International bestselling author Jenny Colgan writes delicious little books that I consider total chick-lit. Similar to author Sophie Kinsella, most of Colgan's novels are set in England or France, and are fun reads filled with terms like "bugger" and "sod" that make the stories that much more engaging to me. The books I have read so far are Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, and Sweetshop of Dreams. Each story is unique, and all contain recipes guaranteed to make your sweet tooth tingle.
In the Fond du Lac Reads pick, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, OASIS creator James Halliday worships 1980s culture. We honor that obsession with an '80s Movie Marathon Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring seven classic movies.
With '80s refreshments like Jello Jigglers and Cool Ranch Doritos.
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney was definitely a change from my normal reading. Seeing the word dog in the title of the book is what initially caught my eye, but once I started reading I soon realized this was not a cute little dog story, but a tender story of broken people and broken dogs and how they help one another. It took a few chapters to get into the book, but I soon discovered that dogs and humans really are very much alike.
Just like Wade Watts in Ready Player One, players in the 3 Keys Easter Egg Hunt must solve a series of clues in cyberspace to find three keys in the right order — copper, jade and crystal — to win the final prize.
Author and UW Prof. Patty Loew will present The Brothertown Indian Nation: A History of Endurance at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is a part of the History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.
What would you do if disaster struck? Would your family know what to do? Prepare yourself and loved ones by attending Emergency Preparedness at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 2, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program will be presented by Fond du Lac County Emergency Management AmeriCorps volunteer Gabrielle Petersen.