Khalid Edwards

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The Ultimate Javascript Manual 2019
The Ultimate Javascript Manual 2019
The Ultimate Javascript Manual 2019 by Various. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Beginning JSON
Beginning JSON
Beginning JSON by BEN SMITH. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
PHP6 and MySQL Bible
PHP6 and MySQL Bible
PHP6 and MySQL Bible by Steve Suehring , Tim Converse, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Introducing the MySQL 8 Document Store
Introducing the MySQL 8 Document Store
Introducing the MySQL 8 Document Store by Charles Bell. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Harry Potter Poster Book
Harry Potter Poster Book
Harry Potter Poster Book by J.K. Rowling. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Book of Beasts: Color & Discover
The Book of Beasts: Color & Discover
The Book of Beasts: Color & Discover by Jonny Marx and Angela Rizza. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 90 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Beach Rental: An Emerald Isle, NC Novel (#1)
Beach Rental: An Emerald Isle, NC Novel (#1)
Beach Rental: An Emerald Isle, NC Novel (#1) by Grace Greene. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1623 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Calico Joe (Roman) (French Edition)
Calico Joe (Roman) (French Edition)
Calico Joe (Roman) (French Edition) by John GRISHAM and Abel GERSCHENFELD. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft
Die Bruderschaft by Charles Brauer, John Grisham, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Play Dirty: A Novel
Play Dirty: A Novel
Play Dirty: A Novel by Sandra Brown. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 824 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club)
Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club)
Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 5614 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
O Rei das Fraudes (Em Portugues do Brasil)
O Rei das Fraudes (Em Portugues do Brasil)
O Rei das Fraudes (Em Portugues do Brasil) by John Grisham. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Newsweek magazine (April 9, 2012) Forget the Church Follow Jesus, Hidden Stories of the Titantic, Can Tiger Woods Get Over Himself, The Travon Tinderbox, John Grisham on his $6M Screw-Up, Addiction-One Last High (Volume CLIX, Number 15)
Newsweek magazine (April 9, 2012) Forget the Church Follow Jesus, Hidden Stories of the Titantic, Can Tiger Woods Get Over Himself, The Travon Tinderbox, John Grisham on his $6M Screw-Up, Addiction-One Last High (Volume CLIX, Number 15)
Newsweek magazine (April 9, 2012) Forget the Church Follow Jesus, Hidden Stories of the Titantic, Can Tiger Woods Get Over Himself, The Travon Tinderbox, John Grisham on his $6M Screw-Up, Addiction-One Last High (Volume CLIX, Number 15) by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
De onschuldigen (Dutch Edition)
De onschuldigen (Dutch Edition)
De onschuldigen (Dutch Edition) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
White Rose, Black Forest
White Rose, Black Forest
White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5516 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Binocular Anomalies: Diagnosis and Vision Therapy
Binocular Anomalies: Diagnosis and Vision Therapy
Binocular Anomalies: Diagnosis and Vision Therapy by John R. Griffin MOpt OD MSEd and J. David Grisham OD MS FAAO. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Chiral Mad 3
Chiral Mad 3
Chiral Mad 3 by Stephen King , Elizabeth Massie, et al.. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 26 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection
Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection
Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection by Joe Hill , Jason Ciaramella, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Learning Java through Alice 3
Learning Java through Alice 3
Learning Java through Alice 3 by Dr. Tebring Daly and Eileen Wrigley. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java Programming: Advanced Topics, Third Edition
Java Programming: Advanced Topics, Third Edition
Java Programming: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Joe Wigglesworth and Paula McMillan. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Start Building RESTful Microservices using Akka HTTP with Scala: A Quick Start Guide to building Microservices using Akka HTTP with Scala in a One-Week Read (Knoldus Reactive Programming Series)
Start Building RESTful Microservices using Akka HTTP with Scala: A Quick Start Guide to building Microservices using Akka HTTP with Scala in a One-Week Read (Knoldus Reactive Programming Series)
Start Building RESTful Microservices using Akka HTTP with Scala: A Quick Start Guide to building Microservices using Akka HTTP with Scala in a One-Week Read (Knoldus Reactive Programming Series) by Ayush Kumar Mishra. Rated 2.6 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Beginning Java 8 Games Development
Beginning Java 8 Games Development
Beginning Java 8 Games Development by Wallace Jackson. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Mastering Sublime Text
Mastering Sublime Text
Mastering Sublime Text by Dan Peleg. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
HTML: HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery - Learn HTML Programming FAST: The Ultimate HTML Programming Crash Course! (JavaScript, programming, Linux command line, ... HTML, CSS, C++, Java, PHP, code Book 1)
HTML: HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery - Learn HTML Programming FAST: The Ultimate HTML Programming Crash Course! (JavaScript, programming, Linux command line, ... HTML, CSS, C++, Java, PHP, code Book 1)
HTML: HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery - Learn HTML Programming FAST: The Ultimate HTML Programming Crash Course! (JavaScript, programming, Linux command line, ... HTML, CSS, C++, Java, PHP, code Book 1) by M.J. Brown. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP network programming self-study manual (with CD-ROM)
PHP network programming self-study manual (with CD-ROM)
PHP network programming self-study manual (with CD-ROM) by MING RI KE JI ZOU TIAN SI ?PAN KAI HUA ?LIU ZHONG HUA BIAN ZHU. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Easy
SQL Easy
SQL Easy by Kalman Toth. Rated 2.1 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics by Kris Jamsa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Unity for Absolute Beginners
Unity for Absolute Beginners
Unity for Absolute Beginners by Sue Blackman and Jenny Wang. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Beginning Swift Programming: Kids Edition
Beginning Swift Programming: Kids Edition
Beginning Swift Programming: Kids Edition by Charles Ivan Mozar. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942: Reproduced from the original typescript, War Department, Washington, DC (Instructions for Servicemen)
Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942: Reproduced from the original typescript, War Department, Washington, DC (Instructions for Servicemen)
I bought this book mainly as part of my living history impression of a World War II American paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Though it is educational from a historical point of view, and an excellent glimpse into the lives of the Americans that were in Britain in 1943-44 to prepare for the invasion of the continent, I personally didn't learn anything knew from it, just because I've been studying the war and wartime Great Britain for such a long time. It did, however, give me a firmer concept of how the American brass of the period thought of life in Great Britain, and of the how American were used to living. It also gives an idea of how American servicemen at the time thought of themselves and others, based on the way the book communicates its points.

