎているような。

それを考慮しても、傑作には違いない。
感心にダメ押ししてくれたのが、主人公の帰郷を迎えるホビットたちの態度だ。苦い納得は大人の味か。
Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns
Excellent book, but if I had one complaint it would be that there were too many black & white photos of his work. Sure, there's color photos in the book, but far too many photos of his paintings were black and white photos. Art is colorful and most of Johns paintings are also colorful so it's a shame to see so many of them not shown in color.
Kuroda Josui
Kuroda Josui
I am an avid reader of Sengoku Era history and fiction, and have (of course) Yoshikawa's 'Musashi', 'Taiko' and 'The Heiki Story'. Three books, three translators, three good reads...
Sadly, in the case of this book, I am wondering whether the translator did nothing more than a tidy of a machine translation. As someone said elsewhere, I don't know Japanese, but I know English, and this is very poor. Sorry, but this does neither the author nor the translator any credit.
Hibernation (First Step Nonfiction ― Discovering Nature's Cycles)
Hibernation (First Step Nonfiction ― Discovering Nature's Cycles)
The snow-covered evergreens and hardwoods show no sign of animal life because "It is winter." There are no animals in sight because many of them hibernate. We can see bats hanging inside a cave and a squirrel curled up on the underside of a log. When animals hibernate, it is as if they are in "a deep sleep." This is part of their life cycle and they "hibernate to survive the winter." It's not easy to find food in the wintertime because the "snow hides plants and other food." Bears will sleep in dens during the winter only to "wake up and come out" in the spring. A few types of snakes hibernate, but "most ground squirrels" do. In this book the young student can read about and see photographs of animals who are hibernating and they will learn about the cycle.

This book provides an excellent way to introduce the young student to animals and hibernation science. The emergent to early fluent readers will benefit from the large print and the vibrant photographs accompanying the text. Difficult words such as "hibernating" are highlighted in bold throughout the text and explained in the glossary. Each page has a single sentence with the exception of a one page discussion about hibernation at the end. This can be read aloud to a classroom or tackled by the early fluent or confident reader.

In the back of the book there is an index, a glossary, and some interesting "Fun Facts." A typical example is similar to this: "Here are some other animals that hibernate-chipmunks, hamsters, skunks, bats, prairie dogs, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and some insects like bees and ladybugs." This is one in a series of six in the "discovering Nature's Cycles," an interesting nonfiction series you may wish to add to your homeschool or classroom shelves!
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Cybervillain Blaze 12" Action Figure
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Cybervillain Blaze 12" Action Figure
My 5 yr old grandson loved him. He asked me for Power Ranger toys for Christmas so this was one of them. The sword is a little hard to get in his hand, he couldn't do it but stays in nice once you get it in. He does stand up even on short nap carpet. Would have liked the knees and elbows to bend but otherwise good character to play with.
The Writer's Guidebook to Facial Descriptions and Body Language
The Writer's Guidebook to Facial Descriptions and Body Language
The facial expressions and body language aren't organized, so you have to fish around to find the one you need. The physical descriptions were awesome and organized by body part: clothing, face, hair, eyes, etc. Lots of dialogue tags which is helpful so you don't get stuck in a rut, but once again they're not organized in any particular order. A design flaw I didn't like was that the book is thin but large, about the size of a three ring spiral, single subject note book. When it could've been made half this size, while keeping the same thickness by not giving a single word list an entire page for the majority of the book. It felt like the author/editor/publisher was just trying to add pages. Was hoping for much more here and while it is not my favorite authors guidebook, I can always keep it to lend out for my friends who need the extra help on the odd short story or fanfiction.
SEPOVEDA Support Pillows 2 Pack, Ultrabounce Pillow with Microfiber Filling for Side/Back/Stomach Sleeper and Neck Pain Suffer, Anti-Dust, Washable(65x50cm,1 pair)
SEPOVEDA Support Pillows 2 Pack, Ultrabounce Pillow with Microfiber Filling for Side/Back/Stomach Sleeper and Neck Pain Suffer, Anti-Dust, Washable(65x50cm,1 pair)
Well tbh honest I was nervous about them being from China even though they were posted within the uk. I don’t mean any offence by it, I live in a shielding household so I’m genuinely wary and careful of anything coming into the house. However they arrived quickly and well packaged. After a spray of disinfectant and being left for a while (just to be extra safe) I finally put them to use and they are soooooo big and fluffy! It’s like sleeping on a couple of sheep that don’t bleat! They are so much better than the pillows I’ve had before and are just as comfy as when I first used them. I suffer from chronic tension headaches that can effect my neck a lot so I was in desperate need of some good pillows. These are exactly that and if you don’t like that big/fluffy you have the option of taking some of the micro fibre stuffing out so it suits you. It’s really good buy and I’m happy to recommend it.
Vivo V20 (Sunset Melody, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers
Vivo V20 (Sunset Melody, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers
Well I purchased a new phone after 4 long years. I have an I phone 7 which is still my primary phone. I exchanged my Samsung mobile as it got slow after usage of 4 years.

So my take after using it for 6 hours.

1- sd720 has good mapping speed, though i am not a gaming person.
2- camera is good like all other phones in segment but still no match with simple cameras of i phone and pixel.
3- battery is good and fast charge is efficient.
4- signal reception is top notch and voice clarity is awesome.
5- I believe design language is awesome and its sleek.

I got it for 19000 and i think it is a good device as I don’t change phone much often so lets see how it performs in long run.

Update - Battery drains very fast, even I am not using this phone for other than my official purpose.
No other issue reported bit fun touch Operating system is not exceptional, and I believe xiomi have better operating system.

I am not gaming or watching any movie bit still battery optimisation is operating system issue.

Called amazon customer service today and they will get it checked before going for refund so fingers crossed. May be issue with my device only bit to be on a serious note i didn't like this operating system either.

Update:- got my phone checked by Amazon technician and there is some manufacturing fault with my device.
Replacement process is underway and I am getting a new phone as replacement. Thanx Amazon rated 5* for amazon experience .
Women's Readymade Indian Designer Party Wear Bollywood Padded Blouse for Saree Crop Top Choli
Women's Readymade Indian Designer Party Wear Bollywood Padded Blouse for Saree Crop Top Choli
This is a good quality product. The material is very good, fitting is good and the design is as in the picture. The only thing that didn’t match for me was the edge of the sleeves in both hands. The picture has it a little different than the actual product. I was waiting for this product to be delivered with too much speculation considering the amount paid. But found it to be worth. It can be used with both sarees and lehengas - multi purpose blouse; hence worth the buck!

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