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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Winner of Dee Davis Book Choice


Nise please fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form to confirm the win and let me know which of these two books you would like me to send to you.  Please reply within 72 hours! 

Thank you to all who entered.

Sharing Beyond Books #55 Comment Giveaway June 30, 2012

Welcome to another SBB!
I am back at home but rather tired after a stressful week. My dad has been moved to the Hospice wing and he continues to have a somewhat better day after several bad ones. It is difficult but we are all glad that he is more comfortable now and the Hospice staff are very compassionate.

Today was busy: 9:30am Ladies' Book Club; 11:30 lunch with Ladies' Planning Committee; 3pm Grandson's All-stars baseball game in the hot sun...that knocked me out for a snooze.
Thank you to all who shared last week.

I have to admit that I was surprised that a good number of you do not read horror - mentioned by 6. Many of us do not prefer erotica - mentioned by 6 and nonfiction or specific genres of nonfiction, like sports, was mentioned as not preferred by 6 commenters.

Our computer use is fairly well divided with 9 using primarily desktops, 8 of us using laptops with one using a netbook so I would say that makes it 50/50. Several did mention a back up source including a couple of smartphone/iphones.

The Winner from SBB #54 comments is: #11 Isa There are still 6 'love' books to pick from and 2 Christmas choices. Isa please choose a book (or GC if international) from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway, remaining Christmas Giveaway Books, OR pick from the ARC/Review box (New Updated list at the Giveaway Hop) and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #55 Questions

Q1.  Margaret asks: Do you have a favorite bookmark??

A: I can't honestly say I have a favorite and I will grab what is handy, a loose bookmark, a store receipt, a postcard.  I have collected one or two nice bookmarks on my travels but I don't use them so I can keep them for memories.  
This image of bookmarks is a great idea and I am going to ask my daughter if she would make me some of my grandkids!

Image found at  Come Together Kids
Q2. My question: Do you tan, burn, avoid the sun??

A: I do not tan well and I mostly avoid the sun except for short exposures. I am not a beach person at all although I enjoy the pool for laps or short cool downs. My DH on the other hand loves working in the sun and he turns a berry brown.
See the "computer programming" tan second in from the right? That would be like me. :-)

Image found at Funny Ville

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 will draw from the suggestions I used the month before and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions but some of you others might want to get in a question or two as we have a few people submitting most of the questions so far.  Either way - it works for me. :-)  The question list is being replenished!  Thanks for sending in questions!  
June Questions have been provided by: Carol L, Faith Hope and CherryTea, mamabunny13, Birgit and Margaret. The # was 5 so Margaret, please make a book selection.

Your turn to share:

1. Margaret asks: Do you have a favorite bookmark??
2. My question: Do you tan, burn, avoid the sun??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining  Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 8 books available to choose from. Also I have added the Review and ARC Box now.

SBB Rules: 

a) Must be a follower; 
b) Share a comment on any (or all) of the two/three questions 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 by Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10 PM central.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick June 29, 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)
Thanks for continued prayers and caring for my Dad. He was moved to the Hospice wing on Monday night where he will be more comfortable while we await his progress. My daughter and I returned home on Tuesday and we are staying in touch for reports on his condition.

Check out the new book group I added today - a mixture of romances and mysteries!

Thank you to all who entered June 22 Pick.  There were FOUR Automatic winners again this week!! :-) (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 and one was won through again (Sorry Carol M.)

Linda K chose Beneath the Surface
Leah chose Dear John
Carol Wong chose Note of Peril

bn100 chose Wildflower

to picked Winners from June 22 Pick:

Faith Hope and Cherrytea gets a GC
and welcome to a new entrant who won first time out:
Jane chose In Too Deep

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.

Another surfer reading image!
Image found at StarTribune Books

New Book Group #29 June 29, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international
The Promise by Kasey Michaels
Winning Ways by Barbara Boswell
Tomorrow's Promise by Sandra Brown
Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard
Death's Door by Meryl Sawyer
Life Support by Tess Gerristen Audio Cassettes
Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich
Exit to Eden by Anne Rice
While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark
Gifts from the Heart by Jillian Hart
*Simon Said by Sarah R. Shaber
*One is the Lonliest Number - Tom Clancey's Net Force
*Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Mueller
*Covert Pursuit by Terri Reed
*Close to Home by Carolyne Aarsen

New Book Group #28 May 18, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books suitable for international
Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
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
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)
The Heart of Justice by William L. Coughlin
Cross Country by James Patterson

New book Group #27 April 13, 2012
Some of the books on the right end are smaller and suitable for overseas mailing. :-)
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris (spine damage)
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Midnight Hour by Debra Dixon
September Morning by Diana Palmer
Beneath the Surface by Annie White (slight spine wear)
*The Dream Horse by Virginia Campbell Scott
*Summer's Belle by Paige Winship Dooly

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

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

New Group #24 Pick Books November 25, 2011---(All gone)
(The only Thanksgiving title I found is a Harlequin I'd like to read someday so no Thanksgiving titles for November.)

