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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #213 Comment Giveaway for August 1, 2015

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
I have had to struggle through my busy week with my cough/cold. The very sweet, faithful and called Doctor who runs our church "Faith Health Clinic" brought cough syrup to my home earlier in the week and called me to come into the clinic today. He said I have flu symptoms for which he prescribed several medications. Hopefully it will clear up sooner than later!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Miki, Carol L and SueF each named series they would like continued. I will be checking into those series. :-) Nine commenters could not think of any short series they would like continued although most thought there were some and two liked longer series. Two said they didn't know any series they would like continued.

The regular Winner from SBB #212 comments is: #13 Mary P 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 #213 (One Question.)

Booklady asks: Q1 If you were able to meet any author (living or dead), who would it be and what would you discuss??
A: I double checked my list of questions and did not find this asked before. This is a really hard question. I've been fortunate to meet a few modern day authors. I can think of several living, and a few dead, authors that I might like to meet and depending on who, the discussion might vary (i.e. romance authors v. sci fi authors v. mystery authors). I just finished a book by Brandon Sanderson so tonight I think I might like to meet him and discuss fantastical weapons and tools.
Image found at Brandon

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! The supply of questions is dwindling so share some if you think of any -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use.

Your turn to share:
Booklady asks: Q1 If you were able to meet any author (living or dead), who would it be and what would you discuss??

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. One of these days I will get together a new box of Christmas titles.)

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on the question 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 August 8, 2015 at 5 PM central.


  1. I'd like to meet two! Susanna Kearsley and Joanna Trollope. I'd love to ask the former how she came on the idea of time travel coupling it with historical fiction, and a touch of romance and in the latter case it would just be that life, family, love and general matters are common whether in England or the Far East! identical!!!

  2. Would love to meet Neil Gaiman and discuss how he can stay such a humble person despite his success.

  3. I would choose Charles Dickens. His stories can be a tad dark because of the living conditions and times, but I do love the humour that shines through. I'd like to see if the man has a sense of humour.

  4. oh there are many... i think i would love to meet Suzanne Johnson because ireally love her books ( no matter which series) and she is in a difficult life time so i would like to be able to offer some confort and tell her in person how i admire her courage
    ( then next choice would be ilona andrews i think but less personnal reason simplyi like her series)

  5. I think it would be interesting to have met F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. Anne McCaffrey & I'd want to talk Pern!

  7. I would have to say Kathleen Woodiwiss. The first romance novel I read was one of hers and I was hooked.

  8. I have a couple current authors that I would love to meet. I follow both of them on facebook and enjoy posts about their work and their animals. Doranna Durgin has written several genres and I'd like to discuss how she switches between them as well as discuss her beagles and horse. Karen Rose Smith writes cozies and romances and is a crazy cat lady like me so I feel we'd have a lot in common.

  9. It would definitely have to be Nalini Singh as I am a huge fan of hers. I would ask her several questions of course, and try to get out plot lines and things I'm curious to know about more in her stories. I would fangirl a LOT! :)

  10. Congrats, Mary!
    I'd love to pick the brain of Maya Angelou, my favorite poet. I wouldn't be able to shut up, or would be so star struck that I'd clam up. One extreme or the next. As for what to say, there's so much, hard to say what would come out first. I would probably ask her how personal I was allowed to get, and go from there.

  11. I would love to ask Margaret Mitchell what she thought about the sequel I would just like to meet and hang out with Colleen Coble. And I would like to listen to Cassandra Clare talk about Ireland and Scotland.

  12. Congrats Mary. I'd love to meet Karen Marie Moning and pick her brain about all the Highlanders she's written about. I Love her Highland series.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  13. I would enjoy Margaret Mitchell from long ago and I've been enjoying Marta Perry's books so I would pick her from the present.

  14. maybe Jane Austen and pride and prejudice

  15. There are so many that it is hard to choose so i'll go with Jill Shalvis just because her blog makes me laugh almost every day!

    Thank you!

  16. Dead, Jane Austen to talk Darcy! Alive, probably Judith Mcnaught as she writes the loveliest romances.


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