Zahra Diaz

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Harry Potter og Føniksordenen: Harry Potter 5
Harry Potter og Føniksordenen: Harry Potter 5
Harry Potter og Føniksordenen: Harry Potter 5 by J.K. Rowling, Torstein Bugge Høverstad - translator, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Misery
Misery
Misery by Stephen King, Lindsay Crouse, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 1404 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Coordinate
The Coordinate
The Coordinate by Marc Jacobs. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 236 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook
SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook
SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook by Donabel Santos. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 12c
Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 12c
Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 12c by Rick Greenwald, Robert Stackowiak , et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Hands-On RESTful Web Services with TypeScript 3: Design and develop scalable RESTful APIs for your applications
Hands-On RESTful Web Services with TypeScript 3: Design and develop scalable RESTful APIs for your applications
I'm a Java veteran interested in understanding better the modern JS web development world. I really like the topic and the hands-on approach that the author chooses to explain modern RESTful API programming. However, the eBook is so full of errors, it doesn't deserve more than 2 stars. Please spend some time and re-visit the code examples in the book and fix them.
At least the git repository that contains all code from the book seems to to be tested and has running examples.
Getting Started With Angular JS
Getting Started With Angular JS
Don't waste your time and money. It contains to many screenshots taking whole pages, source code samples are uncomfortable to read (gray letters on dark background with a few shades of gray scale). Explanation of ideas behind core Angular elements are very short.
It describes Angular 1.x when I was expecting something about Angular 2 from book published recently (so focusing on components rather then on controllers for instance)
In fact it mentions Angular 2 but without any real deep analysis on examples - just it shows the author knows how to run some samples using Angular 2 with a few transpillers.
If you are still interrested in Angular 1.x just buy Pro AngularJS by Adam Freeman - it's best book about AngularJS I read up to now...
Pro AngularJS (Expert's Voice in Web Development)
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
This was a wonderful book about Robert Iger's amazing life, career and positive outlook. With so many CEOs who aren't always good people, good for their business or don't care for their employees, it is a breath of fresh air to hear from someone who is grounded in reality, treats people the way they should be treated, forward thinking and committed to quality and his customers. His insights to years at ABC are fascinating, horrifying, and give an insightful look at the evolution of a major network.

His Disney career was frought with challenges, but he rose above them and remained the better man. His visionary view of knowing that the stale model Disney operated under needed to be upended. Many criticized his choices, decisions and views, but they were proved spectacularly wrong. I loved the stories about Steve Jobs, the acquisition of Pixar and how things turned around. My favorite parts of the book were about Marvel and Star Wars, since I am a huge fan of both. The tremendous success of Marvel films lies in the fact the films are made by fans for fans and are high quality with strong stories, wonderful characters and excellent production. He mentions Black Panther as one of his personal favorite projects, not believing naysayers that claimed films about women and blacks would not do well. The incredible success of both films proved him right. Despite some Star Wars fans misgivings, I am grateful that Disney bought Lucasfilm and gave us new Star Wars content. New films, books and shows are being created and I have already signed up for Disney +. As I write this, it was just announced that Marvel's Kevin Fiege will be working on a Star Wars film. I can't wait for that, it Wil be epic!
Throughout the book, he shares his tips for successful business and management. A good portion is common sense, which is in short supply in many areas. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. Mr. Iger reads two portions at the beginning and end of the book and is a wonderful narrator. The rest of the book is ably handled by Jim Frangione. A wonderful, positive life affirming, uplifting read.
When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany
When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany
I got this book in October 2010 based on a recommendation from either BullionVault.com or another website devoted to providing a dissenting view to mainstream economics. It was first published in 1975, just four years after the Nixon administration had severed the last tie between gold and the U.S. dollar by closing the international “gold window” and terminating the right of foreign governments to exchange dollars for gold. At that time the prospect of an American hyperinflation seemed far off, even as inflation was rising fast, and those scratchy old silent-film clips of forlorn Germans pushing wheelbarrowfuls of banknotes to the bakery to buy bread were quaint and unreal-looking.

As I type these words the price of gold is US$1,818 per ounce, an increase of 4400% since 1971, and last week Switzerland, long a bastion of monetary probity, gave up on maintaining the value of its franc and pegged it instead to the moribund Euro, joining the other major currencies in a death-spiral of competitive devaluation. For those aware of what hyperinflation is, the possibility of experiencing it for ourselves is becoming ever more plausible and imminent. Adam Fergusson’s book gives a detailed picture of how hyperinflation—the death of a paper currency—played out in a modern industrial economy in the 1920s. It’s not a pretty sight.

I never knew much about the Weimar hyperinflation, but assumed that it had something to do with the payment of war reparations imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. And while Fergusson’s topic is not really the cause of the hyperinflation, he does eventually come out and say that war reparations probably had nothing to do with it. Instead we see a fledgling republic facing severe social and economic problems, but whose leadership throughout remains stubbornly timid and ignorant. The leaders of both the government and its central bank, as well as newspaper editors and other leaders of opinion, were almost unanimous in asserting that the inflation had nothing to do with the runaway printing of banknotes, which they saw as an effect rather than as a cause of rocketing prices.

Hyperinflation inflicts severe suffering on almost everyone except those able to profit by making bets on the collapse of the currency. The suffering, though, is very unequally distributed, and the injustice of the whole process is one of its most striking features. With a whole generation of children malnourished, women selling their bodies for a pork chop, and retired civil servants dropping dead on the street from hunger and cold, you also have farmers hoarding bumper crops, unwilling to sell for worthless paper money, and industrialists in a frenzy of factory-building to make use of cheap credit. Some of the best parts of the book are extracts from the journals and letters of housewives describing what they see around them. They witness mob violence and exchange their pianos for potatoes.

In other ways though I found the book to be a dry read, and I felt that it was really addressed to people who were already students of this period of German history and had a grasp of the people and events of that time. The author assumes a knowledge of the time and place that in my case was lacking, which made the reading tougher going. I also found that his style lacked fluency, which made things harder as well. A sentence taken at random: “The uncertainties to which these postponements gave rise in large measure accounted for the wild fluctuations of the mark during the year.” Another writer would have put this is a more readable way.

All of that said, this book was for me very readable because of its relevance to the events unfolding around me in the world. The enormous federal budget deficits in the United States are starting to look like the Weimar deficits, and although printing presses are no longer used to create money, dollars are being created by the trillion—a figure that became familiar in Germany in the early 1920s. When I go shopping I’m struck by how much less my money buys than even a year ago, and I fully expect that prices will only accelerate upward from here.

