Meilani Hernandez

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Broken Angels
Broken Angels
Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 1833 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Collection of 5 Books by Nicholas Sparks
Collection of 5 Books by Nicholas Sparks
Collection of 5 Books by Nicholas Sparks by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Ghost Files
The Ghost Files
The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2933 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
SQL Server Forensic Analysis
SQL Server Forensic Analysis
SQL Server Forensic Analysis by Kevvie Fowler. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Programming in Objective- C
Programming in Objective- C
Programming in Objective- C by Cengage. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 57 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.

Inevitably, I picked it up and began reading.

2 pages in, I decided I was in this for the long haul and sat on the floor, right there in the middle of the store. 15 pages in, my friends finally found me and forced me to leave. But I couldn't part with this. I needed this book. Those first 15 pages captured me like so few books do (in fact, only one book in the past year has totally stolen my attention like this).

So I bought Elon Musk feeling on top of the world and excited to keep reading.

I travel a lot between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, PA, so, since I'm in the middle of taking classes in Pittsburgh, I swore to only read this book on the bus, because I knew once I picked it up again, I wouldn't put down.

I was right.

The next day, I got on the bus, got to reading, and tuned out the world. Three hours later, I was nearly halfway through -- and WOW. Vance's writing style flowed right through my mind. No clunky sentences, no jarring phrases. It's such an easy book to read, despite the complex nature of the contents.

Elon Musk, if you don't know, is a biography. Yes, a biography. You'd expect the case-study of someone's life to be boring and uneventful, dragging until the very end.

This wasn't the case at all.

Vance opens the book at an interview with Elon Musk himself. The first line, a quote from Musk, "Do you think I'm insane?", perfectly captures the whole context of the biography. Because as you experience the story, as you see the challenges Musk went through to reach the pinnacle he's at today, the question nags at you. Musk isn't soft-spoken, or easy on his employees, or a man who kicks his legs up on his desk and snoozes while his companies mill around him. Vance shows how Musk is both the CEO and an employee of his companies, simultaneously the teacher and student. He gets in the work, asks all the right questions, gives all the right orders. His vision is THE vision, and if you get in the way, Musk has been known to fire you on the spot.

Musk breaks every convention, every tradition, every standard. Vance takes you deep into the details, from Musk's childhood and lineage in South Africa, all the way to Canada and the United States, where the bulk of the story unfolds.

When Musk looks at big businesses, he sees unmovable behemoths that refuse to change their methodologies. American innovation became a thing of the past. Technology and industry was growing - but nowhere near as fast as it should. So we follow Musk's journey from his small start-ups, Zip2 and X.com, and move into his larger, more permanent ventures, namely SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity.

I myself am a huge fan of Elon Musk. Still, until the past year or two, I only thought of him as "that guy who made SpaceX" and "that guy who runs Tesla." Until reading this book, I never knew the struggle -- no, the hell he went through to make and keep these companies. You think, oh, he just has a lot of money.

Yeah, now he does. But did you know SpaceX and Tesla were hours away from going bankrupt? Did you know that the Falcon 1 rocket kept failing, and one more failed launch literally meant the end of SpaceX? Did you know SpaceX tested these rockets on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and would fix problems they encountered in a matter of days, as compared to months by standard companies?

This book is the first time Musk has explicitly let anyone interview him for a biography. Aside from a few questionable quotes that have been publicly denounced by Musk after the publication of this book, we're still given a tremendous amount of insight into his head and how he runs the companies. Vance interviewed more than 300 people and spent over two years compiling this account. And I have to give credit to how up-to-date the information is. There are several events Vance mentions that occurred into 2015, such as the first landing attempt of Falcon 9 on the sea barge, which took place in January, and he refers to the second attempt as being in a couple weeks, which means that Vance included this information on a very tight deadline, probably mid-March (the second landing attempt happened on April 14, 2015).

I want to congratulate you, Mr. Vance. Well done. Very well done. I'm going to reread this book in a few weeks (probably after the scheduled June 19th third Falcon 9 landing attempt, this time on solid ground, as opposed to a barge). Anyone who wants a ridiculously thorough insight into Elon Musk's life and companies should read this book. It had me from Page 1 all the way to Page 363, and even the appendices that come after.

This is an incredibly inspiring book, a important look into a game-changing business strategy, and a valuable lesson to the world. As Musk says, "If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."
El fin del poder: Cómo el poder ya no es lo que era [The End of Power: How Power Is No Longer What It Was]
El fin del poder: Cómo el poder ya no es lo que era [The End of Power: How Power Is No Longer What It Was]
Hacía falta un libro que analizara el orden actual del mundo, los cambios recientes que ha sufrido y al mismo tiempo nos diera pautas para vislumbrar lo que será el nuevo orden internacional. Esta obra analiza cómo era el orden mundial en el siglo XX, cómo fue cambiando hasta ser lo que vivimos ahora en el siglo XXI y hacia donde se dirige el nuevo orden mundial. Todo tiene que ver con el debilitamiento de la hegemonía del poder y cómo más y más actores se hacen presente para influir en el curso de la vida de las naciones. Por otro parte, el autor habla acerca de lo bueno y lo malo que tiene la degradación del poder y en cuanto a lo malo, el peligro que tienen los países de caer en manos de mesías, tanto individuos como organizaciones, que presenten a los descreídos del poder tradicional opciones facilistas y rápidas a los problemas nacionales y mundiales.
Meditations
Meditations
A hard read, though it is only 93 pages (the Meditations themselves, excluding introduction and notes). Do not however, concern yourself with the stylistic choices of the translation, though at times it may be confusing or simply bland. You cannot blame the translator for translating the Meditations, and you cannot blame Marcus for writing his journal his way, without ever believing anyone else would read it, for that does not matter. I have no criticism, simply I point out this book is not a light read.

If you are apt to reading philosophy, profound books that give you insight into the universe and your place in it, I cannot think of any greater book than the Meditations. Marcus Aurelius has been called Plato's philosopher-king, and though I disagree with this, I see the point: he ruled the Roman Empire near its greatest extent with the virtues of fundamental stoicism. He did not want or consent to Plato's Republic, but he put his duties, his loved ones, and his country before his own interests. He rejected luxury and comfort. He wrote to remind himself to lead by example, that he is the master of himself, that emotions cannot puppeteer him, and that pleasures cannot warp his logic and his will to do good. He reminded himself to always be favorable to all that came by him, even those that disagreed with him and spoke ill of him, for he believed they were brought to the earth to work together. He rejected unreasonable condemnation and unhelpful criticism as well as praise and arrogant pride. He looked to correct, not condemn, the ignorant, and stand agreeable and thankful, not prideful and bashful, when corrected. He praised the universe for her inner-workings, borrowing from Plato's idea that all that is natural must in turn be good, if not for the individual, then for the whole, which then must still be good for the individual regardless. His metaphysics are not scientifically sound, the same for Plato, a large influence, but they do tap into the imagination.

He ponders most on death. Death is natural, and all that comes from nature must be good, therefore death is good. He reminds himself to never fear death as he would never fear breathing, or his eyes never fear seeing, or his hands ever fear writing. Death is a product of life, as sight is a product of the eyes, and writing all product of the hands, all natural consequences of being. What is there to fear? Nothing. What is there to be angry about? Nothing. When irritated, whose fault is it? Yours, for allowing exterior happenings you cannot control affect your inner peace.

My favorite part of the entire book is when he ponders on inner peace. Many would seek peace retiring to a calm village, a seaside home, or in the mountains far from the busy cities. Marcus argues he who has not inner peace in himself wherever, will never have inner peace whatever. Surroundings matter not, only your attitude. This is the biggest lesson of the Meditations, the greatest wisdom Marcus has to offer: it is your reaction to life, not life itself, that creates happiness. This was the principle Nelson Mandela stuck to when he was imprisoned. This is the principal that is the core of stoicism.

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."

Pick up this book. It would be unfortunate going through life, pondering how to bring yourself happiness, when the secret to happiness was found 2,000 years ago. You do not have to accept all Marcus says, I do not agree with him on all things. But his wisdom is invaluable.
Visionary Kids: Steve Jobs
Visionary Kids: Steve Jobs
It's a nice enough book but it is unsuitable for my 2 year old. As it is biographical it (rather unnecessarily in my opinion) includes the fact that Steve was adopted which confused and distressed my son a little as he wanted to know why the lady gave the baby away and why Steve had two Mummies and would he have two Mummies too.

The other part I didn't like was when it explained Steve quit school because he thought it was boring, which may encourage this behaviour in others. I want my son to follow his heart and be creative and entrepreneurial if he wishes, but I want him to have an education he can fall back on too.
'One day at school he proclaimed, "This is a bore."
So he packed up and left - he sought to explore!'

I also don't like this rhyme,
'Between classes, Steve carried out his pranks.
These were sure to earn him quite a few spanks!'
I am surprised there is an exclamation mark after it as this, to me, makes light of spanking your children which is against the law, and one day my son will ask what spanks are and I will have to explain how some Mummies and Daddies hit their children.

