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Tweet And Get FREE $5 For Amazon Intant Video (New Promo!)

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

How to get your FREE $5.00 for Amazon Instant Video?

Welcome! Please follow these steps to get your $5 credit. *To receive this offer, you must click the button above to follow Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Movies & TV on Twitter and tweet the above message between August 29 at 2011, at 10:00 AM PST and September 2, 2011, at 11:59 PM PST.

At Amazon Instant Video, watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows, online or on your TV. Use your $5 credit to rent a new release movie, catch up on recent TV seasons, or even watch your favorite TV shows the day after they air.

Click the button below and you will:
Connect your and Twitter accounts. (If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so).
Automatically follow @amazonvideo and @amazon_movies. The message “I just got a $5 credit for instant movies and TV shows @amazonvideo. Click Click to get yours. #get5” will be automatically tweeted from your Twitter account.

After completing these steps successfully, browse for a movie or TV show at Amazon Instant Video, and click the “Buy” or “Rent” button.

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Weekly Meme: Musing Mondays (August 29)

August 29, 2011 20 comments

The weekly Musing Mondays question of the week (via the Should Be Reading blog) is:

This week’s musing is… a book meme!

What was the last book you…
• borrowed from the library?
• bought?
• cried over?
• disliked and couldn’t finish?
• read & loved?
• got for review? (or: got in the mail?)
• gave to someone else?
• stayed up too late reading?



What was the last book you…

  1. Borrowed from the library? Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (A Miss Marple Mystery) – just for a change of pace versus all the Swedish crime books I had been reading
  2. Bought? Maria V. Snyder’s The Study Series Bundle (Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study) – this fantasy series about a condemned prisoner’s adventures was highly recommended to me so I hope it lives up to the hype!
  3. Cried over? Ummm, can’t recall, haven’t read any tear-jerkers lately…
  4. Disliked and couldn’t finish? More than I can list here, but the first to come to mind is Eliot Schrefer’s School for Dangerous Girls – the main character was so unlikable that I just couldn’t make myself care about her story
  5. Read & loved? Terry Pratchett’s I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld – Tiffany Aching Series) – I treasure all of Pratchett’s books (especially after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis)
  6. Got for review? (or: got in the mail?) I don’t really get any books from publishers for review, I just review whatever I like
  7. Gave to someone else? Well, I can’t really give away a Kindle book, so what I did was this complicated register-deregister maneuver so my friend could get The Strain (Strain Trilogy) by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro on his Kindle. I actually thought the novel was so bad, it was almost good – lol, as in it was unintentionally hilarious- I warned my friend about how ridiculous the storyline was (the CDC versus vampires! ), but he’s a die hard Guillermo Del Toro fan (of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth fame) so he still wanted it (but not enough to pay for it)
  8. Stayed up too late reading? What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – loved this twist on the amnesia plot and couldn’t help but stay up all night to read it!

(p.s. If you like participating in memes/blog hops, be sure to check out the Meme Directory for the Book Bloggers!)

(p.s.s. If it’s your first time to visit my blog, please have a look around especially if you read digital books. I post a lot of (legal) freebies that I find here)

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Free iTunes app Download – Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Whoa! Another really good freebie – Bejeweled 2 + Blitz By PopCap. I’ve been playing Bejeweled since I had my first palm pilot!

The world’s #1 puzzle game is one of the top paid apps of all time. Match multiple gems for dazzling, high-carat fun. And face-off with your friends on Facebook in the electrifying Bejeweled® Blitz! Join the millions of daily players on Facebook and compete with your friends in the weekly Bejeweled ® Blitz tournament.

Enjoy the free app!

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Album Review – Gemini EP by Jack and White

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment


  1. Gemini
  2. Double Trouble
  3. Inside Outside
  4. Telephone Games
  5. Smoke and Mirrors
  6. Feathers

So, who’s Jack and White? It’s a newly formed duo composed of American Idol finalist Brooke White (this is her 2nd album, after her debut  High Hopes and Heartbreak) and singer-songwriter Jack Matranga.  Apparently, the story is that Jack was called in to co-write a song with Brooke for her second album, but their sessions worked so well that the pair ended up writing an entire EP together.

