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DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Dinner, Summer & Picnic Tablecloth, 60 x 104", Warm Stripe, Seats 8 to 10 People
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Dinner, Summer & Picnic Tablecloth, 60 x 104", Warm Stripe, Seats 8 to 10 People
Price: $32.99
5 used & new from $32.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality, May 27, 2016
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Very nice quality of heavy cotton with woven (not printed) stripes and decent hems, nice soft colors. This particular design doesn't look quite as good with my dark wood table and chairs as I'd like. Initial size of 85x61 shrank somewhat to 80x57 after washing and line-drying, some wrinkles but I'm used to that in line-dried cotton tablecloths.


Martin Universal Mijello Fredi Weber Peel Tray, 12.75 x 9-Inch, Off Palette
Martin Universal Mijello Fredi Weber Peel Tray, 12.75 x 9-Inch, Off Palette
Price: $12.30
10 used & new from $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as easy to peel as I'd like, but great anyway, March 13, 2016
The acrylic paint peels off nicely if it's thick, but thin layers of diluted/mostly-used paint need to be hand scraped. If you leave those thin layers there, it will not continue stick on when you use it the next time and you get little bits of old dried paint in the new paint. Otherwise the palette is great - big and lightweight and easy to use.


Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
by P. D. James
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.95
512 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to enjoy if you really are into P&P/JA, February 7, 2016
A murder mystery based on the characters in Pride and Prejudice. It keeps close the the original in the characters and theme and somewhat in the voice. However, it's slow-moving and the characters don't seem very interesting, compared to P&P; it doesn't have the liveliness, even Elizabeth seems introspective and dull. I'm bothered by what seem to me to be many historical inaccuracies regarding travel, activities at night, and crime-solving processes in 1803. e.g. Darcy rides out into moonlit darkness with heavy slanting rain, in order to visit someone living "within 8 miles" and getting there in half an hour, and I just don't think there were constables in the remote wilds of derbyshire in 1803. Of course JA had an unfair advantage of actually writing in that period, so it was easy for her to get the details right...


Jane and the Waterloo Map (Being a Jane Austen Mystery)
Jane and the Waterloo Map (Being a Jane Austen Mystery)
by Stephanie Barron
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.66
79 used & new from $8.74

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must read for Jane fans, but not up to the standards of this series, December 31, 2015
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Stephanie Barron's Jane series is by far the best "Janeite" books out there. Loosely following her life, but adding all kinds of interesting and improbable events and characters. This one, like the others in this series, is wonderfully written, has the colorfully detailed background, and is a pleasure to read. However, compared to the earlier ones, the plot is weak, the characters are flat, the tension and release are hardly present. I think it's the interesting characters and the way Ms. Barron detailed them in her earlier books, that I miss most; this book doesn't have those interesting but still (mostly) believable with delightful banter. Alas, in this book most characters just have cameos with no depth, the only two family members who appear remain colorless background, and the romantic interest is recycled Trowbridge.

But it's a truth perhaps not universally acknowledged that in every long series, the books tend to get stale at some point. Still well worth reading.


The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
by Cleo Coyle
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bogus indeed, December 27, 2015
I think the title is a foreshadowing device - it is indeed apparently a bogus book (whether or not it might be a bestseller if it was real).
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DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Monogrammable, Everyday Kitchen Basic Utility Bar Mop Dishcloth 12 x 12" Set of 8
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Monogrammable, Everyday Kitchen Basic Utility Bar Mop Dishcloth 12 x 12" Set of 8
Price: $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Not sufficiently absorbant, November 30, 2015
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They are pretty and seem to be well made, and the texture is nice. Dry, they are not as absorbent as I need, but wetted, the texture allows them to do an outstanding job of cleaning up (say your are making stock, and the entire kitchen appears covered with chicken fat). However... they can't be squeezed out as dry as a sponge, and I am not wanting to have to manage wet towels until laundry day, so I'm not sure if they are worth it. Maybe if they get washed enough times in hot enough water, the manufacturing fabric finishes will wash off and they will wipe up spills when dry...


Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, White (Fixed Code, 1Rx-1Tx)
Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, White (Fixed Code, 1Rx-1Tx)
Offered by Etekcity
Price: $15.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Reviews are for two entirely different products; the old one was wonderful, this one is completely different, November 7, 2015
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When I first ordered this two years ago it came with one outlet, two remotes, each remote with one button. This is a nice clean design and exactly what I need, though it was a bit of a struggle to get the giant unit plugged in. The new model that replaces it appears to have a whole lot of buttons - 4 of them unused - and only one remote unit comes with it. My complaint is that by some silly game, these reviews (and the link from my previous order), are to this entirely different item. Do not think, reading the reviews, that they have anything to do with the item pictured...

The original one was excellent, used it for almost two years before the button got knocked off the wall and broke and I would reorder it, but this thing is missing the one feature I need.


OXO Pet Pop Container, Big Square, 4-Liter
OXO Pet Pop Container, Big Square, 4-Liter
Price: $17.99
4 used & new from $12.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Really works, really airtight, really easy to use, November 6, 2015
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I got this to put laundry detergent in; ours used to always turn into a solid lump. Now, no lumps, it stays powder! It's proven to be really airtight, and so effortless to seal and unseal that we haven't got lazy or not bothered.


Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed
by Harold Koda
Edition: Hardcover
51 used & new from $2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening, October 20, 2015
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This book taught me some things about the body and clothing that I did not previously see... in site of having been though a 4-year degree program in clothing design, and decades of interest in historic and ethnic clothing. Sure, we know about corsets and feet, but the neck and shoulders just don't get that much attention... very well done.


Camping Oregon: A Comprehensive Guide To Public Tent And Rv Campgrounds (State Camping Series)
Camping Oregon: A Comprehensive Guide To Public Tent And Rv Campgrounds (State Camping Series)
by Rhonda Ostertag
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.75
48 used & new from $9.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Complete and practical if not as complete as I'd want, October 20, 2015
The listing is remarkably complete. I prefer the more complete campground descriptions I can find online, but I didn't have time to prepare ahead and took this (printed) book along. Besides some issues with campsite closing dates (inevitable), it did the job. While the maps could be better, even so they are much better than I can find online. Besides wanting more detail (e.g. if a campground is close to a busy road), the main thing this book doesn't have is elevations... important for October (well, not this year)


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