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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #42 Comment Giveaway March 31, 2012

Welcome to SBB! How is everyone at the end of first quarter 2012? I had another busy week with my assistant out one day. I accomplished some good work but not everything I'd want to. Ah well. I keep on plugging away.  How about you?

Thank you to all those who commented last week.
I was really surprised by how few of you listen to audio books! Really only three out of 19 love audiobooks though several others do listen to certain authors; six have never tried audio and four are 'not into audio.'  I think I need to get more of you excited about audios.  

There was a nice variety of hobbies mentioned ... although I'm not sure I would count eating and sleeping as hobbies (bn100 and Abby). LOL  There are several people into needle hobbies like knitting, embroidering, cross stitching and quilting. Also there are a couple of travel buffs, photographers, writers and even exercise enthusiasts. 

The Winner from SBB #41 comments is: #8 Natasha. There are still 8 'love' books to pick from and 2 Christmas choices. Natasha 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, remaining Christmas Giveaway Books, 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 #42 Questions

Q1. This week mamabunny13 asks: Do you have a bucket list?
What is the craziest/wildest thing on your bucket list??
A:  No - I don't really have a bucket list. I have been blessed to do many things in my life. 
Image found at MidLife Road Trip

Q2. My question this week: Were you ever lost or left behind as a child??
A:  This question came to mind because of a book I read this week (Love to Water My Soul) where the little girl is left behind by the wagon train. But I did get left behind by my siblings while riding bikes in Atlantic City.  I was the youngest at six years old and they rode off leaving me in an unfamiliar neighborhood. The good thing was that nice people helped me get to the police and they gave me ice cream before delivering me home.

Image found at Zoodles

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!

This month the questions were shared by: Marjorie, Abby, heavensent1, Margaret and mammabunny13. The winner to pick a book for sharing questions is #3 heavensent1.

Your turn to share:

1. This week mamabunny13 asks: Do you have a bucket list?
What is the craziest/wildest thing on your bucket list??

2. My question is: Were you ever lost or left behind as a child??

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, April 6, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. I am very boring!! it is a no to both questions!

    I had to find out what a "bucket list" was before I answered the question!

  2. 1. No, I don't have a Bucket List. Perhaps I should begin one.

    2. I always kept a close eye on my Mother as a child. Not that I ever thought she would take off without me.

  3. Congrats to Natasha.
    I don't have a Bucket List. At this point in my life I'm quite content. :)

    I wasn't actually left behind but while down the shore in New Jersey on the boardwalk I turned away from my Dad while he was paying for my ice cream . I was 5 years old. But the crowd was so thick I was immediately lost. I actually remembered where my Dad had parked his truck and walked to it and got inside waiting. I can't tell you how long before I saw my Mom and Dad running to the truck crying and laughing.It seemed like forever.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. 1. This week mamabunny13 asks: Do you have a bucket list?
    I think i've been blessed to have done everything but one - which is
    What is the craziest/wildest thing on your bucket list?? !! and that is to actually write a book!
    2. My question is: Were you ever lost or left behind as a child??
    yes i was lost in a store while staying with my nana and uncle. we had gone to a large grocery store and somehow i missed following when they moved on from one aisle to the next. oh the anxiety of those very few moments! the sense of panic! then the sense of relief when they came back and retrieved me :))

    have a blessed Palm Sunday Martha!

  5. 1. I do not have a bucket list, unless you count reading every book on my shelves.
    2. I am an only child, so my parents were pretty good about never losing me, but there was one time when my mom forgot about me. It is was in high school and I had a late rehearsal during tech week for our musical and I was still waiting after all my friends had left. I called home and my mom was all apologetic for forgetting me.

  6. My answers are pretty boring this week. I don't have a bucket list, and I was never lost or forgotten as a child.

  7. I do not have a bucket list...yet at least >.>
    2. My mother was always too organized to leave me behind :)

  8. Q#1: I do not have a bucket list.
    Q#2: I was left behind as a child once. My mother and I went to Wal-Mart and while she was checking out I went to the bathroom. I was supposed to meet her outside the front doors. When I got there she wasn't there. I checked the checkout line and then looked for the car and it was gone. She said she forgot I had come with her. She got halfway home and turned around to come get me. We lived 20 minutes from Wal-Mart and this was before cell phones.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  9. #1 on my bucket list is to take a cruise through the Tahitian islands then spend a couple days in an overwater bungalow

    #2 I never got lost and thankfully neither did my kids or I would have completely freaked out
    msboatgal at

  10. 1. No, I don't.
    2. Not that I know of.


  11. I don't have a bucket list, but I would love to see more of the world like Egypt and take a Mediterranean cruise. Luckily I have never been left or lost.

  12. 1. I think Bucket Lists are a little morbid so no I didnt make one.

    2. No, thank goodness!

  13. I do have a bucket list but not for anything wild and crazy. I want to go to the Napa valley.
    2. No I never got lost or left behind.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  14. 1. Nope, don't really have a bucket list.

    2. I was never left behind and have never been lost.

  15. 1. I have a lot of things I would like to do or try in my lifetime but the wilddest thing for me but maybe not for others, is to go zip lining because I am very afraid of heights.
    2. I was left at home when I was about four years old but only for a few minutes when they did a head count and got six instead of seven! lol

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  16. 1. I "have" a bucket list. Not exactly bucket form but a long list of things I'd love to do or try.

    2. Not really. Only the next row....I do that quite often. Getting "lost" in the next row. *smacks head*

  17. 1. sort of, I have not written anything down but there is a couple of thing I would like to do/see/experience before I go feet up.
    2. I am lucky enough to answer no to this one. :)

  18. Oh I forgot half of question one, the wildest thing I would want to do is swim with dolphins. I know that it gan get pretty dangerous and I am not exactly a fan of swimming in the ocean, so yeah that is my wildest bucket list item.


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