Oakley Ward

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The Choice
The Choice
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2813 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Inn
The Inn
The Inn by James Patterson, Candice Fox, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 1033 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Doctor Sleep: A Novel
Doctor Sleep: A Novel
Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King, Will Patton, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 13476 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Oracle Database 10g SQL (Oracle Press)
Oracle Database 10g SQL (Oracle Press)
Oracle Database 10g SQL (Oracle Press) by Jason Price. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
SQL Short Course (Database Programming)
SQL Short Course (Database Programming)
SQL Short Course (Database Programming) by Chris Fehily. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 3 - Supplement: Japanese Typescript
Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 3 - Supplement: Japanese Typescript
Jorden comes from a unique background as she was tought at Yale by one of America's most distinguished linguists who himself discovered some aspects of the Japanese language that even the Japanese didn't know and are only now acknowledging.
I am not much of a linguist myself but I can tell you that I and everyone in my class learned from this book what no other series can give you: a thorough understanging of the Japanese language.
I have been studying for many years now and have not found a better source yet. Just read each lesson, use the video or cassete tapes to drill on understanding and rapid reponse. The very inexpensive teachers suppliment contains all the drills and conversations in native japanese (for the guy that didn't know this)
Also, the written language is a seperate book but you don't have to use it. Of course from day one in class we began learning the kana as well and then the kanji but to learn the kanji from lesson 1? That would be too difficult because the book is in order of most usefull words, not most easy to write words. The offical system is more like kana and eaiser to see how the conjugations work where as the Hepburn system has too many unnecessary rules you have to learn to make it work. In Jorden's book, you quickly get used to the offical system and I wouldn't have it any other way. It also has helpful pitch markings to remind you how to nautrally shape the sentences until it becomes rote.
I cannot say enough good things about this series, it doesn't take you all the way to being fluent of course but by the time you get though the 3rd book, I gaurantee you will be able to understand what people are saying to you and be able to respond right away in real world situations.
Bottom line, these books work and is part of a whole system of videos, audio tapes, drills, writing, reading, and listening practice that will make you an expert on Japanese that puts all other books to shame.
100 Stocks That A Young Warren Buffett Might Buy: Proven Methods for Buying Stocks and Building Wealth Like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
100 Stocks That A Young Warren Buffett Might Buy: Proven Methods for Buying Stocks and Building Wealth Like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
In this rather long book, the author first gives some background on both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, his right-hand man, before giving a brief analysis of their investing style. The author then goes on to provide just a little bit of advice about how to manage your portfolio and other stock advice. But the bulk of the book by a large margin is the hundred stocks mentioned in the title. The author does give his choosing criteria based on his analysis of Buffett and Munger’s investing style. This is definitely not a book that you sit and just read straight through. You can do that with the first part, the more theoretical part, but the section on each of the specific stocks themselves should only be taken in small doses. The author made me curious enough that I think it would be interesting to follow these companies to see if he is correct in his assessments. All in all, I found it to be an interesting glimpse into two men who have amassed such wealth, as well as into the mind of the author—whom I’ve read before. I find books were people make analyses like these to be fascinating.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win
Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win
I'm flying through 'Be More Pirate' at the moment, having heard the author speak on the Reasons to be Cheerful podcast. What a liberating, and engaging, read it has been so far (I'm as far as part 6. Reorganize Yourself.) It's made me realise that a lot of the guilt I have felt about my various acts of rebellion over the years might just show that I'm a little bit pirate. I was told at school that I had a problem with authority, I never bought into that, I have a problem with the abuse of authority, so I always felt that was an unfair label.

Having to recall my first act of rebellion bought to mind something I hadn't thought about for years. At school, a fellow pupil had my basketball whilst I was in a lesson and it was confiscated because they were bouncing it in the halls. I found the teacher who had my ball and something about his complete dismissal of me sparked something inside me. I ended up in an office with the teacher in question, and the deputy head, both shouting at me. I remember a moment of great clarity as the two adults raised their voices at me as I calmly said: "I don't see the need for you shout at me, can we not discuss this like adults?"...admittedly, I was 16 so not technically an adult!

The end result was that, the next day, the teacher in question apologised to me and said it had been a clash of personalities. Although I didn't challenge any rules, or make a change for the better, in this case, it was eye-opening for a teacher to apologise to me as an equal. It's only now, years later, that I recognise the courage it took to stand up to authority as I did, at the time I felt immense guilt over speaking out-of-turn to power. The system reinforced that, as I was chastised by my head of year, regardless of the teacher's apology.

I've left three jobs over the last five years. A couple in finance and one working for a family business run by people interested in profit, and very little else. For various reasons, but all to do with poor management and unfair practices, I've tried to change inefficient practices at all of these organisations, but was met with ignorance, anger or simple apathy. I started to wonder if I wasn't just a troublemaker after all, and should get back in my box and shut up. Fortunately, that isn't something I am capable of doing.

'Be more pirate' has given me an alternative way to interpret my behaviour and experiences. I'm training to become a journalist now, hoping that I can make a positive change and challenge the status quo through my writing. Keep up the good work!
The Law of Success: In Sixteen Lessons
The Law of Success: In Sixteen Lessons
In defense of a particular audio rendition of this work, I'll make a few points about what we commonly refer to as The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill.

Since few reviews list them, the 17 principles of success according to Dr. Hill are as follows:

1) The Master Mind - Learn the psychology behind success and how you can use it to enhance your personal power.

2) A Definite Chief Aim - Save wasted effort, and focus your heart and mind on a well-conceived, practical purpose.

3) Self-Confidence - Overcome the six basic fears and empower yourself without falling into the trap of egotism.

4) The Habit of Saving - Master this basic concept and learn to harness your greatest source of personal power.

5) Initiative and Leadership - Develop your instincts to anticipate problems and know when to seize opportunities.

6) Imagination - Stimulate your mind to create new concepts out of common ideas and put them to work for you.

7) Enthusiasm - Overcome uncertainty or shyness, and inspire others to take an interest in you and your ideas.

8) Self-Control - Find the firmness of character to truly be "master of your fate and the captain of your soul."

9) The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For - Take advantage of the Law of Increasing Returns to earn more for service rendered.

10) Pleasing Personality - Transform yourself so that you can master your relationships and control any situation.

11) Accurate Thinking - Separate real facts from mere information so you can devise definite, practical plans.

12) Concentration - Laser-focus your mind on one subject at a time so the plans you create are plans that will work.

13) Cooperation - Eliminate envy and greed, and learn to apply the Law of the Master Mind in all of your relationships.

14) Profiting by Failure - Train yourself to recognize the difference between failure and what is just a temporary defeat.

15) Tolerance - Eliminate mistrust and doubts so you can reap the rewards that come naturally to accurate thinkers.

16) The Golden Rule - Use this most basic law of life to ensure cooperation from any individual or group.

