Trace Walker

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HTML for Babies (Code Babies)
HTML for Babies (Code Babies)
HTML for Babies (Code Babies) by Sterling Children's. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 66 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Databases A Beginner's Guide
Databases A Beginner's Guide
Databases A Beginner's Guide by Andy Oppel. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Web Programming Tutorial #1 | PHP & MySQL Web Programming Installation Guide w/ Wampserver | Video Walkthrough (25+ min.): A video walkthrough of installing Wampserver so you can practice PHP & MySQL
Web Programming Tutorial #1 | PHP & MySQL Web Programming Installation Guide w/ Wampserver | Video Walkthrough (25+ min.): A video walkthrough of installing Wampserver so you can practice PHP & MySQL
Web Programming Tutorial #1 | PHP & MySQL Web Programming Installation Guide w/ Wampserver | Video Walkthrough (25+ min.): A video walkthrough of installing Wampserver so you can practice PHP & MySQL by Cuda Education. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Abandoned
Abandoned
Abandoned by Jules Verne, Sheba Blake, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Babbitt
Babbitt
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Flo Gibson, et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 133 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Aesop's Fables (Classical Books)
Aesop's Fables (Classical Books)
Aesop's Fables (Classical Books) by Aesop. Rated 2.4 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Dear Jo
Dear Jo
Dear Jo by Christina Kilbourne. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Me Without You
Me Without You
Me Without You by Kelly Rimmer. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1866 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
El testamento (Spanish Edition)
El testamento (Spanish Edition)
El testamento (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 87 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Target: Alex Cross (Alex Cross (24))
Target: Alex Cross (Alex Cross (24))
Target: Alex Cross (Alex Cross (24)) by James Patterson. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1834 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman , Bev Vincent , et al.. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
La zona muerta (Spanish Edition)
La zona muerta (Spanish Edition)
La zona muerta (Spanish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career
The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career
The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java Application Development on Linux
Java Application Development on Linux
Java Application Development on Linux by Carl Albing and Michael Schwarz. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Laravel Application Development Blueprints
Laravel Application Development Blueprints
Laravel Application Development Blueprints by Arda Kılıçdağı and Halil İbrahim Yılmaz. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
iOS Core Animation: Advanced Techniques
iOS Core Animation: Advanced Techniques
iOS Core Animation: Advanced Techniques by Nick Lockwood. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 26 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
IntelliJ IDEA Essentials
IntelliJ IDEA Essentials
IntelliJ IDEA Essentials by Jaroslaw Krochmalski. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Programming in Visual C# 2005
Programming in Visual C# 2005
Programming in Visual C# 2005 by Julia Bradley. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Dan Gookin's Guide to Ncurses Programming
Dan Gookin's Guide to Ncurses Programming
Dan Gookin's Guide to Ncurses Programming by Dan Gookin. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Security Analysis: Sixth Edition: Foreword by Warren Buffett
Security Analysis: Sixth Edition: Foreword by Warren Buffett
I have the same confession as Glenn Greenberg's (the one who wrote the intro to Part V of this book): I never read Security Analysis back in school, although I did read The Intelligent Investor. Many years into my career in investment research, I finally got around to writing about how I regret not picking up the book earlier. I would consider this a must-read, both as a textbook and a practical guide, for serious securities analysis professionals.

My experience with reading this book has been wonderful. Not only did I pick up various specific lessons that would be valuable for my career in the stock market (particularly on behavioral biases, such as the market's tendency to value management quality twice), I also came to appreciate the various aspects about Ben Graham as a person:

1. VISION
The book helps you understand why Ben Graham is considered a 'man of ideas', whose investment philosophies transcend time. Decades after the various editions of this book were published, such ideas as 'speculation focuses primarily on, and attempts to profit from, the unknown future' as well as the classic 'margin of safety' would have served to prevent the dotcom or the subprime mortgage crashes. Moreover, observations such as that the P/E ratio was arbitrarily applied ('sometimes to the past, sometimes to the present, sometimes to the near future') still resonate with current practices in many markets.

2. LOGIC
Ben Graham was mathematically inclined. After all, he did elect to major in math at Columbia. Reflecting this, his writing consisted of many instructive guidelines that are both illuminating and elegantly succinct, like what you would expect of a mathematical equality. This makes it so easy for readers to quote his wisdom. Consider this sentence: 'It may be said, with some approximation to the truth, that investment is grounded on the past whereas speculation looks primarily to the future.' (although this is not a complete statement).

3. CREATIVITY
Ben Graham's intellectual capacity is by no means confined to quantitative analysis. A reflection of his being offered post-graduation employment in English, math and philosophy, Ben Graham eventually went on to co-write a Broadway play, develop a patented Morse-code-based system, and translate a Spanish novel. In his writing, you would find such flair of his creativity as this: 'An indefinite and approximate measure of the intrinsic value may be sufficient. To use a homely simile, it is quite possible to decide by inspection that a woman is old enough to vote without knowing her age.'

4. GENEROSITY
Warren Buffett was impressed by Ben when he used his own stock picks as examples in his class at Columbia, thereby revealing his trade secrets, perhaps to his financial detriment. This tendency to be so generous is reflected in the book: the 'Dean of Wall Street' was so deeply concerned with the well-being of the laymen investor in the stock market that he lashed out on Wall Street as an institution, which he himself was part of. Warren Buffett was lucky to be at the receiving end of Ben's generosity.

Note that this is still essentially a book about the technicality and psychology involved in the job of a security analyst. To obtain a more detailed picture of Ben Graham as a person, I would recommend his own Memoirs book, or The Einstein of Money by Joe Carlen.
I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
This was a lovely quick read, and I would highly recommend it. It only took me two days of light reading to finish as the book is refreshingly short. Having studied psychology and being more than a little bit obsessed with all things related to therapy, I have seen this skill practiced in the most effective therapists. On my normal day-to-day interactions with people…not so much.

So take a moment to think about the people that you love being around the most. Why do you love being around them? Obviously they’re awesome. Part of that awesomeness though is derived from the both of you being able for feel heard and cared for by one another. The best and quickest way to achieve that mutual form of love and understanding is through validation. Michael Sorenson uses charming stories to illustrate the overwhelming benefits and concise steps to create a practical approach that you can use in your everyday interactions. After having read it I’ve found myself trying to be more cognizant of times when I have the opportunity to validate a friend or a family member. While it has only been a week, it has certainly been helpful. The best part is that it is incredibly simple too.

