Peyton Ruiz

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The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript
The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript
The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript by Nicholas C. Zakas. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 180 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Fallen (Memory Man series Book 4)
The Fallen (Memory Man series Book 4)
The Fallen (Memory Man series Book 4) by David Baldacci. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 3705 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Death of Kings: A Novel (Saxon Tales Book 6)
Death of Kings: A Novel (Saxon Tales Book 6)
Death of Kings: A Novel (Saxon Tales Book 6) by Bernard Cornwell. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1369 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java 8 Preview Sampler
Java 8 Preview Sampler
Java 8 Preview Sampler by Herbert Schildt, Maurice Naftalin, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 49 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP by Jeff Olen and Kevin Schroeder. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Head First Go
Head First Go
Head First Go by Jay McGavren. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 25 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Facebook House: Insider Tales of Mark Zuckerberg and His Empire's Tumultuous First Days
Facebook House: Insider Tales of Mark Zuckerberg and His Empire's Tumultuous First Days
It was fun to read the Facebook House. It's like watching a movie and getting to know Mark, Sean and Dustin more, from their work habits, their typical dressing styles, to what they usually love to eat, all these interesting details while these young, determined, soon-to-be famous kids are just starting out. I love how Judy described her first impression about Mark, how she felt Mark's determination and confidence in his future success the very first time she met him. Something we all need to learn from this young but now very successful and rich man.

The book, like the Facebook House has a very interesting vibe in it. Maybe because I'm just fascinated to read about how famous people started out, or just with the way it is written. Simple, light and fun to read, yet very motivating for people who are starting out to be entrepreneurs like me.
The Power of Mandate: How Visionary Leaders Keep Their Organization Focused on What Matters Most
The Power of Mandate: How Visionary Leaders Keep Their Organization Focused on What Matters Most
I work for a 60 year old company that had the original entrepreneur running it for the first 55 years. When one of his ideas didn't work, he quickly moved onto the next idea. As long as something worked, it wasn't negotiable. After he sold the business, the new owners brought in a group of leaders who were all over the place. Everyone's ideas, even conflicting ones, were implemented all at the same time. And the worst part was, none of them new anything about the business or tried to learn about it. It was all about driving sales at any cost. To employees and customers! They were dismissed by the board in a blaze of glory as the masses cheered. We now have one person in charge again, who knows the business, is committed to keeping employees happy so we can keep our customers satisfied. We now have new non-negotiable guidelines that have been clearly communicated. And they actually are ones that make sense. Sure, with thousands of employees, many will not be pleased with the changes because they are a disagreeable type with no vision of their own future. This book hits a nerve with my career experience. However, it goes on and on with tired examples of exceptionally famous people and their rehashed life stories. If you are just starting out and looking for mentors to give you a vision, mould your career strategy, give you hope that you will one day become a visionary leader, that you, too can become a billionaire, then you should read this book for inspiration. If you are currently in a leadership position, and wondering what you are doing wrong, yeah, it's too late to get ideas from this book. If you experiment with a new management style now with the same staff, you'll get mocked out of a job. And for heaven's sake, if you don't know what you are doing, think you can fool people with bolsterous retoric, see panic and disbelief in the eyes of everyone you talk to, and know in your heart and mind that you are in over your head, just resign, and run for president of the United States.
The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations
The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations
All students must develop critical ability to interpret a complex, globalized world. Knowing facts and interpreting them in an autonomous way are desirable skills for who wants to act in areas regarding with world affairs. This book offers excellent tools to achieve such goals! More than one vision about the same subject permits readers to form his own opinion; case studies, tables and key points notations help remarking main ideas; extra questions stimulate students to think about readings. All of that and much more make this a fantastic book!
Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World
Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World
I have two issues with this book. First, it would have been a whole lot better if I known about it and read it much sooner. Secondly, every copy should be shipped with a complementary highlighter because if you are serious about entrepreneurship and creativity that will give you an edge in today's world and don't have photographic memory, you will ABSOLUTELY be going back and referencing specific ideas and passages. I got so tired of trying to remember all the little nuggets of wisdom that by the time I was halfway through the book, I turned back to the beginning of chapter 2 and started highlighting close to three-fifths of the text!

Plain-English explanations of how technology giants like Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks and Google tap ideas and make them work are in this book. Understanding of how to slide into a state of flow and make it work for you is there. How to utilize platforms of social media to get instant feedback on ideas and therefore rapidly evolve and improve them is right there. Seriously. This is a how-to-take-over-the-world guide for entrepreneurs that can be read and understood by a 12 year old wearing headphones.