I had hoped this book might be inspirational to others but it is more explanatory and biographical than inspirational. I did like the inclusion of Steve Jobs quotes though which will have to be saved until my son is older. Also, the rhymes have to be said differently on each page as they don't quite fit together. Having said all that, there is no other book like it, and I would be interested to see who the others in the series are based on.
The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler
The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler
I’ve watched the Meateater show with my family and enjoyed the podcast for about a year. We just went on our first goose hunt and also brought the newly purchased cookbook by Mr. Rinella for my in-laws. They were laughing at us because they were sure the goose was going to taste like crap. I roasted it using the Roast Duck with Pomegranate Glaze recipe and also made the Apple, Cherry, and Sage Chutney recipe to go with it. That goose was tender, rich, medium-rare and perfectly complemented with the chutney which was aromatic and delicious. The in-laws were impressed and my level of respect and confidence in Steve Rinella as a creator of good food was raised to a whole new level. I mean the guy can talk the talk but now I know he knows his wild game cooking. Can’t wait to try more recipes. Also, I cleaned and dressed my first bird from this hunt and the instructions and pictures were very helpful. - Female hunter and cook
Henry Ford's Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First Ford Motor Plant
Henry Ford's Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First Ford Motor Plant
I spend my days managing an industrial operation where Lean is the backbone of our shop floor and office processes. As with most lean practitioners, I read a great deal of the current lean literature. As a student of industrial history, I have read hundreds of books relating to the early 20th century manufacturers.

As a result, I was hopeful this book would offer a concise place to see early lean lessons. Most folks have some view of Ford.Those early lean lessons are often more acceptable for use in the US lean training. Over use of Japanese examples and terms can get in the way of learing lean.

I was disappointed in the book. The information presented is valid. It also is aligned with my own experiences and reading. However, the presentation and writing style made this a difficult book to read. The author seemed to want to add in the lessons of Chinese and Japanese thoughs. Those lessons seemed forced and broke up the rhythm of reading the book.

It is more of a personal preference, but the layout and style of the pages did not enhance the reading experience.

There is a great deal of underlying value in the material presented. If you choose to read this book, be prepared for a slog. It is a valid premise--poorly presented.
Uptown Saturday Night - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - Time Life
Uptown Saturday Night - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - Time Life
Disc 1:

1. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
2. It's A Love Thing - The Whispers
3. Fake - Alexander O'Neal
4. I Didn't Mean To You On - Cherrelle
5. Take Your Time (Do It Right) (Part 1) - The S.O.S. Band
6. Midas Touch - Midnight Star
7. The Second Time Around - Shalamar
8. Solid - Ashford & Simpson
9. Keep On Movin' - Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
10. Be Thankful For What You Got - William DeVaughn
11. Love and Happiness - Al Green
12. This Will Be - Natalie Cole
13. Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
14. Bustin' Loose (Part 1) - Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers
15. I Don't Love You Anymore - Teddy Pendergrass
16. It Only Takes a Minute - Tavares
17. Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King

Disc 2:

1. A Night To Remember - Shalamar
2. And The Beat Goes On - The Whispers
3. Call Me - Skyy
4. I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
5. Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside
6. Boogie Fever - The Sylvers
7. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
8. Love Train - The O'Jays
9. I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green
10. Whodunit - Tavares
11. Jam Tonight - Freddie Jackson
12. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) - Soul II Soul
13. Just Be Good To Me - The S.O.S. Band
14. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
15. Criticize - Alexander O'Neal
16. Give Me Tonight - Shannon
17. No Parking (On The Dance Floor) - Midnight Star
18. Joy And Pain - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
John Wesley Harding
John Wesley Harding
John Wesley Harding sneaks up on you. I bet a lot of people ignore it because the most anthologized track, "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" is not particularly representative of the rest of the album (for example, it's the only track with any "country" touches like pedal steel). The rest of it is an enigmatic series of dream-like encounters, some of which take on the qualities of tall tales, others metaphysical dialogues, others seem like pivotal, shattering experiences.
There is an intimacy to this record that is somewhat akin to the more celebrated Blood on the Tracks, but on this album, Dylan is being completely allusive, leading you at times into thickets of imagery that stretch your mind toward revelations that come slowly if at all. In context with the other music he was producing at the time (i.e. The Basement Tapes), it's clear to see that his isolation and recovery provided strong creative inspiration, leading him to develop a kind of backwoods sense of humor, and a backwoods sense of mystery.
What caps this album off for me as Dylan's best and maybe my favorite album of all time, is his performance. His singing is flawless--I love especially "Drifter's Escape" but the whole album's great. The musicianship is of the highest order, not something you can always count on with a Dylan record; the bassist and the drummer give Dylan solid but subtle support, and Dylan's harmonica playing is liquid. It is recorded guilelessly--he is literally singing in your ear.
Look, I also do love Blood on the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde, Bringing it All Back Home, Love and Theft, Desire; but whereas all those albums feature Dylan defiantly at center stage, demanding to be heard, John Wesley Harding (and the Basement Tapes) give you a Dylan who is in deep, private contemplation of the mysteries about which, elsewhere, he is so sure about what he has to say. This is a more attractive Dylan to me--no less brilliant, but someone who's taking us along for the ride.
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
This sounds GREAT on the new 180 gram Mono vinyl. I have this album on a stereo cd and it's pretty good. I also owned it back in the 1960s vinyl days probably on a stereo record but this new MONO pressing blew me away with it's body, soul and clarity. It sounds FANTASTIC on vinyl... and the iconic artwork is wonderful (R.I.P. Suze Rotolo)... and guess what? There be a whole lot of liner notes on the other side of the cover that you can actually READ.. yeah, you heard me.. you can read this stuff without the aid of one of those jeweller's eye-pieces that you need to peruse the bacteria-size notes in a cd. It's all win-win with this vinyl.. of course, if you don't like Dylan or his music then don't bother... but if you're serious about the man then buy this on vinyl along with "Bringing It All Back Home". "Highway 61" and "Blonde.." .. you gotta have that stuff on vinyl, man.. there is no other way. You should already have the stereo cd box set anyway but when you are holding vinyl in your hands then you feel you have something truly substantial and lasting.. This is a work of art in all respects and you should own it.
JBL E45BT On-Ear Wireless Headphones (Blue)
JBL E45BT On-Ear Wireless Headphones (Blue)
These are actually pretty good! The are ON-ear headphones so be sure, you know that before buying. They are suuuuper lightweight - couldn't believe it. They don't hurt the crown of my head even after a full day of wearing them. The sound is also very good. To me. People differ in sound preference but for me they are great. They also swivel so they are comfortable around the ears. Not too snug.

I like that they have the cord in case BT isn't an option (plane). I use them not every day for 8hrs straight but here and there and so far I had to charge them only once in a month. And that goes also very fast.

Overall, I can only recommend these if you're after light-weight, BT, rechargeable headphones with a great sound. Also, the BT has not cut out on me ONCE where headphones mentioned below all did!

I have tried:
BOSE quiet comfort, but the ANC pressure on my ear was just too overwhelming and uncomfortable. Cut out all surrounding noise though.

SONY h.ear: These I almost kept but then they just were too uncomfortable, wearing all day and the ears also got sweaty.

PANASONIC ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds: Just plain aweful. The earpiece (and yes, I put in correctly) kept slipping out regarless of the size attachement.

PIONEER Wireless Headphone (SE-MS7BT-K): Too heavy and BT cut out in short distance away from my mac.

Hope this review helps some of you.
JBL LIVE 100 - In-Ear Headphones with Remote - Red
JBL LIVE 100 - In-Ear Headphones with Remote - Red
Como bueno earbuds modernos, el cable viene en dos secciones, una más gruesa que se conecta al jack de 3.5 mm, en este caso recubierto de tela, y llega a un punto en que se divide en dos cables más delgados en "V" para cada oreja, ese cable más delgado es el que tiene a enredarse.

Con las "capas" medianas la mayoría debe estar satisfecho, hacen un muy buen sello del exterior, y esa fortaleza también se convierte en su gran problema, debido a la configuración del sello en tus orejas y el cable que no tiene un clip para fijarlo un poco a alguna prenda de ropa, cualquier movimiento, repito, cualquier movimiento se traduce en ruido en tus orejas, olvidate del headbang, o de correr con ellos.

Para llamadas, suenan como cualquier otro audífono, aunque tú escucharás mejor que quienes están del otro lado, el micrófono es eso, un micrófono común.

Cuando estás "quietecito", wow, suenan bastante bien, gran valor por tu dinero.

El botón del control está muy cerca de tu oído y funciona mejor si los presionas justo en el centro, no es para escribir a casa, pero sería peor no tenerlo
JBL J22a BLK High Performance In Ear Headphones with Drivers and Microphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
JBL J22a BLK High Performance In Ear Headphones with Drivers and Microphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
I am a college student who is currently studying music, so a good pair of portable earphones is a neccesity to my every day schedule. I bought these on a whim without doing much research, based on the low price, and my past experience with jbl's excellent products. After the earphones arrived (ahead of schedule), I excitedly opened them and started playing some of my favorite tracks. I listen to a range of generes of music, from classical and orchestral music, to country, edm, and rap, and these earphones had an all around good sound for all generes. They had a fairly well balanced sound, but they lacked the bass and highs that today's headphones have. They were very comfortable, and came with 3 differently sized ear pieces included. They never fell out when walking to class, or when running on a treadmill. The rubber ear pieces blocked outside noise very well. These earphones were released in 2013, and I imagine they sounded great for their time, but with today's products, they are definitely now middle of the road earphones. Look to jbls newer earphones, such as the jbl synchros s200's for the best sound and build quality.

