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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #135 Comment Giveaway, January 18, 2014

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

Almost everyone agreed that they would stop buying or reading an author that lashed out unreasonably and without explanation or apology. Several said they stay away from that sort of thing anyway. Several respond differently depending on the behavior of the author and what triggered the controversy.

The Winner from SBB #134 comments is: #7 MaryP 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 #135 (One Question.)

Q1. Becky asks: Whats your favorite zoo animal??
A: It is hard to pick one - I do love the majestic cats. But I have always had a soft spot for monkeys and especially the chimpanzee.  
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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 still have a supply of questions but from the same people so hopefully others will send more in -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use. 

Your turn to share:

Q1. Becky asks: Whats your favorite zoo animal??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books , the Christmas Giveaway Books (to be updated soon), 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 through Saturday January 25, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. My favorite zoo animals are the Meerkats. I can sit and watch them forever. I try to see if I can tell which one is doing which of the jobs that the signs at their exhibit say they are doing.

  2. Love the elephants. In this part of the world we do see elephants more often as they are sometimes working elephants - either agriculture or temples but their attraction is not less for me but more. Love watching them.

  3. I really like them all but my most favorite is the orangutan.

  4. Tigers. I freaking love tigers. Tigers all the way :)

  5. Congrats Mary P. I actually love looking at Panthers and the Lions. I haven't been to the Zoo in quite awhile. Penguins are adorable also.
    Carol L
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  6. Hard for me to choose just one, I love the tigers though, Depending on if the zoo's have them or not my favorite would be the tigers, zebras and wolves.

  7. My heart goes to the elephants. They are so super smart and a lot of people don't realize that! I read every book, fiction ot nonfiction that I can find on them!


  8. I absolutely love giraffes and crossed off a bucket list item last vacation getting to feed one and interact with him.

  9. I have always liked elephants. They look so majestic and proud.

  10. Definitely the penguins - especially the rockhoppers - but I also like the polar bears, sea lions, river otters, and prairie dogs

  11. I love elephants. I have a collection of elephant figures. My office is decorated with a large cross-stitch I did about ten years ago hanging on one wall, and a simple cross-stitch painted right on a second wall.

    I did a virtual tour of my office that nicely shows off my elephant collection -

  12. I always head straight for the tigers. I just love watching them---and I see so many of the same traits in my house cats. But I'm a real animal lover so I do enjoy all the zoo creatures---I even go to the petting zoo even though I'm certainly not a child any more.

  13. Congrats Mary!

    My favorite zoo animal is a giraffe. I am completely fascinated by them.

  14. Thank you!!!

    I always love the tiger exhibit at the zoo. Zoos kind of make me sad though, but I do understand they serve a purpose.

  15. probably the polar bears - they are so graceful in the water (love it when the zoo has an underground glass view so you can see them swimming). The big cats are gorgeous too!

  16. Fav zoo animal is def the polar bears - at home in our north - we have a new baby on called 'Hudson' as from our polar bear region of Hudson Bay. Lots of tourists take the train up to see them first hand in their home environment. But for us to have them local in the zoo is pretty amazing!

  17. My favorites are probably the penguins. :)

  18. I absolutely love going to the zoo. When my daughters were little we had a membership and went at least once a month and never got bored. Now were lucky if we go once ever few years. My favorite animals have always been the big cats like the lions and tigers!

  19. dolphins count? Or is that considered Underwater World? If it is, I love the cats!! The pretty big ones!

  20. Congrats Mary.
    I like to see all the animals, I have no favourites, they are all amazing.

  21. My favorite zoo animal is the penguins.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


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