Taliyah Garcia

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MySQL Admin Cookbook LITE: Replication and Indexing
MySQL Admin Cookbook LITE: Replication and Indexing
MySQL Admin Cookbook LITE: Replication and Indexing by Daniel Schneller and Udo Schwedt. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Mein Weg zu dir: Roman (German Edition)
Mein Weg zu dir: Roman (German Edition)
Mein Weg zu dir: Roman (German Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Adelheid Zöfel. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 137 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Notebook (Novel Learning Series)
The Notebook (Novel Learning Series)
The Notebook (Novel Learning Series) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 22 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Shuttle (Historical Novel)
The Shuttle (Historical Novel)
The Shuttle (Historical Novel) by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
No Doubts: Reasonable Doubt 2
No Doubts: Reasonable Doubt 2
No Doubts: Reasonable Doubt 2 by Whitney G., Sebastian Walch, et al.. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
John Grisham - All Novels and Stories Listed in Best Reading Order - Updated 2017 With Summaries and Checklist: Includes The Whistler and Camino Island plus all other novels and short stories
John Grisham - All Novels and Stories Listed in Best Reading Order - Updated 2017 With Summaries and Checklist: Includes The Whistler and Camino Island plus all other novels and short stories
John Grisham - All Novels and Stories Listed in Best Reading Order - Updated 2017 With Summaries and Checklist: Includes The Whistler and Camino Island plus all other novels and short stories by Avid Reader. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Forderung: Roman (German Edition)
Forderung: Roman (German Edition)
Forderung: Roman (German Edition) by John Grisham , Kristiana Dorn-Ruhl, et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 52 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Das Fest: Roman (German Edition)
Das Fest: Roman (German Edition)
Das Fest: Roman (German Edition) by John Grisham and Michelle Pyka. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 41 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Python Programming
Python Programming
Python Programming by irfan turk and Ibrahim Celikkale. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Python Scripting for ArcGIS
Python Scripting for ArcGIS
Python Scripting for ArcGIS by Paul A. Zandbergen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 104 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects)
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects)
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects) by Jake Smith. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Beginning T-SQL 2012 (Expert's Voice in Databases)
Beginning T-SQL 2012 (Expert's Voice in Databases)
Beginning T-SQL 2012 (Expert's Voice in Databases) by Kathi Kellenberger and Scott Shaw. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Get Programming with Go
Get Programming with Go
Get Programming with Go by Nathan Youngman and Roger Peppe. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Go programming' category.
R Cookbook (O'Reilly Cookbooks)
R Cookbook (O'Reilly Cookbooks)
R Cookbook (O'Reilly Cookbooks) by Paul Teetor. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 154 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
Web Address Password Book
Web Address Password Book
Web Address Password Book by Dawn Scala. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
C in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
C in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
C in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)) by Peter Prinz and Tony Crawford. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Angular 6 by Example: Get up and running with Angular by building modern real-world web apps, 3rd Edition
Angular 6 by Example: Get up and running with Angular by building modern real-world web apps, 3rd Edition
No chapter section exercises. You're cut and pasting everything, which doesn't seem a very effective teaching methodology to me. Alternatively, what one could do is commit the configuration with both Eclipse and IntelliJ setup's and break points. Then you guide the customer through a trace and discuss points of interest like a tour guide. That would be an improvement but I would much rather have the author guiding ME to write code myself so that I encounter my own problems and get to figure them out on my own. Agree that the finished code should be available for students who get stuck, however.

One should assume that the student is a professional operating under pressure. That means they will do the bare minimum necessary to acquire MVP (Minimum Viable Product) . If you don't provide the usual cue's (section and chapter exercises) that it's time to shift from the book to the code, they might get 2, 3, or 4 chapters in and realize they aren't learning anything without grasping exactly why. It's because the lecture / read / exercise methodology is trained by public education and for someone with an extended education, they've internalized this to the point where they don't think about it any more. In a nutshell, software has standards. So does education. They are useful and exist for reasons. What the author might consider is an approach that focuses on getting the student to professional viability and then following up with a companion problem / solution guide for common things new Angular developers experience. These will quickly wind up on Stack Overflow but by the same token you can use Stack Overflow to help write the guide.

Very rough Ch / Page counts, since this is a Kindle book. Note that provided chapter page counts are handy for managing procrastination and task size perception:
1 36
2 72 *
3 78 *
4 80 *
5 36
6 48
7 46
8 70 *

* Others may feel differently but in this format, I find 70 to be way to long. Just like when you are coding, finer task granularity is better and a service to your customers.
Angular 2: Application Development
Angular 2: Application Development
Waste of money. Much better tutorials and explanation to concepts are available over internet. I ordered this book in search of something that explains the framework and the design patterns/principles.
Facebook for Business: How to Create a Facebook Business Page That Works -- From the Basics to Using Facebook's Advanced Mark Up Language (FBML)
Facebook for Business: How to Create a Facebook Business Page That Works -- From the Basics to Using Facebook's Advanced Mark Up Language (FBML)
A first rate book for anyone creating a Facebook business page. I downloaded other highly reviewed Kindle books before this one that didn't really help much. Rebecca Robinson put this book together with Facebook screenshots that walked me through the process. She made the concepts understandable.

I'm new to Facebook, will be working on my FB biz page to complement my EuroPartsHouse.com website where I sell parts for European cars.

This book is the most useful of the several Facebook kindle books that I bought and the one that I'm using first in creating the business page.

