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Bargain Alert! One-Day Only – Newsweek [6 months (27 issues)] only $5!

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

For today only, a 6 months (27 issues) subscription for Newsweek Magazine is just $5.00! That’s 79% off its regular price on Amazon at $0.19 per issue!

Product Description

This weekly news magazine reports on each week s developments on the national and global news front through news, commentary and analysis. Its features include national and international affairs, business, lifestyle, society, the arts, politics, the economy, personal business, the Washington scene, health, science and technology.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Kris Allen Performs Proud To Be An American (National Memorial Day Concert)

May 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey, Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Here’s Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen performing “Proud To Be An American” at the 2011 National Memorial Day Concert!

Kris looks and sounds great! I’ve missed him 🙂

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Adam Lambert at the Maxidrom Festival (Moscow, Russia)

May 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Adam Lambert's photo: Moscow

So, is your Glam Nation Live [CD+DVD] all worn out by now? Are you suffering from withdrawals from Live! Adam? Don’t worry – Adam Lambert was invited to perform at the Russian Maxidrom Festival (Toshino Airfield, Moscow, Russia). Cool, huh? 🙂 That means new videos! and photos!

Adam Lambert himself has uploaded some pics from his Moscow performance on his Who Say account (same pro shot pics from Maximum.RU), but this fan from Belgium (Naruokami) has been very good about uploading almost all the available pics on her Tumblr account! Check them out! He looks reeaally good – looks so much younger with the new ‘do! Another good source is the Hooplamagnet twitter account!

Adam’s Set List (arranged alphabetically here since I don’t know the actual order of the set): 20th Century Boy, Fever, If I Had You, Music Again, Sleepwalker, Strut, Sure Fire Winners, Whataya Want From Me, Whole Lotta Love

Thanks to the lovely fans who got video (Great quality vids from militaryjanne, HD vids from NovoseltsevaOlesya!, OlvyaLicious, tsirlina, TheJinaBell, CoshkiMishki, missisnorris, avania14, forantonhudec, JadellEJ, GoldRain94) & pics and are sharing with the rest of the world! The quality of the videos aren’t the best, but beggars can’t be choosers 😉 I’ll try to update as vids appear, but I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know if I miss any!

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

Down the Rabbit Hole

Whataya Want From Me

Sleepwalker

Fever

Music Again

Sure Fire Winners

If I Had You

Strut

Whole Lotta Love

20th Century Boy

With fans

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Book Review – Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris

May 28, 2011 4 comments

Book Description:

Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #1, The Anthony Award Winning Novel

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out…. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

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I’ve been a fan of the HBO series True Blood (for all three seasons so far), but I’ve never read any of the books the series is based on. Well, since my sister received a gift set of the Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) recently, I thought it was about time I checked at least the first book of the series out. [I just found it a bit weird to adjust to reading a paperback again (no font enlargement!)] 🙂

Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris is a mix of paranormal romance (with the requisite love triangle) plus murder mystery / thriller in one, as I expected from the TV series. The story is told exclusively from the point of view of the telepathic vampire-loving waitress Sookie Stackhouse though, unlike in the TV series where the other characters are also given a lot of camera time. Obviously, I couldn’t help but compare the book with the first season of True Blood, and I hate to say this, but IMO the book pales in comparison to the HBO adaptation. I kept on finding myself looking for plot points or characters that are featured in the series, but are either absent or are just in the background in the book. But then that’s an unfair comparison – the True Blood creators had an entire season to flesh out characters and add more complex events versus just the one book by Charlaine Harris.

And no wonder the one book ended up being the start of a best-selling series of books. The basic premise for Dead Until Dark is pretty brilliant – I loved this new society that Ms Harris dreamed up, with vampires finally coming out of the closet (so to speak) because of the invention of synthetic blood, and the resulting societal complications resulting from new human-vampire interactions. Of course not all humans will be welcoming and not all vampires will want to blend in. The ‘bigger picture’ is tackled better in True Blood, so maybe that’s why I got a bit disappointed with the actual book events.

Sookie Stackhouse is as likeable (and spunky) on paper as she was onscreen (by the talented Anna Paquin) and it’s her character that really makes the whole thing work. The others – not so much. I guess that I should credit Stephen Moyer for his acting skills as vampire Bill, since at least I believed him when he said he loved Sookie on screen. On paper, I’m a bit doubtful about the ‘love’ part – but Stephen Moyer sure could communicate it with just his eyes! Sam Trammell’s Sam Merlotte is also a more sympathetic character on screen than on paper, and I could feel the poignancy of the love triangle more on screen than from the book. Same with the suspense from the serial killer preying on vampire-associating women… yup, it’s kind of lacking on paper.

