Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, October 31, 2011

Mailbox Monday

 Mailbox Monday (started at The Printed Page and now a traveling meme) is at Savvy Verse and Wit this month and is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I only got one book in my mailbox this week but it's a fun one! I've enjoyed these books since I was a kid and now my nephews enjoy them. I'm also loading up on the free ebooks that I can find for my Nook but I spend more time looking for them than I actually do reading them! It's till fun though. I hope you had a good week as well and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Strikingly True
 Won from Bookin' With Bingo

For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. Be amazed at a portrait made from 200,000 dead ants, the man who traversed the English Channel by holding onto a bunch of balloons, and the single human hair featuring paintings of all 42 American presidents. A compendium of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, presented in a stunning new design, this book also drives readers to Ripley’s fully interactive website. There are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who are featured in the book that spotlight their achievements and reveal more about what motivates them.
One of the two dramatic eight-page gatefold sections presents Ripley’s first ever odditorium, which showcased sideshow performers and was built for the World’s Trade Fair in 1933. This features a selection of choice memorabilia including Robert Ripley’s original annotated list of performers. Informative “Ripley’s Research” boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in the book, such as how people have turned their fingers into magnets.
A section on the Olympic games, past and present, highlights the wacky as well as the amazing feats that have taken place at the height of sporting achievement.
Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout. This year specially commissioned photographic features will also appear in the book.


  1. Happy Halloween!

    Looks like a fun book.

  2. Ripley books are always entertaining!

  3. Intriguing read, enjoy!

  4. I used to LOVE the Ripley's Believe it or Not books and so did my son. Enjoy!

  5. Ripley's books are very fun and interesting. I love all the unusual facts in them.

  6. My daughter absolutely loves the Ripley's books, so I'll have to keep this one in mind. Happy reading!


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