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2011 Challenge Archive > December - Pick it For Me! Challenge

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message 1: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee | 6053 comments What is the Pick-It-For-Me Challenge?

The Pick-It-For-Me Challenge (PIFM) is a reading challenge where each participant gives and receives book recommendations based on a given set of rules. The assignment method and book selection rules change each month so it’s always new and different. Please make sure you read this information before you sign up.

After the signup period expires on November 29th, I'll put your names along the extra info I requested into the super secret PIFM randomizer and select someone for you to choose for. The person for whom you are to 'pick' will be posted at the same time as the rules for the month.

While you are doing your picks, someone else is picking for you. Once you receive your picks, you select a book off the list and get reading. To complete the challenge, you only have to read 1 (one) book, but many of us end up reading more because we just can't resist a list of books to read.

You need to either HAVE YOUR PROFILE SET TO PUBLIC (preferable), or make the person who will be giving you recommendations your friend. On top of that, I strongly recommend keeping your bookshelves updated; you may otherwise end up with a recommendation for a book that you have already read.

If you are new, please read the challenge specific FAQ. If you have any questions that are not addressed there, please feel free to ask!

IMPORTANT DATES:
November 29th(5pm US EST): Sign up closes, matchups are made, picking rules are posted
December 3nd (5pm US CST): Deadline for recommendations, remixes are assigned
December 31st: Deadline for reading your pick and giving some feedback

INFORMATION NEEDED TO SIGN UP:
Please sign up in this thread with the following information in your signup post:

Which of Santa's lists are you going to fall on this year - naughty or nice?


message 2: by Dee, Moderator (last edited Dec 03, 2011 01:33PM) (new)

Dee | 6053 comments Parings

√- Have given picks

Choose for the person below you on the list – the last person will pick for the top person.

Please check your names/links – I tried to indicate when we had people with the same name.

Please remember:
-You need to have your profile set to public (preferable) or make the person doing your picks your friend.
-Picks are due by December 3 (5pm US EST)

Lexa
Valerie ~Varuca~
Lacy
Reetuparna
Erin B
Mounika
Sandy
Ana (Private)
Jane (PS)
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
Kerste
Dee
Christine
Eimeriina~
Pam
Fran
Karen H
Heather B
~Megan~
LethalLovely
Leslie
Isabella
Aleksandra
Cathy
Lady Jaye
Gigi
Suzanne H
Elke
Cacophony
Valerie
Lorena
Layla
Kate C-S
Macwolf01 [Elise]
Sue
Dawn
Megan L
Mandy
MountainKat
Pollyanna
Regina
Cathy C
Roxy
Penney
Amanda
Debbie
Lauren
Ning
Joyce
Marissa
Tiffanny
Amy J
JoJo
Nancy
Iris
Vi
Juana "Darkness"
Yz the Whyz
Kami
Grace
Carla
Polina
Larissa
Kimberly
Lisa
Lili
Diane ~Firefly~
Photojim
Brett
Sana
Becky
Emily

**Emily picks for Lexa (at the top of the list)

Re-picks (pick for the person below you, last person picks for the top)
Alyssa
Suzanne Indiana
Flame
Moviemavengal


message 3: by Dee, Moderator (last edited Nov 29, 2011 10:36AM) (new)

Dee | 6053 comments Categories

Nice - since we should always be nice and try to stick with our to-read piles ;) (yeah, right!)

1. Winter Solstice - the Winter Solstice will occur on Dec 22 and is the shortest day of a year - recommend a book from your partner's to-read list that is short

2. Summer Solstice - at the same time, the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere - recommend a long book from your partners to-read list

3. Series Clean-up - at the end of the year, I like doing a review of various series I have in progress and get caught up. Recommend a series from your partner's to-read list that they can get caught up on

Naughty - because buying books is naughty (for most of us)

4. Many yearly challenges - recommend a book that you read for a previous challenge this year (PIFM or other) that you enjoyed

5. Favorite Book of the Year - recommend a book that year that you would rank in your top 5 (or so)

6. A read that made you blush - what's being naughty without reading a book that makes you blush - recommend one for your partner

Buddy Read
7. Book Buying - recommend a book you bought recently (that you maybe shouldn't have) that you would like to read

8. Christmas Read - pick a christmas-y book to buddy read with your partner


message 4: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee | 6053 comments Reserved


Lisa Jennings (djtjmom) | 78 comments Count me in...Nice..


Grace (bookslikebreathing) | 102 comments I'm definitely Naughty. Always have been and darn proud of it.


Elke (ejurca) | 908 comments I am in! Hmmmm....I guess Naughty! lol!


Marissa-dono (mdawnh96) | 107 comments I believe I'm naughty again this year as well >:)


Dawn (dawn_E) | 157 comments Im in and yep definitely Naughty!


