Pierce Perez

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MongoDB with Python and Ming
MongoDB with Python and Ming
MongoDB with Python and Ming by Rick Copeland. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
Readers Digest Select Editions Volume 6 1999: The Devils Teardrop by Jeffery Deaver; Lake News by Barbara Delinsky; Thunder Head by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Readers Digest Select Editions Volume 6 1999: The Devils Teardrop by Jeffery Deaver; Lake News by Barbara Delinsky; Thunder Head by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Readers Digest Select Editions Volume 6 1999: The Devils Teardrop by Jeffery Deaver; Lake News by Barbara Delinsky; Thunder Head by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks by Readers Digest. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Deep
The Deep
The Deep by Nick Cutter, Corey Brill, et al.. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 413 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
22/11/63 (Spanish Edition)
22/11/63 (Spanish Edition)
22/11/63 (Spanish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 153 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Programming WebSphere MQ with JAVA
Programming WebSphere MQ with JAVA
Programming WebSphere MQ with JAVA by Kunal Jaggi. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Machine Learning: 4 Books in 1: Basic Concepts + Artificial Intelligence + Python Programming + Python Machine Learning. A Comprehensive Guide to Build Intelligent Systems Using Python Libraries
Machine Learning: 4 Books in 1: Basic Concepts + Artificial Intelligence + Python Programming + Python Machine Learning. A Comprehensive Guide to Build Intelligent Systems Using Python Libraries
Machine Learning: 4 Books in 1: Basic Concepts + Artificial Intelligence + Python Programming + Python Machine Learning. A Comprehensive Guide to Build Intelligent Systems Using Python Libraries by Ethem Mining. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Warren Buffett's Vanguard Funds: His Two Funds for Retirement Income
Warren Buffett's Vanguard Funds: His Two Funds for Retirement Income
This book let me see that retirement investing does not have to be difficult or expensive. Mr. Buffett`s strategy relies on pretty simple concept of compounding of a well diversified portfolio. I can make a low cost mutual fund group to my needs. This book provides what I needed--retirement advice without the sugar coating!

Awesome buy!!
Libra: The Cryptocurrency Revolution: How Facebook Crypto Will Change the Global Banking System, Detailed Instructions on How to Use It to Make Payments, Investments, Trading... and Differences from Bitcoin
Libra: The Cryptocurrency Revolution: How Facebook Crypto Will Change the Global Banking System, Detailed Instructions on How to Use It to Make Payments, Investments, Trading... and Differences from Bitcoin
We all know that Libra is a crypto currency that facebook launched. But do we know what it will do or what its purpose and how to use it? Well i know now and also most of us do. But if you dont know about it than you are still in the 90s man. Grab this book and you will find all your questions answer regarding facebooks libra.
The Innovators: Die Vordenker der digitalen Revolution von Ada Lovelace bis Steve Jobs
The Innovators: Die Vordenker der digitalen Revolution von Ada Lovelace bis Steve Jobs
Mit "The Innovaters" hat der renommierte Sachbuchautor Isaacson eine wegweisende Untersuchung vorgelegt, die für all jene interessant ist, die wissen wollen, wie kreative Durchbrüche bzw. bahnbrechende Innovationen entstehen.

Unterhaltsam geschrieben und akribisch recherchiert zeichnet er nach, wie die Grundlagen des "Digital New Age" in kreativer Kooperation von Visionären, Technikfachleuten und Unternehmern geschaffen wurden. Ob es sich um die Entwicklung des Transistors, des Mikrochips, von Videospielen, des Internets, des Personal Computers, innovativer Software oder Grundlagen künstlicher Intelligenz handelt, stets benötigten geniale Vordenker eine unterstützende kulturelle Umgebung sowie ergänzende Persönlichkeiten mit unterschiedlichen Talenten und Fähigkeiten.

Wie ich 1999 in "Die Individualsierungsfalle - Kreativität gibt es nur im Plural (Burow 1999) Die Individualisierungsfalle anhand der Entwicklung der Musik der Beatles und des Apple Personal Computers beschrieben habe, müssen wir uns vom Geniemythos verabschieden. Kreative Durchbrüche benötigen zwar herausragend begabte Einzelpersönlichkeiten, diese werden jedoch erst wirksam, wenn sie über eine unterstützende Umgebung von Synergiepartnern verfügen oder über die Fähigkeit verfügen, sich selbst eine passende Umgebung, ein Kreatives Feld, zu schaffen.

