Ready Player One offers something for all readers. Set in the year 2044, at its heart it's a quest that plays out as a scavenger hunt in a virtual universe. You don't have to be a gamer or understand the 1980's references to enjoy it --it's also a suspenseful romance with an unlikely and loveable hero, a teenage boy named Wade Watts. You will enjoy cheering him on as he tries to beat the evil corporation to the finish line. The suspense will keep the reader riveted and the story of friendship, loyalty and love will warm your heart.
Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group on Thursdays at 7pm in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Due to such positive responses to this "One Book, One Middletown" program, the writing program has been extended. This series invites veterans to share their own stories in their own voices. All veterans, either active or retired, are encouraged to come and write their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends.
Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer, former journalist and lawyer. Her books include Can Anything Beat White? A Black Family’s Letters and At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry. Liz has taught college English and conducted a playwriting workshop. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, who is a dog trainer and commander of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Middletown Connecticut
Russell Library is proud to join the Middletown Rotary and the City of Middletown in the One Book, One Middletown literacy project. The goal of One Book is simple...to get a lot of people in the area to read the same book at the same time and then encourage them to talk about it. By doing so, we hope that more people (especially more young people) will enjoy reading.