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text 2018-12-11 00:17
Favorite books of 2018 part 1
Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
the princess saves herself in this one - Amanda Lovelace
One True Loves: A Novel - Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taming Him - Kennedy Fox
Restore Me - Tahereh Mafi
Radio Silence - Alice Oseman
Moxie: A Novel - Jennifer Mathieu
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
Bottoms up - Holly Renee
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

 

Part  2  comes  December  31  

 

 

What  were  your  favorites  of this  year   .

 

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text 2018-11-24 07:08
Radio Frequency (RF) Relays Market

Radio Frequency Relays are widely used in signal, ATE, broadcast and telecommunication etc fields.
The Radio Frequency RF Relays market was valued at xx Million US$ in 2017 and is projected to reach xx Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period. In this study, 2017 has been considered as the base year and 2018 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Radio Frequency RF Relays.

This report presents the worldwide Radio Frequency RF Relays market size value, production and consumption, splits the breakdown data status 20132018 and forecast to 2025, by manufacturers, region, type and application.
This study also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porters Five Forces Analysis.

The following manufacturers are covered in this report:
Teledyne Relays
Panasonic
TE Connectivity
Fairview Microwave
API Technologies
Omron Corporation
SPS Electronic
TEC Automatismes

Radio Frequency RF Relays Breakdown Data by Type
DC Type
AC Type
Radio Frequency RF Relays Breakdown Data by Application
Heavy Equipment
Vehicles
Marine
Military & Aerospace
Others

Radio Frequency RF Relays Production by Region
United States
Europe
China
Japan
South Korea
Other Regions

Radio Frequency RF Relays Consumption by Region
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
AsiaPacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
GCC Countries
Turkey
Egypt
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

The study objectives are:
To analyze and research the global Radio Frequency RF Relays status and future forecast?involving, production, revenue, consumption, historical and forecast.
To present the key Radio Frequency RF Relays manufacturers, production, revenue, market share, and recent development.
To split the breakdown data by regions, type, manufacturers and applications.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends, drivers, influence factors in global and regions.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Radio Frequency RF Relays :
History Year: 2013 2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year: 2018 2025

This report includes the estimation of market size for value million USD and volume K Units. Both topdown and bottomup approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Radio Frequency RF Relays market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Source: www.qandqmarketresearch.com
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text 2018-11-01 19:38
COYER Winter Edition 2018 Participation Post
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain - Phoebe Robinson,Jessica Williams
Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate - Susan Calman
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars - Nathalia Holt
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Kate Moore
Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic - Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Radio Girls - Sarah-Jane Stratford
Somewhere in France: A Novel of the Great War - Jennifer Robson
Ellis Island - Kate Kerrigan
London Belles - Annie Groves

Sign up at http://coyerchallenge.com/2018/11/01/coyer-winter-is-here-going-back-to-basics-again/.

 

Considering I only buy ebooks on sale, the restrictions this go around seems really easy. There are only a few books I have on my 2019 reading that don't fit the restrictions. My problem will be library borrows, as the winter editions don't allow library reading to count. 

 

My COYER TBR is just 15 books, which will allow for non-challenge reading.

 

1. You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson (memoir)

2. Cheer Up Love by Susan Calman  (memoir)

3. Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt (women's history)

4. Radium Girls by Kate Moore (women's history)

5. Mary and Lou and Ted and Rhoda by Jennifer Armstrong (pop culture)

6. The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin (historical romance)

7. A Dance with Danger by Jeannie Lin (historical romance)

8. North to You by Tif Marcelo (contemporary romance)

9. Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford (historical fiction)

10. Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner (historical romance)

11. Deliver Me by Farrah Rochon (contemporary romance)

12. Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson (historical fiction)

13. Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan (historical fiction)

14. Star Dust by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner (historical romance)

15. London Belles by Annie Groves (women's fiction)

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text 2018-10-31 20:41
October 2018 Reading Wrap Up
In Her Bones - Kate Moretti
Mr. Churchill's Secretary - Susan Elia MacNeal
Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance - Bill McKibben
Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life - Peggy Orenstein

Big thank you to Obsidian Blue and MR for another successful Halloween Bingo. I am all good on suspense/horror/creepy reading until next year. Also a thank you to Dewey Read-a-thon, for without that one weekend of nothing but reading I don't think I would have gotten my first bingo. I read for a total of four bingos (two columns, one row, one diagonal).

 

Not much in quantity, but good stuff quality wise. I found a new series to glom (Maggie Hope mysteries) and a new author to read more from (Kate Moretti). I'm feeling some strong effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), so the reading challenges and read-a-thons helped me get out of my inertia. 

 

Here is what I read this month:

1. Eighth Grade Bites #1: The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod Graphic Novel by Heather Brewer, Tony Lee, and Julia Laud - 2.5 stars

 

2. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James - 2 stars

 

3. Leverage in Death (In Death #47) by JD Robb - 3.5 stars

 

4. In Her Bones by Kate Moretti - 5 stars

 

5. Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery #1) by Susan Ella MacNeal - 4.5 stars

 

6. Croc's Return (Bitten Point #1) by Eve Langlais - 3 stars

 

7. Killer Countdown (Man on a Mission #6) by Amelia Autin - 1.5 stars

 

8. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol - 4 stars

 

9. Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Woman, Sex, and Life by Peggy Orenstein - 5 stars

 

10. Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben - 4.5 stars

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review 2018-10-20 02:14
A Murder Mystery as Fun as The Buggles' Song
Video Killed the Radio Star - Mr. Duncan R MacMaster

(or the cover by The Presidents of the United States of America, either will work)

 

“I fear we will never be mistaken for the Algonquin Round Table.”

