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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #190 Comment Giveaway February 17, 2015 (delayed from 2/14/15)

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

Sorry for the delayed post this week. We made a last minute trip in the RV to join our daughter and grandson for his baseball tournament. I forgot the mobile hotspot and had no internet. But it was worth it since we had a really good time with family in a very nice state park.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

Three commenters definitely would not read a book that contained blurb or excerpt errors; four probably would not, especially if noticeable errors; three people wouldn't allow errors to deter them and nine of us might read depending on things such as whether it is an ARC, review book, paid for purchase, whether the errors are systemic and repetitive, and depending on moods.

The Winner from SBB #189 comments is: #11 Fredamans who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the Updated ARC/Review titles or (not yet updated) Love titles - all linked near the end of the post. I'm hoping to update the book choices this week. Please let me know your choice by completing the (new) WINNER FORM.

WEEK #190 (One Question.)

Q1. Jess1 asks:   What fictional book do you remember having a big impact on you as a young teenager??
A: Young teenager -- that is so long ago and hard to remember. I did love horse stories before I was a teen. I remember loving detective stories like the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew as a tweeny I think. Then came a time of reading Camelot, King Arthur and Merlin. But as a young teen I discovered Mary Stewart with the movie and book: Moonspinners. That is when I really got hooked on reading! And - I think I still have a Mary Stewart book that I have carried in a small box of books since high school!
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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 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. Jess1 asks: What fictional book do you remember having a big impact on you as a young teenager??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the  Valentine and "Love" books or the February 2015 Newly Updated ARC/Review List. (My daughter pulled several of the Christmas titles to give with gift bags we made up for the nursing homes. I still have to go back and update that list with what is left and a few new titles to add.)

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 21, 2015 at 5 PM  central.


  1. Way too long ago to remember really. Though I do recall jumping from children's reads to adult in one summer.

  2. Around age thirteen, I started reading classics, such as Romeo and Juliet, The Bell Jar, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, etc, And Gatsby is still one of my favorites that I re-read every few years.

  3. I honestly can't remember a book from my teens . I didn't actually become a book addict until my 7 children were raised. :) Read constantly as a child and as a tweeny though. Congrats fredamans.
    Carol L
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  4. young teenager...arf at that time we had so depressing book to read for school that it nearly made me stop reading all together but before that ( because i read really young) it was bilbot the hobbit.... i loved the adventure and courage and it showed me how books can be fun

  5. I remember reading Where are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark in high school and that started my love of mysteries

  6. Thank you for the great win, I filled in the form!
    The character that had the most impact on me as a kid was a set of twins, The Bobsey Twins. Between them, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, they all sparked my love of literature and mystery!

  7. I read voraciously as a young teen----and remember Exodus as a book that really got me interested in all things Jewish.

  8. Jane Eyre. The early part of the book dealing with her being a young girl in a boarding school made quite an impact on me as a young teen, besides the rest of the book.

  9. I don't remember it was so long ago.

  10. Cherry Ames, Nurse series - made me think about being a nurse, but found out it wasn't for me

  11. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was so memorable for me I even cried at the ending.

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  13. I read so much as a kid and teen, not much different from now. But I loved The Mists of Avalon, even though it was so thick it hurt my wrists to hold. That book really sparked my love of fantasy.

  14. Congrats Freda! excited to find your name 'in lights'!

    Not a fiction book coming to mind right now. I'm remembering a non fiction book by journalist Betty Carlson on her time spent at L'abri in Switzerland. Definitely impacted me, creating a desire to learn more of L'abri and travel to Switzerland!


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