If you are thinking of starting a business that could shake up the status-quo and possibly change the world (never mind starting an Etsy page, I'm talking moonshots here), then this book needs to be in your collection. And I don't just mean taking up space in a bookshelf. No. This book should be dogeared and scuffed; sitting atop your coffee table right next to your dried out highlighter and your plans for the next big thing to benefit humanity. And if you read this book and it doesn't radically redirect and focus your ambition, then you are either already a millionaire reading what you already know, or your copy was accidentally shipped without ink. Which I'm sure Amazon would happily replace.
He's Lying Sis: Uncover the Truth Behind His Words and Actions, Volume 1
He's Lying Sis: Uncover the Truth Behind His Words and Actions, Volume 1
This book came at the right time. Three weeks after I had a break up I woke up and cried out to God to bring peace to my heart and help me see the plan he has for me. This book was discovered an hour after my prayer. I knew and saw all the red flags but decided to ignore them because I felt it was growing pains and we would get over the hurdles. I had been praying to God to reveal whether this was the right man for me. Well my ex took the initiative and ended the relationship after 3 months of dating. I was broken, disappointed and hurt because I had invested so much of myself even after 3 months. This book reminded me to trust my intuition, there are good men out there and continue to be open about who you are and what you expect upfront.
Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels
I listened to this album on the day of its release while driving to work. I can recommend it without reservation and thus the five stars. I need not repeat the information contained in the useful review by Bill Pence. However, I want to start this review by saying that I think that the comparisons to Sinatra that accompanied most reviews of the Shadows in the Night album and which are bound to accompany this one are overblown. I am a huge Sinatra fan and I am familiar with the vast majority of his recording output. The fact is that over the course of his career, there are few songs that qualify as standards that were not recorded by Sinatra; Skylark is a noticeable exception. Thus, any artist who issues an album of standards will necessarily be revisiting territory staked out by Sinatra. The question is not whether the artist is recording a song by Sinatra; the question is whether the artist brings anything to the song that makes listening to it worthwhile. In this, (unlike, say, Rod Stewart) Dylan succeeds. The production is masterful and the low-key arrangements allow you to actually hear the words and melody. Over the course of his career, Dylan has had a tendency to change his singing style from one album to the next. It is best, I think, to realize that on each album he is acting a role. This album reinforces my conception that most of the time, the voice you have heard is an affectation. This is true, too, here: the role he plays here is different than the one on Shadows. On that album, there was a melancholy air; the voice you heard was one who was looking back with regret. On this album, despite similar instrumentation and similarly low-key arrangements, Dylan plays the role of someone who has seen it all, but nevertheless has hope. It is like the fellow on Shadows, who was resigned to the fact that he was at the end of his life and did not have much to show for it, just met someone who has revitalized him. There is obvious trepidation. The arrangement on, It Had to be You (which begins with the full preamble leading into the song you are familiar with) is not the big-band, Harry Connick, Jr., version from When Harry Met Sally; it is a song that is delivered as a simple statement of fact. This is true of all of the songs on the album. I am not sure if I would say that this album and its immediate predecessors are masterpieces. I will tell you that they are very, very good. They are among, I think, his best output. I will also tell you that it was Dylan’s Austin concert in May of 2015, where he sang the songs from Shadows, that convinced my wife, finally, to embrace him as an artist. Fans of Dylan’s who grew up with his music in the 60s may not appreciate what he is doing here; but the fact of the matter is, if you go back to his very first album, you will see that what is doing here is what he has always done and trying to limit him to a particular time and place and genre is to miss entirely what he is and always has been about.
Slow Train Coming
Slow Train Coming
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE PROPHET BOB DYLAN: Sexy and sophisticated music! I listened this CD this Friday evening while occupied on a project of mine so I didn't give this album full attention. It intrigued me very much so the following evening I REALLY listened to it the second time while watching "Twister" on ABC the second time in two weeks & put the TV on mute. It starts off with "Gotta Serve Somebody" that was not new to me, but is a beautifully-done piece of music that won him an award. #2 "Precious Angel" is reminiscent of a long ago Dylan--beautifully executed song w/his typical intonations. If #3 disappoints you somewhat because Bob lacks his usual fullness of voice and has a hard time holding on to a note, please HANG ON VERY TIGHT because you will be totally BLOWN AWAY by #4, #5 & #6 as they are a WHIRLWIND of powerful songs sung with ABSOLUTE MASTERY and in total DYLAN STYLE. The total music mix--vocal, instruments & sound make these songs pieces of great art. These three songs--ESPECIALLY (along with Gotta Serve Somebody)--are superb and superbly sung to perfection. I really want to highlight Bob's AMAZING VOCAL ABILITIES because this album REALLY NEON LIGHTS his unparalleled vocal skills as a singer. He may not have the best sounding voice (I love it) but no one can do what he does with his voice (AND always on key). It took me a while for this realization to REALLY sink in, (I noticed his great singing abilities, but failed to FULLY REALIZE him as a GREAT SINGER BESIDES a composer and poet) but that is the truth. "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" is a children's nursery song, but it is sure the coolest nursery song I ever heard--his voice and vocals are great in this one, too, and I love it!

There is no reason to be upset by Dylan's religious fervor if that irritates you. (Really!!, he has ALWAYS been known for his lyrical and singing fervor on whatever subject he dedicates himself--THAT'S EXACTLY what makes him so interesting!!!) Some lyrics may seem a little bit strong (but really these lyrics are pretty mild), but don't forget that when he was young and bursting with talent, he was taken advantage of by those who saw in him their profit while others saw in him their prophet. In "Modern Times" he tells of how he was almost worked to death--which means he had his share of bitterness and abuse and wants to let you know. (I happen to agree now and then with some of his observations of these modern times even if I am NOT a bible fan in the least). Bob Dylan is a S U P E R B musician, composer, poet AND an EXCEPTIONAL MASTER SINGER and that is what you should get out of this!! This is top grade music. I listened to this album all Sunday long while still in love with Oh Mercy.

