Paul Harris

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Murach's JavaScript and jQuery
Murach's JavaScript and jQuery
Murach's JavaScript and jQuery by Zak Ruvalcaba and Mike Murach. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 60 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
CSS: The Missing Manual
CSS: The Missing Manual
CSS: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 79 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
PHP and MySQL in easy steps
PHP and MySQL in easy steps
PHP and MySQL in easy steps by Mike McGrath. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 101 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
A Bend in the Road
A Bend in the Road
A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1648 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Big Driver
Big Driver
Big Driver by Stephen King. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 369 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Todo es eventual.
Todo es eventual.
Todo es eventual. by Stephen.- KING. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 22 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java Programming Box Set: Programming, Master's Handbook & Artificial Intelligence Made Easy; Code, Data Science, Automation, problem solving, Data Structures & Algorithms (CodeWell Box Sets)
Java Programming Box Set: Programming, Master's Handbook & Artificial Intelligence Made Easy; Code, Data Science, Automation, problem solving, Data Structures & Algorithms (CodeWell Box Sets)
Java Programming Box Set: Programming, Master's Handbook & Artificial Intelligence Made Easy; Code, Data Science, Automation, problem solving, Data Structures & Algorithms (CodeWell Box Sets) by Code Well Academy. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
PHP 7 News & Updates v7.0 - 7.4
PHP 7 News & Updates v7.0 - 7.4
PHP 7 News & Updates v7.0 - 7.4 by Adam Omelak and Igor Pochyly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP By Example
PHP By Example
PHP By Example by To. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL von Kopf bis Fuß (German Edition)
SQL von Kopf bis Fuß (German Edition)
SQL von Kopf bis Fuß (German Edition) by Lynn Beighley. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity by Joel Spolsky. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 97 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
R Programming for Data Science
R Programming for Data Science
R Programming for Data Science by Roger Peng. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'R programming' category.
Starting Out With Visual Basic (8th Edition)
Starting Out With Visual Basic (8th Edition)
Starting Out With Visual Basic (8th Edition) by Tony Gaddis and Kip R. Irvine. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volumes I and II: Requiem for a Nun: Preliminary Holograph and Typescript Materials / Miscellaneous Carbon Typescripts, Galleys, and Page Proofs
William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volumes I and II: Requiem for a Nun: Preliminary Holograph and Typescript Materials / Miscellaneous Carbon Typescripts, Galleys, and Page Proofs
William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volumes I and II: Requiem for a Nun: Preliminary Holograph and Typescript Materials / Miscellaneous Carbon Typescripts, Galleys, and Page Proofs by William Faulkner and Noel Polk. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the TypeScript category.
Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Strategy to Help You Achieve Your Financial and Life Goals
Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Strategy to Help You Achieve Your Financial and Life Goals
I've read 9 of Larry Swedroe's 12 books, and every one was filled with valuable information from front to back. His latest, "Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett", is no exception. Larry shares conclusive evidence that backs up Warren Buffett's own recommendation that "by periodically investing in an index fund the know-nothing investor can actually outperform most investment professionals". While it's not impossible for actively managed funds to outperform passively managed index funds, Larry demonstrates that it is unwise to try your luck with actively managed. Larry also covers the importance of a well-rounded financial plan that takes into account your willingness, need, and ability to take an appropriate level of risk for your unique situation. He then takes the reader through various investment portfolio building blocks, as well as portfolio maintenance techniques and tips on working with financial advisors. Toward the end of the book he wraps it all together with his 30 rules of prudent investing, all concisely written and absolutely correct.

Larry Swedroe is a very knowledgeable finance expert, he's tremendously gifted with the written word, and he is a champion of individual investors everywhere. His writing distills key takeaways from the last 60 years of finance research into easily understandable prose. My recommendation: pick up a copy of this easy-to-read book and follow its guidelines for decades to come. You'll be glad you did.
An Ember in the Ashes
An Ember in the Ashes
If I look back at the feelings I’ve had for Young Adult books the last couple of years, I have to admit that have been mostly negative. Especially when books got quite the hype, somehow I didn’t get it. So I was a bit reluctant to believe the hype that surrounded this book. With a Goodreads rating of 4,32 stars and a synopsis that hinted at typical Young Adult storylines, I was scared that this was going to be another book that just wasn’t for me. But somehow, I loved it. It has all the elements that should make me not like it, but somehow Sabaa Tahir managed to weave it into a story that hooked me completely.

