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JavaScript Regular Expressions
JavaScript Regular Expressions
JavaScript Regular Expressions by Loiane Groner and Gabriel Manricks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
SurviveJS - Webpack: From apprentice to master
SurviveJS - Webpack: From apprentice to master
SurviveJS - Webpack: From apprentice to master by Juho Vepsäläinen, Jesús Rodríguez Rodríguez, et al.. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Javascript For Web Designers
Javascript For Web Designers
Javascript For Web Designers by Mat Marquis. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Mastering OpenLayers 3
Mastering OpenLayers 3
Mastering OpenLayers 3 by Gabor Farkas. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
jQuery Mobile: Up And Running
jQuery Mobile: Up And Running
jQuery Mobile: Up And Running by Maximiliano Firtman. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1)
Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1)
Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1) by T. Torrest. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 828 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Apple Tree
The Apple Tree
The Apple Tree by Kayla Rose. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 229 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens: 20 Illustrated Classics in One Volume: Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great ... Dombey and Son, David Copperfield…
The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens: 20 Illustrated Classics in One Volume: Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great ... Dombey and Son, David Copperfield…
The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens: 20 Illustrated Classics in One Volume: Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great ... Dombey and Son, David Copperfield… by Charles Dickens , George Cruikshank, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Work Play Love (German Edition)
Work Play Love (German Edition)
Work Play Love (German Edition) by Ruth Clampett and Maike Hallmann. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
What to Do When Someone Dies
What to Do When Someone Dies
What to Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 95 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
AP Computer Science A Flash Cards
AP Computer Science A Flash Cards
AP Computer Science A Flash Cards by Roselyn Teukolsky M.S.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming by Terry Griffin. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 111 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Excel VBA Programming For Dummies
Excel VBA Programming For Dummies
Excel VBA Programming For Dummies by John Walkenbach. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 73 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step
Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step
Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 136 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Create an Android App in Kotlin
Create an Android App in Kotlin
Create an Android App in Kotlin by Sunny Chanday. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Kotlin programming category.
eSCAPE: The 4 Stages of Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur
eSCAPE: The 4 Stages of Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur
I read Rich Dad Poor Dad books and that of course educated me a lot, but I think that after you read those books you still have to have a more detailed constrictive book that should guide you through all the obstacles of an entrepreneur, you need someone to push you through the hard times every entrepreneur goes through -not just you..- (and that's not gonna be your boss) so when no one holds you accountable you can hit the snooze button but your business will fail, Anik really goes through the steps of taking away the obstacles so you can succeed, just one example that helped me with a business idea from this book, to stop focusing on many ideas (even it feels more cool..) and only focus on one idea and master it, so that's what I did, and I'm deeply involved in putting up this one business, I would never hold this far if I would be busy with other ideas at the same time. it may sound simple but all those small distractions or things mentioned in this book delays your success and eventually make you failing. so I would definitely recommend this book if you have an urge to become an entrepreneur but don't seem to succeed as you would want to.
Shortology: Da Alien a Mark Zuckerberg, 101 ministorie per chi non ha tempo da perdere (Italian Edition)
Shortology: Da Alien a Mark Zuckerberg, 101 ministorie per chi non ha tempo da perdere (Italian Edition)
basterebbe far vedere come viene spiegato il signore degli anelli per far capire l'importanza di questo libretto!

comunque la lettura è ovviamente velocissima ma questo direi che è il valore di un prodotto del genere, da cacciare quando si è insieme ad amici per farsi quattro risate e chiacchierare un pò di tutto (a me è successo con Micheal Jackson!)
in definitiva prodotto consigliato per farsi quattro risate, magari aspettate un buono sconto prima di cedere all'acquisto ;-) (così ho fatto io)

per avere anteprime--->google-->shortology signore degli anelli :-D
Welcome to the Future Which Is Mine
Welcome to the Future Which Is Mine
There are a few inspired pieces in here: The ones about "how the simulation we live in is, in fact, a simulation of a simulation," about electric cars having the right to vote, and Musk finding "a new thing we can breathe" stand out.

Unfortunately, a comparable number of the articles are hopelessly insipid, starting with the annoying, overly long Foreword by "Mark Zuckerberg," and plodding straight into:

* Sending "Other Bulls**t" into space
* Tips for avoiding being jettisoned into space by Musk
* The Cars.com plan to colonize Mars
* Elon's plan to steal the world's greatest monuments
* Colonizing the sun
* Woke/Black Panther (which absurdly casts Musk as a West Coast Progressive, while in real life his favorite president is Ronald Reagan)
* Mutant mole people
* Musk electroshocking his employees (no, not to get them to work harder, just to "prepare them for lightning strikes," which captures the "voice" of Musk referring to himself as "just a regular old guy" who has ideas "circling around the old Musk brain")
* Organ donor match for Musk
* Eternal life

And the one about Gerald the Gorilla. Gawd, that was irretrievably pointless.

In between, you'll find the one-joke "Boring Machine"/"My Junk" expanded into 4x as many words as it needed; a piece on Musk's "death ray"; the "Internet of Pants"; and one on Musk enjoying "normal human activities."

Plus, the interrupting pages of uninspired "Inspirational quotes from Elon Musk," and of "Elon Musk's Latest Invention," the latter of which are all (i) too small to read comfortably even on a monitor, and (ii) not worth one @BoredElonMusk tweet.

Overall, maybe 30% of the book is worth reading.
Jeff Bezos Success Story
Jeff Bezos Success Story
Jeff Bezos Success Story by Rutvik Thoravat. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
Burt Rutan: Aeronautical and Space Legend
Burt Rutan: Aeronautical and Space Legend
Burt Rutan is one of my modern heroes, and I have read a number of books and articles about him. Daniel Alef's work is one of the best I have read. It flows smoothly from Burt Rutan's early life up to the present, and it captures all the details and highlights without bogging-down on every single aircraft ever designed.

Yet this book isn't just a biography of Burt Rutan. It's also a fantastic business text. In addition to my day job developing and licensing university intellectual property, I'm an entrepreneur after hours. There are numerous examples and tidbits of Burt's business acumen and strategy.