Another quality product, as expected from jbl.
GUND Rocco Fox Stuffed Animal Plush, 12"
GUND Rocco Fox Stuffed Animal Plush, 12"
My 6 year old grandaughter had always wanted a cuddly fox to put on her bed . I browsed the online shops and came across this little beauty . Its absolutely gorgeous and exactly as described. The fur on it is lush and very realistic and the colouring and shading is fabulous . It looks just like a fox cub . She was thrilled to bits when Santa brought it for her . And , for some reason best known to herself , she calls it " Linda " !!!
Stunning purchase . Highly recommended . * * * * *
Charcoal Ion Bamboo Toothbrush, Soft Toothbrush with Charcoal Teeth Whitening, BPA Free Charcoal Toothbrush, Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush, 2 Pack - Primal Life Organics
Charcoal Ion Bamboo Toothbrush, Soft Toothbrush with Charcoal Teeth Whitening, BPA Free Charcoal Toothbrush, Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush, 2 Pack - Primal Life Organics
These toothbrushes made me and my daughter BLEED!!!! They cut inside of my mouth where the back of the toothbrush touches the inside of your mouth and the bristles were SO stiff/hard they poked my daughter and she bled as well?! The next day we went back to our regular electric toothbrushes and no problems. I was really looking forward to using this brush and possibly we got a bad one as many people said the bristles were soft, but even if they were (which they were NOT) the brush heads are what cut the inside of my mouth and made it bleed. I requested to return this item, however I did NOT keep the boxes when I opened them as I had no intentions of returning them so hopefully they will accept just to used brushes with no box for a return.
Funko Pop! Marvel: Marvel Zombies - Deadpool
Funko Pop! Marvel: Marvel Zombies - Deadpool
The pop itself is great. Deadpool has a sword going through him and is holding one of his own hands which is great. The packaging on the other hand was absolutely terrible. I received two, one for me and one for my son, and they were thrown in a box with other items. No padding at all, worst pop experience I've had thus far. Not sure if you could send as a gift as the packaging was that poor, almost embarrassing.
Funko POP! Marvel: Deadpool Playtime- Bob Ross
Funko POP! Marvel: Deadpool Playtime- Bob Ross
This was a gift for my father for Father's Day. He has been compared to Bob Ross for many a decade now: they both were former Master Sergents in the Air Force, both have/had afros of considerable size, and both are nice guys (but dad is not a painter). Dad also loves Deadpool; and often feels like that would be him if he ever woke up in the MCU. When I handed it to him, he just saw the Deadpool part first...then he realized he was dressed as Bob Ross and, in Deadpool fashion said "[email protected]&% your Bob Ross! I love this!"
Marvel Black Panther Boys Pajamas
Marvel Black Panther Boys Pajamas
Brought for my average sized boy and the first set I bought for age 7-8 was way too small. I don't have to buy another set age 9 to 10 which fit him perfectly.
Unfortunately there is no drawstring tie for the waist for the shorts
Doctor Strange Masterworks Vol. 1 (Strange Tales (1951-1968))
Doctor Strange Masterworks Vol. 1 (Strange Tales (1951-1968))
When I was young - too many years ago - the local newsagent used to sell american superhero comics. The selection on offer was fairly arbitrary but every fortnight I'd buy one to read. Batman, Dr Strange and so on. Then I grew older, moved away and stopped reading comics, but I retained fond memories of them.

Seeing the superheros on sale on Kindle I decided to get a few - Batman and Dr Strange were always my favourites.

After reading some of the recent Batman - all very dark, brooding, dramatic, meaningful etc - I read this Dr Strange masterworks and returned to the joyful innocence of simpler times.

This is Dr Strange as I remember him from my childhood

Dr Strange is an almost comically arrogant 'sorcerer supreme' - who incidentally looks a bit like the late great Vincent Price - and, despite being a 'master of the black arts', Strange is sworn to protect all humans.

This is Dr Strange from day one - from the very first 'character popularity tester' strips, through the Origins, and into the start of the adventures proper. Brightly coloured, simply drawn, innocently enjoyable.

There are also the original 'strange tales' comic covers prefixing the various strips that were in that issue too ............ so, if you needed to be reminded of the wacky heyday of Marvel comics, you get to see classic covers like the Human Torch, menaced by the evil villain 'Paste Pot Pete' (not quite the gravitas of Dr Doom, eh?). If you don't remember them from back in the day, they are perfect introductions to comic book history.

Its all subjective and personal preference, of course, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The Lord of the Rings Instrumental Solos: Tenor Sax, Book & CD
The Lord of the Rings Instrumental Solos: Tenor Sax, Book & CD
Hier die fehlende Inhaltsangabe

The Prophecy
In Dreams
Concerning Hobbits
Many Meetings
The black Rider
Gollums song
Rohan
Evenstar
Forth Eorlingas
Into the West
Steward of Gondor
Minas Tirith

Stimmen der SOLO-Hefte sollen angeblich zueinander passen.
Fuer das Lied "In Dreams" wurden die Noten bespielsweise nur transponiert.
Dafuer gilt also "Hast du eins hast du alle", ich empfehle, nur das Klavierbegleitungsheft zu kaufen (es ist auch das umfangreichste), da sind dann wenigstens zu den Solostimmen noch die rechte und linke Hand drin. CDs sind gut, auch in jeden Heft eine andere.
Dictionary in French (Beginner Books)
Dictionary in French (Beginner Books)
This is a great way to introduce young children to French. When some children I babysit for were planning a trip to France with their parents..........I gave them this book beforehand to read in their "free time". When they were in France, they could say more than "oooo la la" !!! They were comfortable with "Hello" and "Good bye", "Please" and "Thank you" plus a few more names of foods and objects. It made their trip that much more interesting, educational and FUN !!!!! And perhaps it will help them continue to develop their appreciation not only of France and Francais...........but maybe to the interest in other countries too. I was happy to pay such a good price for the book, and the vendor sent me what seems to be a brand new copy. It arrived very quickly and in perfect condition !!!!!! Thank You............oo-oops! I mean Merci !!!!!
Ragged Dick
Ragged Dick
When reviewing a story I think the easiest way to determine how many stars to give is the clarity with which you found the key points of the book and how clearly they are in your mind. This is the reason why ‘The Ragged Dick’ gets 5 stars from me. You aren’t going to find a complex work of literature here. There is no subtle web of deceit and subterfuge. The story is there right in front of you and it’s easy to absorb. Once you are finished though you will be better for the experience. There is also a strong undercurrent of business and work ethic contained in the story too which I will also address.

A superficial view of this book would say that it’s a pretty typical ‘rags to riches story’. That’s a fair assessment but there’s a lot more to it. Firstly, because a story is simple doesn’t make it bad. I feel that many novels challenge themselves to be as complex as possible without adding a massive amount to the quality of the story. The author clearly recognises this because there is never any ambiguity. The tale moves at a constant clip and you get a clear mental picture of life in NYC at this time (though I assume for many it was a lot worse than portrayed in this book). A lack of grit surrounding the nature of society at the time comes I suspect from the constant optimism of the protagonist.

As mentioned, this book has quite a capitalist story to it. It talks repeatedly about the benefits of self-improvement, saving and moral decency. I think in particular that lessons about spending less than you earn are ones that are forgotten easily – you will be well reminded by the time you finish. You could argue that the story could be a pointer toward political lines that would be comparable to what we see today. Perhaps, but I don’t think this is the key message of the book. I don’t think it impossible though that this book could readily be pointed to as a means of illustrating the benefits of being a shrewd entrepreneur.
It’s unlikely to take you long to get through this book – especially if like me you are really taken in by the story. I don’t read a tremendous amount of fiction but I will have fond memories of this story. It also has put several financial fundamentals back into the front of my mind. This alone should make the book very cheap relative to the payoff.
Rotten School #5: Shake, Rattle, and Hurl!
Rotten School #5: Shake, Rattle, and Hurl!
I did not like this book. It was not what I had expected from Stine. I thought it would be amusing, but it wasn't. To me it was disgusting, and I really didn't want the child for whom I bought it to read it. A kid can get into enough trouble without being encouraged to misbehave in extremely vulgar ways.
Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story) (Kindle Single)
Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story) (Kindle Single)
I might be a bit biased. I'm a long-time fan of Dean Koontz's stories and have been since I received a huge triple novel omnibus as a 19th birthday present, half a lifetime ago. Before that moment, I fought against recreational reading—whether it was because of immaturity, or feeling pressured to read a lot of material that I just had no interest in for so many years in academia—I just don't know.

