Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now
Profile for Webaholic > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Webaholic
Top Reviewer Ranking: 211,094
Helpful Votes: 134

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Webaholic (UK)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Don't Need The Whole Dog!
Don't Need The Whole Dog!
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and very entertaining, 20 Feb. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Aww I loved this book. It took me quite a while to read it. I tackled it in two halves and read a different book inbetween. It was certainly an eye opener as to how what you see on TV in home makeovers isn't what actually happens in real life. I was also quite amazed at the amount of work Tony and his sister put into the house they were renovating in Wales. Considering it was Tony's father who bought the house, there didn't seem to be a lot of evidence in the book of much input of work coming from the direction of Tony's mum and dad. I liked all the little mini adventures that Tony took on in the first half of the book to raise the money he needed to go to Thailand for the second half of the book. This guy certainly tells a good tale and I enjoyed everything about it. Humorous throughout with little touching moments thrown in. Brilliant.


Sunday Dinners
Sunday Dinners
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this, although I did think the ending was ..., 20 Feb. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Sunday Dinners (Kindle Edition)
Really enjoyed this, although I did think the ending was a bit too neatly sewn up with everything slotting into place. That's not really how life turns out, I don't think anyway. It didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book though.


My Everything
My Everything
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming love story, 20 Feb. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: My Everything (Kindle Edition)
Just as a young woman is about to leave her husband, he has a stroke. I am still not sure what made me choose to read this book as the description does make it sound like quite hard going. I am so glad something made me buy it because I enjoyed every single page. The book begins with Hannah's husband Tom suffering a stroke. Alternating chapters go back in time to tell us how Tom and Hannah met and fell in love and eventually married to how they sadly grew apart with the other chapters covering the present day and how both Tom and Hannah coped with the after effects of Tom's stroke. It was such a tender (without being at all sloppy) love story, which at the same time was quite uplifting too. You would think a subject like this would make for depressing and difficult reading but it wasn't and you find yourself rooting for both Hannah and Tom every step of the way.
Can't wait to read more from this author.


House Party
House Party
Price: £3.26

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the New Year house partaay started!, 29 Nov. 2015
This review is from: House Party (Audio CD)
I defy anyone, even the most wilting wallflower ever not to get up and dance to this at some point. Not the best mix transitions from one track to the next but we've come to expect that from MoS. Still a brilliant collection of really old to relatively new dance tracks. Well worth my late night trip to Asda for some milk and a browse!


Handbags and Poobags: Tales of a Soho Boxer Dog
Handbags and Poobags: Tales of a Soho Boxer Dog
Price: £0.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I must be as daft as the author, 28 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Somebody, please tell me why I am persevering with this. 70% of the way through and I can honestly say this is the most ridiculous and boring account of owning a dog ever. I thought it was going to be something like Turner and Hooch, but no, its the story of a couple with far more money than sense who take every aspect of their dogs care and welfare well beyond the realms of sanity. It just annoys me immensely that here is a dog that lives on steak, roast chicken, dog food dressed in oils and joins them down at the pub for slap up meals while there are actually humans in this country relying on foodbanks for their one square meal a day. I have decided that from now on I will stick to fiction when choosing my reading material, it's much closer to real life than this self indulgent nonsense.


Buddy Step Counter (Black with Pink Arm/Ankle strap) USB upload to PC/Mac
Buddy Step Counter (Black with Pink Arm/Ankle strap) USB upload to PC/Mac

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price, 28 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I looked at pedometers for weeks, toying with the idea of getting one, then deciding not to bother as I can use my phone when out walking along with the mapmywalk app. Then I saw a pedometer with a touch screen and games to make it more fun but at over £80 I really couldn't justify the expense and reviewers said the touch screen was really bad anyway which made me decide to forget that idea all together. Then I spotted a really cheap one in Asda and bought it on impulse. Spent ages setting it all up to find it didn't even work. So I ordered this one straight away. Glad I did because its really good.

It's easy to set up. You get a really good sized instruction book with it, with very clear step by step instructions on how to set it all up. Its quite unusual these days to get a manual printed on quality paper with large, clear writing and pictures in just the one language.

There is a website to go with the pedometer where you can analyse your activity to a certain extent, although you don't have to use the website - you still get all your info on the pedometer itself. The one way in which this could be improved on is if it could tell you what times of the day you were more active. Prior to buying this I used a pedometer that goes with "Active Health with Carol Vorderman" for the DS. This is able to tell you what times of the day you were most active and I do miss that provision. The other niggle I have is the cap that covers the USB plug. So you don't lose it, its attached to the main body of the pedometer with a very short piece of thick thread, so short in fact that I struggle to fit the cap back on to the USB plug, but I suppose its better than losing the cap.

There is also an app that you can use on your smartphone that gives you various information on your personal data. You can also upload photo's taken with your phone of what you have eaten during the day to a food log. It is not, however, a calorie counter, you simply say whether you thought it was a good choice (of food) or a bad choice. Personally I don't see how this is supposed to help you control your weight or your calorie intake and most of the time I don't remember to take a photo until after I've eaten but its not a necessary part of counting steps anyway.

Mine came with the ankle/arm strap. I bought it with this so that I could use the pedometer when I'm on my cycle turbo trainer indoors so I know roughly how many calories I've burned. As yet I haven't tried it out for cycling but the strap looks sturdy enough. It is certainly accurate enough when counting steps, telling you how many miles you've travelled and counting calories you've burned. I went for a walk yesterday using the pedometer, starting at zero and also took my phone with the Map My Walk App running. They came out at roughly the same. Near enough the same amount of calories burned and the same distance walked, though the Map My walk app doesn't count steps.

