Monday, March 25, 2013

The Penning Board 2013-12

The Penning Board
Items of the Week

Movie: “Cool Runnings” (1993) – John Candy, Leon and Doug E. Doug,
Growing up, I loved this movie and I still do. For one thing, it’s hilarious and for another, it is a unique true story of a seemingly impossible dream and a tale of not giving up.
The acting is superb—whether serious or comical and it’s a quite unforgettable film. There are also lovely glimpses of Jamaica in the film’s early parts.
Based on the true story of the First Jamaican bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics.
Highly Recommended.
News: “Library books at your fingertips on the roadside?”
I had never heard of the fascinating thing called a “little library” until I spotted it on the cover of our newspaper’s American Profile last week. These enlarged birdhouse-like structures are popping up all across the country and promoting reading.
What it entails is people placing little enclosed structures on posts outside their houses—most near their mailboxes—and placing books inside them. This miniature “library” allows passersby to take a book and perhaps return or replace it with another one. There are different rules for each person and place.
Read more about these libraries at the official website here.
Have you actually seen one of these libraries? Would you consider having one?
I really enjoyed this suspenseful four stories in one book. Goddard has a way of thrusting the reader right into the action and the romance. I have already added her other books to my To-Read list. :)
The harsh, yet peaceful Oregon Outback molds the lives of four rugged brothers who stumble into love. FBI agent Jonas Love has brought trouble back home, endangering his life and that of an old flame. Cattle rancher Carver Love finds himself falling for the sheriff in the midst of chasing down modern-day rustlers.
Thrill-seeker Lucas Love fears nothing—until he meets a beautiful bookkeeper. Justin Love is trailing a fugitive who’s heading too close to home—and one particular lodge keeper.
How will God protect these men as they risk their lives to defend the ones they love?

For more about the book, click here. For more about the author, click here.
Bible Verse: “For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.” - Hebrews 13:14
Quote: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” — Oscar Wilde
Song: “All Your Life” by The Band Perry
This is a really sweet song and the video is really interesting—portraying an early 20th century traveling gypsy caravan carnival of sorts. Check it out here.


  1. Um, I saw the picture of Cool Runnings and had to stop by...

    We have a Jamaican bobsled team...

    Ha! Awesome movie!!

    1. Hi Lindsay! Thanks for stopping in and commenting! :)

      Yes, Jamaica, we have a bobsled team! Cool Runnings!

      Hehe. Classic.

  2. Thanks for mentioning Oregon Outback, Morgan! Hope all is well. :)

    1. You're welcome, Beth! :) Thanks for stopping in! I am doing well. Hope you are too!