Thursday, June 16, 2011

Its a great day in Wisconsin everybody! YES it is!

I'm finally starting my blog. I've been talking about it for over a year and with the advice from many of my favorite bloggers and even a few authors, I'm here at my first blog post. I'm starting the blog because I can't stop talking about books. If I see someone reading a book, I have to ask them what they're reading and talk about what I'm reading.  A few years ago I found some great blogs which helped me find a multitude of new authors and books I'd have never picked up on my own.  I've tried starting my own book club to no avail and I realized I needed an outlet months ago. So my hopes for the blog are mostly to ramble about books I'm reading, those I want to read, share blog posts by my favorite bloggers, and reviews of books I read from occasional online book clubs or from the library book club. I want to find more Wisconsin authors to read, review, promote, etc. It all started for me with Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren At a Time by Michael Perry. Since then I've read all of his books and I'm continually looking for more books by Wisconsin authors. 
I'm also a fan of southern fiction: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd; Wish You Well by David Baldacci; Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, One Mississippi  by Mark Childress and Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven.
SO that's my first post - Stay tuned for my first review of a book by Karen McQuestion: Easily Amused!


  1. I think your blog looks fabulous, Melissa! Your photo is adorable! I'm adding you to my Google Reader.

  2. Welcome to blogging, Melissa! It looks like you are off to a great start. :-)