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review 2021-05-01 11:01
In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
In a Glass Darkly - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Paul M. Chapman

TITLE: In a Glass Darkly

 

AUTHOR: J. Sheridan Le Fanu

 

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DESCRIPTION:

This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room in le Dragon Volant, and Carmilla. The five stories are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. This new annotated edition includes an introduction, notes on the text, and explanatory notes.

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Rating: 3.5

In a Glass Darkly is a collection of 5 possibly "paranormal" or mystery stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room in le Dragon Volant, and Carmilla. The five stories are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions.

Green Tea, The Familiar and Mr. Justice Harbottle all involve hauntings of some kind - demonic monkey or otherwise. These three short stories weren't particularly memorable. The Room in le Dragon Volant is not so much a ghost story as a gothic historical mystery novella with a mysterious lady in distress, a mysterious and jealous count, conspiracies and just plain weirdness. This was the best story in the collection. Carmilla is the story of the famous lesbian vampire written 25 years before Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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review 2021-01-07 01:45
LOST DECEMBER by Richard Paul Evans
By Richard Paul Evans Lost December: A Novel (First Edition) - Richard Paul Evans

Luke breaks his father's heart by not taking over the family business. Instead he takes his trust fund and goes traveling with his friends. He does not listen to himself or others about these friends. In the end he loses everything including his self-respect.

 

I like the way this is written. Short stories of what is happening with Luke after a chapter beginning of his diary. From the beginning you know how the story will go but I was interested in how he would rebound. I am glad there were people who taught him and stood by him on his way back up. I also liked the lessons he learned and how he applied those lessons.

 

This is a story that will stay with me long after I close these covers. So much is here to reflect on.

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text 2020-08-18 18:27
20 Reasons You Need to Stop Stressing About Paul Mitchell Greece

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As an example, if you are dealing with hair loss, you need to most definitely think about a shampoo. Actually, the extremely existence of the notorious salt lauryl sulphate makes average shampoos very hard on your scalp as well as hair, causing dandruff, skin allergies and also preferring hair loss.

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The ideal shampoos include all-natural ingredients, like coconut essence as well as olive oil. Various other frequently utilized elements of hair shampoos are the tea tree and also the rosemary leaves. Organic hair shampoos consist of essential oils.

Keeping the colour intact

If you dye your hair, a natural hair shampoo will improve your look. Your hair will certainly look more radiant and healthy. The hair shampoo will not interfere with the used colour. Likewise, a natural shampoo will certainly provide your hair an added gloss. Some regular all-natural parts that happen in organic shampoos for colored hair are: wild cherry, rosemary, chamomile, lavender and pure coconut.

Right here are a few even more organic components to search for: willow leaf remove, pepper mint essence, lemon fruit water, willow and also vegetable glycerin. Unique oils of the lemon tree, tea tree, cedar fallen leave and juniper are present in the best hair shampoos for dandruff. Generally, the scalp does not get dry after utilizing a natural shampoo.

You may additionally wish to attempt the benefits of ginseng as well as camellia oil. Both of these are energetic ingredients with a conditioning result of a hair shampoo. 'Go environment-friendly' today as well as detox, by switching to natural!

If you presently have TE or telogen effluvium, you most likely currently believe that as soon as hair losing has actually begun, it can be challenging to put the genie back in the container. This post will use you ideas to help you do just that.

Determine Your Trigger As Well As Repair It: Typically, shedding is caused by some trigger or some adjustment that takes place in your body. Some common ones are beginning or quiting medicines, hormone adjustments, scalp or dermatological problems, DHT or excess androgens, or inflammation. If you can identify which of these was the offender as well as can repair it finally, after that the loss ought to be protected against (or a minimum of slowed down) in the future.

Prevent Any Kind Of Fixes That Modify Your Hormonal agents Unless It's Definitely Necessary And Also You've Attempted Other Alternatives: Ladies that are vulnerable to TE are commonly hormonally sensitive. Nevertheless, many paul mitchell tea tree of the "solutions" or "remedies" for losing and loss of hair involve explore supplements, natural herbs, as well as drugs that can influence your sex hormonal agents (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and so on).

Examples are saw palmetto, Spiro, raw thyroid, raw adrenals, and so on. Lots of people will just toss these things at the trouble without being under a medical professional's treatment, hoping that they happen upon a treatment through experimentation. The problem with this is that if you're hormonally susceptible, altering your hormones may just start a brand-new round of TE or dropping and so you're worse off than when you began.

If your doctor has uncovered a shortage or trouble using blood work or testing, after that by all suggests follow your medical professional's guidance. I find that this is not frequently the case with my viewers. In my opinion, it's always best to http://edition.cnn.com/search/?text=hair style try the least invasive, the very least modifying points initially - which is why I like swelling reducers and also regrowth stimulators that you place on your scalp instead of in your body, but I'm not speaking about Rogaine and so forth (which is method expensive in alcohol and also too irritating.).