17) The Universal Law of Cosmic Habitforce - Transform your thoughts and habits so they harmonize with success-consciousness.

One reviewer here remarked that you ought to just skip this entire book set and instead get Think and Grow Rich, however a cursory examination of the table of contents for Law of Success and Think and Grow Rich shows that the latter book covers a slightly different set of topics. Law of Success lays the groundwork for a success mentality whereas Think and Grow Rich spreads into the realm of some specific actions which you ought to undertake. To expand out from there in the realm of modern reality, consult works by, say, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Dale Carnegie, etc.

As for the Law of Success course, the original text appears to be out of copyright protection, having been first published in 1928, so now we see a plethora of publishers performing the old "copyright two-step" where an original public domain work is reprinted in its entirety with a few minor editorial touch-ups here or there, some light editing work done, and/or a modern introduction by the editor. Thereafter, the entire work is re-copyrighted. Hence we see a collection of competing versions of the same original text, some of better quality than others. Any hard copy will run between 1,000 -1,600 pages, so check the page count to ensure you get what you are bargaining for.

As a personal fan of both the science of self-improvement and audiobooks, I recommend against both the BN Publishing edition and the Audible download edition.

The Audible edition is an earlier rendition of the text which contains only 15 original main principles, whereas Mr. Hill gradually expanded his Law of Success central thesis from 15 to 17 over the course of his later life. Additionally, I advise against any Audible product because I cannot in good faith suggest your purchase of any sort of digital media download which contains Digital Rights Management (DRM). With DRM downloads, you run into headaches with playback, copying or burning and ultimately you don't really own the media you paid for.

The BN Publishing edition gives the impression of being extremely poorly executed and the final product leaves a bit to be desired. The two-cd set is well-printed, but the text is an earlier version, the quality of the MP3's sound terrible, and the back cover points to the wrong homepage for the publisher(!).

Therefore, with neither package do you get the "real deal."

The best-quality audiobook of The Law of Success is the High Roads Media edition, which you can buy either from the Napoleon Hill Foundation or here at Amazon. It is a 4-volume unabridged set with some minor editing, some more current examples, and editorial clarifications.

The Law of Success, Volume I: Principles of Self-Mastery
ISBN: 1-932429-06-9

The Law of Success: The Principles of Personal Power, Vol. II
ISBN: 1-932429-08-5

The Law of Success, Volume III: the Principles of Self-Creation
ISBN: 1-932429-10-7

The Law of Success, Volume IV, 75th Anniversary Edition: The Principles of Personal Integrity
ISBN: 1-932429-12-3

This set is a bit more expensive than other audiobook approaches but you get the most exposure to the material for the money. Hard copies of this set are also available and are also strongly recommended.

For myself, I am about halfway through the third volume and the going is great. Already my mind and mentality is beginning to shift towards more success-consciousness. I feel better and my "success instincts" are beginning to sharpen. The content is a bit long-winded and archaic, but very solid and very well-thought out, what with 20 years of active research necessary to produce these insights. I heartily recommend it and it should not be passed over. I wish I had come across this 10 years ago.
FCTRY Real Life Political Over Re-ActionFigure, Evil Donald Trump, Profits to ACLU
FCTRY Real Life Political Over Re-ActionFigure, Evil Donald Trump, Profits to ACLU
The positive is the likeness to President Obama. The makers at FCTRY did a good job capturing the facial likeness of the President in this figure.

The downside, and reason for one less star than perfect, is the choice of design for the body. The torso and legs are one piece and made of hard plastic plus hollow.

Well made action figures are usually entirely made of a softer plastic and can be posed by moving and bending arms & legs.

The arms and head are the more traditional softer plastic and they move. The arms bend at the shoulder and elbow but from the shoulders to the feet it’s just one piece.

Overall I’m happy with the item but for $20 I’d expect the figure to be a little bit better.
Queen's Blade: Airi Ex Model Core Special Edition Non-scale PVC Figure
Queen's Blade: Airi Ex Model Core Special Edition Non-scale PVC Figure
Was ist das da in deinem Regal,eine Maid,der Tod,oder die schönste Hentai Figur der letzen Jahre?
Es ist all dass und noch viel mehr....Queens Blade Airi ist eine der Hauptprotagonistinnen in diesem Anime und eine der schönsten noch dazu. Holt euch die Figur in eure Sammlung.Die Figur ist excellent verarbeitet worden,lässt sich ganz ausziehen und,und,und.Versand war zwar ein wenig spät dran ,aber die 3,4 Tage sind kein Weltuntergang.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Plus Bonus Features)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Plus Bonus Features)
Ich hätte nie erwartet das Captain America einer meiner absoluten Lieblinge des MCUs werden würde. Ich meine, come on: sein albernes Kostüm (besonders im ersten Avengers-Teil), sein plakativer Name, sein simples Schwarz/Weiß-Denken -und Gehabe. Wie käme ich dazu diesem Charakter auch nur im Entferntesten was abzugewinnen. Wobei zugegebenermaßen sein erster Film nicht ganz so schlecht war. Und ja, Steve Rogers ist nicht ganz unsympathisch (v.a. Dank Chris Evans Darbietung). Aber neben Iron-Man zog er lange Zeit den Kürzeren für mich.

Das änderte sich aber schlagartig als dieser Film das Licht der Marvel-Welt erblickte. Die Russo-Brothers nahmen diesen simplen Charakter und zwangen ihn aus seinem Schwarz/Weiß-Denken auszubrechen und sich weiterzuentwickeln. Und Alter Falter… Das gelang ihnen wirklich, wirklich gut.

Story im Groben:

Steve Rogers lebt sich allmählich in der neuen Welt ein, in welche er 2 Jahre zuvor erwacht ist. Da er nichts Besseres mit sich anzufangen weiß, kämpft er für S.H.I.E.L.D. an vorderster Front. Doch Zweifel plagen ihn, denn die Welt hat sich seit 1945 doch drastisch verändert. Jeder um ihn herum scheint sein eigenes Süppchen zu kochen. Selbst seinen engsten Kollegen scheint er nicht trauen zu können. Nach einem scheinbaren Routine-Einsatz, gerät für den unbeugsamen Helden alles aus den Fugen. Jemand in den eigenen Reihen agiert verdeckt aus dem Hintergrund um nicht nur S.H.I.E.L.D., sondern auch die gesamte Welt in den Abgrund zu reißen.

Nahezu auf sich allein gestellt, ohne zu wissen wem er trauen kann, macht Rogers sich auf die Verschwörung aufzudecken, wodurch er alsbald selbst zum Gejagten wird. Dicht auf den Fersen ist ihm hierbei der mysteriöse und gefährliche Winter Soldier.