MOST DEFINITELY A MUST BUY!!!

See my recently edited review of Oh Mercy!!!!!!!!
Bob Dylan Men's Surreal Tie Dye T-Shirt Multi
Bob Dylan Men's Surreal Tie Dye T-Shirt Multi
I bought this for my husband. The fabric is nice. The colors are true to what you see on line. We both like the quality and would order again the fabric is not thin so won't wear out fast.
Bob Dylan (Little People, BIG DREAMS (37))
Bob Dylan (Little People, BIG DREAMS (37))
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Bob Dylan. As anyone who reads my reviews knows, I love this series and gobble up each new book as they are published. Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman. As a child, he loved music above all else. He was not always appreciated for his voice as a child. As he got older he began to compose his own songs under his new name, Bob Dylan. His songs were about real things, events, civil rights and war. He was well received with his new folk music. Many other famous artists recorded his music and it got the audience it deserved. Bob did not mind others singing and recording his songs. His writing was so poetic that he was the first musician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. I love the timelines that appear at the end of each of these books. There are also other resources that can be searched out for further study. This book could be used to teach young children how to write a biography, show that it is important to have a dream and strive to achieve it as well as to introduce one of the greatest authors of our time to a new generation. A good book for a school, class, or public library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book to read via netgalley. The rating, opinions and ideas stated are my own.
Coco Reàl, Cream of Coconut, 16.9 FL OZ Squeezable Bottle, Individually Boxed
Coco Reàl, Cream of Coconut, 16.9 FL OZ Squeezable Bottle, Individually Boxed
I liked the idea that this came in a squeeze plastic bottle rather than the Coco Lopez that’s in a can. I thought it would taste the same and easier to use. Unfortunately this one didn’t have much taste and seemed like it was watered down. On a positive note this coconut cream does have an expiration date on them unlike the Coco Lopez. I found that all the coconut creams need to be refrigerated after opening and then kept in it after using. This tends to make it too thick to pour with the Coco Lopez (that states to use it at room temperature) but not with this brand. It’s sort of a toss up as to which one is better but IMO I’d rather use the other cream and pour the contents of the can into a squeeze bottle before refrigerating!
At Budokan
At Budokan
This 2CD set part of a 2014 Japanese remaster series of 14 Bob Dylan albums using Sony's proprietary Blu-Spec 2 process.* In true Japanese fashion it's packaged in a gate-fold cardboard replica of the original glossy album sleeve including a replica of the original lyric booklet in English and Japanese and the original poster. The album sounds fantastic, the best since the original Japanese vinyl back in 1978. Beating CHEAP TRICK to the punch by a month, Bob Dylan, with a crack band full of ringers, brought his road show to Tokyo's Nippon Budokan stadium for two nights, the sets a virtual retrospective of his best known compositions. Supposedly the Japanese promoter gave Bob's manager a list of songs he wanted performed, with no jamming or experimental material aloud, just the hits and nothing but. I guess the $$$ was good enough for Dylan to acquiesce. This is another of Bob's "love it or hate it" releases due to the fact that all the songs are presented in somewhat radically different arrangements backed by a slick turn-on-a-dime band with female backing vocals, not unlike the kind of show Elvis put on during his Lost Vegas years, except instead James Burton's wailing guitar we get Steve Douglas' wailing sax solos. Me? I think it's great to hear ole Zimmy play the crooner for a change, although when I REALLY want to hear some of these tunes I reach back for the original versions. The album made #13 in U.S. charts and #4 in Britain, where it was more popular, eventually going platinum. Here's the track and musician listing, if you've got the bucks it's the real deal and actually quite enjoyable......

DISC ONE:
1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. Shelter From The Storm
3. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
4. Ballad of a Thin Man
5. It's All Right, Don't Think Twice
6. Maggie's Farm
7. One More Cup of Coffee
8. Like A Rolling Stone
9. I Shall Be Released
10. Is Your Love In Vain?
11. Going, Going, Gone
DISC TWO:
1. Blowin' In The Wind
2. Just Like A Woman
3. Oh, Sister
4. Simple Twist Of Fate
5. All Along The Watchtower
6. I Want You
7. All I Really Want To Do
8. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
9. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
10. Forever Young
11. The Times They Are A-Changin'

the musicians:
Bob Dylan (vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica)
Steven Soles (acoustic rhythm guitar, vocals)
Billy Cross (guitar)
David Mansfield (pedal steel, violin, mandolin, guitar, dobro)
Steve Douglas (saxophone, flute, recorder)
Alan Pasqua (keyboards)
Rob Stoner (bass, vocals)
Ian Wallace (drums)
Bobbye Hall (percussion)
Helena Springs (vocals)
Jo Ann Harris (vocals)
Debi Dye (vocals)
Recorded at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo
February 28 & March 1, 1978
Produced by Don DeVito

*The remastered albums currently (June 2014) available are: "Self Portrait," "New Morning," "Greatest Hits Vol.2," "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid," "Dylan," "Planet Waves," "Before The Flood," "Blood On The Tracks," "The Basement Tapes," "Desire," "Hard Rain," "Street Legal," "Bob Dylan At Budokan," and "Slow Train Coming." "Saved," "Shot Of Love," "Infidels," "Real Live," "Empire Burlesque," "Knocked Out Loaded," "Down In The Groove," "Dylan & The Dead," and "Oh Mercy" will be released on Aug. 27, 2014 (the links will take you to my other reviews)......
Nike Boys' Air Force 1 Trainers
Nike Boys' Air Force 1 Trainers
I wear a women's 7, and have learned to take size charts with a grain of salt. I ordered these Nikes in Boys size 6 and am glad to report that the length not too gaping whilst the toebox width is at least sufficient.

