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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors
Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors
Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors by C. L. Schneider and Alan Dingman. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 44 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the c category.
Justice Series Boxed Set. Books 1-3
Justice Series Boxed Set. Books 1-3
Justice Series Boxed Set. Books 1-3 by M A Comley. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 97 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the m category.
Creepshow
Creepshow
Creepshow by Stephen King. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 333 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Colorado Kid
Colorado Kid
Colorado Kid by Stephen King. Rated 2.4 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
PHP By Example
PHP By Example
PHP By Example by To. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Learning Swift - Second Edition
Learning Swift - Second Edition
Learning Swift - Second Edition by Andrew J Wagner. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Wittgensteins ‘große Maschinenschrift’: Untersuchungen zum philosophischen Ort des "Big Typescripts</I> (TS 213) im Werk Ludwig Wittgensteins (Wittgenstein Studien) (German Edition)
Wittgensteins ‘große Maschinenschrift’: Untersuchungen zum philosophischen Ort des "Big Typescripts</I> (TS 213) im Werk Ludwig Wittgensteins (Wittgenstein Studien) (German Edition)
Wittgensteins ‘große Maschinenschrift’: Untersuchungen zum philosophischen Ort des "Big Typescripts</I> (TS 213) im Werk Ludwig Wittgensteins (Wittgenstein Studien) (German Edition) by Stefan Majetschak. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the TypeScript category.
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor
The 1st 5 chapters were almost worthless but the rest of the book more than made up for it.

The discussion of Generals, Workouts & Controls offers a nice introduction to value investing.

The author walks you through how Buffett took what he learned under Ben Graham & put his own stamp on it.

You'll learn how he ran the Buffett Partnership & subsequently made the transition to more qualitative investments which formed the Berkshire Hathaway.of today.

I'd recommend reading Graham's "Intelligent Investor" & Phillip Fushers "Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits" 1st & although there's no heavy math, you should probably understand how to read a balance sheet & income/cash flow statements.

After "Ground Rules" I recommend reading the full prtnership letters & "Berkshire Letters to Shareholders" for a more fully formed view of what WEB has done, followed by Graham & Dodd "Security Analysis" after which you should be analytically & temperamentally able of trying your hand at creating your own Berkshire.

Disclaimer: the wit & wisdom WEB has exhibited throughout his carreer are replicable by many but the temperament needed to execute is IMHO the most important factor in obtaining above average results. If you ain't disciplined & patient, your results will vary...
Best of Jimi Hendrix
Best of Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix and thermodynamics: There's a principle of thermodynamics, goes something like, in a closed system, when you add heat to the system, you merely raise the level of the existing microstates. If you add work to the system, you increase the number of available microstates. When Jimi Hendrix played his Stratocaster, which was and is notorious for going out of tune, he never actually played out of tune, in other words, added work to the system. In one of the later recordings, he breaks a string and continues to play in tune. However, at the Monterey Pop Festival, when he smashed the guitar into pieces and lit it on fire, was he adding heat? I know it may be a bit abstruse, but that's a little physics joke. . .
Bob Dylan - Roads Rapidly Changing
Bob Dylan - Roads Rapidly Changing
This is an excellent critical and historical walk through Dylan's early career. Those who prefer light narration and mostly music performance would be advised to look elsewhere (for example the Newport Folk Festival DVD set). For those of us who love an in-depth discussion and celebration of the contributions he made to music and songwriting during this period, this is a great gift, with insightful commentary by some of the best music reviewers and documentarians in the business. The series is continued by three other DVD sets: After The Crash (1966-1978), Both Ends of the Rainbow (1978-1989), and The Never Ending Narrative (1990-2006), all of which are well worth the time, depending on the part of Dylan's career you are most interested in. I love it all, and have seen all of them. My only beef is that the two most famous albums of his career, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, are not covered by this or any of the other DVD sets. How could they leave out that crucial period of post-Newport '65 through the '66 World Tour??? Anyone know of a documentary by this set of reviewers/commentators that covers that?
The Collection
The Collection
I used to have this album on cassette so I was glad to be able to get another copy of this on CD.

For me this is a great selection of tracks covering some of the best known classics. No it isn't a complete collection and there are some glaring omissions but with such a huge back catalogue it isn't surprising.

If you want the many classics and a great representation of Bob Dylan's work then this is a great CD to own and I'm glad I've got myself another copy if it.
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle Bahama Breeze
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle Bahama Breeze
This candle smells good and I really like the teal-blue color of the candle too. The price was greatly on sale, so I jumped on this while I could, but full price is alright as far as candles go. Yankee Candle is my favorite candle brand though because of how good they smell and how much scent they produce, so I at least know what I'm getting for the price. This is a big candle as well, so it should last a good amount of time. The scent is about as you may expect, spruce as stated, with a crisp refreshing smell for the icy blue part that is somewhat like a men's body wash if I had to match it to something but it's not as soapy smelling. I don't know how else to describe it but I like it.

