Morning Meanderings… Rockin’ and A Rollin’ into the week

Good Morning!  The day is looking a little dreary here in Minnesota but yesterday was not.  A GORGEOUS day and I threw caution (and the chiropractor) to the wind. 

I went rollerblading with my friend Wendy.  😛

I know I was just laid up in a chair for 4 days during my back pain and craziness but yesterday I felt GOOD.  I could move and I wanted to move…. and yes, I can still move today.  😀

We bladed 8 miles which was a nice start to our trail riding for 2011.  Wendy and I biked and bladed A LOT in 2010 on the Paul Bunyan trail, it really was a staple in building our friendship – and we really put the miles on both bikes and blades. 

Today as I look outside, I am a little disheartened to see that as the weather was predicted to, it does look like it will rain.  *sigh*  That’s ok… I work until 3 and then I will get a couple of things done in town and around the house. 

Bookish news…

See this little gem here to the right?  This showed up in the Shelf Awareness this morning.  How good does this book look?  (Mmmm hmm…. I said book look…. I am practically Dr. Suess :razz:) 

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily’s good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

I like the cover, and I like what it says about the book itself.

I would say the majority is found be reading blogs or watching authors I enjoy.   I did not make it through all the Monday What Are You reading posts yesterday but hope to keep working on them through the week…. I do find a lot of bookish treasures that way.  😀

 I am curious, where do you find many of your books that you read?  Recommendations?  Book Blog?  Best sellers lists?

32 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Rockin’ and A Rollin’ into the week

  1. I find most of the books I read lately from reading other blogs and recommendations from friends. I did see fantastic reviews for Violets of March and I pre-ordered it. I thought it looked good also! Bloggers do help to sell books!

  2. I find my books at all those places. And sometimes I will just wander the aisle at the book store or library and something will catch my eye. And I love when authors do a little blurb, promo recommendation on books. I sometimes wonder if they’ve really read that book or are just doing it as a favor.

  3. I find most of my books thru a variety of sources:
    . Blogs
    . Bestseller lists
    . My umpteen magazine subscriptions
    . Twitter

  4. I am so glad that you were feeling good enough to get out! I “find” a lot of my books through book blogs and shelf awareness is great too!

  5. I get the majority of my wish list from blogs these days but I also read anything to do with books in magazines and newspapers and I browse the library. Don’t dare browse in the bookstore; I’d drool all over their lovely books. 😀

  6. I get most of the books i read from either Goodreads, blogs but the majority is just pot luck – i make a monthly trip to all the bookshops in town and loot up on the sale corner! 😀

  7. Oh, this one looks like one I’d love…and the setting is fabulous. Who doesn’t love Bainbridge Island?

    I find a lot of books on blogs…occasionally see them in magazines, like O. But just this morning, I found one in the Teaser Tuesdays meme by an author I love, so I downloaded it to Sparky. Don’t you love the downloading experience?

    The book, BTW, was a memoir called Townie from the author of House of Sand and Fog, (Andrew Dubus III)which I loved. Also loved the movie!

      1. Maybe Snooky and Sparky can have a playdate? LOL

        BTW, after reading about The Violets of March, I went online and ordered it. It has been shipped, and I should receive it by Friday! Yay! Thanks for sharing about it.

        I also shouted out about it on my WOW post today here: MY WOW POST

  8. Hey Sheila 🙂 Oh how I have missed you!! I find most of my books on book blogs. I am looking so forward to running around the blogs today and adding to my to be read pile 🙂 This book will make it to the top of the list! I am sorry to hear you have been laid up. I hope you feel 100% soon.
    Til We Read Again!

    1. Bobbie!!! Wow! Welcome back! I hope all is well 😀

      I am trying to be well again…. of course the weather is poor again today so that stops me from getting out like I want and need to 🙂

      The bike trail is calling me….. bike miles on my bike in 2011: zero 😦

  9. Sarah Jio’s book is FABULOUS! Check out my interview with her today at my blog! Plus, she is a sweetheart!

    Glad you are feeling better, my friend! But be careful!!!

  10. I’m so glad you’re back on your feet and doing fun activities like roller blading! I’ve been seeing good reviews of the violets book, so I’m sure your impression is right. 🙂

  11. Well, it’s pretty much ridiculous how much time I spend hunting for books…when I already have over 500 on my To Be Read list! :0

    Some of my sources: literary award websites, recommendations on Amazon, publishers’ websites,,,, Goodreads, Library Thing, friend recommendations, blogs

  12. I agree with Laurel, Bainbridge is a wonderful place. My brother lives just on this side (makes no sense, I know). I will read the book for it’s setting. I love going into my local Indie and reading the employees picks and passes.

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