Thanks again,
Charles / EuroPartsHouse.com
The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
Buyer alert: You’ll have dog-earned too many pages and underlined too many salient points to re-gift this compelling study of how newspapers struggle to survive.
Dan Kennedy, one of the country’s leading media critics, combines deftly written history, scores of interviews and expert speculation. The result: a comprehensive look at the financial perils facing quality journalism and the possible ways it can function in the Twitterverse.

The moguls he examines are Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Boston Globe owner and billionaire investor John Henry, and Internet entrepreneur and former Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner (no relation to Jared).

Kennedy credits Bezos and Henry with understanding and their papers’ civic and journalistic mission. He criticizes Kushner’s “print first” approach, convinced that newspapers’ future depends on combining print and digital, “and perhaps other sources yet to be discovered.”
His colorful anecdotes about the New York Times, Globe and Post’s past make this sprightly reading, and he buttresses his conclusions with experience.

Kennedy notes, “No newspaper executive has figured out a way to prosper during the 20-year era of the commercial Internet.” Still, it’s heartening to note outstanding work done by smaller papers who live under the financial gun, like the Asbury Park Press’s Renter Hell series on hazardous living conditions in New Jersey’s government-supported housing, and the Indianapolis Star’s groundbreaking two-year investigation into the sexual abuse of gymnasts.

Quality journalism today has never been more needed – or more imperiled. The Return of the Moguls poses important questions and possible solutions to this dilemma- and plenty of fodder for discussion about the press and democracy.
With The Beatles
With The Beatles
This review applies to Sept 9, 2104 vinyl mono releases only. I've waited 35 years or more for new issues of pure analog Beatles on vinyl. No digital manipulation, or any manipulation, just music from original analog tapes to LP's. After years and years of disappointing digital releases and digitally modified vinyl, I thought this day would never come. I actually gave up buying music for a 20 year span. Based on listening to these new all analog mono LP's, I have found these Lp's have very little noise, if any, sound fantastic, and the pure analog sound is as good or better sounding than original Capital/EMI/Apple releases, in my opinion. No harsh compressed sound, no 2 dimensional sound, no digitally remastered sound transferred to vinyl, and no more dashed hopes in DVD Audio and SACD. These LP's sound fantastic.

Like many Beatles fans, I grew up listening to them in the 60's. They made a violent and polarizing time in America more bearable. In the 60's, I bought and played their LP's until they were damaged beyond repair. I bought into digital music in the 80's only to find that it paled in comparison to pure analog. I should have bought more pure analog LP's while I had the chance, but, thought the medium was gone, whether I liked it or not. Finally I found vintage equipment (Sansui 6700 Receiver, Marantz Model 6300 Turntable, and JBL S312BE Speakers) and set out to spend mega money on EBAY for sealed analog LP's from the 60's and 70's. Unfortunately, many albums made in the 70's were made of cheap thin vinyl and were often warped or had defects/noise when new and right out of the package, but, I persevered and have a good collection of Beatles and other pure Analog LP's and some 45's.

You don't have to spend Mega money, however, as these mono releases are superb in quality and sound. There is very little noise, often none between songs. The LP's are flat as they are 180 grams, and most importantly these LP's sound warm and beautiful. I just sat back, closed my eyes and let the music and harmonizing soothe my soul. I did not buy the box set for $375. I bought each individually. This along with a $40 reduction for applying for a credit card brought the total to about $250, and if you get a defective album, you can send it back instead of the whole box.

Remember though, "Let it Be" and "Abbey Road" are not included in the box set as they were only made in stereo. Capital US releases like "The Beatles Again" and "Beatles 65" won't be there either, but, you will find those songs in these mono releases anyway.

Thank you Apple/EMI/Optimal Media (Germany) for giving audiophiles what they've wanted for so many years. You did good.
Chai Piña Colada Owl's Brew Mixer, 16 Ounce Bottle
Chai Piña Colada Owl's Brew Mixer, 16 Ounce Bottle
Oh my bad I was looking for more of the coconut flavor that's associated with Pina Colada flavor this is not that. Plus after opening it you are supposed to use it within two weeks. The flavor was not that enticing that I finished the bottle in two weeks. Definitely not a repurchase for me. I threw mine away so this was a waste of money for me. It says Chai Pina Colada so there you have it.
The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches
The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches
Very well written and insightful book on coaching by an excellent author with well supported examples and techniques from many of the best in the business. The great thing is I would recommend this for business leaders as well. The thoughts and techniques here apply to all people who lead or manage in any team environment, not just sports. It has become one of those books that I go back to time and time agin.
Sio & Tan Thor Stormbreaker Hammer Axe Thanos Glove Iron Man Keychain Infinity Gauntlet Key chain Key Ring
Sio & Tan Thor Stormbreaker Hammer Axe Thanos Glove Iron Man Keychain Infinity Gauntlet Key chain Key Ring
This keychain set includes 3 separate Marvel-related charms attached to key rings. It includes: The Infinity Gauntlet, Mjolner, and Stormbreaker. Each piece is made from a sturdy, slightly weighty metal and finished with a dark gold or bronze-ish coating. The Infinity Gauntlet does not have poseable digits, but actually has different colored “jewels” fitted into the metal, rather than just paint or colored enamel. These are great mini replicas and the attention to detail will be greatly appreciated by the Marvel fan in my family.
Marvel Official Avengers Thanos Gauntlet Adult Mule Slip-On Slippers - One Size
Marvel Official Avengers Thanos Gauntlet Adult Mule Slip-On Slippers - One Size
Malísimas y carísimas. Me han decepcionado mucho porque fueron un regalo para una persona muy fan de los Avengers, a pesar de su alto precio, y al principio nos encantó. A la semana, sin exagerar, la parte del talón se había aplastado por completo, es como si pisaras directamente el suelo. Las hemos dejado como zapatillas de viaje para la maleta, por no tirarlas.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD [Blu-ray]
THOR: THE DARK WORLD [Blu-ray]
Thor The Dark World soars endlessly in Asgardian light instead of Elvish darkness. Continuing on from the events of 'The Avengers' and acting as a sequel to 'Thor', which is incredibly underrated and overlooked, The Dark World shrouds itself in ancient magic and elusive mysticism. Expertly crafted world building, only to present a contrived, arduous and over-extensive story that struggled to find any footing. Thor's electrifying mighty hammer "meow meow" was not enough to appease a sub-standard plot conforming to the typical "save the world" formula and absent of any character development. Fans of the MCU typically forget about this sequel, and it's not difficult to see why. Jane, in an endless search to find Thor again, coincidentally enters a realm which contains the Aether, a primordial entity withholding dark matter. She inadvertently consumes it, the Dark Elves want it back and Thor must save the Nine Realms again.

