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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sharing Beyond Books #104 Comment Giveaway June 15, 2013

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to SBB, Sharing Beyond Books.

School is out so is anyone enjoying a vacation yet? My grandkids are still busy with baseball championships etc. I am still (always) avoiding the sun.

Thank you to all who shared last week.

Only two of us (miki and Diamond) buy more than one version for covers although Gwen plans to. :-). However -- nrlymrtl will get the audio for her DH, which I completely understand and I do that too when I can get my DH to listen. Several mentioned that they wait for several releases then buy the 'prettiest' cover. I never even considered that. And another handful of us do like to collect the full series for authors/series we love.
The only 'unusual pet' mentioned more than once was a chinchilla. Chickens (not on farm) and other birds were mentioned, including Di's grackle. Nikki mentioned fish and I had to look up "climbing perch."  Again I was a little surprised at the handful of people who had no pets.

The Winner from SBB #103 comments is: #15 scottsgal 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 #104 Questions

Q1. nrlymrtl asks: What is the oddest nonfiction book(s) you have ever read - like on on the feelings of plants or the theory of health benefits from gut parasites??
A: Does reading the Dictionary and Encylopedia count? I did that back when I was about 13 and 14. Other than that I would say The Bible Cure Book or Collecting Antiques.  
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Q2. My non-bookish Question this week: Do you like puzzles and if so which is your favorite: jigsaw, Sudoku, crossword, word search, logic, maze, other??
A: I really enjoy all sorts of puzzles - except Sudoku which my DH likes. As a kid I loved the hidden object pictures in Highlights Magazine. Then I used to do word puzzles in Reader's Digest. My sister and I both liked getting puzzle magazines to work on and I used to save the logic ones so I could do them again years later. I also love jigsaw puzzles although those mostly got put away when children came along. Now I have children sized ones I encourage my grandkids to play with!
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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.  Q1. nrlymrtl asks: What is the oddest nonfiction book(s) you have ever read - like on on the feelings of plants or the theory of health benefits from gut parasites??

Q2. My non-bookish Question this week: Do you like puzzles and if so which is your favorite: jigsaw, Sudoku, crossword, word search, logic, maze, other??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books , the Christmas Giveaway Books, or the Updated ARC/Review List. [I - do have new photos to get up... maybe tomorrow or Monday.]

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, June 21, 2013 at 10 PM central.


  1. Q1: I had to think about this one. I do read a lot of nonfiction books, but had a hard time thinking about one that was the oddest. Will "The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings" be classified as an oddest nonfiction.
    Q2: I love doing puzzles. Hard to say which is my favorite though. I love doing jigsaw puzzles and word search the most. But I also like to do Sudoku, logic, mazes and ones that you find the difference between two pictures. I try to do crossword puzzles but I'm not very good at those. Does computers games where you have to find the item count, since I like doing those which are similar to a hidden object picture game.

  2. I enjoy sudoku as well as jigsaw puzzles.

  3. Congrats to the winner. In regards to Question # 1 the only thing I can come up with are Antique books.

    I love puzzles. Mostly Crossword and Word Find. Have quite a few puzzle books here. Keeps the mind sharp. :)

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. 1. Bird Sense: What it is like to be a bird by Tim Birdhead

    2. Jigsaw puzzles, Crosswords, Word Finds and Crytograms


  5. 1. I once read a book on astral projection :D

    2. Not a puzzle person.

  6. 1) I don't read a lot of non-fiction so I would have to go with "Pompeii: Resurrecting the Dead".

    2)Sudoku is awesome! I play it all the time.

  7. 1. I reviewed a wonderful non-fiction book on transexual teens, which was a topic I knew absolutely about and I never would have even picked up the book if it was not offered to me for review.
    2. I love jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, mazes, and dot-to-dots.

  8. Q1. Q1. nrlymrtl asks: What is the oddest nonfiction book(s) you have ever read - like on on the feelings of plants or the theory of health benefits from gut parasites??

    I don't really read many non-fiction books.

    Q2. My non-bookish Question this week: Do you like puzzles and if so which is your favorite: jigsaw, Sudoku, crossword, word search, logic, maze, other??

    If on paper, I prefer word search. If as a game, I prefer block-related ones like Tetris or jewel-related like Columns or Bejeweled Blitz.

  9. 1. I don't read a lot of non-fiction - I've read some books on puppies and dog training but nothing too weird

    2. I love puzzles especially crypto-family, word search and soduko

  10. 1. Seeing how I read tons of non-fiction books it's a bit embarrassing how I can't think of the weirdest one right away ... but wait, I just remembered one - "Eat Right 4 Your Type" by Peter D'Adamo which gives advice on eating according to your blood type.

    2. I am not that much into "normal" puzzles though I tackled some Kinkade puzzles a couple years back. What I do enjoy quite a bit are word finds!

  11. Q1: I have read a book about how eye color and other genetic features are determined. Not sure if that's odd or not lol.

    Q2. I love word searches and fill-in puzzle books. I like logic puzzles sometimes too, but other times they make my head hurt. :)

  12. I have read all of Mary Roach's books, except the latest. She does investigative reporting and the books are informative and humorous. Spook is on man's continued love affair with the here after - ghosts and such. Bonk is a study on human's studies of human sexuality - you won't believe what she experiment she gets her husband to help with! Stiff is on what we do with the dead, like if you donate your body to science, etc. Packing for Mars was more of a history of our attempts to explore space - but all sorts of odd facts that you didn't know about.

    I like puzzles that have a lot going on but aren't of boring country scenes or water wheels, etc. Give me pirates and dragons and 10,000 kinds of weird seashells.

  13. like jigsaw puzzles

  14. 1)i guess i was 8 at that time i got a fascination with starts and i started to read a lot of books about the solar system, the constellation and such
    2)i'm not really a fan but i like to do a crossword or a word search sometimes, soduku a little less

    thank you a lot

  15. Q1. I like reading the Guinness Book of World Records.

    Q2.I love all kinds of puzzles...crossword, mazes, Sudoku, word search, hidden pictures number find, logic etc. My husband likes putting puzzles together, but I don't have the patience for that.

  16. 1. I think the oddest non-fiction would be a book I read for research for a High School assignment. It was all about Lord Byron. It was fascinating, I must admit, but instead of praising him for his beautiful poetry it ripped him to shreds. His life-style was unconventional to say the least, but still. "She Walks In Beauty" is a favourite of mine.

    2. I LOVE puzzles. Online each morning, I do two crosswords, one cryptic, a word code and a word search. I think it actually wakes my brain up for the day. My daughter & Mother love sudoku. My daughter also loves jigsaw puzzles.

  17. The only non fiction that I can think of are Bible stories and the Bible.

    I love word finds and jigsaw puzzles.


  18. I've read some odd books but none that I can think of right now. My son used to give me some pretty weird ones.

    I like to do crosswords and sudoku every day. That's about all I get the paper for. I also do word find.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  19. 2. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles


  20. 1. I like to read books on gardening and home decorating.

    2. I like to do jigsaw puzzles with my grandsons.

  21. Q1. A book on selling on eBay! lol

    Q2. YES!! I like jigsaw, Sudoku, crossword, word search!

  22. 1. The only nonfiction books i've read are on guinea pigs or dogs or cats.

    2. I love jigsaw and word search.

  23. 1. I can't think of a non-fiction book I've read
    2. I like doing word searches occasionally.


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