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Calling All Angels Taxi to a New Eden
Calling All Angels Taxi to a New Eden
by Mary Cox Garner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For all the people, not only those interested for religious literature, 5 Sep 2014
With `Calling All Angels' Mary Garner managed to bring a positive story that will cheer you up and make you feel good.

She wrote her book is first person perspective, telling stories of everyday situations ans people who she sees as truly angelic beings. The reader will inside its covers find many advices and anecdotes from taxi drivers, food service workers and other people mainly do public service work.

In each chapter Garner observes the signs of human kindness, and out of each of those things she creates a small story - before each of them some background about the situation will be given by the author, for reader to be easier to understand.

`Calling All Angels' is kind of self-help book that speaks about all those unnamed people everywhere around the world that use their time to help other people and therefore could be considered special.

Mary Garner's `Calling All Angels' is a well-made book about small human kindness and therefore could be recommended for all the people, not only those interested for religious literature.

Trivia Quiz & Pub Quiz Book: InQUIZitive: Volume I, II & III  Combined
Trivia Quiz & Pub Quiz Book: InQUIZitive: Volume I, II & III  Combined
Price: £3.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In the answering process a lot can be learned due to the author’s effort, 5 Sep 2014
‘InQUIZitive’ by Sumit Dhar is a well-made book of trivia Q&A divided in 41 quizzes, dealing with all kinds of subjects.

The author chose not to question simple questions that can be answered with one word but instead every one of his questions is one paragraph long providing many clues that will help you to answer question correctly.

It seems that the book was written with the intention not only to make you satisfied with what you already know, but that in the process of answering a lot can be learned as the author put an extreme effort to give for almost every question a lot of background information that is easy to remember.

Also, many of the questions gives very interesting information about some known place, event or people, that will motivate readers to seek additional information after being intrigued by the answer.

‘InQUIZitive’ all together offers more than 200 questions that will require plenty of time for you to answer them all, and you can be sure that how much time you spent on the answering, the equal amount of time will be spent on further research. And because of that fact, and interesting material it offers, this book by Sumit Dhar can certainly be recommended to trivia lovers.

What Color is Your Parachute 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers
What Color is Your Parachute 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers
by Richard N. Bolles
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will help you to learn few interesting things about your real desires and interests, 4 Sep 2014
2015 edition is the third edition of ‘What Color is Your Parachute’ I’ve read so far – a book which is no wonder many people call the world's most popular book for job seekers and job hunters.

The 2015 edition is not so much updated from previous edition though regular readers can find updated statistics, different job fields analyses, and most important lots of advices about how to find perfect job search social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, even YouTube). The information found inside is extensive and all those who reading book who seek for employment, start new or change current career will find something useful. Equally good book will be for job hunters who are searching for some new promising young shot.

This year edition as older editions is made for US job market, although most of the given advices are universal and applicable worldwide. You will be able to learn lot about reading or writing resumes, social media and networking and which are crucial these days, proper ways of interviewing or what should (not) be said if you are interviewed, how to negotiate your salary, career counselors, entrepreneurship and much more. It helps reader to learn about own real interests, where actually one would be best to work, the environment and people reader would enjoy the most. Of course, it would be too much to say that using this book you'll get all the answers, but for sure you'll be able to see in which fields given your job you are not doing well or what can be improved in order to be promoted or get new job.

Richard N. Bolles is evidently career expert and it it's not surprise to see that this is his 43rd edition of same book. Written in a friendly style, easy to read every year becomes refreshed and up-to-date (e.g. webpage links) just like author admitted saying that he rewrites his book every year.

For me, what I still find most interesting is self-assessment tool called the Flower Exercise. By using it everyone can determine what type of work would be most appropriate for one - called flower because its set of questions that helps in search for most suitable career resembles the flower petals.

Also particularly interesting part of book is one discussing unemployment teaching reader there are positive sides of it, as well. After reading Bolles book, I was able to confirm most of my skills and interests but it also helped me coming to some interesting conclusions about directions my career should go onwards.

‘What Color is Your Parachute’ is a book that contains enough wisdom to help you start or change your career and therefore I can highly recommend this edition as much as other two I read previously.

