Welcome to the second "edition" of Really Random Tuesday. I've always wanted to create a meme of my own, and although the alliteration could be improved, I've decided that a meme which allows me to post random yet book-related things is worth repeating. If you're inspired by this idea, feel free to copy the button at the end of the post, use it on your own blog, and link back to me--I would be so grateful. Tuesday might even become my favorite day of the week. :)
Congratulations to the latest winners of my book giveaways! Nancye won a copy of Boys Lie: How Not to Get Played by Belisa Vranich and Holly Eagleson, and Erika from Moonlight Book Reviews won a copy of 1001 Life Changing Quotes 4 Teens by Laura Lyseight. Thanks to all who entered these book giveaways. Please stay tuned for more giveaways in the future.
While I'm driving in the afternoons I often listen to Fresh Air on NPR, a radio show hosted by Terry Gross. I absolutely love listening to these in-depth interviews. Yesterday I heard a terrifically engaging interview with author Gary Shteyngart about his new book, Super Sad True Love Story, a futuristic, dystopian novel, and I learned about the farcical book trailer I present here. If you're a fan of the absurd, you'll enjoy watching this video, which features some well-known authors including Jeffrey Eugenides and Mary Gaitskill.