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The Boy Who Drew Monsters: A Novel
The Boy Who Drew Monsters: A Novel
by Keith Donohue
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.27
61 used & new from $10.83

4.0 out of 5 stars desolate Maine coast was a perfect setting for this story, December 19, 2014
In a wintery, seacoast town in Maine, for 10 year-old Jack Peter Keenan, life is anything but normal. Three years earlier Jack and his friend nearly drowned in the ocean there, and now Jack protests if he is forced outdoors for any reason. To complicate his life even more, Jack suffers from some form of autism, but his friend Nick is patient and loyal.

Lately Jack has taken to drawing monsters, and at the same time strange things seem to be happening in and or around the Keenan house. Jack's father, Tim, runs around outdoors chasing strange sightings, and quite honestly, at times I thought of Jack Nicholson's character in "The Shining". The mother Holly fears her son is losing control and at times has even been violent, hitting her when she frightens him. Oddly, she turns to a local priest and a Japanese gardener for input when she and her husband do not seem to see things the same way when it comes to Jack.

For the most part the story kept me engaged and left me wondering as I read, what was real and what was imagined. The bleak winter setting on the cold, desolate Maine coast was a perfect for this story, and there were many elements of strange happenings throughout the book. One thing I didn't care for, and felt it only served to distract from the core story, were tales of shipwrecks and ghosts which was told secondhand by the priest and gardener. Overall a good story; readers who like creepy stories should give this one a try, especially in the cold, dead of winter.


High Power 40x Lighted Magnifying Glass Hand Held Magnifier
High Power 40x Lighted Magnifying Glass Hand Held Magnifier
Offered by Dimart
Price: $3.35
30 used & new from $0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars JUNK!, December 19, 2014
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Piece of junk! No way is this 40X power either -- probably 10X at the most. Shipped from China in a thin plastic bag and it took forever to arrive as well. What a disappointment!


The Collector
The Collector
Offered by Audible, Inc. (US)

4.0 out of 5 stars Lila on the other hand has gotten herself in much deeper than she would have liked, and her life at this point may even ..., December 16, 2014
Lila Emerson makes a decent living as professional house sitter, and she enjoys her work. She's a bit of a voyeur especially when her house sitting assignments involve the high rise buildings set so close together in NYC. One day while viewing unsuspecting people through her binoculars in one of the buildings across the way, she witnesses something she wished she hadn't. A women is struck by a man, and then pushed through the window, plunging fourteen floors below to her death.

She notifies the police and while at the police station meets a man named Ash, whose half brother, Oliver is believed to be the man who pushed the woman to her death. The problem is Oliver is now dead from a suspected drug overdose in what police believe is a murder-suicide. Brother Ash is not so sure, and believes that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Lila on the other hand has gotten herself in much deeper than she would have liked, and her life at this point may even be in danger.

In true Nora Roberts style, this book has a bit a everything, mystery, intrigue and even romance. The audio book was read by Julia Whelan who did a great job. This was a good book to listen to during this hectic time of year.


The Christmas Light
The Christmas Light
by Donna VanLiere
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.48
60 used & new from $9.53

3.0 out of 5 stars Although the story seemed contrived in parts the author did a nice job of pulling it all together, December 16, 2014
This review is from: The Christmas Light (Hardcover)
Christmas time in the small town of Grandon brings together local people for the performance of the Christmas Eve Nativity. Five very different people are brought together to share and discover the real meaning of Christmas, the season of hope.

A pregnant teen, lost and confused by her situation, a young widow and her six year old daughter who have not gotten over the death of a spouse and a dad, and a divorced contractor who comes to town to visit his aunt along with his six year old daughter (can you tell where this might be going?)

Although each of the characters is facing some sort of struggle, I found it difficult to connect with any of the characters. The message of the book is about having hope and believing and opening up yourself to new possibilities. Although the story seemed contrived in parts the author did a nice job of pulling it all together. It's a very short read that many readers might enjoy this holiday season.


Live Concert 2006
Live Concert 2006
Offered by jonmusic
Price: $42.92
10 used & new from $3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars big hit as a gift, December 15, 2014
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This review is from: Live Concert 2006 (Audio CD)
Bought this as a gift for my husband and he is so thrilled. (He loves ALL of the songs he said. Plays it constantly.....fortunately, he listens when I am out or with headphones, since I am not a Streisand fan... LOL


Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
Price: $6.29
48 used & new from $5.55

4.0 out of 5 stars Good price/nice product., December 15, 2014
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Nice heavy weight and quality construction. These look like they will hold up in the dishwasher as well, but have only used them once so far. Other Wilton products for baking that I've purchased in the past have not disappointed me, and these appear to be the same quality.

Good price/nice product.


Honeywell HUL520W Mistmate Cool Mist Humidifier, White
Honeywell HUL520W Mistmate Cool Mist Humidifier, White
Price: $29.99
2 used & new from $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars We have gas forced hot air heat and each winter have suffered the dry throats and occasional nose bleeds as a result. Plugged t, December 15, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
We have gas forced hot air heat and each winter have suffered the dry throats and occasional nose bleeds as a result. Plugged this little gem in and placed it on the dresser of our bedroom and it has helped so much. we both can feel the positive effects. (Our room is about 14x16)

The reservoir is small and I fill it each evening and it does the job. The cord could be a little longer as I have to use an extension cord, and the machine makes a little noise, but not annoying enough that we cannot fall asleep. (Our cats are even sneezing less it seems since they sleep on our bed at night).

We have gas forced hot air heat and each winter have suffered the dry throats and occasional nose bleeds as a result. Plugged this little gem in and placed it on the dresser of our bedroom and it has helped so much. we both can feel the positive effects. (Our room is about 14x16)

The reservoir is small and I fill it each evening and it does the job. The cord could be a little longer as I have to use an extension cord, and the machine makes a little noise, but not annoying enough that we cannot fall asleep. (Our cats are even sneezing less it seems since they sleep on our bed at night).

Great product at a reasonable price.


Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat Charmer
Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat Charmer
Price: $6.49
13 used & new from $3.14

5.0 out of 5 stars our male cats love this and one actually picks it up with his ..., December 13, 2014
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our male cats love this and one actually picks it up with his teeth and brings to my husband to play with him dome evenings. huge hit and it tires them out.


Melissa & Doug Whittle World Fire Rescue Play Set
Melissa & Doug Whittle World Fire Rescue Play Set
Price: $23.90
15 used & new from $17.07

5.0 out of 5 stars huge it, December 13, 2014
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our granddaughter absolutely loved the Melissa & Doug school bus and recently donned a plastic firehat proclaiming she wants to be "fireman", do this seemed like a great purchase for her.

it was a huge hit!! she loves it and plays with it constantly. quality wooden construction, and decent price as well.


Purina Beyond Natural Canned Cat Food, Grain Free Chicken, Beef and Carrot Recipe, 3-Ounce Can, Pack of 12
Purina Beyond Natural Canned Cat Food, Grain Free Chicken, Beef and Carrot Recipe, 3-Ounce Can, Pack of 12
Price: $19.89
3 used & new from $13.90

1.0 out of 5 stars our cats won't eat it, December 13, 2014
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We have 3 cats and gave each a small bowl as we generally do and each turned their noses up at this cat food. Left it out for 4-5 hours while we were out of the house with no other kind if food and none was eaten when we returned. very unusual.

Can't recommend this grain-free cat food as our cats won't eat it.


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