Ronald Reyes

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A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market: Everything You Need to Start Making Money Today
A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market: Everything You Need to Start Making Money Today
When I was about 20, I picked up a book called "The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need" by Andrew Tobias. That book opened a whole new world for me, and led to a lifelong (profitable) fascination with investing and trading. Unfortunately, I eventually lost (or tossed) that book, and have wished I could find it again, even though it is definitely outdated.

Matthew Kratter's book is the same kind of book, only, perhaps, better. He summarizes many different approaches to investing and trading, and provides solid tips and resources to get started, including some of his own books (fair enough). Whether you want to start with the blue chip world of buy-and-hold dividend collection, or try the more active world of options trading--or something in between--there is something here for you. Looking back over my highlights, I find advice as diverse as the simple "Only losers average losers" to more advanced concepts such using a stock's float to make trading decisions.

I have three boys who are entering the workforce and ready to start investing. I think I know what I'll give them for stocking stuffers this Christmas.
FORD The Men and the Machine
FORD The Men and the Machine
"Ford: The Men and the Machine" is the most definitive and complete book about the life and happenings of automotive's greatest man, Henry Ford. His accomplishments as cited cannot compare to any other single figure in automobile history (or even business itself).
The book is nothing short of epic: over 800 pages and 36 chapters, plus appendices. It starts off with the author's assessment of Ford's total contribution to life, starting at Dearborn Michigan in 1831. The details are all-inclusive and mind boggling, right down to Henry's Sister's comments about his early days repairing watches. The book moves slowly and steadily through Part One, "The Rise of Henry Ford" to Parts Two and Three, "Glory Days" and "Grass-Roots Hero." Here the reader is given the unbiased account of even the thoughts of young Henry, and how he became so fascinated with what was then the latest thing: the gasoline engine, which he saw in 1877 from a trip to Machinery Hall in Philadelphia. We are given the full story behind Ford's rise to power over other prominent automotive men of his time, such as the Duryea and the Dodge Bros., and particularly Henry Selden. I found it exciting to read about how Ford didn't give in to a greedy, money-hungry individual like Selden who had no real engineering talent, but wanted only to rake in the royalties from his so-called gasoline engine that he patented in 1895 (it didn't even work as illustrated in his diagram, and Selden didn't even have a working model in an automobile until 1904--it went five yards and died!). Ford held out through more than 10 years of court battles over the legal implications of the Selden patent, and won. After that, there was no doubt that Ford had firmly established himself as a "man for the people." The victory over the Selden patent allowed ALL automobile manufacturers to keep their prices affordable.
Part Four, "Henry and Edsel" describes the business relationship with his firstborn son, and their occasional public disputes over company policies and overall business strategies. Henry bitterly opposed automoible financing, for example, but Edsel was all for it. Edsel was right, too, it was the only way to sell cars to lower-income buyers. Of course, the whole story behind the biggest flop in automotive history, the Edsel car itself, is revealed. What happened? How much money was lost? What were the shortcomings of the Edsel that ultimately was its demise? "...The Men and the Machine" will tell you, without room for doubts.
In fact, as part of the research I'm doing for an automotive book of my own, I noticed at least three other authors in my bibliography that referenced this same book, perhaps Lacey's greatest achievement.
Parts 5 and 6, "Henry II" and "Henry and Lee" gradually move more away from the business side of the Ford Machine--but not altogether away--and gradually reveal personal aspects of later Ford generations and their family relationships. Discussed are the development and marketing plans of the Mustang and Pinto which, ironically, were diametrically opposed to each other as complete success and utter failure.
This book is worth double the money. Sometimes I am amazed at the length Lacey went to get his sources, over 50 pages of specific and varied references. I feel fortunate to have a copy that is in good shape. Every time I open the pages, I learn something new. Each page informs, educates and increases depth of thinking, in that sometimes what appears to be a single invention is only a hub to other spokes of development. "...the men and the Machine" actually helps me to think better overall. I can then apply the underlying techniques to all situations in life; consider that one thing leads to another, and if this happens, then it will affect that and that, and so on. If you have even the slightest interest in automotive development, automobile history, American Culture or the person of Henry Ford himself, do not be without this book. Buy it today. My highest recommendation for all readers over 14 (reading level).
Live 1961-2000
Live 1961-2000
So, there are a few great things on here: Grand Coulee Dam (Dylan at the very crest--just listen to the singing on the line "She comes OFF the Canadian Rockies, where the crystal waters glide..."), Somebody Touched Me (in Dylan's current touring, what makes the music really great is the fantastic bluegrass/country style of the backup musicians), Handsome Molly (a very pretty, though a bit innocuous, bit of very early Dylan). Wade in the Water is also, I suppose, very good, though I find his grisled old bluesman voice from the pre-Freewheelin' days pretty affected. The rest is the typical hit and miss of Dylan concerts, with emphasis on "miss": Dylan's sound is generally an intimate one, even when he's doing rock (She's Your Lover Now, Tangled Up In Blue) and, in my opinion, it does not lend itself to the necessarily ham-fisted approach of big-scale concerts. Still, there are concerts where the sheer might of his performance (and the vitality of the then-new songs) triumphed, as heard in the Bootleg 4 "Live '66" album. Also, a live performance which is essentially a studio set-up (MTV Unplugged) can yield good results. But these concerts have already been released, as have some decidedly mediocre and poor Dylan performances (Budokon, the Dead). Why, if Sony was going to do a live album, couldn't they have dug into the vaults just a little deeper? A lot of great stuff is floating around on bootlegs--bootlegs so widespread and well-known that they're catalogued in books--why not reward our shelling out so much cash with a few of these...
LVYUAN 150W Power Inverter for Car, Inverter 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter Converter with 3.1A Dual USB Car Adapter for Car Cigarette Lighter
LVYUAN 150W Power Inverter for Car, Inverter 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter Converter with 3.1A Dual USB Car Adapter for Car Cigarette Lighter
Out if the box, the power inverter seemed to only intermittently work. After checking that my SUV had no electrical problems I tried checking the plug. It was a loose fit. So, I bent out the pieces of metal that provide rigidity to the connection. I also noticed that the tip of the plug was shallow. I unscrewed the conical housing and stretched out the spring to provide a solid connection. I double checked the solder on the wiring to see if there were any apparent defects. Seeing none, I tried it out with charging my netbook and phones. Success! Thus far it has worked like a champ.
KEEN Utility Women's Asheville at ESD Industrial & Construction Shoe, Ink Eggshell Blue
KEEN Utility Women's Asheville at ESD Industrial & Construction Shoe, Ink Eggshell Blue
I really liked these shoes and thought they were fitting great and attributed my extreme pain and discomfort to yet another foot problem. Even spent money on a Dr apt to try and diagnose the symptoms. Turns out it was the new shoes causing an undefined pressure point that inflamed a nerve. So i had to return them and luckily i brought an extra pair of shoes to work after the third day of suffering to the point of tears. I thought i was going to be forced to quick my job!!! I’m sad that I still don’t know what the defect of the shoe actually is. My suggestion is to use amazon’s closet to try before making a commitment.
"tshirts for men graphic"
"tshirts for men graphic"
Very.. Very Cool shirt I initially wanted a Rugrats shirt and Hey Arnold! and since this had them both plus a few additional favorites I opted for this plus they appear to be on the iconic brownstones found in N.Y. 😍😍😍. Couldn't get any BETTER!!! Absolutely LOVE this shirt Great graphics on front as far as print/design element goes.😊
RM RICOMAX Metal Detector - Upgraded Professional Metal Detector, Waterproof with Superior High-Accuracy, Metal Detector for Adults & Kids, 9'' Detection Depth Detector with LCD Display & Headphone
RM RICOMAX Metal Detector - Upgraded Professional Metal Detector, Waterproof with Superior High-Accuracy, Metal Detector for Adults & Kids, 9'' Detection Depth Detector with LCD Display & Headphone
! You will need a battery but will be well worth it!