I would love to meet with Burt to talk about science, engineering, design and business, but short of an actual meeting, this book is the next best thing.
Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate
Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate
Neil Baldwin wrote about Thomas Edison, and in the process came upon conversations he had had with Ford during the 19-teens, during which Ford would go on random rants more characteristic of an older man and a man with much less stature, rants that relied on invisible characterizations of “Jews” being referred to as the singular. Edison for his part was not concerned with Ford’s comments or the Jews.
Central to Ford’s lifelong battles of words against the conspiratorial lenders of money and creators of war was his elementary education textbook, McGuffey’s Reader. As Lincoln had never met a black person until he was an adult, and then only a few until his move to Washington, the country around Detroit did not furnish Ford with any Jews until he was established by the mass production of his cars. Instead, the “country” instilled Ford with an agrarian pride that linked him to farmers and farm equipment, and against bankers. Baldwin points to Ford’s ancestry and childhood as an ideological foundation from which with all his success, at one point the richest man in the world, he never strayed. He never grew out of the textbook teachings of the usurer Shylock. The Dearborn Independent was the voice of his scapegoating, although only rarely did Ford even have personal reason to cry foul. Unlike Gerald L.K. Smith and Father Coughlin and William Dudley Pelley, his anti-Semitism was not politically motivated and not sensationalism. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion seemed to him more like a hobby born out of a child’s boredom.
Rabbi Leo Franklin had a tumultuous but long relationship with Ford. Rosika Schwimmer’s Peace Mission is a side note of history that displays the complexity of pacifism when it allies enemies. At least to Ford, she was an enemy and barely worth condescending. Albert Kahn was a good token Jew for Ford, a close associate and talented architect he could always point to when attacked by the likes of Aaron Sapiro, who took Ford to court and ultimately forced the “Henry Ford” image to retract the Independent as much as possible. Baldwin considers the words signed by Ford to be written by public relations handlers. Leading up to and during World War II, the real Ford was making the same grumbling pronouncements as he had in the company of Edison. Like Charles Lindbergh, Ford also accepted, while in Germany after the most obvious attacks on German Jews, the Grand Cross of the German Eagle. On page 285 it is noted that Thomas J. Watson of IBM “returned [his metal] in 1940” while Lindbergh received his as a total surprise only a few months later.
There is some information on the Bund, not enough to connect Ford as the Father of German-American activism, but there are more heroes involved: Julius Rosenwald, Herman Bernstein, Sapiro, Schwimmer, Judah Magnes, Jacob Schiff and Louis Marshall.
Wie Google tickt - How Google Works
Wie Google tickt - How Google Works
Eric Schmidt, der ehemalige CEO und heutige Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende bei Google gibt in diesem Buch interessante Einblicke in die Organisation hinter der großen Suchmaschine. Das Buch wird vermutlich schon bald ein Management-Klassiker sein und ich lege es jedem ans Herz - ganz egal welche Branche/Hintergrund.
THE HIT LIST: 22 0F 1982'S BEST HITS
THE HIT LIST: 22 0F 1982'S BEST HITS
If your looking at KTel vinyl, your not in it for the pristine sound lol!
It's the pure fun of looking back,
KTel will always hold a place in my heart from the years in my childhood when I was experiencing new music,
Don't be offended by the substandard sound, often asking yourself "how did that song get on this album?"
It's a great trip down memory lane!
Any one of them!
I'm a collector of them all... Love them
Empire Burlesque
Empire Burlesque
The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney.....they all succumbed to the synthesised curse that was mid-eighties music. Bob Dylan, seemingly, was no different, and this album has been roundly criticised ever since for being an appalling, over-synthesised waste of time. Every time I listen to it, I expect the worst because of this, and I am always pleasantly surprised, to be honest. Yes, it is not the match of 1983's "Infidels", but it is nowhere near as bad as some say, nor even quite as synthesiser-dominated as it has been accused of being, either. He did don an awful eighties jacket for the cover though!

TRACK LISTING

1. Tight Connection To My Heart
2. Seeing The Real You
3. I'll Remember You
4. Clean Cut Kid
5. Never Gonna Be The Same Again
6. Trust Yourself
7. Emotionally Yours
8. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
9. Something's Burning Baby
10. Dark Eyes

"Tight Connection To My Heart" is a lengthy, gospelly call-and-response number with hints of the previous album, "Infidels". The upbeat "Seeing The Real You" is also a bluesy reminder of some of that album, while "I'll Remember You" is a delicious, yearning love song with some excellent piano and organ breaks, big drum sound, addictive bass and Dylan on fine vocal form. "Clean Cut Kid" is a barroom bluesy rocker that has Dylan sounding as if he is having a good time. The sound is good, crystal clear and the backing vocals and lead guitar are top notch. Dylan could still rock and here was the proof. This is not a bad track, by any stretch of the imagination. I really like it. An enjoyable, underrated song. "Never Gonna Be The Same Again" is, admittedly, though, pretty blighted by its eighties keyboards. It is a bit of a throwaway, both musically and lyrically, unfortunately. Elton John put out a lot of material like this in the same period.

"Trust Yourself" is no lyrical masterpiece but it does have a big, bassy insistent groove and another strong, impassioned Dylan vocal, like something from his "preaching" years of 1979-1981. There is an intoxicating bass line that runs throughout it, too. Because I don't listen to this as much as other Dylan albums, listening to it now I am almost enjoying it as I would a new album. That can only be a good thing. "Emotionally Yours" is an orchestrated, tender love song apparently written for Elizabeth Taylor(?). Its chorus definitely taps into "Forever Young" but it does suffer from over-the-top eighties production.

"When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky" is the album's tour de force. Again, though, its contemporary production overshadows it somewhat. A far better version of it can be found on "The Bootleg Series 1-3", where Dylan is backed by Steve Van Zandt on guitar and Roy Bittan on piano from Bruce Springsteen's E St. Band. They truly rock it up E St. style and you can almost sense Dylan feeding off it and really enjoying himself. The version on here is far more trundling and, in comparison, lifeless. Not that it is bad, but that version just cooks, big time. There are some excellent percussion parts at the end of this one, though.

"Something's Burning, Baby" is another hark back to the devotional material, even though it is a love song. Dylan's vocal is good and the electric guitar chops are good, but there is another production problem, it has to be said. Given a starker, less melodramatic backing, it may have been a much better song, there are some great lyrics in it. I have to admit that by the end of the album, the production is beginning to get a tad tiresome. "Dark Eyes", though, is completely different - a stark, folky song that sounds like the set of material he would do seven or eight years later on "Good As I Been To You" and "World Gone Wrong". A pointer to the future, perhaps?

