Melany Alvarez

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Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques
Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques
Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques by Sam Hampton-Smith. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MySQL - A Beginner's Guide
MySQL - A Beginner's Guide
MySQL - A Beginner's Guide by Paul Watson. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé: Harry Potter 6
Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé: Harry Potter 6
Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé: Harry Potter 6 by J.K. Rowling, Dominique Collignon-Maurin, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with 312 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The White Cottage Mystery
The White Cottage Mystery
The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 177 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
A Million Miles From Home
A Million Miles From Home
A Million Miles From Home by Mike Dellosso. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
O Guardiao (Em Portugues do Brasil)
O Guardiao (Em Portugues do Brasil)
O Guardiao (Em Portugues do Brasil) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 25 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Feel Again (Again-Reihe 3) (German Edition)
Feel Again (Again-Reihe 3) (German Edition)
Feel Again (Again-Reihe 3) (German Edition) by Mona Kasten. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 178 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Hooked (German Edition)
Hooked (German Edition)
Hooked (German Edition) by Brenda Rothert , Wiebke Pilz, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
La Trampa
La Trampa
La Trampa by John Grisham. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Guns (Kindle Single)
Guns (Kindle Single)
Guns (Kindle Single) by Stephen King. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 2656 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Green Mile Serial Novel Set Books 1-6
The Green Mile Serial Novel Set Books 1-6
The Green Mile Serial Novel Set Books 1-6 by Stephen King. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 34 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The King in Yellow [annotated]
The King in Yellow [annotated]
The King in Yellow [annotated] by Robert W. Chambers. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 303 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition by Cay S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Laravel 5 Essentials
Laravel 5 Essentials
Laravel 5 Essentials by Martin Bean. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server
Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server
Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server by Kathi Kellenberger and Clayton Groom. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Beginning WatchKit Development
Beginning WatchKit Development
Beginning WatchKit Development by Cory Bohon and Kyle Richter. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Build watchOS Apps: Develop and Design
Build watchOS Apps: Develop and Design
Build watchOS Apps: Develop and Design by Maurice Kelly and Mark Goody. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
C# in a Nutshell
C# in a Nutshell
C# in a Nutshell by Peter Drayton , Ben Albahari, et al.. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Programming Perl (Nutshell Handbooks)
Programming Perl (Nutshell Handbooks)
Programming Perl (Nutshell Handbooks) by Randal L. Schwartz and Larry Wall. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Node.js for .NET Developers (Developer Reference)
Node.js for .NET Developers (Developer Reference)
The book is written by an experienced developer but it is full of errors. For example, instead of passing "sql" as the parameter in Chapter 6, the author says that the parameter is "request". Similarly, there are many more programming errors in this book. Did someone review it before putting it on sale?

I am still giving a 2-star because I was able to learn something regarding Node.js. However, Microsoft charged $20.00 for a 80-page book. This is not worth the price.
Paul's Glory-Christology: Tradition and Rhetoric (Novum Testamentum, Supplements)
Paul's Glory-Christology: Tradition and Rhetoric (Novum Testamentum, Supplements)
This reprint of a yet-to-be-appreciated book provides a scholarly treatment of the particular topic that I believe will soon be recognized as the most important one in all theology, namely, the relationship between the Old Testament Glory Tradition and the New Testament Jesus. I must confess to a strong personal bias: I myself have written a book, as yet unpublished, that makes full use of Newman's research but goes much further. It pursues the topic into and through the entire history of Jewish mysticism and then on to a most unexpected and startling conclusion. Carey C. Newman read a typescript of my book and found it "impressive," but admitted that some of my work, "falls outside of [his] area of expertise," before wishing me "all the best" with my book. So, stay tuned all of you who are interested in cutting-edge developments in Christian apocalypticism and Jewish mysticism---with major implications for comparative religion.
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular 4
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular 4
Das Buch ist gut. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Tutorials oder Büchern, in die ich reingeshcnuppert habe, bekommt man nicht einen haufen Quellcode hingeworfen und kaum Erklärungen dazu. Der Auto geht auf alles genau ein und baut Schritt für Schritt Wissen auf.Die Beispiele sind nachvollziehbar. Das Buch ist sehr aktuell und wird kontinuierlich angepasst.
Einen Stern Abzug gibts dafür, dass in der Druckversion ein Kapitel weggelassen wurde:
"Note: because of page restrictions, the Typescript chapter has been removed and is available as free PDF when you download the exampel code"
Das ist absolut nicht einzusehen. Zumal das mit das wichtigste Kapitel im Buch ist.
Hätte ich PDF gewollt, hätte ich mir das auch so gekauft.
Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future
Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future
We have separation of church and state for a reason. Seems we will now have to figure out how to separate tech and state. We will need to find the motivation and method of doing this. My personal concern is that some see the solution as a change of state which is really a shift of power to those who think they can deliver a better state, but once they have power the people get the same old thing. The problem before us is the quick power shift to tech is creating vacuums in our somewhat stable economies. I do not have answers. The discussion within these pages starts a conversation which will be long and difficult. I hope we have time!
Steve Jobs - The Simple Guide To
Steve Jobs - The Simple Guide To
This is a very short read on the life of Steve Jobs. In fact it's a synopsis of his entire life. However, there were some important issues which were not included which I feel are necessary in reference to Steve Job's rebuilding of Apple. After Mr. Jobs returned to Apple; both the Stock and the general up keep of Apple's Infrastructure was a mess. Apple had been selling off many of it's copywrites in order to satisfy the Stockholders who apparently depended on Quarterly Dividends. I think the secret of Steve Jobs with Apple was the important fact that he removed Apples requirements to pay Dividends and simply add earned income (or Interest) to Principal. In this manner, Apple was cash rich enough to devote more time to making continued improvements to all of Apple's Products. All of us have noted there have been continued changes as well as upgrades with the MAC, the Smart Phone, new versions of the I-Pads and such over time. Aside from what I have stated, the Guide to Steve Jobs was well written. Thank you.
How Jeff Bezos Built An E-Commerce Empire: The unwritten Story of Amazon.com
How Jeff Bezos Built An E-Commerce Empire: The unwritten Story of Amazon.com
I've been an Amazon customer for quite a while. Amazon has become my store for online shopping. Its continuning success led my curiosity to its founder - Jeff Bezos. Well, the fact that he's become the richest man in the world has contributed too. That book is a short but in-depth biography of Jeff Bezos which is very inspiring. I'll recommend it!
Slim (Spanish Edition): Biografía política del mexicano más rico del mundo
Slim (Spanish Edition): Biografía política del mexicano más rico del mundo
En general el libro es interesante, aunque a veces se hace pesado por reiterativo. Quizás le da demasiada importancia a la vida de su hermano Julián, por tener una historia profesional cuestionable. Lo que haga o deje de hacer un familiar no debe manchar a una persona, cada quien es responsable de sus actos. Es claro que tanto el señor Slim como los directivos de Televisa dan una versión sesgada de su actuar en los negocios, ambos son beneficiarios de las políticas del gobierno favorables a los ricos.
El mayor defecto del autor es una prosa deficiente, en muchas ocasiones tuve que releer dos o más veces un párrafo para entender el significado. Supuestamente lo hace para reproducir el lenguaje coloquial del entrevistado, pero un escritor sagaz, como Carlos Fuentes o Mario Vargas Llosa, no tendría problema con eso.
El libro lo recomiendo para todo tipo de público.
Elon Musk: A Biography
Elon Musk: A Biography
Elon Musk: A Biography by Matthew Spencer, Simon Maeder, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Elon Musk" category.
Legacy: The Sustainable Development Goals in Action
Legacy: The Sustainable Development Goals in Action
This book offers a clear insight into what the UN sustainable development goals are and why they exist. By clearly highlighting the current world issues (poverty, clean water, environmental etc.) and then providing context from real life changemakers you will understand how everyone can effect change regardless of their resources and help achieve the UN goals. This is a book that inspires hope that we can change the world at a time that politicians are taking that hope away. Please buy the book and take action immediately!
Inspirational Black Biographies: Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah, Michelle Obama, and More
Inspirational Black Biographies: Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah, Michelle Obama, and More
MH. has written a collection of mini autobiographies for numerous black entertainers, men and women and a sport athlete. The most interesting was Oprah Winfrey and The new most prominent impact to black women, Michelle Obama, the recent past First Lady. During her time in the spotlight as First Lady she was 100 per cent a woman and Mother. She has been the most active First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy. This is an excellent collection of Black autobiographies......DEHS
The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, a Guide to Living in a Beautiful State
The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, a Guide to Living in a Beautiful State
This is probably the most powerful and profound set of teachings that I have come in touch with.

