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Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife (Translucent Sapphire)
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife (Translucent Sapphire)
Price: $10.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handy!, June 16, 2016
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This gadget is invaluable at work, where the photocopier paper boxes come bound tight in a plastic strap. Had to order this one because the spring on the scissor of the old one snapped. These are practically the sharpest scissors in the house! I love the color of this blue one. Note: You will forget it's on your keychain. Make sure you take it off before flying or TSA will take it away from you.


Zootopia Small Plush Officer Judy Hopps
Zootopia Small Plush Officer Judy Hopps
Price: $5.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Hopps Reports for Duty, June 16, 2016
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She's adorable. We have her on a little shelf on top of our TV and she sits fine. This is better than the Judy sold at the Disney store, who is wearing a dress. (To be fair, the Disney store one is cuddlier because the uniform portion of the stuffed animal is made from some stiff material, so if your child wants something to hug, that one may be better.) However, as others have pointed out, she does not have black edges on her ears as the photo portrays.


2016 Nextbook Flexx 10.1" Convertible Laptop with keyboard, 1 Year Office 365 and 1 Tb Cloud Storage (Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1/10)
2016 Nextbook Flexx 10.1" Convertible Laptop with keyboard, 1 Year Office 365 and 1 Tb Cloud Storage (Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1/10)
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Price: $129.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for What It Is, June 16, 2016
I wanted something I could take on a weekend trip or on vacation, or just someplace where I wanted both functions (laptop and tablet). I have owned one for nine months and I like it. I can tuck it under my arm in its included sleeve and take it just about anywhere. Can you play graphics intensive games, do complicated image manipulation, etc.? No. However, you can surf the internet, read Facebook, blog, write your novel, etc. Separate it from the keyboard and you can watch Netflix and read online magazine subscriptions, and Kindle and Nook books. On vacation I used it to blog as well as read my magazines on Nook and Zinio. (The Zinio app in Windows is a fat pain in the neck, but that's Microslop's fault, not this Nextbook.) Using a mini-SD card in my camera, I could transfer photographs I took during the day on my camera to my blog by using the mini-SD slot, which ordinarily holds a card for my files.

As others have mentioned, keeping the keyboard in contact with the tablet part is a bit aggravating. This is not a unit you can sit on your lap, but needs a stable surface. However, even a bed at a hotel will do as long as you don't jiggle it too much. I find it helps to uncouple the two parts, and then recouple it, FIRMLY, and if it connects, leave it alone! I bought a mini-mouse for it, plus a USB port multiplier (since it only has two USB ports and the mouse plug takes up one), and a stylus, and it's a light tool for keeping you connected.


The Annotated Little Women (The Annotated Books)
The Annotated Little Women (The Annotated Books)
by John Matteson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $28.50
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Scholarly Work on LITTLE WOMEN, May 4, 2016
Yes, I have yet another annotated version of this classic. I read so much about this volume on a blog that I wanted it, and my husband obliged for Christmas. Matteson, an Alcott scholar, received permission to use photos of items from Alcott's "Orchard House, including personal items like Anna Alcott Pratt's (the original of "Meg") wedding dress, the newly-discovered New Testament belonging to Lizzie (the original of "Beth"), books published by May Alcott Nieriker, and never-before-seen family photographs.

In this volume Matteson uses Alcott's original text for LITTLE WOMEN, only briefly mentioning the revision that her publishers requested when the two parts of the text were put together to make the one book we know today, to correct the slang that the girls and Laurie use (it was considered detrimental to the readers of the 19th century!). Instead he talks more about the different "sections" of the first part. Initially Alcott wrote only the first twelve chapters, which are episodic scenes in the lives of the girls, unsure that anyone would want to read "dull" stuff; her publisher agreed, but his niece loved the story so much that Alcott continued, with the next chapters providing a more cohesive whole to the story. Also, the story was originally supposed to end when Mr. March came home at Christmas, the story running one year from one Christmas to the next. It was Alcott's publisher who asked that she write "Aunt March Settles the Question," which suggests a future (i.e. a sequel) might be in order for these characters. I knew Alcott didn't think much of the book until her publisher's niece said she loved it—she basically wrote her children's books and stories to make money—but I had no idea of the actual "construction" of the book until now.

