Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Really Random Tuesday #42: A Winner and a Wonderful Interview

(Photo courtesy of my daughter Angela)

Mugsy and I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and wish you a very happy New Year! Twenty twelve has a nice ring to it!


Please congratulate Yvonne from Socrates' Book Review Blog and the Socrates' Cozy Café (the very title makes me wish I were curled up with a cozy mystery). Yvonne is the lucky winner of The CHICK-tionary by Anna Lefler. If you didn't win this time, please take a look at the other book giveaways listed on the right side of my blog.


No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to make a dent in my to-be-read pile. But I was reassured a bit to learn that a very prolific author has a pile of to-be-read books on her own night table! Her novels center around the lives of women, feature magical realism and myth, and are read by millions worldwide. Please visit Lost in Fiction for a short but wonderful interview with Chilean author Isabel Allende by Lucy Hannau.


Appearing on random Tuesdays, Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of. If you're inspired by this idea, feel free to copy the button and use it on your own blog. Please leave a link in the comments if you’re participating and I'll add it to this post. For another Really Random Tuesday post, please visit Vivienne's blog, Serendipity Reviews.


  1. Congratulations to your winner, and Happy Holidays, Suko!

    I know that no matter how many books I read, I will never be able to put a dent in the pile, but that's ok with me, because I feel most happy when surrounded by toppling piles of books!

  2. Well done to Yvonne.

    Aah the tbr pile that is both the curse and blessing of every book blogger I know - just when I was starting to make a bit of a dent in mine I got loads more books for Christmas ..... not that I'm complaining mind you.

  3. I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Congratulations to Yvonne!

  4. Congrats to all the winners. Love "the cat in the hat: :)LOL

    Happy New Year!

  5. Diane, glad you didn't say, "Santa Claws"!

    Thanks to all who left a comment. More welcomed, as always!

  6. Oh wow! I'm so excited! Thank you Suko!

    Love the kitty pic! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. I can never catch up with my TBR pile either. I hope that you had a good Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

  8. I feel your pain, I can't seem to make a dent on my to-read pile either!

    Thanks for joining the Victorian Challenge. I look forward to seeing what you read/watch and reading your reviews!

  9. Congratulations to Yvonne.

    I like the "Santa Cat" photo. Nice of Mugsy to pose!

  10. I thought I was near the end of the pile and found more lurking. Happy reading in 2012.

  11. I"m impressed you got a cat to wear a Santa hat long enough to get a photo!!

    Hope you had the merriest of Christmases and wishing you a wonderful 2012!

  12. Oh Mugsy is just tooo cute!!

    Congrats to Yvonne :)
    I never catch up on my TBR pile either and my book blog is over 4 years old. So I've had plenty of time! lol. The pile of books just keeps growing though.

    Happy New Year Suko :)

  13. Naida, I think the to-be-read pile gets bigger as a result of being a book blogger--we get so many books!

    Thanks for all the comments and I hope 2012 is a good year for all.

  14. Hi Suko, a bit off topic I know but I thought I'd let you know that I posted my 2011 Look Back post today, thanks for inspiring me.

  15. We had a pretty Christmas, thank you! :) Hope you did too!

    The first pic is adorable! :)

    Congrats to Yvonne. I love the name Socrates Cozy Club. :)

  16. Dropping by to wish you and yours a happy new year Suko, all the best, Tracy.

  17. Just stopping by to say Happy New Year!


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