Recently, my mom, my sister, and I have been discussing taking a road trip together this summer. We don’t want to go too far, so we have been thinking about getting to know our state a bit better. We talked about touring Missouri wine country, visiting Hannibal to see Mark Twain’s birthplace, or going to St. Louis to see the sights. I have realized that there are many, many places within the state that I would like to visit, and some I would like to visit again!
I belong to a book club. One of the many benefits is that I read books I might not have chosen on my own. Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, by David Von Drehle, is one of those titles. The premise of this book is that the year 1862 determined the outcome of the Civil War and cemented the reputation of Lincoln as one of our greatest presidents.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Everyone is cleaning off their grills and getting ready for the “grilling season.” And, hamburgers are one of the most popular things that people grill during the summer months.
If you want to try something new or just spice up your burger, the Library has many books pertaining to hamburgers. Who knows, maybe you will find a recipe to the “perfect” burger!
I recently finished reading Marisha Pessl’s novel, Night Film. This thriller centers on Scott McGrath, an investigative journalist who’s looking into the death of Ashley Cordova. Ashley, the 24-year-old daughter of the mysterious and infamous cult film director Stanislas Cordova, has apparently committed suicide in an abandoned warehouse. McGrath had investigated Cordova about five years before, believing the film director was into something illicit. This proved to be a humiliating mistake for McGrath.
I was a teenager when the Lord of the Rings movies were released, and it wasn’t long before they carried me away. My previous excursions into the fantasy genre had mostly consisted of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, and animated Disney movies—but the Rings movies were something else entirely.