Playgrounds draw in kids like no other spot and there are a scope of playground establishments that incorporate fitting gear from swings to multi utilize diversion zones. Playgrounds give youngsters the opportunity that they don’t get inside. Planning a beautiful and energizing playground for kids is vital anyway there are numerous different contemplations to consider. While playing, kids frequently lose their parity or fall over and this is the reason it is basic to make the playground as sheltered as could be expected under the circumstances. Introducing safe surfacing and hardware can have a significant effect in a fun play time and one that can cause wounds. Parts including containers, seats, signs and fencing ought to likewise be fitted to a working playground.
Not exclusively do playground establishments require safe gear, safe surfacing is an essential segment. Wet pour elastic deck is utilized by most organizations as it makes a consistent completion to the play region just as satisfying its fundamental job – to ensure. This not just guarantees that the kid is ensured on the off chance that they fall yet it can likewise add shading to the zone and help mix the play zone into its environment. This kind of surfacing is a definitive in security and furthermore ensuring that playtime is a charming time. The rubberised wellbeing surface is perfect for some games exercises, it is thoughtful to the human body, it offers a delicate landing and furthermore has less effect on legs and knees when running and bouncing. A fixes and upkeep administration can likewise be taken if surfacing has worn or been vandalized.
– With Zubrus almost certainly out for tomorrow’s game, everybody is wondering who will take his roster spot. It seems to be down to three players: Dan Paille, Drew Stafford and Nathan Paetsch. Paille is the best defensive forward on the list, Stafford is probably the most balanced, and Paetsch provides the ability to play forward or on the blueline, plus he can be inserted on the powerplay.
– With the concurrent announcement that Lindy Ruff will not break up the all-center line of Chris Drury, Tim Connolly and Derek Roy, Buffalo is also trying to figure out who to put at center between Afinogenov and Vanek. Options at this point appear to be Adam Mair and Ales Kotalik. Kotalik played center before his NHL days, and has filled in at center in Buffalo when needed, while Mair played his share of center when the injury bug bit during March.
– More on the Buffalo woman who got beat up by Ottawa fans here and here. Based on my personal experiences with Ottawa fans, this is not even close to their usual behavior. I won’t even attend Leaf games in Buffalo because of the crowd that Toronto ships down here, but I enjoy Ottawa games because I think their fans that follow the team are everything a hockey fan is supposed to be. Knowledgeable, intelligent and relatively humble, I usually end up in at least one good hockey conversation every time they come to visit. Just like with tales of horror we hear from other barns about Buffalo fans, to judge a fanbase by it’s worst examples would be pretty foolish, although it doesn’t stop a few bloggers out there, now does it?
– This article in the Globe and Mail just pissed me off.
Buffalo fans, long the most nervous in sports because of their history of sporting disasters, are back on the bandwagon. The same folks who were abandoning ship last weekend when the Sabres lost the first two games at home to the Senators were seen knocking women and children out of the lifeboats in their hurry to get back on the good ship Sabres.
Talk about completely missing the pulse of a city. There were 10,000 people inside HSBC Arena for Game 4 – a game played in Ottawa. There were more comments of “we believe” left on this site after Game 3 than I thought possible. Sure, the realist in all of us knows what a longshot it is, but I heard very few people saying “they’re done”. As I said in a previous post, winning four straight isn’t very realistic, but this team has so often defied realism that anything is possible. And even those who did say we don’t have a chance being down 3-0, it’s not like they stopped being Sabre fans – they just calculated the odds, that’s all. Let’s just say that it sounds like the author of the piece, David Shoalts, sounds like he has some sort of ax to grind against Buffalo and wrote what he thought the reaction should be instead of actually doing real reporting. Because the reaction around here was the opposite of what he wrote.
I have started to present in my previous article some information related to a color laser printer, namely about the HP Jet 5550dn printer. And I have finished my article by saying that the output resolution is of 600 dpi. If this is not enough, you can use a memory card reader and transfer the information directly from the card. The printing speed is of 27 pages per minute. AWBT photocopiers has the solution for you. We are not told if this is the printing speed in color or in black, but I believe that because this is a printer manufactured by HP, the printing speed of that was named earlier is available for color pages and also for black-and-white documents.
But let’s present also some other characteristics of this product. The brand name is HP, the product line, LaserJet and the product family is LaserJet 5000. The product model is 5550dn, as I have said in the title of this product. The duplex printing is automatic and the memory technology is DDR SDRAM. If you want to be connected to the Internet simply by using this device, you can do this without connecting it to a computer; this is possible because it has an Ethernet port. The operating system’s with which this printer can be used are the Mac OS and obviously the systems that are ran normally by a personal computer.