I'm hard pressed to tell you which volume is "better." I liked this one for its biography of Alcott and the importance of Lizzie Alcott and May Alcott Nieriker to what happened to Louisa in later life; also the new photographs (since when you visit Orchard House they don't allow you to take photos). But the other book by Daniel Shealy was good, too. If you're an Alcott fan, you'll want both, so check the used book stores!


Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota, New Yeovil, Minnesota 1873 (Dear America Series)
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota, New Yeovil, Minnesota 1873 (Dear America Series)
by Marion Dane Bauer
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Based on a True Story, May 4, 2016
This is labeled "special edition" and I don't know why unless it is the first "Dear America" book I've read that is based on an actual family. The young lady who is the protagonist was the great-grandaunt of the author and she derived the story in this novel from the memories of older relatives who remembered "Polly."

Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers accompanies her siblings, half-siblings, father and stepmother to the United States, where her minister father has arranged for them to found an English colony in 1873 Minnesota. He has come home with tales of green and verdant fields and the members of his Baptist congregation, unwelcome by the Church of England, are eager to come. Tragedy strikes early: the small brother of Polly's best friend Jane dies on the ship during the Atlantic voyage. When they arrive at their new home, there is no infant town as they were promised and it is snowing heavily on Easter Sunday. This is only the beginning of their trials.

This is a excellent primer to the pioneer experience, but be aware that very sensitive children may find this one chilling. It is not a happy experience for the Rodgers family. The story begins with the death of little Timmy and other deaths occur, and something else upsetting happens near the end. Keep in mind that the events that happen are nothing different than what you might read in the "Little House" books, but they are different than the experiences of most children today. Some parents may be dismayed that the godly Reverend Rodgers is not the steadfast leader he needs to be (he reminds me somewhat of Bronson Alcott) to survive in the Minnesota wilderness, but he is typical of many of the people who went west with misconceptions and believed promoters' tales of the area. I was particularly impressed by how Polly's stepmother learned to cope with the situation and how Polly's perception of her changed from the beginning of the book when she was a despised stepmother.


A Pattern of Lies: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
A Pattern of Lies: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
by Charles Todd
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.77
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who Has it In for the Ashtons?, May 4, 2016
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In England after escorting a group of wounded soldiers from the front, Great War battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is looking forward to a few days' leave with her family. Unfortunately she cannot get a train and there are no places to stay, until she meets an old patient of hers, Major Mark Ashton, who is home on leave until his hearing problem from concussion resolves. He invites her to his home for the night, where Bess discovers the family is being systematically harassed about a devastating accident that happened at the family munitions plant two years earlier. Although the explosion was determined to be an accident, out of nowhere accusations are resurfacing that the family was behind the deaths. Bess likes the family immediately and soon is determined to get to the bottom of the accusations, especially after Mark's father is arrested.

I found this an interesting and absorbing novel in the Bess Crawford series. Probably I should have guessed the identity of the culprit earlier, but I was too busy enjoying Bess' relationship with the Ashtons and her efforts to solve the mystery of the sabotaged factory. I found that Bess' transport back and forth to the front and Britain made sense in her duties as a nursing sister. It does seem a bit unusual that her Australian soldier friend can keep popping up when she needs him, but I guess that's no less unlikely than a nursing sister getting involved with murder mysteries in the first place. I like Bess; she's capable and doesn't need a man to help her make the conclusions she comes to, for all that Simon Brandon does pop up once again just in time.


Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
by Dr. Jan Pol
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.93
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pol's Progress, May 4, 2016
This is the story of Jan Pol, the Michigan veterinarian whose cases are shown on the National Geographic Wild channel's THE INCREDIBLE DR. POL. Pol was born in the Netherlands and was helping with animals at an early age. His family endured Nazi rule during World War II and later he studies in Michigan where he meets his wife Diane, charmed by the fact that she plays tag with a pet duck, and you learn about his early mentors.