Quite a bit of the research utilized in the book is from John Gottman who is world-renowned for his research on relationships and what makes them work. If you are looking for books to read in an effort to improve your interpersonal relationships, whether it’s work, dating, marriage, etc., I would say there are 3 main books/authors to turn to. I Hear You- by Michael Sorenson, Hold Me Tight- by Sue Johnson (leading researcher/ developer of EFT), and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work- by John Gottman. Combining the information of all three books will really provide the best tools for you to use in your relationships and give you the best results.

There are only two things that I would complain about. 1) I would have loved to see references listed on the back so I could look into some of the studies that were mentioned in greater depth. This isn’t a problem for the average reader, just for people like me who want to dig into the research that was listed. 2) I would have loved more of the author’s insight on self-validation, but maybe we can save that for another book. ;-)

Please enjoy this wonderful book and all the insight it provides. You really will see an improvement once you implement it in your life.

Happy reading!
Jeff Bezos: L'uomo che ha inventato Amazon
Jeff Bezos: L'uomo che ha inventato Amazon
L'ho letto in 2 ore, forse anche meno. Stesura di facile lettura e forse un pò troppp facilotto, le pagine scorrono veloci e non annoia, speravo in qualcosa di più approfondito sulla scalata al successo e la crescita aziendale e sul Bezos imprenditore. Buono per farsi una idea.
Hagamoslo (Documentos) (Spanish Edition)
Hagamoslo (Documentos) (Spanish Edition)
No sé cómo calificar un libro que tiene tantos errores de traducción. Empezando porque la traductora le cambia el nombre al autor, llamándole "Brandson" a lo largo de todo el libro (!?) Al final, hay escrito un párrafo que se atribuye a un discurso de Nelson Mandela, pero en realidad no es de él... Después de tantos fallos, no sé si el error es de la traducción o del propio Branson. He decidido que mientras no sea estrictamente necesario, no volveré a leer más libros traducidos al español. Me da pena que no se cuiden más las traducciones de libros que tienen el potencial de enseñar mucho.
Henry Ford. Mi vida y obra (Spanish Edition)
Henry Ford. Mi vida y obra (Spanish Edition)
No se hasta que punto el libro es Ford o de ghost writer, por otra parte, en cualquier caso el Sr. Ford no se toma el trabajo e justificar sus opiniones sino que sencillamente las consigna. No se porqué encuentro una íntima relación entre este libro y el Sr. Trump. Si la producción industrial vale por sí misma solo porqué supone consumo (Ford le llama eufemísticamente servicio), y además está ligada al trabajo infinito y la especulación financiera está totalmente desligada de la producción, que financia y aprovecha, estamos en un mundo ficticio, idílico, y necesariamente injusto, arbitrario, voluntarista e inmoral. No esperaba otra cosa el Sr. Ford
Driving America: The Henry Ford Automotive Collection
Driving America: The Henry Ford Automotive Collection
Driving America celebrates The Henry Ford automotive collection, one of the world's best. The vehicles represented in this collection telling an amazing history of the automobile. This book is the next best thing to seeing the actual collection, which I did back in May. All of the photography is first rate. A great coffee table book.
John D. Rockefeller: The Original Titan - Insight and Analysis into the Life of the Richest Man in American History: Business Biographies and Memoirs - Titans of Industry, Book 3
John D. Rockefeller: The Original Titan - Insight and Analysis into the Life of the Richest Man in American History: Business Biographies and Memoirs - Titans of Industry, Book 3
I bought this book partly because I wanted to read a biography of John Rockefeller that wasn’t completely biased against him. This biography is quite readable, and seems to be written at a middle school level. But don’t let the reading level fool you: this is a very informative biography that doesn’t ignore some of the underhanded methods Rockefeller used to achieve success, despite the author’s sympathetic view of the oil tycoon. Other biographies delve into Rockefeller’s life in much greater detail, but this book remains a very good introduction to John Rockefeller’s life and career.
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Louis Armstrong" category.
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan, Body Dry Oil Mist Self Tanner, Piña Colada, 3.4 Fl Oz
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan, Body Dry Oil Mist Self Tanner, Piña Colada, 3.4 Fl Oz
Coola is awesome for a few reasons- it's so easy and quick to apply it's fool-proof, the color is natural while noticeable and it builds quickly, it doesn't stain white sheets or clothing, it's cruelty free, and it smells pretty good- my boyfriend loves the way it smells!
However, there is no perfect product, and this is no exception. The three strikes against Coola are as folows: 1. After a few applications, if you scratch your skin, the color comes off, which looks pretty silly and screams "this tan is fake!" 2. After a few uses, the tan starts to flake off and take on a speckley appearance in my inner elbow folds and the area between my breasts (I don't have cleavage, I don't know how things would go down if I did... probably not good). This phenomenon only happens to these two locations on my body though, and it's a mystery why this is- maybe I'm just sweatier there. 3. It's expensive and lasts no longer than any product.
I've seen other products flake a lot more and have other problems that Coola does not, but because the flaking is indeed a thing even a little bit, to me this makes it not worth the price. I wouldn't not recommend it though, you just have to weigh the pros and cons for yourself.
Escape
Escape
In 1977, Journey made a major move in acquiring Steve Perry as their lead singer and he undoubtedly was the key factor in their rise to superstardom at the beginning of the `80s. In 1981 founding member Gregg Rolie left the band and Jonathan Cain was drafted to replace him as another piece fell into place as the band became an AOR monster with the addition of Cain. `Escape' became Journey's biggest selling album and remains, thirty years after its release, the most consistent seller in the catalog. "Don't Stop Believin'" continued Journey's run of anthemic ballads but this was simply the best and is probably their most popular if not their greatest song. "Who's Cryin' Now" and "Open Arms" became prom mainstays but `Escape' isn't all sappy love songs. Two of the band's most enduring rockers "Stone in Love" and the title track showed that Neal Schon could still blast away impressive riffage while "Mother, Father" was another song in their earlier progressive mode. I have recently come away with the opinion that `Escape' is my favorite Journey record as well though I also love `Evolution' as well. There is no doubt that AOR would be dominated by the band through the mid-`80s until that old band killer, personality conflicts, would rise up and derail the string of multi-platinum successes. Yet still they ride...
GUND Personalized Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush Toy (Embroidered)
GUND Personalized Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush Toy (Embroidered)
I am very unsatisfied! If you've ordered this product make sure it works as soon as you get it because i had mine for a month to give to my daughter on her second birthday and it didn't work. Im pissed to the highest capacity. Now my daughter is crying because she wants it but can't play with it because i have to return it. I even embroidered it with her name, birth date, and something else on it all for nothing.
Every Man Jack Body Wash - Marvel Captain America | 16.9-ounce Twin Pack - 2 Bottles Included | Naturally Derived, Parabens-free, Pthalate-free, Dye-free, and Certified Cruelty Free
Every Man Jack Body Wash - Marvel Captain America | 16.9-ounce Twin Pack - 2 Bottles Included | Naturally Derived, Parabens-free, Pthalate-free, Dye-free, and Certified Cruelty Free
It has been my experience for quite some time that so-called body washes for men lack imagination and seem to fall into one of a few categories especially when it comes to scent. Most are deodorant/sport scents, musky scents, Irish Spring-ish, Old Spice-ish, the blue Cool Water-ish scents, etc. Some are so strong scented that the fragrance arrives in a room before you do and lingers long after you leave. No thanks. This product's citrus scent is subtle and clean smelling without overpowering or smelling perfumey or flowery. It also doesn't leave behind a waxy or greasy residue like most do. I'm looking forward to trying the other men's scents. Thanks for thinking outside of the box and making a product that isn't a stereotypical carbon copy of everything else.
LACOR 67836 PERFORATED PIZZA PAN,ALUMINIUM 36
LACOR 67836 PERFORATED PIZZA PAN,ALUMINIUM 36
Está hecho de un material de un fantástico para cocinar ya que no se pega la masa y además se queda súper crujiente, para lavarlo con pasar una bayeta húmeda ya se queda limpio...
Dr Seuss Pencils with Giant Eraser Toppers, 36 Pieces (66865)
Dr Seuss Pencils with Giant Eraser Toppers, 36 Pieces (66865)
My kindergartner and students love these Dr. Seuss pencils, and it is definitely worth buying them here in bulk as it is more cost effective (I've seen them being sold in stores for almost two dollars apiece). There are 36 pencils altogether in HB #2 lead. There are four themes/designs on each Seuss title, i.e. Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, and Horton Hears a Who! Each pencil is topped with an over-sized eraser which can be removed from the pencil. The pencils themselves come in various vibrant designs with illustrations from the four Seuss works. These are wonderful erasers that will delight children and any fan of Dr. Seuss' works.
Aurora - Dr Seuss - 12" Horton (15915)
Aurora - Dr Seuss - 12" Horton (15915)
Super cute and soft. Looks just like the picture. I loved that he had his clover and that they got his eyes just like he is in the books. Adorable and a great size for a little kid to cuddle. Nice quality that should hold up well to lots of snuggles too. My 3 year old is in love with all things Dr. Seuss at the moment so it was a hit. It’s not a very big stuffed animal though (roughly 12”) so be sure to read the measurements.
The Flesh in the Furnace
The Flesh in the Furnace
Plot Crunch:

In the distant future, a vast majority of human beings have left Earth to live on other planets. Most never return, but one person who did was Pertos Godelhausser. Born on another world, he moved to Earth to make money. His only companion is Sebastian, a mentally handicapped man with a troubled past. They make a living with the help of the Furnace: an alien machine that can create living puppets out of synthetic flesh. The central puppet is Bitty Belina, whose small stature and pretty face hide a cold personality.

Review:

The best compliment that can be given to this book is that, in spite of its short length, it's full of some interesting ideas. It's also filled with some delightfully bizarre visual imagery. The creators of the Furnace, for example, are described as a race of twelve foot tall spider-lizards called the Vonopoens. While the story as a whole is obviously pretty far fetched, it moves at a fast pace. And since you could probably finish the book in a day or two if you made the time, it makes for a pretty easy read.
Considering this was written fairly early in Koontz's career, it was also fun to look for things that would become common in his later work. There are at least couple of examples. Pertos, for instance, thinks of himself as god-like. Although the character isn't necessarily evil, this is a common trait amongst villains in Koontz books.
Most of the problems with the book could also probably be attributed to the fact that it was written early in Koontz's career. He was still experimenting and hadn't found his voice yet. Since it was also one of about nine books he had published in 1972, I can't help but suspect he may have been on a tight schedule when he was writing it. That might explain why a few of the subplots don't pay off as well as they could have. The best example of this would be the Holistian Pearl. It's described as an alien artifact that can send images of all the places its been into the mind of the person who's holding it. After the story shifts to Sebastian's point of view, the Pearl disappears from the story for long stretches at a time. While it does play a part in the book's ending, it just doesn't pay off the way you might expect considering the importance placed on it when it was introduced.

In conclusion, while the book has some intersting qualities, it's not a lost classic. Indeed, it's been out of print for a long time now, and it can be expensive to buy used copies online. If you're a big fan of Dean Koontz, the book is worth reading just to say you've read it. Casual readers would be better off checking out his more popular books first.
Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three: The Complete Graphic Novel Series
Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three: The Complete Graphic Novel Series
More than what I expected. I thought I was getting a hardcover copy of The Drawing of the Three with some pictures in between chapters but I should have read the description lol. Eventually I wanted to get the comics/graphic novels later on but I’m glad I preordered this.

4 stars because my box came in damaged and the replacement for that was slightly damaged.
The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle) (Sacketts)
The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle) (Sacketts)
It's nice to get these two books together in one collection for the same price as you would pay for each title individually in the Amazon Kindle store.

Louis L'Amour was not one of the most technical or long-winded writers, he was short, succinct, and to the point and had a way that grabs you into the story immediately. The descriptions of the scenery, events, people, and situations made you feel as if you were right there living it side-by-side with his characters.

With The Daybreakers and Sackett, you have the classic Louis L'Amour situations with the good guy fighting the bad guy, a life-threatening conflict, the good guy wins and gets the girl, with the added bonus of having two books in L'Amour's Sackett series of books.

