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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #51 Comment Giveaway June 2, 2012

Welcome to SBB! I hope everyone is doing well as we head toward summer! I spent the day working on clearing my desk so I'd be ready to go on a cruise this week. Then I had to come home and pack. So this is late and I am very tired.

Thank you to all those who commented last week.

It was interesting to learn of the Asian authors that were shared. I am glad to have the post to refer back to in the future.

I was rather surprised that most of the graduation celebrations seemed to be low key. I guess we are not a big party crowd...all of us bookish people. :-).

The Winner from SBB #50 comments is: #5 mamabunny13. There are still 7 'love' books to pick from and 2 Christmas choices. Mamabunny please choose a book (or GC if international) from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway, remaining Christmas Giveaway Books, 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 #51 Questions

Q1.  I am splitting a Q that Carol L. asked into two questions tonight: What book would you say is your favorite??
A:   (This goes along with the current Hop too.) My favorite book is not the same as that which touched me the most (unless I pick the Bible). It is really hard to pick just one favorite book and it would even be hard to pick one favorite author. I actually looked back at 10 years worth of lists to try to answer this question. It brought to mind authors I want to read and books I planned to get!  As noted, if I had to pick one author I am having a hard time deciding between Catherine Coulter, Christina Dodd, Iris Johansen or Merline Lovelace. I pick these four because they offer a variety of historical, suspense and even paranormal. But back to the question...I have tried now for over half an hour while I packed to think of one favorite book. I will pick Lightening by Dean Koontz - I can't say he's a fav author but I do have that book as a repeat favorite. (But I reserve the right to change my favorite choice in the future.)

Q2. What book touched you more than any other??
A: I had a similar book question on my list... what book changed your life. Other than the Bible the book I think of as having touched me more than any other is This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. The book portrays demons whispering to men and angels being given strength by the prayers of the people. That book changed my view of demons and angels and changed my prayer life because it became more real and important to me. Thank you Mr. Peretti for touching my life!
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 Form. At 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. :-)  The question list is being replenished!  Thanks for sending in questions!   Questions in May were contributed by mamabunny13, Sarah, Margaret and Abby. The picked winner is Sarah - Sarah please pick a book or GC if you are international and let me know through the winner form link above.

Your turn to share:

1. Carol L. asked two questions tonight: What book would you say is your favorite??

2. What book touched you more than any other??
SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 9 books available to choose from. Also I have added the Review and ARC Box now.

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, June 8, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. I'd have to say my favourite book ever has to be LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry. It's brilliant & deserving of the Pulitzer. The characters are so vividly & beautifully written.

    2. LITTLE WOMEN was probably the first book I ever read that made me laugh out loud & cry. When Beth died I sobbed my heart out.

  2. 1. My favorite book is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I don't really like the movie and play version, though - no need for a happy ending.
    2. Not sure if this is the book that touched me the most, but I did cry through the whole ending of Where the Red Fern Grows. Because of that, it is my least favorite book and I don't think middle schoolers should have to read it (I got stuck reading it in 6th and 8th grade).

  3. 1. Gone With the Wind has always been my favorite romance novel. It was the first one I read. I was probably eleven when my mom told me about it.

    2. To Kill a Mockingbird was one that touched me. I read that in my early teens. It's not a book you can forget.

  4. I would say Robert Frost books are my favorite and touched me the most. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  5. 1. Hmmm...I don't really have a fav. per se...but I do have two favs..."The Deeds of Paksnerrion" by Elizabeth Moon and "Hatrack River" by Orson Scott Card

    2. "Go Ask Alice" and "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret", have been two books that have changed my life when I was a youngling~!!

    And guess what?? I'm thought she was a goner but the cat came back the very nextest days...hehe~!! How have you been Martha and all?? I'm hoping most grand and groovy and God has blessed you all~!! xoxo

  6. 1. Pride and Prejudice
    2. Pride and Prejudice

  7. My favorite book is In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall. I read it back in the early 70s when it first came out. It has recently been re-released. I highly recommend it.

    I've been trying to think of the title of the book that moved me the most but, with this old brain of mine and brain fog, it's just slipped away. It may come later.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. 1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    2. The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel.

    Elizabeth L.

  9. The ones that touched me the most was a tie between A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and To Kill A Mockingbird. So different but touching so deeply.

    My favorite would be To Kill a Mockingbird. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. I have so many favorites and one is Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are." One book that really touched me is Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

  11. 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    2. Sarah's key by Tatiana De Rosanay


  12. 1. Paradise and Whitney, My Love. Both by Judith McNaught. But I must say those JD Robb books are really turning me! I just can't stop thinking about them!

    2. Paradise by Judith McNaught. I experienced SO MANY emotions reading that book.

  13. 1. Anna and The French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
    2. Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan


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