Visually, the world of Asgard looked stunning. Clean beautiful shots of towering architecture, fully embracing its fantastical green screens which were hardly noticeable. In fact, the majority of the visual effects were excellently produced (aside from Marvel's eternal weakness, human CGI), particularly the designs of the Dark Elves spaceships as they recklessly invade Asgard. The returning cast all gave consistently good performances. Hemsworth, Portman and Hiddleston retain the original likability that we've all come to adore. Although Russo, Hopkins and Ecclestone were questionably underused. Costumes were fitting, production design detailed and a plethora of other technical aspects being fully functional. That's not The Dark World's problem.

The inherent issue is with the unmemorable story that lacks any evolution for the characters involved. Thor remains the same from the start to the end. Loki is still mischievous without emanating any emotional conflict of vengeance. And Jane, unfortunately, subsides into a convenient plot device just so Thor has a reason to come back to Earth. The relationship between the two never progresses, and feels more forced than ever. And over half of the film is set on Asgard with the narrative progression becoming stagnant. Nothing happens.

Then we come to the antagonist, Malekith. The accursed. Ruler of the Dark Elves, and one of the most powerful. Shame that he was completely wasted in this formulaic story. Seriously, the most underdeveloped pointless waste of a Marvel villain in the entire MCU. Ecclestone, a talented character actor, was pushed aside for Dennings' insufferably unfunny remarks, in an attempt to inject some humour that the original was apparently absent of. It just further cements the unmemorable qualities that The Dark World upholds.

Whilst not necessarily a bad film, I mean it is watchable to an extent, it fails to live up to the quality of previous entries (minus 'Iron Man 2' and 'The Incredible Hulk'...). Leaving the film rotting in the dusty realm of Svartalfheim.
Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Stroganoff, 6.4 oz
Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Stroganoff, 6.4 oz
Spouse was craving comfort box meals from his youth. Substituted Beyond crumbles. Went an extra step and sauteed garlic, onion, and mushrooms to add more flavor. It saved me from having to buy the other ingredients in quantities I don't need or use often.
The Lord of the Rings Omnibus: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings Omnibus: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King
This is the finest unabridged reading of this great book that can possibly be imagined. Rob Inglis, a well-known Shakespearean actor, doesn't just 'read' the story; he acts it, with distinct and well thought out voices for all of the characters. Gandalf sounds a lot like Ian McKellen; Aragorn has a royal yet rugged tone; Gimli the Dwarf has a distinctive bass voice which is very rich, while Sam and his dad the Gaffer sound appropriately alike with thick country accents, and Frodo sounds, well, just like Frodo should sound-- a pleasant and humble upper-class hobbit. Inglis gives a particularly impressive display of his acting abilities during the chapter "The Council of Elrond," where he is performing about a dozen characters at once! His emotional tone is very sensitive, and he gives vibrant expression to each sentence. His love and respect for the book are profound and obvious, and he takes all the time he needs to read it right! Another plus is his proper pronunciation of the names and languages. I have been a huge fan of this book for 42 years, but I still didn't know until listening to this recording that 'Frodo' is properly pronounced with a little trill, which makes the name more beautiful! The cost of these discs seems steep until you hear them; then it seems reasonable indeed, because this is a recording you won't listen to just once. Gather the family in the living room around the fire on those cold dark winter nights, and enjoy the ultimate reading of the ultimate fireside tale!
Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour
Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour
With Todd Barry's one-of-a-kind personality, and genuinely own style of 'crowd work' other comic, no other comic can accomplish what this man can: so naturally, with such eloquence, and seamless flow; all the while masterfully dancing along that ever-diminishing line that exists between communally-shared humors, observations and situations we all know of and even experience on a daily basis... and "Oh. Well that makes me uncomfortable", or "I find that offensive. Mainly, because you're involving me, personally; and I'd rather laugh at anybody else than laugh at my own self."

