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text 2021-04-12 12:25
Is Stock Kitchen Cabinets a Good Choice

It is always a great idea to consider the pros and cons of a cabinetry option before you transform your kitchen. Kitchen remodeling is an important process to many homeowners who take that chance to revamp their kitchens and bring a new taste to their kitchens. With this in mind, you might have an idea of having a stock kitchen. This idea is great as long as you know the drawbacks associated with it.

Let’s discuss the pros and cons and see how you can make a choice regarding stock kitchen cabinets.

The benefits of a stock kitchen


One of the top benefits of stock kitchen cabinets is that they are readily available. This is because they are produced in mass and you can quickly make an order and get them delivered to your doorstep. This is a benefit because you don’t have to wait for long for your design to be manufactured.

Low cost

If you are looking at the cost of purchase and installation as a key factor, then you are advantaged to have a stock kitchen for the cabinets are fairly priced. The type of wood used, plywood, is of great quality and affordable.

Easy to install

It is very easy to install the cabinets and have an appealing stock kitchen. All you have to do is to follow the simple instructions and you will find it very easy to install them.

A variety of options

In as much as you don’t get to have a customized kitchen, you can enjoy the variety of designs and colors presented. You’ll always find something that fits you well.

Drawbacks of stock kitchen cabinets

No personal touch

Whilst there are various options from which you can choose your cabinets, you still don’t have a chance to influence the final style or design. Therefore, you will not get a personal touch with your kitchen.

Not durable

A majority of stick kitchen cabinets do not last for long. Most of the materials used are not of high quality, justifying the reasonable pricing. Therefore, you shouldn’t invest in a stock kitchen if you are looking for a permanent solution.

Difficult to match with your kitchen

You may be unable to find cabinets that could perfectly match the style of your kitchen. This is because you don’t customize the cabinets based on your kitchen but use the already-present options.  

With these pros and cons, you can decide if you will have a stock kitchen or not.

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review 2020-08-08 21:54
Hereos by Stephen Fry
Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures - Stephen Fry


“You see?' said Prometheus. 'It is your fate to be Heracles the hero, burdened with labours, yet it is also your choice. You choose to submit to it. Such is the paradox of living. We willingly accept that we have no will.”


Heroes by Stephen Fry is a gift, his Great Mythology series in general is a gift. I have loved the Greeks since I was kid, but in school it was barely touched upon. There is a lot of history and stories to wade through and I will happily let Fry do all the work for me, he's chosen cleverly to split the stories to make it easier for the reader. Book one focused on the birth and general histories of the Gods leaving room for further books to focus on other parts, and I'm glad he did. A lot of these hero stories are familiar to me, but I might not have known the whole thing, or known where the went after completing the task they're most famous for.


I also listened to this as an audiobook and I loved it, it might not be to everyone's taste though. Fry has written this with his distinct British quirky sense of humour, which translates whilst reading, but really comes into its own when he's narrating. Does he give his characters accents they would never of had, yes. Does it matter?? To me, no. It adds to the humour, adds to the silliness. I'd rather that then he butcher a Greek accent.


I can't wait for the next instalment Troy, which I've actually pre-ordered. Something I never do, but you know...when in lockdown. I was hoping it would be a book focused on the monsters and the baddies, but since watching the BBC adaptation and learning there was a lot more behind the story I'm really looking forward to it.


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text 2020-06-29 04:35
Reading progress update: I've read 279 out of 279 pages.
The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan

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review 2020-05-24 15:08
The Cold
The Cold - Rich Hawkins

by Rich Hawkins


This is the sort of monster story that I don't see enough of these days. Lessons in what it's like to be at the bottom of the food chain!


It's the middle of summer but a freak snowstorm makes visibility from inside a train almost nil, then there's a crash! But Seth, a young survivor, is sure he saw something very strange outside the windows. Was the crash natural? From the conditions?


So starts an adventure that will change everything. This is the sort of alternate world story worthy of writers like Tim Curran and I expect to read many more from this author. Apart from a small segment when I noted too much 'telling' of Seth's emotions, it's well written and keeps the reader in a dark place where it feels like nothing will ever be normal again.


Plenty of monster action and some good character development, apart from a little too much religion in one of them. Very creepy, full of surprises. I'm wondering if there will be another book. I'll read it if there is.

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review 2020-05-17 15:00
Terror on the Tundra
Terror on the Tundra - J. Esker Miller

by J. Esker Miller


This one is an interesting concept. Some sort of superwolf is causing havoc in a remote part of Alaska where freezing cold is part of daily life and travelling on dogsleds is common, as is looking out for polar bears. An animal expert is flown in and assigned to work out what is attacking both humans and animals, though he's been set up by the university he works for to take the trolling as a sort of Sasquach watcher.


There's a sudden flashback in history that covers several chapters, showing how the monster dogs developed and evolved. This in itself was interesting. The story then continues and the knowledge the reader has gained raises new questions about the behaviour of the dogs, who aren't actually wolves at all.


Things get dark and scary by about 40%. It occurred to me while reading this that animal Horror stories are more scary than those with totally imaginary monsters because it's just close enough to reality. As one might expect, there's substantial gore, though the author didn't get gratuitously descriptive and drag it out.


thought the ending was dragged out too long. There was a place where and ending would have been natural, but then a sort of separate adventure was added that I felt was not only unnecessary and foolish of the characters, but finished in an unsatisfying way, leaving me thinking, well what was the point of that?


Overall a gripping read, despite a couple of flaws.

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