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76%OFF for Today Only! Saicoo® Wireless digital doorbell reaches 1000 feet working distance with timeless, classic design, 52 classical door chimes - included Transmitter battery
76%OFF for Today Only! Saicoo® Wireless digital doorbell reaches 1000 feet working distance with timeless, classic design, 52 classical door chimes - included Transmitter battery
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Price: $39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Add some flavor to the sounds of your doorbell, August 22, 2014
SAICOO has come out with a different stance on the usual doorbell annoyance. This is a two part device - a transmitter and a receiver - that is wireless: the transmitter is run on a battery (12V 23A) which is gratefully included and the receiver is a plug in to an electrical outlet. The charm is in the choice of ring tones - 52 in all and a volume adjuster. The space covered between the two devices is 1000 feet.

This is the perfect answer to the question - is the doorbell for the front door, the side door, the back door or where ever? The answer - just adjust the ring tone to be different for each. It is very easy to install. Nice idea and it comes with a 100% guarantee. Fill your home with different tunes than just `ding-dong'. Grady Harp, August 14


Sandwich spreads cookbook: 201 special recipes for sandwich spreads that you will use every day - easy healthy food served on bread (Smart Cooking)
Sandwich spreads cookbook: 201 special recipes for sandwich spreads that you will use every day - easy healthy food served on bread (Smart Cooking)
Price: $0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Easy healthy food served on bread', August 22, 2014
Author chef L. Sullivan is apparently known as a renowned sandwich enthusiast in addition to being a fine chef of other aspects of the `food chain'. Whether the author is male or female is not shared, but that really is inconsequential information when the quality of the recipes in this surprising collection is tried and enjoyed. Or as the author states, 'Take this chance to broaden your horizon and explore both what you believe to have known and what you have yet to come across. Allow these recipes to tickle your curiosity as well as your taste buds while trying out each one of them. Adopt the recipes you really like and allow some of the others to grow on you. Use this book's diversity to personalize the spreads you consume and call them your own.'

Remember the concept of the book is sandwich `spreads' and the author divides the types of spreads into the following sections (accompanied by some nice photos here and there): HERBS AND SPICES - African Style Spice Spread, Basil Spread, Chili and Honey Pesto, Coriander and Mint Chutney, Green Yemenite Hot Sauce, etc; NUTS AND LEGUMES - Almond and Honey Paste, Almond Butter, Beans, Pickles and Almond Spread, Cashew Mayonnaise, Cocoa Macadamia Spread, Fenugreek Paste, etc; DAIRY - Anchovy Butter, Blue Cheese Spread, Cashew and Cheese spread, Dill Butter, Eggs and Green Beans Spread, etc; FRUITS - Apple and Apricot Chutney, Apple and Ginger Chutney, Apple and Mint Jelly, Avocado Salsa with Pickled Lemon, etc; VEGETABLE - Baltic Style Horseradish, Beet and Peanuts Spread, Beet Spread, Beet Wasabi, etc; MEAT - Chicken Liver Pate with Pecans and Figs, Chicken Spread, Cold Ham Salad Spread, Confit Foie Gras, Corned Beef Sandwich Spread, etc; SEAFOOD - Canned Fish Butter, Cheese and Herring Spread, Crab Spread, Cucumber and Arame Seaweed Spread, etc; CONFECTIONARY - Chocolate Spread, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Homemade Cookie Butter, Homemade Nougat Spread, Low Sugar Dark Chocolate Mousse, etc; STRANGE, UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE - Hot Cheddar and Mushroom Spread, Mushroom Spread, Sunflower and Mushroom Spread, Wild Mushroom Pâté, Edible Flower Cheese Spread, Lavender Chardonnay Jelly, etc.

Each of the 201 recipes is explained in detail and the ingredients and methods of preparation make the process simple. This is a grand embellishment for the cookbook shelf - especially at the speed at which we are living today! Grady Harp, August 14


Confessions of a Liberal Lover
Confessions of a Liberal Lover
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Hi," flashing my unique version of a coy smile.'"Hi," giving me a once-over before mentally dumping me in the reject pile.', August 22, 2014
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Detroit, Michigan born Maud Muller has had an active career in the health care industry, having received her training at Michigan State University along with a Masters in Business Administration. She now lives and writes and keeps a keen eye on the American political scene from her home in Florida. This reader's first exposure to the talent of Muller was her intense, suspenseful novel, A MONSTER'S GAME, that dealt with social issues and crime that remain front and center in today's news. This delightfully uplifting and hilarious book CONFESSIONS OF A LIBERAL LOVER is the other end of the spectrum of Muller's talent - farce and comedy blended with sex and politics that make the book, though rather short, a gentle relief from the pressures of the times. And there is nothing wrong with an escape novel about now!

This is Muller's second book and reading the first paragraph keys the reader into the fun ahead: `Once upon a time, I had a lot of trouble holding on to my lovers. I'm not talking about holding on in a literal sense; they weren't slippery and there's nothing wrong with my hands. I'm talking about holding on in an emotional sense. Ridiculous as it sounds, I used to think the reason for this was political, since I lean to the left and most of my lovers have been conservative Republicans. Reality eventually intervened, however, and I accepted the problems with my love life had less to do with politics and more to do with the lousy relationship I had with my father when I was growing up--and the fact my most trusted friend and advisor was a gargoyle.' "I" is Alice, a somewhat misfit of a girl with `chronic hostilitis', a domineering father and a sister-preferring mother and we accompany her through a childhood until she reaches the dating age: `Attracting the attention of the opposite sex became the most important thing in my life-- with the possible exception of chocolate almond ice cream and Milky Ways. Why did I care if the other girls shunned me as long as there were virile, incredibly handsome pimply-faced, hormone-crazed teenage boys lusting after me?' You get the drift of this tantalizing tale. As the author summarizes, ``Confessions of a Liberal Lover, is pure fun from cover to cover. The story of Alice, a woman who overdosed on romance novels as a teenager, is funny and sexy with a touch of fantasy in the form of a lovable wise-cracking gargoyle (in truth a monster statue won at a lucky wheel game), I'm sure most woman will identify with Alice, her childhood experiences and possibly one of her lovers.'

We follow Alice (and her gargoyle) through an attempt to support herself, a stint at the university, and ultimately into the business world, and the only constant theme is her disastrous experiences with boys to men. The way Muller writes in this book is as attuned to reality as she was her other mentioned book, but this time her gift for putting comedic situations in words places her high on the list of contemporary writers. Maud Muller spins a fine one here! Grady Harp, August 14


Credit Repair Secrets: The Complete Credit Score Repair Book: How To Fix Your Credit, Improve Your Credit Score, And Bullet Proof Your Credit Report Using Current Credit Repair Tips
Credit Repair Secrets: The Complete Credit Score Repair Book: How To Fix Your Credit, Improve Your Credit Score, And Bullet Proof Your Credit Report Using Current Credit Repair Tips
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Regardless of how bad your credit is, do not be embarrassed to deal with it.', August 22, 2014
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Author Craig Randall (aka The Credit Repair Coach) is not only the author of this book CREDIT REPAIR SECRETS (he has another excellent book to his credit - 100 POWERFUL AND PROVEN MONEY MAKING IDEAS: PROVEN INCOME GUIDES), but he also is a successful entrepreneur and business owner. Starting early, his first business was a mail order business while still in high school. He attended UCLA, climbed the corporate ladder until the top rung broke with the economic disaster and instead of seeking other positions he started his own business. Wisely he began speaking to hundreds of small and large business owners, going to the source of success as it were. The facts he learned there lead to his owning two business and being the sort of wise and compassionate teacher he is, he shared his steps in his previous book mentioned above.

