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COLOR WOW Color Security Conditioner, Fine to Normal Hair, 8.4 lb.
COLOR WOW Color Security Conditioner, Fine to Normal Hair, 8.4 lb.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good results, April 24, 2016
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This is a light conditioner, but a little goes a long way and it left my hair with body and shine without making it feel heavy or greasy. The scent isn't overly strong. It's on the expensive side, but you don't use a lot at a time so the tube will last longer than you would normally expect.


Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
by Curtis Sittenfeld
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.80
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, gripping and thoroughly modern, April 21, 2016
This thoroughly modern and completely fun Pride and Prejudice update has Liz as a New York City magazine writer, Jane as a yoga instructor, Mary as a perpetual student accumulating online graduate degrees and Kitty and Lydia as exercise fad obsessed partiers. The Bennets hail from Cincinnati Ohio and as the book opens Liz and Jane are called back home because their father has had a heart attack. Things at the house are falling apart so Liz and Jane end up staying for the summer to (hopefully) straighten everything out. While back in their hometown they meet two newcomers, Chip Bingley, a charmingly sheepish reality star from a TV dating show, and his stuck up friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, who is (of course) a neurosurgeon.

Since I know the plots of these Austen Project updates stay close to the original novels, I wondered how Curtis Sittenfeld would incorporate P&P’s decidedly 19th century elements, like the entail on the Bennet estate and Lydia’s scandalous elopement, but Sittenfeld succeeded brilliantly on all counts. Both funny and moving, it took me about a chapter to be drawn in, but then I couldn’t put this lively, gripping book down--which is especially impressive since I already knew the basics of how the story would turn out. Eligible’s first line makes an au courant nod to Austen’s iconic opening sentence and is a perfect start for this unapologetically up-to-date retelling.

I read an advanced review ebook copy of Eligible supplied at no cost to me by the publisher through NetGalley. Review opinions are mine.


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Wellness Complete Health Hairball Control Chicken & Rice Natural Dry Cat Food, 11.5-Pound Bag
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3.0 out of 5 stars Inconclusive results, April 13, 2016
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Some cats are hard to please. I love the non-junky ingredient list of this hairball reducing cat food, but while our younger cat is enthusiastic about eating it the two older (pickier) cats aren't interested and won't do more than sniff it. Since the hairball issue is mainly with one of the cats who refuses to try the food I can't report on how well it worked.
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The Woman in Blue (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
The Woman in Blue (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
by Elly Griffiths
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, April 6, 2016
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This is the eighth book in my favorite mystery series, and it did not disappoint. As a forensic archaeologist and single mother, Ruth Galloway is not your typical sleuth, but that's part of what makes these books so interesting. A regular cast of quite varied but equally developed characters returns in each story, including a modern day druid and Detective Harry Nelson, who for personal reasons has an uneasy relationship with Ruth.

In this outing beautiful women are turning up dead in Walsingham, an ancient religious site, and an old friend of Ruth's, who is now an Anglican priest hoping to expand the role of women in her church, is being threatened. Could the two things be related? I found this episode particularly compelling.


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Banana Boat Sunscreen Kids Tear-Free Sting-Free Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50, 8 Ounce
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good protection, almost odorless, April 5, 2016
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This sunscreen is thick but it spreads and absorbs quickly and is almost odorless--a quality that I love, and I'm sure many kids will appreciate that it's not heavily scented. Most importantly, it works really well. I spent several hours in the sun and didn't get even a little pink.


The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
by Natalie Livingstone
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.87

5.0 out of 5 stars History of house and country told through the lives of women, April 5, 2016
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Three centuries--from the 1660's to the 1960's--of culture, history and scandal are illuminated through the lives of five fascinating women in this well researched book, and it's all enhanced with plenty of pictures. In my review copy the paintings and photos are black and white, but if the final version has them in color it will be truly stunning. Reading biographies is one of my favorite ways to learn about the past, and in this case the stories have all the natural fascination of gossip. Nancy Astor, the American-born woman who became the first female member of Parliament, was the only one of the women I knew something about, but even her story had surprises for me.


Thinking About Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History
Thinking About Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History
by Penny Huntsman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $49.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars Succint and innovative introduction to art, March 21, 2016
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This is written in a textbook style, but the author has taken an interesting approach to art history by organizing the chapters by topic rather than chronology. For instance, chapter 2 is Materials Techniques and Processes, and chapter 5 is Patronage and the Social and Cultural Status of the Artist. Several historical eras are covered in each chapter.

There are six chapters in all and at not quite 300 pages this is not a long book. The writing style is uncomplicated and succinct, and will probably be appealing to those who are used to reading on the internet. While a lot of topics are covered, none of them are gone into in great length--the section on landscape painting is 5 pages, and still life art is covered in 4 pages.

There are beautiful illustrations throughout the book that work well with the text. Thinking About Art is a great first introduction to art and architecture, but readers who already have some familiarity with the subjects may not find much that is new.


Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo, 12 Fluid Ounce
Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo, 12 Fluid Ounce
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5.0 out of 5 stars Light scent and leaves my hair with plenty of body., March 16, 2016
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I don't like using shampoos with a heavy, perfumey odor, so I love that this one has just a light pleasant scent. It lathers well and leaves my hair with plenty of body, which is the other criteria I judge shampoos by. The natural ingredients are a plus, and though it is a little on the pricey side it isn't far from the other shampoos I have used regularly.


Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
by Louisa Thomas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.85
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, well researched, and beautifully written, March 9, 2016
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This well researched and beautifully written biography of Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, completely captivated me. Daughter of a French mother and an American father, Louisa is the only First Lady born outside of the United States, and in the early years of her marriage she spent time in Berlin, St. Petersburg, and London, cities where her husband served as an American diplomat. She was intelligent, cultured, fluent in several languages, and every bit as interesting as her upright mother-in-law, Abigail. There are lots of biographies of America’s Revolutionary era founding fathers and mothers, but the next generation--the men and women who shaped the course of the young Republic at home and on the world stage--lived during times that were at least as fascinating.

This is the second biography about Louisa that I’ve read, and while Margery Heffron’s Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams has a lot to recommend it, Heffron passed away before she could complete it so her book ends just as John Quincy Adams became president in the controversial election of 1825. This is the biography I longed for after finishing the one by Heffron’s, because Thomas takes Louisa’s story from her childhood, through the diplomatic and presidential years, and all the way to her death in 1852.


Wellness Signature Selects Grain Free Shredded Chicken & Turkey Natural Wet Canned Cat Food, 5.3-Ounce Can (Pack of 24)
Wellness Signature Selects Grain Free Shredded Chicken & Turkey Natural Wet Canned Cat Food, 5.3-Ounce Can (Pack of 24)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cats like this, I love it, March 6, 2016
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I am very happy to offer this healthy, natural, grain-free food to our cats, but their response to it has been less than enthusiastic. On the upside, they do eat it, and there are plenty of foods they're inclined to bury, and since they don't appear to adore it they don't stuff themselves they way they do with some less nutritious food options. So I'm pleased with the product even if the felines aren't over the moon about it.


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