NB - despite being supposedly "remastered" for the "Complete Works Box Set", the sound still sounds slightly under par to me, a bit bassier but that's it. For me the only truly decent Dylan remasters are those released as "HDCD" remasters. They all have wonderful clarity and warmth of sound.
Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks
Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks
As a keen longstanding Dylan fan I was really looking forward to reading this. Victor was standing next to Bob during the crucial years of his development from 1962 to 1966, returned to Dylan's employ in the 80s and stayed with him till they fell out at the end of the 1990s.

The book is based around tapes Victor recorded before he died at the start of the 2000s, written by his son.

There are some interesting psychological insights into Dylan, for example his method of songwriting and how he thinks. It is no surprise to learn that being famous has had a bad effect on Bob's manner when dealing with people. This is understandable when one considers the ridiculous and dangerous behaviour in relation to Bob of some fans - some of which is described here.

I get the feeling that a lot has still been left out, to be fair much material went up in smoke when Victor's ex wife's house burnt down. And Victor by his own admission took a lot of drugs in the 60s so his memory may have failed him.

There is an element of revenge involved here too - Victor felt deep resentment from Bob's perceived ill-treatment of a member of his family.

The description of the first meeting between Dylan and the Beatles is spoiled by Victor being pathetically star-struck. There are no insights in this chapter.

The recounting of the tour dates in the eighties and nineties is not really of interest either except to see how Bob can allegedly behave like a spoilt brat at times.

Most annoying for me is the detail about Victor's family life which is surely of slight interest even to fans of the counter culture of the 60s and 70s, nobody who has read elsewhere about West Coast hippie scene will learn anything e.g. Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. And there is information here which discredits Victor as a person, sadly.

As a literary work this book is not very impressive. Only Bob is a 'live' character in this book, everyone else described seems cardboard and unreal.

In all this is a book for hardcore Bob fans who are curious about what he was/is like as a person from the viewpoint of his batman. It is short on corroborative detail and you have to take much of what he says on trust. Be advised, a bitter man and his son wrote this book. Howard Sounes biography is far better value than this.
Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition
Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition
I teach computer programming at the local community college and use this as my text for an intro Java class. The level of detail is excellent. The author provides useful reference tables for key concepts and clear examples. Unusually, the text also provides answers to the 10 or so questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, which is critical for students to be able to learn on their own without teachers releasing answer keys.

The sequence of the concepts is not exactly what I would use with somebody who has never programmed before. For example, introducing for() loops in the second chapter before covering arrays and indexing is great for somebody familiar with the concept of iteration and looping, but not something that's easy for a beginner to grasp during, say, the second week of writing code of any kind. This is not a detraction from the book, just a note in terms of timing.

It's size is also un-intimidating for beginning students, unlike some intro texts that are 600+ dense pages. This is important.
Cross Game, Tome 1
Cross Game, Tome 1
Etant moi-même fan de Adachi depuis l'enfance (Touch, H2, Une Vie nouvelle....), j'avais envie de le faire découvrir à mon fils aîné (10ans). Réussite totale, il a dévoré les 14 premiers tomes en un week-end! c'est du Adachi pur jus, on y retrouve les thèmes chers à cet auteur (deuil, sport, dépassement de soi, amitié, amour, esprit d'équipe...). Même si j'ai un peu vieilli depuis que je regardais l'inégalable Touch sur la défunte 5, j'ai bien aimé Cross Game. Idéal pour donner envies aux gosses de se bouger un peu!
A partir de 10 ans.
The Right Path
The Right Path
Love Nora Roberts - have devoured everything she has ever written and will continue to do so, even tho' this was pretty awful. BUT, that being said, you can definitely tell this was one of her very early books. Having just finished her latest, "Whiskey Bay" you can definitely tell she has matured into a fine writer (in my opinion). This was a reread for me and its been a number of years since I originally read it - had forgotten the plot and was "jonesing" for a Nora book so I paid that ridiculous amount of money. My bad ! I wouldn't bother tho'. Also, since Kindle is releasing a number her older books, the editing leaves a lot to be desired - cranking them out fast and furiously. Be careful with the triologies also - they may be more expensive as a whole then individually and in the incorrect order. However, she, and her alter ego J.D. Robb, will remain one of my favorite authors.
Convincing Alex (Stanislaskis)
Convincing Alex (Stanislaskis)
Convincing Alex is the fourth of six books in Norah Roberts' fine and fascinating series on the Stanislaski Family. It's NOT a new series of books, so if you've been reading Nora for a couple of decades, as I have, you've probably already read all six and enjoyed them once. They're worth another read and these e-versions definitely belong on the Kindles of Nora's devoted fans. Just be careful and try to read them in order; Amazon doesn't make this easy because on the KINDLE Bookstore site, if you search for "Stanislaski series," you'll be taken to a page that has the first two (or maybe three) in the order in which they were written, but gets the others all mixed up! To help you out, here is the chronological order of the series (and a couple of words on the relationship between Natasha, featured in the first book in the series, and the protagonist of each novel):
1. Taming Natasha
2. Luring a Lady, featuring Mikhail, Natasha's brother.
3. Falling for Rachel, featuring Rachel, Natasha's sister.
4. Convincing Alex, featuring Alexi, Natasha's brother.
5. Waiting for Nick, featuring Natasha's brother-in-law's brother!!
6. Considering Kate, featuring Natasha' s daughter.
In all of the books, you'll also meet or renew your relationship with Mama (Nadia) and Papa (Yuri) Stanislaski. Enjoy!
La Quinta Montana
La Quinta Montana
Libro muy adecuado a los tiempos de hoy, deja una enseñanza valiosa en cuanto a valores personales y espirituales. Lo recomiendo absolutamente sobre todo a los adolescente que hoy están desorientados.
Veronika décide de mourir (French Edition)
Veronika décide de mourir (French Edition)
Paulo Coelho nous interpelle une nouvelle fois et nous fait réfléchir sur le sens à donner à notre vie... Là, la folie, ou plutôt l'idée que chacun s'en fait, lui sert d'appui pour étayer son propos. L'histoire de cette jeune fille qui renaît à la vie après avoir voulu se donner la mort nous laisse pantois... et pleins d'espoir !!! Oui, notre vie peut changer, et ceci ne tient qu'à nous !!!
Intéressante réflexion également sur notre société, et les stratagèmes développés par chacun pour s'y adapter, ou pour en échapper... Personnages enfermés dans un asile, mais finalement plus prisonniers d'eux-mêmes que de cette société dite aliénante...
Les personnages sont humains, lambdas... et chacun d'entre eux reflète une partie de notre iceberg... C'est bien là la force de Paulo Coelho : ses oeuvres nous touchent au plus profond car ses personnages nous ressemblent et font écho à nos peurs, nos doutes et nos interrogations. Peurs, doutes et interrogations qu'il est possible de surpasser, comme le prouve la rédemption de ses personnages... Paulo Coelho, au travers de Véronika et de ses "codétenus", nous montre la voie...
Finalement, comme il est dit dans le livre, "être fou, c'est vouloir ressembler aux autres".
The Executioner Weeps (Pushkin Vertigo)
The Executioner Weeps (Pushkin Vertigo)
The story is told by Daniel Mermet, a French painter who is spending a few days holidays in Castelldefels, a seaside village south of Barcelona. The action begins the day he’s about to run over a young woman. Fortunately the woman only receives a hard knock which makes her lost her memory. She does not recall who she is and she is carrying no documents to allow stablishing her identity. It only seems true that she is also French, since she only speaks French fluently. Daniel takes her to recover from her accident to his accommodation at Casa Salvador. Meantime neither the local authorities nor the French Consulate in Barcelona, take themselves the slightest interest in her case. Anyhow, Daniel does all that is possible to help her and soon they fall in love. The story begins to rush when Daniel’s Paris agent informs him there’s an American interested in his ‘ouvre‘ and, therefore, he needs to travel to the States. The woman, whom at this moment, will be called Marianne, won’t be able to accompany him without a proper passport. Consequently, Daniel begins to design a plan in order to get her one. What will only be the beginning of a nightmare.

