Rediscover: Minnesota History

…AND 6 months later I update my *almost* forgotten blog…

My New Year Resolution for 2013 is…

Rediscover Minnesota History

Last year I challenged myself to read the digital format of a book instead of the print version. I am happy to say that I did do this, but it was difficult. I struggled to be on the waiting list at the library when I had the print copy sitting on the shelf of the library where I work. I also struggled not to BUY the eBook version if it wasn’t available through the library eMedia catalog. In 2012 I read 125 books. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 18  eBooks
  • 19 audiobooks
  • 17 comix (comics, graphic novels, illustrated novels, etc.)
  • 71 books in print


So, how am I going to rediscover Minnesota History this year? I say ‘rediscover’ because I took an entire year of Minnesota History in 6th grade (which was a long time ago).
Here are some of my ideas:

  • Read books about Minnesota by Minnesota authors
    • I’m currently reading News to Me by Laurie Hertzel
    • On my to-read list on Goodreads:
      • Wishing for a Snow Day: Growing Up in Minnesota by Peg Meier
      • Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl’s Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age by Coco Irvine
      • I Go to America: Swedish-American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson by Joy K. Lintelman
    • What other suggestions do you have?
  • Renew my membership with the Minnesota Historical Society and take advantage of their resources
  • Visit at least 5 of the many Minnesota State Parks throughout the year.
  • Talk and LISTEN to the many stories life-long Minnesotans share with me everyday at the library.
  • Ask questions – Take photos – Be active.

I’m thankful for Minnesota’s strong sense of community and support for its libraries and museums because I think I will be using both this year!

Happy New Year!




One Response to Rediscover: Minnesota History

  1. Your style is unique compared to other people I’ve read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I will just bookmark this page.

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