Melania Robinson

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Core MySQL
Core MySQL
Core MySQL by Leon Atkinson. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 23801 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Große Klassiker der englischen Literatur: 40+ Titel in einem Band: Sturmhöhe, Sherlock Holmes, Stolz und Vorurteil, Das Herz der Finsternis, Moby-Dick, ... Robinson Crusoe, Walden... (German Edition)
Große Klassiker der englischen Literatur: 40+ Titel in einem Band: Sturmhöhe, Sherlock Holmes, Stolz und Vorurteil, Das Herz der Finsternis, Moby-Dick, ... Robinson Crusoe, Walden... (German Edition)
Große Klassiker der englischen Literatur: 40+ Titel in einem Band: Sturmhöhe, Sherlock Holmes, Stolz und Vorurteil, Das Herz der Finsternis, Moby-Dick, ... Robinson Crusoe, Walden... (German Edition) by Charles Dickens , Jane Austen, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
El profesional (Spanish Edition)
El profesional (Spanish Edition)
El profesional (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Alamo (John Milton Thrillers Book 11)
The Alamo (John Milton Thrillers Book 11)
The Alamo (John Milton Thrillers Book 11) by Mark Dawson. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 684 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
L'Affaire Pélican (French Edition)
L'Affaire Pélican (French Edition)
L'Affaire Pélican (French Edition) by John GRISHAM and Patrick BERTHON. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Guns (Kindle Single)
Guns (Kindle Single)
Guns (Kindle Single) by Stephen King. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 2656 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
La cúpula (Spanish Edition)
La cúpula (Spanish Edition)
La cúpula (Spanish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 97 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects)
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects)
Raspberry Pi 3: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Raspberry Pi 3, Python, Programming, Micro Computer (Simple Step By Step Guide for Beginners, Raspberry Pi 3 for Dummies, Raspberry Pi 3 Projects) by Jake Smith. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Moodle 3 Administration - Third Edition
Moodle 3 Administration - Third Edition
Moodle 3 Administration - Third Edition by Alex Buchner. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design by Kalman Toth. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
A Guide to SQL Standard (4th Edition)
A Guide to SQL Standard (4th Edition)
A Guide to SQL Standard (4th Edition) by C. J. Date and Hugh Darwen. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Practical Data Science with R
Practical Data Science with R
Practical Data Science with R by Nina Zumel and John Mount. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Strategy to Help You Achieve Your Financial and Life Goals
Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Strategy to Help You Achieve Your Financial and Life Goals
I've read 9 of Larry Swedroe's 12 books, and every one was filled with valuable information from front to back. His latest, "Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett", is no exception. Larry shares conclusive evidence that backs up Warren Buffett's own recommendation that "by periodically investing in an index fund the know-nothing investor can actually outperform most investment professionals". While it's not impossible for actively managed funds to outperform passively managed index funds, Larry demonstrates that it is unwise to try your luck with actively managed. Larry also covers the importance of a well-rounded financial plan that takes into account your willingness, need, and ability to take an appropriate level of risk for your unique situation. He then takes the reader through various investment portfolio building blocks, as well as portfolio maintenance techniques and tips on working with financial advisors. Toward the end of the book he wraps it all together with his 30 rules of prudent investing, all concisely written and absolutely correct.

Larry Swedroe is a very knowledgeable finance expert, he's tremendously gifted with the written word, and he is a champion of individual investors everywhere. His writing distills key takeaways from the last 60 years of finance research into easily understandable prose. My recommendation: pick up a copy of this easy-to-read book and follow its guidelines for decades to come. You'll be glad you did.
The Buffettology Workbook: Value Investing the Warren Buffett Way
The Buffettology Workbook: Value Investing the Warren Buffett Way
For those of you that are time-pressed, this is the best book in the Buffettology Series to read in order to glean a few secrets on the investment techniques of the Oracle of Omaha. The workbook covers both the qualitative and quantitative sides of Buffett's value investing approach, and provides the basic techniques one can implement in order to invest with a reasonable amount of success.

The workbook is not exactly the best book on investing that I have read (that title goes to Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor), but in its defense, it does provide a simple to implement investment strategy. Most of the techniques hinge on a few simple ratios and knowledge of simple present and future worth. Additionally, most of the limitations associated with the techniques are clearly and simply stated.

The book has several merits. The chief merit of the book is that its approach to investing is self-contained, and emphasizes the qualitative aspects more than the quantitative aspects. In passing, readers that focus more on Part One of the book and skip Part Two, the quantitative part, could easily obtain a dramatic improvement in their investment results. Written in simple, easy to understand language, the target audience of this book is most likely that individual who depends on the Internet for all of her information on companies, as such sites as Yahoo, MSN and Value Line are routinely cited in the text as sources of information. The book is very well organized, quite possibly with the idea that it would fit the mold of a chapter-a-day format. Most chapters are usually no more than five pages long, with easy, cheesy word problems and true/false questions at the end of most every chapter to reinforce key concepts. The title of each chapter basically states the key concept to be learned, and key points are highlighted at the end of each chapter. Although it provides some theory and rationale for the techniques it attempts to teach, this is kept to a minimum, and the book focuses almost exclusively on application of the techniques. Those readers that are only interested in the methodology can simply skip to the 22nd Chapter titled 'Doing It Yourself: Buffettology Worksheet'. Thus, the book makes every effort to make learning, and ultimately using, the techniques as painless as possible.

The major demerit of this book rests in its insistence on doing all calculations on a per-share basis. But then, this is how much of the information that is easily obtainable through such channels as Value Line and other sources is presented. One minor demerit is that the authors do not seem to be aware of the virtual ubiquity of MS Office, making it possible to perform all of the calculations in the book in one Excel spreadsheet, but then again, this is a minor demerit. Although there were a number of minor typographical and mathematical errors in the book, I am willing to overlook this, as the thinking and reasoning behind any investment proposition is more important, and is clearly presented throughout the book.

