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message 1: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Mar 29, 2012 02:20PM) (new)

MountainKat | 5381 comments What is the Pick-It-For-Me Challenge?

Sign ups are closed!

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

After signups are closed, I'll put your names and any extra info I’ve required into the super secret PIFM randomizer and select someone for you to choose for. This will get posted along with the rules for the month.

Whilst you're doing your picks, someone else is doing picks for you. Once you receive them, you pick 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.

In order to participate 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; otherwise you might end up with a recommendation that you have already read.

Everything gets done in this thread so be sure to come back often!!!

Please sign up in this thread with the answer to the following question:

**Which do you prefer - Milk Chocolate, Dark, Semi-sweet or White?**

Sign up will remain open through to March 29th (2pm PDT).

You’ll have until April 2nd (2pm PDT) to make your recommendations.

You then have till the end of the month to read your pick and give some feedback.

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

Since this is my first time hosting any challenge, must less the PIFM, please check to make sure I have you listed and in the correct information for you and do not hesitate to point out if I don't! I will thank you in advance for that!

message 2: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Apr 10, 2012 07:23PM) (new)

message 3: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited May 04, 2012 07:27PM) (new)

MountainKat | 5381 comments 2012 April PIFM ~ Pairings

This month you will be sharing your picks like you would never share your chocolate – with someone who wants the same kind as you!

~ Please pick for the person below you within each group. The last person in each group picks for the first person in that group.

~Picks are due by April 2nd at 2 PM PDT. Repicks will be assigned at that time.

Dee picks for Polina
~KarenH~ picks for Mandy
Fran picks for Carolyn

Updated through message #613
✓ = Picks Made
★ = Read Pick

Milk "All my childhood favorites were milk chocolate" Chocolate
★ ✓ Miss
★ ✓ Lacy (Private)
★ ✓ Janet
★ ✓ Nelly
★ ✓ Reetuparna
★ ✓ Fran
★ ✓ Melissa
★ ✓ Lauren
★ ✓ Iris
★ ✓ Heather
★ ✓ Dee
★ ✓ Penney
★ ✓ Nici
★ ✓ Erin
★ ✓ Ruth Ann
★ ✓ Tiffany
★ ✓ Laura
★ ✓ ~KarenH~
★ ✓ Jojo
★ ✓ MountainKat
★ ✓ Valerie ~Varuca~
★ ✓ D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
★ ✓ Lady Jaye
★ ✓ Kami
★ ✓ Christine
★ ✓ Diane ~Firefly~

Dark "I'm all grown up and my chocolate is healthy" Chocolate
★ ✓ Roxy
★ ✓ Sue
★ ✓ Amy J.
★ ✓ Sandy (Private)
★ ✓ Pollyanna
★ ✓ Pam
★ ✓ Cheryl
★ ✓ Joyce
★ ✓ Brett
★ ✓ Rishika
★ ✓ Elke
★ ✓ Skandia
★ ✓ Nancy
★ ✓ Macwolf01 [Elise]
★ ✓ Ana
★ ✓ Lady Allison St. Vincent
★ ✓ Rena
★ ✓ Leslie
★ ✓ Vi
★ ✓ Mandy
★ ✓ Yz the Whyz
★ ✓ Renee
★ ✓ LethalLovely~Say Goodnight & Go (Private)
★ ✓ Megan L

Semi-sweet "My chocolate is usually baked" Chocolate
★ ✓ Cacophony

White "There is no chocolate in my chocolate" Chocolate
★ ✓ ~Megan~
★ ✓ Alyssa
★ ✓ Daffodil
★ ✓ Susan (susayq)
★ ✓ Kate
★ ✓ Amanda
★ ✓ Mommaseymour
Cassie (or Kassy) (Private)

message 4: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Mar 29, 2012 02:02PM) (new)

MountainKat | 5381 comments 2012 April PIFM Picking Rules

Whether you eat the ears first or the tail Easter Bunnies,

just want to sit back and enjoy the show Peep Show,

I don't know about you, but I am always game for some chocolate! This month we are celebrating the many ways chocolate can be enjoyed.

From Your Pickee's TBR Cupboard:
Chocolate Raisins - Can't stop at one and because they are fruit you don't have to! - Pick a book from an author or series your pickee loves.
Nut Clusters - Select a book that looks funny.
Truffles - Pick a book with a cover that is melt in your mouth yummy or otherwise caught your attention.
Hot Cocoa - Suggest a book that seems like a good one to snuggle up with.

From Your Pantry Shelves:
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - Pick a sweet romance, one of those books that left you with a case of the warm fuzzies.
Chocolate Fondue - Suggest a book that has some heat.
Dark Chocolate - Recommend a book that has suspense, is a thriller or scary.
Chocolate Covered Ants - Try it, you might like it - Choose a new to them author, genre or subgenre.

