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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sharing Beyond Books #174 Comment Giveaway October 25, 2014

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
We have traveled through seven states this week (Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania) and  have arrived safely at Maryland where we will be visiting our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. The weather has been very nice so far with the lowest temperature being 41F.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
We did not make the detour to Punxsutawney, PA and as scottsgal pointed out that is not where Groundhog Day was filmed anyway!
None of us have specifically traveled to a place because we have read about it in a book. Two would like to visit the Highlands (thanks to Historical Romances), several would like to visit England (thanks to Regencies) and another group would like to visit New Orleans. I am like Di and Elizabeth because we have been more aware of places when we do visit cities we have read about.


The Winner from SBB #173 comments is: #3 Miki 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 #174 (One Question.)

Q1. This week Becky asks: 1. When reading a book can you predict how the story will end?and if so Were your predictions correct??
A: I certainly try to predict or guess endings. I would say that I am only correct half the time. That is good because there is almost always fun being surprised either at the ending or how the story got there. :-)

Image found at Aubenoire's 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 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.

October Question Contributors: Nikki, Elizabeth, Miki and Becky. chose #1: NIKKI

Your turn to share:

Q1. Becky asks: 1. When reading a book can you predict how the story will end?and if so Were your predictions correct??

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 November 1, 2014 at 5 PM  central.


  1. I don't always try to guess the endings. When I do try sometime I firgue correctly, but for the most part I don't guess correctly.

  2. I subconsciously try to imagine the way the book ends but I sometimes get it wrong especially with the mystery murders.

  3. I don't like it when I can predict how a story will end. I like to be surprised.

  4. I usually guess right and i don't mind it when it doesn't happen right at the beginning^^. Now i do like to be surprised but t does not happen that often

  5. I usually do have predictions as I read, though they can sometimes get a little out there. I do usually get my predictions correct to some degree, and sometimes even my most outlandish answers end up being right, or else the ending is even more out there, which I love.

    If a book can shock/surprise me with the ending that when I look back, I can kinda see it building up to this ending, yet when I was reading it the first time, I never saw it coming, that's a 5-star read for me usually.

  6. Glad you arrived safe!
    Congrats to Miki!
    I try not to predict books. It happens sometimes, without trying, but I do prefer to let it happen as it will.

  7. sometimes to both questions

  8. I don't try to predict book endings - but I don't like obvious endings. In mysteries I like endings you'd never suspect

  9. I don't try to predict the endings, but sometimes things are super obvious, and that always saddens me. I prefer when a logical twist happens that I wasn't expecting at all.

  10. I like to just let the story flow and try not to guess the ending. It's a little disappointing to me to have the ending so obvious that I unintentionally guess it.

  11. It is so nice you are enjoying your travels and it is a great time of the year to be travelling especially through Tennessee and Kentucky.
    I read mostly mysteries and I try to guess, sometimes I am right, mostly I am wrong.

  12. I sometimes correctly predict the endings to books, but I enjoy being surprised with the storyline.

  13. I usually have in the back of my mind a prediction. I really kind of like it when I'm wrong - I like a surprise!!

  14. I read mainly romance so of course I expect the HEA. I do get pleasantly surprised by the storyline & plot in some fantasy books I've read for which I have utmost admiration for the author for coming up with it.


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