Overall, I rate the book to be worthy of reading. It presents a simple and straightforward investment approach, and does not require an advanced degree in rocket science to implement it. All it really requires is a basic understanding of fractions, decimals and percents, and most important, a willingness to think and reason through the investment proposition. However, those of you with strong quantitative backgrounds will be very dismayed with this book (as I was initially), but as I said before, if you focus exclusively on Part One of the book and Chapter 22, then you will see a dramatic improvement in your investment results going forward.
The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing
The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing
This is the best investment book that I have read and I am a veteran of many investment books having written one myself. In fact, The Intelligent Investor is probably the best investment book ever written. Good investing doesn't require a gigantic IQ, but it does need a proper state of mind, the intellectual framework for recognizing the truth and the ability to keep your emotions from eroding that framework. What I liked the best in the book was the numerous case studies which allowed me to work out my investment decisions on given stock situations and then see what subsequently happened to that stock. The subsequent discussions and the results proved that stock picking can be quite scientific and predictable. The book further proves that the investors worst enemy is often himself/herself. The fault Dear Brutus is not in our stocks but in ourselves for we are underlings. Enthusiasm might do well in other endeavors, but in Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster. In Wall Street it's the facts that count not wishful thinking or fantasy as so many have recently learned. Incidentally, I agree with Graham's definition: An investment is one which, upon analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Anything else is a speculation and should be avoided. Follow Graham and you might profit from the folly of others rather than participate in folly yourself.
Warren Buffett: How to invest like Warren Buffett: A Proven Step By Step Guide To Value Investing: How To Get Rich Through Value Investing The Warren Buffett ... Buffet Portfolio, Warren Buffet's way)
Warren Buffett: How to invest like Warren Buffett: A Proven Step By Step Guide To Value Investing: How To Get Rich Through Value Investing The Warren Buffett ... Buffet Portfolio, Warren Buffet's way)
I've been interested in learning more about Warren Buffet and his investment style but never had the time to read his books. This book is packed with very vital information about how to invest like the multi-billionaire. I feel I know a lot now on what his secrets are just by getting hold of this book. What struck me the most though is Warren Buffet's passion not for money but for the challenge and responsibility he feels for those less fortunate. Investing for him is a game, a challenge, and not a way to fuel his greed. He insists on being clear about the more important things in life, and these are definitely not material things.

Getting books like this is a start to helping me get on the right track to investing like a pro. One must have self discipline to stick to what one deems profitable in the end and not be swayed by volatile projections in the market.
The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15)
The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15)
Steve Berry's Cotton Malone books are well worth reading, and this one is no exception. Berry takes advantage of Europe's vast number of historical sites, good restaurants, and such to weave interesting and plausible stories. At the end of each novel, he gives several pages over to explaining which items in the book are real and which are of his own invention. (I like this attention to detail.)

In this novel, Cotton is dragged into the search for historical records of Poland's troubled past under the Communists. There is plenty of action and intrigue. Cotton is torn between doing what is "right" and doing what the President of the US wants - a character in Berry's books who has some of the negative characteristics of President Trump, but which Berry amplifies. (Berry comes very close to being added to the growing number of authors that add their current political opinions into their works of fiction.)

I read for the Amazon Vine program pre-publication books, which are "proof copies" which have not gone through the full proofreading process, and I find a number of grammatical errors in those. However, I do not expect to find them in a finished published book like The Warsaw Protocol.

I found three in this book. On page 23 the author writes "The Polish crown jewel had been hid here when the Swedes invaded..." That should read "hidden" not "hid". On page 307 and again on page 356 the author uses the term "did good" when to be grammatically correct he should have used "did well".

In addition to those errors, there is one continuity error - on page 331 Cotton turns off the electric motor to the boat to let it coast forward, and then on page 332 he turns the motor off again, without having restarted it.

OK, I am a bit picky about good grammar and continuity, but to me those errors knocked this down from a five star book to a four star book.
Was ich vom Leben gelernt habe (German Edition)
Was ich vom Leben gelernt habe (German Edition)
Dieses Buch habe ich nicht selbst gelesen sondern einer sehr lieben Freundin geschenkt, die davon ganz begeistert war. Sie hat mir gesagt, daß sie das Buch "durchgearbeitet" hätte, also besondere Passagen unterstrichen und darüber nachgedacht und ihre eigenen Gedanken dazu aufgeschrieben hätte.
Ich persönlich habe zu Oprah Winfrey ein eher ambivalentes Verhältnis, aber in diesem Fall hat das Geschenk ins Schwarze getroffen und so soll es auch sein.
Louis Armstrong & Friends: Jazz in Paris
Louis Armstrong & Friends: Jazz in Paris
Louis Armstrong recorded virtually nothing between April 1933, his last session for Victor, and October 1935, when he started his contract with Decca. So in theory these October 1934 Paris recordings for Brunswick ought to be of great interest, but in truth there is little to set them apart from others where he plays riff-style in front of a big band.

It may be heretical to say so, but the earlier Arthur Briggs/Freddy Johnson pairings are of greater artistic merit. Arthur Briggs was a powerful trumpeter who'd led a band in Berlin in the late twenties, and pianist Freddy Johnson arranged for the All-Star Orchestra heard on tracks 8 & 9. Marlene Dietrich recorded six titles in Paris in mid-July 1933, accompanied by a smaller group, of which "Wo ist der Mann" was the last. The liner note describes this as "fiendishly erotic" so I must be missing something! Tracks 11 to 14 pair Briggs and Johnson as a duet, a la Armstrong/Hines, or Oliver/Morton.

Greta Keller recorded two numbers in September 1938, accompanied by a small group which included trumpeter Bill Coleman and pianist Herman Chittison. The compilation concludes with four of the numbers recorded by Danny Polo's Swing Stars in January 1939, and I wish that "You Made Me Love You" and "Montmartre Moan", which were recorded at the same session by a smaller group, had been included. That would have persuaded me to give it a fifth star.

So this is a bit of a mixed bag, but it is worth buying whether or not you're an Armstrong completist. Incidentally, you'd think Amazon could spell Louis' name correctly, and that of Miss Keller, wouldn't you?
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [180-Gram Vinyl]
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [180-Gram Vinyl]
Maybe. Even if it isn't, it's got to be Armstrong's best vocal album (there's lovely trumpet work too, but the focus is on the singing).

How so?

First of all, Armstrong was relaxed and rested at this session, in contrast to many others from this era, when he was tired from his exhausting live date schedule. Consequently, he's on fine form.

Second, repertoire. As opposed to Dixieland chestnuts and novelty songs, this is the cream of the Great American Songbook, with only 1 of 16 songs not an established classic ("Moon Song", and even that's very good).

Then there's the accompaniment. As well as Peterson, there's Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson. Armstrong probably never worked with better musicians, except maybe the first All-Stars line-up, and this bunch are far more modern in their thinking and therefore better matched to this material. They're witty, relaxed, swinging, and imaginative, and wonderfully supportive to Pops without ever getting in his way or stealing his thunder.