It's also very amusing, as many reviewers have pointed out, and I imagine more amusing to current Brit readers than Americans. Unless an American reader is interested in history, I don't think they would understand a good portion of the content, and certainly not the importance of it. Without jets and the internet in those days, people in every country were more isolated then than we are now. Europeans had an advantage, because the countries are smaller (hence, easier to cross), and so many are so close together. They were/are more likely to have contact with people from other cultures. Americans didn't have that opportunity unless they were wealthy and could travel. Therefore, your average Joe from a mid-size city in the Midwest never considered the fact that English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh people had a culture that was very different from ours. I could go on and on about that, but that wouldn't be a review of this book if I did.

Suffice it to say that this was an important guide for us Yanks at the time, and it represents a surprising amount of awareness on the part of someone in the American military with a significant enough amount of influence to get this book created. It had to take a fair amount of observation to include everything that's in it. Before I traveled to London for the first (and so far only) time back in 2012, I made sure to look up a lot of things, especially the differences in our common language. That was eye-opening!

I was a little annoyed a couple of years after I bought this book to learn that it's not in the original format. I got a copy of an original, which is in paperback, and which I can bring to living history events without being guilty of having modern or modernized items. The contents of the original lists four more chapters than this version, and is 37 pages long, not 7. The 7-page printing must have been on full-size sheets. The booklet I have has 4 1/2" x 5" pages. I'll post a couple of images for you to see.
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint)
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint)
I would imagine this is a great book for certain kinds of people. The problem is that the information and the tips in this book are geared towards the lowest common denominator. If you have no or next to no previous financial education then this is probably an excellent book for you to start with. If you already understand the basics of budgeting, and what a budget is, then it might not be worth your while to read through this entire book.
There are a few small things I got out of the book, here and there. But ultimately I could tell that I wasn’t the target demographic for this book. I also didn’t like the last chapter where the author kind of broached the idea of “money scripts” but then didn’t mention what a money script was or how it impacts one’s ability to budget and save money. It either shouldn’t have been included or should have been written differently.
If the idea of budgeting is foreign to you, if you’ve never tried it before, if you’ve never taken any accounting or finance classes, this book will probably help you elevate your game a thousand. But if you’ve had even an elementary financial background and are having problems budgeting for reasons other than you go to happy hour every day, then you’ll probably be better off with another book.
This book spends a lot of time essentially saying “be honest and transparent with yourself about where you spend your money and why you do it. Then plan to do better.” It’s a worthwhile message for everyone, but this book isn’t just for anyone.
Laughing On the Outside (Expanded Edition)
Laughing On the Outside (Expanded Edition)
This album is beautiful and classic. My mother told me that her brother used to play this album all of the time.She was so happy when she talked about it. Her eyes lit up when I got this for her! We listened to it together.

My mother told me about this album because I argued that Donny Hathaway's version of "For All We Know" was superior to all others. She told me I had never heard Aretha.

Let's talk about the individual tracks

Skylark: 5/5 for me. It is a gorgeous song. The lyrics simply illustrate a person hoping for love and asking a bird where this love is (I believe).