I have arch problems in general and find these Nikes to be surprisingly supportive - After 3 weeks of wearing almost every day, I find the shoes to still prevent me from over pronating. It's notable to point out that they are still arch supportive as I wear them most frequently with the laces ultra loose and the velcro no strapped at all.

I have very high instep (the bump on top of foot) and thus I have to wear all shoes with loose laces and straps.
OtterBox Symmetry Series Marvel Case for iPhone SE (2nd gen - 2020) and iPhone 8/7 (NOT Plus) - Retail Packaging - Thanos
OtterBox Symmetry Series Marvel Case for iPhone SE (2nd gen - 2020) and iPhone 8/7 (NOT Plus) - Retail Packaging - Thanos
I’m a HUGE Marvel fan and the only thing I can say about this product is that I’m sad Loki isn’t on it. But that’s expected... The phone case includes all of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos’ children, Shuri, Okoye, and Wong. It’s very easy to place over your phone, but I wouldn’t recommend taking the case off often as that can cause the rubber to crack as I have learned with other Otterbox cases, although that’s true for other cases as well... When I received my IPhone 8 as a graduation gift, I was worried it would shatter easier because of the extra weight, but this case put my fears to rest. I’ve already dropped it many times without so much as a scratch! 10/10 would buy again!!
Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs
"Hotel for Dogs" is an absolute winner for kids and adults who love dogs (me). Two children lose their parents and end up in dubious foster care with irresponsible adults. They secretly acquire a dog and to avoid a dog-catcher the dog finds safety inside a dilapidated former hotel, teaming up with the two other dog residents. The kids, and friends they meet, conspire to turn the hotel into a haven for stray dogs and this is where the movie takes an extraordinary and interesting twist.

One of the children is an engineering genius. He devises all kinds of machines to make the dogs happy and lessen the children's workload. For example, food is automatically poured into bowls and delivered down a long dining room table to each dog. A fire hydrant appears when a pad is pushed and afterwards, the hydrant is automatically cleaned. The dogs experience riding in something that looks like the front seat of a car, with wind blowing at them and films of the outdoors shown on the screen, giving the illusion that they are speeding in the country. There are way too many clever things that the "kids" arrange for the dogs to describe here, Suffice it to say they are ingenious and absorbing in themselves. The dogs are filled with different personalities, and take star turns.

If you are looking for upbeat family entertainment, this is a sure-fire hit.
Tales of Belkin (The Art of the Novella)
Tales of Belkin (The Art of the Novella)
Alexander Pushkin is considered one of Russia’s great authors of short stories and Tales of Belkin are considered among his earlier and better-known collections. The only uniting thread to the five stories is as we are told in the somewhat comic introduction supposedly in Pushkin’s own voice is that all of these stories were collected by a third person, the landowner nice guy but mostly bland Belkin. We are to believe that these are all true stories but passed directly or indirectly to the real author/editor Belkin, now deceased. We are to believe these are all true stories but all links to their sources are broken.

Among the more common themes is Russian fiction is a duel. And it is with a duel that the collection begin. Called The Shot, it starts as another view into life among under employed Army officers but ends continues with the more unusual concept of an incomplete duel.

Given Russian weather it is also common to have a short story about or called The Blizzard. Something of a serio-comic romance misadventure.

The Undertaker is not surprising, a Ghost Story. But Pushkin starts with the typical and takes it into hisown direction.

The Station Master is perhaps the most complex of these stories. It begins with a discussion of Russian Civil Service and the lowly role of one of its most junior professions, the station master. Our story teller relates the story of what he experienced as well as heard from one that is worth telling. Thinking again on the collection, Pushkin would have it understood that P is publishing the stories as told to Belkin and in this case involving both first hand and second hand points of origin.

The Squire’s Daughter continues this process of stories told to, and told by the person who heard it from. The plot to this one can be told without an spoiler by noting that in the Russian the Title is The “Noblewoman-Peasant” This is a romantic love story.