Though you will probably not get (new) job the other day after you read it, certainly will help you to learn few interesting things about your real desires and interests.

Mix it Up
Mix it Up
by Herve Tullet
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably simple, but equally unimaginable entertaining and interactive picture book, 4 Sep 2014
This review is from: Mix it Up (Hardcover)
‘Mix It Up!’ written and illustrated by Herve Tullet is another innovative cartoon book for kids inviting young readers to interact with the content offered on its pages.

In ‘Press Here’ kids were invited to perform various tasks such as pressing the dots, shake pages, tilt book and other actions which caused many funny situations; in this one, young reader will learn how to combine colors, put things together, mix paints having good time, all the time.

It’s always great to see how Tullet manages to inspire the children imagination making his books always a pleasure to go through, over and over again.

Again, Tullet uses his innovative and enjoying concept to support development of children motor skills, teach them colors and consequences of adding colors to some other colors. He introduces primary and secondary colors and many other things which are explained in way that any kid will be able to understand. And this all will result with great joy and when the last page will be turned, do not be surprised your child will want to go through once again.

‘Mix It Up!’ is another example from same author that big budget and huge studio behind are not the indispensable prerequisites for entertaining and educational children literature.

Because of it, Herve Tullet’s again unbelievably simple, but equally unimaginable entertaining and interactive picture book can be recommended to every child to enjoy it countless times.

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
Offered by AlwaysADeal
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full-sized decent performer wireless mouse, 4 Sep 2014
Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 is full-sized well-made wireless mouse which offers ergonomic shape which enables comfortable usage even after long periods you’ll spent behind the desk.

Due to its size it can be equally pleasant to use to people with larger and smaller hands though still not too large to be easily put in every laptop bag and given its capabilities and price M510 represents good ratio of gained value for money.

Even though price of batteries got hugely decreased for users it would be good to know that this device is very merciful towards batteries, I use it every day for at least couple of hours and it’s still working equally good after 6 months had passed. It’s advertised that one set of batteries can last up to 2 years.

Though it can be assumed M510 cannot compete on field of precision with more expensive mice models, actually it cannot be observed in day-by-day work even when using graphical applications and similar which require subtle movements.

The only drawback for some could be its questionable sturdiness that on first glance does not give confidence, and given that I did not want to throw it from the desk to check, it remains to be seen how the mouse would behave and look after accidentally fall off the table.

Overall, Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 could be both recommended for its design, features and price representing equally good solution for static or portable office/house mouse.

What I Know for Sure
What I Know for Sure
by Oprah Winfrey
Edition: Preloaded Digital Audio Player

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging book that will give you inspiration and strength, 3 Sep 2014
‘What I Know For Sure’, latest book by planetary popular host and actress Oprah Winfrey certainly is a work that her fans will immediately embrace and will surely find its way to the tops of sales charts.

I had an opportunity to enjoy it in audiobook version and can certainly recommend that format compared to “paper” and e-book versions given the known quality of Oprah’s voice – one of the reason that made her so globally known. And taking into account the theme of her book it becomes even more evident and makes what she's talking about more distinct and convincing.

More or less what reader is expecting based on short summary it will be found inside/heard – Oprah is sharing her views on living fulfilling life, becoming recognized and better person, embracing mistakes, hardworking and courage to chase our dreams, love and gratitude, choices to which we are exposed, fighting our fears and values for which it is worth fighting for.

Therefore even if you are going through the hard period in your life and seek encouraging book that will give you inspiration and strength, ‘What I Know For Sure’ is certainly something that can be helpful, a book from which one can learn or simply find solace, a work that can be recommended.

HP ENVY 24 LCD Monitor
HP ENVY 24 LCD Monitor
Offered by Shockbuy srl
Price: £279.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best monitors in its price category, 3 Sep 2014
Given that I had so far to enjoy less than 24 hours in HP Envy 24’’ Screen LED-Lit Monitor this are more first impressions but the in depth review.

Therefore I will update my review after first impressions will settle.

First of all, HP Envy monitor offers very nice and sharp Full HD (1920 x 1080) picture, viewing angle of 178° though, as someone already wrote, a bit too high factory value on brightness setting.

