Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fluffy Birds: Today's Free App, Plus Book of the Day: Sweetwater American

If you've got a Kindle Fire, checking on the free app and book of the day becomes as routine as brushing your teeth and taking a shower. The only difference is that brushing your teeth isn't nearly this much fun! I love getting to be exposed to new stories, ideas, and works of creativity, and the ones we've got today fit right in. Take a look!

Today's highly rated book of the day comes to us from author Eileen Cruz Coleman. A story that tugs on your heartstrings, it's clear from the reviews that this is the kind of story that could do more than give you a glimpse into the lives of others. It could also touch your own. Give this one a try for the extremely low price of 99 cents!

Name: Sweetwater American
Rating: 4.2 stars over 13 reviews
Price: 0.99
Description: Set in Washington, D.C. and El Salvador, SWEETWATER AMERICAN is the story of an orphan and would-be filmmaker who is sent to live in a cursed town in El Salvador with her godmother, a woman whom she has never met and who may hold the secret to breaking the town's curse: no babies have been born alive in five years.

Through Sandy Rodriguez and Elena Martinez, the two main characters, we are led into a different, haunting and magical world, where people test their faith every day and hold true to what they believe: that hardship and darkness can be overcome if one finds a reason to live.

While living in El Salvador, after a film crew comes to her town to film a movie, Sandy realizes she wants to be a documentary filmmaker.  When she returns to the States, she attends George Washington University where she meets Elena, a sixty-something-year-old woman who serves peas and mashed potatoes in one of the school's cafeterias.

Sandy, intrigued by Elena, decides to ask her if she would be willing to share her life story with her. Elena, whose past still haunts her, agrees to tell Sandy her story.

During the interview, Sandy is forced to come to terms with her own past and she begins to understand what the term, Sweetwater American, really means.

Reviews: "A beautifully written story about immigrants and their families that will touch all your emotions. The story centers on Sandy, a would be filmmaker and her life in Washington, DC and her life in El Salvador after the death of her parents. It also covers her family and friends and their stories. Complex but very readable and I honestly could not put this book down. It will leave you thinking..."

Get your copy of Sweetwater American now!

Today's free app is a great little puzzle game that has you sorting and matching colorful birds on a wire. Get your dose of cute for the day and get to work before time runs out!

Title: Fluffy Birds Deluxe
Rating: 2.8 stars over 39 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Lovers of match-three games, visual puzzles, and super-adorable birdies are in luck: hours of challenging fun await you in Fluffy Birds Deluxe, a game for your Android device. Sit back, relax, and match groups of similarly-colored birds in three separate game modes. As you play, enjoy soothing sounds and high-definition graphics featuring some seriously cuddly birds.

In this game, the learning curve is gentle--much like the birds themselves. You can choose from three modes, each of which features lots of feathery friends perched on wires. No matter what mode you play, you'll shift entire rows and columns of birds to form groups. But each mode offers a distinct play experience.

In Casual mode, you'll be given a certain amount of time in which to match groups of similarly-colored birds. You'll earn points for every group of three that you form, as well as for sets of bonus eggs that pop up now and again. See how many matches you can make before time runs out!

Get your free copy of Fluffy Birds Deluxe!

2 comments:

  1. I downloaded this app and it played fine for a few minutes then went to black screen with just audio? Any updates to the game? It was fun but frustrating with the black screen. I noticed under comments that others had the same problem.

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  2. spotscrazy, unfortunately in-app problems like that are thing the develope can only really deal with. You can try deleting if off your device and then re-downloading it from your account to see if that helps.

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