Book of the Month, Nov./Dec. 2017 - The Worst Hard Time

November/December 2017 – The Worst Hard Time

In our third selected book for AgBookClub, we’ll be discussing The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. This book takes us back to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, which was only made worse by the Great Depression. While a little longer than our last book and something that’s often on the reading list for college courses, we think it’s a great look at ag history. It’s also perfect for the upcoming holiday season as we focus on the things we are thankful for but sometimes take for granted. And because of the busy holidays, we’re going to take a more relaxed pace for this one, so be sure to take a second look at the calendar since we won’t be holding our Twitter chats every week.

Here’s what you need to do this month:

Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, read over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.

Read the book.

  • BREAK (Oct. 29 – Nov. 4): (NO Twitter chat on 11/1)
  • Week 1 (Nov. 5 – Nov. 11): Pages 1 – 51 (Twitter chat on 11/8)
  • Week 2 (Nov. 12 – Nov. 18): Pages 52 – 88 (Twitter chat on 11/15)
  • BREAK (Nov. 19 – Nov. 25): (NO Twitter chat on 11/22)
  • Week 3 (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2): Pages 89 – 142 (Twitter chat on 11/29)
  • Week 4 (Dec. 3 – Dec. 9): Pages 143 – 192 (Twitter chat on 12/6)
  • Week 5 (Dec. 10 – Dec. 16): Pages 193 – 253 (Twitter chat on 12/13)
  • Week 6 (Dec. 17 – Dec. 23): Pages 254 – 312 (Twitter chat on 12/20)
  • BREAK (Dec. 24 – Dec. 30): (NO Twitter chat on 12/27) — be sure to pick up and begin reading your January book this week – our first chat of 2018 will be on 1/3!

Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. If, for some reason, you have to miss a week of #AgBookClub, we’ll make sure to post a recap of our discussion on our blog. We always include general questions that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!

Happy reading!

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