Omar Lewis

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The Well-Grounded Rubyist
The Well-Grounded Rubyist
The Well-Grounded Rubyist by David A. Black and Joseph Leo III. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
Harry Potter og Fønixordenen: Harry Potter-serien 5
Harry Potter og Fønixordenen: Harry Potter-serien 5
Harry Potter og Fønixordenen: Harry Potter-serien 5 by J.K. Rowling, Jesper Christensen, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Father Christmas and Me
Father Christmas and Me
Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig and Chris Mould. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 103 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Lost Letters of William Woolf
The Lost Letters of William Woolf
The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen, Rupert Penry Jones, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 121 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Picture
The Picture
The Picture by Stephanie Taylor. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Partner: A Novel
The Partner: A Novel
The Partner: A Novel by John Grisham, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1866 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Testament: A Novel
The Testament: A Novel
The Testament: A Novel by John Grisham, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2530 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Das Komplott
Das Komplott
Das Komplott by John Grisham, Charles Brauer, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 129 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Night Fire (Renée Ballard Book 3)
The Night Fire (Renée Ballard Book 3)
The Night Fire (Renée Ballard Book 3) by Michael Connelly. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 4103 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham 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.
The Melody Lingers On
The Melody Lingers On
The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1449 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Under the Dome: Part 1: A Novel
Under the Dome: Part 1: A Novel
Under the Dome: Part 1: A Novel by Stephen King. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 72 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead by Stephen King, Peter David, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 62 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Advanced Computer Programming in Python
Advanced Computer Programming in Python
Advanced Computer Programming in Python by Karim Pichara and Christian Pieringer. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Oracle Database 11g SQL (Oracle Press)
Oracle Database 11g SQL (Oracle Press)
Oracle Database 11g SQL (Oracle Press) by Jason Price. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming
Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming
Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming by Paul Atkinson and Robert Vieira. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 41 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
SQL: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition
SQL: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition
SQL: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition by James R. Groff and Paul N. Weinberg. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches
Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches
Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 26 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Node.js: Web Application Development: Create your Web Apps With Node.js (Web App Development)
Node.js: Web Application Development: Create your Web Apps With Node.js (Web App Development)
I've been learning NodeJS for a while now and I can honestly say that this book is a fantastic reference for learning Node and is packed with examples, info and good practical explanation. It is a book to have at hand because it has tricks that can be used. It is well worth the investment and I would recommend it to software engineers looking for a book with good examples .
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage: Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage: Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations
Ai principianti o a coloro che non utilizzano strumenti finanziari la lettura del libro instillerà la convinzione che in fondo sia semplice diventare miliardari: fare arbitraggio!

Semplice se hai gli strumenti per farlo, che ci vuole? Ti fai prestare i soldi a tassi minimi, acquisti titoli azionari sul mercato e li vendi a chi lancia un'OPA a prezzo superiore.
L'incasso, dedotti i costi e gli interessi, è strabiliante! chiunque potrebbe arrivare a fare il 55% all'anno.
Proprio così: chiunque abbia collaterali da dare a garanzia per ottenere i prestiti (non sanno cosa sia il credit crunch?), abbia informazioni privilegiate (magari in quanto azionista di un paio di agenzie di rating e diriga un team di analisti) operi in un mercato aperto all'investitore come quello americano e sia in grado di sapere in anticipo (chiaroveggente) che su una determinata azione sarà lanciata un'OPA. Il tutto nauralmente senza infrangere le norme in materia di market abuse

E chi ci spiega che è così facile fare soldi non è poi in grado di fare un semplice calcolo di interesse composto annualizzato. Infatti, partendo da un 5% mensile arriva al 60% annuo (5% x 12 = 60%) peccato che uno studente al primo anno delle superiori sappia che la formula dell'interesse composto sia differente e che il tasso annualizzato sia ben superiore.

