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USA Activity Book
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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This activity book merges interactivity and nonfiction in a way that makes its enjoyment inextricable from the learning that will happen along the way.Draw, sticker and play your way across the USA in this brand-new (subversively educational) activity book. With word searches, matching games, letter scrambles and more, facts, figures and history are brought to life. Activities highlighting everything from state mottoes and famous monuments to natural wonders and roadside attractions make this a road trip they'll never forget.
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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Getting closer to the finish. I have finished books set in 39 states now.

The four books I read in September for the #ReadingUSA2019 challenge are set in:

🍀 New Hampshire: The Cabin at the End of the World
🍀 Kentucky: Sleepless Nights
🍀 Vermont: The Home Maker
🍀 Wisconsin: Shotgun Lovesongs

Bookwormjillk Wow! That‘s super impressive! 3w
ljuliel Wow, you‘re doing great ! I think you‘ll make it before year‘s end ! 3w
Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo! Looks like you‘re right on track! 3w
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squirrelbrain Doing good! We have some of the same states left to read... Montana, Nevada, South Carolina.... 3w
Librarybelle Really great progress! You‘re on track! 3w
Libby1 Well done! What a great idea. 3w
Libby1 Which book did you read for Illinois? 3w
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain For South Carolina I have this one lined up for October 3w
BarbaraBB @Libby1 I really enjoy reading a book set in all states, especially since I travelled through the US this summer. For Illinois I read and loved 3w
Libby1 That sounds good. 😊 3w
Pamwurtzler Nice!! 3w
squirrelbrain I read that one a few years ago @BarbaraBB - loved it! ❤️🐝 3w
NatalieR 👏👏👏 3w
Liz_M Amazing! 3w
Samplergal Making great progress! 3w
Redwritinghood Impressive! I see that you haven‘t gotten to my home state of Connecticut or the state where I grew up (Indiana) yet, though. I‘m curious to see what you read for those. 3w
BarbaraBB @Redwritinghood For Connecticut I‘ll read next month‘s NYRB BookClub‘s choice: 3w
BarbaraBB @Redwritinghood For Indiana I‘m not sure yet, so any suggestions are welcome! 3w
Redwritinghood @BarbaraBB Most of John Green‘s books have Indiana settings. Also, God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Vonnegut. And the classic 3w
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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🍀Washington: Where‘d you go, Bernadette
🍀Idaho: Faraway Places
🍀North Dakota: Three Women
🍀Texas: News of the World (current read)

Another four books finished in August. With 35 out of 50, I am still on schedule, although it gets more difficult to find good books for those last states. #ReadingUSA2019

Laughterhp For South Carolina you should try 2mo
bromeliad I'm not sure if you like Neil Gaiman at all, but “American Gods“ includes House on the Rock, which is located in Wisconsin :) 2mo
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Lcsmcat Montana - almost anything by Ivan Doig, although @leftcoastzen had a good one of his. For SC, 2mo
BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @bromeliad @Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat Thank you friends, this is so welcome!! 💜 2mo
squirrelbrain Well done Barbara - you‘re doing good! 😘 2mo
Samplergal Great progress! I hear you attempting to find good books. If I can help let me know. I did enjoy this challenge. (edited) 2mo
Samplergal This was a great book if you like non fiction. 2mo
Bklover Part of The Goldfinch takes place is Las Vegas. You‘re doing great!!! 2mo
Susanita I loved this book set in Indiana: 2mo
Susanita Also let me know if you‘re still looking for Maryland books. 2mo
Librarybelle Awesome progress! 2mo
jessinikkip Way to go!! I'll be struggling to finish, hope I get a shot to redeem myself next year 2mo
Rachel_nyc Great work! I‘m impressed! 2mo
Pamwurtzler Nice work!! 2mo
Cinfhen OMG!!! You‘re slaying it 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I hope so! I‘m still on track. It‘s a great challenge, especially with this year‘s trip to the US! 1mo
Cinfhen Are u still missing books for states?? 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen my line-up is almost ready but I am still missing Nevada and Arkansas! 1mo
Cinfhen I just posted a book today that is set in Nevada. It‘s a good read 1mo
Cinfhen And this book is set in Arkansas and it was sooooo good 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thank you!! I‘ll go after them! 💕 (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I don‘t own either of the books, if I did I would send u both books. 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I know 😘 1mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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In July I have added three more books to the #ReadingUSA2019 challenge:
🍀 Utah: Under the Banner of Heaven
🍀 Arizona: The Expendable Man
🍀 Louisiana: The Fact of a Body

My total now is 31. Just 19 left!

BarbaraBB @Kaye (edited) 3mo
Librarybelle Great job! 3mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Hooked_on_books Nice! 3mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! Almost there❤️ 3mo
Ruthiella Well done!😀 3mo
squirrelbrain 👍😁 Well done! 3mo
cjk What are the guidelines for this challenge? It looks like a lot of fun! Thanks! 😊📚 3mo
BarbaraBB @cjk We are trying to read a book or an author out of every state. We share what we read with the hashtag #readingusa2019. Under that hashtag you can find some inspiration and you are of course very welcome to join! The idea for this challenge comes from @Librarybelle 💕 (edited) 3mo
Louise Wow! That‘s great! 🎉 3mo
cjk Thanks for the information! I know what I‘ll be doing my day off. 📚😊 3mo
BarbaraBB @cjk Looking forward to what you (have) read! 3mo
kspenmoll Congratulations!!!‘ 3mo
JaclynW That's awesome! What a fun challenge! I will have to try that one year. 3mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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#ReadingUSA2019 challenge: Halfway through the year, I‘m still on track for this challenge and enjoying it very much. In June I could add five more states:

? Hawaï: The Descendants
? Kansas: Heartland
☘️ Minnesota: Shadow Tag
? Tennessee: Mourning Dove
? New Jersey: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

28 states done, 22 more to go. Let‘s do this!

