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DreamFit 300 TC 100% Cotton Sheet Set - Queen - Dusk
DreamFit 300 TC 100% Cotton Sheet Set - Queen - Dusk
Offered by Dream Soft Bedware
Price: $129.99
2 used & new from $129.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DreamFit...It Fits!, December 3, 2013
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I purchased 3 different sets of sheets this year looking for a set that would stay on my mattress without bunching up into a wad during the night. My mattress is not as deep as some of the very thick mattresses popular today. The one size fits all philosophy of sheet manufacturers just doesn't fly. Mattresses range several inches in thickness. The first two sets of sheets I bought were too big and did not stay put. The DreamFit set stays on and doesn't bunch up. I'm so happy I found these. For me, because of all the money I've wasted on other sheets, fit is the primary issue, but there are other things about these sheets I like. The color (dusk) is rich and beautiful. The feel is soft and comfortable. I plan to buy another set of these sheets. The only quibble I have with this set is with the pillow cases. So much emphasis went into making a bottom sheet that fits the mattress, but nothing went into the cases staying on the pillows. These don't have a pocket to pull over the end of the pillow. That feature is so useful and would have earned this set a 5-star rating from me. Otherwise, I'm very satisfied with this purchase.


King Leo Chocolate Peppermint Bark 6 oz.
King Leo Chocolate Peppermint Bark 6 oz.

5.0 out of 5 stars Our Favorite Bark, December 3, 2012
I've tried many brands of peppermint bark. This is one of the best. It's all in the ratio of white to dark chocolate and the quality of the chocolate. Some bark has tasteless, waxy chocolate.


Sony Camera Charger UB10 USB to AC Power Adapter
Sony Camera Charger UB10 USB to AC Power Adapter
Offered by DiscountsJungle
Price: $7.99
28 used & new from $1.86

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective, October 13, 2012
Doesn't work. The USB cable I used with it does work to charge the camera when plugged into a USB port on my computer, but nothing happens at all when I plug this into the wall. Have tried another cable and still nothing.


Range Kleen WKT4162  82-Battery organizer with Removable Tester
Range Kleen WKT4162 82-Battery organizer with Removable Tester
Offered by AllTopBargains
Price: $16.90
10 used & new from $11.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, August 10, 2012
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I wish I'd had this years ago. It does the job perfectly. Slightly slanted compartments keep batteries from falling out. Plenty of room for everything. The removable tester has been great. This baby does the job! I love it.


Left 4 Dead - Game of the Year Edition - PC
Left 4 Dead - Game of the Year Edition - PC
Offered by GameRoomsWithStyle
Price: $12.99
42 used & new from $2.68

3.0 out of 5 stars Limited in Many Ways, June 6, 2012
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
For me this game was boring and repetitive. There's no story. You just kill the zombies. Zombies, zombies and more zombies. It's also one of the easier FPS games I've played and was over very quickly. I usually play a game three times before retiring it. I'm not someone who likes to play the same game over and over, but I enjoy going through a couple more times to get more out of it, pay more attention to the scenery, do a better job finding things and killing things. After one time through with this one, I was done.

No problems installing or running it on Windows 7.
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Metro 2033 [Download]
Metro 2033 [Download]
Price: $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Draws You In, June 6, 2012
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I've recently played several different FPS games and this was the best of the lot. It has a great story and it kept me riveted. It wasn't too hard or too easy. It was often dark and scary. Really scary, so I would jump and gasp. It was creepy too, sometimes, but I never got bored or even relaxed. Given the story, there wasn't a lot of room for humor. I do like humor in my computer games, but the mood here didn't allow it. I'm not rating this game on the AI or technological aspects. Just on how much I enjoyed it. The graphics were very good and I particularly enjoyed looking around at the destroyed city of Moscow. It was actually moving. Great game. Played on Windows 7, Core i7 processor, Radeon graphics card. No problems.


Sappho, one hundred lyrics
Sappho, one hundred lyrics
by Bliss Carman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.65
16 used & new from $13.31

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Little of Sappho Here, April 7, 2012
Carman has taken the few fragments of Sappho's poems and filled in considerably with his own imaginings. He has made complete poems out of single lines. They may be beautiful and they may be poetic, but if you're looking for scholarship on Sappho, this is not it.