 

“We’ll have to work on our witty repartee,” said Molly. “I plan on taking a course on banter, ripostes, badinage, and persiflage.”

 

“Even persiflage?”

 

“Especially persiflage,” said Molly. “There is nothing worse than sub-par persiflage.”

 

“You might need to get a sub-par persiflage lanced.”

 

“We’ve hit the nonsense phase of the night earlier than usual.”

 

“I like nonsense,” said Kirby, “it distracts me.”

 

Kirby Baxter just wants to live a quiet life out of the spotlight: hanging out with his girlfriend, Molly, when he can; restoring a car with his valet/bodyguard/etc.; and drawing his comics. And now that the excitement about the murder he solved at Omnicon dying down, he's on the verge of doing that. But the mayor of his hometown knows Kirby, and has no shame in extorting his cooperation with a small problem that he's having.

 

You see, one of the town's major landmarks -- an old, abandoned mansion -- is in dire need of upkeep and remodeling. And a reality show full of C-List celebrities (maybe D- or E-list) have recently set up shop to do that work. But the city's having second thoughts and they want Kirby and his über-perception skills to find a reason to shut down production and send them packing to disrupt another locale.

 

Kirby visits the production, talks to the cast and producers, looks around and comes up with a lot of observations and conclusions -- and could cause a lot of inconvenience and embarrassment for everyone involved from those observations -- but he can't find what the mayor wants. That accomplished, he gets back to pursuing his best life now -- which lasts just a few hours. Because before he can start to collect from the mayor for the work, one of the celebrities is found dead.

 

So, it's back to the mansion for Kirby, this time to act as a consultant ot the local police as they investigate this suspicious death. Which is soon followed by another. And an attack on another cast member. And . . . well, you get the idea.

 

It's nice that MacMaster didn't repeat the whole "Kirby has to win over a skeptical and antagonistic police officer" thing -- this time, thanks to most of the force having grown up with him, they all accept his talents and skills -- an expect him to deliver.

 

The cast of the reality show, "Million Dollar Madhouse," is filled with the typical collection of has-beens, almost-weres, and celebs trying to stage a comeback. Initially, I rolled my eyes at each of them, but the more time I spent with them, the more I appreciated and enjoyed them. In particular, the Kardashian-esque character totally won me over. Like in the previous book, there's a large cast of characters that MacMaster juggles expertly -- there are so many suspects to the murders, as well as witnesses for Kirby and the police to wade through.

 

Almost every serious suspect has the same defense -- they didn't want the initial victim dead. They wanted him to make a fool out of himself on national TV, possibly seriously injuring himself with a power tool. Some would follow that up with some other form of revenge -- but if he's dead, no one could get the revenge they wanted. It's not ideal, but it's an honest defense.

 

Gustave was slightly less super-human this time out -- but he's still in the Ranger/Hawk/Joe Pike nigh-impossible stratosphere. As much as I like everyone else in this series, it's arguable that Gustave is MacMaster's best creation -- not just the character, but how MacMaster uses him.

 

I did miss Mitch. But was glad to see Molly and Kirby talk about him -- and even make a joke he wasn't around to make himself. It's probably good that he wasn't around -- it'll mean when we see him again, it'll be easy to appreciate him without worrying about over exposure.

 

In the place of Mitch, we have Molly's assertive and cunning cousin -- she runs a gossip-website and wheedles her way into the investigation in order to land a story big enough to put her and her site on the map. Kirby clearly vacillates between finding uses for her and finding her distracting.

 

Molly and Kirby are cuter together than they were previously, and I could watch the two of them banter any day. It seemed harder to incorporate Molly into the story this time, and hopefully it's easier for MacMaster in Kirby #3, but as difficult as it was it was absolutely worth it.

 

I'm not sure exactly what it is about MacMaster's writing that works so well for me, but it does. Just before I started writing this, I started to draw some parallels between these Kirby Baxter books and Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel). I didn't have time to fully flesh this idea out, but Raskin's work definitely was formative for me and if the comparison hold up, that could explain a lot. The mix of humor, real emotions and complex mystery is the sweet spot for me and MacMaster consistently hits it. It's not easy, there are precious few who try -- and fewer that succeed. This is the third novel I've read by him and it seals the deal, I'll buy everything he writes as soon as I can without really looking at what the book is about.

 

I was a little worried that this book wouldn't live up to A Mint-Conditioned Corpse, and I don't think it did -- but I don't know what could have for me. I'd enjoyed the other so much that it's almost impossible to live up to -- and the reality show setting didn't do anything for me -- they just leave me cold. The fact I'm rating Video Killed the Radio Star as high as I am is all about how effortlessly charming and entertaining this seems. Effortless always, always, always equals blood, sweat and tears -- or at least a lot of work. This must've taken a great deal of labor, and it was absolutely worth it. A clever mystery, clever dialogue, and very clever characters in a funny, twisty story. The Kirby Baxter books are must reads, no doubt about it. Give this one a shot -- I don't see how you can't enjoy it.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2018/10/19/video-killed-the-radio-star-by-duncan-macmaster-furiousdshow-%e2%98%85-%e2%98%85-%e2%98%85-%e2%98%85-1-2-a-murder-mystery-as-fun-as-the-buggles-song
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