As I type this review, this combination of two stories is priced at $5.99, compared to $5.99 each for The Daybreakers and Sackett as standalone Kindle books: the $5.99 for both is a good value vs. $12.98 individually - you'll get a lot more than $5.99 of entertainment out of these!
14th Deadly Sin (Women's Murder Club)
14th Deadly Sin (Women's Murder Club)
I love this series of books and thankfully they've not gone off the boil as I found the Cross series did. They're still page-turning and highly entertaining. This one is no exception. I greatly enjoyed it although THAT ending comes up on you pretty suddenly (and at only 95%) !! He doesn't usually leave these to end in a TBC fashion as this one is so it was unexpected. However, if you're reading book 14 in the series it's probably pretty much a guarantee you'll also buy book 15. I wait till the prices come down quite significantly, though. Luckily, I don't mind reading them later than others do !!
There were some nice moments featured in this one among the main cast which I liked. A couple of expressions I'd never heard before I liked as well-rain box and jumpety-howdy-do. I did wonder at Lindsay and Joe both making pretty crashing rookie errors in the course of their investigations in this. They both need to shape up a bit !!
The only mistakes I spotted were a couple of missing fullstops which is very impressive. He was a bit hyphen-obsessed in this tale, though. There were a LOT of them. This sentence was possibly the worst example-"....blending in with the row of chunky, putty-colored or gray cinder-block two-and-three-story buildings". Oh, and at one point he needed one in foot well and missed it !!
At one point I was baffled why, in Claire's story she told the others, she got in touch with a Vice detective....she never really explained that and, however many times I read it back, I couldn't understand why she chose Vice. There were a few repetitious passages as well for some reason. Another confusion was an officer's wife having red welts on her neck and arms apropos of nothing I could figure out.
However, all in all, it's certainly another winner for me.
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing (First Time Books(R))
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing (First Time Books(R))
For the first time ever, there was something I didn't like about a Berenstain Bears book. When referring to things that Brother and Sister both agreed on, it said they agreed that "no school is better than school". Why in the world would the author do that - especially since the book is frequently read to preschoolers who haven't even started school yet!
THE SEVENTH SECRET (Marathi Edition)
THE SEVENTH SECRET (Marathi Edition)
Item description stated it was brand new. Received this item used and it came from a public library from Watertown, Massachusetts. Looks like it was handed down by multiple generations. Not sure how dumb they think people are.
Naruto Retrospective
Naruto Retrospective
I've grown up with Naruto and it just feels like he's so real. He's become a part of my world with great inspiration and a great example of believing in yourself and following your dream to the end. Just reminiscing on past chapters is like traveling back in time. I still can't believe its over but highlighting some past favorites is fun & I would def recommend this to anyone who wants to feel nostalgic & or simply have a quick fun read.
Snail Mail, No More
Snail Mail, No More
This is the second book about Tara-Starr and Elizabeth--best friends from when they were little. In the last book, Tara-Starr had just moved and she and Elizabeth were corresponding through the mail. Tara-Starr supported Elizabeth through Elizabeth's father's drinking and loss of his job and then his abandonment of his family. Elizabeth supported Tara-Starr when her irresponsible parents got responsible and decided to have a baby.

At the start of this book, the two girls are getting ready for eighth grade. This year they are also getting e-mail! It seemed that the lives of Tara-Starr and Elizabeth had finally calmed down. But then through their e-mails we learn that Tara-Starr is still resentful of her coming sibling and Elizabeth is still having trouble accepting her father's problems. Both are having triumphs and tribulations at school with friends and with boys. Can their long-distance friendship survive another year?

I liked the unpredictability of the story. It seemed realistic instead of fictional. I liked that everything didn't work out into a happy ending, and I liked the ways Elizabeth's and Tara-Starr's families related, and how the girls interacted with their friends. However, some of the ways the letters back and forth were worded seemed too adult for people this age. The writing wasn't as authentic as it could have been.
ENDING IN MARRIAGE (Midnight Sons Book 6)
ENDING IN MARRIAGE (Midnight Sons Book 6)
I will HATE to see this series come to an end. It has been a very good read getting to know all the people of Hard Luck,Alaska and seeing them fall in love and have babies. Another generation of Hard Luck becoming friends when they grow up. There is something to be said
for small towns and friends the perfect place to raise children. You almost feel like your living there with them. Thank you Debbie for more
writing that puts you right there in the story.
Armand el vampiro (Crónicas Vampíricas 6): Crónicas Vampíricas VI (Spanish Edition)
Armand el vampiro (Crónicas Vampíricas 6): Crónicas Vampíricas VI (Spanish Edition)
Estaba deseando llegar a este libro, a la vida de Armand , que desde un principio fue mi vampiro preferido.Y por supuesto este libro no me defraudó, Anne Rice tiene una capacidad extraodinaria de transportarte al mundo de sus vampiros, sentir y ver lo que ellos están sientiendo. Todavía sigo en estado de shock después de leer este libro. Increíble!!!!
Spring Collection: A Novel (I'll Take Manhattan Book 2)
Spring Collection: A Novel (I'll Take Manhattan Book 2)
I'v read most of Judith Krantz's books and loved them. But this one was terrible. It was not written by the Judith Krantz I know and loved. I read 52 percent of the book and just couldn't finish it was so boring and vulgar. I kept hoping it would get better but it didn't. If this is the way she writes now I will never buy another one.
James Bond: Shark Bait
James Bond: Shark Bait
Bond: Shark Bait

In North America, we have been cheated.

Sure, we have had the benefit of the Bond films, and a wide distribution of Bond Jr novels, but we did not have the opportunity to see 'The Xanadu Connection', 'Shark Bait', and 'Doomcrack' in print on our newspaper comic pages. Now, through Titan Books, we have been gifted a read'm all in one sitting edition.

The beauty of this collection is many fold. Artwise, Yaroslave Horak, and Harry North draw two strikingly different versions of Bond. Horaks' art is reminsicent of Carmine Infantino and John Floyd, with angular bodies and features. Extensive brushwork is evident on the reproduced panels. Currently, few artists use that style, but English artist Jag echoes Horak in almost every panel. Harry North draws with a smoother style, yet captures more of the photo references to Roger Moore. North American readers will recognize Tom Sutton and Pablo Marcos influence in the panels. One advantage of this large format book is the fact that the strips are not shrunk, and in high contrast black and white.

Story wise, the three adventures take Bond into new territory guided by Jim Lawrence. "Xanadu Connection"takes Bond behind German lines to extract MI-6 operator, Heidi Franz. Her intelligence reveals the existence of 'Marco Polo', a MI-6 informer. Megalomaniac, Kubla Khan, and Bond come crashing together in a battle of political wills. "Shark Bait" is an interesting almost formula adventure that puts Bond and Katya Orvola onto romance inbetween dodging sharks. The last tale, 'Doomcrack' is more vintage Bond, with hijacking taking a central role in the adventure.

