Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Really Random Tuesday #5: A Winner and a Wordle

Welcome to the fifth "edition" of Really Random Tuesday!

Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes--any blogging and book-related things you can think of. If you're inspired by this idea, please feel free to copy the button, use it on your own blog, link back to me, and let me know.

Congratulations to JHS, who has won the memoir What We Have by Amy Boesky. JHS, your book will be mailed to you soon. If you didn't win this time, please don't despair, because I have other book giveaways posted on the right side of my blog, and more are on the way.

I noticed a "wordle" my daughter had printed out for her friend, so I went on wordle.net and had some fun creating. You can randomize--or customize--any set of words to your heart's content. In fact, there are almost too many choices, and it's easy to get carried away, and spend a lot of time on wordle. This is one I came up with.

I'm not posting a video today, but I do have a terrific quote (although of course women are readers as well):

“‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (Society and Solitude, 1870)

Please be sure to visit the excellent Really Random Tuesday posts on Veen's blog, Giving Reading a Chance and Naida's blog, the bookworm. Veens actually posted before me--India is a day ahead!


  1. Congrats to the winner :)
    Fun wordle!
    Great quote and very true of readers. Enjoy your Tuesday.

  2. Thanks for doing RRT, Naida. I added your link! :)

  3. Petty, I hope you'll enjoy wordle! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Congrats to the winner and cool website!
    Also love that quote ,adding it to my favs.
    Thanks for stopping by , hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Natalie ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  5. so sad that I seem unable to access wordle, Pooter keeps shutting down every time I try - boo hoo.

  6. Petty, I am sorry that wordle's not working properly for you as it is a lot of fun!

  7. I love Wordle! We use it with our classes all the time at school, to reinforce vocabulary, but also to see which words the children are using most often (too often?) in their writing. I like how Wordle makes the words which occur most frequently the largest.

  8. Bellezza, wordle is absolutely wonderful for students! Thanks for stopping by!


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