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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #157 Comment Giveaway June 28, 2014

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
We spent a nice lunch visit today with my sister, brother-in-law, two grand-nephews and a grand-niece. Had computer troubles later in the day so I am working from my smaller travel computer now.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
I was impressed by how many commenters have gardens, although there were a couple of black thumbs. :-) Many would like to grow vegetables and some fruit trees. There is lovely variety.
The Winner from SBB #156 comments is: #11 Llehn 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 #157 (One Question.)

Q1. Marjorie asks: Do you read more books by women or men??
A: Good question but I have never checked this. I will guess that I read more female authors although male might be increasing as I read more sci fi.
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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. 
Questions for June were offered by Becky, LisaC, bn100, and Marjorie. picked #3 = bn100.

Your turn to share:

Q1. Marjorie asks: Do you read more books by women or men??

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 July 5, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. I definitely read more male authors - Patterson, Woods, Grisham. I like the legal thrillers and mysteries

  2. I read more books written by female authors than male authors.

  3. Women, because I read mainly romance but surprisingly even the fantasy books I read are mostly written by lady authors

  4. I believe that I read more male authors than female authors, and I think that is because my 2 favorite genres are male-dominated (scifi and fantasy). Of course my 3rd fave (historical fiction) is probably also male dominated, but I would have to run stats on it to be sure. Perhaps I should experiment on myself and only read female authors for 6 months and then male authors for 6 months and see if I have a noticeable difference in reading enjoyment.

  5. I doubt I have checked! I go by the genre and substance of the book.

  6. 99% of the books I read are by women - I mostly read romance and I don't know many male authors who write romance. Here's a follow -up question: are there any male authors that write romance that anyone can recommend? (the only one I can think of is Leigh Greenwood).

  7. Congrats Llehn!
    I don't think I read more female or male authors. There seems to be a fine balance for me.

  8. hum yes good question.... i think i read more of female authors at the moment ( after all all my favourite are female ( or team husband and wife^^;; like ilona andrews) but i never really checked and honestly two or 3 time si thought it was a male because of the name before months or years later i discover it was a woman instead^^;; so i guess i'm not teh reference for this anwers^^

  9. Over time the mix would probably even out, but right now I seem to be reading a lot more works from male authors.

  10. I'm noticing that I have been reading more female authors now.

  11. I tend to read more female authors since I read a lot of cozy mysteries.

  12. I read a variety of books, so I think that the authors are fairly balanced between men and women.

  13. I read more women authors for sure. I read mainly romance books and there just aren't that many male romance authors.

  14. I've never though about the split, so I checked the books I've read so far this year, and it's pretty evenly split.

  15. More by women and mainly with female leads too.

  16. I have just started reading books by a Canadian author Linwood Barclary and his books (my first male author to read). His book No Time for Goodbye is just the best page turner, wow.


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