I hope everyone had a safe New Year's transition...and now we are moving quickly into 2013!
Thank you to all who shared last week.
Most of us have at least one project planned for 2013. Many have learning goals: crafts for Birgit, languages for Ana, cooking and sewing for Jolene and driving for Abby. Several wish to do some traveling or vacationing. Ricki is planning on attending several Cons including dressing up so that sounds like fun! Several of us have "clean up" or organize goals. (Winnie and Abby want to reorganize books...I am doing that one too - I used to do it regularly but haven't for a year or two now.) And a couple of you have no specific goals in mind and Mary (who already did 'spring cleaning') hopes to have a calm year.
It looks like a preference for reading both favorite authors and new-to-me authors just barely edges out those who prefer to read new-to-me authors. Jolene is the only one apparently reviewing favorite authors or authors she follows and series. Winnie made a distinction that she likes to read both but would request new-to-me as she would buy her favs anyway. :-)
The Winner from SBB #80 comments is: #14 Carol. There are still 5 'love' books to pick from and new Christmas choices. Carol 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 #81 Questions
Q1. Faith Hope & Cherrytea asks several questions: (a)Do you post reviews of the books you read? (b)All or just some? (c)What determines if you post or don't? (d)Do you post for books you don't like? (e)Where do you post your reviews??
I chose to ask this question as it went along with some of the answers from last week.
(a)Do you post reviews of the books you read? Yes I do.
(b)All or just some? Almost all; some books I do short review comments.
(c)What determines if you post or don't? I do shorts for books that are off my shelf (TBR) picks and when I am pressed on time.
(d)Do you post for books you don't like? Yes, although I always try to include positive comments and specifics. Also, since I pick the books I will read, whether TBR or review offers, I tend to like most of what I read and have only had one or two that have been on the negative side.
(e)Where do you post your reviews? Obviously here on my blog but I am trying to get them up at Amazon and Goodreads to.
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Q2. My question this week: Did you celebrate the New Year with a Bang a Whimper or a Snore?? And did you make any resolutions this year??
A: I have to choose the Whimper option. I did stay awake although DH went to bed before midnight. I was doing work on my computer while New York partied. :-) And this year I did not stop to take time to make any resolutions -- at least not yet!
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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 draw from the suggestions I used during the month and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions. Thanks for sending in questions! I STILL HAVE A GROUP OF QUESTIONS AVAILABLE BUT THEY ARE FROM ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE SO SOME OF YOU MAY WANT TO ADD A QUESTION OR TWO! We can always use fresh questions.
Your turn to share:
1. Faith Hope & Cherrytea asks several questions: (a)Do you post reviews of the books you read? (b)All or just some? (c)What determines if you post or don't? (d)Do you post for books you don't like? (e)Where do you post your reviews??
2. My Question: Did you celebrate the New Year with a Bang a Wimper or a Snore?? And did you make any resolutions this year??
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.
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, January 11, 2013 at 10 PM central.