Friday, April 26, 2013

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)         This is a fun read-set in Botswana.  Precious sets herself up as her country's first female detective. 


App of the Week

From the same people that created My Brainshark comes SlideShark.SlideShark is a free app for converting and viewing PPT files on your iPad. SlideShark converts your PowerPoint files without losing any of your original formatting, transitions, or animations. To use SlideShark just upload your PPT files to your free SlideShark account, SlideShark converts the files for you, then you can access your converted files on your iPad at anytime using the free SlideShark app.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer


This has been on my side table in a expanding stack of books to read, especially since it's a Newberry Honor book.

When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

App of the Week 4-29-13-Free Rice

The popular online vocabulary game Free Rice is available for free in Google Play for use on your Android phone and or Android tablet. Free Rice for Android offers 19 subjects to choose from. Free Rice games are drilling activities that ask players to answer multiple choice questions. For each correct answer Free Rice donates ten grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.

Friday, April 12, 2013

App of the Week

Cool Reader is a free Android app that anyone can use to read a variety of ebook formats including ePub, .mobi, and html. Through the Cool Reader app you can browse for books in public collections like Project Gutenberg or import your own books. The Cool Reader app has some handy features including bookmarking pages, clipping text, searching for text, and skipping to chapters. Cool Reader is an open source project. The app has an average rating of 4.7 from more than 56,000 reviews.

Blink Once by Cylin Busby


Haven't read this yet, but it's on my long list of 
"to reads".

From the Publisher: West is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Celebrate National Poetry Month!


Check out this free Poetry App where you can discover the works of famous poets such as: Yeats, Byron, and Frost.