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1.0 out of 5 stars holds charge for no longer than 15 min!, June 30, 2016
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The battery does not hold charge and the laptop shuts off at 50% charge without any notice or hibernation. Of course I found this out just outside my 30 day return window.

I do not recommend buying this.


An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Book 1)
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Book 1)
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Price: $9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Agatha Christie fans will be delighted!, July 1, 2015
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P.D. James - the modern Agatha Christie. Suspenseful and full of details of a world gone by - this is a great book for fans of James and of detective fiction.


Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Price: $8.09

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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter for Adults and History Geeks, July 1, 2015
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I loved this book with its hundreds and hundreds of pages and hundreds pages more of "footnotes". Footnotes! Susanna Clarke's world is so well developed that she has footnoted the thing to death - which really let's it read like historical fiction and less like fantasy.

The characters are believable, the stakes are high, the magic is amazing. I loved every minute of it.

If you happen to pick it up after watching the show you will be surprised by the depth offered by Clarke in the novel, not to mention the side-plots left out of the BBC show. There is still much to explore here!


Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh
Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh
by Amy Novesky
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What the heck?, July 1, 2015
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Basically - ,"What the heck just happened?" Was my reaction after reading this book. If you know anything about the story of Lord Ganesha - this tale will leave you scratching your head. It actually says, "Lord Shiva was not ready for kids." Huh? What is he, an investment banker working overtime to pull in his first million?

The author claims that it is a new telling based on a different version of the Ganesha myth. However, anyone who is familiar with the tale will just be left scratching their heads. It will be left high on a shelf never to be read again. As a non-Hindu, I didn't mind the new version of the tale, but that is just me - but it is not my culture, so why would it bother me if it is new. It it like picking up a bible story told in an "Apocrypha" version - not familiar but non-Christians would not know the difference.

The author tries to make it more gentle by suggesting that Ganesha lost his original head in a tragic accident rather than his father cutting it off. Again, huh? Mythology can seem violent, but most of the time we are just used to the stories. There is no need to soften ancient stories to something else and to reduce it to a strange retelling, to fit modern sensibilities.
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Sesame Street From Around the World
Sesame Street From Around the World
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sesame Street is in every country., July 1, 2015
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Not all of these tales are in English - but it is fun to see the different characters, and sets, used by Sesame Street all over the world.
My children enjoyed the episodes even though they couldn't understand much of the language. Songs and puppets are universal!


Fortnum & Mason Wedding Breakfast British Tea Tin 250g Loose Tea
Fortnum & Mason Wedding Breakfast British Tea Tin 250g Loose Tea

5.0 out of 5 stars More great tea, with a cute tie-in to the royal wedding., July 1, 2015
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Another smooth tea from Fortnum & Mason. A cute tie-in to the recent royal wedding with a taste that is a little different from their traditional breakfast tea. A little more earthy, but still delicious.


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5.0 out of 5 stars It works - very handy when needed., July 1, 2015
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Ever try to share a movie on a plane with your family? This tool makes it easier! 5 people can listen the same audio - let's just home your cords are long enough and your screen is large!


The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards
by Teresa Anne Power
Edition: Cards
Price: $17.32
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for bedtime, quiet time and transition times, July 1, 2015
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Great for winding down little preschool brains and bodies. Kids love the cards and love to try out the yoga poses. We do it as a family and it is always a fun and engaging game for little minds and parents alike. I am always amazed by their instant, and complete, attention to this activity.

The names for the poses and the little rhymes fit well with the drawings. You can pull together a few of the cards for you own "flow" or turn it into a game and let the little ones pick out which ones they want to try.


Edie Investigates
Edie Investigates
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fan Fiction - from the author himself., July 1, 2015
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This review is from: Edie Investigates (Kindle Edition)
I liked it - but I love Nick Harkaway's work. A saucy short little tale of Edie Bannister, the ancient yet sharp spy. However, if you are reading this as a stand-alone novel and not as an addition to his larger work featuring Edie - such as "Angelmaker" then you may come away a little confused. This is more like fan fiction, that the author wrote himself. Harkaway references a lot of details about Edie that are only clear if you read the previous work - but for fans - a tasty morsel indeed. I, personally, can't get enough of Edie Bannister.


Melissa & Doug's 100 Piece Ballet Recital Jigsaw Puzzle
Melissa & Doug's 100 Piece Ballet Recital Jigsaw Puzzle
Price: $7.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Puzzle with Easy to Handle Pieces, July 1, 2015
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Another quality puzzle from Melissa and Doug. My 4 year old manages this easily. The dancers are of varied dress, hair and skin tones which makes the puzzle fun. The pieces are large enough to be handled easily by preschoolers, without being a floor puzzle.


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