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Friday, March 7, 2014

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway March 7, 2014

[** If you are new to Friday Pick Giveaway - Welcome!  Scroll down a bit (below book group #19) for instructions on how to enter.]
I forgot the picture for another set of books this week so that will (hopefully) be for next weekend. BUT LOOK BELOW THIS WEEK'S IMAGE FOR A SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!!

It was another long weekend but I am getting my energy and cheer back today. Now if this cold weather would just STOP already. I saw a cute Church sign posted on FB: "Whoever is Praying for Snow - Please Stop!"  Thank goodness we don't have snow here but I'm still cold.  I'm sure some of you have it much worse though so I will focus on being thankful! :-)

More details at My Cancer Journey

[UPDATED NOTE - US entrants I prefer, please, that you pick a book as that is the first purpose of this giveaway - to find new homes for books. The GCs are for the international entrants because postage has jumped up.]

Thank you to all who entered the March 1 Pick. There were two Automatic wins again this week.  (Automatic winners are those who requested the book four times and I did not note other people asking for that book during those weeks). There was one title blocked still with multiple picks but it was won this week!
Linda K gets Guarded Secrets
scottsgal gets A Writer's Dream and A Cowboy's Heart

to picked Winners from March 1 Pick:
Natasha gets the Deborah Cooke Pair after four weeks of blocks
Llehn gets a GC

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, sexy or sweet bookmarks. {The form is new because Google changed their forms and the old one wasn't letting me print out the responses.}

I almost missed this e-book week.
To celebrate here is a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY for Friday Pick followers! 
As a special this week one commenter will win an e-book of their choice.
Just state with your usual Friday Pick choice what ebook you would like if you win!

New Book Group #45 January 31, 2014
   Deborah Cooke: Winter Kiss and Kiss of Fate
   Fern Michaels:  Hey Good Looking and Charming Lily
Swimming Without a Net by Mary Jane Davidson
Exit Strategies by Catherine Todd
Perfection in Pearls by Madeline Hunter
The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis
Out of Darkness by Lynn Erickson
Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride by Elizabeth Rolls
Contract Dad by Helen Shelton
Sandhill Dreams by Cara Putman
Hearts Are Wild by Laura Wright
Dare Me Anthology, Cherry Adair, Jill Shalvis and Julie Elizabeth Leto
All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
A Writer's Dream & A Cowboy's Heart by Vickie Kennedy

New Book Group #44 December 14, 2013
Rachel Lee
     A Conrad County Homecoming and Boots & Badges
Renegade Heart by Madeline Baker
Shades of Scarlet by Linda Fallon
Legendary Warrior by Donna Fletcher
Found Money by James Grippando - Abridged Cassette Audio
Every Whispered Word by Karyn Monk
A Lady of Consequence by Mary Nichols
Hawk's Pursuit by Connie O'Banyon
Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner
Guarded Secrets by Rebecca York and B.J. Daniels

New Book Group! #43 November 1, 2013

Pairs gone
Father for Keeps by Ana Seymour
Crimson Rain by Meg O’Brien

New Book Group #42 September 27, 2013

Silver Feather by Cassie Edwards (pictured and in box but missed the listing.)
Something Extra by Janet Dailey

New Book Group #41 August 2, 2013

The Nightingale's Song by Jo-Ann Power
Cattle Rancher, Secret Son by Margaret Way
White Heather by Jaclyn Reding

New Book Group #40 June 28, 2013
      (Angels) Not Quite An Angel by Bobby Hutchinson and An Angel for Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad
Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown - Audio Cassette Tapes
Star Light, Star Bright by Katherine Stone

New Book Group #39 May 31, 2013 - Plenty of "summer" titles!
Oops - I never added all the links last month so no promises on these either.

Shetland Summer by Janet Lynnford
That Summer by Joan Wolf (won 1/10 by rubynreba)

New Book Group #38 April 20, 2013
Here is a group with many mysteries.  Links to be added as I get time.
Awaken the Senses by Nalini Singh

New Book Group #37 March 22, 2013
As I am linking these titles it is clear to me why they were in my TBR boxes and it is really hard to let them go but I have soooo many. Better that they find good reader homes than sit on my shelves, or in a box, and collect dust. 
Anthology: Something Borrowed, Something Blue - this book has spine creases and minor water damage...I thought I had read it and liked it but now I realize it was another anthology I read with Elaine Barbier.
Lady Ice by Joan Hohl

New Book Group #36 February 15, 2013
The Trailsman: Texas Lead Slingers by Jon Sharpe

New Book Group #35 January 11, 2013 (All gone)

New Book Group #34 December 7, 2012--- (All gone)

New Book Group #33 October 27, 2012---(All gone)

New Book Group #32 October 5, 2012
- Oops upside down book! NOTE This book has dog bite damage; it is missing half back cover and the edges of pages in the back third of the book... it does not effect the text but I will understand if no one wants this one - A Courtesans Guide to Getting Your Man by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley

New Book Group #31 August 31, 2012
I pulled some more books from several of my boxes.
An Honorable Man by Rosemary Rogers (spine creases)

New Book Group #30 July 27, 2012
This time I pulled some books from one of my older boxes.
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing
The Willful Widow by Valerie King (spine wear)
Wild Escapade by Lisa Bingham
Dancing on Snowflakes by Jane Bonander (postage too much - replaced with GC)

New Book Group #29 June 29, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing
Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes, An Anthology

New Book Group #28 May 18, 2012--- (All gone)

New book Group #27 April 13, 2012--- (All gone)

New book Group #26 March 2, 2012--- (All gone)

New Group #25 January 12, 2012---(All gone)

New Group #24 Pick Books November 25, 2011---(All gone)

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

New Group #22 Pick Books September 2, 2011---(All gone)

New Group #21 of Pick Books July 29, 2011---(All gone)

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

2/19/11 Book Group #18- Pairs!---(All gone).

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 on November 27, 2009 and in four years I have posted 43 groups of 16 (688) books to find new homes! (as of November 2013).

I 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 634+ 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 $7.00 and $6.00 $10.00 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 #17--- (All gone)

12/3/10 Book Set: #16
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown  (postage too much - replaced with GC)

List #15---(All gone)

List #14---(All gone)

Here is set #13 of Used books! ---(All gone)

Group #12---(All gone)

Group #11

Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester

List #1
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo

Pick #2---(All gone)

Pick #3---(All gone)

Pick #4---(All gone)

Pick #5
See Jane Lead by Lois P. Frankel
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes

Pick #6---(All gone)

Pick #7
Prey by Michael Crichton - Audio Tape

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
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murray

Pick #10---(All Gone)


  1. Congrats to all the winners!!

  2. Something Extra by Janet Dailey

  3. Thanks for the "new" book.

    I would like (Angels) Not Quite An Angel by Bobby Hutchinson and An Angel for Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad this time. (week one)

  4. I will pick Hey Good Looking and Charming Lily by Fern Michaels again. Thanks!

  5. Congrats to all the winners!

    I would like Dancing on Snowflakes by Jane Bonander (week one)

  6. Playing for credit in PayPal please. Thanks, Martha!

  7. I'd love a GC please since I'm international.

    For the ebook, I'd love Scandal in the Night by Elizabeth Essex.

  8. out of darkness for next fridays pick mar 15 thanks

  9. The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis-Week #4 Note my requests are on 2/15/2014, 2/18/2014 and 02/18/2014. I missed the 2/26/2014 because I was moving and not connected to the Internet! Thank you, so much.

  10. Congrats to all the winners, it would be nice to win an ebook.

    1. I am not entering for an ebook, I think I have enough.

  11. Congrats Winners!
    I'm trying for White Heather by Jaclyn Reding Week 4.

  12. we have excellent weather this weekend , above the normal and i must say it does wonder for teh mood^^, ihope you will be able to enjoy some spring weather soon too

    i'm entering for the gift card as international, thank you a lot ( no ebook for me but thank you a lot)

  13. Had no idea of the ebook week either , but then the button says it's all month long , so you're not completely left out! I'm celebrating Women's History Month for March and have been posting all my historical reviews with unique women's roles in history - some amazing stories !
    What would I choose? hmmm - 'The Faith of Leap' is 1st to mind ! Would luv that one and thanks for offering Martha !

  14. I will try for Swimming Without a Net by Mary Jane Davidson again.

  15. Congratulations to all


    A GC would be most welcome thank you.

  16. Congrats winners. I'll once again go with Tides of Passion by Tracy Snow.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. I would like to enter for Perfection in Pearls by Madeline Hunter.

  18. Perfection in Pearls by Madeline Hunter

  19. My Friday pick would be Playing with Fire by Gena Showalter - 5/31/13 grp. For the e-book, I would love The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook.
    Thanks and hoping the weather turns nicer for you!

  20. Congrats to the winners! I'll try again for Silver Feather by Cassie Edwards---Week # 3. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  21. Thanks for the giveaways! Since I'm international, I'd like to win a gift card.

    Regarding ebooks, I'd prefer to read Rumor Has It, by Jill Shalvis. :)

  22. I'd love the GC please, as I'm international. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  23. Well, for the book, I would love to get Father for Keeps by Ana Seymour, but as for an ebook... is it any ebook like from Amazon? Cause if it is, I would love to get Building Our House by Jonathan Bean to share with the kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Playing for Paypal. Thanks!!

    No need for an e-book thanks.


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