Overall, the short collection 108 pages in the always elegant Melville Art of the Novella editions are a pleasant few hours of reading. These are not great tales. None of them are memorable, but given Russian literature’s reputation for heavy, dark and long reads, The Tales of Belkin make for easy reads and a fine introduction to the great Russians.
Adultério (Portuguese Edition)
Adultério (Portuguese Edition)
It was no coincidence that I read this book on the very first day of its launching. I knew that it would speak to me. So, I was kind of not willing to wait till August when the book is released in my mother tongue. Digital magic happened with one click and I saw myself reading it avidly just the following day after the closure of a cycle in my life.
I am not interested in style but on inspiration. However, one helps the other so I have to say the reading flew smoothly. There were no bumps or potholes on the road and I could witness Linda going from depression to liberation with a simple, straight-to-the-point, profound writing. An unadorned writing that with its simplicity scratches the surface and digs deeply into the core. A skillful storytelling form and a thrilling substance, impossible not to be envied (by writers, of course).
It goes without saying what the word adultery mean and how it is avoided as a topic among people in their daily conversations. Noone has done the bad thing. Others have, but not me. I loved that about the title and its honest narrative. It adresses an issue worthed to be reflected upon despite its rule-breaking nature. And it does it with hope, with love. There is no desire to judge or make people feel guilty about it. It also puts overdramatization: adultery as a source of pain for the person being cheated, away. The characters are learning lessons and not blaming others for their pain. They act as real people with real problems except for the fact they seem to know when to let go and when to forgive. Pending subjects for most of us.
When it comes to adultery, women have had the worst part and I celebrate that the book addresses this point and accounts for how both genders usually deal with it.
I loved sex passages: they were not romantic, but passionate, the kind of sex you experience when you are totally surrendered. Besides, they were described in a simple, matter-of-fact way.There was no abuse of the juicy issue but just the right amount.
I didn't like that Linda was depressed at the beginning. That fact kind of justifies her doings, and I don't think our actions done when the heart us to do so need justification. However, I understand why Paulo did so. It was a way of showing she was at the very limit and needed passion in order to leave routine behind and live.
There is a very interesting part about the fight between lights and shadows inside us which I expect to understand better when I read it in my mother tongue and take a look at two books he mentions which I haven't read.
Finally, I must say the book stroke me with a statement Linda does about love. But, I won't mention it. You'll have to read the book to find out and it is likely that what it strikes you it's a different thing. In fact, all the book is about love and how life is constantly challenging us to learn to love truly.
Asterix and the Black Gold: Album #26 (The Adventures of Asterix)
Asterix and the Black Gold: Album #26 (The Adventures of Asterix)
ce commentaire est commun aux versions anglophones reliée rigide et brochée souple grand format de l'éditeur Orion (2001/1981)
traduction de l'odyssée d'Astérix; cette 26ème aventure de nos héros gaulois met en scène nos deux célibataires en voyage au Moyen-Orient; le fond historique est cette fois-ci la Palestine, Jérusalem et les peuples de la région; apparaissent quelques vieilles connaissances comme le marchand phénicien d'A gladiateur, ainsi que les inévitables pirates, cette fois-ci commerçants malgé eux plutôt que naufragés; seuls deux personnages nouveaux un sosie de B Blier directeur du MI6 romain et un Sean connery en druide espion; quelques gags bien vus faisant allusion à la modernité (gadgets à la James Bond) même si certains ont un peu de mal à passer (le char qui plonge de la falaise sans s'écraser et le micropapyrus de la mouche espionne lisible à l'oeil nu); bref, on est pas en présence de la meilleure des histoires de la série, celle-ci est bien ficelée et on passe néanmoins un bon moment; l'anglais est abordable et l'on est bien aidé par la fantastique dessin d'Uderzo; cette édition Orion grand format est confortable, les textes lisibles le papier est épais et solide et si dans certaines versions, l'absence de couverture rigide n'est pas préjudiciable, sauf pour les vrais collectionneurs de BD (on trouve de nombreuses occasions à bas prix dans ce format); idéale pour parfaire son anglais tout en s'amusant même si un bon dictionnaire s'avérera indispensable pour comprendre certains jeux de mots
Separate Cabins
Separate Cabins
The book reads quickly and the ending is as romantic as you hope for.
I have read it twice because it's so nice to be swept away for a few hours and Janet Daily's books are guaranteed to do that
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 13: L'Empire du chaos (Dragon Ball (sens français) (13)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 13: L'Empire du chaos (Dragon Ball (sens français) (13)) (French Edition)
Le Sh'nen manga par excellence, précurseur du genre, rempli d'humour(assez grivoise), beaucoup imité, jamais égalé !!

Culte pour toute une génération, si vous ne connaissaient pas faites vous votre propre avis, foncé et vous ne
saurez surement pas déçus!!

Univers Ancestral, plongé dans le monde des arts martiaux,
les aventures du jeune Sangoku se poursuivent, l'auteur continue de nous réjouir avec une histoire toujours aussi palpitante et un Tome encore rempli d'humour. Un pure régal !!

Dans le même genre je peux vous je peux vous conseiller Hunter X Hunter, One Piece, Naruto,Bleach, Fairy Tail, Death Note autres sh'nen à succès et plus récemment My Hero Academia.

Bonne lecture à tous
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 1 (1)
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 1 (1)
Taking an early Astro Boy story by the great Osamu Tezuka, writer-artist Naoki Urasawa reimagines it in a way that echoes Alan Moore's reinvention of Marvelman/Miracleman back in the 1980's.

The premise is the same as the original -a near-future world where humanity is assisted by robots that look like robots and also robots which are indistinguishable from human beings: Gesicht, our detective hero hunting what may or may not be a killer robot, is one of the latter. Stylistically, Urasawa draws in a distinctively low-key realistic manner as opposed to the wild cartoonish manner of Tezuka's original. Neither is Urasawa the writer in any hurry to rush his story, rather it is told sedately, lingering over character, drawing out and focussing in on emotional details which resonate with the reader and it isn't until the end of this first volume that we, and our somber hero Gesicht, finally meet the protagonist of the original story.

