Hello again on Saturday Night! It's been another busy week and I have heard lots of bloggers bemoaning the heat. I guess I don't notice so much since I tend to be indoors most of the time.
Thank you to all who shared last week.
Only a few commenters have re-purposed books for more than giveaways, though many like the crafty ideas. Carol linked to an etsy site where they make purses out of books! Ricki has made bookmarks out of a book torn in the mail. Marianne has made plaques from old books - sounds interesting. And nrlymrtl has turned some damaged books into compost... not pretty but environmentally friendly. :-)
All but a few people do like to watch some of the Olympics. The favorite sports seemed to be gymnastics and swimming. I was sorry to read that several people thought the coverage this year has been lacking.
The Winner from SBB #61 comments is: #9 nrlymrtl There are still 6 'love' books to pick from and 1 Christmas choice (I guess I'll have to add some titles to that list soon). nrlymrtl please choose a book (or GC if international) from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway, remaining Christmas Giveaway Book, OR pick from the Updated ARC/Review List and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.
Q1. Marjorie asks: Do you ever listen to the radio??
A: I rarely listen to radio anymore. Most of the time I will have a book going in print, ebook or audio. I will occasionally listen to my choir CDs in the car to learn the songs. And my DH will put on 80s music, rock and roll or country gospel, depending on his mood, when we are sitting by the pool.
Our outside player looks like this.
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Q2. My question: Is there a book that has gotten a lot of buzz and hype that you wouldn't or don't want to read??
A: First I will say I haven't read the Twilight series and don't plan to although my son said I should try it. But this past year there was a lot of buzz about Fifty Shades of Grey. I guess I could start by not being interested in something touted as 'virgin and erotic.' However, several people have told me that it is the equivalent of 'housewife porn'. Looking at the mixed reviews and few excerpts (I do investigate before I just say "no") the writing does not sound particularly well done and the plot idea does not draw me in. Sooo - this is one title I am passing on and have no plans to read (and I have no interest in the movie either).
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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 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. Marjorie asks: Do you ever listen to the radio??
2. My question: Is there a book that has gotten a lot of buzz and hype that you wouldn't/ don't want to read??
SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 7 books available to choose from. Also I have added the Updated ARC/Review List now.
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 24, 2012 at 10 PM central.