Meine Meinung:

Dieser Film sticht aus all den MCU-Filmen mit am Meisten heraus. Beim zweiten Cap-Film handelt es sich um einen Action-Thriller, wodurch er sich schon stark vom ersten CA-Film abhebt. Klar, der Film hat seine typisch albernen MCU-Momente. Aber diese binden sich m.M.n. ganz gut ein und sind zur Auflockerung der Stimmung ganz gut. Denn der Film ist extrem spannend, düster und bietet tolle Kampf-Choreographien (kein Vergleich zu den miserablen Kampf-Einlagen des ersten Cap-Abenteuers).

V.a. aber haben mir die Story und Figuren Spaß gemacht. Man hat sowohl alte Gesichter in Form von Cap’s Avenger-Kollegin Black Widow, als auch Maria Hill, Jasper Sitwell und Nick Fury, aber auch viele, viele Neuzugänge wie Robert Redford als S.H.I.E.L.D.-Chef Alexander Piers, Brock Rumlow, Sharon Carter und allen voran Sam Wilson aka „The Falcon“. Daneben gibt es noch nette Cameos bekannter Gesichter wie Hayley Atwell als Cap’s große, aber stark gealterte Liebe Peggy Carter, sowie dem schmierigen, aus „Iron Man 2“ bekannten, Senator Stern. Der Cast ist hervorragend und in top Spiellaune. Chris Evans entpuppt sich als echter Glücksgriff für die Rolle des Captain America, da er es schafft der Figur Glaubwürdigkeit und Tiefe zu verleihen. Auch bekommt Scarlett Johansson hier deutlich mehr zu tun. Wobei ihre Figur der Natascha Romanoff, alias Black Widow, hier das erste Mal deutlich zwielichtiger erscheint als noch zuvor in „Iron Man 2“ und „The Avengers“. Genauso wie auch der Meister der Geheimnisse Nick Fury, welcher wie gewohnt von Samuel L. Jackson gespielt wird. Vom Altmeister Redford darf man generell perfektes Spiel erwarten. Auch er schien Spaß an der Rolle des Alexander Pierce gehabt zu haben. Zur Figur des Winter Soldiers will ich an dieser Stelle nichts verraten. Lasst euch selbst überraschen.

Was man den Russos hoch anrechnen muss ist der Mut diesen Weg mit der Figur des Captain Americas zu gehen. Nicht nur das sich Steve Rogers weiterentwickelt und hinterher nicht mehr blind irgendwelchen Institutionen wie S.H.I.E.L.D. oder dem eigenen Regierungsapparat vertraut, er legt auch sein einfältiges Schwarz/Weiß-Denken ab und sieht sich selbst damit konfrontiert Geheimnisse vor seinen Freunden aufzubauen (siehe die Kulmination dessen in „Civil War“). Er wird damit als Charakter greifbarer und interessanter. Zumal man diesmal keinen wirklich greifbaren Schurken hat wie noch zuvor mit Red Skull und Loki. Ja, es gibt einen zentralen Drahtzieher, aber wie Cap, tappt der Zuschauer auch zunächst im Dunkeln.

Man hat zudem hier nicht das Gefühl ein x-beliebiges Einzelabenteuer zu sehen wie noch in Thor 2. Die Geschichte hat drastische Auswirkungen auf den kompletten Handlungsverlauf des MCU.

Fans der Reihe werden hier viele, viele Querverweise zu anderen Figuren finden. Easter Eggs gibt es daher viele (erst beim letzten Durchgang ist mir selbst wieder eines aufgefallen). Das CGI ist okay. An manchen Stellen besser, an anderen wieder eher schlechter (gerade gegen Ende gibt es wie ich finde einen etwas nicht so schönen Schnitzer). Die Musik von Henry Jackman ist zweckdienlich und für sich gesehen eher austauschbar. Wobei er hin und wieder die eindeutig besseren Ur-Themen von Alan Silvestri aufgreift.

Fazit:

„The Winter Soldier“ ist nicht nur einer der besten MCU-Filme, er ist auch eine absolute Überraschung, da sicher die wenigsten erwartet haben dass man so viel aus dem guten Cap rausholen kann. Ich meine, wir reden hier über einen der m.M.n „lächerlichsten“ Superhelden- und die Russo-Brothers transformieren diese ursprünglich platte Figur in einen facettenreicheren und interessanten Charakter. Der Spagat den man geschaffen hat zwischen untypisch -und doch typisch MCU ist sehr interessant. Die letzten beiden CA-Filme fühlen sich auch deutlich geerdeter an. Zumindest wenn man diese mit den Abenteuern der Guardians, Dr. Strange oder Thor vergleicht. Manche halten den Streifen gar für Marvel‘s Antwort auf DC’s „The Dark Knight“, was ich persönlich für zu übertrieben halte.

Dennoch ist dieser Film ganz klar ein Highlight der zweiten Phase und des MCUs im Allgemeinen. Volle Empfehlung!
Super-Villain Classics #1 (Galactus: The Origin)
Super-Villain Classics #1 (Galactus: The Origin)
IF you are a fan of the MIGHTY GALACTUS, Marvel's most powerful presence, my very favorite marvel character, you need to have this classic comic!!. Told by STAN LEE and with stunning art by JACK KIBRY,this is marvel at it's finest.
The origin of GALACTUS is as awesome as the origin of the universe itself!, full of wonderment and cosmic spectacle as only mighty marvel can present it.
Highly recommended!, a worthy addition to any MARVEL COMIC collection!!.EXCELSIOR!!.
Rubie's Deluxe Queen Arwen Costume
Rubie's Deluxe Queen Arwen Costume
I’m usually a dress size 8, 5 foot 5.5 inches tall, bra size 38 C, 148 lbs and this dress fits pretty well! I will say the lace part of the sleeve is pretty unforgiving and a little itchy, and it’s tight in the breast area so I won’t be able to wear a bra with it. Will not be using the horrible crown. Will be wearing it to the Renaissance festival, so it suits my purpose of being light, comfortable, and affordable without being made out of super plastic-y material. Hems are super disappointing though. You’re definitely only paying for the fabric. Washed it to get factory smell out of it in my old washing machine on Delicate cycle inside a laundry bag and it held up ok, but I wouldn’t wash it more than you need to because I think it did loosen some of the gems even more.
Rake
Rake
I was totally caught off guard by the quality of this show- had not even known of its existence prior to its Australian demise and American, short lived, reprise.

I am not a lawyer or legal expert, and am not up to date on Australian politics, so I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the legal issues Cleaver Greene's courtroom arguments and histrionics, and the way Australian politics are portrayed, but to be honest, I don't care. I do know that there are some wickedly funny, and sometimes absurd (in a good way) plots, wonderful actors, and some genuinely touching moments in this show.