Isaacs bestätigt anhand einer kenntnisreich und unterhaltsam geschriebenen Nachzeichnung der Wege der "Vordenker der digitalen Revolution“, die ERFOLGSPRINZIPIEN, die ich in "Team-Flow" (Burow2015) Team-Flow: Gemeinsam wachsen im Kreativen Feld (Beltz Weiterbildung) herausgearbeitet habe. Demnach benötigen kreative Durchbrüche zwar besonders talentierte, leidenschaftliche Visionäre, doch im KREATIVEN FELD, das sie schaffen oder nutzen, bedarf es unterschiedlicher Fähigkeiten und Persönlichkeitsprofile, so dass auch Personen mit eher begrenzten Fähigkeiten Entscheidendes beitragen können.
Die ermutigende Botschaft für uns normal Begabte lautet also: Auch mit begrenzten Fähigkeiten kann ich zu Überragendem beitragen, wenn es mir gelingt ein Feld zu schaffen bzw. zu finden, in dem meine Stärken zum Tragen kommen und meine Schwächen durch geeignete Synergiepartner ausgeglichen werden.

In diese Richtung weisen auch die "LEKTIONEN AUS UNSERER REISE", welche Isaacson in seinem Schlusskapitel auflistet:

• Kreativität ist ein kooperativer Prozess.
• Innovationen werden häufiger von Teams hervorgebracht, als durch plötzliche Erleuchtungen einer einsamen Erfinderseele.
• So genial einzelne Erfinder wie z. B. Jobs und Gates auch waren, den Großteil ihrer Fortschritte erzielten sie im Team.
• Häufig zeichnen sich diese Teams durch Spannungen und Gegensätzlichkeiten aus, welche die kreative Konkurrenz vorantreiben.
• Obwohl die Erfolge das Ergebnis eines kollaborativen Prozesses sind, enden solche Teams häufig mit unproduktiven Streitigkeiten über die Urheberschaft und Patentrechte. Darum ist es wichtig – wie ich auch im Team-Flow ausgeführt habe – schon früh Regeln für eine angemessene Beteiligung aufzustellen!
• Das digitale Zeitalter ist nichts völlig Neues, es fußt auf den Ausbau von Ideen vorheriger Generationen.
• Frauen leisteten insbesondere im Bereich der Softwareentwicklung einen sehr viel stärkeren Beitrag, als bisher anerkannt wurde.
• Die produktivsten Teams waren solche, die ein breites Spektrum unterschiedlichster Fähigkeiten und Fachwissen (Von Mathematik über Technologie bis hin zu Kunst) aufwiesen.
• Teams brauchten eine anregende Umgebung mit einem hohen Maß an Selbstbestimmung und persönlicher Begegnung.
• Die kulturelle Umgebung (z.B. Silicon Valley, Pop- und Hippie-Kultur, Lifestyle, etc.) wie auch eine Architektur, die zufällige Begegnungen ermöglichte, spielten eine entscheidende Rolle.
• Treibende Kräfte waren Personen mit Visionen, Leidenschaft und einem Machbarkeitssinn
• Visionäre benötigen zupackende Manager, denn "Visionen ohne Ausführung sind Halluzinationen" – so Isaacson.
• Visionäre ohne unterstützendes Kreatives Feld bzw. Team scheitern meist.
Ebenso geniale Einzelpersonen, denen es nicht gelingt, auf Augenhöhe mit anderen zusammenzuarbeiten.
• Eine Kooperation im Dreieck von Staat, Wissenschaft und Industrie erhöht die Wahrscheinlichkeit kreativer Durchbrüche.
• Open Source, gemeinschaftlicher Schaffensprozess auf Augenhöhe, Commons-Based-Peer-Productions ergänzen sich mit privatwirtschaftlichen Ansätzen, die Urheberrechte schützen wollen.
• Erfolgreiche Erneuerer sind Produktmacher, die sich auf Technik und Design konzentrierten und Marketing, Finanzierung und Verkauf konzeptionell einbezogen.
• Kreativität ist Ausdruck eines sozialen Prozesses – persönliche Begegnungen wirken als Inspiration- bzw. Motivationsquelle und können nicht durch das Netz ersetzt werden.
• Am erfolgreichsten erwies sich die Kombination von klarer Vision verbunden mit der Förderung umfassender Kooperation.

