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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sharing Beyond Books #262 Comment Giveaway July 23, 2016

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

Most of us acknowledged that we didn't make 'life plans' but we are happy, and several of us are thankful, for how life turned out. I loved the Douglas Adams quote that Natalija shared: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."


The Winner from SBB #261 comments is:#13 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.

WEEK #262
(One Question.)
bn100 asks: If you don't like a book cover, would you still look buy or read the book??
I think my primary decision is the description (and sometimes the author) so, yes, I will sometimes read a book even if I don't like the cover. That said, engaging covers do get my attention more than boring ones.
Don't judge a book by its cover. You never know what the inside looks like until you open it up. It might be the one that changes everything about the way you feel.
Image Found at Board of Wisdom.

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.

Your turn to share:
bn100 asks: If you don't like a book cover, would you still look buy or read the book??

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 July 30, 2016 at 5 PM central.


  1. I don't go by the cover of a book, choose from the description of the story.

  2. yes. I'd still read and buy the book.

  3. I love a beautiful book cover, but I also know that not everyone can afford it, so there has to be something else to catch my attention: original title, intriguing blurb or it has to be a recommended read from someone I know.

  4. it all will depend on the blurb and description if it appeals to me teh cover will count less and i will buy it

  5. The book cover is a big deciding factor as to whether I will check out the book in the first place. So, I have to say yes. A great cover will make me explore further.

  6. I agree with Martha. The description and author most times influence my decision to buy and read the book.

  7. Yes, my purchase decision is not based on the cover but the blurb, excerpts and to some extent reviews

  8. I'll read a book regardless of cover---but whether I notice it or pick it up depends much on the cover. The super sexy covers really turn me off.

  9. I like the book covers, they are what initially captures the attention of a reader. However, I always read the synopsis to see if I am interested. I learned that having a great book cover doesn't always make the book great, and vice versa.
    Congrats to the winner!

  10. Congrats Elizabeth!
    Yes, I do read a book even if I don't like the cover.

  11. Congrats Elizabeth. I have to say a good book cover will draw my attention but it's the back blurb that I will end up buying it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  12. A great book cover is what draws me to explore a book, but I read the synopsis to decide if I really want to read the book.

  13. I do get attracted and also feel disinterested by book covers so its an important part of the decision process (for me)

  14. I would try the book, but I really do go for good book covers more than anything.

  15. If the book cover is too sexy, I will pass on it, regardless of the story.
    Congrats to Elizabeth.

  16. Congrats Elizabeth!

    Sure, never judge a book by its cover right! Although it does help me choose to bump it up the TBR pile if it has a nice cover!

  17. I try to focus more on the book summary, rather than the cover. But sometimes the cover does influence my decision. And thanks! :)

  18. Yes, especially if it's a favorite series.


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