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Friday, April 27, 2012

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway April 27, 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 had a strange, productive in spurts week.  I lost half of today meeting with movers to oversee packing of our sons storage to be shipped by the military.  I will be off computer more than usual this weekend as my DH and I, together with another couple from our church, are heading out to minister at a L.I.V.E. weekend function. We are Lay people In Vital Exchange sharing time, testimonies, song and lots of food with another church. We haven't done this for about 10 years so we are excited to share again. It will cut into reading time this weekend (unless I really want to be antisocial) but it should be a "reviving" weekend.

Thank you to all who entered April 20 Pick.  There were No Automatic winners this week (those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks).
There are several 3rd picks though so maybe next week we'll have some automatic. Sorry several choices were blocked by multiple requests, and once again one was picked on

to picked Winners from April 20 Pick:

kiki chose the Nora Roberts pair  
Carol M chose the Dick Francis pair
(Carol - I am surprised you have not read this well known mystery author. I hope you enjoy the books!)

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.

Has it been raining books for April for anyone??

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 345 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. Forgot to enter last week :p so it's my first pick for sandra brown's prime time

  2. Please enter my name for gc :) ty

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  3. No books raining down on me this months, then again my TBR piles are a mile high anyway ;-)!

    GC for me :-) thanks!

  4. Week 2 for Best Of Enemies by Taylor Smith, please and thank you!

  5. Gah I missed last week's giveaway *knocks head*

    PLease enter me for the TBD credit please!

  6. Congrats to both winners!

    Please enter me again for "Slow Heat" by Erica Spinder, thanks!

  7. Gonna try for WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE by Cathy Maxwell. I hope you have a fun and rewarding L.I.V.E function, Martha.

  8. It has been so-so for books. Please enter me for Patricia Cornwell Pair:Cruel and Unusual and At Risk.

    Thank you so much!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  9. My book choice is Cathy Maxwell's "When Dreams Come True." Thanks for the giveaway, Martha.

  10. I would like The Ripple Effect by Lynn Erickson (week four)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. thought i'd entered the 4th time for the guardian audios but must have been blocked somewhere?... let's try for the gc then instead and Thank you Martha!


    A GC would be wonderful thank you.

  13. Congrats winners. I'll go with Long Rode Home by Wendy Corsi Staub again. GFC is Lucky47.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  14. I would like to pick The Third Twin by Ken Follett. Thank you!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  15. 3rd time entry for "The Amazing Mrs. Polifax".

    Just a few sprinkles of books this week. I love the idea but some of those books are heavy!


  16. Thank you, Martha, and congrats, Kiki!

    A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett is my new pick!

  17. I would love the Daddy Spell or Linda Howard :) Thank you! edysicecreamlover18@GmailDOTcom

  18. Week #3: Please enter me for A Week In Winter by Marcia Willet.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  19. I pick Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

  20. It might help if I give you my email
    leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Please enter me for Slow Heat.

  22. Playing for palpal please.


  23. Please enter me for the Nora Roberts pair. Thank you!

  24. I'd love the copy of When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell please!
    Thanks much

  25. Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman pretty please!!! Thank you!


  26. The Firebird Deception by Cate Dermody

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  27. Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester. Thank you for the giveaway. :]

  28. Count me in for the Book Depository credit.



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