Welcome to my stop on the 2013 Reading Road Trip, New Hampshire! Your tour guides throughout this trip are the amazing Britta at I Like These Books and Hafsah at IceyBooks!
Now when I came across the sign ups for this trip, I just had to get my hands on New Hampshire. Why, you ask? Because this is my home state! I'm a born and raised (and probably will never leave) New Hampshire girl! I admit the state is small, but that doesn't mean we don't have anything to offer. Let's check out some fun facts about New Hampshire, shall we?
- In 1775, New Hampshire became the first state to declare its independence from England.
- Forests cover more than 80% of the New Hampshire landscape.
- The first public library in the United States was founded in 1833 in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
- The first alarm clock was invented by Levi Hutchins of Concord, New Hampshire in 1787.
- The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Fields in 1719.
Now I know you have all heard the rumors about us New Englanders and our weird "language" so let's get familiar with a few of our favorite terms:
- Wicked: very; or occasionally cool. Used indiscriminately , can modify anything (e.g. "Wicked Good" "Wicked Cool", etc.). Almost always used as an adverb, rather than an adjective.
- Awesome: Pronounced "Ah-sum". Everything enjoyable is "ah-sum", or "wicked ah-sum".
- Massholes: Derogatory term used for residents of Massachusetts, especially Boston drivers. (Seriously, they drive like maniacs!)
- Sick: Another term for ah-sum. As in "Oh man, that was wicked sick!"
- Whip: to throw, "I whipped the ball at his head."
Alright, I know what you are all really here for, and it isn't the clam chowdah. It's the wicked awesome giveaway! This giveaway is open INT, as long as The Book Depository ships to you for free. One lucky winner is going to win the book of their choice, up to $15(US), that either takes place in New Hampshire or is written by a New Hampshire author! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Need some suggestions?
New Hampshire Authors:
Books that take place in New Hampshire: