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Badges from 2013

The following experiences were added by patrons like you as they participate in Connect Your Summer. You can also see experience photos in a gallery and check out what people are reading to earn their badges.

Played Scrabble

I read Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Animal Lover

Made 2 bookmarks

Today I made 2 bookmarks, one for me and one for my baby sister. i think she will love the bookmark.

REad the book Ever

Read the book, Secrets At Camp Nokomis

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Secret At Camp Nokomis, Dembar Greene, Jacqueline
Mystery about a girl who tries to find out the secrets of a mysterious summer camp

Completed the New York Times crossword puzzle!

Who do you love? Share your favorite author.

Christopher Paolini all the way! He is the best author, by far. I love his books.

Top Three Things To Love About Canton

I just love Canton!

Online Chess

The game of chess is really fun, and there is no hassle when you play it online, which just makes the game better!

Read

I read a book to earn this badge: 
The Pilgrims of Rayne
I this book, a boy named Bobby Pendragon has to travel to different worlds to defeat the evil Saint Dane. Dangerous secrets are revealed.

Read a Biography of Marie Curie

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull

Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Boris Kulikov 










I found this biography to be full of interesting tidbits. For some reason, I have always thought that Marie Curie's place in history was more modern than it was. Her achievements are even more impressive to me now that I realize that she did so much before even the beginning of the twentieth century. It was fascinating to see how Marie Curie's timeline led to the development of the atomic bomb (having just read Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin, this was a great preface). Marie Curie's affair, her work during World War I, and the scientific and general success of her daughters and granddaughters were all great parts of this story.

I read Jeeves in the Offing

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Jeeves in the Offing by P,G. Wodehouse
I read Jeeves in the Offing by P.G. Wodehouse, the first of these distinctly British humor novels that I have read. Kind of reminded me of Are You Being Served. Jeeves

Read about a Royal Wedding

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Haught

Once upon a prince by Rachel Hauck — Sweet, clean romance with a good deal of creativity and depth.  Looks like the first in a series. Excited to read others by this author

Watched the movie The Impossible

The Impossible is a disaster drama directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez. The film is based on María Belón and her family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.  It was a riveting film, though I must admit to covering my eyes during some of the gory parts!

Re-read a Favorite, then Discovered the Movie

I read a book to earn this badge: 
A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Ulrich
I love A Midwife's Tale - centered on a midwife's diary from the 18th century. It's amazing to read about daily life over 200 years ago. I was re-reading it when I discovered that CPL had a video adaptation:

A Midwife's tale [videodisc] by Blueberry Hill Productions

Succumbed to Peer Pressure

I read a book to earn this badge: 
A Game of Thrones by George Martin
After all the hype, the TV Series, and a zillion and a half people telling me I should at least give this a try, I started A Game of Thrones. It's a little dark, but the characters are fascinating. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin

Played with, and Read to My Puppy

I read a book to earn this badge: 
I Know a Wee Piggy
This morning we played trucks and numbers with our dog, and then we read her a book about a very colorful, messy piggy:

I know a wee piggy by Kim Norman ; pictures by Henry Cole

 

Read an eBook

I read a book to earn this badge: 
The Leftovers by Tom Perotta

Read a Great Picture Book Biography

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys by Amy Novesky
Read a short, but fascinating picture book biography of Imogen Cunningham, an early twentieth century photographer. She worked to balance a family life (she had three boys) with her photography and gardening. The book made me want to learn more about her life, so I took a look at the recommended website at the back.

Imogen: the mother of modernism and three boys by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Lisa Congdon