But does that mean we’re headed for actual hyperinflation? According to writers like James Turk of GoldMoney.com and John Williams of ShadowStats.com, yes we are. Williams, a longtime statistician with the U.S. federal government, thinks it will be in the next year or two.

But are our governments as timid or as deep in denial as the Weimar republic? I’ll leave that question with you. Another thing I’ll leave with you is a favorite quote from another writer, Henry Hazlitt, an American journalist on economics and finance. In 1946 he wrote these words:

"Inflation discourages all prudence and thrift. It encourages squandering, gambling, reckless waste of all kinds. It often makes it more profitable to speculate than to produce. It tears apart the whole fabric of stable economic relationships. Its inexcusable injustices drive men toward desperate remedies. It plants the seeds of fascism and communism. It leads men to demand totalitarian controls. It ends invariably in bitter disillusion and collapse."

If you’re looking for a refutation of Hazlitt’s points, you won’t find it in When Money Dies.
The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership
The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership
This book is a business parable - through the story of the main character Steve, a leadership consultant, in which he uncovers the principles of Extreme Leadership - the Radical LEAP:

"Love generates Energy, inspires Audacity, and require Proof. LEAP, you see, is simply the Extreme Leader's active, dynamic expression of love."

A quick entertaining, and educative read. What I particularly liked about this book is the handbook at the end that summarizes the key concepts and how to apply them on a regular basis.

Below are excerpts that I found particularly insightful:

1- "Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations."

2- "And we follow human beings; we don't follow idealized icones of unattainable perfection."

3- "If I love who we are, and if I love what we can be, then I'll love the process of how we get there. And in order to make it all happen, I will act boldly and courageously and I will, at time, fail magnificently. But my love demands that I try. Demands it."

4- "Relationships in the world of business are won in analogous ways...by paying nearly obsessive attention to the needs, desires, hopes, and aspirations of everyone who touches your business. By knowing not only when to stand firm on principle - there is such a thing as tough love - but also when to sacrifice some of your own short-term needs in order for us all to be successful in the long run. And by proving through your own actions that you really love your business, your customers, your colleagues, and your employees."

5- "Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do."

6- "...management has to stop pretending to be the Great Protector, but the rest of us have to stop askin' and expectin' them to be. We gotta get over the whole idea of 'them,' as a matter of fact. We need to hold ourselves accountable and stop looking to blame 'them' when things go wrong."

7- "You may not think that you can change the Whole World that we live in (and you may be wrong) but you can certainly change the world - small w - that you and yours live in: the world of your company, the world of your employees, the world of your industry, or the world of your family. To deny that is to deny your capability as a human being."

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

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

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

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

Quality journalism today has never been more needed – or more imperiled. The Return of the Moguls poses important questions and possible solutions to this dilemma- and plenty of fodder for discussion about the press and democracy.
The Power of Adversity: A Guide To Finding Your Greatest Gift In Life (Similar to Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Bass)
The Power of Adversity: A Guide To Finding Your Greatest Gift In Life (Similar to Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Bass)
The word that comes to mind after reading Tiffany Mason's book, The Power of Adversity, is resilience. Trauma can cripple people to the point of not wanting to be on this earth. Yet, as we see here, trauma eventually leads to a life of meaning and adventure and peace. No easy task no matter what you're history is. One of the worst crimes of childhood and young adults is not being taken seriously. Tiffany Mason had the courage to tell the truth about her skating coach's husband. No one helped her or even tried to understand the dynamics of a sexual predator. Her resilience led her to write this beautiful book to be shared with the world. Never give up. Never stop trying. Speak your truth! There is so much inside us that lays dormant. Tiffany Mason reminds us life is to be lived and explored with gusto.
Henry Ford (Great Scientists and Inventors)
Henry Ford (Great Scientists and Inventors)
I bought some from this set so my reluctant high school readers could find information to make a research poster. They are clear. not too young, and full of good information.
Cooking for Henry: The Memories and Recipes of Chef Jan Willemse, Former Pastry Chef at Dearborn Inn and Personal Party Chef for Henry Ford I
Cooking for Henry: The Memories and Recipes of Chef Jan Willemse, Former Pastry Chef at Dearborn Inn and Personal Party Chef for Henry Ford I
I own this book, and besides the many bread and dessert recipes, you will find soups, salads and dressing, vegetable dishes and main courses. Of particular interest are a wide variety of recipes using the soybean and its products, as Mr. Ford was instrumental in the research and development of soy as a human food source. "Mr. Ford... once said that, next to the Model T, he considered his soybean research to be his greatest work." It is no lightweight cookbook, as it contains 234 recipes, by my count. I just got it, so i haven't cooked any up yet, but look forward to enjoying this bite of local history. (Go, Dearborn!)
60th Birthday Gift T-Shirt - Vintage 1960 Aged to Perfection
60th Birthday Gift T-Shirt - Vintage 1960 Aged to Perfection
This shirt has to be one of the nicest I've ordered online. It was a birthday gift for my dad and he absolutely loved it! It arrived right in time for the celebration! The cotton is a thicker fabric which is really nice and durable - very well made. I'm impressed with the quality and the design on the shirt is really one of a kind. I like it because it doesn't scream "birthday boy" and my dad can wear it as an everyday shirt! The folks at Shirt Invaders were super helpful and provided me tracking information when needed. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a memorable, unique and quality gift!
The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
もともと『ザ・コンプリート・ホット・ファイヴ・アンド・ホット・セヴン・レコーディングス』という4枚組全89曲のCDで、1925年録音のホット5、1927年のホット7、 そして、1928年アール・ハインズ(P)を迎えて録音した曲がおさめられていたアルバムがありました。その中から18曲ピックアップしてできたのが、このアルバムです。ジャズの歴史を知るうえで貴重な資料ですが、「資料」にとどまらず、鑑賞にたえるすばらしい「音楽作品」であることが、このアルバムの素晴らしいところです。25年当時、彼らがすでに、ほぼ完成されたジャズを演奏していた。改めてルイ・アームストロングの偉大さに驚きました。1.2.3.4.が25年録音ですが、機械式録音だったようです。信じられないくらい「いい音」でびっくりします。10.11.が27年録音で、このときはマイクを通した電気式録音でホット5にドラムとチューバが加わった編成になっています。ちなみにホット5のパーソネルはルイ(コルネット)、ジョニー・ドッズ(cl)、キッド・オーリー(tb)、リル・ハーディン(p)、ジョニー・サンシール(バンジョー)で、CD裏側の写真の右端の女性は当然リル・ハーディンと思われ、当時すでにルイの奥さんだった人です。12.以降の曲にアール・ハインズ(p)が入っています。
12.「ウエスト・エンド・ブルース」は、いきなりルイのトランペット・ソロで始まりますが、それを「神が天才に一瞬微笑んだ時にしか生まれない奇跡だ」と仰っている方がいるくらい、まさに「神がかり」した演奏です。昔の作品ですので、仕方ないのでしょうが、曲によってレベルの差が結構あって、音が小さいのでボリュームを上げて聴いていると、次の曲で、どがーん!ときてびっくりすることがあります。楽しいですよ。できることなら、4枚組の「本物」(?)の購入をお勧めしますが、とりあえず、安いので、持っていて損はないと思いますよ、自称ジャズファンの方は。
「本物」に収録されている「捧ぐるは愛のみ」(アイ・キャント・ギヴ・ユー・エニシング・バット・ラヴ)をこちらにも収録してほしかったです。
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits
My dad said the problem with this record when it came out, back in the day, was that it didn't have "Positively 4th Street" on it. The collectors, though, all had to have it because of the different cover. This version has three songs not included on the American version, "She Belongs to Me" and "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" from "Bringing it All Back Home," and "Sooner or Later," from "Blonde on Blonde." So what? "4th St." is still not on it and since any serious Dylan fan already owns "Bringing it All Back Home," and "Blonde on Blonde," there is no reason to buy this CD. Still the material is outstanding, so I'm giving it three stars anyway.
Data Structures and Abstractions with Java (5th Edition) (What's New in Computer Science)
Data Structures and Abstractions with Java (5th Edition) (What's New in Computer Science)
I'm about half way through this textbook and it's further than I've gotten in any of the other oft recommended data structures textbooks. Which, in my opinion, is a great endorsement of this textbook's style and content.

This book bridges the gap nicely from a second semester Java course into the higher level data structures and algorithms classes. You need to have a firm grasp of Java OOP principles, (things like inheritance, generics, and interfaces) but you don't need to be a master of these topics.

This book also includes a gentle introduction to big-O analysis and sets the stage for thoughtful data structure design and usage with care for security and what seems like robust programming practices. Where other books may include sloppy and/or dangerous style, this author's coding style is one that I'm happy to emulate at least for the remainder of the book.

I will say that this book is not a comprehensive algorithm textbook but as far as nailing down the theory and design of abstract data types and data structures, I feel invigorated by the examples and practice problems in this book. I'm glad my class requires this text and I look forward to furthering my study with the other more revered Algorithms books once I've become a little more mature in my baseline understanding, which this book seems to be solidifying nicely.
PEAK Mobile Power Outlet, 2000 Watt
PEAK Mobile Power Outlet, 2000 Watt
Had this wired directly to two golf cart batteries and it would draw 40 amps plus on the charging leg of my 7 pin rv plug and reset my auto trip breaker, and show low voltage. Batteries were new, topped off and the low volt beep would go off anytime any power was used. The batteries should never draw more than 40 amps while constant charge to run 1.5 cu ft mini fridge that was new. Was running a small mini fridge that will run off a 1000 watt inverter. Was on the second day of 14,000 road trip.... Amazon refunded money due to 2 months on the road before returning home, the seller refused due to wanting item back.I as most people, do not carry the box to my inverter, Amazon made it right. Thank You.

Purchased one from auto store, same style and model, not a bit of problems, beside the $75 higher price. No clue, what was wrong with the first one.
Maybe my luck and others, roll the dice, but went back to a 20 amp auto trip breaker for rest of the trip with no issues. Maybe there is a bad batch? No idea but at least test for several days if not longer if you are installing and then taking a road trip.
X-Men
X-Men
Professor X :"Mutation, it is the key to our evolution. It has allowed us to evolve from a single organism into the dominant species of the planet. This is process is slow, normally taking hundred of years but with a few millenniums, evolution leaps forward!"

In what I think is one of the best adaptation from comics, X-Men 1 and 2 deserves to be the winners. Bryan Singer and his team managed to turn this comic series into modern day "reality".

I won't go into the movie details but if you think about it. Mutation may just happen in the near future or very soon. Imagine being prejudiced against because you can move metal/things, read minds, transformed into anyone, blast off a mountain with just your eyes etc. When it does happen, what would you do:

1. Join Magneto and wipe out the human race as what Ian McKellen's character said "We are the future, not them Charles?" OR
2. Join Professor X and learn to earn their trust and show them we're are humans too as what Patrick Stewart's character said "If no one is to oppose them (i.e. Magneto and gang), humanity days would be over."

The storyline is close to the heart, what if you are gay, a jew, a minority race that is considered "not normal" in the eyes of everyone else...

This movie does great along those lines. Great action is useless without great storyline. X-men 1 and 2 hits bull's eye!

P.S. Give X-Men 3 a miss please, it was pure fluff and utter rubbish with only great CGI and poor storyline. I blame 20th Century Fox for not willing to wait for Bryan Singer and gang to come back with a powerhouse story for X3.
Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs
"Hotel for Dogs" is an absolute winner for kids and adults who love dogs (me). Two children lose their parents and end up in dubious foster care with irresponsible adults. They secretly acquire a dog and to avoid a dog-catcher the dog finds safety inside a dilapidated former hotel, teaming up with the two other dog residents. The kids, and friends they meet, conspire to turn the hotel into a haven for stray dogs and this is where the movie takes an extraordinary and interesting twist.

One of the children is an engineering genius. He devises all kinds of machines to make the dogs happy and lessen the children's workload. For example, food is automatically poured into bowls and delivered down a long dining room table to each dog. A fire hydrant appears when a pad is pushed and afterwards, the hydrant is automatically cleaned. The dogs experience riding in something that looks like the front seat of a car, with wind blowing at them and films of the outdoors shown on the screen, giving the illusion that they are speeding in the country. There are way too many clever things that the "kids" arrange for the dogs to describe here, Suffice it to say they are ingenious and absorbing in themselves. The dogs are filled with different personalities, and take star turns.