This has super accuracy and crystal Clear-Detection. A variety of modes to switch makes the detection process even more detailed. It detects 9 types of metal object varieties clearly with both audio and visual display.

Very Easy-to-Use and lightweight at only only 6 pounds, 21.5*10.5*6 inches, making it extremely portable. Assembly was a breeze, with just a few quick snaps and clicks and you're ready to go. Newbie friendly, as it was very easy to get started. Completely height adjustable and easy to adjust to the correct height no matter the user. Additionally with the one arm-rest design it frees your hands for all your searching.

Can be used in just about any environment from hot to cold and even wet to dry with an included waterproof coil. You can use headphones to give yourself complete accuracy for sound. It has 9 levels of sensitivity adjustment, volume adjustment, and display brightness adjustment, to meet any needs of the different types of the environment you can use it in.

Can even turn your kids into little explorers as it's super lightweight and adjustable for even the smallest of adveturers. Included in the box is the Metal Detector, a shovel, headphones, and the User Manual. (No battery included you will need to purchase one) which is almost everything you need to be on your way to an adventure!
Strange: The Doctor Is Out
Strange: The Doctor Is Out
Okay, when a Doctor Strange story opens with the good doctor himself at a baseball game and getting beaned in the mug with a baseball - thus spilling nachos and cheese all over his shirt - it really bodes well for the rest of the mini-series. And then, moments later, when Dr. Strange starts giving the ump the business ("Hey, ump! This your phone? 'Cause it has three missed calls!"), well, I just started big-grinning. You hardly ever see this side of the Sorcerer Supreme.

Except, of course, he's the Sorcerer Supreme... no more. For abuse of the dark arts, the title of "Master of the Mystic Arts" was stripped from Stephen Strange and bestowed on someone else (on Brother Voodoo, in the pages of the NEW AVENGERS). It's a peculiarity, seeing Dr. Strange not throwing down with the mystic mojo, not invoking the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth or the Friggin' Flames of Faltine (he actually doesn't say the "Friggin'" part... but he should). This trade is pretty easy-breezy in tone, but veteran writer Mark Waid doesn't dismiss how bummed out Strange is about his loss of power and status. Stephen's goatee looks cowed.

STRANGE - THE DOCTOR IS OUT! may not be the most relevant Dr. Strange story ever, but it sure is fun and offers an interesting spin on the fallen mage. The trade collects issues #1-4 of this mini-series. It also comes with a four-paged Dr. Strange sketchbook by artist Emma Rios. His hands having once more betrayed him, Stephen Strange can now only work the most rudimentary of spells. Still trying to fight the good fight but now having to get his hands more dirty - he inadvertently takes on a new apprentice, the spoiled and pampered rich girl, Casey Kinmont. Actually when Casey begins exhibiting an aptitude for sorcery, Strange has no recourse but to take her under his wing.

In the course of four issues, they tangle with an assortment of demons, not all of whom happen to be fiendish and diabolical (the demon Larry, for example, is kinda cool). Mark Waid manages to work in a satire concerning children's beauty pageants, as well as a smidge of sorcerous apocalypse. Waid also introduces a strong relationship between Strange and Casey. She comes to view him as a mentor and even a surrogate father. And for Strange, Casey provides welcome distraction from his profound demotion, and it helps that Casey soon enough becomes a likable character. I didn't expect that emotional tug near the end there as the story unveils Casey's jeopardy and dilemma. In this mini-series, we mostly regard Strange thru Casey's eyes and this fresh perspective has the effect of humanizing the aloof enchanter. He just may have gotten too big for his britches, what with once having been hailed as the mightiest magician in the cosmos. Now he needs help just to properly position his fingers before a conjuring.