Anyway, back to Odd Thomas and this wonderful little quick read... I love, love, LOVE this entire series. Before this, Koontz didn't do a lot of serial work, but these are well worth the read. I accidentally started with the second book in the series, "Forever Odd," and even though I accidentally found out what fate befell a character or two through the telling of "Forever Odd," it didn't keep me from literally shedding a tear for them when I went back to the first novel in the series.

Now, if you're okay with a Star Warsian timeline where you hit the 'meat and potatoes' part of a series first, then go back to see how it all began, then it doesn't much matter when you read this short story. However, if you like to do things in chronological order via the character's perspective, then READ THIS FIRST. Then move on to; "Odd Thomas," "Forever Odd," "Brother Odd," "Odd Hours," "Odd Interlude," "Odd Apocalypse," "Deeply Odd," and finally, "Saint Odd." There are also some graphic novels that come before "Odd Thomas" too.

These books are written in the first person as a memoir of this fictional character, which is completely different for Koontz, and makes for an easy, enjoyable read. Odd is himself the crowning jewel of the series, but some of his companions along that way are sweet, surprising, and oddly (pun intended)...amusing. They are entertaining through out and hard to put down. Even though this is kind of the starting point for these characters, and being all but the last book into the series with foresight, it was still a compelling read that you should check out for yourself.
The Pagan Stone (The Sign of Seven Book 3)
The Pagan Stone (The Sign of Seven Book 3)
By far the best book in the series, The Pagan Stone tells the story of the last couple, Cybil and Gage. Both can see the possible future, most notably the outcome of the battle between the good and evil that the entire group now knows is inevitable. As the Seven draws closer, things get more and more sinister around Hawkins Hollow, and the former adversaries must learn to combine their power. Gage, ever the wanderer, is reluctant to create any ties to Cybil, while she in her turn doesn't want to be defined by a relationship. However, as they join forces with each other and the four others--Cal and Quinn, Fox and Layla--they realize that their purely sexual desire is about to become something more and that there is nothing they can do about it. Good luck with that, guys.

At first I couldn't really get into Roberts' latest trilogy. The first couple of chapters in the first book, Blood Brothers, were slow and it took me awhile to plow through to see the point of the setup. As a relative newcomer to the Nora Roberts scene, I wasn't sure I liked her style, but it grew on me and I now quite like it. It is very open and engaging, but still formal enough to showcase her talent as a writer. The characters in this book could have been more developed, but overall it was a very enjoyable read.
The Fall of Shane MacKade (MacKade Brothers Book 4)
The Fall of Shane MacKade (MacKade Brothers Book 4)
The Fall of Shane MacKade is part of a wonderful collection of stories, all linked by four brothers who share common characteristics and yet are quite different from each other. Each is, fundamentally a good, dependable, and inherently lovable and loving man. Yet each is also his own man, with a central strong core of compassion, pride, dependability, heritage, courage, yes, and machismo. Also linking the men is their family history of the Civil War battle fields and forests of 1862 Antietam and a great mansion, imbued with an ancient tragedy and ghosts! Four handsome, nurturing bachelors, each with an inherent streak of male testosterone-laden sexism (which all absolutely deny) meet four women, all of whom carry the scars, experiences, and lessons of their own pasts, and all of whom are determined to create a future for themselves as strong, independent, and fulfilled women, willing to share burdens and lives, but unwilling to be dominated in the process. There is, thus, a similarity among the MacKade novels, yet it is the genius of Nora Roberts which, I believe creates the subtle nuances which allow one to differentiate among the stories and their character while simultaneously connecting the dots that make this series a cohesive unit. You really need to read all four of them, and do please make sure that you read them in the order in which they were written. The cross-references and flashbacks will enhance your pleasure (instead of just confusing you) if you read them in this order: The Return of Rafe MacKade,The Pride of Jared MacKade,The Heart of Devin MacKade,The Fall of Shane MacKade.
Night Shift: A Night Tales Novel
Night Shift: A Night Tales Novel
Love Nora Roberts, as a general rule, but I just couldn't get into this one. It really came across as being dated, and while normally such a thing is not necessarily a deal breaker for me, it completely ruined this book. The female lead is obnoxiously obstinate in her lame attempts at being an independent, self-sufficient woman (e.g. almost any TV Show or movie from the 80s). I wanted to slap her so many times in the first quarter of the book that I had to just stop reading. For me, reading fiction is all about escapism and enjoyment. This book, unfortunately, just wasn't enjoyable.

I probably won't attempt to read any of the other books in this series unless they're available on the cheap since this one was such a dud.
RIDERS OF THE WESTERN TRAILS: : The Second Louis L’Amour 4 Book Western Bundle - Showdown On The Hogback, Rider Of Lost Creek, The Rider Of The Ruby Hills, Ride, You Tonto Raiders!
RIDERS OF THE WESTERN TRAILS: : The Second Louis L’Amour 4 Book Western Bundle - Showdown On The Hogback, Rider Of Lost Creek, The Rider Of The Ruby Hills, Ride, You Tonto Raiders!
As a young boy, I read every Louis L'Amout book I could get my hands on, often reading them over and over again but then I grew up and forgot about them. Now some 60 years later, I have rediscovered them and am getting even more pleasure from reading them. In doing so, I find myself wanting to saddle up a horse and follow the trails so brilliantly described, with a camera (not a Winchester rifle) in my hands. Of course, it's an idealistic dream; I've only ridden a horse once in my entire life, and the places that L'Amour wrote about, and which still exist unchanged, are probably so harsh that I wouldn't survive a week but, nevertheless, I have a hankering to do so. Writing doesn't come much more evocative than this. L'Amour was above all else a storyteller and a great one at that. Do yourself and your imagination a huge favor and start reading; you won't regret a single moment of the time you spend.
Dragon Ball Full Color Saiyan Arc, Vol. 3 (3)
Dragon Ball Full Color Saiyan Arc, Vol. 3 (3)
As a fan of DBZ this color version is just the thing I was waiting for. I loved the television series growing up, but I recently watched some episodes again, for old times sake, but forgot how slow paced they are. The episodes seem to drag on forever, with endless speeches between the actual fights.

As always, delivery was on time and the graphic novel is magnificent. Now for the bad part: in the middle of the book, about ten pages are backwards. Must be part of a bad batch. Annoying but not a disaster, so 4 instead of 5 stars.
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 16: L'Héritier (Dragon Ball (sens français) (16)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 16: L'Héritier (Dragon Ball (sens français) (16)) (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!!

Univers Ancestral, plongé dans le monde des arts martiaux,
au revoir le petit Sangoku pure, innocent et naïf; le voila devenu grand, adulte et ... toujours pure et innocent(pas pour longtemps) et surtout extrêmement naïf !! les aventures se poursuivent, l'auteur continue de nous réjouir avec une histoire toujours aussi palpitante et un Tome encore rempli d'humour. Un pure régal !!

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
Le Client (BEST-SELLERS) (French Edition)
Le Client (BEST-SELLERS) (French Edition)
l'ouvrage repose sur un petit bonhomme de 11 ans, drôlement débrouillard et prématurément mûri pour avoir eu à défendre sa maman et son petit frère contre un père ivrogne violent.
et voilà que le garnement a maille à partir avec la mafia, excusez du peu ! fort de son culot et de son billet d' 1 $, il engage la meilleure avocate de memphis !!!
le reste, c'est 475 pages de développement et quels développements !
c'est un roman, of course, et je ne pense pas qu'il y ait une once de vérité, même la simple vraisemblance pourrait être discutée....mais c'est bien fait, bien écrit, ça s'enchaîne bien et une bonne traduction participe au plaisir de cette prenante lecture.
Green Suns and Faerie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien
Green Suns and Faerie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien
I have read at least 30 books about Tolkien's works, and I figured maybe I was at a point where not much new was going to be said. It was a very pleasant surprise to discover well-known Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger (Professor of English at University of Maryland) publishing a sparkling new collection of her essays. These essays contain at least a dozen new insights on Tolkien's genius and deeper digging on many old ideas.

The title comes from Tolkien's famous essay "On Fairy Stories" in which he laid out his theories on fantasy writing and its effects on readers. To quote Flieger's condensation of Tolkien's statement: "Anyone ...can say *the green sun*...But ... to make a Secondary World inside which the green sun will be credible, commanding Secondary Belief, will...certainly demand a special skill, a kind of elvish craft." Flieger goes on to detail several kinds of "green suns" - I.e., characters, objects, or events that are impossible in the real world but which give flavor and definition to Tolkien's created world of Middle Earth - and to show how Tolkien makes them credible. She also writes in great detail about a subject I never considered at all - how Tolkien set up his world so that the Elves are limited by Fate but humans have Free Will. Tolkien emphasized in his letters that this was NOT a religious argument or statement of how he sees the "real" world but was a literary choice.

One very enjoyable essay concerned Bilbo's riddle game with Gollum in *The Hobbit*; which some writers have felt ended unfairly with Bilbo asking an unanswerable question instead of a real riddle. However, Flieger points out that Bilbo's question is classified as a "neck riddle" - i.e., one that "saves your neck" - and was taken from several Norse traditional tales where something similar was done. She also writes about influences between the film of *The Wizard of Oz*, the book of *The Lord of the Rings*, George Lucas's *Star Wars* films, and Peter Jackson's film versions of *The Lord of the Rings*. And there are a dozen more perceptive pieces.

