…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!