The next most important thing – sound – is even better compared with competition because for speakers which are built-in it offers amazingly clean and powerful sound, even managing to satisfy people who enjoy listening loud.

Talking about aesthetics, this monitor additionally shines with thin bezels on all sides of display, almost any buttons on front side of monitors and even nice feature to switch-off light of power indicator in order not to “violate” clean monitor design.

Inside the package user receives 3 different types of video (VGA, HDMI, MHL) and one audio cable which is a nice gesture from the manufacturer that provides the user the freedom of additional features and reduces the additional costs.

So far only things which I don’t like are monitor stand that doesn’t allow adjustment of its height and external power unit though compared to all other positive features in short described above these are minor drawbacks and do not reduce the overall impression HP Envy 24’’ is one of the best monitors currently on the market in its price category.

As already written, these are first impressions; I plan to update this review after some time will pass.

Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
by Patricia Polacco
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.23

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True story with inspiring text and beautiful illustrations, 3 Sep 2014
‘Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece’ written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco is an interesting book for children that deals with known fear of many kids or even adult people - fear of public speaking in front of audience.

Because main character of this story, young shy girl named Patricia is afraid to read her literary work in front of her English class, her teacher Mr. Wayne's will try to help her to get rid of her fear and start believing in herself.

Patricia will be invited to join Mr. Wayne's drama class where she will become part of many entertaining activities which in the end will result in her getting strength and courage to overcome her fears and eventually write a book you are reading…

‘Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece’ is a story based on actual events from author’s life and one great drama teacher who helped young girl change her life for better.

Given that this is a true story which with inspiring text offers beautiful illustrations and will surely inspire many, this warm story I can certainly recommend in order for every kid and even young person to realize that they have the courage in themselves to change.

4Gb Memory Stick Pro Duo Mark 2
4Gb Memory Stick Pro Duo Mark 2
Offered by TRADE LINK
Price: £8.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good choice for your first or spare memory card, 2 Sep 2014
Even though I have several SONY products, so far I didn’t use their Memory Stick cards, using instead SanDisk and Lexar ones.

Because I stumbled on one great offer this 4GB SONY Memory Stick PRO DUO was the first Sony memory card I bought. And though the main reason was its price, after been using it for some time (at least 15-20 time rewritten it fully) it would be fair to say that I’m fully satisfied with its performance.

Though I own some other more expansive memory cards, mostly SanDisk, Read/Write characteristics of SONY Memory Stick PRO DUO 4GB are quite good and with its still decent capacity this card is good choice for your spare, or even first, memory card.

Memory card comes with an adaptor and it can be used with AVCHD recording devices, but also PS3 and other Sony products (PSP for example).

Therefore if you need large capacity, reliable or spare memory stick I can fully recommend SONY Memory Stick PRO DUO product.

Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies: Making Learning Visible in the Content Areas
Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies: Making Learning Visible in the Content Areas
by Kristi Mraz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visually appealing and with educational material rich book for teachers and parents, 2 Sep 2014
‘Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies’ made by Kristi Mraz and Marjorie Martinelli is one of the most innovative books which I came across recently, which whether you use it for a family purposes or professional education (kindergarten or school) will provide numerous ideas and almost inexhaustible amount of help in making great presentation charts for kids.

Given both of authors are teachers and in their own work but also in the work of their colleagues they realized there is a huge demand for charts, and considering there is tiny amount of such materials on disposal that can be used for charts making support, they two have prepared a book with a large number of ideas for charts preparation.

Using their book readers will realize what concept of visual learning actually means – Mraz/Martinelli’s book full of pictures and practical advices how to make useful and nice looking charts in science and social studies, together with those which can be used on math classes will all together present valuable support for teachers worldwide.

And given their practicality, these charts can be equally useful for parents who want their kids to learn at home, helping them in visual way to more easily remember some important topics from their classes.

Therefore ‘Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies’, this visually appealing and with educational material rich book, can be fully recommended ensuring you will plenty of things out-of-the-box for your kids, in same time providing readers with numerous ideas how their creativity can be used in order to help children in learning process.

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