Highly recommended if you want to dig deeper into Middle Earth.
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend
Erwartungen erfüllt?

Wurden meine Erwartungen erfüllt? Auf das ganze Buch bezogen ja. Duriez bezieht sich öfters auf Carpenters Biografie sowie seinen Band von Tolkiens Briefen, weshalb mir vieles bekannt vorkam. Je länger ich las, desto mehr fand ich jedoch Gefallen an dieser präzisen, auf geschichtliche und werkbiografische Zusammenhänge abzielenden Biografie.

Ein Nordire schreibt über Tolkien

Colin Duriez (* 1947), den ich erstmals als Biograf von Francis Schaeffer kennengelernt habe, gilt als Experte von C. S. Lewis und J. R. R. Tolkien. Wohl zehn biografische und inhaltlich-literarische Bücher, die in verschiedene Sprachen übersetzt sind, flossen aus seiner Feder.

Die Erwartung an meine zweite Tolkien-Biografie - Nr. 1 ist 1977 erschienen „offizielle“ von Humphrey Carpenter - waren hoch. Würde ich weitere Details zum Hintergrund seines Werks und seiner Person in Erfahrung bringen? Duriez kündigt an, mit dem Buch „normale Leser“ anzusprechen, die das Leben von Tolkien erkunden und die Verbindungen zu seinen Geschichten über Mittelerde herstellen wollen.

Wie verstand Duriez Tolkien und dessen Werk?

Am Anfang ist zu Tolkien zu lesen: „This is the story of an intensely private, brilliant, and eccentric professor in a specialist university discipline whose imagination was in touch with our basic hunger for stories that, like all stories that have stood out and survived over the ages, nourish the spirit.”

Über sein berühmtes Werk “Herr der Ringe” wird angefügt: “ Behind the depths and richness of The Lord of the Rings is over fifty years of creation accompanying the languages, history, peoples, and geography of Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable knowledge of early northwest European history and culture.”

Duriez führt manche Details und Verknüpfungen von Tolkiens Leben und Werk aus. Hier sind einige aufgeführt:

Persönliche Hinweise

• Tolkien erfand schon als Kind sieben Sprachen, was seine Mutter nicht sonderlich begeisterte: “She thought of my languages as a useless frivolity taking up time that could be better spent in studying.” (386)
• Was Untätigkeit für den Studenten Tolkien hiess: “’(I)dleness’ in his case meant private and unaided studies in Gothic, Anglo-Saxon and Welsh.” (490)
• Über sein geistliches Befinden zu Studentenzeiten: “Deep down, he had insecurities about faith. The previous year he had lapsed in his Christian disciplines. He was increasingly feeling that many of his friends … were losing moral commitment and steadfastness in favour of shallow frivolity.” (878)
• Über seine T. C. B. S. Treffen (mit drei Freunden aus der Highschool-Zeit): “Whenever they met together they felt ‘four times the intellectual size’ … It was then that he decided he was a poet. He regarded the weekend ‘as a turning point in his creative life’.” (1061ff)
• Die durch Jugend und Kriegserfahrung erodierte Widerstandsfähigkeit: “The loss of his parents, and other setbacks of his childhood and youth, had perhaps eroded the natural resilience of his nature, making him particularly vulnerable to the horrors he experienced at the Somme, including the loss of two of his closest friends.” (1339)
• Ein Student erinnert sich an den Vortrag Beowulfs in einer Vorlesung: “I do not remember a single word he said but at a certain point he recited, and magnificently, a long passage of Beowulf.” (1760)
• Ferien in der Familie als Stabilisator: “Family outings, and summer seaside holidays, were important, it seems, to Tolkien’s stability.” 2176
• Tolkien war Privatmann: “Tolkien was an intensely private man, though selectively clubbable. He deeply valued and needed friendship.” 2205
• Freundschaft zu Lewis: “For complex reasons, the friendship between Tolkien and C.S. Lewis cooled somewhat, starting in the war years, though this chilling has sometimes been exaggerated.” (2603)
• Altersjahre: “Tolkien was not the kind of person to receive confidence and energy from celebrity.” (2841)

Werkhinweise

• Tolkien und die Hobbits: “Like Hobbits he relished gardens, trees, and farmlands that were not mechanized. He too smoked a pipe and liked his food plain. … In the drab mid twentieth century when the popularity of his stories exploded, he dared to wear ornamental waistcoats. He was fond of mushrooms fresh from the field and liked expressing his very basic sense of humour, which some found tiresome. He also recorded that as an adult, he went to bed late and, if he could, got up late. Like Hobbits, he travelled little.” (191; Kindle-Positionen)
• Sein Gefühl für spezielle Orte: “He had an acute sense of place that matched his sensitivity to languages. Throughout his life, his experiences – often quite ordinary – constantly were to feed into his imagination, and thence into his fiction. He had the remarkable gift of being able to capture the quality of a landscape or even of a particular language in a way that his readers could experience.” (683)
• Wie seine Kriegserfahrung (1. Weltkrieg) sein Schreiben beeinflusste: “Death was not a reality that he could escape from; it would be a theme that haunted his fiction.” (918)
• Der Platz der Mythologie: “the history and mythology serves as background, but with alluring references, creating perspective and depths.” (1429)
• Tolkiens Arbeit für ein Lexikon schärfte seinen Sinn für die Bedeutung von Worten: “(T)he contemplation of an individual word can be the starting point for an adventure in imagination…” (1512)
• Ein Gefühl für die Schönheit des alten Englisch: “Tolkien had a remarkable ear for the vocal beauty of the Old English and Middle English originals, a beauty that he could transpose into modern English.” (1637)
• Über den Zusammenhang von Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft: “One of the brilliant but cryptic insights he expressed was: ‘To ask what is the origins of stories… is to ask what is the origin of language and of the mind.’” (2278)
• Tolkiens Anliegen zur Rehabilitierung von Märchen: “The goal of the lecture was to rehabilitate for adults the idea of the fairy story, which had been relegated to children’s literature, and also to rehabilitate fantasy in general.” (2320)
• Parallelen zum Krieg: ”Tolkien saw the Second World War, like the battle of the Ring, as a war of the machine.” (2520)
• Alles gegeben: “He had given of himself in writing The Lord of the Rings. ‘It is,’ he said, ‘written in my life-blood, such as that is, thick or thin; and I can no other.’” (2662)

Fazit

Manche Leser aus christlichen Kreisen erschrecken über der Lektüre von Tolkien und fragen sich: Ist das nicht eine heidnische Welt? Duriez liefert dazu wichtige Erklärungen: Tolkiens Fiktion sei überwiegend in einen heidnischen, vorchristlichen Kontext eingebettet (2308). Er verstand sein Schaffen als Kreation einer zweiten Welt, in welche der Geist eintreten kann. „Inside it, what he relates is ‘true’: it accords with the laws of that world.” (2329) Eine Trennung zwischen der gegenständlichen und geistigen Welt, wie sie in unserer nach-aufgeklärten Welt üblich ist, existierte bei ihm nicht (2448). Seinen christlichen Glauben wollte er implizit und mit Anspielungen (allusive) in seinem Werk darstellen (2611). Trotzdem bezeichnete er den „Herrn der Ringe“ als grundsätzlich religiöses und katholisches Werk (2614).
Naruto, Vol. 25: Brothers
Naruto, Vol. 25: Brothers
The biggest chunk of this volume is a flashback sequence of Sasuke's relationship with Itatchi. Not much action going on for a boys comics series, but in this case it works incredibly well as we see a more mature series of events into the mindset of Sasuke. With a distant father and older brother and a constant feeling of inferiority we get to see a different side to the aloof and cold ninja.
Kishimoto really does a great job at exploring the past and giving us some context to Sasuke's mysterious motives for betrayal, much better than the TV adaptation in my opinion.
Overall this is more than a worthy addition to the series, its an important and meaningful entry into one of the best action comics available.
The Inklings
The Inklings
The Inklings has already achieved renown as a classic study of the literary fraternity centered around J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. For those who already know something of these authors, it is the rare perspicacious look into the lives and careers of these three men. However, for those not well acquainted, the caricatures of Tolkien and Lewis that developed as a result of their celebrated writings need to be dispelled before seeing why reading the Inklings is worthwhile.

Tolkien was not merely the author of popular children’s stories. He was also a master of ancient Germanic languages and lore, an important interpreter of Beowulf and a devout Roman Catholic. In fact, he viewed his fiction as a method of providing young readers with a mythology that could serve as a propaedeutic to Christianity. His genius was of an almost unparalleled level. He and his sons would go for walks in the woods where they would play chess by remembering where all the pieces were in their mind.

Lewis was no slouch by comparison. He wrote his Narnia series as an allegory of the Christian narrative. He wrote volumes upon volumes of Christian apologetics. And he was a masterful professor of English literature at both Oxford and Cambridge. His examinations of undergraduates were legendary for the clear thinking and well reasoned arguments he demanded of his students.

