Zachary Williams

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By Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook
By Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook
By Nicholas Sparks: The Notebook by -Warner Books-. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 91 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Perk
The Perk
The Perk by Mark Gimenez. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1035 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals (Core Series)
Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals (Core Series)
Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals (Core Series) by Cay S. Horstmann. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 32 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java Swing
Java Swing
Java Swing by Marc Loy , Robert Eckstein , et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 50 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
The Enigma Strain (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 1)
The Enigma Strain (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 1)
Harvey "Ben" Bennett is a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park. While out on a seemingly routine re-home of a bear that got a little too close for comfort, a bomb goes off in the park, killing his partner on the job. Bennett is soon thrust into an ongoing investigation into a new "bug" that is causing massive boils and rashes to form and quickly spread across its victims. He joins forces with CDC investigator Juliette Richardson as they try to figure out what is going on in Yellowstone and what is causing people to break out into these rashes, and then die.

I haven't written many reviews of the Michael Crichton books I've read, but let me tell you that if Orwell was the first book I ever read. Jurassic Park and/or The Andromeda Strain by Crichton was the first book I ever fell in love with. This book has all the pacing, writing style, and love that I always felt in Crichton works.

With that being said, I love a good bio-thriller. Anything where they dive deep into what the virus, or bacteria, or what-have-you and does it justice is usually a high rater in my book. Engima Stain just cruised up into 5 stars, the background of the disease was super interesting and I haven't read too many books that were about a similar idea.

The first thing I did when I finished this book was call up my dad and tell him I had just gifted him a copy for his Kindle. He's a fast-paced thriller fan, and I knew that he was going to love this. Bennett's character was just, interesting. I found myself spending time trying to figure him out, what makes him tick, why is he afraid of flying "he just doesn't like it."

The relationship between Ben and Juliette was a nice addition for me, it didn't feel forced or unnatural at all. Their characters, while seemingly quiet and stand-offish, were better when they were together.

There were some twists in this that I didn't expect, and when a book can do that, I'm always impressed. The relationships (both growth and history) were really nice additions without making this book super long.

Overall, Thacker has done it again. Blending the pacing and science of Crichton with his own unique twists, this book is sure to please many fans over many genres.

I honestly think that was the first book that I ever looked at from Thacker, but for some reason never read it. I have since read many of his short stories and I am currently reading The Depths, and enjoying that thoroughly.

View more reviews of Thacker's work and others at my blog: books.beergodblog DOT com
What I Know for Sure
What I Know for Sure
This book has become a staple in our household that I have gifted, and re-gifted to so many people!

If you are interested, the audio version of the book if read by Oprah herself, and gives you a different take on what she's emphasizing through each lesson.

I recommend you read this book one lesson at a time and keep re-reading it for a few days until you've caught on to what she's trying to teach. That way you can really internalize the book and enjoy it throughout the entire year.

I love it so much, that it has become a routine to read this book at least once a year and it's cheaper on Amazon then anywhere else I've been able to find so far.
Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons
Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons
Ever since I watched my first 'Oprah' show in the 1980's, I have been inspired by this lady. I can't really explain what it is about her except to say that her opinions on life, love, wellbeing etc seem to resonate - make sense, if you will - with me, and I seem to agree with her views on pretty much.

So I was stunned to see this book on Amazon and ordered it immediately, and was right in doing so.

It's full of inspirational quotes from Oprah that I'd long forgotten and was right to be reminded of - things like appreciating what you have rather than what you don't have (and let's face it, we all do that, don't we? Be honest). Whenever I feel a little low of mood, or it's a dull, grey, rainy day (or a combination of the two), I reach for this book and feel really invigorated, motivated and THANKFUL for what I have in Life, though that may be as much as I would like.

A lovely book also to give as a gift - perhaps to someone who is alone in life. They would really thank you for it.

