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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #222 Comment Giveaway for October 3, 2015

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
I am glad to be home and I am praying for those folks who went on the Bahama cruise the day we returned. Their trip may have been a bit rocky.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Twelve commenters do not read fanfiction and at least three of us had to look it up to see what it meant.  Miki, Fredamans and Nikki have read fanfiction. Alyn noted that some stories we have read might have been fanfiction but we didn't realize it - like 50 Shades of Grey and The Mortal Instruments series.

The regular Winner from SBB #221 comments is: #2 Natalija who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the Updated ARC/Review titles or (not yet updated) 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 #221 (One Question.)

Marjorie asks: Do you feel as though you are online too often??
[I consider this different from a previous question of how much time we spend on the computer.] I am online each day if I am posting a review or meme on my blog or posting reviews at Amazon and NetGalley. And I try to visit 10 to 20 other blogs each week although that doesn't always happen. Other than that I do not spend much time "online". I rarely visit Facebook and Goodreads because they take too much time.  Oh - I am online too to pick up free kindle books, which goes pretty quickly, and to pick out new audible books which takes longer.  I don't see much way to reduce the time unless I choose to do less on the blog.
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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! The supply of questions is dwindling so share some if you think of any -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use.

Your turn to share:
Marjorie asks: Do you feel as though you are online too often??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books or the February 2015 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. One of these days I will get together a new box of Christmas titles.)

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on the question 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 10, 2015 at 5 PM central.


  1. I'm not online as often as I used to be. Now days I'm lucky if I am online for a couple hours before I go to bed. I have to much going on in my life right now so I don't worry about being on online very much. I use it to check a few blogs that I follow and check some thinks on Facebook besides to get some new stories to read,

  2. i'm not online as often and much as i used to be.
    no more blog walking, missed so many giveaways. As i have much going on in my life. Need to pick up my boy from school, groceries, cooking :) and take care the boys. no internet start at 6 pm, hubby is kindda forbid me to be online while he is home :P

  3. I have found a balance that works well between online & real life. Apart from author/book blogs I am not on social media at all.

  4. To be or not no that's not it.

    It's more like, when am I NOT online. THAT is the question. But really I'm online in some way, usually lurking around facebook huhu most of the day apart from sleeping hours.

    I've been trying to be good and spend more time reading my print books though. If that counts.

  5. I'm not too bad. I can skip days if I have an interesting book(s) to read.

  6. I spend less time on the computer then I used to. I'm online checking on blogs, my emails and checkng out our Library's site. And looking things up. Congrats to the winner.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. I am online too much. Checking my emails, catching up on the blogs I follow, catching up with my family on FB...playing games. I spend more time online than I do reading.

  8. I have cut back on the time I spend online. Sitting in the same position for too long gives me a stiff neck. lol

  9. i'm less online that i was before too because of family problem and no matter how much i love reading or visiting blogger friends ( or would be friend) family always get teh priority with me

    i do try to have at leats one half hour per day but sometimes i get more sometimes less to check my emails at least ( no facebook or twitter for me)

  10. Congrats, Natalija!
    I'm definitely online too much. Work and play.

  11. I'm online much, much too often. I need to get off the computer and go outside more.

  12. I'm often online, but not too much. I think it's important to focus on relationships and communication in person - so I often keep my phone in my bag. Although, I'm more tempted to read another chapter of my current book rather than check my email. :)

  13. If I don't have special plans for the day I spend too much time on the computer. I need to get up and get more exercise! But I do enjoy the time on line so much!!

  14. I have found that when I have a colitis flareup, I rest quite a lot and have my tablet with me a lot of the time.


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