Whew- today was busy - five court hearings in two counties. Plus preparing for two closings. Busy, busy. Thank goodness for reading on the road!
And rainy cold today -brrr again. Strange - the temperature is not as cold as last week - low of 43 - but it is so chilly because it is damp.
[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 January 9 Pick. There was one automatic win 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 was one title blocked with multiple picks but it was finally won.
CarolL gets Poe's Tales of Mystery
to Random.org picked Winners from January 9 Pick:
Empress gets a GC
to Random.org picked Winners from January 9 Pick:
Empress gets a GC
Natasha gets Rescue Me Anthology
All winners please fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form
Wise words to give perspective to another new year!
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New Book Group #54 December 26, 2014
Lisa Gardner: Alone and Gone
Stuart Wood: L.A. Dead and Fresh Disasters
Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card - Tape Cassettes
New Blood by Gail Dayton
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
To Collar a Killer by Lee Charles Kelley
Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty
‘Til There Was You by Elizabeth Ann Michaels
The Ladies’ Lunch by Patricia O’Brien
Wild Winds by Janelle Taylor
Shrink Rap by Robert B. Parker - Tape Cassettes
New Book Group #53 November 28, 2014
PAIRS - five sets!
Catherine Anderson: Seventh Heaven and Always in My Heart
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily
Sleeping with Ward Cleaver by Jenny Gardiner
New Book Group #52 October 10, 2014
(Links to be added if and when time permits.)
Richard Paul Evans, The Looking Glass and The Carousel
Duo Book: Yesterday's Memories by Tara Taylor Quinn and Amanda Stevens
At The Stroke of Madness by Alex Kava
Undateable by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle
New Book Group #51 September 12, 2014
Elysa Hendricks, Star Crash (personally autographed copy) and The Sword and the Pen
Intrepid Encounter by Rebecca Ashley
A Stranger's Wife by Maggie Osborne
New Book Group #50! August 8, 2014
Maybe This Time by Victoria Barrett
The Commander by Kate Bridges
The Cinderella Plan by Margaret Daley
The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook by Steve Doocy
A Garden of Friends by Penny Pierce Rose
New Book Group #49 June 27, 2014
Jezebel by Katherine Sutcliff
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
New Book Group #48 May 30, 2014---(All gone)
New Book Group #47 April 25, 2014
The Hidden Truth of Cytech's Randall Forty by Vickie Kennedy
New Book Group #46 March 15, 2014
Sweet Talking Man by Betina Krain
New Book Group #41-45 ---(All gone)
Cattle Rancher, Secret Son by Margaret Way
New Book Group #40 June 28, 2013
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 #33-35 --- (All gone)
New Book Group #32 October 5, 2012
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)
Dancing on Snowflakes by Jane Bonander
New Book Group #29 June 29, 2012
Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes, An Anthology
New Book Group #24-28 ---(All gone)
New Group #23 Pick Books October 14, 2011
Ghost Writer (Shivers #3) by M.D. Spenser
New Group #18-22 ---(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 five years I have posted 42 groups of 16 (832) books to find new homes! (as of November 2014).
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 756+ 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, etc....you 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 $
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. [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
List #12-15---(All gone)
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo
Pick #2-6(All gone)
Prey by Michael Crichton - Audio Tape
Pick #8---(All gone)
On Treacherous Ground by Earl Murray
Pick #10---(All Gone)