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Friday, June 15, 2012

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway June 15, 2012

[** If you are new to Friday Pick Giveaway - Welcome!  Scroll down a bit (below book group #19) for instructions on how to enter.] 
I think this is still open so I am still asking for your vote on my Audio love post at Audiobook Community. Here is the link if you get a chance and would be so kind :-):
Thanks Faith Hope Cherrytea for telling me the link was general.
Here is the specific link:  (Scroll down below mid page)
Friday the 15th represents a big day for me. It is our son's Birthday (Happy BD M!) He was born on Father's Day 26 years ago. The weekend is also poignant as I have come to South Florida to visit my 88 year old Dad who is in the hospital and struggling to hold his own. Payers are appreciated.

Thank you to all who entered June 8 Pick.  There was One Automatic winner this week + one I am awarding :-) (those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks).
There were two blocked picks but one was won through

Anita chose Fresh Disasters
Elizabeth chose Ladies Start Your Engines (this is a preview book so I am mailing it out with another book that Elizabeth won.

to picked Winners from June 8 Pick:

Spav gets a GC
Carol L wins Gabriel's Lady

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.

This is an image of a father reading
with a child.
Dad, I love you.
Image found at The Centre Blog

New Book Group #28 May 18, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books suitable for international
Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
Sleeping Arrangements by Madeline Wickham
Game Over by Fern Michaels
Forever Victoria by Dorothy Garlock
Sleeping Alone by Barbara Bretton
Gentle From the Night Meagan McKinney (spine creased)
In Too Deep by Tina Wainscott
Gabriel's Lady by Ana Seymor
Wildflower by Jill Marie Landis
*Love and Other Four Letter Words by Caroline Mackler
*The Carousel by Rosamund Pilcher
*Shades of Grace by Barbara Delinsky (audio tapes)
Nightshade by John Saul
The Heart of Justice by William L. Coughlin
Cross Country by James Patterson
Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods

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
*Not Looking for a Texas Man by Lass Small
*Ladies Start Your Engines

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 368 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. Thank you!

    I'd like to read Summer's Belle. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Have a great day!
    Elizabeth L.

  2. Week 2 for Gentle from the Night by Meagan McKinney, please and thank you!

  3. I'd like to enter for Category 7 (week 2). Thank you!

  4. I would choose Beneath the Surface by Annie White (week three)Thanks

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  5. My book choice is "In Too Deep" by Tina Wainscott.

  6. Playing for cash in Paypal please. Have a great weekend!

  7. I'm not entering in this. I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to your son and that the 15th also happens to be my birthday! :)


    A GC would be great thank you.

  9. Thank you and Congrats to the other winners.
    I'll choose Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught.\
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. congrats this week's winners!!

    i'm picking Diana Palmer's September Morning :)

  11. My choice for the 3rd time is "Note of Peril" by Hanna Alexander.


  12. Summer's Belle or Beneath the Surface sound great!

  13. Congrats to the winners!

    I'd love to have In Too Deep by Tina Wainscott.

  14. Please enter me for Midnight Hour. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I'd love Tender Triumph! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  16. week4) Please enter me for Forever Victoria. Thanks!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  17. Wildflower by Jill Marie Landis

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  18. I would love September Morning by Diana Palmer

  19. Just found this blog post from the Clear The Shelf Giveaway Hop. What a great idea!!

    I'd love Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tape.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  20. week 4 Shades of Grey audio for me thanks!


  21. Missed Last week due to family sickness and then my daughters birthday! Hope your son had a wonderful birthday and your dad is doing better.

    I am starting over for Cross Country by James Patterson.
    Thank you!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  22. Going to try for TBD credits again please.

    Happy (now belated) birthday to M, and hope your dad gets better!! *prays*

    Thanks for keeping up on the giveaways despite being so busy Martha

  23. Yay! Thanks so much. I sent you an email.

    Count me in for the GC.


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