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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
by Catherine D. Hughes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $8.57
122 used & new from $3.98

5.0 out of 5 stars A Marvelous Book of Dinosaurs!, June 6, 2015
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I bought this for my four-year old grandson who can read on his own. When he read the title, his eyes lit up. He couldn't wait to turn the pages. He just loves this book; it is one of his favorite books. He reads it all the time. He knew the names of about twenty dinosaurs before this book. Now, he knows many, many more. The illustrations in this book are excellent, as are all the facts about the different periods in which the dinosaurs roamed this earth, and which dinosaurs are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores..

I highly recommend this book. It's a treasure.


Drive Medical Auto Style Wheelchair Seat Belt, Black, 48" Long
Drive Medical Auto Style Wheelchair Seat Belt, Black, 48" Long
Price: $11.99
41 used & new from $5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Made Product, May 17, 2015
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The wheelchair seat belt is well made and has a fine, sturdy buckle. It is easy to attach to the wheelchair. The belt was delivered in six days as stated on the order form.

I highly recommend this product.


Medium 58 Inch Gas Grill Cover - Barbeque Grill Covers Weber (Genesis), Holland, Jenn Air, Brinkmann, Char Broil, & More. Thick Heavy Duty Premium BBQ Grill Cover Includes 90 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee with 36 Month Warranty
Medium 58 Inch Gas Grill Cover - Barbeque Grill Covers Weber (Genesis), Holland, Jenn Air, Brinkmann, Char Broil, & More. Thick Heavy Duty Premium BBQ Grill Cover Includes 90 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee with 36 Month Warranty
Offered by LiBa
Price: $26.49
2 used & new from $26.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Gas Grill Cover, April 29, 2015
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We are pleased with the Gas Grill Cover. It fits well, and is made well. We recommend this product to others.


The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
by Aliki
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.99
87 used & new from $3.91

5.0 out of 5 stars The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus Triumph, April 3, 2015
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I bought this book for my four-year old grandson who can recite the Greek alphabet from ALPHA to OMEGA. I taught Latin and the Ancient Greek and Roman Classics, and felt it is time that he was introduced to the ancient Greek gods and goddesses. This book is a perfect introduction to the gods and goddesses of Olympus. It clearly explains each ones role with colorful illustrations.

I am giving it to him for Easter, and just know that he will love it. This child absorbs so much that he learns. And I will so enjoy teaching him about these ancient gods and their roles.

I highly recommend this book. It is well written and nicely illustrated.


Plain Jane: A mystery/thriller not for the faint of heart (The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series Book 1)
Plain Jane: A mystery/thriller not for the faint of heart (The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series Book 1)
Price: $3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious and Wordy!, February 23, 2015
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This book was tedious, monotonous, and boring. I do not understand why there are so many positive reviews about this book. There was not one likable character in the book. I deleted it from my Kindle.

I would not recommend this book to anyone.


The Girl on the Train: A Novel
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Replete With Flawed Characters, Yet Worth The Read!, February 21, 2015
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This author has achieved something many authors have not attempted. She created a book with obnoxious, highly flawed characters, yet she held the readers attention throughout.

"The Girl On The Train," is written in three voices, that of Rachel, Megan, and Anna, with that of Rachel being the most vocal. Rachel is an alchoholic and a liar. She was once married to Tom. Anna is now married to Tom, and they have a baby, Evie. In one scene, Rachel enters their home, the home she once lived in with Tom, and she takes the sleeping Evie from her cot and walks off with her. Anna awakes and, frantic, goes off in search of Evie, finding her blocks away, wailing in the arms of Rachel. Rachel lies to her, telling her that Evie was crying, and she picked her up to comfort her. Anna wants to have her charged with kidnapping, but Tom refuses, saying he feels sorry for her.

Rachel is "The Girl On The Train." She takes the train to London each morning, and from her window seat she can see Anna and Tom's house, and another house not far from their house occupied by a young, good-looking couple. She fantasizes about this couple, and names them Jesse and Jason. When Jesse goes missing, she learns that their real names are Megan and Scott. Eventually, Megan's battered body is found in a shallow grave in the woods. Rachel is determined to find out who killed her.

Before Megan was married to Scott, she lived with Mac and she harbored a dark secret that she revealed to her therapist. Rachel saw her kissing her therapist on her patio from the train. She told the police. The police don't consider Rachel a reliable witness. Anna told the police that Rachel was in the neighborhood when Megan went missing. Rachel doesn't remember this because she has blackouts from her frequent drinking bouts.

Anna passionately despises Rachel and wants her out of her life. Rachel is always calling Tom. Anna wants Tom to sell the house that he had lived in with Rachel, but he refuses, saying he will lose money on it if he sells now. Anna forgets that she had an affair with Tom when he was married to Tom, and she ruined Rachel's life.

Does Rachel succeed in finding who killed Megan? Does Anna get Rachel out of her life and live happily ever with Tom and Evie? To find out the answers to these questions, and much more, you have to read this book. I promise you this, the conclusion is smashing. Amazon Verified Purchase.


Amazon Gift Card - Email
Amazon Gift Card - Email
Price: $50.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Gift, November 1, 2014
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An Amazon Gift card is a perfect gift. I can purchase books for my kindle, which gives me no end of pleasure.

I received my Kindle four years ago as a Mother's Day Gift from my sons, and I treasure this gift. Now, whenever, I receive a gift card for my Kindle, I am most pleased.


