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review 2018-10-22 15:10
A Thousand Doors: An Anthology of Many Lives
A Thousand Doors: An Anthology of Many Lives - J.T. Ellison

Mia Jensen has had a horrible day. She's wondering how she got to this point in her life when she hears a noise in the kitchen. She's brutally attacked and left for dead and as she's dying she experiences some of the lives she could have lived if only she made a different choice.

This anthology tells the many lives Mia Jensen could have lived. If only. In my opinion there's not one bad story here. They're all strong, interesting and they all have the same flavour.. they all seemed like Mia. Contributors include Catherine McKenzie, Kaira Rouda, Kimberly Belle and Kate Moretti, but like I said every one of these stories is great. They felt complete. I know I've wondered "what would have happened if I did that?" and "if I hadn't of done that then this never would have happened." A unique and thought-provoking read that brought out a lot of emotions both for me and Mia Jensen.

Thank you to Netgalley and Two Tales Press for an ARC.

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review 2018-10-06 14:51
Locked Doors - Mary Roberts RinehartĀ for Terrifying Women
Locked Doors - Mary Roberts Rinehart

Woo hoo. I love getting lost in a doorstopper, but it takes a skilled writer to squeeze the right emotions out in a shorter work. Roberts Rinehart got mad skills. And a truly modern feel. Hard to believe this was first published more than 100 years ago.

 

We get a quick and dirty set up: Miss Adams is a trained nurse who investgates for the cops from the inside. She packs her gun and a suitcase and is on the scene in a big family home trying to find out what the family is hiding, what happened to the nanny, and what freaked out the last nurse so badly. 

 

I am delighted to say I never predicted that solution. Happily there are plenty of stories available in the public domain. Collect them all.

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text 2018-10-03 10:31
Know Which Types Of Door are Apt For Various Climatic Conditions

It is a lesser known fact that doors are influenced largely by climatic conditions and regions. Interestingly, some doors are resistant to humidity, whereas others are made of material which cannot thrive in humid places. If you think that door frames are available only in materials, such as steel and aluminium, then you are just partially right. There are a number of other materials, including glass, aluminium and fibreglass from which beautifully crafted door frames are made. Wooden furniture Dubai is unique, exquisite and class apart. Woodworks Dubai is a creation of skilful and creative minds.

 


Best Types of Doors Depending On the Weather Conditions:

 

  • Wooden Doors: Wooden doors alone cannot withstand moist weather. Wood is a component that occurs naturally in the lap of Earth. Many may not know this but without the addition of some or other kind of element to the wood, it deforms and changes its basic shape. A specific percentage of either veneer or finish is added to the wood to preserve its naturality. If wood is exposed to moisture, then it expands in size and does not shut that easily. Obviously, drying the wood is a simple process but it needs a non-wet area.

 

The modern day door frames are built up with a insulation characteristic that does not allow wood to absorb moisture which results into its rotting. Wooden door frames are more suitable in dryer climates as compared to sea level places. In moist regions, wood is subject to moisture which causes its swelling. Swelling of wooden door frames is a common phenomenon in such places.

 

  • Steel Doors: If you are looking for which door frames withstand in the bad climatic conditions, then steel doors are the right choice. Yes, steel doors are apt for places with frequent thunderstorms and strong storms. An interesting fact about steel doors is that they are manufactured with a protective layer that can survive in moist conditions. But one of the major disadvantages of steel frames that they become intensively hot when exposed to direct sunlight or extreme heat.

 

  • Aluminium Doors: Aluminium is one of the strongest materials when it comes to door frames. It has unique metallic attributes that invulnerable to rust. Aluminum door frames closely resemble steel doors in respect to many characteristics but there is one thing that differentiates both of them, it is the strength. Aluminum is blended with an alloy to combat windy conditions.

 

  • Fiberglass Doors: Wondering, which type of door is ideal for humid places? It is the fiberglass doors. Fiber doors can be moulded in a way to appear like a natural material without affecting the end product to a large extent. Fibreglass doors are rarely used because of its expensive nature. They also demand a timely maintenance.

    A Quick Summary:

 

  • Wooden door frames are best suited for dry regions. Wood tends to swell in sea regions.
  • Steel door frames are ideal for bad weather. Steel is a conductor of heat and tends to get exceedingly hot in direct light or high heat.
  • Aluminium is the strongest door material in the industry. It is not prone to rust due to its metallic features.
  • Fibreglass doors are the right choice for humid places. They are slightly expensive and may require a specialist to maintain them.

 

Also Read: Reasons Behind The Growing Popularity Of Wooden Doors


Now stop looking for the finest wooden furniture Dubai! Check out the appealing woodworks Dubai online and go for the ones that best suit your requirements and preferences.

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text 2018-10-03 03:24
Locked Doors - Mary Roberts Rinehart

I can resist anything, except temptation. 

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review 2018-09-30 07:04
Locked Doors
Locked Doors - Mary Roberts Rinehart

I'm so glad I've 'discovered' Mary Roberts Rinehart.  I've only read a very few of her works so far, but the ones I've read have been well worth it.

 

Locked Doors is a short story, but published on its own by Dell back in 1941 (though first copyrighted in 1914).  A nurse and undercover agent for the police, Miss Adams takes on a queer assignment watching over two perfectly healthy boys, who are never allowed to leave their nursery.  She and the boys are locked in at all hours, with windows nailed shut, and parents who stay up all night watching the stairs with abject terror.

 

Short the story may be in pages, but long in suspense, and fast in pace.  If you can find this story anywhere, I highly recommend it; I promise you, you'll never see that ending coming.  

 

I read this for the Genre: Suspense square of Halloween Bingo.

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