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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
by Lena Dunham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Kind, 1 Oct 2014
The character Lena Dunham plays on 'Girls', is sometimes relatable in this book, but she is not the Lena Dunham we meet in her book. This is a rollicking book that brings you to the laughs, and then back down to earth to the darks.

Lena talks a great deal about her sex life, which is good. She is very insightful and candid. The first couple of chapters describe her life as an adolescent and as a teenager. The book revolves around her life, her philosophy, her family, her friends, her education, her camp life, her therapists, her OCD, her high school, her college and her life as it is. She is mesmerizing at times, her writing so precise and so well done. If you thought of Lena Dunham as fresh and exciting, as I do, then you will love this tomb. It is as original as Lena is.

One of my favorite chapters is where she discusses her therapists and how she came to see one. She had always had some form of anxiety, but it grew and got so bad her father had to go out one night and walk off his issues. Her therapists were varied, but she found several who fit her needs. At one point she discovers she probably has OCD, and then tries to adapt. She also focuses on death a great deal as does her father. In fact many of her issues focus on the same ones of her father. She was born to artistic parents and brought up in New York City to a very nice life. She is privileged in a sense, and she knows this. She relates to many people and she seems to make friends easily. Looking at Lena Dunham, one would think she has it made. She is a writer, actress, developed her own television series, and life seems good. What Lena has done is to tell a little bit about her life in her series. Her father admonishes her not to look at every get together as a promise of a scene in her series.

This is a refreshing look at a young artist. Very well liked by many, and not liked at all by some. She is a reckoning of sorts. She shows us .life as we may never have seen it, a path to be followed, and a guide of sorts to young women on their path to their own life. She discovered herself, and she wants to be able to help others do the same.

Recommended. prisrob 10-01-14


Monica The Monkey Saves The Day (Jungle Juniors Storybook Book 2)
Monica The Monkey Saves The Day (Jungle Juniors Storybook Book 2)
Price: £0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Being Different Can Make A Difference, 1 Oct 2014
Are you a little different than others? Do other children talk about you or do you talk about others? No one wants to have their feelings hurt, and it is important not to hurt other people's feelings.

The author, Rachel Michaels, has written a lovely story about being different and the lessons learned. Monica was a cute little brown monkey, and one day when her friend went away,she decided to go to the beach. Once there, the other monkeys started to make fun of her, and this hurt her feelings. Once you read this story you will learn about the rest of her adventure. The illustrations by Ben Rains are bright and vivid, and they depict the adventures of Monica and her friends. Parents/ teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. It is filled with lessons learned, and the children will have many questions and comments about hurting others feelings. I liked this book a lot.mi like books with a lesson to be learned, and children will appreciate this lesson. This book was provided to read and review.

Recommended. prisrob 10-01-14


Barbie Secret Door Fairy Doll
Barbie Secret Door Fairy Doll
Price: £15.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness Is A Barbie Secret Door Fairy Doll, 1 Oct 2014
This Barbie is a most beautiful doll. Orange, red, gold dress and pink,yellow and green fairy wings. She has streaks of neon gold in her hair, and her hair is in a beautiful side pony tail. This is part of the Secret Door Barbie DVD and song book collection.

My granddaughter is enchanted with this doll. The back story is that we read a story about Kate who is always late to kindergarten because she takes too long to get dressed in the morning. Her mother comes up with the idea of a Fairy Doll, who helps Kate pick her clothes out the night before. My granddaughter has wanted a Fairy Doll, and here she is, the most beautiful doll she has ever seen! I have a feeling Kate will be her name.

Along with this Fairy Doll Barbie you get a DVD and a songbook. Barbie Fairy Doll has quite a statement necklace,and I will leave that to you to find. The DVD is wonderful, and excellent for children. Boys and girls will enjoy this DVD.

I am quite pleased with this doll. We have made a five year old very happy, and what could be better?

Highly Recommended. prisrob 09-30-14


Cucina Stainless Steel Panini Press and Sandwich Maker
Cucina Stainless Steel Panini Press and Sandwich Maker
Price: £24.12

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Paninis, 1 Oct 2014
DuraCeramic Panini Maker and Grill (Kitchen)
My family loves sandwiches, ham and cheese, roast beef and horse radish, turkey club, grilled cheese. We did not have a panini maker, until my next door neighbor gave me this one. She live saline and never used it.

