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Wilson Jones Resource Recycled Kraft Binder, Round Ring, 1 Inch, Kraft Brown (W31501)
Wilson Jones Resource Recycled Kraft Binder, Round Ring, 1 Inch, Kraft Brown (W31501)
Price: $10.75
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's not plastic, July 11, 2014
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I still miss canvas binders and am definitely not a fan of plastic, so this binder is a nice solution in some ways. It looks very environmentally friendly. However if you happen to get it wet because you walked out in the rain and it was not protected or you spilled something onit, it will show, absorb and depending on the amount have some deterioration.

At this time it is very pricey for such a thin binder. The rings work well, but if you need pockets, there are none. It will show some wear before a plastic binder will, but neither lasts as well as my old canvas covered binders.

When We Met (Hqn)
When We Met (Hqn)
by Susan Mallery
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $5.77
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5.0 out of 5 stars To do it right, July 6, 2014
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`When we Meet' is another in the Fool's Gold series, which are charming novels about a town where everyone cares for each other and love seems to come to even those who have given up hope.

This book starts out a bit different, less subtly than the others. Taryn is a tough business woman with an even tougher childhood. Angel is a former serviceman with the scars to prove it and an emotional hurt from the death of his wife and son. He feels if he would have been with them their car accident would not have killed them. Neither Taryn nor Angel feel they can be in a trusting long term relationship, but their sexual attraction is strong from the first sentence.

We get to see the magic that Fool's Gold provides and meet some of the other delightful characters, especially Felicia a woman with a sky high IQ and little loving interaction as she grew up - she still speaks like a Mr. Spock and adds much to any scene she is in.

All is explained, one does not have to have read any of the other books in the series, but you will want to when you finish. There is humor and love and obstacles for everyone.
Of course... the course of true love never runs smoothly, so Taryn and Angel have their ups and downs and it is left to the reader to see how all's well that ends well.

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both
North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both
by Cea Sunrise Person
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.21
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5.0 out of 5 stars Longing for something different, July 6, 2014
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It's hard to love a book that tells a tale of such a childhood as Cea Sunrise Person lived through. To those who have no memory of the hippie culture, it is difficult to imagine all the pills and drugs so blatantly available and passed around to almost anyone. For those who lived in these surroundings, as Cea did - her life is filled with nudity and her mother, grandfather and others having open sex with a multitude of partners. Cea describes the ding dongs and wieners and the roach clips she made as a 4 year old as presents.

There are points where we lose exactly how old she is. Her school attendance is erratic, because she was not sent and when she is, she is so different from those she is around - one can only imagine her pain as a child. She does a good job in describing her dysfunctional, crazed family. She realizes her mother's mental problems and depression as she is older. This is a lady that that grew up surrounded by inappropriate almost everything and is able to write an engrossing remembrance.

Last Days of Man
Last Days of Man
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4.0 out of 5 stars Are our days numbered?, July 5, 2014
This review is from: Last Days of Man (DVD)
This is an interesting DVD, for the fact that it brings up scenarios that would wipe out the human population. The shocking fact that 99.9 per cent of all species that have lived on earth have disappeared sort of makes this fact hit home. One might want to keep younger children or those that could become too fearful away from screening this.

The DVD contains 2 episodes, each 60 minutes long with scene selections and English subtitles. The usual talking heads count down and illustrate the 10 ways man might be exterminated; giving such facts along the way as #8 is 2 times as likely to occur as #9. The explanations contain both natural disasters and ones that man could cause.
This is a thought-provoking show, but not one for the faint hearted or extreme worry warts.

DVD ~ Peter Cushing
Price: $20.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars The City and Colonial Bank, July 4, 2014
This review is from: CASH ON DEMAND (DVD)
In this 1962 black and white thriller a man impersonates the company detective and informs the bank manager his family is in grave danger in order to rob the bank. This is 8o minutes of mostly dialogue, there is little action, but still the suspense is there.

If you have trouble understanding quick speaking, tight jawed English accents you might have problems understanding everything that is said. There are no subtitles.

At times this movie is part of the Icons of Suspense Collection, which contains: Stop Me Before I Kill! / Cash on Demand / The Snorkel / Maniac / Never Take Candy from a Stranger / These Are the Damned. Amazingly that price is usually less than this DVD by itself.
It is an interesting part of the Hammer films collection.

Lonely Planet New York & the Mid-Atlantic's Best Trips (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet New York & the Mid-Atlantic's Best Trips (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.66
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5.0 out of 5 stars Along the highway, July 4, 2014
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There are 27 road trips in this handy little guide. They cover most of the well-known sites and some of the not so well known. There are guides for the trips that cover outdoor activities, art and architecture, urban, family fun, history, and natural vistas. Information is included on when to go, useful websites, the sights to see, parking, where to stay and where to eat.

