Monday, February 4, 2013

The Penning Board 2013-5

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Coming up this week...

Wednesday, February 6 - Author interview with Jeanette Windle about her new release, "Congo Dawn"

Friday, February 8 - Penner's Spotlight travels to York, England with award-winning author Donna Fletcher Crow

Don't forget to enter Author Adam Blumer's E-book Giveaway
To enter, leave a comment with your email address on his interview post here.
The giveaway will close on Saturday, February 9.
 

Movie: “Becoming Jane” (2007) with Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy
 
Though Jane Austen's life story did not have quite the happy ending as her novels, it is still a tale worth hearing--or in this case--watching. Hathaway and McAvoy were stunning in this film (along with many other talented actors). If you're a fan of Austen or just of a good love story, check out this movie.

Interesting News: 200th Anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice"

So...if you haven't noticed, this week's Penning Board is filled with several items regarding Jane Austen. I thought I'd join in on the worldwide celebration of the 200th birthday of "Pride and Prejudice" (though I am a week behind).

This famous of Austen's novels will forever be a favorite book of mine and others, whose heart was stolen by one of the most desirable literary men of all time: Mr. Darcy.

So to have a spot of fun this week, who is your favorite Mr. Darcy on film--Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen? I know it's a tough call. I vote MacFadyen.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/28/200th-anniversary-of-pride-prejudice_n_2563806.html

Book: "Emma" by Jane Austen

This Austen classic was the first of her books I ever read. It will always be a personal favorite and I smile now recalling the whimsical matchmaking antics of Ms. Woodhouse. It's a classic for a reason. If you're in the mood for a good laugh from a light-hearted tale of England's Regency time period, check this one out for sure.

Bible Verse: “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." - Psalm 59:16 (NIV)

Quote: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Song: "Los Angeles" by Peter Bradley Adams

Fantastic song by this singer-songwriter. I just had to listen to it a few times when I was in L.A. last year.
 
Check out the song here.

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