Then, of course, there's the sheer level of confidence, that only comes from a lifetime of 'working the room', night after night, persevering through the rejections, and harsh times; that's the type of passion, dedication, and foresight it takes to even attempt an entire tour like 'Crowd Work'; night after night with absolutely no safety-net, being in a new city, surrounded by total strangers who payed you money to make them laugh, and having no idea how they're going to react once they begin to catch on to the fact that you've got no pre-set 'material'.

What they're witnessing is Improv (one-sided, mind you) at it's very best -- and best of all, they're all a part of the act!
Tales of Belkin (The Art of the Novella)
Tales of Belkin (The Art of the Novella)
Alexander Pushkin is considered one of Russia’s great authors of short stories and Tales of Belkin are considered among his earlier and better-known collections. The only uniting thread to the five stories is as we are told in the somewhat comic introduction supposedly in Pushkin’s own voice is that all of these stories were collected by a third person, the landowner nice guy but mostly bland Belkin. We are to believe that these are all true stories but passed directly or indirectly to the real author/editor Belkin, now deceased. We are to believe these are all true stories but all links to their sources are broken.

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

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

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

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

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

Overall, the short collection 108 pages in the always elegant Melville Art of the Novella editions are a pleasant few hours of reading. These are not great tales. None of them are memorable, but given Russian literature’s reputation for heavy, dark and long reads, The Tales of Belkin make for easy reads and a fine introduction to the great Russians.
Bokura no kagai jugyo [Japanese Edition]
Bokura no kagai jugyo [Japanese Edition]
主人公が死んだはずの少女を駅で見かけたことから事件は始まります。
舞台が実在する駅であることや主人公を振り回す魅力的なヒロイン等、読んでいてわくわくします。
大分昔に書かれた小説ですが、今読んでも面白い!
La Mosaïque Parsifal (en 1 volume) (Thrillers) (French Edition)
La Mosaïque Parsifal (en 1 volume) (Thrillers) (French Edition)
Comme d'habitude, nous sommes dans l'univers Ludlum du complot international monté par une bande de fous furieux voulant faire un monde meilleur à leur image, prenant en modèle les principes de la race pure bien connus d'un autre fou furieux tout aussi connu et comme d'habitude, le héros se retrouve souvent seul contre tous. Mais l'histoire est bien ficelée, bien que parfois un peu trop emmêlée dans le dédale de différents groupe luttant ensemble et contre tous à la fois.
The Wicked Go To Hell (Pushkin Vertigo)
The Wicked Go To Hell (Pushkin Vertigo)
This is a little gem of a book that was first published in France back in 1956. The author, Frederic Dard, published over 300 thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays. This book was first written by Dard as a play and then released in a film directed by Robert Hossein in 1955. The book is a novelization of the film and has recently been translated to English with publication in the US.

The story involves two prisoners, Frank and Hal, sharing a cell. One of them is a spy and one of them is a police officer who has been told to help the spy escape prison, thereby earning his trust so he can learn more about the spy ring. The reader has no idea who is the spy and who is the police officer. It’s a short book and kept me guessing and I enjoyed it. Nothing in depth here with not much fleshing out of the characters but rather a simple straightforward suspenseful story that kept my interest.

This book was given to me by the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.
Rapporto Pelican
Rapporto Pelican
Secondo me uno dei libri migliori di Grisham con un tema attualissimo. Lui scrive sempre in modo scorrevole e usa un linguaggio semplice e misurato. Avevo visto il film qualche tempo fa, ma leggere il libro è un'altra cosa. La protagonista - una studentessa di legge - sembra aver sette vite, ma questo fa parte del patto narrativo. Consiglio la lettura non solo agli amanti del giallo o del legal thriller; è interessante per tutti.
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
Dan Brown: Digital Fortress/Deception Point/Angels and Demons/The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown: Digital Fortress/Deception Point/Angels and Demons/The Da Vinci Code
i have received the books today and i have to say i am disappointed because the picture was very misleading. I thought the books would be in a boxed set not one book smaller then the others and placed in one cardboard box that it was delivered in. i would suggest that you make this obvious on the advertisement as this was a present for my nephew and i hoped it would be presentable as a present rather then individual books.
Debbie Macomber CD Collection 4: Hannah's List, A Turn in the Road
Debbie Macomber CD Collection 4: Hannah's List, A Turn in the Road
I have been listening to the Blossom Street series through in order, and just finished these two books. They were both well-written and kept me interested throughout, but I have to say that A Turn in the Road has been my favorite Blossom Street book so far!

Hannah's List was pretty much a stand-alone that could be read in any order. One of the peripheral characters owns the French Cafe where Alex works, but that's the only link I can recall to any of the other Blossom Street books. I don't think Debbie has done as good of a job connecting this series as she did with Cedar Cove. It seemed with Cedar Cove, the characters would pop up in nearly every book in some way or another. I'm not even through with this series yet, and already there have been several stand-alone books that really have little to nothing to do with the rest of the series. That irritates me, because when I read a series I want it to feel like a continuation of the previous book. But, the books are still good.