The visuals are arresting. Emma Rios's manga-influenced art gives us clean lines and composition that catches the eye. My one issue is her depiction of the demonic baseball game. It's very hard to follow the action. I had to work out that that was a dropped third strike which allowed Strange to run the bases (yes, Dr. Strange takes a turn at bat; I did say he's had to get his hands dirty).
Chester Rand or The New Path to Fortune
Chester Rand or The New Path to Fortune
Chester Rand is 15yrs old and the son of a widow, they were a poor family, Chester worked at the local store for very small wages but after being given a pay cut left. Chester was asked to show a Mr Conrad around the village, after drawing something for him Mr Conrad was most impressed, he offered to try and sell the pictures., on his way home he meets a shabby looking man who turns out to be his former bosse's nephew, he is very unwell and Chester takes him home where he dies after leaving some property in Tracoma to Chester for his kindness.
Chester sold his picture for 10 dollars, during this time Chester is accused of stealing money by his former boss but manages to prove his innocence,after selling another two pictures Chester leaves for New York to work for a Real Estate company Mr Conrad had found for him and being able to continue drawing pictures as well, on his way to New York an old man admires his pictures and asked him to illustrate a book for 200 dollars.
As the story continues Chester comes across a crooked book keeper who tries to make trouble for him, he continues to draw pictures for the book and meets the mans young nephew who becomes his friend, Chester's boss goes away and he is sacked while the book keeper is trying to steal from the company but he is caught and Chester finds a new job, many more adventures follow while Chester is trying to make his fortune
A free book, quite long and certainly worth a read
Trapped (Fear Street, No. 51)
Trapped (Fear Street, No. 51)
Elaine thinks she’s going to spend a boring day in detention, but she would be wrong.

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[Elaine] pulled her jacket tighter around herself and tried to fight off the chill that refused to leave her body.
It was going to be a long day.
She had no idea how long—or how dangerous.
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The idiot kids in detention decide to ditch the room and go have fun in the deserted school, like raiding the cafeteria!

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[Elaine] glanced around—and saw Jerry in front of another big steel door. He held several cans of iced tea in his arms. Elaine grinned at him.
“Don’t look at me that way,” he complained. “Everyone else is doing it.”
“I know,” Elaine replied. “I want chocolate milk.”
“Oh.” Jerry’s expression relaxed. “Second shelf.”
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But then Elaine accidentally finds the entrance to the infamous tunnels under the school and the idiot kids decide to go explore them.

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“Why would anyone want to party in a dump like this?” Jerry asked.
“Think about it,” Bo replied. “No one to bother you. No noise complaints. No cops. One hundred percent privacy.”
“If you survive it,” Elaine remarked.
That comment brought silence.
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I remember reading this book back when I was in middle school and really loving it! But I didn’t actually remember any specific details about, which was nice because I love being surprised. The one thing I definitely did remember was the creepy atmosphere of being trapped down in some spooky tunnels. And you know what, it was still creepy the second time around!

I really liked the characters and how vastly different they were from one another. Bo I thought was kind of insane, though. I really don’t know why Elaine decided to follow his bad example. He also pulled some really awful pranks there were actually not funny at all. I feel like the only sane one in the group was Jerry, and he was made fun of for following the rules *sigh*

But Bo did become more likable as the story went on. He began fooling around less when he realized that they were in some serious trouble. He actually became a pretty good leader, and I much prefered this more serious Bo.

And I have to talk about the kills, because you bet people are going to die! So, the kids run into... something that starts picking them off one by one (is it the same thing that go the kids back in the 60s??) So not only are they lost, but now they’re being killed off by some red mist, which is more horrifying than it sounds! And let me tell you, the description of the deaths were amazing! They were gory and tense and just—yes! This is what I live for—R.L. Stine’s descriptive death scenes. Lol.

In the end, I actually guessed what this thing was. However, I actually really enjoyed reading the reveal and it’s connection to—ahem, a certain someone who I will not name in order to avoid spoilers. But also its connection to the dead kids from the 60s was insane!

I really enjoyed this Fear Street book! I loved the creepy, claustrophobic atmosphere, the suspense, the descriptive scenes, and the setting in the school and the tunnels! It was just an overall enjoyable read!

The Fear Street connection: Yeah, I don't know. I couldn’t even find a mention of Fear Street in the whole book—and I checked twice! My guess is that one of the characters in the book lives on Fear Street. Maybe the protagonist Elaine, or Bo, or even Principal Savage... idk. Lol.
Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou
Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou
This is a great movie, full of suspense and a good love story also. That being said, it is not as good as the book and of course things were left out of the movie that were in the book, however, unlike some of the other reviews that were mixed because it was not exactly like the book, I believe the adaption was done well. You could never fit a whole book into a 2 hour movie and some things just do not adapt well from book to movie so they must be left out. To rate a movie solely on the fact that it was not exactly like the book would be unfair. All in all it is an excellent movie to watch.
Key of Light / Key of Knowledge / Key of Valor
Key of Light / Key of Knowledge / Key of Valor
Likes:
- Nora Roberts is an exceptionally skilled, creative writer
- The Key Trilogy has a unique story line with interesting, intelligent women and supportive men
- All the characters are believable and likable, except for the villain, of course
- My go-to series when I'm out of books - have re-read several times

Dislike: None

Happy reading!
Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill
For a third installment, this is actually really good. It's not as good as "Kiss Girls", but I surprisingly think it is a little better than "Along Came A Spider". For a sequel it delivers well on its promise.

I really love the two main villains in this novel, Jack and Jill. I also like the weird romance between the two that is thrown in from time to time, it just fits the description of them and also fits just how crazy they are. I don't know why, but I kinda route for these two for some reason. I know that I don't really want to, but Patterson does a good job in putting the right attention on them to make me want to. Alex Cross himself feels like he is moving up in the series. He feels more experienced than the other two novels and more alert. Also, his kids are so adorable and cute to watch (or read about). The novel itself takes things to a whole new level and allow a new feeling that stays true to the first two novels.

But then there are some problems that I do have with this novel. There are way to many sub-plots going on at once, one of which is about a child-murderer going on in Alex's neighborhood and it doesn't really fit the story. It actually feels like a completely different story. And as always, Alex gets a new love interest named Christine Johnson. We all know the problem, "it feels a little forced", just like with Jezzie from "Along Came A Spider". While I do like Christine I just can't help but feel that the romance could have been done a little better. But the one thing that I don't like is the ending. I won't spoil anything, but the ending leaves out a mystery that is never solved.