Truly inspiring, delightful and insightful - exactly what I would expect from anything with the 'Oprah' branding.
AMOLEN PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm, Glow in The Dark Blue 1 kg Spool
AMOLEN PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm, Glow in The Dark Blue 1 kg Spool
Amolen flex is a great filament.
I printed a calibration cube and out of the gates it was more or less spot on.
No binding in the extruder, no adhesion problems nothing. As a long term user of flex filaments this was by far and away the easiest to tune.
On my first "real" print I ran the first hundred or so layers at a conservative speed. As no feed issues materialized I managed to ramp it up to 120% of the speed normally reserved for my flex profile and still everything appeared fine.
The print completed and on the surface it had a beautiful silk sheen. It stuck to the build plate without lifting (yes I have had one flex that I couldn't get to stick) yet pulled away without me having to pry with a blade.
So far so good. My first issue is with supports. It's not uncommon to have difficult to remove supports with Flex, some however do peel off easier than others. This unfortunately is not one of those. I had a devil of a time cutting away excess material. This is not for the feint hearted, scalpel swishing like Zorro, pliers pulling like The Marathon man.
Ultimately what I was left with was a somewhat less pretty print with lots of battle scars as a reminder of the vicious battle that had taken place.
I would not let that stop me using or recommending this filament, I'll just be extremely careful hos I use supports going forward.
I can't stress how easy this was to print though, so it is still top of the class for flex.
My second grumble is with the range of colours and roll sizes in the U.K
On the one hand a .225kg roll @ £12 is an ideal purchase if you just want to test the water without splashing out up to £40 on a roll. On the other hand if you want a Kilo it's actually more expensive than most other TPU/TPE flex filaments. Couple that with the fact that it only comes in Henry Ford..... oh dear. I want colour and lots of it.

Pro's -
It prints well, I mean really well and really easy.
It's not as flexible as Ninjaflex, but it does squeeze enough for most applications.
The 2 free samples were appreciated.

Cons -
Unless you have really good control in your Slicer, supports are going to be hell to remove.
Tiny rolls, c'mon at least give us half a Kilo.
Black, you have to love the black or it's not for you.

Well done Amolen, you're on to something good here. Now give us U.K users some colour options.
Mega Red Book 6th Edition 2021
Mega Red Book 6th Edition 2021
Great info, no reason to buy all three books though, I made that mistake and find that the regular red book really offers everything you need. If anything, you get more pictures with this book but can get a little frustrating flipping several pages with just a couple years difference on your coins due to the amount of pictures. I’d actually prefer more pricing info about lower grades than just having pictures. Many coins only give you values above 40,55, and sometimes even 63... Still great info, but I’ll likely use the red book 95% of the time.
Project Runway, Season 17
Project Runway, Season 17
The negative reviewers are being too hard on this season. It's true that the workroom and accessories wall serve as co-stars rather than as backdrop but I'm thrilled that we actually get to buy the designs at Nineteenth Amendment! The first design made available to purchase even looks like it is THE design, not a dumbed-down version as was done by JCPenney with Season 16 designs.

Did anyone else try to buy Joshua's Betty Boop design, Kini's sporty coat or any of Kentaro's finale pieces? The crap that JCPenney tried to sell us was unrecognizable! Project Runway must have learned their lesson because Nineteenth Amendment is doing a great job.

Having said that, the marketing of contestant's designs is the ONLY improvement made in Season 17. Karlie is clueless; Christian has had a Christian-dectomy; he's without any of his opinionated hilarity, and the editors are cutting out the best parts! I want to see the designs clearly as they walk down the runway--both the front and the back. For the first 2 episodes I have had to stop and rewind several times and I still cannot always see the entire garment. They also cut out all discussion about craftsmanship! I started watching PR because I'm a HK fan but I continue to watch (and own every season) because every episode teaches me something...about design or fabrication or even environmental challenges and leadership in the fashion industry...until Season 17! I want thoughtful discussions about the work by all 6 of the designers and I want the judges to _care_! Is it just me or do the judges seem like they'd rather be somewhere else?
Rubie's Black Panther Light Up Battle Costume Mask, One Size
Rubie's Black Panther Light Up Battle Costume Mask, One Size
My 5 loves it but it’s a few days before Halloween and we go to a party and to my surprise it’s not working. It worked when we received it and tried it out but now when it really matters it doesn’t work. Extremely disappointed and upset.
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 4 (4)
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 4 (4)
Lots of Ran. Keeps getting better and better. I think the next few books will be the best in the series. Love the short stories. This is a classic. HUGE book. Extras are not amazing but good enough to actually read.
Kraft Easy Mac Original Flavor Macaroni and Cheese (10 Microwavable Cups)
Kraft Easy Mac Original Flavor Macaroni and Cheese (10 Microwavable Cups)
First, I am just cooking for myself. THIS is one of the only really processed food items I get, BUT I add about a cup of mixed vegetables and a small packet of tuna, and it's RELATIVELY not so unhealthy. If you really want to make it healthier, you can always get cups like this by a company like Annie's.