But what Craig Randall shares in this solid volume is the topic that hangs like a cloud over most of us in this current economic chaos - how to deal with bad or weak or could be better credit scores. From his personal experience he shares how his best intentions in starting a business required a startup loan from a bank - and that is when he became acquainted with all the manifestations of a bad credit score - that miserable number that reflects late payments, closed accounts that maintain a small balance, unverifiable error addresses, etc -`the list of ways my credit score could affect my life was endless.' So, Randall's been there, done that, and is determined in this book to teach us how to avoid that level of humiliation - by energetically teaching us how to repair our credit scores, methods that 25 years of researching, testing and proving that they work. So before spending money with a company that will guarantee you a temporary fix, read and digest this little bible of a book.

`In this book, I simplify the process and take you by the hand to show you step-by-step how to fast track improving your credit score with a minimal amount of work and headaches.' Merely reading through his chapter headings offers a sense of security that we're about to step from under that ominous cloud of a bad credit report: Why Are Credit Scores Important? (they affect employment, insurance, home buying, starting a business etc); The Secrets of a Credit Score (FICO and VantageScore defined, how your sore is calculated, how long does info stay on the Credit Report?, etc); The Credit Bureaus from the biggies -Experian, Equifax, TransUnion to the smallest; How to Obtain Your Credit Reports -the factual ones; Masterminding the Credit Reports - what is in it and how to understand all that information both public and private and discover if it is accurate; Everything You Need to Know About Inquiries - what is in it and who put it there and how is it recorded and reported; Improving the Score, a Step by Step Plan (`Getting Your Credit Report Reviewing Your Report Review The Personal Information Section Managing The Amounts Owed Managing Your Payment History Managing New Credit Create A Spending Plan To Eliminate Debt -Finding Money To Pay Off Debt Monitor Your Credit Step-By-Step Simple Plan Summary'); The Power of the Dispute Process - how to remove anything!; Fighting the 14 Most Destructive Items On You Credit Report; Extreme Measures When All Else Has Failed; Rebuilding Credit from the Ground Up; How to start in the credit world with a plan and a do it yourself credit repair.

Too long a review? Perhaps, but once you have purchased this book and have Randall's expertise in each of these condensed headings fully explained, you will be lifted out of remorse and into the level of security that his plan and instructions provide. This is an exceptionally fine book - AND with the purchase of the book Craig Randall offers the purchaser a Free Credit Boosting offer. All of this information is solid, invaluable, and so easy to read and understand. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, August 14


Fearless Medicine: Helping Children and Adults Overcome Fear in a Medical Setting
Fearless Medicine: Helping Children and Adults Overcome Fear in a Medical Setting
by Robert Luka
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Children have a way of knowing where your heart is.', August 22, 2014
Author Rob Luka was graduated from the Millard Fillmore School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY and has practiced as a RN for over 35 years (though from his photographs he looks like a very young lad!). He took some time out from his practice to live in India, learning the secrets Eastern Medicine, information he brought back to his Asheville, North Carolina practice where he specializes in pediatric endocrinology and in education of nurses and healthcare providers. His purpose: to teach healthcare workers from the bottom up how to create a positive medical environment and experience in the medical environment for children (and adults) in an attempt to erase fear and replace that with positive attitudes.

In this sensitive and caring book Rob Luka discusses his passion `to see to it that the children I worked with had a positive experience during their medical procedures, no matter how afraid they initially appeared.' He has realized his passion and now sets out to assist others in dealing with children who are terrified with needles, suturing, or simply entering a doctor's office or hospital.