If you are looking for upbeat family entertainment, this is a sure-fire hit.
Clip: Lego Marvel's Avengers Video Gameplay
Clip: Lego Marvel's Avengers Video Gameplay
My son loves watching this. I just give him a controller without batteries and he thinks he's playing. It's been a lifesaver to get some things done around the house. We've been watching all the brick show stuff and the guys are all pretty entertaining no bad language or anything that I've seen or heard.
Rumic Theater, Vol. 1
Rumic Theater, Vol. 1
Rumiko Takahshi has been referred as the 'Queen of Romantic Comedy.' This is a title that works such as 'Ranma 1/2' and 'Maison Ikkoku' proves that she richly deserves. 'Rumic Theatre' certainly displays many of the touches that her fans love, but it also shows that she is capable of creating far more sedate stories that might well in some cases happen to those we know our even ourselves.
'Rumic Theatre' is a collection of six of the finest Takahashi stories that I've read so far. As always, the characters are likable and engaging, the tender moments touching, and the comedy top-notch. The stories are more down-to-earth than we are accostumed to, dealing primarily with the trails and tribulations of everyday people--all of whom are characterized in a believable and three-dimensional fashion--but that typical Takahashi magic is still very clearly evident on every page. What's more, the art in this collection is among the best she's produced.
My personal favorites in this collection are 'The Tragedy of P,' (which revolves around a pet penguin in an apartment building where animals are absolutely not allowed), 'Hidden in the Pottery (where reality, perception, and the dangers of gossip are examined), and 'Extra-large Happiness' (where a young wife sees her future happiness endangered by a gremlin that only she can see). The remaining stories are also of high quality, but the characters and situations in the three mentioned above are the ones that moved me the most.
Even those who don't typically appreciate the 'standard' style of Japanese comics (embodied by Takahashi and Shirow), you should consider buying this book. If you appreciate the art of comic books for more than just slam-bang superheroics, you won't be dissapointed.
Best Friend 2 (Fear Street Series #50)
Best Friend 2 (Fear Street Series #50)
*Contains spoilers*
For being a book that was demanded by readers of the first one, and being a huge fan of R.L. Stine since the early 90's, I thought Best Friend 2 was a major flop. Part One is centered around who we (initially) think is Becka Norwood starting a new life in another town and school. It doesn't take long for it to become glaringly obvious that Becka is actually Honey convincing herself that she's Becka. When she meets Glynis and cuts her hair to look exactly like her's and decides to "borrow" her clothes, there's no question that this is really Honey.
Then we meet up with the real Becka when she sees Honey go nuts and kills the ex-boyfriend of them both in front of everyone at the mall. After Eric's funeral, Becka runs into her old boyfriend Bill who actually survived the stabbing at the end of the last book but is now minus one lung. He tries desperately to talk to Becka who cruelly treats him like the plague because he's a constant reminder of what happened with Honey, which any Stine reader knows that when a character gets ignored it's always a guaranteed recipe for disaster. Her friend Trish who was pushed down a flight of stairs in the first book chastises Becka for her treatment of Bill and reminds her that she rarely came to see her after she was almost killed. Another red flag to remember later in the book.
Honey terrorizes Becka outside of her doctor's office and instead of going back into the office after the attack to get help, Becka drives home and her parents take her to the hospital. Surveillance is put on Becka's house but she continues to receive threatening calls from who she thinks is Honey. Becka's new boyfriend is kind and understanding of Becka's paranoia but he eventually reaches his breaking point after she has a major meltdown at a restaurant with a waitress.
Becka finds out that Honey's mother was murdered along with her twin brother and she remembers that Honey was annoying and a bully who desperately wanted to be friends with her when they were kids. Honey's current torment of Becka is payback for humiliating her in front of the whole school. This part bothered me because it clashes with the description of Honey in the first book who was shy and quiet as a kid.
I won't spoil the end of the book but it's pretty obvious how it ends. I was really disappointed at the choice of ending for the sequel. The first book was great and had lots of potential for a sequel but in the end it doesn't really resolve the issue between Becka and Honey.
Seize the Night: Moonlight Bay
Seize the Night: Moonlight Bay
The premise behind the plot is a very good one. Mr. Koontz's very good writing style is very much evident. The setting for the story, in an old abandoned military installation, is very good, as well. Some of the descriptions happening at the old base are very good.

There is where it just falls off. The novel has a tendency to drag on and on ad infinitum. I don't know why it takes an entire page or pages of text to describe a miniscule space in time. The book becomes far too descriptive and I found myself skimming through many parts of it. There, at times, seem to be endless pages of dialogue between important events in the plot. Skimming can be troublesome since the cast grows to quite a large number of secondary characters.

The book became wearisome, I didn't much care what happened in the end. Don't look for a great, or even a very good ending. The ending shows promise of interest. The last few pages fall flat.

I found this barely more passable than its predecessor. If a third installment is sneaked in somehow, I'll surely take a pass.
Blithe Images
Blithe Images
I am in the midst of re-reading all of Nora's books while I wait for some new books to come out. I reread this one and I am not sure what to think. It is a little hokey and you can tell it is early Nora Roberts. But I am also of the opinion that Nora doesn't write "bad" books, just some are better than others. This is not her best, but it is still a good, easy read. Hillary is a top model, Bret is the owner of a top magazine. After meeting at a photo shoot, he offers her the layout of her dreams. They have a relationship based on misunderstandings. You can't help but hope they would just have a conversation to clear the air. You wont love it like her newer novels, but you'll enjoy it.
The Quinn Brothers: 2-in-1 (Chesapeake Bay Bundle Book 1)
The Quinn Brothers: 2-in-1 (Chesapeake Bay Bundle Book 1)
This combined first two books of the Chesapeake Bay saga [Sea Swept and Rising Tides] introduces us to the Quinns, a family of now-grown bad boys adopted by Dr. Quinn and her husband, both great role models for anybody. The saga opens with the gathering of the three men due to the dying of their last parent, the father, in the first book which tells world-traveler/champion boat racer Cameron's story, and introduces the central problem of the series which all three brothers have to resolve: Seth, a young boy with mysterious background - who looks remarkably like their father, the father that they know would never have been unfaithful to their now-deceased mother. Because he is dying as a result of an auto accident while transporting Seth to his home, there is no time - and no document - to explain. But Seth needs the three brothers Quinn as much as they ever needed the two wonderful people who adopted them. Who is Seth? What is his relationship to the Quinns, and what happened to the money in the Quinn banking account? How can three men whose careers span the world take care of Seth? Without some authority or legal relationship, how can they even keep Seth, with the system ever-ready to gobble him up? Why is Seth so afraid???? RISING TIDES tells Ethan's story. Deeply scarred by his early life, Ethan alone remained in the area, making his living on the sea, and dreaming of building beautiful boats. Each of the brothers has to make sacrifices and changes to be true to their upbringing and the promise they made to their father, but it's especially hard for Ethan, who has become a loner out of what he believes is necessity. The story of how the brothers mesh their lives, woo the reluctant and fearful Seth into brotherhood, and finally unravel the mysteries continues into the third book, and Seth's adult story completes the series with the fourth Chesapeake Bay book. Entertaining and uplifting, this is a great buy!
Robert Ludlum Series Reading Order: Series List - In Order: Jason Bourne series, Covert-One series, Janson series, Stand-alone novels (Listastik Series Reading Order Book 15)
Robert Ludlum Series Reading Order: Series List - In Order: Jason Bourne series, Covert-One series, Janson series, Stand-alone novels (Listastik Series Reading Order Book 15)
I had read a couple of Ludlum's books and realized that each of them were from different series and not the first one of those series. With this booklet I was able to purchase the books in the correct order for each series and as a bonus, I discovered other series written by the author. If you want to read the series in the order of publishing by any author I highly recommend you purchase the series reading order booklets.
The Last Trail
The Last Trail
Colonel Eb Zane and his extended family are settlers of the Frontier around Fort Henry, a wilderness outpost along the Ohio River in America's pre-Revolution era. Jonathan Zane, Eb's younger brother, is one of the last of the Bordermen, defenders of the Frontier against lawless white and native elements.

