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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sharing Beyond Books #25 December 3, 2011

Hello all - Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books!  It's Saturday evening and I am slipping this in as I have company (my sister and one of my nieces) visiting.
Thank you for commenting last week.

We had a pretty mixed group on favorite mythologies. Lots of two and three votes and some couldn't pick and scottsgal avoids them. :-)  Ricki had the unique pick with Australian myths.

I guess we all enjoy the hops to some extent but we all agree it takes too long to enter. Krystal is the most industrious to get through most of the list. I hope you won something. I actually won a two blogs. One was Birgit's after she was sweet enough to send an email reminding me to enter hers too! LOL Thanks again Birgit!


The Winner from SBB #24 comments is: #7 Sarah. There are still 9 'love' books to pick from, 4 Christmas choices and 2 Summer titles below so Sarah please choose a book from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway or remaining Christmas Giveaway Books, the one summer book below OR pick from the ARC box and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #25 Questions

Q1. This week I picked mamabunny13's Q which has two Qs:  [A] A lot of people associate holidays with food but what is your ALL TIME favorite anytime meal and how often do you get to indulge? 

[B] Okay, I also have to  know what your favorite holiday dish is :D??
A:  I think I have to go with a tie for my ALL TIME Favorite meal ... and anytime meal and how often don't go together for this one for me. Now my two favs are often served together but it is hard to eat that much anymore. My favs? Filet Mignon (rare!) and lobster tail with melted butter. So okay - a Surf and Turf photo works!  It seems I only get this about once a year - at least the lobster part. The filet I get maybe three times because my DH will buy them or my Dad loves to serve them or we'll eat out at a good restaurant once in a while. 

B. My favorite holiday dish? Still thinking...Okay I will choose Sand Tart Cookies since I love them and they remind me of my mother.

Q2. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas but you might celebrate another seasonal holiday like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Twelfth Night, Boxing Day, Ephipany or maybe something else. If you are from "downunder" do you celebrate Christmas now which is your summertime? I would like to know what is your favorite decoration for the holiday that you celebrate this month??

A:  I had to think about this and decide between the Christmas lights and the Christmas tree.  I chose the tree because that includes lights and ornaments that I love. :-)
This was last year's tree which actually did not have some of my favorite ornaments but Heather helped put it up when I was too busy so it was lovely for that thoughtfulness.
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. I thank everyone for submitting questions but some of you others might want to get in a question or two as we have a few people submitting most of the questions so far.  Either way - it works for me. :-)

Your turn to share:

1. mamabunny13 asks: 

[A] A lot of people associate holidays with food but what is your ALL TIME favorite anytime meal and how often do you get to indulge??
[B] Okay, I also have to know what your favorite holiday dish is :D??

2.  What is your favorite decoration for the holiday that you celebrate this month??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 14 books available plus 2 left in the Summer titles to choose from. Also I have added the Review and ARC Box now.

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

A Summer Affair (Calhoun Chronicles)A Summer Affair (Calhoun Chronicles)
I love Susan Wigg's 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, December 9 at 10PM central.


  1. 1. My favorite regular food would have to be pasta which I do have at least once a week. For holidays, I would have to say mashed sweet potatoes (unless Christmas cookies count!).
    2. I am currently working on making a wreath out of ornaments. I have never owned a wreath before, but if this turns out well, I know it will be my favorite decoration. I also have a handmade stuffed Christmas penguin that my husband bought me last year that sits on the mantle and he is awfully cute!

  2. 1. ALL time favourite would be Roast Lamb with all the trimmings. Spring lamb is delicious right now.
    HOLIDAY favourite is a dessert: my Mother's Port Wine Trifle. Don't eat & drive.

    2. We have a beautiful Christmas Angel that sits on the top of the Christmas Tree. She tends to topple, as if she had been into my Mother's trifle, so she receives a lot of attention straightening her up.

  3. Woohoo, I filled out the winner's form for you.

    1. a. I love a good steak. We don't have it often, so it's a treat to have.
    1. b. Holiday cookies should definitely count. I love soft gingerbread.

    2. I love the look for a fully decorated Christmas tree, but I hate doing the decorating.

  4. 1A-My favorite anytime meal is T-bone steak, baked potato and a Caesar salad. I try to have it at least every other month.
    1B-My favorite holiday dish is my mother's fried sweet potatoes.
    2-My favorite decoration is my Christmas tree. It's pretty big and I love to load it down with lots of ornaments/decorations. (about 500!) One year I held a contest where you had to guess the amount of ornaments and the winner got a prize! My next contest will be find Waldo if I can ever find a Waldo ornament! lol

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  5. 1. My favourite food is mashed potatoes, and I get it ever 2 weeks when my grandparents are home, and once ever 4 months when they aren't :(

    Favourite holiday food is sweet potatoes with cranberries and marshmellows which I get every fall/winter holiday :)

    2. My favourite decoration is this wooden mouse, it's so cute!

  6. 1. my fave meal is definitely Thanksgiving - love everything about it

    2. my fave christmas decorations is the D56 display we have - hubby made gorgeous backdrops of mountains and a lake - it's so pretty
    msboatgal at

  7. 1. My favorite is beef fried noodles.
    2. It's the Christmas tree. I love unpacking the ornaments and putting them up.

  8. 1. My favourite meal would be Korean barbecue, love the whole meal from the assortment of little appetizer dishes to the sweet rice dessert drink at the end. I don't get to have it too often, maybe once every now and then when we visit a Korean restaurant.

    2. As for favourite Christmas decoration, I would choose the Christmas tree too with all the lights, decorations and candy canes on it!


  9. 1. I have a weakness for French fries and I indulge in them about once a month.

    2. A handmade fairy my niece made.

  10. OMG, I totally agree with Scottsgal. Every single thing about it and the food I love. Of course the full meal is once a year with variations at Christmas but we do have a turkey at least once more throughout the year.
    My favorite holiday dish is a Thanksgiving one and it's mashed potatoes mixed with mashed turnips and cream and butter. Delicious and it wouldn't be Thanksgiving in out family without it.

    It's definitely my tree. Love the ornaments and the lights. It's my favorite decoration of all.
    GFC name is lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. 1. My fav food is pizza, hands down. As to the holidays, well, does gingerbread count?

    2. I had to think about that one as I've got so many Christmasy knickknacks and it's hard to pick one favorite. Hmmm ... I think that candles in general are my fav decorative items for the season.

    P.S.: You're welcome, Martha! Hope you got the cute onesie for your grandchild :-) as it's super cute!

  12. 1. Oh dear...I'll have to say Italian pastas! Noodle lover here so give me a hearty plate of pasta anytime!! I try to eat it as much as I can get away with??

    Holiday dish....Crabmeat with veggies? Weird as I don't know what it's called.

    2. Err....Christmas tree with loads of pressies under them and twinkly lights? No candles allowed sadly.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com


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