Il pregio è che, come molti libri del genere scritti da autori americani, è facile da leggere, divertente e dimostra che anche Buffett non disdegna strumenti e metodiche che critica quando sono utilizzati da altri. A livello personale lo considero un libro per rilassarmi
101 Entrepreneurial Facts About 10 of The Most Successful BILLIONAIRES That Can Inspire You: Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos...
101 Entrepreneurial Facts About 10 of The Most Successful BILLIONAIRES That Can Inspire You: Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos...
Enjoyable read for any person interested in learning about how to become successful in business and life. Focus is on 10 billionaires who have made their fortune in a variety of different endeavors, but all share similar qualities and principles of success. In particular I liked reading about Elon Musk, as he is an inspiration to me as he started Tesla and Solar City, and is a real visionary and leader. Overall very interesting read and well written. Highly recommend.
Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
The son of one of world's richest billionaires, Peter Buffett received from his dad what many could call a dubitable inheritance: a $90K check at age 19. Period. Peter was raised to expect nothing unearned. He understood from early on that his father's substantial fortune would never trickle down his way, because he needed to find his own path, prove himself, make his own living, and discover his self-worth, self-respect, and the meaning of his life all on his own. His true inheritance was less tangible: uncompromising moral and ethical values, true love of knowledge and learning, and a strong work ethic that was based not on acquiring wealth but on committing to his passion. Eventually Peter carved out his own successful career as a music composer and author, and later also created a way to give back to society by starting a foundation that helps girls and women find equality and opportunities.

Children born to wealth are often passionless or indifferent: they have little motivation to work because they take everything for granted. Oftentimes, as well, parents misguidedly give to their children in excess, trying to make up for their own lacks while growing up. This little book offers many insights that may help all find the right attitude and perspective to discover true passion and joy in their lives.
eSCAPE: The 4 Stages of Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur
eSCAPE: The 4 Stages of Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur
I read Rich Dad Poor Dad books and that of course educated me a lot, but I think that after you read those books you still have to have a more detailed constrictive book that should guide you through all the obstacles of an entrepreneur, you need someone to push you through the hard times every entrepreneur goes through -not just you..- (and that's not gonna be your boss) so when no one holds you accountable you can hit the snooze button but your business will fail, Anik really goes through the steps of taking away the obstacles so you can succeed, just one example that helped me with a business idea from this book, to stop focusing on many ideas (even it feels more cool..) and only focus on one idea and master it, so that's what I did, and I'm deeply involved in putting up this one business, I would never hold this far if I would be busy with other ideas at the same time. it may sound simple but all those small distractions or things mentioned in this book delays your success and eventually make you failing. so I would definitely recommend this book if you have an urge to become an entrepreneur but don't seem to succeed as you would want to.
Jeff Bezos (Technology Pioneers)
Jeff Bezos (Technology Pioneers)
Jeff Bezos (Technology Pioneers) by Jennifer Strand. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
How To Start A Business Without Any Money
How To Start A Business Without Any Money
Has some links but would not recommend you would be far better off with Tony Robbins and rich dad books
She has not fought enough battles it is evident in her writing that she cannot and shouldn't use her Cambridge major as that is only studying but so you need to find someone who has done the real thing for advice there are better books out there
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition)
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition)
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition) by Richard Branson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Richard Branson" category.
My Life and Work by Henry Ford: Fintan Books
My Life and Work by Henry Ford: Fintan Books
Few men have ever accomplished as much as Henry Ford did. His autobiography My Life and Work tells his early story in his own words.

Ford has been called many things, brilliant, eccentric, stupid, bigoted, stubborn, and more. The reader may find that he had many parts to make up his whole.

Ford explains why he created a car and then did not change it for many, many years. At the time he wrote My Life and Work, the Model T was still popular.

If you are studying business, you simply must read this book. It will give you a different perspective of how to run a business. Ford’s idea of paying higher wages was radical at the time. Today, it is a simple fact of life. If you want to keep good people, you have to pay them a fair wage.

My Life and Work was written pre-World War II. Many things have changed since then. This gives the reader a peek at what life was like “Between the Wars”.

For what it was meant to be, we give My Life and Work all five stars. Ford wrote this more to be an explanation of who he was than for anything else. We believe he hoped to some way validate himself to the American people.

There are many different versions of My Life and Work available on Kindle. Some are illustrated, some are not. They range in prices.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book via a KDP promotion. Actually, we were sent three different versions of the book over the years. We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
Ford versus Ferrari: The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966
Ford versus Ferrari: The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966
OK - it's probably been published to coincide with the release of the (controversial) movie and shares a key fault with the film - it's much more about Ford than Ferrari.
The story has been told before more fully in many books which are often quite expensive. This book is good value, with some excellent photos which may be familiar but are well-produced here. A shame that the caption-writers miss a few tricks - for example, a very good pic of Graham Hill leaning against a GT40 with an un-named executive ; who is in fact Alan Mann, an important player in the GT40 story.....
On the plus side, the book deserves praise for devoting a lot of space to the Lola GT which is often overlooked and also to the JWAE post-1967 story.
So - more of a 'browsers' book than one for the dedicated researcher - but worth the money.
Google: The Unofficial Guide
Google: The Unofficial Guide
I made the mistake of buying two of Travis Hunter's books, Google: The Unofficial Guide ($2.99) and The Google Way ($7.99). The first half of The Google Way is basically the first few chapters of the Unofficial Guide. The Google Way has a lot more on Google Docs, but the rest of the text is otherwise pretty much identical with Unofficial Guide. So, if you buy the Google Way, don't buy the Unofficial Guide. If you don't need a lot of information on Google Docs, then get the cheaper book. In a way, though, the author is putting the same book under two titles.
The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait (Painted Turtle)
The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait (Painted Turtle)
What a treasure this book is! If you're a fan of Aretha Franklin, and really who isn't, you've got to get this book. The author, Linda Solomon, was hired as Aretha's professional photographer but overtime they became friends. So with the permission of Aretha's family Solomon has published never before intimate photos of Aretha's professional and personal life. As an added bonus there are so many photos of other celebrities such as Robert Palmer, James Brown, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Cocker and many many more. This book takes you inside Aretha's life and as the title eludes to shows you that not only was she a great talent but in her private time...just like all of us. You are going to LOVE this book!
WOLVERINE Men's Overpass 10" Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boot
WOLVERINE Men's Overpass 10" Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boot
These boots have been my “go to” boots for years, in fact this was my third purchase of this pair and the first 2 were the best boots I have ever had.

That being said - this pair was an exception. The fit and finish was as good as it can get and is what I have come to expect from Wolverine but after a few weeks of wear I noticed something felt off. We live and work a small family farm and my daily life is very demanding on footwear but these boots have always dealt with it until this pair. After 5 weeks of use the soles were disintegrating, so much so that I could see the inside of a boot through the sole of the heel.

I took several pictures immediately and contacted Wolverine even though I was not too hopeful. I received a reply within a couple days simply asking for more pictures of specific areas of the soles, I sent them within an hour of the request. About 3 days later I received an e-mail from Wolverine apologizing for the issue and they sent me a complete refund.

So while this review is on a bad pair of boots - I still consider this a positive review. The way they handled my issue was exactly what I would want any Company to do AND they are truly great boots. I am wearing a new pair as I type this. Customer service can not get better than this.
One Piece (Omnibus Edition), Vol. 12: Includes vols. 34, 35 & 36 (12)
One Piece (Omnibus Edition), Vol. 12: Includes vols. 34, 35 & 36 (12)
My 10 and 12 year old kids love the One Piece graphic novels. The youngest is a reluctant reader and he rips through these. Regrettably the 3 in 1 books seem to stop after 34-36 and I am now buying single episodes second hand. Although this is a cheaper way of doing it each book only lasts a couple of days!
Western Man and Leftover Love
Western Man and Leftover Love
Young Pilar Santee felt nothing but resentment for Trace, her late husband's son from his first marraige. Although the rugged Mississippi barge pilot seemed to have little in common with his urbane father. Trace's youth and virility only accentuated her aching loss.

