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Friday, March 28, 2014

Martha's Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway March 28, 2014

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

I am behind in doing the Amazon, PayPal gifts and pulling books to be mailed. I hope to get all this caught up Friday and/or Saturday. Thanks to everyone for being patient.

My treatment weekend was a little easier but I have dragged through the week in gastric discomfort. The doctor directed me to some over the counter meds today to help. Meanwhile, in spite of a cold snap mid week, spring has bloomed here. The azaleas and dogwoods are looking beautiful!

More details at My Cancer Journey

[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 March 21 Pick. There were no Automatic wins 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 were two titles with multiple blocks.

to picked Winners from March 21 Pick:
ElizabethL gets  a GC
Emily gets Father for Keeps

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.}
Isn't this a lovely idea- spring into reading?
Image found at Education World.

New Book Group #46 March 15, 2014

   Virginia Henley - Notorious and Insatiable
   Debbie Macomber - Navy Woman and This Matter of Marriage
The Diamonds of Wellbourne Manor Anthology by Diane Gaston plus
Heart of Darkness Anthology by Gena Showalter plus
Unbound Anthology by Kim Harrison plus
Sweet Talking Man by Betina Krain
Penhollow by Georgette Heyer
Dangerous Passions by Kat Martin
The Last Heiress by Bertrice Small (spine creases)
If She Only Knew by Lisa Jackson (spine creases)
Liar's Market by Taylor Smith
The Horseman's Secret by Jeannie Watt
Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs
Strong Arms of the Law by Vicki Kennedy

New Book Group #45 January 31, 2014
   Deborah Cooke: Winter Kiss and Kiss of Fate
   Fern Michaels:  Hey Good Looking and Charming Lily
Swimming Without a Net by Mary Jane Davidson
Exit Strategies by Catherine Todd
Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter
The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis
Out of Darkness by Lynn Erickson
Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride by Elizabeth Rolls
Contract Dad by Helen Shelton
Sandhill Dreams by Cara Putman
Hearts Are Wild by Laura Wright
Dare Me Anthology, Cherry Adair, Jill Shalvis and Julie Elizabeth Leto
All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
A Writer's Dream & A Cowboy's Heart by Vickie Kennedy

New Book Group #44 December 14, 2013
PAIRS: gone
Renegade Heart by Madeline Baker
Every Whispered Word by Karyn Monk
Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner

New Book Group! #43 November 1, 2013

Pairs gone
Father for Keeps by Ana Seymour 

Crimson Rain by Meg O’Brien

New Book Group #42 September 27, 2013 (All gone)

Silver Feather by Cassie Edwards (pictured and in box but missed the listing.)
Something Extra by Janet Dailey

New Book Group #41 August 2, 2013
The Nightingale's Song by Jo-Ann Power
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 (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 #35 January 11, 2013 (All gone)

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

New Book Group #33 October 27, 2012---(All gone)

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
An Honorable Man by Rosemary Rogers (spine creases)

New Book Group #30 July 27, 2012
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

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
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 on November 27, 2009 and in four years I have posted 43 groups of 16 (688) books to find new homes! (as of November 2013).

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 642+ 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  (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

Pick #8
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. Thank you! I'd like to enter to win a gift card, since I'm international.

    Hope you have a great day!
    Elizabeth L.

  2. I would like (Angels) Not Quite An Angel by Bobby Hutchinson and An Angel for Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad this time. (week three)

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. Congrats to the winners!

    Trying again for Liar's Market by Taylor Smith.

    I hope the meds help with the discomfort, Martha. I'm glad the treatment went easier.

  4. I'm glad Spring is coming to your area now. Ginger is supposed to help with stomach upset. Maybe some chewable ginger candy could help a bit?
    My book choice would be Heart of Darkness Anthology with Gena Showalter etc.

  5. putting in again for The Diamonds of Wellbourne Manor Anthology by Diane Gaston+

    try something with ginger in it for your gastric upset - Trader Joe's sell some good Ginger products or try some Ginger Ale (especially if you can get a natural version - not artificially flavored)

  6. Congrats to the winners!

    I would like to try for Heart of Darkness Anthology by Gena Showalter (week three)
    Thanks for the chance!

  7. Love your positive attitude, Martha. You've inspired me to look for that little piece of beauty when times are tough.

    Playing for credit in Paypal please.

  8. Enter me for GC please, Thank you :)

  9. I'd like to enter for a GC (int). Thanks Martha!

  10. Congrats to the winners. I'll go again with Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Sorry that you are having so much trouble with your stomach. Cold things are a help if you start to lose your appetite later. Also, if you get mouth sores, ask your doctor for a prescription for Miracle Mouthwash!

    Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein - Audio Tapes Week #3


  12. Congrats Winners!!

    I'll try for the Debbie Macomber pair Navy Woman and This Matter of Marriage. Week 2

  13. I'll try again for If She Only Knew by Lisa Jackson.

  14. i hope the new medecine will help you to feel better
    congrats to the winner.
    as international entrant i'm entering for a GC/TBD credit


  15. Congrats to all the winners.
    I saw a robin yesterday and I think spring is around the corner. Happy Spring to all.

  16. Congratulations!!


    A GC would be great thank you.

  17. I would like to enter for the Virginia Henley pair - Notorious and Insatiable. Hope you have a great week!

  18. Dangerous Passions by Kat Martin

  19. I'd like a GC please since I'm international. Thanks Martha!

  20. Congrats winners!

    At least the flowers are starting to bloom and I'm glad they are making you happy. Have another great week ahead Martha!

    Playing for Paypal please, and thank you.

    Thanks lots for the Paypal prize too!

  21. Congrats to the winners! I hope you start feeling better Martha. I will try for Renegade Heart by Madeline Baker---Week # 1. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  22. Wow lucky ElizabethL winning GCs for both Friday pick AND Saturday Sharing !
    should get her to make my entries ! ;)) congrats to ea winner ~

    glad your dr could send you to some helpful meds & praying they'll help !

    I'll throw one of my many hats into the draw for gc this week - thanks Martha!

  23. I will try for Sandhill Dreams by Cara Putman. Week 3

  24. Awesome! Please put me down for the Heart of Darkness anthology. Thanks!

  25. Please put me down for a GC (Int). Thanks! :)

  26. I would love the Heart of Darkness anthology.
    Thanks you!


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