This is an extremely impressive opening to this series and if succeeding volumes match it then I'll certainly be around until the end.

I would also recommend this, because of its clear, accessible and unfussy style, as an excellent start for anyone who hasn't tried manga before, though it isn't suitable for, and neither is it aimed at, children.
Winter Of The World (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Century Trilogy) by Ken Follett (2014-08-26)
Winter Of The World (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Century Trilogy) by Ken Follett (2014-08-26)
I like this more than the first part, Fall if Giants. Great characters. I especially liked Daisy and Carla. This is heavy going at times. Follett has written some very harrowing scenarios here that may be hard to take. He did it with straightforward prose that resonates. This book is a very entertaining read...one of his best. Pillars of the Earth is his masterpiece, however this one is up there. Enjoy!
Zombiepowder., Vol. 3
Zombiepowder., Vol. 3
Not that the concept isn't weird enough, a trio of people chasing after the mythical (and dangerous) Rings of the Dead, which when put together make powered life force that can make a person immortal, but in this volume things get really weird as Gamma (S-class criminal and chainsaw sword wielder), Elwood (former thief and knife thrower on a mission to bring his older sister back from the dead) and Smith (mysterious, gun slinging, suit wearing master fighter) face down the weirdest troupe of circus performers ever over the body of a boy playing host to one of the evil rings. Foes in this action-packed manga include an undead box, a deadly assassin and his human target sisters and a magician who can bend space and time.
Zombie Powder #3 is very strange, but it continues to deliver the same strong characterization, western-theme and doles out the tidbits of mystery at a pace perfect to keep readers involved. Plus this volume contains a Kubo "bonus short" for die hard fans. Recommended for manga collections because when combined with the bonus shorts these books give a fine idea of the story spectrum available in manga.
Contains: cartoon-like violence, implied sexual threats and off-color relationships
宮本武蔵 (5)
宮本武蔵 (5)
宮本武蔵 (5) by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Eiji Yoshikawa" category.
Catherine Cookson's The Moth
Catherine Cookson's The Moth
An excellent story, perfectly fine. The quality of the DVD is perfect and it was timely delivered and securely packaged.
Twilight Saga - French: Hesitation (Book 3)
Twilight Saga - French: Hesitation (Book 3)
Twilight Saga - French: Hesitation (Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Stephenie Meyer" category.
Clifford I Love You Pop-Up (Clifford the Big Red Dog) (Clifford)
Clifford I Love You Pop-Up (Clifford the Big Red Dog) (Clifford)
I ordered this book for my grandson understanding that it was used. When it arrived, all of the pop ups were torn and non functional. I would recommend that seller check books a bit closer. My husband and I taped the torn pop ups and our grandson loves it! Book was delivered quickly and was a good deal.
The Con Man (87th Precinct Book 4)
The Con Man (87th Precinct Book 4)
These early Ed McBain novels from the 1950s are now old enough to qualify almost as historical mysteries and the language and attitudes often seem staid, stilted, and outdated.

Did policemen really used to talk like that? I remember watching reruns of "Dragnet" years after the series first ran and I seem to recall that Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner did, in fact, employ some of this terminology and exhibit some of those attitudes, so, yeah, I guess maybe they really did talk like that.

In spite of the fact that the books feel dated, the writing is so crisp that it draws us in and holds our attention. We feel like time travelers visiting another planet and observing the interaction of the inhabitants there. The books never fail to spark our interest and this, the fourth in the 87th Precinct series, is the best one yet, I think. Each entry has been an improvement upon the last one, which bodes well for my future reading of the series.

This story begins with a con man cheating people out of their money, some small amounts and some more substantial. The cop assigned to this case takes that personally and pursues his quarry with a vengeance.

Meanwhile, a con man of another and much more sinister sort plies his trade through personal ads in magazines. His goal is to reach lonely women and, after bilking them out of whatever money they may have and convincing them to get a tattoo which he tells them will mark them as his, he poisons them with arsenic and dumps their bodies in the river.

But bodies dumped in the river, even when they are weighted down, don't always stay there. And so, the Isola police and Precinct 87 are the unfortunate recipients of a "floater," a badly decomposed body that comes to the surface after being in the water for at least three months. Detective Steve Carella and his partner Bert Kling are assigned to the case and start trying to establish the identity of the dead woman, whose only clothing consisted of a bra and who had no identification, and to work out how she came to be in the water.

Before they can solve the first murder, yet another "floater" turns up. The cause of death turns out to be the same - arsenic poisoning - and the woman has a similar tattoo. It looks as though Isola may have a serial killer on its hands.

The tattoos turn out to be the definitive clue which helps to break the case, along with the help of a conscientious citizen tattoo artist named Charlie Chen.

The Con Man lets us get to know Steve Carella a little better. We also see his wife, Teddy, playing an important role in finally tracking down this con man/murderer. Apparently, they will continue to be at the center of future mysteries in the series.

