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.
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
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.
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