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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sharing Beyond Books #124 Comment Giveaway 11/2/13

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

Hi folks. I am glad to be feeling up to posting today. If you saw a few of my posts the end of this week you saw that I had surgery on Thursday and am taking it easy as I recover.  I hope everyone else is doing wonderfully as we enter the last two months of this year!

It was fun to see all the different wins that everyone listed. There were four of us that won ereaders. Many won gift cards and there were some who won boxes or sets of books. It was nice too that some won specially autographed or doodled copies!

There was a good mix of favorite candy choices, including a couple of candy corn which I associate with Halloween. The biggest choice of course was a variety of chocolates. :-)

Thank you to all who shared last week.
The Winner from SBB #123 comments is: #20 Texas Book Lover (I think you've had a winning week!) 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 #124

Q1. Abby (Nikki) asks: Do you have a beauty routine??
A: Yes I do have a beauty routine. I guess the question is which part of the routine? The basic morning shower, washing hair and face make-up takes 45 minutes. If I don't have to wash my hair I can get ready in 30 minutes. There is a different routine for evening regiment which is a bit sporadic.  
(This image was so strange it caught my eye.)
Image found at Beautify and Creatify.

Q2. My bookish Question this week: to follow up last week's contest question - my Q is: Have you ever kept a record of your wins??
A: Before I started the blog I entered a lot of contests. I would keep a spread sheet so I would remember to enter certain places each week or month and to check winners. I also kept a spread sheet. Between 2008 and 2009 I won over 200 books or gift cards. That was so remarkable! That is one reason I am happy to pass on the blessings.
 Image found at Facebook Contest listings.

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. Abby (Nikki) asks: Do you have a beauty routine??

Q2. My bookish Question this week: to follow up last week's contest question - my Q is: Have you ever kept a record of your wins??

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, November 8, 2013 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. My beauty routine consists of moisturizer in the morning, cleanser during the day, and serum at night. Scrub twice a week. Mask every other week. Brows waxed every three weeks. If I put on make-up, then BB cream or primer & foundation, eye shadow primer, and definitely shadow and lip something.
    2. No, but I do always post my book wins on my Stacking the Shelves posts.

  2. Q1: No, I don't have a beauty routine. I take a shower or bath every night during the week and on the weekend it is in the morning if not working. After washing up I put lotion on. I don't wear make-up.
    Q2: No, I don't keep track of my wins. I used to keep track of which contest I did so I could check to see if I won or not.

  3. Okay here is my beauty regimen...splash my face with warm water and pat to dry. I use a mild soap twice a week and wash gently but, other than that, it's just the water. At 64 I have one tiny frown line on my forehead that I have had since I was 30 from squinting at the computer while wearing contacts. No other wrinkles. I also wear a ball cap when I am walking to keep from squinting and to keep the sun off my face.

    As far as keeping a record of my wins...not really. I keep the emails til things come or don't come and I write them off as never going to show up And that's it.

  4. When I was working I had my routine of washing, moisturizing and then make-up followed by hair styling. Now the kids are raised and I'm no longer working I only exfoliate and moisturize every day..

    I used to keep track of my wins but not anymore. All I do is keep trac now to follow up on prizes etc.

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. 1) No beauty routine, i don't manage to spent time on myself i know i should start to take care of me but simple i don't see why.... at the end i always finish helping my mother or my brother taking care of my dog but me i forget^^

    2) Being international some prize can take longer to arrive so i have a sheet when i mark what i win when, from who and teh date so i can check the delivery and send a message to say thank you ( it's tyhe miminum) also i think telling teh blogger i did receive my prize can rassure her too and it doesn't take long.
    Now having been quite unwell lately i admit my list isn't that up to date so i should do better in the futur ( but i'm not winning that often either so right now some post-it remind me^^)

    thank you as always and i'm really glad to see that you are feeling a little better at least. take care^^

  6. 1. I have a typical beauty routine. :)

    2. Sometimes, I try to keep track of the giveaway prizes that I win, so I'll know when the prizes have arrived.

  7. 1. no special beauty routine, just a little blush, foundation and mascara each day

    2. I used to keep a list of wins but not any more.

  8. 1. I use moisturizer in the morning and night cream before bed. I do wear make-up, foundation, eye shadow and mascara.

    2. Yes I do keep a record of my wins.

  9. 1. My longest routine is at night. Wash off with cleanser, toner, then moisturizer for the face. Then I will put on some body lotions and maybe even some lotion on my feet then socks over it!

    2. I used to. But nowadays I just try to make sure all my winnings (usually books) arrive and I'll send off a THANK YOU email. I do keep my winning emails so I know who sent me what!

    Take it easy Martha. Glad to see you up and about. Health comes first!

  10. 1 - not really - most routine thing I do is use lotion on me feet & hands every night as I get into bed - helps me relax
    2 - yes I do - I'm always making lists of things

  11. I have no specific beauty routine. Just try to at least moisturizer daily!

    I do not keep track of wins.

  12. 1. I don't really have a beauty routine, just lots of moisturising & cleansing.

    2. I don't keep a record, I do keep track of whether a prize has arrived.

  13. I just wash my face. I don't usually wear any make up.

    I don't keep a record. And it's just... WOW! I've never been so lucky to win a lot of prizes like you :)

  14. 1. Just a simple one that consists of washing my face with a cleanser, then tone & moisturize; morning & night.
    2. I keep a track if the prize has arrived or not; or try to.

    Get well soon Martha & take care.

  15. 1. No.
    2. At first but not anymore.

  16. 1. No I don't.
    2. No.

  17. 1. Just baby wipes with aloe and then I apply grapeseed oil.
    2. No I do not, but I wish I did.

  18. 1. I have a specific face wash I use but other than that no. My daughter on the other hand...

    2. Not a list but I keep a separate email folder for win notifications. I like to send the person a thank you when it arrives and remove the email. This makes it easier to find.


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