Today is St. Valentine’s Day and Amazon offers to buy book about vampire love-story – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. The price is very low – just $2.99. Take your chance.
“Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. ‘Be very still,’ he whispered, as if I wasn’t already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat.”
As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because–he’s a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.
Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward’s sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst. The precision and delicacy of Meyer’s writing lifts this wonderful novel beyond the limitations of the horror genre to a place among the best of YA fiction. (Ages 12 and up) –Patty Campbell
Bag It! is the exciting grocery-bagging puzzle game that will open your eyes to a whole new world inside your shopping bag. These watermelons, eggs, and baguettes have real personality–it’s like Tetris meets Toy Story. To add to the fun, Spilt, Sunshine, and all their friends are celebrating Valentine’s Day with new holiday-themed visual effects and other Valentine’s Day secrets.
To play, you’ll first choose an aisle from the likes of Fresh Squeeze, Udder Mayhem, Ultimate Bagger, Endless Rampage, and much more. Then start dragging those grocery items into the bag. Be careful–if you throw items in haphazardly, you’ll end up with squished bread, broken chips, and fewer points. Watch for timers that indicate when an item is about to break. Tilt your device left and right to shift things around. As you progress through the levels, you’ll face various challenges, including rotating items to make them fit or sit upright, rearranging poorly bagged items, and more.
Try to get all three stars and both medals for each level. See how your packing skills stack up against others and post your scores to OpenFeint leaderboards.
“It’s rare to find a puzzle game that feels so fresh but also so obvious… an absolute blast.” –Touch Arcade
“Who knew bagging groceries could be so much fun?” –G4 TV