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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sharing Beyond Books #322 Comment Giveaway September 30, 2017

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Four commenters did not have movie fav that they rewatch. Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice was mentioned by two; Musicals were mentioned by two (I like those too) and Christmas movies were mentioned by two. Rita mentioned Grease and Dirty Dancing - my daughter rewatches the first and my husband rewatches the latter. Sue likes to rewatch Dr. Strangelove and MASH while Janhvi likes to rewatch The Proposal.


The Winner from SBB #321 comments is: #3 CAROL L 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 #322
(One Question.)

My question this week: Would you read different books if you weren’t reading for review?? If you don't review books can you think of a reason you might read different books than you currently read?
I often think I am very blessed to get to pick and choose the review books that I like. I would certainly review more of my TBR shelves if I wasn't reviewing but I think the genre mix would remain about the same. I try to pick indie authors/smaller presses as well as well known authors and houses. I do try to pick an occasional review title to stretch my tastes and comfort zone once in a while... but I might do that with TBRs too. So I guess my real answer is "No, I wouldn't read different books."
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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 this week: Would you read different books if you weren’t reading for review?? If you don't review books can you think of a reason you might read different books than you currently read?

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 October 7, 2017 at 5 PM central.


  1. No. i may sometimes reviewa book from an author or genre i'm new to but usually i try to review books in my favourites genres so i'm happy to read them

  2. Oh this is a tough question. I read for both review and pleasure and i stick to what i like that is romance, YA and new adult. I would like to read different genres but not at the moment at least.

  3. I'd read anything, really. Reviewing or not.
    Congrats to Carol!

  4. I will read a book if a friend recommends it and tells me I will love it.

  5. I read for pleasure and enjoyment so I don't tink I'd change the genre I read
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. My daughter recommends a lot of books I would not have read otherwise. Reviewing as nothing to do with my choices.

  7. I rarely get review books so I mostly read from my TBR pile, which is huge btw.

    But I do like to change things up from book to book. I only stay away from genres I dislike.

  8. Every time I’m in a reading slump I consider switching genres and that’s the main reason I’d read different books.

  9. Congrats CAROL L!
    I read anything doesn't matter if I'm reviewing it or not. When reading the summary about the story and if it sounds interesting enough to me I will give it a try. By trying different authors or genres is how I find new genres to read or new authors to follow.

  10. No. I sign up to read/review only books from genres I like

  11. I read mostly from authors I follow, recommendations, and genres I like. I also like to follow interesting blogs, (like yours, Martha) and find so many interesting book reviews.

    1. Rubynreba - A blushing "thanks" for your kind words.


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