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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #40 Comment Giveaway March 17, 2012

Welcome to another Saturday SBB. When this posts I will most likely be enjoying a steak dinner with some wonderful new friends I have met at the EPICCon here in San Antonio. I have met other publishers, some editors and many authors.  I plan on reviewing and featuring some of them in the next few months.

Thank you to all those who commented last week.
Eight people sleep on the right side of the bed; seven sleep on left, and four in the middle. And we all prefer the bed for sleeping.  No couch lounges among us!

Although five people have not changed their reading habits, the majority, 15 of us, have changed reading habits due to blogging. Whether we are bloggers or readers most of us agree that we read broader genres and have find more new authors through the blogging world.


The Winner from SBB #39 comments is: #11 Krystal. There are still 8 'love' books to pick from and 2 Christmas choices. Krystal please let me know if you want a GC (if you are international) or 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 #40 Questions

Q1. This week heavensent1 asks:  If you could have anyone to be your sidekick on your adventures...who would it be (real or fictional)??
A:  Okay - for once I tried to give myself a day ahead of time to think of an answer to this. That didn't really help. If Rourke counts as a sidekick to Eve Dallas (series by JD Robb) then he's my choice. But I am thinking I like Jenks as a sidekick too from The Hollows series by Kim Harrison (I have to get the new book!).
Chewie is a good choice for brawn. :-)

Q2. My book related question this week: Have you ever attended a book/publishing conference, including the open book sale portion??
A:  Since I am attending a conference this weekend I thought of this question.  This is the first time I have attended as an actual member of the industry - as a publisher. It has been very enlightening and helpful for me in focusing my goals and plans.  Beside meeting a great group of new friends.  Several summers ago I did go to the book fair day at the RT Convention in Orlando. That was fun and I met several authors who I had met online.  Hopefully I can share a few pictures in the next few weeks. 

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. :-)  The question list is being replenished!  Thanks for sending in questions!

Your turn to share:

1. heavensent1 asks: If you could have anyone to be your sidekick on your adventures...who would it be (real or fictional)??
2. My book related question this week: Have you ever attended a book/publishing conference, including an open book fair??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 10 books available to choose from. Also I have added the Review and ARC Box now.

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, March 23, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. I would love Hermione Granger to be my sidekick because she's super smart :D

    2. No

  2. 1. Don't laugh, but first one that came to mind was Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic books. Of course I already have a close friend just like that, so I might reconsider my choice. A male sidekick? Uhm, can't think of one right now.

    2. Unfortunately we're not exactly blessed with such conventions in my country, so the answer to that is no.

  3. 1) My husband - reliable, pragmatic but also willing to take plenty of risks!

    2) Never done so but would certainly love to (one day).

  4. 1. I would actually take my daughter. She's loads of fun, very clever (if I do say so myself) and we get along together very well.
    2. No, but I would love to. The closest I have ever come is an author book signing.

  5. 1. I'd choose Jimmy Neutron! Having a Science whiz by my side would be helpful in times of trouble.
    2. I've only attended book fairs so far. There isn't much book-related activities in my residency area.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  6. OMG, I wanted Roarke lol Well Martha if he refuses to give you up I suppose I could pick Dean Winchester from Supernatural. :)
    I sadly have never attended any conferences or book fairs.
    Congrats to the winner.
    Carol L.

  7. 1. This might sound cheesy, but I would choose my husband.
    2. Not really. I used to edit for an epublisher that is now defunct, and one year one of the big Romance conventions was held in my city and the managing editor flew in and I had to drive her around and help her set up, but I didn't go.

  8. I'd like to tag along on with Alex Cross from James Pattersons novels.

    Never attended a conference

  9. Sidekicks are hard. I tried and tried, but couldn't really think of a sidekick.

    I've never been to a convention or conference. But this will change this year because I'm going to BEA.

  10. 1. Richard Castle! Funny, quite brave, smart, eyecandy, and he knows when a gun is not cocked.

    2. They don't have those in my country. How I wish I could attend a book con!

  11. 1. I would pick Jessie Hauptman (from Mercy Thompson) because she's got a lot of power over the werewolves (her father is Alpha) and she's awesome.

    2. Nope

  12. I would want Bear Grylls from Man vs. Wild to be my companion on our adventures. He has the skills to keep us alive. I've been to book fairs when I was little, but haven't been to any conferences.

  13. 1. I was actually thinking Hermione Granger can't be intelligence.
    2. I have not yet, hoping to go soon though!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaways!

  14. 1. Stephanie Plum!

    2. No

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  15. 1: jenks is such a great choice, so useful . if i wanted some one more powerful i would choose curran from the kate daniel serie by ilona andrews

    2: in Belgium there are nearly nothing. Even when there is a signing session ( so few) you can only have one book signed and there isn't any special contest or tombola like i saw some was done in the US
    I was lucky last year to attend, on my birthday, to a signing session with Patricia Briggrs and Kelley amrstrong ( two authors yes but you had to choose since it was only one book - to help me my mother was there and went to one and my to the others)

    all the best


  16. 1. That's easy! I didn't even have to think about it! It's Roarke!!!

    2. I haven't been to any conferences or book fairs.

  17. 1- sidekick hmmm - harrison ford? johnny depp? gerard butler? for the manpower ")
    poirot or miss marple for the mystery connxns

    2- yes, Christian Booksellers when it came to my city made it possible for me to attend. the kids were still wee then, so that was the deciding factor of when/where I would go...
    enjoyed it for sure

  18. 1. Bear Grylls
    2. No


  19. I have never attended a book fair and would like to. So many books to discover!



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