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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #67 Comment Giveaway September 22, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!

Hello again on Saturday Night.  I am still under the weather with this horrible sinus cold. I almost didn't get up to finish this post. As soon as it is posted I am back off to bed so goodnight all!

Thank you to all who shared last week.

I was surprised that only one other commenter belongs to an in person book club and two belong to online book clubs. I appreciated the comments and  the book recommendations. I have to agree that the book choices would depend a lot on the group of readers. I am tempted to try some of the recommendations too. :-)


The Winner from SBB #65 comments is: #5 Jane There are still 6 'love' books to pick from and 1 Christmas choice (I guess I'll have to add some titles to that list soon). Jane please choose a book (or GC if international) from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway, remaining Christmas Giveaway Book, OR pick from the Updated ARC/Review List and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #67 Questions

Q1. Abby asks: What's on your bedside table, besides book(s)??  
A: In addition to the print book that I am reading, on my bedside table I have a tray that holds my glass of water, a nail file and my glasses at night. Behind the tray is a box of tissues.  I also lay on my bedside table my Kindle and my mp3 depending on which I am listening to -- sometimes both. In the top drawer at the ready reach is a small notebook and a pen so I can take notes.
Now here is an interesting Bedside Table idea
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Q2. Does your family understand your love of reading??
A:  Sad to say my DH is not a reader so he does not really appreciate all of my reading. Fortunately he tolerates it. My daughter likes to read when she has time but she is busy with young children.  She and I will listen in the car if we travel together. I am glad to say my older brother has become more of an active reader since he got his Kindle so we share recommendations.
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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! 

Your turn to share:

1. Abby asks: What's on your bedside table, besides book(s)??

2. Does your family understand your love of reading??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 7 books available to choose from. Also I have added the Updated ARC/Review List 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, September 28, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1) Books glasses and mobile phone!

    2) Husband not a reader at all but does understand my need for reading which is most important to me.


  2. 1. On my nightstand is a lamp, clock radio, medicine, glasses, lip balm, hand cream, and ponytail holders.
    2. No one seems to have a problem with my reading, it is more my love of books that causes some raised eyebrows. However, my books are the only things I can consistently keep neat.

  3. 1. My clock.

    2. Yes and they share it too.

  4. good questions...
    1) on my bedside table i have a lamp ( because my eyes are in great need of help when i'm reading) and my medication.

    2 do my family understand my love of reading: yes. When my father was alive he was the only one who didn't simply because for him reading was boring, i don't even think he managed to finish a book ( comics were ok though) my mother is an avid reader ( mostly "romans policiers") and she has no problem to reread each book a number of time even in a short time.
    My brother has other tastes but he also loves and collect book ( mostly roleplaying game though) so he understand^^.


  5. Congratulations Jane. And hope you feel better Martha. It seems everyone I know is suffering from infected sinuses lately.

    1. On my bedside table is a pile of books, box of tissues and my clock radio.

    2. My family know how addicted I am to books and reading. After raising my 7 children and ever having one minute to myself they know I'm now making up for lost time lol
    My youngest daughter who lives at home is another avid reader.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. 1. My mobile and ipod touch, as well as various other items.

    2. My husband not much of a reader, but he respects that I'm an avid reader. :)

  7. 1. Box of kleenex, emergency inhaler, various meds that I might need duting the night,sugar free gum, lamp and one magazine

    2. No, my husband doesn't. He only reads the newspaper in English, not books. He "tolerates it too". My son though is an avid reader, he is reads a lot of different genres.


  8. On my night table: clock, small lamp, notebook with list of tv shows I may want to watch (I can never remember days and times), pen, current book I'm reading and usually a bottle of water.

    It's so funny that you asked this question because my daughter and I just had this discussion yesterday! I and my two daughters love reading but no one else in my family ever reads. That drives me absolutely crazy! lol I don't think they understand my love for it but they know it's my thing and joke me about all the books I own.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  9. On my nightstand are my lamp, alarm clock, TV remote, DVR remote, a tissue, glasses once I take them off and a bottle of nitroglycerin tablets (just in case) and a magazine or two.

    My family doesn't mind my reading they just don't understand why I have so many books. Of course, they have a lot of things I don't know why they need either.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  10. 1. on my bedside table are a couple magazines to read and my nook color and an alarm clock

    2. I'm the only reader in the family - hubby never reads and my 2 sons aren't readers either except the youngest for high school classes.

  11. I came from a family of readers and then I married a man who is an avid reader and came from a family of readers. So there is book sharing all around.

    On my bedside table I have my glasses, 3-4 books I am currently interested in, handgun, alarm clock, and burt's bees lotion.

  12. 1. on my bedside table one will find a book that i am currently reading, my iPod and phone, earpiece, water-bottle, sometimes tit-bits if my college assignment and my glasses.

    2. My family is neutral to my reading... they do not have any problem but they sometimes ask me to keep my book or kindle(iPod touch app) away when i read continuously for long hours because the fear that the number of glasses will increase... :)

  13. My Kindle, couple of pony tail holders,my cellphone and alarm clock are what reside on my bedside table.My husband and kids dont understand my love of reading but they dont have any issues with me keeping my head buried in whatever Im reading lol.
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  14. My bedside table is actually a small bookshelf, lol. So I have lots of books. And my alarm clock on top. That's it.

    My husband is not a reader. My sister is. She reads all my books before I do, and helps me decide what to put at the top of my tbr list.

  15. 1. Some books and a lamp and an alarm clock.
    2. Yes my parents understand my love of reading.

  16. I don't have a bed side table. My daughter has books, a glass of water, her watch, her lip gloss, her mobile phone.

    I come from a family that reads, so it's just business as usual.

  17. A reading lamp, a box of tissues & a clock.
    All of us are avid readers & the best part is we read the same genre. Well except for my dad of course who doesn't care for romance! (International)

  18. 1. Besides books, I have an alarm clock and my lip gloss on my bedside table.

    2. I'm really the only reader in the family, which is fine since I can talk about books with like-minded readers online :)

  19. 1. small lamp, alarm clock, tissues, water bottle, Bible, phone, and answer machine

    2. my husband understands my reading, but he makes fun of romance books in general (of course, he has never read one himself!)

    castings at mindspring dot com

  20. 1. My nightstand had a lamp, which only gets used if my hubby isn't in bed with me (mainly during hunting season or on guys night out), alarm clock, coaster for my drink, cell phone at night and a picture of my girls.

    2. My husband is not a reader and he has his moments that he is understanding. Other times I think he regrets buying me my Kindle/books. He still loves me!!! My girls are both readers so that helps too.

  21. 1. Glass of water, phone, nail polish and some lotion.
    2. Yes, everyone in my family is a reader.

  22. 1. Abby asks: What's on your bedside table, besides book(s)??
    telephone & lamp

    2. Does your family understand your love of reading??
    yes! and they're all readers too :) would have to be w/ a mom like me =) !!

  23. 1. Tissue box, 2 boxes filled with pens, beauty products, tprch light, emergency medicine, glasses case, paper, nail file. It's a real mess!

    2. My dad likes that I read but not that I read (or try to read) all the time since he's not a reader.


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