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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sharing Beyond Books #123 Comment Giveaway 10/26/13

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

Hey everyone!  Today was a relaxing sort of Saturday even though I did work in office this afternoon. I slept late, woke up and read a bit. My kind of morning!

We all agreed that talking on the cell phone at dinner or special events is rude. Emergencies are excepted but even then it is polite to get up and leave the table for just a quick call. Most of us also agreed texting at such times is also rude but Ricki and Nikki noted some exceptions there: sending out a quick phone image of the event/table and when the Bride and Groom specifically request instantgrams!

Six commenters always read all the back material and eleven of us read parts of the back material, sometimes but not all, always. :-)

Thank you to all who shared last week.
The Winner from SBB #122 comments is: #1 Becky (I think you've had a winning week!) 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 (new) WINNER FORM.

WEEK #123

Q1. Miki asks: What was the best book contest you have ever won??
A: That would be back in December 2008/January 2009 when I won my first Kindle from Author Island Christmas Scavenger Hunt! When I received it in Spring 2009 is when I really started doing book reviews. :-)
(That is an old contest so don't waste time checking it out.
Image found at Support Perkins. )

Q2. My non-bookish Question this week: Ok - last year we shared our favorite part of Halloween season. Many of us said the candy. I couldn't let this Halloween pass without asking something so the Q is: What is the one (or if you must two) most favorite candy(ies) to get at Halloween??
A: There can be different candies at different times of year so this IS intended for Halloween. Although I do like the little packages of Smarties I will pick chocolate - and my favorite Halloween Chocolate would be Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Yum. (Then again, I wouldn't turn down the pictured bowl of goodies!)
Image found at MintLife Blog.

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 are getting low on questions so hopefully you will send more in -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use.
Oh - Just realized this is the last week for October! So October Comments were submitted by: Becky, Elizabeth L, Marjorie and Miki. The Random pick winner for book/credit is: #3Marjorie!

Your turn to share:

Q1. Miki asks: What was the best book contest you have ever won??

Q2. My non-bookish Question this week: What is the one (or if you must two) most favorite candy(ies) to get at Halloween??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books , the Christmas Giveaway Books, or the June 2012 Newly Updated ARC/Review List.

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on either of the two 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 1, 2013 at 10 PM central.


  1. 1. A copy of doodled in Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater because it's one of a kind.
    2. We don't celebrate it here but it would probably be Mars Bars.

  2. 1. I won a Kindle Paperwhite last year - that was pretty awesome.
    2. Swedish Fish!

  3. 1) best contest won: a box of books*__* it's so rare to see those open to international because of teh shipping fees ( which i understand of course) so seeing one and winning it i was over the roof^^ even better when i received it and saw the iron fey series in it !!! i couldn't stop jumping around^^

    2) sadly we don't have special candy for halloween in my country but i admit i'me nvious when i see so many exist in the USA *__* it's overwhelming. here we just get everyday candies so no real favourite at halloween

    thank you a lot ^^ ( and congrats to the winners^^)

  4. 1. I won a nice Amazon book voucher.

    2. My favorite chocolate bar is Bounty. :)

  5. 1. I won a Nook color 2 years ago on a multi-blog contest that had thousands of entries - couldn't believe it. LOVE my Nook color!

    2. I'd pick milky way and 100,000 bars are my fave Halloween candy.

  6. I won 10 Debbie Macomber books in one contest. That was pretty sweet. I got the grand prize of the contest.

    My favorite of all candies at Halloween is Candy Corn.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. 1 - 2 years ago I won a blogs Halloween prize which included a lot of fun Halloween themed decorations, but also a pile of books including all of Monica McCarty's Scottish books that were out at that time - I hadn't read her books before that, but it made me a fan.

    2 - Mounds bars! I love dark chocolate & haven't been many candy bars with dark chocolate until recent years since it has been deemed healthy for us.

  8. A couple of years ago I was really really lucky by winning a Kindle Fire from a Blog Hop and then a few days later I won another blog hop and was the winner for the $250.00 Amazon GC. Perfect timing and still can't believe it. :)

    I love brown twizzlers and peanut chews.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  9. 1) When Megan Hart, one of my favorite authors, sent me and autographed copy of her book, The Space Between us :)
    2) M&M chocolate! Delicious!

  10. Q1) I won a $25 GC two years ago.
    Q2) My favorite of all candies at Halloween is Hershey's Special Dark bars.

  11. 1. I won $25 for The Book Depository. Only trouble was deciding what to buy. So much fun.

    2. We don't celebrate Halloween here, but anything with nuts & chocolate gets my vote.

  12. 1. A $100 gift card to Amazon.
    2. Candy Corn.

  13. 1. I won a $50 gift card.

    2. Kit Kats and Milky Ways

  14. 1 .I won a $50 gift card for amazon and I won the best book ever which was Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, fantastic wins for me.
    2. If it is milk chocolate, it is mine.

  15. I won a box of books, and was so excited since I really win contests.

    I love mini chocolate bars. As a kid, I loved rockets because we used to play with them as vitamins and medicine.

  16. I won a $25 gift card.

    I like Almond Joy and Hersheys with Almonds


  17. 1. My very favorite are my signed Dark Lover and Shadow Fever books! They are pretty sweet!

    2. Anything dark chocolate I like it!

  18. 1. Best prize? Maybe the $50 PayPal I won long ago. That I used to buy more books. Of course right. Lol.

    2. Ooo....anything chocolate really. Hershey's bars, Kit Kats etc...


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