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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sharing Beyond Books #91 Comment #Giveaway March 16, 2013

Hello, Welcome to SBB.
I hope everyone has had a lovely week. I have had a great visit in Vancouver, WA at EPICon 2013.  I have learned good info for my publishing company and picked up a new supply of bookmarks to share as well as a few new books to review and share!
Thank you to all who shared last week.

We had some really nice ideas for libraries. The three biggest criteria were lots of shelves, comfy seating and good lighting. Several liked staircases or rolling stairs and a few liked fireplaces. Texas Book Lover would want accessible and rotating (forward and back) shelves which sounds good. I love nrlymrtl's suggestion of a revolving book door always bringing in new books to replace old! Congrat's to Carol NW who has a library room - maybe you could share pictures. :-)

Some of you named favorite pet birds and others outside birds. Cardinals, cockatiels and hummingbirds got three votes each; owls and seagulls got two each. Then there were a variety of wonderful choices. I figured at least a few of you might have birds as pets. We used to have many zebra and society finches as well as a couple of lovebirds. One of our son's favorite was a talking green parrot.
The Winner from SBB #90 comments is: #16 Natasha, who can make a book choice from the ARC/Review titles, Christmas titles or Love titles - all linked near the end of the post. OR- if international, choice GC. Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #91 Questions

Q1. Carol L says: I love Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series. I realize these books start with a young Jamie and up to middle aged so far so I'd ask with him being in his 30's & early 40's. Who would you choose to play the role of Jamie Fraser in a movie??
A:  I have to admit that I have put off using this question as I can't answer it because I don't pay much attention to actors. I'll be interested in everyone else's answer as I don't have a clue! ... although - maybe the guy who plays Castle - Nathan Fillion?
Image found at IMBd.

Q2. My non-bookish Question this week: What is your favorite flower??
A: Well, who doesn't love a beautiful rose? But that is not my favorite. Of outdoor flowers I pick Daffodils BUT for most favorite and an indoor choice I go with African Violets. 
I might have pictures of my own violets in bloom but since it is too late and I am too tired to pull out my back up drive to try to find them. 
Besides- this is a great shot with variety.
Image found at Parkseed.

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! We can always use fresh questions.

Your turn to share:

1. Carol L asks: Who would you choose to play the role of Jamie Fraser in a movie??

2. My non-bookish Question this week: What is your favorite flower??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the new Valentine and "Love" books  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, March 22, 2013 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. As I haven't read the books I cannot throw in my 2 cents here, but I must admit that I usually don't really think about which actor/actress might be suitable for a certain fictional hero/ine anyway.

    2. Tulips are hands down my favorite flowers.

  2. Happy St Patrick's day!
    1) i'm not good with actor either and i havebn't read this series yet so i can't answer this one.

    2 as flowers i like "oeillets" and "freesias"

    all the best

  3. 1. I never picture specific actors when reading a book, so I don't know.
    2. Definitely tulips, especially the feathered ones.

  4. 1. I don't watch TV very much so I have never seen Castle, couldn't tell you who should play him.

    2. My favorite flower is the peony. I love them from my childhood. They are so extravantly big and smell great. Miss them.


  5. Can't answer the 1st questions I've not read the book/series nor do I watch much tv/movies to have any preferences or be familiar with the current crop of actors.

    My fav flower is the lily.

  6. 1. The only actor I really like is Josh Holloway from the TV show LOST. I'm not sure if he would be good for the role.

    2. I love all flowers but I especially like pansies, they are beautiful and delicate.


  7. 1) I have yet to read this series so I have no clue who Jamie is :(

    2) I love roses and the fire and ice rose has always been a fav.

  8. It's been nearly 2 decades since I read The Outlander. Let's see.... someone who looks good in a kilt and can handle a sword. Maybe one of the nice youngish men from The Spartans movie. Plenty to choose from there.

    We have the desert version of spiderwort growing all over our property and I love it. I water it on purpose. We also have bee balm all over, which bees and hummingbirds love too. Some of the bee balm 'bushes' get as tall as me.

  9. 2) The Bird of Paradise, yes It is a flower :)

  10. 1. I think a few actors could look the part, but it's the faking of accents I don't like. So, I think an actor native to Scotland. James McAvoy might fit the bill.

    2. I do love roses. Blood red. I tend to like most flowers though.

  11. I don't know who Jamie Fraser is so I don't have an it a guy?

    As far as flowers, I still love daisies.

  12. My favorite flowers are pink & lavender roses.

  13. 1. I don't know since I don't follow actors and know who plays what anymore.

    2. My favorite flowers are lilacs. We have a bush outside of our kitchen window and I love the smell in the spring.


  14. 1 - Hugh Jackman could probably play Jaime
    2 - I love Lilacs

  15. my favorite flower is the Rose

  16. I'm terrible at picking actors for characters, so I'll abstain.

    I love carnations. So simple to find and so pretty to look at.

  17. 1. I've not read that book series, yet.

    2. My favorite flowers are calla lilies, tulips, and roses.

  18. 1. Never read that series so I have no idea

    2. My fave scent is lilacs for the short time they bloom but I also love lillies

  19. Even though it's my question, I don't picture actors either when I read I read about a character. I imagine my own version. :) If I myself had to choose though I'd probably choose a little younger Liam Neeson.

    My favorite flower is the Tulip and Gardenia.

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  20. 1. Okay, I am not familiar with this series so I don't think I should simply throw out any names. Sorry, not much help here.

    2. Roses and orchids!! Although I like a LOT of other flowers too


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