I realized that what's challenging in my life are not the problems around me, but rather my inner-suffering. Learning how to dissolve my suffering and experiencing a beautiful state has been a gift of a life time.

But Preethaji & Krishnaji didn't stop there and shared the teaching related to the 'Right Spiritual Action'.

Other self-help books have a one-size fits all type of approach: they tend to give us strategies, specific models and directions, and advice on what to do in a specific situation or when a particular problem arises. But Preethaji & Krishnaji go beyond strategies and share with us how to make decisions from a beautiful state and how that creates lack of inner-conflict and a boost in creativity that we otherwise would not be able to access. A whole new way of looking at problem solving and at making choices! The implications that this can have in our life and businesses are enormous.

We have already bought the book for our teams and will soon have sessions on how to implement these teachings and meditations in our day to day business. Our first step will be starting our work day with the Soul Synch Meditation, collectively focusing on a specific goal. Having everyone starting their day in a beautiful state, and making decisions from a beautiful state will transform our work environment, productivity and results! And make everyone around us more fulfilled and happier individuals and that is priceless.
Trump 2020 Shirt Keep America Great T-Shirt Reelect President Donald Trump Mens Womens Non-PC Tee
Trump 2020 Shirt Keep America Great T-Shirt Reelect President Donald Trump Mens Womens Non-PC Tee
This t-shirt fit perfectly! I always wash a new article of clothing prior to wearing for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised to see that even after the initial washing, the shirt felt as soft as it did right out of the package. The color of the shirt did not bleed or fade and the fit was perfect after washing. This shirt was just what I was expecting. I am glad that I purchased this item
Model T Ford Service
Model T Ford Service
This is a nice copy of the old factory repair manual for the once-ubiquitous Model T and shows how repairs were done to ol' Lizzy to keep her on the road in fine form.
From an Idea to Google: How Innovation at Google Changed the World
From an Idea to Google: How Innovation at Google Changed the World
This informative book shares the roots and history of one of the largest companies in the world and the largest search engine. The type format is (mostly) large font, easy to read and kid friendly. The recommended age range of 10-12 years is perfect as I feel this is more appropriate for middle school than elementary or high school. The book outlines the rise of Google from idea to today and shares many insightful aspects including Google's IPO. I believe we should begin teaching kids more business and practical knowledge so they have a better understanding of how things actually work and how companies are formed rather than the basic economics classes that are usually taught, if taught at all. Even as an adult, I found the book very insightful and a quick easy read into the history of Google. It even has a few samples of the notorious Google interview questions, thankfully with answers.
Street-Legal
Street-Legal
You never can pin Bob Dylan down. Take the artwork for 1978’s "Street- Legal" (itself apparently a phrase for a modified hoodlum’s car or a dodgy hot rod). He stands there all elusive-like outside the entrance to the makeshift Rundown Studios (as he called it) – looking to his left down a street from the safety of some steps and a layback. Dylan looks cool – alluding to something – seeing the bigger picture we mere fan-schmucks cannot see. He is after all the spokesperson for a generation – and a renewed one too since 1975 and the magisterial "Blood On The Tracks" LP that took the whole world by storm.

But then you turn over the cover to read the credits on the rear sleeve – and you’re presented with something truly garish and staggeringly unflattering – Dylan in what appears to be a white clown's outfit with mascara running down his face looking like he’s auditioning as an extra for the Alice Cooper Travelling Horror Show. It's a really crappy and unbecoming photo that no other artist would have let pass. But this is Bob Dylan - cool one moment - a putz and a let-down the next. A legend within a mystery within an enigma (and that's just the left leg)...

And in some ways that 'who gives a crap' attitude permeates everything about this much anticipated and yet (at the time) much derided LP. As one insider put it - "Street-Legal" was recorded in a week, mixed the week after and released regardless the week after that. The inference was of course that the new record was a rushed half-assed effort. And in some ways – recording-wise anyway – it is. His band entourage were supposed to be using Rundown Studios (in Santa Monica, California) as a rehearsal space for the Japanese Tour – so the material was recorded in a haphazard ad-hoc way (missed cues, vocals panning in and out etc) with the perceived idea that they’d return to the songs and the sessions and record them properly somewhere else. But Dylan liked what he had – describing it as "the closest to where I am" – and released the unwieldy poorly-recorded beast anyway (all 50 cramped-on-vinyl minutes of it).

The backlash also came from waiting. After the career highs of "Blood On The Tracks" in 1975 and "Desire" in 1976 and the filler live album "Hard Rain" in late 1976 – by June 1978 anticipation for more studio goodies was at fever pitch. As I recall the public liked/disliked "Street Legal" in equal measure - but critics were less kind – especially the famous Greil Marcus review which once again dragged out the 'crap' word whilst throwing in 'fake' and 'sexist' too for good measure (lyrics in "New Pony" stood accused). Dylan reacted angrily saying that even if the Production values weren't exactly Steely Dan – the music was good and his lyrics had meaning and were not just convenient quotes taken from the rhyming-couplets dictionary sat alongside his Woody Guthrie songbook and recent divorce papers in whatever place the Rambler called home.

Which brings us to this re-constructed Stereo CD Remaster from 2003 – carried out by the mighty GREG CALBI – a name synonymous with transfer greatness for me. Given what they had to work with and knowing how bad my initial 1980s CBS CD sounded – the transformation here is amazing and I for one feel should lead to a reappraisal of this slice of lyrical haphazard Bobness. Here is the changing of the guards...

UK re-released March 2004 – "Street-Legal" by BOB DYLAN on Sony /Columbia 512355 2 (Barcode 5099751235521) is a straightforward CD Remaster of his 1978 9-Track LP. It was initially reissued September 2003 as a CD/SACD Hybrid Dual Format release in a gatefold card digipak (Columbia 512335 6 – Barcode 5099751235569) but that quickly deleted and replaced with a standard jewel case issue. The 2003 Remaster has been used on this Reissue (repressed in 2009 and 2016). It plays out as follows (50:26 minutes):

1. Changing Of The Guards
2. New Pony
3. No Time To Think
4. Baby Stop Crying
5. Is Your Love In Vain?
6. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
7. True Love Tends To Forget
8. We Better Talk This Over
9. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
Tracks 1 to 9 are the album "Street-Legal" - released July 1978 in the USA on Columbia JC 35453 and June 1978 in the UK on CBS Records CBS 86067. Produced by DON DeVITO - it peaked at No. 11 in the USA and No. 2 in the UK.

You'd have to say that the gatefold slip of paper that laughably calls itself an insert is a huge disappointment - especially on a reissued Remaster. Where's the lyric insert that came with original albums - words being a tad important when it comes to Bob Dylan. But at least we get that stunning GREG CALBI Remaster - a man whose had his mitts on McCartney's "Band On The Run", Paul Simon's "Graceland", Supertramp's "Crime Of The Century" and "Breakfast In America" and even John Mayer's Remastered catalogue. Calbi has turned a pig's ear into something prettier than a sow's rump...a job well done it has to be said.

A quick glance at the original LP playing time for the Side 1 opener "Changing Of The Guards" shows a 6:34 minute duration – but the 2003 remaster and remix has the ‘endless road’ song extended to 7:04 minutes - suddenly packing a live-in-the-studio Band punch it never had. Now you can actually hear David Manfield’s Mandolin and the three ladies crooning after every line – Carolyn Dennis, Joanne Harris and Helena Springs on backing vocals. And the guitar on "New Pony" is now more menacing and in your face as are the drums (its also increased from 4:28 to 4:39 minutes - how much longer indeed).

I always thought "No Time To Think" had a great hook (as you slowly sink) - the clever rhymes come fast and furious and that rolling piano is now more to the fore in the mix even if it is overly long at 8:20 minutes. Side 1 ends with the first single "Baby Stop Crying". Released July 1978 on CBS Records S CBS 6499 and unlike most BD 45s "Baby Stop Crying" actually charted - peaking at No. 13 and enjoying an 11-week run and the wild luxury in 1978 of a 12" single issue in a picture sleeve (not sure why). With the guitar chug of "New Pony" as the flipside on all formats - it was an excellent double-header.

Side 2 opens with the cheery "Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)" as Bob asks "...can you tell me where we're heading...Lincoln County Road or Armageddon..." and at 5:42 minutes it remains the same but the clarity of that strummed acoustic guitar and the sax solo is better than before. "Is Your Love In Vain?" was the second single lifted from the LP in Blighty (CBS Records S CBS 6718 in September 1978 with "We Better Talk This Over" on the B-side) and its whiny theme made an impression at the time even if it did feel like some dismissive 60ts outtake ("...alright...I'll fall in love with you..."). But my fave-rave on the album is "True Love Tends To Forget" which feels like a great Bob Dylan song complete with actual emotion and not just snide observation.

The musical arrangement of "We Better Talk This Over" signals what is to come with "Slow Train Coming" and its lyrics are so emotion-confessional they can at times become uncomfortable. Speaking of which - were the lyrics "...if you don't believe there's a Christ...and sweet Paradise...just remind to show you the stars..." in the album's final cut "Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)" about his lost 10-year marriage or leaning into the religious trio of albums that began with "Slow Train Coming" in August 1979 - probably both. And that "Like A Rolling Stone" organ sound – wow - a good end to a really good album.

Not as heart-wrenching as "Blood On The Tracks" or as lyrically hard-hitting as "Desire" - nonetheless 1978's "Street-Legal" is a winner on re-listen – it’s an all-good Bob Dylan album when such things were something you hoped for in the later decades but rarely got. "Street Legal" deserves another go-round and this superb 2003 Remaster has finally given the LP the aural oomph it always needed.

"...Missing her so much..." - Bob Dylan sang on "Where Are You Tonight..." - I felt the same re-playing this street hoodlum of a record...
Pina Colada (Jazz Mix)
Pina Colada (Jazz Mix)
It was late 2001, and I was on duty, in military uniform, representing my country as an aide to a senior military officer. We were in the cafe at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at a working lunch with a senior officer of the Malaysian armed forces, and all of a sudden I became aware of this song. I lost track of the conversation and this song pulled me right on in, slow and smooth.

I called the waiter over, and in the middle of the lunch meeting asked what song this was. Not knowing, the waiter brought over the manager, and by then both the Malaysian host and my star-wearing boss were looking at me more than a little sideways. I asked the manager for the info, and he brought me the 
Foval 200W Car Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with 4 USB Ports Charger
Foval 200W Car Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with 4 USB Ports Charger
What I like about this Inverter with USB is that 1) The USB ports are all together, not some on the side, some on the face, etc. 2) The 2 A/C Inverter Sockets are only powered when the on/off switch is engaged, so if only using USB, the inverter portion os OFF. 3) The 4 USB ports are all 2.4v so that can deliver maximum power.
As an Uber/Lyft driver I wanted to provide all the necessary options for my passengers. Although my vehicle has 2 builtin USB ports for the back seat, if I have 3 people, or perhaps one person with multiple devices, I wanted to provide as many options as possible. So a person/people could be charging a couple phones and a couple tablets via USB, and still plug their laptops in via the A/C outlets.
This is a very well made device, I am impressed with the quality. I have it plugged into a power port inside my console.
I mounted with with some Command Velcro Strips so if necessary I can remove and reinstall easily.
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dreams You Dream: Biblical Keys for Hearing God's Voice in the Night
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dreams You Dream: Biblical Keys for Hearing God's Voice in the Night
As one who has been a dreamer all my life and as a minister others seek out to interpret their dreams, I have read and consulted a lot of dream books. The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dreams You Dream, Biblical Keys for Hearing God's Voice in the Night, is different. This book presents expanded biblical perspective for interpretation. Of course there are other books that use the Bible as the basis for dream interpretation, but none I have read that are as biblically thorough and biblically extensive as this one. It truly lives up to its name as "The Ultimate Guide."

The understanding of dreams gained from studying the material in this book also brings additional enlightened understanding of scripture which is exciting and delightful for those who study the Word regularly.

The chapters and sections are manageable as study and exploration go. Not too much to grasp or relate to all at once and not too much to chart to aid dream interpretation. In fact, the author does an excellent job of outlining systems that cut categories of dream symbolism down to size so they can be easily remembered and applied because they make sense according to our everyday lives. More than charts to memorize, this book presents systems to use and explanations instead of charts.

The tone of the book is very lighthearted and conversational even humorous which makes the heavy subject matter easier to digest. It not only teaches the basic precepts of dream interpretation, it also enables revelation and understanding when there needs to be action. I experienced an anointing on this book that increased my memory of my dreams, my consciousness in my dreams, as well as interpretation and revelation flowing from my dreams. I was more than impressed.

As God pours out His Spirit and dreams and visions are increasing, this text is also quite timely for the perfecting of the saints and to prepare the way of the Lord's second coming. It makes interpretation and revelation of dreams much more accessible for the saints since dreams are a major way God speaks to us. It allows us to use cultural experiences to make sense of our dreams as well as the Bible. In other words, the systematic premises and principles posited just make sense.

I am going to purchase a paper copy for quicker, easier access.
GUND Kikis Delivery Service Jiji Beanbag Cat Stuffed Animal Plush, 6.5"
GUND Kikis Delivery Service Jiji Beanbag Cat Stuffed Animal Plush, 6.5"
-- Mind The Selfie, it's just for Scale --

I ordered this KNOWING IT WOULD BE SMALL! If you're looking for a large / reasonably sized JiJi plush, please search elsewhere! This plush was the perfect size I had wanted, just something to hold and store in a bag or in my pocket for cosplay reasons. The plush is very soft, came in wonderful condition, and has held up fine against my cats using it as a battering toy. Once I take JiJi out for a convention run, I'll update again with more feedback!
Original Brush - Biodegradable Toothbrushes With A Built In Tongue Brush & Soft Biodegradable Bristles. 4 Pack of Zero-Waste, Compostable Tooth Brushes.
Original Brush - Biodegradable Toothbrushes With A Built In Tongue Brush & Soft Biodegradable Bristles. 4 Pack of Zero-Waste, Compostable Tooth Brushes.
Pros:
- Very stylish and photogenic
- black bristles don’t stain or discolor easily.