These figures really should be regarded as towering intellects of the twentieth century. Because of the decline in interest in the humanities their truly groundbreaking contributions to humankind are not fully recognized. But hopefully, as their writing stands the test of time and the liberal arts awaken from their identity obsessed slumber, they’ll be reestablished as the giants of intellect they truly were.
El símbolo perdido [The Lost Symbol]
El símbolo perdido [The Lost Symbol]
El paquete llegó en perfecto estado y en el tiempo estimado.

La historia es muy similar al resto de la saga del Profesor Robert Langdon; Los sucesos se desarrollan en menos de 3 días, un personaje femenino que acompaña al profesor durante el desarrollo, un villano que no conocen, una amenaza que en pocas horas podría causar un daño que impacte al mundo.

El punto a favor es que todo se desarrolla en escenarios reales, por lo que en cualquier momento el lector puede "googlearlos" y tendrá la imagen tal cual como la describe el autor.

Los temas principales del libro son la Masonería y la Ciencia noética.

Es un libro entretenido, con una lectura muy fácil recomendado para lectores que no buscan una lectura exquisita.
Bleach, Vol. 46: Back from Blind
Bleach, Vol. 46: Back from Blind
Yamamoto uses a forbidden technique that can only be used by sacrificing the users body, but unfortunately Aizen only gets singed a little. But Yamamoto's sacrifice left an opening for Ichigo to launch another surprise attack. Finally Aizen receives a wound! The only problem is that the Hogyoku healed him.

This arc seems like it's going to go on forever. Would someone just kill Aizen already so the story can progress? All of this ATTACK-MISS, ATTACK-HEAL, ATTACK-OOPS, IT'S JUST AN ILLUSION stuff is starting to annoy me.

"Ichigo Kurosaki...All of your battles took place in the palm of my hand."

Apparently, Aizen was behind everything that happened to Ichigo since he met Rukia and became a Soul Reaper. Aizen was sure that Ichigo would be the best subject for his research. There is one little mistake in the dialogue when Aizen says that Ichigo had never seen a Hollow until the night he met Rukia. That isn't true. Ichigo saw the Hollow that killed his mother when he was younger.

"I've known you from the moment you were born. You were born special. Because you are human and..."

And then Ichigo's dad appears in all his Soul Reaper glory. Ichigo is half-human and half-Soul Reaper. We already knew that, but this is Ichigo's first time hearing (and seeing) about it. He's surprised at first, but he takes the news pretty maturely and tells his dad that he won't ask questions and he'll wait until his dad is ready to tell him about it.

Ichigo finally has his battle with Gin Ichimaru, while his dad attacks Aizen. Gin is one of those characters that always has his eyes closed, but you know that when they open, he's completely serious about what he's saying or doing. As they fight, Gin comes to the realization that Ichigo is going to become even stronger than he is now.

"The Hogyoku's true power is the ability to read the hearts of those around it and realize their deepest desires."

The Hogyoku is pretty much the reason for Rukia losing her powers, and Chad and Orihime gaining their special powers. The Hollowfying of Shinji Hirako and the others was an experiment to verify the powers of the Hogyoku. With his suspicions confirmed, Aizen sent Rukia to Ichigo. It's kind of scary how much power to Hogyoku has, and something that powerful in Aizen's hands really isn't good--especially since he's fused with it.

Urahara makes his entrance using a bunch of fancy Bakudo, Kido, and Hado, but they don't really seem to have done much of anything to Aizen. He didn't come alone, though. As Urahara and Isshin (Ichigo's dad) restrain Aizen--in his new creepy form--Yoruichi attacks from above. It's getting really old seeing all these different people attacking Aizen and barely leaving a scratch.

As Ichigo watches Urahara, Isshin, and Yoruichi fight Aizen, he begins to lose hope. With lost hope comes lost strength. If Ichigo wants to protect his friends, his family, and his town from Aizen, he'll need to regain the hope that they'll defeat Aizen and make it out alive.
Crepúsculo. Vida y muerte [Twilight: Life and Death]: Décimo aniversario [10th Anniversary]
Crepúsculo. Vida y muerte [Twilight: Life and Death]: Décimo aniversario [10th Anniversary]
Tengo que decir que a pesar de ser un gran seguidor de Stephenie Meyer voy a hacer una reseña justa. Esperaba que tras el gran éxito de Crepúsculo ella haría una reedición por todo lo alto, y lo único que ha hecho ha sido publicar el mismo libro cambiando 4 nombres y 3 detalles perdidos. Por si fuese poco la edición física es bastante normalita para el precio que tiene, y la de Kindle más de lo mismo, es una edición que solo recomiendo a seguidores muy hardcore porque si no os podéis decepcionar.

No todo es malo, de hecho, me ha gustado leer la "nueva" historia con los personajes cambiados y he disfrutado bastante. Pero tengo que decir que el 80% de esos buenos momentos de lectura han sido porque iba recordando las sensaciones de la primera vez que leí los libros, la primera película, y todas las anécdotas de esa época. Es un libro para nostálgicos, sino no merece la pena, mejor comprar la edición normal que cuesta la mitad.
A Dream of Red Mansions: Volume 1
A Dream of Red Mansions: Volume 1
Let it be said first that this translation is probably all a translation should be, ie extremely readable. In fact I wish the English of many modern novelists were as readable as the one in this book. Alas, this classic suffers from the same problem that plagues other Chinese classics -- like "Water Margin" aka "Outlaws from the Marsh" which I attempted to read as well -- namely it is impossible to keep track of characters. In the first 50 pages it is fair to say each page introduces at least 2 fresh characters! Of course most of these disappear never to reappear but the result is that you can't relate to individual characters, nor even to a set cast of characters. This problem is so bad here that reading the book like a succession of (very) short stories won't work either. I suspect this problem has partly to do with the transcription of names into romanized alphabet. The name "Li-Cheng" means nothing in English while in Chinese it can be written in many different ways according to the choice of pictograms(many pictograms being available to translate the same sound). That's why a woman may be named "Li-You" which may mean Spring-Blossom, Gentle-Breeze etc. The upshot is that the Chinese reader will see and relate to specific Chinese pictograms with their own syllabic meaning and graphical aesthetics, and he will be able to keep names separate in his mind, while the English reader with be stuck with a (meaningless) "Li-You" (which looks nearly identical to another, equally meaninless "Li-Yi" two paragragraphs further down). This is compounded by the fact tha "Li-You" maybe female or male, "Li" by no means limited to either sex. I suggest translators of this type of litterature should repeat forms of addresses like "Mr Li-You" or "Boy Li-you" througout regardless of whether such distinctions are repeated in the original. Maybe an abridged version of such a classic, with a selection of main characters, would be enough for beginning readers. After all the work is huge, it could survive some pruning. For my part I'll give Chinese classics a break.
Fer-de-Lance/The League of Frightened Men (Nero Wolfe)
Fer-de-Lance/The League of Frightened Men (Nero Wolfe)
I discovered Rext Stout rather late on! I remember the Nero Wolfe Mysteries on TV with Timothy Hutton as Archie, but I had no idea the characters were from novels! What can I say to persuade you that it is worth starting on this long series of books (39) plus some novellas? Rex Stout was a great American crime writer who was admired by Agatha Christie and that says something if you like her.
Fer-de-Lance was the first novel, and The League of Frightened Men the second. It was good to have them both in this edition, not least because I found to my pleasure that between the first and the second novel, both together in this book, that there was a lovely little skietch of "the office" which looks, although it may not be, to be from the originals.
Not going to tell you anything about the novels, except they are set when written (1930s) and in New York. Nero Wolfe is a fat, fat man, who eats too much, drinks too many beers, and grows orchids. Archie is his personal assistant. Nero does the thinking, and rarely leaves the house - Archie gets the run around (literally) when ordered where to go and what to ask when investigating a crime. Each story cleverly woven, the villain is not always who it seems, but at the end, you remember a sentence, some way back in the book, that should have told you, but maybe didn't!
These are great reads for curling up on the sofa, undisturbed. I always want to read them all at one go although that isn't always possible, but however you normally read, do read about Nero and Archie!
Angélique - tome 3 Fêtes royales (ARCHIPEL.ARCHIP) (French Edition)
Angélique - tome 3 Fêtes royales (ARCHIPEL.ARCHIP) (French Edition)
j'avais déjà lu toute la série . Je ne regrette pas d'avoir acheté la nouvelle version remaniée Par Mme Golon : on y suit un peu plus l'Histoire et la description des préparatifs puis du mariage de Louis XIV est passionnante et puis il y a Angélique qu'on découvre plus . L'arrestation de Joffrey m'avait tjrs semblé rapide et le passage où Angélique l'apprend aussi : ici je trouve quec'est plus cohérent.
Si vous avezaimé la sérié avec cette nvl version vous aurez encore plus de detail et ça en vaut la peine ... j'ai hâte de lire les suivants...
The Perfect Father (The Perfect Family Book 7)
The Perfect Father (The Perfect Family Book 7)
Self conscious Samantha,(because of her height, 6 feet to be exact), is unsure of her feminity. Ridiculed by most men, she's in search of a 'perfect father' to give her a child, partly to prove her womanhood to the world, and partly because her biological clock has kicked in. So off she goes to England, from America, to try and meet some distant Crighton male relative (who, by the way, are all very sexy men known for their virile Crighton genes) to give her a child. Yup, in case you're wondering, this is a book in the 'Crighton' series, about a large family legacy, and their loves and lives. Anyway, she leaves, leaving behind her crush since youth, Liam, her father's assistant since her childhood and long time family friend. He never showed interest in her as a woman, but after Samantha's departure, Liam suddenly longs to be the father. The rest of the story is about Liam following her to England, and the both of them discovering each other as man and woman, not brother and sister or long time friends. Story is great, plot is great, people are great, and best is the attraction. Couldn't get a better book than that even if I had written it myself.
Hip Hop Harry
Hip Hop Harry
I noticed one viewer say that this show "was a ghetto version of Barney, Yikes!" I say this show is very educational, informative, and a motivational tool to learn. This show has great music and is fun packed with educational learning for kids. Great show! Just wished this show and all the seasons were added to prime. By the way, this show is way better than Barney, and would recommend to anyone who has kids.
Get Him to The Greek [Blu-ray]
Get Him to The Greek [Blu-ray]
I could count the actual funny scenes on one hand. Maybe an 8th grader would like this movie, but it just didn't do that much for me at all. I had high expectations, but they were disappointed. I gave it three stars for the semi-funny scenes, but that's it.
Loungefly x Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses Crests Bifold Wallet
Loungefly x Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses Crests Bifold Wallet
 I received this as a gift for my sister, but when it arrived the zip was broken and wouldn’t do up. It’s a nice looking purse, but if the zip doesn’t work then it’s kind of pointless. Two of the teeth on the zip were bent and were not able to be fixed, they were loose and I couldn’t give it as a present. I have messaged the seller regarding a refund but am yet to receive a response. If it wasn’t for the zip fault, it would have been a great gift
Wizarding World Nimbus 2001 Levitating Broomstick Pen
Wizarding World Nimbus 2001 Levitating Broomstick Pen
Je commande un nimbus 2001, comme il est indiqué sur la boîte du produit, mais à l'intérieur de trouve un nimbus 2000! Le scellé est ouvert et le produit a manifestement été remplacé chez Amazon, vendeur et expéditeur. Je comprends mieux comment le produit s'est trouvé miraculeusement approvisionné quelques heures après la commande "hors stock". J associais jusque là Amazon à qualité, pas arnaque !
Will Work for V-Bucks Cool Gamer T-Shirt/Hoodie
Will Work for V-Bucks Cool Gamer T-Shirt/Hoodie
My son loves wearing this shirt when he is helping around the house and yard work. SUPER FUN! He works harder for his V-BUCKS!! It's a fun way to get the kids moving, psychological but it works!
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns
I'm going to have to spend this comment taking apart the idiot and dullard of a professional book reviewer at Publisher's Weekly who tried unfairly to paint Harrison as a racist in his public review. It seems to be removed here But I'll post here anyway as I did at Barnes and Noble.
This is a bit spoilerish, just a warning...............