Buddy Reads:
From Their TBR - Suggest something from your pickee's TBR or Wishlist that you have been wanting to read, get to it fast before that Fudge Brownie Ice Cream melts!
From Your TBR - Suggest something from your TBR or Wishlist that is by an author or in a genre your pickee loves just like everyone loves Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Please Note: Buddy read selections are not optional. If you are unable to participate, you still need to make a recommendation. Just let your picked know in advance that you will not be able to read with them.

message 5: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited May 04, 2012 07:26PM) (new)

MountainKat | 5381 comments 2012 April PIFM

Who has read what?! Updated through message #613

Nancy - Explosive Eighteen, The Peach Keeper, Owls Well That Ends Well, Anna and the French Kiss (buddy read), Virals (buddy read), Kiss an Angel, Hot Under Pressure
Megan L - Suddenly You, You Slay Me, Visions of Heat, Rock Me, Dragon Bound, Nobody's Angel
Kami - Wicked Enchantment (buddy read), Masques (buddy read), Eternal Rider, Hex Hall (buddy read), A Touch Mortal
Pam - Slave to Sensation (buddy read), Hush, Hush, Wings (buddy read)
Fran - Caught, Shadows (buddy read)
Ana - Show No Mercy
Cheryl - Slave to Sensation (buddy read), Darkfever
Christine - Wicked Enchantment (buddy read), Lover Reborn, Masques (buddy read), Doubletake
Amanda - Get a Clue, Bodywork, Going Cowboy Crazy, Boycotts & Barflies
Leslie - Deadly Fear, Call Me Irresistible, Shattered Dreams
Dee - Divergent, Portrait in Death
Melissa - Hearts in Darkness, Mind Games, Shadows (buddy read)
LethalLovely~Say Goodnight & Go - Immortal in Death
Renee - Vision in White, I am Number Four (buddy read), Starcrossed
Amy J. - Mine Till Midnight, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, Fifty Shades of Grey
Iris - Awaken the Highland Warrior, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, Fired Up (buddy read), Kiss of a Demon King
Susan (susayq) - Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, Mine to Possess, The Secret, Vengeance in Death
Rishika - I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, Something Blue
Tiffany - Dragon Bound
Lauren - The Darkest Whisper, Always Time to Die
Lady Allison St. Vincent - About That Night (buddy read)
Jojo - Copper Beach, Spying in High Heels, Cold Sight
Erin - Primal Bonds, Deadly Gift (buddy read)
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ - Hammered
~Megan~ - A Perfect Darkness
Penney - How to Knit a Wild Bikini
Mommaseymour - Simply Irresistible, Born at Midnight, Gotcha!, Too Hot To Touch, To Command and Collar, Going Cowboy Crazy, Animal Magnetism, A Week to Be Wicked
MountainKat - About That Night (buddy read), Faith & Fidelity (buddy read)
Reetuparna - Nightshade (buddy read),Caleb + Kate, Lover Reborn (buddy read), Dark Prince
Heather - Kindred in Death
Valerie ~Varuca~ - About That Night (buddy read), Faith & Fidelity (buddy read), Lover Reborn
Skandia - A Rogue By Any Other Name, Anna and the French Kiss (buddy read)
Daffodil - Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Burning Alive, Finding Perfect
Elke - When Harry Met Molly
~KarenH~ - Dare to Believe (buddy read), Smart and Sexy
Nelly - Vampire Academy
Ruth Ann - Deadly Gift (buddy read), Flip That Haunted House, Born in Shame
Laura - Eternal Rider
Cacophony - Dirty
Macwolf01 [Elise] - Virals (buddy read)
Pollyanna - The Postmistress
Kate - Kiss Me If You Can
Rena - Sugar Daddy
Sandy (Private) - Bossypants, Blameless
Alyssa - Lover Unbound
Brett - Nerd in Shining Armor, Date Me, Baby, One More Time
Nici - Lover Reborn, Archangel's Consort
Cathy - Rough, Raw, and Ready, River Marked, Hidden Summit
Sue - Giving Chase
Mandy - The Perfect Play
Vi - The Rose Garden, About That Night
Miss - Fair Game
Roxy - Naked in Death
Yz the Whyz - Lover Reborn
Lady Jaye - Hounded, Hex Hall
Joyce - Soapsuds: A Novel
Lacy (Private) - Tropic of Cancer
Diane ~Firefly~ - First Grave on the Right

message 7: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 3764 comments Woohoo!

I'll say milk chocolate. :)

message 8: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (SFGirl) | 873 comments I prefer dark chocolate !

message 9: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 7651 comments Kat, I worship all things chocolate! All flavors, forms and combinations! This is a tough choice.....

I will go with Milk Chocolate, although Dark Chocolate is a very close second, with White Chocolate coming in a respectable third.

message 10: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Mar 23, 2012 11:08AM) (new)

MountainKat | 5381 comments Fran wrote: "Kat, I worship all things chocolate! All flavors, forms and combinations! This is a tough choice....."