Finally, the sound quality is amazing for 1957. The sound has real depth and presence but also clarity of detail. So you can hear everything but it's all beautifully integrated.

The CD includes all 12 tracks from the original album plus four, with the same musicians, from "Ella and Louis Again", though Miss Fitzgerald isn't on any of these. The final track, "Let's Do It", is the most salacious recording I have ever heard and the entire disc is recommended for that one track alone, even though everything on it is special.

Outstanding.
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition]
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition]
Ironic to think that this set - recorded in October 1992, was celebrating Dylan's 30th anniversary as a recording artist, and here we are in 2016, another quarter of a century plus later, and Dylan's just released a new album. Anyway, I bought both the deluxe vinyl and CD version of this set. I have reviewed the vinyl, and all I would like to add is that this album has an added poignancy when you consider that several of the performers - Richie Havens, Lou Reed, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Johnny Winter, members of The Band - are now gone. And Dylan is still with us. Some great songs here - and the odd indifferent performance, but overall a worthy celebration of Dylan's enduring talent.
Dylan (3CD) (Deluxe Edition)
Dylan (3CD) (Deluxe Edition)
This is an weak introduction to Bob Dylan. It should have been great, but of course they couldn't get it right could they? Unlike the lousy Biograph box, at least it is in chronological order (almost) - what is up with having Like A Rolling Stone come before It's All Over Now Baby Blue????????????????????? How STUPID is that?????? Some of the selections are questionable -- Masters of War is soooooo dated and was a terrible song even in 1962, and only 1 song from one of his best albums (Highway 61) and where are Visions of Johanna, Absolutely Sweet Marie or I Want You from Blonde on Blonde? But at least they didn't put Mighty Quinn on it just because it was a hit for Manfred Mann (the Dylan version totally STINKS!!!) All in all there is a lot of great music here but it is too bad they messed it up and didn't make it definitive. The third disc could have been particularly spectacular highlighting Dylan's return to greatness. However they did a very poor job selecting the songs from his last 4 albums -- where is Highlands, The Levee's Gonna Break or Thunder On The Mountain? The later songs selected here are ok but far from his best. Also what are Dark Eyes and You're Gonna Quit Me doing here? With so many great songs left off including these is a crime.
AMOLEN PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm, Glow in The Dark Blue 1 kg Spool
AMOLEN PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm, Glow in The Dark Blue 1 kg Spool
Amolen flex is a great filament.
I printed a calibration cube and out of the gates it was more or less spot on.
No binding in the extruder, no adhesion problems nothing. As a long term user of flex filaments this was by far and away the easiest to tune.
On my first "real" print I ran the first hundred or so layers at a conservative speed. As no feed issues materialized I managed to ramp it up to 120% of the speed normally reserved for my flex profile and still everything appeared fine.
The print completed and on the surface it had a beautiful silk sheen. It stuck to the build plate without lifting (yes I have had one flex that I couldn't get to stick) yet pulled away without me having to pry with a blade.
So far so good. My first issue is with supports. It's not uncommon to have difficult to remove supports with Flex, some however do peel off easier than others. This unfortunately is not one of those. I had a devil of a time cutting away excess material. This is not for the feint hearted, scalpel swishing like Zorro, pliers pulling like The Marathon man.
Ultimately what I was left with was a somewhat less pretty print with lots of battle scars as a reminder of the vicious battle that had taken place.
I would not let that stop me using or recommending this filament, I'll just be extremely careful hos I use supports going forward.
I can't stress how easy this was to print though, so it is still top of the class for flex.
My second grumble is with the range of colours and roll sizes in the U.K
On the one hand a .225kg roll @ £12 is an ideal purchase if you just want to test the water without splashing out up to £40 on a roll. On the other hand if you want a Kilo it's actually more expensive than most other TPU/TPE flex filaments. Couple that with the fact that it only comes in Henry Ford..... oh dear. I want colour and lots of it.

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

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

Well done Amolen, you're on to something good here. Now give us U.K users some colour options.
TAMASHII NATIONS S.H. Figuarts Captain America -Final Battle Edition - Avengers: Endgame, Multi
TAMASHII NATIONS S.H. Figuarts Captain America -Final Battle Edition - Avengers: Endgame, Multi
Wow. How times change. And change indeed. Let me preface the review with a brief history of sorts.

Several years ago, the high-end action figure scene was different to that of today. Bandai's SH Figuarts line was among the head of the class in terms of quality. They had licenses to some of the best intellectual properties, especially those based on supherhero movies. Medicom's MAFEX had access to similar licenses. However, collectors would soon come to know MAFEX for two things: a ton of accessories for a great price, but questionable quality control (especially for articulation). You could count on opening a MAFEX figure and having floppy articulation right out of the box.

But times have indeed changed. It seems that SH Figuarts stopped caring about their superhero offerings. Over the years, collectors have seen their prices skyrocket and their quality sink. Many of these superhero-based Figuarts figures are hitting the scales at over $85 USD. A few years ago, they used to be between $60-80. This Endgame Captain America is just the latest example of a long line of mediocrity coming out of SH Figuarts. In fact, their entire Endgame line has been atrocious.

The first problem with this Endgame Captain America is that the proportions are way off. He is not only very skinny but also quite lanky. Some of the articulations are loose right out of the box. The paint job in this figure is absolute trash. It is a dull blue smeared with who knows what. A frequent complaint of these import figures is that their scales are all over the place. It is no exception here. It debatable if this figure even looks like Chris Evans.

The only pros this figure has are related to the accessories. This is one area where Figuarts invested heavily. You got 3 heads, a ton of hands, 2 shields (intact and shattered), clips for the shield, and Mjiolnir.

For some reason that is not understood, SH Figuarts is copying old MAFEX. On some figures, they are giving a ton of accessories. However, they are also copying old MAFEX and their shoddy quality control. Meanwhile, MAFEX is seriously working on their quality control. If MAFEX keeps improving and SH Figuarts keeps decreasing, there will soon be no reason to invest on Figuarts figures.
Running Free
Running Free
I first viewed this movie about 10 or 12 years ago, and I truly fell in love with it, and shortly thereafter contacted its maker, Steve Kroschel.

Wolverines, which this movie is about, have a ferocious reputation in all of the far North latitudes, where they live still. American indians have told stories for many centuries about their cunning, intelligence and fierceness, and trappers hated and feared them.

This story is about a young boy who becomes friends with an orphaned "kit" -as baby wolverines are called- during a summer in the Alaskan wilderness. The beauty of the scenery and the touching affection between the two of them is very heart-warming and shows not only the potential fierceness that a wolverine is capable of when facing grizzly bears and wolves, but also the deep affection they are capable of with humans who treat them well and the constant playfulness that is naturally part of their nature, as it is with their cousins, the otters.

Some skeptical viewers may say that this is only a movie, and that wolverines are not affectionate with humans, but it may be worth noting that the producer of the movie, Steve Kroschel, has raised a number of wolverines from infants and has also obtained others as adults, and has an extraordinarily affectionate relationship with them, some of which starred in his movie.

This movie is educational, visually stunning, and instructive about nature, Alaska and Alaskans, and the true nature of wolverines, which are part of the weasel family, as are martins, weasels, otters, ferrets? Fishers, and others. I absolutely recommend this movie for family viewing. It delights adults and children, as well as teenagers and grandparents. Exceptionally good film.

-Robert M. Burns
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Full Black
Full Black
Fair warning, this book is written by a conservative writer who did not worry about political correctness when he wrote. The bad guys are evil and the good guys will do things to stop them that liberals and others who promote appeasement will not like, including torture. I'm ok with that. Some of the other reviewers here are bothered by the veiled portrayal of people who are actively working to undermine this country. Many people know that the America hating radical leftists went into four professions that would allow them to promote their agenda. They became lawyers so they could run for public office and make laws adverse to American benefit. They became judges so they could interpret the constitution in ways that the founding fathers never intended. They went into journalism so they could influence the citizenry through media that America needs to be fundamentally changed. And they became teachers so they could indoctrinate children into their belief system. Of course no every member of those professions are part of this "conspiracy" but many are involved in an orchestrated attack on the fundamental values in this country. Whether it be a hedge fund manager, or a member of congress these people need to be exposed. Vince Flynn did something similar in his first book "Term Limits". Other reviewers are also bothered by the preaching tone of this book but I personally think the American citizens need to be preached to. We've lost our way with a lack of morals, political correctness, secularity and relativism. This book identifies the moral compass Thor thinks we need to return to and if you don't like that, I suggest you not read this book.
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me
Certainly the conversation-starter of your DVD collection.

Dead Like Me tells the story of an eighteen year old girl who is killed by a toilet seat that falls from space. Before anyone can even
carry her body away, she's given a new one and hired as a grim reaper. It's now her job to collect the souls of people about to die.
Turns out the man who reaped her soul had filled his quota, and now that he's moved on, Georgia has to take his place.

There are five reapers in Georgia's division, and they all deal with accidental deaths. Their boss meets with them in the same coffee
shop every morning and hands out post-it notes with names, addresses and times so they know where to go. When the reapers aren't reaping,
or ordering coffee and trading insults, they still have to pay the bills somehow. One's actually a meter maid. Georgia works in an office.

This show shines in various ways. The banter between the reapers in their favourite coffee shop is always spectacular. The imaginative
deaths of the "victims" are always surprising, and Georgia's desperation to stay in contact with her family (which is strictly against the
rules) is believable. The concept of death as entertainment may sound a little distasteful but it's dealt with in a serious and touching
way, without becoming sentimental or weepy. It's sharp and honest, but always a laugh. You will fall in love with the characters over the
29 episodes that span Seasons 1 and 2.

The 2009 movie that comes with this collection is a bit of a dud. It tries to pick up where the series left off in 2004, but one regular
character is written out and one is played by a different actress who (sorry!) is pretty bad. There's plenty of laughs in the film and ties
up a few loose ends but some are left loose for good, because the show was cancelled in 2004, despite its high ratings.

The collection is decent. It would be five stars alone for the quality of the episodes, but the movie is pretty bad, the story is not
*entirely* resolved, and the cardboard box that holds the set is a bit flimsy. Mine arrived in the post already a bit bent. This is a
brilliant buy, and you'll definitely enjoy it. Sadly you'll not see anything like it again.

NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS REGION 1! You will need a region free DVD player to play the collection. You can buy Seasons 1 and 2 separately,
and in Region 2 (which is the UK region.)
Crocs Classic Clog | Water Comfortable Slip on Shoes
Crocs Classic Clog | Water Comfortable Slip on Shoes
Está reseña va dirigida a que podáis ver los Crocs tras 2 años de uso intensivo, a diario y durante varias horas, con el añadido de que son de color blanco y, por tanto, un color aparentemente sucio.

Desde hace 2 años he utilizado los Crocs como calzado en mi puesto laboral, por lo que la media de uso semanal ha rondado las 40 horas.

A pesar de que la primera vez que uno ve los Crocs se pregunta cómo es posible que "un trozo de plástico" tenga ese precio, las apariencias engañan. Son realmente cómodos, se pueden usar casi en cualquier contexto: en agua, en seco, si hace calor, para el trabajo, para casa, la piscina, la playa, con el pie desnudo, con calcetines...

A pesar de tantas horas con él, el pie no se resiente, para nada.

Como se ve en las fotografías las zapatillas están en perfecto estado tras tanto uso. Si bien son de color blanco y se ensucian más fácilmente que cualquier otro color, las zapatillas pueden meterse en la lavadora y quedan impolutas.

Los enganches que unen la cinta tobillera con el cuerpo de la zapatilla no tiene ningún desperfecto, sigue funcionando a la perfección a pesar de ser aparentemente el punto más débil de las zapatillas.

