Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Really Random Tuesday #2: A Meme of My Own, Book Winners, and a Video

Welcome to the second "edition" of Really Random Tuesday. I've always wanted to create a meme of my own, and although the alliteration could be improved, I've decided that a meme which allows me to post random yet book-related things is worth repeating. If you're inspired by this idea, feel free to copy the button at the end of the post, use it on your own blog, and link back to me--I would be so grateful. Tuesday might even become my favorite day of the week. :)

Congratulations to the latest winners of my book giveaways! Nancye won a copy of Boys Lie: How Not to Get Played by Belisa Vranich and Holly Eagleson, and Erika from Moonlight Book Reviews won a copy of 1001 Life Changing Quotes 4 Teens by Laura Lyseight. Thanks to all who entered these book giveaways. Please stay tuned for more giveaways in the future.

While I'm driving in the afternoons I often listen to Fresh Air on NPR, a radio show hosted by Terry Gross. I absolutely love listening to these in-depth interviews. Yesterday I heard a terrifically engaging interview with author Gary Shteyngart about his new book, Super Sad True Love Story, a futuristic, dystopian novel, and I learned about the farcical book trailer I present here. If you're a fan of the absurd, you'll enjoy watching this video, which features some well-known authors including Jeffrey Eugenides and Mary Gaitskill.


  1. I like this idea. Keep up the great blogging.
    Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  2. I love the book trailer! For once, it makes me want to read the book. Congratulations to the winners!

  3. Love this idea! Congrats to the winners!

  4. Loved the trailer, and I so want to read this book. I've reserved it at the library.

  5. I really enjoy your random Tuesdays! I'll be looking forward to more in the future.

  6. Thank you all for the comments. I changed the button just a bit (added a red border, which may change again). If this meme grows, I may add a Mr. Linky at some point. :)

    More comments welcomed.

  7. I joined in! My post is here.

    I gotta say, while it was fun to see some familiar faces in that book trailer, it didn't make me want to read that book at all!

  8. Heehee, I have to admit that I was excited to see James Franco in that trailer. He has been making some appearances on my afternoon soap opera and I think he's a cutie. Thanks for posting this!

  9. Ah, I wondered about the change to the button! (I hadn't noticed your comment on this post last night.) If I may, I suggest that you add your blog URL to the button too.

    I just realized that this meme is quite similar to Tuesday Tangents, which is hosted by Florinda at The 3Rs Blog: Reading, 'Riting and Randomness.

  10. Hi Suko, I enjoyed your Random Tuesday :) I'll participate next week.
    lol about that video, and it seems James Franco is everywhere lately...even on a soap opera..lol. He cracks me up.

    Congrats to the winners, and happy reading.

  11. Avisannschild, I enjoyed your Really Random Tuesday post a lot. Thank you for trying this meme. I'd add my URL to the button, but I am limited to one size font (I am using Cool Text) and I think it looks better as is. I need to "check out" Florinda's meme.

    Zibilee and Freda, thanks for stopping by. :)

    Naida, James Franco does seem to be everywhere lately. I look forward to your Really Random Tuesday post. I think it's a good way to post odds and ends.

    More comments are welcomed of course!

  12. ohh Wow! Lovely new meme! Lemme see if I can do it too!
    Congrats to the winners! And I would love to read the book too :)

  13. Angela, thanks! :)

    Veens, your baby is so adorable! I hope you will try my random meme! :)


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