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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sharing Beyond Books #298 Comment Giveaway April 8, 2017

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.

About seven commenters view lots of 5 star ratings for a book with suspicion. Another seven do not pick a book by ratings or hype. Several will check reviews for the pros and cons. A couple rely more on the blurb or pick by favorite author. MaryP hopes that a book with lots of 5 stars is deserving. :-) Nikki doesn't trust a reviewer who gives all reviews 5 star. (Sometimes I feel awkward giving so many 4 star ratings but I think that is consistent with getting to (mostly) pick the books I want to review.


The Winner from SBB #297 comments is: #14 Janhvi who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the Updated **Old (and soon to be updated) ARC/Review titles or (recently updated) Love titles - all linked near the end of the post.

**NOTE: I did set aside new books to add to the SBB choices and took pictures last week. -- Another international winner tonight. I still hope to get the pictures and then list up soon!
Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #298
(One Question.)
Fredamans asks: What is another way you unwind that is not book related??
What? There's some other way to unwind?
Let's see-- I do change into "comfy"clothes as soon as I get home... but I am listening to a book while I change. Sometimes I walk... but that is with an audiobook. Sometimes we watch TV but the news doesn't help me unwind and I am on the computer during anything else. I occasionally have a glass of wine or cocktail with dinner. (Then I go to the computer.) I listen to books until I go to sleep; maybe sleeping counts as unwinding?
This cat needs to unwind!
Image found at Morris The Cat on Twitter.

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: Fredamans asks: What is another way you unwind that is not book related??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books or the February 2015 Newly Updated ARC/Review List. 2-4-17: I FINALLY have some new "Love" and Christmas titles! I hope to get the picture posted later this week.

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 April 15, 2017 at 5 PM central.


  1. Thank you so much Martha! My answer is the same as you. Unwinding usually means sleeping for me. I also love to watch a moview or a fun TV show to relax IF i'm not in the mood for reading.

  2. I go for a walk daily. I also love to knit, crochet etc. A great way to unwind.

  3. Congrats to Janhvi. Unwinding without my books ? Well I do a lot of puzzles to relax sometimes. Or just relax and listen to music.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Congrats to Janhvi!
    Thanks for posting my question! To answer, another way I unwind is by playing Mahjong or taking a bath with a bath bomb. :-)

  5. Sleeping is my only way to unwind; otherwise my mind doesn't stop working or processing information. Even when I read books or watch TV.

  6. I unwind by cuddling with my doggies or my kitties---or both.

  7. Congrats Janhvi!
    Besides reading to unwind, I like to take walks or find outside to do like gardening. If weather is bad then I work with my house plants or some type craft project.

  8. Well, reading is my main way to unwind. :) But I also go for long walks and play board games.

  9. crafting gift fotr friend is relaxing fotr me as i focus on teh person i'm making it for

  10. I enjoy watching sitcoms on the television.


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