For All We Know: 3/5 for me. Not better than the Donny Hathaway version. Get his. Mother even admitted she was wrong without hesitation (so rare).

Make Someone Happy: 5/5. This song warms your heart with the way the band plays the music. I'm only 27 and songs like this didn't come out in my time and definitely not now. Most songs are about putting someone down.

I Wonder (Where are you Tonight): 5/5. I really love this one. She is simply wondering where her love is. Is the love one-sided? Is he too lonely without her? Is he crying? Does he care?

Solitude: 5/5. It's a pretty sad song. My mother seems to enjoy this a lot. She is missing her love in her solitude. She wants him back. I guess she finally found out from the precious song that he wasn't lonely without her. That's too bad. He doesn't know what he's missing!

Laughing On The Outside: 5/5. This song reminds me of how I act when I'm hurt. I always laugh on the outside and cry on the inside. I could relate to these lyrics. This song is something that I believe most of us can relate to.

Say It Isn't So: 4/5. The man told every one around town that he doesn't love her and she has heard it from everyone's whispers that he doesn't. What a jerk and coward! This song is a confrontation, but not an angry one. She is simply asking him to say it isn't so. I like this song.

Until the Real Thing Comes Along: 4/5. This song is talking about settling on something less until a real love comes along (I think don't quote me on that). The lyrics aren't my favorite, but it's still a good song. I understand that certain people do settle.

If Ever I Would Leave You: 5/5! Stunning! Crazily enough, I first heard part of the song on Family Guy. Brian sang the end of it on one of the earlier seasons. I always wanted to find the song itself. Now I have. Aretha's version is amazing! If you like this song you should definitely get it! My mother told me it was originally from a musical...but I forgot the name of it already.

Where are You?: 4/5. This late in the album, I got a little tired of these songs asking where her love could be and does he care. Why do you keep running into these jerks Aretha?! The song is still solid though.

Mr. Ugly: 4/5. I really like this one. I think the song is talking about a man she saw as ugly until he swept her off of her feet with his charms. I guess he had some mad game.

I Wanna Be Around: 5/5. Great song! I wanna be around to pick up the pieces when somebody breaks your heart. I love that song. Tell him girl!

Ol' Man River: 3/5. This is such an odd version of Jerome Kern's song from 'Showboat'. It's really upbeat and jazzy with a splash of black baptist church. I didn't care for this that much.

You've Got Her: 3/5. I like it a little, but not a lot. the background vocals are really strong. Maybe too strong? Put the volume all the way up and there will sound scary all of the time.

Here's Where I came in (and here is where I walk out): 2/5. I thought I would like it because of the title, but I didn't.

Say It Isn't So (Mono Mix): 4/5. A repeat of "Say It isn't So" in mono.

My mother later told me that the last three songs weren't included in the original album. For good reason. The album is better without them.

I still gave it 5/5 overall due to the fact that it allowed me too share memories with my mom and remember my uncle who passed away in 2006. This album will always be important to me because it is important to my family. All of my aunties grew up listening to this album! I like hearing their stories so that I can tell my children someday.
Plays W.C. Handy
Plays W.C. Handy
In the years following the second world war, Louis Armstrong's reputation with the newer generation of jazz fans-entranced by the innovations of be-bop, was beginning to decline. They were in all honesty starting to view him as an Uncle Tom type figure. Even Miles Davis,while admitting to loving Satchmo's music said he "could not stand all that grinning he did". Yet as Ozzie Davis I believe pointed out Satchmo could grin because,with his trumpet he symbolically had the power to kill musically. Not too long before taking a vocal stance on the issue of civil rights in the American south Satchmo and his group including bassist Arvell Shaw,clarinetist Barney Bigard and vocalist Velma Middleton for a full album session in 1954 celebrating the music of fellow Crescent City blues trumpet master W.C Handy along with the man himself.

The eight + minute take of the heavily "Spanish tinge" inflected "St.Louis Blues" is breathtaking-with Velma's vocal inflections as something of a female Satchmo with the slowed down tempo and this rather dream-like bassy undertone I personally really enjoy hearing. Yellow Dog Blues","Aunt Hagar's Blues","Beale Street Blues" and "Hesitating Blues"...well in a way obviously find Satchmo comfortably playing the blues he loved to blow out on his horn with all the respect to Handy's arrangements and compositions deserved. On "Long Gone (From Bowlin' Green)",Armstrong plays and sings this jauntier blues about a man on the lamb with the type of enthusiasm and level of loose control he brings to "Atlanta Blues" at the end of the album. On "Chantez Les Bas", he is back to interpreting Handy's slow blues crawl with lyrics celebrating their home city.

Its sad and rather ironic that around the time this album came out Louis Armstrong would deeply offend his home city by saying "I don't care if I ever see that city again" when they refused to allow Armstrong to play their with his All Stars that included causation trombonist and old friend Jack Teargarden. This music entirely celebrates New Orleans' 20th century heritage up until that point. Some of these numbers Armstrong had been interpreting for years. But the musical father/son relationship he shared with Handy might've given him a little leg up in terms of winning the favor of the newer generation. It showed what a musical master he was beyond the grin,gravely singing and handkerchief. I'm unsure if every younger jazz lover of that era were necessarily wowed by Armstrong on this album. But it did put him back on the map in the more musical context as opposed to being mainly a performer.
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Bob Dylan, infuriated by the public’s desire for him to produce works of genius every year or so, supposedly released this album in 1970 as a throwaway work of rubbish, just to spite the ever-expectant public. The perceived wisdom is that it is drivel, much like The Beach Boys’ dreadful “Smiley Smile”. Over the years, however, opinions have softened regarding it. I, personally, have always quite liked it. Taken as an extension of the country style introduced on its predecessor, “Nashville Skyline”, it is not a bad album at all. Indeed, I consider a better album than the previous one. It is longer and its instrumentation more varied and the songs’ diversity is far greater. The music played is excellent and the sound quality superb.

TRACK LISTING

1. All The Tired Horses
2. Alberta #1
3. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
4. Days Of '49
5. Early Mornin' Rain
6. In Search Of Little Sadie
7. Let It Be Me
8. Little Sadie
9. Woogie Boogie
10. Belle Isle
11. Living The Blues
12. Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
13. Copper Kettle
14. Gotta Travel On
15. Blue Moon
16. The Boxer
17. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mghty Quinn)
18. Take Me As I Am Or Let Me Go
19. Take A Message To Mary
20. It Hurts Me Too
21. Minstrel Boy
22. She Belongs To Me
23. Wigwam
24. Alberta #2

“All The Tired Horses” with its gospel voices and nothing more, is a bit throwaway, admittedly, but “Alberta” is laid-back and sweetly romantic, very much in a “Nashville Skyline” way, and “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know” is a twangy and appealing country lament. “Days of ’49”, strong, insistent and bluesy, is a historical tale delivered in confident fashion by Dylan, as indeed is the next track, Gordon Lightfoot’s delightful “Early Morning Rain”. These don’t sound like an artist producing rubbish for the sake of it, to annoy people. He actually sounds as if he is enjoying playing this sort of material, as indeed he had on “Nashville Skyline”. The intensity in which he attacks the sad tale of “In Search Of Little Sadie” can’t really be questioned, in my book. Dylan’s cover of the ballad “Let It Be Me” may have appalled some, but I have always fund it charming and disarming. “Little Sadie” is a fun slice of country, acoustic boogie, while “Woogie Boogie” is the real thing - some upbeat barroom rocking piano. Damn, I am enjoying listening to this again. In many parts it matches the similarly sprawling and country-style experimentation of “The Basement Tapes”, which is much-lauded by pretty much everyone. Furthermore, everyone loved The Byrds' "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo, from 1968, so why not parts of this?

“Belle Isle” is just endearingly lovely. Just take these songs in isolation, if you have to, forget they are Bob Dylan, the composer of “Desolation Row” and so on. Just enjoy them for what they are. “Living The Blues” is, as would imagine, bluesy. The sound on it is superb, bassy and captivating. Dylan’s vocal is sleepily appealing, as are the Elvis-style “a-ha” backing vocals. The band are top notch. None of this album sounds half-baked or throwaway to me. What the heck, if some embittered “musos” disagree with me, or moaned and griped in 1970 - who cares?

“Copper Kettle” could easily have been a track from “New Morning”, to be honest. If it had been, it would have garnered praise. “We an’t paid no whiskey tax since 1792” is a line I have always liked. “Gotta Travel On” has some intoxicating percussion rhythms and some bluesy slide guitar. This is a very “Beggars’ Banquet”-style song. That album was loved by everyone. If Mick Jagger had wrapped his tonsils around this, it would have been loved, so why not this? It’s great.

The quality does admittedly suffer a little as the double album continues on its way. I have not commented on the live tracks, as I feel they were superfluous to the album. “Blue Moon” is veering into Elvis territory and also the sort of thing Dylan unfortunately records nowadays. Dylan’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” doesn’t work as well as their version and Dylan’s lazy-ish vocal here does him no favours. “Take Me As I Am Or Let Me Go” is a steel guitar country crooner. “Take A Message To Mary” certainly would not have sounded out of place on “Nashville Skyline”. Again, though, it is perfectly enjoyable, taken for what it is. “It Hurts Me Too” is a relaxing country ballad. “Minstrel Boy” is bluesy and somewhat drunken in deliver. “Wigwam” certainly is a waste of time, a rather discordant brassy instrumental, rather like a New Orleans funeral. “Alberta 2” is a nice, rhythmic and bassy end to the album, raising the quality back up a bit.