---------- Reviewed by Janet Sue Terry, author of the contemporary romance, "Set Me Free" series. Book 1 - Possibilities and Book 2 - Resolutions. Newest release is Just Our Best Short Stories 2005. [...]
Bleach 52: Ende des Bundes
Bleach 52: Ende des Bundes
Bleach über zeugt mal wieder auf ganzer Linie. Die Geschichte nimmt immer wieder spannende Wendungen und die Charatere sowie Kämpfe sind einfach nur geil
Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight (USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies)
Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight (USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies)
Bella. Edward. Jacob. Perhaps those names ring a bell with many `tweens and teens who have gone wild over these characters in the "Twilight" saga. In 2003 Stephenie Meyer had a very poignant dream about Edward and Bella as they lay in a meadow. The dream was so vivid it did not leave her, even when she had awakened. There was a story about those two people that had to be told and she was going to tell it. When she started to write about them, they were simply "she" and "he," but she knew exactly who they were. The girl was a normal teenager, but the boy "was a 107-year-old vampire, faced with the troublesome urge to drink the blood of this girl he loves." Stephenie Meyer, a stay at home mom to three young boys, had a story to write and nothing could stop her once she began.

Her husband, Pancho, was annoyed and frustrated when a burst of creativity came over her. He said, "You never sleep, you don't talk to me, I never get to use the computer. What are you doing?" She confided in her older sister, Emily, who was soon asking to read more of the story and when it wasn't forthcoming wanted to know if Stephenie was alive . . . she thought it was that good! When the manuscript was finished "she wasn't going to back down until Meyer took steps to seek out a publisher." Creativity was one thing, but learning how to go about getting published was quite another. She received nine rejection letters before her book was accepted. In this book you'll read all about the fabulous advance this "publishing phenomenon" received.

Almost everyone who has read Stephenie's books became "passionate about them" and Oprah noted "that Meyer has helped create a `culture of literacy' in many middle and high schools." But what about Stephenie herself? You'll soon learn where she grew up, how many brothers and sisters she had, what her family life was like, and the fact that she "appreciated the strict way she was raised" in a close-knit Mormon family. She too, like many of her readers, was passionate about reading and was nicknamed "the reader" by her family. You'll learn lots of very interesting facts about her, including that when she "compared herself to the other kids, especially the popular girls, she sometimes felt like a misfit." Are you interested in knowing whom she named the characters in the "Twilight saga" for? You'll just have to read this book to find out!

This is a fascinating look at Stephenie Meyer, a "publishing phenomenon" who got a lot of young people reading. Most people have probably heard something about the saga, but even if they haven't heard about it, they will totally enjoy learning about Stephenie's life. This book does not attempt to portray the series in a totally positive light, but rather discusses several points of view from librarians, Amazon reviewers, and authors like Stephen King. Meyer's honest and heartfelt take on the criticism was that "It's a bit hard for me: I'm very thin-skinned." This well-balanced book made it very appealing and quite interesting. The reader will learn everything from what she was like as a child right up to the music she listened to when she wrote the series and things like what her favorite TV shows are. The book has numerous full cover photographs, a fact that fans will appreciate. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, a timeline, source notes, a selected bibliography, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Combo Pack)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Combo Pack)
Harry Potter's (Radcliffe) second year at Hogwarts is affected by the opening of a legend known only as the Chamber of Secrets.

The second instalment of the series brings more adventure and more imagination to the now infamous adaptations of J.K Rowling's wondrous world.

Rowling's first novel broke barriers for the concept of magic and a different world and the film broke numerous records all around the world with a stunningly entertaining and enjoyable family make over.