Look for this volume at your local comic store or shop online at [...] Bond will never die!
August Noir: Dallas 1940 (Dallas Noir Book 1)
August Noir: Dallas 1940 (Dallas Noir Book 1)
AS A BETA READER, I RECEIVED A FREE ADVANCE COPY OF THE BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW.
This is a simple, fun read - one of those books you pickup when you want to escape for a hour or two.
The book is not polished but one that makes you ask the question as you move through it - what next...
The characters are developed but not too deeply - reminds me of one of those books in a series - where the first book is simple and as each successive book is released the characters become deep and involved.
There is a lot of room for expansion of this book into a fun series with the two main characters...
I hope the author creates a series.

I recommend the book for those who want a fun quick read when life is so full of stuff that you just want to escape into a simpler world of mystery.
Gideons Night
Gideons Night
Gideon wrestles with a London smog as commander of Detectives one night at Scotland Yard. The pea-souper cloaks Child Snatchers, murderous prowlers and East End gangs looking for rich pickings: 'GG' deals with all in a brisk look at poplicing in the 'fifties. A good read from a bygone age.
Bastard: Ein Kay-Scarpetta-Roman - Kay Scarpetta 18
Bastard: Ein Kay-Scarpetta-Roman - Kay Scarpetta 18
Vorabinfo:
Es handelt sich um Band 18 der Reihe um Kay Scarpetta. Ich würde nicht empfehlen ihn zu lesen ohne die Vorbände zu kennen, das würde das Lesen des Buches nur schwieriger machen als es ohnehin schon ist.

Rückentext:
Ein junger Mann bricht auf der Straße zusammen und stirbt. Alles deutet auf einen Herzinfarkt hin. Doch im gerichtsmedizinischen Institut von Dr. Kay Scarpetta stellt man rätselhafte Blutungen an der Leiche fest. Die einzig denkbare Erklärung: Der Mann hat bei der Einlieferung noch gelebt und ist im Kühlraum jämmerlich erfroren. Ein Skandal, der Kay Scarpettas Karriere für immer beenden könnte...

Meine Meinung zum Cover:
Was das Cover wirklich darstellen soll, weiß ich nicht. Vielleicht eine schwarze Wand, oder einen dunklen Boden? Aussagekräftig ist es auf jeden Fall nicht. Es fällt höchstens dann auf, wenn man es in die Hand nimmt, da es sich sehr rau anfühlt, nicht glatt wie die meisten Bücher.

Meine Meinung zum Inhalt:
Dieses Buch ist wieder aus Sicht von Kay Scarpetta geschrieben.

Die ganze Geschichte spielt nur über 2 oder 3 Tage und wirklich viel passiert eigentlich nicht. Es ist eher so, dass viele Sachen aufgedeckt werden die allesamt schon passiert sind. Man bekommt viele Puzzleteile hingeworfen die sich dann nach und nach zu einem großen Puzzle zusammenfügen. Erst auf den letzten paar Seiten offenbart sich die ganze Geschichte. Dies ist aber nicht unbedingt schlecht, nur muss man bei diesem Buch viel kombinieren und sich gut darauf konzentrieren damit man mitkommt.

Alles ist sehr verworren, da viele verschiedene Geschehnisse und Fälle erörtert werden und man sich fragt, um was es eigentlich gerade genau geht. Immer wieder werden zudem Andeutungen über Geschehnisse in Scarpettas Vergangenheit gemacht, die wohl ein dunkler Schatten ihrer Vergangenheit sein sollen. Eine eher unspektakuläre und plötzliche Aufklärung dazu kommt auf den letzten Seiten, was das ganze jedoch mit diesem Buch zu tun hat ist mir nicht ganz klar.
Dem ganzen Buch haftet eine traurige Stimmung an die darauf gründet, dass es scheint als würde Kay von allen belogen werden oder zumindest einfach nicht miteinbezogen. Irgendwie haben alle Leute die ihr wichtig sind Geheimnisse vor ihr was sie sehr einsam dastehen lässt.

Immer wieder hatte ich das Gefühl, dass ich etwas überlesen und/oder verpasst hätte. Oftmals wird man in eine Situation einfach "reingeworfen" und kann sich nur langsam zusammenreimen um was es gerade eigentlich geht. Beispielsweise fährt Kay mit Benton im Auto weg, man weiß nicht wohin und warum. Dann kommen sie dort an und es werden Sachen erzählt denen man nicht recht folgen kann. Benton hat Kay wohl unterwegs eingeweiht, dies wurde dem Leser aber nicht mitgeteilt und so meint man, man hätte etwas übersehen.