By its end, the album does start to lose its appeal a little. A single album would have been far preferable and could have contained quite a few tracks, as they are quite short. It would not have been criticised as much, take out the live tracks and some of these at the end and you have a reasonable album. Go up to “Gotta Travel On” (leaving out the “Tired Horses”), add “Alberta 2”. That’s thirteen shortish tracks of good quality. It was the adding on of too much sprawling filler that did for this album, not the first half of it.
Thanos Mask Infinity Glove Latex Headwear Full Head Adult Teens Helmet Halloween Cosplay Costume Prop
Thanos Mask Infinity Glove Latex Headwear Full Head Adult Teens Helmet Halloween Cosplay Costume Prop
YES, I would recommend. Photos from Alabama July 2019 Comic con.

First the things I did not like:
1. Had to modify the eyes to see. Could not see out of them at all. it's like they were just slit open. Easy fix though.
2. Had to modify the nose to breath properly. Could barley breath, the mask would collapse on the nostrils. it's like they were just slit open like the eyes. Easy fix though.
3. It did tear slightly in the back on the first day from taking on and off. could have been reinforced at the slit better.
4. The mouth wasn't an opening to talk through.
5. The back where the slit is didn't come with Velcro or stick substance to close it. I added my own

The things I did like:
1. It's a full head mask that looks very realists.
2. it's design is usable for a wide range of head sizes. My hat size is a 7 inch. My daughters is a 4.5 in and we both can wear it comfortably with minor adjustments.
3. it's NOT just a head, it includes some neck to tuck inside your outfit.

Expectations:
-This is a latex mask so it will get HOT. I sweated so much it was coming out of the eye holes.
-Once the sweat got going the mask didn't move with my head as much as it did with a dry head. So I had to adjust it every so often.

It was much better than any other mask i had gotten.
Usher: Live - 8701 Evolution Tour
Usher: Live - 8701 Evolution Tour
If I'm not mistaken, his was Usher's first major tour. What a great performance! You can truly see hints of the mega-star that Usher would eventually become. His passion for performance and love of entertaining truly shine through in this concert.
The Legend of The Condor Heroes (4 Books) (Revised Edition) (Chinese Edition)
The Legend of The Condor Heroes (4 Books) (Revised Edition) (Chinese Edition)
UPDATED REVIEW - Got my replacement shipment yesterday and it was another DISAPPOINTMENT. The reason for my replacement, as indicated clearly when I ordered the replacement, was that the product should be a FOUR-VOLUME book (1383 total pages), but I only received the fourth book in the original shipment. Now in the REPLACEMENT shipment, there was ONLY the THIRD book.

If Amazon can't handle shipping books in foreign languages, please do not offer them.

Original review -
VERY DISAPPOINTED. Only received the fourth book (pp. 1037 to 1383) of this 4-volume book (described as 1383 total pages in the product info). Just requested replacement, quoted "missing parts" as reason, and gave detailed explanation in the request. Will see what I get in the next shipment.
Exquisite: The Diamond Trilogy, Book III (BookShots Flames (3))
Exquisite: The Diamond Trilogy, Book III (BookShots Flames (3))
What can I say, it was sizzling hot and emotional all the things that a great romance should be. They was a great variety of locations that were faithfully, dramatically rendered that touch of realism that enhanced the book(s) allure and skimmed the plot along effortlessly. They(It) were a blazing fast read (I think I finished all three of them in about four hours or so). Keep them coming! Thank You so much for giving us a glimpse of your incredible talents
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew/The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/The Horse and His Boy/Prince Caspian/Voyage of the Dawn Treader/The Silver Chair/The Last Battle
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew/The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/The Horse and His Boy/Prince Caspian/Voyage of the Dawn Treader/The Silver Chair/The Last Battle
I think it's obvious that people are in love with these series, despite any arguments regarding how the order the series should be read. That said, the difficulty for me has been to choose *which* complete Chronicles of Narnia to purchase for my sister as a gift.

You have two options for the complete Chronicles of Narnia: One book containing all the stories/books (hard or paperback), or a set containing all the stories as separate books (hard or paperback). In case you haven't figured it out already, one book ends up being quite a thick volume, so if you interested in portability, the set may make a better choice.

For this reason, i decided on the paperback set as the hardback set is significantly more expensive (the hardback all-in-one is cheaper). After a visit to the local bookstore, i noticed that there are at least two sizes of the paperback box set. From what i can tell here on Amazon, the set with ISBN 0064405370 is slightly larger than the set with ISBN 0064471195, and only a little bit higher in price. Judging from the size, i think i'll probably go with the slightly larger paperback separate-book set, as i'm assuming the text will be slightly easier to read.