A Turn in the Road brings us back to BethAnn Hamlin, whose husband left her in one of the earlier books. She embarks on a road trip with her ex mother-in-law and her daughter. The book is written very well and keeps the reader engaged in the story. I can't put my finger on what exactly I loved so much about this book, but it was great. I'd definitely recommend it - even as a stand-alone read. :)

I almost docked a star because I think Summer on Blossom Street actually came out BETWEEN these two books. I hate reading things out of order, so this really irritated me when I found out. I just started that book now, and so far it hasn't overlapped at all. I'll update my rating if it turns out that it should be read between Hannah's List and A Turn in the Road.
El camino del tabaco (Spanish Edition)
El camino del tabaco (Spanish Edition)
Desgarradora, brutal, salvaje. Resulta extraño introducirse en la historia porque parece exagerada. A veces, Caldwell se ensaña con los personajes y con el lector.
Siddhartha: An Indian Tale (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Siddhartha: An Indian Tale (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
I am in the process of understanding the Eastern Tao. Hermman Heese takes a individual through three stages of his life and does a superb explaining the pain and release of each stage. Heese, as a child, spent time in India with his missionary parents. It helps to understand what Eastern philosophy is as it is different from the Western point of view. Despite this, Heese writes in a style regardless of age, religion, or political view assists the reader understand we all go through these stages of life. This is an excellent book for reference and metaphysical understanding. Paul G. Downey
Siddhartha (Annotated)
Siddhartha (Annotated)
I returned this because it had typos and wrong words on nearly every page. This is a book I've read for 50 years and wanted a version on my Kindle. I had a free version on my Kindle but it had a lot of errors in it. So I bought this version for $7.99 and it had more mistakes, typos, wrong words (e.g. "tome" instead of "time") etc. than the free version. So I returned it.
The Beasts of Tarzan
The Beasts of Tarzan
Edgar Rice Burroughs books, for me, are just about perfect. There is a reason why his books still have such great popularity to this day

I first started reading him as a child when I was about 6 or7 years old. It blew my mind then and continues to do so till this day. It opened up a world of adventure for me that fueled my ambitions to travel, my love of book reading, animals and plants. It introduced me to possibilities that I did not even know existed at the time like space travel (and boy does that age me or what), the possibility of time travel, aliens, life on different planets, the possibility of ancient civilizations existing and so on.

This is the third book in the Tarzan series and concerns the kidnapping of Tarzan's son. The chase is on and Tarzan gets captured and abandoned on an island. What happens to him there and the fate and survival of his son is the topic of this book.

New readers of ERB may consider this well dated as the plot twists may seem so familiar due to the fact that they will have encountered such writing twists from modern day writers. But this author was one of the primogenitures of this genre. Much like Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlockian detectives, ERB created adventurers, 'wild men', anthropomorphic animals, and adventures you happily 'live' with all throughout your life.

This is a great read that you will go back to over and over again as you read further books in the series.
The Strange Affair Of Uncle Harry
The Strange Affair Of Uncle Harry
I agree with many of the previous reviewers, and thought the acting was superb. I especially enjoyed seeing younger versions of B actors who later ended up in some of my shows from childhood (Petticoat Junction, early Gunsmoke episodes) but two things really bothered me. 1) Here you have this progressive female who is smart and 'onto' Harry's sister. If she waited over 6 months for her sister-in-law to be to find a house, why not wait a half and hour and drive to the hospital where, presumably old 'Doc Adams' would conclude that Lettie was faking it again. 2) I was so impressed with that dark ending and the true evil/narcissist personality of Lette coming out in the jail scene. I kept thinking "is he so weak minded he will not get over it?" or "Will he hop a train to NYC?" When they cut to the next scene of him sitting in the chair with the poison I half expected him to take it and would have been disappointed...however, when they did that ridiculous final scene with Geraldine coming back and the sister coming back to life I immediately thought, "Ugh! Dallas scene take 1...'it was all a dream")...I was certain that back in the day some executives sat around discussing the ending and decided it wouldn't be palatable to the general public to have such a dark ending and thus.....Dallas 1.0 Dream scene was
decided upon....pablam for the masses....so, for me, the ending was very disappointing. However, it is worth watching and I did like it...it just left me feeling like I needed to rewind the last scene to check and see if he was dreaming or not...
Cinefex 93 - April 2003
Cinefex 93 - April 2003
This is a good book. I will have this book in my library for many years to come. Thank you for your time and service.
LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Set - the Lab Polybag (30111)
LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Set - the Lab Polybag (30111)
Bought last year as a Christmas stocking filler for our Grandson, this is a very small set that comes in a plastic bag, and not in a box. It contains a Harry Potter minifigure and a cabinet with a variety of magic potion bottles, the cabinet has a hidden compartment, which reveals a letter and a horn, there's also a little spider included with the accessories. Set 30111 was a promotional item released in 2011, and was a free gift with the Sun newspaper in October of that year, the set was also a free gift with a number of Nintendo DS Harry Potter games, making it quite rare and hard to find. Overall, a nice little set, and although it fits in with the later Lego Wizarding World releases, it's really only for Lego Harry Potter collectors.
HARRY POTTER Charms Professor Quirrell Collectible 2" Toy Figure Playsets, Connect & Display to Create Memorable Scenes - 12 Different Figures to Collect!
HARRY POTTER Charms Professor Quirrell Collectible 2" Toy Figure Playsets, Connect & Display to Create Memorable Scenes - 12 Different Figures to Collect!
I got these little playsets on sale at a deep discount. Even at the retail price they seem like a solid deal.

You get the miniature 2 inch Professor Quirrell figure, a mystery accessory and a chest the folds out into a little playset. If you get more of the sets you can connect them together to form one longer playset.

