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10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer: Guidebook for luxury watches

10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer: TAG Heuer is one of the world's leading luxury watch brands, offering a strong history of innovation, deep connections with sports timing and automobile racing, and more recently, a series of groundbreaking developments in the field of ultra-fast mechanical chronographs. Here are ten things you should know about TAG Heuer.

10 Things to Know About Omega: Guidebook for luxury watches

10 Things to Know About Omega: Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, not to mention names like Speedmaster, Seamaster and Constellation, the brand has achieved well-deserved rock-star status among watch enthusiasts everywhere. Here are 10 things you should know about Omega.

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today: Guidebook for luxury watches

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today: 1941 Pilots rely on Breitling's chronographs, but calendars, world timers and divers' watches also are part of the brand's 130-plus-year history. Here are five important Breitling watches, including the Breitling Emergency, that helped define the brand's identity from 1915 through the modern day.

Antoinette's Christmas Mantel: Season One: A Parade in the Village

NOTE: This pictorial ebook contains large images and is designed to be viewed on an actual tablet, such as an Android or iPad with the Kindle App installed. Viewing it on a tablet will allow the images to be enlarged and explored.

I began arranging Christmas villages on our mantel a few years ago, mostly because villages are harder to set up under a tree, and also to keep our Godzilla cats from stomping them. The fragile cardboard houses are from around 1930 pre-war Japan, and the tiny figures (tin Zinnfiguren) are mostly pre-war Germany. As satisfying as this ephemeral holiday art is to create, I found that it needed a story. I began my Christmas tale with this mantel tableau and have added characters and their stories to it every year for a decade since then.

A Parade in the Village

Each Christmas when I begin to assemble my antique village, I run into the same old problem: the mantel can only fit a dozen or so houses, and over time I have collected more than that. So every year I have to leave well-loved houses and tin figures in their storage boxes, even though Christmas should be their season to come alive. For this mantel, I've assembled fourteen of my very favorite Japanese cardboard houses, along with the cast of tin characters that people them. No Hawthorne, Lemax, or Dept. 56 houses in this village -- just an assortment of sweet, dusty, slightly tattered cardboard structures that have somehow managed to survive three quarters of a century without getting crushed and tossed. Read and enjoy!

Pearls of Wisdom: An Educational Guide to Pearls

Pearls are precious water gems with natural beauty that glistens in the light. They are the only gems on the planet that are created naturally by living creatures. This makes them one of the purest, organically created gemstones on the market.

Through the ages, pearls have been known as gems for the fabulous, the elegant, the prestigious and the rich

& famous. But, today, phrases like "these are not your grandmother's pearls" have created a new love for these jewels of the sea. Now, women and teens of all ages enjoy the allure of the almighty pearl.

About the Author

Kiesha Joseph is the Managing Editor for ThePearlSource.com, a leading online pearl jewelry website offering high-quality pearls at affordable prices. Kiesha is a Content Marketing Geek who enjoys educating her audience on a broad range of topics, including trends in marketing, SEO, jewelry, fashion, celebrity style and more.

Shelve Under C: A Tale of Used Books and Cats: Volume 1 (Turning Pages)

Used bookshops often have cats roaming their aisles, sleeping on their book stacks or sleeping on their customers. Here is a novel all about one bookshop and its cats, Stomper and Buglit; and about Kris, a 12-year-old boy who apprentices in the shop. Kris is a foster child getting used to a new family, and the cats in the bookshop are getting used to being fostered for the shelter until their own new families bring them home. Stomper, Buglit and Kris all get into trouble, have some wild adventures, and find out just what having a family really means. This is the first book in the Turning Pages series of used bookshop novels. Book 2, The Find of a Lifetime: Another Tale of Used Books and Cats, is now available. Shelve Under C's cozy used & rare bookshop, its owners the O'Malleys, its apprentice, its customers and, especially, its cats are the beating heart of this novel. The main stars of the story are Stomper and Buglit. Well, that's what they would tell you, anyway. Stomper is a grump, but he may be hiding a tender middle. Buglit was new to the bookshop. She missed her former owner, but Mrs. O'Malley made her life less lonesome and Buglit, in return, became very important to the bookshop owners in some funny and surprising ways. Kris tried hard to fit into his new foster family, but even after several months he still felt like an outsider. After he became an apprentice at the bookshop he gradually found a way to fit back into his own world as well as into his foster family's. Shelve Under C is witty without being sappy, and "as comfortable as a warm blanket on a cold night." It has wild storms, doggy bucking broncos, catnip capers, near-deadly chicken salad sandwiches, and . . . books! No need to knock -- the door is open. So come on in, grab something to read, and get comfy on the big, red sofa.

The Chosen Fast and Prayer

10 Paranormal Stories

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