I hope this helps a some of you that may be struggling with which of the many Chronicles of Narnia to purchase.
Howards End
Howards End
I won’t go over the story in too much detail, it’s pretty well known by now. Basically it all hinges on who gets to inherit Howard's End, a beautiful old house. Themes of class and gender conflict are also ever present. Obviously we’ve come a long way since then though some elements remain relevant. This story is not really all that romantic like A Room with a View, marriage is more a practical consideration, it’s offered much like a business proposal. Lenoard Bast also seems fairly unenthusiastic about his partner, regarding it more as a sort of duty. Mr Wilcox is not only revealed to have been unfaithful to his wife but also remarries soon after her death. So again not very romantic.
The central characters are two sisters and the story focusses on the different choices they make. They start off quite similar and become progressively more different. They are both young, beautiful, posh, affluent and cultured, (everything we secretly aspire to be and everything most of us are not.) This makes them sound superficial, how can a modern 21st century audience relate to them? I mean even the rich have to work to be so now, rather than just attending concerts, discussing literature and being waited on by servants. The sisters are artistic, idealistic and liberally minded. Their assumptions come into conflict though when they encounter the Wilcox family, a family with an intelligent and charming yet hard-headed and stern father at its head. In the long run there's no real chance of a happy union between the two families who are polar opposites in outlook. The eldest son Charles inherits his father’s hardness and is essentially the closest thing the story has to an antagonist. To me the best aspect of the series was the unfolding dynamic between the two families, especially Margaret and Henry.

On the technical side the production values are excellent, pretty much everything is filmed practically, the wardrobe and set design are pretty flawless. The period motorcars, horse drawn carriages and steam trains also look brilliant and give the show high production values.
Though you can tell the series was filmed digitally for TV, the lighting is still really nice and natural looking without ever going all grey and shadowy like in the Crown. The overall look of the show manages to cool off things slightly in terms of colour. Flesh tones tend to be on the pale side, the camera movement is smooth and gorgeous, never drawing attention to itself and the editing is also slick and smooth. One thing I couldn’t help notice is how Helen is so often wearing red, really once you notice it you can’t help spotting it again each time. Red to reflect her passionate personality I suppose.

Having the two youngest siblings of both families hock up at the start and then suddenly break it all off hints that no love affair will go smoothly here.

One of the best things about this show are the performances from the 3 siblings they get Tibby right too, he’s probably a fair representation of how a young spoilt, rich sheltered boy would turn out in Edwardian England.

The soundtrack again is very pleasing without doing anything too strange or unusual, it's not very memorable though, just pleasant background music.

The costumes are all very nicely done, the female characters pretty much all wear long skirts up to their ribs and then long sleeve white blouses buttoned up to their throats. The men pretty much all wear three piece suits, usually dressing in black, white, grey or brown. The sisters are usually dressed more colourfully, perhaps to help pick them out in a crowd, perhaps to reflect their bohemian nature. I’ve often felt that the popularity of Edwardian dramas is really a return to the nostalgic warmth of this period, sandwiched between the gritty Victorian world and WWI, this period of just 12 years has produced some of best loved children’s fiction, The Wind in the Willows, Peter Rabbit, the Railway children, Peter Pan. It’s remembered nostalgically now for it’s elegant fashion, a time of top hats, gas lamps, coal fireplaces, telegrams, grandfather clocks, steam trains motor cars, cricket, concert halls, afternoon tea and imperial power.

When you look out your window now and see your neighbours half dressed, cigarette in one hand, smart phone in the other, tattoos all up their arms, huge bellies sticking out their t-shirts, you do just can’t help thinking isn’t this lost Edwardian world surely better than the present? A time before the roads became cluttered with cars, when you could open your window in London and listen to the birds sing or the odd horse clip clop past rather than the sound of lawn mowers, thumping music and the ever-present din of modern traffic. A time without the constant distraction of emails, messages, social media, etc. The appeal of a return to a simpler time with also have a strong appeal and I think it’s this which really draws people to Edwardian dramas. Or perhaps it’s more specifically the idea that you can longue around all day in beautiful surroundings just reading literarure and eating cakes while of course staying nice and thin.

The show delivers really well in lots of ways but I do want to mention a few negatives. Some of the casting is a bit misplaced, the Basts are bland really and not all that well developed or interesting. The actor who plays Leonard just looks bored and disinterested throughout most of it. The casting of so many ethnic minorities was also a bit much really. Do the BBC really believe the Chelsea Women’s Political Club would have been that racially diverse in 1910?