Fazit:
Für Kay Scarpetta Fans gehört das Buch dazu. Allerdings sollte man sich etwas Zeit und vor allem Ruhe für dieses Buch nehmen. Oftmals ist alles etwas verwirrend und daher muss man sich ganz genau auf die Geschichte konzentrieren und sich voll auf das Buch einlassen.
Harry And The Hendersons
Harry And The Hendersons
I remembered this from years back and just recently was reminded of it and noticed it for a cheap price on dvd, which I now have. I always remembered it being a wonderful, warm hearted and funny comedy and it was great to be able to catch up with it again. I have already seen this twice now and I will no doubt watch it time and time again.
One of the reasons I was reminded of it was because I was doing some searching for the late great, but tragic Kevin Peter Hall, who of course played Harry. At 7'2" he was definitely larger than life and such a lovely guy. Famous also, perhaps even more so for playing the deadly, fearsome Predator, when he was as intimidating and scary as hell as well as in Predator 2, this film shows how wonderfully versatile he was as a performer. Not only could he play a brutal alien predator, he could also be a lovable bigfoot creature. Apparently in his career, which spanned over ten years, he played 10 creatures. Then of course everything changed in 1990 when he had a serious car accident and needed a blood transfusion which was infected with HIV. He died of HIV related pnueumonia in 1991. It filled me with sadness all over again reading about that. He was 35. This review as you can probably gather is not just a review for the wonderful film, which needs no extra praise or explanation from me, but also a tribute to a wonderful man, a great towering, larger than life actor, who I also saw on a Predator blu ray bonus feature, waving hi to his mum and friends and someone who was a sad loss when he was taken far too early. By the way, I also knew him from a tv film Misfits of Science and its short lived tv series spin off. Myself and an emailing friend I have in California both remember that well.
The Hendersons loved this guy, we all loved him I guess, as a public in general and as fans of this hilarious and moving adventure, I was in tears at the end when they had to say goodbye to Harry. Of course, they also made a spin off series didn't they Bigfoot and the Hendersons, which I also remember. Bruce Davidson took over for the TV dad. I think they might have made a few episodes with Kevin, but then someone else took over. Well, despite that, they did a great job filling in Kevin's shoes (can't remember who it was). All I wish to say to finish is rest in peace Kevin Peter Hall, and thank you so much for all the great creatures you left behind, both fearsome and lovable. You will always be missed.
KEVIN PETER HALL - 1955 -1991
Guide for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Guide for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
First it says that this game is hogwarts mystery, then it says it's a guide. HA HA HA!! 👎 Don't believe a thing. It's an advertising scam. I don't know why this is even on here! I mean, come on! How hard would it be to take this of here...SERIOUSLY! I don't know who created this thing but he was not thinking strait. Two thumbs DOWN!👎👎
Harry Potter - Slytherin Edition – Officially Licensed Silicone Smartwatch Band Compatible with Apple Watch, Fits 38mm, 40mm, 42mm and 44mm
Harry Potter - Slytherin Edition – Officially Licensed Silicone Smartwatch Band Compatible with Apple Watch, Fits 38mm, 40mm, 42mm and 44mm
This band is awesome, it fits well, feels great and came super quick. The app for the faces is easy to use and the band came with a QR code that unlocked around 40 different watch faces. They look great, and there were enough options I liked to be able to make a rotating watch face with the quidditch house logos. Their customer support was also very responsive when I encounter a glitch, would highly recommend!!
Harry Potter Symbols Earrings 5 Pair Set, No Color, Size No Size
Harry Potter Symbols Earrings 5 Pair Set, No Color, Size No Size
I love the items themselves as they are exactly as advertised. However, the type of packaging led to them getting damaged in transit. They were delivered in a soft, thin, slightly padded paper envelope and the product itself was wrapped in a plastic bag. All of the earring posts were bent and a couple of the earring fronts as well. Actual product, great... packaging, huge fail. Thumbs down, Amazon.
Yoga Sprout Unisex Baby Cotton Bandana Bibs
Yoga Sprout Unisex Baby Cotton Bandana Bibs
I bought these bibs because I liked how it looked like online. But when I saw the product in my hands, I decided that it isn't what I was looking for. That's why I wanted to return it. While I was entering my return request, I noticed I have to pay for return shipping plus they cut 20% for returning items. It meant if I wanted to return the item, I would pay almost half of the product's price and I got nothing. That's why I decided not to return but keep. This experience reminded me why I almost always prefer amazon prime items.
If you are %100 sure that you'll keep the product but if there is any return possibility, I don't suggest this seller.
How I Can Control My Feelings in 30 Days, Therapeutic Activity Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self Control, Anger Management, Discipline and Build Emotional Intelligence +++PARENT GUIDE CURRICULUM
How I Can Control My Feelings in 30 Days, Therapeutic Activity Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self Control, Anger Management, Discipline and Build Emotional Intelligence +++PARENT GUIDE CURRICULUM
I bought this book for a friend of mine. She has a daughter around 8 years old. Her daughter sometimes shows anger and frustration alot. I figured this book could help. Turned out they both absolutely loved the book. It even comes with a nice bracelet for the little one to wear. The quality of the book and pages are great. The colors are alive, vibrant, and seem to jump right off the page. There are activities in this book that are fun and do a great job of keeping the child engaged. I highly recommend this book. A great buy. It even arrived faster than expected. Thank you!
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus
This documentary is a classic. It is filmed beautifully and clearly, so that with pleasure we can follow in Mahoney's footsteps, follow his determination to dig deep for the truth, with excitements and disappointments every step of the way. And I appreciate the courtesy Mahoney extended to the many experts he interviewed and consulted – even though he finally concludes he must disagree with all who say there is no evidence for the Israelite Exodus out of Egypt, as described in the Bible.

The evidence for Exodus is a serious matter for all people of faith, as far as I am concerned. For over 70 years now, the mainstream archaeological theories have conspired with all the evidence to show a very thorough *lack* of evidence for the Biblical stories of the Exodus, thus challenging over 3000 years of belief for both Jews and Christians.

But this film has shown me that the Biblical story of Exodus did happen; moreover, it happened exactly as described in the Bible, without the tiniest archaeological detail of evidence being missing or faulty. For if we look for *patterns of evidence*, and put the dates to one side, we discover that every single Biblical detail fits the evidence strongly – strong because the pattern does fit, timewise, only at a different time period; and each piece of evidence is unique, powerful, and unexpected – exactly as the Bible stories themselves convey.

When filmmaker Tim Mahoney discovered that all the mainstream archaeologists said that there was absolutely no evidence for the Exodus ever having taken place as described in the Bible, he could no longer sit comfortably with his Christian faith if it was so strongly rooted in a historical lie. The story of Exodus has, after all, details of such magnitude that it was unthinkable there should be no archaeological record unless Exodus was a complete fabrication. Is it possible that since the earliest times, the Jews, then Jesus, then Christendom, should have fallen for so graphical, so collossal, and so supportive a story if it was only a myth? What was Mahoney going to tell his grandchildren? Unable to let the matter rest, he decided to investigate for himself, armed only with his film-making skills, his innate faith, intelligence and commonsense, and a deep wish to find the truth, wherever that might lead him.

Mahoney's first forays to Egypt seemed to go nowhere. The archaeologists explained that the Exodus took place at the time of Ramesses II (the Late Bronze Age) - and had left no evidence.

He then reasoned that he should put aside any presupposition that we know the exact dates, and he should just look to see if there was evidence at any time of Egyptian history that fitted the pattern of the Bible stories. He figured out there were six parts to the story for which he would hope to find evidence:
* the presence of a Hebrew family of twelve in the Egyptian Delta, one of them serving a very high position under Pharaoh
* a subsequent multiplication of population
* followed by slavery and infanticide of males
* awful things suddenly happening to the Egyptians
* a very sudden departure of all the Hebrews
* Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, starting with Jericho.

Mahoney then created excellent visual aids to chart the progress in his findings, through each of these six stages: a great Wall of Time, marked by pylons every 1000 years, with layers of wall showing the absolute dates, the three principal Egyptian kingdoms, the Biblical date records, and dating from other Near East archaeology eg at Jericho.
The Old Kingdom is when the great Pyramids were built.
The Middle Kingdom is when literature and the arts flourished.
The New Kingdom built massive monuments and a massive empire.
And following each Kingdom were times of weakness and confusion.