Isaacson legt mit "The Innovaters" eine ausgezeichnete und detailreiche Nachzeichnung von den Grundlagen der Digitalen Revolution vor. Das Buch ist geeignet, unser Verständnis für kreative Prozesse und Bedingungen erfolgreicher Teamarbeit zu erhöhen.

Er gibt vielfältige Anregungen wie wir traditionelle Organi¬sationen, seien es Unternehmen oder Bildungs¬einrichtungen, in Kreative Felder verwandeln können, welche gut geeignet sind, unterschiedlichen Fähigkeit und Neigungen zusammenzuführen, um die Wahrscheinlichkeit von Innovationen zu erhöhen.

So ausgezeichnet seine Darstellung in dieser Hinsicht ist, so bleibt doch ein Manko: Isaacson verbleibt weitgehend auf dem Niveau einer unkritischen Glorifizierung der digitalen Revolution und spart negative Dimensionen aus. Doch dies wäre ein weiteres, spannendes Buch, auf das wir angesichts der Vorzeichen eines aufkommenden "digitalen Feutalismus" dringend warten. Denn im digitalen Plattformkapitalismus gilt: The Winner Takes it all", dabei hatte die digitale Revolution doch – wie Isaacson zeigt – als Graswurzelbewegung begonnen. Sie wird erst vollendet sein, wenn es uns gelingt, sie der demokratischen Kontrolle zu unterwerfen.

Fazit: Große Erfindungen entstehen im Team. Sie sind Ergebnis Kreativer Felder. Dies belegt Isaacson eindrucksvoll und sehr unterhaltsam.

Prof. Dr. Olaf-Axel Burow, IF - Institute for Future Design
The Kingdom of Happiness: Inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian Utopia
The Kingdom of Happiness: Inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian Utopia
As a resident of Downtown Las Vegas at the time, I think Aimee Groth's book tells the story pretty accurately. While it's written from her first person perspective, she seems to offer an objective view of the dysfunction that led to so many people losing faith in Tony and the Downtown Project. I know that Tony and Zappos are criticizing the book for "inaccuracies," but if they spent time looking at the deeper issues the book exposes, maybe they would never have suffered the loss of support and negative publicity in the first place? Besides, it's hard to claim the book is inaccurate when you can tell by the lengthy end notes that she really knew what was going on inside and documented every conversation. Overall, really well written and a fun read!
Don't Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live At Fillmore West
Don't Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live At Fillmore West
By 1971, Aretha Franklin was the undisputed "Queen of Soul." yet, she had never recorded a proper live album, according to Atlantic Records producer and exec Jerry Wexler, who had signed Franklin to the label in 1966.

Between 1966 and 1971, Aretha recorded a string of R&B and blues hits for Atlantic including her signature song "Respect." She was an unparalled success, but by early 1971, she had suffered the breakup of a marriage, a rumored breakdown and struggled with other personal problems that kept her out of the Atlantic recording studios for much of 1969.

However, by 1970-71, Aretha had given birth to another child (her fourth son) and had re-emerged on the music scene, revitalized and ready to make new music. Although her name and records were fixtures in many black American homes, Wexler wanted to cross her over to mainstream audiences. He decided to record a live album with Franklin at the perfect crossover venue, San Francisco's Fillmore West, a small theater that played host to hippie or "longhair" audiences.

The Fillmore crowds often took in rock concerts by the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix (both deceased by 1971), Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Wexler figured this would be the prime time to present Franklin's brand of gospel-fueled soul to the Fillmore's regulars.

Although the Fillmore was a smallish venue for Franklin, Wexler convinced her it would provide the right intimate setting for a live recording.

He was right. For three nights in March of 1971, Aretha played to enthusiastic audiences of white hippies, conservatives, blacks, Asians, men and women and just plain old Aretha junkies. the result was the album ARETHA LIVE AT FILLMORE WEST, released on Atlantic in May 1971.

The album became a best-selling recording and the exciting live album that Wexler had always wanted. It was much better than "Aretha In Paris," a previous live recording from 1968 that found Aretha backed by a traditional and sometimes stiff sounding show band.