Chamber of Secrets follows in its footsteps by targeting family viewing again with humour for the young (Errol the Owl) and comedy for the old (Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart) and never underestimating the significance of magic relating to serious issues.

The question of friendship, the treatment of children under adoptive parents and the importance of blood relations are all points that become even bigger in the sequels and here we again see another wonderful build up and get to see where they all began.

Like Philosopher's Stone, this has a mystery all set up for the students to figure out and there are subtle hints being dropped along the way with laughs, drama not to mention twists and turns but ultimate fun and great family viewing.

All the stars reprise their roles from the Philosopher's Stone with the younger stars like Radcliffe and Grint noticeably more sophisticated and mature in their approach to their respective protagonists. Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy is perhaps one of the finest pieces of casting that have been implemented into the series. Branagh, Rickman and Richard Harris' last major film role are all stand outs once again but like the first, these films are all about the magic narratives.

J.K Rowling's second novel was more flowing and slightly more exciting than her first, not to mention darker. This was noted by Columbus who uses a more artistic style to capture the more mature moments.

There are lapses and moments which feel a bit outdated. Not to mention recent novels have hindered the meaning of elements, in particular the diary but don't let that take the shine of the adventure that is still sharp and entertaining.

This is a fine adaptation of the award winning novel that delivers everything a family film should and reminds us of what happened at the beginning and when watching years from when it was made (2002) it brings back some magical memories.

8.5/10
Amazon Essentials Girl's Uniform Skort
Amazon Essentials Girl's Uniform Skort
I had someone steal my debit card information and make purchases on Amazon. They spent the little money I had in my account and I cannot even buy groceries now. My bank could not return my money because I have used this merchant in the past and they must launch an “investigation” before anything can be done. They had me contact Amazon and I am glad I did because it showed me just how little they care about their customers. I have been shopping on Amazon for many years but as of today I can no longer support a company that would treat any customer so poorly. Amazon cared more about protecting a thief’s information and anonymity, then to do what was right. All I wanted was a refund for the amount and they had the audacity to think I was just complaining so they would issue me free credit, even when I made it clear that all I wanted was my money back and to get the information on the thief who stole from me. I had reps and supervisors who would rather hang up on me then to resolve my issue. I know Amazon has Millions of customers and they really couldn’t care less about some guy who can’t even by food for his family today but I wanted to share that with anyone who cares enough to read this. It is me today but someone else tomorrow. I would advise anyone and everyone to drop Amazon because they will not protect your information, they will not offer you any resolutions and they will protect the people who steal for you, if it means that money is spent on Amazon.
Harry Clarke: Colouring Book
Harry Clarke: Colouring Book
I recently purchased this book at a local bookstore in the DC area. (Amazon is selling it for less.) I really love it and am enjoying the heck out of coloring the images from this fantastic illustrator I never heard. This is a hardbound book from Pomegranate and is a very good quality. The paper thickness is decent and the print quality very good. I am just so taken with Clarke's work. He created such incredible characters and details in his work. I have just posted a 30 min "show & tell" video on YouTube if you want to take a look. Search for Harry Clarke coloring or Nancy Loomis.
Better Homes & Gardens
Better Homes & Gardens
I use to love this magazine but I'm not sure whats going on with it recently. There are so many ads (like usual for a magazine) but really I feel like they have increased the number of ads and decreased the number of interesting articles. Once in a while I like a article but the print or pictures are so small (in my 30's so no I'm not old with failing eyesight) and I feel like they cut the article short and put tons of ads in its place. I also am not personally that interested in the pages and pages of recipes. I want to see the homes, I want to get ideas, I want to see if I can achieve that...but I don't feel like that anymore. Also I am really, really disappointed lately with the with the "I did it" section (use to be the last page of mag but now put it in the middle). There use to be really cool diy stuff now it's "I put a desk out and some holders from ikea wow look what i did"...not impressive anymore. There are cooler things you can find on Pinterest. Sorry not resubscribing.

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