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

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message 1: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7190 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 (austhokie) | 7190 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 (austhokie) | 7190 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 (austhokie) | 7190 comments Reserved


message 5: by Lisa (new)

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


message 6: by Grace (new)

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


message 7: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1341 comments I am in! Hmmmm....I guess Naughty! lol!


message 8: by Marissa-dono (new)

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


message 9: by Dawn (new)

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


message 10: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1928 comments I'm in and I am nice this year.


message 11: by Amy J. (new)

Amy J. | 349 comments I'm in and I've been a very naughty girl this year. :)


message 12: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (mandypants) | 196 comments I suppose I've been naughty, too.


message 13: by Pollyanna (new)

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


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (MsThestral) | 724 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!


message 16: by Heather (new)

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 | 7343 comments Since my reading selections definitely lean to the naughty side I will go with Naughty!


message 18: by Isabella (new)

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


message 19: by Megan L (new)

Megan L Harnett | 804 comments I am in. I have been mostly good this year so I say Nice. :)


message 20: by Erin (new)

Erin (Erin-B) | 769 comments I'm in and I'm gonna go with nice.


message 21: by Kate (new)

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


message 22: by Christine (new)

Christine | 955 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) | 320 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 (austhokie) | 7190 comments aww jim...you know we luv you and what you come up with ;)


message 26: by Lacy (new)

Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1700 comments I'm in and I'm nice.


message 27: by Valerie ~Varuca~ (new)

Valerie ~Varuca~ (Varuca1) | 388 comments I'm in....I'm gonna have to go with naughty this year :)


message 28: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3422 comments I'm in and I'm a naughty, naughty girl. Don't let the avatar fool ya ;p


message 29: by Tiffanny (new)

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


message 30: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 944 comments I'm in and I've been a good girl this year (nice).


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

~KarenH~ | 2610 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) | 9397 comments I'm in - and I'm going to go with NICE. *I really want pressies and the prerequisite is 'nice'!*


message 33: by Kimberly (new)

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


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

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9020 comments I'm in...and I'm a closet naughty girl. :)


message 35: by Joyce (new)

Joyce (Eternity21) | 689 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.


message 36: by Joyce (new)

Joyce (Eternity21) | 689 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.


message 37: by Kami (new)

Kami (aidansmama) | 973 comments I'm in and I am nice.


message 38: by Regina (new)

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


message 39: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7190 comments Joyce - you should do it next year - its fun ;)


message 40: by Victoria (new)

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


message 41: by Cacophony (new)

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


LethalLovely~You Knew Who I Was With Every Step That I Ran to You (LethalLovely) | 822 comments I'm in & while I've tried to be nice this year, I'm more than likely naughty.


message 43: by Ana (new)

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


message 44: by Larissa (new)

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


message 45: by Christine (new)

Christine | 955 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 | 2000 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.


message 47: by Amanda (new)

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


message 48: by Brett (new)

Brett | 417 comments I'm in and I'm nice...too nice I think haha


message 49: by Carla_Collette (new)

Carla_Collette (CarlaCollette) | 331 comments I'm in--and I've been (fairly) nice this year ;)


message 50: by Sue (new)

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


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