Spotted: 'The Spark'

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Last week when my new book, The Spark, was published, I shared with you the photo of me first spotting the book in stores. Since then, I've traveled from my home in California to New York and a few other cities, and I've seen it in bookstores--and even in people's hands. I asked you to share your photos of The Spark, and many of you did! As promised, here are "Spark Spottings"!

JUSTDOITLK from Long Island, New York

ALLYNMC from San Antonio, Texas

LLTS01 from Northern Virginia

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I saw it at BARNES AND NOBLES. Report
Well DANG....I spotted the SPARK in WALMART yesterday! I am taking my camera over there , and will send a PICTURE! I tought it was so neat to spot that book in there! Pricey though. Cheaper here! Report
I didn't get out to the stores until the other day. I spotted "The Spark" @ Walmart in Avon, Indiana. wooooooooo whooooooooooooo. I'm going to buy it @ Barnes & Nobles though, it's cheaper there. lol Report
I am looking at it right now .................... let the pounds fall! Report
Saw the book right as I went in the door at Barnes & Noble, but didn't have a camera. I'm reading my copy & loving it! Think I'll buy a couple more as gifts. Report
I don't go to bookstores much but I would love to see it displayed. How cool is this?! Report
On December 31 I walked nearly 5 miles to Barnes & Noble in Evanston, Illinois, to buy my copy. Once inside the door, I saw it immediately: it was at the very top of a pyramidal table display of books about nutrition, health & exercise (I'm sure the store manager had New Year's resolutions in mind!). No picture, because I don't carry a cell phone or camera. Report
I saw it in a display right as you walk in the door at the Borders in Highland Indiana. Report
I have not yet seen the book in North Vancouver, BC. However, Chapters did mail me my copy. I have not yet received my 1,000 spark points. Report
OK....didn't have camera or cell phone with me at my local Walmart last week BUT...The Spark was on the bottom shelf (How dare they do that????) Yes, now it's on the top shelf....don't think anybody saw me!!!!! LOL Report
:O! That's my friend! lol way to go Allyn!!! mini-cleb- using her fame to spread the Spark!! (jk) (kinda) Report
I am sorry to say this, but enough about the book already! Every blog is something about this book. Can we write about something else, please? Report
I found and bought the book @ Barnes & Noble last week. I have been reading it and am up to Chapter 4. It is very rich so I am not rushing through it. I am implementing as I go along. Report
I'm checking on the release dates for other countries. I think it comes out in the UK on Jan. 24. Report
I got my book last week (ordered from Amazon), and I have finished six chapters so far. Coincidence or not, it was only after reading a few chapters that I was finally able to muster the motivation to get up in the morning to exercise before going to work. I tried all of 2009 to do that, and the day after starting The Spark book, I finally got up and did my exercise. I've now exercised three days in a row before work. This book truly is motivational and inspirational, and I'm really glad I ordered it to supplement my online Spark experience. I'm looking forward to the second half of the book! Report
Thanks for the suggestion of it being in the local library! I'll donate one to our small library here in Kirbyville, TX. Report
Still looking for it in Ontario, Canada. Report
Mine's in Kindle format, but at least I've got one...even if it's not photogenic!! Report
I called the Guam bookstore right after I got my book and asked if they had any or had any on order. No at that time. I guess it is time to call again. Hope they ordered it.
Jane on Guam Report
My Las Vegas Nv library has one copy I was the 31 person on the HOLD list so I ordered a copy from and the NEW copy cost LESS than a USED one and that was comparable to the discount cupon you were offering. I m happy and anxiously waiting for my copy in the mail. It must be GOOD the site sure is!!! Report
I'm in France and it isn't here, but I finally found a way--I ordered it used on and it is affordable enough that way--the shipping is very expensive. Eventually and do the same thing.
Now I'm just waiting as it will take a long time to arrive. Report
Haven't spotted it yet in Aussie but I'm looking out for it!

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Don't forget to ask your local library to buy a copy! You just might put The Spark in the path of someone who needed to find it.

Ari, who is the first person to borrow her local library's copy.
Hope some of the bookstores will have a Show Your Spark Bookclub event Jan 22-23. The Words and Afterwords Bookstore in Hardy, AR is having one Jan. 23, 10 am. You'all come. Report
Since I ordered the Spark on Sparkpeople I have not been out looking for it. I sure hope those seeking knowledge, goals, personal growth, and can afford it will purchase a copy. The book is motivating! Report
I work in a bookstore, and we definitely have it out...we have a whole table near the front of the store with diet/weight loss books, and The Spark is really prominent! Report
I've got to get some work done on my van tomorrow and I'm going to take THE SPARK with me to read some more while I wait. Report
I got my book at Walmart and there was only one left. I don't know how many they started with, but I was thankful there was one left for me. Report
I just got my copy of The Spark this week at Walmart. I'm really enjoying the book and understanding the program a little better. Thanks for writing it! Report
I feel like a mini-celebrity!! My boyfriend wants in 'cause he took the picture, haha!! Report
my amazon pre-order delivery date was jan. 9th, couldn't wait so i went to buy it. wal-mart and sams club didn't have it. so went to books-a-million and had to pay double the amazon price. and i forgot my camera for the photo. also when i got home with my book there was a note in mailbox that my amazon book was delivered early and was at the post office. so my friend in texas got The Spark. Report
I have to be honest and say I have not spotted it yet, however since I ordered a copy I was not really looking for it. I have thought about checking to see what the price is at my local Wal-Mart since that is where I ordered it from, but I have not had the chance to go and take a peak yet. Report
I have seen it in Barnes and Noble in Cheyenne Wyoming. It's on a table right at the entrance with a bunch of other diet/weight loss type books. It's close to the floor but the bright orange color still makes it stand out. Report
This morning on a special radio show the topic was Rhode Island Health. Rajiv Kumar Founder & Chairman of Shape up Rhode Island said that SparkPeople website was a great one for learning about healthy living and also recommended Sparks Recipe site. YEAH Report
I downloaded the coupon - going to the bookstore! Report
Love the book; so inspiring (like SparkPeople)!!!! Report
I am enjoying the book. I believe I accidentally ordered two books. Oh well, this is good. My wife can have her own book.....Yeah, THAT was the plan! lol Report
How do we get the book in Australia?
Just received my book on Friday. From what I have read so far, it's going to be a great motivation for me! Thanks for all has to offer and for writing this book to share with us all! Report
Good Luck. I'm enjoying the book!!! We CAN do this!!!! Report
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