Update: It was good when I first used it, but the more it's used, the more the scent is starting to smell like soap. The spruce scent is no longer present.
BYGD 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC with 2 Charger Outlets and Dual 2.4A USB Ports Car Converter Adapter
BYGD 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC with 2 Charger Outlets and Dual 2.4A USB Ports Car Converter Adapter
This is power converter that allows you to plug a regular outlet power and to charge your laptop within your car! This is a very important for me and I assume that also for others.
Now let talk about the product itself.
Keep in mind that you have only 150w that means you can't put every device, only things that not using power less then 150w basically it has to be good enough for chargers or any stuff like that, but it's will be the same in any converter because your car can't give more then that while the car battery it isn't a power generator..
I didn't like the size it's a little thick then I expected, but I think that they built in order to allow airflow because when you convert power it might becomes hot.
I used it in a few travels and after one hour the coverter became a little hot (not boiling).
So if you can put in open place (not into one of the cells) it will probably keep your product safety.
Red Dawn (1984)
Red Dawn (1984)
I first saw this as s kid and taped it. Hadn’t seen this for about 25 years. I saw it on Amazon for a great price and remembered liking it, having it taped. I put it in and my reaction to it as an adult was chilling as it never had been. It felt like a story more possible now than ever. I was more emotionally invested and it seemed like a foretelling, a prediction. I’m VERY glad to have purchased this for my collection. I hope I’m wrong and that NOTHING like this will ever come to pass. Maybe with maturity, cynicism and more knowledge of world politics and the very real dangers in the world beginning with 9/11 to the present it now seems more prescient. A very believable and terrifying film. Seeing the late actors Patrick Swayze, Powers Boothe, and Harry Dean Stanton also gave it an air of melancholy as well. Also, remembering that this was Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s first film together was interesting. This was the first film released rated PG-13. Also, like Keanu Reeves I have never been a Patrick Swayze fan, for his acting OR looks. I just didn’t understand the attraction. Swayze’s final scene in this film is annoyingly bad. It almost ruins the movie for me. He and Keanu were always bad actors, who, because women thought they were so hot, kept getting roles better suited for almost anybody else. Picture and sound on this blu ray release are great and 1/4 of the price of Shout Factory’s release which only added a 15 minute retrospective with no one in the film and reversible cover with the great original poster art (which is the only reason I almost bought their version instead of this one). But, alas, the price difference was too great to justify buying the Shout release. This release is more than sufficient.
Wildlife Tree Plush Zoo Animal Ears Headband for Animal Costumes and Cosplay or Theatre
Wildlife Tree Plush Zoo Animal Ears Headband for Animal Costumes and Cosplay or Theatre
My now seven year old grand daughter has been obsessed with Cheetas since she was four or five. For years she's been wearing ratty and torn "cheetah" tights, and a cheetah headband she got at Goodwill, and all the cheetah gear she's been able to assemble----a sequined cheetah sweater from Old Navy is a recent addition. A week or two ago I closed the apartment door on her headband that had fallen off my grand daughterby accident----I was trying to keep my new to us disoriented old dog from running down the hall---and broke the headband with the door. My grand daughter was very mellow and forgiving, trying to show me that she could still wear it. When it fell off she told me that we could fix it with duck tape...

We opened amazon, found this lovely headband, and it arrived in Brooklyn in two days. It is soft and fits well. I didn't know that these lovely things
support a family business when I ordered them, and that too makes our family happy!
Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat
Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat
In 1954, children were having problems learning to move from knowing how to read a few words to being able to read a book. When Life Magazine covered the issue, they suggested that a new book be made by Dr. Seuss. Unable to use his signature made-up language and words, Dr. Seuss had to follow a strict vocabulary list instead. Luckily on that list were the words “cat” and “hat” and the author was inspired. He used easy rhymes and silly illustrations combined with dynamic storylines to get children to turn the pages. Soon Dr. Seuss was creating more beginning readers and publishing others by different authors. It was the birth of the popular early-readers for children and Cat in the Hat remains one of the best! This picture book is a fascinating look at the author’s process and the way that the challenge inspired him creatively. The illustrations combine classic Dr. Seuss elements with Hawkes’ own style. Young writers will be inspired by this look at Dr. Seuss. Appropriate for ages 6-9.
Beren dan Luthien: Beren and Luthien (Indonesian Edition)
Beren dan Luthien: Beren and Luthien (Indonesian Edition)
This is a review of the English version. Amazon does not want me to review the English version. However, this is excellent work in any language.

Any review would take 500 words or more to just explain what the potential reader is going to encounter.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) brought back to us, through the efforts of Christopher Tolkien who has a track record of doing so for us; this also includes illustrations by Alan Lee.

Even if you are a movie buff and have no reading background of Tolkien this book can stand on its own and is a good place to dive in.

The copyright on this book is 2017. This gives you a feel of where to place this book in the pantheon such as “The Similarion” (1977).

There is an extensive preface by Christopher Tolkien which places more emphasis on where this book came from and what it is all about. The preface helps with a great understanding of newbies and even those of us who read the other writings of J.R.R. TOLKIEN. Christopher Tolkien also reintroduces us to the forwards of previous and parallel writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Next, the book includes notes on the elder days. This helps set the environment in which we were about to read.

Although I like to set my own imagination as to what things looked like, the illustrations by Alan Lee help allow all the readers to stay in sync with each other on what the world they are reading about looks like. This particular book has nine different plates in several other sketches to help give a visual to the words we are reading.

Passages extracted from “The Lay of Leithan” are displayed in numbered. One appendix gives revisions to “The Lay of Leithan.”

Because the story is a compendium of several texts to create the individual history of Beren and Lúthien, there is a list of the names in the original texts.

At the end of the book is a glossary which I strongly relied on.

