We had fun today making Christmas cookies with my daughter and her three children plus another friend with her four children. I survived for three and one half hours before I went to my room to read in quiet!
Happy Thanksgiving a bit early since it will be celebrated for many of us this coming week.
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Not one of twenty of us have taken a book binding class. Many didn't know such a class existed but most of us thought it would be interesting.
The Winner from SBB #177 comments is: #17 Elizabeth 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 #178 (One Question.)
Q1. This week Jess1 asks: 1. Have you ever not purchased a book because you disliked the cover??
A: Yes, I guess I would have to admit to being a cover snob and/or I am guilty of judging a book by its cover. There are bland covers that I tend to pass or, worse, amateurish covers that make me think the book would also be of lesser quality. And lately I have been turned off by too much skin on a book cover.
BTW - If you want a good laugh, and shake of the head, do a google search for bad book covers! Oh My - some are unspeakable!
We know that The Wheel of Time is a very successful series
but I don't think I would have been interested from this old cover.
Image found at The Faster Times.
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. Jessl asks: 1. Have you ever not purchased a book because you disliked the cover??
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.
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 29, 2014 at 5 PM central.