The remainder of the book is about memorable animal patients or why/how he uses a certain treatment, very like the television series. I only watch the series occasionally, so most of the stories weren't familiar to me. Plus he talks about how the television series came about.

Pol's co-writer tries to write as his subject talks, so the narrative is rather cut-and-dried. Those looking for the poetic feel of James Herriott about the landscape and the people will be disappointed. But there are a wide variety of cases covered, from horses to cows to dogs and cats, and it's enjoyable enough. Plus there's a center section of photographs, where you can see what Pol looked like as a younger man.


The Laws of Murder: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries)
The Laws of Murder: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries)
by Charles Finch
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.77
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lenox Back in Form, May 4, 2016
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Charles Lenox and his four colleagues, including his protege Jack Dallington, have now formed their investigative agency and are hoping for consultation work from the police. Except, to Lenox's astonishment, his good friend at Scotland Yard, Inspector Thomas Jenkins, badmouths him and his agency to the press. Yet when Inspector Jenkins is murdered, he clearly leaves clues that Lenox recognizes, but cannot quite put together because they have been compromised. Lenox is also certain that one of his old nemesis, the Marquess of Wakefield, is involved in the mystery—only to discover the peer also dead. But as distrust of Lenox spreads after the newspaper reports, he finds his new agency may no longer want him as one of the partners.

A ship of smuggled items, a convent on an otherwise busy street, the scandalous Wakefield who meets his doom in a most mysterious way, and a charming young Frenchman figure in this latest Lenox mystery in paperback. I'm so glad Lenox has dropped the Parliamentary seat; his part-time sleuthing wasn't really interesting, even if it allowed Jack Dallington to blossom as a detective and his old butler Graham to fill his place and use his unique skills. Needless to say, with a lascivious lord, murder, and smuggling, there are further revelations of the seamy underside of London. Sadly, Lady Jane doesn't have a lot to do in the story


The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
by Richard Kurin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $34.34
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4.0 out of 5 stars History by the Item, May 4, 2016
In an American response to the seminal BBC production THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS, this is a lush volume that covers the pre-Columbian (Burgess shale points) all the way to the present (the man-made Giant Magellan Telescope) and just a bit of everything in between: Pocahontas' authentic portrait (all of them), Thomas Jefferson's Bible (which he disassembled and rearranged), Abraham Lincoln's beaver hat, gold from Sutter's fort and furniture from Appamattox, the Wright flyer and an authentic Eisenhower jacket, the Salk vaccine and the AIDS quilt. It's a giant candy box of historical choices, illustrated in color, and a nice overview of American history which tries to be inclusive of other points of view besides the usual historical narrative. The only minus of this volume is its price, but if you're a history buff, a nice used or remainder copy will do. Plus, if you dislike it, it can be used as a burglar basher. At 760 pages of heavyweight paper, it would make a nice leaf press, too. '


Gone West: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries Book 20)
Gone West: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries Book 20)
Offered by Macmillan
Price: $9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars I Won't Get Involved Again, May 4, 2016
Investigating a crime is the furthest thing from Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher's mind when she gets together with her old schoolmate Sybil Sutherby. Sybil has been acting as a typist and editor for the novelist Humphrey Birtwhistle, who has kept the old family estate going by writing romances of the Old West, having lived there as a young man and brought his American wife back home with him. Sybil confides to Daisy that she thinks someone is drugging her employer to keep him under the weather, since when Sybil took over writing the books from Humphrey's outlines they have been making a great deal more money. So under the guise of visiting Sybil, Daisy once again gets herself involved in a mystery—as Birtwhistle dies not soon after she meets the rest of his not-always-lovely family.

Once again Daisy must try to sort out who might want to kill the victim: perhaps it's the man's younger brother or sister, who worked the estate hard most of their lives only to have him come home and claim it; or the flibbertigibbet niece with no money of her own or her two suitors, a straitlaced type or an Irish poet; it might even be his American wife. Even Sybil and her beau, the estate's physician, are not free of suspicion—and of course Daisy must cooperate when her husband DI Fletcher and his associates Tom Tring and Ernie Piper are called onto the case. A nice atmospheric country house mystery with a couple of twists.


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