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message 1: by Debbie (last edited Mar 18, 2011 07:56PM) (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments Welcome to the April Pick - It - For - Me Challenge!
Yeah, I am so excited to be hosting this challenge =o)

What is the 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 (this will be revealed after signups are closed). So you recommend some books for whomever you get and somebody will recommend books for you. After you’re done your Pick - It - For - Me book, a short post with some feedback - a mini review of sorts - would be appreciated.

For this challenge, you need to either HAVE YOUR PROFILE SET TO PUBLIC (preferable), or make the person who will 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.

Please sign up by posting in this thread - no special information is needed at this time, if you have your profile set on private, I may PM (private message) you for the info.
Sign up will remain open through March 28th (9 pm CST).
You’ll have until April 2nd to make your recommendations. Everything will be done in this thread so check it often. Also, please be sure you really want to participate, once the pairing is done it makes it difficult to re-pair when someone decides not to participate and it can be disappointing to not receive a recommendation, but every participant that wants a recommendation will get one - through a re-pairing if necessary.

Taking a cue from Tania and starting the sign-up early this month - Hope everyone has fun with it.


message 2: by Debbie (last edited May 01, 2011 09:58AM) (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments Participants List
You have till April 2nd to make recommendations

✔ √ * 1 Tania (43)
✔ √ * 2 Delicious Dee (327)
✔ √ * 3 MountainKat (11)
✔ √ * 4 Photojim (80)
✔ √ * 5 Amanda (3)
✔ √ * 6 Alexis (14)
✔ √ * 7 Megan (38)
√ * 8 Cassie (38)
✔ √ * 9 Kami (55)
✔ √ * 10 Inga (26)
✔ √ * 11 Jane (PS) (32)
√ * 12 Skena (23)
√ * 13 Pollyanna (67)
✔ √ * 14 D.G. ~The Devil's Harlot~ (94)
✔ √ * 15 Kate C (9)
✔ √ * 16 Drq (12)
✔ √ * 17 Gigi (153)
✔ √ * 18 Caroline (7)
✔ √ * 19 Fran (64)
✔ √ * 20 Lacy (7)
✔ √ * 21 Layla (19)
✔ √ * 22 Elke (22)
✔ √ * 23 Penney (31)
✔ √ * 24 Debbie (101)
√ * 25 Shirley (188)
✔ √ * 26 KarenH (2)
✔ √ * 27 Joyce (79)
✔ √ * 28 Tugce Nida (37)
✔ √ * 29 Annabell (42)
✔ √ * 30 Ari (21)
√ * 31 Cathy (3)
✔ √ * 32 Amy (12)
√ * 33 Yz the Whyz (418)
✔ √ * 34 Sarah (32)
✔ √ * 35 Diane~Firefly~ (28)
✔ √ * 36 Lili (45)
✔ √ * 37 Sandy - private (27)
√ * 38 MsOpp (Julie) (35)
✔ √ * 39 Cacophony (2)
✔ √ * 40 Ritu (0)
✔ √ * 41 Melinda (29)
✔ √ * 42 AshleyAlexis (29)
✔ √ * 43 Anja (46)
✔ √ * 44 ~Sara~ (78)
√ * 45 Vonny (101)
√ * 46 Regina (51)
√ * 47 Amethystprincess (114)
✔ √ * 48 Michelle K (25)
✔ √ * 49 Leah*Silk Desire* (145)
√ 50 Amber H (20)
✔ √ * 51 Rena (12)
✔ √ * 52 moulin (9)
✔ √ * 53 Christine S. (90)
✔ √ * 54 Shellbelle (27)
✔ √ * 55 Autumn (125)
✔ √ * 56 Pam (16)
√ 57 Tosha (5)
√ 58 Chloe (0)
✔ √ * 59 Brenda (11)
√ * 60 Katherine (6)
√ 61 Rebecca T (3)
√ * 62 Danielle (32)
√ * 63 Rachel (102)
√ * 64 Melissa (jandmterry) (38)
✔ √ * 65 BJ Rose (130)
✔ √ * 66 taita (1)
✔ √ * 67 Valerie (Varuca1) (21)
√ * 68 Lady Allison St. Vincent (84)
✔ √ * 69 Katie (103)
√ 70 Juana "Darkness" (456)
✔ √ * 71 AlbertaJenn (62)
√ 72 Cesilia (20)
√ * 73 comfort - private (101)
✔ √ * 74 Lisa Kay (40)
√ 75 Alma (aka Mrs. Rhaw) - private (39)
✔ √ - 76 Cathy C (80)
✔ √ * 77 Rebecca - private (264)
✔ √ * 78 Polina (24)
✔ √ * 79 Camille - private (62)
✔ √ * 80 Freya (45)
√ 81 Lisa F (5)
√ * 82 Dabney (9)
✔ √ * 83 Cathy S (1)
√ 84 Lucy - private (3)
✔ √ * 85 Missy (0)
√ 86 Kristy (11)
√ * 87 Shona (63)
√ * 88 Aly (7)
✔ √ * 89 Ruby Rose (10)
√ * 90 Cynthia (36)
✔ √ * 91 Melissa ** (23)
√ * 92 Jennifer E (19)
√ * 93 Erin (2)
✔ √ * 94 Sue (7)
✔ √ * 95 Laura (15)
√ 96 Desiree(228)
✔ √ * 97 Shelley (12)
✔ √ * 98 ErinReadsTooMuch (15)
√ 99 Dawn (46)
√ * 100 Britta (25)
√ * 101 Toya - private (0)
✔ √ * 102 Teresa Jo (91)
✔ √ * 103 Kerste (29)
√ * 104 Alexis-Morgan (53)
√ 105 AleciaB (5)
✔ √ * 106 Michelle M (23)
✔ √ * 107 Miss (57)
108 His Boo~bear - private (p)
✔ √ * 110 Macwolf01 [Elise] (32)
✔ √ * 111 Isabella (5)
✔ √ * 112 Melanie (115)
√ * 113 Heather (3)
✔ √ * 114 Valerie (67)
√ * 115 Becky (30)
√ 116 Katie G (3)
✔ √ * 117 Lindsey (30)
✔ √ * 118 Rachel (Boise) (94)
119 Nbfunny - private (p)
✔ √ * 120 Monica (12)
√ 121 Courtney Mae - private (10)
√ * 122 Jess (riotxjess) (13)
√ * 123 KarenF (12)
√ * 125 Michelle (182)
✔ √ * 126 Shea (40)
✔ √ * 127 SheSwitches - private (132)

