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I would like to add my enthusiasm for how powerful this wrench is. Thumbs up!
There is a recharger (the tool comes pre-charged) and there are two batteries. When it charges it makes a distinct noise - you'll know.
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but you can definitely judge a wrench by its heft. When you try to lift this wrench up, you know it's business. It's pretty heavy to the point that I have to handle it with both arms, but it has a comfortable grip. I'd hate to drop this 15-pound wrench on my foot.
Julia Keller smartly sets up the novel, writes it with spirit and determination, and knows what it is to unravel a mystery tale.
Bitter River is a good thriller, a book that's easy to read, enticing to read and keep you up reading. It's well written, well planned, and well delivered.
I have not read Killing in the Hills yet, but after reading Bitter River, I want to. This to me, is the ultimate test of whether I like the author -- if I want to continue reading his or her work. In this case, it means that I really enjoyed the story and the reveal.
My 12-year-old miniature dachshund already has a square / box P.L.A.Y bed that he adores. This is a nice additional bed. I keep it upstairs in the office, a room he only frequents sometimes.
Take today as an anecdote illustrating how much he liked the bed. Today, he followed me upstairs and, although I went into the bedroom, he went and grabbed his toy and then went promptly to this "bed". This is more of a comfortable pad that keeps him above the carpet (especially good for arthritic dogs in the cold).
The large is pretty big - two of my dogs can fit on it widthwise, and one and a half lengthwise (my pup is about 30 inches long).
He enjoys spreading out on it.
I've tried leaving it downstairs next to the fireplace and he just adored it (the fireplace gets turned on only a few times a year, so the office was a better location for it ultimately).
The microfiber is very soft and plush and, so far, has remained quite clean (about a month of use). The orange is really orange (think California oranges), which would brighten any spot and looks really good on a brown hardwood floor. It's about half a finger's length tall.
I haven't washed it yet so I don't know how it'll come out of the wash.
I like that it's made of recycled bottles. Yay, for environmental dog bedding.
To say that this is a great toy is an understatement. It is not a toy, it is practically a full fledged car (if only it had glass to protect one from the rain elements!).
The limit is a 150 pounds (this means that two kids can ride easily in it, or a skinny parent with a young kid), so I gave it a go. I've never had this much fun riding or driving in the real car. It's a bit bumpier than driving in a real car, but you can also feel the freedom and the wind in your hair (so to speak).
I think this is a great car to have if you have a lot of lawn and/or street space. Although it goes over concrete really smoothly, I'd be afraid to allow kids to ride in it around the neighborhood without parental supervision (only possible if you are skinnier than 150 pounds minus your child's weight). The car does go up to 7 mph, so going down a hill is really fun!
The car comes in a box and assembly is required - grab a screwdriver! The process took about 50 minutes and was pretty easy if the accompanying instructions are followed.
I've been taking these for almost a month now and feel like every time I take them I get more energy. I don't have any digestive problems now but when I first started taking them I noticed that I was burping after certain foods that are tradionally known to cause burping (onions, garlic, etc.). I'm not sure if fenugreek caused the burping or if healed though. That's a chicken or the egg kind of predicament.
Still, I feel more energetic probably because my body is no longer using resources to digest food, so that's refreshing.
Tea seems to go hand-in-hand with coffee. Since Coffee Bean Extract is all the rage these days, Green Tea Extract must also be great for you, right?
I didn't notice the calmness that NutriGold promises with their product. Then again, maybe it's only granted as a comparison to something? I tend to not feel a calmness when I drink green tea, but do feel it when I drink chamomile tea. maybe that's why I don't feel any different upon the consumption of these capsules?
Your body is different though. If you can, try these yourself.
Green Coffee is all the rage now. I wanted to try it to see what all the fuss was about. I am sad to say I still have no idea. I didn't notice any discernible results upon the consumption of these tablets.
I do want to point out that I appreciate the fact that these capsules are vegetarian and that NutriGold claims that their product is manufactured without additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.
Maca is one of the foods that's being touted as superfood by every self-proclaimed health guru. The recommendation across the board is about a teaspoon in a smoothie. I like to take the capsules and squeeze their contents into my morning smoothies. Maca is great this time of year (fall-to-winter weather change) as it warms up your body. I find that it really keeps me warmer on cold days when I take it.
I have tried the NNavitas Naturals brand of Maca but found that I like NutriGold's better since I couldn't detect the taste of the NutriGold. That is excellent news! I don't like tasting powder-like chalk in my food.
I know that people take maca for menopause and increased stamina and libido, but neither of are not currently my concerns so I can not report on improvements in those departments or lack there of.
I sometimes get bloating after consuming incredibly large amounts of chickpeas (about a pound at a time -- I can't seem to stop once I start, it seems!). I know I shouldn't, but they always taste so good! Chickpeas are the nature's ooops - they are fabulous for us for so many reasons (the high source of fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol, great protein content, etc.) but they are also highly indigestible, especially in large quantities.
Whenever I consume too many chickpeas, I find myself feeling gassy and bloated. It feels like there is a helium balloon inside my lower belly and it will explode.
After consuming chickpeas last time I tried this product. It worked well. I felt relief to the point that the balloon was deflated. Although they work (for me), I wouldn't advise these as a remedy for every food-related problem. I'm not entirely sure how safe these are for consumption on daily basis for prolonged period of time.
Ideally, I'd encourage you to find the source of your bloatiness and discomfort and try to avoid the food or at least to minimize its consumption (part of the reason I consume so much chickpeas at a time is because i try to restrict their intake).
I have only ever read one other novel by Kristina Dunker (Runaway), but I am amazed at how different and yet the same both of the novels are. This might be due to the different translators, or it might be due to Dunker's talented vision.
The prevalent themes are there in both novels. The feeling of abandonment, the teenage sense of trying to find the self, a mischievous streak, a venue to rebel and to seek out freedom -- all of those seem to be the common denominators of Dunker's writing.
Yet, "Runaway" is written from a boy's narrative, whereas "The Birdcatcher" actually presents two views -- one of the birdcatcher and one of his victims.
Overall, I found "The Birdcatcher" more engrossing. It is much more of a thriller that will keep you reading well into the wee hours of the night. It is suspenseful, slasher-type, he-is-behind-you-let-me-keep-reading intense novel. The book deals with the psychological aspects of bad relationships and repressive thoughts, but also with their physical manifestations. I don't want to reveal much, but will say that there are a few surprising in store for the reader.
However, the final resolution felt weak to me, almost a letdown after pages of the buildup of action. The ending strikes me as too happy-go-luck to be the end to the novel. It is because of the ending that I must say that "Runaway" is a better choice to read.