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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday Post September 23, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday September 24, 2018

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date (at Wordpress).
What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I have done some work on and off but am trying to keep it to a minimum so I can enjoy family time. I am playing with the 2 year old twins, reading with all three children and we are playing Uno with the 5 year old. I get to take them for walks (or me walking and them riding their little bikes) after dinner.
The weather here was very hot last week until Friday when rain preceded a cold front. So we went from 90 degrees to 56 degrees.
We will head home later this week but that means I will be without internet again unless I purchase a plan or work through my phone service.

My reading was good with more listening than blogging. I finished one ebook and three audible titles. I posted one review with Giveaway, as well as all of my usual memes.

I visited only 20 blogs again last week.
Shout Out this week to Words I Write Crazy, who has cute dogs and plenty of reviews.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Book Review and Giveaway: Mother of Pearl by Kellie Coates Gilbert; Christian, Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction; my rating: 4.5 of 5.0. Open US and Canada. Ending 9/29/2018.
  • Book Review: The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt; Adventure, Historical Fiction, Time Travel; my rating: 4.25 of 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Review)

A Nanny For Christmas: A Harper's Corner Series Novella
by Christina George
This a nice, light, easy read.
Source: Author Marketing Experts for review.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (A2018)
The Watchmaker's Daughter audiobook cover art

The Watchmaker's Daughter
Glass and Steele, Book 1
By: C. J. Archer
Narrated by: Emma Powell
Series: Glass and Steele, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
I really liked this and want to get more in the series.
Source: Audible Sale Purchase February 2018.
Click on book title for full description.

3. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5
By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Series: Arisen, Book 0.5
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
This has strong characters and good action in the zombie genre.
Source: Audible 2017 December Sale Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars. But when another mystery epidemic breaks out, terrifyingly quickly it reaches a tipping point and chaos descends - and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their "safe" house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?
©2012 Michael Stephen Fuchs (P)2014 Podium Publishing

4. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)
Gallagher's Pride: Gallagher Series, Book 1

Gallagher's Pride
By: MK McClintock
Narrated by: Alan Philip Ormond
Series: Gallagher, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
This historical romance was a nice change of pace after the zombie apocalypse listen.
Source: Audible 2017 April $1.99 Purchase.
Publisher's Summary
She was a on a quest of discovery. He was on a quest for revenge. Together they would discover a second chance.
Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn't know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family.
As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn't need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn't need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.
The Historical Western Romance Montana Gallagher Series:
Book One - Gallagher's Pride
Book Two - Gallagher's Hope
Book Three - Gallagher's Choice
©2012 MK McClintock (P)2014 MK McClintock

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG2018)
Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by [Victoria Gilbert]

Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
by Victoria Gilbert
60% in I'm enjoying this cozy mystery.
Source: NetGalley 2018.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (A2018)

The Lilac Bouquet
By: Carolyn Brown
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
I selected this as an "L" title and
I am enjoying the story at 25% in.
Source: Audible January 2018 Daily Deal $2.95.
Publisher's Summary
Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.
Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter" - much less a Massey - something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future...
©2017 Carolyn Brown (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

3. Smartphone (A2018)

The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Written By: Thomas Sowell
Narrated By: Robertson Dean
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Duration: 5 hours 52 minutes
This is a "Q" title which I think I will find very interesting.
Source: Audiobooks July 2018 credit purchase.
This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends.
The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of fundamental principles of freedom-amounting to a quiet repeal of the American revolution.
The Quest for Cosmic Justice is the summation of a lifetime of study and thought about where we as a society are headed-and why we need to change course before we do irretrievable damage.

4. eBook/Kindle (Tour)
Operation Earth by [Hammarblad, Maria]

Operation Earth
by Maria Hammarblad
I am looking forward to reading this
sci fi Alien Invasion story.
Source: Review book from Bewitching Book Tours:
Tour date 10/3/18.
Seven billion people on Earth go about their daily lives, and no one is prepared when a global EMP slows the world to a crawl. Within days alien soldiers line the streets, and life will never be the same. In the midst of chaos, Rachael Hill struggles to adapt to the new order, doing her best to keep herself and her cat alive.
On a ship far above the planet surface, Peter just got his new Earth name, and can’t even remember his identity from the last world he visited. It’s another day on the job, one more planet on a never-ending list. That is, until Rachael bumps into him, dropping exotic objects all around his feet. His culture taught him females should be obeyed and protected, but he never had an urge to leave himself at a woman’s mercy until now.