While very well written, I gave this novel only four stars because of Grey's one-dimensional treatment of the Indians portrayed in the story. This isn't a complaint that the portrayal isn't politically correct, no novel from 1909 would exhibit that. It's just that ALL non-English dialog consists of one word - "ugh".
Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (Hard Case Crime)
Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (Hard Case Crime)
My first Westlake/Hard Case Crime novel and hopefully not my last of either.

It’s mainly a comedy about a practical joker named Harry. (He does have a surname but I can’t reproduce it here. Sorry.) He’s sent to jail when one of his stunts goes too far. For Harry, pulling pranks is so natural that it’s almost instinctive, something he might do when half-asleep. Whilst reading, I wondered occasionally if he was even conscious of the traps he was setting and even if the story itself - narrated by Harry - might end up being some kind of a joke.

With a few strokes of luck - or, debatably, misfortune - he finds himself adopted into a group of convicts with high privilege levels, meaning they have full access to the prison facilities, excluding Security Quarters of course. They’re also some pretty tough hombres through whom Harry, by association alone, is protected. The meat of the story comes from Harry getting swept along with this club’s activities, but I’ll let you discover their exact nature for yourself.

The writing is straight-forward and smooth. I imagine that the experience of producing this book was a fun one for Mr. Westlake. It didn’t really make me laugh out loud but I was smiling and chuckling through most of it. The book is mainly a comedy but it’s also made clear that certain characters pose of real threat to our protagonist.

As I write this, Help I Am Being Held Prisoner has a perfect score on Amazon.co.uk. Something I intend to taint shortly with the publication of this review. For the record, I do feel guilty, but I really don’t think it’s a perfect book. I felt that too much time was spent getting to and then dancing around the climax. As a result, I reached the finale having enjoyed myself but also feeling that the book’s edge had been severely dulled.

This kind of a story, presented with this kind of light prose, would fit perfectly into a body of 200 pages or less. It’s 256 pages long and in those last 50 or so pages, not only did my investment wane but my suspension-of-disbelief faltered also.

Having said that, I’d recommend this book to pretty much anyone, unless a certain word which - again, I can’t reproduce here but which you can learn by sampling the first few sentences - makes you uncomfortable.

(Also, compliments to Paul Mann for the cover art. It’s great but it also made me a little uncomfortable when reading on the train or at a cafe.)
Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God
Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God
Lewis C. S., Beyond Personality: the Christian Idea of God. McMillan Press, 1945
Beyond Personality, is an attempt from Mr. Lewis to “to put into simple modern language the account of God… to describe what the Christian belief is?” His concern is not the historical inquiry rather; he applies the principles of reasoning to construct his case. Through a depth study of the central idea of the Christian belief is, and by analyzing the role of truth regarding the central idea, Mr. Lewis allows Christ to render the judgment of that truth in the hearts of man; for it is only God who knows what really lies in the heart of man. For the believer, there is no room for compromise. The depth of one’s Christianity might vary, but the Trinity is indeed the witness to The History of Christianity after all there was and is a Father, a Son, and a Holy Spirit.
Mr. Lewis began Beyond Personality: the Christian Idea of God by explaining what is making and begotten. His argument concentrates in the fact that people who seek to grown in God must be open to theology. After all, Theology is the “Science of God (1).” Children are happy with the stories. In fact, some stories can lead you to find God in the desert, which might be a genuine experience; however, adults seek the digest the marrow of God. As Mr. Lewis explains, the experience at the desert is real but to get to the desert to encounter God, a map would be very much needed. That map is Theology. Indeed, “what had happened to the man in the desert might have been real (2)” but unless there is theology, the map, it would not lead to the depth and height of knowing who God is. This can only be found when one seeks to understand the complexities of God. As Mr. Lewis brings forth profound ideas and statements, which are typical of his style, there are several aspects to the thesis of the book. First, to give an account of God in modern language (5), to describe what the Christian belief is by using a simple theology (5), and third, to expound the concept of God’s personality—it goes beyond ours for He is divine(6).
Good Reading, more so these days!
Ann M. Martin: The Story of the Author of the Baby-Sitters Club
Ann M. Martin: The Story of the Author of the Baby-Sitters Club
I was lucky to find this out-of-print book at a thrift store. This is a wonderful biography that I would recommend to Ann Martin fans and to all children book writers.

From Ann Martin's early days in diapers to her teaching days. You will learn how she became an editor at a publishing house and eventually becoming a children book writer.