Librarybelle That is awesome...great job! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Nice job! 4mo
squirrelbrain 😁👍 Doing well! 4mo
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jessinikkip Nice job! I am liking it, but I am not doing as well, I'm very behind, but starting in July I'll hopefully catch up! 4mo
Laughterhp Great job! I haven‘t added any states in a while! 4mo
Samplergal I‘m hoping to add Alaska this weekend with 4mo
BarbaraBB @Samplergal I read that one for Alaska too and really liked it! 4mo
BarbaraBB @kaye I can‘t tag you because I can‘t find you when I search among ‘persons‘.... weird! 4mo
NatalieR Excellent progress! 👏 4mo
Pamwurtzler Nice job! I can‘t wait for July because I have a couple books that work for #ReadingUSA2019 & #cozyinthesun. 4mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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Another five states to add for the #ReadingUSA2019 challenge:

🍀 New Mexico: A Manual for Cleaning Ladies
🍀 Oklahoma: Pigs in Heaven
☘️ Alabama: The Elementals
🍀 Mississippi: Mudbound
🍀 Wyoming: The Oregon Trail

So now I have crossed off 23 states. Almost halfway!

squirrelbrain Well done you! 😁👍 5mo
Librarybelle Great job! 5mo
Laughterhp Wow great job! I didn‘t get to check any off my list this month. 5mo
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Samplergal Good choices. I‘d read pigs in heaven years ago. 5mo
Kaye Great job 💖 5mo
Hooked_on_books Nice job! Looks like you‘re nicely on track. 5mo
NatalieR Wonderful! 🥳 5mo
Pamwurtzler Nice job!! 4mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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April is almost over. I managed to read another five books for the #ReadingUSA2019 challenge:

🍀 Virginia: American Fire
🍀 Florida: Gone So Long
🍀 Ohio: Everything I Never Told You
🍀 Iowa: Big Brother
🍀 Michigan: Bird Box

This makes 18 so far. Another 32 to go...!

squirrelbrain 👍 Doing well! 😁 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 That sounds like fun!! 6mo
NatalieR Great job! 🥳 6mo
jessinikkip You're doing so good! I'm so behind on states. I need to do better 😫 6mo
Librarybelle Awesome job! 6mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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In March I only managed to add three states to my #ReadingUSA2019 challenge:

🍀 Massachusetts: Seating Arrangements
🍀 New York: When God was a Rabbit
🍀 Illinois: The Great Believers

This makes 13 states. So far so good!

Kaye Good job 👏🏽 7mo
squirrelbrain 👍😁 7mo
Samplergal Great job!!! 7mo
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Hooked_on_books Great progress! 7mo
Librarybelle 👍 7mo
NatalieR Way to go! 🤩 7mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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In February I have added another five states to my #ReadingUSA2019 challenge:

🍀 Nebraska: Eleanor & Park
🍀 Pennsylvania: How to Be Safe
🍀 Maine: Young Jane Young
🍀 Delaware: Sunburn
🍀 Colorado: What You Don‘t Know (current read)

That makes 10 in two months so I‘m well on schedule!

Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 8mo
Hooked_on_books Nice job! 8mo
Judybskt How do you do the map? 8mo
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MirrorMask Thanks for the link!!! 8mo
Librarybelle 👏Great job!! 8mo
NatalieR Excellent! 🤩 8mo
Pamwurtzler Nice! 8mo
Kaye Good job 👍🏼 7mo
squirrelbrain Well done! 7mo
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BarbaraBB
USA Activity Book | Heather Alexander
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So this is where I stand after one month #ReadingUSA2019. Five states covered!
🍀 Alaska: The Snow Child
🍀 Oregon: The Sisters Brothers
🍀 California: When Breath Becomes Air
🍀 Georgia: Faithless
🍀 North Carolina: Where the Crawdads Sing

Kaye Good job ! You‘ve already read from coast to coast. It‘s neat seeing how all the states fill in. 9mo
Librarybelle Great job! 9mo
BkClubCare Do you count all states if characters travel? Are first state mentioned? Or 9mo
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Susanita Where did y‘all get the editable map? I‘m thinking of doing something like this too. 9mo
BarbaraBB @BkClubCare I count it when a big part of the book takes place in that state but I think there are more interpretations! 9mo
Susanita Bookmarked. Thanks! 9mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - thx. I just spent most of The Golden State in California obv, but it crossed a few miles into Oregon. The Overstory was all over the place 🤪🌳 9mo
BarbaraBB @BkClubCare Lol, those are hard ones indeed! The Sisters Brothers takes place in Oregon and California as well but I chose Oregon because it started there (and California is an easy one 😉) 9mo
Pamwurtzler Nice job! 9mo
jessinikkip Good job! For ones set in more than one place Ive been using the state it spends the most time in 9mo
squirrelbrain Well done! I may follow suit and post my January stats soon; don‘t think I‘ll finish another one this month.... 9mo
BarbaraBB @jessinikkip That‘s what I want to do too! 9mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Looking forward to your stats! 9mo
NatalieR Great job! 🥳 9mo
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