~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1439 comments I'm in and I am nice this year.


Amy J. | 325 comments I'm in and I've been a very naughty girl this year. :)


Mandy (mandypants) | 189 comments I suppose I've been naughty, too.


Pollyanna (Polly8) | 300 comments I'm in and I've been naughty


Lauren (MsThestral) | 516 comments I'm going with nice...


message 15: by ~Megan~ (last edited Nov 22, 2011 11:40AM) (new)

~Megan~ (Megadee) I'm in....and of course I'm nice!


Heather (MessyBar) | 189 comments I'm in too. I believe I've been more Naughty than nice this year, so count me naughty. lol


message 17: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 5891 comments Since my reading selections definitely lean to the naughty side I will go with Naughty!


Isabella Queirouz | 201 comments In please. No gift for me :( means I'm naughty!


Megan L Harnett | 783 comments I am in. I have been mostly good this year so I say Nice. :)


Erin (Erin-B) | 745 comments I'm in and I'm gonna go with nice.


Kate Clothier-shelly (kshelly79) | 172 comments I'm in, and I am nice.


Christine | 901 comments Count me in. Since the only thing naughty about me is some of the books I read, I hope I'll be on the nice list.
Maybe nice enough for Santa to bring me and iPad?? A girl can dream.


message 23: by Juana "Darkness" (last edited Nov 28, 2011 06:02AM) (new)

Juana "Darkness" Duran (juana1991livecom) | 259 comments I'd like to give it a try. I would say that I fall under the NICE list.


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (Jim_formerly_Photojim) | 5294 comments I'm in of course. My wife says the only naughty part of me is my mind. Somehow my actions always turn out nice. If it has anything to do with what I'm thinking or like to read, I better go on the naughty list.

{And for the record, you people have no idea how close you came to having to put up with another Jim PIFM challenge. Praise to Dee for picking up the torch!}


message 25: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee | 6053 comments aww jim...you know we luv you and what you come up with ;)


Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1624 comments I'm in and I'm nice.


Valerie ~Varuca~ (Varuca1) | 384 comments I'm in....I'm gonna have to go with naughty this year :)


Penney (pschoener) | 3122 comments I'm in and I'm a naughty, naughty girl. Don't let the avatar fool ya ;p


Tiffanny | 137 comments I'm in, and I'm most likely nice =)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 781 comments I'm in and I've been a good girl this year (nice).


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

~KarenH~ | 1975 comments I'm in, and I think I'll have to go with nice - as boring as that can be sometimes!


message 32: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 7519 comments I'm in - and I'm going to go with NICE. *I really want pressies and the prerequisite is 'nice'!*


Kimberly I'm in I'm going to go with naughty!


message 34: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8802 comments I'm in...and I'm a closet naughty girl. :)


Joyce (Eternity21) | 586 comments I'm in. Put me down for Nice....I guess but is it naughty of me to think that...hmmm ....what a conundrum. But I think nice because I have barely bought a book all year and am plowing through my TBR books that I have on hand. Yep that is definitely nice of me.


Joyce (Eternity21) | 586 comments Photojim wrote: "I'm in of course. My wife says the only naughty part of me is my mind. Somehow my actions always turn out nice. If it has anything to do with what I'm thinking or like to read, I better go on th..."

I was thinking of possibly hosting a PIFM but got scared.


Kami (aidansmama) | 890 comments I'm in and I am nice.


Regina Polli | 177 comments I`m in and I`m in the nice list.


message 39: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee | 6053 comments Joyce - you should do it next year - its fun ;)


Victoria (flame_2712) | 126 comments I'm in! :D Heh, can't wait! Its my birthday month too, so December has always been my absolute favorite:) I'm tempted to say nice, but I think naughty is better! Given the books I read:D heheXD


Cacophony | 102 comments I am in and I would like to think I was on the nice list!


LethalLovely~As Long as We're Going Down, (LethalLovely) | 818 comments I'm in & while I've tried to be nice this year, I'm more than likely naughty.


Ana | 72 comments I'm in! This year I've been naughty...


Larissa | 138 comments I'm in and I think I've been nice... at least as long as Santa can't read minds xD


Christine | 901 comments Yz the Whyz wrote: "I'm in...and I'm a closet naughty girl. :)"

I don't know why, but this made me chuckle. : )


message 46: by Vi (new)

Vi | 1597 comments I don't celebrate Christmas but I'll probably end up in the Naughty list even though I've been trying to be nice.


Amanda | 46 comments I'm in and I've been nice this year.


Brett | 378 comments I'm in and I'm nice...too nice I think haha


Carla_Collette (CarlaCollette) | 239 comments I'm in--and I've been (fairly) nice this year ;)


Sue (KnitWitSL) | 226 comments I'm in, and for the most part I've been nice!


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