Sunday, November 19, 2006

Catching Up on Biking Illinois

First, don't forget my upcoming signing at Barnes & Noble in Schaumburg on Thursday, November 30 at 7 PM. I have posted a flyer and a press release for the event, which includes other local authors covering a broad range of topics. I hope my northwest suburban friends and relatives will help spread the word!

It's been a while since I looked up Biking Illinois on Google. Here are a few of the new links I found:

  • Alice at Gaper's Block reviewed my book along with several other Illinois titles, including the venerable Off The Beaten Path.
  • My local bookstore, The Book Cellar, has been very supportive. They added Biking Illinois to their Web page of Chicago books.
  • My list of the best places to ride in Chicagoland besides the lakefront (North Branch Trail, Des Plaines River Trail (Lake County), Waterfall Glen, Fox River Trail, Moraine Hills, Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail, Busse Woods, Illinois Prairie Path, Salt Creek Trail) is still on the Chicago Tribune's Web site.
  • I enjoy seeing my book listed by libraries. I've lost track of which ones I've mentioned, but at least a dozen from all over the state come up on Google. It looks like the Chicago Public Library purchased quite a few copies! At this moment there are six copies checked out throughout the city, including one of the three carried by my local Sulzer Regional Library. My hometown Oswego Public Library has it, too.

Finally, I should mention that I switched to a new version of Blogger this weekend (coincidentally along with Internet Exploder 7.0), so now you can read all of my entries about Biking Illinois by clicking on the "Biking Illinois" label.

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