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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sharing Beyond Books #263 Comment Giveaway July 30, 2016

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
The post is a little late tonight because hubby and I were watching the movie Jack Frost Rise of the Guardians. I enjoyed the animation and the story although I have to think the dark parts might not be so good for younger children.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

Most of us will read a book even if we don't like the cover. HOWEVER - many of us acknowledge that we are drawn to look at the blurb because of a good cover so it is possible we wouldn't look at a good book that has an unimpressive cover. I have to agree with Fredaman's comment: "I learned that having a great book cover doesn't always make the book great, and vice versa."

Several of us noted that a too sexy cover is a turn off and we wouldn't buy a book with such a cover. (That is how I feel about the old 'bodice ripper' covers too although some of the older books are tamer than the new ones.)


The Winner from SBB #262 comments is:#10 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 - maybe the beginning of next year, lol.] Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #263
(One Question.)
My question this week: Are you a cheerful riser or do you wake up/get up grumpy more often than not??
I am a cheerful rise. Not that I always jump right out of bed. But even when I have to roll myself out I start with a "good morning". That gets even better when I get my coffee!
I found two images I really liked. Which would you pick?
Image Found at A Medium Corporation

dog memes stages of getting up in the morning
2nd image found at

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.

The questions in July were shared by Jenna, Becky, CarolL and bn100. picked #1 of 4 so Jenna gets a book choice or GC credit.

Your turn to share:
My question this week: Are you a cheerful riser or do you wake up/get up grumpy more often than not??

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 6, 2016 at 5 PM central.


  1. Congrats, Fredamans!
    I used to be a cheerful riser, but since I gave up coffee I'm definitely more on the grumpy side.

  2. grumpy riser lately but only because i only get 2/3h instead of the 8or10 i need^^;;

  3. I do not like getting up in the morning, but I'm not grumpy about it, just resigned.

  4. Love those images. :) The puppies have it right. I'm a cheerful riser I'd say. And the smile grows with every sip of coffee.
    Congrats to Fredamans.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I am not an early person. I love to sleep in and snooze any chance I can get. Rare when one has to wake up early to work :(

  6. I'm a cheerful riser, even my co-workers can't believe that I am so cheerful at 5am the time we have to be at work.

  7. Thanks so much for the win, I filled in the form.
    I am not a morning person, at least until I've had my coffee. :-)

  8. Love this question. I am a cheerful riser, can't wait to start the day. My husband looks angry when he gets up and it takes him at least an hour to even say anything.

  9. I tend to be a cheerful riser, but it's always nice to sleep late.

  10. Congrats to Freda.
    After my coffee you can talk to me okay!!!

  11. I'm not grumpy but tend to be very quiet and wish I was back in bed!

  12. I'm cheerful unless i wake-up with a headache then I'm grumpy.


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