Ridge Wright

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MySQL and Perl for the Web
MySQL and Perl for the Web
MySQL and Perl for the Web by Paul DuBois. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Analysis Harry Potter Ridiculous Over-Analysis of Fiction Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling: Open your eyes and see what is ... front of you (The Writer's Journey Book 1)
Analysis Harry Potter Ridiculous Over-Analysis of Fiction Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling: Open your eyes and see what is ... front of you (The Writer's Journey Book 1)
Analysis Harry Potter Ridiculous Over-Analysis of Fiction Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling: Open your eyes and see what is ... front of you (The Writer's Journey Book 1) by Eric Kennedy, James M. Sterling, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Perelandra: Ransom Trilogy, Book 2
Perelandra: Ransom Trilogy, Book 2
Perelandra: Ransom Trilogy, Book 2 by C.S. Lewis, Geoffrey Howard, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 429 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Dear John
Dear John
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1478 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Grave Decisions
Grave Decisions
Grave Decisions by Stephen R. King. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 178 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
To (Polish Edition)
To (Polish Edition)
To (Polish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Talisman And Black House
The Talisman And Black House
The Talisman And Black House by Stephen King, Peter Straub, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volumes I and II: Requiem for a Nun: Preliminary Holograph and Typescript Materials / Miscellaneous Carbon Typescripts, Galleys, and Page Proofs
William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volumes I and II: Requiem for a Nun: Preliminary Holograph and Typescript Materials / Miscellaneous Carbon Typescripts, Galleys, and Page Proofs
William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volumes I and II: Requiem for a Nun: Preliminary Holograph and Typescript Materials / Miscellaneous Carbon Typescripts, Galleys, and Page Proofs by William Faulkner and Noel Polk. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the TypeScript category.
Mark Zuckerberg: 50 Inspirational Life Lessons to Learn from Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg Book, Facebook,Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg Lessons
Mark Zuckerberg: 50 Inspirational Life Lessons to Learn from Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg Book, Facebook,Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg Lessons
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook. We know this book via who is Mark Zukerberg, know about Facebook, success lessons from Zukerberg, business lessons from Zukerberg, life’s lessons from Zukerberg. Nice inspiration book.
The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
Fantastic guide. Useful for all job-seekers, but a must read for incoming MBA students!!! Very practical and clear.

Remember it's a whole system and follow it once exactly. Trust the system! Make sure you understand how all the parts work together before making changes. Also, do the whole process again if you have significant changes (or even if you want to pursue two industries at once!). It goes much faster the second time. For incoming MBA students that don't know where they want to go, I recommend doing it for every industry you think you might be interested in. Do the LAMP process early and you will have a good grasp of unfamiliar industries & companies.

NEGATIVES: Two small down-sides.

First, the book is already getting out-dated as technology changes. I was easily able to adapt it, but maybe in 5 years they need a new, updated release.

Second, I found the process mostly led me to the big names in my industry. I'm not sure if that's true for everyone, it may be a result of me switching industries and just beginning to learn about a new industry. My recommendation below may help with that a little bit. Otherwise, if you don't just want a list of the biggest names, think about how you can keep a narrow focus.

RECOMMENDATION: The rest of this review is a long description of how to tweak the system. This will make more sense AFTER you complete the whole LAMP process, including the sorting.

In the first few chapters, he talks about the LAMP list. It works, but might need some tweaks. The "M" stand for motivation and is a 5-min process where you simply identify how motivated you feel about working for that company. I totally understand the theory behind it, but have found that some people need more of a break down for the "M", especially if you don't know much about the companies. It can help to make a few columns that break down your motivation into different categories. These should be VERY EASY to find (like glassdoor / wikipedia first page - you don't want to take more than 10 -15 minutes per extra category). Pick 2-3 categories that are important to you, then sort as you prefer (maybe name recognition (N) first, then location(L)) and then assign a single motivation score to each company. I recommend using the 2 categories to come up with ONE motivation score that you then put into the original LAMP list. If you add these two columns into the LAMP, for example making it LA(NL)P... you might get your sorting dominated by the two new motivation components.

