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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sharing Beyond Books #98 Comment Giveaway May 4, 2013

Hello; Welcome to SBB, Sharing Beyond Books.

Hi Friends. Happy Saturday night again! Yes it is Spring but a wet week for many. And Snow in the midwest! Yikes!
This was another strange work week with staff shortage. Aargh!
Thank you to all who shared last week.

We have a wide variety of favorite reading genres among us although the strongest groups mentioned were fantasy and romances. I am glad Holly explained that Shoujo is "a type of manga or graphic novel aimed at young women." I would have had to look that one up. There were several authors mentioned I don't know and soon I am going to do a giveaway post for you guys to pick a new author for me to read the next month. :-)

Good for the majority of you who have your email in boxes under control. Lacey may have a smaller number but even that is out of control when you aren't used to it. I wish my was even "tidal" as nrlymrtl said but I can imagine the 14K with mariska cause that is where mine is too! :-( [Oh - and thank you to several of you for your encouragement on my blog-- so sweet for you to say so.]
The Winner from SBB #97 comments is: #5 Holly who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the ARC/Review titles, Christmas titles or Love titles - all linked near the end of the post.  Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #98 Questions

Q1. Gwen asks:  What is your favorite genre of music??
A: I thought this might have been asked but it is not in my spreadsheet so it's fair game. I rarely listen to music since I almost always have a book going (print, Kindle reading outloud or MP3 Audiobook). If I were to put on music or sing to myself it would be praise and worship. If others are playing music I prefer 'easy listening' - maybe cause its my generation? 
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Q2. My bookish Question this week: Can you think of a "Famous" or well known Author you have never read??
A: There are many for me but two jump to mind. Stephanie Meyer since I have not read the Twilight books and really don't plan to.  And although I started one book by the very prolific author, Danielle Steel, I never finished and have not read any other of her novels
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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! We can always use fresh questions. I do have a group of questions from the same submitters so if you have a question don't be afraid to ask!

Your turn to share:

Q1. Gwen asks: What is your favorite genre of music??

Q2. My bookish Question this week: Can you think of a "Famous" or well known Author you have never read??

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, May 10, 2013 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. Classic Rock.

    2. John Green.

  2. 1. I generally like female song writers and honestly couldn't just name on music genre. I do like folksy kind of music though, nothing too "loud" (maybe that is old age speaking, hahaha).

    2. Brace yourself, because I have never read ... J.K. Rowling or Nora Roberts, to name just two. BTW no Twilight books for me either!

  3. 1. I enjoy a wide variety of music, such as hip-hop, alternative rock, country, etc. :)

    2. I've never read any books by J. K. Rowling.

  4. I like songs with meaning ful lyrics ( i want to be able to hear the lyrics so not too hight music that become noise)

    3) nora roberst ( but i do have one of her book at least ^^) and charlaine harris

  5. I usually listen to the Golden Oldies form the 60's and 70's. But classical if I listen while reading.

    Hmmm, I haven't read Stephanie Meyers either. And then there is Jim and Sharon Butcher. I've never read their stories.

    PS--Martha, you will love Danielle Steel.

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. 1. My favorite genre of music is a mix actually. I love a few classics otherwise I listen to pop.

    2. I have never read Karen Marie Moning and I really need to get to her books because I've heard SO many good things about her books!

  7. 1) Some rock, nothing that is screamo.

    2)Stephanie Meyer

  8. 1. I love 70s and 80s music, but today's Pop and Alternative are also great.
    2. I have never read Tom Clancey or John Grishom.

  9. 1. I don't really have a fav. Certain types of music I don't enjoy (rap, heavy metal, korean pop) but otherwise otherwise that has a nice tune, vocals & beat is fine with me.
    2. JK Rowling & Stephanie Meyer; with no intentions to read either. While I love the LOTR movies I've never finished reading Tolkien either.

  10. 1. I love Shaker music the most. I can play them when I am feeling low and always feel better.

    2. Barbara Cartland!


  11. 1. I like modern country, not the twangy kind and 80's rock (yeah the big hair bands lol)

    2. I have never read a Stephen King book

  12. 1: I really enjoy Classical, which probably stems from my love of ballet, which I have taken for years. I also like pop.

    2: I haven't read Stephanie Meyer either, although many of my friends have. The types of books she writes aren't for me.

  13. I enjoy a genre that I refer to as Canadian Rock - it includes Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, and other bands like that.

    I've never read JK Rowling or Stephani Meyer. I was never into YA prior to book blogging, and even now neither really appeals to me, even though I love fantasy.

  14. 1. like all kinds
    2. EL James

  15. I listen to mostly alternative or Celtic when I do listen to music - usually at work.

    I have never read Stephen King or Stephanie Meyer or Louis Lamour. Though I do plan to give The Stand by King a try sometime this year.

  16. I mainly listen to country music but I will listen to most anything.

    I,too, haven't read any Stephanie Meyer books or J.K. Rowling.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  17. 1. I don't listen to a lot of music anymore. My favourite is classical. Not all of it, but pieces here & there.

    2. Probably heaps, but I'd rather read great books rather than books by writers who are 'famous'.

  18. 1. I like a variety of music, country, classical, Christian rock and the oldies.

    2. I have never read a James Patterson book.

  19. Q1. I love rock and also soft rock. I also like certain country music.

    Q2. I have never read anything by Agatha Christie. (I know, I know lol)

  20. Q1. Gwen asks: What is your favorite genre of music??
    Definitely Rock music. I listen to lots of Rock music it, be it 60s and 80s like I love most or be it K-Pop (Korean) and J-Pop (Japanese), which I found mad love for in the 90s and still love even now.

    Q2. My bookish Question this week: Can you think of a "Famous" or well known Author you have never read??
    Lots of them. I have never read any books by James Patterson or Stephen King or Dean Koontz or Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb or Clive Cussler or David Baldacci or John Grisham or Julie Kagawa or Kelley Armstrong or John Green or David Leviathan or......
    You, know, I could keep this going for hours. I don't read books based on them having a popular/famous author. I read them based on what they are about.

  21. 1.) I don't really have a favorite genre, I'm not that picky. Though Fun is my absolute favorite band.

    2.) Quite a few. Most of the people on the New York's Bestseller list, a bunch of mainstream authors like Shayla Black, etc. I'm more of an indie gal myself :)

  22. 1. My favorite is hard rock and metal music.
    2. I have never read anything by J.K. Rowling.

  23. Q1. Ooo I love music! Classical, operatic, pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, some J-Pop, country, basically most except for techno and hard rock or others that are too loud and hurt my ears.

    Q2. Nora Roberts! I LOVE her as J.D. Robb though. Isn;t that strange.

  24. 1- I listen to trance or house. Classical too, but mostly when the violin is one of the instruments.

    2- I can mention some.. Like Danielle Steel, Agatha Christie, Nora Roberts, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Mary Higgins Clark, Philip Pullman, Tolkien.. And it's a very long list!

  25. 1. I don't listen to music much because I also usually am listening to books but when I do it is usually pop.

    2. J. K. Rowling...yes I haven't and will probably never read the Harry Potter books since I have seen the movies.

  26. 1 - I like all kinds of music, style depends on my current mood, I have always loved songs from Broadway/movie musicals.
    2 - Anne Rice, Stephanie Meyer, that 50 Shades Author

  27. 1. I actually like a bit of everything, nothing to loud like heavy metal etc.

    2. Quite a few the others have mentioned Jodi Picoult, John Green, Danielle Steel.


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