Cons:
- Non-laminated wood means that your toothbrush is porous and retains fluid. Not something you want from a cheap object to clean a septic part of the body. The damp brush (even if lightly dried) can accumulate all sorts of cultures inside of its saturated skin before you put it back in your mouth
- Solid, blocky design can be uncomfortable in your mouth
- Bristles break off easy and you’ll be spitting them out even in the first few days.
- Splinters. You rub up against the wood enough and it chafes into an edged thorn that will stab at your cheeks and gums.
- Pick up more functional brushes for cheaper at any store
Grimm Season 4
Grimm Season 4
Spoiled by some crass minor details involving Apple advertising and product placement -- you can see the bloopers for yourself, such as an Apple computer among a rank of surveillance monitors (all Windows, Unix, Linux or proprietory OS, as such things are), every mobile phone belonging to a "GOOD GUY" being an Apple, every "bad guy" owning a rival brand....ah, such is the world of endorsement. Beyond that, the series is really beginning to deliver some decent blows. What started 4 seasons ago as an obvious effort to make some surplus studio cash disappear before the tax man spotted it now commands a high special effects budget, and can afford grade-A guest stars per episode (check out some of the names...where did you see them before???). Even establishing shots have been upgraded, the trailer no longer sits in the same puddle of water every time it's shown. And it really is bigger on the inside...!

The on-going storyline fades in and out of coherency, sometimes very intriguing, at other times, a pile of old drivel. But all in all this is becoming one of the better series on TV. Series 3 ended with the cliff hangar to end all cliff hangars -- a marvellous achievment -- but sadly season 4 kicks off a little lamely and takes a while to get going. Too many unresolved storylines cause a chaos of wandering attention. You begin to understand what's going to happen next long before it actually happens...you just want all that out of the way and some new stories to take their place.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Counter
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Counter
Everything is well thought out with this little set. Everything has a place and it stores neatly. I didn’t have to explain how the pizza peel works because my child saw some YouTube videos of kids playing with it. We make real pizzas every week, so we figured this might be a fun toy. My child is almost 3 and can mostly put the ingredients together on the top of the pizza - some pieces do not not get perfectly aligned, but not to worry! The set allows for creativity and somehow looks like this is not the first time my child has used a pizza peel! Easily place pizza in oven, take it out, “slice” it (such a fun pizza cutter!) and shake some “cheese” on it — and slide it in a provided to go box. 3 is a little young for the money, and there is some pretend reading of the enclosed recipe card/pricing guide. Just a great toy and we suspect this will provide a lot of fun and amusement for a long time to come!

I highly recommend this for any child who enjoys pizza and cooking/baking.
Delphi Complete Works of Henry David Thoreau (Illustrated)
Delphi Complete Works of Henry David Thoreau (Illustrated)
I first read "Walden" in a freshmen seminar course in American Lit, and it was quite daunting reading at the time. Thoreau seemed an over-rated author: he darts from topic to topic with little to no transition, he quotes obscure passages, he sermonizes. And perhaps most frustrating of all, he wants his writing to be ambiguous (see for instance, Chapter 18), and for an assiduous college student eager to absorb and analyze, this can be quite an overwhelming experience. So, I got very little of Thoreau at the time.

Ten year's later, I decide that I would pick "Walden" up again. I told myself that I would stop whenever the reading became too discursive or abstract... And I did not stop until I reached the end!

As any student of early American lit. knows, Thoreau built a small house for himself in the woods of Walden Pond in Concord, MA, where he lived for two years (1845-1847), documenting his experiences living there in "Walden." He hoed beans for a living, lived a mile from his nearest neighbor and survived on the absolute minimum that he could. In his downtime, he would swim, fish, read and take in his surroundings, describing every sight and sound with the utmost care. Thoreau creates for his reader an unforgettable Nature-observing experience with such richness of detail that we feel we are right there with him. We hear the owl's cry, we witness the loon diving into the pond and the two ants going head-to-head in battle, we see the blue of Walden Pond. He is a student of Nature of the highest order and extracts from each of these experiences a parable about humanity: what we lack and how we can be free. For Thoreau, Walden Pond is a place of purity, an oasis, an Eastern paradise on earth, a Ganges.

An ardent non-conformist, Thoreau also uses this book as a sounding board for his "radical" views and practices. He detests the railroad and its encroachment upon his land (and more generally, that of technology on human and animal life). He refuses to pay taxes to a government that supports slavery and the Mexican War (for which he is briefly imprisoned during one of his sallies to the village). He prefers Eastern spirituality and meditation to Western religiosity. He spurns the high life and abstains from drinking and eating meat. He believes that man is in a dormant intellectual state, from which he can one day rise and embrace the dawn. And the list continues...

Thoreau's prose is also rather unique. What one must remember is that he is faithful student of Emerson and like Emerson, his paragraphs often contain non sequiturs, digressions and sometimes outright contradictions. It was perhaps this lack of logical linearity that initially kept from enjoying his work as a college student. We must be indulgent with Thoreau: his wit, his aphorisms, his acumen are well worth the sometimes uncomfortable task of deciphering his prose. I am very glad that at nearly the same age as Thoreau, I took a journey to Walden Pond with him.
L'alchimista (Italian Edition)
L'alchimista (Italian Edition)
è il mio libro preferito. l'ho comprato da regalare al mio compagno. è di una profondità unica. sono rimasta incantata, ed è l'unico libro che rileggo sempre volentieri. il pezzo che preferisco è:
“È facile capire come nel mondo esista sempre qualcuno che attende qualcun altro, che ci si trovi in un deserto o in una grande città. E quando questi due esseri s'incontrano e i loro sguardi s'incrociano, tutto il passato e tutto il futuro non hanno più alcuna importanza. Esistono solo quel momento e quella straordinaria certezza che tutte le cose, sotto il sole, sono state scritte dalla stessa mano, la mano che risveglia l'Amore e che ha creato un'anima gemella per chiunque lavori, si riposi e cerchi i propri tesori sotto il sole, perché se tutto ciò non esistesse non avrebbero più alcun senso i sogni dell'umanità.”
Das Vermächtnis des Vaters: Die Clifton Saga 2 - Roman (Die Clifton-Saga) (German Edition)
Das Vermächtnis des Vaters: Die Clifton Saga 2 - Roman (Die Clifton-Saga) (German Edition)
" Das Vermächtnis des Vaters " ist der zweite Teil der Clifton -Saga und er ist durchaus unterhaltsam, meiner Meinung nach aber etwas trivialer als der erste Teil. Außerdem finde ich es bei dieser Saga schon wichtig, chronologisch zu lesen , da sonst einige Begebenheiten nicht verständlich sind.

In diesem 2. Band, indem wieder einzelne Personen der Barrington Familie und Harry Clifton zu Wort kommen, wird beschrieben, wie sich die einzelnen Leben der agierenden Figuren während des Krieges weiterentwickeln, Harry nimmt einen fremden Namen an und wird des Mordes für schuldig befunden. Giles Barrington bewährt sich im zweiten Weltkrieg, Hugo, kehrt nach dem Tod seines Vaters als Erbe zurück in die Firma und Emma versucht Harry zu finden und begibt sich nach New York. Auch über Harrys Mutter wird berichtet.

Was soll ich sagen von diesem Buch. Es hat mich gut unterhalten, hat aber nicht das Niveau des ersten Bandes erreicht. Das ist auch das Schwierige an Fortsetzungen, den Leser mit der gleichen Begeisterung bei der Stange zu halten. Beim Lesen dieses Buches kam mir schon manchmal der Vergleich der damaligen Familiensendung " Dallas " in den Sinn. Hugo erschien mir als geeignete Figur für J.R.Ewing. Allgemein war mir die Handlung etwas zu trivial und das Ende über die Entscheidung im Unterhaus, habe ich dann nur noch überflogen.