Focus on A Healthy And Balanced Scalp And Thick Regrowth: Lots of people totally miss scalp concerns as the cause of shedding but it is really typical. Often, stopped up or aggravated hair roots will certainly not be properly nurtured and also deeply ingrained sufficient. Ultimately, the cycle will certainly choke out and after that draw out the depriving hair. If you have these scalp problems, your regrowth is going to be jeopardized, making your hair look even much more thin.

Be really cautious of hair shampoos which consist of irritating components like SLS (salt laurel sulfate).

All-natural components like tea tree oil and jojoba oil are all-natural anti inflammatories and they function terrific. Apple cider vinegar is a remarkable rinse to free your scalp as well as hair of build up. The laser comb (in combination with some necessary oils) is an extremely all-natural, non bothersome means to cause regrowth and assist with shedding triggered by undesirable follicles.

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text 2020-08-18 17:07
How to Sell tea tree special shampoo to a Skeptic

Natural items differ and we respond in different ways to them, simply since we are not all the same. Because of this, you will certainly need to examine hair shampoos for yourself. It's a great concept to seek out some on-line testimonials, because they will enter into the information of the production procedure and the active ingredients utilized.

If you are experiencing from hair loss, you need to most definitely consider a hair shampoo. Actually, the very presence of the notorious sodium lauryl sulphate makes regular hair shampoos extremely hard on your scalp as well as hair, activating dandruff, skin allergies and preferring hair loss.

Organic hair shampoo maintains all-natural oils and vitamins

The ideal shampoos have all-natural ingredients, like coconut remove and also olive paul mitchell tea tree oil. Other frequently used elements of hair shampoos are the tea tree and also the rosemary leaves. Organic shampoos have vital oils.

Maintaining the colour intact

If you color your hair, an organic shampoo will certainly boost your appearance. Your hair will certainly look extra glowing as well as healthy and balanced. The shampoo will certainly not interfere with the applied colour. Also, a natural shampoo will certainly give your hair an added gloss. Some regular all-natural parts that occur in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?search=hair style organic shampoos for colored hair are: wild cherry, rosemary, chamomile, lavender as well as pure coconut.

Here are a few more natural active ingredients to try to find: willow leaf essence, pepper mint remove, lemon fruit water, willow and veggie glycerin. Unique oils of the lemon tree, tea tree, cedar leaf as well as juniper exist in the very best hair shampoos for dandruff. In general, the scalp does not get completely dry after utilizing an all-natural shampoo.

You may also intend to try the goodness of ginseng and camellia oil. Both of these are energetic ingredients with a conditioning effect of a shampoo. 'Go eco-friendly' today as well as purify, by changing to organic!

If you presently have TE or telogen effluvium, you probably already suspect that once hair losing has actually started, it can be challenging to put the genie back in the container. And also in some cases, the panicked things that we do to quit or slow down the loss of hair can make the problem also worse. It makes sense to protect against the dropping (or it's reoccurrence) in the initial place. This article will certainly provide you tips to aid you do just that.

Figure Out Your Trigger And Repair It: Usually, shedding is caused by some trigger or some modification that occurs in your body. Some common ones are starting or quiting drugs, hormone changes, scalp or skin-related issues, DHT or excess androgens, or swelling. If you can identify which of these was the culprit and also can repair it finally, after that the loss should be stopped (or at least reduced) in the future.

Stay clear of Any Repairs That Alter Your Hormones Unless It's Definitely Required And Also You have actually Attempted Various Other Alternatives: Women who are prone to TE are usually hormonally delicate. However, much of the "repairs" or "treatments" for losing and also loss of hair entail trying out supplements, natural herbs, and also medicines that can affect your sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc.).

Instances are saw palmetto, Spiro, raw thyroid, raw adrenals, and so on. Many individuals will certainly just throw these points at the problem without being under a doctor's treatment, wishing that they happen upon a remedy with testing. The problem with this is that if you're hormonally at risk, altering your hormones might simply begin a brand-new round of TE or dropping and so you're even worse off than when you started.

If your doctor has actually discovered a shortage or issue by means of blood job or testing, after that by all means follow your medical professional's suggestions. I locate that this is not frequently the situation with my visitors. In my point of view, it's constantly best to try the least intrusive, the very least changing things first - which is why I like inflammation reducers as well as regrowth stimulants that you put on your scalp instead of in your body, yet I'm not talking about Rogaine and so forth (which is method expensive in alcohol and as well irritating.).

