I hope everyone has had a really good week. I've had a lovely week even though I had to work most of Monday and Tuesday and the weather was wet, wet, wet. Wednesday I spent wrapping presents and Thursday we had a lovely, un-rushed Christmas brunch with our daughter, s-i-l and grandkids. Friday my DH actually took us shopping - a rare thing as he doesn't like the pre or post Christmas crowds. Today I did some cleaning in our RV as it looks like we will be trading it in soon. :-)
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
I enjoyed seeing the books each of you are looking forward too. Some of them made me think of books I want to read too. One book was mentioned twice, Pirate's Alley by Suzanne Johnson, and JR Ward was mentioned twice.
The Winner from SBB #182 comments is: #9 Di who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the ARC/Review 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 #183 (One Question.)
Q1. Becky asks: Of the past year, what is the greatest book you have read?
A: I saved this question 'till the end so we could pick from all the books we have read through 2014. First - I interpret this question to refer to books read in 2014 not necessarily published in 2014. Second - "Greatest" could have different meanings. I read primarily for entertainment so I don't often read what some might call "great" literature. If I define "greatest" as most important, I would have to pick The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. However, for this question, I chose to define "greatest" as "favorite". My favorite for the year was a surprise to me and the book I just finished! The Dreamer's Pool Audiobook is excellent entertainment and hard to set aside! I will post the review this coming week.
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 questions in December were shared by: Rubynreba, Nikki, Elizabeth and Becky. Random.org picked #4: Becky.
Your turn to share:
Q1. Becky asks: Of the past year, what is the greatest book you have read??
SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books or the June 2013 Newly Updated ARC/Review List. (My daughter pulled several of the Christmas titles to give with gift bags we made up for the nursing homes. I have to go back and update that list with what is left and a few new titles to add.)
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 January 3, 2015 at 5 PM central.