A Common Reader

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 39
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (8,345 of 9,002)
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: 39 - Total Helpful Votes: 8345 of 9002
OxyLED T-02 DIY Stick-on Anywhere Portable 10-LED &hellip by OxyLED
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a very well-designed light and is ideal to place inside a cupboard so that the light comes on when you open the door and put your hand inside (it detects the movement of your hand). It has ten LED lights which give a reasonable amount of illumination.

It attaches to any surface with adhesive strip - you just peel of the backing tape and press the light against the surface. Because the adhesive strip is attached to a magnetic plate, you can detach the light an move it around to illuminate any dark corner or even use it as a small torch - which would be useful in a power-cut for example.

The lamp needs four AAA batteries and these are not supplied. I would… Read more
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