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Colgate A1500 ProClinical Rechargeable Electric To&hellip by Colgate
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I am a long term old fashioned manual toothbrush user and so this is a bit of a departure for me. This is a top of the range electronic toothbrush with probably more features than I can sensibly use. One can set the speed of brushing manually, it can set them itself in optimal mode, or there is what feels like a pretty brutal "deep clean" mode. It has a shut off function to stop brushing when the dentist recommended 2 minutes are up and also apparently cleans sonically.

It has to be said that it leaves my teeth feeling very clean, but it is a very noisy process, sounds like putting a dentists drill into ones mouth.

On a practical side, it is very long, which is very… Read more
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch) by Ann Leckie
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ancilliary Justice starts with its central character, who goes by the alias of Breq, on a wintery planet in search of a weapon with which she hopes to revenge events from 20 years previously. The story of those events is told in alternate chapters where we learn about a universe which is home to the imperial Radch, whose artificially intelligent starships control networks of telepathic soldiers, created from the bodies of those unfortunate enough to have been conquered and killed by these interstellar Romans.

Breq, it turns out, is one such avatar, One Esk Nineteen, last survivor of the troop carrier Justice of Toren. That sentence is indicative of two of the key features of… Read more
My Salinger Year by Joanna Smith Rakoff
My Salinger Year by Joanna Smith Rakoff
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The blurb on the front flap of the dust jacket suggests that the primary theme of this autobiographical (?) story of a year working at J D Salinger's agent, is the young secretary/aspiring writer entering into correspondence with those who write to the literary great, who has refused to read their letters. In fact, like so many synopses, this is misleading, certainly that is a strand, but it is just one of many, and not the most dominant thread.

The book is primarily about two things, the end of the pre-digital publishing world, but more importantly about a young woman growing into a more self confident adult, with the catalyst for that transformation being, unsurprisingly, the… Read more

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