* - recommendations made
√ - recommendations received
✔ - read recommendation

Re-Mix is here

Most recent read list


message 3: by Debbie (last edited Mar 28, 2011 09:00PM) (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments Remember, everything is done in this thread
* Recommendations need to be posted by April 2nd, anyone that doesn't have recommendations and would still like some will be included in a re-mix then.

This month the Pick - It - For - Me Challenge is based on FRIENDS - friends here on GoodReads, in book selections. Using the ‘friend’ count here on GR, each participant is matched with someone based on that number. Some of the members of GR have many, many friends, others have not add many, if any, so here is a chance to interact with more potential Friends.

Choosing recommendations for your potential friends will also be based on FRIENDS (used as an acronym).
Using these guidelines, you can give your potential friend 7 - 8 recommendations to choose from. Most of these recommendations can be taken off of their TBR / to-read list (if they have one), otherwise, either chose something that fits in with their reading style or give them a few out of their comfort zones type if you would like :

Friends : pick a book that has been recommended to you by a friend (GR or real life) either here on a previous PIFM or through any other challenge, preferably a book that you have read and enjoyed

Romance : (we are the Romance Readers Reading Challenge group), so this selections should be one of your favorite romance books whether it is contemporary, historical, paranormal, ect.

Intense : make this selection not just based on the overall enjoyment of the book, but find one that caught your attention and made it so difficult to put down from the beginning or even just the end, it should be one of those ‘all consuming’ type books

Emotions : any book that has evoked a strong emotional response to you, any type of emotion, this could be the ‘get the tissue box’ tearjerker, the ‘laugh out loud’ hilarious, or a ‘scare your pants off’ spooky

New : New, New, New - new author, new title or new genre, something that your potential friend hasn’t tried yet but that you have really enjoyed and would like to share

Don’t forget : this choice should come straight off their TBR, choose a book that has been hanging around for a while but that you feel should be bumped up - if they don‘t keep a tbr the choice can be another highly recommended book that would fit into any of the other categories

Support : Buddy read - make a recommendation for a book that you will read with your potential new friend, something that you would like the extra push to help you make the decision to read or something that you are planning on reading this month and think that the other will like as well based on what you have heard about it. A great way to find a book that both of you want to read is to use the compare button.

