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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #214 Comment Giveaway for August 8, 2015

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
I still have an irritated throat but I am feeling much better. I get to sleep five to six hours now before waking up to a cough.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
I was utterly impressed with the choices of authors we would like to speak with! There were authors of classics: Dickens, Fitzgerald, Mitchell and Austen, with Mitchell and Austen being the only ones named twice.  Then there were numerous modern authors covering genres from paranormal, romance, highlanders, Scottish paranormal, sci fi classic, suspense and Christian fiction. Wonderful choices!


The regular Winner from SBB #213 comments is: #12 Carol L 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 #214 (One Question - two parts.)

Poetryinleaves asks: Q1 What book do you love so much that you want to live in the story? And is there any specific character from that story that you want to be??
A: I think my answer would change from time to time. There were a few as a child - mostly horse stories. :-) Then the romance years and now the sci fi genre books. I guess... to pick one book now: I would pick the In Death series and of course the character would be Eve Dallas. Although as I think on this I'm not sure if I would really want to be a homicide detective and I wouldn't want Eve's childhood. Maybe I should rethink this choice.

New choice: Alexia Tarabotti of The Parasol Protectorate Series.

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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! 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:
Poetryinleaves asks: Q1 What book do you love so much that you want to live in the story? And is there any specific character from that story that you want to be??

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 15, 2015 at 5 PM central.


  1. This is a tough one! I like Inspector Lynley in Elizabeth George's books but I wouldnt want his sad background.... then I like Elizabeth Bennet but I am very happy in present times. I think women got a raw deal in previous times!!!!

  2. Enid Blyton's The Enchanted Wood. It is a children's story but the woods has a magic faraway tree that leads to different lands all the time that I want to climb up it and have adventures!

  3. I don't think I would want to live in any of my favourite books. The authors seem to throw up road blocks & situations at every turn. Fun to read, but not so much fun to live through I'd say.

    Great question.

  4. Thank you so much. I've filled out the form. I too love the In Death series and Eve's hubby Roarke but couldn't handle the horror of her childhood. There are so many books I'd love to be in. For now I'll go with To Kill A Mocking Bird. Rumor is who I'd enjoy being. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky44750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. it depends on my mood mostly so i can't tella specific one but while i would love to live in some the univers i rarely would be the main character, a secondary one is usually better

  6. The Pern series by Anne McCaffrey - I would have loved to have been a dragonrider but my favourite character (who I wanted to be) was Menolly who was not a dragonrider but a Harper.

  7. I may sound repetitive with my answers. lol! But I would love to be a part of the psy-changeling world that Nalini Singh has created. It would be really interesting and exciting!

  8. I like life, so am good with living in a story.
    Congrats to Carol!

  9. Changes with every good book I read.

  10. I don't know that there are any books I would want to live in. There are lots that I would love to visit like any of Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr's, JD Robb. Heck I'd love to go visit the Brotherhood Mansion. But live...yeah nope I'm not that brave!

  11. Recently, my favorite books have been highlander or historical stories, but I think that I would prefer living in the modern world. :)

  12. Like Rita, it changes for me too.

  13. To live in Jane Austen's Persuasion for the length of the story would be doable I'm sure although I'd def miss modern conveniences! But to have that moment of discovering Cptn Wentworth's true feelings would be bliss.. ;)


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