He divides his immensely readable book into chapters that address the following: Start with Yourself - understand your response when dealing with a frightened child, how you response, look at yourself in the mirror and see what your expression states and then realize the power of your authority; Apply the Law of Expectations - find you confidence in creating positive expectations `What the mind believes tends to be realized'; Use the Power of intention - practice intentional listening - children naturally sense and respond to loving attention; Create Instant Rapport - lessons on how to create a rapport with both children and adults; Use Proper Semantics - remember the poser of the word; Gain Cooperation with Your Initial Approach - learn how to create a positive association with your presence; Use the Energy of Fear to Your Advantage -redirect fear through distraction and use the energy of fear to your advantage; See the Phantom in Phobia - learn to see past the initial phobic fear; Use Nonverbal Communication - fun facial expressions, use touch to speak volumes; Use Your Intuition - embrace the mystery; Breathe in Tranquility; Enter the Innocence of Love and Spirit - children gravitate to an open, receptive heart; and more.

Luka's thoughtful ideas and teaching techniques are a godsend to healthcare workers who confront terrified children every day. Using his approaches not only calms the child but calms the caregiver as well. This is an impressive and important book - a true contribution to the practice of medicine. Grady Harp, August 14


Failure: Key To Success
Failure: Key To Success
by E.I. Hunter
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `The only time we truly fail is when we stop trying', August 22, 2014
FAILURE: KEY TO SUCCESS picks up where many other self-help books leave off. What if everything we try simply doesn't work for some reason? That result is called failure and to most of us it connotes failure. And that is primarily what this book is about. E.I. Hunter Books has asked 18 people who have faced `failure', sometimes multiple times, and have learned that Failure is a grow stimulus.

Learning from failure will become natural after reading the testimonies of these 18 people. Study the reason failure occurred, place that reason under the microscope, examine it carefully, and repair the flaws in that failure, pick up and try again - enlightened. It is about `never say die' attitude, going for dreams against all apparent odds, and form experiencing and learning form failures proceed to success.

It is interesting to note in the brief biographies at the end of each essay/testimony that almost every contributor is somehow connected to helping others through either books, speaking engagements or both. And that tells us something. If anyone is at the end of the rope, clamp down on this book and start the climb back up. Grady Harp, August 14


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It would be difficult to imagine a better device, August 21, 2014
MAXBOOST has thought of everything in creating this battery case for the iPhone 5/5S. It is very well designed, fits the phone perfectly, offers proper portals where they are needed, has an elevated lip to protect the surface of the phone from scratching, each corner is designed to protect the phone from impact, and it is so slim that it doesn't alter the original Apple concept of design - even with the easily slipped in detachable battery (which offers extra power even to a charged phone).

This is a handsome case and battery pack that offers 2400mAh of external battery charge and has been approved and backed by Apple for their product. In addition there is a lifetime warranty. What else cold you ask for as an adjunct to your iPhone? Highly recommended. Grady Harp, August 14


The Knick (Original Series Soundtrack) [+digital booklet]
The Knick (Original Series Soundtrack) [+digital booklet]
Price: $10.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating new television series, August 21, 2014
Though this review is placed with in the context of a soundtrack for this new series with the very fine music of Cliff Martinez well described in the other review, surely Amazon will have the actual show in the Movie and TV section soon. The review is to encourage viewers to catch this fascinating new series.

Clive Owen stars as the cocaine addicted brilliant surgeon Dr. John W. Thackery in a new television series THE KNICK - a study of the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during 1900. The opening episode focuses on the operating theater at the Knickerbocker Hospital and the views are suggestive of the great paintings - Rembrandt's Dr. Tulp's Anatomy Lesson or Thomas Eakins's The Clinic of Dr Gross.

We are spectators of surgery before Lister - no gloves, no masks, little prep, and no suction pumps except by manual cranking. The first witnessed operation is a Caesarean section for placenta previa that goes wrong and the second surgery - a battle of wits between Clive Owen's Dr. Thackery and the new African American Surgeon Dr. Algernon Edwards (André Holland) recommended for staff privileges by the wealthy family that keeps the Knick afloat - is a demonstration of a small bowel resection and the first use of spinal anesthesia. The fine cast includes Michael Angarano, Juliet Rylance, Eric Johnson, Cara Seymour, David Fierro and other fine actors.

