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You Should Have Known
You Should Have Known
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Price: $9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars I should've known, May 1, 2014
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You should have known had really good premise and don't get me wrong it was somewhat entertaining. However, I think one reviewer nailed it when she said the main character Grace is a total idiot. I also had a hard time reading the book about such an unlikable character. Grace was very snotty, pretentious and the author did a good job of portraying that (if that's what she meant to do). However, there were way too many pages of details and thoughts going on in Grace's mind. I ended up skimming a lot of pages until it got to a better part. Good idea though and good writing, it just should have been cut down some.


LiftTight
LiftTight
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It does work!, April 11, 2014
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I wasn't sure if this was working until I stopped using it and realized how many more fine lines I had around my eyes. It doesn't get rid of all your fine lines but it does lift the really small ones. The white residue you can just flake off with your finger. Overall, at 39, I am pretty happy with the results. I would say there is a definite 10-15% difference. No stinging either or weird smell. Recommend!


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premier dead sea anti wrinkle eye serum
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, January 15, 2014
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I'm 39, I don't have a lot of wrinkles but if I don't moisturize my face well, it appears dry and not as nice as it could. I use this product all over my whole face (except my chin) and I look dewy but not too oily. My makeup sets on my face so well. One squirt is enough. I look 5 years younger. There is no smell whatsoever either. Highly recommend.


Drawn Into Darkness
Drawn Into Darkness
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Scary Good!, January 9, 2014
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This author is brilliant. The book is very well written. Scared me but made me not want to stop reading.


Sliding Into Home
Sliding Into Home
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Price: $9.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars because it's only the surface, October 1, 2013
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This review is from: Sliding Into Home (Kindle Edition)
For some reason I was fascinated with watching The Girls Next Door. I just kept hoping that maybe these girls were pretending to be Hef's girlfriends but really nothing went on. I wanted so much more for them! I rooted for them. I wanted Hef to just use them as eye candy when he went out and then go up to his room, alone at 9pm! I didn't expect to read he was all jacked up on viagra with a room full of women, young enough to be his grandchildren!!

The story fascinates me but come on--Kendra, you know you must have been totally grossed out having sex with 80 something year old Hef. Yet you are removed when writing about your relationship when obviously it was gross! gross! gross!!!

I mean these poor girls were nothing more than highly paid, well treated hookers. Kendra doesn't even know this man and yet she hops on him and has sex as ordered. Poor Girl. But what do you expect, one moment her Mom is saying fake boobs are tacky and orgies go on at the Play Boy Mansion, the next moment she is getting fake boobs herself and encouraging this sad lifestyle.

I think we as parents need to set better role models for our children and Play Boy is not a cool role model. These poor women are exploited for a high pay check and it's so very sad. I also wonder why the book doesn't talk about STD testing...aren't any of these women tested before they're with this guy?

I wish we could have seen more of the real side of this book. Good luck Kendra!


Disney Little Girls' Cinderella Light Blue Tutu Dress
Disney Little Girls' Cinderella Light Blue Tutu Dress

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big glitter mess all over my house, July 31, 2013
This dress looks so cute--but it sheds 50 tons of glitter as soon as you take it out of the plastic. I am still vacuuming up glitter a week later, it covered everything the floors, the furniture. I would return it but we cut the tags off. She can wear it but only outside!!


The Never List: A Novel
The Never List: A Novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and disturbing, July 25, 2013
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Long time best friends Sarah and Jennifer have created a "never list" "a list of actions to be avoided, for safety's sake, at all costs." However, one night that all changes when both girls are kidnapped by a sadistic, psychopath named Jack. Sarah along with some other girls wakes up in the cellar. Jennifer wakes up in the box. Fast forward to 13 years or 10 years after Sarah escapes and Jennifer was never found. Jack who has been in prison for ten years (is now up for parole). Jack is also now taunting his surviving subjects with notes from prison.