The only thing missing that I wish was in the book was the key to pronouncing the words that were in the glossary.
Naruto, Vol. 59: The Five Kage (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Naruto, Vol. 59: The Five Kage (Naruto Graphic Novel)
The story continues from where it left off last last volume (58) and with the help of Naruto Uzumaki, the shinobi allience get the upper hand of the war but then Kabuto uses his trump card and things get even more hectic then it was before and then the 5 Kage are called into action.
I have no other word to describe this volume but EPIC. I definitely recommend you (naruto fan) buying this volume, i assure you, it'll be worth it. I can't wait for volume 60 to be released XD
Naruto, Vol. 54: Viaduct to Peace (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Naruto, Vol. 54: Viaduct to Peace (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Volume 54 of Naruto contains chapters 505 to 514.
It is rated T for Teen (13+) due to realistic and fantasy violence.
If you are new to Naruto, start from volume 1. You won't understand it otherwise.

You can tell from the cover that this is going to be an action-packed volume!
We see an incredible fight between Guy and Kisame! Also a lot of past characters return and more flashbacks. It ends with Madara getting a power up (and a nice new mask).
I'm impressed with the amount of techniques and ninjutsu Kishimoto-Sensei can think of. There are hundreds of them in Naruto!
Another thing that impresses me is the art. The backgrounds are detailed, the character's emotions are easy to read and the movement is amazing.
The previous volume is still my favourite but this one is just as good!
Naruto, Vol. 60: Kurama!!
Naruto, Vol. 60: Kurama!!
The delivery was the best part here, I got it A DAY EARLY! The 4th of Feb. when it said it would be delivered on the 5th (the day of its release). The packaging was good like always and there was no rips or tears and the pages were in perfect condition. Though I wish they had covered the manga in plastic. I'd feel like it was never touched and I personally prefer it to be covered besides standard packaging but I'm not complaining! The volume was PERFECT! It starts out good and ends even better with a huge cliffhanger that those who aren't keeping up with the current chapters will be kept SURPRISED and EAGER to read Vol. 61!!!
Gesammelte Werke, Bd.3, Von Bagdad nach Stambul
Gesammelte Werke, Bd.3, Von Bagdad nach Stambul
Beim Lesen dieses Bandes hat man das Gefühl, in der heutigen etwas anderen Sprachdarstellung die uns tagtäglich von unseren Medien vorgesetzten „neuesten“ Entwicklungen im Vorderen Orient zu konsumieren. Unter interessengeleiteter Mithilfe der ehemaligen Kolonialmächte Großbritannien und Frankreich sowie von USA, Türkei, Rußland und auch Israel schaffen die dortigen Völker mit ihren unterschiedlichen religiösen Vorstellungen und geschichtlichen Voraussetzungen immer wieder die Probleme, mit denen die Welt sich auch heute wieder auseinandersetzen muß.

Der Verdienst von Karl May ist, den Exzessen und Gegensätzen durch lebendige personenbezogene Schilderungen viele verständliche Erklärungen zu geben. So sehen wir die tragischen Verquickungen gleicher Völker geteilt in Sunniten und Schiiten. Beschrieben finden wir auch die noch heute geltenden kulturellen Hintergründe der vielfältigen Unverträglichkeiten zwischen Arabern, Türken, Persern, Kurden und Jessiden. So glaubt man, im Teil „Bei den tanzenden Derwischen“ die Struktur der arabischen Familienclans in Berlin vor sich zu sehen.
Gesammelte Werke, Bd.25, Am Jenseits
Gesammelte Werke, Bd.25, Am Jenseits
Das Buch fehlte noch in meiner Karl May Sammlung, ich habe es auch vorher noch nicht geklesen gehabt.. Ich freue mich schon auf das Lesen. Versand ging sehr schnell, das Buch (gebraucht) ist in gutem Zustand, der Verkäufer ist lobenswert.
Jurassic Park 1st (first) edition Text Only
Jurassic Park 1st (first) edition Text Only
So the story was fantastic. A bit different from the movie but books are always better and so is the case here. My only complaint is in the book itself. I was under the impression I was buying a hardcover first edition and it's most definitely a paperback and the pages were super yellow. The book was cheap, but it looked like I should've found it in a box of old books someone cleared out from their attic and was giving away.
Journey of the Pharaohs (The NUMA Files Book 17)
Journey of the Pharaohs (The NUMA Files Book 17)
This book came out about the time that Clive Cussler passed away, so this is perhaps (?) his last book (although I'm not sure how much of Cussler was in his books over the past few years. I suspect that most of the writing might hae been done by his coauthors, and he simply touches up the stories and embellishes them (?). His books are what they are - the heroes always win, no matter what the odds, and at the end they connect with a historical short story at the very beginning. But what makes them fun is that Cussler (and his coauthors) is/are fantastic storytellers. You want to continue reading and not putting them down, even though you know that everything will be OK and the good guys WILL win. Clive Cussler was one of a kind and his books will be missed in years to come. But I have kept most of them and I re-read them periodically and they are always entertaining. R.I.P. Clive, and thanks for years of entertaining stories.
Lost and Found in Cedar Cove (Short Story) (Kindle Single) (Rose Harbor)
Lost and Found in Cedar Cove (Short Story) (Kindle Single) (Rose Harbor)
Great little short story to compliment the series.

