I hope everyone had a great first week in "Sweet 2016".
We had a busy beginning to the new year, which is consistent with our business.
Our weather has been cold -- for us. We are anticipating family visitors for Friday and Saturday.
We have a special prayer need in the extended family so I will appreciate prayers for safe, successful surgery this coming week.
I expect to spend the rest of today planning my reading and setting up Challenge posts for 2016 - fun stuff. :-)
TO ENTER FRIDAY PICK
INTERNATIONAL: Leave a comment indicating "Gift Card" (see further comments near the end of the post.)
CUT OFF TIME IS THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 9:00 PM CENTRAL so I do not have to stay up too late to do the winner post! I will randomly pick two winners to announce Friday mornings with the next Pick post.
Thank you to all who entered the January 1 Pick. There was only one automatic win again this week. Automatic wins are those who requested the book four times without other people asking for that book during those weeks. There were no blocked titles.
Rubynreba gets It Had to Be You
to Random.org picked Winners from January 1 Pick:
Marjorie gets a GC
to Random.org picked Winners from January 1 Pick:
Marjorie gets a GC
Rita gets Into the Valley
All winners please fill in the Winner's Acceptance Form
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New Book Group #62 November 6, 2015
(I was getting ready to leave the office and realized I hadn't taken the photo of the books yet.
I took this very quickly. I may try to get another next week but this will have to do for now.)
The Wedding Night by Jane Ann Krentz
Touch Me by Beverly Rae (personally autographed)
To Marry a British Lord by Judith Obrien
New Book Group #61 October 30, 2015
After I noticed the trend I went on a hunt for “bride” titles. I even pulled a couple from some of my long time collections(*). (But they are not getting read on my shelves.)
Leigh Greenwood – The Reluctant Bride and The Independent Bride
The Forever Bride by Evelyn Rogers (Seam creasing)
Short Straw Bride by Dallas Schultz
Bride by Stella Cameron (Seam creasing) (*)
Bride of Lochbarr by Margaret Moore (*)
The Ideal Bride by Stephanie Laurens (*)
A Necessary Bride by Debra Mullins
Border Bride by Deborah Hale
New Book Group #60 September 18, 2015
A set of "haunting" tales and a few mysteries for October!
Shannon Drake – Realm of Shadows (Alliance Vampires#4)
Cat of Nine Tales by Deborah Macgillivray
The Shadowing by Joan Overfield
The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands
Trilogy Of Mysteries Audio Book Shadow Prey, There Was A Little Girl, Smokescreen Audio Cassettes (NOT CDs)
New Book Group #59 July 31, 2015
A few more summer titles, historicals and mysteries!
Broken Vows, Mended Hearts by Lynn Stone, Gail Ranstrom and Anne O'Brien
Cruise to a Wedding by Betty Neels
Little Girl Lost by Shirlee McCoy
You Don't Know Jack by Erin McCarthy
New Book Group #58 June 26, 2015
-- A few summer titles, a few mysteries, a few historicals...
Servant, The Awakening by L.L. Foster
New Book Group #57 May 1, 2015
A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl
The Ruthless Greek's Virgin Princess by Trish Morey
Rally Fever by Crea Jones
New Book Group #56 March 20, 2015
(I'll try to get the rest linked another day.)
The Sweetheart Dance by Patti Ann Colt
Raintree Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones (spine creases)
New Book Group #55 February 5, 2015 -- All Gone
New Book Group #54 December 26, 2014
Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card - Tape Cassettes
BOX 4 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 47-53)
The Hidden Truth of Cytech's Randall Forty byVickie Kennedy
First to Fight Anthology
Jezebel by Katherine Sutcliff
The Commander by Kate Bridges
The Cinderella Plan by Margaret Daley
A Garden of Friends by Penny Pierce Rose
Richard Paul Evans PAIR: The Looking Glass and The Carousel
Undateable by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle
BOX 3 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 39- 47)
Shetland Summer by Janet Lynnford
Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown - Audio Cassette Tapes (link is for mass media version)
Whisper on the Wind by Joan Smith
A Lady of Consequence by Mary Nichols
Sweet Talking Man by Betina Krain
BOX 2 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 24- 38)
Thinner by Stephen King
Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov
Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes, An Anthology
The Willful Widow by Valerie King (spine wear)
An Honorable Man by Rosemary Rogers (spine creases)
A Courtesans Guide to Getting Your Man by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley -- 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
Tara Taylor Quinn: Father: Unknown and McGillus v.Wright
The Trailsman: Texas Lead Slingers by Jon Sharpe
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.
BOX #1 2015 (reboxed from Boxes 1- 23)
Circle of Stars by Anna Lee Waldo
Alien Chronicles - The Crimson Claw by Deborah Chester
Ghost Writer (Shivers #3) by M.D. Spenser
Death Angel by Linda Howard
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 almost six years I have posted 62 groups of 16 (992) books to find new homes! (as of November 6, 2015).
I am happy to say that so far about 913+ 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. 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!
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 $7.00 and $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)
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!