Monday, February 11, 2013

The Penning Board 2013-6

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Vlog: On Saturday, I participated in the Mardi Gras 5K Color Run in New Orleans. It's supposed to be the most fun 5K in the world...and it is! Check out the Web site here and see if there is one coming near you! :)

Before The Color Run...

After The Color Run... :) 

Coming up this week...

Friday, February 15 - Penner's Spotlight visits India with author Christine Lindsay.

Movie: “Emma” (1996) with Gywneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam

I have been on a Jane Austen kick ever since the recent 200th anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice." What am I saying...I am always in the mood for some Jane Austen, whether by film or book. I especially love this version of Austen's witty novel.

To see my Valentine's Day card to all you lovely Penners, click here. All Jane Austen fans are sure to like it. :) It was made by the talented Vanilla Joy. She's so creative! You should go check out her how-to tutorials!

Interesting News: "Birth Mom Found Through Viral Post"

A young woman was in search of her birth parents, so she turned to social media--and it has worked. Through posting her search over Facebook, she has located her birth mom and now she is planning to help others find their birth parents too.

I think it's great that social media has been used to find someone for good intentions instead of the usual perpertrators looking for easy prey.

What do you think? Does it surprise you to see social media use take a positive turn?

Book: "Shattered" by Dani Pettrey

I could not put down this latest release from Dani Pettrey! I waited way too long to read her superb debut, Submerged, but it was nice to have Shattered already in my possession.

Not only are Pettrey's writing and storylines fantastic, but the characters are so real. I feel like I know them and I wish they were real people, so I could go to Alaska and meet them. :)

If you haven't checked out Dani Pettrey's two releases, they are must reads. Also her Web site is quite awesome! Click here to see it. Read about Shattered below or click here for more info.

Piper McKenna couldn’t be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed. Despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. And Piper believes him.

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth, and he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With the sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, pursuing the truth in this case could mean the end of Landon’s career.

As Piper wages her own search, the two head deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry–and unexpected complications. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but the search for answers is becoming deadlier with each step.

Bible Verse: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." - 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5 (NIV)

Quote: “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

Song: "Long Time Traveler" by The Wailin' Jennys

I quite enjoy folk/celtic music and this group is one of the best new ones I have discovered in the genre. It is quite amazing to me that this song is acapella, but I didn't really take notice at first that there were no other instruments besides their voices.
Check out the song here

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