I don't think older fans will appreciate these as they would an action figure, or even a Funko Pop, but it should entertain the younger Harry Potter fans They just have a nice Polly Pocket type of look and feel to them!
Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits
Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits
The best book I've found revealing the techniques used by "spiritualists" and "mediums" to "rap" and raise tables, etc. since the mid 1800s. Gives much more detail than Randi's "Flim Flam" about how these tricks are done, though of course Houdini wasn't still around when spoon-bending and other goofy 20th stuff came along. For that, Randi is the man. Two remarkable messages in this book: one is the lengths you may need to go to in order to detect these tricks when they are done by skilled manipulators who can set their own terms for staging. The other is the amazing vulnerability that take over very intelligent and analytic people in the wake of, say, the death of a mate or offspring or other profound longings. Arthur Conan Doyle is the most amazing case of that, but highly regarded scientists can also fall prey, as Houdini describes.
Wizarding World Nimbus 2001 Levitating Broomstick Pen
Wizarding World Nimbus 2001 Levitating Broomstick Pen
Je commande un nimbus 2001, comme il est indiqué sur la boîte du produit, mais à l'intérieur de trouve un nimbus 2000! Le scellé est ouvert et le produit a manifestement été remplacé chez Amazon, vendeur et expéditeur. Je comprends mieux comment le produit s'est trouvé miraculeusement approvisionné quelques heures après la commande "hors stock". J associais jusque là Amazon à qualité, pas arnaque !
There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale
There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale
Als totaler Fan der Filmtrilogie habe ich schon gespannt auf das Erscheinen dieses Hörbuchs gewartet. Besonders weil ich auch die ganzen Hintergrundinfos auf den SEE-DvD's verschlungen habe und davon gar nicht genug bekommen kann. Zu diesen Infos ist das Hörbuch eine wunderbare Ergänzung, denn Sean Astin erzählt hier, wie er persönlich die Dreharbeiten und die Zeit danach erlebt hat, was er gedacht und gefühlt hat. Und obwohl er auch kurz auf sein Aufwachsen in Hollywood als Kind zweier Schauspieler und seine bisherigen Filme eingeht, ist es keine Biografie, nein, es ist tatsächlich " There and Back Again - An Actors Tale". Der Autor erzählt, wie er, als er von der Verfilmung hörte, die Rolle unbedingt haben wollte, ohne zu wissen, wer ein gewisser "J. ... Tolkien oder so ähnlich" überhaupt ist, wie er sich dann auf das Vorsprechen vorbereitet hat und seine Freude, als der lang ersehnte Anruf kam. Der Aufbruch nach Neuseeland, das Kennenlernen von Cast und Crew und die (viel zitierten) Freundschaften, die in der Zeit entstanden sind. Aber auch, dass er sich nicht mit jedem gut verstanden hat (wussten wir es doch!). Er gibt Einblicke in seine Vorstellung von der Rolle als Sam, die manchmal auch von der des Regisseurs abwich und wie er sich dabei gefühlt hat. Er beschreibt sehr anschaulich, wie es für ihn war, diese oder jene Szene zu drehen, wie er sich vorbereitet hat etc.und wie er feststellen musste, dass nach dem Ende der Dreharbeiten alles erst so richtig losging. Dann führt er den Hörer über die Veröffentlichung der beiden folgenden Filme und die Zeit dazwischen zur Oscarverleihung vom Februar 2004, womit die Geschichte, die "Actors Tale", auch endet. Zwischendurch erfährt man etwas über Seans Ambitionen, nicht nur als Schauspieler, sondern auch weiter als Regisseur oder sogar Produzent zu arbeiten und über sein Verantwortungsgefühl für Frau und Kind und dem damit verbundenen Wunsch nach finanzieller Sicherheit (nicht alle Schauspieler sind Millionäre!). Einiges wusste man schon, sehr vieles noch nicht. Das Buch ist nicht exakt chronologisch, der Autor schweift manchmal ab, aber im positiven Sinne. Ich finde, das lockert das Ganze auf und macht es informativer und anschaulicher als wenn er sich stur an den Ablauf "Kindheit - Familie - frühere Filme - Herr der Ringe" gehalten hätte. Zusammenfassend kann man sagen, dass "There and Back Again - An Actors Tale" ein sehr offener Bericht über 5 Jahre im Leben eines jungen ambitionierten Schauspielers ist, bei dem der Autor den Hörern insbesondere einen sehr persönlichen Einblick in seine Sicht der Dinge gibt und dabei auch die negativen Gefühle wie Neid, Ärger und Selbstüberschätzung nicht ausspart.

Fazit: Für jeden Herr der Ringe-Film-Fan ein Muss, aber auch für alle, die sich für einen "Hinter den Kulissen-Bericht" aus der Filmwelt interessieren.

Achtung: Da Sean sein Buch selber liest, sollte man schon gut englisch können. Allerdings spricht er langsam und deutlich und ist daher gut zu verstehen.
Harry Potter Gryffindor Guys Pajama Pants, Black, X-Large
Harry Potter Gryffindor Guys Pajama Pants, Black, X-Large
My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan from the begin of the franchise. I went to all my local stores during Christmas to find anything especially related and couldn’t find a good selection. So off to Amazon and found several items! Purchased this a week before Christmas and it arrived on time.