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

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.

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!---(All gone)
Not all of these are two from a series but several are. Each pick gets two books.

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 378 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

12/3/10 Book Set:
Sleight of Hand by Robin Hathaway
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

List #15---(All gone)
List #14---(All gone)

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---(All gone)

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---(All gone)

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
Misfortune by Nancy Geary
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes

Pick #6---(All gone)

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
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)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Audiobook Week 2012 Giveaway

Note: images may be slow to load since there are so many in this post.
This Giveaway is to Celebrate Audiobook Week 2012 - which started 6-25 so I am jumping in at the end of the week.
I try to listen to at least two books a week on my MP3, on tape or on CD in the car.  I have had a subscription since 2006 at that provides me two Audible picks each month.  I have a library now of 610  Even my DH, who is NOT a reader, will listen to certain Audible or audio books. Check out the great posts Sheila at Book Journey did rejecting excuses for not listening to audiobooks!  She has a giveaway too. :-)
Also check out the interesting Audio Drama Audiobook giveaway, other audio giveaways and discussion posts at the celebration host site: Devourer of Books.

For this Giveaway I am  GIVING AWAY THREE PRIZES:
#1:  Open Worldwide: An MP3 Player to get you started listening to Audios!!

For some reason this picture is fuzzy - you can see the real picture at this link.
The winner will get to pick either blue or red (I already have the players in my office.)

#2 Pick of a larger Audiobook - open to US only.

#3 Pick of a smaller Audiobook - open to Canada or International with the proviso that I reserve the right to award a $10.00 GC if the postage would exceed that amount.

1.  Comment telling me about an audio book you love; or tell me why you have never tried audio but are ready to. :-)
2.  Plus extra entries - up to three - for any Audio, Audible or AudioBook Jukebox review you comment on. Let me know where you commented for extra credit. 

This giveaway ends July 6, 2012 10PM Central.

Note: Many of the CD audiobooks below have been review books. The others are from my own shelves. 
#2 Prize: US Only gets to pick from ANY of the Audio Books listed in this post.
These eight are larger CD Audiobooks:
Black Hills: A Novel by Dan Simmons
Black Hills: A Novel

Absolute Power by David Baldacci
Absolute Power 
True Blue by David Baldacci
True Blue

by David Baldacci
Hell's Corner (Camel Club)

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Emma Donoghue
Room: A Novel

by Michael Connelly

By Kresley Cole
(Case is missing but all discs are good)

Note: These five are Audio Cassettes - not CDs:

The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, Book 3)
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, Book 3)

by James Patterson
1st to Die (The Women's Murder Club) 

Kisscut: A Novel (Grant County)
by Karin Slaughter
Kisscut: A Novel (Grant County)

Best Kept Secrets
by Sandra Brown
Best Kept Secrets 


Hometown Legend
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Hometown LegendThis is a print pic as they didn't have the audio pic.

#3 Canadian or an international winner gets to pick from these 12 audio books (11 CD/One MP3). They are smaller so I hope the postage won't be too bad for international.
The Taste of Innocence CD (Cynster Novels)
by Stephanie Lauens -- CD
The Taste of Innocence CD (Cynster Novels)

Don't Blink By James Patterson, Howard Roughan(A)/David Patrick Kelly(N) [Audiobook]

Don't Blink By James Patterson, Howard Roughan(A)/David Patrick Kelly(N) [Audiobook] CD

The Postcard Killers
by James Patterson --CD
The Postcard Killers

by Ken Follett -- CD

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham -- CD
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

The Juror
by George Dawes Green -- CD
The Juror
This pic is for cassettes but the version I have is CDs not cassettes.
Warning this book has very rough language.

Secular Sabotage: How Liberals Are Destroying Religion and Culture in America
by William A. Donohue -- CD
Secular Sabotage: How Liberals Are Destroying Religion and Culture in America

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity: A Memoir
by KateBraestrup -- CD
Marriage and Other Acts of Charity: A Memoir

Right on the Money: Financial Advice for Tough Times
by Pat Robertson -- CD
Right on the Money: Financial Advice for Tough Times.

The Snow Angel
by Glenn Beck -- CD

No Rest for the Dead
Multiple Authors -- CD

All Cry Chaos
by Leonard Rosen -- MP3



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