Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wordoku: Today's Free App (12/15), Plus Our Book of the Day: An American Tragedy

Looks like it's going to be another great day today. I'm seeing some reports about the new Kindle Fire update floating around, and it's likely we'll be sorting out the details this afternoon. There's also increasing chatter about the possibilities for a larger Amazon tablet and even a smartphone to be released at different points next year, so we might delve into that as well.

In case you missed them, yesterday's 10 cent apps will remain on sale until about noon. There are some great ones, including the ones below, or check out the entire list HERE.
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The 25 Days of Free Holiday Music keeps marching on with "Fruitcake" by The Superions.

And the free app and book of the day!

Name: Wordoku
Rating: 2.1 stars over 16 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Love word games? Discover a new obsession with Wordoku, the addicting Sudoku/Crossword crossover game. You'll get hooked in a minute, but play for hours and hours. This full version includes thousands of unique puzzles and words for unending puzzle fun.


Want a new twist on the classic Sudoku puzzle? Light up new regions of your brain by playing with letters instead of numbers. Whether you're a Sudoku expert or novice, you'll pick up Wordoku's rules in a second.
Get your free copy of Wordoku!


Today's book of the day is a classic work of American literature! Take a look!

Title: An American Tragedy
Rating: 4.2 over 116 reviews
Price: $8.99 1.99
Description:  Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what it purports to be -- the harrowing story of a weak-willed young man who destroys himself, a villain who is also victim of the values of a deceptive, materialistic society. Dreiser patterned the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906, a charming young social climber who killed his pregnant young girlfriend in order to romance a rich girl who had begun to notice him. A powerful murder story, An American Tragedy is much more than that. For Dreiser pours his own dark yearnings into the character of Clyde Griffiths, while grimly charting the young man's pitiful rise and fall as he pursues empty ambitions to wealth, power and satisfaction. The Indiana-born novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) has never been a dashing or romantic figure in American literature, and he has no Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to signal his importance. His big, rugged novels were shocking in their day -- unapologetic in their sexual candor, antagonistic to the norms of conventional morality and organized religion, often banned or suppressed -- and challenging still to readers. Yet the brooding force of his writing casts a deep shadow across modern American letters. At his best, in An American Tragedy, Dreiser examines the flip side of The American Dream in a gathering storm of a story that develops with a power echoing Dostoevsky in Crime and Punishment. Inspired by the novels of Balzac and the ideas of Spenser and Freud, Dreiser became one of America's greatest naturalist writers, and An American Tragedy retains its rocky intensity and its devastating view of American longing almost a century later. Get An American Tragedy!

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