Jo Marie has big plans for her bed-and-breakfast. With the help of handyman Mark Taylor, she intends to plant a beautiful rose garden in time for her upcoming open house. Jo Marie and Mark rarely see eye to eye—especially on matters of home improvement—but she knows he has her best interests at heart. After the two walk the grounds, Jo Marie realizes that her beloved rescue dog, Rover, is missing, and at a time when she most needs a friend, Mark abruptly leaves. Confused by Mark’s behavior and worried for Rover’s safety, Jo Marie searches for her precious pup all over Cedar Cove. Rover is on an adventure of his own—one that will lead to a delightful surprise for two unlikely people.
Twilight Female Force #9 Stephenie Meyer Deluxe Edition Comic New Moon
Twilight Female Force #9 Stephenie Meyer Deluxe Edition Comic New Moon
Let's be honest here: Stephenie Meyer has had a pretty boring life. She basically got married, had kids, and wrote a fantasy series about sparkly vampires.

So needless to say -- with no scandals, divorces, addictions, adventures or the like -- "Female Force Bestsellers: Stephenie Meyer" is a pretty boring experience. But it's not just boring. It's surreally bad and poorly done, with ghastly art, a breathlessly dramatic style and a horrendously contrived framing device wrapped around a thoroughly unexciting life story.

According to the author Ryan Burton, Meyer was an oh-so-special and down-to-earth girl ("It seemed as though every OTHER girl was... DIFFERENT"), and of course way smarter than her peers (both in high school and college, she alone is raising her hand). She went to Brigham Young University in Utah, and a spider got eaten by a vampire. Whoops, that was the framing narrative, so forget about that.

Anyway, she met some guy she had once shared a sandbox with, and they got married in less than a year. Three kids later, Stephenie had a dream about spying on a thuggish-looking vampire trying to make out with some blonde chick in a field (and she frankly looks like a dream voyeur spying on teenagers). She constructed a story around that dream, and ended up selling it -- and of course, it became a megahit and was adapted into a movie, took the world by storm, blah blah blah.

Because the unadorned life story of Meyer would take up about five pages, Burton frames it: A shark-mouthed Dracula living in a cliche Transylvanian castle (complete with graveyard and howling wolf), who is apparently telling Meyer's life story to a gang of grunting naked nosferatu. Not only is this hilariously cheesy, but it provides the unintentional message that Meyer is carrying out the will of evil monsters.

The biography oozes along at a glacial pace, with two whole pages devoted to shopping the manuscript around. The most mundane facts are written in a breathlessly melodramatic style ("Stephenie was 21 when she married Christian... also known as PANCHO") with lots of details that only her most fanatical fans would care about (who cares where the name "Stephenie" came from?). There's even a transparent attempt to equate Meyer with her self-insert Bella Swan (oh, how different and smart she is!).

And the artwork is simply ghastly -- Meyers has an evil grin, sinister eyebrows, freakishly tiny hands, and she looks EXACTLY the same from the age of four onward. Her husband's head looks like a mediocre Picasso work, and the Twilight fans appear to be a bunch of large-breasted grannies, mad-eyed adolescents and... coffee shop singers? And as the final hilarious conceit, it's sprinkled with topographic maps, and a bizarre page in which UTAH appears in the palm of Meyer's hand.

In short, the art makes the entire comic seem like a Stephenie Meyers acid trip. The funniest part is that they don't even get Meyer's characters right -- both Bella and Edward are washed-out blondes with wormlike lips, and Edward has spiky little fangs. Wha?

There's also a very halfhearted little add-on about the history of Forks, Washington... but frankly it's dead boring. Protections for endangered salmon? A steam engine? A fire in 1951? Not exactly thrilling, and it's all rendered in old photographs with bad photoshopping.

"Female Force Bestellers: Stephenie Meyer" reads like a bad drug trip, with spider-chomping vampires, horrendous art and lots of surreal extras. Good for a laugh, but nothing else.
Die Kampagne: Thriller (Agent Shaw 1) (German Edition)
Die Kampagne: Thriller (Agent Shaw 1) (German Edition)
David Baldacci hat einen spannenden und temporeichen Thriller geschrieben, den ich fast in einem Zug durchgelesen habe.
Viel bedeutsamer ist jedoch der wirtschaftliche Gedanke, der hinter dem Geschehen steckt:
Rüstung ist immer ein Gewinnspiel für die Rüstungskonzerne.
Noch zur Zeit des vorletzten amerikanischen Präsidenten Bush wurden die Kosten des „Kampf gegen den Terror“ auf 2 Billionen $ geschätzt, die das amerikanische Volk ausgegeben hatte. Man konnte sich ausrechnen, dass da ein Gewinn von 400-600.000.000.000 $ herauskam.
Es war keinesfalls ein Geheimnis, welche Firmen für die Wiederwahl des Präsidenten gespendet hatten, die Spenderlisten wurden sogar in der „Washington Post“ veröffentlicht.
Vor der Wiederwahl des Präsidenten Bush tauchte ein Video auf, in dem er scherzhafte Weise im Oval Office hinter den Möbeln nach den Massenvernichtungswaffen suchte, deren Existenz von seinem Außenminister in der UNO als Argument vorgetragen wurde, um den Krieg gegen den Irak zu rechtfertigen.
Über Bushs Humor konnten sicherlich die Eltern der im Irakkrieg getöteten Menschen auf beiden Seiten nicht besonders herzlich lachen.
Dagegen ist der Oberschurke in in diesem Thriller geradezu ein Engel. Er rechtfertigt seine Kampagne, die zu einer gewaltigen Aufrüstung der drei größten Staaten führt, damit, dass die bei Ihnen gekauften Waffen gar nicht gebraucht werden.
So erzeugt der Autor beim Leser die notwendige Entrüstung, die den wackeren Kampf unseres Helden rechtfertigt.
Die Dokumentation des Zynismus des amerikanischen Präsidenten hatte seine Wiederwahl zur Folge.
Ganz böse Zungen behaupten: die amerikanischen Wähler hätten ihn nicht wieder gewählt, wenn das Video nicht für jeden (auch heute noch) zugänglich wäre.
Nicholas Sparks: The Complete Collection (19 book box set)
Nicholas Sparks: The Complete Collection (19 book box set)
I love that this collection has 19 DIFFERENT Nicholas Sparks books. However, my collection came with 2 copies of Safe Haven and it didn't have The Lucky One added in it. This is frustrating I was really looking forward to having a full collection.
The Mugger
The Mugger
Plot: mugger turns slasher~

