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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sharing Beyond Books #284 Comment Giveaway December 31, 2016

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented over the past two weeks. I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and will have a safe New Year's celebration tonight!

It is not surprising that the majority of commentors were looking forward to visiting with or at least communicating with family. Several are looking forward to new experiences in the new year.
Rubynreba's family has a lovely tradition of reading the Christmas Story. I'll have to see if we can get the grandkids to do that next year.
Linda was looking forward to spending time with a new dog; bn100 was looking forward to the food. My prayers have been with Miki as I know it must be hard to go through the holidays after the loss of a loved one.


The Winner from SBB #283 comments is: #10 Marjorie 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 #284
(One Question.)
I decided to ask the first question as we go into 2017 (last question for 2016). So MaryP and Poetry will both get a prize for their questions in December.
My Question tonight: Do you have a reading list ready for 2017 and what is your anticipated reading goal for 2017??

I have my first book set up with the post for tomorrow morning. I have already lined up a handful of tours for January, February and one so far in March. I have my list of NetGalley titles (12), my author list (10+), and I have set up a tentative list for 2017 Alphabet Challenge with Audible titles and ebooks. So I do have some lists but they are not written in stone (except for tour dates).
I felt like I had to push a little this month to finish my challenges, including the Goodreads challenge which I had set at 175 and finished at 178. Knowing other tasks I have, I think I will set that goal at 160 for the new year, allowing for 3 books a week plus a few spares.
Be Safe and Happy New Year to One and All!
[May 2017 be a special year!]
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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: My Question tonight: Do you have a reading list ready for 2017 and what is your anticipated reading goal for 2017??

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 January 6, 2017 at 5 PM central.


  1. I don't have a reading list. I read when I have time & don't set goals. That would stress me out on something that is for pure enjoyment and relaxation.

  2. Thank you!!

    I don't make reading lists I just read whatever I have to hand that I feel like reading.

  3. No, I don't have a reading list ready for 2917 yet. I'm thinking about doing a couple book challenges and trying to keep my to be read pile small.

  4. Happy New Year, everyone!

    I don't have a reading list ready because I like to choose books depending on my mood.

  5. Congrats to Marjorie, and thoughts and prayers to Miki.
    I am reading less with my personal life now getting in the way of reading. So where my usual goal was 100+, has now dropped to 52, at least one book per week. This book I am reading now has taken a month to get 65% in, so I wonder if I can even attain 52?!
    Happy 2017 to you all!

  6. I don't have a list of books I want to read---just a pile of books that I plan to read as I get time. My goal for the year is to read at least one book a week.

  7. I have a long list of books to read in 2017...and I'm always adding to my reading list!

  8. thank you.
    I'm starting low hoping to read at least 50books or novellas but i don't really have a list simply picking in my tbr pile and trying to get up to date in my favourite series would be great

  9. Yes I have a reading list, there are so many books on it that I would have to live to be 100 since I'm constantly adding to it. My goal is to read one book a week.

  10. nope, i don't have any specific list of books to read. i just pick something from my tbr pile :)

  11. No reading list. Just pick and choose.

  12. Happy New Year to everyone. I don't have a list. I just wait for new books by my favorite Authors and along the way I pick up books that sound like enjoyable reads. Congrats to Marjorie.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com


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