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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #30 Comment Giveaway January 7, 2012

Hello - We're back to Welcome to Saturday Night! I had a strange but oddly productive first week of 2012. How about everyone else?

Thank you for commenting last week.

About two thirds of us get reading slumps. The solutions make sense - pick up a book you really want to read; pick up and re-read a fav; ask for recommendations for MUST READ books; push through even if little bit of reading; watch movies/comedies; or allow a little time to pass. I agree with Heavensent1 that you can get a review slump and you really have to push through on those!

Only half of us received books for holiday gifts but an additional four got gift cards. It was great to read what books you got, wanted or bought with the GCs.  Mixed blessing - gives me more ideas for the TBP (to be purchased) list. I spent sometime picking up some free Kindle books like Linda K.


The Winner from SBB #29 comments is: #6 Pol. (I love when newbies win!) There are still 9 'love' books to pick from, 3 Christmas choices and 2 Summer titles below. Pol please 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.
Or if you are International then pick smaller book for mailing or GC credit.

WEEK #30 Questions

Q1. This week Mamabunny13 asks: 1.  Do you watch reality tv, if so what type of reality show (competition, talent  etc.) do you like?? 
A:  Nope - not me. Our daughter used to watch American Idol... does that count? But once or twice I saw some apartment living reality and it was too much (melo)drama for me!  
I had no idea what I would do for an image for this till I spotted this cartoon! LOL. No offense to those of you who do like reality TV.

Q2. Here is my question- Did you make any New Year Resolutions?? Share one if you would like... or if you are brave. :-)

A:  This year I did not officially make any resolutions. However, in place of resolutions, I am implementing the changes in 52 Small Changes so I will be making changes all year long! [If you would like to do this too - keep your eyes open for my Review with Giveaway!]

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. :-)  I welcome more questions. Remember they don't all have to be book related. I'm going to be asking some other questions soon! 

Your turn to share:

1. Do you watch reality tv, if so what type of reality show (competition, talent  etc.) do you like??

2. Did you make any New Year Resolutions?? Share one if you would like... or if you are brave. :-)

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 12 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, January 13 at 10PM central.


  1. 1. I do watch some reality TV. I definitely prefer ones where talent is show-cased. My favorite is Face-Off on Syfy which is starting its second season soon, and I am so far enjoying Rachel vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off on Food Network. I am also really looking forward to the second season of An Idiot Abroad on the Science Channel.
    2. My New Year's Resolution is to get better at yoga. There are some moves I really want to work on achieving.

  2. 1. I sometimes watch reality TV but not usually like every episode of a show unless I get really hooked. The shows that I may watch are usually competition and talent types... not shows like Jersey Shore...

    2. I don't really make New Years resolutions.

  3. 1. I don't watch much TV in general, and reality TV is definitely not on my list. Bottom line is - I'd rather read!

    2. Actually, for the first time in years, I made a resolution ... no book buying for the first six months of the year (so far, so good, haha) and no free-eBook-hoarding either. Otherwise my TBR piles will never be reduced to a reasonable size. I mean, I read a lot, but when you keep on downloading and buying, those piles are growing faster than any normal person could possibly read. I am allowed to win books though *wink*.

  4. 1. I usually watch Project Runway and The Rachel Zoe Project. :)

    2. I made a couple of goals this year.

  5. 1. The only two I have ever enjoyed are SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE. It never ceases to amaze me how desperate & ridiculous some people are.

    2. I don't make New Years resolution anymore. I make them, I break them & then I feel bad. I find it's better to make lifestyle changes rather than pie in the sky promises.

  6. I LOVE the image you chose, it cracked me up! lol
    1. I do watch some reality shows. I like survivor, Project runway and So You Think You Can Dance. I can't bare to watch the type like Jersey Shore...they drive me insane! lol

    2. My resolution is the same as last years, to be more organized. I did pretty good this past year but it's time to step it up and be more organized on a daily basis! *sigh

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  7. I haven't been watching Reality TV because it's way too much Drama for me.

    I also stopped making resolutions because I usually ended up failing. :) So I just set a goal to improve my life one step at a time.
    Congrats to the winner.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. I don't watch reality TV, I don't watch much T.V. at all actually :)

    My New Years Resolution is to study an extra two hours each day for an upcoming massive test :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  9. 1. I like themed based reality shows like cooking competitions and Project Runway.
    2. I didn't make any New Year's resolutions. I always have some wishes in mind (like losing some weight), but I know I need to just put the effort into it.

  10. 1. I don't watch anything like average television time is about an hour a week...LOL...I just don't have time for that mind mush...other than The Walking Dead, I just don't like the TV.

    2. I made a resolution about 15 yrs. ago to never make another New Years resolution and I have to say its the only resolution I have ever accomplished...hehe

    Have a groovy week ya'll and keep on keepin'~!!

  11. 1. I watche a weird mix of reality - the Bachelor, Teen Mom 2, Extreme Home Makeover, DWTS - that's about it
    2. I don't make resolutions - I never keep them

    msboatgal at

  12. 1. I used to watch reality TV, like American Idol, Survivor, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but I don't have as much time right now, so I only watch shows like Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, and Sanctuary :)

    2. Some are to read, read my review books, keep up on reviews, write a novel, and college planning stuff. Yep :)

  13. The only reality TV I watch, other than the news, is Dancing with the Stars and So you think you can dance (which is much better, in my opinion), unless there are reruns on in which case I turn on reality programs.

    As far as resolutions, this year I only resolved to get organized. Not yet. But I think I can do it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  14. I watch DWTS and Celebrity Rehab. My resolution is to eat healthier and hopefully exercise regularly.

  15. I actually don't watch tv at all. Well I do, but the only time is when I'm running on the treadmill at the gym & there's nothing else to do but stare at the tv screen; & there are only 3 choices: CNN, EPSN & some MTV channel. I watch either CNN or EPSN then, depending what's being aired.

    When I'm at home, I prefer to read rather than tussle with my dad for the remote!

    thumbelinda03 at yahoo dot com

  16. 1. Do you watch reality tv, if so what type of reality show?
    I enjoy watching various types of reality TV shows: competition, talent, entertainment etc.

    2. Did you make any New Year Resolutions?
    I want to study hard and get into a prominent university.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  17. 1. Do you watch reality tv, if so what type of reality show (competition, talent etc.) do you like??
    Yes *hides* like DWTS season 13, SYTYCD, AI, Bachelor & Bachelorette.... absolutely NO SNOOKI for me though!

    2. Did you make any New Year Resolutions?? Share one if you would like... or if you are brave. :-)
    Oh yes, been doing that for 3 years now. This year one of them is to lose weight! Yep.

  18. 1. I do watch reality TV. I've been following Survivor since its very first episode and haven't looked back since.

    2. No, I don't make resolutions because if you want to accomplish something why wait until the new year's to do it?


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