By this time, McBain had really perfected his technique of writing a scintillating beginning to his tales, one that hooks you from the first sentence and keeps you turning pages. It's easy to see why other writers of mysteries, particularly of police procedurals, acknowledge him as the master.
Gl�hender Himmel
Gl�hender Himmel
ich hatte vor etlichen jahren die verfilmung im fernsehen gesehen und bin froh, dass ich den roman ( wenn auch in gebrauchter form) erstehen konnte!
und es gibt noch eine fortsetzung - " wer aber gewalt sät"
oder wer nicht gern lesen mag, der kann sich ja die dvds kaufen...
Scrupules (French Edition)
Scrupules (French Edition)
Scrupules (French Edition) by Judith Krantz and Albin Michel. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Judith Krantz" category.
The Cup and the Lip (Murder Room)
The Cup and the Lip (Murder Room)
A favourite era from an age where plot, characterisation and setting was more important than cliched sensationalism. Elizabeth Ferrars may be less read these days but, in my opinion, she is superior to Christie despite being less prolific. This is only the second of her novels I have read - Unreasonable Doubt was the other - equally as well written. There will be others.
Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Great book! As a Christ follower I always enjoy parables and relating God's Word into an easier format- it makes it easier for me to absorb more. This book is great for the beginner and advanced Christian alike. Personally, I've hitched a ride on the "Knight Bus" many a time. I can see this as a great multi-week series for youths or adults at a bible based church, in a similar fashion as Financial Peace University or Love and Respect.
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Slytherin Crest Bookmark
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Slytherin Crest Bookmark
I originally got this because I needed a bookmark and since I already had the humorous kind, I wanted something different. So I though, I wonder if there is Harry Potter themed bookmarks, and there was! Upon finding this bookmark, I fell in love. The bookmark is shiny (probably laminated) and is stunning to look at. I looks like something you would get from Disney for 200 dollars, a collectible.

This is truly great. I am going to buy another one so I won't have to touch the other one.
Highly recommend it.
Harry Potter 8 – Film Set bakku・toxu・hoguwa-tu DVD (first time limited production/Set of 8)
Harry Potter 8 – Film Set bakku・toxu・hoguwa-tu DVD (first time limited production/Set of 8)
不死鳥の騎士団以降は、時々濃厚なキスシーンがある為、不死鳥の騎士団以降の作品は義務教育が終わるまであまり子供達に見せたくないかな、と思いました。
それ以外は死の描写もあるものの、素敵な作品だと思います。
DVD版を購入しましたが、私のPCでは特に不具合はありませんでした。
Girls Deluxe Hermione Granger Uniform and Robe Costume
Girls Deluxe Hermione Granger Uniform and Robe Costume
I saw some reviews that said the fit was much bigger than the size indicated, so I purposely bought 1 size down. I bought a small size for my 9 year old, who is a bit smaller than an average 9 year old. When it arrived, it was really really tight. I contacted the company for an exchange, but they don’t do exchanges, just returns. So, I returned it and I bought a medium size (8-10) and that was just right. Since the size is perfect now, she has to enjoy it before she grows out of it.

I would have given this review 5 stars, but I ended up paying $61 in shipping fees due to the change in size. In addition to the cost of the item, I had to pay $22 for shipping + $17 Shipping to return that item due to the small size, and then an additional $22 in shipping again to get a medium size.

The quality is good for a child costume. Not great for the price, but it doesn’t look like there’s much better out there than with the exception of the items at Universal.
SocketScan S700, 1D Imager Barcode Scanner, Green
SocketScan S700, 1D Imager Barcode Scanner, Green
I cannot find a fix to this online. My scanner got replaced with a new one by the manufacturer but the same problem persists. Scanner remains on. Connection drops. I use my scanner with Lightspeed POS on iPad Pro 12. The issue gets resolved temporarily if i turn the scanner off and back on. I have other scanners I use by Socket Mobile and they work great. I hope someone has a solution to this issue. My Amazon return window has already closed in July, 2019. Help!
The Undercover Edge: Find Your Hidden Strengths, Learn to Adapt, and Build the Confidence to Win Life's Game
The Undercover Edge: Find Your Hidden Strengths, Learn to Adapt, and Build the Confidence to Win Life's Game
 I bought this book for my daughter for her birthday. When I received it in the mail I started reading the intro then I found out Derrick was coming to town for a book signing, right how exciting. Before you know it I bought me a book also. Meeting him in person and hearing how passionate he was when he was writing this book I couldn’t wait to get home to read more. It’s one of those books you can’t put down. If you are struggling in your life no matter what it is you have to read this book. You will find out how strong you can be. This book will give you the tools for any situation you are in and how to deal with it. I am now passing it on to my mom to read she’s excited to read it and use the tools he gives to help in some current situations she is having in her work environment. Then when she’s done my teenage son is going to read it so please look for their reviews because it’s great to hear how all different ages can use these tools in their life and it be so personal at the same time.
Death of a Car Salesman
Death of a Car Salesman
DEATH OF A CAR SALESMAN by Collin Brantmeyer

