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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sharing Beyond Books #232 December 19, 2015

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!
This turned out to be a busy week with three closings at the end of week and a couple set up for next week and the final week of the year. We have a touch of 30 degree weather last night and tonight. Hubby and I had our granddaughters to watch today so I did some organizing in between playing with them but didn't get any real work done.
Since Christmas will be over by next week's post I will take this time to wish Sharing Beyond Books participants a VERY VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to those who celebrate other traditions. BLESSINGS TO ALL.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
I was very surprised that only six of 16 have heirloom ornaments.  Four of us mentioned the glass ornaments. Several people also mentioned their children's homemade ornaments. They are always special. I kept a box for each of my son and daughter. I gave them their boxes (and let them pick through the family ornaments) a few years ago when we stopped doing the family Christmas tree since they do theirs in their own homes now.


The Winner from SBB #231 comments is: #10 Mary P 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 - maybe the beginning of next year, lol. Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #232 (One Question.)

Rubynreba asks: 1) Do you spoil your children or grandchildren??
   Hmm - what a question to ask with Christmas right around the corner! I think we spoiled our children a bit when they were little. But they were disciplined and generally well-behaved when we went out visiting.
    Even in the few lean years we experienced we were blessed to always have more than enough for them. There was only one year that I remember we couldn't really afford to take them out to McDonalds for dinner as we had little cash. But we managed an abundant Christmas with small gifts from thrift stores and with the help of grandparents. It is lovely how small children are happy to have colored pencils and new coloring books. And we always (even now) have stockings stuffed with practical items (toothbrushes, deodorant, special soaps) and some candy and fruit treats.
    We do not spoil our grandchildren so much because their parents already spoil them plenty! My daughter is the first to admit this.
I had a difficult time selecting an image - there were some doozies.

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:
Rubynreba asks: 1) Do you spoil your children or grandchildren??

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 December 26, 2015 at 5 PM central.


  1. Unfortunately, I don't have children yet, but fingers crossed.

  2. Thank you!!

    Not spoil, no, but we have always made birthdays and Christmas very special.

  3. Congrats May P. I didn't spoil my children by giving them everything they aasked for or wanted, just to have.Necessitie they always got. Christmas and birthdays I can say we did spoil them. But they appreciated everything they ever received.Besides, I had 7 so I couldn't afford it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) co

  4. No Children for me yet but i don't think i woulmd want to spoil them they need to remember how precious each gift is.
    Now at Christmas that's different and i do tyry to spoil a little those i consider a sfriend because it's part of Christmas magic! ( and if postal service are on our way you should get yours by christmas*fingers crossed*

    Merry Christmas to all!!!!!

  5. I don't have any children or grandchildren---not even any nieces or nephews so I really don't know if I would spoil them or not. I suppose I would since I do spoil my furbabies.

  6. Congrats Mary!
    I try not to spoil my children and grandchildren. I do not like spoiled brats.

  7. Martha, Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  8. Yes, I spoil my children. My sisters and brothers spoil them too, just like I help spoil their kids. The grandparents are even worse when it comes to spoiling our kids.

  9. Congrats Mary P.
    Yes, I do spoil the grandchildren, they live on the other side of Canada,so I send them money to get something they really like.

  10. Congrats to Mary!
    Yes I spoil my kids, and my furbabies too. Can't help it.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. No spoiling with toys and other items - but try to spoil with time!

  12. Thanks!
    Yes, I do spoil my children and grandchildren!!
    Merry Christmas everyone.


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