Katniss Everdeen is the pride of District 12 because she is one of the best hunters around, even at age 16. The Capitol, a corrupt, oppressive government which rules over Panem, selects her younger sister for the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss volunteers to take the place of her sister and soon finds herself in a fight to the death with 23 other competitors, all teenagers. If she wins, she gains a lifetime of glory and freedom from the poor living conditions. If she loses… well, she doesn’t want to think about that.
It’s summertime and another Twilight Saga movie has been released. Just you try and escape hearing about how great or stupid the books are and how awesome or horrible the latest movie is. You will fail.
If you like to read about true friendship and fixer-uppers, you will enjoy reading A Year On Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball. Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget's friendship has grown stronger through years of raising kids,
Over the years MCPL Raytown branch has had several crochet classes which generated interest in forming a monthly group of enthusiastic crocheters. None of us are experts—I’m still learning along with the others in the group.
Our once a month sessions are fun and non-competitive. Everyone works on their own projects at their own speed. Often, we work on projects as a group.
I have always been a fan of British writers. There is something about reading books that take you to a different time and place. I am a bit of an Anglophile anyway, so anything involving the tiny island across the pond calls to me. I love Val McDermid, Peter Robinson, and especially P.D. James. Currently in her eighties, James has published over 20 books. Since 1962, she has been charming us with the Inspector Dalgliesh mysteries.