Al Washington was probably the most well known car dealer in the United States and he was finally going to retire after 47 years in the business. Everyone knew of him, he was the tall thin dude that always wore jeans, western shirt, boots, his 10 gallon hat and made his commercials with his dog Teddy. Now Teddy was never a dog, but was a tiger, rhino, or some other animal. Gee, seems like Teddy should have been named Spot, but I digress.
Anyway, Al was making his last commercial where he was turning the dealership over to his grandson. Al was 85 and looking forward to finally living a little when next thing he knew ...... he was dead.
Turns out that Al was worth about 212 million dollars and was ,.... wait for it, murdered. During a murder the police usually have a hard time finding the culprit but this time there is no shortage.
There is:
* his second wife Kelly
* his current wife Eva and his young daughter Margret
* his grandson Luke
* his daughter and daddy’s girl Courtney
* his finance manager at the dealership, Chad
* disinherited and estranged daughter, Alice
* and his lawyer and right hand man Larry Bridges
and a few others, so this won’t be easy.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a whodunit that is not dark and intense but just keeps you guessing until the very end.
The Netflix Effect: Technology and Entertainment in the 21st Century
The Netflix Effect: Technology and Entertainment in the 21st Century
Excellent substantive academic work on the phenomenon of Netflix. I give it five stars for its ambition and scope, though I do wish the academic world in general was more optimistic about the internet revolution. I'm still reading and pondering these essays, but there is a pessimism about the future here which I feel limits the possibility of great insight. Perhaps the innately conservative nature of the academy makes it impossible for scholars to wax enthusiastic about the world shaking changes we're experiencing. Perhaps they cannot take the risk. Definitely worth it for those seriously studying the astonishing developments taking place in television almost too rapidly and too pervasively for most of us to grasp.
Chandrakala Women's Party Wear Bollywood Readymade Indian Style Saree Blouse Padded Brocade Choli (B106)
Chandrakala Women's Party Wear Bollywood Readymade Indian Style Saree Blouse Padded Brocade Choli (B106)
Other than being a tad small, the blouse was perfect. I ordered this to wear to a wedding ceremony that called for traditional Kerala attire. Having no experience with Indian attire of any sort, it was a bit daunting to have to take to the internet. I had visited a store, but everything I liked there was a bit on the heavy side and I wanted something lighter for Bali weather. This was perfect in weight and shape. It's extremely lightweight, and was comfortable to wear (it's got a little shape in the chest, but all of these do in some way). It DOES run small. In US sizes I'm a pretty safe medium (sometimes a small, depending). I ordered a Large in this, and it was still a little on the tight side. For a 34C, the chest in this was actually pretty good, the only issue being that it was quite tight in the underarms, and a little tight around the waist (I'm about a 6, with a true-waist measurement of 28", and slightly muscular arms/shoulders). I think if my arms were a little thinner and my waist an inch smaller, this would've been perfect. Luckily, it comes with a solid allowance that's very easy to take out. If you pull out the outermost side seam of the garment, you get an additional 1-2" on each side. There's an interior inner seam so that you could pull out the first one, and still have a finished garment-- just an expanded one. I didn't have time for a tailor, so I took the first seam out and quickly hand-stitched a new one to put it in the right place for me. Then I had zero issue with the sleeves and waist. If you're pretty thin in the arms and waist, and around a 34C this would be perfect. Expect to order 1 or 2 sizes up from what you normally wear, or buy it to fit the chest and take it out a little bit. It's a decent garment for the price-- some of the more involved ones I looked at in-store were $60-100, so this is a good value for the price if you're not looking to go ALL out.
Yaheetech Iron Metal Dining Chairs Stackable Side Chairs Tolix Bar Chairs with Back Indoor/Outdoor Classic/Chic/Industrial/Vintage Bistro Café Trattoria Kitchen Restaurant Patio Black, Set of 4
Yaheetech Iron Metal Dining Chairs Stackable Side Chairs Tolix Bar Chairs with Back Indoor/Outdoor Classic/Chic/Industrial/Vintage Bistro Café Trattoria Kitchen Restaurant Patio Black, Set of 4
Let me be honest here. Like yourself, I was hesitant to jump on any purchase without first doing my research and comparing the different options on Amazon. There are many similar or same chairs available at a wide range of prices. But don't let the price fool you, it is the exact same quality (if not better) than other brands. The amount of detail to the packaging is top-notch. The construction of the chairs and the finish is impeccable. It is exactly what I was looking for without paying an extra $20-$30 elsewhere. The service was fantastic. I had some questions, messaged them, and they responded to any concerns right away. The delivery was much faster than the quoted time frame by Amazon. Instead of waiting 2 weeks, I received my order package within days (actual delivery times may vary depending on the shipping location; I am in California). It was extremely easy to assemble. All tools and screws included. Nothing missing. All the chairs were protected separately in the box. I am just wowed by this company and the quality of the chairs. It's a matte finish and not glossy--exactly what I was looking for. No need to think... just buy it! You won't regret the purchase. I have these chairs stored away and will be using it as needed. It won't be left in the sun all day. Just love it and would purchase again and recommend these chairs and this company to friends and family. (*Note - I was not asked or compensated to leave this review. Rather, I felt compelled to share my experience due to the high attention to detail and level of service from this company. Also, the chairs surpassed my expectations for the price paid for it. Really happy overall.)
Pompadour Infusión Regaliz - 20 Bolsitas
Pompadour Infusión Regaliz - 20 Bolsitas
En casa somos consumidores natos de esta infusión de hecho es la segunda vez que compró por Amazon está infusión porque es donde más económicas son ..decir de ellas que tienen un sabor riquísimo a regaliz están buenísimas en particular yo las tomo porque va genial para la acidez estomacal calma muchísimo el estómago y sienta genial para hacer la digestión son ninguna duda volveré a comprar cuando se acaben porque en casa nunca nos puede faltar

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