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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #136 Comment Giveaway, January 26, 2014

Hello again on Saturday night Sunday and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB! (Sorry - I never made it to the computer yesterday.)
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

We all agreed that we love the zoo and seeing all the wonderful animals! The animal that got the biggest vote was the tiger/big cats with 5 favorites. Next came elephants with 4 votes. Then penguins, panda bears and monkeys each had 3 votes. The others were a variety of different animals - and yes, dolphins count. I'm used to seeing dolphins in Florida zoos and waterparks and there is a fun penguin display at Seaworld but I don't recall seeing too many polar bears. Then again - haven't been for a number of years. Sarah shared a link to view her office with some wonderful elephants, including a beautiful cross-stitch elephant on one wall.

The Winner from SBB #135 comments is: #22 Nikki 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 #136 (One Question.)

Q1. LisaC asks: Do blurbs from authors you like influence you to try a new author??
A: I might read the author blurbs but it would only be one consideration.  
Image found at Out-of-Body Travel.

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 still have a supply of questions but from the same people so hopefully others will send more in -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use. 

Your turn to share:

Q1. LisaC asks: Do blurbs from authors you like influence you to try a new author??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books , the Christmas Giveaway Books (to be updated soon), 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 through Saturday February 1, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. I doubt they will influence me because I generally tend to go with authors I already like so the choice is already made.

  2. Thanks for the compliment on my cross-stitch!

    I don't care about author blurbs. I tend to look more at reviews from bloggers than blurbs from authors.

  3. it can but mostly they just give me the want to discover more about teh authors, check the reviews etc it won't jump to buy the book just because of the blurb

  4. I may look up a referenced book but it's not a big influence on who I choose to read

  5. Sometimes it will encourage me to read the book. :)

  6. The can - it depends on what they say.

  7. Kind of I guess. I try new books all the time with new authors. If the book sounds good then I'm willing to try it. =)

  8. I may be influenced, but only to some small degree. I would need to explore further.

  9. Congrats Nikki!

    Blurbs always influence me. If I see a book I always go to the blurb. It gives you an idea of what you will get. The only time I don't check it is when it's a favorite author.

  10. I wouldn't say it would influence me to try a new author, but it might make me look at other things about the author to consider if I want to give them a try.

  11. A blurb plays a small influence on my choices but I do read them. Congrats to the winner.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  12. No, they do not influence me.

  13. No, though I always read them, but no. The blurb of the book has to intrigue me, if not, I won't read it.

  14. I do read the comments, however, I mostly check reviews on amazon.

    Congrats Nikki.

  15. Sometimes they do a little bit.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. What I like about author blurbs is reading their comments on the book - I enjoy hearing their thoughts/perspectives and their unique style/wordsmithing. So whether that influences me to read the book or not, I suppose it could, but moreso it influences me to read their own books! =)


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