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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sharing Beyond Books #27 Comment Giveaway December 17, 2011

Welcome once again to Sharing Beyond Books! 8 days left until Christmas. 
Thank you for commenting last week - everyone else's industry helped stir me to get more done.

Most all of us like both series and stand alones although several prefer series for the "family" of characters and the world building. Marybelle prefers stand alones and Linda and Llehn have no real preference.

I am glad that many of you are mostly ready for Christmas. I made progress this week by finishing most of the necessary present purchases. We even bought a tree today which we'll trim tomorrow. It is so nice that mamabunny13 is helping her daughters to get together for the holidays. I bet they will have a great time.

The Winner from SBB #26 comments is: #6 Mystica who will most likely get a GC or pick a book at the Book Depository. There are still 9 'love' books to pick from, 4 Christmas choices and 2 Summer titles below. Mystica please let me know if you want a GC or choose a book from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway or remaining Christmas Giveaway Books, the one summer book below OR pick from the ARC box and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #27 Questions

Q1. This week MaryP asks:  Do you read books, for pleasure, that are considered classics: Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte etc?? 
A:  I occasionally do read classics. Not because I don't want to but because often they are re-reads and I have to decide to fit one in my schedule every now and then.  I'm not quite sure which authors fit in the "classics." Just this week I purchased Fahrenheit 451, which I think of as a classic, on Audio to listen to it soon.  

Q2. I have a book and holiday question - Do you have a favorite holiday story that you read during the holiday season?? (Oops I realized this was an Enquiring minds Q last year. Hope you don't mind the repeat.)

A:  First, I do always like to read the nativity story in the gospel of Luke, which is read either at church or I read myself. Only occasionally have we read that together as a family.  The secular story that we read more often is The Night Before Christmas.

Thanks to those who are sending in Questions. DON'T BE SHY! Surely everyone has a Q or two you'd like to ask.  Input suggestions in this Suggested Question FormAt the end of each month I will draw from the suggestions I used the month before and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions but some of you others might want to get in a question or two as we have a few people submitting most of the questions so far.  Either way - it works for me. :-)

Your turn to share:

1. This week Mary P asks a book Q: Do you read books, for pleasure, that are considered classics: Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte etc??

2. Do you have a favorite holiday story that you read during the holiday season??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 14 books available plus 2 left in the Summer titles to choose from. Also I have added the Review and ARC Box now.

My copy is a paperback from 2006
with a different cover.

A Summer Affair (Calhoun Chronicles)A Summer Affair (Calhoun Chronicles)
I love Susan Wigg's historicals!

SBB Rules: a) Must be a follower; 
b) Share a comment on any (or all) of the two/three questions above.
Open internationally and an international winner may get a smaller book or a $5.00 GC if I decide the mailing is too much.
I will pick a Comment winner from all comments made by Friday, December 23 at 10PM central.


  1. 1. I have always been a fan of Twain's definition of a classic (a book one praises and doesn't read), but this past year, I have actually started reading classics for fun. What got me reading them, though, were the Marvel comic adaptations, and then I wanted to read the real thing.
    2. I have no answer to this one. I am not a fan of rereads, so I don't think I will ever have an answer.

  2. 1. No, but I plan to do so in the future. I kind of neglected the classics for all the "new" books I bring home which is really a shame. A friend of mine sent me a heavy Marie Louise Alcott tome for Christmas though and I'm so looking forward to read it next year!
    2. Uhm, no, actually I don't. Then again, wait a minute, does watching "A Christmas Carol" every Christmas count? ;-)

  3. Thank you for the win (again!!!). As usual a book from the Book Depository and I will email you particulars.

    Wishing you and your family the very best for christmas. Leaving for Melbourne on the 22nd!

  4. 1. I enjoy reading classics such as Jane Austen, the Bronte & Dickens. I like the worlds created from another era.

    2. Does TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS count? Now of course, we read it to the younger generations.

  5. I love reading the classics. Charles Dickens is my all time favorite author.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  6. 1. Do you read books, for pleasure, that are considered classics: Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte etc?
    Of course, I also read Sherlock Holmes, Jane Austen and much more.

    2. Do you have a favorite holiday story that you read during the holiday season?
    Not really. I like YA and dystopian novels much better.

  7. 1. I enjoy reading the classics! Since I studied literature, I've already read many classic works So, lately, I've focused on more modern books. :)

    2. Every Christmas Eve, my family reads the Nativity story together.

  8. 1. I have always enjoyed classics thanks to an amazing english teacher back in grade school.
    2. I've always enjoyed the Disney Princess book (before Christmas stories). edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  9. 1. Nope. I'm not a classics kind of reader. YA is my book genre of choice :)

    2. Nope. I hardly ever reread books, and I don't read holiday books anyway, because they're not my style. I'll actually avoid them, because they're holiday :) yep :)

  10. 1. I don't read the classics - too many books on my TBR list so no time to read them

    2. When the kids were little we used to read Christmas stories every night before bed. Now I read a lot of feel good holiday books like Debbie Macombers.
    msboatgal at

  11. 1. I haven't read a classic in a long time. I have too many other books I want to read right now.

    2. I usually don't read holiday stories.

  12. 1. nope

    2. nope

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. 1. Not really.

    2. I would really love to read a book over and over again at this time of the year but lately it seems that I don't really have the time.

    Happy holidays, Martha!

  14. I haven't read a classics in awhile due to my huge TR.

    Tradition has us reading Twas The Night Before Christmas in the week leading up to Christmas Day.
    We've done that since my 7 were children and now the grand kids have it.

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  15. I haven't read too many classic books. When I read, I read for pleasure. There are books I have read over again because I really loved them. I have so many books to read right now. Haven't been able to do that right now.

  16. 1. Not really as there are lots for me to read right now...

    2. No particular story that I read over the holidays, just what i feel like at the time and there are usually some new holiday romance reads every year too.

  17. 1. Sometimes. I occasionally will pick up something by Nathaniel Hawthorne or Jack London.
    2. Not really.


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