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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #145 Comment Giveaway April 5, 2014

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

Most of us have TBRs that we may never get through. However Mystica has limited to access to print books but now has some on IPAD. Rubynreba tries to keep her pile small and reads what she has. Llehn and bn100 read their TBR pile "one book at a time". :-)
The Winner from SBB #144 comments is: #18 Linda (Linda's lucky 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 #145 (One Question.)

Q1. bn100 asks: What's the weirdest place you've ever visited??
A:  I really am having trouble thinking of the "weirdest". I have seen several interesting places like Alcatrez in California, volcano tunnels in Hawaii, caverns in Carlsbad, the Grand Canyon and glaciers. But I guess one of the most unusual or 'weirdest' would be the upside down gardens in Juneau, Alaska. 

My picture of an upside down tree at Mendenhall Gardens in Juneau, Alaska.

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. bn100 asks: What's the weirdest place you've ever visited??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books, the Christmas Giveaway Books (this is the new link), or the June 2013 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 April 12, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. Since I don't do much traveling, I haven't been to anyplace that would be considered weird. I have been to a couple of interesting places like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls.

  2. I'm not sure how to define "weird" places. But thinking of unique places: I really like visiting the cathedral forest here in BC, and some of the castles in Southern France and Germany are amazing.

  3. I love travelling and because I think I enjoy it so much, I doubt I've come across a weird place. Every country seems to have its own unusual features - even arid landscapes like the desert in Dubai and Australia.

  4. Congrats to the winner. I really can't think of any weird places I have ever visited. Sorry.Haven't really traveled anywhere in awhile anyway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. Haw Par Villa where there are exhibits of what the Chinese afterlife looks like.

  6. Can't really think of anywhere in particular. I mean, isn't the reason we visit places because they are unique and out of the ordinary?

  7. Not sure how weird but it was such a cool cultural experience - went to visit a friend's parents at their summer cottage on a beautiful lake in Finland. The cottage was hand built of logs by his dad, no electricity, they used an outhouse outside, crystal clear lake where they caught fish, grew their own vegetables, we picked berries out of the forest for homemade jam and saw moose wandering the property. And the Northern lights were the most amazing sight I've seen as we were near Russia and way up north. I felt like I was Laura Ingalls on the prairie - unreal experience.

  8. I'm having trouble thinking of weird places. I guess it would be a haunted graveyard. It was so creepy at night, and we had so many troublesome experiences, we had to return in the daytime to investigate. It is one of those places that is virtually unknown anymore and is terribly hard to find. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  9. Oh dear what a hard question. Do those big sized versions of human parts count? Like a huge nose? In one of those science fairs. It's weird to me anyway.

  10. I think the natural places can be the weirdest - the lava fields on the Big Island of Hawaii look like a moonscape, Zion Canyon and it's red pillars of rock ... I'll be interested in reading what others have seen.

  11. I have not been anywhere weird, like you Martha, I have seen Alcatrez, I do like the pictures of the upside down trees, really neat.

    Congrats winners.

  12. I have visited a petrified forest. As you can imagine, extremely ancient. It was stark & beautiful.

  13. haven't been to any weird places

  14. I don't travel much but have enjoyed Pikes Peak, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

  15. Not really weird but rather unusual & quite lovely - a glow worm cave

  16. I haven't been to any weird places or anything that is too different from my usual surroundings.

  17. I don't travel much, so I haven't been anywhere weird yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. One of the strangest places I have visited is the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. It is a haunted Victorian mansion built by Sarah Winchester, widow of the gun magnate William Winchester. Sarah believed her family and fortune were haunted by ghosts of people killed by the Winchester rifle. She believed that only by continuously building from 1884 to her death in 1922 could she appease these spirits. The house has 160 rooms, secret passageways, and doors and stairways that lead nowhere.

  19. One of the unusual places that I've visited is Skellig Michael, which is an ancient monastery that's situated on a very small island off the coast of Ireland. :)


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