Their new EP Gemini EP (June Baby Records) by Jack and White has a lovely and easy breezy 70s inspired California light rock vibe that I’m really liking right now! I downloaded the EP after getting the free download of the very catchy “Double Trouble” (the iTunes free single this week). Good choice of a song to give away – it’s light, upbeat and catchy with great harmonies and IMO it’s the most listener-friendly from the EP. This is an indie release (so I’m not sure if they can even send singles to radio), but if they were, I think “Double Trouble” would have the best chance on HAC.

My favorite track from the EP though is the angrier (and rockier) “Smoke and Mirrors”, but the quirky “Inside Outside” comes close too. I love how strong and confident Brooke sounds on these tracks – I’ve always loved the warm tone of her voice and I felt that these two tracks showcased that quality the best. Brooke’s voice is more front and center for all the songs, but her partner Jack provides good harmonizing vocals too, for example, I quite liked the track “Telephone Games” for the pair’s delicate quiet harmonies.

To sum it up, basically, I really enjoyed the entire Gemini EP (throwback vibe and all) – and there aren’t really any songs that felt like filler to me (well, there are only six tracks after all), so I have to say that I was pretty happy with my well-spent $4.95 🙂

Listen to “Gemini EP clips”

Gemini EP by Jack and White ‘ is available on iTunes ($4.95), but you’ll have to wait till August 30 to get it from the Amazon MP3 store. You can also check out Jack and White’s YouTube account for some videos that introduce clips from the album.

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Kobo Books Discount Codes!

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Okay, those of you out there who own the Kobo eReader Touch Edition or use the Kobo apps or shop in the Kobo Bookstore, today’s your lucky day! How about a bunch of discount codes? Yeah! (Note that the codes usually don’t work for Agency books, so you’ll have to be creative about choosing the books to apply the discounts to!)

Thanks to @G0AT of the mobileread forum for compiling these codes!

FirstRead (35% off – One time use)
giftread (25% off – One time use)
Welcome20 (20% off – One time use)
save20offer (20% off – One time use)
Kobodollaroff ($1 off – One time use)
aug25ca1, aug25us1, aug25au1, aug25row1, aug25ww1 ($1 off – One time use – Exp. Aug. 28)


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Kindle Daily Deal! Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen for $2.99!

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

I like this new promo by Amazon! We get a special Kindle Daily Deal!

Each day we’re unveiling a new Kindle book at a specially discounted price. Check back daily to see what’s next. Deals go live at approximately 12:00 A.M., Pacific time.

And the second deal is…

Water for Elephants‘ by Sara Gruen from Algonquin Books is now available at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.

Book Description

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons.

When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.

Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.


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Free iTunes Download – Double Trouble By Jack and White (Single of the Week)

August 24, 2011 1 comment

Hey, remember Brooke White – American Idol contestant from Season…. something 🙂 Anyway, I liked her sensitive singer-songwriter vibe back then, plus the warm tone of her voice. Brooke has teamed up with another artist to form the folksy duo ‘Jack and White‘ and they have a new EP out called Gemini!

Anyway, one of the tracks from the EP is the iTunes Single of the Week! Just head on to iTunes to download Double Trouble! I like it – it sounds very folksy and 60s 🙂

Enjoy the free song!

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New FREE Game App for the Kindle – Jigsaw Words (A Free Word Game for Kindle)

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a new game app for the Kindle!

Jigsaw Words (A Free Word Game for Kindle)‘ by Amazon Digital Services is available on the Amazon Kindle site for FREE! Just click here to download!

Game Description

Jigsaw Words is a word game that challenges you to combine groups of letters into words that match the clues given.

In each Jigsaw Words puzzle, you start with a set of 10 clues. You also have a set of randomly arranged puzzle pieces with letters on them. Your goal is to solve the clues in the puzzle by arranging the puzzle pieces so that the letters form the word that matches each clue. Start with the easiest clues first. As you use each puzzle piece, it is removed from play, making it easier to find the more difficult matches. You can also shuffle the grid of puzzle pieces at any time for a different perspective.

Jigsaw Words has 100 puzzles and each puzzle has 10 clues to solve. The puzzles are organized into 10 themed categories like Holidays and Animals, and you can use the theme to help you solve the clues.

If you enjoy working with words and patterns, try Jigsaw Words and test your ability to build words today!


Be sure to check out Amazon’s Popular Kindle Games & Active Content page for a review of all the games available! And if you want to see the top 100 apps as a bestseller list, check out the Bestsellers in Kindle Games & Active Content!

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