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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #188 Comment Giveaway January 31, 2015

Hello again on Saturday night and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

This has been another busy week for me at work with staff out. Fortunately, it hasn't been stressful, just sort of tiring. I got some good reading in that made it nice. I hope everyone else had a good week personally and reading!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

There were similar responses and some unique replies too for what makes us try a new author. Those mentioned in order of most to least were: a) the blurb or summary, b) reviews on blogs, Goodreads and Amazon, recommendations and word of mouth, c) enticing cover, and d) genre. Also mentioned by individuals were: price, author interviews, accessibility (library), won in giveaway, no errors on packaging/blurb, recognition of author through social media, excerpts and teasers.

The Winner from SBB #187 comments is: #3 Miss Meagan Marie 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. I'm hoping to update the book choices this week. Please let me know your choice by completing the (new) WINNER FORM.

WEEK #188 (One Question.)

Q1. My question this week:  Do you belong to Yahoo Groups? How often do you visit??
A: I do belong to many Yahoo Groups, all book or author groups, which I signed up for about six years ago and visited much more often before I began blogging. (I was even a moderator of a couple back then.) Now I only visit a handful rarely, not even once a month. I get the digests but usually delete them without looking at them. Time is just too limited.
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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 four weeks of January were: Alyn, nrlymrtl, miki and MaryP. Random pick was #4 so MaryP gets a GC. 

Your turn to share:

Q1. My question: Do you belong to Yahoo Groups? How often do you visit??

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.)

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 February 7, 2015 at 5 PM  central.


  1. I didn't even know about this group so going to check it out!

  2. i'm part of one group but i don't visit it as i get the digest email and i prefer to read there

  3. Congrats Miss Meagan. I did sign up for yahoo accts a few years ago but I have to admit in the last year or so I now visit every couple of months. There doesn't seem to be enough time in my days.
    Carol L
    Lucky47550 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. I think I do belong to some Yahoo Groups but I have never gone beyond that. They always seemed so disorganised.

  5. I joined a few - mainly author groups, but I'm like you in that I've not really kept up.

  6. I belong to many Yahoo groups too, but I don't have the time to visit them like I used to. Just don't have time when you have to work many hours a week and then have personal problems come into the picture too.

  7. No, I don't belong to a Yahoo group although I have thought about joining one. But as you mentioned, time is limited and I hesitate to join one more thing:)
    I really enjoy your blog and thank you for all the work that goes into it.

  8. I do belong to a couple, but don't visit unless prompted by something that comes to my email.

  9. I only belong to 2 Yahoo groups - the local group and the local SCA group. I did not know there were book discussion groups on Yahoo, but that makes sense.

  10. I don't belong to any Yahoo Groups. I don't have the time for them.

  11. Congrats, Meagan!
    I do not belong to Yahoo groups.

  12. I don't belong to any yahoo book groups because I've never figured out how to use yahoo.

  13. Currently, I'm not in any yahoo groups.

  14. I do not belong to any Yahoo groups.

  15. I hadn't realized that Yahoo had groups.

  16. I think I belong to a couple of author's Yahoo Groups, because that is how they send their newsletter out.


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