September 23, 2018 - I enjoy my You Version App where I get to highlight passages and create Biblical images. I am on track with my morning reading the One Year Bible plan on my smartphone. You can check out audio of the One Year Bible Plan on the companion commentary online.

I completed 4 books and posted two reviews. That puts me at six reviews to post.
I'm doing pretty good adding current reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible. I still have  older ones to catch up on.
My NetGalley shelf is still at 13. I still have one author title in queue . Still many through InstaFreebie and many new author requests I haven't replied to.

Welcome to Mailbox Monday.

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) and after a tour of hosts has returned to its permanent home at Mailbox Monday. Thanks to the ladies sharing hosting duties: Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
I have no new review titles.
I picked up two Audible Credits, one Daily Deal and five Audible titles at discounted prices. 
I also picked up two for one audios at
Plus two free Audibles.
I didn't pick up any Kindle paid titles.
I picked up 19 free kindle titles this week. (Note these are in my Amazon library, NOT on my Kindle until I download and transfer them.)
Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


9/21/18 Audible Daily Deal $1.95
Noble Beginnings audiobook cover artNoble Beginnings
By: L. T. Ryan
Narrated by: Dennis Holland
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
Release date: 10-13-15

Two August Credits:

Catalyst Downward Cycle
by J K Franks
Narrated by: Steven Varnum
Series: Catalyst, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
(Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian.)

by D. J. Molles
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
(I liked this author's Remaining Series.)

Purchased at Discounted Prices as I already have the ebook:
First Death
A Seventeen Series Short Story #1
By: AD Starrling
Narrated by: Michael Bower
Series: Seventeen, Book 1.1
Length: 44 mins
(**Thriller- A title for FraterFest in October.)

Four at $1.99
by William H. Weber
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Series: Defending Home, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
(Post-apocalyptic, Prepper.)

Where Wolves Run
A Novella of Horror
By: Jason Parent
Narrated by: Jonathan Ip
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
(**Horror- A title for FraterFest in October.)

The Ghost and the Graveyard
Knight Games, Book 1
By: Genevieve Jack
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Series: Knight Games, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
(** A possible title for FraterFest in October.)

Shaye Archer Series, Book 1
By: Jana DeLeon
Narrated by: Julie McKay
Series: Shaye Archer Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
(Psychological Mystery Suspense.)

9/22/18 Two for One credit:
By: Brandon Sanderson

The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye
By: R. Scott Bakker

Don't Mainstream the Alt-Right
by Ben Shapiro
Release date: 11-22-16
I have recently been watching debates with Ben Shapiro and am impressed with how brilliant this guy is.

Free Audible Original
I'm From the Sun audiobook cover artI'm From the Sun
The Gustafer Yellowgold Story
By: Morgan Taylor
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
Release date: 10-05-18

I added 19 free titles to my Kindle library this week. Another week of no time even to download free titles. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.

Sunday Words of Encouragement September 23, 2018

We enjoyed the church service this morning. The songs were all new to me.
The pastor’s service was titled: Join the Fight. He encouraged the congregation to join him in the fight to reach the next generation.

The fall in the Garden resulted in enmity between man and woman and their offspring. Genesis 3:15.

God wants us to always be growing. Children and grandchildren are important.
We are admonished to “fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes”. Nehemiah 4:14.

Remember that sin is crouching at the door seeking to attack your children. Satan is also the author of confusion; he encourages busy lives that won’t focus on God.

God wants followers of Christ, as Christian parents should. We are to share the message of Christ. Be aware of the friendships your children make as some friends can last a lifetime.

Pastor presented four points for his message:
1. Right Relationships.
Proverbs 13:20 -- Show me your friends, I'll show you the future.
Psalm 92:12 -- Those who are planted in the house of the Lord will flourish.

