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Signare Womens Fashion Canvas Tapestry Convertible Shoulder Handbag in Floral Peony Design
Signare Womens Fashion Canvas Tapestry Convertible Shoulder Handbag in Floral Peony Design
Offered by Signare
Price: $38.75

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fashionable and built to last, November 7, 2014
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Big enough to carry everything you need, compact enough to not look like you're Mary Poppins. More importantly, this purse is sturdy, which as most women can attest, is not always the case in bags in this price range.


Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness
Price: $3.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heartbreaking story of love, loss .... and mountain climbing, October 23, 2014
This review is from: Altitude Sickness (Kindle Edition)
"Altitude Sickness" tells the story of how the author dealt with the death of her best friend (and on-again-off-again boyfriend of 20 years). More than just a treatise on grieving, the book also delves into the physical and emotional consequences of mountain climbing, and how society’s attitude toward this activity needs to change.

I loved this book's wit and wisdom. While Litsa plumbs the abyss of her loss, she somehow manages to return to the surface to breathe and love and share the knowledge she gained from all that suffering. Her goal is not to memorialize the man she lost, but to remember; not to preach, but to enlighten.

Highly recommended.


Mini Crime Scene Tape by Accoutrements
Mini Crime Scene Tape by Accoutrements

5.0 out of 5 stars A fun gag gift, January 1, 2014
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I really loved it. You can use it on anything, but when added to presents, your family/friends are guaranteed to open the box *very carefully.*


Limited Edition Star Decanter (Soft Musk Eau de Cologne) 1.7 oz.
Limited Edition Star Decanter (Soft Musk Eau de Cologne) 1.7 oz.
Offered by Bradley Ryan Gifts
Price: $19.95
3 used & new from $16.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this scent, hate the bottle, January 1, 2014
I received two of these decanters for Christmas and I couldn't have been more thrilled. Ever since Avon discontinued Soft Musk, I have searched high and low for a replacement perfume. Alas, nothing compared. So when I saw this limited edition version on Amazon, it immediately went on my "wish list."

Pros: The scent is just like I remember. Soft, light, musky and beautiful. It perfectly compliments my own scent.

Cons: The bottle may be pretty but it's utterly useless. As other reviewers have mentioned, it won't stand up.

If you missed Soft Musk as much as I did, pick up a couple of these bottles before they're discontinued too. But... do yourself a favor and order a $2 atomizer as well. You won't regret it.


OBIT: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People who Led Extraordinary Lives
OBIT: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People who Led Extraordinary Lives
by Jim Sheeler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $32.99
60 used & new from $0.01

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Obit Collection Meant to Be Savored, June 23, 2007
Jim Sheeler notes in his introduction: "The death beat is supposed to be the worst job in the newsroom. For those of us who understand, it's journalism's best kept secret -- a place of raw emotion and endless wisdom, a place where you find lessons of life more brilliant that anything you'll find from the traditionally designated 'noteworthy' people who usually appear in the rest of the newspaper." I've been writing obits for years, yet after reading this book I now aspire to cover the death beat like Sheeler does -- with compassion and grace.

The deceased are the main focus of each chapter, but Sheeler is there too, buried in the spaces between each inked line. A master wordsmith and medium, he has the uncanny ability to give a voice to ghosts and record their legacy. Read this collection, and you too will hear the whispered tales of nurses and bartenders, pilots and farmers, mountain makers and carousel caretakers.

Take your time, though. "Obit" is simply too rich to read in one sitting. This collection of "inspiring stories of ordinary people who led extraordinary lives" is meant to be savored. As such, I devoted the last half hour of each day to a different deceased man or woman, then carried their stories into Morpheus' realm. There they inspired my dreams. And when I woke up, hours later, the dead were alive once again, filling my mind with thoughts of love, loss, courage and generosity.


The Best Things to Do in New York City: 1001 Ideas
The Best Things to Do in New York City: 1001 Ideas
by Caitlin Leffel
Edition: Paperback
108 used & new from $0.01

95 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Rate Guide to Gotham, December 26, 2006
Although I've lived in Gotham for several years, this book helped me to fall head over heels in love with the city again. After reading "The Best Things to Do in New York: 1,001 Ideas," I decided to take the authors' advice and give New York City every spare moment I had left in my very busy schedule. In 2007, I'm going to tour the tombstones at Trinity Church, take a 3-hour Circle Line cruise, record a story in Grand Central Station, drink afternoon tea at the Waldorf-Astoria, buy lunch at Zabar's and picnic in Riverside Park, take in a comedy show at Caroline's and walk through several neighborhoods just to revel in their historical and architectural treasures.

This is a top rate guide to Gotham, one that's ideal for tourists, transplants or natives. Pick it up and I guarantee you'll be scheduling dozens of new adventures on your calendar as well.