Laia lives with her brother and her grandparents in the poorer neighbourhoods of the Empire. They are all so called ‘Scholars’, which is a class of people defined by the exact characteristic the name refers to. They are ruled by the Martials, a wealthy and ruthless class of people that are trained specifically to stay in power. Her parents were rebel leaders of the Revolution and were murdered by the Martials. Her brother has been sneaking out during the night for the last few months, but Laia doesn’t want to ask why. When he comes home one night and asks her to hide his sketch book that he always carries with him, she alarmed that he might have done something dangerous. Their house gets raided by Martials and a specially trained assassin, a Silver Masks, because they suspect her brother of working together with the underground rebels who want to overthrow them. They take her brother into custody.

Laia manages to escape and tries to find the rebels her parents leaded so long ago and together with them hatches a plan to infiltrate the Martial academy to get inside information in return for their help in freeing her brother.

The other point-of-view character is Elias Veturius, a boy who is in his last year of training at the Military Academy to become a Silver Mask. However, he doesn’t feel comfortable being this cold, ruthless person they want him to be and he plans to run away after his graduation. He has a best friend, Helene, who he has this strange chemistry with, but his mind is more on escaping his military future than on anything else. His grandfather, Quin Veturius, is the patriarch of the genus Veturius and a powerful, rich man. The curious character in his family though is his mother who is also the Commander of the Military Academy. There’s no love lost between mother and son, which has also soured her relationship with her father, Quin.

When the mysterious and almost mythical Augurs come to fulfil a prophecy they made a long time ago regarding the next Emperor, he has a difficult dilemma put before him. Will he leave, or will he stay and fulfil his destiny and try to make the Empire a better place?

I’ve read some reviews pointing out that the names for the different layers of the society (Scholars, Martials, etc.) are a bit easy and unoriginal. I think I will have to agree with them on this point. It’s not very imaginative and it probably could have had more exotic, made-up names that went with the fantasy world. However, it simplifies the story to a certain degree and that’s not always a bad thing. It gave more room to focus on the character development instead of the world.

It is quite obvious that at some point both main character’s paths will cross and as I mentioned before, this does have typical elements of a Young Adult book, so it seemed pretty likely that they would fall in love. However, both also have other love interest, which make it a bit more tense and uncertain. In the end I really liked the chemistry between all these characters and how it led to certain confrontations, but never seemed to resolve into one particular relationship. It leaves a lot open for the next book, which will have the more romantic souls among us definitely yearning to read more.

I’ve always been a fan of a sort of “games” format in books, where there are for example different trials for the main character(s) to overcome. That’s probably another reason why I liked this book so much. An Ember in the Ashes chose to utilise a darker side of this. These particular scenes were some of the most cruel and emotionally heavy, but somehow it fit very well with the story and only made it stronger. The fact that I didn’t know what the trials were going to be and how they would turn out, added that element of surprise that I love when reading.

I really enjoyed most of the characters. Elias is definitely a complex character and his part of the story was probably my favourite. His internal struggle to do the right thing while being born on the wrong side of the good-evil balance was really powerful. He also had some difficult choices to make and he definitely decided to follow a path I would never have chosen. Another one of my favourites was Helene, his best friend. She’s such a strong and vulnerable person at the same time, it left me rooting for her. She is very loyal to her family and to the Martials, but her loyalty for Elias rivals that which gives her a lot to think about too. The chemistry between them is palpable and made for some enjoyable reading. I think my third favourite character was the kitchen slave Izzi, who grew up in the Military Academy as a kitchen slave to the Commander. She’s like a delicate flower that completely blooms open throughout the book.