Bonus : Find a book that could be considered (what I like to call “friendship fiction”) a book that is mainly about friends whether there is romance, adventure, suspense as long as there is a friendship in the main character rolls

* Everyone please check who you are picking for, this is not a pairing.
* You pick for someone different than picks for you *



message 4: by Debbie (last edited Mar 28, 2011 08:15PM) (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments 1 Tania ( 43 ) pick for 98 ErinReadsTooMuch ( 15 )
2 Delicious Dee ( 327 ) pick for 58 Chloe ( 0 )
3 MountainKat ( 11 ) pick for 107 Miss ( 57 )
4 Photojim ( 80 ) pick for 15 Kate C ( 9 )
5 Amanda ( 3 ) pick for 127 SheSwitches - private ( 132 )
6 Alexis ( 14 ) pick for 126 Shea ( 40 )
7 Megan ( 38 ) pick for 78 Polina ( 24 )
8 Cassie ( 38 ) pick for 92 Jennifer E ( 19 )
9 Kami ( 55 ) pick for 97 Shelley ( 12 )
10 Inga ( 26 ) pick for 117 Lindsey ( 30 )
11 Jane (PS) ( 32 ) pick for 100 Britta ( 25 )
12 Skena ( 23 ) pick for 90 Cynthia ( 36 )
13 Pollyanna ( 67 ) pick for 121 Courtney Mae - private ( 10 )
14 D.G. ~The Devil's Harlot~ ( 94 ) pick for 18 Caroline ( 7 )
15 Kate C ( 9 ) pick for 114 Valerie ( 67 )
16 Drq ( 12 ) pick for 19 Fran ( 64 )
17 Gigi ( 153 ) pick for 83 Cathy S ( 1 )
18 Caroline ( 7 ) pick for 53 Christine S. ( 90 )
19 Fran ( 64 ) pick for 3 MountainKat ( 11 )
20 Lacy ( 7 ) pick for 14 D.G. ~The Devil's Harlot~ ( 94 )
21 Layla ( 19 ) pick for 36 Lili ( 45 )
22 Elke ( 22 ) pick for 28 Tugce Nida ( 37 )
23 Penney ( 31 ) pick for 10 Inga ( 26 )
24 Debbie ( 101 ) pick for 111 Isabella ( 5 )
25 Shirley ( 188 ) pick for 26 KarenH ( 2 )
26 KarenH ( 2 ) pick for 125 Michelle ( 182 )
27 Joyce ( 79 ) pick for 52 moulin ( 9 )
28 Tugce Nida ( 37 ) pick for 91 Melissa ** ( 23 )
29 Annabell ( 42 ) pick for 56 Pam ( 16 )
30 Ari ( 21 ) pick for 8 Cassie ( 38 )
31 Cathy ( 3 ) pick for 47 Amethystprincess ( 114 )
32 Amy ( 12 ) pick for 79 Camille - private ( 62 )
33 Yz the Whyz ( 418 ) pick for 85 Missy ( 0 )
34 Sarah ( 32 ) pick for 48 Michelle K ( 25 )
35 Diane~Firefly~ ( 28 ) pick for 42 AshleyAlexis ( 29 )
36 Lili ( 45 ) pick for 95 Laura ( 15 )
37 Sandy - private ( 27 ) pick for 11 Jane (PS) ( 32 )
38 MsOpp (Julie) ( 35 ) pick for 12 Skena ( 23 )
39 Cacophony ( 2 ) pick for 17 Gigi ( 153 )
40 Ritu ( 0 ) pick for 70 Juana "Darkness" ( 456 )
41 Melinda ( 29 ) pick for 103 Kerste ( 29 )
42 AshleyAlexis ( 29 ) pick for 41 Melinda ( 29 )
43 Anja ( 46 ) pick for 51 Rena ( 12 )
44 ~Sara~ ( 78 ) pick for 82 Dabney ( 9 )
45 Vonny ( 101 ) pick for 105 AleciaB ( 5 )
46 Regina ( 51 ) pick for 123 KarenF ( 12 )
47 Amethystprincess ( 114 ) pick for 113 Heather ( 3 )
48 Michelle K ( 25 ) pick for 23 Penney ( 31 )
49 Leah*Silk Desire* ( 145 ) pick for 5 Amanda ( 3 )
50 Amber H ( 20 ) pick for 75 Alma (aka Mrs. Rhaw) - private ( 39 )
51 Rena ( 12 ) pick for 9 Kami ( 55 )
52 moulin ( 9 ) pick for 44 ~Sara~ ( 78 )
53 Christine S. ( 90 ) pick for 88 Aly ( 7 )
54 Shellbelle ( 27 ) pick for 34 Sarah ( 32 )
55 Autumn ( 125 ) pick for 61 Rebecca T ( 3 )
56 Pam ( 16 ) pick for 1 Tania ( 43 )
57 Tosha ( 5 ) pick for 73 comfort - private ( 101 )
58 Chloe ( 0 ) pick for 33 Yz the Whyz ( 418 )
59 Brenda ( 11 ) pick for 71 AlbertaJenn ( 62 )
60 Katherine ( 6 ) pick for 63 Rachel ( 102 )
61 Rebecca T ( 3 ) pick for 112 Melanie ( 115 )
62 Danielle ( 32 ) pick for 22 Elke ( 22 )