This starts with ladies getting mugged and ending up with a slash on their left cheek. Enter Kent Smith as a police psychiatrist. He has some theories about the "slasher" . The women who are mugged and slashed act like bimbos rather than traumatized women recovering from a crime. Taylor gives us a loose PROFILE based on a henpecked husband who smokes a certain kind of cigarettes. Tracking the slasher through his cigarettes they find a man who fits the profile. But a victim was slashed and robbed and murdered in a park that does not fit the "profile". This has some pretty good acting but not from the primary cast. Nan Martin as the love interest for the psychiatrist is excellent as a policewoman who is both intelligent and interesting. James Franciscus is excellent as the worried husband. This was done on a budget and it shows. We do not get a clear idea of why the man slashed the woman. And we cannot like any of the police involved in the plot because they really are not likable. I give it 3 stars~ it reminds me of a TV movie that was never picked up as a series. (I do not know if this was the case)................Look for Ranee Taylor as a blonde bimbo who's husband sports a shiner (black eye) from her. Ranee is the Mother on the Nanny.
El principe lestat / Prince Lestat (Crónicas vampíricas / Vampire Chronicles) (Spanish Edition)
El principe lestat / Prince Lestat (Crónicas vampíricas / Vampire Chronicles) (Spanish Edition)
Un libro lamentable para una saga que merecía una mejor y mucho más atractiva conclusión. La historia carece de alicientes, lógica e incluso, de los recursos para mantener la mínima atención del lector. No sólo se trata de una revisión del Canon de Anne Rice deficiente y repetitiva, sino que la necesidad de la autora por recurrir e insistir en sus obsesiones y tópicos, destruye la unidad temática de la historia. La linea argumental parece decidida a sostener toda una revisión fundacional sobre la obra de Rice, que resulta innecesaria. Incluso la supuesta información novedosa sobre personajes, situaciones y aspectos de la mitología de los libros, carece de verdadera sustancia. La sucesión de personajes se hace tediosa y sobre todo, la sucesión de hechos sin lógica y escrito con muy poca brillantez.

Fui lectora de las Novelas de Anne Rice por casi toda mi adolescencia. Creo que este libro destruyó - o mejor dicho, atestó el golpe de gracia - a una mitología que hasta entonces, había tenido cierta solvencia.
Charlie Rose October 1997
Charlie Rose October 1997
If you've seen it on a horrible DVD, don't bother to download this no matter how cheap. It's ok but no worth the time or expense.
Logic Games by Lewis Carroll (1887) (Original Version)
Logic Games by Lewis Carroll (1887) (Original Version)
Siendo un artículo de segunda mano, y marcado con una condición "muy buena", he de decir que superó mis expectativas. El libro se encuentra en un estado impecable, como si no se hubiera abierto nunca, sin la menor mancha ni marca de uso. La sobrecubierta amarillea levemente, como es de esperar - la edición es de 1954 - pero demás se diría que es un libro completamente nuevo. Aunque el envío me costó tanto como el propio libro, puedo sentirme afortunada de haberlo encontrado a un precio tan asequible.
Aún no he terminado de leer la biografía - que predeciblemente ha quedado obsoleta en algunas partes -, pero solo por la calidad de las ilustraciones y el estado de conservación, se trata de una compra excelente.
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
I'd say this book was a serious diamond in the rough. Readers look to "get something" out of a book, generally. After reading Siddhartha, I came away feeling a part of a similar process as the protagonist, Siddhartha: life and reading is about significance; you must surrender your own aims to understand we're all part of a bigger system "river" or cycle that cares little of our petty problems. Basically surrendering ego is of utmost importance to understand the wisdom in front of you.

Thus one must NOT have an aim to experience "Om" is to be free, receptive, and have no goal. Simply obsorbing life and a book entails opening ones life, mind, and emotions for enlightenment or self wisdom.

The book is an easy read much can be gained--especially if the reader interprets the text from a western perspective.
Gideon's Risk 1960
Gideon's Risk 1960
If you want to be entertained and follow the intrique of everyday crime and punishment, you should read this series of books.
Bosch - Season 6
Bosch - Season 6
This isn't just the best show Amazon has ever made, it's the best drama show available anywhere on any streaming platform or TV, and I'm including movie theaters in that mix.

All of Bosch's elements, from the writing and direction, the superb ensemble acting with Titus Welliver as Bosch and Jamie Hector as his partner detective, the multilayered and concurrent narrative arcs that carefully unfold throughout each season against an LA backdrop to the graphics and music used in the credits are first rate and make for riveting drama.

