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M. McCrady "Billy_Pilgrim" RSS Feed (Lexington, VA United States)
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Murder at Green Springs: The True Story of the Hall Case, Firestorm of Prejudices
Murder at Green Springs: The True Story of the Hall Case, Firestorm of Prejudices
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dry recounting of a murder, January 12, 2015
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As true crime fiction goes, this book doesn't quite hold the interest of the reader. Much of the book is straight up transcription from court reports and newspaper articles without commentary or analysis. The author makes little effort to synthesize the material or offer interpretation. Some historical context is provided in end-notes, such as when the author elaborates on the effect of the outbreak of WWI on the trial news coverage, but overall there is little information provided to help the reader cut through the fog of time and make up his/her mind about the murder.


Dockers Men's Refined Khaki Classic Fit Ff Pant, Addison/Cedar Ash, 32X30
Dockers Men's Refined Khaki Classic Fit Ff Pant, Addison/Cedar Ash, 32X30
Price: $34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pin-striped, January 12, 2015
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Should be noted that the pants have a faint pin-striping. They are also a bit darker brown than they appear on the screen.


The Simpsons: Tapped Out
The Simpsons: Tapped Out
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5.0 out of 5 stars City building with humor, October 29, 2014
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This game is great fun, whether you know your way around the Simpson's world or not. You can set your character's to a 24 hour task, go to bed, get up and go to work, come home and see what the folks have been doing. Be warned, though: the temptation to spend real money to buy characters and buildings could result in you spending more on this game than any other.


The Essays of Montaigne - Volume 01
The Essays of Montaigne - Volume 01
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Letters, not essays, September 25, 2014
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This first volume of Montaigne's works is actually a collection of his letters, rather than his essays. As an ebook, this is a good edition--there are very few errors, suggesting the text was either hand-keyed or the OCR was carefully reviewed by a human operator.


Magic 2014
Magic 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly great game, worth buying, April 19, 2014
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Probably the best fantasy role playing card game available for a tablet. I've played Hearthstone and don't find it nearly as fun or as easy to pick up and play. Magic 2014 has a full tutorial system that walks you through the basics over the course of five duels, and I found that extremely helpful. The deck crafting system doesn't have a tutorial, but it does provide simple visual aids for evaluating aspects of your deck, such as mana cost, how many lands you have (and how many you might need), as well as a scale from "weak" to "awesome" that updates as you build your deck. Another thing I like about it is that there is a storyline to follow; it's not just dueling or completing random "Defeat five opponents" quests for gold.


Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, April 16, 2014
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This was an interesting account of a time when our health was protected by the slimmest of warning labels: buyer beware. The FDA and AMA had little authority to defend the public from medical quacks, and men like John Brinkley could become millionaires peddling dangerous goat testicle"transplant" procedures on men. You may think this is a story from another era, entertaining but irrelevant to our age, but any listener of XM radio will tell you, male potency "cures" and prostate remedies, as well as pills that supposedly boost female libido, remain big business for modern-day J.R. Brinkley. Quack doctors may no longer be able to cut open a man's scrotum and place a goat's ball inside it, without fear of a lawsuit, but as long as no one dies from our "low testosterone" nostrums, it's the gold rush days for the snake oil salesmen of the 21st century.


My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha
My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, April 5, 2014
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The author tries to make her subject interesting with a comedic tone and the rare salacious anecdote, but ultimately this book is about wiping down your cabinets and what type of cleaner to use (spoiler alert: it's almost always ammonia or vinegar and water). I wanted to like this book, but ultimately could not maintain interest.


Relax Melodies Premium: A White Noise Ambience For Sleep, Meditation & Yoga
Relax Melodies Premium: A White Noise Ambience For Sleep, Meditation & Yoga
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best white noise app, April 5, 2014
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I bought it mainly because the free version does not allow background play. I have an alarm clock app I like to use with the white noise in the background. The premium version has a large variety of sounds to mix and match, and the tonal sounds are great if you just want a soothing, steady tone to lull you to sleep. This app is definitely worth buying.


Relax Melodies: A white noise ambience for sleep, meditation & yoga
Relax Melodies: A white noise ambience for sleep, meditation & yoga
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good sound combo, March 20, 2014
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Plenty of soothing sounds in this free collection. The only drawback is that the app has to be open for it to work; you can't start the app and then, say, bring up your digital alarm clock app while the sounds continue to play. They will stop playing if you switch apps.


God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis
God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Penis Book Ever, March 20, 2014
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This book was much longer than I expected, with meaty chapters on the history of man (and woman's) relationship with his member. The historical bits were probably most interesting. Overall, it's well worth reading, not at all the flaccid experience one sometimes gets from authors attempting to write a book of popular science about a provocative subject.


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