Ich werde dem dritten Teil dieser Reihe noch eine Chance geben. Mal sehen , ob er mir besser gefällt. (3, 5 * )
Dr. Slump, Vol. 12
Dr. Slump, Vol. 12
The comedic pace is as perfect as ever, and Toriyama's styles continues to progress. You can see the stylistic similarity to Dragonball developing.

In this volume not a lot happens, but it's just nice to 'hang out' with the Norimaki Family. The Santa Claus chapter at the end is pretty hilarious (santa looks a bit like Krillin...?). But we still have to wait until Obatchaman and Turbo show up.
OSAMU TEZUKAS METROPOLIS (Standard Dual-Format Edition) [Blu-ray]
OSAMU TEZUKAS METROPOLIS (Standard Dual-Format Edition) [Blu-ray]
Metropolis (2001) on Blu-Ray and DVD, in one package - it's a wonderful film (as the other reviews will show you), but the presentation isn't as good as it could be... (Please note, I've only looked at the Blu-Ray version so far)

The point of dual-format releases aside (just watch the highest definition version you can, duh), you're watching the high definition version of the movie with master audio, improved translation, the original US subtitles, a documentary on production, trailers and multi-angle comparisons. It's all good stuff, and a good production documentary is always welcome in my collection, but the main issue here is the transfer.

The transfer itself is moderately crisp, but still feels low quality (maybe it's because of how it was made?) - there is a lot of noise and repeating texture pattern in the picture, and the colour doesn't show out as much as the Blu-Ray specification allows it to (other Blu-ray releases can make the colour far richer, or at least enough to enhance the experience) - the colours are (although browns, yellows and shadowing is used extensively in this movie as a stylistic choice) a little dull, and overlaid text or effects have no crispness beyond what upscaling the DVD version would give.

It's a shame to be honest, a more careful reproduction would truly make this movie shine even more than it already does - I predict a very special edition coming in the future removing noise, and sharpening all the correct aspects where necessary, but this one isn't quite it.

Of course, it's still Metropolis, and it's always a wonderful film. Just don't expect it to be converted for Blu-ray with the care and love that Akira or Ghost in the Shell have been lucky enough to see.
Astroboy : La Serie Completa DVD Boxset (En Espanol)
Astroboy : La Serie Completa DVD Boxset (En Espanol)
Esta seríe es fantástico! Mis padres lo veían cuando eran niños en Costa Rica, y lograron encontrar un dvd cuando yo tenia 7 años y me encanto.

Para el cumpleaños de mi padre, le compre la seríe completa en dvd, y en español. El unico problema es que los episodios estan fuera de orden, pero eso se puede arreglar con la pagina de Wikipedia.
My Uncle Oswald (Expect the Unexpected)
My Uncle Oswald (Expect the Unexpected)
I've always known Roald Dahl as a children's author but it appears he published a significant number of adult stories and novels as well. This is one of the latter. A quick glance at one book blurb had me thinking I was in for a bit of smut, but I wasn't. Dahl's narrative device is to excerpt from the diary of the narrator's rich uncle.

A character featured throughout describes one of the antics she's been enlisted for as, "...a bit of a lark." And that is exactly what this book feels like. The narrator disappears almost immediately and we're off into the tale of how the uncle got rich. It seems like an unduly lengthy diary entry but no matter. And it seems the way he ultimately did get rich might have transpired more directly but, again, no matter. The lark is the point.

Dahl just seems to have wanted to fiddle about with a sex-soaked romp through some of the best and brightest of the twentieth century, from intellectual and artistic royalty to actual royalty. As you might expect, he favors the former over the latter. And he handles the sex mostly euphemistically so the book never trips into the gutter.

There's really not much here but it's mildly amusing and a quick read.
The BFG (Plus Bonus Features)
The BFG (Plus Bonus Features)
We originally bought the movie for our 5 year old but decided to view it first. I am glad we did as we did feel parts of the movie were dark and scary for a 5 year old. We will wait until he is 6 or 7.

Personally as an adult I was keen to watch this movie not only because I loved the book as a youngster but because if the casting of Mark Rylance as BFG - one of the greatest artists , actors alive - I would almost say geniuse he is that good. Those who dont believe me watch one of his productions or watch him live on stage or the movie "Bridge of Spies" !
He did not let me down - he was exceptional and made BFG worth a watch.

the BFG is symbolic of an author, of Roald Dahl himself:

The BFG was of course always an author, even before he was literate; his medium was the dream, and he used dreams to tell stories to bring joy to children. He gave these dreams as protest, resistance, and counterattack to the consuming violence of his nine awful brothers.

The BFG’s nine awful brothers are symbolic of all the threats to our children that exist in this dark world and its crowded halls of terrors and sharp-toothed nightmares:

Our love and care for our children is shaded and intensified by an understanding of their fragility, their mortality, their susceptibility to disease, accident, chaos, the carelessness of others…factors easily metaphorized into child-eating giants. Our love for our own children precludes an equal love for children who are not our own, despite whatever ethical systems we claim to practice and subscribe to.

Turner notes how deeply profound and personal, especially if you’re a parent, “The BFG” becomes when you read it (or watch Spielberg’s version) through this lens:

And this is what I find so moving about The BFG: Dahl converts the personal (and infinite) loss of his own daughter into a loving gift he seeks to share with all children. He shared that gift with me when I was a child, when I never imagined that I would grow up to be an adult with a child of my own to whom I would read that gift again, in a new, strange, sad, dark, joyous way.

Maybe all I am trying to say here, in this long, long-winded way, is Thank you.

For this reason, and because “The BFG” is helmed by one of the greatest on-screen storytellers of our time, “The BFG” will not only entertain you to no end, it might even move you to “strange, sad, dark, joyous” tears.

And I think Roald Dahl would have wanted it that way.

For those disappointed on the first viewing I recommend you give it a second glance and you will discover another dimension
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Book. Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Book. Roald Dahl
I like pop-up books and have amassed quite a few (even know the names off by heart of some of the best artists), having a kid gives me the excuse I needed to buy them! This is a beautiful book with lovely pop-ups and pull outs and one my son is not allowed to look at alone (sorry kid). This is the kind of book you really don't want trashed, this is the kind of book you want to pass on down the family. It is lovely and pretty and a joy to read.
The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald
The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald
"The Fantasy Makers" is a Canadian documentary which is chockfull of fascinating information about three fantasy writers, all Christians, who have authored some of the best known and best-loved books of the last sixty-plus years. Two of the authors' names are immediately recognizable: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, authors of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia", respectively. The third author, George MacDonald, is not so well known. MacDonald was a 19th-century Scottish minister and writer. He was a major influence on both Tolkien and Lewis, and the first part of the documentary tells us a lot about MacDonald's life, including this tasty morsel: that MacDonald "writes the first-ever work of fantasy of the modern era," a book that "Is the Harry Potter of its day," The book is
called "Phantastes."

Director Andrew Wall chose fourteen interview subjects for his documentary, ranging widely across the spectrum of people considered experts of fantasy literature. His interview subjects include a Methodist pastor and gamer, Derek W. White, who is known as the Geek Preacher, Dr. Helen Cooper, Professor of English at the University of Cambridge, and Matthew T. Dickerson, a professor of computer science and fantasy writer, and eleven others. All of the participants offer insightful and pertinent information on the three authors featured in "The Fantasy Makers," and on the history, challenges, and attributes of fantasy literature, as well
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Shot partly on location in the province of Manitoba, Canada, the interviews take place in libraries, gracious book-filled offices, and at least one church. All of these locations add an aura of beauty to the film. In addition, actors represent the three featured authors at various stages in their lives, which helps to give the documentary a visual time-stamp.