I think you can see from this review that the character development for most of the characters was definitely one of the main positives in this book, along with the actual storyline. I already aluded to it earlier, but in terms of worldbuilding we don’t get a lot. It didn’t bother me personally, there was enough going on to distract me from it, but I would love to see a bit more in the next book.

In the end I was really sad when I finished the book because I wanted more. I can’t wait to buy the second book and get reading again, because the book ended on quite a surprising note and I’m dying to know what happens next.
T-34 vs StuG III: Finland 1944 (Duel Book 96)
T-34 vs StuG III: Finland 1944 (Duel Book 96)
El libro está publicado por Osprey, una editorial británica especializada en historia militar. La mayoría de sus libros están publicados en alguna de sus colecciones (New Vanguard, Combat, Fortress, etc.), que siguen un formato fijo en el que ocupan un lugar muy importante las fotografías y las ilustraciones.

Este libro corresponde a la serie "Duel", que sigue un formato fijo de 80 páginas y una estructura también fija en la que siempre aparecen una introducción general, una cronología, una introducción general a ambos contendientes, unas características técnicas generales de los dos vehículos, unas características generales de sus tripulaciones (instrucción, experiencia, moral, etc), una introducción a la situación estratégica, la descripción de uno o varios combates en que ambas armas se enfrentaron, un análisis de esos combates y, finalmente, una selección de bibliografía recomendada para saber más.

En este libro, se trata de describir y analizar los enfrentamientos entre los cañones autopropulsados StuG III en servicio en el ejército finlandés y los carros de combate soviéticos T-34 y T-34-85 en los combates ocurridos en el verano de 1944 durante la ofensiva soviética para dejar a Finlandia fuera de la guerra.

El autor, Steven Zaloga, es un conocido especialista en historia militar contemporánea y, particularmente, en medios acorazados. No me ha parecido uno de sus mejores libros. Sin embargo, como siempre, contiene ideas y datos interesantes.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
The last 50 years has seen a quantum shift away from basic democratic principles, not only in the US, but in peer democracies around the world. A myriad of factors are responsible and there are plenty of heady books that chip away at some aspect, source or agent, but Dr. Kendzior's book, along with her previous one, 'The View from Flyover Country' represent the most visceral of accounts. It is beautifully written, weaving in both the social scientist in her as well as the mother, wife and citizen, and while looking at macro events, she never loses sight of the real effects on average citizens. The two books, which I would call companions, ultimately wind up asking the basic question, 'what kind of society do you want?' and they do so by showing you plainly the very kind of society you are in and how it went all so very wrong. The nefarious protagonist may be Donald Trump, but blame is cast wide and includes all for allowing institutional rot and storied institutions to crumble. The book, written ins 2019, is at times prescient at the national and even global level:

On page 2, “'To millionaire elite, many of whom already had an apocalyptic bent, a depopulated world is not a tragedy but an opportunity...'

On page 43, "It's the sense of having a government that seems to welcome death; a government that has abdicated even the pretense of working for its citizens or caring if they live or die"

But it never loses its connection to the personal. There are very poignant personal moments that help create a resonating context; In the wake of 9/11, she talks to her son about friends who enlisted in order to help but ‘they kept having to fight the same wars over and over, and that this left them hurting inside. My son asked if the government could give them special rewards like not having to work ever again, because they had already tried so hard to protect people, and I held his face to my chest so he wouldn’t see me cry.’

Social science is best, in my view, when it remains firmly connected to humanity. Graphs, statistics, calculated probabilities, are all important but understanding power structures require insights into ‘Flyover Country.’ And if you want to understand the era of Donald Trump, you can’t do it without understanding the forgotten portions of America and how they are connected to the global stage and its most villainous actors. Surveillance culture, elite criminal impunity, and the ongoing erosion of freedoms are not unstoppable forces, but to battle such forces requires first understanding the wellspring from which they come and the human cost if allowed to grow. I cannot say more than, read this book.
Ragtime: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Ragtime: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
While books usually come in recognisable, almost standardised, genres - thrillers, romances, vampire teen and so on - it’s difficult to place Ragtime. This strange book weaves a story around real and imagined characters from early twentieth century America. The closest you'd get to a classification is "historical fiction". It opens by introducing an ordinary middle class American businessman running a company making fireworks and patriotic bunting. Then we follow the story of a struggling artist and his daughter. These two threads merge with episodic tales involving escape artist Harry Houdini, society beauty Evelyn Nesbit, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, financier J.P. Morgan and carmaker Henry Ford.

