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Stainless Steel Coffee Filter for use in AeroPress Coffee Maker
Stainless Steel Coffee Filter for use in AeroPress Coffee Maker

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal replacement filter for Aeropress, 23 Sep 2013
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This is a great filter for use in the Aeropress Coffee maker. No grains sneak through, no unpleasant taint, long lasting and well made.


Terra (Terra 1)
Terra (Terra 1)
by Mitch Benn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars It's Life, but not as we know it., 25 July 2013
This review is from: Terra (Terra 1) (Hardcover)
As a confirmed Mitch Benn fan, I was looking forward to the publication of this. And I wasn't disappointed.

It is a clever and witty spin through our life on earth as seen from the perspective of Terra, an earth girl on a different planet. There is a dry humour running underneath much of it, some very clever literary and science fiction jokes and you can tell he obviously loves the character he's created in her.

Wherever its target market, its suitable for all ages and I would happily let children read it on their own, exciting enough to get them turning the pages but nothing that any parent would be concerned about. In a class setting it would be ideal as a junior book club read, offering the opportunity to discuss lots of different subject. For adults its a pleasurable, easy read that you could return to again and again.

As a self confessed geek and scifi buff, I have a lot of science fiction on my shelves and this stands out as a first novel, both for its readability and its sheer quality of writing.

The description of the book at the top of the Amazon page is a little misleading, in as much as the story is primarily about Terra's experiences on Fnnr, with the war only featuring as a call to arms and an excellent plot motivator, allowing secondary characters time and space to develop. Where the Fnnr language has been used, it is initially clumsy to read out loud, being only consonants but the brain soon adapts and they slip past easily. As it states at the beginning of the book, the use of italics throughout the text allows the reader to know when the characters are speaking Fnnr (or Mlml) dialect.

Buy it, read it, listen to the audio book in the car (brilliant for long journeys and read by Mitch, the guy is professional!)

I look forward to the sequel.


Versus Touchtab 7" Tablet Android PC touch tab screen pad Google
Versus Touchtab 7" Tablet Android PC touch tab screen pad Google
Offered by Cheapest Electrical
Price: 49.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for., 24 April 2013
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It's not an iPad, or a Galaxy tab or any other high end portable computer. But, after a few minor niggles (create the google account you need on a pc then start it up) it works well for basic surfing, email and games.

Be careful which one you are getting. I have two, one has the HDMI port, the other didn't, which was really irksome. And it will not run the kindle application. It shows the books held in the library but will not display them. I have updated all the software I can, there simply seems to be a hole in the code.

Battery life when dormant isn't great either, I suspect it is polling the wifi far more than it needs to, so if you're not going to use it, turn the wifi off. And the charger they provided with it gave up after a few months. A simple cable and usb mains charger solved that problem and it charges faster.

Pros
Light, small, portable
Nice second tablet

Cons
Slow at complex tasks
Not the best display, especially in bright light
Won't run Kindle
Not a fantastic battery life (5-6 hours continuous)


Gabriel's Journey (Evan Gabriel Trilogy)
Gabriel's Journey (Evan Gabriel Trilogy)
Price: 4.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Great scifi action, 24 April 2013
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A fantastic page turning, action adventure.

A man, driven haunted by his past and uncertain about the future is thrust headlong into a whirlwind of danger, every twist revealing a little more, both to himself and the reader.

Well structured with excellent battle sequences, download it, order the book, it'll have you hooked.


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