2. God-given Design.
Knowing God's purpose will silence voices of confusion or disruption.
Acts 19:26 -- Don't worship unknown God

3. Others First.
Philippians 2:4 -- Look to the interests of Others. Only a life for others is a life with living.

If Satan can't get us to sin, then he wants us busy and not necessarily caring for each other.

God wants us to be productive in God's purpose. Parents are not perfect, but we need to be like “Those who stumbled and went on”.

4. Authentic faith.
Christianity is a relationship, not a religion.
Without Christians who prepared the way before, our current churches wouldn't be.
We all should be seeking to come together to reach the community. First we need to follow Him.
And we need to be down on your knees. Ephesians 3:14.

This is one of the worship songs we sang this morning: You Reign by Citipointe.
A Verse for Today:
Nehemiah 4:14 (NIV)
14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sharing Beyond Books #353 Comment Giveaway September 22, 2018

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
14 mixed, two mostly witin genre and one not deliberately mixed but reads what likes.

The Winner from SBB #352 comments is: #2 ASHFA who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the Updated (**Finally!) ARC/Review titles or (recently updated) Love and Christmas titles - all linked near the end of the post.

**NOTE: I did post an Updated ARC and Other books for Giveaways. I have to go back and list the titles -- someday.
Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #353
(One Question.)

Becky asks: What do you like best from your favorite genre or author??
Since we've been asking about genres I thought this was another good follow-up question.
I have been reading a lot of space military and post-apocalyptic lately. I like the escapism and creativity of the space military which sometimes includes realistic situations in alien settings and with alien creatures.
I like the possible realism in the post-apocalyptic, especially the prepper stories rather than the zombie stories.
Historical Romance is always a favorite genre too and I think I like those for the romance and passion that is there but mostly behind doors. :-)

Image found at Quote Fancy.

Thanks to those who are sending in Questions. DON'T BE SHY! Surely everyone has a Q or two you'd like to ask. Input suggestions in this Suggested Question Form. At the end of each month I draw from the suggestions I used during the month and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions. Thanks for sending in questions! The supply of questions is dwindling so share some if you think of any -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify.
CarolL and Becky get 1/2 book credit each for questions used in the month of September.

Your turn to share. Becky asks: What do you like best from your favorite genre or author??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Updated ARC and Other books, including the "Love" and Christmas titles all in one post.

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on the question above.
Open internationally and an international winner may get a smaller book or a $5.00 GC if I decide the mailing is too much.
I will pick a Comment winner from all comments made through Saturday October 6, 2018 at 5 PM central.

Book Review: The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt

This is an engaging story with good historical detail.
The Memory Tree (Carson Chronicles Book 2)
by John A. Heldt
File Size: 694 KB
Print Length: 659 pages
Publication Date: April 30, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction, Time Travel
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Days after barely escaping 1889 with their lives, the Carsons, siblings from the present day, resume their search for their missing parents in 1918. While Adam and his pregnant wife, Bridget, settle in Minnesota, unaware of a wildfire that will kill hundreds, Greg seeks clues in his great-grandparents' Mexico, where he finds love, danger, and enemies. At the same time, Natalie, the ambitious journalist, follows a trail to World War I France, and teen twins Cody and Caitlin rekindle a friendship with an old Pennsylvania friend haunted by her past. In THE MEMORY TREE, the sweeping sequel to RIVER RISING, several time travelers find answers and meaning as they continue the adventure of a lifetime in the age of doughboys, silent movies, and Model T's.

The five Carson siblings have now time traveled from 1889 (River Rising: The Carson Chronicles Book 1) to 1918. They are still trying to find their missing parents and they are using locations from their family history hoping that their parents may be there too.

Adam and Bridget settle in Minnesota awaiting the birth of their child. There they make friends with neighbors who are relatives in the Carson past.

Gregg goes to Mexico seeking to meet with their great-grandparents from that branch of the family. Unfortunately, he fails to figure out how he will legally cross the border without proper papers and with a criminal past, even if it is from twenty-nine years before. His behavior isn’t exactly honorable. First he makes friends with a pretty redhead librarian in El Paso. After he manages to sneak into Mexico he meets another strong, independent redhead who really captures his interest. His attempts to help her puts him in hot water with the law once again, making for a difficult exit strategy.