The family jumped in wholeheartedly and tested this panini maker last weekend. Every kind of sandwich known to man was made. Of course, they all taste better when a panini is used. The favorites turned out to be, ham and cheese, turkey club, roast beef and hoer radish, no surprise. This panini maker is small, but we had no difficulty making as many pain is as we wanted. It is easy to use, and it is easy to clean. The instruction booklet was helpful, and the entire family are fans.

Recommended. prisrob 09-30-14


Whiny Whiny Rhino
Whiny Whiny Rhino
by McBoop
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trying Something New, 30 Sep 2014
This review is from: Whiny Whiny Rhino (Paperback)
Do you ever whine? I bet you do, most of us are whiny at times. Do you wonder why you whine when you do?

The author of this s book, McBoop, has written such a fun story of Tiny Tiny Rhino. Tiny, Tiny Rhino was whiny. His three bigger brothers made fun of him and called him names. They told him he would never have any fun. Every time Tiny Tiny a Rhino went out he found excuses not to join his friends. When you finish breading this book you will understand the adventures Tiny a Tiny Rhino had that helped him along. Parents/teachers will like reading this story to their children. First of all it is told in rhyme, and that is the most wonderful way to tell a story to children. Children will all recognize being whiny, and they will have many questions and maybe some answers on joe to stop being whiny. The illustrations by McBoop are bright and colorful, depicting the adventures of Tiny Tiny Rhino. Everyone will have a good time reading this book.

I really enjoyed this book, it brought a smile to my face, and that is important for all.

Recommended. prisrob 09-29-14


The Honourable Woman [DVD]
The Honourable Woman [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maggie Gyllenhaal
Offered by FLASH
Price: £15.76

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Look At Both Sides, Now, 29 Sep 2014
This review is from: The Honourable Woman [DVD] (DVD)
'The Honorable Woman' could be the best TV series of the year. Accolades are too frivolous. Sundance TV and BBC have produced this series with Hugo Blick as the director/writer. It is at once an espionage thriller with Israel and the West Bank, and into the mix comes Britain and the United States. This is an eight-episode series about Israel and Palestinian. The director, Blick, does not take sides, and this is a very refreshing stance.

Nessa Stein, played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, this is her series, is an Anglo-Israeli whose father sold weaponry used in battles with Palestinians. Nessa and her brother, Ephra, played by Andrew Buchan, inherit their father's company. Nessa makes the decision to foster peace between Israel and Palestine. And,this decision creates a minefield of problems.

One after another secrets are displayed and revealed, but we are not privy to them all, they come at us, one by one. This is a series about people, good and bad. The actors are some of the best in the business. Atika Halabi, played by Lubna Azabal, translator/nanny. Shlomo Zahary, played by Igal Naor, is an Israeli man vying for a contract with Nessa. Stephen Rea, one of my favorites, plays Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle, head of the Middle East desk at MI5. Janet McTeer Dame Julia Walsh, Hugh's boss at MI5. And,Monica Chatwin, Eve Best, a foreign officer in Washington, D.C.

The combination of talent, characters, storyline brings us the best series I have seen in a long time. We are left to decide for ourselves what each side brings to the table.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 09-29-14


End of the Innocence
End of the Innocence
Price: £2.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Affirming The Marvelous, 29 Sep 2014
Seamus Heaney said, " It's most accurate to affirm both the marvelous of life as well as the murderous". The author, Allegra Jordan, found this to be most true as she traveled the world in the past 21 years as she collected stories about tragic loss and recovery in preparation to write this novel. This book is based on a true event that took place in Harvard's Memorial Church, but the story is fiction.

Helen Brooks was born of an activist mother, and though Helen found her way in the world, she did not follow her mother's footsteps. Helen took a poetry class at Harvard in 1914 where she met the love of her life, Wils Brandl. They were taught by Professor Copeland, a most unorthodox teacher,but one that was forever remembered. Wils was caught up in World War I, where he had mixed emotions about leaving his beloved Helen or fighting for his beloved country, Germany. His decision had drastic consequences, and these are the stuff of this novel. Both Helen and Prof. Copeland felt poetry was enough to soothe the soul. We shall see as this novel proceeds.

