J. Potter

Fully signed up writerholic, serial blogger, reviewer, passionate indie publisher and almost award winning author.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 349
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (3,384 of 3,792)
Location: Berkshire, England
Birthday: 16 May
In My Own Words:
It goes something like this:

1967 – Born in a hospital in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

1983 – Having failed to find anything remotely interesting while attending school, save for my English teacher, I left with a single O’Level in English language and a few other inconsequential certificates

1984-1989 – I self -learned programming and girls, the later resulting in a move to the Midlands which… Read more

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Boy In The Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
Boy In The Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
I always think it's worth keeping an eye on Darley Anderson to see what they're upto. Their latest newsletter had lots of photos of people squeezed into a little shop full of yellow books and big purple flowers. The occasion was the launch of Polly Ho-Yen's The Boy in the Tower. Unusually for a book just launched it was reasonably priced on Amazon, the biggest factor in me buying it. It was downloaded to my Kindle Wednesday night having no idea what it was about, outside of the title. I finished it Thursday night. It isn't a long book but it's wonderfully original with an engaging narrative written entirely from the perspective of a young boy, as he first contends with his sick mother and… Read more
Garmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Act&hellip by Garmin
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In the past I have enjoyed the fun challenges counting your steps can add to daily exercise but always struggled with step counters that kept coming off my belt or had buttons that constantly drained the battery while in my pocket. I wasn't looking for a GPS and step counter watch but was looking for something I could wear in the everyday. Here is why I chose Vivofit over a number of wearable tech. products coming out this year:

I don't need email, calender or text alerts on my wrist. Vivofit only records your motion and transfers that data to your phone or any bluetooth device. It comes with a display, covered below.

The Vivofit does not need charging. It comes with a… Read more
LG 22MN43D-PZ 21.5 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 100 Hz TV by LG Electronics
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was looking for a traditional TV with Scart, component and HDMI inputs. Being a longstanding fan of LG this fitted the bill and was reasonably priced. I also picked it as it was listed as Prime eligible and sure enough it turned up the next day.

In all areas this TV does the job. The colours and picture definition are fine for casual use but do not stand up, as you would expect, against more expensive TVs. I have no problem with this. I did have a problem with the fact it was shipped with a two pin euro plug. This happens too often on Amazon, especially having ordered Prime next day delivery, living in the UK I should expect electronics to come with a three pin British plug… Read more

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