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PROS:
LESS FAT AND CALS - than the DELUXE cup - I am watching fat and cals and this is lower, especially in fat
TASTE - Hey, it's the KRAFT I've been eating for years in the blue box :-) Good taste
COST - GREAT price for what it is

CONS:

TEXTURE - Nope, not as creamy but that doesn't bother me
PORTION - SLIGHTLY smaller, but not really noticeable. This is 2.05 and I believe the Creamy Deluxe one is 2.38
BUT EITHER are not really a meal or even a snack. ONCE COOKED, it takes up about 1/2 the cup. BUT I mix in a packet of light tuna in water and THAT makes it a meal for me.
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
I stopped paying much attention to lgbt movies a long time ago. They were, with few exceptions, a predictable variation on two or three themes. The writing was either lamentable or just lame. Classic examples of films that could be seen in the trailers. But after seeing films like Henry Gamble (and Andrew Nackman's Fourth Man Out and Travis Matthew's I Need Your Love) lgbt films are coming into their own. To my mind, a lot of this can be attributed to writing and production and direction that sees these characters as part of larger communities - families, friends, and in Henry Gamble, faith communities - where there is marginalization, where the awkwardness of acknowledging (if not embracing) difference, and the willingness to settle for untidy conclusions is engaged as a dramatic problem instead of ignored. The characters in Henry Gamble are evangelical Christians who are not wearing horns or played out as Fred Phelps freaks, but fundamentally decent people who are confused by the world around them. But they are also people who are trying to make room for one another with varying degrees of success and failure. Henry's sexuality is really almost peripheral - it is a an unspoken given to many of the adults, vaguely or explicitly acknowledged by many of his peers. But it is what gives the movie its thematic tension: i.e. how to reconcile one's religious beliefs with one's reality. No one - including Henry - does a stellar job but that isn't the point. The point is, for me at least, that director Stephen Cone has given us a thoughtful, often moving, depiction of people who are trying. One of the few films that I am seriously thinking of buying; it's that rich, that nuanced, and one of the best ensemble pieces - lgbt or otherwise - that I've seen in years.
One Piece, Vol. 40 (40)
One Piece, Vol. 40 (40)
After an extended chase the Straw Hats and their allies have finally reached Enies Lobby. But before they can face CP9 and save Nico Robin from the Gates of Justice, they'll have to fight their way through government agents, troops, elite forces and the other defenses on the island. Cue mayhem.

The objective may be relatively simple (get from point A to B), but Oda spices up the chapters in this volume with a wide variety of foes that our heroes have to overcome. The two giants and three-headed judge on the book's cover are a sampling of what's in store, and all become quite memorable despite their limited page counts. The giants in particular rise above their cannon fodder status in a callback to an older arc that fans will appreciate. However much you might want the Straw Hats to hurry up and confront CP9, the pacing never drags and the volume is never boring. The scope is appropriately epic for the invasion of a major government facility and continues to apply the same attention to detail that has made Water 7 the longest arc in the saga yet. Luffy vs. Blueno, which runs throughout the volume, ends in the unleashing of Luffy's newest game-changing move. It's a can't miss moment. Plus, pay special attention to the cover story as it explains how certain characters wind up in their current predicament (the contents of 
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series, Vol. 4
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series, Vol. 4
You know... LIFE used to be SO simple... I just wrote a wonderful review that NO ONE will ever read because of
arthritic fingers that just, now, dragged across the WRONG button on this "hp" thing-a-ma-bob and deleted what
I WANTED to say. Here we go again....

My nieces grew up on this R.L. Stine Goosebumps/Haunting Hour stuff. THEY out-grew it; I didn't. I have all of
THIS stuff, and all of the "adult" stuff like WAREHOUSE 13; SUPERNATURAL; and, of course, THE WALKING DEAD.

If it's supernaturally haunting with the walking dead.... I warehouse it in MY man cave!

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Well, that was MOST of it, but at 64, I find I can re-visit these stories and remember just enough...
to keep each re-experience interesting.