I know! I'm playing and I guess I have to say Milk Chocolate too, even though I will eat all of it!

message 11: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (sandyc88) | 1209 comments I'm in and I prefer dark chocolate. :-)

message 12: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7277 comments i don't know!!! I like all things chocolate!!! but i'll say milk chocolate, but it has to be the really good stuff

message 13: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1444 comments Of course I am in again!! I LOVE Dark Chocolate!

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 690 comments Ummmm. All things chocolate except fav white chocolate with a second being milk of course.....

message 15: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) I luuuuuuuv Dark Chocolate!

message 16: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments Dark Chocolate is definitely my favorite!!

message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (MsThestral) | 782 comments Milk chocolate only!

message 18: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (Daffodil--RIPCranberry) | 1056 comments Hmmmmm, I think I really belong in all four categories! LOL.

Forced to choose, I would take White Chocolate first, with Dark a close second.

I haven't participated in any challenges for a few months, so I'm really looking forward to this.

message 19: by Christine (new)

Christine | 955 comments All of the above with peanut butter?? ;)

But if I have to pick just one: milk chocolate.

message 20: by Ana (new)

Ana | 72 comments Dark chocolate for me!

message 21: by Pollyanna (new)

Pollyanna (Polly8) | 300 comments I'm in Dark chocolate for me

message 22: by Megan L (new)

Megan L Harnett | 804 comments Dark chocolate it the only way to eat chocolate!!!

message 23: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 422 comments White chocolate for me!!!

message 24: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 2794 comments All of the above would be my choice, but since that's not an option I guess I have to say Milk Chocolate!

message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura | 128 comments i will go with milk chocolate

message 26: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3483 comments *whine* Awe, do I really have to choose??? *whine*
Ok then, I'll go with milk chocolate since it's the most readily available :)

message 27: by Nelly (new)

Nelly (atqevale) | 26 comments i'm in, i love all things chocolate, though milk chocolate will be my first choice.

message 28: by Shea (new)

Shea | 220 comments Please count me in for white chocolate!

Alyssa :::Riverina Romantics::: (knewaboy) | 52 comments White chocolate is the only kinda I really like. XD

message 30: by Vi (new)

Vi | 2001 comments Woohoo! It's that time of the month, again!

I really love chocolate - all kinds (maybe except for the chilli flavored one - don't even wanna try it) but I'll go with dark chocolate.

message 31: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 491 comments Dark chocolate! Yum!

message 32: by Tiffanny (new)

Tiffanny | 137 comments I am a Milk Chocolate lover :)

message 33: by Brett (new)

Brett | 431 comments Dark chocolate is the best

message 34: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer (Amanda_The_Book_Slayer) | 58 comments White Chocolate! yum. Now I need to run to the store.

message 35: by Grace (new)

Grace (bookslikebreathing) | 102 comments Dark chocolate most definitely.

message 36: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9088 comments Yummy challenge. I love dark chocolate.

message 37: by Jojo (new)

Jojo | 902 comments Milk chocolate - Lovely

message 38: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 3764 comments Vi! You should try it chili flavored chocolate. It's really delicious!

If it's done well, the chili doesn't overpower the chocolate but just comes out in the aftertaste. That's when you feel a bit of a kick. :)

message 39: by Vi (new)

Vi | 2001 comments Really, DG? Still hesitant but maybe. Could you rec a brand you know that's good?

message 40: by Rishika (last edited Mar 24, 2012 09:22AM) (new)

Rishika | 135 comments I prefer dark chocolate, i am in for this, this time i will read a lot!

message 41: by Lady Jaye (new)

Lady Jaye (lady-jaye) | 140 comments Milk chocolate please!!!

message 42: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (mandypants) | 196 comments Only dark chocolate for me.

message 43: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 1149 comments Yayyy, I'm in!! Lol! I'm a chocoholic so, as long as its chocolate- any kind will do. I don't have a preference.

message 44: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 5381 comments Gigi, if you don't have a preference, I will just assign you to a group. So make sure you don't want to pick! =)

message 45: by Valerie ~Varuca~ (new)

Valerie ~Varuca~ (Varuca1) | 388 comments I love all things chocolate...but if I have to choose, I'm gonna go with milk chocolate :)

message 46: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 3764 comments Vi wrote: "Really, DG? Still hesitant but maybe. Could you rec a brand you know that's good?"

Hmmm...I didn't buy it myself so I'm not 100% sure of the brand but I think it was Lindt.

I usually have it in liquid form (spicy hot chocolate) and I looove it!

message 47: by Miss (new)

Miss | 330 comments I'm in, I like milk chocolate.

message 48: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 1149 comments Gigi wrote: "Yayyy, I'm in!! Lol! I'm a chocoholic so, as long as its chocolate- any kind will do. I don't have a preference."

Thanks Mountainkat! Whatever you pick is fine.

message 49: by Alexis (new)

Alexis (LexaReads) | 375 comments I'm in! The baker in me wants to go with semi-sweet... but I can't lie I turn to milk chocolate at any opportunity so I'll go with milk chocolate! :)

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That's a tough one! I'm going dark chocolate

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