For the Fillmore dates, Wexler persuaded Aretha to replace her show band with a funked up group led by super-saxophonist King Curtis (Curtis Ousley). Curtis (who also wrote many of the arrangements for the Fillmore dates) also recruited the musicians, which included Truman Thomas (elec. piano), Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (Drums), Pancho Morales (Congas), Cornell Dupree (guitarist) and bassist Jerry Jemmott. To this ensemble, dubbed "the Kingpins," Curtis added special guest organist Billy Preston and the Memphis Horns.

The result was a funky band ready to groove and get down with "the Queen." As I said before, some of the music recorded at the Fillmore West was released as two seperate Atlantic albums, one by Aretha, and the other by King Curtis, "Live At Fillmore," released just three months after Aretha's Fillmore set. Both of those albums have been expanded and remastered for the digital age.

The result is "DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING: THE COMPLETE ARETHA FRANKLIN AND KING CURTIS LIVE AT THE FILLMORE WEST," a four disc, limited-edition set that includes 61 tracks, 42 of them previously unreleased.

If you are an Aretha completist, like me, it's absolutely essential.

You get to hear most of the music recorded by Aretha, King Curtis and the Kingpins over the course of the three night engagement.

"DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING..." includes both of the original live albums by Curtis and Aretha, as well as songs that were edited from the 1971 albums. Fans will get to hear Aretha tackling Jimmy Webb's "Mixed Up Girl," a tune previously recorded by singer Thelma Houston and perhaps performed only occasionally in Franklin's shows around this period. Also included are live renditions of three of Aretha's biggest hits "Call Me" "Share Your Love With Me," and "You're All I Need to Get By," which were edited from the original Fillmore album.

For the Fillmore dates, Aretha also interpreted songs composed by mainstream rock and pop musicians/songwriters Paul Simon, Stephen Stills and David Gates, and this set includes her soulful readings of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Make It With You," and "Love The One You're With."

One of the highlights of Aretha's original Fillmore live album was an extended reprise of one of her own compositions "Spirit In the Dark," in which she was joined by The Genius, Ray Charles ("He's the right Reverend, ain't he?," Aretha is heard asking the Fillmore crowd at one point...) Their historic workout on "Spirit" runs almost 20 minutes. And, as it was on the 1971 recording, "Spirit" remains as one of the high points of "DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING."

The liner notes reveal that Charles had to be convinced to let Atlantic release his portion of the show. He had to be convinced that his impromptu performance lived up to his high standards.

And does it ever! It's one of the few times Aretha and Ray were featured on a commercial recording together. They would perform on television together.

The only drawback to the four disc set is that some of the tunes become repeatative because they are repeated on the discs. So you get to hear Aretha tear into another of her classics, "Dr. Feelgood," at least three times. However, each time she does something a little bit different (Aretha never sings a song the same way). In addition to the often inspired bits of singing, you also get to hear a few missed cues, some strained notes, a crack in a lyric, and a few missteps by the band (usually the horns) and Aretha's backup singers. For example, each time the band launehed into "You're All I Need...," the singers, billed here as the "Sweethearts of Soul" (Brenda Bryant, Margeret Branch (Aretha's cousins) and Pat Smith) missed their opening cue. Not once mind you, but each time the song was performed. It's hilarious. but the kind of thing that makes a live performance so fascinating.

Turns out, even Aretha was surprised by the reception she received from the Fillmore crowds. She's heard telling them: "You have been much more than I could have ever expected..." and she promises them that they will hear more of her work wirh King Curtis. Sadly, this was not to be, for Curtis was eventually murdered, stabbed to death outside his New York apartment in August, 1971. Fittingly, this four disc set also includes some of his last recordings and serves as a fitting tribute to his memory.
World Gone Wrong
World Gone Wrong
This was a straight up follow on from the previous year's "Good As I Been To You" - Dylan with his acoustic guitar and harmonica, singing traditional folk and blues songs, enhancing them with his nasally, croaky ageing voice. He would have seemed to have been made for this material at this point in his life. The songs on both albums actually sound like Dylan songs in many ways, so they don't ever really seem like covers albums.

The songs on here are more rural blues than eighteenth century folk airs, more sombre perhaps than the previous album's folky narratives. The sound quality, as it has been on the previous album, is clear and sharp, as is Dylan's voice.