Simran SMF-200 Deluxe 200 Watts Step Down Voltage Converter for International Travel to AC 220V/240V Countries ~ Ideal for Laptops, Cameras, iPhones, Blackberry, iPods etc.
Simran SMF-200 Deluxe 200 Watts Step Down Voltage Converter for International Travel to AC 220V/240V Countries ~ Ideal for Laptops, Cameras, iPhones, Blackberry, iPods etc.
Offered by VCT ELECTRONICS
Price: $14.99
12 used & new from $8.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Like a Champ, July 29, 2011
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Though this unit is heavy, it also seems well made, like it will last a long time. I took it to Iceland and Greenland and gave it daily use charging cameras, an ebook reader and laptop computer. Worked perfectly. A couple of times I forgot it and left it plugged in with some device all night. No disasters. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and will be relying on it in the future.


Portal - PC
Portal - PC
12 used & new from $14.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait, April 29, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Portal - PC (Video Game)
I bought this game a few years ago and could never get it to work on my laptop, so I saved it for the day I upgraded. I haven't yet gotten a new computer, but I found a workaround online that allowed me to play the game with less than spectacular graphics. Apparently my video card is incompatible. But I did get to play...at last. And I loved it! It made me laugh out loud many times. It was challenging, but not impossible, even with my limited gaming skills. And it wasn't rushed, most of the time. You could contemplate things, like how good that cake was going to taste later. The computer in the big scene at the end was hilarious. And the song...OMG, brilliant! I can only imagine how good this game would be with the fully functioning graphical environment. I'm looking forward to Portal 2 with great anticipation.


Women's Barracks (Femmes Fatales)
Women's Barracks (Femmes Fatales)
by Tereska Torrès
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.80
53 used & new from $4.98

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Many Flavors of Love, August 11, 2010
I have the 1961 printing of this book with the very pulpy looking cover and the subtitle "The frank autobiography of a French girl soldier." That statement and some of the sensationalist marketing have doubtless led some readers astray. This isn't an autobiography. It's a novel that was most likely inspired by the author's experiences during WWII in a London barracks. The narrator is an objective reporter. She's not an actual character in the novel in the sense that you ever see her in action. All the other women confide their innermost hearts to her and she is sort of an omniscient being in her ability to go with them wherever they go and know whatever they know. Obviously, this is fiction. It may have been marketed as an autobiography early on to escape censorship because any novel that contained homosexual content in those days was considered pornography, regardless of how graphic (or not) it was. By calling it an autobiography, therefore true, it became more legitimized.

Yes, there are lesbians and some very mild sexual scenes involving them. Certainly there is nothing graphic or titillating in this book. In any female military setting anywhere in the world, you will find lesbians. To have left them out of this story would have been a huge and noticable omission. The story is about all the ways these women go about their romantic pursuits and sexual awakenings. Lesbians, bisexuals, virgins, tarts, gold diggers, etc., are all represented. The author/narrator herself doesn't participate in these actvities, but puts herself forth as a student of love, trying to determine if love is worth the effort or if such a thing as true and honest love even exists. By describing the affairs of her bunk mates, she attempts to find the answers.

The narrator, who is supposed to be a young and naive virgin, doesn't come across that way. She sounds much wiser than that. She's also very sympathetic to all the characters, including the lesbians, whom she considers sad, but legitimate and worthy of respect. One of the ways this book might be considered revolutionary is how the lesbians are described as just being what they are, natural and in many ways just like everyone else during a period of history when homosexuals were considered mentally ill or worse. The narrator portrays them as lonely and on the fringes of society, which they certainly were back then. But she doesn't back away from examining their type of love just like all the others.

This is not a story about lesbians. It's a story about a diverse group of French women and their romantic adventures and misadventures in the 1940s as they go from eager, optimistic girls to disillusioned women, cut off from their families and country. It starts out like a steamy potboiler, but it soon becomes an engrossing story set against the backdrop of war-torn London, and by the end is actually very moving.

It isn't great literature, but I enjoyed it.


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