Here are some ideas:

♦ Location of headquarters: 3=favorite cities, 2=could live there a few years, 1=don't want to live there
♦ Size (decide what size you want): 3=best size (1,000+ employees or 10-50 person start up), 2= next nearest size, etc
♦ Name recognition: 3=Top name in your industry, 2=big name, 1= hey, at least they're in the right industry
♦ Glassdoor score (a proxy for corporate culture - don't read the reviews, keep focused! Don't include companies with less than a certain number of reviews (ie 3 reviews that give a 3 star average isn't helpful): 4=4-5 star reviews, 3=3-4 star review, 2=2-3 star review, 1= NOT ENOUGH REVIEWS (re-evaluate those separately)
♦ Work-life balance: This one is hard to research quickly, but glassdoor reviews often focus on it. Maybe a simple Y/N based ont he first page of glassdoor reviews would be sufficient. If a company has terrible balance, that should show up. Good balance might also show up. But many companies might be unclear (some ppl say yes, some say no) - in that case, maybe try for a 3=good, 2=unclear, 1=bad system.
♦ Culture: Similar to work-life balance, this is a simple check. See if company makes Best Place to Work lists. Just google "best *industry* companies to work for (best tech companies to work for, best consulting firms to work for, etc). Pick three lists from reputable sources (Forbes, Business Insider, etc) that will cover at least 100 companies. For example, don't pick three lists of 10 best, which is only 30 total, but try a 100 best, 30 best, and 25 best for 155 total. Obviously many companies will overlap. Then make a column and simply write Y/N if the company appears on any of your lists.
♦ Bad example: Benefits package - Don't choose something like this that would take too much research per company.

The point of all of this is to see which companies you are more motivated to pursue. Think about what you really want in a company and a very quick way to check if companies have it. For me, location was a big factor in motivation, and taking 15-mins to look up location really changed my priorities. For example, a company with a pretty solid reputation that I thought I was interested in was in Milwaukee. They suddenly dropped from a 5 to a 3 in motivation, essentially falling off my list because I have NO interest in moving to Milwuakee (nothing against it, just not for me!).