It fit my daughter perfectly and the quality wasn’t bad at all. Apparently these are her second pair but I was happy because she wears them all the time. She says it’s comfortable and light weight.
Red Devil 3987 13" Skeleton Caulk Gun Thrust Ratio 10:1, Quart
Red Devil 3987 13" Skeleton Caulk Gun Thrust Ratio 10:1, Quart
I have had one of these in standard 9 oz size for decades - decided to get one in contractor size too. Works FAR better then the half-round open-top sheet metal ones, expecially with thick caulk note roofing sealant and concrete caulk. The open-top type bend and eventually break when pushing thick caulks because of the eccentric loading - the dual members in this frame keep the load centered on the tube - I have literally exploded and blown the ends right off a couple of tubes with older, thicker roofing sealant in them with this type frame without damaging it. If the caulk is going to come out eer,this gun will do it.
LEGO City Service Station 60257 Pretend Play Toy, Building Sets for Kids, New 2020 (354 Pieces)
LEGO City Service Station 60257 Pretend Play Toy, Building Sets for Kids, New 2020 (354 Pieces)
When this set arrived I was super excited. I ripped open the poly bag it came in and took out the box, then I started to build it. this set comes with 4 instruction booklets [one for each piece]. The beach van look like[from the inside] a home on wheels. The other car is smaller but still has a great look. The gas station is small but still looks cool. Finally, the convenience store. It has a solar charging place for electric cars, a diagonal door, a small coffee machine inside, a table with a newspaper and finally a cash register. Great kids set.
Cell Phone Stand, Lucrave Updated Adjustable Desktop Phone Holder Cradle,Fully Foldable, Thick Case Friendly, Portable Aluminum Compatible with All Mobile Phones, Switch, Tablets(4-10in)-Black
Cell Phone Stand, Lucrave Updated Adjustable Desktop Phone Holder Cradle,Fully Foldable, Thick Case Friendly, Portable Aluminum Compatible with All Mobile Phones, Switch, Tablets(4-10in)-Black
I absolutely love my phone / tablet stand! It is very sturdy. You can adjust the holster so that the weight distributes as needed for whichever you are using. I use it to hold my phone at my workstation. So easy to make calls, mute as needed and text message all without having to hold my phone! And having it propped up is so much better than laying it flat somewhere on my desk getting lost in the shuffle of my papers! And with all the Facebook live news conferences in our state due to COVID, etc..., I can easily work and watch them at the same time!!!
Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own
Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own
If you are looking for a quick "how to" book, this is not it. I would recommend "Earthbag Building" by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer for diagrams, instructions and necessary explanations. However, if you are hungry for richer, broader information, including pictures and stories of the homes Mr. Khalili helped villagers put together, and how he persuaded them to go back to the building techniques that their ancestors had embraced (quite successfully) for eons, then this book is for you.

I ordered his DVD, "Designing With Nature" first and viewed it several times. The philosophies contained therein were a great appetizer prior to reading "Ceramic Houses & Earth Architecture," which became the main course.

In Chapter 20 the book shows you how to try your hand at designing a fired brick home, using traditional red art clay. Mr. Khalili writes, "*...The traditional long training of students and apprentices produces good masons and teachers, but it will never be enough to make a dent in the world's housing shortage. For earth architecture to flourish, people must be educated--they must experience what is possible, and touch the clay with their own hands.
*Once a person has constructed a model--within hours--he or she is encouraged to learn and understand more. The knowledge thus gained will trigger quests in building with earth.
*It is possible to learn the basics of thousands of years of earth architecture within a day if it is taught in the simplest terms, and if all our senses are involved in the learning process."

Can you hang a chain between two points, and trace it's arc on a piece of paper tacked to the wall behind the chain? If so, then you have traced the arch you need to build when what you have traced is flipped bottom to top (from a "cup" shape to an "arch" shape).

Yes, a little math is helpful, however people have been building these structures for eons simply using their ten fingers and toes and so can you.

All that being said, Mr. Khalili makes it clear, if one takes the time to read what he has written, that experimentation will give you a much better outcome. He tells how to test the clay/soil bricks you've made. How to test your local soil with mason jars and water. He recommends making a very small structure first. Use his tests and don't go to the next step until you understand how to duplicate the last successful one.

I am including the Table of Contents, as I would have felt much better about spending the money on this book if I could have seen the chapter headings in advance! Perhaps this will help others know if this book is right for them.

The book is organized into the following parts:
1-THE EVOLUTION (how the ceramic house came into being)

2-PHILOSOPHY AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES (working with nature, structural principles and basic forms and designs)

3-MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES (appropriate site and materials, adobe, fired-earth adobe mixture, making adobe forms and block-making, foundations, walls how to build arches, domes and vaults, roofing and wall covering, flooring, interior finishes, openings and utilities)

4-FIRING AND CERAMIC GLAZING (firing earth structures, interior sculpting and glazing, landscaping and rehabilitation)

5-BEGINNING (making models and visions for the future)

APPENDIX (Shell membrane theory applied to masonry domes, magma, ceramic and fused adobe structures generated in situ, building codes, glossary and metric and U.S systems of weights and measures

INDEX

If these techniques were as apparent as falling off a log, we'd all be living in earth homes today. But it took generations of tinkering and tweaking to get to this point. So there is a bit to learn in order to avoid serious structural defects, bad cracking, or using the wrong materials for your climate. The book gives you what you need to know. One can either experiment and learn, or take one of the courses. Or both. Regardless of which way you learn best, the book is a valuable resource for any who are determined to live in such a durable, comfortable, relatively inexpensive "perma-culture" sort of home. The book may also be of assistance to anyone attempting to change current local building standards.
ASUS TUF VR Ready Gaming Laptop, 15.6" IPS FHD, AMD Ryzen 7-4800H Octa-Core up to 4.20 GHz, NVIDIA RTX 2060, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RGB Backlit KB, RJ-45 Ethernet, Win 10
ASUS TUF VR Ready Gaming Laptop, 15.6" IPS FHD, AMD Ryzen 7-4800H Octa-Core up to 4.20 GHz, NVIDIA RTX 2060, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RGB Backlit KB, RJ-45 Ethernet, Win 10
Pros:
- good for windows PRO multitasking, software development on windows, .NET, etc.
- delivery conditions were perfect.