In the end, "Jack & Jill" is a good third installment to the series and I think it holds up well on its own. It offers something new and it continues the story to new levels. I say that "Jack & Jill" deserves the attention of all Alex Cross fans.
Frédéric Dard, mon père San-Antonio (French Edition)
Frédéric Dard, mon père San-Antonio (French Edition)
J'ai offert ce livre à mon père, fan depuis tout jeune de SAN ANTONIO et de son formidable auteur.
Je l'ai moi-même lu avec un grand plaisir, j'y ai découvert un homme infiniment bon, et infiniment drôle. J'ai été très émue par la force de ses liens avec sa famille. Ce livre, écrit par la propre fille de Frédéric Dard, est très complet (photos, lettres manuscrites, coupures de presses), et je le conseille vraiment à tout ceux qui se sont régalés de sa plume ou même juste à ceux qui le connaissent à peine.
Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
One of my earlier memories as a reader is of me sitting in my mum’s car (which was stationary on our driveway) and refusing to leave because I was reading a really good book. That book was Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. The reason I mention this rather quirky reading location is because that memory has stuck with me and I think that great books can do that to you. If I have a memory of reading a book then I think it must have been good.

I loved Roald Dahl’s dastardly books. They were not your usual happy go lucky fairytales and when you reread them as an adult you can see that there are some pretty sinister things happening. I think that is what made Roald Dahl so successful. In a weird way he told the truth…not of witches turning children into mice (although just because I’ve never seen it happen doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen) but by showing children that the world and the people are not always nice and sometimes people don’t always get their happily ever after. I think that is why – 25 years after Roald Dahl died – that his popularity has sustained.

The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is the work of scholar Susan Rennie; she celebrates the work of Roald Dahl in this wonderful book which includes so much more than dictionary definitions. She explains literary techniques such as spoonerisms, malapropism and alliteration among many others. She also looks closely at certain characters and stories. It really is a wonderful reminder of all the fantastic stories: from Matilda to Esio Trot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to James and the Giant Peach. Rennie also included books of Dahl’s that I have to admit that I haven’t read (but they have swiftly been added on my to-be-read pile). On top of all of this, the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary includes the fabulous and instantly recognisable illustrations of the wonderful Quentin Blake.

Reading the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is best described using one of Roald Dahl’s made up words – GLORIUMTIOUS! No children’s bookshelf is complete without it!

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Naruto, Vol. 3: Dreams
Naruto, Vol. 3: Dreams
Our 11 y/o is finally enjoying to read because of these books. I haven't the slightest clue as to what they are about, but he sure does and he loves them. No more fighting to get him to complete his 1 hour of mandatory reading/day. Often times, he can put the books down ( I am slowly buying him the monster collection of Naruto books that he has wanted.
Retribution is Mine!: Poached Parody (Kaiser Wrench)
Retribution is Mine!: Poached Parody (Kaiser Wrench)
The third in the Kaiser Wrench series has seen a book release and while it is a quick read about two (2) hours it is still an enjoyable read from start to finish. It provides an easy read with memorable characters, witty remarks as well as villainous bad guys. Give it a read!
Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far)
Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far)
I am a volunteer reader at an elementary school plus my 9 year old son and I read almost every night. I'm glad that Ann Martin wrote this, and the one to which this is a sequel, Ten Rules for Living with My Sister, which can be enjoyed by both genders. I'm not saying Baby-Sitters Club books are strictly girls-only, but I think most boys would be put off.

The basis of these books is how Pearl Littlefield, now 10 (9 in the prequel) exhibits thoughts and behaviors that she needs to mature out of -- and you get to watch her do so. It's a clever way to teach such lessons without the reader being put off. Other writers use this technique, to be sure, but not so often in the first person (Pearl's voice), which is quite effective IMO, though I have mixed feelings about Pearl's weird grammar at times.

Our society is such that girls may be bored by "boy things" but don't find them a threat. Not so for boys' reactions to "girl things", though I do introduce stories to classes which have girl main characters by issuing an "aside" to the boys that before long they will want to understand how girls think and this will help them ;-)
Miss Potter
Miss Potter
MISS POTTER is a biography of Beatrix Potter, artist and author of a series of fantasy children's books about rabbits, geese, pigs, and hedgehogs. MISS POTTER was directed by Chris Noon, director of the engaging and beautiful movie, BABE, which concerns a pig. MISS POTTER stars Renee Zellweger, Lucy Boynton (as young Beatrix Potter), Ewan McGregor (Potter's publisher and fiance), Barbara Flynn (as Potter's A-hole mother), and Bill Paterson (as Potter's understanding, wise, and flexible father). This is one of the greatest movies that I've seen in the past 50 years, and I watched it three times in the past three days. If you are an amateur artist, or if you are a published author, then you will absolutely adore this movie.

OPENING MINUTES. The movie begins with images of a small wooden box being opened. Inside are artists' pencils. Then, we see a pair of hands sharpening a pencil with a knife. Then, we see a hand pouring water from a glass (for the purpose of water color painting), and then we see a hand reaching for an artist's brush. Then, we see a hand opening up a water color set (just like the kind I used when I was a kid in the 1960s). Finally, at 1 min, 45 seconds into the movie, we see a hand holding a brush and painting streaks of blue on fancy artists' paper.

ZELLWEGER MAKES HER ENTRANCE. At three minutes, Zellweger says, "There's something delicious about writing the first words of a story, you can never be sure of where they will take you." Then, Zellweger explains her quest to find a publisher of her children's book. "I've been selling my drawings for greeting cards for 7 years," she explains during her interview with a publisher. At 5 min, 30 seconds into the movie, the publisher accepts her book. Zellweger is pleased, of course, and the viewer will be treated to an episode where she twists her lips, flexes her lips, and where her lips move in little grimacing expressions. This is how Zellweger expresses pleasure because of the acceptance of her book. Of course, there are many flabby-lipped actresses, such as Zellweger, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, and the abundantly annoying Anne Hathaway (she often uses a very annoying VOCAL FRY when speaking, and her mouth looks like a frightening monster-mouth, such as that of the Joker in the Batman cartoon). But Zellweger is the only flabby-lipped actress to use her own lips as a tool for expressing emotions. Truly, Zellweger exploits her lips, to good effect, as an organ of expression just as ordinary actors use their hands and eyes to communicate various emotions.