The book centers around the women in the cellar, the dulling boredom of spending days chained to a wall and the terrifying and disgusting acts forced upon each woman. The reader keeps wondering what happened to Jennifer? Is she dead or is she walking around out in the world--a brainwashed zombie? Also you wonder how did this psychopath (now in prison) become such a monster? How did the women escape? I have to say there were parts of the book that disgusted me so you have to have a strong stomach to read this. It scared me but at the same time, it kept me reading. I would have given this book 5 stars but there were some minor things that were missing.

The author never says if all the women tortured were raped as well? The book doesn't even go there yet the women are constantly chained and naked.
Too much glamorization on the S&M community--I felt like the woman Professor (I can't remember her name) was a disgusting pig yet she is talked about several times as being attractive. I think we needed her to be put down a peg or two.


Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter: A Memoir
Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter: A Memoir
by Melissa Francis
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but missing something, June 25, 2013
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This is the autobiography of Melissa Francis, she was a child actor for two seasons on the TV show: Little House on the Prairie. The book centers around Melissa's acting career and controlling mother. I found the book entertaining but I think it was missing a few things. It seems like the point of the book was to evoke sympathy for her bad childhood. I really do not think her childhood was that horrible. Yes her mother was controlling, moody and mean but so are a lot of mothers. Not that I condone it! Anyway--the things I found most shocking about her mother included (beware of spoilers)**

Her mother lived vicariously through her daughters.
Her mother always commented on their weight.
Her mother killed the neighbor's dog (basically).
Her mother verbally abused her sister mostly.
Her mother would get mad and make them get out of the car while she was driving.
Her mother didn't stock the refrigerator that often.
Her mother leaves her father and takes all their joint money.

This isn't really a lot to write a book on. The rest of the story was pretty mundane. Melissa should be glad she was able to work and develop confidence unlike some child actors who are exploited or turn to drugs. I would never let my own children act but it seems like it did a lot for her. Melissa is obviously very intelligent and was able to get a good education and confidence from her background. Yes her mother was a total control freak but she always had a roof over her head, a nice neighborhood and food to eat. She was never molested, at shady parties as a child, left alone on set or over-worked. One of Melissa's main complaints in the book is that her Mom spent Melissa's money on Melissa's horse riding lessons, cars, clothes and schools. Melissa you're so lucky you even had those things.


The Hiding Place Girl
The Hiding Place Girl
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Started out good and then failed, May 22, 2013
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The problem with this book is that it seems like the last half of the book was hastily written. I myself only finished 75% of the book and could not finish it. It gets 5 stars for the beginning, but 1 star for the middle and end. The writer does have promise but she needs to find her voice. The voice of child-like Renae is perfect, but by part 2 who is this person? I don't feel like this is a real person anymore. I also kept waiting for "something" to happen and unless it happens at the end, there wasn't much story line.


Y: A Novel
Y: A Novel
by Marjorie Celona
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Y is a good read, February 2, 2013
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This review is from: Y: A Novel (Hardcover)
Y is about a very confused, slightly troubled teen girl named Shannon. To sum briefly: Shannon's young mother Yula leaves Shannon on the door step of the YMCA in hopes that she will have a better life. We go back and forth in time, 18 years between Yula and Shannon herself. Shannon's childhood is not pleasant for the first 5 years in the foster care system. However, when Shannon is 5, she finally gets a real family even though it may take her whole childhood to realize it.

Another reviewer wrote that it bothered them that Shannon was so quiet in all her emotions. While it's true she did not scream and shout--I did not feel this when I was reading it. The imagery was very strong. However, what kept me from giving it 5 stars were the following loose ends:

Was Julian, Shannon's second foster father molesting Shannon during the beating she can't remember? The book mentions some peculiar behavior between the two.
And what happened with Shannon's permanent foster mother and the mother's sister which made them estranged?

Overall a good read. And the writer may have wanted to leave loose ends but I feel like in this case, she could have given us a little more. I like it that Y is for YMCA and Yula. Y indeed!


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