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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)


  1. Count me in again for a GC!

    Have a great weekend and stay cool :-)!

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Thank you for "Note of Peril", Martha.

    For the 1st week, I am choosing "Life Support"
    by Tess Gerristen Audio Cassettes.


  3. Congrats to the winners!

    My pick this week is Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Mueller.

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

    Have a great day!
    Elizabeth L.


    A GC would be fabulous thank you.

  6. wow! a new group! there's a few that i want there. but this week i'll go with diana palmer's september morning again.

    winners, congrats!!

  7. Not sure which book...maybe Princess Charming

  8. Week 4 for Gentle from the Night by Meagan McKinney, please and thank you!

  9. I would like Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Simon Said sounds interesting (week one)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. Please enter me for gc :) thank you !

  12. Please enter me for September Morning. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Playing for cash in PayPal please. Thanks!

  14. I'd love to read The Heart of Justice by William L. Coughlin. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  15. I'm international so I'd love to win a GC. Thanks!

  16. week 2)
    please enter me for Snow In April, thanks
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  17. Hope your dad is doing well.

    Misfortune by Nancy Geary

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  18. Your Father is in my prayers.

    I'd like to try for Everything To Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford. week 1.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  19. I'm international, a GC would be great but I'd love a copy of The Promise by Kasey Michaels if you would be ok to ship it.

  20. ConGrats to all the Winners!

    TY Martha for the GC win for last week! just the kind of surprises i like to discover :) especially with some reading time in this too hot to move much weather :) !!
    Have a great weekend!

  21. Princess Charming by Jane Heller
    Thank you and have a great day!
    cgallagher4 AT comcast DOT net

  22. I'm international, so a GC would be awesome :D and I hope your dad gets well soon!

    thank you!!

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  23. Congrats winners!

    Trying for the GC!

  24. Thanks so much for the books from the Clearing your shelf giveaway! They are fantastic!

    My choice again this week is Blue Zone by Andrew Gross.


  25. I'd like to enter for Category 7 again. :) Thank you!


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