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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sharing Beyond Books #116 Comment Giveaway 9/7/13

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to SBB, Sharing Beyond Books.

Oh - crazy week trying to get caught up again! Then today I lost half the day on phone with webtech setting up a new computer.

Six of you are like me not re-reading many books. Others named some really good classics like Pride and Prejudice, or children's books (Emily mentioned The Giving Tree) and some named books I have never heard of so I might check them. :-)

Nine of us have attended rodeos although many attended a long time ago. Thirteen of you have never attended a rodeo.

Thank you to all who shared last week.
The Winner from SBB #115 comments is: #7 Rita who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the ARC/Review titles, Christmas titles or Love titles - all linked near the end of the post.  Please let me know your choice by completing the (new) WINNER FORM.

WEEK #116

Q1. Birgit asks: How long do you keep on reading a book before you decide that it's too boring/awful/etc. and put it away, filing it under DNF??
A: I rarely give up on a book. Even if it is boring I usually push through. But if the foul language or the sex is too much for my comfort I will stop within 50 pages or so.
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Q2. My non-bookish Question: Have you ever participated in a Rally or demonstration??
A: I did attend a peace rally 'back in the day' when I was in college (1970s.) I also participated in a couple of pro-life rallies when I was younger.

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 draw from the suggestions I used during the month and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions. Thanks for sending in questions! We are getting low on questions so hopefully you will send more in -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use. 

Your turn to share:

Q1. Birgit asks: How long do you keep on reading a book before you decide that it's too boring/awful/etc. and put it away, filing it under DNF??

Q2. My nonbookish Question this week: Have you ever attended a Rally or demonstration??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books , the Christmas Giveaway Books, or the June 2012 Newly Updated ARC/Review List.

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on either of the two 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 13, 2013 at 10 PM central.


  1. Q1: I normally always finish a book that I started even if I can't get into it. I have only stop reading 2 different books that I can remember and that was after reading the first 3 chapters.

    Q2: I have never attended a Rally or demonstration??

  2. 1) i can't let a book go without finioshing it now if it's really boring or i hate it i could take weeks before finishing it but i will finish wht i start ( and i can't read 2thing at a time so i need to fnish it before reading something else)

    2) no i prefer other ways to express my opinion ( open letter and such)

  3. Q1. Birgit asks: How long do you keep on reading a book before you decide that it's too boring/awful/etc. and put it away, filing it under DNF??

    A: I've decided life is too short for reading bad books since long ago... So, I try at least 50 or 100 pages, depending on the book, in order to decided if I will DNF it or not... but there are books that are so boring that I do not even try that much! And then I give them to a friend who might enjoy 'em, because it's not that I don't like the book that everybody will... but if I find the book too horrid, I will not even gift it, because nobody deserves that, and the only instance of that is American Psycho, a boo I wish I could unread (and one of the reasons why I now DNF books and not read them if I find them boring or horrid.

    Thans for the giveaway and the chance to win

    personaldeath {a) gmail (dot} com

  4. 1. If rarely give up if it boring,more likely I give up if the sex is too graphic for me or the bad language has no reason to be there. I once gave up on a book that I had only read 25 pages. The author was introducing three to five characters each page. I was so confused I knew I could never get through a book.

    2. Yes, I did. In college, I marched with my friends to the state capital because of a tuition increase. I had savings that I had saved while working but many of my friends were barely making it and would definitely have to drop out college. (I got screamed at!)


  5. I try to get through when I find myself getting bored or just can't get into it. Maybe by 50 pages does it.

    In the 70's I attended a few Peace Rallies and one anti war demonstration. A long time ago. :)

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. 1. I will eventually finish everything I start.
    2. No.

  7. 1. I give it the first several chapters to see if it's a book I will enjoy

    2. I've never attended a rally or demonstration

  8. 1. I rarely give up on a book too. I push through it and finish it off.

    2. No, I haven't attended a rally or a demonstration yet.

  9. 1. After about 20 pages I give up and put the book away. I will try it again another time, if I still can't get into it I donate it.

    2. I have never attended a rally or demonstration.

  10. It depends on the book, but usually around the 25-33% marked. I have stopped 75% of the way through a book before though.

    I've never been to a rally.

  11. Congrats Rita!

    I always finish a book. No matter what.

    I have been part of a demonstration at school when a young girl was hit by a car crossing the street in front. We demanded a stoplight for kids crossing be put in, and it was granted.

    I am in Canada, so a GC for me please. :-)


  12. 1. Depends how bad it is. They've been books where I couldn't stomach more than a few pages & others where I struggled thru several chapters before I gave up.

    2. No.

  13. Q1. I usually try to give it a few chapters. Normally, if a book either isn't grabbing my attention or is grabbing it in a wrong way, I end up not finishing it. I feel badly, and sometimes I do try to give it a second chance later on. Sometimes it just may be that I am not feeling interested in that genre that day or I may be in a reading slump.

    Q2. I haven't ever attended a demonstration in person, but I have signed petitions both online and in the 'real world' for causes that I support.

  14. Q1. I can usually tell by the end of the first page if a book is for me or not, but I will stick with it for up to 20-50 pages - sometimes.

    Q2. I haven't attended a rally, but I can totally see myself doing so if the issue is an important one to me.

  15. 1. I just push through thinking about the next book I have to read! Usually that's motivation enough.

    2. I haven't attended but I have walked by them.

  16. 1. I usually try to read at least half of the book.
    2. No, i've never been to any.

  17. 1. I try to keep reading...or at least skim the book until the end. :)

    2. I've not attended a rally/demonstration.

  18. I finish nearly everything I start. Sometimes I push on because a friend has told me it has a payoff; sometimes I finish it because it is a classic & I want to know what all the fuss is about.

    In college, I attended gay pride functions and LBGT equality functions. The pot lucks were amazing!

  19. Q1. I give up books that don't interest me. I blame my ADHD. If a book can't keep me interested enough to finish it, or to at least come back to it later, then it's not above a 3 star rating. For me, if a book can keep me reading till the end, that's a really good book.

    Q2. I can't say that I have.

  20. I rarely quit reading a book. I also try to push through in hopes that it will get better!

    I have not attended a rally or demonstration.

  21. 1. I rarely DNF a book. I usually try reading some till it loses my attention, then try again later. If, after 2 tries, it still cannot keep my attention, it usually gets DNF'd.

    2. Not really.

  22. 1. I rarely give up on a has to be truly beyond awful and completely predictable for me to give up on it. In the rare cases that has happened it is by the halfway mark. If I make it that far I make myself see it through to the end.

    2. Nope I am not the demonstration type. I remember my parents taking me when I was really young. But I grew up to have way different beliefs then them.

  23. Q1. Rarely happens but if it really does, I give it a few chapters. I think I've given up on less than 10 books in my life.

    Q2. First, we don't have a lot of them. Second, they're all political ones and I don't like politics. Third, I HATE crowds. I try not to make myself suffer so nope, none of those for me.


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