BEATRIX POTTER GETS FLACK FROM PARENTS. At 8 1/2 minutes into the movie, Zellweger is back home (she lives with her parents, even though she's in her early 30s). The movie shows Potter's mother, who has a condescending attitude towards Potter, which continues to the very end of the story. At 9 min, 50 sec, begins the first of several flashbacks, where we see Beatrix Potter as a child. We see excellent sketches of rabbits and other animals, made by the 8-year old Potter. In this first flashback, Potter's father tells the 8-year old girl that her job is to get married and become a homemaker. He says, "something suitable to the young lady who will soon grow up and run a fine home, just like her mother." At 13 minutes into the movie, the flashback concludes, and Zellweger gets a visit at her home from the youngest of the three brothers. Then, the viewer is treated with dialogue about the technical features of the book-printing procedures. Potter's parents give her flack for wanting to visit the printing house, and she confronts them saying, "I see absolutely no reason why an artist shouldn't visit her printer." At 17 minutes, we see a flashback where Potter at age 10 is sketching in her garden, while her brother plays croquet. We see a real hedgehog and a real rabbit meandering in the garden, and Potter and her brother chase the rabbit. At 19 min, 30 seconds, the mother and father both pester the ten year old Beatrix Potter, regarding their expectations that she will some day get married. But the ten year old insists that she not get married. The mother says, "Really Beatrix, what young man is ever going to marry a girl with a face full of mud?" (Beatrix has mud on her dress and face, from chasing the rabbit in the garden.) "Well, I shan't marry it doesn't matter," insists the 10-year old Potter. "Of course you shall marry, all girls marry," says her arrogant and bullying mother. "I did, your grandmother did . . ." continues the arrogant mother. "Well I shan't, I shall draw," insists the ten year old Potter. "Those silly drawings, who will love you," says the A-hole mother, derisively. "My art and my animals, I don't need more love than that," insists the 10 year old Potter.

PRINTING PRESSES. At 21 minutes, we are back at the publisher, and Zellweger is showing her drawings for her Peter Rabbit book. The viewer is treated to some excellent video of printing presses. Zellweger complains about the first color print (this scene occurs in the same room as the printing presses). She complains, "It's muddy." then, the printer adjusts the color to make it lighter. Eventually a love relationship develops between Zellweger and the youngest of the three brothers (he was assigned to her project).

SISTER OF THE THREE PUBLISHER BROTHERS. At 24 minutes into the movie, a sister ("Millie") enters the plot, and she likes Zellweger and exclaims, "I have decided that you and I are going to be friends . . . I warn you, I am prepared to like you very much." The sister and adult Beatrix Potter share the view that there is nothing shameful about a woman staying single. The bit of dialogue that goes, "I warn you, I am prepared to like you very much" struck me as very unusual and clever.

UNATTRACTIVE GEEK EPISODE. At 27 minutes comes an amusing part, where Zellweger's mother reminds her that she had been introduced to several appropriate men of the same social class as Potter's parents. What is amusing, is that we are shown flashbacks of each of the potential husbands (suitors), and they are each disclosed as being an unattractive and disgusting geek. At 30 minutes, another flashback is shown, where the girl Beatrix Potter explains about a stupid duck, and we see her duck drawings. This flashback is part of the main plot where adult Beatrix Potter is showing her publisher her next book, which concerns a duck, and which is called Jemima Puddle Duck.

CONCLUSION. I don't want to give away too much, and so I'm not writing any more. The script and dialogue in this movie, from start to finish, is stunningly clever, unique, and attractive. How I love this movie. The movie is just as suitable for adults as it is for children. Also, there are no guns, no bad words, and no concupiscence. Actually, the movie continually invokes concupiscence, because in all of the scenes where adult Beatrix Potter is in the presence of the young publisher brother, an elderly lady (apparently a servant hired by Potter's parents to be a chaperone) is following close behind.
Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast
This review is for the Berkley trade paperback edition, October 2006, 373 pages. SKELETON COAST was on the USA Today's Top 150 Best-Selling books list for nine weeks in October and November 2006, reaching a peak position to 21. Clive Cussler has 24 novels on this best-seller list.

The story begins in 1896 with the theft of a fortune in uncut diamonds from the Herero king in then the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana). After a treacherous escape across the Kalahari Desert, the five thieves, all Brits, reach the HMS Rove, their chartered escape vessel. But as soon as they board, they are trapped by a violent storm and their pursuers attack. Officially, the HMS Rove is lost a sea, but the story narrator reveals it is buried eight miles inland in the desert.

In the present day, the story moves to a laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland and a conversation between the owner and a female technician about making sea water gooey. Then it jumps to a scummy looking freighter in the Congo River. The crew is trading weapons for uncut diamonds with a rebel group. Beneath the crud the freighter is actually the Oregon, Captain Juan Cabrillo's technological marvel operated by ex CIA agents and other mercenaries working for a for profit corporation. After escaping a harrowing fire fight with the rebels, the Oregon saves a damsel in distress who happens to be looking for the HMS Rove.

And so it goes. The Oregon faces one challenge after another, each one more tortuous than the previous and requiring the employment of the Oregon's state-of-the-art firepower, helicopter, lifeboat cum hydroplane and submersibles. The feats and skills of the Oregon's crew are nothing less than unbelievable, the coincidences incredible and Captain Cabrillo's ability to invent complex plans within minutes astounding. This is a typical over-the-top Cussler action-thriller. Unfortunately, it is heavy on tell rather than show and the non-stop action is frequently interrupted by speeches we would rather skip.
Ronja rövardotter (Swedish Edition)
Ronja rövardotter (Swedish Edition)
Das Buch ist von der Art ähnlich wie ein französisches Taschenbuch.
Nettes Titelbild.
Die Geschichte auf Deutsch dürfte ja bekannt sein.
Habe das schwedische Buch gekauft, weil ich Schwedisch lerne.
Die Flüche («Zum Donnerdrummel») sind auf Deutsch besser, aber sonst - genau so gut.
Sophia
Sophia
This is one of the most visually beautiful historical dramas I've ever seen. The settings are magnificent and the costumes are amazing. The acting is generally quite good and the English-language subtitles are always comprehensible, despite a few grammar errors.

However, beyond the most basic aspects, the history is twisted beyond recognition, mostly to make Sophia and Ivan III look more heroic. Sophia's brother was a wastrel, but he didn't try to have her kidnapped so he could sell her to a man he owed money, nor was he killed trying to steal from the Russian Treasury. She and her stepson Ivan the Young were rivals for Ivan III's favor and Sophia made several political mis-steps, including giving her niece jewels that belonged to Ivan III's first wife and that Ivan the Young inherited. There is also no evidence that Ivan the Younger's wife Elena practiced magic or poisoned her husband and tried to frame Sophia.

