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Lost States by Michael J. Trinklein
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May 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, history, humor, travel
Read from May 21 to 26, 2010 — I own a copy

I won this book in Goodreads First Reads. Calculating my odds would be too much trouble: there were 50 copies available, and 1544 people requesting, so the odds are approximately 3%.

It's been over a month, and I haven't received the book.


I contacted the person who organized the giveaway, and I finally got the book! It's a cool book. I like the fact that the book jackets unfolds into a map on the back.

It's humorous! I didn't expect that. One of the first things I noticed was this state on the map: "Forgottonia: Residents felt they were being ignored by the rest of Illinois so they decided to form a state called ... well, you get it. Alas their attempt at revitalizing the area has largely been forgotten."

The structure is two pages ("spread") for each "lost state", with a brief info on one page, and a map or picture or something on the other. I think this is an excellent book for gifting, but I'm keeping it ;) I'm interested in it.

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