2011 Challenge Archive > February Pick It For Me

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Welcome to the February Pick It For Me Challenge!

What's a Pick-It-For-Me Challenge?
It's a group recommend a book thing - works just like a Secret Santa or Xmas Exchange, except that the gift is replaced by a book recommendation. The givee-giver pairings are assigned by a super-secret method with some randomness thrown in (or not so much!). So you recommend some books for whomever you get and somebody else will recommend books to you. After you're done reading your Pick-It-For-Me book, a short post with some feedback - a mini-review of sorts would be appreciated.

Take your phone number and add all the digits together, and continue doing this until they resolve to a single number (you don't have to post your actual phone number), and then post that number. For example: 834-576-9213 as a phone number (no, its not really mine)
= 8+3+4+5+7+6+9+2+1+3
= 48 - so 4 + 8
= 12 - so 1 + 2
= 3 (so I would give the number 3)

For this challenge, you need either HAVE YOUR PROFILE SET TO PUBLIC (preferable) or make the person who'd be doing the recommending to you, your friend. On top of that, I strongly advise keeping your bookshelves updated, otherwise you might end up with a recommendation for something that you have already read.

You'll have until February 2nd at 8pm EST to make your recommendations. Everything will be done in this thread so check it often. Also, please be sure you really want/have the time to participate. Once I pair up people, it makes it difficult to re-pair when someone decides not to participate.

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Take your phone number and add all the digits together, and continue doing this until they resolve to a single number (you don't have to post your actual phone number), and then post that number. For example: 834-576-9213 as a phone number (no, its not really mine)
= 8+3+4+5+7+6+9+2+1+3
= 48 - so 4 + 8
= 12 - so 1 + 2
= 3 (so I would give the number 3)

1
Fran
Sandy
Elke
Laura

2
Laura
Hayley
Katie
Diane (Firefly)
Selena
Miss
Katherine
Melinda
Polina
Cristina

3
Kami
Kate
MountainKat
Tania
Sue

4
D.G.
Macwolfe - Elise
PhotoJim
Pollyanna
SheSwitches

5
Anja
BJ Rose
Autumn

6
Megan
Becky
Sarah
KimWin
Tugce Nida
Cassie
Melanie

7
Sinful
Erin
Carolyn F
Inga
Annabell
Dee
Julie
Penney
Rachel
Gigi
Joyce
Debbie
Tatiana

8
Pam
Kerste

9
Melissa
Yz the Whyz
Regina
Coffeentea
Lethal Lovely
Amanda
Jane
Cathy
Aleksandra
Ari
Rena
Sara
Allison

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Rules
Like many of you (except with maybe the exception of Photojim since he never keeps a TBR list), I made a vow to try and clean out my stacks of books this year, so in light of them, I present the categories:
A. Out with the Old
1. Pile’s O’Books – Pick a book from your selectee’s list that is lengthy (or that you think could cause damage if it were to fall on them!)
2. Mt. TBR – You have to take a single step in order to start climbing a mountain – pick a book that is smaller (to test out the waters so to speak)
3. Steadily gaining – Pick a book on their list, that you have read and enjoyed
B. In With the New
1. Cresting the Rise – Pick a new book in a series (that is not already on their shelves) that is still in progress and that you continue to read
2. Reaching the Summit – Pick a new to them book that you read in the recent past that you rated 5 stars
3. Its All Downhill from Here – Pick a New to them Author/Genre
C. Go It Alone or With Someone
1. Recommend 2 books that you haven’t read and would be interested in reading. If your partner decides to read one of these, then you should aim to read them as a buddy read.
Explanation of Pairings – you were all paired with someone who’s phone number resolved to the same single digit as you by utilizing a random generator
1
Elke picks for Fran
Laura picks for Sandy
Sandy picks for Elke
Annie (the mad hamster) picks for Laura
Fran picks for Annie The Mad Hamster

2
Cristina picks for Laura
Miss picks for Hayley
Melinda picks for Katie
Hayley picks for Diane (Firefly)
Laura picks for Selena
Polina picks for Miss
Selena picks for Katherine
Katherine picks for Melinda
Diane (Firefly) picks for Polina
Katie picks for Cristina

3
Tania picks for Kami
MountainKat picks for Kate
Kami picks for MountainKat
Sue picks for Tania
Kate picks for Sue

4
PhotoJim picks for D.G.
SheSwitches picks for Macwolfe - Elise
Macwolfe-Elise picks for PhotoJim
D.G. picks for Pollyanna
Pollyanna picks for SheSwitches

5
Autumn picks for Anja
Anja picks for BJ Rose
BJ Rose picks for Autumn

6
Sarah picks for Becky
Tugce Nida picks for Sarah
Melanie picks for KimWin
KimWin picks for Tugce Nida
Megan picks for Cassie
Becky picks for Melanie