This is the kind of media content that keeps me signed up as an Amazon Prime member.

Can't wait for Season Six to launch!
LEGO 30407 - Harry's Journey to Hogwarts Polybag
LEGO 30407 - Harry's Journey to Hogwarts Polybag
This is a nice small LEGO Harry Potter set. You get Harry Potter (with dual faces... one is normal while the other is scared), you get a white owl with a cage, you get a scroll/document with wizarding-type information, and you get a black suitcase.

This is a polybag, so these are always on the smaller side. This particular polybag comes with 40 LEGO bricks.

There's a good variety of LEGO bricks for a small set of this size... and since it's Harry Potter, you really can't go wrong.

PLEASE NOTE: The retail price for this polybag is $3.99, so I would recommend doing your homework and checking around before paying a price higher than MSRP.

Thank you for reading and here's hoping you found my review helpful.

Happy bricking!
Loungefly x Harry Potter Gryffindor Trifold Wallet, Gray, One Size
Loungefly x Harry Potter Gryffindor Trifold Wallet, Gray, One Size
Wife loves it. Well crafted and looks like it will last quite a while. Made for women not girls meaning it’s not cheap or flimsy like a novelty item. It’s a genuine wallet with well crafted features. Very nice style. Can stand up well with my wife’s Coach and MK purses.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit: From Peppermint Humbugs to Sugar Mice - Conjure Up Your Own Magical Confections
The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit: From Peppermint Humbugs to Sugar Mice - Conjure Up Your Own Magical Confections
I really love this kit! As a 12 year old Harry Potter fan, this is perfect for me!
It came in great time, the box was a little damaged on the inside, but it didn't bother me.
The recipes are fairly simple, most do require abit of time and effort, but having only tried out three, I can't make bad observations. I must say, the butterbeer was my absolute favourite! I made minor editions- the book is American and no local shops sold butter flavour- but having used butter instead I found it worked beautifully anyway! I did need help from my family whilst boiling the sugar for the sweets, but the majority of other recipes were child friendly, most just ice cream and fancy sauces to make.
The plastic moulds are fantastic! They are sturdy and hard wearing, and make lovely chocolate frogs! One of my only criticisms is the fact that the broomstick moulds don't really work. The kit comes with plastic broom handles to push into the end of the broom moulds, abit like lolly handles. I can't seem to find a way of fixing the handles into the mould whilst being able to take the lolly out after its frozen, and also of keeping the liquid in the mould! It always tipped out the bottom, but I'm sure with abit of thinking it will work.
I really like this kit, the box is lovely, if not slightly damaged on the inside, but it's sturdy and beautifully made.The food bags are really sweet, and look really nice given as a little gift. It is a perfect, cheap present for a Harry Potter fan, or even for just a keen, experimental chef!
I would recommend this to all of my Harry Potter obsessed friends!!
Harry Potter Solemnly Swear Snapback Cap Black
Harry Potter Solemnly Swear Snapback Cap Black
Very disappointed with the product because the print is completely different than shown in the picture-- as you can see in the picture the main focus point of the print is covered up by the Harry Potter label on the front, and looks much different than the product image.
Whisky Galore
Whisky Galore
"Whisky Galore" is Gaelic for "All the water in the world." What happens when men can get "Just nothing but water" - and have a chance at a whole shipload of booze. Funny, beautifully-filmed, on the island of Barra in Scotland. My husband's father's folks are from there, and I hear bits of their speech in his. Actual Barra people fill up the dance scene, and the author of the original book is the captain who runs his ship ashore. Great acting, hilarious plot, wonderful dialog and situations. Hitchcock's favorite actor, Wylie Watson plays the head of the sneaky townspeople in their battle to hide their illegal salvage from the revenue men. You'll watch it over and over again. It hits a new high when even the narrator gets drunk.The happy men making mouth-music demonstrates a traditional form of singing on Barra (BTW, Saint Barr is the patron saint of Barra's cockle-shell grit industry. Just in case you wanted to know).
C-Line Top Loading Heavyweight Poly Sheet Protectors, Clear, Mini Size, 8.5 x 5.5 Inches, 50 per Box (62058)
C-Line Top Loading Heavyweight Poly Sheet Protectors, Clear, Mini Size, 8.5 x 5.5 Inches, 50 per Box (62058)
Use these for my Minicomic/Ashcan (comics that can be printed on a standard copier & are meant to be disposable/cheap) collection. They don't fit the weird ones that are printed on 8.5"x14" (then folded in half), but they fit the vast majority of minicomics I have that are printed on 8.5"x11" (making them 8.5"x5.5"). As long as it was able to fold flat after being saddle-stitch-style stapled, the extra width of the protector allowed even the thickest of my books to fit. And the heavier duty material keeps its shape well, so my smaller comics aren't prone to falling out either. Recent Free comic book day comics have also been printed at this size, so if you have a collection of them that you'd like to both keep protected and easily draw out repeatedly to let others read them, I'd recommend these.
Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book
Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book
There are 3 things I don't like about this coloring book.

1- pictures are printed on both sides of the page. This means you have to be careful about what you use to color (markers/pens bleed through, colored pencils can make indentations to the other side).

2- Some of the pictures are drawn across 2 facing pages. These don't look nice because there is a gap in the middle of the picture where the pages meet.