Mahoney found unequivocally clear evidence for each of these six parts, exactly in the right time sequence – but it all happened during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt – whereas Ramesses is in the New Kingdom, hundreds of years later. The Ipuwer Papyrus contains graphic Egyptian descriptions of desolation that exactly fits the Israelite description of the plagues as recorded in the Bible. And there is very telling evidence for Joseph and his twelve brothers in Avaris, which lies underneath the later city of Ramesses and is now being excavated.

The destruction of Jericho fits the Middle Kingdom period (= Middle Bronze Age) too, and again the evidence matches the Biblical story detail for detail: a completely fire-damaged city interior, including burnt grain stores that suggest a very short springtime siege; and a single area on the perimeter wall that was not destroyed, that suggests Rahab's house being protected.

In the end it becomes clear that the evidence for Exodus during the Middle Bronze Age actually far exceeds the quantity or quality of the evidence traditionally used to date the Exodus as during the time of Ramesses – but still, mainstream experts put aside each piece of evidence as “coincidence”, without seeming to notice how massive the evidence is when put together. Or rather, some are noticing, but are afraid to speak out, to rock the boat.

Mahoney has done something that takes courage and has left us all a tremendous legacy: he persistently stood up for truth; followed the rocky evidence wherever it would lead; and invites us to do the same, to make no assumptions that any theoretical source, either of biblical or of secular archaeological origin, is correct.

There is a lot more evidence out there that needs similar work and standards to be applied to it. I feel that Mahoney has set a standard the next generation should live up to. This is truly a work of Spiritual Science, the spiritual redemption of Scientific Method that has long been called-for.
Hanes - Tobillera para mujer (6 unidades)
Hanes - Tobillera para mujer (6 unidades)
Yo calzo 27 mex (10USA) y no es fácil encontrar calcetas para mujer de estas tallas en México. Tengo que, o usar calcetas más chicas (que aprietan o se resbalan) o bien de hombre (que suelen ser más anchas. Estas calcetas son perfectas para mí en el tamaño extendido 8-12. Son 6 pares, punta y talón reforzados, soporte en el arco y los colores tal cual anunciados. Me encanta que tienen diferentes colores así que los pares siempre e se estarán juntos y el desgaste será parejo, a diferencia de cuando son todos blancos o del mismo color (yo los tenía que marcar). Instrucciones de lavado y secado en máquina. Ya veremos con el uso si sigue la misma calificación pero por el momento me siento muy satisfecha con la compra.
MOLENTS Task Chair Armless Office Chair Mesh Computer Chair for Home Office Desk Mid Back Swivel Desk Chair Ergonomic Small Chair
MOLENTS Task Chair Armless Office Chair Mesh Computer Chair for Home Office Desk Mid Back Swivel Desk Chair Ergonomic Small Chair
I was looking for a study, comfortable, compact task chair & that's exactly what I received. For my initial impression I'm satisfied with the quality of this purchase.

Install -> EASY
The installation was idiot proof, just 2 screws to attach the back to the seat (of which I received an extra set 🤗) The rest was just insert & done.

Quality -> Solid A
The Base, wheels, hydraulic pump, seat & back support aren't flimsy or poorly engineered as I've noticed about other, more expensive versions of task chairs.

Purchase Satisfaction -> A
with a budget of $50-$130 the results of my research showed the market was inflated with poorly produced profiteers. Aside from an extra lever or tension knob to rock back, lumbar support or swiveling arm rests, unless you're willing to gamble or pay at or above my price range this chair may be your best bet.

The seat does have the capacity for adding arm rests but I'm content without them, still it's nice knowing I can add them later if I choose.

Cons -≥ Marginal
The cushioning is satisfactory but for extended use an additional cushion is recommended but that's to be expected of any chair under $200. Even then it still maybe required depending on the style.

The Pro to that though is the seat size is accommodating. I have several already & the larger more comfortable ones I have fit well on it unlike it's predecessor.
BERLMAN Ergonomic High Back mesh Office Chair with Adjustable Armrest Lumbar Support Headrest Swivel Task Desk Chair Computer Chair
BERLMAN Ergonomic High Back mesh Office Chair with Adjustable Armrest Lumbar Support Headrest Swivel Task Desk Chair Computer Chair
I have been wfh for the last 6 months and my main spot has been my dining room table. Uncomfortable as all get out. I do have a small desk in my bedroom but the chair I bought was even less comfortable than the dining room table. I finally broke down and began looking for a chair when I caught sight of myself in the window reflection and my posture reminded me of Gollum hunting for a fish. I had a list of requirements. I wanted something that didn't look like hell, wasn't uber bulky, adjustable height, tall enough for a head rest and had arms that flipped up so I could get it under my tiny desk in my tiny room when not in use. This is more money than I wanted to spend, but my posture was horrendous and my carpal tunnel was off the chain painful. I am 5ft 7in and I'm a size 16. I fit very comfortably in this chair. The back is the perfect height. The armrests are the perfect height. It fits under my tiny desk with the arms flipped up and the chair completely lowered. It has checked all of my boxes and my 21year old son had it put together in 20 minutes. This chair is very supportive, doesn't creak and my aches and pains are gone. I'm sitting up straight and I've banished Gollum. Do yourself a favor and buy a footrest as well and you are good to work from home during whatever disaster comes our way next.
NETGEAR Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Mesh Extender with Amazon Alexa Built-in (RBS40V), Works with Any WiFi Router
NETGEAR Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Mesh Extender with Amazon Alexa Built-in (RBS40V), Works with Any WiFi Router
My Orbi network is about 2 years old. The Main is the RBR50 with the included extender.
Fast forward to now -- I always get wifi drop at the very edge of the front bedroom's edge.

Its the edge my toddler pushes me to when he falls asleep.

I cannot get up for fear of him waking up and being a even crabbier baby. So either you suck it up and nap with baby or.....

Buy this router/ap/extener and alexa speaker lol.

Unfortunately at the moment i needed an extender there wasnt a cheaper one for orbi mesh system. This was way cheaper than all the other "true" orbi MESH extenders.

So installation is sorta tricky. Out of the box my new RBS40V pulsed blue. This isnt covered in the fold out paper flyer quick start guide. If it glows blue out of the box the device is set to "extender" mode. This causes a separate network ID to be created in which then you have to choose to "hop" on or off as you enter and exit and area.