Highly recommended... for the entire family; really!
Nora Roberts' Tribute
Nora Roberts' Tribute
Nora Roberts is a great author. I love all her books. The movies are equally as entertaining. I look forward to more of her books being turned into movies. I check for new movies constantly.
Golden in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel
Golden in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel
Throughout this series some reviewers have complained because not all of Eve's ever-growing circle of friends have been included in each book. While Roarke's Irish family appears to have disappeared off the face of the earth (and the other planets in which he has an interest), and there are lots of characters from earlier books from whom I'd like to see an occasional appearance (Nixie Swisher; Father Chale Lopez; Ariel Greenfield, etc), Golden in Death, although there's a brief appearance from Charles and Louise, and a heartwarming encounter with Dennis Mira, concentrates wholly on Eve and Peabody's tracking down of the killers using an extremely localised noxious gas to kill specific targets. We see all of Eve's investigative team, Morris, Berenski, Harvo, but, other than a brief nod to the ongoing bad-taste socks and ties competition within the bullpen, they're there purely to carry out their duties in the background.
The investigation covers a part of society to which Robb returns often, and her battles with lawyers, arrogant spoilt brats, and those who consider themselves above the law are well up to standard. No spoilers, but you really have to read Peabody's response to someone who pours scorn on Dallas, state school attendees, and Free-Agers - brilliant!
While I can see no value in the sex passages between Dallas and Roarke - possibly a hangover from the days of M&B and the requirement for sex every so many pages - there are some genuinely moving moments between the two of them, and I'm living in hope that Eve's finally getting rid of some of the unnecessary baggage from her past, which, at one stage in the series, became almost a cut-and-paste in every book.
Golden in Death is worth every penny, and now I'll have to wait at least another 6 months for the next one to appear.
A Wasted Hour: A Specially Selected Story from Tell Tale
A Wasted Hour: A Specially Selected Story from Tell Tale
I don't do book reviews like you keep seeing, as I find that some give too much of the plot away and I personally hate that, as it makes the book not worth reading. I much prefer to take the authors back cover write up as a review as it can either intrigue you enough to read the book of provide you enough information to make you decide that the book is not for you.
My review rules are: The more stars, the more I liked it.
If there are too many typos or errors the less stars I give
If the storyline or plot is poor or contains too many errors, the characters are too weak, the ending lacking something, then the less stars I give.
Simple, uncomplicated and to the point without giving anything away.
Some of the books I read have been given to me by the author as a pre-release copy and this does not bias my reviews in any way
Dragon Ball, Vol. 9: Test of the All-Seeing Crone (Dragon Ball: Shonen Jump Graphic Novel)
Dragon Ball, Vol. 9: Test of the All-Seeing Crone (Dragon Ball: Shonen Jump Graphic Novel)
I am very very pleased that all of these Dragon Ball volumes are available for Kindle now. 4 stars because of some very obvious and obnoxious censorship, of what would have been the two best parts of the volume. I admit that I can understand why what was censored was censored - and it's actually kinda crazy that it was put in a comic for kids in the first place - but some acknowledgement of the censorship would be nice. It would have actualy been better for them just to put a black bar over that part of the comic, instead of clumsily redrawing it. You didn't hear it from me, but you might be able to find uncensored scans of the original version somewhere online.
Karl May: „Das Waldröschen“: Band 1 – 10 / (ungekürzte Gesamtausgabe, illustriert) (German Edition)
Karl May: „Das Waldröschen“: Band 1 – 10 / (ungekürzte Gesamtausgabe, illustriert) (German Edition)
Der größte Teil des Buches in 10 Bänden besteht aus Dialogen, die von Ihrer Zweckmäßigkeit her gedacht sind Seiten zu füllen ohne einen wesentlichen Fortgang der Geschichte zu bewirken. Getrennt von einander handelnde Personen erzählen sich immer wieder gleiche Teile der Geschichte erweitert um selbst erlebte Neuheiten. Der Fortgang der Geschichte wird in vielen Teilen gehemmt und verlängert. Damit wird die Geschichte langatmig und die Spannung konzentriert sich auf den Fortgang soweit die Hauptpersonen in das Geschehen eingreifen.
Paramount Blues - Early Morning Blues
Paramount Blues - Early Morning Blues
Paramount Blues - Early Morning Blues by Various Artists. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Carter Brown" category.
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
I purchased this collection of The Chronicles of Narnia when our parish book club decided to dedicate our three meetings in Fall 2019 to Narnia. The members of the book club generally agreed to this, but some (most?) without much enthusiasm. In fact, partway through the discussion, one member stopped reading them as she said that they are "mere children's tales." Most of the rest of us disagreed with that. (Joseph Pearce in his book "Further Up and Further In," referenced below, makes a good case for adults to read the series.)

Years ago (before I had children), I started "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and part-way through gave up and never returned. This time, I decided I would follow through, and I'm glad I did. So now, seven books and 1,662 pages later, I've finished! I generally enjoyed the stories, wondering as I read what my grandchildren would think when they get old enough to read them for themselves.

Our parish book club also read "Further Up and Further In," a commentary on The Chronicles, by Joseph Pearce. This was very helpful for historical background and commentary. It helped me to get more out of the stories. (I also personally read "Race with the Devil," Pearce's autobiography, just to see his own story. Fascinating to read of his search for God, meaning, Truth.) Most of all, I enjoyed seeing how C.S. Lewis evangelizes using fantasy. It isn't the catechetical approach probably more familiar to Catholics, but I think it works well. We can learn from this method as well.