But if you watch it as historical fiction, you should definitely enjoy.

There are torture and battle scenes, but not HBO-style lingering on the details. Very mild sexual content.
Mr. Bump and the Knight (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Mr. Bump and the Knight (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
My daughter loves mr men and I do find it is a good bedtime short story as my little one loves up read all the time so quick books are good in our household
I would recommend it to a friend with children
Kneel to the Rising Sun
Kneel to the Rising Sun
Why only four stars for an author whose literary opus I’ve spent over two years reading? The truth is, my original intent was to award three stars—until, that is I got to “Slow Death,” “Masses of Men” and the title story, “Kneel to the Rising Sun.”

The first fourteen stories were quite mediocre; the last three, vintage Caldwell. Would I recommend the entire collection on that basis? Absolutely! There’s nobody who can reveal life in America (for millions of people, even if not for everyone) like Caldwell! And his America is something the rest of the world needs to know about.

We may indeed be the wealthiest nation on earth. But truth be told: that wealth is not shared by all of us. Reading Caldwell reminds me sometimes about my student days in Switzerland. A beautiful country, yes, and very wealthy. But travel up into the Alps sometime if you want to discover Switzerland’s poverty and villages full of incestuous history. It’s really no different from Erskine Caldwell’s deep South – or Caldwell’s Maine.

RRB
12/31/19
Brooklyn, NY
A James Bond Omnibus, Vol. 2: Thunderball / On Her Majesty's Secret Service / You Only Live Twice
A James Bond Omnibus, Vol. 2: Thunderball / On Her Majesty's Secret Service / You Only Live Twice
Mr. Bond and his arch nemisis, the criminal genius Ernst Blofeld, return and roll out the thrills in three novels. Bond thwarts three straight Blofeld opperations, gets the girl, and ultimatly destroys him and his entire circle of thugs in the last book of the volume, "You Only Live Twice." However, I thought the endings a bit weak in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and in "You Only Live Twice." A must read for any Bondophile.
If Death Ever Slept (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 29)
If Death Ever Slept (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 29)
資産家オーティス・ジャレル(Otis Jarrell)の依頼は自分の息子の妻であるスーザンを離婚させてほしいというものであった。彼はスーザンのことを蛇(snake)と呼び、家庭内の不和や自分の仕事の競合他社と組んで仕事の邪魔をしているに違いないと考えられるのでその証拠を掴んで息子と別れさせて欲しいと言う。ウルフは離婚問題は扱わないと依頼を断ろうとするが依頼人本人の離婚問題ではないということで押し切られてしまう。しかもアーチーに自分の家に来て秘書として調査して欲しい、その為に前の秘書もやめさせたということで渋々依頼に応じることになる。手付金も受け取る。
アーチー・グッドウィンは有名人なので名前を変えた方がいいということでイニシャルが同じ(A・G)アラン・グリーンとして潜入捜査を行うことになる。
おそらくアーチーが変名で潜入調査を行うのは初めてではないだろうか?スタートからいつもと違う調査方法が始まる。
ジャレル家(5番街の高層ビルの2階分を占める自宅兼オフィス)に行ってみると家族を含め親戚や出入りしている人物はいずれも一癖ありそうな人たちであった。特にスーザンは非常に魅力的な人物で、どんな男でも(アーチーでさえ)惹きつけられる人物であった。
数日後、アーチーがテレビのある部屋に行ってみると前任の秘書であったイーバー(Eber)がスーザンと話をしていて、そそくさと帰っていく。
その夜、ジャレルの拳銃が盗まれるという事件が起こる。拳銃が置いてあった部屋はカギを開けて入るとフラッシュが光り、部屋に入った人物の写真が同時に撮影され、警備会社に連絡されるというセキュリティー設備が付いていた。だが、侵入者は非常に簡単で有効な方法でセキュリティシステムを回避し拳銃を手に入れたのであった。
翌日アーチーがイーバーのアパートを訪ねてみるとイーバーは後頭部を拳銃で打たれてすでに死亡していた。ジャレルが盗まれた拳銃と同じ口径だった。
偽名で動いているアーチーはその場で警察に通報することができず現場から誰にも見られないようにして抜け出し、ウルフに連絡を入れるが電話に出たのはなんとアーチーがいない時に出てくる料理人のフリッツではなくウルフが使う探偵の一人オリー・キャザーだった。
ここで、オリーが愛称ではなく本名で名乗るのが面白い。ここでもいつもと違うことに読者は出会うことになる。(本名については本書で確認してほしい)
事務所に戻ってウルフにこれまでの出来事の詳細を報告して指示を仰ごうとするがウルフも明確な指示がだせない。
取りあえず匿名でイーバーのことを警察に連絡するのであった。
やがてイーバーのことがニュースで流れ、、ウルフはジャレル家の一同を事務所に集め拳銃の紛失のことを告げ、持ち去った人物に拳銃を返却するように進めるが、誰も口をつぐんで語らず進展なく集まりは解散となる。
ウルフが関係者を集めて何も手がかりが得られないというのも珍しい展開である。
家庭内の調査も何の進展もなく時間が経過していくがやがて第二の殺人が発生!
今度の被害者もジャレル家の関係者であり、警察の事情聴取も始まり、アーチーも身分を明かさざるを得なくなり、依頼事項の調査は全くの手詰まりとなる。どうするウルフ?!
追い詰められたウルフは手付金を返し、警察と情報の裏取引!を行い、各関係者の殺人発生時刻にどこにいたかというタイムテーブルを手に入れる。
そのタイムテーブルも本書に詳しく書かれているがそれにより事件の光明を見出す読者は少ないと思う。
如何ににウルフが追い詰められるかというのは次のアーチーの言葉によっても解るだろう。
「I had turned and seen that he had leaned back and shut his eyes, and his lips had started to go in and out. He was certainly desperate. It was only fifteen minutes until dinner time.」(原文のまま)
ウルフは彼の受けた屈辱を晴らし、彼の好奇心と自負心を満たすために何をするのか?
依頼人もない状況でウルフは彼が使える優秀なスタッフを総動員する。アーチー、ソウル、フレッド、オリーに加え女性探偵のドル・ボナー(レックス・スタウトの創造した女性探偵で「The Hand In The Glove(1937年)に登場する。)で自前の黒くて長いまつ毛とキャラメル色の目をもつとても魅力的な女性とアーチーも述べている。)
果たして結末は。
この本にはもう一つおまけがついている。それは作者のレックス・スタウト自身が書いている記事で、1963.4.19の「LIFE」に掲載されている。
記事の題名は「Why Nero Wolfe Likes Orchids」である。ネロ・ウルフのファンにとってはとてもうれしいプレゼントになると思います。
The Seekers Guide To Harry Potter
The Seekers Guide To Harry Potter
Keeping it simple: This is NOT what 90% of the typical Harry Potter Fans think it is.

