Archive for August, 2012

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals, For Adults and Kids

August 31, 2012
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Today’s Kindle Daily Deals, For Adults and Kids

Amazon is making a habit of offering one adult title and one children’s or young adult title in its $1.99 Kindle Daily Deal. Today’s books: For adult readers, it’s The Boarding House (4.5/5 stars) From Amazon: Ellie Wayne doesn’t just live. She survives. New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala brings emotional intensity to an...

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Instant Video Spotlight: The Adults-Only Animated Series, Archer

August 31, 2012
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Instant Video Spotlight: The Adults-Only Animated Series, Archer

Fans of espionage thriller spoofs, you’re in for an Amazon Instant Video treat! Sterling Archer is a top agent at ISIS, a U.S.-based international spy agency. His mother Mallory runs the agency, and his past paramour Lana Kane is Archer’s equal in all respects but one: his mind-bogglingly huge ego. Everyone at ISIS headquarters, from the creepy...

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Free App of the Day: Nintaii

August 31, 2012
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Free App of the Day: Nintaii

Today’s Amazon Free App of the Day is Nintaii, a classic puzzler. Note that while its average review rating is currently 3/5 stars across 17 reviews, all 7 1-star reviews are from users who’ve had technical problems using this app on smartphones and the Galaxy Tab. If you disregard those reviews, the app’s actual...

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Kindle Daily Deals: $1.99 Bargains, Today Only

August 30, 2012
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Kindle Daily Deals: $1.99 Bargains, Today Only

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals are all bestsellers, and all very well-reviewed. The Soldier’s Wife (4/5 stars, priced at $1.99 today only) From Amazon – Includes a Reading Group Guide and Author Q&A A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier’s Wife asks “What would you do for your family” “What should you...

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Kids on Fire: 5th Grader Payton J. Reviews Mary Downing Haun’s The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story

August 29, 2012
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Kids on Fire: 5th Grader Payton J. Reviews Mary Downing Haun’s The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story

We’re happy to share this post from our sister site, Kids Corner @ Kindle Nation Daily, where you can find all things Kindle for kids and teens, every day! Student Reviews have all been sponsored by this week’s Kids Corner Book of The Week – Alice Randall & Caroline Randall Williams’ The Diary of...

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Instant Video Spotlight: Star Wars Documentaries, Stories and Spoofs

August 29, 2012
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Instant Video Spotlight: Star Wars Documentaries, Stories and Spoofs

Documentaries, spoofs and a touching comedy-drama, all inspired by the Star Wars film franchise and all available to rent or buy as Amazon Instant Videos: Fanboys (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy) – It’s 1998 and Star Wars fanboys across the globe eagerly await the release of Episode...

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Bargain Alert: Kindle Boxed Sets For $6 Or Less

August 29, 2012
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Bargain Alert: Kindle Boxed Sets For $6 Or Less

Gemma Halliday’s High Heels Mysteries box set was so popular with our readers when it was Kindle Deal of the Day, we’ve put together a whole list of bargain-priced Kindle box sets. The Fifth Avenue Series Box Set by Christopher Smith (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.99) From Amazon: FIFTH AVENUE: Look beneath all...

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Kids on Fire: Apps to Help Kids Learn To Play Keyed Band Instruments

August 29, 2012
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Kids on Fire: Apps to Help Kids Learn To Play Keyed Band Instruments

If you’ve got a youngster just starting out in a school band, these fingering chart apps are for you—and your young musician! They’re all from Critical Apps, and while only one of them has any reviews yet, they’re all test-drive enabled so you can try before you buy. The concept behind the apps is...

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MP3 Spotlight: August’s List of 1,000 MP3 Albums Priced At $5 Each Expires Soon!

August 28, 2012
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MP3 Spotlight: August’s List of 1,000 MP3 Albums Priced At $5 Each Expires Soon!

This month’s list of $5 MP3 albums expires on August 31st, so grab these bargains now! And remember, Amazon MP3s are DRM-free and totally compatible with iTunes, iTunes Match and iCloud. Muse – Absolution (4.5/5 stars) Tim McGraw – Greatest Hits (4.5/5 stars) Don Williams – And So It Goes (5/5 stars) Bob Dylan...

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Author Spotlight: The Fascinating Nonfiction of Jon Krakauer

August 28, 2012
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Author Spotlight: The Fascinating Nonfiction of Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer has written some of the most riveting, revealing and insightful nonfiction you’ll ever read, and luckily, his books are available in Kindle format. Into Thin Air (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $11.99) From Amazon: When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn’t...

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