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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sharing Beyond Books #438 Comment Giveaway January 22, 2022

Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books.

Thanks to everyone who commented on the last question.
Last post SBB#437 Ashfa asked: What did you think was cool then, when you were young, but isn’t cool now?
This was another question that brought out an interesting variety of replies. Three commenters couldn't think of anything. The other six of us listed: Getting dressed up for shopping (I remember people used to dress for flying too, but not anymore); fat pens with multi colors (I had a client that used those and passed them out); costume for carnival (perhaps costumes are more for the young); the Tetris game (hmm - does Candy Crush qualify too?); Uno? ( Hey I spent holidays playing this with my grandkids - they love it and it helps the 5 year olds identify colors and numbers); gaudy costume jewelry (it was fun sometimes); and mine was cootie catchers. Thanks for sharing!

For US participants: I need to update and refill the books available to US winners. I have used "Love" and "Christmas" titles as well as ARC titles. Since the supply is lower, I have author collections I could choose from, mostly romance - historical, suspense and some contemporary. What genres/books/authors would you like me to include?

The Winner from SBB#437 comments is #9 ASHFA 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. -- [9-18-2021 I have added a new box and crossed off books no longer available through August 2021.]

Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.
WEEK #438
(One Question.)
Elizabeth asks: Do you check out eBooks or eAudiobooks from your local library? Does your library offer streaming videos or streaming/downloadable music that you check out??
Sadly, I do not use my library as I have overflowing TBR shelves. I do not know if they have streaming videos or music. I just checked and they do offer books through Google Play, Libby, Overdrive, plus a few others. They offer tutoring classes online. They also offer items through Hoopla - is that streaming?

Image found at Winter Haven Library.

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 1/2 book choice or $2.50 towards 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 them.
January 2022 questions were shared by Ashfa and Elizabeth who each get $2.50 credit. Thank you.

Your turn to share. Elizabeth asks: Do you check out eBooks or eAudiobooks from your local library? Does your library offer streaming videos or streaming/downloadable music that you check out??

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, February 5, 2022, at 5 PM central.


  1. Congrats to Ashfa!
    I honestly haven't used my library in more years than I care to admit. With reviewing, I haven't needed one in a long time.

  2. I love my local library. I know they offer e-books, but I go straight for the hard copies.

  3. No, I do not use the library at all.

  4. hi, absolutely not but then it also something not available in my library ( perhaps bigger ones in the country but it's not that popular yet here)

  5. I haven't been to a library in years!

  6. Congrats, Ashfa!

    No, I do not use my library.

  7. Haven't been to library in....decades? So I have no idea really. But in general I read print books 💪🏻

  8. My library doesn't have the books I read, so I don't use it


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