Even though this book is difficult to classify, I couldn’t help noticing that its unpredictable pages had many references to highly predictable and repetitive processes. There was Henry Ford for example, building a car every sixty seconds on his production line in Michigan. We go to baseball games and see repetitive sequences of play. In a conversation with Ford, J.P. Morgan talks about recurring patterns in the design of all lifeforms.

Layered on top of this sense of repetition we have what Harold Macmillan might have referred to as “events, dear boy, events.” There is narrow-minded viciousness, with disastrous consequences. There is principled behaviour, which rather than bringing order, becomes destructive in its obsessiveness. There's also the age-old drive of group identification, which tears people apart even more powerfully than it pulls them together. The early twentieth century created mechanised mass production and the society built upon it. Nevertheless, modern life remains chaotic. This paradox drives Ragtime. It’s like a printing press casually churning out a book that a writer went through hell to write. Ragtime is a style of music based on the regularity of a march, but stressing the offbeat in such a way that the beat is intensified. Irregularity and regularity combine to give the excitement of this music’s overall effect. E.L. Doctorow’s remarkable novel works in the same way.
Donald Trump Toilet Brush Toilet Paper Bundle Funny Political Gag Novelty Item (Holder Included)
Donald Trump Toilet Brush Toilet Paper Bundle Funny Political Gag Novelty Item (Holder Included)
I’m an independent but this is a really well made gag gift. Using orange brush bristles for hair was just ingenious. The doll seems to be made of high quality material given the price tag.

This bristles on the brush are made of good quality - they may last longer than our president.

Getting the toilet paper roll as well was a bonus.

Really well made gag gift for both Republicans and Democrats.
2 Collectible President Donald Trump Troll Dolls - Hair To The Chief Bundle
2 Collectible President Donald Trump Troll Dolls - Hair To The Chief Bundle
You can't see the Disco ball he's pointing to, yet we know it's there.
You can't hear what he's saying; surely though, he's lying.
He's a notch more orange in real life, but it's got to be hard to match that orange for this price.
He's as full of it as a Christmas turkey, but striving to release all that pent up stuffing- as is readily evident. He's just so
dang bloated, it'll take a while. The disco floor will suffer, as the disco ball will need cleaning; those accessories, alas, not included, but hopefully coming soon. Haven't shook the hair, no safety measures in place yet. -5 Orange Stars-
Maxboost 300W Power Inverter Dual 110V AC Outlet and 2.4A/24W USB Car Charger [Aluminum & PC Body] DC 12V to 110V AC + DC 5V USB Battery Charger for Laptop,iPad,iPhone,Tablet,Phone
Maxboost 300W Power Inverter Dual 110V AC Outlet and 2.4A/24W USB Car Charger [Aluminum & PC Body] DC 12V to 110V AC + DC 5V USB Battery Charger for Laptop,iPad,iPhone,Tablet,Phone
I'm just a grad student in an MBA program who likes to study in the privacy of his old Saturn sometimes. This is my humble 2 cents, as I am unpracticed in writing reviews.

Pros:
-METAL casing!
-Low Sound!
-Quality wires and "feel"!
-The USB charging ports remain on when you switch off the outlets. (Wonderful idea!) (So you can keep it plugged in)
-The USB ports seem to give a rapid charge
-2 outlets!
-Green light indicating that the unit is on.

Cons:
-Reviewers complain about the size. (??) (Would you rather have a plastic, miniaturized, foreign-made, fuse blowing, fire hazard in your car?
-Reviewers complain about the plastic end pieces. For this price?! I actually like that they are detachable. But, if it just "eats at you" there is something called super glue.

