Audiobook Spotlight: H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

From Twitter: @MorganJ7: “What do we want?!” “TIME TRAVEL!” “When do we want it?!” “IRRELEVANT!” If you like that joke then you’re probably a fan of science fiction, and one of the all-time classics of the genre is H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. While there are 19 productions of the story available on Audible, perhaps the best … Read more

Free App of the Day: Tiny Village

Today’s Amazon Free App of the Day is Tiny Village, which is sort of like a prehistoric version of Sims or Animal Crossing. From Amazon: Civilized Cavemen Rupert and Regina, like most prehistoric folks, are at the mercy of the elements, often ending up as lunch for rampaging carnosaurs. During one particularly frenzied chase, the … Read more

Tips and Tricks: Check Out Kids’ Corner at Kindle Nation Daily

If you’ve got a Kindle-loving kid at home, you’ll want to check out our sister site, Kids’ Corner @ Kindle Nation Daily. On the site, you’ll find Free Book Alerts, reviews of kids’ and YA books written by kids and teens, commentary and news relevant to kids’ lit and kids’ use of the Kindle, and … Read more

Movie Spotlight: The Muppets!

Finally available for purchase (in hard copy formats) and digital streaming, it’s The Muppets! Starring Jason Segel (who also co-wrote the script) and Amy Adams, and featuring music from Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie (who won a Best Original Song Oscar for his Man or Muppet), this new installment in the Muppets’ canon is fresh, … Read more

Audiobook Spotlight: The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix

Garth Nix’ Abhorsen Trilogy is even better in audiobook form than it is in print, thanks to actor Tim Curry’s masterful narration. If you’ve been looking for supernatural-tinged fantasy with a female protagonist, or something appropriate for fans of young adult literature (recommended for grades 7 and up) look no further. The first book in the series … Read more

TV Spotlight: Awake

Remember Draco Malfoy’s evil, self-serving father from the Harry Potter films? Jason Isaacs, the excellent actor who imbued that role with such loathsome superiority, is now starring in an unusual, almost experimental new television series called Awake. The concept behind the show is, what if you couldn’t tell the difference between dreams and reality? From IMDB: After … Read more

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