Hopefully all of this helps. If it's not clear, do the full LAMP first and then use this to make nuanced adjustments. I'm happy to clarify / explain if needed. Good luck to all the job searchers!
Jeff Bezos: Die Macht hinter der Marke (German Version) (Deutsche Fassung): Einblick und Analyse des Lebens und der Erfolge des reichsten Mannes dieses ... (Billionaire Visionaries 1) (German Edition)
Jeff Bezos: Die Macht hinter der Marke (German Version) (Deutsche Fassung): Einblick und Analyse des Lebens und der Erfolge des reichsten Mannes dieses ... (Billionaire Visionaries 1) (German Edition)
Der Autor versucht sich als Psychologe,versucht Bezos Charakter auseinanderzunehmen,wiederholt ständig alles und bringt keinerlei Fakten,die nicht seit vielen Jahren allgemein bekannt sind.Um das Buch halbwegs zu füllen,läßt er beim Drucken an den Seiten insgesamt je 5 cm unbeschriebenene Ränder.Aber am schlimmsten ist die Übersetzung ins Deutsche.Auf wirklich jeder Seite sind mehrer Sätze die kaum zu verstehen sind,weder grammatikalisch noch im Satzaufbau.In meinem ganzen Leben habe ich so etwas noch nicht in der Hand gehabt.Seit jeder selbst sein Buch verlegen kann wird die Qualität jetzt manchmal unterirdisch,kaum noch zu verstehen.Jedes zehnjährige Kind in Deutschland würde an diesem Text verzweifeln.
How to Love : Relationship Success for a Happy Life in English and français (Merci à dean koontz , Rumi, Khalil Gibran, sadhguru , Oprah winfrey, Mathew ... , Gary Chapman , Bible) (French Edition)
How to Love : Relationship Success for a Happy Life in English and français (Merci à dean koontz , Rumi, Khalil Gibran, sadhguru , Oprah winfrey, Mathew ... , Gary Chapman , Bible) (French Edition)
How to Love : Relationship Success for a Happy Life in English and français (Merci à dean koontz , Rumi, Khalil Gibran, sadhguru , Oprah winfrey, Mathew ... , Gary Chapman , Bible) (French Edition) by Rumi. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Oprah Winfrey" category.
Zippo Bob Marley Lighters
Zippo Bob Marley Lighters
I brought this product for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it, the design and the overall thing.
Good price and something I would recommend to anyone who's a smoker. Great product, it was quick on delivery too. One thing though make sure you by lighter fluid for it
Preschool Prep Dvd
Preschool Prep Dvd
Preschool Prep Dvd by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
A Parade for George Washington
A Parade for George Washington
A Parade for George Washington by David A. Adler and John O'Brien. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'George Washington' category.
The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966
The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966
Really GREAT pictures of his earlier times--check out two of Bob's stunning pictures--one on page 23 and another on page 38--Wow!! Both of these pictures are very clear and sharp!! We like them that way, right folks? You also get replications of handwritten lyrics and replications of all sorts of interesting memorabilia, plus interesting reading also. This is a must have scrap book for fans. I'm happy I got it. I found it interesting to notice that in a very stunning picture of Joan Baez where she is next to Bob Dylan in a mini booklet inserted on page 28 that she had gorgeous lips just as Bob Dylan had gorgeous lips noticeable in many pictures and during the press conference at San Francisco--on the DVD, Dylan Speaks (during the close-ups). They made a beautiful couple indeed. Both had artistic style noses, beautiful long fingers and gorgeous lips. There are all sorts of things to discover and look at. What do you see or discover in this scrapbook?
Out Cold
Out Cold
