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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sharing Beyond Books #273 Comment Giveaway October 8, 2016

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Eight of us do tend to read more in the winter. Six believe it is the same and three do not have seasons so it doesn't impact there reading. Except that Linda says she reads more during holidays. :-)

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The Winner from SBB #271 comments is: #13 (again) Rubynreba 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 #273
(One Question.)
Becky asks: Do you think it signifies a lack of imagination to picture characters as popular film and television actors? Sometimes there are a lot of characters to keep track of, or you're really tired from a long day of tax law, and can't picture one in your head so you just go, "Okay, Sir James is Tom Hardy." And then later when they describe Sir James as tall, with flaxen hair, aren't you like "Noooooo, ignoring! Tom Hardy"??
This question made me chuckle. I don't think I picture characters as film or television actors. Then again I have a rather lame imagination. I am a person of words not art/images. My mother had art talent, my eldest brother is an architect and my sister has artistic skills. Mostly the crafts I do are in Vacation Bible School with the kids. I can't picture a finished house or home - it is just not part of my mind frame - much less really "see" a character in my mind. I do better with words. :-).
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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.

Your turn to share: Becky asks: Do you think it signifies a lack of imagination to picture characters as popular film and television actors? Sometimes there are a lot of characters to keep track of, or you're really tired from a long day of tax law, and can't picture one in your head so you just go, "Okay, Sir James is Tom Hardy." And then later when they describe Sir James as tall, with flaxen hair, aren't you like "Noooooo, ignoring! Tom Hardy"??

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 October 15, 2016 at 5 PM central.

17 comments:

  1. I visualise all the time! sometimes not a good thing.

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  2. Congrats, Rubynreba!
    I never have a clear image of the characters in my head, just an overall shape, so I haven't encountered this problem.

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  3. Congrats rubynreba. I don't imagine chrracters as celebrities. Based on their characteristics is how my mind conjurs up an image.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I only use actors for characters if the book has been made into a movie or TV series. For example Mr Darcy will always look like Colin Firth.

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  5. I don't think of characters as movie stars----I just have my own mind picture of what they look like. Maybe I have a better imagnination than I thought I had.

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  6. Hahaha this is a nice question. I do picture movie and tv actors at times. Other times I have completely unique people in my head. I guess it depends on how many times the author mentions the appearance of the particular character.

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  7. i don't picture characters as actors, not at all in fact

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  8. I always imagine the characters as I read, but I don't associate the characters with particularly celebrities, unless it's a popular book/movie. :)

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  9. Congrats Rubynreba!

    No I don't picture characters as actors.

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  10. Ruby and Reba (My cats who help me read) thank you!!!
    I do not think of characters as movie actors.

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  11. Congrats Rubynreba!
    I don't picture the characters as actors, but I go by the description that the author gives and create a picture of the characters that way.

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  12. I don't form pictures of the characters I read about. Probably because I rarely visualize anything, guess my brain just doesn't work that way.

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  13. Not a lack of imagination, but I often don't know who they're referencing.

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  14. I love trying to pair characters with potential actors. But it has it's bad side too, in terms of book to movie adaptations. Sometimes they pick someone totally different from the character description and that's sad.

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