Sun Signs for Writers
Sun Signs for Writers
by Bev Walton-Porter
Edition: Paperback
27 used & new from $0.01

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let the Stars Guide Your Pen, September 1, 2006
This review is from: Sun Signs for Writers (Paperback)
Ever wonder why certain genres call to you? Or why you head straight for a particular section of the library when looking for a new book to read? Turns out you may be fated to connect with specific types of stories.

"Sun Signs for Writers" presents the idea that a writer's astrological sign directly relates to his/her muse. Can the words you choose be pre-determined by destiny? Look up your sign's listing in this book and then decide. Useful tips on conquering writer's block and creating fictional characters are also included.

Bev Walton-Porter's insights, which are based on years of experience in astrology and publishing, make "Sun Signs for Writers" a fantastic addition to my reference shelf.


Letter from New York: BBC Woman's Hour Broadcasts
Letter from New York: BBC Woman's Hour Broadcasts
by Helene Hanff
Edition: Hardcover
32 used & new from $2.01

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A charming and utterly engaging look at NYC in the '70s and '80s, January 29, 2006
Halfway through the very first dispatch, I began reading this book aloud. Since the essays are transcripts from her BBC Woman's Hour Broadcasts, it seemed more appropriate.

Helene's voice is clear and crisp, much like the autumn-in-NY days she once loved. Fans of "84 Charing Cross Road" who found themselves yearning for more should take the time to hunt down a used copy of this text. It's definitely worth it.


Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, Book 3)
Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, Book 3)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
219 used & new from $0.01

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unfulfilling, May 18, 2004
Meredith NicEssus is still trying to get pregnant in order to win the Unseelie crown. A half-mortal faerie princess, Merry has been copulating with six gorgeous guards for several months, and has even helped impregnate another member of the Sidhe with a fertility ritual, but she still hasn't conceived. Which is a really bad thing because if her co-heir cousin Cel gets out of prison and produces a child first, he becomes the monarch of the dark fey.
To complicate matters, a creature Merry recently killed left a deposit of magic inside of her. Now she has the ability to grant powers, and even return deity status to former gods. She's also brokered a deal to continue her alliance with the goblin king. He'll remain her ally if she has sex or shares blood with all of his kingdom's Sidhe half-breeds and awakens their faerie powers. Such an alliance could prove crucial when Cel is released, but it also means Merry will be a busy girl in the bedroom.
Doyle, Frost, Galen, Rhys, Nicca and Kitto have all returned to be the king of Princess Merry's world. The first half of this book revolves around having sex, thinking about sex, talking about sex and then having some more sex. When her aunt, the wicked Queen of Air and Darkness, demands Merry's return to the Unseelie Court, violence and debauchery ensue.
In the first two books of this series, Merry was an intriguing character, a multifaceted woman trying to balance her mortal life as a private investigator with her royal faerie ties. Now she's an unemployed vessel of power and a political prostitute. For someone whose only occupation is having sex, Merry is entirely devoid of passion.
Laurell K. Hamilton's writing continues to be evocative, and her world-building skills are top-notch. But she fails to give the reader a story worthy of her characters. Nonexistent plotting, dull dialogue, repetitive body part descriptions and disappointing "power" plays transformed "Seduced by Moonlight" from a highly anticipated novel into barely readable soft porn.
--Previously appeared in The Science Fiction Romance Newsletter


Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, Book 3)
Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, Book 3)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
219 used & new from $0.01

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Devoid of Passion, May 11, 2004
Meredith NicEssus is still trying to get pregnant in order to win the Unseelie crown. A half-mortal faerie princess, Merry has been copulating with six gorgeous guards for several months, and has even helped impregnate another member of the Sidhe with a fertility ritual, but she still hasn't conceived. Which is a really bad thing because if her co-heir cousin Cel gets out of prison and produces a child first, he becomes the monarch of the dark fey.
To complicate matters, a creature Merry recently killed left a deposit of magic inside of her. Now she has the ability to grant powers, and even return deity status to former gods. She's also brokered a deal to continue her alliance with the goblin king. He'll remain her ally if she has sex or shares blood with all of his kingdom's Sidhe half-breeds and awakens their faerie powers. Such an alliance could prove crucial when Cel is released, but it also means Merry will be a busy girl in the bedroom.
Doyle, Frost, Galen, Rhys, Nicca and Kitto have all returned to be the king of Princess Merry's world. The first half of this book revolves around having sex, thinking about sex, talking about sex and then having some more sex. When her aunt, the wicked Queen of Air and Darkness, demands Merry's return to the Unseelie Court, violence and debauchery ensue.
In the first two books of this series, Merry was intriguing character, a multifaceted woman trying to balance her mortal life as a private investigator with her royal faerie ties. Now she's an unemployed vessel of power and a political prostitute. For someone whose only occupation is having sex, Merry is entirely devoid of passion.
Laurell K. Hamilton's writing continues to be evocative, and her world-building skills are top-notch. But she fails to give the reader a story worthy of her characters. Nonexistent plotting, dull dialogue, repetitive body part descriptions and
disappointing "power" plays transformed "Seduced by Moonlight" from a highly anticipated novel into barely readable soft porn.


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