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Daily Dials: Amazing Gracie and Jelly Wars

Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale

Today Amazon makes a really good deals – Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale written by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff. Today’s price is only $0.99. This book has very high rate – 4.9 out of 5 stars from 198 reviews.

Now in paperback, AMAZING GRACIE is a moving, funny, and inspirational canine rags-to-riches story. Tears will stain the pages as you read about Gracie, says USA Today. The Chicago Tribune advises, If you’re short on inspiration, read Amazing Gracie. You don’t have to be obsessed with dogs to love this story (Philadelphia Enquirer), Two paws up (Portland Oregonian), humorous yet poignant (ASPCA Animal Watch). Booklist comments that Dog-loving teens, especially reluctant readers, will eat this up. AMAZING GRACIE was nominated as a Young Adult Choice for 2002 by The International Reading Association-proof that it’s a great crossover book.

Gracie was a deaf and partially blind albino Great Dane with a delicate constitution and a penchant for small miracles. Dan is the man-sad over the loss of his last dog and trapped in a dead-end job-who adopted her. Three Dog Bakery is the burgeoning and much-publicized chain of canine bakeries that, inspired by Gracie, Dan and his friend Mark founded. A love story, AMAZING GRACIE describes how Dan saves Gracie, the loneliest pup in the litter, then how, over the next ten years, Gracie saves Dan and Mark, teaching them the real meaning of happiness. There’s the moment of meeting, when Gracie gets to her feet like a clumsy foal and nuzzles Dan’s nose. Gracie’s romance with the pint-size Boston Terrier next door. And the eureka moment (born of Gracie’s anorexia-inducing dislike for commercial dog food): Dan teaches himself to cook and within three days begins baking the dog cookies that will transform their lives. AMAZING GRACIE is a dog-lover’s treat.

 

Jelly Wars

Today only you can download a funny game which called Jelly Wars for free.

Whether you’re fighting as a Red Jelly or a Blue Jelly, one thing is certain: you’re an angry, war-mongering Jelly. Destroy your opponent in this turn-based, goo-launching game for your Android device.

Greedy Little Gum Drops

After living in harmony for centuries on opposite sides of the mountain, a bright, glowing light from the sky became the source of great contention. Both tribes sent their bravest soldier to find out what was causing the amazing glow, and to claim it as their own. The great Jelly soldiers met at the top, face-to-jiggly-face to duke it out. But still the battle ensues. The fight over the treasure has turned into generations of war. The disdain for one another runs deep.

Goo Bombs Awaaay!

Both Jellies are strategically placed at opposite sides of your screen, propped upon platforms floating in the water. It’s a goo-launching face-off, but all kinds of obstacles stand between the two. The objective is to take turns firing at each other, obliterating obstacles in the way until one of these Jellies makes a fruit snack out of the other.

Good soldiers have a plan of attack. You’ve got three options: launch an exploding goo-grenade at the opponent, shoot sticky green jelly at an obstacle to eliminate it, or change your position by jumping, and plop your little goo-butt somewhere else.

It Takes Two to Tango

What fun is war without a real opponent to beat up on? Jelly Wars finds a real Jelly soldier for you who can be from anywhere around the world. You can even invite friends to play. Chat with your new frenimies online (only if you want to) and compete for the highest score.

Despite their angry mission, you can’t help but to love the entertaining cartoon graphics and their little bug-eyed jelly faces. They’re just so darn cute when they’re mad!

How the Digital Revolution has Changed the Nature of Reading

I’ve been reading a lot of good books lately.  Some kept my attention better than others though.  I just finished Tina Fey’s hit autobiography, Bossypants.  It has been awhile since I’ve laughed out loud so much while reading a book.  I highly recommend this one.

After reading an article about how distractions from social media and YouTube have changed the nature of reading, it made me realize how true that is just from observing my own recent reading habits.  The whole social media is distracting concept is not new, but sometimes we just have to be reminded how much of a time suck it really is.

I have always been a voracious reader.  I used to could lie on a couch immersed in a book, or in more recent years, my Kindle, for hours on end.  I have always liked how the e-ink Kindle has managed to continue to create a quality, relatively distraction free reading experience. Enter the iPhone, and later the iPad and those days were mostly gone.

Books don’t grab my attention like they used to.  I’m finding that it is harder and harder for me to focus on one book for a length of time.  Even with one as good as Bossypants, I was still mindlessly checking my email or Facebook every so often.

So what will instant access to other forms of media do to reading?  It has and will continue to become more fragmented.  Twitter has introduced the idea of saying what you need to say in just 140 characters.  We go in to get what we want, and move on.  The good thing about this is that more people than ever before have access to information.  Most people are reading something, even if it is just blog articles.  So, this is a big step in the right direction for literacy efforts.

With that said, I do hope that good books hold their charm for years to come.  There are times when our overstimulated brains just need a break from the mindless social media checking.  I sometimes like to leave everything behind and go sit in a park on a nice day and just read.  Hide your phone, or revoke your Kindle Fire’s wi-fi access, and escape into another reality for awhile.