The Executioner Weeps is both, a thriller and a love story, but it turns out to be a dark tale about the fears of a man who is unable to face up with a reality he might not like it, while holding on to a dream existing only in his imagination. It can be considered a kind of parable about machismo and jealousies. Anyway, it can be read as an interesting reflection on interpersonal relationships and to a certain extent a jealousy drama. A really interesting book that is very much worth reading. The Executioner Weeps was awarded the Grand prix de littérature policière in 1957.
En voilà des histoires (Collection Quatuor) (French Edition)
En voilà des histoires (Collection Quatuor) (French Edition)
Qui douterait encore de l'immense talent de Frédéric Dard serait bien inspiré de se plonger dans ce gros volume de 500 pages qui réunit quelques uns de ses écrits les plus méconnus, à savoir ses nouvelles. On les évoque peu, en effet, mais à côté de sa colossale San-Antoniade et de ses dizaines de romans tantôt noirs, tantôt inclassables, notre cher et si regretté Frédo commit un nombre considérable d'histoires plus ou moins brèves dans lesquelles brille une facette inattendue, peut-être la plus baroque, de sa personnalité. Au menu de ce sympathique ouvrage, donc, "La mort des autres", "La police est prévenue", "Histoires déconcertantes" (qui fait la part belle au surréalisme) et divers contes surprenants tant par la forme que par le fond. Le tout précédé d'une courte mais compétente préface de Jean-Baptiste Baronian, grand spécialiste de Simenon par ailleurs, qui n'hésite pas à ranger Dard entre Kipling et Marcel Aymé, ce qui me paraît éminemment flatteur... pour Kipling et Marcel Aymé! En tout cas, saluons une fois encore l'extraordinaire et fantasque plume de celui qui, 60 ans durant, mania comme nul autre notre belle langue et qu'on a encore trop tendance hélas à réduire aux 180 aventures de son célèbre commissaire à la gouaille bien pendue alors que son oeuvre est infiniment riche, diverse et protéiforme. Puisse la Postérité, dans son immense sagesse, s'en souvenir et jeter un égal éclairage sur tous les pans de cette oeuvre, car chacun est passionnant et tous se répondent.
The Seventh Secret
The Seventh Secret
In have to say I was dubious. The reviews and the low quality of the cover art made me think it might be a self published low grade piece. However I was pleasantly surprised. A certain amount of suspension of belief is required and one must remember that this is very light entertainment but the central premise is actually interesting. I initially reacted with disbelief but that was my issue not the premise. Once I thought about it I realised that in many ways it was more credible than that this bunch of fanatics watched the end getting closer every day for several years without making any attempt to plan for the unavoidable end that was hurtling through history towards them. The solution hypothesized is audacious and actually really quite clever and to me credible. But here we come to my relevant issues. The ending seemed very rushed like once the author had concluded the conspiracy there was no more inspiration and he quickly finished. There was so much room for more. Even a sequel could have come and I certainly would have read it. As I have stated upon reflection the basic premise is remarkably viable but the background to what they planned after was weak in the extreme. I found myself questioning not the elaborate escape but the loose and undeveloped plans they had been following since the end of WWII. In short this was good fun but could have been truly brilliant and that is a shame. If I was the author I would do a rewrite and perhaps follow Eva and Klara to South America. Maybe they do not even leave Europe. Perhaps the network the Nazis in Germany and other parts of a Europe dominated by Americans or even including rabid anti communist Americans could be fleshed out. This novel had scope for so much more. I doubt very much Irving Wallace will ever read this but if he does...... realise this stories potential.
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.
Cyclop: Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman (Die Dirk-Pitt-Abenteuer 8) (German Edition)
Cyclop: Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman (Die Dirk-Pitt-Abenteuer 8) (German Edition)
Bei Cyclop, im englischen Cyclops, handelt es sich um den 8. Band um Dirk Pitt und die Numa. Die Figuren Giordino, Sandecker, Gunn und Co. sind inzwischen etabliert und Cussler ist auf der absoluten Höhe seiner Schaffenskraft. Aus dem hier abgelieferten Plott, hätten andere Autoren drei Bücher gemacht. Das hätte böse ins Auge gehen können, aber bei CC hat es geklappt. Ein wenig Spoilern muss ich hier: Eine private Kolonie der Amerikaner auf dem Mond, der Versuch der Sowjets, Castro mitsamt Havanna auszulöschen und der Schatz von El Dorado, alles in einem Roman. Chapeau! Realitätsnähe ist bei CC, wie immer, nur bedingt zu erwarten. Auch gibt es keinen gebrochenen und mit sich und der Welt ringenden Antihelden. Hier gibt es amerikanischen Hurra- Patriotismus und Action vom Feinsten. Das ist 80er Jahre Eskapismus, wie ich ihn aus meiner Jugend kenne und schätze. Wem das nicht liegt, dem sei ausdrücklich abgeraten. Wer Cusslers alte Bücher kennt und schätzt, der wird hier bestens bedient. Ein Buch aus der Zeit, wo CC noch selber schrieb und Dirk Pitt noch jung und unverbraucht war.
Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey von Christian selbst erzählt: Band 1 - Fifty Shades of Grey aus Christians Sicht erzählt 1 - Roman (German Edition)
Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey von Christian selbst erzählt: Band 1 - Fifty Shades of Grey aus Christians Sicht erzählt 1 - Roman (German Edition)
Ich finde es immer interessant die Sichtweise des anderen Protagonisten zu lesen. Vorallem da über Christian nicht viel an tageslicht kam. Man denkt sich immer, was hat der für ein Problem, warum rückt er nicht mit der Sprache raus, wie kommt es, dass er über Anna so viel weiß, wie war die erste Begnung überhaupt mit ihr, usw?