Las recomiendo sin duda y más aún, cuando se rompan, compraremos otras.
Marvel Legends Series 9 (Galactus Series) Action Figure - 1st Appearance Gray Hulk
Marvel Legends Series 9 (Galactus Series) Action Figure - 1st Appearance Gray Hulk
This is an exceptional Hulk figure. The sculpt is new and the articulation is quite good for an action figure of this size. And, it is a BIG figure! He's just as big as the Juggernaut figure from Series 6. All the joints were tight and well concealed. The paint job is OK, but the darker shaded areas are done with green rather than a darker grey color. I would think that if an action figure is going to be called "1st Appearance Grey Hulk", they would use shades of grey to color it. Maybe not. Whatever, I guess. This figure comes with the very first issue of the Incredible Hulk where Hulk is actually grey instead of green. Kind of cool. This figure is part of the Galactus Series (or Series 9). Which means that instead of getting a wall mountable display base, you get a piece of Galactus' huge 16 inch body. I know that the Amazon.com picture shows him with a display base, but you don't get one. This is where that "our prodcuts may differ from what is shown on the package" statement comes in. When you get all 7 figures in this series, the pieces can be joined together to make the 8th figure in the series--Galactus, Devourer of Worlds and arch nemesis of the Fantastic Four. A shrewd marketing technique by ToyBiz. Everyone will surely buy all the figures in order to get Galactus. He truly does look amazing when he is assembled. There is also a green, variant version of this figure available that is also very nice, but also very hard to find. He comes with a different head sculpt and the classic, purple pants. If you can find him, great! If you can't, don't worry about it. This grey version is just as good and is very durable. I highly recommend this figure and would definitely buy another if I had to. He is well stocked, so finding him will not be a problem. An excellent buy for the money.
Love Between the Covers
Love Between the Covers
So I got to see Love Between the Covers for the first time at the Popular Culture Association's annual conference in Seattle, March of 2016 - and I loved it on sight. I had been waiting for the opportunity to view documentary since I first heard about it's creation, and I avidly followed it's progress when it was making its rounds at the documentary festivals in the time between its release and the PCA conference. I was half in love, I think, before the title screen even rolled.

I had previously seen the documentary "Guilty Pleasures" which had run on PBS, and while enjoyable it had been a little shallow and even a little critical of the romance readers who served as the documentary's focus. So I was excited, hungry even, for something new. Something in depth and up to date - something extraordinary!

Laurie Kahn (who is the absolute nicest person by the way) and her team did a bang-up job on Love Between the Covers. The romance community is widespread and complicated, so it would have been impossible to get everything that needed to be said into one 90 minute documentary. But that being said they got as much in there as they possibly could about our history as a genre and a community; about our diversity of backgrounds (for readers and writers) and our LACK of diversity when it comes to POC or LGBT writers and characters; and about the stigmas we face and the way in which we band together to overcome them.

The minute that LBtC released on digital I snatched up a copy, and I've watched it easily a half-a-dozen times since. What is more I recommend it to everyone. Fellow English students and scholars, friends, family, and my friends from the romance community who haven't seen it yet. And if you haven't watched it yet, trust me now is the time. Whether you're a long time romance reader, or someone who isn't sure they know what a romance really is, or even a romance "hater" who needs an attitude adjustment A.S.A.P., check this documentary out. You won't be sorry.
Kalte Glut: Roman (German Edition)
Kalte Glut: Roman (German Edition)
Es war mein erstes Buch von Sidney Sheldon, und ich war sehr positiv überrascht.

Das Buch handelt von Tracey Whitney die durch hinterhältige Machenschaften wegen versuchten Mordes eingesperrt wird. Im Gefängnis erlebt sie tragische Dinge, die sie Zeichnen. Als sie Entlassen wird entschließt sie sich an den Menschen die sie ungerechter Weise hinter Gitter brachten zu rächen.

Als ehemalige Gefangene findet sie keine Arbeit und steht kurz vor dem Ruin, als sie ihren ersten Auftragsdiebstahl begeht. Nur knapp und nur durch ihre Cleverness entkommt sie der Polizei. Das ist der beginn ihrer Karierre als Meisterdiebin.

Ich fand das Buch wirklich sehr spannend. Immerwieder fragt man sich wie die nette Tracy diesen Diebstahl wieder schafft und man ist immer wieder überrascht welch tolle Ideen sie hat. Sidney Sheldon schildert auch die Entwicklung von der jungen Tracy zur reifen und gewieften Frau excellent und manchmal dachte ich, ich bin mitten in der Geschichte und kann Tracy über die Schulter sehen.

Ein absolutes Lesevergnügen!
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu
In spite of the title, Buddha, Tezuka departs, at nearly every turn, from the historical account of the life of Siddhartha, and he wanders far afield from the way of the Buddha, at least as passed down to us. In this work, Tezuka not only so thoroughly distorts and corrupts Buddhist philosophy but also so frequently perverts and even abuses the person of the Buddha that it would be no wonder if the reader begins to mistrust the author’s motivation for creating the series, as it unfolds.

Behind the seemingly invulnerable aegis of “artistic license” and with his characteristically magical artistry, Tezuka conjures caricatures of both Siddhartha and Buddha, in this series, that are imposters at best. At worst, he transmogrifies them into idols of a falsified spiritual legacy. In place of the historical Siddhartha and the magnificent Buddha, Tezuka fabricates an alternative retelling of the events of Siddhartha’s life and experience of awakening; the result is a chimeric mash-up of Hindu concepts and syncretized Shinto beliefs that in no way reflect those present in Buddhism. While both of those alternative spiritual traditions are certainly worthy of consideration and respect in their own right, wholly substituting them for Buddhist ones in a series ostensibly about the Buddha—even if fictionally—is not only disingenuous but also does a disservice to both the Buddhist faithful and those curious about Buddhism. For any reader who is well-acquainted with Buddhist legend and philosophy, the recasting so flagrantly—even brazenly—deviates from the inherited spiritual tradition that the reader rather naturally begins to suspect that Tezuka’s gratuitous indulgences and overtly irreverent assaults were willful.

To the reader who is unfamiliar with the Buddha’s teaching, at least as preserved in scripture and thanks to the various and venerable monastic communities worldwide, beware! Beyond the alluring imagery wrought by Tezuka’s fantastic artistic talent, there is almost nothing Buddhist about the Buddha in this series, other than the name and appearance. In contrast to tradition, the Siddhartha of this series is weak and infirm, lazy, emotionally callous, mean—even cruel on one occasion—and, generally, unsympathetic. The Buddha of this series is confused, helpless, hopelessly dependent upon Brahma, emotionally unstable, frequently agitated, grief-stricken, befuddled, and pitiable, a truly pathetic and uninspiring figure. Apart from the occasional vignette that is genuinely touching and the infrequent depiction of the Buddha in an honorable and inspiring pose, the Tezuka’s Buddha is a mirage that bears no resemblance to the one venerated by Buddhists nor even popular conceptions of him. Although it surely is the prerogative of artists to take some license to tell a captivating tale, when it comes to representing historical personas, especially those spiritual or religious ones who have immeasurably influenced humanity, there ought to be some responsibility to represent at least the essence of their teachings with an appreciable degree of fidelity. For example, the Noble Eightfold Path, which is a fundamental component of the Buddha’s teaching, is only ever stated in print by the Buddha once, maybe twice, and late in the series, and even on those occasions, the representation is botched, being inaccurate in contrast to any formulation of the Path. After so many pages, there’s little justification to charitably forgive such an error of commission, other than to attribute it to rank negligence on Tezuka’s part, if not willful counterfeiting.