This is one of my all time favorite movies (right up there with Grandma's Boy, Super Troopers, and Euro Trip) It's a hilarious movie but if you don't like somewhat stupid and crude humor you probably won't enjoy it nearly as much. zach galifianakis is hilarious, this is one of the first movies I ever actually saw him in and I have been a fan ever since. This is a great fun movie and will totally make you wish you lived in Alaska, worked at a ski mountain and had friends like these. The car scene... no one can tell me they watched that and didn't immediately wish they could pull that prank on a friend. The characters are lovable and hilarious, all of them (Pig Pen, Jenny, Rick, Luke, Anthony, Lance...) and this is one of those movies I watch over and over again and never get tired of it, and I quote it all the time. I highly recommend this to any and everyone!
Angola 3 - Black Panthers And The Last Slave Plantation
Angola 3 - Black Panthers And The Last Slave Plantation
This documentary tells a complicated story of three prisoners and their plights in Louisiana prison.
Their stories are very complicated and much background detail is covered in this film. It looks like some (or all of it) was shot before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The film definitely shows extensive evidence of some kind of prison or government frame up to solve a brutal crime that happened behind prison walls. I would recommend this film for people interested in the Black Panther Party, the American prison system failures, and compelling biographies.
American Metalcraft 8" Round Aluminum Pizza Peel with 12" Wood Handle
American Metalcraft 8" Round Aluminum Pizza Peel with 12" Wood Handle
I've purchased two of these round aluminum pizza peels. I use them in an outdoor firebrick pizza oven. Since the oven is rather deep (about three feet) I always lengthen the handle by attaching a five foot wooden extension. I've used an old shovel handle or a length of straight tree branch for this. With a long handle, I can easily rotate a cooking pizza for even browning when the oven is running at 625 degrees F or so, or retrieve a pizza from deep in the oven when it is finished.
Heart of the Hunter (Fear Street Saga Book 9)
Heart of the Hunter (Fear Street Saga Book 9)
Wha-hoo! Whoa...This was amazing! I read this book for three reasons: 1. It was the next in the series 2. I'm interesting in native americans and 3. I LOVE WOLVES PERIOD! But it was not as I expected! It takes place in 1792. It's about a young man name Jaime Fier and he and his family are moving from Virgina cause they were starving there. And they're traveling with other families too. When they stop to rest, the familes tell them to share their water but they refused. Then the other familes started going on, on how their family is evil and their curse. (you would've read the whole series to understand it) Then Jamie's mother dies. Then on the way, their wagon breaks down and they have to stay in a forest because the familes didn't bother to help them. But...yes BUT there is a young girl who has a huge crush on Jamie and keeps asking to marry her. But he likes her older sister. The reason why I menchined this is because you hear from them later in the book. When their abaonded, Jamie's father gets killed. Then Jamie is captured by Indians.The indians give him the name of Eyes of the Wolf. While being held captive and everything he falls in love with an indian girl named Whispering Wind. A medicine woman tells Jamie she knows how to make her fall in love with him by giving him a potion. He drinks it, but with every full moon he turns into a wolf and when he's a wolf he's true love can't see him or else he will remain a wolf...forever! *evil laughter* Sorry, went overboard....but he does turn into a wolf and Whispering Wind does see him as a wolf but he doesn't remain a wolf forever...Why? I've read the book, now you have to find out why.I don't wanna spoil it more for you. This book gets intense, exciting, unpredictable and leaves you at the edge of your seat anticipating for more. This is absolutly amazing. Great work R.L. Stine!
Born in Ice
Born in Ice
FINAL DECISION: My favorite book of the trilogy, BORN IN ICE has two characters whose past has kept them from moving forward with their lives. I loved how Brianna wins over the wandering Gray with a quiet simplicity.