Richard Roxburgh is amazing, and his Cleaver Greene, stands, in my mind, as one of the great characters of television history. I actually feel sorry for Greg Kinnear having to follow Roxburgh and attempt to portray the character in the American version of the show- there was some kind of organic bond between Roxburgh and Greene that could not be reproduced.

The other actors are wonderful, and the scripts allow their characters to be fleshed out. The best TV shows usually seem to "care" for their characters, even if they are sometimes portrayed in unflattering ways, and I felt that the writers of Rake cared for the various people who revolved around, and were frequently hurt in one way or another by Cleaver Greene

My only quibble with the this DVD set, and one which would cause me to give the DVD set 4.5 stars, If I could, is that there are no subtitles at all. I found, while watching the show, that there were sometimes lines or words I could not understand, and even though I speak English, I would have liked some subtitles to help me understand the version of English Australians speak.

I would recommend that if you like sharp and witty dialogue, excellent scripts, and some memorable acting and characters, you see this show if you are able to- and I mean all 3 seasons.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Just a warning: “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” does not have the Nutcracker in it.

Oh, there’s a character who is described as A nutcracker, but THE Nutcracker is conspicuously absent from this story. In fact, nothing but a handful of names and some music can be found from E.T.A. Hoffman’s novella and Tchaikovsky’s ballet — instead Disney has concocted their own candy-coated, cliche-riddled, superficially-sentimental fantasy tale with all the depth of a pretty Christmas card.

Clara (Mackenzie Foy) receives an early Christmas present from her recently-deceased mother: an ornate egg-shaped box, with no key to open it. She brings this odd problem to her godfather Drosselmeyer (a fairly disinterested Morgan Freeman) at a Christmas party that night, and then follows a golden ribbon through the house to Narnia. Oops, sorry, she ends up in the Realm of Snowflakes, another perpetually wintry place where time passes much faster than on Earth.

She soon finds the key she’s looking for (yes, it was just that easy), only to have it stolen by a mouse. And if you’re hoping for the Mouse King, prepare to be disappointed — this mouse is one of the servants of Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), the reviled ruler of one of the Four Realms that make up this world. Take a shot every time someone says “realm,” and you’ll be dead of alcohol poisoning by the halfway point of the movie.

Clara is welcomed as a princess by the people of the other three realms, since her late mother was their beloved queen. But she soon discovers that the MacGuffin key is not only necessary to open her egg, but turn on a magical machine that turns toys into living creatures. To get it back, she will have to venture into the Fourth Realm — and discover that not all is as it seems.

In a lot of ways, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is a more extreme version of the live-action “Alice in Wonderland” movies. Disney clearly wanted to tell their own story — a wannabe-epic-fantasy with lots of CGI and a bland heroine everybody hails as a savior — but instead of just doing that, they tacked the skin of a recognizable property over their own work. And yet, somehow it wouldn’t be so obnoxious if the movie were any good.

Admittedly the sets, costumes and scenery are very pretty and elaborate, full of bright, slightly artificial colors that befit the toylike nature of the Realms. And some of the sets and CGI are quite effective, such as a little troupe of grotesque clowns in the Fourth Realm, or the giant mass of writhing mice that rise up and swamp those they attack.

But under that is a thick stew of predictable plot developments and stale cliches, right down to the nauseatingly trite lessons that are hamfistedly crammed down our throats. A certain scene involving a mirror is likely to produce more eyerolls than inspiration.

Foy gives a profoundly uninspired performance here, but to be fair, her character is profoundly uninspired. Clara is a Generic Strong Female Character as imagined by Disney — we’re assured that she’s ahead of her time (she can awkwardly recite Newtonian laws!) and has no real flaws, which only means that she feels like a hollow shell. Writer Ashleigh Powell tries to give her some kind of emotional arc involving her grieving father, but it just sort of sputters to an end rather than truly being resolved.

As for the other actors, they might as well be paper dolls. Both Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman are utterly wasted in their relatively brief roles. Jayden Fowora-Knight does as good a job as he can in his thin character. And Keira Knightley gives an… interesting performance as the Sugarplum Fairy. She’s all flittery energy, uniform fetish and sugary baby-voice, but her character’s motivation is perhaps the most forced and thin of all — she reacts the way she does not because of any developed characterization, but because the plot demands she do so.

Anyone hoping for a Nutcracker movie about the Nutcracker… would be better off watching a DVD of the ballet.“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is not only a bad adaptation, but just a bad fantasy story.
Koontz: Three Complete Novels: Cold Fire; Hideaway; The Key to Midnight
Koontz: Three Complete Novels: Cold Fire; Hideaway; The Key to Midnight
The value on this is incredible! The book arrived from seller in great condition and good packaging. It's amazing how Dean Koontz can immediately suck you into a novel and you can completely forget about the world around you and how much time has gone by since you first opened up one of his books. I'm glad I bought the hardcover because this will probably get read over and over through many hands.
Selected Lyric Poetry (Northwestern World Classics)
Selected Lyric Poetry (Northwestern World Classics)
I know this is supposed to be 'Russia's Shakespeare," but in translation it comes off more like Russia's Mother Goose, or Ogden Nash. It's really bad poetry in translation. Maybe it's one of those things that simply can't be done; but I can't help feeling it's a short-coming of the translator. There is extraordinary poetry in English that adheres to the strictest metrical requirements, from - well, Shakespeare onwards.
Either that, or Pushkin isn't very good...
The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary: A Fable About Following Your Dream
The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary: A Fable About Following Your Dream
Rating: 3 stars

Category: Fantasy, Inspirational

Synopsis: Santiago the shepherd boy has a recurring dream about a treasure awaiting him at the Pyramids of Egypt. Leaving his flock and the life he knows behind, he sets out on an adventure to seek out this mysterious treasure. However, the people he meets along the way will teach him lessons far more valuable than any wealth or riches. The Alchemist is an inspirational tale about following your dreams.

Review:

First Impressions

Often I will skip through author introductions, but I am so glad that I read Paulo Coelho’s introduction to The Alchemist. It was amazing to hear how the book has journeyed from selling only one copy in its first month to becoming the most translated book in the world! Such a story of perseverance enhances the message of optimism and following your dreams. In the introduction, it is clear that Coelho has a very special way of viewing the world and I knew that I was going to be inspired.

Even if my neighbour doesn’t understand my religion or understand my politics, he can understand my story. If he can understand my story, then he’s never too far from me.

Inspiration

Everyone will find an inspirational message in The Alchemist that speaks to them on some level. For me, this was the fable told by the alchemist about a boy who goes on a pilgrimage to visit a wealthy man who knows the secret of happiness. When he arrives, he is given a spoon with three drops of oil and tells him to walk around the palace grounds. However, the boy is so intent on not spilling the oil that he does not enjoy the magnificent opulence and views of the palace.

