Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Really Random Tuesday #40: Three Smart Winners and a Few Words

Thanks to the hefty generosity of Algonquin Books, three intelligent women have won The Smartest Woman I Know, the new book by Ilene Beckerman:

Laura from Laura's Reviews,
Yvonne from Socrates' Book Review Blog,
and Zibilee from Raging Bibilomania.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Each of these women writes a thoughtful and entertaining book blog, and I urge you to stop by and read their reviews (if you don't already do so).


Autumn is here in Southern CA at last, cooling our days and nights, and of course it's now darker earlier as well, tempting me to read in a cozy spot, my cats and dog nearby. It may sound like a cliché, but it truly is a sublime pleasure. Competing with my nighttime reading, though, is a game I play on my iPhone, Words with Friends. I play several games simultaneously with friends nearby and across the country. It's great fun, even when I make esoteric words, or two letter words such as HM. But I have to watch my tendency to play the game at night instead of reading. I've promised myself that I'll read more, so please stay tuned for new book reviews soon.


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Thanks for reading!


  1. Congratulations to the winners!

    I love WwF too - another addictive iPhone game is Boggle.

  2. Wow! Thank you so much, Suko! What a lovely surprise.

  3. Congrats winners, I'm sure you'll have many hours of happy reading. :-)

    I've never heard of Words with Friends but it definitely sounds like an addicting game! Have fun. ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. Congrats to the winners, Happy Reading..

    I don't have an iPhone, so have on idea what or how to play the game, but it does sound like fun, It kind of sounds to me like a kind of Scrabble, but it may not be anything like it.

  5. Happy Tuesday Suko :) I do agree, this time of year is perfect for cozy reading.
    lol about Words with Friends...I'm the same with Angry birds on my iTouch.
    Congrats to the book winners and happy reading.

  6. I am hoping to get back into this next week as I have loads of news to put in my post. My blog has been chocca but should calm down next week.

  7. Well done those winners. I look forward to those reviews.

  8. Suko, I have the same problem with Scrabble on iPhone, and have 25 games going on at once...LOL Crazy I know. (My reading has suffered as well, but my vocabulary hasn't)

  9. I sometimes play Literati, a Scarabble game on yahoo Games. Some of the players are really sharp or some have programs to help them win, so my scores go up and down a lot. But it's fun! congrats to the winners!

  10. Thank-you! I can't wait to read this book.

  11. Congrats and happy reading to the winners!

    I used to play games on Facebook but it was such a time suck that I had to give it up.

  12. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway, Suko! I am so thrilled to have won! I also like Words with Friends, but often find that I get a lot of letters that I just can't use! You would think I could be more creative with my word choices than I am sometimes!

  13. Congrats to the winners.

    I'm still using an old Razr, no smartphone for me yet. And probably a good thing because I like games and would be playing Angry Birds all the time!

  14. You're not alone in your Words with Friends addictiion. I see quite a few people mentioning how much they enjoy it.

  15. Have a nice time with your books, cats and dogs !

  16. I now belong to the Words with Friends Anonymous. I knew it was time for me to quit playing when a score of less than 30 points was too low or not enough for me:)

  17. I thought I commented on this post, guess not :P
    Congrats to the winners and happy reading.
    I know what you mean Suko, I'm hooked on Angry Birds on my iTouch ...lol.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. Autumn is such a cozy time, for reading, and writing too. I find that when the days get a little shorter, I'm more inspired to write more in the evenings. Happy reading to you :)


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