Gone Girl: A Novel
Gone Girl: A Novel
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $5.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catastrophic Love Story!, September 30, 2014
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Amy Elliott Dunne has gone missing. Nick Dunne, her husband, came home and found the front door wide open, and the cat on the porch. Amy would never let the cat out of the house. The cat would run toward the river. The Mississippi, that is. Nick found the living room ransacked; the cocktail table was smashed, and the ottoman was overturned; the room was a mess. Yet, Amy's favorite vase was intact in the corner of the room. The police told Nick that blood had been mopped up from the kitchen floor. A lot of blood. Nick is a prime suspect. Public opinion is against Nick.

In "Gone Girl," we are given a first-person narrative from Nick about his marriage to Amy and their life in Manhattan where they work, and their beautiful Brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, where they live. Eventually, they both lose their jobs, and things start to go downhill. We are then told that they move to Carthage, Missouri to be near Nick's parents, both of whom are in poor health. Nick then tells us of Amy's disappearance on their fifth Anniversary, and how he is is questioned at length by the police, but swears that he did not harm Amy. Interestingly, we are also given a first-person narrative from Amy, the Gone Girl, through a Diary, which dates back to 2010 and up to the time of her disappearance, three years later. She, too, talks of their early married life, and their life in Manhattan, where they were employed, and of their home in Brooklyn Heights. The marriage seems blissful at first, but then starts to deteriorate. Nick lies and tell us when he lies. We wonder if Amy is lying in some of her Diary entries.

Toward the middle of the novel the truth emerges, and it's shocking; stunningly shocking. As the story progresses further, more catastrophic events occur that amaze the reader. The plot has intricate, complex developments that reach an intense climax. As the rising action slowly slides to an ugly, annoying conclusion that many reviewers on this site are complaining about, we are left breathless . . . disgusted. . . dissatisfied. Despite the ending, this book is brilliant. Amazon Verified Purchase.


The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon Book 14)
The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon Book 14)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers
Price: $9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Great Heist!, July 31, 2014
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Gabriel Allon is in pursuit of a stolen Caravaggio masterpiece. It all started when Julian Isherwood went to Lake Como to meet with an art dealer, who dealt in stolen artworks, unbeknown to Julian. When Julian arrived at the art dealer's residence, he found him brutally murdered. The General put in charge of the investigation from the art theft squad from Rome, called in Gabriel and made a deal with him. He would keep Julian's name out of the investigation if Gabriel would search for the missing Caravaggio. Gabriel agreed.

The setting for this work moves from place to place, from Venice to London to Geneva to Switzerland to Germany and, of course, to King Saul Boulevard in Jerusalam. Gabriel's pursuit of the Caravaggio shifts to the search for Syrian Muslim terrorists. He gathers his loyal comrades at King Saul Boulevard to assist him in pursuing the Muslim terrorists, and in particular, one Syrian Muslim leader, and the billions of dollars he is hoarding, while his people suffer grievous deprivations; while he tortures some of his Syrian citizens. Gabriel and his team set up a scheme to "borrow" a Van Gogh masterpiece from the famous museum in the Netherlands to entice the Muslim terrorist, who is an ardent collector of stolen artworks. The heist goes smoothly, but to find out how the scheme goes you have to read the book.

"The Heist" is replete with numerous, complex plot developments that delight the reader. This work is beautifully written, and often waxes poetic, which typifies a Daniel Silva work. The action heightens, declines, and then heightens again; yet it reaches an outstanding conclusion. Woven in the early narrative is interesting discourse on the life and times of Caravaggio. Technical discussion, as always, is given on the restoration of a masterpiece, and on the removal of an artwork painted over a masterpiece, which I'm sure is most accurate. All of this holds the interest of the reader.

I sighed sadly when I finished "The Heist," for I know that I won't be able to read a new Gabriel Allon novel for another year or more. Finally, Daniel Silva is one of the best and strongest writers on the literary scene today. Amazon Verified Purchase.


Murder Most Austen: A Mystery (Elizabeth Parker Mysteries Book 4)
Murder Most Austen: A Mystery (Elizabeth Parker Mysteries Book 4)
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Murder Most Excellent!, June 30, 2014
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This work is steeped in all things Austen. Each chapter begins with a quote from an Austen work, or a quote from a Letter of Jane Austen. I am an Austen devotee, and just luxuriated in all the allusions and references to Jane Austen's novels in "Murder Most Austen." The protagonist, Elizabeth Parker, says her favorite Austen work, as is mine, is "Pride and Prejudice," a work I re-read once a year. There is also mention of the excellent BBC 1995 production of P & P, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, which I have seen numerous times, and will watch many more times. Oh, yes, there is a murder mystery in this work.

Elizabeth Parker and her flamboyant great-aunt Winnie come to an Austen Festival in Bath, England. Along the way, they meet an arrogant, English Professor, Richard Baines, who claims to be an expert in Austen, and propounds preposterous opinions about her works and the characters, claiming they are filled with "sex and intrigue." This asinine professor is to present a paper at the festival, claiming that Jane Austen did not die of Addison's disease, but of syphillis. Cora Beadle, Aunt Winnie's good friend is outraged by this, as well she should be. She vehemently voices her opinion to Baines, even threatening him. At the first fancy-dress Ball of the festival, Elizabeth discovers the murdered body of this foolish professor. And the prime suspect is Cora. Cora's daughter prevails upon Elizabeth to investigate after Aunt Winnie brags about Elizabeth's sleuthing skills. Against her will, Elizabeth agrees. Elizabeth then happens on a second murdered victim much to the annoyance of the investigating inspector, a rather dour, humorless woman named Middlefield. Middlefield becomes extremely annoyed when she learns that Elizabeth has garnered more pertinent facts about the case than she.

In the end, however, it is Elizabeth who figures out who the killer is. But at great risk to herself.
If you love Austen, you'll love this book. Amazon Verified Purchase.


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