The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games probably don’t need much introduction, having been turned into a successful film starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. For those that don’t know, the United States of America has shrunk in size due and now consists of twelve districts plus the Capitol, which is now in the Rockies. A thirteenth district is…

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QI Book of the Dead by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd

As you would expect, the QI Book of the Dead is about famous dead people. The subjects of the book range from Leonardo da Vinci to Karl Marx, Genghis Khan to Henry Ford. As with the QI Book of Animal Ignorance, the authors have moved away from random snippets of information. You won’t find anything like, “England’s…

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Dead Cert by Dick Francis

In 1953-54 Dick Francis was champion National Hunt Jockey in the United Kingdom. After retiring from racing he became an author. Dead Cert was his first novel, published in 1962. The hero of the story, Alan York, is an amateur jockey. The action starts when Alan sees his friend, a top jockey, fall during a race….

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