To the reader who might identify as “Buddhist”, or merely appreciates Buddhist philosophy, and who is intrigued by the prospect of a graphical representation of the Buddha’s life and teachings that might convey a similitude of authenticity, Tezuka’s portrayal of the Buddha will be disappointing, perhaps even concerning. If such a reader has a keen eye for the Triple Gem, then he will recognize in Tezuka’s Buddha—just as Johnny Depp’s Donnie Brasco does with the fake diamond ring—that … “It’s a fugazi.”
Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha, 2)
Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha, 2)
My granddaughter loves this book! She's and avid reader, in the fourth grade, read it in a week while fulfilling her reading obligations for school and got a kick out of it. I feed her desire to read and purchase her lots of books from Amazon but was somewhat skeptical because the author writes mystery and suspense books for adults, however, this book is great. She sites certain parts and tells how funny it is, while laughing talking about it. I didn't know this was a series so I purchased the second book, so I will buy the first book in the series soon. Buy it for your child/grand they'll love it. I have recommended it to family members and they have purchased it as well as many others and as always, my referrals are equally loved by all.
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV
Our seven yr old has struggled tremendously w all things reading and writing. I cant even begin to quantify the hrs of sleep I've lost worrying, stressing, crying... trying to find something -ANYTHING!- to spark his interest and turn him onto reading.

And then I remembered the Berenstain Bears. These funny little bear books are our miracle. I've LOVED to read my whole life. I have the fondest memories of my grandmother reading dozens of Berenstain Bears books to me as a little girl... and then of me re-reading them to her. Introducing our little lovey to the Berenstain Bears has been jst... wonderful.

YES - They're too, too much for a six or seven yr old to read solo. They're def intended for co-reading / joint reading.
For me - these are the perfect books for teaching grade school kiddos ab theme, plot, character developmt, etc... while slowly transitioning fr me reading to him and daddy [ha!] to him reading to us.

Basically: Highly recommend. =)
A Family Guide To Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia
A Family Guide To Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia
I'm just getting started with this. This is not something to do as a "quick read"! In order to get the full depth, it must be done very deliberately, & a little at a time in order to digest the amazing beauty that this Guide illuminates of Lewis' Narnia series. I highly recommend reading this "Guide" together with each Narnia book to obtain the awesome riches hidden there.
I never recall reading this incredible series, so my method will to be to read one book (in order), then read & study the accompanying Truth as expounded by Ditchfield. He has a brief, but DEEP study of each book, chapter by chapter. In that way I will work my way through this amazing challenge to learn so much more of the countless gems hidden in God's Word, & as presented in the unique way of CS Lewis, along with the "Study Guide" presented by Chrisin Ditchfield.
A must-have for any serious student of God's Word!
Le grand livre de l'ecole - French language version of Great Big Schoolhouse (A.M. ALB.ILL.A.) (French Edition)
Le grand livre de l'ecole - French language version of Great Big Schoolhouse (A.M. ALB.ILL.A.) (French Edition)
L'histoire de Cassis dans sa journée à l'école, un livre éducatif et très bien ficelé que je vous recommande pour un enfant de 2 ans et demi à 5 ans:
Nomenclature des vêtements, de la cuisine, des véhicules, de la ville, du matériel éducatif… mais aussi l’alphabet (avec les sons), les ateliers, la cour, les jours de la semaine, les chiffres, les heures, les mesures, les formes, les couleurs, les différents types d’écriture (cursive vs script), le corps humain, les mois… le tout superbement illustrés :)
Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler
There's good and bad to report in this bio of Clive Cussler. Let's start with the bad. First, the book has a ton of whitespace; the chapters are all short (2-3 pages) and there's a sparse title page after each, then another page with nothing on it. Lots of wasted space. Second, the typesetting layout and overall quality control is awful. There's many cases where a sentence is repeated twice, once at the end of a paragraph, then again at the start of the next one. There are odd characters, like a parenthesis, appearing in the middle of words totally out of place. Didn't anyone proofread the galleys before this went to press? Third, this is a very light book, with not much detail in most chapters, so those looking for insight into Cussler's life and novels will be disappointed at the lack of detail.

OK, what about the good? The book reads easily, and (partly because of the light treatment) gives a fast overview of Cussler's life and journey without getting bogged down and boring like many bios do. The early chapters on growing up and his advertising career are light, but give you the gist of his history. The details on his publication history and his interactions with publishers, agents, and general publishing hangers-on are more interesting. There's detour chapters into his hobbies like diving, classic cars, and more, which are interesting.

The book gives me a nice overview of Cussler, but it's not as detailed and deep as some will want. For Cussler fans, it's going to give you a good overview of the man and his publishing evolution, without bogging you down. A fast read, overall, and a good one. A shame about the lousy layout errors, though.
My Nightingale Is Singing
My Nightingale Is Singing
"My Nightingale is Singing" is a rare gem by Astrid Lindgren. Not one of her more famous books (even among her short stories, which never made it as big as her novels), it is nevertheless one of her most beautiful ones. When I feel like I need a good cry, this is a book that always does the trick.
Malin - Maria in the English translation - is a girl whose parents have died of tuberculosis, and she's forced to live in the poor house, where nothing is fun or beautiful. Malin can hardly stand it, until she hears the words: "My linden plays, my nightingale is singing..."
Although this is a picture book, it isn't meant for very small children. Buy it for them when they have reached school age and are old enough both to know what an orphan is and to enjoy a really sad story. Or buy it for yourself while you're waiting for them to grow old enough...
Boots & Buckles (Ugly Stick Saloon Book 9)
Boots & Buckles (Ugly Stick Saloon Book 9)
Boots & Buckles by Myla Jackson is a fantastic contemporary western romance. Ms. Jackson has once again provided readers with a book that is well written and loaded with fabulous characters. Grant and his rodeo partner had a menage affair with Mona and promised to come return. They never returned and all she got was a break-up from Grant over the phone. The rodeo is back in town and so is Grant and his new partner, Sam. Grant, Mona and Sam's story is loaded with drama, humor and melt your e-reader heat. I enjoyed reading Boots & Buckles and look forward to my next book by Myla Jackson. Boots & Buckles is book 9 of the Ugly Stick Saloon Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