This boxed set of the seven books is low-cost, but seemed sturdy as far as these things go. It is a good purchase to have them all together in one place.
The Country Artist: A Story About Beatrix Potter (Creative Minds Biography)
The Country Artist: A Story About Beatrix Potter (Creative Minds Biography)
This is the life story of Beatrix Potter, the beloved English artist and storyteller. It is amazing that Beatrix thrived in spite of her limited world. Her father was an English barrister. However, because of the family wealth, he delved into what he loved -- photography. After Beatrix's brother went off to boarding school, Beatrix was trapped in a lonely world of the nursery room and governesses.

Luckily for Beatrix, she had an assortment of fascinating servants who kept her entertained with stories of witches and fairies and stories of animals in the glens. The butler helped Beatrix adopt a bevy of feathered and furry animals.

The story is told for grades 4 through 8. It is accompanied by lively art. This is a quick and enjoyable read.
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: Historical Adventure Novel Based on the Life of the Famous French Heroine, With Author's Biography
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: Historical Adventure Novel Based on the Life of the Famous French Heroine, With Author's Biography
When I first picked up Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, I was somewhat daunted by its length; by the time I finished it, however, I wished that it were longer. In fact, I read slowly, taking care not to skip over phrases as I often do, so that I could savor it for as long as possible. This story is simply that lovely. Or, better said, the story itself is not lovely, recounting as it does the engineered fall of a young woman, but the writing, and the characters are so lush and lively and pathos-inspiring, that I wished I might keep reading about them.

I spent the first several pages of Recollections expecting some sly asides and jokes by Twain himself, but he happily quiets his own biting wit in the service of the narrator, a minor noble called Sieur Louis de Conte. Soon enough after starting, I let down my guard and immersed myself in de Conte’s straightforward meticulousness as he describes people and places, and affectionately recounts Joan’s quotidian encounters that reveal her character, her manners and speech, and her absolute conviction. Twain’s probing research into the life of Joan of Arc makes his conceit, in which de Conte is himself a writer of no small talent, utterly convincing. As one court condemned her in a court case, de Conte vindicates her with his own case for the rightness and justice of her leadership. The narrative could easily slip into melodrama or hagiography, but de Conte includes enough comic relief (especially in the characters of the Paladin and Noel Rainguesson, and in a number of small vignettes along the way) and careful recountings of battles and trials that Recollections are neither. Instead, the picture of Joan that emerges is exactly what a Christian saint should be: true to her call in life, inspired by God, patient under duress, yet bold in spiritual and even physical battle. Saint Joan, given flesh by Twain’s pen, truly embodies the Pauline ideal of “cunning as a serpent, but gentle as a dove.”

The outcome, of course, is unchangeable, but the literary journey to Joan’s certain end is well worth the reader’s time, for whatever it may lack in suspense. Whatever the reader’s religious or political leanings (should a reader still be enmeshed in Anglo-Frankish history), the figure of Joan herself is inspiring, and Twain gives pink cheeks, brightly snapping eyes, and a clarion voice to a young woman who died hundreds of years ago. In this biography of an illiterate peasant who acted in faith and courage, Twain’s Recollections makes it easy to understand why grown men would, or would not!, submit themselves to the command of a girl. It’s enough to make even a modern reader a devotee of this humble and courageous saint himself.
Bleach 32 (Spanish Edition)
Bleach 32 (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.
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned # 9 Comic Book
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned # 9 Comic Book
Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned # 9 Comic Book by Vickie Rice, Anne; Perozich, Faye; Cariello, O.J.; Williams and Illus. in color & b/w. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Anne Rice" category.
Degeneração (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Degeneração (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Degeneração (Em Portuguese do Brasil) by Robin Cook. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Robin Cook" category.
Wandering Between Two Worlds: The Formative Years of Cao Xueqin 1715–1745 (Asian Thought and Culture)
Wandering Between Two Worlds: The Formative Years of Cao Xueqin 1715–1745 (Asian Thought and Culture)
I have long been a big fan of "Dream of the Red Chamber" and have taught the novel in translation in World Literature and Asian Literature survey courses for more than 15 years, so I approached this book with some suspicion and trepidation when I was given it as a present. Happily, I have found it to be an excellent introduction to "Dream of the Red Chamber" and Cao Xueqin's mysterious life. Gray covers all the important points: from Cao's special family history, his poverty stricken life in Peking, the books and ideas that influenced him in the writing of his masterpiece, to what upper-class life in China was like during the eighteenth century. Along the way, the author answers a lot of questions that I (and my students) have had about aspects of the novel. The book's numerous and often detailed footnotes, while at first a bit overwhelming, are highly informative and provide a good guide to additional material on the novel -- material that is published and available in English.
Mistaken Adversary
Mistaken Adversary
This was such a mistaken purchase. The whole premise of the story was excruciating. The so called H(l won't say hero because he was anything but) jumped to the most dreadful supposition based on nothing at all, and he was supposed to be a successful businessman. With judgement errors like this he wouldn't last long. To call the h (again, can't say heroine) a drip is to do a disservice to taps. Their entire relationship was spent on him berating her and her taking it and then suddenly they are in love. How? There was nothing remotely lovely about such a dysfunctional pair. I may sound harsh but, for me, there was nothing remotely likeable about this dreadful story. But, as ever, people need to make their own minds up maybe you like arrogant, rude, judgemental, obnoxious males and pathetic drippy doormats. As I dislike review that give no mention of the story, I will summarise. Georgia needs money so wants to rent out her spare room. Enter Mitch who wants to rent. On first viewing, he decides that because she lives in a village and works from home she must be having an affair with a married man. Yep. Not just a leap but a massive vault into stupidity. Actually her relative is in a hospice, so she visits a lot. But she doesn't tell him. And that's it Him being a twit. Her being a drip. Excruciating!
The Scarpetta Collection Volume II: All That Remains and Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpetta)
The Scarpetta Collection Volume II: All That Remains and Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpetta)
This is my 4th Scarpetta novel and will be my last. In every story Scarpetta is falsely accused or framed. How lazy, formulaic and predictable. Cruel and Unusual particularly does not work as an audio book. It may work better when it is read, but the many gratuitous diversionary threads make listening to it as an audio book hopelessly confusing. Worst of all, the ending is flat and unsatisfying, with the murderer finally identified but the story just stopping cold with no apprehension of the villain or word about what happened to him. Boo!
The Seekers Guide To Harry Potter
The Seekers Guide To Harry Potter
Keeping it simple: This is NOT what 90% of the typical Harry Potter Fans think it is.