I have owned 2 competing products, and they are just plastic garbage in comparison. One of the other reviewers pointed out some technical points which made me give this a shot. WOW! Thanks for surprising me! I have purchased so many disappointing products on Amazon recently that this is refreshing.

Is my opinion biased? Honestly no! But, I can't prove that it is not. I just love printing return labels for junk items that are substandard. Swindlers probably hate me for that. ;-) My casual tenor may give this the "ring of truth". I hope that it does, because those other converters are plastic garbage in comparison to this.

Improvement ideas: You might want to change the wire connectors to something with less exposed surface. (Or maybe separate them more, to avoid something metal touching both surfaces) The design is great; so is such very unlikely. But, I'm convinced that some clumsy person out there will find a way to zap themselves. Perhaps you could add a disclaimer to your instructions so that you don't have to deal with such foolish complaints. All the best!
Ultra Brighter Glow in the Dark Stars; Special Deal 200 Count w/ Bonus Moon, Amazing for Children and Toddler Decorations Wall Stickers for Boys! FREE Constellation Guide
Ultra Brighter Glow in the Dark Stars; Special Deal 200 Count w/ Bonus Moon, Amazing for Children and Toddler Decorations Wall Stickers for Boys! FREE Constellation Guide
Throwback to the 80's up in our house!

We are fulltime RVers so we are always looking for ways to jazz up our 8 year old son's room. I remember when I was younger I LOVED these glow in the dark stars.

I won't lie, the moment I started to put these up and I instantly started apologizing mentally to my own mother because this is a tedious process, but we do some crazy stuff for our kids.

I got to work the day they arrived. They came with everything you need. You don't need tons of the putty to put up each star, I actually think it may not work as well if you put too much. It came with more than enough putty and stars to really make it look like a starry night.

I do wish there was a bit more of the medium stars, the size between the larger and the super small but it didn't ruin it or lower my rating for that reason.

They have been holding up well after being on for a few months. RV walls are notorious for being difficult to get stuff to stick on so I'm pleasantly surprised that we've only had one star fall and that is because one of our cats was messing with it.