One of the surprising revelations of "The Fantasy Makers" was an observation by two contributors, Malcolm Guite, and Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson. They believe England experienced a time when the English, as a people, lost their story -- their identity. After the Invasion of Normandy in 1066, says Malcolm Guite, the English abandoned the Arthurian legends and other myths of their past and took on stories of France, Rome, and Greece. George MacDonald, among others, recognized this regrettable situation and it was at this time that he wrote "Phantastes." According to Guite and Johnson, it was because the popular fantasy story "Phantastes" told of knights and chivalry in ancient England that the English became reacquainted with and grew interested in regaining their own story. Their imaginations had been awakened by a fantasy story, but they then moved from fantasy to reality and began pursuing their English identity. Such is the power of story. As author, professor, and theologian, Leonard Sweet says in his video from Tabor College (Tabor E-lab #6, 2014) "Bring Back the Table": "Identity requires narrative form."

"The Fantasy Makers" is an excellent documentary which discloses many fascinating aspects of the lives and works of fantasy writers George MacDonald, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis. Buy yourself a copy of this DVD and get ready to be delighted and surprised.
Naruto - Tome 42 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Naruto - Tome 42 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
genial, comme tous les naruto, jamais déçu, je suis a la fac et je le lis toujours mais serieusement, qu'ils sont forts ces japonais: qualite des dessins, capacite de faire ressortir les sentiments des personnages, scénario à la fois simple mais intriguant
Détective Conan 72 (French Edition)
Détective Conan 72 (French Edition)
Cela fait des années que j'ai arrêté de les lire mais je continue la collection au cas où...
L'emballage utilisé par Amazon pour l'envoi des livres est vraiment pratique.
The Catholic Church and American Culture: Why the Claims of Dan Brown Strike a Chord
The Catholic Church and American Culture: Why the Claims of Dan Brown Strike a Chord
Eric Plumer has written a riveting exposé of the religion and culture wars that dominate America, and one that packs more information into 300 pages than even the most demanding critic could ask for. He writes in the Introduction that the contents are to be considered as a buffet table: "take what you like and leave the rest." This is impossible. Readers who are accustomed to opening a book on page one will feel compelled to read this book cover to cover.

The book deserves five stars for the sheer amount of research that has gone into it and for the way in which this material is presented. Plumer writes in a lucid and highly engaging narrative style that includes many historical and contemporary references, all of which illustrate the various subjects he explores. But there is another reason his book gets five stars. It is a book that needs to be read, as there are no others that address the same issue. While numerous books have been written debunking the claims of _The Da Vinci Code_, this is the first book to raise the question: if this novel and _Angels and Demons_ are so full of historical inaccuracies and downright lies, then why are they such phenomenal best-sellers? Plumer answers this question not by speculating on the human propensity to believe a lie, but by exploring the traditions, movements, and cultural influences that have made anti-Catholicism the last acceptable prejudice in America. The goal of the author is to spur dialogue not only within the Catholic Church, but also between fans of Dan Brown's novels and anyone who takes a critical stance toward the claims in his books. This new book will certainly to that. The author, though Catholic, has chosen to write as a detached observer, presenting us with the reasons, some of which seem indisputably justified, for the widespread anti-Catholicism that has long been a feature of American life.

Any criticism I might have of this book reflects my own stance on certain issues more than it points to a shortcoming of the author, whose conscious intent, it would seem, was to stay out of the fray. While a detached perspective was, to a certain extent, necessary in this book, I myself would have preferred that the author give us a clearer indication of his beliefs in chapter six, where the role of Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William James in shaping the religious consciousness of America is elucidated. As Plumer writes, these men were not Christians in the traditional sense of the word, because they denied the divinity of Christ. But then, in what sense were they Christians? Plumer distances himself to such an extent in this chapter that his own views are completely obscured until the very end, where they now appear on the other side of the horizon. (I might add that a defense of the orthodox teaching appears in the final pages of the book.)

There are ten chapters in this book covering ten topics. These include (among others) the Catholic Church and the sex abuse scandal, Opus Dei and the appeal of conspiracy theories, the controversy over homosexuality, the rise of modern science, and the place of women in the church, a chapter that includes a section on the sexuality of Jesus which I found both illuminating and insightful. Every chapter is an eye-opener, and every chapter will stir up a response. Having read _The Da Vinci Code_ or _Angels and Demons_ is not a pre-requisite to reading this one. Plumer's book is a "must read" for anyone who wants to know the signs of the times, and one that is certain to gain a wide audience.
Bleach 49: Der verlorene Agent
Bleach 49: Der verlorene Agent
Ich kann anderen Manga Liebhabern Bleach nur empfehlen:

- Es ist spannend
- ungewöhnlich: Schüler (Ichigo) kann Geister sehen, wird zum Shinigami (Todesgott) kämpft gegen böse Geister, deckt Verschwörungen auf
- Es gibt ungewöhnliche Wendungen
- und hat lustige Einlagen und auch viele verschiedene Charaktere. Jeder ist für sich einzigartig
- Hauptcharakter wird mir von in jedem Kapitel immer sympathischer.

Versandt und Preis waren auch in Ordnung
Daher 5-Sterne
A Falcon Flies (Ballantyne Novels)
A Falcon Flies (Ballantyne Novels)
Another great Wilbur Smith novel. His writing is very crisp and the action as well as character development move the story along well. If you like action adventure and especially if you have an interest in the history of Africa the stories are very intriguing.
This is not intended to be exactly historically accurate but Smith researchs the historical setting very well and blends his fictional characters into historical events with very credible accuracy.
Em Alto-Mar (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Em Alto-Mar (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Fui apresentado há pouco tempo a este autor, e posso afirmar que vou ler tudo que aparecer dele. A história se divide em duas com um período idílico entre ambos. Às vezes exagera na capacidade dos personagens resistir ao que se passa com eles, mas o autor escreve tão bem que se releva. Um ótimo livro!
Synthetic Men of Mars - 02039
Synthetic Men of Mars - 02039
I used to read Edgar Rice Burroughs books way back in elementary school and I loved them, of course. I think ERB is the greatest reading experience ever for youthful nerds. But I lost track of good old ERB long ago and I guess I felt that I'd outgrown him. But I saw "John Carter" purely for nostalgic reasons and I absolutely loved it. A new favorite for me, in fact. So I got some of those ERB books just for the heck of it and "Synthetic Men of Mars" was the first one I read. I was startled and amazed at how entertaining old ERB was, even at my advanced and decrepit age. This book packs almost everything you can think of into 161 pages. The action moves at a breakneck pace and has gorgeous women, noble heroes, a mad scientist, an island fortress, horrible monsters, mind-transference, double-crossing scoundrels, swordfights, explosions, plots of world conquest; you name it, it's here. But I wasn't expecting a sly sense of humor that had gone right over my head all those years ago. Along with all the action ERB throws in some social satire, philosophy on zoos from the animals' viewpoint, theories on the baffling female mind and even a prescient proposal for the freeways that still lay in the distant future when he wrote about it. But there's still more; that's only a sample. You have to read it to see it all. Believe me, go into this book (and other ERB classics) with an open mind and you'll be very pleased. He can easily compete with, and even surpass, a whole lot of contemporary fiction.
Scarpetta: Scarpetta (Book 16) (The Scarpetta Series)
Scarpetta: Scarpetta (Book 16) (The Scarpetta Series)
Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell brings her readers another suspenseful thriller featuring one of her favorite charachters, Dr. Kay Scarpetta. As each chapter continues, this book is impossible to put down from beginning to end!.........Since leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, along with all the painful memories that went with it, Dr. Kay Scarpetta accepts a position in New York City, but little did she know when the NYPD requests her help to examine a possible suspect in Bellvue's psychiatric hospital, her life was about to be drawn into one of the most biggest and deadliest mysteries of her entire career. Specifically asking for her, and only her, Kay suspiciously examined Oscar Bane who was handcuffed and chained to the bed in the infirmary and while she proceeded collecting evidence, he began to tell her a chilling tale. The injuries he sustained to himself was due to an attack by a vicious killer who violently murdered his girlfriend, and to make matters even worse, he told Kay he was being followed for weeks by an unknown stalker. Was it true? Was Oscar telling her the truth? Or was he fixated on Kay just to get her to Bellevue for his own personal gain? All she knew with a certainty that Oscar's girlfriend Terri Bridges was brutally tortured and murdered by a twisted psychopath. When another murder occurs proving Oscar's innocence, Kay is joined by her forensic psychologist husband Benton Wesley and her niece Lucy, who just opened her own investigative firm in New York, and together they start their own investigation, but just when they thought they had the killer in their midst, they are stunned by the chilling truth. As they are joined by a friendly ally, they find themselves taking a deadly journey through cyberspace, but nothing will prepare them when they discover the shocking realization of what really happened and who was really responsible, making them all realize that danger was not only lurking nearby, but it was much closer to home than they ever thought possible!........thank you
Harry & Snowman
Harry & Snowman
I found this documentary about A man who saw a white horse in a lineup of horses who were headed to the plant to be made into dog food.
He saw something in the horses eyes who caused him to pay $80 dollars for him.
He was called the Cinderella horse.

