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Friday, January 23, 2015

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway January 23, 2015

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

I ended the work day and thought: "It's Thursday already! Really?" Busy week being short handed at work. But it's been good and reading has been enjoyable. Weather is a little warmer 40s at night up to 80 in the day! Life is cycling here:- some 90+ birthdays, some sad deaths and three new babies to church friends!  Life is a joy all in all. :-)
(Hopefully I'll get a chance to pull new books for next week. Meanwhile I have to get caught up pulling and mailing books for the last several weeks as that staff member has been in the hospital.) 

[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 January 16 Pick. There was one automatic win 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 with multiple picks but it was finally won. 
CarolM  gets Fifteen Minutes

to picked Winners from January 16 Pick:
Rubynreba gets To Collar a Killer
Michelle 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.}
One more for the new year theme. :-)
Image found at KeepCalm-O-matic

New Book Group #54 December 26, 2014

Lisa Gardner: Alone and Gone
Janet Evanovich: Eleven on Top and Twelve Sharp
Stuart Wood: L.A. Dead and Fresh Disasters
Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card - Tape Cassettes
New Blood by Gail Dayton
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
To Collar a Killer by Lee Charles Kelley
Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty
‘Til There Was You by Elizabeth Ann Michaels
The Ladies’ Lunch by Patricia O’Brien
Wild Winds by Janelle Taylor
Shrink Rap by Robert B. Parker - Tape Cassettes
Rescue Me Anthology by Cherry Adair, Lora Leigh and Cindy Gerard

New Book Group #53 November 28, 2014

PAIRS - five sets!
Catherine Anderson: Seventh Heaven and Always in My Heart
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
Sleeping with Ward Cleaver by Jenny Gardiner

New Book Group #52 October 10, 2014
(Links to be added if and when time permits.)

Richard Paul Evans, The Looking Glass and The Carousel
Duo Book: Yesterday's Memories by Tara Taylor Quinn and Amanda Stevens
At The Stroke of Madness by Alex Kava
Undateable by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle

New Book Group #51 September 12, 2014

Elysa Hendricks, Star Crash (personally autographed copy) and The Sword and the Pen
Intrepid Encounter by Rebecca Ashley
A Stranger's Wife by Maggie Osborne

New Book Group #50! August 8, 2014

Maybe This Time by Victoria Barrett
The Commander by Kate Bridges
The Cinderella Plan by Margaret Daley
The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook by Steve Doocy
A Garden of Friends by Penny Pierce Rose

New Book Group #49 June 27, 2014

Jezebel by Katherine Sutcliff
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin

New Book Group #48 May 30, 2014---(All gone)

New Book Group #47 April 25, 2014
The Hidden Truth of Cytech's Randall Forty by Vickie Kennedy

New Book Group #46 March 15, 2014
Sweet Talking Man by Betina Krain

New Book Group #41-45 ---(All gone)

Cattle Rancher, Secret Son by Margaret Way

New Book Group #40 June 28, 2013

Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown - Audio Cassette Tapes (link is for mass media version)

New Book Group #39 May 31, 2013 - Plenty of "summer" titles!
Shetland Summer by Janet Lynnford

New Book Group #38 April 20, 2013
Awaken the Senses by Nalini Singh

New Book Group #37 March 22, 2013
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.

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

New Book Group #33-35 --- (All gone)

New Book Group #32 October 5, 2012
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
An Honorable Man by Rosemary Rogers (spine creases)

New Book Group #30 July 27, 2012
The Willful Widow by Valerie King (spine wear)
Dancing on Snowflakes by Jane Bonander

New Book Group #29 June 29, 2012
Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes, An Anthology

New Book Group #24-28 ---(All gone)

New Group #23 Pick Books October 14, 2011
Ghost Writer (Shivers #3) by M.D. Spenser

New Group #18-22 ---(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 five years I have posted 42 groups of 16 (832) books to find new homes! (as of November 2014).

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 758+ 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

List #12-15---(All gone)

Group #11
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester

List #1
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo

Pick #2-6(All gone)

Pick #7
Prey by Michael Crichton - Audio Tape

Pick #8---(All gone)

Pick #9
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murray

Pick #10---(All Gone)


  1. Thank you, Martha! Congrats to the other winners!

    I would love to have Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings. Thank you!

  2. I'd like to win a gift voucher, since I'm international. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I would like Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot (week 2)
    (should be week comment from last week is not there for some reason)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. Oh Gee! I checked my comment did not post for January 16th so this should make it up: Week # 3 Lisa Gardner: Alone and Gone

    P.S. I posted last week for Week #4 so this should complete the set. Hope so!


  5. I gooffed! The week that my comment didn't post was on January 10th. Hope that I haven't messed it up more!


  6. Congrats to the winners!
    I'm going to try for Wild Winds by Janelle Taylor again (week 3)

  7. Congrats to the winners. I'll go with A Straner's Wife by Maggie Osborne again.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol ( do) com

  8. INT.

    PayPal would be fabulous thank you.

  9. I will pick A Garden of Friends by Penny Pierce Rose.
    Thanks for the book!

  10. Week #5 Lisa Gardner: Alone and GoneGardner: Alone and Gone


  11. Congrats Winners!

    I'll try for 'Til There Was You by Elizabeth Ann Michaels. week 4

  12. Congratulations to all the winners.
    I'll try again for Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings.

  13. Intrepid Encounter by Rebecca Ashley

  14. Congrats to the Winners
    Here the weather got snowy ^^ it was great to wake up and see everything white( and looking clean^^)

    i would like to be entered for a gift card/tbd credit as international please
    thank you!

  15. I've been bad about visiting lately since school and work started up. Please put me down for Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot. Thanks!

  16. Congrats to the winners! I would like to enter for New Blood by Gail Dayton. Thanks for the great weekly giveaway.

  17. Enter me for gc please, thank you!

    Ps: I had replied to you email, kindly check your inbox ;)

  18. I'd like a GC please. Thanks Martha!

  19. I'd like to win The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

  20. Congrats to the winners! I'd like to enter for a GC. Thank you!

  21. Playing for credit in Paypal please. Thanks!

  22. Congratulations, winners! I would like The Ladies’ Lunch by Patricia O’Brien.
    Thank you for the chance!

  23. Congrats winners! I think I would choose the pair: Elysa Hendricks, Star Crash (personally autographed copy) and The Sword and the Pen.

  24. Congrats to the winners! Trying again for At The Stroke of Madness by Alex Kava---Week # 3. Thanks for having the giveaway.



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