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Friday, November 1, 2013

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway November 1, 2013

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

Happy Friday Friends!!  Sorry to be late today but I have a good-- well make that a valid excuse. You know - the doctor kind.  I had to have a lumpectomy yesterday. The good news is that the
lymph node was clear - PTL! So it was a long day at the hospital and I pretty much crashed last night before time to pick winners. The good news this morning is that I am not having too much pain from the incisions (yet). The bad news is I am having quite a bit of pain from my lower back. The good news is I have pain meds; the bad news is they made me nauseous. I expect I will be sleeping a lot today and over the weekend. This may put me behind on posting reviews. We'll see how I feel in between naps.

Please see new book Group below. :-)

[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 October 25 Pick. There were no Automatic wins this week. (One request was 4th week but there had been a block in week 1). (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 were only two titles blocked this week but they are multiple blocks- 3 each!

to picked Winners from October 25 Pick:
I picked three this week for two reasons - 1) I wanted to give a book to someone and 2) November is the anniversary month for Friday Picks so I will be choosing extra winners all month! :-)
Louisa chose a book but it will be over $8.00 for mailing 
so she will get a GC
Marjorie gets a GC
Carol NW gets Dead Silence  

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

Books are the ONLY drug I really want! :-)
Image found at Amazon
I think I'll buy a couple of these for gifts!!

New Book Group! #43 November 1, 2013
Group 11/1/2013
Mary Higgins Clark
     Before I Say Good-bye and Where Are the Children>
Suzanne Enoch
     Lessons in Love The Rake and Sin and Sensibility
Diana Palmer (Choose any two)
    Lawless, Diamond Spur, Long Tall Texan and Brides to Be (spine creased)
Kate Wilhelm
     Desperate Measures and No Defense

Never Tell by Karen Young (spine torn)
Father for Keeps by Ana Seymour
Crimson Rain by Meg O’Brien
Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler
Cutwork by Monica Ferris
A Woman Named Damaris by Janette Oke

New Book Group #42 September 27, 2013
Susan Spencer Paul
     Beguiled and The Bride's Portion
Whisper on the Wind by Joan Smith
Portrait of Dreams by Victoria Malvey
No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long
Deceptions & Dreams by Debra Deir (spine creases)
Wet & Wild by Sandra Hill
Fulfillment by Barbara Delinsky
Something Extra by Janet Dailey
Trouble Becomes Her by Laura Van Wormer
Dead Silence by Brenda Novak
Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb

New Book Group #41 August 2, 2013

Wicked and Wonderful by Valerie King
Tabitha in Moonlight by Betty Neels
The Nightingale's Song by Jo-Ann Power
Caught in a Bind by Gayle Roper
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
Dance With Me by Luanne Rice
A Mother's Day Anthology - three stories
Star Light, Star Bright by Katherine Stone
Another View by Rosamunde Pilcher

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.

Touched by Fire by Kathleen O'Reilly
Shetland Summer by Janet Lynnford
That Summer by Joan Wolf
It All Began at Monte Carlo by Elizabeth Adler

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

Sheer Dynamite by Jennifer Skully
Golden Chances by Rebbecca Hagen Lee
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
Tara Taylor Quinn
     Father: Unknown and McGillus v.Wright
Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Trailsman: Texas Lead Slingers by Jon Sharpe

New Book Group #35 January 11, 2013
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing 
Singles-- I found a couple of boxes of romances (a lot of Harlequins) that I haven't gotten to read over the past 8 years so... I will send them off to others to read!
*Merger of Fortunes by Peggy Moreland

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

New Book Group #33 October 27, 2012
*asterisks indicate lighter, smaller books possibly suitable for international mailing

SINGLES - CHRISTMAS TITLES (Better sizes for international) 
*A Holiday Prayer by Deb Kastner  (slight spine creasing)

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
*One is the Lonliest Number - Tom Clancey's Net Force

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 in November 27, 2009 and in three years I have posted 33 groups of 16 (528) books to find new homes! (as of November 2012)

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 580+ books (I forgot to update this number for a month) 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
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

Pick #10---(All Gone)


  1. Glad you're ok, congrats to the winners!

  2. I wish you a rapid and full recovery, back pain are really something nasty i have to stay near the fire to help too ( because i can't stand my 3h session 3times a week that works less than my simple charcoal fire)^^

    thank you for your generosity as always

    i'm entering for a GC as international

    Take the time you need to recover, review can wait we all would understand!

  3. Love an amazon GC (INT) :) It's awesome you are finding new homes for your books!

  4. I'm glad your lumpectomy came out well and hope your back is better soon.

    I would like A Mother's Day Anthology - three stories (Week Four)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  5. I would pick Whisper on the Wind by Joan Smith.

  6. Congrats to the winners!

    I would love to have Wet & Wild by Sandra Hill (week five)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. count me in for GC please :) thanks !

  8. Hooray for good news and anniversary! Playing for credit in Paypal please.

  9. still trying for Wet & Wild by Sandra Hill

  10. Glad to hear that everything came back good from your lumpectomy! I am going to try for a new set this week. I would love Suzanne Enoch's Lessons in Love The Rake and Sin and Sensibility look great.

  11. I'll play for the GC thanks! :)

  12. So happy for you. Tip: Don't go back to work too early!

    Week #1 Cutwork by Monica Ferris


  13. That is good news. Wishing you well.


    A GC would be great thank you.

  14. Good news, I hope your recovery is speedy.
    Many thanks for the gift card and your kindness.

  15. Congrats to the winners!

    I'd love to have The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Thank you!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  16. Hope you are feeling better soon! I would like to enter for the Suzanne Enoch pair, Lessons in Love The Rake and Sin & Sensibility.

  17. Wow, that are great news! :) I hope you feeling well !! Hugs for you..
    I choose a GC.

  18. Good news; hope you're feeling better

    Portrait of Dreams by Victoria Malvey

  19. I would like Tara Taylor Quinn Father: Unknown and McGuillus v. Wright

  20. Congrats to the winner. I'll go again with Wet and Wild by Sandra Hill.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  21. I'd like Merger of Fortunes or a gift cards. Hope you're feeling well soon! Have a great day! :)

  22. I hope you're feeling better.

    I'm playing for No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long

  23. I hope your doing better Martha. Congrats to the winners! I will try again for Golden Chances by Rebecca Hagen Lee--Week # 2. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  24. I would love the Suzanne Enoch pair.
    Thank you!

  25. I'd love a GC please since I'm international. Thanks!

  26. Glad everything turned out well. Hope you are resting and recovering well.

    Please enter me for Timeline by Michael Crichton
    Thank you!


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