TRACK LISTING

1. World Gone Wrong
2. Love Henry
3. Ragged And Dirty
4. Blood In My Eyes
5. Broke Down Engine
6. Delia
7. Stack A Lee
8. Two Soldiers
9. Jack-A-Roe
10. Lone Pilgrim

The title track is a mournful blues, immaculately sung with dignity and gravitas. "Love Henry" is one of the folkier songs. It is no surprise. however, upon listening to the lyrics, that it is about a woman murdering her lover. Most of the songs on the album are dark in nature, but, thinking about it, most folk/blues songs are. "Ragged & Dirty" has a finger-picking' guitar backing and a real blues lyric of extreme poverty. "Blood In My Eyes" is another mournful blues, with some strong, melodic guitar. There is something that seems more essential about the choice of songs on this album, it has to be said, although it has proved not to have been as popular as its predecessor.

"Broke Down Engine" has a guitar intro that briefly sounds like Elvis's guitar man. Elvis loved Southern blues, so he no doubt used his love of them when composing the song. It is a "Lordy, Lordy" upbeat but yearning blues sung out of desperation and deprivation. "Delia" is a song of a "gambling girl, who laid her money down....". It is a song of the old West as opposed to a Delta blues. Again, the guitar work is crystal clear and the vocal suitably sad and evocative. You feel this is a real labour of love for Dylan. His love and respect for the songs is clear to hear. "Stack-A-Lee" is another Western gambling tale, one that has been sung by many over the years.

"Two Soldiers" is probably the song that is derived most from the folk ballad tradition. "Jack-A-Roe" and "Lone Pilgrim" are both folky blues, bleak in nature, as has been the whole album.

As with Dylan's recordings of "Great American Songbook" crooners, he ran the risk of producing one too many albums in the same style and of covers as opposed to his own material. As good and interesting as these two albums were, he was wise to leave it at that after the two albums. Unfortunately, with the crooners, as I write, he has yet to behave as wisely.
Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan
Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan
1 first encountered Willie Nile in 1981 when I bought his lp Golden Down. The album quickly became
a favourite which I listened to over and over again. Then somehow I lost touch with him and his music.
It was only lately that i discovered that I still had his lp in my collection and realized
with regret that I had neglected his music for much too long. So I checked out what he was recording now
and noticed that his latest cd was a compilation of some of Bob Dylan's signature songs. Being a long
time fan of Dylan I decided to purchase it right away. I received it all the way from England yesterday
and have so far listened to it twice. I am at a loss for words to describe how Willie Niles's renditions
of Bob Dylan's songs absolutely blew me away. If you like Bob Dylan I would highly recommend that you
purchase Willie Niles's Positively Bob cd. You will not be sorry. I'm going to try to get the lps/cds
that he's recorded since Golden Down.
What Men Live By and Other Tales
What Men Live By and Other Tales
As in each of his writings, in these three stories (What Men Live By, The Coffee House of Surat And How Much Land Does a Man ​​Need?) Tolstoy shows his great ability to describe environments, characters, landscapes, desires, anxieties and takes advantage of any situation to generate a story less enjoyable and give the reader a moral, a lesson and a reflection process associated with ethics and Christian customs. At the time when these stories were written is clear and explicit belief (? Fanaticism?) The author by the teachings of the Catholic religion. further highlights the virtues and flaws and obsessions for which a man must fight in the course of his life. Solidarity towards others, pride, love, ambition, pride, bribery, suffering. Simple yet profound stories that have an impact and can be a cause of a process of reflection. Tolstoy certainly is one of the greatest contemporary writers.

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(Spanish)

Como en cada uno de sus escritos, en estos tres cuentos ("What men live by", "The Coffee House of Surat" y "¿How Much Land Does a Man Need?") Tolstoy muestra su gran habilidad para describir ambientes, personajes, paisajes, deseos, ansiedades y se aprovecha de cualquier circunstancia menor para generar una historia amena y entregar al lector una moraleja, una enseñanza y un proceso de reflexión asociado con la ética y las costumbres cristianas. En la época en que estas historias fueron escritas es evidente y explícito el convencimiento (¿fanatismo?) del autor por las enseñanzas de la religión católica. resalta las virtudes a seguir y las obsesiones y defectos por los que el hombre debe luchar en el curso de su vida. La solidaridad hacia los demás, el orgullo, el amor, la ambición, la soberbia, el soborno, el sufrimiento. Historias sencillas pero profundas que tienen un gran impacto y pueden ser motivo de un proceso de reflexión. Tolstoy, sin duda, es uno de los mas grandes escritores contemporáneos.
RW Rasta Stretch Long Beanie Hats
RW Rasta Stretch Long Beanie Hats
This is the first beanie I found that fits over my hair. Granted it won’t fit over my fro, but it fit nicely over my locs. The beanie had a nice slouch and some excess that hung like a nice beanie should. It didn’t feel tight or pressed it fit nicely. I was not able to tuck all my locs under it, no way. I don’t know what the other comments were talking about. But I would definitely buy more of these in various colors. I got the standard black one and loved wearing it (especially when it was getting closer to take my locs out and they were becoming super frizzy up top).
Dealing: Or, The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
Dealing: Or, The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
Gives you a great sense of the times and the drug culture of the sixties before everything went to really hard drugs. Some amazing characters and the events are wild and very believable. The stock characters are here: the hot chick, the somewhat baffled guy, the super-cool drug dealer, and the hard-as-nails corrupt narc...but they all seem more like someone you used to know than characters in a book. And it all turns out OK in the end.

