Monday, February 25, 2013

The Penning Board 2013-8

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Coming up this week...

Wednesday - Interview with Author Johnnie Alexander Donley about her WWII debut novel.

Friday - A visit to China with Author Michelle Ule


Movie: "Roman Holiday” (1953) – Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert

This movie launched Audrey Hepburn into stardom. It was her first film and I must say she was unforgettable in her role as the young princess longing to escape the confides of her royal life.

An incredible setting, legendary actress, hunky leading man...doesn't get much better than that. ;)
There are some fantastic shots of landmarks in the Eternal City as the princess explores Rome. Recognize any?

Or better yet have you been to Rome? I'd love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below this post.
Interesting News: "Free Divorce for Valentine's Day"

I forgot about a news article I discovered around V-Day. It's too interesting to not share even though the holiday has come and gone and so have several marriages...

Attorney Walter H. Bentley III of Southfield, Mich., will be offering a lucky client a Valentine's Day special: a free divorce. Click here to read the article. 

What do you think? Generous offer or mocking gesture on the holiday of love?
Book: "Then There Were None" - Agatha Christie

Fantastic book from the Queen of Mystery! It's not a long read, but it will have your head spinning. Your mind will be formulating all kinds of theories and they will most likely all be wrong.

This book is also known as "Ten Little Indians," so you may know it under that title. If you have not read this work and you love a book that will keep your mind on edge, read it.

Highly recommended.

Ten people who had been complicit in the deaths of others but thus far escaped notice or punishment are tricked into coming to an island. Although they are the only people on the island, the guests begin to die one-by-one and those left realize the killer is one of them.

Bible Verse: "My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understandingindeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God." - Psalm 2:1-5

Quote: “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” — Lao Tzu

Song: "Holy (Wedding Day)" - The City Harmonic

Wow. I am loving this band--one of my new discoveries. This song and video are incredibly moving. If you haven’t heard it, you must…so please click here

Another great song and video from this group is called "Mountaintop". Check it out here.


  1. An absolutely brilliant book! One of the first Agatha Christies I ever read in high school, and I was sold.

    1. It was disturbingly brilliant, Kristen! :) She was a literary genius.