Das Buch hat mir einiges offenbart.

Was mir überhaupt nicht gefiel, war der Email-Verkehr mit Anna oder den Vertrag. Den hätte man auslassen können. Da ich diese Seiten, bereits aus dem Hauptbuch kenne. Dennoch gelesen habe und ermündet fand. Sodass ich einige Tage und Wochen, das Buch nicht weitergelesen habe. Bis ich dann hörte, dass eine weiteres Buch aus Christians Sicht erscheinen sollte.

Ich hoffe das zweite Buch wird besser, da ja gar kein großer Email-Verkehr zwischen Anna und Christian stattfand. Und ich absolut wissen muss, wie es mit der Frau (haben den Namen vergessen) weitergeht.

PS: Als diese Rezension verfasst wurde, gab es bereits den zweiten Teil von Christian. Leider habe ich es noch nicht gelesen.
Color Bleach+: Bleach Official Bootleg
Color Bleach+: Bleach Official Bootleg
This is a little book that is jam-packed with hilarious Bleach side stories, satires, games, and other rubbish that every Bleach fan would love. It was the first non-manga Bleach book that I bought, and it's so fun and entertaining that you might find yourself re-reading it and laughing. C'mon, can you bear not to own a book that has the official Sereitei newsletter, recruiting posters lovingly designed by each of the captains (including drawings by Rukia) to try to impress you to join their squad, and classified ads selling Soul Candy dispensers? I also bought at the same time the Souls character book, which was thicker but was somehow less entertaining. My only complaint is that a few pages of the Souls character book and this Bootleg book are identical. The glossy full-color dust jacket is reversible and beautiful. Reminds me of Mad magazine (but better). Thank you Tite Kubo and Viz Media (for making English edition available)!
Bleach 39 (Shonen Manga) (Spanish Edition)
Bleach 39 (Shonen Manga) (Spanish Edition)
Edición mediocre, buena ortografía, sin páginas a color a pesar que en la versión japonesas las hay, tapas muy blandas, porte de las hojas menor al normal, hay cortes de 1 cm por lado que no aparecen en esta versión, las hojas y su calidad son discutibles, parece papel reciclado. Si no saben inglés es la única versión para ustedes, en caso de que se manejen en otro idioma les recomiendo la versión de viz media, ojo que si van por viz media compren la edición normal por tomos, que la 3-1 trae unas hojas muy delgadas y no vale la pena.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure / Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Vol.18 - Vol.29 Set [JAPANESE EDITION]
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure / Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Vol.18 - Vol.29 Set [JAPANESE EDITION]
全く興味の無かった娘がひょんなことからジョジョにハマり、欲しい欲しいと言っていました。世の中は、毎日暗いコロナ禍のことしか喧伝しない状況であり、家で過ごす時間が増え、少しぐらいいい事があってもいいのではないかと思いプレゼンしました。
本商品は、朝イチで届きました。いつもは寝起きの悪い娘に見せたら飛び起きました。それぐらい娘にとっては、インパクトのある商品だったようです。
初めは貪るように読んでいましたが、第4部の終わりが近づくにつれ、愛おしそうに少しずつ読んでいたことが微笑ましかった。プレゼントして良かったと思います。
対応も早かったです。
Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice (2008-03-04)
Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice (2008-03-04)
Anne Rice is best known for her vampire novels perhaps but I'm not a fan of that genre. This is my second Christ the Lord novels I've read by her. The first, Out of Egypt, was excellent. This one, The Road to Cana, is even better. Ms. Rice weaves a compelling story of the life of Jesus Christ in the time leading up to and just as He begins His ministry.
From a historical perspective, little is known of Yeshua bar Joseph, the Nazareth carpenter who becomes Christ the Lord. Ms. Rice uses this to put together a believable tale of what might have been.
This story would be intimidating for any author to tackle. With a subject as great as this who is so dear to the hearts of so many it must have been a daunting task. But Ms. Rice carries it off without overdramatizing as so many writers have done.
The Jesus of this book is human, conflicted yet loving, willing but somehow reluctant to step into the fray. It is someone we'd be comfortable to spend time with, someone we'd like to know better.
This book brought tears to my eyes for the beautiful story we all know so well. And when I finished, I felt certain it might have been just this way.
I enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it, too.
Angélique et la démone
Angélique et la démone
Satisfaite de l'acquisition en bon etat attractif et agréable à lire étant donné que il est très difficile de les trouver
Wizarding World of Harry Potter : Sculpted Ceramic Gryffindor Stein Mug Cup
Wizarding World of Harry Potter : Sculpted Ceramic Gryffindor Stein Mug Cup
I was gifted this stein from someone who went to the Wizarding World about a year ago; I'm a little surprised the price is so much higher on Amazon than there.
At any rate, it's a little larger than you might expect, holds about 400mL of liquid, and is very durable. I've dropped it and there's been no cracking, crazing, anything. It's good for hot or cold drinks, and the heat from the microwave doesn't transfer well to the handle.
If you're a Gryffindor, this mug is a great buy, I highly recommend it.
Last Night at Tremore Beach
Last Night at Tremore Beach
Peter Harper was a famous pianist but following his distress after his marriage break up he failed to find inspiration to write any more music and moved to an isolated beach side rented cottage in Ireland.