So, if you want some childhood nostalgia then you should scoop these up for yourself....I mean, for your kid.
Captain Americas Shield Stud Earrings - Pair
Captain Americas Shield Stud Earrings - Pair
Very cute earrings, bought for my son.. However after about one week they became infected. I had to take them out & disinfect his ears several times a day. Could be that he just has sensitive ears, since he has never had problems with "real" earrings before. Now his piercings are closed up since I had to wait so long for the infection in one of his ears to go away! :(
Wowzers
Wowzers
Expertly crafted, incredibly strong direction. An expressionistic journey into the dark recesses of who we all have the potential to be. The story keeps you on your toes the whole way, with some genuinely hilarious moments throughout. Viscerally honest storytelling. Production Design and Cinematography are top notch, as well. Do yourself a favor and go down the rabbit hole with this one. Ace Thor is a master.
My Daddy is A Handsome Prince: Volume 1
My Daddy is A Handsome Prince: Volume 1
I'm sorry I can't give this book a good review. One the premise of the prince fairy tale is overdone. Not just here, but in romance in general. I knew when purchasing that this was a book on gay lovers. And since that was the case I didn't need to be reminded by the narrator that he was having gay sex. Maybe he didn't realize it and needed to be reminded, but I certainly did not. And it took away from the sex scenes. Hey, we buy erotica to be turned on. This didn't get me there. The story was one sided. Some first person stories are done well, but this one was not. Characters lacked depth. 1st person narration didn't allow for the prince's character to be fleshed out, and in this case it didn't for the narrator. I wish I could have given this a better review. I know from experience how hard writing stories can be.
A Gun for Kilkenny (Dramatized)
A Gun for Kilkenny (Dramatized)
When a stranger rides into town and winds up shooting the local trouble maker, very few in town are upset. But, based on his looks, people soon begin to suspect that he's the famous Marshal Kilkenny. Only the man, John Hardin, knows the truth. But what harm can come from keeping up the pretense for a few days and enjoying the town's gratitude? Soon things begin to turn dangerous for everyone in the town.
I'm not super familiar with the works of Louis L'Amour, but I enjoyed this dramatization. Clocking in at an hour, it kept me interested as I tried to figure out where it was going. I must admit I did roll my eyes a couple of times at the clichés presented, but once the story got going, I was hooked and didn't notice them if they were present.
This is a dramatization, and the actors do a fine job. The sound quality is excellent, making it an easy listen in the car. My only real complaint on the sound end is that the sound effects, especially of people walking on the floor, were a little too present in the story.
Anyone looking for a way to make an hour fly by would do well to get this dramatization.
The Strong Shall Live: Stories
The Strong Shall Live: Stories
I used to prefer his novels, but once I tried the short stories I was hooked. This particular collection is very appealing to me for its focus on overcoming obstacles. Sometimes its nice to think that through effort alone we can come off the victor over injustice. Of course, in real life that isn't always the case, but in LL's world it does. That makes for enjoyable reading.
Betty Zane
Betty Zane
For a first novel, Betty Zane, has to rank as one of the best ever done by an inexperienced writer. And why it was rejected so many times is still a question many people must ask themselves after reading this book. Guided by a journal left by his ancestors Zane Grey crafted one of the most notalble works about one of the final battles of the American Revolution. Along the way, the reader will encournter many members of the Zane family, Lew Wetzel, and the Girty brothers, all real people; and Betty Zane, the heroine who saves Fort Henry. This book gives you a feeling of what it would have been like to live at that time and in that place. It is only fitting that such a book was the beginning of a literary career unsurpassed in the genre of historical romance. Read this and its two follow up books, The Spirit of the Border, and The Last Trail.
The Rag Maid
The Rag Maid
I bought this book as a present for my sister who is a huge Catherine Cookson fan. Imagine her disappointment when she realised this is the same book that she had already read under the title "The Rag Nymph". Why on earth has the title been changed? Given that it has, why is this not made clear in the description?
JoJo 6251 Araki Hirohiko&#39s World (Araki Hirohiko no Sekai) (in Japanese)
JoJo 6251 Araki Hirohiko&#39s World (Araki Hirohiko no Sekai) (in Japanese)
What a great book. The first 90-ish pages are artwork from parts 1-4, though most is from Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable, especially the latter. No Kira or Killer Queen, but lots of Josuke, which is not a bad thing in my opinion. High definition, glossy, and super colorful scans of beautiful Araki art - it’s truly a treat to look at. The second half of the book is sepia toned and includes things such as character profiles, outlines, a glossary of stands, and an index of every character in the manga up to that point - all in Japanese, of course, but there is some additional art. It is also hardcover, which I was honestly not expecting for some reason. Really awesome book and I would recommend it to any fan of the series.
Rubie's Adult Harry Potter Scarf, Hufflepuff
Rubie's Adult Harry Potter Scarf, Hufflepuff
I bought 3 Hufflepuff scarves: this one, one from the official UK platform 9 3/4 website. Another from WB Studios (also available on Amazon).

This was the worst. Specifically:

Pros:
It is long. About 2m, so plenty long enough for adults and children. The others are all about 170cm max so shorter than an adult would like.

Cons:
- The actual scarf is okay made, but the tassles at the end do look cheaply made.
- The hufflepuff logo is nice and big but its a large inflexible patch, so it makes a large portion of the end inflexible. Also when you turn the scarf over, you can see the stitching of the logo really clearly. In the other scarves if you turn it over you can't see anything bad. Just material.
- Its quite thin.
- Its reaallly yellow. This is a pro or a con. Up to you. The others are more bronze. Hard to imagine many men wearing this.

