Friday, December 16, 2011

Bird's the Word: Today's Free App, Plus Our Book of the Day: When Parents Text

I hope everyone has a wonderful day ahead! In case you missed it yesterday, the Kindle Fire is leading the way as Amazon sells over 1,000,000 Kindles every week! I think once the holidays hit there'll be a lot more Kindle Fire users floating around. I don't know about you, but I've already seen them here and there out in the wild. Usually it's someone sitting contentedly in a coffee shop or the library. I'm tempted to run up and give them a high-five, but I always choose not to disturb them.

Today's addition to the 25 Days of Free Holiday Music dips back into the classics with Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by RTV Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

A few of yesterday's 10 cent apps are still available until noon, like Hyper Jump, Puffle Launch, and Sentinel 3. And actually, there is one new one: Majesty: The Kingdom Fantasy Sim.

Now today's free app and book of the day!

Name: Bird's the Word
Rating: 3.2 stars over 41 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: In Bird's the Word, the goal is to make as many words as you can, as fast as you can. Highlight the letters in the word and then enter it--the Submit button turns green as soon as you've created a legitimate word of three letters or more. When you do, the letters disappear and different ones take their places. The longer the word, the more points you get, and there are lots of special bonus letters that pop up as you go.

There is a catch: Make sure that all the letters in the word are touching each other. If not, a sneaky bird will fill one of the spaces rather than a new letter. The more birds that perch on the board, the harder it will be make new words. Don't let the winged menaces thwart you!
Get your free copy of Bird's the Word!

If you're looking for a humorous look at parents and technology, When Parents Text is a perfect book for you. I have to admit I think this is a great idea for a book and I'm excited to see if it lives up to promise. Take a look!

Title: When Parents Text
Rating: 4.9 over 22 reviews
Price: $10.95 0.99
Description:   A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren’t ready to let go, and kids aren’t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man. And the authors, two recent college graduates, Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, have an unerring editorial instinct to select the funniest, sweetest, quirkiest, most-telling exchanges.  
Get When Parents Text!

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