Cons:
- not for multimedia, streaming or anything with an external audio interface, zoom h6, ntg4+. You will have a thousand problems. Not able to send realtwitch.tv or any streaming application.
- if you have BOSE QC35 you will not be able to use Skype, Slack or Discord or Zoom correctly. You are advised. It's a 2500 $cad machine that doesn't allow you to use your high end audio hardware, and you will end up buying headsets with an external sound card included so they can work in video conference.
- came with windows home, I had to buy windows PRO myself, it was activated immediately without any installation.
- web camera is horrible, you will have to buy a C922. MacBook pro webcam is 100x better even at 720p.
- doesn't have thunderbolt 3, if that matters to you.

Do your research:
- how to connect 2 external monitors?
- programs like adobe premiere are going to render faster on these 8 cores?

Great machine for the office.
GORILLA GRIP Original Premium Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug, 3x5, Softest, Luxurious Shag Carpet Rugs for Bedroom, Living Room, Luxury Bed Side Plush Carpets, Sheepskin, Gray
GORILLA GRIP Original Premium Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug, 3x5, Softest, Luxurious Shag Carpet Rugs for Bedroom, Living Room, Luxury Bed Side Plush Carpets, Sheepskin, Gray
I have been looking for a white rug to decorate my couch and make it more comfortable. I have searching for quite some time and finally found this beautiful, decent size rug that could potentially match with my couch. Overall speaking I do like this rug but with some shortcomings after 2 months of use.

First of all, on the positive side, this rug is of a great decent size and it is the size that I am looking for. It covers most of my couch and I can sit on my couch comfortably. It is soft, fluffy and smooth in textures. I am happy when I first got it. More importantly, I am glad that the bottom of the rug has some anti-slippery materials that make the rug stuck on the couch so it won’t move around. I am really impressed and I enjoy using it.

However, there are some drawbacks of the rug that I would like to point out. The rug is not as thick as I want it to be, and it’s quite thin in my opinion. I also hope that the rug is easier to clean. It’s hard to vacuum the dirt out from the rug and it’s stuck in there. Also, the rug gets dusty very easily and the color starts to fade. The white rug gets darker and darker. I wish it would be more durable. The rug also starts to shred after 2 months, leaving a lot of fibers on the carpet that I need to clean every other day.

Anyway, I have mixed comments about this product but I would still think it’s a good product in my options based on its nice price and textures. I find this product okay and it’s satisfactory.
Gustaf's Dutch Licorice - Pick a Product - 7 Varieties of Dutch Candy - Great Price! (Gustaf's Dutch Licorice Coins)
Gustaf's Dutch Licorice - Pick a Product - 7 Varieties of Dutch Candy - Great Price! (Gustaf's Dutch Licorice Coins)
I'm not sure about this licorice yet. Its my first salty licorice. I like everything about it except the ammonia taste. I didn't spit it out but it wasn't love at first taste either. Still, here I am 3 hours later trying another one. I like it better than the first one. Quite a lot better. The ammonia taste seems almost absent. I'll try a few more in a while. I might be warming up to this stuff.
FRISAFRAN - Regaliz de palo Ecologico certificado (100Gr)
FRISAFRAN - Regaliz de palo Ecologico certificado (100Gr)
Mi peor compra por amazon, la bolsa de 100 gr me llegó con 11 palos con lo cual casi a 1 euro cada uno.
Están totalmente secos, imposible de partir, yo los queria para gin tonics por lo que no me vale para nada.
Entiendo que no los vendan muy humedos por el tema de conservación y moho. Pero me parece lamentable que aguanten tantisimo el stock hasta venderlo y no haya nadie que vea lo que realmente comercializan.
Mucho mejor ir al mercadillo y comprar 3 o 4 palos que esta estafa de venta.
El sabor muy debil al estar tan exageradamente secos.
No recomiendo su compra para nada.
Adaptador Manguera LP 4 ft por Bayou Classic mfrpartno mcri
Adaptador Manguera LP 4 ft por Bayou Classic mfrpartno mcri
I bought this hose to connect an 11 lb propane tank to a Weber Performer charcoal grill with gas ignition. On this grill propane is used to light charcoal, and then turned off. The hose worked perfectly for a few months until I got the grill very hot to cook for a large group (40+) of guests. At some point during that cook the tank connection melted and deformed. The tank was on the bottom wire shelf of the grill, placing the plastic hose fitting about 8 inches below the bottom of the kettle and in open air. I was surprised it melted because the grill itself has a plastic handle and table top, and neither of those pieces melted. The fitting does not seem to be working properly anymore, and frankly I don't trust it, so I will discontinue use.
It was a great hose, though, until it melted. The stainless braid does seem to serve as a heat shield for the hose, but of course not the fitting. I'm tempted to contact the manufacturer and see what they say.

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