Each trip gives the number of days and miles/kilometers, basic maps and some details on what to see. The book is divided into New York- New Jersey and Pennsylvania- Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware -and classic trips.
The descriptions are clear and many colour photos are included. I've traveled in many of these places and stopped at the sites. The facts seem accurate and the information, although general is well done.

Verilux VT10WW1 HappyLight Liberty Natural Spectrum Lamp, 5K Energy
Verilux VT10WW1 HappyLight Liberty Natural Spectrum Lamp, 5K Energy
Price: $39.95
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for fluorescent sensitivity, July 3, 2014
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I always wanted to try one of these lights. I love the sun and bright days, however I have always had a problem with fluorescent lights and this carries that caution on page 7 of the instruction booklet, that some people might suffer that sensitivity. I wish it was on the box or in the product description. I tried it anyway, placing it on more of an angle away from my eyes than in the diagram.

After less than a minute it felt as if my eyes were burning and as if I had looked straight into the sun. If this works for others - wonderful, but it seems impossible that one could tolerate this bright light shining at their eyes.
One good thing about this product is that the power cord is not too short as many new appliances seem to be designed with.

Whynter RPD-702WP Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier with Pump, 70-Pint
Whynter RPD-702WP Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier with Pump, 70-Pint
Price: $237.69
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2.0 out of 5 stars It keeps on working, July 3, 2014
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We received this dehumidifier at the beginning of a prolonged period of extremely humid/high dew point weather, read the directions and placed it in our basement. The humidity level read 70 percent and it ran and ran. It did stop when the bucket was full and the bucket seems to stick as you remove it. I worked it in and out hoping that it was sticking because it was new, but that problem is still there.

I set the adjustment for 50 percent and started it up again. The next morning I could still tell it was running. From the top of the basement stairs it sounds reminiscent of a train arriving in a New York subway station, except it does not stop. It has done a good job on removing the moisture from the air. The humidity level is at 43 per cent. I have re read instructions, reset it, had someone else set it and the thing will not turn off when it reaches the desired level.

I really might be able to stand the noise if the thing would turn off once in a while, but the timer does not function either. The fact that the bucket catches and is hard to remove is the least of the irritations... the noise level is absolutely ridiculous and makes this something I have to turn off whenever we use our basement.

Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story
Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story
by S. D. Nelson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.05
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Marine that went to war, July 3, 2014
`Quiet Hero' in some ways is an excellent book, but there are some problems with things other than the story, which should be better known, of Ira Hayes. He was a Pima Indian who joined the Marines shortly after WWII was declared in the US. He was one of the men who helped to raise the flag on Iwo Jima. He had found contentment in the service, but afterwards, when he was sent back to the states and at the war's end he was overwhelmed with loneliness and a feeling of not belonging. He drank too much and was found dead just short of the 10th anniversary of the flag raising.

The book has very nice water colours to illustrate. It is written simply, but the type is smaller than younger readers are used to. or even 1st grade vocabulary. The book is listed for 1st grade up. It could be read and explained to 1ST and 2ND graders and depending upon ability level those up to 6th grade might like it. Older children would probably find the lay out too simplistic.

There are 2 ˝ pages of author's notes in the back with some photos of Ira. One shows him and the 2 other survivors of the flag raising. If you recognize uniforms you can tell one is a naval hospital corpsman, the author makes no mention of this and continually refers to marines as soldiers.

It's a worthwhile book that could have been better in its terminology and aiming for a more specific age group rather than words and content too difficult for younger readers and a layout and style too young to appeal to older students.

Explorer's Guide Maine (Seventeenth Edition)  (Explorer's Complete)
Explorer's Guide Maine (Seventeenth Edition) (Explorer's Complete)
by Nancy English
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.84
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Down East, July 3, 2014
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This new Explorer's guide is not really for the rough and ready backpacker. It is a guide for those who wish to explore Maine mainly by auto, although there is information on public transportation. It is about8 ˝"x6" and really too heavy to carry around in a purse, there are 640 pages. There are no colour photos but many black and white, the maps are clear and simple, but it would be better to have a more detailed map if you are driving around.

There is information on lodging and restaurants, although not always is the price level given or if it is a casual establishment or not. There are symbols for the author's favorites, special values, child friendly, handicapped and wireless internet.
The book is divided into; southern coast, Casco Bay, Midcoast and Islands, Down East, western mountains and lakes, Kennebec Valley and Maine highlands. Both of the authors live in Maine and are experienced travel writers. Many Maine citizens use this as their go to guide. When we visited Maine, my relatives had copies of this guide in their house.

There is a lot of information on each section -some background, where to go, historical and tourist sites, parking, when to come, getting there, tours, parks and beaches. It is a fact that many tourists today look forward to shopping as much as they do the sites, so that information is included too.
This is one of the better and more complete guidebooks around.

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