I have joined a couple of the groups on the activ8rlives website and they are friendly and welcoming. All in all I am pleased with the purchase and have walked over 10 miles in just a week without even trying. Its just stopped raining so I'm off out now to finish off the 1,000 or so steps I need to reach my target today and its 10.00pm in the evening, how's that for commitment.


Stirred with Love
Stirred with Love

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Soo slow, 28 July 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Stirred with Love (Kindle Edition)
I really didn't like this book. It was boring and as someone else on here said a bit 'goody' to the extent of being a little nauseous at times. The ending was about the only thing that livened it up and even that was depressing. It was a strange style of writing, a story about two young women and yet I felt it had been written by someone probably quite old. Though I never read magazines I imagine the author would do well writing short stories for Womans Weekly or Peoples Friend. It just lacked flair and certainly couldn't be described as dynamic. The characters were about as bubbly as a glass of flat lemonade and completely lacked any kind of humour. Determined to finish it I often felt like I was wading through treacle in more ways than one. When I get the chance I read books on my phone at work as I work on reception and need to pass the time when it gets quiet, on more than one occasion I have come very close to falling asleep reading this, while the air conditioning quietly hums and the phone fails to break the silence. Not an author I would read again.


Stop Smoking (52 Brilliant Ideas)
Stop Smoking (52 Brilliant Ideas)
Price: £8.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoking - your choice, 9 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I love this book. I've been stopped 10 weeks now although I didn't start reading the book until 2 or 3 weeks ago. I like it because it's funny. You would never imagine something as intense as giving up smoking to be humorous but you know what? speaking as a recovering nicotine addict believe me, if you didn't laugh you would certainly cry, in fact sob into your boots on more than one occasion.

Stopping smoking is not an easy thing to accomplish, not for good anyway. I'm now on my third attempt in ooh I dunno 10 years maybe more. I've smoked for 33 years and on the whole I've never really had a problem with it, touch wood I haven't suffered, oh apart from gum disease. Yes my dentist told me back in October that if I didn't stop smoking then I would more than likely lose all my teeth to gum disease, so I thought as I don't much fancy falsies I'd better at least attempt to do the dreaded deed. I used Champix, which I personally wouldn't recommend, I've found it to be useless but that's just me.

Anyway back to the book. I haven't finished it yet, I'm just over half way through. Mine is the Kindle edition and when I spotted it (I was looking for something else) it was free. So I wasn't too distressed when I came to a few pages that had gone a little bit weird. Which is a shame as it was some kind of tabulated set up, I can't remember what for, I think it was something like listing the pro's and cons of giving up but anyway it was completely illegible. It obviously hadn't converted very well to being on a kindle because of the tabulation and the words were all over the place and made no sense. It only lasted two or three pages, but still if you'd paid the £6 odd that it is at the moment I think you might be a tad annoyed. Looking on the bright side you could always try to decipher what it says as a distraction from a particularly stubborn craving.

One author was a smoker, the other a non smoker (having never smoked as opposed to an ex smoker) and had both lost close relatives to smoking. They don't beat about the bush, they don't patronise, and they don't tell you what a wonderful thing you're doing and how you should pat yourself on the back at least half a dozen times a day. They give you facts you already knew and facts you didn't know. They give you quotes by famous people, many of whom smoked. They don't smoke any more because they died from smoking related diseases. They tell you about tobacco companies and how much money they make, they give you advice on the different kinds of Nicotine Replacement Therapy available, about what it's like to go cold turkey and they even suggest cutting down from however many down to none over a period of time as a suggested way of doing it, which shock, horror I don't think you'd ever get that kind of advice from a smoking adviser in the UK, they'd much rather you suffer.

If you're thinking of quitting, are in the process of quitting or have recently become an ex smoker (ie you don't ever smoke and don't get any cravings any more) then I'd highly recommend this book. Why for someone who has already quit? So you can sit and read it smugly in the knowledge that you've already done it and to remind yourself that you're not putting yourself through that ever again.


A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds
A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds
Price: £3.99

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 23 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Having read Wife in the North and loved every bit of it I thought this would be just as good, as again its written in diary format which I like. However may be I shouldn't have bought a book of 'doing good' and expected it to be of interest to me. I have to say that as I am such a cynic, altruism just isn't in my dictionary and although I am only 1/3 of the way through I am kind of losing the will to live, let alone finish the book. OK so I only read this on a kindle app on my phone when I'm at work on reception between phone calls, visitors, making brews and doing the post but honestly? Reading the company newsletter is more interesting and if things get too quiet while I'm reading this I tend to find I'm starting to fall asleep.

Occasionally it makes me laugh, but that really is about it, most of the time I can't believe how much I still have left to read. As someone who finds psychology quite interesting, I've found all the research she's written about how doing good deeds makes you feel good and apparently helps people live longer all a little bit far fetched. Perhaps I'm just too much like Judith O'Reilly; one reviewer says she seems to get fed up with it all at some point down the line, well good because too be honest I'm looking forward to that bit, it will mean she's human. I may comment again if I ever get to the end of the book before I retire.


Coin Dozer
Coin Dozer
Price: £0.00

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive, 10 Dec. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Coin Dozer (App)
Love this game. Easy to play, requires little in the way of strategy and very addictive.. Just as well you only get 45 coins to play with at a time which last about 20 mins, a respectable amount of time to waste a couple of times a day.


Page: 1 | 2