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 McAvoyThough 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.
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.