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

However, as the book progressed I started to find the philosophical messages a little heavy-handed. Though beautifully written and poignant, they began to interfere with the flow of the story for me. There are certainly elements of a self-help book in The Alchemist so I would suggest reading it if you are specifically looking to be inspired, rather than simply getting lost in a story for fiction’s sake.

Plot

I expected The Alchemist to be a bit obscure and an intellectually challenging read. In fact, I found reading it a relaxing experience. Although it often waxes philosophical, the story is easy to follow and absorb. It gave me a warm, comforting feeling, so perhaps would be a wonderful read when in need of a bit of a pick-me-up. I particularly liked the ending, which was unexpected yet satisfyingly complete.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Inspirational Quote

Characters

The variety of people Santiago meets on his quest makes the novel feel almost like a collection of stories coming together to form the whole. Nevertheless, it is definitely a plot-centric book, with the characters existing mainly to further the plot and Coelho’s wider message. There is a deep sadness in how Santiago meets so many people who have settled in unfulfilled lives and given up on their dreams.

The Alchemist is a beautifully written story that has a timeless, mythical quality. It is easy to see how it has captivated people around the world; the book would be a perfect companion for anyone looking to change their outlook on life and reach for their dreams.

Favourite quote:

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.

Read if: you would like to be inspired to follow your dreams by an adventure story unlike any other.
Maktub (Litterature Generale) (French Edition)
Maktub (Litterature Generale) (French Edition)
Bonjour. Je vais être bref. Après avoir lu "L'alchimiste" je me sentais comme transporté dans l'amour. Mais surtout par l'Amour. C'est comme cela que j'ai découvert Paulo Coelho. Depuis je poursuis mes lectures demeurant sur le même auteur. Maktub m'a, en l'occurrence, beaucoup apporté en culture, en sagesse, et en amour.
Toutefois je vais faire maintenant le plus important à mes yeux. Je vous remercie Paulo pour l'amour que vous apportez aux gens. Je vous remercie aussi pour l'Amour que vous apportez à Dieu. Que Dieu vous comble de bénédictions et que vos lecteurs vous soient gratifiant. Soyez bénis.
Touch the Wind
Touch the Wind
This is one of those romances that will have you biting down on your fingers in suspense and swinging your legs , squealing because of the sultry love interactions between the two characters. I've read this one at least five times. Every time I read it, it gets better and better. Read it! You won't be sorry.
Dragon Ball Full Color Freeza Arc, Vol. 4 (4)
Dragon Ball Full Color Freeza Arc, Vol. 4 (4)
Prior to reading the DB Full Color Freeza Arc series I had not read any DB Manga. I had, however, seen DB in Spanish dub, and in Japanese with English subtitles; DBZ in English, and Spanish dubs and in Japanese with English Subtitles; and DBGT in Spanish, and English dubs, and in Japanese with English subtitles several times. So I am a pretty big fan and I was expecting pretty big things with this graphic novel/manga.

It did not disappoint.

Vol. 4 covers chapters 52 (Freeza vs. Gohan) through 68 (Kaio-Ken Times 20!!!)

The DBZ story is there in its full glory but, unlike the anime, there isn't as much build up with power-ups and screaming. Instead, everything is in your face, very raw--as it should be. I will not take away stars from manga for lacking what anime can convey very easily. I will admire the manga for capturing the story as its creator, Akira Toriyama, conceived it and give it a well deserved 5 star rating.

I really liked the DB Full Color Freeza Arc series and highly recommend it to anyone interested. I cannot wait for the Android and Cell Arcs to be published in the USA and, in the meantime, will quell my DB hunger by watching the ongoing Super series and rereading this manga.
Astro Boy Volume 21
Astro Boy Volume 21
I Have All The Paperbacks. Some I Paid As Low As A $1.00. I Have All The Tv Episodes Of The 60's And Many figurines And Watchs Too. If You Can Get The Whole Paperback Series And Are Interested In The Start Of Anime Theses Books Should Be Enjoyable To you.
El rey de los pleitos (Spanish Edition)
El rey de los pleitos (Spanish Edition)
John Grisham creó un buen personaje. Es un tipo sin escrúpulos al que el dinero fácil seduce y cuyo ego se infla de manera impresionante.

Hacia el final, no sabía si quería que le fuera mal o le fuera bien. Me creó un conflicto moral. Creo que le dio un final muy apropiado, lo que cada vez es más raro.

Casi le pongo 4 estrellas, por la desesperación que tenía yo, pero como una montaña rusa, mientras más se sufre, mejor.
CECORC Baby Tights – Thick Toddlers Girl Leggings–Seamless Cable Knit Cotton Stockings – Infants Pantyhose 3/5 Pack
CECORC Baby Tights – Thick Toddlers Girl Leggings–Seamless Cable Knit Cotton Stockings – Infants Pantyhose 3/5 Pack
LOVE THESE!!! Very high quality and durable! ordered the 1-2yr size and they fit great on my 16m old (average height/weight) but also have room to grow with the stretch. and even when stretched out, the fabric doesn’t thin out at all which is really nice for longevity. we’ve washed about 10-15 times and no pilling or holes. colors are accurate as well, which can sometimes be a hit or miss lol definitely recommend these & will purchase again next year:)
The Trash Haulers: "One of the best adventure writers around" - Clive Cussler
The Trash Haulers: "One of the best adventure writers around" - Clive Cussler
There is an abundance of aviation-related literature - both fiction and non-fiction - availible on the market, a fair share of which deals with the Vietnam Conflict era, but perhaps understandably most of this fiction tends to deal with the traditionally more exciting roles of fighter pilots dodging SAM's over Hanoi, Cobra pilots strafing ground targets with their chain guns, or daring Huey pilots inserting or extracting special forces teams into hot LZ's.

With this in mind then, a book about a group of people airlifting personnel and supplies across the skies of Vietnam, piloting and unarmed and unattractive workhorse like the C-130 Hercules - a job so generally unglamourous and unappreciated that it lead to those who did it to be nicknamed 'Trash Haulers' (hence the title of the book) - is not a theme that immediately got mke excited, and honestly, this book spent a good few months sat on the shelf before I finally stumped up the willpower to crack it open and actually start reading - but when I did, boy was I glad that I had!

Primarily the story concentrates on Capt Mark Warren and his crew involved in tactical airlift on board their C-130, but also tells the tales of Wilson Tanner, a Medivac pilot on board a UH-1 'Huey' helecopter, as well as capible and determined NVA Colonel Tran Sang Quan - all of whom find themselves drawn into the events of 1968's crucial Tet Offensive and playing roles, that whilst completely independent to each other, slowly twist and wind closer together until they collide over the tactically vital US special forces camp at Se Pang.