3- The book does not lay flat, so it's hard to color the edges sometimes, and if you're in the front or back of the book (as opposed to the middle), you have to hold the book open while you color sometimes.

I do like the pictures and think they are fun to color. I just wish they had put more thought into the actual format of the physical book.
Harry Potter Magical Creatures 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Harry Potter Magical Creatures 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Dies ist ein wirklich schönes Motiv und wer Harry Potter mag, für den sicherlich ein Muss.
Die Teile sind gut verarbeitet, dennoch empfand ich es als schwer, die vielen dunklen Teile waren gar nicht so einfach zu händeln. Dazu kam, dass es ein paar besondere Puzzleformen darin gab, was es für mich noch schwerer machte.
PRG Psh Mm Pink Ranger
PRG Psh Mm Pink Ranger
I was so happy when I found this. I bought one for myself and my niece.
The toy is adorable and badass. I have Red, Blue, and Black. Now I am waiting for Yellow.
Maybe even Green and White. I didn't notice the Power Coin mistake, At least it was Tommy's Coin. :p
Big Alaska: Modern Day Pioneers
Big Alaska: Modern Day Pioneers
Where to begin? None of the other reviewers seemed to mention that Ramey Smyth himself made this film, so naturally that’s why he takes up the first third of it with his friends, family, and the putrid conconctions they cook for their sled dogs. He apparently likes to show off his dogs and his log cabin building business. How in the world did this every get labeled as a documentary about pioneer living? I don’t care for the Iditorad at all, and this film promotes the race and makes no mention of how many dogs die each year. I never would have watched this if I knew that’s how it would begin. It’s all shameless self-promotion on Smyth’s part. The dogs are chained up and live in plastic barrels or tiny wooden huts and one of them is dragged by the collar front feet in the air to be put on a chain in the snow. The revolting conditions made me fast forward in disgust through the first segment and if making gallons of fish soup for these poor dogs is supposed to represent “pioneer living”- well, that’s a giant miss right there.

The second segment was no better. Three disillusioned and bearded men hang out together and use propane and make coffee and muck about in the shop while talking about their “dream” and their land. Where is the wilderness and ingenuity? Fishing? Wildlife? The only reason I agreed to watch this was for the nature aspect, not the Lost Boys and their Dreams. Their small trappers cabin already existed. They use snowmobiles and boats and modern conveniences to be antisocial (with each other) and live “off the grid”. Seems like glorified teenagers who can’t get along with others, sustain a relationship or keep a job.

The last man featured (no, there are not four families as presented in the title- more lies) was a Vietnam Vet who clearly has some issues and chooses to isolate himself from society for most of the year. He chats and chuckles in front of the camera and shows us his drying tree pieces as well as his cabin and various outbuildings. Seems he goes to the store to get food a lot and also enjoys snowshoeing. Again, though, the impression is the same as with the three younger guys- that none of these people can function in regular society. It’s the island of misfits, not innovative pioneers.

Alaskan pioneer living was not represented here at all. Most homes were already built and the one in the first segment being built was with Ramey Smyth’s assistance (to showcase his home building business, no doubt) and way out of the realm of a real pioneer. Everyone featured used gas powered generators for electricity, propane or other modern means to survive day to day. I wasn’t at all impressed with how they survived and there was no canning of goods, gardens or vegetables or skinning of animals that made it seem like they were really living independently, off the grid, and off the land.

Even with fast forwarding, this was stupefyingly boring and a waste of thirty minutes that I’ll never get back. Amazon should remove this poor excuse for a documentary from their watch list. I viewed it as part of prime; I can’t imagine my despair if I actually paid for it.
PATPET Dog Training Collar IPX7 Waterproof Training Collars for Dogs with Remote Rechargeable w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and 1-16 Static Levels for 2 Dogs
PATPET Dog Training Collar IPX7 Waterproof Training Collars for Dogs with Remote Rechargeable w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and 1-16 Static Levels for 2 Dogs
I just got these collars so this is a VERY preliminary review.

So far I am pleased with them. They appear to be a quality made product and appear durable. The waterproof cover for the charging port looks robust and looks like it should stand up to being removed and replaced over time. It’s a bit bulky for a smaller dog, but most of these are.

They are automatically paired to a channel unlike some other brands which is a definite plus.

They respond quickly to a button press without the screen being lit, another plus (and feature missing from some other brands that require you to wake the screen before a command can be made).

Sound volume is good.

Vibration is adequate, though not as strong as some others I have used in the past.

I like that there is only 16 levels of shock stimulation. Models that have up to 99 are ridiculous in my opinion and I am highly suspicious of them. After testing on myself I would personally not go above level 5 for my medium sized dogs. I found it to be fairly uncomfortable at that level, and remember the idea here is not to hurt your dog, it’s to catch their attention to let them know they’re doing something you don’t want them to do.

My one complaint so far is that there is no ring with which to attach a tag or leash to these receiver collars. During non-COVID times, all my dogs wear to the dog parks are their training collars. Just in case they are out of earshot and I need to call them. Not having this feature leaves me without the ability to do that. For that I have removed one star.