The series seems to be taking on the coarse status of medicine in the early 20th century accompanied by sidebars of police intervention in ambulance deliveries, graft, corruption, racism, drug addiction, and the slow progress of medicine as it grows out of errors. Not for viewers with queasy stomachs but a very fine series in the shaping. Grady Harp, August 14


Idiot Fish
Idiot Fish
Price: $8.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About as avant garde and creative as jazz gets, August 21, 2014
This review is from: Idiot Fish (MP3 Music)
For those not attuned to the Bay Area jazz scene the following is supplied regarding the head of this project and his concepts: `Drummer-bandleader Wally Schnalle has been an important force in advanced jazz of northern California since the mid-1990s. He graduated from San Jose State University, recorded early on with Francis Wong and performed with the Nova Vista and San Jose Symphonies. In 1994 Schnalle recorded his debut set as a leader (for the small Tree Fort label) and he soon formed a regularly working quintet although the drummer had been leading groups on and off since 1989. Schnalle's quintet (which included Dann Zinn on tenor and trumpeter John Worley) appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival, recorded for Retlaw in 1997 and played often in northern California. In addition to his work as a drummer/leader, Schnalle has been the music editor for the International Drum! magazine and has been active as a teacher. Idiot Fish is the 9th release from drummer/composer Wally Schnalle. It's a project that has been brewing since 2010 when it first appeared live at San Jose Jazz Fest. After many incarnations, technological learning curves and compositional evolutions it has finally recorded. It's a project that has been brewing since 2010 when it first appeared live at San Jose Jazz Fest. After many incarnations, technological learning curves and compositional evolutions it has finally recorded. It's a fusion tour de force. Schnalle's compositions are fueled by the best of fusion traditions yet they are fresh and forward-looking. And he uses the latest computer/music technology to achieve harmonic content and other sounds emanating from his usual acoustic drum set. Intriguing compositions, virtuosic soloists and cutting edge tech come together to create an intriguing musical experience.

This reviewer is a committed fan of the music of Hristo Vitchev who is in position with his guitar for this experience, and learning from past experiences that if Hristo is involved it has to be classy. And so this very avant gard group, mixing every form of musical sounds including the spoken voice, train sounds, whistles and more, kicks of some of the more surmising elements of jazz imaginable. Live with it, listen to it repeatedly, and grow into this new space Idiot Fish as created.

The ensemble: Wally Schnalle, drums, Zildjian cymbals, pearl drums, Vic Furth sticks, Earthworks microphones, Frank Martin, keyboards, Hristo Vitchev, guitar, and Joe Costatnini, bass.

The tracks are as follows:
Market Fresh
Breath Takers
Erroneus
Ferns
Prohibition 21
Sleeper Class
Poolside
Squanches
Sweetener

It is a very wild ride. Jump on! Grady Harp, August 14


Carmin Cares (Pumpkinheads series)
Carmin Cares (Pumpkinheads series)
Price: $0.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Keep the earth clean because it is the only place we can live on.', August 21, 2014
Author Karen Kilpatrick teams with illustrator An-Loh Chen in creating another PUMPKINHEAD children's book that is successful on every level - story, illustrations, entertainment and valuable lessons.

Carmin wants to play in the park so she engages her dog Peanut and the two are off to the park to blow bubbles, swing, and slide, but Carmin gets glue on her shoe from all the candy wrappers and chewing gum around, so she goes home and devises a plan. She and Peanut make a sign which she takes to the park - a sign that reads `Please keep our park clean.' Now everyone can play without the mess on the ground - and no more glue!

This is a very clever and fun way to emphasize keeping the environment clean and at the end of the story the Pumpkin heads ask the reader -`What do you care about?' Fun, educational and beautifully done. Grady Harp, August 14


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