After publishing her first book "Bummer Summer" and several other books, Ann leaves her editorial job and writes full time. She takes odd writing jobs, like writing books for other people's series and novelizations of movies. Eventually she was offered to write a new series called "The Baby-sitter Club and it changed her life forever.
Wheels
Wheels
This wasn't my first time reading this book, but when I saw it in Kindle, I jumped at it. There was no backside title page in the Kindle edition (where one usually finds the year first published) but I believe from what I remember when I first read it at age 16 that it was published in the early 1970's. As a lifelong car guy, I found the book fascinating. Hailey presents a deep, well-researched look inside the auto industry. The story is told through a series of plots involving characters across the spectrum who work for one of the "big three" American auto makers. It is up to the reader to decide which company the story is about. I savored the book and wished it had lasted longer. As a result of reading Wheels, I am now beginning The Moneychangers.
SAS 182 La filière suisse (French Edition)
SAS 182 La filière suisse (French Edition)
Je suis un fan de SAS depuis plus de 40 ans. Je les lis, les relis (entre d’autres livres bien sûr). Chaque SAS a son atmosphère, le ratio violence sexe dépaysement est variable, laissant un arrière goût différent chaque fois. Je découvre des éléments romancés du monde sous-terrain, qui ne doivent pas être si éloignés de la réalité. Celui-ci est un bon SAS...
Meet Pippi Longstocking
Meet Pippi Longstocking
I gave this to my niece as I loved reading about Pippi as a child (my sons loved the stories too!) The illustrations throughout are simple but lovely. Highly recommended princess free reading for girls and boys alike.
"Freed from Desire" - The Concept of Romantic Love and the Desexualisation of the Vampire in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Novels (German Edition)
"Freed from Desire" - The Concept of Romantic Love and the Desexualisation of the Vampire in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Novels (German Edition)
I chose this rating because I was disappointed to see that the BA paper consists of 34 pages instead of the 76 promised by GRIN Verlag publisher. This is no fault of the author, Ms Claassen, nor the seller's. I am not sure that a BA at Hamburg University can be THAT short! Perhaps the Part that they SELL is not the whole paper, it should be looked into this matter...
Claassen writes a coherent, well researched (gives clear references) and well argued paper, and it is a pity that I cannot give her the 5 stars that she deserves!
I can recommend this short essay only to those who are warned about the misleading information, because I paid almost £20 (with mail) which is a lot of money for what I received...
It could be useful to college students who want to read a well written "European" essay - 5 stars to Claassen!
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (Tarzan #11)
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (Tarzan #11)
More of the adventures of Tarzan. I won't copy what the other reviewer said. I still liked the book. This time he's among medieval knights and ladies, then Romans, with blood feuds and jousts, and of course our hero needs to reach deep to make it through. I guess there were a lot of isolated communities in the Africa of ERB's imagination. Having said that, ERB never visited Africa before writing these. He was, however, in the 7th Cav, in Arizona, which is Apache country. Tarzan is an Apache Scout, through the lens of a Victorian writer. This is great armchair adventure. If you want to go a little further, allow me to suggest 
Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 Gift Set [Blu-ray]
Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 Gift Set [Blu-ray]
If like me you have realised you really need to catch up on these films, then this is perfect. I had not seen any of them back to back and took this as the perfect opportunity to see them all before the final 3d episode finishes at the cinema. Don't by if you are looking for a nicer box set to look pretty on the shelf. This is simply a very cheap way of watching them all on blu-ray in HD without having to hire them or buy them individually. This works out at just over £[] per film which I am sure you agree is a good deal. Quality is fine blu-ray/hd quality sound/video. Inevitably they improve as you make your way through them as technology has improved in the industry over the course of these films being made (circa 10 year period!) I fully recommend this product.
America's Most Badass Season 1
America's Most Badass Season 1
Based on the title, I was looking forward to a modern - ie less stodgy than typical docu-style - portrayal of our historical heroes and their greatness that I could get my kids to watch. But this “documentary“ so narrowly and ignorantly scores “greatness” primarily on the basis of physical presence/strength and willingness to use brute force to fight. Hence, they give Al Capone a lot of “bad ass” points on the basis of his willingness to “bravely” shoot people in public (when did that become heroic???) . Nothing more than a capture/reflection of modern day misogyny.
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Luna Wand Pen and Bookmark
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Luna Wand Pen and Bookmark
Such an ordinary pen. Basically, a 10 cent Bic pen with a kinda fancy top. Got it for someone who asked for it on her wish list, but if I had seen it in person, I probably would have opted for something else. The "bookmark" is the piece of poster board behind the pen, so the bit you would usually toss in any other item. My plastic bag was ripped when I got the package, so the pen was rolling around in the box with my other items, and when I first saw it, I thought it was defective and broken in half. Again, the "wand" is the length of your typical pen. I get that a $9 Harry Potter item is a great deal/can't be a high quality product, but I guess my hopes were too high. I was so excited to get this for her. Not terrible but oh so ordinary and maybe a little less than ordinary for the price. My pen has blue ink.
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 24 Running Shoe
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 24 Running Shoe
I had high hopes for this shoe as I have loved my ASICS in the past and the reviews were decent enough. The problem with ASICS anymore is that they too frequently change the model and the newer version not only has a different fit, but is downright uncomfortable. With the Gel-Kayano 24, the first time I wore them on the treadmill, my toes went numb! This is likely due to the fact that the toe box is so narrow. I ordered a size up as I always have with ASICS and the shoe fits but that's just not enough. There is also no stability with these and my feet practically wobble when I wear them. I have neutral arches and these have no noticeable arch support.

My ASICS GT-1000 4 shoes had great arch support and all around fit, but of course they changed that model too and the newer model gets very poor reviews.

I've worn ASICS for more than 10 years and loved them. Sadly, that changed with this shoe and I have now purchased other brands.

Note to ASICS: Please don't change the fit on great models. If it's not broken, don't fix it. I really liked ASICS shoes and it's unfortunate to have to switch brands after all these years. Marketing can focus on other things like color or testimonials. If it's to save costs, I think you do yourselves a disservice because you lose loyal customers.
Vile & Blessed
Vile & Blessed
I received a review copy of VILE & BLESSED from the publisher Emergent Realms in exchange for an honest review, but I loved it so much that I bought my own copy.

Ultimately I was impressed with AH Serrano's debut and am looking forward to more from this author. I grew up reading YA Fantasy but haven't read it in a while, and it was nice to immerse myself in a fantasy world and fall in love with the characters. My favorite character was River—so great! Another aspect of this series that I loved was the world building. You find out early on that this culture is multilingual, which is a touch you don't often see in Euro-centric or Americanized Fantasy.

I would highly recommend this book to fans of AN EMERALD IN THE ASHES and CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE—young adult epic fantasy with a focus on the characters and their relationships and fun, fast-paced action in a creative, unique world of magic.
Ata-Boy Harry Potter Hermione 'I'm Highly Logical' 2.5" x 3.5" Magnet for Refrigerators and Lockers
Ata-Boy Harry Potter Hermione 'I'm Highly Logical' 2.5" x 3.5" Magnet for Refrigerators and Lockers
My 5 year old daughter is, like most kids, enthralled with Harry Potter. She loves Hermione, and is often pretending put the scenes. And would you guess who she will be for Halloween this year: Hermione. With that being said I figured this would be a nice addition to our refrigerator. THE magnet is about the same size as a deck of cards, and comes exactly as pictured. The quality of the print is done well, everything is spelled correctly, and the text is clear. This made a very happy 5 year old :)
Thumbs up for cost, S&H and product
Harry Potter: The magical Quiz Book
Harry Potter: The magical Quiz Book
This book was boring. The moment I opened this book I quickly closed it. Good thing this book is kindle unlimited, or else it would be terrible. Would rate no star if posible
Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin series)
Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin series)
Das Buch habe ich sehr schnell gelesen.