Concentrate On A Healthy And Balanced Scalp As Well As Thick Regrowth: Lots of people totally miss scalp issues as the root cause of shedding however it is very typical. Usually, stopped up or irritated hair roots will certainly not be properly nourished and also deeply ingrained enough. Eventually, the cycle will certainly choke out and after that draw out the depriving hair. If you have these scalp problems, your regrowth is going to be jeopardized, making your hair look even extra slim.

Be really mindful of shampoos which contain annoying ingredients like SLS (salt laurel sulfate).

Natural ingredients like tea tree oil and also jojoba oil are natural anti inflammatories and they function great. Apple cider vinegar is a fantastic rinse to free your scalp and also hair of build up. The laser comb (in combination with some important oils) is a very all-natural, non irritating method to bring on regrowth and also aid with dropping caused by undesirable follicles.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2020-08-17 01:46
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View
Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View - Paul Kemp

A short story anthology celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, featuring 40 stories about the events of the film told from different perspectives. Overall I really liked it, even though I’m a raging pedant and there were some inconsistencies between stories. It’s all true from a certain point of view, after all.

 

  1. RAYMUS by Gary Whitta: An okay story about the Tantive IV’s flight to Tatooine.
  2. THE BUCKET by Christie Golden: A kind of boring, pointless story about one of the Stormtroopers who apprehends Leia having a tiny pang of conscience.
  3. THE SITH OF DATAWORK by Ken Liu: An amusing story about an Imperial paper pusher using bureaucratic kung fu to help the guy who didn’t fire on the escape pod avoid summary execution for incompetence.
  4. STORIES IN THE SAND by Griffin McElroy: A freaking delightful story about Jot, one of the Jawas on the sandcrawler that picks up C-3PO and R2-D2. In my head-canon, he makes it to a spaceport before the Stormtroopers torch the sandcrawler, joins the crew of a freighter or something, and has a sweet life of adventures like he dreamed of.
  5. REIRIN by Sabaa Tahir: An okay story about an apparently Force-sensitive teenage sand people girl (I think?) tasked by some shady character with stealing a kyber crystal from Jot’s sandcrawler. In my head-canon, she keeps the crystal and she and Jot make it off Tatooine on the same ship and have adventures together.
  6. THE RED ONE by Rae Carson: A freaking delightful story about the real hero of the Rebel Alliance, R5-D4, the little red droid with the “bad motivator.” Spoiler: He survives the Stormtroopers and rolls off into the desert to have adventures. YAY.
  7. RITES by John Jackson Miller: A kind of boring story about the sand people who ambush Luke on his way to Obi-Wan’s hut. I did like the nod to the sand people village Anakin Skywalker slaughtered. Nice touch.
  8. MASTER AND APPRENTICE by Claudia Gray: A meh story about Force Ghost Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan having a chat, and the first Star Wars offering by Gray that I didn’t like. Sadness.
  9. BERU WHITSUN LARS by Meg Cabot: Ghost Beru muses on her place in Luke’s life after her violent and fiery death. Sadly, it’s pretty meh. Beru deserves better.
  10. THE LUCKLESS RODIAN by Renée Ahdieh: An okay story about the Han-Greedo cantina confrontation from Greedo’s perspective.
  11. NOT FOR NOTHING by Mur Lafferty: A hilarious story about the cantina band presented as a chapter from the memoir of a band member.
  12. WE DON’T SERVE YOUR KIND HERE by Chuck Wendig: The events in the cantina from the bartender’s perspective. It was dull and I still freaking hate Wendig’s writing style.
  13. THE KLOO HORN CANTINA CAPER by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction: Mildly amusing tale of cantina patron shenanigans that went on WAY TOO LONG and written in a style that was only cute for the first few pages.
  14. ADDED MUSCLE by Paul Dini: That horrible added Jabba-in-the-docking-bay scene from Boba Fett’s point of view. Meh.
  15. YOU OWE ME A RIDE by Zoraida Córdova: An okay story about two bounty hunter (?) sisters who think about stealing Han’s ship but miss their chance. The writing was good, but I don’t remember these characters in the background and it just felt a little random. I’ll have to look for them on my next rewatch.
  16. THE SECRETS OF LONG SNOOT by Delilah S. Dawson: The events in the cantina from the perspective of Long Snoot, who is apparently a super spy who resents being duped by the empire. I like Dawson’s writing, but the story is just okay.
  17. BORN IN THE STORM by Daniel José Older: The best account of all the Mos Eisley antics from the perspective of a Stormtrooper who has HAD IT with pretty much everything and just wants to ride off into the double sunset on a noble dewback. I freaking loved it.