message 5: by Debbie (last edited Mar 28, 2011 08:16PM) (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments 63 Rachel ( 102 ) pick for 57 Tosha ( 5 )
64 Melissa (jandmterry) ( 38 ) pick for 30 Ari ( 21 )
65 BJ Rose ( 130 ) pick for 31 Cathy ( 3 )
66 taita ( 1 ) pick for 77 Rebecca - private ( 264 )
67 Valerie (Varuca1) ( 21 ) pick for 7 Megan ( 38 )
68 Lady Allison St. Vincent ( 84 ) pick for 94 Sue ( 7 )
69 Katie ( 103 ) pick for 116 Katie G ( 3 )
70 Juana "Darkness" ( 456 ) pick for 101 Toya ( 0 )
71 AlbertaJenn ( 62 ) pick for 16 Drq ( 12 )
72 Cesilia ( 20 ) pick for 64 Melissa (jandmterry) ( 38 )
73 comfort - private ( 101 ) pick for 81 Lisa F ( 5 )
74 Lisa Kay ( 40 ) pick for 50 Amber H ( 20 )
75 Alma (aka Mrs. Rhaw) - private ( 39 ) pick for 67 Valerie (Varuca1) ( 21 )
76 Cathy C ( 80 ) pick for 124 Lori ( 8 )
77 Rebecca - private ( 264 ) pick for 40 Ritu ( 0 )
78 Polina ( 24 ) pick for 62 Danielle ( 32 )
79 Camille - private ( 62 ) pick for 86 Kristy ( 11 )
80 Freya ( 45 ) pick for 6 Alexis ( 14 )
81 Lisa F ( 5 ) pick for 45 Vonny ( 101 )
82 Dabney ( 9 ) pick for 13 Pollyanna ( 67 )
83 Cathy S ( 1 ) pick for 25 Shirley ( 188 )
84 Lucy - private ( 3 ) pick for 69 Katie ( 103 )
85 Missy ( 0 ) pick for 2 Delicious Dee ( 327 )
86 Kristy ( 11 ) pick for 87 Shona ( 63 )
87 Shona ( 63 ) pick for 59 Brenda ( 11 )
88 Aly ( 7 ) pick for 76 Cathy C ( 80 )
89 Ruby Rose ( 10 ) pick for 4 Photojim ( 80 )
90 Cynthia ( 36 ) pick for 106 Michelle M ( 23 )
91 Melissa ** ( 23 ) pick for 38 MsOpp (Julie) ( 35 )
92 Jennifer E ( 19 ) pick for 74 Lisa Kay ( 40 )
93 Erin ( 2 ) pick for 49 Leah*Silk Desire* ( 145 )
94 Sue ( 7 ) pick for 102 Teresa Jo ( 91 )
95 Laura ( 15 ) pick for 80 Freya ( 45 )
96 Desiree ( 228 ) pick for 66 taita ( 1 )
97 Shelley ( 12 ) pick for 104 Alexis-Morgan ( 53 )
98 ErinReadsTooMuch ( 15 ) pick for 29 Annabell ( 42 )
99 Dawn ( 46 ) pick for 122 Jess (riotxjess) ( 13 )
100 Britta ( 25 ) pick for 115 Becky ( 30 )
101 Toya ( 0 ) pick for 96 Desiree ( 228 )
102 Teresa Jo ( 91 ) pick for 20 Lacy ( 7 )
103 Kerste ( 29 ) pick for 35 Diane~Firefly~ ( 28 )
104 Alexis-Morgan ( 53 ) pick for 120 Monica ( 12 )
105 AleciaB ( 5 ) pick for 24 Debbie ( 101 )
106 Michelle M ( 23 ) pick for 110 Macwolf01 [Elise] ( 32 )
107 Miss ( 57 ) pick for 32 Amy ( 12 )
108 His Boo~bear - private ( p ) pick for 119 Nbfunny - private ( p )
110 Macwolf01 [Elise] ( 32 ) pick for 72 Cesilia ( 20 )
111 Isabella ( 5 ) pick for 118 Rachel (Boise) ( 94 )
112 Melanie ( 115 ) pick for 84 Lucy - private ( 3 )
113 Heather ( 3 ) pick for 55 Autumn ( 125 )
114 Valerie ( 67 ) pick for 89 Ruby Rose ( 10 )
115 Becky ( 30 ) pick for 54 Shellbelle ( 27 )
116 Katie G ( 3 ) pick for 65 BJ Rose ( 130 )
117 Lindsey ( 30 ) pick for 37 Sandy - private ( 27 )
118 Rachel (Boise) ( 94 ) pick for 60 Katherine ( 6 )
119 Nbfunny - private ( p ) pick for 108 His Boo~bear - private ( p )
120 Monica ( 12 ) pick for 46 Regina ( 51 )
121 Courtney Mae - private ( 10 ) pick for 27 Joyce ( 79 )
122 Jess (riotxjess) ( 13 ) pick for 43 Anja ( 46 )
123 KarenF ( 12 ) pick for 99 Dawn ( 46 )
124 Lori ( 8 ) pick for 68 Lady Allison St. Vincent ( 84 )
125 Michelle ( 182 ) pick for 39 Cacophony ( 2 )
126 Shea ( 40 ) pick for 21 Layla ( 19 )
127 SheSwitches - private ( 132 ) pick for 93 Erin(2)


