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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #55 Comment Giveaway June 30, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!
I am back at home but rather tired after a stressful week. My dad has been moved to the Hospice wing and he continues to have a somewhat better day after several bad ones. It is difficult but we are all glad that he is more comfortable now and the Hospice staff are very compassionate.

Today was busy: 9:30am Ladies' Book Club; 11:30 lunch with Ladies' Planning Committee; 3pm Grandson's All-stars baseball game in the hot sun...that knocked me out for a snooze.
Thank you to all who shared last week.

I have to admit that I was surprised that a good number of you do not read horror - mentioned by 6. Many of us do not prefer erotica - mentioned by 6 and nonfiction or specific genres of nonfiction, like sports, was mentioned as not preferred by 6 commenters.

Our computer use is fairly well divided with 9 using primarily desktops, 8 of us using laptops with one using a netbook so I would say that makes it 50/50. Several did mention a back up source including a couple of smartphone/iphones.

The Winner from SBB #54 comments is: #11 Isa There are still 6 'love' books to pick from and 2 Christmas choices. Isa 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/Review box (New Updated list at the Giveaway Hop) and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #55 Questions

Q1.  Margaret asks: Do you have a favorite bookmark??

A: I can't honestly say I have a favorite and I will grab what is handy, a loose bookmark, a store receipt, a postcard.  I have collected one or two nice bookmarks on my travels but I don't use them so I can keep them for memories.  
This image of bookmarks is a great idea and I am going to ask my daughter if she would make me some of my grandkids!

Image found at  Come Together Kids
Q2. My question: Do you tan, burn, avoid the sun??

A: I do not tan well and I mostly avoid the sun except for short exposures. I am not a beach person at all although I enjoy the pool for laps or short cool downs. My DH on the other hand loves working in the sun and he turns a berry brown.
See the "computer programming" tan second in from the right? That would be like me. :-)

Image found at Funny Ville

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!  
June Questions have been provided by: Carol L, Faith Hope and CherryTea, mamabunny13, Birgit and Margaret. The # was 5 so Margaret, please make a book selection.

Your turn to share:

1. Margaret asks: Do you have a favorite bookmark??
2. My question: Do you tan, burn, avoid the sun??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 8 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, July 6, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. I have plenty of bookmarks, but a favorite? Not really. As long as it does the job aka reminds me of where I stopped reading, any bookmark is good enough for me.
    2. I don't tan, I freckle. But joking aside, I have fair skin and while I do get some "healthy color" in the summer, others are more tanned during the cold season than I would ever be even if I stayed outside all day in the summer time.

  2. 1. I have a pinkish leather book mark that is a mouse. My daughter bought it at a Mothers Day stall at her school when she was about 6 (20+ years ago now). The ears are still intact, but only because they are tucked in tight, but the mouse has lost it's eyes, nose & whiskers. The long length of the 'body' sort of has a tail shape. This mouse has been to hospital with me, on holiday, in the washing machine & I LOVE it.

    2. I do tan, but with so much SPF in everything I use, not as much as in my younger days - thank goodness, or I would begin to look a little leathery like my mouse.

  3. Congrats to Isa and Margaret. WTG !
    I don't have a favorite book mark. I have so very many that I grab whatever is around even using letters,postcards and receipts on occasion. :)

    I have always burned badly. If I go out for a short while everyday I can actually tan. But usually burn. Can't stay out in the sun for long periods anymore anyway.
    I have to say I love the photo book marks. GFC name is Lucky47.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. 1. I tend to use post-its as bookmarks. :)

    2. I usually tan, but I have fair enough skin that it is easy for me to burn. So, I use loads of sunscreen. :)

  5. I have a stack of bookmarks and I have a leather one from the 60s but I really just use a piece of junk mail normally because that's what's handy.

    As far as the sun, I avoid the sun. I do burn and rarely tan but mostly I avoid it because along with the sun generally comes heat and I hate the heat. I, too, look like the computer programmer.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. 1. I don't really have a favorite bookmark.
    2. I avoid the sun :o no UV radiation!

  7. 1- Do you have a favorite bookmark??

    i do, but i don't use it! it's a gorgeous velvet bookmark i won from another book blogger - with jewelled beads on ea end.. so i love it to look at but i'm with Martha on grabbing an envelope or business card to mark my reading spot!

  8. One of my favorite bookmarks is an Animaniacs one that my good friend bought for me. I tan, but sometimes burn, too.

  9. I don't have a favourite bookmark, I just use whatever scrap of paper is available. I do have several signed bookmarks that I got at BEA, but I've never actually used them yet.

    I used to tan great. But sadly, now I just burn.

  10. 1. I do not have a favorite bookmark. I find whenever I get attached to one, I loose it, so I just have a whole cigar box full and usually grab a new one when I start a new book.
    2. I don't go out of my way to avoid the sun, but I do use sunscreen if I am going to be out in it because aside from my arms and legs, I do burn.

  11. 1. I do have a favourite bookmark, it is a laminated and dyed-purple leaf given to me by a good friend but I don't use it as I pretty much use anything within my reach when I need put a book down.

    2. I mostly avoid the sun as I'm not an outdoorsy person but when I am in the sun, I will just tan.

  12. 1. I always use a bookmark from a collection that I have of author/book title bookmarks. Nothing fancy!

    2. I avoid the sun unless I have sunblock on. I also avoid the heat as much as possible, which is hard to do living in the south.
    castings at mindspring dot com

  13. 1. no
    2. avoid the sun

  14. I don't have a fave bookmark.

    We have a pool and spend weekends out at baseball tournaments - we use lots of sunscreen. I love the sun and can spend hours in the pool if I have the time!
    msboatgal at

  15. 1. I like to switch around and use different bookmarks.
    2. I avoid the sun.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. 1. Everytime I start a new book I pick a different bookmark.
    2. I will burn the first time in the sun for the season and then thereafter will tan.

  17. 1. Not really. I have a few TBD bookmarks near me and use those!

    2. Tan, so I TRY to avoid the sun


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