THE STORY: Brianna Concannon has made a life for herself after converting her family home into a bed and breakfast inn. The younger sister, the dutiful daughter and the one always seeking to make peace in her family, Brianna is looking forward to a quieter winter with only one scheduled guest. Grayson Thane is a famous mystery writer who has come to Ireland seeking peace and quiet and inspiration for his next novel. Gray enjoys his gypsy life traveling from place to place working on his writing. Attracted to Brianna, he wants her but knows that things will end and he will move on.

OPINION: This is my favorite book in the series because I loved both the hero and the heroine in this book from the start.

Brianna is the peacemaker in the family. She has always tried to smooth over the difficulties in her family and yet this book shows how she has been effected by the discord between her parents and the resulting familial difficulties. Despite or perhaps because of this, Brianna has sought to make a peaceful domestic atmosphere that she has translated into her small business of her inn. I loved how Brianna uses the domestic arts to make a "home" for travelers. She is the "ice" in the story because of her place in her family and also because of her quiet personality. This book reveals secrets in her past which result her re-evaluating her life. Into that disruption comes Gray who pushes Brianna from her safe space.

Gray is a man who is so scarred by his past that he has built a great life, but one of a nomad with few personal connections. He sees this as a kind of freedom, but he is challenged by Brianna and the town where she lives. A man who insists that he will not stay when he starts an affair might seem callous, but Gray is so open and honest and caring that I understood him as a character rather than thinking he was a jerk. This book also delves deep into the writing process (something the author certainly understands) and I loved the depictions of how Gray works as an artist.

When I think of this series, I always think about the characters sense of place in Ireland and also how they all connect to the artistic process. There is such an expansive understanding of artistry in this book. Gray is the obvious artist because of his writing, but Brianna is an artist in her own right as she cooks and knits and gardens. The appreciation for these arts is something that I appreciate in this book because such great talent is something that is often overlooked.

This book has a small subplot of mystery which fits the story because of Gray's profession, but this book is really focused on the relationship between Brianna and Gray. The subplots only serve the purpose of the romance which is exactly how I like my romance books.

WORTH MENTIONING: Readers of the first book in the series will get a nice update on Maggie and Rogan.

CONNECTED BOOKS: BORN IN ICE is the second book in the Born in Trilogy. While the romance here is self-contained and thus can be read as a standalone, this series is meant to be read together as there are overlaps in characters and an overarching storyline.

STAR RATING: I give this book 5 stars.
Stephen King's A Good Marriage
Stephen King's A Good Marriage
I have loved the novels of Stephen King since I was in high school in the early 1970s. I was reading CARRIE before the name Stephen King was a household word. I continued to be impressed with each new King novel... SALEMS' LOT, THE SHINING, THE STAND, and on and on. I remember when I read MISERY and DOLORES CLAIBORNE, I saw a turning point in his writing. No longer were we reading about the supernatural, vampires, ghosts, monsters, but King started showing us the "monster" that can live inside of us. He brought his otherworldly horror and domesticated it, showing us the evil that can lurk beneath a person's exterior facade. In the movie A GOOD MARRIAGE (with a screenplay by King himself based on his short story), he brings that domesticated horror to a brilliant level. I won't discuss what happens in the story, but I will comment on what a wonderful job that Stephen King, his director, cameraman, and the actors, all do in making this story come to terrifying life. A GOOD MARRIAGE is evenly paced, subtle, detailed, and intense. The character's motivations are surprising to see and morally thought-provoking. How great it is to see a suspense/horror movie take it's time to ensure character development and proper atmosphere. I was nervous the whole time watching this couple in their marriage and seeing it erode. The plot twists were surprising all the way to the film's final moments. Basically, this story has been told in one way or another for years in literature and film (two people, usually in a relationship, with one of them hiding a dark secret about themselves). But
Stephen King puts his stamp on this familiar tale and keeps you guessing where it's all headed. I found the whole production very professionally made and loved every minute that I was on the edge of my seat. The two actors gave fine performances that simultaneously frightened me and
moved me. And the ending brings a redemption that I found unnerving, yet satisfying.
A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other Poems
A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other Poems
A Naked Tree is subtitled "Love Sonnets to C.S. Lewis and Other Poems." However, this subtitle is misleading and used for name recognition to help the book sell more copies. The book is in fact 300 pages long with only 40 of those pages devoted to the Love Sonnets. The book is organized chronologically and starts with poetry as early as 1929, when Joy Davidman would have been only 14 years of age. I remember poetry I wrote at that age, and it was nowhere near as composed as her poetry. Here is a sample:

What spur of gold is this that pricks the dawn
To further flaming of its fierce desire
Of glory? On the eager winds of morn
Comes bowing down the soul-devouring fire
That keenly lashes the mad spirit higher
And higher yet; the dry hot fever of fame,
The far bright crown to which all slaves aspire-
Need most imperative, to which the name
Of fondest love shows but a flickering flame.

After her early poetry, the complete "Letter to a Comrade" is included in this anthology, and this section is followed by "Poems 1939-1940" and "Poems 1941-1952." Looking at just the length of these sections, it seems that Davidman did a bulk of her poetry writing from 1938 ("Letter to a Comrade" poetry) to 1940, as these two sections/three years comprised 125 of the 300 pages. When you finally do arrive at the love sonnets, it feels like arriving home after a long journey. Her poetry up until that point felt like she wasn't sure who she was and that she was searching. The sonnets to C.S. Lewis, it is like she has finally found what she is looking for, not just C.S. Lewis, but God as well.

Reading through this book, I can safely say two things. First, Joy Davidman was a much better poet than her husband C.S. Lewis. Second, Davidman was much less appreciated and acknowledged that C.S. Lewis. If you want to understand not just Joy Davidman, but also C.S. Lewis, then this is a book that you should take the time to read. Once again, Don W. King demonstrates his impeccable research and brings us an important book on Lewis and Davidman. If you have an interest in either/both of these authors, pick up a copy of this book for your personal library.
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
This classic book is free on Kindle. The first Beatrix Potter is Adventures of Peter Rabbit in 1902. This first book swelled into many Rabbit Tales. These books were read to me as a child, I read them as a child and teenager, and I read them to my daughter. I hope they are or will be a staple in your family library.
In this tale, Benjamin Bunny married Flopsy and they had a large family. There was not enough food all the time. When Peter Rabbit had some extra he would share. Sometimes they went across the road to Mr. McGregor 's Rubbish Pile. They had a grand adventure one day in the rubbish pile. Instead of tell You about it I want you to discover it yourself. Have fun.
I found this book on Amazon for free.
Heartsong: A Novel (Debbie Macomber Classics)
Heartsong: A Novel (Debbie Macomber Classics)
I liked it that there were no graphic love scenes. In most romance novels, that seems to be of paramount importance.
I did not like that Skye lied about her undying love for Glen in order for her to break off with Jordan. She was so big on honesty from him, and she was even more dishonest and outright lied to Jordan. I don't call that a Christian action. And she was so big on being a follower of Christ. I don't think Christ would have approved of her lying. Of course, it gave the book another twist and that apparently was the intention of Ms Macomber. But a different twist would have been preferred, so that Skye could have been true and consistent in her religious beliefs.
Scimitar
Scimitar
I was pleasantly surprised by this book and expected it to be a dud since there are so few reviews. But I'm happy to say, I enjoyed the book (and I didn't waste my money purchasing it).
The book focuses on a planned terrorist act and the detective work that was geared towards stopping it. The story was told well and interestingly, and the characters were three dimensional. The "bad guy" was cold-blooded, but still had a human-side. In other words, he didn't kill everyone that crossed his path, and he had something of a "life" other than killing. The author gave just enough glimpses of that to contrast with what has to be a sick mind in order to passionlessly kill people.
The author threw in a few plot surprises which added to the suspense, and helped to paint a clearer picture of the terrorist. The dialog was appropriate and not boring, and the author's writing style is good. And to make things better, the audio book reader was very good and made the book even more enjoyable. This is a book I'd recommend.
L'oiseau de soleil
L'oiseau de soleil
J'ai commandé ce livre pour un destin particulier : je l'ai mis « en voyage » via le logiciel Bookcrossing.
Depuis, il a trouvé d'autres lecteurs, c'était le but de mon achat (à un prix très correct).
J'ai adoré ce livre, déjà acheté il y a 30 ans, et je garde précieusement mon propre exemplaire.
Wilbur Smith, un auteur d'aventures humaines que je vous conseille vivement.
Death of a Dude (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 44)
Death of a Dude (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 44)
While Archie is on vacation at Lily's ranch in Montana a man is murdered. Nearly everyone, except Archie, Lilly and a couple of others, assume it was done by the foreman of Lily's ranch. Since the murdered man, a guest at the dude ranch bordering Lily's ranch, had gotten Harvey's daughter pregnant the previous summer everyone supposed Harvey would be acquitted. Archie, knowing the laws of the old West no longer applied, knew he was likely to be convicted. He notified Wolfe of his intent to take a leave of absence until he could find the evidence to free Harvey. Since Wolfe couldn't conceive trying to operate indefinitely without Archie, he arrived on a flight as soon as he could make arrangements. Unbelievable! So many of his "rules" were broken during the prolonged investigation. The inept sheriff, who had a grudge against Harvey, didn't even look for evidence, and Wolfe and Archie had to struggle to find evidence to give them other possible suspects. This was a very enjoyable book because of the changed circumstances between Wolfe, Archie and Lily. Of course they were able to find the murderer. I highly recommend this book.
Hidden History of Bucks County
Hidden History of Bucks County
Jennifer Rogers has done her research. This informative and enlightening book was fun to read. I discovered so many interesting spots and learned the history of each and why it is important to the history of Bucks County and the Philadelphia area. We have many historical gems right here. I look forward to seeing the locations in person in the near future. Thank you Jennifer for this great recording of history.
Wrecked (A Regan Reilly Mystery Book 13)
Wrecked (A Regan Reilly Mystery Book 13)
I don't know that I would call this a mystery as the author lets the reader know just about everything that is going on in all the different camps. There are many humorous moments. The mystery is for the main characters to solve; not only for Regan and Jack but for the handyman, Skip, who is suffering from a lot of guilt, in that while he ran for help, Adele Hopkins' body washed away in the storm seas, for the nosy Brewer sisters, who consider the deceased a rude and unfriendly neighbor, and due to their window being smashed move in with the Reilly couple and for Pippy and Ellen, owners of a new store, Pillow Talk, which sold Adele cards and pillows, which seem to indicate that she had a lot of people to whom she needed to apologize for something or other.

The story has some history for the characters listed; especially Ellen who only got involved in the venture of this new store after being led/seduced by Reed Danfoth to give up a good job to work for him in his new restaurant which went bankrupt after only two months. And then there is the other neighbor whose presence remains a secret to this aforementioned group until late in the story - Floyd Wellington, a aging but well know actor with narcissistic and violent tendencies.

Jack and Regan come to rue their decision to spend their first anniversary on Cape Cod as a violent storm brews and they find not only no privacy but also a mystery as to the background, family or acquaintances of the "deceased" woman. They seek help from the couple who own the house Adele was renting, assuming that they would have gotten references and contacts in renting to her. When that turns up a blank page they turn to their parents for help.