The story includes many of the themes that have become popular in Vietnam-era literature, such as the often incredible bravery of seemingly very ordinary men and women as well as the stomach-churning cowardice of others, the frustration of having to deal with leaders who have no concept of the realities of life on the front line ('REMF's'), racism and predjudice, the temptation to exercise frontier justice not just on your enemies who you had often dehumanised, but also any ally you considered a liability ('fragging'), dangerous ambition that saw some risk the lives of others in the pursuit of personal glory, politics, physical injury and loss of life, and the importance of honour and duty - not to any grand cause - but just to the person next to you.

Its never dull, never drags, the featured characters are compelling and interesting, and manage to avoid falling into any of the usual tropes of Vietnam fiction across the various mediums; it expertly blends the mundanity that everyday life in Vietnam is well documented to have consisted of for the personnel who served there, with the brief, intense - often terrifying - periods of excitement and danger that punctuated it, is written with an empathy and style that can only be achieved by someone who truely knows and appreciates that which he writes of (author Herman was a navigator on a C-130, as well as a weapons systems operator on an F4 Phantom), and completely exceeds any and all expectations you might have - especially considering what at first glance appears to be its somewhat mundane source material.

A completely unexpected and excellent read!
Biss zum ersten Sonnenstrahl (Bella und Edward): Das kurze zweite Leben der Bree Tanner (German Edition)
Biss zum ersten Sonnenstrahl (Bella und Edward): Das kurze zweite Leben der Bree Tanner (German Edition)
Die 15jährige Bree Tanner ist ein ganz normales Mädchen, bis sie vor ihrem Vater flieht und auf der Straße landet. Eines Nachts trifft sie auf den Jungvampir Riley, der ihr Nahrung anbietet. Doch dies ist eine Falle und sie wird in einen Vampir verwandelt.

Sie wird von Riley zu einer Gruppe von Jungvampiren gebracht und versteckt sich hinter dem Einzelgänger Fred, der das Talent besitzt, sich und andere unsichtbar zu machen. Bei einer Jagd lernt sie Diego kennen, ein Vampir aus der gleichen Gruppe und zusammen gründen sie ihren geheimen Ninjaclub, um herauszufinden, was es mit Vampiren wirklich auf sich hat. Doch dann bereitet Riley die Vampire auf einem Kampf vor. Sie sollen die Gelbäugigen (die Cullens) vernichten und Bella zu Victoria bringen...

Mir hat "Bis(s) zum ersten Sonnenstrahl" gut gefallen. Ich mochte die Art und Weise, wie Stephenie Meyer die Jungvampire beschrieben hat. Der Durst und die Zweifel hat sie sehr gut rübergebracht und man bekommt einen Einblick, wie es Jungvampiren nach ihrer Verwandlung wirklich geht und das Bellas Verhalten nach ihrer Verwandlung nur eine Ausnahme war. Wenn man ehrlich ist, war Bellas Verwandlung doch eh nur ein großer Witz..

Vor allem das Ende hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Auch wenn man bereits vorher wusste, wie es endet, ist es der Autorin gelungen, eine gewisse Spannung aufzubauen. Gut fand ich auch, dass Bree's letzte Gedanken mit Fred und Diego zu tun hatten, denn so kann man noch auf eine Sichtweise aus dem Leben von Diego oder Fred hoffen.

Mich würde es z.B. interessieren, wie es Diego bei Victoria erging oder auch, wie Fred mit seinem neuen Leben und seiner Gabe klarkommt.

Ein wirklich gutes Buch für zwischendurch, bei dem Edward und Bella mal nicht eine Hauptrolle spielen. Bitte mehr davon.
Das Glasperlenspiel (German Edition)
Das Glasperlenspiel (German Edition)
I liked the story, but I found the audiobook production grating. The story is narrated by several different voices to match Hesse's writing style. One of the narrators has a weak and uneven voice (nearly inaudible at times), making for unpleasant listening. Transitions from male to female narrators are spectacularly jarring. You'll constantly have a hand on the volume dial.

Worse, the narration is punctuated throughout by moody and discordant strains of piano. This isn't an uplifting story, but the harsh notes color the entire story with a deeply depressing slant.

Look for a less ambitious version. This production has values too high for its own good.
Too Many Clients: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Too Many Clients: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
This short Nero Wolfe-Archie Goodwin novel is great fun! It has a fair-play puzzle plot for readers to test their wits with, and, as an added source of enjoyment, its collection of Archie's patented quips and insights are among the best Stout wrote.

A philandering corporate vice president is found dead near the New York City apartment building he bought to serve as his private love nest, and Wolfe and Goodwin are hired by the widow of the victim to solve the murder, by the company's president to preserve the reputation of the company, and by the couple who managed and inherited the apartment building, whose beautiful daughter is also murdered. There is a third killing in the book, but to say any more about it would be a "spoiler."

Published in 1960, TOO MANY CLIENTS is quite a bit more sexually explicit than many earlier books by Stout--let's say about PG-13. It actually has a couple of direct references to parts of female and male anatomy that were frequently mentioned in many other books of that decade.

I have rated this mystery four-stars (for a letter grade of "B+") and would have rated it higher if Stout had dealt with four plot points just a little bit better: (a) what about blood at the scene of the vice president's murder? (b) was the same gun used to kill the first and the second victim? (c) was the same gun used in the final killing? and (d) why did the second victim trust the person who shot her? These four points could have been cleared up easily with about fifty words. If these questions seem "stupid" or "picky," read the book yourself before making a final judgment. Two of them have to do with evidence Goodwin and Wolfe have or don't have, three of them have to do with evidence that the police have or don't have, and one has to do with the credibility of a victim's actions.
Chesapeake: A Novel
Chesapeake: A Novel
I bought this book for my granddaughter. I have a first edition that I have just started to read for the 4th time. When I was a kid of about 12 I went camping on the Eastern Shore across from Turkey Point. At that time I knew I was going to return to boat in this area when I was older. Fast forward my wife and I had a boat on the Eastern Shore for almost 30 years. I love this area and Michener captures the feel of Chesapeake perfectly. In that time I became friends with 6/8 generation locals, waterman,including " Mr. Johnny " who at 96 years old was the oldest working waterman on the bay. I've been on all the rivers mentioned in the book and also in all the towns he writes about. The one experience I would like to share is on one warm early October day my wife and I took a dinghy ride on a creek that held thousands upon thousands of Canadian geese. Real slow we worked our way through this congestion of Honkers. They slowly moved out of the way and they refilled the spot after we went by. I do not know what spooked them but all at once they lifted from the water at the same time. The noise was unbelievable and this sky was blacked out. We felt this is what it must of been like a few hundred years ago.
Michener brings these things and many, many, more alive for you the reader. Probably my all-time favorite book and I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I have. One more note I have to add is our last and final boat a 40 footer we had for 12 years was named "Pentaquod" after the opening character of the book. I miss the boat and the Chesapeake and that's why I'm rereading the novel it brings me back to the Bay that I love.
ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 19 Running Shoe
ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 19 Running Shoe
The Asics Gel Nimbus have been the only shoes that I have been able to wear for the past six years. I have small, really narrow feet and these are the only shoes that cup my heel without also cutting into my Achilles tendon.