Gut, dass die Geschichte mit Mab Monroe endlich zu Ende gebracht wurde. Es erscheinen neue Feinde. Das bringt frischen Wind in die Geschichte.

Auch die ewigen Vorwürfe der Moralisten finden Ihr Ende und es finden Versöhnungen statt.

Gin hat noch einen alten Feind aus dem Lager der Mab Monroe, der er schafft, dass sie ihr Inkognito aufgibt, um viele Leben zu retten.

Leider sind seither sämtliche profilierungssüchtige Killer hinter ihr her.

Daher beschließt sie mit ihrer Schwester in Urlaub zu fahren - in die alte Heimat der Schwester.

Zuerst ist Gin ziemlich eifersüchtig auf die Freundin der Schwester. Sie hat Angst ihre Schwester zu verlieren.

Doch die Ereignisse überschlagen sich. Die Freundin - so stellt sich heraus ist mit Gins früherem Geliebten Detective Caine (dem Moralapostelpolizisten), verlobt und wird vom örtlichen Vampir bedroht, der sie aus ihrem Restaurant verdrängen will, um dort ein Casino bauen zu können.

Natürlich hilft Gin sofort und tritt für die Freundin der Schwester gegen den Bösewicht an. Doch hat sie sich überschätzt. Durch die Konzentration auf ihre alte Feindin Mab Monroe hat sie völlig vergessen, dass es auch andere gefährliche Bösewichte gibt.

So gerät sie in eine Falle und wird fast völlig ihrer Kräfte und ihres Blutes beraubt. Doch sie gibt nicht auf und schafft es, den Vampir auszutricksen und ihn trotz der schlechteren Karten zu schlagen.

Die Schwester erkennt, dass sie Gin Unrecht getan und eine Doppelmoral gelebt hat. Gins ehemaliger Geliebter will sie zurück, doch Gin hat inzwischen Owen Grayson gefunden, der sie so akzeptiert wie sie ist und ist mit ihm glücklich. So kann sie mit dem moralischen Polizisten abschließen.

Zuhause geht alles wieder seinen gewohnten Gang.

Ein tolles Buch - kann ich nur empfehlen.
MapofBeauty Men's Short Straight Wig Cosplay Costume Wig (Black)
MapofBeauty Men's Short Straight Wig Cosplay Costume Wig (Black)
i dont really style my wigs, I just don't have the experience to do it yet. So when I ordered a similar wig from another company, that ended up too thin and too short, I bought this one, not expecting much better. But its pERFECT! I had to do minimal styling; moving hair into the form I prefer, but otherwise that's it. That means that you can do a perfect 9S cosplay with this wig, or maybe even something a little more extravagant, like todoroki, if you've got the patience and experience to style it a bit more to what you need. It holds really well, and is tight but breathable, so your hair isn't gonna fall out like a lot of thinner and looser wigs tend to do. My only complaint is that while its REALLY thick for the price, its still pretty thin overall, and may require you to spend a bit more for a higher quality wig. That being said, for the price, it absolutely can't be beat. the fact that it DOES hold up against more expensive and fuller wigs says great things! Absolutely would, and probably will, buy again!
Gift For Dying
Gift For Dying
M.J. Arlidge is one of my favorite authors. His D.I. Helen Grace series is phenomenally and consistently good. So when I saw that he had a stand-alone novel, I jumped at the chance to read it. Alas, "A Gift for Dying" did not live up to the standards I have for Mr. Arlidge, and here's why:

1) The book took forever to get going. There was so much backstory and setup. Too much. Although the book had Arlidge's trademark very short chapters, the short chapters didn't help move along the plot like they do in his D.I. Helen Grace series. Instead, I got frustrated that a 3-page chapter would be inserted to talk about a potential victim's mundane day. I realize that Arlidge wanted to give readers a chance to get to know the characters, but in this case it really wasn't necessary. Knowing the victims' daily routines and thoughts didn't have bearing on the plot or getting insight into the killer, so it was really unnecessary and served only to drag out the book, which was already 470 pages long.

2) This story should not have been set in Chicago. Or anywhere in the United States, for that matter. It should have been set in England because Arlidge's language is British English, with British vocabulary. Lots of British vocabulary. It was so jarring for the characters to be speaking British English when they're supposed to be American people based in Chicago. And not just the characters, but the descriptions and narrative portions were also steeped in British vocabulary. There was no need to base this book in Chicago. It could have been based anywhere and still worked. But if you're going to base it in the United States, you need to use American English. Otherwise, it simply doesn't fit.

3) I didn't connect with Dr. Adam Brandt, the main adult character. I didn't find his actions and decisions believable, and I simply never felt a connection with him and his wife Faith and their domestic trials, although I could tell that Arlidge was trying very hard to draw the reader in. I felt more of a connection with Kassie, the teenaged girl who is central to this novel. But even with Kassie, I didn't really care about her family life backstory, her mom, her childhood. I don't know why, but all of that just made me impatient to get on with the plot. I understand the need for character development, but for some reason it wasn't working for me in this book.

Having said all this, I still give the book 3 stars because Arlidge is a good writer. When the pace of the book finally started picking up, I was much more engrossed. Some of the violence is extremely graphic, but this was not a surprise to me, as I know how graphic his D.I. Helen Grace series can be. It's not gratuitous violence - it does fit, but it's definitely not for the squeamish.

Because I like Arlidge so much, I'll still give it a go with any future standalone novels, but in the meantime I eagerly await the next in his D.I. Helen Grace series.
Verizon Booster 4G LTE Cell Phone Signal Booster for Home & Camp - Support Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile -Boost GSM 3G Voice 4G LTE Data Band 13/12/17/5 700MHz 850MHz Cellular Booster Repeater with Antennas
Verizon Booster 4G LTE Cell Phone Signal Booster for Home & Camp - Support Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile -Boost GSM 3G Voice 4G LTE Data Band 13/12/17/5 700MHz 850MHz Cellular Booster Repeater with Antennas
Installed this booster two, to three, different ways and different elevations. Still haven’t seen an improvement in service the way we thought. It works better throughout the morning hours but horribly as the day goes on. Yes this does meet our RF Frequency band criteria (12 and 13). Do any kind of web browsing or data streaming? Forget it. Calls are good during the am hours only. On the verge of sending this back ASAP.
Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 1: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 1 & AP Exam Prep)
Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 1: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 1 & AP Exam Prep)
I am currently learning chinese through Duolingo and Busuu- both great apps for learning to read, recognize, and pronounce chinese characters but not at all useful for writing. Writing helps me to remember and recognize characters better, and have more of a relationship with the language. This workbook is perfect for beginning, I am slowly going through each exercise and really enjoy the design and all the little facts that are placed to help you learn about the language and why the characters are they way they are.

