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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #53 Comment Giveaway June 16, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!
This has been a good and rough week for me: I had a big closing yesterday but have been saddened with my Dad in the hospital and not making much progress. I am late posting tonight as I had dinner with my sister and Stepmom. We had a nice time and it was a good break for Stepmom after her stressful week and worries about Dad. 
Thank you to all who shared last week.

Those were fun questions. Seven commenters used only print books while traveling; Six people use both print books and ereaders; some use audio and 3 used only ereaders. Birgit is the only one who doesn't read while traveling. (Does that make her the odd ball? Lol)

Radio Clocks edged out cell phone by a nose with a count of 5 for radio clocks and 4 for cell phones. Others had a variety of methods including a mother (Krystal) and a three year old (Abby).

The Winner from SBB #52 comments is: #14 Linda (thumbelinda03) There are still 7 'love' books to pick from and 2 Christmas choices. Linda 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 #53 Questions

Q1.  Mamabunny13 asks: Do you remember what your very first user name was? For any email/blog etc.??

A: I guess my first username (other than business) was mesreads. I had to do that as msereads was already in use.  

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Q2. My question: Do you fall asleep with a book? Wake up with a book? Wake up in the middle of the night to read??

A: I go to sleep listening to either my Kindle or an audio book on MP3. I usually wake up and start reading before I get out of bed. And yes, if I wake up in the middle of the night I am likely to grab a book for the bathroom break and or a few minutes before I go back to sleep! :-)

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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. Mamabunny13 asks: Do you remember what your very first user name was? For any email/blog etc.??
2. My question: Do you fall asleep with a book? Wake up with a book? Wake up in the middle of the night to read??

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 22, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. Hi, Ms Oddball here *lol*.

    1. My first username is (more or less) my current one too - danaan (derived from Irish mythology). It still reflects in my e-mail addy (though I do have "normal" e-mail addys too) and I also still use it for a selected few websites on which I signed up.

    2. I don't think I have which only goes to show that the books I read are never boring!

  2. 1. My very first user name was & is Marybelle. It's a nickname my best friend gave me years ago & it stuck.

    2. I sometimes do fall asleep with a book, but I'm usually aware enough to put it to one side & then go to sleep properly. I don't pick it up in the night or first thing.

  3. Congrats winners.
    My very first user name 10 years ago was a variation of my email. It was Lucky47.

    I never get in bed without a book. I always fall asleep with a book.I have never woke up in the middle of the night and started reading though. While waiting for coffee in morning I'm already reading.

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. 1. My first username, and current user name was/is rickimc My dad created it for me when we first got the Internet when I was in high school.
    2. I cannot go to sleep without reading first, but I don't think I have ever fallen asleep with the book still in my hand.

  5. 2. Yes, yes and yes! My fav time to read is at night, in bed & I can't remember the number of times I've fallen asleep reading being too reluctant to put the book down. My wear glasses & once I rolled over them & woke up with a pair of badly dented glasses. My family was quite amused. I've since learnt to be more careful! I don't usually wake up in the middle of the night to read, I tend to sleep through the night but I do wake up & pick up a book 1st thing.

  6. My first user name was given by AOL...lkish77123. I still use it for emails. It's just easy since I've had it for 25+ years.

    Sometimes I read just before I go to sleep but not always. I never wake up during the night and when I wake up in the morning, I read my emails first.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. 1. yes
    2. yes, I might fall asleep with a book.

  8. 1. My first username was just my name like it is now.
    2. I always read before I go to sleep, but I have never fallen asleep while reading.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I think my first username was Jane. I have never fallen asleep while reading a book.

  10. My first username was luv_sarah. I've since retired it for the most part.

    I never read in bed, so don't fall asleep while reading. I know too many people who have trained themselves that reading=sleeping, and don't want that to happen to me.

  11. 1. Llehn is my first user name.
    2. No, I have never fallen asleep while reading a book.

  12. 1. My first username was wcs53, which I still use. My first job was as a postman in the UK and I had to endorse undeliverable mail with my initials (wcs) and security badge number (53). When I started using computers I was so used to the 'wcs53' that it seemed like a natural thing to continue with.

    2. At least two or three times a week I wake up on the couch at 2 or 3 in the morning with a book half open on my chest or beside me. Sometimes the book falling on the floor wakens me up.

  13. 1. My first user name was a combination of my first and last name.

    2. Yes, I've fallen asleep while reading. :)

  14. 1. Maggie Starr

    2. Wake up with a book!


  15. 1. abysinnian I think? Because I like cats?? LOL

    2. I have fallen asleep before but not often as I am too afraid to bend the covers in my sleep!!


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