Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Really Random Tuesday #56: An Ugly Word?, a Book Winner, and a Thank You List

Blog is a four-letter word, but is it also an "ugly" word?  The protagonist of the book I'm currently reading, Lunch with Buddha by Roland Merullo, calls it ugly. :(    (I'll admit that there have been times when I wished I could call this a book website instead of a blog for that very reason.)  Aside from feeling a bit insecure about this (ugly itself is an ugly word, isn't it?), I'm enjoying the book a great deal so far; please stay tuned for my upcoming review and giveaway of Lunch with Buddha


Today I have a book winner to announce, as I often do in these Really Random Tuesday posts.  Please help me to congratulate Leslie from Under My Apple Tree, the winner of Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney.  I think Leslie  will enjoy this sequel to The Alphabet Sisters.  If you didn't win this time, please check the other giveaways posted on the right side of my blog, which are often updated.


Happy Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I came up with a list of book-related blessings I'm thankful for:

  • Google and Blogger, who provide the opportunity to have a book blog that's international
  • Amazon.com, who has revolutionized the way we shop for books and much more
  • My followers, occasional readers, and "the competition", other book bloggers (many who've become friends)  
  • TLC Book Tours, who feeds my addiction to books and provides them for giveaways 
  • Packages from Random House, Putnam, and many other publishers
  • Authors who share their work with me
  • People who leave comments on my posts
  • Those who tweet my posts and giveaways, or link to them on their own websites or Facebook 
  • Books I've won, including a recent win, a brilliant, new cookbook from the blog of Peppermint Ph.D. (in conjunction with TLC), which I'm super excited about, Jamie Oliver's Great Britain
  • My daughter, who helped me set and photograph this table 
  • Time to read--whether it's a few minutes, a few hours, or somewhere in-between, reading is a favorite pastime

Can you think of anything to add to this list?


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.  I often announce my book giveaway winners in these posts.  If you're inspired by this idea, feel free to "grab" the button for use on your own blog.  Your comments are welcomed!


  1. I love your table! Are you going to keep it that way for Thanksgiving? Blog is not the best sounding word but I'm not sure I'd call it ugly. Congratulations Leslie!

  2. I think you have said it all - Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love your table settings, so creative, congrats to Leslie. I don't have a problem with blog, I could think of a lot of other words that are uglier.

  4. Thanks for contributing your supportive comments!

  5. Amazon is a lifesaver for me...I can order and ship to wherever I want right from my own laptop...LOVE!
    I also ditto thankfulness for TLC, the blogging world,and especially packages of books!! That table is fabulous!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Susan!

  6. Thank you for the win! That's a wonderful list of things to be thankful for, including winning books. And I love the bookish Thanksgiving Table. Although it doesn't have a nice flow, I don't think blog is an ugly word, just a clunky one.

  7. Intrigued as to why blog is an ugly word.

    Also thankful for many of the things on your list, the blogging community has come to mean so much to me over the years - so much so that I now can't imagine my life without the likes of yourself and my other blogger buddies in it. A happy thanksgiving to you all. x

  8. Wishing all of my readers a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Suko! I love the shot of the table with the books set up :)
    I don't think blog is an ugly word at all either.

  10. LOVED that table! :) So beautiful!

  11. Oh I just love that table!!!! Gorgeous! I'd never leave it until my book was done.

  12. Your table looked so lovely. I hope your day was perfect.

  13. I appreciate all of the lovely comments! :)


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