Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Really Random Tuesday #72: A Thank You, a Book Winner, and a New Giveaway

Much has changed and evolved in the world of books since I created Suko's Notebook in May of 2008. When I first began blogging about books, I never imagined I'd be hosting so many book giveaways. I know I'm fortunate to be able to do this. The authors, publishers, and other bloggers I've worked with have been gracious and generous beyond belief. Thanks to you all!


The lucky winner of Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen is Patricia.  Congratulations, Patricia! Thanks to everyone who participated.  If you didn't win this time, don't be dejected; I have a wonderful new book giveaway below, as well as other giveaways listed to the right in my blog's sidebar.


I won The Last Camellia by bestselling author Sarah Jio on Harvee's blog, Book Dilettante.  Thanks to the great generosity of Penguin, I have a few extra copies to give away to my readers.  I haven't read it yet, but it sounds like a fabulous book!

If you'd like to win one of three copies of this novel, which centers around the last surviving camellia plant, please enter the giveaway (U.S./Canada only).  Today, I noticed that you can post book giveaways on Goodreads, so I've added that to my "instructions" below.

  • To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment. 
  • For another chance at winning, become a follower of this blog, or let me know that you're already a follower.
  • For an additional chance, post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, or Twitter. 

Enter by 5 PM PDT on Monday, September 23.  Three winners will be selected randomly and announced on Tuesday, September 24.  Good luck!


Appearing on random Tuesdays, Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related matters you can think of.  I often announce book 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, then add your link to the "master" Mister Linky on the Really Random Tuesday page

As always, thanks for visiting! 


  1. Congrats Patricia, it's a great book!
    Congrats Suko on your win too!

  2. What a wonderful giveaway. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. The Last Camellia would be a memorable novel. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. Congrats to Patricia! Thanks for the giveaway Suko. Aren't Goodreads and book blogging awesome? I enjoy being able to host giveaways as well. Happy Tuesday! I'm going to try and whip up a RRT post this evening.

  5. Please throw my name in the hat for The Last Camellia. What a gorgeous cover! I am a follower.

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

  6. This sounds like a great read Suko! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it when you read it as well :) Hope you are having a great week!

  7. Whoops! Having made a bit of a typo I'll try again ....

    Congratulations and happy reading to Patricia, I'm sure she is going to love her book.

  8. Suko, thanks so much for the giveaway! Look forward to reading this book.

    My email is: patricia dot a dot mcgoldrick at gmail dot com.

    Thanks All for the congrats!

  9. Congrats Patricia!

    The Last Camelia looks so good and I love the cover. I'd love to be entered:


    I'm also a follower through GFC.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Last Camelia does sound good. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats to your latest winner.

  11. I've been wanting to read a Sarah Jio book for the longest time. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I'm a follower!

    laurafabiani at videotron dot ca

  12. Congratulations to Patricia! Suko, Thanks for posting chances to win some great books.

  13. Congrats Patricia :) I haven't read The Last Camellia yet, but it's on the list! Thanks for posting the giveaway.

    I follow via GFC and posted on Twitter https://twitter.com/GinaD12/status/378711498433912832

  14. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

    I follow by GFC - Carol M


    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  15. Congratulations to you and Patricia on your wins!

    I haven't read one of Jio's books yet so I'd love to win The Last Camellia.

    I follow via GFC

    I posted about the giveaway on Facebook

    I posted about the giveaway on Twitter

  16. Congratulations Patricia, happy reading! I read Sarah jio's book i really enjoyed it. She is one of my favorite authors.

  17. I haven't read any of Sarah Jio's books yet, but have been wanting to. Thanks for the giveaway! StacieLeATnetinsDOTnet

  18. I haven't read any of Sarah Jio's books yet, but have been wanting to. Thanks for the giveaway! StacieLeATnetinsDOTnet

  19. I would love to win a copy! I've been wanting to read a Sarah Jio book for a while now so this seems like a perfect opportunity!


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