Highly recommend!
Bicycle Travel Journal
Bicycle Travel Journal
I stumbled across this journal, and bought it without even opening it because the cover was so simple and elegant- leather-bound with only the engraving of a bicycle wheel. It is probably my husband's favorite present that I have ever given him. There are plain, lined, and graphed pages, and best of all, every few pages there are the most wonderful illustrations of bicycle implements, maps, or other subjects related to travel. I highly recommend this as a unique gift for anyone who loves bikes, travel, illustration, architecture, journaling, or any other related subject. I am afraid that I will never find another journal like it for when my husband uses up all the pages and needs a new one.
Yoga for Daily Living: Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit for Health, Happiness and Peace
Yoga for Daily Living: Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit for Health, Happiness and Peace
The stretches in this book were introduced during a yoga class offered by the author. I didn’t know the author and instructor were one in the same then, but once the dots connected I knew I had to buy and support. Why? First, the stretches are amazing! Second, the book contains lots of valuable information. Third, the author has offered free virtual classes to the Sacramento, CA community. That is more than a worthy reason to support her with this effort. Lastly, during non-shelter in place times, she also offers group classes and doesn’t charge but rather receives a pay what you deem fair donation. It is clear to me by those actions that she is eager to share her gift and knowledge with any and all that are interested. Happy to support and excited to have a great reference when I need a good stretch.
How to Live with a Huge Penis: Advice, Meditations, and Wisdom for Men Who Have Too Much
How to Live with a Huge Penis: Advice, Meditations, and Wisdom for Men Who Have Too Much
All this time I thought I was alone living with my disposition. It turns out many people suffer from being huge and this book will give needed guidance on how to live with it. Offers great advice and is surprisingly well written. The best use I have found for it being single is to make sure it is on your coffee table and when a girl comes over make sure she sees it. This will give her a chance to save herself and step out if she feels she needs to before Godzilla destroys the city. The only problem I have with this book is that it is written for those who are huge but not mega huge…still it does offer me some universal advice and well worth the money. If you suffer from being huge you should pick up this book, you can learn to live a normal life and come out from the shadows as I have.
(2 Pack) Supershieldz for BLU (Vivo XI Plus) Tempered Glass Screen Protector, Anti Scratch, Bubble Free
(2 Pack) Supershieldz for BLU (Vivo XI Plus) Tempered Glass Screen Protector, Anti Scratch, Bubble Free
I have applied four of these to my phone. you need to be dead on EXACT to avoid any bubbles around the edge. the video and the system helps but getting it right is near impossible because the protectors should be a millimeter or two smaller because of the bevel. wouldn't be so bad if i were able to remove it without compromising the adhesive and retry. don't, trust me. went ahead and snapped one of my mistakes. very happy with how it turned out. went quite a ways before snapping and it held itself together still. good quality, difficult to place due to adhesive and sizing issues.my advice? live with some bubbles on the edges.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Champagne Gold, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - 64MP Quad Camera & Latest 8nm Snapdragon 720G & Alexa Hands-Free | Extra Upto INR 1500 Off on Exchange | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Champagne Gold, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - 64MP Quad Camera & Latest 8nm Snapdragon 720G & Alexa Hands-Free | Extra Upto INR 1500 Off on Exchange | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI
Please don't buy it.

It's not a quality mobile, it just like Redmi Note 4. No special features added in Redmi Note 9 Pro Max which can be differentiate with Note 4. Battery is not so good, it doesn't retain power long time. Other company's mobile are giving some special technology like Samsung M31 (6000 mah battery, Amoled Screen, sony camera lense and so many features) in lesser price. It is not a value for money, not a good product. Why the company has fixed so high price? The answer I would like to know
from company. After purchasing it feel nothing worthy with the set because I am still using Redmi note 4. Just looting with custom in the Covid 19 pandemic situation. No discount isoffered in credit card nor no cost EMI nor Exchange in flash sale. In the name of flash sale seller makes fool to us. This is my personal experience and opinion. If any body hurts, I feel sorry, but I revealed the truth.

You can get far better mobile with this price of ₹18, 500. Its a cheating with the customer because price is high but no quality improvement in comparison with Redmi Note 4. I feel better Redmi note 4 with lesser price than 9 Pro Max.
Linksys WRT Gaming WiFi Router Optimized for Xbox, Killer Prioritization Engine to Reduce Peak Ping and Latency, Dual Band, 4 Gigabit Ports, AC3200 (WRT32XB)
Linksys WRT Gaming WiFi Router Optimized for Xbox, Killer Prioritization Engine to Reduce Peak Ping and Latency, Dual Band, 4 Gigabit Ports, AC3200 (WRT32XB)
Okay router that is easy to setup, but it is a big disappointment over its predecessor. I bought this to upgrade from a Linksys WRT1900ac router that I have been using for over 2 years (without any issues) and decided to upgrade to this router as it had marketed itself as being a better router for gaming, especially for the Xbox. However, upon receiving and setting up this device, I have been hugely disappointed by this product. While initial setup was very quick and easy, configuring it for advance settings was extremely limited as the web GUI is simplified and lacks a lot of options that made my WRT 1900ac much better for setting up. I'm a pretty advance user and while I was able to configure some settings like my old router, especially with port forwarding, it seemed pretty inadequate when trying to view all devices connected to the router. My old WRT 1900ac had a network map that all me to see all devices on my network, but the WRT32xb doesn't and this is a sorely missed feature. While it does have a list of devices to view what is connected to the router, with the list constantly updating devices it keeps getting shifted around so often and quickly, it is hard to determine what is all connected to the router. Setting device prioritization is really quick and easy to do, but I didn't see anything unique or better when compared to the WRT32x which is cheaper and slightly older than the WRT32xb. One other thing that worked perfectly on my WRT1900ac comparted to this WRT32xb is that when I connect an external hard drive to the router, it has never detected the drive whether I reboot the router or the external drive. I never had this problem with my other router and it worked without a hitch where this router it doesn't work so well or at all. Additionally, in the one (1) day I have own this router, I have had to reboot it at least six times when even just logging into the web-interface to change some settings. Overall disappointing and I have better experiences with other Linksys products in the past. I may return this product and switch back to my WRT1900ac in the mean time. The router is working as designed, it just designed poorly in my opinion. I'll give this router a couple more days of trial and if it grows on me, then I will update my review, but for now I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone looking for a good gaming router.

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