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Friday, April 20, 2012

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway April 20, 2012

[** If you are new to Friday Pick Giveaway - Welcome!  Scroll down a bit (below book group #19) for instructions on how to enter.] 

Hello everyone. I hope you have had a good week. Mine has been tiring and a little tense.  So much to do and not enough time.
Wow - there were 30 entries last week.  I  think that is the most on a Friday Pick.

Thank you to all who entered April 13 Pick.  There were FOUR Automatic winners this week - YAHOO! - (those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks).
Sorry several choices were blocked by multiple requests, but one was picked on

lag123 chose Dreams Gather for four weeks with no block (no one else choosing the book.)
sienny chose Death Angel
Natasha chose Three Weddings and a Kiss
Elizabeth chose Out of the Blue

to picked Winners from April 13 Pick:

Brendajean chose An Earl to Enchant  
Krista chose The Trouble With Joe

All winners please fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form or email me to confirm your win, send your snail mail address information and let me know if you would like bookmarks - sensual or sexy and I have a new supply of sweet bookmarks.

Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day
April 23, 2012

New book Group #27 April 13, 2012
Some of the books on the right end are smaller and suitable for overseas mailing. :-)
Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris (spine damage)
An Earl to Enchant by Amelia Grey (spine damage)
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell (slight spine wear)
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett
Slow Heat by Erica Spindler
The Trouble with Joe by Emilie Richards
Midnight Hour by Debra Dixon
September Morning by Diana Palmer
Beneath the Surface by Annie White (slight spine wear)
The Amazing Mrs. Polifax by Dorothy Gilman
The Dream Horse by Virginia Campbell Scott
Summer's Belle by Paige Winship Dooly

New book Group #26 March 2, 2012
These are Paired sets - two per author.
Four are parts of series the others are just singles by the same author.
Winners get both books if you pick these.

Nora Roberts
     Inner Harbor (#3 Cheasapeake Bay Series) and Blue Dahlia (SC) (#1 In the Garden Trilogy -(nice trilogy!)
Dick Francis
     Smokescreen (SC) and Field of Thirteen

New Group #25 January 12, 2012

*Smaller books on the right would be okay for most international mailing.

Leopards Kill by Jim DeFelice
Category 7 by Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson
Hell's Belle by Jane Holleman
*Prime Time by Sandra Brown  
*Out of the Blue (Allegheny Hopes) by Janice A. Thompson

New Group #24 Pick Books November 25, 2011
(The only Thanksgiving title I found is a Harlequin I'd like to read someday so no Thanksgiving titles for November.)

Green Calder Grass by Janet Dailey

New Group #23 Pick Books October 14, 2011
I tried to pick some books that would be good for October -
Halloween or dark minded.

Ghost Writer (Shivers #3) by M.D. Spenser
Emily's Good Nightmare by Cosmic Debris Cosmic
Death Angel by Linda Howard

New Group #22 Pick Books September 2, 2011

Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught

New Group #21 of Pick Books July 29, 2011
There are eight mysteries and I have asterisked nine books that are smaller and would be good for oversea choices if so desired.

* I. O. U by Pickard, Nancy (spine creased)
Stand by Me Anthology with Dallas Schulze, Roberta Leigh and Linda Randall Wisdom (spine creased)

May, 2011 New Group of Pick books
Group #20

Luciano's Luck by Jack Higgins - Audio Cassettes

3/25/11 I did get to set up a new group of books:
Group #19
Primary Colors - audio tapes
Note of Peril (black strip on cover)

2/19/11 Book Group #18- Pairs!
Not all of these are two from a series but several are. Each pick gets two books.
Patricia Cornwell Pair:

I have finally updated the intro and Entry paragraphs here:
If you saw the pictures posted of my bookshelves and boxes you know I do have lots of books! And that doesn't include the other eight or so boxes at my office!! And more books as I find deals too good to pass up! I am sharing my book bounty by these Friday Pick Giveaways. 

I started Friday Pick in November 27, 2009 and in two years I  posted 26 groups of 16 books to find new homes! (March 2012)

I have periodically update the lists - deleting those won. You can still go to the Friday Pick list link to see older posts and the older lists book pictures if you want! I am happy to say that so far about 341 books have found new homes! YAY. I have to update my print out to check the exact number sent out - a few were never claimed.

Note rules here regarding international entries.
Because postage to overseas can be prohibitive I am willing to give a $5.00 book certificate to international winners - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, ARe, TWRP, ClassAct Books, eTreasures, Desert Breeze, tell me where and I'll set it up. So for my overseas visitors your comment may indicate a smaller book and I'll check postage or note your choice of gift card.
I learned that The Book Depository does not ship to everywhere. The postage for some of the books to far away places runs between $5.00 and $6.00 and up. Since I would award $5.00 for The Book Depository to an international winner, as an alternative you may choose a smaller book and we will hope the postage will not exceed $6.00. If the postage is more, or if you want to pick a larger book and you are willing to pay any extra postage beyond the $6.00 I will work with you on that. This may not make a difference to many but if it helps one or two of you to give one of my books a home that will make me happy too. :o)


Leave a comment and tell me WHICH BOOK you would like to get from the Friday Pick lists.
CUT OFF TIME IS THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 10:00 PM CENTRAL so I do not have to stay up past midnight to do the winner post!
I will randomly pick two winners to announce Friday mornings with the next Pick post.
Automatic wins are those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks.