I read a print copy of this book.
Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
This is the first book I have read by this author, and will also be the last. The characters were uninspiring, the plot was boring and the conclusion was totally predictable. Thankfully I purchased this book cheap on the daily deal because it is definitely not worth the regular price.
Harry Potter: The First Four Thrilling Adventures at Hogwarts
Harry Potter: The First Four Thrilling Adventures at Hogwarts
I have read most of the critiques here with a great deal of amusement. The few dissenters seem to feel that the Potter series is contrived and predictable. Sure the books are a little on the simplistic side.... they are written for 12 year olds. I am very impressed with JK Rowling. Anyone who can write a 700 page book that young adults are dying to read is someone who deserves my admiration. As an educator, I see too many students who do not like to read and would much rather sit passively and stare at a computer game or mindless television instead of actually putting forth the mental capacity it takes to read and use your imagination. I think ANY introduction into reading is certainly commendable and there is no way of knowing how many children (or even adults) have begun to read even a little bit more than they used to because they picked up one of these books. I did not read the Potter series until after seeng the movie and I enjoyed them very much. I did not find it to be sinister or teaching dark magic to children (lighten up folks!). I have also read the Oz series, the Narnia series, The Wrinkle in Time series, and several others, and think the Harry Potter series will be a wonderful addition to young adult literature. I wish this series had existed when I was a young adult. I would have read them and enjoyed them along with the other series that have become classics. I am not a child and knew these books were not Tolstoy when I picked them up, but that did not stop me from being entertained and appreciating them. Instead of showing an intellect superior to the masses, dissenters came across as petty and small minded. I, for one, will be joining the ranks of those who are anticipating the release of the next novel and know that my IQ is not threatened if I actually enjoy something that is not purely academic (Heck, I enjoy Brady Bunch reruns too - sue me)
That Time She Broke Her Viking's Curse: BWWM Paranormal Romance
That Time She Broke Her Viking's Curse: BWWM Paranormal Romance
I've been a fan of Erin St. Charles for a while now and feel she's released stronger work than this. I found this latest release lacking. There's a lot of repetition throughout - what happened moments before, why the characters are in the story - their purpose, etc. Is it necessary to constantly remind the reader what is going on? It became extremely annoying as I continued to read. So much so that I began to skip certain sections and found that I didn't miss much of the actual narrative. Also, it would have been nice if Ms. St. Charles had developed the characters more as she generally does in her other works. Instead there was a lot of exposition and summarizing of story plots of the other characters' stories. I believe the writer's intention was to weave Auntie and Gunmar's (sp?) story in between the other previous plot lines but it wasn't done well. I would certainly read another attempt at this couple's "fated mates" story if it was infused with better writing. Perhaps this was meant to be a novella or filler story and I misunderstood?
Pressman Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game - Classic Pop 'N' Race Gameplay with A Magical Twist
Pressman Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game - Classic Pop 'N' Race Gameplay with A Magical Twist
I didn't think to read the reviews before buying this game. Out of curiosity I got on to do so after we played the first time because I thought...wow, I really should have read the reviews. haha There aren't a lot on here so I thought I'd write my own. This is a beautiful game. As we opened it we were raving at the quality of everything. But as we played we felt like it was so simple and not fun that we had to be missing something, so we kept re-reading the rules to see if we had understood something incorrectly. But no, we had it right. It just really is that much of a let down! Such a bummer. We love the idea of it. But there isn't much use of the board. You could basically stay in your one little corner and just go back and forth between the squares that you need and try to be the first person to collect the cards for a beast. The most fun about the game is switching between outside and inside, but even that is weird because there is a rule that if you knock a person off the board when switching, that they can go anywhere they like...which means they'll just choose to go on a square to collect another card. There isn't really any challenge to this game. I like the general idea of collecting the cards that add up to a magical beast...but there needed to be more to it. More use of the cool, beautiful game board. More challenge.

I do think my seven year old will like it. My husband and I tried it out tonight by ourselves. I think we can salvage it by adding some different rules and twists to it. It's not a total loss. And it wasn't a huge expense like some games are. So I don't feel totally jipped. But I am disappointed and cannot recommend it.
CURT 51701 BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale with TowSense Technology (OBD2) Apple, Android Smartphones, Tongue Weight, GCW, Weight Distribution
CURT 51701 BetterWeigh Mobile Towing Scale with TowSense Technology (OBD2) Apple, Android Smartphones, Tongue Weight, GCW, Weight Distribution
My original review was at 1 star. My current review is 3 stars and may improve in the next 2 weeks to 4-5 stars. My business of 25 years is calibrating devices. The 2 star jump is based mostly on customer support by Curt.

The app installs easy and is easy to find what you need. The factory has really stepped up the customer service on the device as well. I found the device accuracy around 200 to 300 pounds for weighing a vehicle (vs a certified truck scale which is under 1%). My vehicle weighs near 6000lbs. (accuracy as a percent 3-5%).

I have not tried the tongue weight function yet and determined the accuracy yet. My concern is that for a small travel trailer of 5800 pounds, the accuracy of betterweigh is equal to the full range of my allowable tongue weights. (5800lbs, allow 10-15% = 870lbs- 580lbs= 290 lbs).

The weight displays are in analog style gauges of various full range. i.e. you can choose a full range of 6000lbs or 10000lbs for example. I noticed on some forums people want digital readout, but if you shop around for trailer hitch mounted devices, they are all analog anyways.

Overall, I love the customer service of Curt, even if they couldn't solve my problem. The device testing will continue as I have yet to test it with calibrated weight loads of 500lbs and 1000lbs in my vehicle. I still need to evaluate the trailer tongue accuracy.

one tip: if you don't see a screen asking for the orientation of the betterweigh during level function: go to apps, delete the cache and files, uninstall the app, restart, reload the app, connect betterweigh, then go to change vehicle, then do the level, then do the calibration.

I believe, this may work for heavier trucks and loads based on the accuracy I observed, but I have not finished testing this device. I have easily worked on this device more than 15 hours to analyze it. The downloads are at 50+, which seems a little new still and maybe why the manufacturer can't yet resolve the issue on my phone due to lack of issues reported. The app still wont operate on my newer Huawei mate 30 pro and also on an Android 7 device. It will work on a Samsung s8.

I should mention vehicle support. This will work on any vehicle. I think originally the app was designed to character read the tags on the vehicle's door jamb (the actual reason I bought it), but since has been scaled back to simply have the user enter the data. It will ask for the GVWR and maximum passenger weights from the tags. If your tags are obliterated, you can find it on internet. This will work on all vehicles.

