Nov 082012

There are several cute games on sale in the Appstore this week, mostly aimed at the younger set, but also the Premium edition of Farm Invasion, if you missed it during the Google sale this past Fall.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Chocolat ($2.99), by Joanne Harris. After I saw the movie, I put the book on my wishlist. Looks like today may be the day to go ahead and get it.

Book Description
Vivianne Rocher moves to the tiny French town of Lansquenet to open a chocolate boutique, and, suddenly, strange things start to happen. The townspeople begin to eschew the self-righteous gossip of small-town life, and they find the courage to break the rigid codes of provincial behavior. In short, they start enjoying life–all because of the sensual power of chocolate. But the hidebound local priest does not approve of Vivianne, and soon, a power struggle shapes up between the two of them.

The Dessert Deli ($2.07 / £1.29 UK), by Laura Amos, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $9.99).

Book Description
The Dessert Deli is a gorgeous, mouth-watering collection of amazing recipes, bringing luxurious desserts to the comfort of your own home. The Dessert Deli brings beautiful desserts to their rightful place: the forefront of any meal.

Not just offering cupcakes, this cookbook covers the full spectrum of tasty treats: indulgent Belgian Chocolate Mousse with Honeycomb, zingy Orange and Passion Fruit Trifle, silky smooth Honey Crème Brûlée, to decadent Amaretto Chocolate Truffles. Learn how to adapt recipes to your liking and the importance of always using the best quality ingredients.

Set up in 2008, The Dessert Deli quickly became one of the highlights of the popular Northcote Road Market, as well as being stocked in some of London’s most prestigious Food Halls, providing luxurious handmade desserts for food lovers.

Their Eyes Were Watching God ($8.99 $1.99 Kindle, B&N), a psychological thriller by Zora Neale Hurston, is the Nook Daily Find. No price match yet on Kindle, but Now priced matched on Kindle; the companion audiobook is only $3.95, so you may want to recheck the price later in the day.

Book Description
One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston’s masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published — perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is The Secret Of The Sirens ($1.99), the first title in Julia Golding’s Companions Quartet.

Book Description
When eleven-year-old Connie is sent to live with her eccentric aunt by the sea, she’s not expecting anything great, not to make friends with Col, the coolest guy in town, and certainly not to discover that mythical creatures still exist, that an ancient society has protected them for centuries, and that a dark and treacherous force is lurking in their midst.

Age Level: 10 and up

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