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

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

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

I would love to get a refund if one was possible.
Garri Potter I Filofskij Kamen = Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (Russian Edition)
Garri Potter I Filofskij Kamen = Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (Russian Edition)
I'm a polyglot so when I saw Harry Potter in Russian, I had to have it. It's more difficult reading than the graded readers I use to teach with, but the kids got excited to even read a few paragraphs from it. It has joined my American, British, German, Spanish, and French versions, and I have no doubt I will purchase more volumes just because I want it in Russian. When my students see it, they are intrigued by the lettering, and more than one has learned the basics of Russian just to be able to read a little. I would not recommend it to beginners, as the word stock is not graded down, but for pleasurable reading, it's a great way to keep up one's vocabulary and grammar!
C-Line Stitched Shop Ticket Holders, Both Sides Clear, 11 x 14 Inches, 25 per Box (46114)
C-Line Stitched Shop Ticket Holders, Both Sides Clear, 11 x 14 Inches, 25 per Box (46114)
These are great for kids to practice their math problems. They can put a copy of a worksheet inside, and then use a dry erase marker to put down the answers. They can check their answers with a grown up and then erase it. It works over and over and over. They can practice spelling words with a blank sheet of paper, you can put down addition, subtraction, Etc. You can even practice fill-ins as long as the questions are big enough. It's a great teaching resource for classroom and home. It's also great for making chore check off sheets for everyday use, and things like that.

It's also great if you're getting any work done on your house, you can put the permit and other attendant paperwork into one of these and have it all together in a basically damp proof container. You can hang it on a nail or hook and it's available for the inspector and contractors.
Perler Beads Harry Potter Instruction Pad, 53 Patterns, Multicolor
Perler Beads Harry Potter Instruction Pad, 53 Patterns, Multicolor
12 years old daughter enjoys making perler bead patterns. Harry Potter fan that she is, is very excited to see this book of many patterns of various size, emblems and characters. We are waiting for more perler beads to come since some require different shade of colors that are not available in some standard bead packs.
TOMS Mens Alpargata Casual Shoes,
TOMS Mens Alpargata Casual Shoes,
My wife has tried purchasing these shoes multiple times. She’s been looking for a WOMEN’S 10.5 and every time she ends up receiving a MEN’S 10.5. We’ve double checked that it says women’s when we place and it does. But upon arrival they are men’s and when we review the delivery information it says men’s. This has been incredibly frustrating and we’ll be making yet another return of this item. I’m not sure if this is an amazon fulfillment issue or what but the listed gender is most definitely falsely advertised. Very disappointed with Amazon on this one.