7
Debbie picks for Sinful
Annabell picks for Erin
Rachel picks for Carolyn F
Erin picks for Inga
Gigi picks for Annabell
Sinful picks for Dee
Carolyn F picks for Julie
Tatiana picks for Penney
Inga picks for Rachel
Julie picks for Gigi
Penney picks for Joyce
Dee picks for Debbie
Joyca picks for Tatiana

8
Pam picks for Kerste

9
Rena picks for Melissa
Coffeentea picks for Yz the Whyz
Ari picks for Regina
Sara picks for Coffeentea
Aleksandra picks for Lethal Lovely
Regina picks for Amanda
Amanda picks for Jane
Melissa picks for Cathy
Allison picks for Aleksandra
Jane picks for Ari
Yz the Whyz picks for Rena
Cathy picks for Sara
Lethal Lovely picks for Allison
Jane (PS) picks for Juana
Juana picks for AlbertaJenn
AlbertaJenn picks for Jane (PS)

Re-Pairings
Tugce Nida Picks For Sandy
Sandy Picks For Tugce Nida
D.G. Picks For Julie
Rebecca Picks For Gigi
Luna Picks For Jane
Jane (PS) Picks ForAri
Fran Picks For Sara
Lethal Lovely Picks For Luna

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9

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I'm a 2

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I'm in and I'm a 4!

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I'm 7

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I'm a 6...count me in!

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I'm in and I'm a 1

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I'm a 9 ...and I'm in.

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I'm in and I'm a 2!

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Dee, interesting method!

I am in and I'm a 1.

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I'm in and I'm a 4

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I`m in and I`m a 9.

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This was FUN!! I'm in and a 6!

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I am in!!! I am a 1!

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7!

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5

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I am in, I am a 9

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9

Crap. I hate multiples of 3...

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LethalLovely~Maybe We're a Bliss of Another Kind wrote: "9

Crap. I hate multiples of 3..."

LOL! Why is that?

I tend to like prime numbers (except the first 3, LOL!) for some reason...

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I'm in = 7!

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I'm in and it's 7 :)

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2 -- i'm in

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D.G. wrote: "LethalLovely~Maybe We're a Bliss of Another Kind wrote: "9

Crap. I hate multiples of 3..."

LOL! Why is that?

I tend to like prime numbers (except the first 3, LOL!) for some reason..."

LOL! Prime numbers. Nice. I can understand why you like them.

As for why I hate multiples of 3? I'm more than a little OCD & have somehow convinced myself that multiples of 3 are BAD! It's ridiculous, right? I added up my house, cell & my fiance's cell numbers & kept getting 9. Dang.

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wow, LL...I guess 9 really likes you then...

hang on - photojim hasn't signed up yet...is the sky going to fall down?

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He hasn't signed up yet? Is this the End of Days? Jim, where are you?!?

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I'm in. I'm a 3.

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I'm in and I'm a 7.

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I'm in, and I'm a 1. :-)

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LethalLovely~Maybe We're a Bliss of Another Kind wrote: "D.G. wrote: "LethalLovely~Maybe We're a Bliss of Another Kind wrote: "As for why I hate multiples of 3? I'm more than a little OCD & have somehow convinced myself that multiples of 3 are BAD! It's ridiculous, right? "

Maybe...or maybe not. :)

I used to set up my alarm using prime numbers for the minutes and it drove my husband nuts. He would always ask me...Why do you have to set it the alarm for 5:47 or 6:23? LOL!

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Yeahhh....where's Jim?

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Sorry, just got home from work. And let's see, I left for work... almost 14 hours ago. OK, rant over. I have the best gig in the world.

I'm In and I'm a 4.

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He's alive! He's alive!

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Barely. It was pretty touch and go there for a bit. Unfortunately tomorrow looks the same.

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We're with you Jim! Once school goes back, I'll be leaving home at 6am, and leaving work at 6pm, getting home just before 7. Luckily, it's only 2 nights a week.

3 works really well design-wise. Does that help?

I'm in and it's a 1!

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including me - list is up to date, up to here

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I'm in .. I'm a 6!

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Count me in, I am a 7.....

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Ooh I'm in! I'm a 7 too :)

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I'm in - I'm a 9.

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I'm in- Phone # eventually adds to a 7

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I'm in. I am a 2

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I'm in - I'm a 5

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I'm home! I'm excited to do this. A new month and a new book!

Still waiting for this month's books to come in from the library. If I don't get it by the end of next week, I'll have to buy it. We'll see.

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ohh neat!! am in!!

my number is 5

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Im in. Im a 7

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I'll try again. I am a lonely 8.

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And I'm the only 3.

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I'm in. I'm a 2.

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