A Common Reader

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 37
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (8,315 of 8,966)
Location: Sussex, England
In My Own Words:
I review books so I remember them. Otherwise so many of them vanish like the morning mist. Books are as important to me as my mandolin - and that's saying something


Top Reviewer Ranking: 37 - Total Helpful Votes: 8315 of 8966
JTL-8 Mini Portable Multifunction Bluetooth Speake&hellip by DBPOWER
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I am very impressed by this tiny speaker. It is about 1 inch tall but sounds remarkably good for its size. In the attractive blue colour which I chose (other options are available) it really stands out and everyone I meet wants to know what it is, and is then really surprised when I turn it on.

To start it up you just press the large power button on the bottom of the speaker and wait for it to pair with your Bluetooth device. I run an Android tablet, which found it immediately. The sound comes through loud and clear, with the volume being controlled by the tablet or phone. There are indicator light that illuminate when the speaker is paired up and also when it is charging… Read more
The Reluctant Sailor: The Adventures Of Nick Halle&hellip by Rick Sharpe
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I know Rick as a tireless charity worker whose work building schools and other facilities in African villages is second to none. I was therefore intrigued to read his first Kindle book and although it is aimed at children and young adults I found it a good read for any age.

It is obviously very well-researched with bags of 18th century period detail and also much which would interest anyone who know a little about the history of smuggling off the Sussex Coast.

The passages set in a sailing vessel off the East African coast are incredibly realistic and I for one learned much about the dangers and perils of life at sea - especially when the piratical Barbary Corsairs… Read more
BTR Handlebar Stem Storage Bike Bag With Removable&hellip BTR
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a very well constructed little bag which is just perfect for small items like keys, mobile phone, small-size camera or anything else you don't want to have in your pockets while out for a bike ride. As someone who just uses his bike for short rides but needs to carry lots of bits and pieces this is ideal.

It's very robustly constructed out of water resistant synthetic material, with a soft inner lining with plenty of padding. The main compartment is zipped and there's also a smaller zip-up compartment on the front of the bag which could take plastic cards, memory cards etc.

It's very easy to take on and off with two adjustable buckle straps for the… Read more