Tania | 594 comments I'm in!!!


message 7: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee | 6053 comments Me please


message 8: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 3425 comments I want to play!!!


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (Jim_formerly_Photojim) | 5294 comments I'm always in. But I'll be out of state at the end of the month. I don't know my internet status yet but I'll be in.


Amanda (Tinyminx) | 307 comments Count me in, Debbie!


message 11: by Alexis (last edited Mar 18, 2011 09:51PM) (new)

Alexis (teacher2013) I'm so excited this will be my first time trying this challenge :) I'm in!


~Megan~ (Megadee) Sign me up! :)


Cassie | 209 comments I'm in too!


Kami (aidansmama) | 890 comments Once again I am in.


Inga | 261 comments Without doubt, I'm in :)


message 16: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 7519 comments Book me in Debbie :)


Skena | 313 comments had a lot of fun in March
I'm in


Pollyanna (Polly8) | 300 comments I'm in again


D.G. | 3703 comments I'm in too!


Kate Clothier-shelly (kshelly79) | 172 comments I'm in too!


Ceej (drqangel) I'm in


Gigi | 1103 comments I'm in


Caroline (Pip_squeak) | 556 comments Hello! I'd like to take part pls x x


message 24: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 5892 comments I'm in!


Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1624 comments Count me in!


Layla  | 663 comments I'm in :)


Elke (ejurca) | 910 comments I am in!!!


Penney (pschoener) | 3122 comments Always in! :)


Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments Don't want to forget myself :)
Got everyone so far.
Glad to see everyone is ready for another Pick It challenge.


Shirley (ShirleytheKindlereader) Please include me in April.

Thanks


message 31: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 1975 comments Ok, I think I'm ready to give this a try - count me in! :)


Joyce (Eternity21) | 586 comments I'm in! This is always my favorite challenge. It is just too hard to pick what to read sometimes. LOL


Tuğçe Sevin (TugceninKitapligi) | 606 comments I am definitely in, this has become my "no matter what I'm attending" challenge, it is great to see what some would recommend.


Ann (Annabell123) I'm in!


Ari (moochew12) | 159 comments I'll do it.


Cathy Galloway | 569 comments I'm in again!


Amy J. | 325 comments I'd like to join in.


message 38: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8802 comments I'm in, too!


Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 226 comments I'm in!


Lili | 339 comments Count me in!


Sandy (sandyc88) | 1133 comments I'm in!


MsOPP | 39 comments I'm in!


Cacophony | 102 comments I'm in! This challenge is a lot of fun!


message 45: by Vi (new)

Vi | 1597 comments I'm in also! Thanks for hosting the challenge debbie =)


Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments gotcha, gotcha gotcha, Glad to see a few new faces as well as all of the regulars checking in.


Melinda (craftymommy) | 766 comments I'm in.


Anja | 49 comments I'm in.


~Sara~ | 658 comments I'm definitely in. This is my favourite challenge!


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