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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #68 Comment Giveaway September 29, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!

Hello again on Saturday Night.  Welllll - there went another month! Are we ready for October yet?
OH! I just remembered - I have to add a new group of Christmas books for winners to choose from since we only have two months or so to Christmas! I'll be sure to take a picture and add them before next Saturday. :-)

Thank you to all who shared last week.

Those were well received questions last week.  There are a wide variety of items on our bedside tables in addition to books and readers.  Things like glasses, tissues, lamps, alarm clocks, water, medicines, several with lip gloss and more. Don't anyone interrupt nrlymrtl though as she has a handgun there!

I'm am glad that so many of you have all readers in your families or very understanding family members! And at least the others of us have tolerant loved ones. I wonder if any of us know a male who will admit to reading romance!? LOL

The Winner from SBB #67 comments is: #14 Sarah There are still 5 'love' books to pick from and 1 Christmas choice (see my note above about adding more titles to that list soon). Sarah 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 #68 Questions

Q1. Winnie asks: Now that summer is over what are your plans for fall??  
A: I don't have special plans for fall other than getting all my work caught up before we go to Hawaii in December. I will be getting lots of details ready for a trial if it doesn't settle at mediation this week. Now that I am thinking plans - I need to do some Mediation "practice" - co-mediation - before I can get fully certified. Okay... why are my plans work related and not relaxing things??  I am hoping my sister will come in October to visit a week or two!

Looking back at my picture folders
 I found a lot of garden photos in October.
I like this pretty butterfly on the lantana. 

Q2. My question to go with Winnie's - Do you plan to read anything special for October - like horror for Halloween??
A:  I have to get my October reading list set up for the Monday post. I do plan to read something for Halloween especially for the JUST FOR FUN Reading Challenge. They are doing a theme: Read a scary, horror, Halloween inspired book or a book that has black or orange in the title in October. Sooo do any of you have a book that meets that criteria to recommend for my reading for October/Halloween?

I have these two available on my Kindle TBR.
Maybe one or both would qualify.

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!  
September Questions were provided by: mamabunny, Cheryl C, Margaret, Abby and Winnie.  The monthly pick winner is: CHERYL C. - please pick a book and fill in the form. :-)

Your turn to share:

1. Winnie asks:
Now that summer is over what are your plans for fall??

My question to go with Winnie's - Do you plan to read anything special for October - like horror for Halloween??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 6 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, October 5, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. I haven't really made any special plans for autumn. However, our wedding anniversary is in October. :)

    2. Currently, I'm reading the Experiment in Terror series, by Karina Halle.

  2. 1. We are hoping to squeeze a trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. We haven't been able to take a trip for three years We have go some place that is close since it has to be a short trip.

    2. I am doing the Just for Fun October challenge too. First I picked a scary book off my shelf, I read the first three pages of it and got really creeped out! I had to stop and watch some TV to get it out of mind! So I tried another scary book that I had on my shelf-no luck. I couldn't take it either. So now I am going to go for a book that has orange and black on the cover. I have learned somethng about myself and have promised myself to skip all book giveaways for scary books!!!


  3. 1. I don't have any fun plans and my college has started i do not much time left for reading my college assignment is pileing up and my exams are about to start in a month or so.

    2. I guess i won't be reading anything this october as I'll be having mid term tests in october...

  4. 1. Unfortunately, my fall is filled with work. My husband and I go on an annual fall drive, but I am so busy this year, that we have to wait until the first weekend in November to do so.
    2. My reading does not change with the season, but I usually get one or two horrors to review in October, so I am looking forward to that.

  5. Fall is the time to finish up the garden, put food up for the winter, get hay for the snow days, repair and/or build animal shelters.....very busy time.

    I'm participating in Stainless Steel Droppings' R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event that goes to the end of October. The group read is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which is an excellent book.

    PS - Granma has the same things on her head board and she reads far more than I do. I make it a point not to interrupt her reading time.

  6. 1. I plan to do some Fall cleaning and try my best to get ready for the holidays.

    2. I don't have any special books in mind...what ever strikes my fancy at the time :)

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  7. 1)
    Now that summer is finished my plan are simples: study! At the moment i'm also anxious because i'm trying to be accepted in a special cursus but the number of student is limited so finger crossed and i will see.
    Also since this week i'm thinking about trying to take a better care of myself physically, i have several health problems with consequences on my body so it's like i have the body of a very very old person ( lungs, kidney, articulations, bones etc etec)by myself i don't know exactly what i can do to help a bit so the doctor recommended a coach at least for a few session ( so i could recuperate my ankle and knee- very needed^^)so far i haven't made the call but i'm seriously thinking about it ( but i'm so busy i don't see how i will manage everything)

    2) special plan for reading: yes and no i have entered some challenge and those give specification that i have to follow each month so in october it will be urban fantasy (and paranormal romance) mostly. So yes the theme is appropriate but no horror exactly for me

    gfc: miki


  8. 1. No special plans for fall except to watch football!!!

    2. I don't change my reading habits based on the seasons so no special books for me.

  9. 1. We're going to be spending a week in Orlando this fall - love the theme parks that time of year.

    2. No special plans to read any horror or Halloween books - now Christmas that's a whole other story - love that genre.
    msboatgal at

  10. 1. We are actually having a magnificent Spring here. I'm Spring cleaning like it's going out of style. It's liberating.

    2. Nothing special for October. Just more books from my reading list. We don't celebrate Halloween here.

  11. 1. No particular plans other than enjoying the cooler temps and beautiful fall colors outside!

    2. Maybe not so much getting into a Halloween mood, but I have planned a long time to read some of Dickens' Christmas stories, so that is definitely on my list.

  12. 1. Nothing special, just the usual routine.

    2. I don't read by season.

  13. 1. No plans, just enjoying the cooler weather and waiting for Halloween!
    2. I will read some horror and some Halloween books hopefully!

  14. Q1 what are your plans for fall??
    enjoying Celebrating my Birthday this Friday! :)
    Hoping to take a trip to my hometown w/ a friend from those childhood days...:)

    Q2 Do you plan to read anything special for October ?
    I don't read horror, but Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on Oct 8th, so my focus will be in that direction - gratitude !

    As I'm also part of Lori's reading event, i'll probably do the comment on 'Share a Halloween or Autumn Activity Memory' or find something w/ orange in the cover :)

    here's a recommendation of one such Totally Orange covered book:
    Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing by Pete Wilson

    Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolent Strategies and Tactics for Social Change by John J. Ansbro

    Persuasion (Dover Thrift Editions)+ S&S by Jane Austen
    gorgeous floral patterned orange cover ;)

    then this one is free for prime members - a totally orange door for cover!

    2 Karen Kingsburys have orange too! w/ one releasing this OCt

    Colleen Coble's Tidewater Inn

    Rare Earth by Davis Bunn or Nancy Mehl's Inescapable

    all of Robin Helm's Guardian trilogy..

    Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman and Cassandra Campbell [also on audio]

    hoping it helps...;) have FuN!

  15. ps - i did fill in the form with about 6 more questions for your september questions request...

  16. 1. no plans
    2. nothing special

  17. I live in the tropics so we don't experience the 4 seasons. But regardless I think it wouldn't really make much difference.
    I don't read horror, I don't like being spooked! (Intl)

  18. 1. My plans for the fall consists of going back to school, classes, and studying after a summer of full-time work. I also had plans to get back to watching hockey games when the season begins, however, the lockout is happening and we may now lose a full season of hockey :(

    2. I didn't really plan to read anything special for Halloween since I don't read horror books. But I do have a book to recommend for October/Halloween and that would be One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost. This is a part of my favourite series and for this book in particular, events take place in October and around Halloween :)

  19. 1. Nothing much. Just normal life. Studying and part-timing. And book reading of course!

    2. Nope. Horror is not my thing! Seems to me a lot of people don't either, based on comments. I'll probably read something fluffy instead to get all the Halloween jitters out of me!


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