WINNERS PLEASE CHECK THE WIN POST ON FRIDAYS AND fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form or email me at [I will confirm receipt of the addresses- well I realize I haven't always done this. But if you filled out the form and don't get the book within two weeks nudge me with an email please!] If I have the winners e-mail I will send a reminder in a week or so....

Thanks for helping these books find new homes!!

Repeating this helpful blog tip: You can right click on a link and you will be given the choice to open the link in a new window or tab so you do not navigate away from the screen you are on!! I use this all the time!

1/14/11 New List
Moonfire by Judith Redman Robbins
Saving Faith by David Baldacci (Audio Book)

12/3/10 Book Set:
Best Of Enemies by Taylor Smith
Sleight of Hand by Robin Hathaway
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

List #15---
List #14
Gospel Truths by J.G. Sandom

Here is set #13 of Used books!
Pearl Beyond Price by Claire Delacroix

This is a group of books I have had for several years but not gotten to read. Since it doesn't look like I will get to read them for another year (or more!) I am passing them on. Although as I type them part of me still says "But you may want to read that some day!" Yes, yes; along with the other 700 books I am housing! Must Let goooooo.....
Group #12
The Ripple Effect by Lynn Erickson

Group #11
Cat's Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester
Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
Looking Back by Belva Plain
The Ring on Her Finger by Elizabeth Bevarly

List #1
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo

Pick #2
The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross

Pick #3
One Eye Closed by Karen Whiddon

Pick #4
Talking God by Tony Kellerman
Everything to Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Sixth Sense
The Shadow by Shelley Munro (PA)

Pick #5
See Jane Lead by Lois P. Frankel
The Daddy Spell by Patti Ann Cole
Misfortune by Nancy Geary
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes

Pick #6
Elusive Love by Catherine Lanigan

Pick #7
Prey by Michael Crichton - Audio Tape
Princess Charming by Jane Heller (slightly creased)

Pick #8
(sc) = slightly creased on binding otherwise all in good shape
The Jury by Steve Martini - Audio Tapes
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson - Audio Tapes

Pick #9
Three Weddings and a Kiss - Anthology
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murray
Guardian by Dee Henderson - Audio Tapes
Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter - Audio Tapes

Pick #10
The Third Twin by Ken Follett (spine creased)
Dreams Gather by Kathryn Collins (sc)


  1. Thanks! I'd like to read Not Looking for a Texas Man. Hope you have a great day!

    Elizabeth L.

  2. Thanks for sharing your book stash! I've been trying to get my hands on Trouble with Joe for a while.

  3. Please count me in for a GC again!
    Have a great weekend, Martha!

  4. Please enter me again for "Slow Heat" by Erica Spindler, thanks!

    Have a great weekend, Martha!

  5. Week 2: Please enter me for A Week In Winter by Marcia Willet.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  6. My book choice is "When Dreams Come True" by Cathy Maxwell." Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I'd like to enter for the Nora Roberts pair. Thank you!

  8. I would like The Ripple Effect by Lynn Erickson (week three)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    1. Actually, week 1, because I was going on week 3 when you first requested The Ripple Effect, and so I started over last week. But you can have it now :) Just check and see if someone was requesting a book in previous weeks before going for it, then everyone's happier :)


    A GC would be wonderful thank you.

  10. enter my name for gC please ..:)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  11. Congrats to all winners. I'd love to read " Long Way Home " (Friends Romance Series) by Wendy Corsi Staub.
    GFC name is Lucky74.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  12. I would love books by author Nora Roberts

  13. I'll try again for When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell. I appreciate the chance to win!
    castings at mindspring dot com

  14. Thanks Martha! I pick The Third Twin by Ken Follett.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  15. Congrats to the winners!

    I'd like to have the Dick Francis books. Thank you!

  16. The Daddy Spell :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you!

  17. Hi, week 1 for Best Of Enemies by Taylor Smith, please and thank you!

  18. Congrats to all the many winners!

    I am requesting "The Amazing Mrs. Polifax" for the second time.


  19. congrats winners ! enjoy those new reads ;)
    choosing Guardian by Dee Henderson - Audio Tapes - TY Martha!

  20. The Firebird Deception by Cate Dermody

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  21. I choose Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. Thank you.

  22. Please enter me for Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter - Audio Tapes.

  23. i want when dream come true by cathy maxwell if could =D

  24. Playing for cash in PayPal please.

  25. Congrats to all the winners!

    WOW what a busy week! Please enter me for Patricia Cornwell Pair:Cruel and UnusualAt Risk.

    Thank you so much!
    P.s. I apoligize if this posts twice...I got signed out the first time and it didn't show up.

  26. I would love When Dreams Come True
    helldog3 at


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