Despite screenshots of the app on 1/15/2020, the app screens are different now and does not have a brake gain setting function ...yet. I would hope this integrates into their ECHO brake controller.

Pictures will be included on my next review update.

Thank you Kristi and Eric at Curt for helping me work in detail with you on this product. I hope to make this a better product for all.
Honsky Thumbs-up Cell Phone Stand Holder, Tablet Stand Cradle for Desk Desktop Smartphone Cellphone Mobile Phone Tablets – Universal Adjustable Flexible, Green
Honsky Thumbs-up Cell Phone Stand Holder, Tablet Stand Cradle for Desk Desktop Smartphone Cellphone Mobile Phone Tablets – Universal Adjustable Flexible, Green
Honsky 3362525 Universal Flexible Thumb Smartphone Tablet Mount Holder - Black (New)

I got this smartphone holder to hold my smartphone, so it does not bounce around... as I sometimes use my extra smartphone as a spycam... this holder works really well for what I need it for. It arrived on time, and I did not have any issues with the seller, as it was a quick purchase... so I have not had any need to contact seller.
The ONLY POTENTIAL issue with this holder, is that if you are wanting to charge your device while it is in the holder, depending on where the USB port is located on your device... the THUMBS area of this holder may-may not get in the way of charging your device. Mine is JUST BARELY able to sneak past the possible problem. .. hence the four star rating!
My extra device is an older verizon phone.. I do not recall what it is right now.
From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France
From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France
The book describes two rival ideologies that played out in France. One was the personification of the king as representing the state, while the other and later was the rise of the republican ideal of the common man.

The former is explored in several essays that study the surviving manuscripts and illustrations of several kings. The illustrations are well chosen, and the symbologies within these are explained for the modern reader. En route, we can see the lavish fantasies built out at the royal gardens of Versailles. All at the expense of the long suffering peasants and middle class.

The last portions of the book delve into the dynamic and turbulent society of revolutionary France, where there was a search for new symbols to depict modern man.

By the way, the cover of the book shows Louis 14 in drag. A daring drawing in its time.
BCBGeneration - Camiseta vaquera para mujer
BCBGeneration - Camiseta vaquera para mujer
I’m a solid size medium, but I size up sometimes to get a relaxed fit. I ordered a medium because I wanted a snug, sort of tailored look. The top is made of a stretchy chambray fabric, so it molds to your shape. I love the fit, it’s exactly what I wanted. It hits right at the natural waist, so it’s a little short for my taste but I plan to style it with high waisted bottoms so I don’t mind. I’m 150ish, 5’6, 34B
Mens Beard Measurement Chart Beard T-Shirt For Bearded Men
Mens Beard Measurement Chart Beard T-Shirt For Bearded Men
After one wash, this shirt shrunk a good 1-2 inches in girth and 4-5 inches in length, making it impossible for my husband to wear. I purchased 2 xl shirts from different vendors and this one shrunk far, far more than the other. I suppose if belly shirts looked good on xl men it would be great, but they don't, so...no.
Saeco 10004477 Lirika Macchiato Kaffeevollautomat, ABS, 2 liters, schwarz
Saeco 10004477 Lirika Macchiato Kaffeevollautomat, ABS, 2 liters, schwarz
Cafetera apta para pequeñas oficinas ( no para hoteles o restaurantes). Tamaño algo grande para una casa, pero, si tienes sitio, te la recomiendo. Hay que vaciarla cuando se llena de posos, cada 10 o 20 cafés, y, claro, rellenarla de agua y café cuando se consume. Es fácil. También hay que lavar el grupo cada semana y echarle aceite cada 3 meses , más o menos. Yo la tengo hace 5 años, y estoy contento. Solo utilizo café en grano de tueste natural. Tuve un problema; se atascó la salida de café, y la tuve que desmontar entera yo mismo para limpiarla. No es demasiado difícil, pero hay que retirar un montón de tornillos. Hago entre 10 y 20 cafés al día, y la tengo que desmontar para limpiarla por dentro cada 2 años. Hace buen café y en casa nos resulta muy cómoda, no utilizamos otra. Por supuesto, en 3-4 meses la amortizas respecto a una Nes...sso, calcula en 5 años. Utiliza 6 , 8 o 10 gramos de café, es decir, 1 Kg, que en los supermercados cuesta unos 7€, ( en tiendas café premium, unos 17€ ) te da para entre 100 y 150 cafés.
IOGEAR GWFRSDU2 MediaShair 2 Wireless Media Hub, Travel Router, SD Card Reader, USB Reader and Power Station with Built in Wi-Fi Network
IOGEAR GWFRSDU2 MediaShair 2 Wireless Media Hub, Travel Router, SD Card Reader, USB Reader and Power Station with Built in Wi-Fi Network
For those who say it won’t work with 128 Gb SD cards, I have not had a problem. I have a 128 Gb in there right now (and it’s a generic one too!). This device bridges the gap between iPad/iPhone and a laptop or desktop. File management was always the issue. Paired with an app like File Browser which can access SMB NAS shares, you’ve essentially got copy paste move of files just like in windows or Mac.
Just a hint however, I thought my device was defective as I could not get it to find the hard drives I tried. I thought it was the cable, or the drive but switched them out then came to the conclusion it must be a defective USB port. But it would give power to the drive and also work with USB sticks. Eventually I found a third party site which stated it only works with FAT or NTFS formatted drives. The ones I tried were exFAT. Problem solved. Now my 2 Tb Seagate backup plus slim works flawlessly. Would have been nice for IO Gear to actually have that stated somewhere. I even called their tech support and was told that it might be the drive needs too much power or it’s defectve. They didn’t even mention what drivers for formatting it supports and you won’t find that info in the user manual either. So for USB drives only FAT or NTFS. And SD cards that I have tried from 64 to 128 Gb work no problem!
Laffy Taffy - Cuerda de plátano, 0.81 onzas, paquete de 24
Laffy Taffy - Cuerda de plátano, 0.81 onzas, paquete de 24
I purchased this product for my dad who loves these things, but he was immediately displeased. They tasted old and were hard. Since they were marked individually as 3 for 99 cents, I'm assuming that they were put out for sale and what weren't purchased at a physical location were sold here on Amazon. The fact that there were only 21 in a package supposed to contain 24 only adds to that assumption. I will still need to purchase more banana Laffy Taffy to appease the father, but never again from this seller.

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