As for the product itself, my wife has another pair that she’s purchased in-store and she loves the feel and the sizing is accurate (especially considering stores have show you the correct gender).
Something in the Air
Something in the Air
Something in the Air (aka Apres Mai), 2012: As the French title suggests, this film is less about the spirit of 1968 than about the slow but sure dissolution of that spirit. Assayas sets his film in the Paris of 1971 and focuses on a group of high school students whose main form of entertainment is covering their school grounds with revolutionary posters and graffiti at night. Assayas captures the excitment the kids feel when printing subversive literature and riding their mopeds to the site of yet another of their revolutionary night raids, but its also clear that he views them as hopelessly privileged and therefore more than one step (and social class) removed from the realities of working class conditions and revolution. The film is supposedly about Assayas' own youth but if this is a memoir it is an extremely strange one because we never get very close to the main character, Gilles. Its as if Assayas wants to revisit the era but is hesitant to revisit (or reveal much about) his earlier self. All we ever really learn about Gilles is that he knows that he's less interested in being a participant in the events of his youth and his time period (both of which he knows to be vanishing things) than in articulating a response to life in general (he seems to be living his life not in the moment, but in preparation to become the artist that he knows he wants to be---but he treats this self-awareness as a kind of curse that separates him from his friends). The way Gilles articulates that response to himself is through paintings, but the way Assayas articulates that response to us is through music. Its abundantly clear that the art form that matters most to director Assayas is music (and perhaps what he really wants to do here is not revisit or at least not directly confront his earlier self--that would be too painful, difficult--- but revisit the atmospheres and music that shaped his younger self and laid the groundwork for his current one). This story is not told with words--the characters say very little of interest to each other--- but with images and very carefully chosen musical selections that imbue those images with a very wistful form of youthful longing and tell us exactly how it felt to be a very sensitive/observant/self-aware 17 in 1971. The first selection we hear is from Syd Barrett's The Madcap Laughs called "Terrapin" which plays as we watch Gilles paint alone in his bedroom studio for the first time and the last selection is Kevin Ayer's "Decadence" that serves as the ultimate articulation of what it must have felt like to have been so young in such a time and to have been the only one not to have believed in any of it (in revolution, in love, in youth itself) and yet still be so young and have so much of life ahead of you. If you can forgive the lack of characterization, this evocation of Paris (and other European locales) in 1971 is a visual and sonic marvel. Other songs featured on the soundtrack: "Strings in the Earth & Air" (written by James Joyce and performed by Dr. Strangely Strange), "Know" by Nick Drake, "Abba Zaba" by Captain Beefheart, "Air" by The Incredible String Band, "Why Are We Sleeping?" by The Soft Machine, and "Sunrise of the Third System" by Tangerine Dream.
Mastering the TI-92: Explorations from Algebra through Calculus
Mastering the TI-92: Explorations from Algebra through Calculus
This book helped me understand the capabilities of the calculater much better than the manual. The examples were easy to follow and pointed out virtually every facet of the calculator. I highly recommend this to someone who wants to learn to use the TI-92 or TI-92+.
Schnauze, jetzt rieselt's Geschenke
Schnauze, jetzt rieselt's Geschenke
"Alle Jahre wieder" bekommt meine Schwester dieses wunderschöne Adventsbuch.
Sie freut sich, dass es morgen losgeht mit den Geschichten. Außerdem MUSS sie jede neue Geschichte ihren Yoga-Schwesten vorlesen und die Bilder zeigen. Alle begeistert 👍
Silentnight Deep Sleep Pillow Pack of 2 - Soft Hotel Bed Pillows 2 Pack Pillow Pair - Machine Washable Hollowfibre Sleep Easy Pillows
Silentnight Deep Sleep Pillow Pack of 2 - Soft Hotel Bed Pillows 2 Pack Pillow Pair - Machine Washable Hollowfibre Sleep Easy Pillows
When I saw the price of these pillows I thought "Silent Night Pillows at the fair price, what a bargain!" so I thought it was a no brainer to purchase these as I have one of their mattresses and love it! They arrived a day early so I was extremely happy as I couldn't take another minute of my napkin thin pillows provided by my landlord. First inspections: All but one pillow looked in perfect condition, flat, squidgy and soft. The odd one out as a lumpy mess, but I always have a pillow I give my girlfriend, her "boob separater pillow" as she calls it! So all was good... Well until I tried to use them that night, they felt too plump, weirdly proportioned and so uncomfortable! I felt like The Rock had me in a headlock all night! So I battled through that for a week and I got used to it, removed one pillow than my usual. A couple weeks of use, as you can see from the picture, the pillow tore at both sides length ways!!! Actually all but one tore open, believe it or not the lumpy mess is still intact! So would I recommend these, unfortunately not, the value is excellent but you are paying for the quality for sure! Look elsewhere!
ECOTOUGE PC Massage Gaming Chair with Footrest Ergonomic Office Desk Chair Racing PU Leather Recliner Swivel Rocker with Headrest and Lumbar Pillow, Blue
ECOTOUGE PC Massage Gaming Chair with Footrest Ergonomic Office Desk Chair Racing PU Leather Recliner Swivel Rocker with Headrest and Lumbar Pillow, Blue
This chair arrived weeks before it was scheduled to, so that was pretty impressive. It only took me about 20 minutes to assemble, very good instructions. I love the color scheme, red and black is my favorite color combo. The massage feature is pretty cool, not sure how much I will use it, but it does work. The seat seems to be pretty comfy, and the back padding is nice and cushioned. It would be better if the arm rests were also cushion as well, but they are hard plastic. I got this to have a comfortable chair for work, as I work from home as a call center agent. I will be in it for 8 hours straight starting tomorrow. If I have any difference of opinion, I will update my review, but fr now, 5 out of 5 Stars.
Massage Gun Deep Tissue Massager - Percussion Massage Gun Massager Gun Muscle Massage Gun Deep Tissue Massage Gun Deep Tissue Percussion Muscle Massager Percussion Massager Muscle Gun Massager Chrome
Massage Gun Deep Tissue Massager - Percussion Massage Gun Massager Gun Muscle Massage Gun Deep Tissue Massage Gun Deep Tissue Percussion Muscle Massager Percussion Massager Muscle Gun Massager Chrome
We've only had this for a few days, but I can already say that this is exactly what I was hoping it would be thus far. I have talked to several folks that have one (different brands), and they swore by them, but I only pulled the trigger now that I am working out a bit more. Verdict: pretty great tool and a bit better than expected.