I found the writing by Allegra Jordan to be profound and moved the storyline along. The characters came alive and were quite real in their actions and beliefs. The final days of the War and the fight for truth at the Memorial Church were keenly etched in my mind. The times have changed but as we are prone to see, what goes around, comes around.

Recommended. prisrob 09-28-14


Rose Gold (Easy Rawlins 14)
Rose Gold (Easy Rawlins 14)
by Walter Mosley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Immortal Easy Rawlins, 29 Sep 2014
The 60's, what do you think of? Hippies, free love, great rock, best musicians of our times, long hair, tie dye, revolution, Vietnam War and change is a comin'. Into this fray we find ourselves reading about Easy Rawlins new adventures. This is a man who finds danger even when he is not looking for it.

Easy has just recovered from a trip off a mountain side, whether this car incident was accidental or not, he was alive. The people he had been involved with were questionable, and he was moving to a new home where he and his daughter would be safer. In the midst of the move, Roger Frisk, a special assistant to the Chief of Police, comes to offer him a deal. Big money for helping the police find the daughter of a wealthy, influential man. Easy could not afford not to help out. As we know, easy Rawlin's cases are not easy ones. He becomes involved with many of the 60's issues. Black revolution, kidnapping, FBI and the State Department. The young woman, Rose, is but a minor piece of this plot, and the deeper Easy's investigation goes, the deeper he finds corruption and one mess after another.

This is a continuation of the Easy Rawlin's series written by Walter Mosley. And, it lives up to all expectations of an Easy Rawlin's novel. However, this novel is not one of his best, it seems to flounder in places. However, the overall storyline is one I enjoyed.

Recommended. prisrob 09-28-14


Daffodil LEC200 - USB Keyboard Light - Desk Lamp with 22 LED Bulbs - Dimmable Reading Table Light (White)
Daffodil LEC200 - USB Keyboard Light - Desk Lamp with 22 LED Bulbs - Dimmable Reading Table Light (White)
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £14.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect For Many Occasions, 27 Sep 2014
As always, This product,arrived very well packaged. The inside package is an attractive green with black writing and white background. The LED light is pure white and very attractive, it was enclosed in soft plastic sleeves. The light itself is one piece, no looking for parts. The only thing you have to do is insert the provided cable into the back of the light, then put the USB portion into the accompanying light and plug into the wall. The cable has enough length to extend to your desk or table.

This LED lamp has advanced luminous technology, so there is no glare. There is a touch pad on the base. The on/off power, and then Mode. There are 3 modes:

1. Cold Light
2. Natural Light -my favorite mode
3. Warm Light

Onto the Brightness adjustment, the choices are + Highlight or - Reduced brightness. There are 5 strengths, each 20%, to increase or decrease the brightness of the lamp. The lamp head adjusts 180degrees, so whatever angle you need is available.

This lamp takes up a very small space, but allows more light than you would think is possible. It is perfect on my bedside table for reading, or I can move it to my makeup table for the perfect light. This is attractive and so useful. I am quite pleased with this product. Note: product provided for use and review.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 08-27-14


Barbie Secret Door Feature Unicorn
Barbie Secret Door Feature Unicorn
Offered by Thinkprice
Price: £19.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Doesn't Like A Pink Unicorn, 26 Sep 2014
This neon pink unicorn was such a hit with my granddaughter and me. It is quite beautiful, much bigger than I expected. My granddaughter loves all things pink and all unicorns. She was enthralled with the three manes and the brush that accompany the unicorn. She brushed the manes and changed the colors frequently. I can envision the manes adorning a Barbie, soon.

The unicorn came well packaged and the inside package is quite attractive. It did not take much muscle to extricate the unicorn and it's accessories as other packaged products. The real surprise was the DVD and CD that accompanied this unicorn. We had such fun watching the Barbie film. The CD is for next time, but I can imagine the music will be just as wonderful.

The unicorn's color is neon pink, and is a superb color. Now, the fun will begin, naming the unicorn, so far the name Rose has been popular. This is a lovely toy for children of any age. Who doesn't like a unicorn?

Recommended. prisrob 09-26-14


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