I have high arches and am an underpronator. I used to suffer from severe heel pain but the gel cushioning system completely eliminated it. Now I can walk for miles at a time without pain and the soles don't show uneven wear because the shoe stabilizes my foot when I walk.

I like the breathability of the mesh upper; the airflow keeps my toes cool and sweat-free but still has enough coverage to handle a gentle rain. The inner padding is comfortable so I can also wear this shoe without socks, which is something that usually irritates my feet.

It is a running shoe, but I am not a runner. I simply enjoy how the slope of the sole makes my foot pivot, it gives me a bounce to my step that I wouldn't otherwise have and actually makes walking easier for me.

This shoe does require a break-in period. My very first pair of Gel Nimbus felt good right out of the box, but that is no longer true. However, once they are broken in I find them to be as comfortable as ever.
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Themed, 10 Pack [Amazon Exclusive]
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Themed, 10 Pack [Amazon Exclusive]
MY GANDSON LOVES THOMAS THE ENGINE . WHEN I SEEN THESE I JUST HAD TO GET THEM FOR HIM HAS HE IS 4 AND THEY WERE HIS AGE RANGE . PACKAGING WAS PRETTY COOL AS THEY WERE COVERED IN A BOX THAT DIDN'T SHOW PICTURES OF IT UNTIL YOU OPEN THE CARDBOARD BOX THEN BAM THE CUTIEST BOX OF THOMAS THE ENGINE AND ALL IS FRIENDS . THE PICE FOR ALL THEM WAS AWESOME YOU CAN'T BEAT IT ANYWHERE . TURNS OUT IN DAYCARE THEY HAVE THE SAME SET THAT THEY PAID 50 PLUS DOLLARS FOR SOMEWHERE BUT THAT IS WHAT HE GRABS A SOON AS HE GETS THERE AND KEEPS THEM ALL DAY TILL HIS FATHER PICKS HIM UP. BUT WHEN HE SEEN THESE HE WAS EXCITED. SO AMAZON GETS 100 PLUS FROM ME AS MY GRANDSON SUFFERS FROM CEBRALPALSY FROM BIRTH
Notes: Harry Potter Glasses Notebook Journal
Notes: Harry Potter Glasses Notebook Journal
Notes: Harry Potter Glasses Notebook Journal by Jnette G. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "harry potter notebook" category.
Furman Power Conditioner (PST-8)
Furman Power Conditioner (PST-8)
Initially, I was not too happy with the packaging and condition that the item (sold by World Wide Stereo) arrived in as it looked in pretty bad shape. I had received a message from World Wide Stereo asking my thoughts and opinions on the quality and delivery of the item (Furman PST-8 surge protector). I expressed my concerns followed up with pictures of the damaged packaging and my concern that the unit would even work properly. It wasn't 30 minutes before their 'Client Support Specialist' contacted me by phone. I can't convey to you how concerned they were that their product and service was no less than 100%! Long story short, they went WAY out of there way to make sure I was happy. You don't see a lot of that these days and it's nice to know there are still people/companies who still care. I will most definitely shop there again and highly recommend them. And for a nice ending on the story, I installed the unit that same day and everything works perfect!
As far as the unit goes, I researched and watched videos until I was pretty sure what I DIDN'T WANT to purchase. I found a YouTube video where this guy took like six different 'surge protectors' apart so that you can see what's actually in there. Let me just say this: it's scary! Most of them look like a fire waiting to happen. These things are truly 'you get what you pay for'. Do yourself a favor and spend a few dollars more and get a good unit. I went with this Furman 
Foods That Cure Disease
Foods That Cure Disease
I've been studying plant based eating, avoidance of meat and processed foods. Ok, I knew what not to eat, but I didn't know how to cook the healthy alternative. There are a lot of PhD's out there telling us what is healthy to eat, but this is finally a movie that shows us in great detail how to cook and prepare these healthy foods. He shows you how to prepare the food, how he cuts, chops, simmers and all the great nitty gritty details necessary for me to successfully copy him and cook the same meal and get the same results.

I really loved the addition of so many recipes. Not just a couple, but probably over a dozen. He must have discovered the onion cutting technique himself because it was very obvious he was very proud of it as he made absolutely sure we learn how to cut onions like he does. LOL

I loved how he asked the same question of several different Dr's and showed sequentially how each Dr answered the same question. These are not just Dr's spouting what some other professor taught them. These Doctors were the scientists that did the studies and developed their opinion from the tested facts.

This guy paid little attention to appearances (his own), and much attention to tested verified facts and great examples of how to cook healthy food with enough meals shown, surely we can find some of them to our taste. I did prefer his technique of focusing on facts and great examples and not focusing on looking good for the camera.
I found myself saying, I'm not sure I want to cook that one, or Oh, that one looks great to try. But of course those opinions are based on my taste and you will like some recipes more than others based on your tastes.

Most of these health food videos show you interviews with the Doctors/Scientist etc, but do very little to show you how to cook healthy food when your brand new to giving up meat, giving up processed foods and dairy as I am still not totally used to it. This video is splendid with all the full meals it shows how to cook. It gives you a fantastic place to start if your new to it as I am.

Now I hope he puts out a video on just cooking different meals as he showed us in this one, but hopefully 50 other meals not shown in this one. If you cant find something you like eating, how long can you make yourself eat healthy while you hate what your eating. Not every recipe would be good for my tastes. But half of them were. So show me another 50 so I can find another 25 I would love cooking.

I know perfectly well how to cook the unhealthy foods, I grew up learning that stuff. Now I'm having to learn how to cook another whole new world. This video excelled in that category.

If your already a health food expert and have been cooking it for years, if your already in 10th grade, then you will find this video like visiting kindergarten. Then this video will be too far beneath you. And that's where all the negative reviews came from. But since I'm totally new to eating plant based whole foods, I'm in kindergarten and this video was perfect for me.
"chromebook"
"chromebook"
Much faster and of course newer than my old Acer 15" Chromebook, which was one of the first 15" models they made and the only 15" Chromebook on the market when I bought it. I got this because I wanted something good for couch surfing and my old Chromebook doesn't support Android apps so it was starting to feel very limited in use. I decided on this model after reading a lot of positive reviews, which mainly turned out to be for the last model that uses this devices same name.