The type of Ethernet used by this device is Fast Ethernet. The maximum color printing speed is of 28 pages per minute and the maximum black and white printing speed is the same. The date when this printer was available for the first time on Nextag was on November 2, 2006. The average price of the product taking into consideration the prices of this product on the sites where it is sold is of $749.99. If you are interested in the price history, on the same site you can see how the product evolved, how the prices went up or down, how many sellers have sold this product in time and what was the popularity trend of the product. More information about this product, as I have said earlier, only on nextag.com.
If you are interested in other products manufactured by HP, I must tell you that if you search for 11×17 color laser printers or monochrome laser printers on Nextag, you will see only products developed by this brand. Another printer is the HP 5100TN LaserJet printer, that has a starting price of $476, others are: HP Jet 5550n printer, $650, HP 5500dn color laser printer, $699, HP LaserJet C7131A 5500n laser printer, $699.
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If any of you truly know me, you know my undying love for poetry—particularly Victorian poetry. So when I heard about this book being a retelling of Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, I was already all over it. I have always struggled with retellings, because most of the time they feel contrived or one-dimensional, but I was so ready to love this book! I really was.
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world. (Goodreads)
My Bookish Thoughts:
Because my thoughts tend to be a jumbled mess, I will start at the beginning, and tell you that it had the longest exposition I’ve ever read in a YA book. Nothing happened, she established the character within the first chapter and did not need to continue on for the 20%, and finally the goblin king was creepy and super problematic, but sure, by all means, fall in love.
Also, the book was super heavy in sexual metaphor—again, I completely understand why, because Goblin Market was as well; however, without knowing that poem, the reader wouldn’t have understood why there was so much phallic imagery or over sexualization of characters and actions. All of this made the narrative seemed bogged down and too layered, so much so that it affected the clarity of the story.
Jones had a lyrical aspect to her writing that at times I enjoyed, but more often than not, I felt as if it detracted from the clarity of the already muddled and confusing plot. Keep in mind, I’m a slow reader, but even still my comprehension and retention is extremely high, so I don’t think this was a problem for me.
Now let’s go back to the Goblin King… like I said before, he is an extremely problematic character. He is simultaneously the love interest and partially the villain. I’m all for the byronic heroes and antiheroes, but the Goblin King fell into a more sinister category than classical heroes. He was downright a villain—she was wasting away in his home, she was mistreated in various ways, etc. I’m honestly confused as to why he would even be considered the love interest at this point.
All of this might have been overlooked (well, maybe not the problematic issue that is the GOblin King, but I digress) if the character arcs were detailed, well thought out, and cohesive. But they weren’t. Her character arcs were confusing, as were their reactions to situations. They were hot and cold and made very little sense. One minute a character was angry and hurt, and the next they were experiencing euphoric joy. As a reader, I did not understand how the characters got from point A to point B.
I could go on and on about this book and how much I really disliked it, but then this would turn into a rant. So in my humble opinion, I would refrain from buying this book. If you want to check it out, go for it, but go into it with your eyes wide open
All right, I’m about to do something I rarely do here on the blog… I’m going to review a nonfiction book. Yeah, you heard me, a nonfiction book. I read a lot of nonfiction for class and for fun. They mostly revolve around political books like Raven Rock by Garrett Graff or books that concern social politics like Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay or theory books, but this one is a tad different, but oh so worth reading if you like nonfiction essays.
A powerful collection of essays on feminism, geek culture, and a writer’s journey, from one of the most important new voices in genre.
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and science fiction and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley. The book collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including “We Have Always Fought,” which won the 2014 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.
Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and elsewhere on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing. (Goodreads)
Why I chose this book: I love Rosamund Hodge. I generally love everything about her. Cruel Beauty was wonderful and Crimson Bound was something that shredded my heart in my chest and had me begging for more, so I expected nothing less from Bright Smoke, Cold Fire.
Synopsis: When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.
The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.
Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.
Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara. Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it.
Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . (Goodreads)
My Bookish Thoughts: I am currently taking a Teaching Shakespeare class in graduate school, and I immediately thought what a great book to read while working in this class. I had just finished Romeo & Juliet, and was ready to pick out all the Shakespearean lines and have fun with Hodge’s work.
I was so ready, guys! SO READY!
But then, nothing. I couldn’t do it. I made it through 43% of the book, hoping, wishing, and praying desperately that I would be able to make it through this book. I love Hodge. I loved her other two books and devoured them as if I were starving. But this book was grinding away at me.
I’m used to her being overly descriptive and her overly complex world building. Honestly, I was ready for that, but what I wasn’t prepared for was how much I just didn’t give a shit. None of her characters were all that attractive to me. They weren’t MCs that I could get behind and identify with and it just too the tale of Romeo & Juliet and stretched it as far as it would go without meeting the goal of originality.
Unfortunately, this one is a DNF for me. I hope you all have a tone more luck than I did.