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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sharing Beyond Books #74 Comment Giveaway November 10, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!

Happy Saturday Night. I hope everyone is doing well. My stupid cold is back so it looks like I will be making a doctor appointment this coming week.
Have you been thinking about something(s) you are thankful for??

Thank you to all who shared last week.

The responses for female characters to swap with were great characters! Included were Eve, Cat, Lindsey Boxer, Nancy Drew, Hermoine, Sookie and more! I am a little surprised no one mentioned Claire from the Outlander series. There were a couple mentioned that I will be looking up like: Vin and Pia.

There were fun responses regarding cleaning too! Several agree that swifter products are favorites. But Birgit had to look up the word and Mary P stated that cleaning and favorite shouldn't be in the same sentence!! Oxymoron right? :-)


The Winner from SBB #73 comments is: #3 scottsgal There are still 5 'love' books to pick from and 1 Christmas choice (see my note above about adding more titles to that list soon). scotsgal please choose a book (or GC if international) from the remaining five Love Books List for Giveaway, the new Christmas Giveaway Book list, 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.

WEEK #74 Questions

Q1. Winnie asks: What do you think about anthologies - love them or not a fan??
I do love anthologies! Although I don't think I have read too many this year - I can only think of a couple. But I have some good ones on my shelves and maybe I'll linethem up for next year. :-)
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Q2. Okay - time now... What are your top TWO choices for "I am Thankful for:"?? (Just two this week, save more for next week.)
A: Fairly easy for me as my #1 and #2 Thanks are for my faith and my husband and family!

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. Winnie asks: What do you think about anthologies - love them or not a fan??

2. What are your top TWO choices for "I am Thankful for:"?? (Just two this week, save more for next week.)

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining Valentine and "Love" books (5 left) or the new Christmas Giveaway Books. Also I have added the Updated ARC/Review List 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, November 23, 2012 at 10 PM central.


  1. interesting questions:
    1) i don't mind anthologie but sometimes i'm lost because one novella is part of a series i don't know and can't be read without the series so when the series is several books long already it's disappointing. The novella in the anthologie should be able to be read as a standalone to make us like the serie and want more ( sometimes in teh same time a good addition to the existants books yes but you shouldn't be obligated to have read it to understand the novella)

    2) what i'm thankful for: my family and the authors and bloggers who open their contest and giveaways to international and by doing so offer me the opportunity to discover new authors and series

  2. 1. I enjoy reading anthologies.

    2. I am thankful for my husband and my close friends.

  3. 1. Not a fan of anthologies at all
    2. My family & my health. (International)

  4. I don't even know who Vin and Pia are. Lol. SORRY!!

    1. Don't think I've read any actually *hides*

    2. I am Thankful for 1) Family and Friends AND 2) BOOKS!! (without which you can just about kill me)

    Thanks Martha!!

  5. 1. I'm not crazy for anthologies.
    2. I'm thankful for my daughters and I'm thankful for that the political calls day and night have stopped. Sheesh!

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  6. 1. I love anthologies - they are a great way to try new authors or get a short read from an author you already love.
    2. I am thankful for my husband and my dog.

  7. Sometimes anthologies work for me (Like GRR Martin's Wildcard series) but usually they don't. I thoroughly enjoy reveling in a world and characters that take a good 200 pages or more to get to know.

    This week I am most thankful to a cooking, cleaning husband as I have a broken foot.

  8. Feel better soon, Martha!

    1. I do enjoy anthologies. I've discovered some good authors that way.

    2. I'm thankful for books and family :D

  9. 1. I do enjoy anthologies, but I prefer full length books. If I love a story I don't want it to end, so the longer the better.

    2.I am Thankful for: family & good health.

  10. 1. It depends on the anthology, but in general I like them.

    2. I am thankful for the good health of my son, and that I have opportunities to pursue my passions, and not just fight to survive.

  11. 1. I love anthologies. I love finding new authors that way too.

    2. I am thankful for my family and books.

  12. I do not love or hate anthologies,I guess i'm okay with them but I definitely love Full length books. :)

    I'm thankful for my family and the all the awesome books in the world. :)


    GFC Follower-Nuzaifa H

  13. What do you think about anthologies - love them or not a fan??
    I do like anthologies - perfect for those brief reading opps!

    2. What are your top TWO choices for "I am Thankful for:"??
    God's embrace of Grace
    the gift of children ..

  14. 1. I'm not really a fan of anthologies unless it's an anthology of short stories by the one author or authors that I am familiar with and enjoy reading. This is because I've rarely encountered an anthology (one that doesn't fit either case above) where I've enjoyed all the stories. Also, there are times where a short story just isn't satisfying enough for me.

    2. I am thankful for my family and friends that I have around me. :)


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