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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sharing Beyond Books #311 Comment Giveaway July 15, 2017

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Most of the commenters would pay off debt, particularly mortgages of their own or family. A couple would pay off house renovations; a couple would travel; and several would make donations to help others.


The Winner from SBB #310 comments is: #2 Mary P who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the Updated (**Finally!) ARC/Review titles or (recently updated) Love and Christmas titles - all linked near the end of the post.

**NOTE: I did post an Updated ARC and Other books for Giveaways. I have to go back and list the titles -- someday.
Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #311
(One Question.)

Poetryinleaves asks: Can you relate any part of the story you are currently reading or have read to an event in your life??
Hmmm - I just finished a paranormal about that is not really relatable to my life. I also finished a small town romance that included a lawyer and an author so that is sort of relatable. I am reading a poetry book that praises God and His guiding hand in our lives. Now THAT I relate to!
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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. Poetryinleaves asks: Can you relate any part of the story you are currently reading or have read to an event in your life??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Updated ARC and Other books, including the "Love" and Christmas titles all in one post.

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 22, 2017 at 5 PM central.


  1. I am reading a murder mystery set in Roman Britain, so I have to say no. (I had to laugh.)

  2. No, but then I tend to read books as far away as real life as possible - fantasy, Sci Fi or historical romance

  3. I haven't read anything recently that relates to events in my life, but I had some previous readings that did.

  4. I can relate to a few character traits like sarcasm or shyness but not the story as a whole or anything.

  5. I'm reading a cozy mystery that has recipes---so I can relate to the cooking and try the recipes, but certainly can't relate to the murder part.

  6. hum a little i 've read a cozy mystery and the character loose her mom so i did understand her feeling ( but i can only relate to the emotional level not teh circumstances fortunately murder is not my thing^^)

  7. Congrats Mary P. I've been reading a series about life in small coastal towns and Shrimpers and their boats. So no.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. Congrats Mary!

    No I can't think of any.

  9. Congrats to Mary!
    As for the current book I'm reading, it's a thriller, and thankfully I have no connection to the story at all.

  10. I just finished a story told in different time lines and contrasting a love story between an orthodox Jew and a Christian and the insurmountable obstacles they faced, then and now.
    I dont know whether any similarities in my life other than the fact that my husband and I are different races, different religions. Yes it was tough before we got married!

  11. I just started a contemporary romance and so far I have nothing in common with the characters.

  12. I'm currently reading a couple of books - the paranormal/fantasy book doesn't compare to my life, yet the contemporary one is somewhat closer, since it's more realistic and modern day. :)

  13. I am reading a romance by Nora Roberts and I don't have anything in common with the characters.


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