Happy winner!

Sept Collage +childI received the best letter from the lucky winner of the September Bookshelf of books, and I had to share —


My box of books was sitting at our garage door this morning (at 4am) when my husband left for work! I’ve just been sitting, staring at them and hugging them —- this is better than any Christmas I’ve ever had!  I’m just so excited, can’t sit still and this will keep me and my husband busy with books for a while……..thank you ever so much and special thanks to all the authors, and International Thriller Writers, Inc.!!!!!!  

Heaven, I’m in heaven……….from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!! 

Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs,) The Lost Key (Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison,) Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot Reed Farrell Coleman,) Tokyo Kill (Barry Lancet,) The Sun is God (Adrian Mckinty,) Sabotage Matt cook,) Everyone Lies (A. D. Garrett,) Shattered Secrets (Karen Harper,) Beware Beware (Steph Cha,) No Time to Die (Kira Peikoff ) and Personal (Lee Child)!!!!  What a dream!!! When I’m done with them I give them to our library. They’re kind enough to process them for the library users……..


I also need to say a big thank you to the International Thriller Writers for making it all possible, and to the generosity of all the authors who choose to participate.

Many years ago when I was a bookseller at Borders (R.I.P) one of the best perks of the job was getting advance reader copies of books – before they went on sale to the public, and for free! I was always thrilled to find the latest book in a series I loved – Harry Potter! Harry Bosch! There’s something about Harry…but I digress.

Way back in 1998 I started my website as a way to keep track of the books I’d read. A publisher contacted me via the website and asked if I’d like to give away their books and I didn’t hesitate for a second. I knew how much I loved getting free books, and couldn’t wait to share with my readers. Then another publisher asked if I would give away their books, and before I knew it, I was giving away hundreds of books each year.

Getting letters like this one from Lynn makes all the work worthwhile. I barely make enough money from the website to break even and that’s fine because I do what I do because I love it.

So Lynn, thanks for writing and enjoy your books!

5 Responses to Happy winner!

  1. Carol Lawman says:

    Love the letter! She’s a true book lover (I’ve hugged a few books in my time 🙂 )

  2. Kicha says:

    Someone not into books just won’t ‘get it’ but us bibliophiles can so relate. I love giving gifts when I know its truly appreciated. That was sweet.

  3. Laurie C says:

    How nice to give a devoted reader such a THRILL!

  4. ewhatley says:

    That is a great letter. Only fellow book lovers can truly appreciate the joy and excitement we get from a new book, imagine a BOX of new books. And she really got a great bunch of thrillers in that box. I look forward to that same joy when I win!!!

  5. Stacy Alesi says:

    Got another terrific letter from the October bookshelf winner! Is this a trend? I sure hope so! Here’s what Shirlee from Northern Ireland had to say: “I am over joyed at having won this brilliant and very generous prize I am just blown away. I will wait for my books with excitement and I will send you a photo of my prize and also put it on twitter and facebook. Thank you so much and I think you prizes every month are just out of
    this world.”
    Followed by this email: “I was over the moon when I opened my parcel and saw all those lovely new hard backed books and each autographed it was just beyond my dreams!!! I thought they came to me
    very quickly – much impressed. Once again thank you very much ”

    Thank you for writing! I will post the pictures along with your letter on Facebook.

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