Natalie lands a dream job first in Chicago and then as a war correspondent. She travels to France to interview soldiers on the front lines where she makes coincidental friends with family related friends.

The 18-year-old twins, Cody and Caitlin, travel to Pennsylvania where Cody hopes to meet his 1889 crush, Emma, even though she is now married with grown children. He hopes that the visit will allow him to convince his heart to move on. They just have to figure out how to tell her that they are time travelers who haven’t aged at all over the past 29 years.

Again, Mr. Hedlt creates engaging, warm characters and interesting situations where he shares wonderful historical detail. There is excitement and danger in the Minnesota wildfire, complications below the border and war weary soldiers in France. I loved the concept of the Memory Tree in Pennsylvania.

This story is a bit longer than my usual reading, but it kept me engaged all the way through. As I neared the end I was a little disconcerted to realize that would be another crisis ending leaving the journey to continue in the next volume. I really wasn’t thrilled with this scenario, especially as it meant that obvious steps of connecting with their parents were missed or ignored by the children. (For example, once they realized that their parents had sent them a message, why didn’t they try to communicate in the same manner?) Still, the story moves at a good pace with entertaining action and history. I am curious to see what happens to the characters in their next time travel jump. I recommend this to readers who enjoy well developed characters, historical detail and time travel complications.

Source: Author.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway September 21, 2018

Happy Friday and Happy Fall!
Sorry again to be late in the day. My internet wasn't working Thursday night so I couldn't get this ready early. At least it isn't two days late.

I've been having some fun with our grandchildren and children too. It is hot here in south Illinois - 90s everyday except today because of rain.

I hope everyone else is doing well as fall arrives here in the US; and spring on the other side of the world!


US Entrants: Leave a comment and tell me WHICH BOOK you would like to get from the Friday Pick lists.

INTERNATIONAL: Leave a comment indicating "Gift Card" (see further comments near the end of the post.)

CUT OFF TIME IS THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 9:00 PM CENTRAL so I do not have to stay up too late to do the winner post! I will randomly pick two winners to announce Friday mornings with the next Pick post.

Thank you to all who entered the September 14 (posted 9/16) Pick. There were no automatic wins this week but I am leaving up last weeks as Sue didn't see it. Automatic wins are those who requested the book four times without other people asking for that book during those weeks. No title was blocked.
SUEF gets Pretty Poison

to picked Winners from September 14 Pick:
RITA gets Cold Pursuit and
LINDA 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.}

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Who is planning to read a banned book this week?
Maybe I'll check my TBRs.

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New Book Group #81 August 17, 2018
There are three audios at the top:
No One Left to Tell is MP3
Kisscut is Cassettes
Dark Summer is CDs
Pairs: Kay Hooper and Carla Neggers Red Clover Inn
The rest are singles
Cold Pursuit by Carla Neggers
Zombies of the Gene Pool 
Pretty Poison

New Book Group #80 August 17, 2018
Pairs: Fern Michaels and James Patterson
The rest are singles
The Final Judgment and
The Book of Fate are Audio Cassettes

New Book Group #79 July 13, 2018
I found this box of books buried under some other boxes.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lenox by Maggie O’Farrell
P.S. by Helen Schulman
Her Sexiest Surprise by Dawn Atkins (personally autographed)
The Maverick Preacher by Victoria Bylin (personally autographed)
The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
The Doctor’s Forever Family by Marie Ferrarella
Dakota Child by Linda Ford
Branded by the Sheriff by Delores Fossen
The Italian’s Inexperienced Mistress
Calling the Shots by Ellen Hartman
Promises, Promises by Amber Miller
This Time for Keeps by Jenna Mills
Rhapsody in Time by Judith O’Brien
A Daughter’s Legacy by Virginia Smith
Another Man’s Baby by Kay Stockham
The Cowboy’s Christmas Miracle by RaeAnne Thayne