There’s only a 7 year age gap between the actor playing Mr Wilcox and the actress playing Margaret yet they try and make out it’s this big problem. Charles looks more like his brother than his son. I did like the interpretation of Margaret as very motherly towards her siblings in this one though. Also the way the series is split into 4 is a bit weird and doesn’t really work, episode 1 doesn’t have enough happen really. It’s better to just watch it all at once without the pauses. Ruth’s death was very sudden, there was no real hint of illness before. At times there was something almost plastic about Leonards face, I know they want the cooler look but his face was unnaturally smooth, white and plastic, and his eyes seemed too black, it just looked weird, I’m not sure if it was partly the camera lense they were using which probably makes the women look better and less lined, only poor Ruth Wilcox is shown with any wrinkles. On the plus though they took a few risks and did things differently, there’s no point doing just a shot for shot remake of the original film. The scene where Leonard is angry but unable to leave while he waits for his hatch, being goaded by Tibby heightening Helen's anxiety for example, good writing.
Richard Scarry's Christmas Mice (Little Golden Book)
Richard Scarry's Christmas Mice (Little Golden Book)
This is a delightful book with enchanting pictures about two sweet little mice who wander around the house late Christmas Eve after Santa has visited and left lots of presents for the family. As they explore, they wonder and marvel at all the presents they find - but then they wonder whether Father Christmas may have forgotten them - and these were not bad little mice like those in B. Potter's wonderful tale! :-)

A most beautiful and `Christmassy' book that will delight any young child.

NOTE: I LOVE some children's books, and I used to do a lot of drawing which I want to get back into. Some children's books are quite inspiring for this kind of thing - and this is one of them!
Texas Nights (Heart of Texas)
Texas Nights (Heart of Texas)
I love Debbie Macomber and have purchased quite a few of her books. This book was in perfect condition. I haven't read it yet because have a back log but I know I will enjoy it.
Bleach Data book - Unmasked (French Edition)
Bleach Data book - Unmasked (French Edition)
Gorgeous, as always. Beautiful images and lovely book overall.

But didn't realise it was in french!!
Oh well, its been a few years since I used my french A level but at least it has a use now!!!
BLEACH 44
BLEACH 44
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.
Far from the Sea
Far from the Sea
I am an avid fan of all of Evan Hunter's works (Ed McBain and others). I especially enjoy the variety of his novels that are quite different than the 87th Precinct, and Mathew Hope series which are also favorites of mine.
In the Best Families (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 17)
In the Best Families (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 17)
Fans of the Nero Wolfe series know that there are certain rules that Nero always insists upon:

Cases are only taken if they pose interesting problems.
The routine of the brownstone is not to be altered.
The orchids are to be protected and pampered at all costs.
Meals are never missed.
Nero Wolfe rarely leaves the brownstone and NEVER on mere business matters.

In this, the 17th novel in the series, the rules are broken. Income tax has compelled Wolfe to take on a less than intriguing case simply because it promised to be profitable. What Wolfe didn't realize at the time was that his adversary and that in order to fulfill his obligation to his client Wolfe would have to violate all of the rules, the routine would vanish, the orchids were threatened, many meals were missed and Wolfe left the brownstone, on business, for months. What could possibly bring about these earth shattering changes? Zeck, Wolfe's arch enemy has returned and it is clear that only one of them can remain.

This is probably not the best book to begin reading this series since so much of the appeal lies in the characters violating the established patterns of the series. Those who have read at least a few novels in this series will not want to miss this one.
The Nero Wolfe Cookbook by Rex Stout (1973)
The Nero Wolfe Cookbook by Rex Stout (1973)
My partner and I are Nero Wolfe fans (we own all the Rex Stout "Nero Wolfe" stories). However, we especially love the TV series (starring Maury Chaykin), food is very important to Wolfe, and I love to cook. We own the entire series on DVD and were (again!) watching the episode in which the 40-minute scrambled eggs were included. This time, just for the heck of it, I googled "40-minute-scrambled eggs" and, lo and behold, the recipe appeared. Credit was given, of course, to this cookbook so, of course, I ordered the cookbook. It does not disappoint. It not only has the recipes for the lunches and dinners Fritz makes, but there are comments from Archie, Wolfe, and Fritz about the story line, etc. We love it - we've made the eggs (they're scrumptious) and will be following other recipes, as well. There is absolutely nothing common in this book, even the simplest recipes have a little extra not found in other cookbooks. So, if you love to cook and want a cookbook that is most definitely off the beaten path, this is the one for you.
USAOPOLY PZ010-484 Harry Potter Great Hall Puzzle, Multicolor
USAOPOLY PZ010-484 Harry Potter Great Hall Puzzle, Multicolor
I bought this puzzle because I love Harry Potter and the great hall happens to be my favorite set from the films. I have been doing puzzles for a while now and have completed many, this puzzle was a disappointment. There came a point while working on the puzzle that I almost gave up on it( had I not been so far along I would have) The puzzle turned out very nice but the pieces were not cut very well which made fitting the pieces together very difficult because the fit never seemed very precise. And caused me to second guess many of the pieces I placed in the puzzle. Needless to say I will not be buying this brand of puzzle again. As much as I love Harry Potter it is not worth the frustration. If you are someone like me who does puzzles often you will understand. If you are someone who is new to them I hope this helps in your decision making process.
The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century
The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century
Professor Wall's study of the rank and role of description and detail in literature of the eighteenth century suggests possibilities for study reaching both forward and backward from a seemingly circumscribed area of study -- and lines outward as well, for this visual arts scholar. Challenging received notions of paucity of description and superfluity of detail, Wall requires scholars to _see_ the making visible of things through historical lenses. The Prose of Things is provocative and engaging.
VIVO Dual Arm Monitor Desk Mount Height Adjustable, Tilt, Swivel, Counterbalance Pneumatic Stand, VESA Bracket Arm Fits Most Screens up to 27 inches STAND-V002O
VIVO Dual Arm Monitor Desk Mount Height Adjustable, Tilt, Swivel, Counterbalance Pneumatic Stand, VESA Bracket Arm Fits Most Screens up to 27 inches STAND-V002O
TL;DR: I do not recommend this monitor mount due to poor quality control, frustration of installation, and an inferior cable management system.

