Monday, January 21, 2013

The Penning Board 2013-3

The Penning Board Items of the Week



Happy Travels! Thanks for visiting! :)

Movie: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery

The world's favorite archeologist-adventurer, Indiana Jones, takes on the Nazis...again.

This movie, along with the Raiders of the Lost Ark, are my favorites. (I didn't care for all the bugs, fire and ripping out hearts of "Temple of Doom.") I can honestly say that these movies fueled my love of adventure as a child and they continue today.

It's also inspiring to watch with my current novels being about Nazi Germany. One of my favorite scenes is when Indy--dressed in Nazi uniform--gets accidentally shoved through the crowd and faces Hitler. He is sweating bullets and I don't just think it's from being close to the fire. He recovers quickly and more action ensues. Gotta love these classic movies!

Interesting News: "No Book Library? Biblio Tech is Coming"

A bookless library? Hear the creator's argument here. Should e-readers take over to promote more reading? What do you think?

Book: "The Fairest Beauty" by Melanie Dickerson

A daring rescue. A difficult choice. Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother's jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be Sophie's one chance at freedom---but can she trust another person to keep her safe?

Author Melanie Dickerson has once again crafted a beguiling tale in her third novel, which intertwines romance, adventure, and faith with a twist on the classic Snow White story. I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this novel. It releases tomorrow (Jan 22) and I think the cover is just gorgeous! And I also thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to women of all ages--especially if, like me, you're enjoying episodes of "Once Upon a Time."

For more information about Dickerson, click here and about this novel, click here.

Bible Verse: “[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” - James 1:2-3 (NIV)

Quote: “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Song: “I Love Paris” by Bing Crosby

I recently discovered this nice traveler's song about fair Paris from my favorite crooner Bing Crosby. (I mentioned him in my blog post about the 1940s here last week.) He could've sang the phone book and it would have sounded like a lullaby.

Listen to the song here.

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