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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #231 December 12, 2015

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
I had a busy work week but my evenings have been okay. Our weather warmed a little bit. I still have lots of preparations left for the holidays. We are looking forward to our Choir Christmas Program tomorrow morning.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Only three of 16 do not read some category romance. A couple didn't realize that they read the genre until they saw the lists and authors. :-)  There was a good variety of authors mentioned.


The Winner from SBB #230 comments is: #7 Rubynreba 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 - maybe the beginning of next year, lol. Please let me know your choice by completing the (new) WINNER FORM.

WEEK #231 (One Question.)

Sue asks: 1) Do you have a favorite family heirloom Christmas ornament??
I wish I had prepared this early and maybe I could have taken some pictures. We have several favorite heirloom ornaments.
1) My mother had glass ornaments which we divided in 1972 so we each have a half dozen or so.
2) My husband has homemade ornaments (Styrofoam, pin cushion, Battenberg lace, beaded) ornaments from his mother and stepmother.
3) My husband and I have an angel topper given to us when by a friend for our first Christmas - might be considered "vintage" I guess.
4) We collected special Christmas ornaments over the years and I have picked up ornaments on our cruises/travels to serve as memories.

1) Vintage Glass Ornaments - Image found at Etsy.
2)Styrafoam homemade ornaments - Image from Pinterest.
3)Pincushion homemade ornaments - Image from Countryliving.

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:
Sue asks: 1) Do you have a favorite family heirloom Christmas ornament??

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 December 19, 2015 at 5 PM central.


  1. No, we don't have any family heirloom Christmas ornaments in my family.

  2. Congratulations to Rubynreba. I have a couple glass ornaments from the 40's that were my late grandmothers . I also have cutouts of Santa and Frosty from the early 60's when I got married. Then of course ornaments made by my children.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Congrats Rubynreba

    No, I don't.

  4. Nope. I think I'll invest in some nicer ones so some day my kids can hang them up on their trees. Right now all we have are the cheap ones that get dents in them, or the top silver part comes off, or the cheap color starts to peel off.

  5. I wish I had some old ornaments but I do not. My Grandmother had the bubble lights and I loved them.

  6. i have one ornament coming from my father's family, a glass one very fragile but i treasure it because it's the only one left ( my grand father died on christmas eve when my father was yound so they stopped celebrating christmas and the ornaments got destroyed safe that one)

  7. Congrats to the winner!
    I have no heirloom ornaments passed down, but have started some of our own for my children and their children; when they come.

  8. Not heirloom, but the decorations that my children made at school all those years ago are very precious.

    My mother has a few very old glass ornaments. Each year one gets broken, but they are meant to be used.

  9. Unfortunately, we don't have any heirloom ornaments. I think it's lovely for those that do.

  10. I have a very few vintage ornaments that I love. My favorite ornament is one that my husband and I got when we were married and has our names and date of wedding.
    Thanks for the win this week!

  11. I have a few that my mother-in-law gave to me and my husband that belong to his grandmother and also ones that my husband made when he was a child. Otherwise most of mine are new ones.

  12. I have some ornaments that my mother made for me that I just love and cherish. I also have a Santa and Mrs. Santa salt and pepper shaker set that are very special to me.

  13. Sadly no. We don't really get the tree out anymore. We just go over to our relatives' place to enjoy theirs. But have never had heirloom ornaments anyway.


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