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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #66 September 15, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!

Hello again on Saturday Night.  I am in South Florida with family as we are holding a party memorial tomorrow to celebrate my Dad's life (died July 3).  There were some other activities today but I have stayed in my hotel room as I am dragging with a sinus cold.  I hope by sleeping most of the day I will feel better tomorrow and not get wiped out by the drive home on Monday.

Thank you to all who shared last week.

We had a number of commenters who do not read sports fiction (6 plus Natasha hasn't tried any.) Llehn mentioned Quidditch but I don't think we had that in mind. LOL
For those of you who like romance and might want to check out good sports fiction romance here are the names of authors that were mentioned:  Susan Elizabeth Phillips (football), Rachel Gibson (hockey), Jaci Burton (mentioned by several - football, baseball and hockey), Deirdre Martin (hockey), Jill Shalvis and Kate Angell (baseball).  Also Abby shared Any Given Christmas by Candis Terry.  This looks like a cute read for Christmas time. :-)

Well out of 16 of us 10 agreed the baggy, saggy pants look should go away! A couple commenters agreed with the leggings as a not good look especially for heavier women and a couple picked Uggs.  I had to laugh at Jane saying the day glow shirts could go as I had just bought day glow shirts for the grandkids on the Alaska tour. They are young enuf to enjoy them. :-)  I also laughed at marybelle's comment: "Mutton dressed up as lamb, or even worse, children made up & dressed up way beyond their years."


The Winner from SBB #65 comments is: #13 winnie 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). Winnie 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 #66 Questions

Q1. Margaret asks: If you are a member of an online book club and a in person book club member is there one that you prefer??  
A: I haven't been able to be very consistent with the online book club... either I don't care for the book chosen or I don't get it into my schedule. I do enjoy my church Ladies' Book Club as we get to read an inspirational title (various fiction but always Christian) and we enjoy meeting about every six weeks to share discussion.

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Q2. I thought of this question to go with question 1: If you were to recommend a book for Book Club reading what book would it be??
A:  Here is a link to the books we have read at our Book Club. I have chosen the books, with member input, over the past two years or so.  In addition to picking Christian titles I generally try to get lower priced books so that most everyone can afford the book. This months reading for discussion in early October is: Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer.

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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. Margaret asks: If you are a member of an online book club and a in person book club member is there one that you prefer??

2. If you were to recommend a book for Book Club reading what book would it be??

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 21, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. I belong to both, but the online one is really through the mail. We sign up to participate and find out the book online, but then we mail our thoughts. I just started an in person one, and our first meeting is at the end of the month, so I can't really comment on it yet.
    2. I can't really think of any that really stand out. My last online selection was The Reading Promise and my in-person group is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

  2. I've never done a real life book club, but I do enjoy the online one I'm involved in. I don't always participate, but I enjoy it when I do.

    Lisa Genova's books (Still Alice and Left Neglected) make for great discussion. There is so much in them, and most of it based on how people react to situations. They are the type of book you can discuss without getting overly emotional or offending people.

  3. I don't belong to a book club. I tried one at the library but didn't really care for it. Seems I like different genres than what is typically discussed.

    I don't think the mysteries and books I enjoy are typically what book clubs discuss.

  4. I've never been interested in book clubs, probably because I tend to read only certain genres & also am terrible at reviewing or discussing books in detail. I tend to read & forget details other than if I liked it or not.

    I would recommend any of Lisa Kleypas books if the genre were historical romance. (I'm an intl reader)

  5. I'm not a member of a book club. I would recommend "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ramsom Riggs.

  6. 1. I've never been a member of a book club.
    2. I would recommend one of Jodi Picoult's books.

  7. 1. I don't belong to any book clubs. I prefer to read what I want when I want.

    2. I'm reading the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin. Certainly a lot to discuss in book club. I doubt though that they would really be suitable. Some people balk at a largish read, let along 5+ of them.

  8. 1. not a member of a book club
    2. Harry Potter books

  9. 1. Currently, I'm not in a book club...but they are enjoyable.

    2. Two of my favorite books are The Great Gatsby and The Time Traveler's I'll recommend those two. :)

  10. I'm not a member of any book club.
    I'd say "Queen Hereafter" by Susan King. A wonderful read.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. 1. I'm not a member of any book club and to be honest, I'm not that interested in them... I would prefer to just read what I like and maybe perhaps engage in some book talk over Twitter from time to time.

    2. Don't really have any specific books to recommend but I think picking popular titles would provide some interesting discussion topics - at least one of which could be why the particular book has become so popular among the general public...

  12. 1. I am not a member of online or in person. If you could get the right group of people I think it could be fun. But everyone would have to be open. The problem in most readers are very specific in what they want to read.

    2. I have no clue what I would recommend. I would probably go with JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood because it is one of my favorite and I always want my friends to read it! Keeping in mind that I would only be in a group of very like minded people. I would never be in a group that reads Shakespeare, war novels or bibliographies for instance.

  13. 1. I'm not part of any book clubs.
    2. I would recommend the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams.

  14. 1. Nope.

    2. Paradise by Judith McNaught. Or another JM book!

  15. 1. I don't participate in any book clubs. I like to do my own thing when it comes to reading.

    2. I would recommend Lisa Kleypas' book DREAM LAKE.

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