Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Really Random Tuesday #93: National Poetry Month, and a Book Winner

As many of you know,  April is National Poetry Month.  In honor of National Poetry Month, I'll be reviewing a collection of poems later this month, The Robot Scientist's Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey.  (I've noticed that the titles of poetry collections tend to be especially unique and quirky.)  I'm part of the tour for this book with Poetic Book Tours.  I look forward to reading this poetry collection, and to sharing some thoughts about it with my readers.


Félicitations go to. . . Vicki from I'd Rather Be At the Beach!  She's the winner of Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?: An Artistic Pairing of Two Iconic Cities, by Diane Ratican, which features terrific, colorful illustrations by artists Eric Giriat (Paris) and Nick Lu (Los Angeles).  Please help me to congratulate Vicki.

If you didn't win this time, please take a look at the other giveaways listed on the right side of my blog.  I update this list on a fairly regular basis.  (If you have a giveaway you'd like me to add, feel free to email me.)

Today's post is quite brief.  I started a new job last month, which has left me with less time to read, and less time to blog.  Eventually, I hope to become more efficient, so that I can read more.

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 have miscellaneous book news to gather up and are inspired by this idea, "grab" the button for use on your own blog, and add your link to the "master" Mister Linky on the Really Random Tuesday page.

Happy Tuesday!  Thanks very much for stopping by. Your comments are welcomed.


  1. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Robot Scientist's Daughter. And congrats to Vicki!

  2. Thanks everyone! And thanks so much for the win Susan! I'm really excited about this book!

  3. Congratulations to Vicki!

    I am reminded that I really need to read some poetry and blog about it before the month ends.

    I am really looking forward to your commentary on the poetry of Jeannine Hall Gailey.

  4. Loving the poetry celebration & in honour of NPM

    Still Life.

    The sun and the moon
    have shrunk
    to the size of an orange
    and a pomegranate.
    they hover above
    my bedside table
    daring me to taste them.

    Pascale Petit.

    1. Parrish Lantern,
      Thank you for stopping by and for sharing this poem!

  5. Congratulations to Vicki! Good luck with your new job and enjoy your poetry book. I'll look forward to your review.

  6. I'm so glad you featured Nat'l Poetry month and I look forward to your review of the poetry collection. I've started subscribing to a Poem a Day to make sure I get some poetry exposure - and I have definitely benefited.

    1. Julia, I hadn't heard of a Poem a Day before! Thanks for your visit and comment here.

  7. I do love poetry. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Robot Scientist's Daughter. I've been reading a collection called Dawn of the Algorithm I hope to post about soon.
    Best of luck with the new job! I know you will do great!
    And congrats to the winner.

  8. I love how you do really random Tuesdays. You always have such interesting facts.


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