We had a nice, if short, visit from my sister, her husband and two of my nephews. I hope to see them again as they travel back across Florida.
Our weather has warmed a little again but we still have rain.
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
(Fredamans added to last week's comments that she just got a new computer with Windows 10 and likes it so far.)
I was a little surprised that six people do not use FB at all. Seven people do follow some businesses, three of which mentioned local companies and two mentioned following products. Three of us follow book related sites and I am surprised that number wasn't higher.
The Winner from SBB #234 comments is: #12 Becky 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.
(One Question.)Becky asks: 1) What books did you hate reading in school?
Although I can't say I ever "hated" reading, the first book that came to mind that I didn't like was War and Peace although I can't honestly say why except it was long and about war. Then I did a little research to try to recall what books I might have been asked to read in high school (almost 50 years ago). I found this list of 21 classics which is consistent with titles I recall. I read all of these but three (Their Eyes Were Watching God, Heart of Darkness and The Crucible). I found this list of 23 books you should have read in high school. From this list I have not read Mrs. Dalloway, As I Lay Dying, The Bell Jar and Metamorphosis. Of those I did read, I remember that I did not like Waiting for Godot.
Here is one more, longer, list. I didn't like reading Dickens in High School although I came to appreciate him later.
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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:
Becky asks: 1) What books did you hate reading in school?
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.)
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 January 16, 2015 at 5 PM central.