Snowman reminded me of my Satchmo. an old cowboy Uncle Joe saved him from being made into dog food.
I paid a dollar a day to ride him.
When Uncle Joe died, he niece sold him to me for 100 dollars.
And she sold me the saddle for $75.
His conformation wasn't all that great, he had a sway back, his head was too long, Feet too big, he was also raw boned and the back bone was really high I could ride him bare back because he was so comfortable.
I’ve ridden Tennessee walkers who weren’t as comfortable as Satchmo.
he was bullit proof as well, the kids could lay on him when he was napping.
If someone was on him who couldn’t ride he would not even trot.
Even if they were behind a rider who could ride.
I could take a nap while we were trotting home after an 8 hour ride.
He was also sure footed.
I could go on and on, but this movie is a true winner.
PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets - Harry Potter Gryffindor
PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets - Harry Potter Gryffindor
I got this for $5 earlier this year, but I wouldn't have paid $15 for it. It stuck to my phone case really well . . . too well. 6 months later I tried to remove it and I swear the popsocket was super glued to the case! Multiple nails were broken in the process, and floss had nothing on the adhesive. I gave it up as a lost cause. It gets hot here, but I spent the majority of those 6 months indoors, so maybe there's a time limit on how long you have to reposition it.

Side note: I like the convenience of having an extra hand hold, but I thought the ridges were uncomfortable on my fingers.
iphone 7 Case Hogwarts Marauder's Map Vintage Retro Pattern Leather Wallet Credit Card Holder Pouch Flip Stand Case Cover For Apple iphone 7 New
iphone 7 Case Hogwarts Marauder's Map Vintage Retro Pattern Leather Wallet Credit Card Holder Pouch Flip Stand Case Cover For Apple iphone 7 New
The print on the outside is very cute. Easy to read even the smaller text and instantly recognizable as the marauders map. The closure magnet is not very strong so it opens kind of easy in my hoodie pocket. If you have nothing in the wallet area it closes better but even with only three cards in it, it barely closes. They did not give enough room on the side to actually fit things in the wallet. It does stand pretty well for watching videos. All in all I do like it. Just wish it had more room for wallet things since that was a big selling point for me. I don’t carry a purse so having my phone and wallet in one case was a big ideal for me
Pokemon Champions Path Booster Packs Bundle Lot of 4 Sealed Packs
Pokemon Champions Path Booster Packs Bundle Lot of 4 Sealed Packs
I bought 8 booster packs from this seller and these are all the rare pokemon cards I got. 6 out of 8 packs contain a rare holo Trainer card and 2 of the packs are junk rare holo cards. This is super suspicious and these packs might be resealed. Lesson learned, never buy booster packs online from Amazon.
Runner Up
Runner Up
(UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF ORIGINAL REVIEW)

This multi-purpose pizza pan/ baking tray is a manageable size, has a good non-stick coating, and is great at conducting heat. If anything, it is almost too good at conducting, because I found that I had to reduce my cooking times for thin or delicate items, otherwise they burned, as compared to the same items cooking on a regular baking pan or cookie sheet.

In the photos, you can see a simple (and ugly) potato galette I made, consisting of thinly sliced potatoes, leeks/ green onions. (it's a mini 9 inch version that I made in a big hurry, so my apologies for the asymmetry and unphotogenic nature!). This pizza pan was so good at conducting heat that the bottom layer of potato slices practically burned in about 2/3 of the normal cooking time. Good thing I checked, or I'd have been left with a pile of potato chips!

The pan is so slick that you do have to worry about your food sliding off as you remove it from the oven. If you move too quickly, you will absolutely hurl your food off the pan like a frisbee. The lip around the edge is so small as to be nonexistent. You should think of this as a completely flat, rimless platter. I did have to use it as a serving plate, and it seemed to hold up to the use of cutting utensils fine. Long term use of pizza cutters, etc might start to degrade the coating though.

The only drawback is that it does become slightly floppier when hot. When it is room temperature, it is a completely rigid circle. But when it comes out of the oven, you can feel it flexing and bending. That's not a huge problem or anything, but be prepared otherwise it will be even more likely that you'll hurl your food off the tray when it comes out of the oven.
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UPDATE: May 2019

I wanted to make a point of coming back to this review after a month, because my suspicions about the durability issue
were confirmed. After a month of consistent use, the non-stick coating has numerous scratches. The surface still releases hot foods okay ( such as pizza crusts, chicken wings, etc) but you can plainly see that it does not handle cutting utensils well. For the record, it's not as if I was actually doing a lot of cutting and scraping---I was forced to use it as a serving tray on only 2 occasions, but that was apparently enough to mar the surface.

Also, if anyone cares, where the "lip" rolls beneath the underside of the tray has started to develop the beginnings of rust spots. This was after being in the dishwasher a few times, but certainly not sitting in water or steam any longer than necessary.

On the other hand, it was an $8 purchase, so I suppose it's not surprising that the surface would become easily scratched or rusted
PATPET Dog Training Collar IPX7 Waterproof Training Collars for Dogs with Remote Rechargeable w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and 1-16 Static Levels for 2 Dogs
PATPET Dog Training Collar IPX7 Waterproof Training Collars for Dogs with Remote Rechargeable w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and 1-16 Static Levels for 2 Dogs
I just got these collars so this is a VERY preliminary review.

So far I am pleased with them. They appear to be a quality made product and appear durable. The waterproof cover for the charging port looks robust and looks like it should stand up to being removed and replaced over time. It’s a bit bulky for a smaller dog, but most of these are.

They are automatically paired to a channel unlike some other brands which is a definite plus.

They respond quickly to a button press without the screen being lit, another plus (and feature missing from some other brands that require you to wake the screen before a command can be made).

Sound volume is good.

Vibration is adequate, though not as strong as some others I have used in the past.

I like that there is only 16 levels of shock stimulation. Models that have up to 99 are ridiculous in my opinion and I am highly suspicious of them. After testing on myself I would personally not go above level 5 for my medium sized dogs. I found it to be fairly uncomfortable at that level, and remember the idea here is not to hurt your dog, it’s to catch their attention to let them know they’re doing something you don’t want them to do.

My one complaint so far is that there is no ring with which to attach a tag or leash to these receiver collars. During non-COVID times, all my dogs wear to the dog parks are their training collars. Just in case they are out of earshot and I need to call them. Not having this feature leaves me without the ability to do that. For that I have removed one star.