My daughter is a highschool student and has grown up on Harry Potter, and we bought this as a digital download as it seemed like an entertaining adjunct to the movies (which we have also seen).

Unfortunately, I cannot see how any child under the age of 15 would have the capacity or interest to digest the referneces the author casts about.

Though I truly do appreciate the potential of deeper literary analysis of great works like J.K. Rowling's, this documentary is cheaply done, lacking in any real substance befitting of its length on the screen (it literally and audibly drones on - the background music is almost too much to stand), and just plain painful to watch in parts. I commend the author for her passions for this subject - I would expect it to be offered as a college course and perhaps more as a work of writing - but I was really shocked to find that it has made the cut on Amazon to be listed along side these other works.

I would love to get a refund if one was possible.
The Noble Collection Lumos Harry Potter Gryffindor Charm Bracelet
The Noble Collection Lumos Harry Potter Gryffindor Charm Bracelet
Tempi di consegna un po’ lunghi, ma appena arrivato l’ho trovato ancora più bello di come me lo aspettavo, i charms sono rifiniti benissimo e il bracciale è molto lucente. La confezione anche è molto bella. I charms si possono staccare e mettere nella posizione preferita, io comunque ho preferito tenere solamente il simbolo di Grifondoro e il simbolo Lumos, perché sennò mi risultava un po’ pesante. Il cappello l’ho messo come collana. Si può personalizzare con altri charms. Consigliatissimo
LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid's Hut 4738
LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid's Hut 4738
My fiancee never played with Legos when she was a kid. She is always listening to me and my brother talk about the great times we had putting together the first lego castle or the times we explored space with the space lego sets.

A couple of months ago i was able to find a Lego Star Wars set and she went crazy putting it together, so I decided for her birthday I would give her one that was in line with things she likes. Harry Potter came to mind.

This is a perfect set. The Hut is pretty well built, with lots of details, including light lego pieces for the cook fire. I wouldnt say that the hut is very big, but it is a nice set, of a very decent size she can display at her desk.

It includes Harry, Ron, Hermione and Hagrid, which is the core set of the Harry Potter gang, which I think is a plus from this set.

It turns out her kid loved it as well, so they have taken it apart and rebuilt it several times playing with it.

I think Legos are a timeless toy, that can enthrall children and adults all the same. This set is exactly as described, and a nice gift to any lego lover.

The only downside is that a hut doesnt deliver the kind of action a plane, a car or a spaceship can deliver, so for some boys and girls, so this hut this might seem like not as enjoyable. But this is Harry Potter in the end.
Cuticuter Hogwarts Harry Potter Pack Cookie Cutter, Blue, 16 x 14 x 1.5 cm, Pack of 5
Cuticuter Hogwarts Harry Potter Pack Cookie Cutter, Blue, 16 x 14 x 1.5 cm, Pack of 5
Ehrlich gesagt würde ich hier lieber gar keinen Stern geben. Die Formen kamen zügig an, teilweise gab es noch ein paar Grate und Materialreste, die an unpassender Stelle herumhingen. Dennoch hab ich versucht, mit den Formen zu backen. Vorher habe ich sie nur kurz abgespült, mit dem passenden Teig war es auch kein Problem, schöne Kekse zu bekommen. Wie allerdings schon von anderen Rezensenten angemerkt bleibt der Teig gern hängen, das anschließende Spülen dauerte also etwas länger.
In der Beschreibung steht, dass die Ausstecher nicht für die Spülmaschine geeignet sind, aber scheinbar spüle ich auch von Hand viel zu heiß, anders kann ich mir nicht erklären, warum sich alle Teile verzogen und verformt haben. Wenn die Ausstecher nur eine bestimmte Wassertemperatur vertragen, sollte das unbedingt auch in die Beschreibung, meine normale Spülwassertemperatur war wohl zu viel... schade, somit sind die Ausstecher ein Fall für den Müll.
Once Upon a Novel (Blue Hills Mysteries Book 1)
Once Upon a Novel (Blue Hills Mysteries Book 1)
Our heroine is a blog writer that gets in a bit of hot water. Now she has a murder to solve before she becomes the next victim.

I often struggle with first books in a series as too much time is spent on establishing the setting and characters and not so much on the plot. I am happy to report that is not the case here! We are still treated to a detailed setting and well developed characters, but we also get a thoroughly enjoyable plot to go with it. The story is well written and easy to read, while the plot has plenty of twists and turns to both keep you engaged and guessing at the same time. I particularly liked out heroine with her quirky sense of humor and easy going nature. Overall, it was a wonderful read and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Highly recommended.

I received an ARC from the author for review purposes.
USB C PD 60W Charging Station with QC 3.0, Unitek 160W 10-Port USB Quick Charger Dock, Power Delivery Compatible with Laptop MacBook 2015 or Later, Pixel, Upgraded Dividers
USB C PD 60W Charging Station with QC 3.0, Unitek 160W 10-Port USB Quick Charger Dock, Power Delivery Compatible with Laptop MacBook 2015 or Later, Pixel, Upgraded Dividers
This charging station has 10 total USB ports, with one QC 3.0 port and one USB Type C – PD. Having 160W of power, this unit provides the maximum of 2.4A output for any connected device. It is heavier than what I had expected which means it is very well made. With the dividers inside the package, you can quickly snap them in and out to organize your devices and ensure there is enough room between them. Charging is fast and easy. It works great with a wide-range of devices such as Android phones, iPhones, tablets, Macbook laptops, Chromebooks, etc. and brings peace for all my family members who used to routinely fight over power outlets.