  18. LAINA by Wil Wheaton: I saw Wil Wheaton and expected humor, so it’s on me and my unfounded expectations for not liking this account of a Rebel dad on Yavin 4 sending his baby girl to safety on . . . Alderaan. Shut up, Westley.
  19. FULLY OPERATIONAL by Beth Revis: That command staff meeting on the Death Star from General Tagge’s point of view. Calling it meh because it’s completely unmemorable. Revis has yet to wow me.
  20. AN INCIDENT REPORT by Mallory Ortberg: It’s Admiral Motti’s written complaint re: the staff meeting Force-choking incident. The best part was Motti insisting that thinking the Force is woo woo rubbish doesn’t make him a bigot. Otherwise it was pretty dull.
  21. CHANGE OF HEART by Elizabeth Wein: Another “Stormtrooper has a change of heart after encountering Leia” story from a Death Star trooper this time. What makes it even worse than the first one is the second-person-past-tense writing. What a choice. Ugh.
  22. ECLIPSE by Madeleine Roux: A heartbreaking account of the destruction of Alderaan from Queen Breha’s point of view. I freaking loved it, ugh, it destroyed me.
  23. VERGE OF GREATNESS by Pablo Hidalgo: Tarkin’s view of the events on Scariff and the destruction of Alderaan, with a quick paragraph from Krennic’s POV on Scariff. It wasn’t terrible, but it also wasn’t memorable.
  24. FAR TOO REMOTE by Jeffery Brown: A funny cartoon panel depicting the Imperials looking for the Rebel base on Dantooine.
  25. THE TRIGGER by Kieron Gillen: Doctor Aphra gets caught trying to strip the abandoned Dantooine base for salvage, then has to avoid execution by a baby-faced Stormtrooper. My first experience with the character, and I liked it.
  26. OF MSE-6 AND MEN by Glen Weldon: The true story behind what that mouse droid was doing in the corridors of the Death Star. Apparently it was ferrying messages between a lowly yet gorgeous Stormtrooper and an unnamed official with Alpha One security clearance. I really enjoyed it, but I have mixed feelings about implying Tarkin was gay. Ye olde “gay-code the villain” trope is not my favorite.
  27. BUMP by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker: That Stormtrooper who got Force persuaded by Obi-Wan in Mos Eisley (these are not the droids you’re looking for) gets back on the Death Star and realizes he has made a Terrible Mistake. I liked it.
  28. END OF WATCH by Adam Christopher: An okay story about a tired administrator who is only too happy to hand over the headaches in Docking Bay 327 and Detention Block AA-23 at the end of her shift.
  29. THE BAPTIST by Nnedi Okorafor: A surprising story about the Thing in the trash compactor that nearly drowned Luke. She was Force sensitive! And she had a Purpose! And I freaking love her!
  30. TIME OF DEATH by Cavan Scott: Obi-Wan sees visions of the past during? after? his confrontation with Vader. I liked this one despite my confusion.
  31. THERE IS ANOTHER by Gary D. Schmidt: Yoda bides his time on Dagobah and dreams of training Leia as a Jedi, not that angry, impulsive Luke. It’s too late to train him. Too much like his father, he is.
  32. PALPATINE by Ian Doescher: Doescher doing what Doescher does, i.e. a speech by the Emperor, Shakespeare style. It was okay, but Doescher is better and funnier and clever . . . er when he’s working from someone else’s script.
  33. SPARKS by Paul S. Kemp: The Battle of Yavin 4 from the perspective of Dex, one of the Rebel pilots who blows up. (Spoilers.) It was okay, but not terribly memorable.
  34. DUTY ROSTER by Jason Fry: The Battle of Yavin 4 from the perspective of a pilot who didn’t get to fly due to a shortage of functioning fighters. Slightly more memorable than Sparks.
  35. DESERT SON by Pierce Brown: The Battle of Yavin 4 from the perspective of Biggs. I already have trouble separating this one in my mind from Sparks. Biggs knew Luke from before and lasted longer than Dex. That’s about it.
  36. GROUNDED by Greg Rucka: The Battle of Yavin 4 from the perspective of the Rebels’ chief mechanic. Slightly heartbreaking look at the ones left behind, WAY more effective than Duty Roster.
  37. CONTINGENCY PLAN by Alexander Freed: Not my favorite thing by Freed. It’s basically Mon Mothma agonizing over everything while trying to make sure the Rebellion still has a future if she dies.
  38. THE ANGLE by Charles Soule: Lando Calrissian finds out Han Solo took his beloved Falcon into battle against the Death Star. I freaking loved it. Soule really caught the essence of Lando.
  39. BY WHATEVER SUN by E.K. Johnston and Ashley Eckstein: A character from Johnston’s Ahsoka novel reflects on her time in the Rebellion during the medal ceremony. I really liked it, and it was nice to see a familiar character from novel canon.
  40. WHILLS by Tom Angleberger: A freaking hilarious account of the Whills bickering over the text crawl for Episode IV. I loved it, especially the Star Wars Holiday Special reference.
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