For all the NOT-Orbi mesh / nighthawk / insert other wifi system out there. You can say out of the box its good for those segments (EG you wanted an extender).

So what if you're like me and need to add the RBS40V as a "satellite" in the mesh.
Quick review of the light pulse at start up
Blue Pulse = Extender Mode
White Pulse = Orbi Mode

To switch from pulsing blue to pulsing white...
1. Turn off the RBS40V completely (with the power button).
2. HOLD the Sync Button THEN press and Hold the power button
3. Keep holding till blue pulse turns white.
4. Let go of Sync button
5. Power Cycle the RBS40V and wait till it turns solid white (means READY to sync as orbi)
6. Startup the order add satellite function either through APP or Web Browser and stop short of clicking SYNC.
7. Press the Sync on the RBS40V First THEN click or tap Sync on the desktop or mobile app.
8. Wait and eventually you'll see it successfully added to the mesh network.
9. Sorry... you're not done yet.. more than likely the RBS40V will update its firmware and reboot cycle yet again.
10. Then if you decide you add you Amazon login to access Alexa cause.. hey why not.. guess what.. it reboot cycles yet again!

Steps 1 - 10 - is about 30-35 minutes. Not because I'm slow.. Its because of waiting on the reboot times.

IS IT WORTH IT?

Tested the wifi at the edge where my toddler pushes me to.
No drops / disconnects.
Solid speeds / steam consistent and fairly good for wifi.

Final Answer: YES
Good Luck Chuck
Good Luck Chuck
I never thought I'd see the day when film that's supposed to be a mainstream romantic comedy, veers into "comedic" "soft core porn" territory with main coitus scenes and topless or just plain naked women. Interesting. Truly. That's not some hetero-guy word for "yeah! let's have more!" Nope. I found it tedious, to be honest.

Eh, I guess it's a film that needed to be made at some point. I mean it's an interesting story in and of itself, but the sex just seemed excessive to me. I don't mean that with some high minded moral superiority complex. Honestly, I got tired of seeing all the sex. Seeing it is like watching people shake hands, or so I've said many a time. The implicit promise is that at some point during the act you'll get involved and have sexual pleasure derived from watching the act. But, even here in a story vein, it's just over the top for me. Admittedly parts were funny, or somewhat funny, and I suppose breaking taboos for the sake of a society that has a healthier take on adult copulation isn't a bad thing, but truly I think the amount was just over the top.

But, like I say, the actual story of a man being cursed and not being able to get romance through his sexual adventures, is a pretty good concept. Everything is professionally done to a T. The lighting, the shot set up, and everything shows a lot of craftsmanship and care went into giving this film a real honest to goodness professional look. But I think other than the sex, the film itself could have been cut down by several minutes story wise, and been a bit funnier and less risque.

I guess the thing that gets me is that you really don't see more of a quest to get to the heart of the matter, nor really explore the psychology of these women willing to have a roll in the hay in order to satiate a deeper desire. Because right now the running gag is that women love him and leave him for a higher purpose, but the humor isn't very smart, though various, and at times worth a chuckle.

If you're looking for sexual material, there are thousands of websites and other media willing to satiate your visual (or literary) desires. If you're looking for a sex comedy, eh, it's not unfunny, and has its moments, and is certain better than the Doris Day or Woody Allen alleged "sex comedies" from the 60s and 70s, but the film does get on your nerves after a while.

And I think that's the best way I can sum this thing up.

Maybe see it once.
Wiley Wallaby Funsorts Licorice, 8 Ounce Resealable Bag
Wiley Wallaby Funsorts Licorice, 8 Ounce Resealable Bag
Just tried these for the first time and am hooked! It’s like a flavor explosion in my mouth, they come in different fun shapes, vibrant colors and an array of flavors.

This is the best and most unique licorice I’ve ever had. (Placing a second order now, the first didn’t last very long). Lol
Marca Amazon - Happy Belly Rodajas de piña deshidratadas, 6 x 125g
Marca Amazon - Happy Belly Rodajas de piña deshidratadas, 6 x 125g
Los frutos secos, o frutas desecadas como las llaman algunos, son un alimento esencial en cualquier dieta equilibrada. Además de naturales y fáciles de transportar y conservar, son una excelente fuente de energía y fibra, así como diversos minerales y vitaminas esenciales.

Happy Belly me ha enviado para probar rodajas de piña deshidratada en un pack de 6x125g.

Ya había probado -de hecho en casa se come de forma habitual- la piña deshidratada en varios formatos y marcas. Pero estas están algo más jugosas de lo habitual y conservan los azúcares naturales de la piña.

Tienen ese punto justo de hidratación sin el cual resultarían demasiado secas. Seguramente el tipo de envase contribuya a su buena conservación. Pues provienen de lugares tan lejanos como Sudáfrica, aunque se envasan en Grecia. Valoro positivamente que se especifique la procedencia del fruto, pues algunos países productores de frutos secos como los anacardos o las avellanas, utilizan mano de obra infantil o semi esclava para recolectar los frutos.

Su precio es bueno y, además te las envían a casa y ese peso que te quitas de la bolsa de la compra...
Un agradable descubrimiento culinario :)
A Curious Woman: Murder Under the Gum Trees
A Curious Woman: Murder Under the Gum Trees
Set in the quiet coastal location of Port Bannir, ‘A Curious Woman’ is a very engaging cosy mystery - 5 Stars

The main characters are very different personalities, and this is reflected in the competing businesses they run. Bess Campbell takes care of the day-to-day running of the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, a gallery packed with an eclectic range of exhibits that draw in the crowds, while Margaret Gale rules supreme at the staid maritime museum. Bess exudes energy, positivity, and quite probably owns a well-thumbed copy of ‘Zen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance’. Margaret, on the other hand, comes across as secretive and about as approachable as sleeping tiger. But, when both women find themselves implicated in murder, they learn to work together to solve the mystery.

This was a thoroughly entertaining read, and one that worked on many levels. The mystery element had a pleasing number of twists and turns, and there was a delightful cast of supporting characters. As Bess became more determined to unveil the murderer, she also managed to thaw frosty Margaret. The developing relationship between the two women added another level of interest, and it certainly revealed an unexpectedly passionate side to Margaret’s character.

Overall, this was a light but very entertaining read, and one that would certainly tempt me to read more from this author.

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