I was able to charge my phone (GS7e) at the fastest charging speed possible using the QC 3.0 Port while 4 additional devices were connected at the same time with no issues. It is good to have a few short charging cables handy (which are NOT included with this product) to connect all your devices. However, I happened to be lucky and was able to get a 5-Pack of Micro USB Cables for FREE on a promotion (offered by the seller) when I ordered the charging station which is another $10 savings for buyers.

This is a must have in every household. I highly recommend this product.
Chamarra de punto con guirnalda de Tipsy Elves, suéter de Navidad con adornos
Chamarra de punto con guirnalda de Tipsy Elves, suéter de Navidad con adornos
Sized accurately, came quickly and looked great on. I got a ton of compliments at our ugly sweater party, however over the course of only maybe 5 hours sitting at a desk/standing and going to lunch, I lost 2 jingle bells that are on the buttons (the snaps that made the buttons functional stayed on with no problem), 5 plastic ornaments, and a 4" piece of tinsel came loose and was sticking out off of the sweater. Be prepared to secure everything after you buy it or to shed throughout the day.
Cecotec Power Matic Ccino 7000 Superautomatische Kaffeemaschine Mit Milchbehälter Und Digitalanzeige Individuell Anpassbaren Parametern ForceAromaTechnologie 19 Bar Druck Tassenheizung Ohne Kapseln
Cecotec Power Matic Ccino 7000 Superautomatische Kaffeemaschine Mit Milchbehälter Und Digitalanzeige Individuell Anpassbaren Parametern ForceAromaTechnologie 19 Bar Druck Tassenheizung Ohne Kapseln
Lo más negativo, es que la tuve que pedir 3 veces ya que venía rota, en dos ocasiones. Creo que es por la política esta de amazon de que se devuelve todo aunque esté usado y sin hacer preguntas.
El caso es que cuando llegó correcta funciona de vicio, eso sí tiene truquillos, de vez en cuando revisar agua, como está colocado el deposito, revisar los diferentes depósitos, limpiar si hace falta, es automática pero vamos que hay que cuidarla. Revisar por que pita y lo más importante LA CAFETERA NO SE APAGA, se deja encendida en modo reposo, no gasta nada y no da problemas, si la enciendes y apagas continuamente, hace el proceso de limpieza, calentado etc... lo mejor dejarla encendida como pone en el manual.
Llevo 72 cafés y perfectos, Capuchinos y cafés con leches buenísimos.
La gente se queja del soporte de esta marca por ahora no lo he utilizado y espero no tener que hacerlo.
Por cierto el descafeinado, echo una cucharita que trae la propia cafetera, de café molido, por la abertura que tiene para ello, pero sólo una cucharita, sino se obtura.
EDITO: 250 CAFÉS, aún sin problemas. Eso si aprendiendo cosillas, ojo al usar el déposito de la leche de vez en cuando limpiar la boquilla. Hace unos capuchinos!!!
KOKOFIT Air Purifier for Home,CADR 320 H13 True HEPA Filter Purifiers Up to 710 Sq.Ft. Quiet Filtration Cleaner for Allergies Pets Remove 99.97% Odors Smoke Dust Mold Pollen in Bedroom Large Room,White
KOKOFIT Air Purifier for Home,CADR 320 H13 True HEPA Filter Purifiers Up to 710 Sq.Ft. Quiet Filtration Cleaner for Allergies Pets Remove 99.97% Odors Smoke Dust Mold Pollen in Bedroom Large Room,White
I live in Seattle, WA, where the air quality has recently gotten spectacularly bad (AQI over 300) due to the ongoing wildfires. I ordered this air purifier when the air first started to get smoky, and I quickly found myself counting down the days until its arrival. By the time it showed up, I had been suffering for days in my own apartment, with headaches, coughing, etc.

The great news is, this thing really works! When I first plugged it in, it showed an indoors AQI of over 300! Over the next few hours, I watched the meter gradually tick down into the "blue zone", followed by the "green zone"—it has now stabilized around 60-80 in my ~500 sq ft. living space. I move it into my smaller bedroom at night, and it drops the AQI in there even lower. I can once again work at my desk without getting an instant cough/headache. For that reason alone, this gets 5 stars from me—it has made a truly uninhabitable situation habitable.

Here are some more details on what I like/where I think there is room for improvement.

Things I like:
- Gives me clean air and keeps me from feeling sick in my own home.
- Seems to be doing an OK job at cleaning a slightly larger space than it's rated for.
- Fairly unobtrusive in appearance (not a thing of beauty, but it blends into a corner) and sound (it's just white noise while I work/sleep).
- AQI monitor gives me a clear sense of the air quality in the apartment. This has also helped me identify other ways I can help maintain the air quality (e.g., I now know that running the AC causes the air quality to dramatically worsen).
- Came double-boxed/well-packed.

Room for improvement:
- When the unit is powered off, the power button inexplicably flashes red. This seems to be the normal behavior, but is annoying and makes it seem like something is wrong. I am running the unit constantly right now, so it doesn't matter, but it means that I will likely unplug the unit when it's not in use.
- The "sleep mode" (which turns off the bright LED indicators) only works at the lowest fan speed. It would be better if this could be turned on at any fan speed, since I like to run the unit at a higher fan speed even while I'm sleeping.
- Some kind of handles on the sides would be useful for moving the unit around, but that might make it bigger/less sleek.
- I'm not sure the AQI readout is super precisely calibrated (it has at times read higher than the outside air quality), but that doesn't really matter to me—it serves its purpose as a relative air quality gauge.
- I haven't yet seen replacement filters up on Amazon, but I asked the seller and they assured me they'll be available soon—so, no problem here as long as they become available within the next ~6 months!
Incienso Gonesh Halloween día festivo Tradiciones, pack de 12 unidades, Neutral
Incienso Gonesh Halloween día festivo Tradiciones, pack de 12 unidades, Neutral
I bought a couple of packs recently at Spencer's Gifts, but they only had two packages left, so I was excited to see that it's also sold on Amazon. I love Gonesh incense, and this variety doesn't disappoint. It's strongly cinnamon but also something else, and they would be good anytime of the year, especially around Halloween. Would gladly buy again.

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