Barbara Davis

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Introvert Leaders That Run The World: 16 Reasons Why Introvert People Lead in Business, Politics, Arts, Science & Technology (Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, ... quiet (Motivation, excellence, Success)
Introvert Leaders That Run The World: 16 Reasons Why Introvert People Lead in Business, Politics, Arts, Science & Technology (Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, ... quiet (Motivation, excellence, Success)
Excellent book! This book is a short research into what is it that makes introverts so successful everywhere from business to movies and from music to politics. One of the most common assumptions is that introverts can’t be good leaders, having neither the natural talent nor the desire for leadership. And while it is true that more introverted types might not jump at the chance to lead a team, organization, or movement, circumstances can place them there regardless.
In previous time introverts were treated as personality trait but at present, in the era of ICT introversion is rectified as a mental disorder. Introversion is a great barrier on the way of success in life where the internet made the world smaller and brought the people closer.
Aditya Sawdekar did well writing the book very easy to understand. He focused on the basic reasons behind the introversion such as pre-decision how much engage in social setting, taking calculated risk, extreme personality trait, calmly dealing with adversity, non-offensive and love for being alone etc.
This book is for anyone who wants to find deeper meaning in their lives, excel or transform personalities for betterment of life.
MEG: Nightstalkers
MEG: Nightstalkers
I picked up the original "Meg" novel a couple of years ago and found it a pleasant surprise. It was well written and hit the balance perfectly between being believable and having some fun, over the top action. It was refreshing to find a giant sea monster story that didn't have the usual radiation/mutation/government experiment origins and was coupled with some likable characters. I enjoyed the sequel but as I've gone through the series there's been a noticeable decline in the quality. I was hoping "Nightstalkers" would end that trend but was sadly disappointed.

I understand that five books into a series there's going to be some rehashing of similar plot devices but I couldn't help feeling that I'd already read this book. It's been the same for a while now - despite tragedy after tragedy inflicted on the Taylor family by these sharks, they insist on repeating their mistakes. Initially they want to destroy the sharks, but then decide they want to save them and imprison them back in the lagoon/aquarium one more time despite all the failures of previous attempts and countless deaths. The megs are the secondary antagonists at this point, playing second fiddle to some even larger creatures, but the formula is still the same.

By far the worst point of the book is about 75% in where a character is introduced and brings with him an absolutely ludicrous alternate reality/time travel subplot. Yes you read that right, TIME TRAVEL!!. I wish I was making this up. It feels ridiculously out of place and is dropped after a few chapters never to be mentioned again (thankfully). I later discovered that this was a crossover with another series by the same author, and it feels like a cheap ploy to generate sales of his other books. At this point I actually put the book aside for a few weeks feeling like it wasn't even worth the effort but I'd already invested enough to want to see it through to the end. I won't spoil anything, but the door was left open for more sequels to follow.

If you've read the first couple of books of the series then please just stop there. It's sad how terrible this getting.
Respect: The Life and Times of Aretha Franklin
Respect: The Life and Times of Aretha Franklin
I chose this rating because I have been a follower of Aretha for over 4 decades and I never realized she had so so many accolades and awards in her lifetime. The many people she worked with was amazing. The RESPECT from so many fans and musical peers is unparalleled. She is undeniably the QUEEN OF SOUL.
Who Was Louis Armstrong? (Who Was?)
Who Was Louis Armstrong? (Who Was?)
Excellent book to explain black history in a really simple & non complicated manner to children of younger ages my daughter is 7years old & loved all of the series I purchased all of them African American range in the books for black history month but will be extending my daughter library with other historical characters in the series.
Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2
Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2
obviously they've run out of ideas for the Hulks - shame too - it had a great cast - whole framing hulks storyline got tired quick - liked chasing big head Leader through the past, and my daughter's favorite with Devil Dinosaur and Spiderman - was hoping Pau Dini and company could've pulled a rabbit out of the hat - still my kid gotta a kick out of it and that's really who the show was for - we still watch them together and laugh so 3 and half stars we give
Marvel Avengers Assemble Captain America Deluxe Muscle-Chest Costume, Small
Marvel Avengers Assemble Captain America Deluxe Muscle-Chest Costume, Small
Il n'est mentionné nulle-part dans la description du produit que le bouclier est vendu séparément.
L'image montre le costume AVEC le bouclier.
Mais le bouclier n'est pas inclus avec le costume. Sur l'emballage reçu c'est indiqué que le bouclier est vendu séparément.
Fausse représentation, extrêmement déçu de mon achat.
Wolverine Men's Floorhand Waterproof 10" Steel Toe Work Boot
Wolverine Men's Floorhand Waterproof 10" Steel Toe Work Boot
Good, quality work boot, with lots of room for heavy work socks. Atrractive, functional appearance, whether pants are tucked inside the boot or pants are pulled over the exterior sides of the boot. I haven’t found out if they are waterproof yet, but it looks like they will be very water resistant for a breathable leather boot. And I didn’t buy these leather boots for wading around in several inches of standing water anyway, and in those situations, I’d wear some clammy rubber boots, not these good, everyday leather work boots. These Wolverine boots are great for construction, chores, just about any kind of work, and the steel toe is not even noticeable, except when you just find out it’s protected you from stubbing your toe! The only caveat might be, because they do have the convenience of a pull on boot, if you planned to go hiking for miles and miles, you would probably want to wear a lighter boot with laces that fit around your feet tightly, but that’s the case with almost all pull on boots. Highly recommended boots.
The Lord of Cooking: Recipes for Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits and Men
The Lord of Cooking: Recipes for Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits and Men
Very disappointed... The paperback is all in black and white. For a cookbook with foods that tend to be juicy and tasty, I expected to see colors. So, because of this I bought the printout one, to live it visible in my kitchen. But I will not leave something black and white and in a very bad impression quality exposed. Seriously, don't waste your money on the printed version.

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