This was another busy week when I had to pick up the slack as my staff were out with sick children and end of school year events.
We have family in to visit this weekend and into the week so I hope I can keep up with everything.
Thanks to everyone who commented last week and "Welcome" to another new visitor.
Twelve of us identified crushes we had in our youth or might still have. Viggo Mortensen from LOTR was mentioned by three of us and Gerard Butler by two. Several of us like men of a distinct look, and some like the character that is portrayed, instead of the actor. I appreciated Alyssa's comment that she has 'no need for a crush' while in a committed relationship. Four stated they do not have crushes.
The Winner from SBB #252 comments is: #11 Elizabeth 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.)MaryP asks: Do you prefer classic and traditional names for characters or more off-beat and unusual??
I'm not sure if Mary meant this question as to book names or real-life names. My first thought was of book character names. I do like off-beat and unusual names for characters. And I guess I like unusual names for real life too although some of the tradition names are quite lovely. Hopefully everyone learns to like the name they were given. If not, then when they are old enough they could pick a nickname.
Our son and daughter-in-law are just starting to ponder names for the twins due in late August. :-)
Image from Freeman Advertising (naming a business - not a baby)
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:
MaryP asks: Do you prefer classic and traditional names for characters or more off-beat and unusual??
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 May 28, 2016 at 5 PM central.