Great fun! Oh, and watch the movie if you can find it. Just as much fun as the book and the first appearance by John Lithgow is priceless.
The Bear Raid
The Bear Raid
Good intro to business tactics for the time - how much similar activity has gone on for 100 years? Still ongoing?
Let It Snow: A Novel (Debbie Macomber Classics)
Let It Snow: A Novel (Debbie Macomber Classics)
A Christmas Story by a Fabulous Writer. What's better than this :-)
Shelly is excited to Get to Seattle to get widowed dad. She does not enjoy flying, avoids it when she can. Aaarr. The plane gets re-
Routed to Portland.Seattle is full of heavy snow. Her 747 has landed,she is gasping for air when this grim gentleman noticed her. What will they each do? She thinks to call dad. She leave the plane & had no change. The fellow is next to her she asks him. He just gives the money to her. Hmm he may not be so bad.
She watched as many folks were going one way? Towards car rental. She followed. She was in line the last one. Except she had financial issues. The guy showed up. (-:
Augh He said he would pay more now! He absolutely needed to get to Seattle. After arguing, they came b to a compromise. Travel together. And the story continues along the ❄snowy trip to dad's house mostly. But they get snowed in again at dad's. So more will happen. You will HAVE to READ. It is cute, fun READ. No sex, no crude swearing or sex scenes. I adore that in Debbie Macomber 📚. The Characters are great, you like them and dislike the ones that are jerks until they come around. Love the dad. The daughter and dad are sweet. Caring relationship right to the horses. Even the probing talk on the ❄snowy ride leads to better understand what each person wants.
A great read any time of year. Love I it during the holidays. All-time fabulous read.
Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 18: Includes vols. 52, 53 & 54 (18)
Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 18: Includes vols. 52, 53 & 54 (18)
I love Bleach and the Fullbring arc is one my favorite arcs. 3 in 1 is good if you’re collecting and want to catch up in a series. (I finished Bleach Manga via online and this and the 3 in 1 volume before are my only physical copies of the Bleach manga btw) Here are my pros and cons for 3 in 1 volumes.

Pros
- Cheaper in price
- More content
- Better cover artworks (From what I saw)
- Best way to collect and have a whole series

Cons
- Each page is very thin so you gotta be careful when flipping pages
- Lower quality paper
- Harder to read compared to single volume
- Spine can crease more
The Red Hawk (The Moon Series Book 3)
The Red Hawk (The Moon Series Book 3)
While I don't think it is as bad as some reviewers have stated, it's not great. The descendants of human civilization have fought the invaders in a war of attrition for several hundred years. The humans now live like the Apaches or Sioux, mobile warrior tribes attacking the crumbling civilization of the invaders. The humans finally win and push in invaders into the sea. Not great but OK.
Friends Forever: The Time Spell
Friends Forever: The Time Spell
great book for people who love history!!!
At first i just thought it was one of those boring old kitten books that u get in maginzes(no offence)but then i realised it was a titanic book i was like to mom its an irish book (i am from ireland)