His nearest neighbours Leo and Marie become good friends and his life there is very tranquil.

All this changes on the night he visits Leo and Marie for an evening meal and gets caught up in an horrendous storm on his way back to his cottage.

Peter is struck by lightning and as he recovers from this, he suffers some terrible, frightening nightmares which seem absolutely real to him as he experiences them and they seem to predict something terrible is going to happen both to him, his neighbours and the girl he forms a relationship.

For anyone who liked Stephen King's earlier works, this seems to fit the same category. It has hints of the supernatural along with a cracking storyline which keeps the reader hooked and trying to guess if Peter is slowly going mad, or having a nervous breakdown, or if these nightmares are a vision of things to come.

All the characters are believable and make the reader feel they know them.

I've not come across the author, Mikel Santiago, before but if this book is a hint of further reads to come, I need to find more books by Mikel.
Harry Potter The Wand Chooses The Wizard
Harry Potter The Wand Chooses The Wizard
The content of this book assumes that the reader has watched all the Harry Potter films (or at least has read the books) which is a bad assumption to make. The films are rated 12 plus, but this book is clearly trying to target younger children (I doubt any teenager would want to be seen waving a plastic wand around?!)
I had thought it was more about how wands work and how to do spells, so bought this for my 8 year old son. I am so disappointed to find that it essentially tells the whole Harry Potter story in summary. This was way too much for our son, who has avidly read the first three books and watched the films, and was keen to be able to do spells with a wand. He doesn’t know how the Harry Potter books progress after book 3 as we’re holding off letting him read further for now - the books and films become much darker in content later in the series and we don’t think he’s ready to read them yet.
I am therefore really disappointed in the content of this book - it should have focused on the early Hogwarts years and not the complete story. The content has not been checked as to whether this is appropriate for younger readers. A real shame!
Lavalier Microphone, MAONO AU-100 Hands Free Clip-on Lapel Mic with Omnidirectional Condenser for Podcast, Recording, DSLR,Camera, Smartphone, PC,Laptop (236 in)
Lavalier Microphone, MAONO AU-100 Hands Free Clip-on Lapel Mic with Omnidirectional Condenser for Podcast, Recording, DSLR,Camera, Smartphone, PC,Laptop (236 in)
 Ok...so I thought these would work alright, but I found out that they are fantastic I got these for producing my YouTube content and for doing small interviews. Most times I shoot with one of my mirrorless cameras(A Panasonic G85 or Canon M50), but every now and then I shoot with my smartphone(Samsung Galaxy S7), and with this mic it doesn't matter which I'm shooting with because it works with both. I've read that the battery last for months, and that what really matters to me. I was shooting all my videos with my Saramonic Wireless Lavalier system, but it can be a hassle sometimes because of the 4 AA batteries that I have to use and the setup and size can be a little annoying as well when shooting out and about.

In all honestly the only things to me that could be improved is the lack of a battery indicator light. And this one will sound weird because it is good and bad at the same time - the length of cord. I wish somehow you could have the option to go very long or go shorter. The cord is around 20 feet long, and that's good, but sometimes it can be in the way. Not a big deal you can coil it I guess.
Anyway, this mic has simplified my life and given me clean/clear quality audio in the process. I'm amazed at how hot the signal is. For 20 bucks it really is a no brainer. I highly recommend this mic.
New Philips SHP9600 Wired, Over-Ear, Headphones, Comfort Fit, Open-Back 50 mm Neodymium Drivers (SHP9600/00) - Black
New Philips SHP9600 Wired, Over-Ear, Headphones, Comfort Fit, Open-Back 50 mm Neodymium Drivers (SHP9600/00) - Black
Pros: Low cost; nice build quality; excellent sound; cool, open-back comfort plus breathable pads; replaceable cord

Cons: Non-replaceable ear pads; somewhat uneven treble response (can be corrected, read further)

These headphones are a real treat for the price. They should sell at a significantly higher price than they do now, but are available at low prices only because they are being discontinued (not official yet, but apparently they are).

I am a headphone enthusiast and own numerous headphones many of which are more expensive than the Philips SHP9500. Among them, the closest contender to the SHP9500 in many ways, including price, may be Audio Technica ATH-TAD500, which I highly regard as well. In fact, adding the venerable Sennheiser HD 518, I judge these three headphone models are the best, full-size, open headphones that can be had under $100 on the market now. These models have their own strengths and weaknesses. But my favorite is the SHP9500 and there are reasons.

First, I consider the SHP9500 as one of the most comfortable full-size headphones at any price. When it comes to headphones, you do not want to ignore comfort in your buying decision. To me (and to many, perhaps), it is THE most important element, if wearing them for at least an hour is what you use them for. Some headphones are unbearable even for 15 minutes. Why is the SHP9500 so comfortable to wear? They are *light* for full-size cans, have *no* pressuring (self-adjusting) headband, have less clamping force, and most importantly, *open to outside* not to jack up temperature at your ears. Keeping temperature down by making ears breathe air is, in my opinion, is the most important, yet not well appreciated, reason why you need open headphones for extended use. In the case of the SHP9500, even the ear pads breathe, something that not all open headphones feature. This excessive openness sacrifices some of its sub-bass performance, but I would trade any day (and advise people to trade) sub-bass for comfort.

The sonic character of the SHP9500 is midrange-centric, I would say, but extends quite well to bass and treble ranges. Treble is somewhat uneven and accentuated. If you are a classical music lover, you will be most likely pleased. If you are a bass head, this is not for you. If I am asked to compare the SHP9500 to more expensive, sonically better designed headphones such as Sennheiser HD 600, HD 650, or Sony MDR-MA900 (the Sony is also my favorite due to its outstanding comfort), I would rate the SHP9500 a notch below them in terms of pure sonic balance. However, unless you are an extremely discerning listener of classical music (which I am, unfortunately), I would not like to recommend those higher priced products, whose prices, I think, are somewhat above a common-sense range for most people (except enthusiasts). So, here I am sharing my experience as an enthusiast who does not have common sense ^^

These headphones are also one of the best choices for use with a digital piano. In fact, I purchased these for my son’s piano practice. Why best for digital pianos? The first reason is same as above: Comfort. Practicing on a digital piano requires extended use, so comfort is critical. Second, the SHP9500’s low to high audio frequency responses are balanced enough for such use---you will be hard pressed finding headphones under $100, including closed-back headphones, with this good balance. Third, most digital pianos have headphone jacks with high output impedance. In such cases, relatively flat impedance across the audible frequency band is important in order not to modulate the headphone’s frequency response. The SHP9500 satisfies this requirement. Last, the headphones are sensitive for any digital pianos to generate sufficiently loud sound.