Maybe it’s just impossible for me to give Dead Until Dark a real impartial review since I’m already too attached to the TV adaptation? The book is just a tad duller, slower and more superficially developed than I expected, but I do think that I’m being unfair with the comparison bit. So, I do intend on continuing to read the rest of the books in the boxed set, and maybe I’ll like the fourth book better than the upcoming fourth season, so who knows?

Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris is available on Amazon as a Kindle edition ($7.99), Mass Market Paperback edition ($7.99), and Audible Audio Edition ($20.95).

The eBook is also available at B&N and Sony eBookstore for $7.99, but Kobo books has it a bit cheaper at $6.29.

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Bargain Alert! Octovo Tirim Splashproof K3 case for $.01 on Amazon

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Going to the beach or just want a splashproof Kindle case? How about one for a penny?

OCTOVO Tirim splash proof water proof our door case for Kindle (Fits 6″ Display, Latest Generation Kindle) by OCTOVO is actually priced at $24.99, but thanks to two product code(s), the price can be brought down to $.01 on Amazon (or $5.00 incl. shipping)

Thanks to @purdueav8r at the Kindleboards for sharing the codes!

“Right now on Amazon you can get the Octovo Tirim Splashproof case for $1.00, or $5.99 shipped…

The first one (4I7WHQR8) gives you a $23.99 discount, bringing the total to $1.00 plus $4.99 shipping for a total of $5.99 shipped. The second code (8EISZG3U) gives you two discounts for some reason, one for $24.74 & a second discount of $.24, effectively bringing the price to $.01, w/$4.99 shipping for a total of $5.00. I used the second code & got my case for $5.00 total including shipping.”

Product Description

Custom designed for the latest generation Amazon Kindle, this splash-proof case is a necessary accessory for your Kindle. Whether at the beach, pool or gym; in your home or on the subway; this case provides ultimate protection against accidental splashes, moisture, dirt, dust and sand. Whilst offering superior protection against the elements, users can access all controls (including the On/Off Button, Charging Port and Controller) with ease and without removing the Kindle from the case. This sleek and stylish case is made from soft touch microfiber and features a clear read-through panel. Easy use of the Kindles navigation features/keyboard is provided without compromising the reading experience. This case incorporates a perfect blend of functionality and style while snugly protecting your Kindle without adding additional weight or bulk. The Kindle is easily inserted and removed from the case via the Velcro and Lycra opening at the base of the case.

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Bargain Alert! Encore – Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Album $0.99 Today

May 26, 2011 Comments off

If you missed the $0.99 deal last Monday, here’s another chance for you to get Lady Gaga’s album at a steal! For just one day, Born This Way [+Digital Booklet] by Lady Gaga is back to just $0.99 at the Amazon MP3 Store.

Bargain Alert! Born This Way (Album) by Lady Gaga only $0.99 until Monday! Okay, I was all set to download Lady Gaga's new album off iTunes, but hello – this is an offer from Amazon that I can't refuse! The 14-track album 'Born This Way [+digital booklet]' by Lady Gaga is discounted by the Amazon MP3 store all the way down to just $0.99 until Monday! Click here to download the entire album for a steal! And remember that you can download this album and take advantage of the Amazon Cloud Player for Web and Android: Amazon … Read More

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Bargain Kindle App Alert! SCRABBLE for $0.99! Plus New Kindle Apps!

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a discounted Kindle game app for those who enjoy playing them on the Kindle! Plus some new/old apps.

SCRABBLE (Play the Popular Word Game on Kindle)‘ by Electronic Arts Inc. is available on the Amazon Kindle site for just $0.99 until May 31. Just click here to download!

Game Description

Discounted to $0.99 for a limited time (ends May 31).

Now with improved graphics and enhanced contrast, play SCRABBLE on Kindle anytime, anywhere.

Simple controls make it easy to play any way you want, whether you’re a casual or experienced SCRABBLE player. Pass N’ Play with a friend, challenge the Kindle, or play a solo game. If you need help, use the Best Word feature to create the highest scoring word possible. You can even pause the game anytime and pick it up later.

Follow your progress game by game with instant statistics tracking. As your game-play and strategy improves, you’ll find more ways to rack up double and triple word scores.

Enjoy the number one name in crossword games, and sharpen your vocabulary in a fun new way.

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And check out the other new/old Kindle apps after the jump!

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