New Book Group #78 April 27, 2018
Midnight Rainbow
Indigo Blue
By a Spider's Thread 
Johanna Lindsey Pair 
Judith Krentz Pair
Breaking Point 
My Dark Prince
Fatal Defect

New Book Group #77 February 16, 2018- All gone

New Book Group #76 November 3, 2017
13 books remain of the original 37:

I finally Have them Listed!
Boots & Booties by Kristine Rolofson
Saucer the Conquest by Stephen Coonts
Echo Burning by Lee Child
The Scorpion Seducer by Bonnie Vanak
Hell On Earth by David L. Porter
Tempted All Night by Liz Carlyle
Day of the Dead by J.A. Jance
White Night by Jim Butcher
Five Gold Rings Anthology Constance O’Banyon and three others
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell
Crisscross by Harmon Henkin
Wizard’s Daughter by Catherine Coulter
Pearl Beyond Price by Claire Delacroix
Maelstrom by Anne McCaffrey
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
The Wicked Wyckerly by Patricia Rice
Inhuman Condition by Clive Barker
Night Whispers by Judith McNaught
101 Commonsense Rules for the Office by John R. Brinkerhoff

Finger Licken' Fifteen
How to Tame a Highland Warrior
The Texan
Total Control
Atlantis Found
Stephanie Laurens Pair
Rebellious Desires 
Forget Me Not 
The Eighth Commandment
Ghost Riders
The Manning Brides by Debbie Macomber 
Shadow Music 
Corbin's Fancy 
Hawk's Lady

This shelf of 35 books are what is left from Groups #1 (11/27/09) through Group #75 September 29, 2017
(Title list reads left at bottom to right at top - 14 titles.)
Secret Blessing
Named of the Dragon

Aunt Erma's Cope Book
JoAnn Ross: Confessions
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The New Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman
A Kiss Before Dawn by Kimberly Logan
The Fireman’s Fair by Josephine Humphreys (Hardcover)
Bound by Destiny by Rayka Mennen

Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven
There Was A Little Girl by Ed McBain (Audio Cassettes)
Love's Brazen Fire by Betina Krahn 

(Title list reads left at bottom to right at top - 21 titles.)
Plan of Attack by Dan Brown
(*Three more very old books from my Gothics box.)
*The Man in the Garden by Paule Mason (1969 - yellowed)
Fire Dancer by Ann Maxwell
*Four books are very old; pulled from a box of gothic novels I found.
*Maggie – Her Marriage by Taylor Caldwell (1953 very old, yellowed pages, some stain damage doesn't effect reading)
First Things First by Stephen R. Covey- Audio Cassette
Trilogy Of Mysteries Audio Book Shadow Prey, There Was A Little Girl, Smokescreen Audio Cassettes (NOT CDs)
Raintree Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones (spine creases)
The Shadowing by Joan Overfield
The Sweetheart Dance by Patti Ann Colt
BOX 4 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 47-53)
Undateable by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle
Jezebel by Katherine Sutcliff
The Hidden Truth of Cytech's Randall Forty by Vickie Kennedy
Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown - Audio Cassette Tapes (link is for mass media version)
BOX 3 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 39- 47)
Shetland Summer by Janet Lynnford
BOX 2 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 24- 38)
The Trailsman: Texas Lead Slingers by Jon Sharpe
A Courtesans Guide to Getting Your Man by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley -- 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
An Honorable Man by Rosemary Rogers (spine creases)
The Willful Widow by Valerie King (spine wear)
Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov
BOX #1 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 1- 23)
Ghost Writer (Shivers #3) by M.D. Spenser
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester

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 almost EIGHT years I have posted 75 groups of 16 (1,200) books to find new homes! (as of November 2, 2017).

I am happy to say that so far about 1,187+books have found new homes through this feature! YAY. [A month or so ago I posted I had reached 2000 books given away. As I calculated the numbers 11/2/17 I realized that had to be an error. I realized I went from 1098 to 2001 instead of 1101. Guess I was tired; sorry for the error.] I have to update my print out to check the exact number sent out - a few were never claimed. 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!

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 $7.00 and $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)

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!


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