First of all, my monitor mount did not come with the 5mm allen key so I had to rely on my screwdriver bit set and my own hands to assemble some components of this monitor mount. Furthermore, it renders me incapable of easily adjusting the tension on the monitor. That's simply unacceptable for any product anywhere to be missing key installation components.

Perhaps more importantly, however, this monitor mount has multiple aspects of its design that render it fundamentally inferior to other monitor mounts by Vivo, particularly the more " premium" mount here:
https://www.amazon.ca/Premium-Aluminum-Adjustable-Articulating-STAND-V001Q/dp/B01LYVCEIB/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1547228701&sr=8-7&keywords=viva+gas+monitor+mount

The VESA mounting plate is attached to the monitor mount itself and is not free floating, meaning the installation of the monitor is considerably more finicky in comparison to their "premium" 32 inch monitor mount. On that model, the VESA plate is installed onto your monitor which is then slotted in the monitor mount. With this product, you have to leave 3mm of space on the top bolts and then insert them into the monitor mount. If you haven't adjusted the tilt tension it's easy for your monitor to fall off the monitor mount.

Next, the cable management design is horrendous compared to the more "premium" mount. This one has screws along the way and there is just BARELY room for two cables along one side, nevermind the three that my monitor has coming out the back end. This does have a functional impact because tight cables means adjusting the monitor has that much more tension and this is independent of the tension the bolts provide in the arms. The lack of a third cable management option at the bottom of the mount means that you may have some cables protruding towards you instead of neatly being guided from the second arm of the mount around to the back. The installation was made especially frustrating due to the lack of the 5mm allen key which has the screw bit on the other end because the second arm does not have much space between the screw and the desk. If, like me, you do not have a short screwdriver and the allen key was absent from your product, then you're left to your own devices to figure out how to install it. In comparison, the more "premium" mount has cable covers that do not require screws and are designed in a way to provide more room for cables AND for movement of these cables. There is also a design along the back (behind the clamp) to hold your allen keys for easy access in the future and an additional cable management option. Installation with this mount from the link above was comparatively easy, painless and provides a much better function.

The final downside is the price. At a whopping 2x the price, the "premium" monitor mount will give you the mount you deserve. However, this price is mostly arbitrary as the design comes down to a conceptual level. There is no difference in plastic between the two cable management options and the only other material difference is the texture of the metal of the mount. The only real reason for the increase in price is the ability to use 32inch monitors. Why is there not an identical mount for those with 27inch monitors? It's baffling that if you have a 27inch monitor you have to pay twice as much money for a product with seamless installation and uncompromised function.

Is the difference worth it? No. Is this mount worth it? If you have the required allen key, patience, and are willing to deal with an inferior cable management system, then yes. Those are not insignificant criteria, however, hence my rating and inability to recommend this monitor mount.
Twizzlers Rainbow Twists Candy
Twizzlers Rainbow Twists Candy
Although they are called "Twizzlers," the taste & texture of these Rainbow Twists bear no resemblance to the original Twizzlers. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Both have their place & I find these to be absolutely addictive. The price is a little high compared with what you'd pay in the States, but that's true of most imported items & sometimes you just have to acknowledge some things are worth the cost. Yummy!

Added several months later: I find these very very easy to re-order..., which I have twice now since my original order. Although not low in sugar, they are low in fat AND they are fun to eat.

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