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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Marjane Satrapi

A memoir of the Iranian revolution as seen through the eyes of a child: Persepolis

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When she was only nine, Marjane Satrapis world changed. Everyone thought the changes were good at first: the country kicked out a tyrant, freed many political prisoners, and (or so the people thought) started down thea path to western-style democracy.Read more

DAP Blend Sticks Dark Wood Wood Filler

They’re OK for wood, but not so great for furniture

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DAPs Blend Sticks are basically crayons with a grown-up price. Theyre colored wax youre instructed to rub on Im here to tell you that the advertising copy is an overstatement. Instead of coming to a point like a Crayola, a DAP Dark Wood Blend Stick Wood Filler has a teardrop cross-section.Read more

Titan 32958 3-Piece Finger Bit Screwdriver Set

If that screw’s in a tight spot, you need a set of finger bit drivers

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Unlike regular screwdrivers that have long handles and shanks, finger bit screwdrivers are even more compact than a stubby screwdriver. Titans Finger Bit Screwdriver set is three drivers, each consisting of a 1 disk thick that has a 1-inch cylinder of chrome running through the center.Read more

The Black List. Robin Burcell

There’s only one “Black List” for me, and Robin Burcell’s version isn’t it!

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After 911, many an author found it necessary to explain how little cooperation there is among the many security agencies. That didn't last for author Robin Burcell, one-time forensic artist for the FBI, though.Read more

Inviting Fire. Emily Kimelman

Violent romance? No thanks: I'll pass

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Id rather not start reading a thriller series with the sixth book, but the only installment of Emily Kimelmans Sidney Rye series that was free on Amazon was Inviting Fire , and Id rather not pay for self-published books until I have a feeling for the quality.Read more

Casabella Silicone Cutting Board Set

This set of cutting boards may be useful, but it’s nothing special

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After our old cutting board got too scruffy, we replaced it with a set of Casabella Silicone Cutting Boards . The four thin, curvy boards are color-coded to reduce the chances of cross-contamination. The back side is silicone-coated to make them non-skid.Read more

PetSport Pack My Bowl Water Bowl

It’s time to go hiking: Pack my Bowl!

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When our doggies go for long hikes, we make them carry their own water and food in their own backpacks. So they dont have to haul big metal bowls, we bought them a pair of PetSport Pack My Bowls . Ones for kibble, so it has a drawstring so it can carry extra food.Read more

Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gel Gloves

Cut down on those cold fingers with Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gel Gloves

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Theres no other way to say it: cold fingers are a pain. Late (and early) in the riding season, your rides are a lot more fun if  your fingers still move enough to operate your shifters and brakes.Read more

The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel. Taylor Stevens

"The Infomationist" has too little information and too many stereotypes

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Four years ago, Emily Burbank disappeared somewhere in Africa, and no ones seen hide or hair of her since. Her oil mogul father, Richard, promised Vanessa Michael Munroe a cool five million simoleons if she could find Emily.Read more

Lufkin L725SCTMP 25 x 1 Self-Centering Tape Measure

An interesting concept, but of limited use for most

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A self-centering tape measure sounds like a good idea. After all, how many of us can divide 43-78" in half in our heads? Actually, I can - it's 21-1516"... But perhaps a more important question is, "How often do you need to divide 43-78" ins half?Read more