As he hasn't read the series much less Harrison's background from WWII where he worked with black soldiers as a Sgt. while their white jackass Officers were always giving them crap and trying to get them written up or jailed. Harrison wrote a long time ago about his experience of this, and how it was about time the day black soldiers got their equal rights and were desegregated in the military back in the late 40s when he was stationed in the south at a training base. Harrison has never been a racist.
The Reviewer quotes the one sentence where jim remarks:
> Jim (himself quite pink) declares that the different skin colors "should
> have been bred out centuries ago."

Firstly Jim is not pink. His race is never mentioned in the books, though he is generally portrayed as a white guy by artists on some covers and the comic book by creative license alone. Harrison (and he has said this before himself) always tried to keep race specifically vague for the main characters in his Rat books so that any reader identifies with them.
Jim mentioned that racial differences on the same planet and same continent were odd to him BECAUSE in his world (this series) humans had colonized the galaxy thousands of years ago. With an end to racial bigotry in THEIR modern social culture anyone would naturally be likely to marry anyone else regardless of race, so after thousands of years of mixed breeding everyone is just a standard light brown color- why this color? It was predicted by scientists back in the 80s that that was what people would look like if all the races mixed out of existence. The result would be sort of brown with slightly asian eyes. Harrison went with this hypothesis, he WASN'T saying that Jim is this certain color so it is the best some how.

Secondly, if you have read any number of Harrison's books, you'll know he always paints country folk as being ignorant bumpkins. He seems to think this is funny, I don't know...
Same with those on planets that lost their technology. They are always ignorant dullards in need of schooling and galactic contact.

Except for the Grey Men they faced in the third book. The inhabitance of a lost forgotten iceplanet had evolved separate from the rest of the human race, were very strong and hyper intelligent to the point of telepathy. He only beat their scheme to subvert the normal humans (who they resented for forgetting about them while they suffered in their cold mining colony) by a bit of trickery and misdirection playing on their nihilistic paranoia.

The reviewer also writes:
> the green-skinned, shiftless, slow-witted majority oppresses the
> smarter, slower-breeding, pink-skinned minority

I didn't see the greens being any more shiftless than the LIGHT BROWN humans, or any more slow witted than the shipwrecked humans who were also savage bumpkins. Again its like the reviewer is trying here to compare this story to black-white prejudice and accuse Harrison of being an earth-race bigot.

The greens, being a mutated species had a non-human hive like caste system where the majority were like drones and didn't need to be bread to be smart, they were bred to do menial labor and could be replaced easily. The minority in the greens were bred to lead and so had higher intelligence bred into them. This was a self inflicted culture which had nothing to do with the normal humans. There was no use of comparison.

When Jim landed the smart leader greens colored themselves different human colors to be most pleasing to who ever they might be talking to. They knew of the different colors humans might come in, because different groups of humans had landed there long ago before people fully integrated.
And the remaining normal humans all interbred giving the "nice healthy brown" look that Jim saw on the real humans that would be normal in Jim's homogenized universe.

Too bad many real humans these days appear no smarter than the 'green mutant majority', of whom the writer for the publishers weekly review is obviously a member, so maybe Harrison really should have written this back in the 60s as the reviewer suggested, before the rise of the cult of the reactionary and the dumbing down of the American people started.
10oz Harry Potter Platform Mug
10oz Harry Potter Platform Mug
I gave them as a gift to a friend who is a big Potter fan, and she Loved them...they were a big hit at her birthday party. Of course the party theme was all Harry Potter.
Winproo Cell Phone Stand Upgraded Phone Stand Foldable Portables Phone Holder 120°Angle Tablet Stand Height Adjustable for iphone Stand Non-slip Phone Stand for Desk for Smartphones/ipad/Tablet/kindle
Winproo Cell Phone Stand Upgraded Phone Stand Foldable Portables Phone Holder 120°Angle Tablet Stand Height Adjustable for iphone Stand Non-slip Phone Stand for Desk for Smartphones/ipad/Tablet/kindle
I really like this phone/tablet stand! It is durable and solidly built. It has 3 hinge points that make it easy to select the angle and height you want your phone (or tablet). This is a really great feature, especially if you have this stand at your desk and use it for video chats. Because of the 3 hinge points it allows you to move your phone away or closer to you, but I love that it can be tall or short, too. That is a bonus to me that I didn't know I wanted. I had another phone stand but lost it while moving. This one is better because of the hinge points I mentioned. The bottom of the stand has a nice non-slip surface and the spot where the phone/tablet goes has "grippy" material so your device won't slide out. I also like the little notch for the phone charger, (a nicely thought-out product). Oh! Did I mention that it folds up? It does! Talk about making it compact for travel...awesome!
The Power of Collaborative Solutions: Six Principles and Effective Tools for Building Healthy Communities
The Power of Collaborative Solutions: Six Principles and Effective Tools for Building Healthy Communities
Book Review:
The Power of Collaborative Solutions by Tom Wolff
The book The Power of Collaborative Solutions proves once again that Tom Wolff is one of the preeminent voices in the country today, on building healthy communities through collaboration. As the Director of the Santa Barbara Pro-Youth Coalition (PYC), I witnessed Tom's unique ability to empower all segments of our community to identify and solve our seemingly most complex social and community issues through collaboration.
Tom's sincere, informed and humble manner and his vast hands-on experience with communities across the nation, at once inspired a close to unbelievable trust among the parents and youth that PYC sought to serve. Almost ten years later and some of these youth are parents themselves - they still ask about Mr. Wolff.
Anyone who is seriously seeking solutions to whatever community issues face them must read this book. Tom does not just identify problems - Tom offers practical, attainable solutions which are still vital to today's pressing community issues.
Babatunde Folayemi
Former Santa Barbara City Councilmen and
Director of the Santa Barbara Pro Youth Coalition
Columbus and the Crisis of the West
Columbus and the Crisis of the West
Like most 20th-Century American children, I was taught that Columbus was a an Italian sailor who got lucky and stumbled on "the New World" while looking for something else. In addition, we were taught that the Spaniards who accompanied him were nothing more than gold-driven opportunists who killed the local population just for the sheer joy of seeing blood being spilt. (This was contrasted with the gentle "pilgrims" who, not being of Mediterranean stock, treated the native population with love and respect. These pictures were painted for me (and for others in my generation) in the 1940s and beyond. My children and grand-children were told the same story.
Fortunately, I read some serious history as an adult and learnt that what I had been taught was mostly (but not entirely) false. When I saw the reviews of Royal's book, I thought "This is just the kind of book that needs to be read by folks today. It is time to debunk the spurious line put out by the school-teachers."
It was a bit of a disappointment. Although it contains a fair appraisal of the clash of civilizations in the15th and 16th Centuries, it contains precious little about the man Columbus -- certainly less than the title would suggest. Instead, it rambles on at length on topics which are quite tangential to "Columbus and the Crisis of the West". His commentary on these side issues is in my view, quite correct and ought to be read by millions. But I wanted a book about Columbus, the man and his times, and the crisis which followed upon his "discovery".
One little side point, quite off the main path. In discussing the Spanish Inquisition, he referred to ". . . the Inquisition's injustices to Spanish Muslims and Jews . . " (p. 286) The fact is, there were no such injustices. The Jews and the Muslims were not under the jurisdiction of the Inquisition. Full Stop. To Royal's credit, that is the only clear historical error I noted in this four-star book.
Fodor's Alaska (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's Alaska (Full-color Travel Guide)
Needed to check out the weather, what kind of clothing I would need to bring on my vacation in late August. I wanted to know what kind of activities were available in August.
The book supplied me with all the information I needed.
The Best of Joan Baez
The Best of Joan Baez
This has been mentioned on other reviews of other compilations of Joan's work and for those buyers for whom this is deal breaker> THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN is NOT THE STUDIO VERSION. It is a live version. That is not to say it is bad, but if your desire is to own the version you heard and learned to love on the radio, THIS IS NOT IT. I bought this particular collection because unlike on other reviews, this did NOT mention that DIXIE was live and I assumed this would be the studio version. The album art itself also does not list this and other live versions of other songs in the collection.

