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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Jul 22 2020 :  1:05:46 PM  Show Profile
Stacy, thatís a great pile of books! My husband loves Vikings. We even did some Viking tours when we went to Norway. Iím going to show him that book title and see if he will be interested in reading that one himself. Enjoy your reading material and good luck with your badge.

Krista
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slsundgren
Farmgirl in Training

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Stacy
Liberty Texas
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2020 :  04:32:40 AM  Show Profile  Send slsundgren a Yahoo! Message
Thanks Krista! Those Viking tours sound awesome! I've read quite a bit about them and if the world ever gets a little more back to normal, I would love for us to be able to do that. Hope you can find Northmen for your husband. I think it will be a very interesting book. Have a great day!
Stacy
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6693 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6693 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  12:11:02 PM  Show Profile
They were amazing! I was actually thinking and I will order him the book and save it for his birthday! I bet he will love it.

Krista
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MsKathleen
Farmgirl at Heart

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Jennifer
Harrisonville MO
USA
3 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  7:56:12 PM  Show Profile


I love reading, but I never really get a lot of time to read (there's always something for us to do). So, I'm glad to be finally working on this badge. This is my recent pile of books that I plan to read. Our library is opened only one day a week right now as long as our Covid numbers stay down, but our librarian has set up a digital library (using our library cards) so we can download books to Kindle for the rest of the time. I love this system, but I prefer the feel and smell of books in general. These books are from the library and the topic this week is history, which I love. I love finding the tidbits of information that make you go, "Wait, what?" from these types of books. I also really enjoy that there is always another story to follow in history and even minor events can lead to the butterfly affect.

Additionally, I have a book buddy who loves my reading time now.




Have a wonderful day!

- Kathleen

Edited by - MsKathleen on Aug 21 2020 8:06:31 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6693 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6693 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2020 :  7:43:33 PM  Show Profile
Kathleen, that is a great start on your badge. Also, your reading buddy is adorable! Thatís really nice that your library is letting you download the books. Right now that would be an easier option for me. That way I donít have to drag my 3 littles in with me.

Krista
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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

62 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
62 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2023 :  6:05:24 PM  Show Profile
New farm girl here posting toward my first badge! I've long held a library card. The library (and book store) are one of my favorite places. I was a single mom for over a decade and the library let my daughter and I check out books, audiobooks, and movies for our entertainment -- all free! A couple of years ago I discovered that the library has a Libby app so I can listen to audio books on my phone. They also have free access to a few genealogy sites such as Ancestry (just for searching not for building your own tree). I took my daughter to story time when she was younger (she's 20 now) and was part of a genealogy club that met at the library.

I buy most of my books these days (because I have the funds now) and have a habit of buying a bunch at once then devouring them. I read a variety of topics, mostly nonfiction, both for my own interests and for my work/professional development. Here is my current TBR pile(s).


I have a Reading Journal I bought off Amazon to help me keep track of what I have read and need to read. Last year I read 42 books! I took on a bigger role at work and have been managing a couple of large change projects, so haven't been doing as much reading outside of work since I've been spending so much time learning new technologies. But hoping to end the year strong!
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6693 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6693 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2023 :  4:23:31 PM  Show Profile
Welcome Shennandoah! Your TBR pile looks awesome. I hope you are able to read all the books you are wanting to this year. Have fun with all the badges.

Krista
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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

62 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
62 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2023 :  6:30:35 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Krista! Iím reading a book now on the Zero Waste Lifestyle so still plugging along. I have a question about the reading contest/challenge. Are there guidelines or best practices for running the challenge?
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6693 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6693 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2023 :  1:56:15 PM  Show Profile
That's a good question and to be honest I am not sure. You can always send them an email to find out for sure. I haven't done that badge level yet.

Krista
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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

62 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
62 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2023 :  5:19:50 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Krista! I started a chapter but don't have members yet. But I got my sister, mom, and eldest daughter set up as members. So I think I'll do a reading challenge for them.
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