Overall, perfect for a one-off costume or if you're not too picky. But if its a gift for someone, definitely go for one of the other ones. I recommend the official WB one on Amazon.
Pocket Guide to Fitness: Edition Ii
Pocket Guide to Fitness: Edition Ii
Having been in the fitness industry for many years, I have to say that the Pocket Guide to Fitness is an amazing resource, and the language is easy to understand. It covers the mind body connection, science facts, several exercises and stretching. If you read it more than once,get it and adhere to its principles, you will be healthier and happier, and even often get to eat what you want! I have also downloaded this book onto my Iphone Kindle App for easy reference.
AL Garcia, Professional Certified Coach at Creative Coaching Concepts Inc.
Hellma Schokolade mit Fruchfüllung Waldbeere in Vollmilchschokolade VE=400 Stück
Hellma Schokolade mit Fruchfüllung Waldbeere in Vollmilchschokolade VE=400 Stück
Ein kleiner besonderer Leckerbissen für eine gemütliche Kaffee-Pause. Die kleinen Schoko-Kugeln mit fruchtigem Waldbeereninhalt werten das Getränk in jedem Fall auf. Außerdem ist es mal eine andere 'Beilage' zum Kaffee als das übliche Plätzchen. Auch gut geeignet als winzige Nascherei für Zwischendurch.
Toppen ließe sich diese Süßigkeit nur, wenn sich eine echte Frucht (Trockenfrüchte) in der Vollmilch-Schoko-Hülle verbergen würde.
Aber auch so kann man nicht wirklich meckern.
Huzi Infinity Pillow - Home Travel Soft Neck Scarf Support Sleep Nap (Grey)
Huzi Infinity Pillow - Home Travel Soft Neck Scarf Support Sleep Nap (Grey)
The fabric of this pillow is fabulously soft and comfortable. On some warm planes it also felt pleasantly cool to the touch and not too warm at all. I love the fabric. It ends there though. For me, it was too soft and I couldn’t find a comfortable position with it. It didn’t offer support and wouldn’t stay together to act as a pillow. Once out of its packaging, it was impossible to get it back in, or roll up and it stay rolled. I was going to return it as useless, but my husband found it quite comfortable. He was happy with it wrapped once around his neck and leaned again the plane window as a pillow.

My husband would therefore probably give this a higher star rating than me, but for me it was useless. It was also an absolute pain to carry around. It is large and bulky. On the plane we kept it in the overhead compartment until my husband wanted to use it. It was like those trick snakes in a can things - springing out of the overhead compartments whenever it was opened like a coiled spring and we had to battle to push it back in again! Walking round airports we had to wrap it round and round the handle of a travel bag.

My husband felt he couldn’t even be bothered with having to carry it round for one journey and decided to just pack it in the suitcase rather than have the aggravation of carrying it around until being on board the flight.

The fabric is absolutely lovely, but it wouldn’t stay in place for me to be a pillow and didn’t offer support, was too large to easily carry around and very over priced. Had my husband not decided to use it as he didn’t have a travel pillow, I would have returned this. Definitely not for me.
Syncwire Short Lightning Cable [8 Inches] - Ultra-Durable [Apple Mfi Certified] iPhone Charger for iPhone Xs, Max, XR, X, 8, Plus, 7, Plus, 6S, Plus, iPad Mini/Air/Pro & More - White
Syncwire Short Lightning Cable [8 Inches] - Ultra-Durable [Apple Mfi Certified] iPhone Charger for iPhone Xs, Max, XR, X, 8, Plus, 7, Plus, 6S, Plus, iPad Mini/Air/Pro & More - White
After going through too many iPhone 6S charger cables breaking I started searching amazon for a better charger. I searched and read about almost all the top rated chargers on Amazon and decided to go with syncwire because they offered a lifetime warranty on their chargers. Unfortunately, I had to email them twice since November 2016 because my charger broke. But they DID replace my item, free of charge, and the shipping was SUPER quick. So I was very pleased. Recently, they improved their product, and emailed me asking if I would like to try them. Of course, I said yes and they gave them to me free of charge. I have to say, this company is amazing! And I have been using these new & improved chargers for some time now and the quality is really great! I love how they have made the wires so much thicker! The whole wire just feels sturdier and of higher quality. This shorter cable will be perfect to use in my car so it won’t get tangled with all the other wires in there. I will keep this review updated on any issues. I’m really hoping it lives up to its name of “UNBREAKcable” though :)

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