This was a quick read but left something to be desired. I just did not feel that I was kept in limbo as most mysteries do to the reader. The only anticipation was at the end in how rescuing a certain lady would turn out.
Patricia Cornwell Series Reading Order: Series List - In Order: Kay Scarpetta series, Andy Brazil series, At Risk/Win Garano series, Nonfiction, Omnibus, ... book (Listastik Series Reading Order 11)
Patricia Cornwell Series Reading Order: Series List - In Order: Kay Scarpetta series, Andy Brazil series, At Risk/Win Garano series, Nonfiction, Omnibus, ... book (Listastik Series Reading Order 11)
There's nothing here that can't get from the author's website for free, Patricia Cornwell has a very nice website with all her books listed where you can see the various series reading order as well other information at no charge. Also,this book is not a service like it seems to suggest. If you want to track pricing of any Kindle books you can do that also for free from ereaderiq. Ereaderiq will track authors as well as prices of Kindle books and send you alerts based on your preferences. I'd recommend using those resources over buying this title.
Sabrina (1995)
Sabrina (1995)
Well first of all, Linus (Harrison Ford) looked SO much older than Sabrina that I thought he was her dad. So when *SPOILER* he kissed her, I was disgusted for the thirty minutes it took me to realize that he actually wasn't. It left me a sour taste in my mouth, something that even the finest meal by Gordon Ramsay wouldn't even begin to combat. Then, the whole drama between Linus and David was wildin' and frankly, I don't understand how David could slice his tushie by sitting on a wine glass. In the end, Sabrina cLeArLy ends up with the wrong person, and she takes back Linus, who obviously was using her the whole time and will probably go on to make some Parisian business in the which he completely ignores her #sabrinadeservesbetter2k19 I was left to scream at the TV for the last thirty minutes. When Sabrina saw Linus on the street in Paris, she should have made like a tree and GOTTEN OUT OF THERE but instead she was wooed by his gray, old man hair and was instantly swept back into a life of treachery. Meanwhile, David is left to run the company instead of being able to freely sit on MORE wine glasses as he chooses, probably being forced to spend the rest of his life crying himself to sleep over the utter lack of Sabrina in his life. Also if Sabrina and Linus got married that would be wacko. Basically the whole thing was a romance story with a VERY (probably at least 30 year) large age-gap that made me highly uncomfortable, and the whole stealing-the-bae-between-the-family thing was an eye-opener into a whole new world of disgust. I wish I had watched Phineas and Ferb instead.
Annoying Orange Challenge Videos
Annoying Orange Challenge Videos
This dude started a YouTube channel with a silly idea with fruits years ago, probably 2009 ish or so and still going strong most don't last this long and he's grown Not sure why someone would think this is for kids with that title lol... Everyone has different humor is corney, cheezy, had actual funny skits, and more. Its punny, and all.
Ultra Security 84261 Mobile Home Tulip Knob Door Lock Entry Set with Keys, Stainless Steel, KD/KW1
Ultra Security 84261 Mobile Home Tulip Knob Door Lock Entry Set with Keys, Stainless Steel, KD/KW1
There is a difference of door thickness, so I discovered the hard way.
Regular entryway door sets do not tighten up enough to use on a thinner mobile home door, and the bolts are different shapes as well.
This door entry set for mobile homes is exactly what I needed when it was time to replace my entryway door knob set.
This set was easy to install and operates smoothly.
My door had an odd backset on the bore, so I had to include a set of simple round backer plates for a good fit/seal.
A Passage to India [Blu-ray]
A Passage to India [Blu-ray]
First off a few words about the DVD I purchased: Picture and sound quality are very nice, and English (as well as numerous foreign language) subtitles are available. Also dubbed audio versions in French and Spanish. By way of extras there is only a trailer. The run time of the film on the DVD is 2 hours 37 mins (which is 157 mins and not the 197 mins advertised in the product description - which latter is likely an error since the original release of the film was ever only 164 mins).

The story of the two British ladies travelling to India during the waning days of the Raj in probably not to everybody's taste with the prejudices and instances of racism involved. Even more problematic is the accusation of alleged rape by the young Englishwoman against her Indian guide. Thankfully, the outcome of the ensuing trial and Victor Banerjee's big scene at this point in the film are so beautifully played out and captured by the camera, that this is what is most remembered after watching the film. At least, that's what I remembered most some thirty years after first seeing this film in the cinema. Having bought the DVD and revisited the film for the first time this many years later, I must say that I struggled with parts of the story.

Technically, the film is excellent. Another example of David Lean's talent and craftsmanship as a director. Also, the acting is first class all round. I loved Peggy Ashcroft, admired Judy Davis for her flawless performance as a character I thoroughly disliked on this second watching, will never cease to admire Alec Guinness, simply adored Victor Banerjee and was delighted to see the young Nigel Havers. Also worth mentioning is the Maurice Jarre score which is rather nice. Not quite up there with the ones for Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago though.

Good film with beautiful cinematography and stunnning Indian locations , but one that will make you think and possibly (hopefully) make you feel uncomfortable at times. Not light entertainment.
Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector for New 2019 Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max / iPhone Xs Max - Case-Friendly Tempered Glass , Haptic Touch Accurate Designed [3-Pack]
Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector for New 2019 Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max / iPhone Xs Max - Case-Friendly Tempered Glass , Haptic Touch Accurate Designed [3-Pack]
This is the one to buy. Good price too. Phone store tried to convince me to buy their $40 one. Don’t do that.

