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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #227 November 14, 2015

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
We are in Georgia tonight after having a fun day on the SAM Shortline Train out of Georgia Veterans National Park. We met a lovely couple from Florida, and other nice people, on the train and enjoyed peanut butter ice cream in Plains, Georgia. The campground is beautiful and the weather is cool (not yet cold) with sunshine.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Most everyone will read some reviews, good and bad, although Natalija and Elizabeth won't read the reviews if they are already set to read the book. A few start with bad reviews, a few with good. It seems most are looking for content in reviews although a couple just want a feel for the rating. That raised a question in my mind - what is sufficient rating since that can be subjective too?

The regular Winner from SBB #226 comments is: #5 CarolL 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 #227 (One Question.)

Elizabeth asks: Do you have favorite recipes for autumn??
I believe I have mentioned that I do not cook. However, I do have favorite dishes in autumn that I will ask my DH to make or that we get for our office. At the office I like to get Tomato Basil soup - (from Schwan's) - yum! DH (Dear Hubby) makes a wonderful stuffin' muffin with stuffing mix and cranberries. He hardly ever cooks the same so there may be surprises like walnuts or pecans. Always yummy. (He may have gotten the idea from internet or Rachel Ray as I see it is not his own creation.)  
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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:
Elizabeth asks: Do you have favorite recipes for autumn??

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 November 21, 2015 at 5 PM central.


  1. I start to make a lot of soups in autumn and one pot wonders such as my Sun Island Beef Curry.

  2. hum "boudin blanc et compote" ^^ ( only done on the charcoal fire or the taste isn't the same^^

    now i want some^^

  3. Congrats, Carol.
    I'm partial to soups, stews and chilis in fall.

  4. I am not really much of a cook. I enjoyed reading Susan Branch's book of autumn recipes last year though, maybe I will do that again.
    In the fall I do like pumpkin dishes, although not as often as I would eat watermelon in summer or soup in the winter.

  5. Those muffins look yummy. Our fall favorite is homemade chicken noodle soup!

  6. Fall is a baking time for me---anything with lots of cinnamon or pumpkin. I enjoy making a pumpkin custard that is sort of a pumpkin pie filling but I try to keep it low fat and as healthy as possible.

  7. I wasn't even aware there are recipes for autumn. I do like pumpkin pie though, and pumpkin bread, and well, just about any pumpkin baked goods. I don't know of any recipes though.

  8. Your muffins look delicious. I like to make beef stew with dumplings in the fall and winter. Always a nice choice, especially since it gets better day 2 and day 3.

  9. No. Don't have 4 seasons where I live.

  10. I always love preparing soups and breads during the autumn season.


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