Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tawnni's Bookshelf 3

Hey look!  I'm back!  And I've got books!  I've got more of my favorite books to share with you and hopefully help you find your next favorite.

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs- When cavalry man John Carter falls unconscious in a cave, he wakes up on Mars.  After being taken captive by the Tharks, a race of ten foot tall four armed green aliens, he vows to help his fellow prisoner, the lovely Dejah Thoris, escape and return to her home in the city of Helium.  Easier said than done.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie-  The Orient Express is stopped in its tracks because of a snow drift and within a matter of hours, a passenger is dead.  Hercule Poirot steps in to investigate.  A brief examination of the facts reveals that the snow drift made it impossible for anyone to leave and that the murderer is still on the train...

Murder in a Mummy Case by K. K. Beck-  When Clarence Brockhurst takes his girlfriend Iris up to his artifact room in the middle of the night, they find the dead body of a young woman in the sarcophagus of Clarence's mummy.  The police medical examiner concludes she died of a heart attack, Iris suspects otherwise.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne- The question everyone was asking was what was attacking and sinking ships.  Many suspect it to be a sea monster, but French naturalist M. Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and Canadian whaler Ned Land learn otherwise when they are thrown overboard during an attack and taken captive by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Now the question is how can they possibly escape The Nautilus?

The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Emuska Orczy- After failing to capture the Scarlet Pimpernel, French agent Chauvelin formulates a plan to bring down his enemy.  Shortly after, at a dinner party at the Blakeney Manor, a visiting French actress offends one of Marguerite Blakeney's quests which sparks the arrangement of a duel between Chauvelin and Sir Percy Blakeney to take place in the French town of Boulogne.  Knowing it is a clever plan to catch him, Marguerite follows Percy to warn him and discovers a little too late that she is the plan.

1 comment:

-blessed holy socks said...

Scary pic, girl.
Reminds me of 'the Wizard of Gauze'

But, seriously, folks, as I stand-up
here on this Great Stage of our lifelong demise
(only 66ish feet across and 1-outta-1 croaks),
what's the MOST important objective in your
finite existence, dear? I certainly know what mine is:

Hope2God this provides some knowledge
on your everlasting, spiritual journey;
I may see you again Upstairs... maybe not...
depending on how well WE mortals have fulfilled
our voyage to the Great Beyond by 1) loving God
and 2) loving our neighbor to the best of our ability.

Why else does a moth fly FROM the night
than to a bold, attractive candle Light??
Don’t let His extravagant Brilliance be extinguished.
You’re creative, yes?
Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

Whether you obtain morality4mortality to wiseabove
or just glean tantalizing specimens for thy next best seller,
you shall find in our blogs a lotta (subliminal) moxie
which has taken this sinfull mortal yeeeeers to compile!
I lay it ALL out for you, dear, with All-Star-Oxygems:

Wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
An XtraXcitinXpose with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
An IQ much higher than K2 all-go-rhythm?
An anti-establishment, savvy victory +
avant-guarde-humility =
you’re promptly astonished, ain’tcha?
withe extraordinarily explosion of mellowdramatic maelstrom??
Ha. Yeah. Us, too, for eternity.
Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
(with a most-excellent-detector of bull§ht):

“Faith, hope, and love,
the greatest of these is love –
jump into faith…
and you’ll VitSee with love”
Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
God believes in you.

Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
from a super-passionate, lucrative iconoclasm where you’ll find
of deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

Do it. Do the deed, dude. Sign into the Big-Zaftig-House.

PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
-our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude