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K. Bell Socks Men's Shark Socks
K. Bell Socks Men's Shark Socks
Price: $8.99 - $17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for teen boy, December 17, 2014
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These were a big hit for a 14 year old boy's birthday present. He put them on immediately and loved they way they look like a shark eating his leg. They were a big on him but would probably fit a man just fine. Very pleased with these.


Olay Fresh Effects Acne Control Scrub Salicylic Acid Acne and Blackhead Treatment, 5.0 Fluid Ounce
Olay Fresh Effects Acne Control Scrub Salicylic Acid Acne and Blackhead Treatment, 5.0 Fluid Ounce
Price: $6.39
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5.0 out of 5 stars My teens LOVE this, December 15, 2014
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My teen daughters love this scrub. They just love the scent, and they also love the way it cleans and exfoliates without irritating their skin. We are very pleased with this product.


Honeywell HT350B Quiet Set Table Fan
Honeywell HT350B Quiet Set Table Fan
Price: $39.99
4 used & new from $34.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay, December 6, 2014
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This fan is light and easy to move to wherever in the house you need a little cooling. It's a little bigger than I thought it would be -- not really small enough to take with you on a trip (we like to take one along for white noise when traveling). I like that there are four settings: sleep (very low), white noise (low), refresh (medium), and power cool (high). You can also chose whether to have the fan stay still or rotate from side to side. What I don't like is: 1) you can't adjust the fan angle up or down and 2) it has a funny rattle noise to it so that it doesn't actually work that well if you like a fan to sleep with as white noise. This is okay but I like my other smaller Honeywell Turboforce fan better.


Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles
by Anne Rice
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.37
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Way too much backstory, December 6, 2014
If you are curious to hear the backstory of pretty much every character ever mentioned in the Vampire Chronicle series -- mostly as told by one character to another -- then this is the book for you. This book reminded me of a TV reunion show where all the characters are brought back to together and we get snippets from all of the various shows throughout the seasons. The story itself--what little there is--is pretty much a B-movie plot with an evil "voice" trying to take over the vampire world, complete with a doctor who can operate on vampires and actually gets one to procreate (give you three guesses who is the one and only vampire this procedure works on). The characters have no spark, no magic. Lestat, who repeatedly refers to himself as the "brat prince," is really just an over-the-hill-prince who comes off like some bland, benevolent father in this book. Where is the charisma and outrageousness that made him the most fascinating character in the first few books of the series? And this new character Rose -- so completely helpless and needing to be rescued every few chapters -- is this really the best Rice could come up with?

My recommendation: If you are a Vampire Chronicle fan looking for behind-the-scenes info on the characters, read this book. But if you are looking for a magical, engrossing story like the first few in the series--give it a pass.


Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum, 2 fl. oz.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum, 2 fl. oz.
Price: $29.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prevents breakouts, November 30, 2014
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I got this serum for my teenage daughters and they have been happy with it. It does help to prevent breakouts and clear up the ones they have. The one thing they don't like is the very strong, unpleasant smell. Also, be sure to use moisturizer after applying the serum (as directed) as it is very drying otherwise.


Funny Girl: A Novel
Funny Girl: A Novel
by Nick Hornby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, November 30, 2014
This review is from: Funny Girl: A Novel (Hardcover)
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Barbara Parker, though she looks like a beauty queen (and in fact is!), wants to make people laugh. She wants to be like her idol Lucille Ball. So she chucks her crown and heads to London and soon lands a part in a new sitcom and becomes Britain's darling.

This was a very enjoyable book -- easy to get into and fun to read. It lagged a bit in the second half but came nicely full circle in the end. Barbara reminds me a bit of Mary Tyler Moore and the writers a bit like Buddy and Sally on the Dick Van Dyke Show . . . in fact the whole scenerio reminded me of the Dick Van Dyke show. Nice nostalgic kind of read!


The Moment of Everything
The Moment of Everything
by Shelly King
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.98
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bookstore romance, November 25, 2014
When Maggie is laid off from her Silicone Valley job at ArGoNet software, she holes up in a little used book store reading romance novels. In the hopes of getting her job back, she decides to see if she can get the bookstore to become successful and uses an old book that had been used to pass messages between lovers to get a buzz going.

I love to read about bookstores and people who love books, so I gave this a try. It's a sweet story about a woman trying to find her way . . . but the romance part seems to keep getting dropped and the book seems to drag.


Nora Webster: A Novel
Nora Webster: A Novel
by Colm Toibin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.01
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Story just drifts along, November 21, 2014
This review is from: Nora Webster: A Novel (Hardcover)
Is this a new trend? Talented writers writing books where nothing really happens? This is the second book I've read this month by authors that write really well but have come out with boring books.

The story starts after the death of Nora's husband but from there on there is really no plot--nothing to keep me turning the pages. Nora (and the story) just kind of drifts on. The reader never gets very close to Nora or any of the characters in the book and the book just meanders on and stops. This isn't a bad book . . . but just not a very compelling one.


Body Surfing: A Novel
Body Surfing: A Novel
by Anita Shreve
Edition: Paperback
Price: $4.48
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable novel by Shreve, November 18, 2014
This review is from: Body Surfing: A Novel (Paperback)
After the death of her husband, Sydney takes a summer job tutoring a teenage girl at her family's summer house in New Hampshire. She becomes almost part of the family, hanging out with Julie's two older brothers. But when a relationship develops between her and one brother, it causes a rift between the brothers which affects everyone.

I really enjoy reading Shreve's books. Her characters are real and relatable and I care about them. I especially like the way she just tells a straightforward story that you can get into and become immersed in -- no alternating viewpoints, no jumping back and forth in time -- just a book to relax with and enjoy.


Going Over
Going Over
by Beth Kephart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.62
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea but confusing execution, November 18, 2014
This review is from: Going Over (Hardcover)
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Teenagers Ada and Stefan are in love -- but Ada lives in West Berlin and Stefan in East Berlin and in the 1980's those sections are divided by the Berlin Wall. Ada begs Stefan to come to West Berlin but escape is very risky.

My teen daughter and I love books about Germany and were excited to hear about this book with such an original premise (most of the German books we find are about the Holocaust). But we both found this book really hard to get into and stick with, because of the way the author chose to tell the story. She does use some beautiful, poetic language but the telling is so disjointed and sketchy that is' hard to know what is going on sometimes--especially if the reader doesn't have a good grounding in what was happening in Germany during that time with the Turkish people. I was also confused as to why Ada is working so hard to have Stefan defect. The book made it seem that life was much better on the East German side. Stefan seemed to have a pretty comfortable life but Ada was living without heat. Why didn't she move to the East if she wanted to be with him.

The book alternates between Ada's story and Stefan's story. The chapters are very short, which is another reason it's hard to get drawn into the story. But the worst choice the author made was to write Stefan's sections in the second person point of view, which is so distract and confusing because it actually isn't a second person point of view -- it's first person point of view but the author uses 'you' when she means 'I'. Ug! So the whole time I'm reading Stefan's sections I'm distracted by this point of view choice and not concentrating on the story.

I'm so disappointed in this book -- the characters and the premise are really cool, but the book is just too much work to decipher and too many things didn't make sense..


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