Will update as time goes on.
2020 HP 14 inch HD Laptop Newest for Business and Student, AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (Beat i5-7200U), 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, 802.11ac, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 10 w/HESVAP 3in1 Accessories
2020 HP 14 inch HD Laptop Newest for Business and Student, AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (Beat i5-7200U), 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, 802.11ac, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 10 w/HESVAP 3in1 Accessories
I love that it is lightweight and smaller. It's not tablet size, but its not bulky like other laptops. I bought it for my home based business and it works great. The down side is that when you first start it up and set it up it is set as Windows 10 S and you are unable to install apps that are not Microsoft approved like Chrome, Firefox, Facebook Messenger, and Adobe Acrobat. However, you can find similar apps on the Microsoft store. If you would rather have Win 10 then you can switch to it from either the Microsoft store or your settings. You will lose some of the Windows 10 S features like the extra security protection. Another reason I gave 4 stars on storage capacity is that there is only 5 gigs of one drive space. You can either upgrade or if you have a family or business version of Microsoft Office 365 then you'll have the full 1TB of one drive space. I plan to upgrade the hard drive in the future to a 1TB.

Overall, it is a great buy and perfect for what I need it for. I chose to keep the Win 10 S as the operating system. And I just transferred my files to my one drive account I have associated with Microsoft Family so I have all my files. I just delete what I don't need from my main account after it has been uploaded to my secondary account. Just a word of warning you are not able to link Microsoft accounts to each other so make sure when you set up your laptop that you choose the account you want to login with because once it is set it cannot be changed.
Multiple USB Charger with 18W PD Port, SUPERDANNY 10W Wireless Pad with USB C Port & Quick Charge 3.0 & LED Display, 8-Port Desktop Charging Station for iPhone 11 Pro Max/iPad Pro/MacBook Pro, Black
Multiple USB Charger with 18W PD Port, SUPERDANNY 10W Wireless Pad with USB C Port & Quick Charge 3.0 & LED Display, 8-Port Desktop Charging Station for iPhone 11 Pro Max/iPad Pro/MacBook Pro, Black
Recieved it last night. Im not very impressed. The main reason I bought it was for wireless charging. The wireless charger is definitely hit and miss. I tried with and without the phone case and it wasn't different. I set the phone on top of the wireless charging pad overnight. The phone was at 32% when I went to sleep. When I woke up 6.5 hours later the phone as at 65%. The only other things that were also connected were a JBL Link10 Speaker and a Blue Parrot bluetooth headset. Both of those devices were pretty much fully charged before I attaced them to the charger. In my opinion the wireless charger is very poor. The USB ports are average.
The Complete Works of Jane Austen (In One Volume) Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady ... Sandition, and the Complete Juvenilia
The Complete Works of Jane Austen (In One Volume) Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady ... Sandition, and the Complete Juvenilia
It's Jane! I discovered her when I was in eighth grade when I chose Pride and Prejudice from the Scholastic Book Club choices for the month. Ever since then, I have read and reread all her books. I love her dry humor, her razor wit, her way of seeing the fakery, the pretentiousness, the snobbery in some of the people around her. It's fun to think of this quiet little woman listening to conversations and using what she learned about people to skewer their worst traits by creating detestable characters to demonstrate how low some people can be. Instead of a mean spirited tone, Jane keeps her satire humorous and while we are disliking some of her characters, we can laugh at them, too. Somehow, she lived her life in a society that valued money, titles, and the esteem of others above kindness, generosity, goodness, and love, yet she didn't become like the others. She lived by her values and held to the core of who she was. Her books treat the subjects of good versus evil but never let her readers give up hope that the good people will at least find each other and commiserate about the shallow people around them. Maybe the incandescent romances in her books keep the flame of hope alive?
Feather & Down Sweet Dream Pillow Spray, 200 ml
Feather & Down Sweet Dream Pillow Spray, 200 ml
I was introduced to this product by a friend when I said I was struggling to sleep. OMG its amazing, it really is. The smell of this is fantastic, it instantly helps me to relax the second I rub this on my wrists. I also rub behind my ears, temples and was advised to rub on the back of my neck. I could happily wear this as a fragrance during the day. I also recommend the Pillow Spray. I sprayed this on my arm when it arrived and was still smelling it 4 hours later. Like most scents we do become used to smelling things and thing its stopped smelling, but it hasn't its just our senses. Honestly I can not sing the praises of this product enough. If I could give it 100 stars I would. Highly recommend, you will definitely not be sorry.
LIVIVO Comfortable Memory Foam Leg Knee Pillow Orthopaedic Reduce Sciatica Pain Relief Therapy Back Hip and Joint Pregnancy Cushion Support With Washable Cover & Elastic Strap For Side Sleepers
LIVIVO Comfortable Memory Foam Leg Knee Pillow Orthopaedic Reduce Sciatica Pain Relief Therapy Back Hip and Joint Pregnancy Cushion Support With Washable Cover & Elastic Strap For Side Sleepers
I have been suffering with knee and hip pain, so thought I would give this cushion a go . And I’ve got to admit I have less pain in my hips than before ,,I have been using it every night since I received it and I definitely feel less pain I would recommend trying it , no medication needed , no doctor to wait and see do give it a go x
Short Lightning Cable (2Pack 7Inch) USB Charger Cord 20CM for iPhone/ 11/ Xs/Xs Max/Xr/X/8/7/6/6s Plus/SE/5c/5s/5 iPad Air Pro/Air/Mini Charging Wire
Short Lightning Cable (2Pack 7Inch) USB Charger Cord 20CM for iPhone/ 11/ Xs/Xs Max/Xr/X/8/7/6/6s Plus/SE/5c/5s/5 iPad Air Pro/Air/Mini Charging Wire
I wanted to not over crowd mt dashboard area,plus my car has a signal booster built into the phone storage compartment and I'd like to advantage of it. I use car play in my car so this helps reduce my handling my phone while driving, yet it doesn't leave me with all that extra cord to deal with in the armrest compartment. If were just a little loner it really would hit the bullseye for my need. And where is the add photo but at? I don't think I'll be doing anymore reviews until I can at least provide photos Amazon. Quit making things to complex.
SOURBH Women's Heavy Embroidery Work Bridal Saree Collection with Blouse Piece
SOURBH Women's Heavy Embroidery Work Bridal Saree Collection with Blouse Piece
This saree claims to be 5.5 meters, however when you wrap around it is very short. The design looks intricate and rich, but when you see it in person, it is nothing great. I want to return the product, yet the company is really rude in their replies. They want me to prove with pictures that I am dissatisfied with the product, but that is not how business works. If a customer is not satisfied, then THAT'S IT, they are not.
Jelly Belly Licorice Pastels - 1 Pound (16 Ounces) Resealable Bag - Genuine, Official, Straight from the Source
Jelly Belly Licorice Pastels - 1 Pound (16 Ounces) Resealable Bag - Genuine, Official, Straight from the Source
Licorice is my cocaine. I don't use tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs. I love licorice. I have bought it for 40 years, and ordered it from Finland when in college. Good candy coated licorice has a crispy and shiny coating. The licorice is soft, flavorful, and chewy. It becomes hard with time, and the candy coating becomes dull, and mushy. TWO of three Amazon sellers (so far) provided me with a horrible product - dull and mushy coating over licorice that is hard. I rated them at their site. I dislike being negative, but my opinion is based on purchases all across America - and in Finland. The jelly belly product is excellent. I just ordered my third shipment.

Amazon should be complimented for selling two of the earth's best licorice brands - Panda from Finland (my brand), and Kookaburra from Australia. Note -- licorice is not an American product. It is imported -- and it seems some candy companies store it here until it becomes STALE, and then they sell it to Americans who apparently can't tell the poor quality.
Be sure to read the reviews carefully. ALSO, excessive licorice intake can have negative medical effects. Google search.
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