So, grab a pair when they are still available!

One drawback of these headphones' design is that ear pads are not replaceable, but I think the low price can easily offset this weakness. I knew it, of course, when I made the purchase. You may think differently, but in my experience, replaceable pads are not critical. On the other hand, one strong point of the SHP9500 is that you can replace its cord with *any* 3.5mm stereo male to male cable, the most common and inexpensive type of audio cables these days. Cable problems are quite common in headphone usage. So, having this feature is nice.

If you have very discerning ears but are on a budget, here is one way you can improve the SHP9500's audio balance. It works best if you use them on a PC or a smartphone. Using digital equalization (EQ) is the solution. Let EQ be your friend! Do not be afraid of using EQ, especially in this era of highly reliable, digital signal processing. When properly applied, EQ presents absolutely no sound degradation, only improvement.

The EQ setting for the SHP9500 suggested below can only be implemented through parametric EQ apps. They are Equalizer APO (on PC), Electri-Q (on PC through VST wrapper), EasyQ (on PC through VST wrapper), Rockbox (on some MP3 players), Audioforge Equalizer (on iOS), Accudio (on iOS; custom EQ mode), Capriccio (both iOS and Android), Onkyo HF player (both iOS and Android). If you use a PC as a source, I highly recommend Equalizer APO. It applies EQ to system sound so that you can enjoy all contents including YouTube materials in equalized audio.

Parametric EQ uses three parameters: Fc (center frequency), Gain, and BW (bandwidth). In the EQ setting below, note that the third parameter is denoted by both Q and BW, which are essentially the same parameter on different scales, so care must be taken to enter right values. If you use Equalizer APO, Rockbox, or Audioforge Equalizer, enter Q values; if you use Electri-Q, EasyQ, or Accudio (custom mode), enter BW values; if you use Capriccio, enter 12 times BW values; if you use Onkyo HF player, read further.

EDIT: an optimal EQ setting has been updated (as of 6/28/19). The old setting has been moved to the bottom.

Global Gain (also called Preamp, Precut, or Pre-Volume): -2.0 dB

Filter 1: Fc 40 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 0.8 / BW 1.7
Filter 2: Fc 200 Hz Gain -3.0 dB Q 0.5 / BW 2.5
Filter 3: Fc 1900 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 2.0 / BW 0.7
Filter 4: Fc 3300 Hz Gain 3.5 dB Q 4.8 / BW 0.3
Filter 5: Fc 5000 Hz Gain -7.0 dB Q 2.0 / BW 0.7
Filter 6: Fc 7400 Hz Gain 4.0 dB Q 4.8 / BW 0.3
Filter 7: Fc 10500 Hz Gain -5.0 dB Q 1.8 / BW 0.8

I strongly recommend adjusting the Gain level of Filter 7 to make the treble sound to your liking (my suggested range is -8 to -1 dB). I also attach below a picture of the above EQ’s transfer function (the effect of EQ on a frequency response graph). If you use Onkyo HF player, simply make its EQ graph same as shown in the picture.

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OLD SETTING

Global Gain (also called Preamp, Precut, or Pre-Volume): -2.0 dB

Filter 1: Fc 40 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 0.8 / BW 1.7
Filter 2: Fc 200 Hz Gain -3.5 dB Q 0.5 / BW 2.5
Filter 3: Fc 1900 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 2.0 / BW 0.7
Filter 4: Fc 3300 Hz Gain 3.0 dB Q 4.8 / BW 0.3
Filter 5: Fc 5000 Hz Gain -6.5 dB Q 2.4 / BW 0.6
Filter 6: Fc 7400 Hz Gain 4.5 dB Q 4.8 / BW 0.3
Filter 7: Fc 11000 Hz Gain -7.5 dB Q 1.4 / BW 1.0
The Practical Playbook II: Building Multisector Partnerships That Work
The Practical Playbook II: Building Multisector Partnerships That Work
The book clearly makes the connection between primary care and public health. Examples/cases provided the context & assisted students' understanding of system (medical/primary care, public health system- working with all sectors) interconnectedness. Overall the readings supported course objectives/content and gave students a 30,000 foot perspective and most said; as a result, their practice will forever change! We drilled down and differentiated population health mgm. vs. population health & social needs vs. SDOH. Students learned what it takes to move upstream and engage in upstream at the policy level. I highly recommend this amazingly practice book!
Thank you!
Matthew, Tell me about Heaven: A Firsthand Description of the Afterlife (Matthew Books Book 1)
Matthew, Tell me about Heaven: A Firsthand Description of the Afterlife (Matthew Books Book 1)
Before I bought this book I already read about the afterlife via regression therapist Dolores Cannon's book. To my amazement and delight, the description of heaven (Nirvana) of Matthew tell Me About Heaven is identical to what Dolores Cannon's clients revealed under somnambulistic hypnosis. Clearly, if both authors describe Heaven in such an awesome detail, who are we and what knowledge do we have to reject their stories... I particularly like and prefer Suzanne Ward's book because it is more detailed and in-depth though.

Moreover, Matthew Tell me about Heaven is the only book I've read that explains the hierarchy in the Cosmos in a very understandable and concise way (the angelic realm, the galactic realm, creator, the archangels etc.). What I found revealing also and a real aha-moment is the difference between the words 'density' and 'dimensions'. Many sources and books talk about the 3rd or 5th dimensions, for example, while it's more correct (and scientific) to talk about density according to Matthew. Matthew explains this confusion. This explanation was a real eye-opener to me and reinforced my trust in Suzanne Ward as one of the most reliable channelers. I don't like channelers but when i read this book, I follow Suzanne Ward's messages carefully.

