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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sharing Beyond Books #8 August 6, 2011

Welcome to another Saturday night! I see from last week's answers that I failed to change Question 3 in the wrap up so some people answered that rather than the new Q. My Bad and I apologize. Guess I should be more careful when I am extra tired. Now I will delete the old Qs right away so I don't make that mistake again.

Thanks again for the interesting answers. :-)

It looks like many of us would give second chances to our favorite authors but are less likely to give a second chance to a new to us author if we didn't care for the their first book we read. Some mention they would check reviews then before giving a second chance.  There is an example when reviews can be helpful to us. :-)

I was surprised that I had one of the larger families although Jane, Jennifer and Louisa were up there too. And Mary P noted four generations who could populate a small country! I love that Jennifer has a Nanny who is 92. Just think of the changes she has observed over her lifetime!  I hope Carol will feel part of the blog family so she knows she doesn't have to feel alone.

Most of us started as young readers. I liked how some of you were avid library readers. Mary P mentioned how books are part of gift giving - very cool!  Ricki is the only one who acknowledged in print the addiction that we all share:  BOOKS! *G*

The Winner from SBB #7 comments is: #8 LINDA K.  There are still 9 'love' books to pick from, 8 Christmas choices and 4 Summer titles below. So Linda - please choose a book from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway or remaining Christmas Giveaway Books or the summer books below and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #8 Questions
I am backing down to two questions instead of three for the forseeable future to help with time constraints for all of us. I hope no one has a big objection.
Q1.  Winnie asks this week's first question:  Which book do you think would make a great movie or tv show? Or which book do you want to see it made into a new medium?
A: I would love to see the Project Universe Series by Pauline Baird Jones made into TV series or movie. These are science fiction romance stories and I love the steampunk, time travel mix and aliens from the future mix.  I'm reading book #4 right now.
Frank Peretti books would be great too. Oh and the Study Series or Inside Out and Outside In by Maria V. Snyder too!

Q2.  I decided to pick this Q to go with Winnie's. What is an existing movie that you like that you read as a book first?
A:  I'm sure I am going to miss one... or two... good choices. The Harry Potter movies are grand but not really as full as the books.  The movie that comes to mind where I thought they did a pretty good job with the book is The Time Traveller's Wife.  I actually listened to that on Audible which was a little hard to get used to because Henry jumps forward and backward in time.


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 FormAt the end of each month I will draw from the suggestions I used the month before and that person will get a book choice or GC.

Your turn to share: 
1. What book do you think would make a great movie or TV show?
2. What is an existing movie you like that you read as a book first?

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 17 books available plus 4 more in the Summer titles to choose from.

Secrets of a Summer Night (The Wallflowers, Book 1)Secrets of a Summer Night (The Wallflowers, Book 1)
The one I have is hardcover.

One Reckless Summer: A Destiny Novel 

This book is brand new, but will be gently
read if I get to read it!
Under the Boardwalk: A Dazzling Collection of All-New Summertime Love Stories (Sonnet Books)
Under the Boardwalk: A Dazzling Collection of All-New Summertime Love Stories (Sonnet Books)

My paperback is from 1999 and
has a beach image.

My copy is a paperback from 2006
with a different cover.
The Summerhouse

 Hmmm - this has a bit of magic in the plot.

A Summer Affair (Calhoun Chronicles) 

I love Susan Wiggs historicals!

SBB Rules: a) Must be a follower; b) Share a comment on any (or all) of the two/three questions 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 by Friday, August 12 at 10PM central. 

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