judi curtain u are my favrourite aouthor
a girl from Ireland ..……………
Spirit of Christmas Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas)
Spirit of Christmas Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas)
My daughter is going to be 15 and I thought that perhaps she may not want an advent calendar this year - WRONG! About 3 days before Dec 1 she declares 'Huh! We don't even have advent calendars." Her siblings concurred so I jumped online :)Thanks Amazon Prime, you saved the day....again.
This is a smaller calendar with a very pretty scene (sort of Victorian) which my daughter loves. BUT, what she really loves is the little notes behind the window of things to do each day to get in to the Christmas spirit. Things such as donate something to a child in need, bake Christmas cookies etc. Very fitting for my girl. I only purchased the calendars that were available to ship by Dec 1 so did not read the descriptions very well but I was totally thrilled with the 3 I ordered and this one has been fun for all 3 - we are looking forward to the coming days.
Midwest Gloves & Gear DCW60K-K-AZ-6 Show Snow Shovel
Midwest Gloves & Gear DCW60K-K-AZ-6 Show Snow Shovel
My five-year old grandson loves Paw Patrol. When we saw this on Amazon, we knew it would be a fun purchase. He has used it to shovel snow this winter and said it works well. He said the picture on the scoop was wearing well with no scratches so far. When I asked him for a comment, he said, "It can chip through ice super well." It appears to be made of strong plastic and is sturdy and I expect it to last quite a few seasons.
100pcs Latex Balloons, 12inch Multicolor to Celebrate Latex Balloons, Premium Thick Balloons for Birthday/Party/Christmas/Wedding and Holidays
100pcs Latex Balloons, 12inch Multicolor to Celebrate Latex Balloons, Premium Thick Balloons for Birthday/Party/Christmas/Wedding and Holidays
Overall good balloons but I would like the amount of each color to be more even. There are more red and pink color ones, I’m making a birthday party for a boy so I won’t be using too much red or pink...
I counted them with my first grader to practice his counting:I received 101 balloons in all. RED:19 ORANGE:13 YELLOW:10 GREEN:11 TEAL:5 LIGHT BLUE:5 DARK BLUE: 8 PURPLE:10 PINK:17 WILD BERRY:3
How I Can Control My Feelings in 30 Days, Therapeutic Activity Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self Control, Anger Management, Discipline and Build Emotional Intelligence +++PARENT GUIDE CURRICULUM
How I Can Control My Feelings in 30 Days, Therapeutic Activity Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self Control, Anger Management, Discipline and Build Emotional Intelligence +++PARENT GUIDE CURRICULUM
I bought this book for a friend of mine. She has a daughter around 8 years old. Her daughter sometimes shows anger and frustration alot. I figured this book could help. Turned out they both absolutely loved the book. It even comes with a nice bracelet for the little one to wear. The quality of the book and pages are great. The colors are alive, vibrant, and seem to jump right off the page. There are activities in this book that are fun and do a great job of keeping the child engaged. I highly recommend this book. A great buy. It even arrived faster than expected. Thank you!
Meguiar's M2116 Mirror Glaze Synthetic Sealant 2.0, 16 Fluid Ounces, 1 Pack
Meguiar's M2116 Mirror Glaze Synthetic Sealant 2.0, 16 Fluid Ounces, 1 Pack
I don’t like messing with cars. But we have a new car, so I was hoping that technology had caught up with my car cleaning laziness. Well it has. I just want to keep the paint in good condition and keep it looking nice. I researched a bit and chose the Meguire’s M21 sealant and the Meguire’s wash plus. After washing, I applied the sealant with a folded up microfiber cloth. I waited a minimum of 10 minutes plus. Actually, I after the new car, I did my two others, covering the entire car and truck all at once. Waited the required amount of time, then very easily wiped them down. Now all my vehicles look super shiny. The paint feels like there is a slick glass coating upon it. I live in the country on a dirt road. This sealant has dramatically reduced the amount of dust accumulation to almost nothing noticeable. Before, after washing, you could see big clumps of dust and dirt all over the car right after drying. I know there are other steps that some would recommend in between what I have done, but I’m just not that into cleaning cars. How long will the sealant last without the other steps I cannot say, but if this sealant holds beyond a month, I will be very happy. After all it was very easy to apply.
Melissa & Doug Sheep
Melissa & Doug Sheep
I have had this sheep for 3 Christmases, and he sits next to my tree with the other small stuffed sheep lambs and others I love to set out at Christmas. It stands by itself is sturdy yet soft to touch and seems the most realistic sheep that just happens to be a stuffed animal. I love to set small animals in with gifts and part of the Christmas decor. The lambs and sheep add a quality that reminds us all the holiday is for little ones. This sheep is a sweet and quality well made animal that will be the star of your stuffed animal collection.

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