If someone had mentioned this in a review here I wouldn't have wasted my money on this collection but sought out another or bought the original album instead. So I am here to provide the information for others for whom this is an issue. The collection itself is wonderful for what it is. Just be aware it does include live versions as well as studio.
adidas Men's Beach & Pool Shoes
adidas Men's Beach & Pool Shoes
Great sandal. Had the white/black stripe one for years. Great for sports before putting other shoes on pitch side.
I had to go up 2 sizes to find the perfect fit. Be aware that sizing up with these as Adidas states is a must.
Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Cotton Sleeveless Wearable Sleeping Bag
Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Cotton Sleeveless Wearable Sleeping Bag
Really happy with this purchase. My 9 month old has always slept in halo sleep sacks, but was outgrowing the smalls. We had a bunch of those that had been handed down, but no bigger sizes. We need at least 3 at any given time, one for daycare, one for home, and a spare, so buying the halos was looking like a pricey proposition. But they're a major sleep association for my son, and he's too young for blankets, so there we were.

Then I saw these. Figured for the price, I'd order one and send it to daycare if we weren't crazy about it for home. I am pleasantly surprised. While the fabric is a little thicker than the halo cotton and a bit less soft/luxurious feeling, these are really quality sleep sacks. The fabric is still plenty gentle against baby's skin, the neck area is wide enough without being enormous, and the shape is similar to halos. I believe these run a hair shorter than the halo ones in the same size, which kind of stinks for my long skinny baby, but whatever. And I like that the zip opens bottom to top for easy diaper access.

They do seem to shrink, and that and the stiffer fabric kill a star for me, but at half the price of the halos, I still bought like 4 because they're a nice product for the price. And I love the prints.
PLAYMOBIL How to Train Your Dragon Gobber The Belch with Sheep Sling
PLAYMOBIL How to Train Your Dragon Gobber The Belch with Sheep Sling
The box gives a false impression that the sheep could be shot into nets - basketball-like.

In reality, they shoot straight up and very weakly.

Having watched the film (How To Train Your Dragon 2), with some imagination and supporting sets, we can make it work, but on it’s own (and/or) with less fanatical recipient - it’d be a waste of money.
Christmas Shop
Christmas Shop
I received this item as a gift and due to how handy and useful the sleep sprays are, purchased this as a small gift for my mum. Both of us love these products so would recommend to those struggling to sleep.
Vivo V15 Pro (Topaz Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
Vivo V15 Pro (Topaz Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
Fastest delivery by amazon. Got it the next day.

1. Cheap and third class camera. Clicked a pic from the primary camera in a dark with a little bit of light coming from another room. Camera is not up to the mark. Even if its day, you will see pixel issue and low clarity. Secondary camera, has the same issue. After activating this phone, I got a notification to update the phone, I updated. And a couple of days ago, again I got the notification of system update. I thought that the second update may fix the pixel issue but i was wrong. Compared Samsung A7 and vivo v 15 pro camera. Samsung camera is far better than vivo camera. If you zoom a picture in vivo v 15 pro, you will able to see pixel issue and low clarity. 48 megapixels are just numbers, nothing else. Even videos are not that clear. I dont understand how people are giving 5/5 on camera quality. May be they have not checked it thoroughly. Once they will zoom they will see how disappointing the camera is.

I am worried about the pop up camera. I often do WhatsApp video calling and on every call it comes out as the front camera is located there. I am worried if it will last. :(

2. See the second pic, its a screenshot i have taken. Under lockscreen poster wallpaper, see the bug. The complete sentence is unreadable, you cant see what is written after "is" because it is unscrollable as its a software bug (during the lock screen of your phone, slide forward to the wallpapers, on top right you will see 3 dots, tap on it, go to the settings and you will see the bug. Its in every phone. I went to a vivo store to check if it is in another phone as well and yes it was there.

3. U cant set a WhatsApp profile picture directly from the gallery as there is no option to set a WhatsApp profile pic. If you need to set a WhatsApp profile picture, u need to go to WhatsApp settings and upload a picture (boring way).

4. If a contact has multiple numbers, you cant dial the second number of same contact from the dial list. You need to go to contacts and then you can dial the second number of the same contact from the contact list.

5. In file manager, if you go to WhatsApp and open the image, you cant scroll to next image. You need to go back and open the next image.

Few other cons are there. Will share soon.

Its an overpriced phone. It should be between 20k - 22k
Bigzzia Gaming Chair Office Chair Desk Chair Swivel Heavy Duty Chair Ergonomic Design with Cushion and Reclining Back Support (Pink and White)
Bigzzia Gaming Chair Office Chair Desk Chair Swivel Heavy Duty Chair Ergonomic Design with Cushion and Reclining Back Support (Pink and White)
The color of the chair is Beautiful. When I opened the box a few things I noticed. the nails aren't labeled correctly to match the install directions. The wheels on the chair are not as described. I did contact the seller. I am waiting for a response. So i can not rate the customer service department just yet. Once the chair was installed its a bit squeaky. Not as sturdy as described. Even with tightening the screws. Chair still is a bit wobbly. Will probably last me for about a few months. I probably should have listened to the reviews. But I always like to try things out myself.
Netgear R6260 IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router Model R6260-100NAS
Netgear R6260 IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router Model R6260-100NAS
This router is by far the biggest pile of garbage I've ever wasted money on. I was disconnecting 15-20+ times per day while gaming and browsing the internet while using this router. A quick Google search will show you that I'm not the only one having these problems while using this router. Ever since I got rid of this router and purchased a different one I have had 0 disconnects. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS ROUTER!
King Regal Spaghetti Pica Fresa - estuche 225 unidades
King Regal Spaghetti Pica Fresa - estuche 225 unidades
no sé si peor o mejor que otras marcas.
Está bueno y es adictivo como la mayoría de los regalices y más si llevan pica pica....
Y si encima como son delgados empiezas a tragar y tragar como spaguetti...
Un vicio.... insano!
Núm. 1259: Té de frutas orgánico "Piña, mandarina y naranja" - hojas sueltas ecológico - 250 g - GAIWAN® GERMANY - manzana, hibisco, regaliz, naranja, remolacha, caléndula
Núm. 1259: Té de frutas orgánico "Piña, mandarina y naranja" - hojas sueltas ecológico - 250 g - GAIWAN® GERMANY - manzana, hibisco, regaliz, naranja, remolacha, caléndula
In der Erwartung hier einen hochwertigen Tee zu erhalten, bin ich mega enttäuscht. Das Aussehen des Tees nach Öffnen des Beutels sah zunächst vielversprechend aus. Aber mit dem Aufguss und der anschließenden Trinkprobe war ich ziemlich schnell angewidert von dem Geschmack: Von den angegebenen Früchten ist Null-Komma-Nichts zu schmecken, nur ein scheußlicher Geschmack, der leicht an Plastik erinnert. Ganz ehrlich: Dagegen schmeckt daselbst der Tee von ALDI tausendfach besser.

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