Will update as time goes on.
adidas Originals Men's NMD_r1 Sneaker
adidas Originals Men's NMD_r1 Sneaker
I wore NMD R2s for a few years and they have been the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. It seems like they no longer make them so I figured R1s should be as good or better since they still make them. They miss the mark for me though. I found the shoe runs small. I think this is because the tongue is connected directly to the rest of the shoe from the sides. On the R2s they are not and allow for extra room. I suppose it makes for a more secure shoe but it reduces comfort. The BOOST itself is also far less comfortable. I'm sure there's a reason the R1s are still in production while the R2s are not. But for me, I had to return these and search for other shoes.
SUPTMAX Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 Pro Max [Anti Blue] iPhone 12 Pro Max Screen Protector Glass [Scratch-resistant] iPhone 12 Pro Max Blue Light Screen Protector Bubble Free Case Friendly (2 Packs for iPhone 12 Pro Max)
SUPTMAX Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 Pro Max [Anti Blue] iPhone 12 Pro Max Screen Protector Glass [Scratch-resistant] iPhone 12 Pro Max Blue Light Screen Protector Bubble Free Case Friendly (2 Packs for iPhone 12 Pro Max)
外でも使うならアンチグレア系以外の選択肢はない。
PCを店で売る時の見栄えがいいからという理由で、グレアが流行ってた時に失敗した人間はみんなしってる。
アンチグレアとかノングレアとかで、ディスプレイは光の反射をおさえないと見えにくい。
貼り付けも簡単で貼り直しも可能。
説明書とかついてないから、一応書いておくと画面に貼るのはプラスティックみたいな方ね。
上に乗せるとくっ付いていくけど、その時中央を軽く指でなでると外に空気が抜けていって綺麗に貼れる。
ホコリをとるシールとか、ウェットティッシュ・ドライティッシュも同梱されてる。
位置あわせのアイテムとか別にいらない。
カメラの位置を確認して、失敗したら貼りなおせ。
俺は3回貼りなおした。
後、気になるのは、指で触った油分?みたいな後がディスプレイを消灯してる時に見える。
ディスプレイをつけると、全く分からないけど、潔癖症とかの人は気になりそう。
ただ、拭けば簡単に取れる。
指の滑りは指次第。
指が乾いてたら普通に滑る。
ちょっとでもジメッとしてたら、滑りは悪い。
他は今日つけたばっかなので不明。
今のところは満足できる商品。
Xtore® Extra Long Universal Mobile and Tablet Holder with 360° Rotation | 7th Generation | Ultra Premium (Sea Green)
Xtore® Extra Long Universal Mobile and Tablet Holder with 360° Rotation | 7th Generation | Ultra Premium (Sea Green)
Awesome product.
Pros: I just love how sturdy and strong the stem is.

Cons: The only issue is the blue sude material covering the stem. It ripped off at the junction where the stem rubs against the bottom holder. Other than this issue I loved this holder, I already own a similar one from last year model ( same brand but different styling).

Verdict: I wouldn’t mind purchasing the same product again in future despite its minimal flaws because the strength of this holder is by far the best compared to the other ones in the market.
If u are looking to buy something similar then just a tip for new buyers, u might find similar looking holders from the same brand (Xstore) for less price between 400-800, but be warned the stem of those cheaper holders is not sturdy and they tend to bend down even with the weight of ur phone so don’t waste money ur money on the cheaper holders. I have personally tried a couple of cheaper ones on Amazon and as was highly disappointed. Instead I recommend spending a few extra bucks and buy good ones like these. I bought one year for 1400 and this blue one costed me 1200 and all I can say is I absolutely Love them
Purity Farm Organic Ghee, 13 Ounce (765081)
Purity Farm Organic Ghee, 13 Ounce (765081)
This is the second brand of ghee that I have tried and I like this one far and away above the other one (Nanak Pure Desi Ghee). This one doesn't separate and has a smooth creamy consistency, whileas the other one is more gritty and the flavor is not nice just straight out of the jar. Purity Farm has me eating it straight out of the jar and it smells just heavenly.

I am very pleased with this product and would definitely buy it again. I especially like that it is casein-free as I have a dairy intolerance so even the small amounts of milk protein in regular butter might be an issue, but with this ghee I don't have to worry about it.

*update* It is now a few months since I started ordering this and I have started ordering two jars at a time to make sure that I'm never without. I have confirmed that regular butter DOES cause me issues but ghee is perfectly fine due to being casein-free. I read that ghee is also an ayurvedic remedy for many things and is supposed to be healing for leaky-gut syndrome.

I also have to say that it makes a FANTASTIC moisturizer for the face! I have ultra ultra sensitive skin that just cannot handle the slightest amount of chemicals on it. I thought to myself one day to try ghee as a facial moisturizer as I desperately needed it. I put it on, thinking that I might get red from it or break out as I have from every other moisturizer attempt and... no reaction! Best of all, my dry, scaly patch on my face is now soft and smooth after only two applications! I've had that scaly patch for months! I am so excited about this find since most of the time I cannot do any topicals at all, but my skin just loved the ghee and drank it up. A little goes a long way, so if you do this, a pea-sized amount is plenty for a large area. Rub in gently but if your skin is dry it will soak up quickly leaving you feeling soft but not oily if you put on just a little bit at a time. You can always put more as needed, so don't overdo at the beginning.
Jahnke alemán salmiak-salt Regaliz/salmiak-salz-lakritz
Jahnke alemán salmiak-salt Regaliz/salmiak-salz-lakritz
Love this product, as a dutchy who grew up enjoying salted licorice treats I was so happy to find this product on Amazon. I ordered this and was hooked instantly, I have ordered it many times.

I love that each candy is individually wrapped and fresh. I will order again and again from My German Candy company as they are fantastic.

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