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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #170 Comment Giveaway September 27, 2014

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
I spent an hour or so this morning watching a re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Marianna. It was interesting - the sights (uniforms, period dresses, weapons, smoke etc) and sounds (cannons, gun shot, fife and shots to "reload and fire") especially.  It didn't evoke feelings of fear or trauma - just sadness for me.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
You know how they always show kids not eating their vegetables? That applied for many commenters as six of you didn't eat/like salad and/or veggies as a child but like them now. Another person didn't like salad dressing but has since found some they like. Two people had the opposite experience of now disliking foods they loved as a child. The other foods that commenters learned to like as adults included almonds, coconut, chili, vanilla custard, cheese and milk. One person couldn't think of a food taste that changed.

The Winner from SBB #169 comments is: #12 Jess1 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 #170 (Two Questions.)

Q1. This is a good question to ask, even at the end of Banned Book Week 2014. Mary asks: If a book is banned, for whatever reason, does it arouse your curiosity and make you consider reading it??
A: I suppose my answer is yes, I am curious why people would want to ban a book.  I may check out the blurb and the controversy but I would only read it if it was something of interest to me. 

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Q2.  If you read a book for Banned Book Week or, like me, selected one that you plan to read, please share the title of the book. 
A:  I selected Brave New World on Audible, even though that is a re-read for me. I thought it would be fun to listen to that and then to listen to Farenheit 451 afterwards. :-) So they are both in my October line up.
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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.
The contributors for September were: Alyn, Rubynreba, Jess1 and MaryP. The selected # is 2 so Rubynreba gets to select a book.

Your turn to share:

Q1. Mary asks: If a book is banned, for whatever reason, does it arouse your curiosity and make you consider reading it??

Q2.  If you read a book for Banned Book Week or, like me, selected one that you plan to read, please share the title of the book. 

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 October 4, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. I'm not very familiar with which books are banned, only looking at lists of them during this week each year. I tend to just read what I want, regardless of what other people say about it. As such, I don't think I have any planned, if I do, it's entirely coincidental.

  2. Yes, I have to say banning a book does arouse my curiosity. In some cases it made me want to find the book & read it.

  3. There are not really "banned" books in my country so we don't have a week to celebrate it though i really love the idea especially when i discover which books are banned or challenged; i think i would be interested to check why a book is banned ( check the blurb, review etc) however i would only read it if it interest me

    this year i didn't think of picking a book to read for banned book week but i do plan to read hunger games ( not immediately but it's in my tbr)

  4. I think I've grown quite disinterested now as to why books are banner. The reasons in the past have been in my opinion quite silly.

  5. If a book was banned I would maybe check if it seemed like a book I'd enjoy and then read it.

  6. No. I look at other things when I consider whether to read a book or not.

  7. Personally I don't believe in censorship, so no. What gets me to read a book is if it looks or sounds cool. Banned or not.
    Congrats to the winner!

  8. Not really, but I've read a lot of books that are considered banned, since some of the objections don't seem quite pertinent. I don't have a new banned book to read right now.

  9. I do not pay any attention as to whether a book has been banned. I don't think I have ever read a banned book that I know of.

  10. I'm not into reading serious books so most of them on the banned list just don't interest me.

  11. Banned books usually don't interest me. I have read some though. And no, I did not pick out any banned books to read during banned books week.

  12. It would make me curious why it was banned.


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