I comes with an array of head attachments for any number of treatment areas on the body. I have only used two (deep muscle and lower back) but the results after having someone use this on my back in back to back nights is awesome. Woke up just a bit sore but not nearly as stiff, and slept much better than normal (or at least more relaxed).

The device itself feels well made. It is not as light as I thought it would be, but it seems that you actually need a bit up weight to make it easier to press down into the muscle. My wife could use it with just one hand, so it isn't difficult to use. It takes a bit of getting used to (at least for the lower back attachment) but not very long.

Case that it comes in is nice and seems well made, though I haven't taken it anywhere yet.

Cannot speak to how long it lasts but will update this post if anything negative does happen to it in the short term. Nothing wrong yet though.

Haven't had to engage with customer service yet either, but the company did follow up with an unsolicited email just checking to see if everything was satisfactory and encouraging me to tell them if it wasnt. Don't see that often, so seems like they are proactive about issues, which is good.

Overall, very pleased with the substance of this device particularly since it wasnt as expensive as some of the other options.
Oransi Max HEPA Large Room Air Purifier for Asthma Mold, Dust and Allergies, 17”x22”x8”, White
Oransi Max HEPA Large Room Air Purifier for Asthma Mold, Dust and Allergies, 17”x22”x8”, White
Very quiet at low speeds; kinda noisy at max speeds. But at my house it runs at the lowest speed. I blew some smoke at the air quality sensor and indeed, the indicator said that the air quality was two level below the max, the fan speeded up for a few moments, and then slowed down when the indicator went back to saying very high-quality air! The color for the LED surrounding the power switch changes according to the air quality, which I guess is nice but, even better, those of us who like a dark room can turn the LED off!

UPDATE: one thing that is slightly annoying about this unit is that, when it is turned off, it occasionally makes a sound similar to a set of chimes. I think this means that the air quality has decreased a little bit and it is saying, “hey, maybe you want to turn me on“. But I really don’t want that sound. I also wish that the LEDs could be turned off or were dimmable. My bedroom, like a lot of people’s bedroom, has two darn mini LEDs in it.
Kuhbonbon Caramelo De Fresa Regaliz 200 g
Kuhbonbon Caramelo De Fresa Regaliz 200 g
Bereits seit mehreren Jahren,sind wir Bezieher der Kuhbonbon. Die Ware gefällt uns sehr e
gut,wurde aber von vielen Anbietern aus dem Sortiment genommen.

Dank Amazon,gab es aber die Möglichkeit,den Artikel bestellen zukönnen.
Haben gleich den angegebenen Restbestend von 13 Beuteln bestellt.
Die Auslistung bei allen bisherigen Anbietern,bedauern wir sehr.

mfg.Norbert Westphal
Disney Pixar Zurg Talking Action Figure – Toy Story
Disney Pixar Zurg Talking Action Figure – Toy Story
I have to say that I'm very disappointed. This Zurg's right arm and hand look twisted and I can't turn its hand to its correct position. If I keep trying, it'll only make it worse by letting its hand fall apart. So disappointing..

Update: I fixed it up a bit and looks better than before.

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