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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sharing Beyond Books #244 Comment Giveaway March 19, 2016

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
This seemed like a nice week - not quite so hectic. Bit by bit I get work done.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

It was nice to hear your memories of Easter. Five had best memories of family gatherings. Another five enjoyed egg hunts or coloring eggs. Four liked new dresses and maybe hats or gloves. Natalija remembers playing "upper" with the eggs where the eggs are tapped together and the winner is the last egg to crack. Faith Hope and CherryTea remembers traveling to Mt. Rushmore and other family visits. After I posted last week I did remember one of the most meaningful things was a few years when we celebrated Maundy Thursday where we washed each others feet.

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The Winner from SBB #243 comments is: #13 Marjorie 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 WINNER FORM.

WEEK #244
(One Question.)
Marjorie asks: 1) I read many reviews on books that I am interested in and usually buy that book. I have recently read a book that everyone thought was fantastic, a big 5 star. After reading most of it, I did not finish it, I thought wow, what a let down. Has this happened to you??
Yes, it has definitely happened to me. I still have a very popular book (now a movie) that I started but couldn't get into. I do plan to give it a second chance. We'll just have to see.
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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:
Marjorie asks: 1) I read many reviews on books that I am interested in and usually buy that book. I have recently read a book that everyone thought was fantastic, a big 5 star. After reading most of it, I did not finish it, I thought wow, what a let down. Has this happened to you??

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 March 26, 2016 at 5 PM central.

19 comments:

  1. Yes! Many times. Now I read the bad reviews first and try to make a call.

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  2. This has happened. I have gone into a book with high expectations based on reviews & hype; only to be so disappointed.

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  3. Yes, frequently. Makes me wonder if it's me, if I'm more particular. But I've had the reverse happen too, loved a book that had some really mediocre reviews. To each their own.

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  4. Congrats, Marjorie!

    I've had some issues with overhyped books in the past, and as far as I'm concerned this is one of those "it's me not you" situations.

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  5. yesit has happened to me it's teh reason why now i prefer to trust fewer review but by bloggers i know share teh same taste than me it help avoid those big disappointment

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  6. Hasn't happened to me yet, but shows how true that saying, 'to each his own', really is. :-)
    Congrats on the win, Marjorie!

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  7. Yes, unfortunately, that's happened to me, too. :)

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  8. Yes, it has. Very Disappointing!!

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  9. Congrats Marjorie. It's happened to me a couple of times. It's like everyone says, to each his own. I read the blurb and especially if it's by Authors I love I'll read it in spite of the negative reviews. And ended up loving it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. Yes, Marjorie, too often to remember! Covers will do it to me as well - easy to fool with pictures that appeal and have 0 to say about what's between the covers!

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  11. Too many times! Which is why I read the bad reviews too.

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  12. Yes--it has definitely happened to me--even with an author that I like or a series that I like. Sometimes a book just doesn't click with me.

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  13. It has happened a few times.

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  14. Books are very expensive in Canada and I think that is why I get disappointed.

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  15. Definitely. It's a change of opinion and sometimes the mood I'm in at the moment of reading. I do try to give the book another chance at a later date but some just really don't work for me.

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