I'll start off by saying this thing feels really sturdy, built well in typical Acer fashion. But I'm kind of surprised with how big the bezels are, they easily could've put a bigger screen in the thing. The screen that is installed though is plenty bright enough for my use, and is perfectly sharp at a typical viewing distance with good viewing angles. The touchscreen is kind of flaky in my experience, but that could be a problem with the user since some touchscreens just don't like responding well to my fingers. Performance in typical use is perfectly fine, but don't expect to do much gaming as it doesn't have the power to run more intense Android games smoothly. WiFi is very fast and signal is excellent. The ports provided are great, and I love that it can be charged from either USB-C port. The keyboard feels pretty good and the trackpad is about what you'd expect on a device like this.

Now where I am truly disappointed is in the fact that stylus support was removed from the last model of this system. I'm a bit of an artist and like to draw on occasion, even if it's just playing a round of Draw Something to fix my itch. I thought drawing on this with an Android app would be pretty nice compared to my Note phone. And another person had already asked if this system supported an active stylus, which Acer responded by saying yes. This thing absolutely does NOT support an active stylus. At least not an EMR one like you find in Samsung devices (S-Pen) or a Wacom stylus. I'm tempted to send this model back and order the older one since there doesn't seem to be much difference between the N3350 and N4020 CPUs.

I'll also mention here that the indent for the second camera that goes above the keyboard for use in tablet mode is present, but there isn't a camera. I was unsure what this indent was for until I did some more reading online and found a review for a pre-release version of this system. That included the camera and stylus. Seems they changed their minds on both features but didn't bother to get rid of the indent.

Long story short, it's a good little 2-in-1 but some design choices are odd for a device in 2020. Also many of the reviews out there are for the last model (N3350 CPU) or for pre-production test units that have features this thing actually doesn't have (stylus and second camera). Also look at the true reviews closely as this thing is offered with the Intel CPU (N4020), and AMD CPU, and a MediaTek CPU.
Geschenk vom Weihnachtsmann
Geschenk vom Weihnachtsmann
Geschenk vom Weihnachtsmann by Schlaflieder Klaviermusik Akademie. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Geschenke category.
Power Strip,QOLIXM Surge Protector with 6 AC Outlets & 8 USB Ports (5V/10A),1625W/13A,6 Feet Long Extension Cord for Multiple Devices Smartphone Tablet Laptop Computer
Power Strip,QOLIXM Surge Protector with 6 AC Outlets & 8 USB Ports (5V/10A),1625W/13A,6 Feet Long Extension Cord for Multiple Devices Smartphone Tablet Laptop Computer
This is a definite must product to have if you want a decent surge protector with multiple plugs as well as EIGHT USB charging ports. First thing I will note about this product is that it does not have too much space for power bricks on this. So if you happen to have a huge power brick you want to plug into this., I would recommend not getting this as there is not much space to be plugging those in. That being said it can handle up to six plug in devices at once and it protects your devices in case of overload. It has a good amount of length from the actual device which is nice. You do not have to worry about it being too short. What is nice is that there are holes that you can screw this surge protector into the wall or at the bottom of your desk easily. It is great for hiding cables. This is a great surge protector to have if you happen to have a lot of USB powered device. I have things like my fire stick and my hdmi splitter. The unfortunate part is that it cannot power the fire stick. It does not have the same output as the firestick power brick. It can however power pretty much anything else from chromecast to charging your phone. This does not support fast charging unfortunately but still gives a decent charging time. There were not issues on charging my ipads nor having all the USB ports being used. It all charged the same. With this surge protector, you are not have to look for additional USB ports to plug into. It also makes it very easy to organize your cables a bit easier. You are not having random USB cables trying to plug into random spots or even a USB hub. It can power up to six devices which makes it ideal for your TV or computer setup and having eight usb ports just make it great for all your smaller electronics. This can power my NES classic and raspberry pi without any issues. I normally would use this for my TV setup as there are several things that need power and this makes quick work of that. What is nice is that I can easily mount this against the wall so it hides well behind the television. The overall design is nice but it definitely does not give a ton of room for those devices with power brick plugs at the end of them. They will take up more than three spots even depending on the size of the brick. The plugs inside are very study so you do not have to worry about any cable easily being pulled out. The USB ports are not fast charging though so if you are planning to use this for tablet and phone charging be aware of that. That being said it does have enough power to keep a fire stick on without issue. It does not generate too much eat but keep it in open air if possible. Overall this is a good surge protector to have. You get a TON of plugs and USB ports so you do not have to worry about running out of ports. Be aware to not overload the surge protector and I think this is great device to have.
Aurio - Luces de Navidad, Paquete de 10, 7.2watts, 120.00 volts
Aurio - Luces de Navidad, Paquete de 10, 7.2watts, 120.00 volts
Love these lights!! I They look really nice on the tree. I have a medium size tree and got 3 sets of lights. I combined them with 2 sets of white light and it fills the tree nicely. I would have given it 5 starts but on one of the strands has a few lights are out. Over all good purchase.
Simon Game
Simon Game
This 'New' reissue is (in my opinion) better than the previous Simon reissue (the touch based version) released a few years back. Also, forget Simon Swipe and the recently made Simon Air. All of those previous games have issues of not responding to touches and gestures. THIS is what you are looking for. Simple button presses.

Let me explain why this is better. If you grew up through the 80's then Simon was probably a part of your childhood. As an adult I still love this game. This particular unit is a retro/modernized version. All the original sounds from the classic 1978 Simon from Milton Bradley are here. But there are some differences. The unit itself is smaller, sleeker and lighter. It feels a bit 'cheap', yet durable. Now with the game itself, and this is what makes the reissue actually BETTER than the original. The original from 78' had 1 game mode (copy the randomized pattern) but with 3 difficulties with a set number of patterns. The patterns would increase with speed. So the original could be 'won' or 'beaten'. With this version, the same 1 game mode is included (simple and sweet), however the patterns are now endless and it is now played for high score, providing endless replay value. Finally, the game has three volume levels and a silent mode, perfect if you don;t want to disturb family members.

In an ages of tablets and smart phones, it's nice to have this throwback to a time of much simpler electronics.
Wiley Wallaby regaliz gourmet de estilo australiano, arándano, bolsa de 10 onzas
Wiley Wallaby regaliz gourmet de estilo australiano, arándano, bolsa de 10 onzas
I purchased this same brand and flavor from Yellowstone National Park and it was delicious. After seeing the same product on Amazon, I was thrilled to find it and order it. Once it arrived (several days after they told me it would arrive) I gave it a try and it tasted old and dry. Not soft and not flavorful. So frustrated and disappointed that it wasn't the quality I was hoping for. I will not be purchasing this product again. Seller complicated the order by requiring a signature from someone over 21. For licorice???? This should have been mentioned in the description.
Panda regaliz masticable, 7 oz
Panda regaliz masticable, 7 oz
I hate licorice, that being said, these are amazing! It reminds me of when, as kids, we would go hiking and we would find this plant that tasted like licorice and you could suck on it and enjoy it without the weird flavor that the jelly bean has for instance. And these are super fresh and clean tasting. 10/10 would buy again

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