Also, there is a lot of consistency in Matthew's stories. The stories about his encounter with creatures of other civilizations are similar if not identical with what I already knew via the clients of Dolores Cannon and other authors or sources.

Anyway, I'm proud that at least 17 different (benevolent) civilizations are helping us to raise Mother Earth from her low 3rd density over the 4th density to the 5th density over time and that our planet will eventually be freed from the dark and low density we still are in. We have to take things in our own hands though because the extraterrestrials are not allowed to do things in our place (that's because of the universal Law of non-interference and our free will).

Over and over it's proven that what we learn(ed) at school or otherwise via mainstream media is totally flawed, manipulated, wrong and a waste of time. I feel very sorry for children who still learn the false concepts about religions, history etc. at school in this 21th Century. It's utterly insane and criminal.

We have been betrayed for too long already and it's really really time that this world awakens and learns to find out the real truth.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [Blu-ray]
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [Blu-ray]
I was a child when this TV special first came out. I loved it then and still do. It was not created with computer animation but with stop motion animation using detailed figures. It was just watch Christmas TV every year after its debut. Just like "The Charlie Brown Christmas" special and "The Grinch who Stole Christmas" special using Seuss' drawing style. Memorable songs and memorable stories.

My first complaint with this is the previously mentioned stretching of the screen. It should have been done with black side borders instead to retain the proper dimensions. This was apparently someone's conscious decision to do it this way.

My second complaint is that the colors are not as vivid as they are when this is shown by a TV station. It is apparent in the very first scene with the snowman (voiced by Burl Ives). The colors are off. Why can TV stations run a version with vivid colors but this digital version is not as vivid? I thought computers could do everything. What's up the faced colors????

Lovely heart warming story about a reindeer who is different and suffers some bullying for being different. In some way, all of us are square pegs in round holes. Being accepted for or despite our uniqueness and oddities is what creating a loving world is all about.

The monster in this story was never as scary as the wicked witch and her flying monkeys in the classic movie, "The Wizard of Oz" (with a young Judy Garland) which was aired on TV every Halloween season.

Dear some computer genius, please fix this TV classic to be as technically outstanding as it was in TV over fifty years ago. Sharpen those colors and get right of the horizontal picture distortion.

One star removed due to technical complaints.
Aqualief Screen Protector Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 inch,3 Pack Tempered Glass Screen Protector Anti-Scratch Bubble Free Case-Friendly,2pcs Lens Soft Tempered Film
Aqualief Screen Protector Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 inch,3 Pack Tempered Glass Screen Protector Anti-Scratch Bubble Free Case-Friendly,2pcs Lens Soft Tempered Film
Once I discovered what Celeriac was and how healthy it is I wanted to have a go at growing my own.

It’s not a very attractive looking vegetable (looks like an ugly turnip) but is very low gi – which means it’s a slow burn food that supposed to keep you fuller for longer. Not only that but it has half the calories of a potato and can be cooked as if you were cooking a potato. I like having mine chopped up and oven cooked the same as roast potatoes. Celeriac soup is also fab.

Anyway I bought 4 types of seeds to see which one would germinate the best and eventually try and see and which tastes the best – if there is any difference in flavour at all.

This review only goes as far as germination into little baby plants (I’m not a gardener – I just like to experiment and see what will grow with the minimum of effort. Therefore I don’t know the technical terms for a baby plant).

So from sowing the seeds indoors at the very start of Feb 2016 it took 2-3 weeks for the seeds to germinate. All varieties germinated but some varieties germinated better than others. All the seeds were in self-watering trays that I picked up from Wilkos and were left on the windows ledge. I don’t know if it’s better to have been on the middle or the ends of the window ledge but I did swap them around to make it fair.

This particular pack of seeds came 1st in my germination success table with an average number of seeds and an average price. Sometimes its quite satisfying to know that almost every seed you plant will grow into something rather than you staring at an empty seeding tray shouting "come on you little monkey - grow!".

#1 Celeriac Monarch – approx. 250 seeds (£1.99 + 0.90pp = £2.89)
#2 Celeriac Albin – approx. 250 seeds (£1.99+ 0.90pp = £2.89)
#3 Celeriac Asterix F1 – approx. 250 seeds (£1.75 + £1.50pp = £3.25)
#4 Celeriac Giant Prague – approx. 1250 seeds (£0.65 + 0.80pp = £1.45)

So with the knowledge that all the seeds I planted do germinate you won’t go wrong in buying any of these seeds or you can do what I did and buy a few varieties to play with.

The picture included with this review was taken on 12th March - so that's the size of the plants after about 6 weeks

Happy gardening!
Panda Licorice Chew, 7 oz
Panda Licorice Chew, 7 oz
I hate licorice, that being said, these are amazing! It reminds me of when, as kids, we would go hiking and we would find this plant that tasted like licorice and you could suck on it and enjoy it without the weird flavor that the jelly bean has for instance. And these are super fresh and clean tasting. 10/10 would buy again
TE CÚRCUMA DORADA con jengibre y cardamomo BIO 36g - bolsita Infusiones 18 Unidades 36 g
TE CÚRCUMA DORADA con jengibre y cardamomo BIO 36g - bolsita Infusiones 18 Unidades 36 g
Der Tee schmeckt und riecht sehr gut, ich finde es ist ein Traum.
Aber man liest zu Kurkuma:
Verbraucherzentrale:
Das Wichtigste in Kürze:
Curcumin trägt nicht zur normalen Gelenkfunktion bei.
Kurkuma- oder curcuminhaltige Nahrungsergänzungsmittel zählen zu den Lebensmitteln. Für sie sind krankheitsbezogene Aussagen generell verboten.
Sollten Sie Curcumin zur Behandlung von Erkrankungen nehmen wollen, sprechen Sie Produkt, Dosierung und mögliche Nebenwirkungen unbedingt mit dem Arzt ab.
Je nach Empfindlichkeit und Dosierung kann Kurkuma oder Curcumin-Extrakt zu Blähungen, Übelkeit oder Schmerzen im Verdauungstrakt führen.
Schwangere und Stillende sowie Patienten mit Gallensteinen sollten auf Kurkuma-Nahrungsergänzungsmittel verzichten.

Und dann steht da noch eine ganze Menge interssanter Fakten die man erstmal gelesen haben sollte bevor man sich 20 20er Packungen kauft und seine Ernährung auf Kurkuma umstellt....

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