I always use a glass screen saver on my phone. Went through my Amazon history to see what brands I had bought in the past b/c a new phone size meant I couldn’t just “reorder.” But I had noticed drops were cracking my the screen protectors more often. Where as I used to be able to have a few drops and nothing would happen, just the really really bad drops would crack my screen protector.

The longer lasting more durable brand? TECH ARMOR. I’ve switched back to them. There IS a difference in brands.

Since the iPhone has curved glass on the edge, the protector covers the lit part, not the black areas along the edge; this is better b/c you won’t have dust/debris under the edge and your phone case won’t fight with this screen protector.

Installation has been made nearly fool proof with the plastic frame/guide. Thank you Tech Armor!! Seriously it’s a night and day difference for the install, you should buy this screen protector for this feature alone.

Phone works the same as with or without it.
RightNow Media
RightNow Media
RightNow Media is an outstanding resource packed with biblically sound teaching and entertainment content for adults and children. My family looks to RightNow Media for programs to help us grow spiritually and better understand our faith. We've been impressed with the quality and variety of content, including video content from trusted teachers such as Francis Chan, Kyle Idleman, Phil Vischer and many more. And we can feel confident allowing our children to watch anything on the kids' programming list, knowing it's aligned with our family values. We are very grateful for this resource.
Kill Baby Kill [Blu-ray]
Kill Baby Kill [Blu-ray]
Okay, it's a stupid title for a movie, and it sounds like it belongs to a cheap slasher flick.

But fortunately Mario Bava's "Kill Baby Kill" is much better than its hokey title suggests, as one would expect from a giallo master. Instead of a slasher movie, it's a gothic horror movie with impalements, ghosts and magic. It has all the beauty -- and terror -- of a decayed fairy tale.

When a young woman leaps onto an iron fence, young Dr. Eswai (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) is called in to do an autopsy, with the help of beautiful Monica (Erica Blanc). He finds a coin in the girl's heart, and none of the townspeople will tell him -- because if they do, they will suffer a similar fate. Eswai doesn't buy all this superstition.

He's even more annoyed when local sorceress Ruth (Fabienne Dali) begins using her powers to protect a young girl from a childlike specter -- little dead aristocrat Melissa Graps. But as the bodies pile up, and Monica is plagued by bizarre nightmares, Eswai must accept Ruth's help to save Monica from the ghost, and an evil baroness.

This is more gothic horror rather than straightforward "giallo," but it has the cinematic touches that Bava was known for. Bava fills the run-down village sets with broken doors, coffins, and long fluttering canopies. It's gothically delicious. But he also adds dreamlike touches -- the village is full of mist, tombstones, and green, blue and red lighting. He packs this movie so full of visual opulance, it's like being locked inside a beautiful nightmare.

And he has a knack for the really spooky stuff too. A bouncing ball, childish giggling, and a little girl on a swing become really horrifying, not to mention all those impalements on everything from fences to, uh, candlesticks. Two particularly eerie scenes have Eswai chasing himself through endless rooms, and Monica running down an endless spiral stair.

The ghost story itself is quite simple, and the secret identities of two characters are quite obvious. But fortunately, this doesn't detract from the atmosphere. How could it? "Kill Baby Kill" is steeped in atmosphere from the first creepy scene, and rather than building in suspense, it runs steadily all the way to the end.

And the cast helps. Despite the emotionless dubbing, Rossi-Stuart and Blanc both do outstanding jobs, but the best performance of the movie belongs to Fabienne Dali, as a tragic sorceress who is trying to save the village from Melissa's revenge. The scene where she mourns her dead lover is exquisite.

"Kill Baby Kill" is a gorgeous, creepy ghost story, with good acting and stellar direction. Definitely a must-see for fans of atmospheric cult horror.
SWITZERS
SWITZERS
I have enjoyed Switzer's licorice for many years, I have read the other reviews and I must have gotten a bad batch, it is soft like Switzer's, it's black like Switzer's but that is where comparison ends. This tastes nothing like Switzer's, it cost like it is real Switzer's but something went wrong. I'm just disappointed.

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