The Summer Reading Program is once again upon us, and watching children live out the adventures of their favorite fictional figures has caused me to reminisce about my favorite character when I was a kid,Dorrie the Little Witch. Dorrie, from the children’s series by Patricia Coombs, lives in a large house with the Big Witch (her mother) and Cook.
The world seems to be divided into two groups: the trend-setters and the trend-followers. This is true in fashion, in food, and in life in general, and the book world is no different. As publishing and bookselling continue to change, a “sure thing” will be even harder to predict. When readers respond to one particular book, other writers, editors, and publishers take notice and strive to capture the same lightning…and trends are born.
Someone I know once had an encounter with Bigfoot. They didn’t actually see Bigfoot, but they heard some strange noises and found huge footprints on their property. There have been hoaxes throughout the years, but personally, I find the idea of such a creature existing very exciting. Whether you call it Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, or Momo, there have been sightings worldwide of these giant apelike creatures. Could all of these people have been mistaken about what they’ve seen?
Summer is almost here!!! For those of you who get the chance to leave town in the summer, MCPL has just the thing for you. We have books, DVDs, magazines, Online Resources, and links that will not only give you ideas about where you might want to go, but what to do when you get there.
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!